Student Support Centres

 

 

Student Welfare Office

The Student Welfare Office provides a platform for students to exhibit their skills and talents. It is a forum, where through the mode of cultural activities, like-minded people meet each other, exchange ideas and develop into better human beings. SWO conducts programs like DARPAN, BLOSSOMS and INBLOOM to identify and nurture talents and provide a platform for members to develop leadership skills.


Darpan, which is normally held at the beginning of the academic year, help to identify fresh talent who represent CHRIST (Deemed to be University) in stage, literary, art and theatre events at various State, National and International competitions.


In-bloom, a national level inter-university cultural fest and Blossoms, an inter-deanery cultural fest conducted in the even semester, provide students an opportunity to exhibit their skills and talents and help students to develop leadership and management skills.


The student welfare office is divided into 5 wings namely


 1)University Volunteer body

 2) University Cultural Team

 3) University Choir Team

 4) Kalarpana – University Dance Team

 5) University Quiz Association (CUQA)


Students interested in any of the above mentioned activities can be a part of SWO. They are given training in various disciplines, to help them function effectively. The volunteers assist in organizing various events right from Inauguration to Graduation Day and form the “back-bone” of the University. The cultural team, participates in numerous fests, bringing many laurels and are literally the “face” of the University. The University Dance team KALARPANA and the University Choir team always bring life to programmes in the University. Students talented in dance and music can be part of these two wings of the student welfare office. They are always present during inaugural and conclusion of University programs.


CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Quiz Association provides a platform for students interested in Quizzing. Here, students get together and organize quiz competitions to hone their quizzing skills.


Students who are part of the Volunteer body, Cultural team, Kalarpana and Choir are eligible for undertaking a certificate course run by the Student Welfare Office.

 

Centre for Counselling and Health Services

 

1. Introduction


The Centre with full time professional counsellors helps all students in the holistic development of their personality. It facilitates the development of remedial systems for students whose inadequate motivational factors have kept them away from achieving their potential. Students can approach the counsellors for solace with any problems.

The Centre also concentrates on students who do not perform well in their exams and are irregular for the classes.

The Centre is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on weekdays and 9.00 am to 1.30 pm on Saturdays.

 

2. Objectives


·         To provide a safe and nurturing space for counseling and guiding the student community.

·         To give an unconditional, unbiased and non-judgmental ear.

·         Allowing individuals to explore and realize their own potential.

 

3. Know Your Counselors


Arpita Ghosh – Counselor for School of Management & School of Commerce & Management

Ms Arpita Ghosh has a Diploma in Personality Development & is a Certified Trainer for Soft Skills. Uses Expressive Arts in all Training modules. A great orator with experience of training in Educational Institutes, Corporate and a life coach to individuals. Counselor with CHRIST(deemed to be University) Lavasa since 2018.

Dr. Namita Mukherjee – Counselor for School of Law  & School of Computer Science

Dr. Namita Mukherjee is NET qualified, PhD from University of Mumbai with 15 years of research career in Human Population Genetics at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Yale University, USA. She has published her research in high impact International journals. Dr. Mukherjee has been a teaching faculty at Mumbai University and D. Y. Patil University, Navi Mumbai and also a visiting faculty at Nagpur University and NMIMS University and a member of Board of Studies for Mumbai University.

 

4. Activities


- Induction

  • Introduce the newly joined students to the system of the University
  • Brief about assessment pattern, dress code, discipline, importance of attendance
  • Provide information about various centres like CSA, SWO and activities like Darpan, Blossoms

- Personal

  • One-on-one, online sessions, via google meet
  • Talk about issues that the students are facing in their personal lives and are overwhelmed with it
  • Sessions conducted in a non-judgemental, empathic and confidential manner
  • Freedom to express
  • Feel free to drop in a mail
  • If required, referred to professionals

Students are free to approach the Counselors whenever they so desire. In some cases they are referred to by the teachers.

-Attendance monitoring

  • Students with less than 85% are met fortnightly by the counselor.
  • The reasons are explored and the students are supported to overcome their difficulties.
  • They are further motivated to improve upon their attendance.
  • Parents are intimated in case of shortage of attendance.

 

5. Best Practices


* Monthly Class meets

The Counselors meet the classes once a month and address relevant topics related to overall well being.

“The Mind Matters session gave us an insight into how important taking care of the mind is for future managers. We, as future managers must learn how to focus and be alert in between numerous tasks around us and keep up with the challenges and tasks thrown at us. Our mind will help us have the drive that we need to move towards our goals.” -   MBA  student (Nov.2020)

 

*Counselor’s Note

Every month a mailer is sent to all the students titled - Note From The Counselor's Desk.


Nov. 2020

Greetings of the festive month!

We hope and pray that all of you and your near and dear ones are doing well.

This month we celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights. It is also symbolic of the "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance".

Since we are approaching the year-end too, it is a good time to reflect on the past few months and list out all those times when we –

  1. Thought there was only darkness and managed to find a ray of light
  2. Converted our moments of adversities to opportunities
  3. Learned new skills, acquired knowledge about something we did not know

This exercise helps us in building our resilience and definitely boosts our confidence.

Wishing You & Your Family A Very Happy Diwali.

May this festival of Lights – brighten all our lives.

Centre for Social Action (CSA)

Centre for Social Action (CSA)is a unique movement, where student communities are sensitised on various issues affecting the poor and marginalized sections of society. This is done so that they can internalize and personalize the issues and contribute to sustainable changes in the lives of the poor and the oppressed. Through such processes of involvement, CSA aims to enable the students to be aware of the social realities around them as well as impart them with ideas of how they can contribute towards the upliftment of unheeded sections.


Our Vision
"Every student is aware, sensitive, empathetic and contributing to sustainable changes in the society"


Our Mission
"CSA is a centre for promoting volunteerism and enabling students to develop as socially responsible citizens through developmental initiatives"


Christ University Trust has established seven special centres to help different stakeholders, prepare people and organizations to the complexities of education in the twenty first century. Each of these centres, with stated objectives, strives to deliver a fuller learning experience. They facilitate a two-way dissemination of information and knowledge between the University and various stakeholders like institutions, organizations, corporate, members of the teaching fraternity, students, and individuals to help them keep abreast with the latest developments in their respective domains.

Student Council

The Student Council exists to enhance the overall graduate experience at Christ University by promoting the general welfare and concerns of the student body, creating new programs and initiatives to provide opportunities for growth and interaction, and communicating with the Christ University Administration and Faculty on behalf of students.

The council aim to imbibe and inculcate the Vision, Mission and Core values of the University; to provide constructive feedback on various aspects of campus life- academic programs, general discipline, library facilities, maintenance of the campus and other student service facilities; to assess and improve the potential for student placements and facilitate internship; to assist the anti-ragging committee to curb the menace of ragging completely; to identify and suggest methods of improving student life and student conduct and discipline; to suggest and implement student projects for holistic development; to identify, assess, evaluate and suggest the student perspectives in the development of Arts and Culture, Sports and Games, and other co-curricular/extracurricular activities including student participation; to assist student movements like CSA, NCC, SWO, CAPS, Peer Education Program, Cultural team, Sports and Games, etc.; to help interlink students, faculty, staff and management of the university effectively to forge an academic community.

The council is led by university level student council which is the apex body supported by the student council at the deanery level.