Student Counselling & Support Centre – IIT GOA

Welcome to our Campus Counseling Center, a dedicated space designed to nurture the mental and emotional well-being of our students. We understand that university life can bring its unique set of challenges, and our Counseling Center is here to provide support, guidance, and a confidential space for you to explore and address any concerns you may have.

Services Offered:

Our licensed and experienced counselor is committed to assisting you through a variety of issues, including academic stress, personal relationships, anxiety, depression, and more. The Counseling Center offers individual counseling sessions, group therapy, and workshops to address a range of topics relevant to student life.


Your privacy is our top priority. All counseling sessions are strictly confidential, ensuring that you can openly discuss your thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment. Our counselor adheres to ethical standards and legal requirements to create a safe and trusting environment for every student seeking support.

How to Schedule an Appointment:

Booking a counseling session is simple. You can drop us an email on the email id – to schedule a session. The counsellor would thereby provide a suitable time and date that is convenient for the student. We encourage you to reach out whenever you feel the need for support – whether it’s a specific issue or a general sense of unease.

Availability of the Counsellor:

The student counsellor is available on Campus on every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 3.30pm to 7.00pm. However, all appointments are booked in advance.

Workshops and Support Groups:

In addition to one-on-one counseling, we regularly organize workshops and support groups to address common challenges faced by students. These sessions provide a collaborative environment where you can learn valuable coping strategies, connect with peers facing similar issues, and build a supportive community.

About the Student Counsellor – Dr. Aditi Tendulkar

Dr. Aditi Tendulkar has pursued her doctorate in Psychology from Thames University UK. She has a background of 3 masters degrees which involve M.phil in Psychoanalysis, M.phil in Clinical Psychology and Msc. In Counselling & Psychotherapy. Dr. Tendulkar is a mental health counsellor who has been practising in the field for about 8+ years.

YourDost Online Counselling Platform:

Besides the on-campus counselling services, IIT Goa has also tied up with YourDost, s an online counseling and emotional support platform designed to foster mental wellness. It anonymously connects any individual seeking help with the right expert from their panel consisting of psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, life coaches and career coaches, who understand you and guide you through completely confidential individual sessions.
Please visit the following website and avail their services after registration (free for IIT Goa students, staffs and faculty members.)

TeleMANAS is an online mental health platform:

TeleMANAS is an online mental health platform that provides remote counselling services to students. For this, a toll-free, 24*7 helpline number (14416), or 1800-891-4416, has been set up to cater to and deliver health care services to the last mile free of cost. TeleMANAS can offer convenient and accessible mental health support to our students.
The link for TeleMANAS is: