BHU takes steps to improve careers, placements, student wellness for overall growth

BHU re-constitutes career guidance, placement and training, student wellbeing and skill development cells to equip students with professional skills.

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. (Picture: Press Release)Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. (Picture: Press Release)

Ishita Ranganath | February 8, 2023 | 02:41 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Banaras Hindu University (BHU) decides to actively engage students in career oriented activities to prepare them for professional challenges. For this, BHU, vice chancellor, Sudhir Kumar revamps the career, placement and student wellness mechanism in the university.

The re-constituted units such as career guidance, training and placement cell, student wellness cell and skill development cell will be providing counselling, mentorship while equipping students will required skills and training for their mental and psychological wellbeing.

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Career guidance and placement cell

The career guidance and training and placement cell will help students in deciding a career path by offering orientation programs, training and career guidance sessions, interactions with professionals, industry experts, entrepreneurs, top recruiters and leaders in various domains.

The cell will also be organising interactive sessions with BHU alumni regarding placement opportunities, skills required and expectations of employers among others. In addition to this, the cell will also be setting up organize job fairs and host activities like mock interviews, group discussions, communication skills workshops, resume writing workshops and personality development classes.

Student well-being cell

This cell will be providing counselling and mental health support and help students cope with academic stress. It aims to encourage students to develop skills for stress management, self-care, mindfulness and meditation. The wellness cell will organise workshops, health talks, yoga camps, sports activities along with sessions with experts, life coaches and mentors. BHU, Institute of medical sciences, department of radiotherapy and radiation medicine, Lalit Mohan Agrawal is the coordinator of the student wellness cell at BHU.

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Skill development cell

The skill development cell at BHU aims to equip students professionally and create the right attitude to approach critical goals in life and career. The cell will be holding brainstorming sessions involving participants from the academic and the industry with an objective to understand the emerging job market trends. It will also organise programmes for upskilling and developing entrepreneurial abilities in students. BHU, Institute of science, department of physics, Hari Prakash Sharma is the coordinator of the skill development cell.

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