Guidance and Counselling

By Dr. R. Rajendran   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai
Learners enrolled: 2957
Guidance and counseling services have much wider scope than merely assisting students in making educational and vocational choices.  It helps the students in making the best possible adjustment to the situation in the educational institution and in the home.
 Moreover, the guidance as an integral part of our educational system and it facilitates overall development of students’ personality.  It also a continuous process, aimed at assisting the students to make decision and personal adjustment from time to time.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 2
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 01 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2023
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Course layout

  • 1st Week – Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
  • 2nd Week – Hands on experience  in  Psychological tests
  • 3rd week -  Live video demonstration on Counselling to students 
  • 4th Week – Assessment techniques in Guidance and Counselling

Books and references

  1. Guidance and Counselling in India, Ram Nath Sharma, Atlantic Publisher (P) Ltd (2018)
  2. Fundamentals of Guidance and Counselling, R.A. Sharma, R.. Lall Book Depot, Meerut (2006)
  3. Counselling – A Comprehensive Profession, Samuel T. Gladding , Pearson 8th Edition. (2019)
  4. Introduction to Guidance and Counsellilng, Robert, L .Gibson , 6th Edition, (2005)
  5. Counselling and Guidance . S. Narayana Rao, Mc Graw Hill Education Pvt, New Delhi ( 2013)
  6. Counselling and Psychotherapy – Theories  and Intervention , David Capuzzi & Douglas Gross, Pearson Education (2008)

Instructor bio

Dr. R. Rajendran

National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai
Dr. R. Rajendran is working as  Professor and Head, Centre for  Educational Management and Applied Psychology, National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai – 600 113 (Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development). He has 25 years of experience in Teaching and Research.  He has been conducting Faculty Development Programme for Polytechnic and Engineering College Teachers in the Southern part of India.  His area of interest in training include :“Instructional Design and Delivery System” (IDDS), Soft Skill, Employability Skill, Guidance and Counselling, Application of Digital Technology in Research, Empowering Research with SPSS applications  and Stress Management. He has completed more than 120 Training Programmes for Polytechnic Colleges  and 52 Engineering Colleges . He is currently Guiding 2 Research Scholars in the area of Engineering Education (already 7  scholars awarded Ph.D. ).  He has published 27 Research Article both at National and International level.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exams: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of November (tentative); 
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
  • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
  • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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