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PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research
Pass percentage of our students during "Apr/May 2021 - Anna University Online Examinations" is 100.00%   
Life From Students Perspective on 6th October 2016
As a part of wellness centre activity, Dr. Anuja .S. Panicker (Clinical psychologist) from PSG IMS&R addressed the faculty on the topic "Life from Students Perspective" on 6th October 2016 from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

I.What are the common manifestations of psychological stress?
  • Frequent absenteeism
  • Drop in academic performance
  • Lack of attention in class
  • Over smart/disturbing others
  • Withdrawn/ lonely
  • Sad/ tearful
The behaviour exhibited in the order given above are clear indicators of psychological issues.

II.What are the root causes of abnormal behaviour of students that lead to stress?
  • Personal issues
  • Financial issues
  • Peer pressure
  • Lack of self-acceptance
  • Unable to cope up with studies
Normally, the students will not reveal the root cause for their behaviour. It has to be inferred appropriately from their behaviour.

III.Learning from the role play:
A role play was enacted by
I. Mr .Sathiyanathan (Electrical department) enacted a role of a student.
II. Mr .Senthilvel (Mechanical department) enacted a role of lecturer.

The situation given to them was, "You are handling class for the 2nd year B.E. students. You notice that one student is regularly coming late for class. He sits in the last bench and always appears sleepy and disinterested. How will you handle this situation?" From this scenario, it is understood that the student coming late could be due to one or more of the following reasons:
  • Family or financial problem
  • Peer pressure
  • Self-acceptance may be low
  • Academic pressure
  • Not interested in a particular subject
  • Loneliness

Situation I: How to interact with a student who requires some psychological help?
  • Call aside and speak with the student individually.
  • Give chance to the student to explain his/ her situation.
  • Assign some responsibility /task to that student.
  • Be empathetic.
  • Guide them to professional help, if it is necessary
Situation II: How not to interact with a student?
  • "Halo" (don't label that particular student in front of his / her classmates).
  • Judgement of the student.
  • Put down students' self-image.
  • Unhealthy comparison with peers.
  • Criticize the student.
This role play session helped the faculty to understand how to help the students if they are suffering from psychological problems.
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