To Support the social and emotional issues and for academic planning, students can seek the support of the Counselor. The Counselor works in close coordination with the departments and parents, thus ensuring smooth functioning of the counseling activities.
Dr. Shoba Theresa George, M. Sc., Ph.D
Ongoing Orientation and Empowerment program for First Year Students on MBCET Campus:
The ongoing orientation program is designed to support first year students as they begin and continue their journey at MBCET campus. Functioning from a PREVENTIVE perspective, the counselor/soft skills trainer provides various opportunities for the fresher students to engage in activities that are related to MBCET culture through dialogue, student group work, games and fun.
The preventive approach is adopted in mental health counseling at MBCET campus particularly because college life freedom provides exposure for indulging in unhealthy behaviors. It is always better to prevent a problem from happening than to solve the problem after it has already happened. This saves a lot of time and resources so that MBCET can focus on growth and achievements.
As part of the ongoing Student Orientation Program students are introduced to MBCET faculty's commitment to teaching, learning, research and scholarship. During the course of the program, the students are gradually introduced to life in the College, from academics and campus norms to resources and support. The mission is to enhance the new student experience by providing guidance and assistance to students making academic, personal, and social adjustments to campus life.
Over the course of the first semester students are introduced to behaviors that support their acculturation to the campus life, with the goal of empowering themselves and others to engage in conversations about class conduct, responsibilities, rights, and privilege on MBCET campus and beyond.
Introducing Engineering as a Profession and Professional Ethics. (To create consciousness about engineer's responsibilities and duties to serving the society by holding together high ethical values)
Time Management Skills (Goal Setting. Prioritization, Self-awareness, Self-motivation, Focus, Decision making, Planning, Communication Skills)
Concentration and Memory Skills (activities for enhancing class room attention and retention)
Dangers of Internet Addiction (alerting and providing information on the effects of excessive gaming, social media exposure, pornography on the human brain).
Teenage brain development and care (scientific information about teenage brain development and behavior - risks and benefits).
Team work skills (to create a strong support system among students in each class in order to avoid incidences of groupism, alienation and isolation which can lead to excessive anxiety and depression).
Campus Romance (to inform students about its effects on personal and academic functioning so as to prevent unhealthy entanglements that can cause mental health issues).
Feedback and Dialogue (To provide students the freedom and opportunity to express their frustration and difficulties experienced on campus instead of suppressing feeling which can lead to aggression and anti social outbursts)
Leadership skills (To empower students to take charge and responsibility for their personal and professional life achievements)
Personality development (to empower students to make choices about creating an identity based on their intrinsic values, talents, passion and goals)
Creative and Critical Thinking skills (to orient students towards divergent and convergent thinking in order to model their mental faculties towards research, projects and scholarship).