JU, DSEJ organize one day training programme for teachers on counseling skills

Jammu: The Department of Lifelong Learning, University of Jammu, in collaboration with Counseling Cell, Directorate of School Education today organized one day training-cum-workshop on “Counseling Skills for teachers” in Brigadier Rajinder Singh Auditorium, University of Jammu here.
The workshop was attended by over 300 teacher-counselors drawn from far flung areas of three districts of Kathua, Samba and Jammu.
Vice Chancellor, University of Jammu, Prof Manoj Dhar was the chief guest of the inaugural function.
In his address, Prof Manoj Dhar said that counseling is very important issue and the role of teachers in counseling is quite crucial as they have to identify the capacity of the children and provide them the direction.
He added that the teachers in school education have an important responsibility as they hone the students, chisel them and guide them through counseling and then the same students reach the university level. If the University works in close association with the DSEJ, the University would be able to get good students at the University, he said adding that our job is to nurture and nourish our future generations.
Assuring to make these initiatives sustainable, the Vice Chancellor announced that the University, in collaboration with DSEJ would organized special three weeks programme on skill and capacity building of teacher counselors in future in which special inputs would be given to them as part of University’s extension and outreach activities as part of JU’s social responsibility towards the society.
Prof Naresh Padha, Coordinator RUSA 2.0 and Dean Research Studies complimented the efforts of DSEJ and DLL for taking joint initiatives in bettering quality of life of government school students.
He said that the grants under RUSA granted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt of India are reaching remotest areas of Jammu province through such extension and outreach programmes and would be helping hundreds of students in the long run.
Director School Education Jammu Anuradha, Gupta expressed her gratitude to DLL, University of Jammu for providing technical support in capacity building of teachers as first level counsellors.
She said that counseling initiatives of DSEJ match with the recently launched School Health Programme. She impressed upon the teachers to take care of overall well-being of the students besides their academic needs.
Dr. Kavita Suri, Director DLL’ Romesh Kumar, Head counseling cell DSEJ and Dr. Pallvi Sachdeva, Assistant professor DLL also spoke on the occasion.
The major themes of the training programme were counseling skills, career counseling, psychological first aid and child protection.
Among others Prof Jasbir Singh, Dean Students Welfare who is also Dean Social Sciences, University of Jammu, Prof Arti Bakshi, Head Psychology, JU, besides DLL faculty members, Dr Vivek Sharma and Dr Priyanka Sharma were also present on the occasion.

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