IIT Bombay Launches a Self- Help Website to Enhance Emotional Wellbeing

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Education, Sanjay Dhotre launched a self-help website – Bandhu – for students of IIT Bombay today at 11 am in the presence of Director of IIT Bombay Prof Subhasis Chaudhuri.

Appreciating the efforts of alumni of IIT Bombay, the Minister said, “A good education institution is one in which every student feels welcomed and cared for, where a safe and stimulating learning environment exists, where a wide range of learning experiences are offered, and where good physical infrastructure and appropriate resources conducive to learning are available to all students.

Students are the prime stakeholders in the education system. Vibrant campus life is essential for high-quality teaching-learning processes. Towards this end, students should be given plenty of opportunities for participation in sports, culture/arts clubs, eco-clubs, activity clubs, community service projects etc.”

While talking about the significance of counselling systems in educational institutions, he mentioned that “National Education Policy 2020 says that in every education institution, there shall be counselling systems for handling stress and emotional adjustments. Furthermore, a systematized arrangement shall be created to provide the requisite support to students from rural backgrounds, including increasing hostel facilities as needed. All higher education institutions will ensure quality medical facilities for all students in their institutions.”