Sunshine Buddy Program

Sunshine is happy to present you the Buddy Program. In this program, we invite volunteers from the student body to be a Buddy to support their batch/peers of their Department.There can be multiple buddies from a single batch's department.

Few duties are(not exhaustive): (On the average 1 hr per week is required)

  1. Coordinate Departmental Catch-up sessions, intra and inter batches.
  2. Point of contact for help and resources for Social, Mental and Academic help.
  3. Helping Sunshine to reach out to your peers.
  4. Sharing insights on departmental group sessions and activities.
  5. Represent the class on behalf of any grievances or a collective issue.

Few benefits are (not exhaustive):

  1. Certificate.
  2. Personalized sessions.
  3. Networking.

Sunshine Mentor Program

Sunshine Mentors help the students to make an easy and fun-filled transition from school life to the IITH way of life. In this program, we invite students from all departments to apply for mentorship since having student mentors from all departments makes it easier for the students to find a person to adapt to their department.


  1. Facilitating a fresher to adjust and adapt to IITH.
  2. Handling mentees assigned to him/her. Usually, each UG mentor is assigned 7-10 B.Tech/B.Des 1st year students as mentees.
  3. Helping the UG Mentor Heads to carry out programs and events for the student community.

Benefits of being a mentor:

  1. Enhancing social interaction and people management skills.
  2. Personal growth in terms of self-confidence.
  3. Learn ways to handle day-to-day stress better from the training sessions by the counselors.
  4. "Mentor of the Month- Mentor Spotlight" to encourage the mentors.
  5. Certificate and Letter of recommendation from counselors.

You can find out the mentor assigned to you by referring to the document provided below.


We are Sunshine, your buddies to talk with.

College and hostel are exciting places. But at times they tend to get a bit overwhelming and stressful. It is in those times that talking with someone who has already been a part of the system helps a great deal. Be it anything from homesickness, language issues, academic pressure, career guidance, emotional instability, time management, unexplainable laziness, lack of concentration, to losing interest in life, losing confidence, addiction of any sorts, etc. we are always here to hear you out and help you make the right choices.

Counselling is often misinterpreted to be an advisory one. However, we at Sunshine believe in helping you to help yourself. Talking with a member of Sunshine does not imply a failure to solve your problem. Instead, it implies your motivation to take your challenges head on and get it solved by looking at it from different perspectives. This is what sunshine believes in, and helps you achieve.

So if you are experiencing any difficulties or have any doubts or just have an urge to talk with someone, why don't you just come over and meet one of us. Let us sit back, relax and have a chat about what is on your mind.


Sunshine helped me a lot to adjust to campus life here. I also felt secure since I knew there will always be someone I could turn to.

Supraj B
3rd year B.Tech.

I first heard about Sunshine on the day I joined college; when we were introduced to our mentors. It is a very good initiative, as it gives new students someone in the college they can ask doubts, so they don't feel left out.

Karthik Kanukollu
3rd year B.Tech.

Yeah, my mentors are the ones whom I first consulted for most of the issues. Sunshine events had also been an opportunity to interact with many of my batch mates in my early days.

Sai Manasa Pappu
3rd year B.Tech.

My mentors helped me a lot when I was struggling. So I see Sunshine as an opportunity to lead freshers in a right direction

Dhanush Sahasra Bejjarapu
3rd year B.Tech.

At the time of registration I got to know about Sunshine. In starting days I used to feel so lonely because of less number of known people, at that time Sunshine really helped me.

Riddhi Sahare
3rd year B.Tech.

It is a very good initiative as it helps people to open up to others, as they are exposed to a completely new environment and helps them to cope up with it.

Akshit Jain
3rd year B.Tech.

I feel Sunshine is a great initiative. It is the first family for a fresher away from home where they feel secure.

Harsh Jain Pincha
4th year B.Tech.

I came to IITH from so far. First day, it helped me recover from home sickness. I got to know many people and made many friends here which may not have been possible without Sunshine. If Sunshine was not there, I might have stayed reserved and alone staying all day in my room.

Athithiya Raj K
3rd year B.Tech.

We often give our happiness the back seat thinking that it will someday come in the future. But, we forget that happiness is to be designed for the present. If you give your dreams priority, you will never have time for fears, regrets and grudges.

Radhika Deshpande
Sunshine Student Head (2017 & 2018)