Since its inception on January 12, 2012, Sunshine - the counselling cell at IIT-H, has been committed to helping the student community. The dedicated team of Sunshine comprises a Faculty in-Charge, three Psychological Counsellors, nineteen faculty representatives, twelve student heads, thirty-three management team members, eighty-one mentors, and twenty-three buddies.
On the whole, the program aims to provide the incoming students with a cordial environment to make their transition to the IITH way of life as smooth and fun-filled as possible.Have some queries? Visit our FAQ page.
College life can be a rollercoaster ride with inevitable gruelling nights. Tough situations can be of any sort, from academic pressure to homesickness, addiction to unexplainable predicament. To face a life of toil, having a judgement-free and confidential zone to hear out your plight helps a great deal. As the counselling cell of IITH, Sunshine aims to establish a vibrant atmosphere on campus by aiding you in making the right choices. We strive to be a point of contact for your mental and social help by offering mentorship, an interface to interact with the diverse community of IITH, and the support required to heal yourself.
If you ever feel overwhelmed or stressed, come over, and have a chat with us without reluctance as we at Sunshine believe, for times unsparing, you will need some caring too.
We have trained counsellors who offer professional support in times of need. During a counselling session, you can talk about your problem of any kind and the counsellors would help you explore the options available to heal yourself. In overwhelming situations that require support, be it academic, personal, or social, Sunshine Counsellors are here for you to help you make the right choices.
Our Buddies are fellow students from various academic backgrounds who volunteer to be your go-to contact for any assistance you may need. They are approachable and ready to lend an empathetic ear, offering help on social, mental, or academic fronts.
In addition to our dedicated team, the Sunshine Buddy Program offers a range of services:
In addition to Buddy Meets, we regularly host a variety of fun and engaging events that provide opportunities to socialize, learn, and have a great time. These events range from themed parties, workshops, and outdoor adventures to movie nights and more. It's all about fostering a sense of community and joy.
Once you're matched with your Sunshine Buddy, you have the freedom to arrange meetups. These Buddy Meets are a cornerstone of the program, and they can be tailored to your needs. Whether it's a casual conversation over coffee, assistance with academic challenges, a walk in the park, or simply a friendly chat over the phone, these meetups are all about building strong, supportive relationships.
Our Sunshine mentors are dedicated students who provide invaluable guidance and support to newcomers, helping them adapt to college life seamlessly.
Sunshine mentors are students who help freshers adjust to the social, academic, and emotional expectations that come with college life. In this program, we have students from all departments apply for mentorship roles to make it easier for other students to approach and relate to them.
Sunshine mentors are paired with first-year students to provide guidance and support you need to adjust and adapt to the Institute.