Students constitute the most important section of any university. Student life is always cherished as the most exciting part of one’s life. Some even romanticize student life. But not many realize that student life is full of pressure for performance and can be very stressful if not handled carefully. Samadhan is created by a few faculty members of Sikkim University to help the students solve their problems and have a healthy life.
Samadhan is located adjacent to the Health Centre and is looked after by qualified and experienced teachers. They will do their best to help the students overcome their personal, academic and other problems like stress, interpersonal strains, moral dilemmas, substance abuse, behavioural problems, neuropsychological problems, etc.
Samadhan has the following objectives:
- To facilitate personal, academic, and social growth of students.
- To assist the students in better understanding of their individual problems and potentials.
- To help the students enhance their positive decision-making abilities.
- To equip the students with skills to face the challenges in life.
Samadhan invites students if they have any one or more of the following symptoms:
- Anxiety related to tests/exams
- Anxiety related to parents/siblings back home
- Lack of motivation to study
- Difficulty in relating to others/class-mates/room-mates
- Underachievement in tests/exams
- Peer-group pressures for smoking/drinking/drug
- Adjustment problems
- Temperamental problems
- Relationship problems
- Feelings of sadness/loneliness at night
- Problem of concentration
- Career anxiety
- Habit problems (over/under eating, alcoholism, substance abuse, etc.)
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Sleep disturbance (sleeping too much or too little, too late or too early)
- Postponing important tasks
- Thoughts about life and death
- Sexual concerns
- Any other problem affecting personal, academic and social functioning of the students
- Dr. Swati Akshay Sachdeva, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology.
- Dr. Satyananda Panda, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology.
If the above faculty members consider it necessary, they will put the persons concerned in contact with specialists available in Gangtok or even outside Sikkim.
Samadhan for other sections of the University community
Although Samadhan is primarily meant for the students, it is also open to other sections of the University community like the teachers, administrative staff, spouses and children of University employees, who may also need expert help.
Dr. Satyananda Panda
Coordinator, Counseling and Placement Cell