Counselling Corner

e-learning session by Department of English
Notice
It is hereby notified that the Department of English has arrangedan e-learning session for all UG students on 14.4.2020 at 11 a.m. Dr. Nilanjana Bagchi, Head, Department of Psychology, Bethune College, has kindly consented to hold the session in order to address stress-related issues that the students are experiencing in the current Lockdown period, following the viral outbreak of Covid-19 in the whole world.

All UG students of the Department are to attend this session.

Report on the Online Counselling Session organized by the Department of English during the COVID-19 Lockdown period
Sixty three UG students of the Department of English attended an online counselling session conducted by Dr. Nilanjana Bagchi, Head, Department of Psychology, Bethune College, on 14th April, 2020. The highlight of the session was the stress that the students are experiencing in the ongoing COVID-19 Lock down period. The students expressed their anxieties regarding their studies and the academic session involving classes and examinations, which have faced severe disruption since the onset of the Lockdown in West Bengal. As meeting friends is not possible in this period, the students are also finding it difficult to cope with their individual stres-related issues, which could otherwise have been sorted out through face-to-face interaction with friends or peer group. Queries related to such issues were sensitively addressed by Dr. Bagchi, who also welcomed queries related to matters touching on the personal life of an individual student. The session continued for a little over an hour.

The students reported that they have been greatly benefitted by this counselling session and expressed their enthusiasm towards attending more such sessions in the future.

Snippets

Guidance and Counselling play a vital role in a college-going student’s life. In today’s fast-paced world, students often have to cope with several personal and psychological problems that range from adjustment to a new environment, to academic and learning difficulties, to career issues and even to mental illness that need clinical assistance. In higher education, personal and psychological counselling contribute to student development, adjustment and learning, and helps preventing self-defeating behaviour among students that may even be dangerous. It is through guidance and counselling that a student attains the confidence to thrive and sustain within the college community.

A comprehensive view of counseling in higher education in India today aims to be all-encompassing, taking into account both academic and psychological dimensions of a student’s life. Hooghly Mohsin College has also adoptedsuch a holistic view of counselling in order to reach and assist a vast majority of its students.

The Counselling Corner is one such attempt to contribute to an environment of guidance, encouragement and support for students of the College.

 

COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND THE ‘LOCKDOWN’ IN INDIA

Message From the Principal:

STUDENTS, WE ARE PASSING THROUGH EXTREMELY CRITICAL TIMES IN THE WAKE OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IN THE WORLD. THE GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL HAS ANNOUNCED THE MANDATORY AND STRICT OBSERVANCE OF THE ‘LOCKDOWN’ PERIOD. ALL OF YOU ARE HEREBY REQUESTED TO STAY AT HOME AND FOLLOW THE HYGIENE RULES, AS PRESCRIBED BY THE GOVERNMENT, IN ORDER TO COMBAT THE DEADLY NOVEL-CORONA VIRUS.

COUNSELLOR SPEAKS:

This is what Dr. Anuttama Banerjee, Consultant Psychologist, Medica Superspeciality Hospital, Kolkata, and Academic Mentor, says in the context of the current ‘Lockdown’ period in India: