Is anything weighing you down? We are there to help

Dear All,

Being an IITian is a matter of pride. Right from our family and friends to the country as a whole, we are respected as a creed. But even the best of us may find ourselves overwhelmed by challenges life throws at us. These challenges may be academic or personal. In the event of finding yourself at crossroads that seemingly lead nowhere, please remember that your Mitr is here to show you the way. As the saying goes, a friend in need is a friend indeed.

Be it exam stress, concerns about your future, inter-personal relationships within and outside campus or  anything else that is weighing you down, do not hesitate to reach out.

IIT Madras facilitates students, in need of any kind of guidance,to connect with the right source. We provide the following avenues for students to seek help:

1. Professional Counselors - one-on-one sessions are available.
                                  Timings: 12Noon to 7pm (Mon-Fri)
                                  Venue:  3rd level Central Library. 
                                  Contact number:  044 2257 5555 (campus line). 
If no one picks up, it goes to telecounseling numbers automatically. Telecounseling:  944541 8162 / 8172 / 8312.  The sessions will be kept completely confidential.

2. Online chatting with career coaches, life coaches and psychologists for a productive lifestyle.  is an online platform that enables you to get guidance on one-on-one basis from 350+ experts.

3. Trained Mitr Student Counselors can be contacted. Comprehensive list can be found in

4. Dean of Students (Dost) can be contacted directly. Contact number: 9444008050

Whether it is sadness, fear, anger, frustration or grief, dealing with such intense emotions can take a toll on anyone. Professional counselors are trained to help individuals get clarity, deal with such emotions, identify solutions and overcome negative feelings. We assure confidentiality.

Our aim is to promote well-being among students and enable you to excel in all spheres of life. Help us to help you by simply reaching out to us, if need be.

Reach us
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Office of the Dean (Students), Chennai - 600036, Tamil Nadu
+91 44 2257 8051
Prof. Sathyanarayana N Gummadi
(+91) 44 2257 8050