IIIT-D Well-Being Cell

Well-Being Cell offers free and confidential psychological support to all the students and staff members of the university. This is a kind of support system in which professionally trained and widely experienced Counseling Psychologists, who are accustomed in helping people from many different backgrounds and cultures with wide range of issues, provides special assistance to individuals in dealing with behavioral concerns.

Goal :
The main focus of these counseling services is to provide timely psychological support to all at IIIT-D so as to help them gain understanding and an insight into difficulties & challenges they may be experiencing, to develop emotional resilience, enabling them to fulfill their academic and personal potential.

Concerns we take care through counseling :
Most of the behavioral concerns can be helped through counseling. This includes anxiety, stress, homesickness, loneliness, anger, inferiority, family and/or relationship difficulties and identity issues.
Counseling can also help in other issues like: adjustment, time management, motivation, shyness, lack of confidence, concentration, sleep disturbance, aimlessness, self-control, dealing with dilemmas, making decisions or choices, as well as more specific problems such as bullying & harassment, including thoughts of harming self or others.
It is absolutely normal if you have any of the above shared issues. We all go through such phases in life where we don't feel equipped enough to help ourselves on our own. In such cases "IT IS OK TO SEEK HELP."
There are professionals at IIIT-D to whom you can approach when these situations arise and when you feel overwhelmed and become involved beyond what seems comfortable and appropriate.

Services Offered :
Individual Counseling:
Where one to one interaction is held between a client and a psychologist. One gets an opportunity to express out his/her concerns freely and to discover ways to implement positive solutions.
Group Counseling:
Where a common concern of more than one is taken care of for their better outputs. Here one can relate to others and get benefit from each other’s support and experiences.


We welcome all with no bias or hierarchy. Feel confident to discuss & get help.
For Appointments feel free to contact

Khushpinder P. Sharma

Counselling Psychologist

Besides being a Counseling Psychologist with diverse clientele ranging across all age groups, he has also partaken and conducted a multitude of Counseling Workshops.

With tremendous experience in counseling to his name since 2008, his contributions to human betterment, as the former Counseling Psychologist at Lovely Professional University,Punjab, Counseling Supervisor at ICTCs for GFATM, Counselor at Dept. of Education,Chandigarh Administration and as the Superintendent at CCWCD, Chandigarh, have been no less than exceptional.

Available from Monday to Friday at room no. A-206, Academic block.
Can also be contacted at khushpinder@iiitd.ac.in, Contact : 011-26907484, +91 - 9815181252

Akshay Kumar

PhD, University of Delhi

Senior Research Fellow Indian Council of Medical Research Consultant Psychologist at BLK Super Specialty Hospital and Artemis Hospital.
Franchise owner of "Men are from Mars Women are from Venus" Asia pacific region.

Available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 1.00 pm-4.00 pm at room no. B-308-2(A), Academic Block.
Can also be contacted at akshay@iiitd.ac.in, Contact: 011-26907448, +91-9999801130

Amita Puri

PhD (PGI, Chandigarh)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Attaché, Govt. Medical College, Chandigarh, Hypnotherapist from California Hypnosis Institute, Ex Counsellor, IIT Delhi, International Affiliate, American Psychological Association.
Written Two Books, Several Book Chapters and 50+ Research Publication's.​.

She is available twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm at room no. A-205, Old Academic Building.
Can also be contacted at amitapuri@iiitd.ac.in, Contact: +91- 9717458266.


* In very rare circumstances we reserve the right to break confidentiality following the guidelines given in code of ethics. These are only where there appears to be a serious and imminent risk to your own or to other's safety, or if we are made aware of serious illegal activities.