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ANNUAL REPORT 2019 - 2020

The Student Development Centre (SDC) was started at Syed Engineering College, Ramanathapuram on 1st January 2020.

Prof. P. Ibrahim, M.Sc., M. Phil., (Psychology), as Student Development Coordinator cum Counsellor (SDCC) has successfully accomplished the following programs during the academic year 2019 – 2020 with the unconditional support extended by the Management, Principal, Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff and Students. The main aim of the SDC is to provide a healthy atmosphere and mindset for all the stakeholders namely the Students, Teachers and the Parents for achieving academic excellence. The SDCC has been regularly counselling students in group and one on one basis. Counselling is done to help them on personal, academic and career needs. In group counselling sessions all the students of the college were elaborated on the following topics during 2019-2020.

Group Counselling:
  1. Need for counselling and how to make use of Counselling to enhance one's mental wellbeing and academic performance.
  2. Importance and Value of Professional Education.
  3. Self, Self-awareness, Self-control, Self-esteem, Self-motivation etc.
  4. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Communication Skills.
  5. All final year UG and PG students were given special training on How to prepare CV, Self-Introduction and Interview Techniques.
  6. First Year Students were given special counselling on exam preparation before their first semester exams.
Individual Counselling:

Apart from group counselling a total of 76 students were individually counselled on their personal, academic, discipline and career related challenges.


Faculty Development Programs FDPs were organized for all the professors.

  1. On 09.12.2019 - One day motivational program by "HOW TO BECOME AN INTERESTING AND INSPIRING PROFESSOR " by Prof. P. Ameer Ali, Ameer Associates, Chennai.
  2. On 10.12.2019 - One day orientation program on “UNDERSTANDING THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PRESENT-DAY STUDENTS” by Prof. P. Ibrahim, SDCC of our college.
  3. Prof. P. Ibrahim, SDCC of our college, set up a special WhatsApp group to improve Communication Skills for the Professors. Regular exercises are posted on the group.
  4. Prof. P. Ibrahim, SDCC of our college, conducted a two-month online English Communication Skill Development program for all the Professors of our College in April and May 2020 during the COVID-19 Lockdown Period.

Planning to give counselling to parents of students along with their wards on different issues.

By the Grace of Almighty, overall it was a highly satisfying academic year from the SDC's perspective. Hoping to do still better in the coming years.

Thank you,

Prof. P. Ibrahim, M.A., MSc., M.Phil.,

Student Development Coordinator cum Counsellor (SDCC)