Mitra in many Indian languages means “friend”, a source of bonding and alliance. We see ourselves as being that for the IIT Palakkad community. The mental health team of Mitra consists of a team of two Clinical Psychologists, working towards the preventive and promotive aspects of mental health within the institute. The team aims at acclimatising the freshers to the new environment, helping students understand their strengths and potential, encouraging them to achieve their goals and enabling them to deal with their mental health issues if any. Students also receive professional assistance in managing depression, anxiety, addictions and other mental health disorders. Psychotherapy, crisis intervention, counselling and supportive therapy are provided on both individual and group basis ensuring confidentiality. Medical or psychiatric referrals are done by the counsellors if necessary.

Mitra also helps students who encounter difficulties with academic coursework by counselling, advocacy, outreach, and consultation to promote psychological well-being and academic success. The  activities of Mitra include workshops, talks, training programs, webinars, sharing of online resources, observance of days of importance and outreach activities.

The team supports students who experience difficulty in learning about themselves. The focus could be creating healthy relationships, developing life coping skills or improving decision-making skills. Essentially, the services are provided in order to help you address any personal, emotional, or psychological issues that pose a barrier to your success, so that you can achieve your maximum potential. The student volunteers and faculty advisors of the institute are involved in all the activities. The counsellors utilise the latest evidence-based practices in their clinical services. Mitra is always looking for new and innovative ways to educate and care for our students contributing to the overall wellbeing of the community.


Clinical Psychologists


Arya Aravind
+91 9074099021

Dr. Tessy Grace Mathews
+91 9778348865


Contact Us


9 AM to 5 PM

04923 226315, 04923 226316


Modes of Counselling

Individual Counselling

Telephonic Counselling

Video Counselling
(medium: Google meet/ Zoom)

Note: Appointments can be booked via email. The counsellors can be contacted at their personal email ids and contact numbers as well.



 Sahyadri Campus
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad
Kanjikode, Kerala 678623
 Nila Campus
Room : 103A & 103B
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad,
Kanjikkode, Kerala 678623