Student Counselling Centre (SCC)

Old NLHC, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad-826004

Contact No. :0326 223 5349/5350

This SCC will be responsible for providing psychological support and Counselling to all students of IIT(ISM) Dhanbad , assessing and evaluating individual's problems through the use of interaction, case study, case history, observation, and psychometric assessments as required for establishing and conducting psychological fitness of students, providing individual counselling to enable them to overcome psychological difficulties, in making decisions, and promote personal developments in line with professional development with care. This centre will also involve working with multidisciplinary team of health care practitioners catering to the psychological and emotional well-being of multicultural adult population.
  • Honorary Counsellor: Mrs. Vidhu Shekhar
  • Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ahmed Sameer
  • Counsellor: To be appointed
  • Student Counsellor: To be appointed


Online Counseling Platform YOUR DOST for students of IIT(ISM) Dhanbad

Emotional wellness and counseling are a crying need in India especially among the young mind who are buffeted by enormous social-cultural-economic pressures. Your DOST is an online emotional platform that leverages technology to provide convenient, anonymous and confidential support to those in need which is in operation at IIT(ISM) Dhanbad since 13 th January, 2020.

Quick access to YourDost:
Students should login through their institute email id ending with (
  1. Access to 24 x7 x 365 unlimited one to one chat-based counseling through pre-vetted experts (psychologists, career coaches) for instant help.
  2. Unlimited Audio/Video Sessions available for users who would like to avail escalated support.
  3. Face to face counseling at campus (if required)
  4. Access to the discussion forums and 2000+ articles dealing with relevant issues.
  5. Sessions (Seminar /webinar/workshop) to create awareness on important issues will be conducted for ALL students in the campus. Some sample workshops are enlisted as follows:
    1. Academics (Developing Study Skill, Critical Thinking, Time Management, How to be more Organized, Dealing with Exam Stress)
    2. Career (Goal Setting, Career confusion, Dealing with abstract nature of profession)
    3. Relationships (Develop communications skills, how to handle a breakup. Raising sensitivity towards opposite gender and LGBT issues)
    4. De-addiction (Understanding substance use, abuse, addiction, and dependence, possible dangers of substance abuse and addiction, effects on physical, mental and emotional health, preventive strategies, control measures)
    5. Personality (Confidence Building, Overcoming social Connection & Empathy etc)
  6. Other communications interventions to promote engagement of students on the platform will also be taken care of Some channels include the followings:
    1. Social Media of IIT(ISM), Dhanbad
    2. Newsletters
    3. Posters
    4. Assessment tests
    5. Awareness videos
  7. An orientation session for students on campus would be complimentary as part of the pilot. This could be done in accordance to the new batch orientation or in a separate group.
  8. Aggregate Reports for Administration – on anonymized data to resolve thematic issues.
  9. 24x7 telephonic helpline support (On Demand)
  10. Barefoot counseling-training session held for student mentors, teachers etc., by experts of Your DOST team. This is specially designed programme to sensitize student mentors/teachers/wardens to common psychological issues/disorders among their peers and to equip them with basic skill to respond to those (On Demand)
Contact -:

Ms. Richa Singh