Student Counselling Unit

LNBTI has established a Student Counselling Unit (SCU) under the purview of the Academic Syndicate. LNBTI Counselling Service provides primary, secondary, and tertiary-level interventions with an effort to achieve and/or maintain a mentally healthy status for each student and to create a learning environment that facilitates and supports that status. In addition, all students are empowered to reach their personal, academic, and career goals.

LNBTI promotes student success by helping with:

  • Mental health and life concerns
  • Learning and academic skills challenges
  • Career uncertainty
  • Staff-student communication

The staff of LNBTI is committed to valuing diversity and honouring students, faculty, and staff from all racial, religious, and ethnic identities, sexualities, gender identities, and disability conditions. Students can privately and confidentially discuss their various personal, psychological, social, and financial issues or any other difficulty they face during their university education with student counselors and obtain advice and guidance. All counseling services are provided free of charge. There is a course in the LNBTI LMS to share and communicate general information about student counseling.

LNBTI has appointed a full-time professional student counselor to advise students on various matters. She addresses all batches regularly and provides appointments to any student who needs her assistance. Currently, Ms. Kushani Ranwala, who is academically and professionally qualified, works as a professional counselor. A dedicated place is allocated for counseling to protect the students’ privacy. When necessary, the counselor contacts the student’s parents and updates relevant academic staff members on critical matters.

LNBTI monitors the students’ attendance, and if a particular student has been absent more than one week without informing the situation, the administration informs the counselor about the student to find out the details. This process has helped the LNBTI to reduce the dropout rate of students due to various issues. Programme coordinators collect feedback about mentoring sessions from relevant coordinators, which are discussed at the department or board of study meetings at LNBTI.