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Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

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1. School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage


Guidance and Counselling


45 hours over 15 weeks

Eligibility :

18 years of age and above Should have passed class 12

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This workshop, which is introductory in nature, is intended to help learners develop awareness about the basic concepts of guidance and counselling, their applications in various aspects of people's lives and also to practice these concepts in their own lives so that they can cope with the challenges of everyday life more effectively.

Humans are necessarily 'social beings'. They act, react, and interact. Interdependence with independence is the characteristic feature of any social system. To help and support the needy and to seek support when in need, is an innate tendency of all humans. Life is not always smooth. It has its ups and downs, elation and despair. People may face challenges related to personal or social lives. They may need support in the educational, vocational, familial or social aspects of their lives so that they may be led in the right direction even amid confusion or chaos. Guidance and Counselling attempts to provide the right direction to the individuals in times of need. Guidance simply means to support another person, whereas counselling is a more scientific way of assisting someone.

Course Structure


Classes will be held twice a week for 1.5 hours for 15 weeks (45 hours in total)
Start Week: 28 Sep – 03 Oct 2020
Session Timing: 

  • Friday: 2.00 – 3.30 pm 
  • Saturday: 11.30 am – 1.00 pm

Workshop Objectives


This workshop seeks to help learners:

  • To comprehend the concept of guidance and its various aspects.
  • To identify the guidance needs at various stages of growth and development.
  • To understand the concept, process and types of counselling.
  • To familiarise with the assessment tools and techniques that are useful in guidance and counselling.
  • To acquaint with the process of guidance of specific groups of the population.


On the completion of the workshop, the learners are expected to:

  • develop a conceptual understanding of key concepts related to guidance
  • build upon the ability to observe, identify and assess the needs of guidance at various stages of development, including educational, vocational, familial and the social dimensions of life
  • understand and interpret the various aspects of counselling
  • get acquainted with the various assessment tools and techniques used to support the guidance and counselling procedure; and 
  • realise the importance of dealing with the needs and process of guidance of specific groups of the population.

Workshop Structure


The sessions will be conducted primarily as online live lectures. Each live lecture will be supplemented with reading material or video content made available on Moodle (Learning Management System). The live sessions will be a combination of lectures and discussions. Each session will begin with a formative assessment of the previous day's lecture and shared content. A Continuous Internal Assessment activity will be provided over the LMS at the end of each Unit.


The participants are expected to be at least 18 years and above and must have at least completed class 12 to attend the workshop Since this is an online workshop, the learners are expected to have a reasonably stable internet connection with required bandwidth to take part in the live sessions as well as to access the contents in the Learning Management system.

Evaluation Pattern

Continuous evaluation on multiple component bases will be the pattern of evaluation. The participants will be evaluated based on the components detailed below. The evaluation is based on the idea that the learner can display a persistent commitment to the learning process.

  • Total Marks : 100
  • Classroom Participation : 10%
  • Quiz (CIA - given at the end of each Unit) : 20%
  • Assignments (2 x 15%) : 30%
  • End-Term examination : 40%


A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to those who meet the completion requirements pertaining to all the segments of the workshop.


Rs. 6000/- (inclusive of GST)


Dr. Pramod Dinakar, Assistant Professor, School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

Refund Policy

Timeline for cancellation

Refund Status*

3 days before the workshop begins

100% of the registration fee (less administrative fee)

1 week into the workshop

50% of the registration fee (less administrative fee)

10 days into the workshop

No refund

*All refunds are subject to an administrative fee (10% of the registration fee).

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