IMTD provides personal counseling to its students. Any student who has the need for counseling should contact the OSS to make an appointment. Counsellors provide consultation to students who are experiencing stress due to academic, career or personal problems. Counsellors may also be involved in consultation with Faculty & Staff. The OSS executive maintains a file on each special needs student. This Information is communicated to the instructors of special needs students at the start of each term of enrollment.
To obtain any special facility or accommodation for a disability, a current medical certificate from a recognized medical practitioner needs to be submitted. The certification must not be older than one year from the date on which it is being submitted to the institute.
For academic counselling the student may approach the faculty member during their office hours or by appointment.
It endorses a three-tier based system to provide counseling services in the community.
Tier 1: Universal Prevention
At this level is included the services that can be provided by the counselor for the entire college community. The aim of intervention at this level is to reduce the risk factors and enhance protective factors. The idea of “mental health for all” must be propagated through promotional activities. The counselor could implement programs that will promote help seeking behavior and inform students about the nature of help available.
Tier 2: Selective interventions
At this level the counselor can plan and implement programs aimed at prevention of common mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress and suicide. Other interventions include programs related to reducing exam related anxiety, fear of failure, study skills training for students who have academic difficulties, stress management workshop for students etc. Organizing talks, discussions, workshops, debates and exhibitions. And training programs in topics like time management in daily life, managing exam anxiety, improving interpersonal relationships and so on. Such activities can be organized for teachers and other staff in the institute also.
Tier 3: Indicated interventions for small groups/individuals
At this level the counselor could implement programs targeted among small groups of individuals who shows identifiable signs of mental health problems at least if they are at high risk of developing mental health conditions.
Intensive individualized interventions are included at this level. And make referrals if needed.
Services offered in the counseling center can be provided:
Personal Skill training (Life Skills, Interpersonal/Social Skills)
Interview Skill training.
Learning and Exam writing Skills
Stress related with Personal, Social, Emotional or Academic issues.
Anxiety issues including exam anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, performance anxiety and phobias (irrational fears)
Low self-esteem, lack of confidence and lack of competency.
Anger management or emotional regulatory issues.
Low academic performance, lack of motivation in studies
Relationship issues that include romantic relationships, friendships, family or teachers and staff.
Internet or gadget addiction.
Grief and separation distress.
Difficulties in decision making, problem solving, crisis intervention and conflict resolutions.
Any kind of psychological issues/concerns or personal problems.