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Sexual Reproductive and Mental Healthcare Services

The University, with its diverse programs, establishes a minimum entry age requirement of 17 years. This age signifies a stage in a student’s life where they have entered adulthood and may engage in sexual activities. This period can be a vulnerable time when they require education on safe sexual practices and how to protect themselves from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

The University places a strong emphasis on providing high-quality sexual health education to empower adolescents with the essential knowledge and crucial skills necessary to reduce risky sexual behaviors. Regular sessions are conducted to educate students on maintaining their sexual health, preventing STDs, unintended pregnancies, and the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Mental health support is essential throughout one’s life, but the adolescent years are a particularly vulnerable period when young individuals may be susceptible to self-harm or causing harm to others. This is why the University has established a robust mentor-mentee relationship, where a faculty mentor actively engages with students and monitors their overall well-being. To prioritize and maintain good mental health, the University has taken the initiative of employing a dedicated faculty of Yoga experts. They actively engage with both students and staff members, encouraging and guiding them in the practice of yoga, which serves as a beneficial means of enhancing mental well-being and overall health.

The Dean of Students Welfare plays a pivotal role in coordinating awareness campaigns related to sexual, reproductive, and mental health. Additionally, the Dean guides students towards counseling services when such support is required. To access these services, both students and mentors (who may recommend students in need of counseling) are encouraged to arrange appointments with the Dean of Student Welfare via email at [email protected].