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Mentoring & Counseling

Student Counselors

Students who are having personal or academic issues can get support from student counselors in a confidential and nonjudgmental manner. Most first year undergraduates are going through different pressures and difficulties associated with academic work as well as due to peer pressure, isolation and separation from home etc. Students use counseling for all kinds of different reasons and you don’t need to be in a crisis to meet counselors. Their assistance can aid students to find ways forward, make decisions, gain new perspectives, discover solutions and come to terms with and manage challenging life events. 


Deputy Senior Student Counsellor and Student Counsellor of the Faculty of Computing

1.     Prof. BTGS Kumara - Deputy Senior Student Counsellor 

2.     Mr. K Banujan - Student Counsellor 

3.     Miss. UP Kudagamage - Student Counsellor 

4.     Mr. P Vigneshwaran - Student Counsellor 

5.     Mrs. KGL Chathumini - Student Counsellor 

6.     Miss. PMAK Wijeratne - Student Counsellor 

7.     Mrs. WVSK Wasalthilaka - Student Counsellor 

8.     Miss. R Nirubikaa - Student Counsellor 


Mentoring Programme

Mentoring is a concept that has been adopted by universities and other higher education institutions all around the world. It includes helping the student with concerns about their academic programme, personal situations, and professional growth. The mentors (academic staff members) support the mentees (students) in a caring, professional, and confidential way by imparting knowledge and information, sharing wisdom and experience, offering guidance and aid, encouraging and empowering, and providing advice and assistance. 


Aims and Objectives of the Programme

The programme's goal is to encourage and mentor students while they adjust to university life and in the years that follow, ensuring that they perform at their best both academically and socially.


Structure of the Programme

Each student (mentee) entering the Faculty is assigned to a member of the Academic staff (mentor) who is the point of the first contact.The mentor's main duty is to maintain a long-term perspective of the mentee's academic advancement, general wellbeing, and professional values formation. Mentors can discuss issues and mutually support for their mentee and the Mentors’ Panel consists of experienced mentors and the Programme coordinator who can be contacted for guidance.


Process of the Mentoring Programme

The students are expected to take the virtual or physical meeting with the mentors to discuss their needs.The main goal of the early meetings is to get help and advice for adjusting to university life and its challenges. Discussions on well-being and aspirations for professional and personal growth can eventually take center stage after a trustworthy relationship has been established.