Welfare Board, IIT Guwahati
Students’ Welfare Board (SWB) is committed to the total development of the students of IIT-Guwahati. The Welfare Service forms part of Campus Well-being Services and is committed to providing free professional and confidential support to enhance the well-being of the campus community. Based on the founding principles of the university, SWB implements programs and activities designed to nurture and develop the mind, body, and spirit.
Student Welfare Board will provide opportunities for students to develop the skills necessary to successfully transition into the University and campus life, their sport or program, and the community. Through educational programming and a host of other additional resources, SWB will empower every student to make positive decisions in order to reach their full potential as students and citizens.
- Service – Serving others mentally, spiritually, and physically is paramount to Students’ Welfare Board
- Relationships – Developing and maintaining trusting and loyal relationships with students, staffs, administrators, faculty, community partners, and all support services is essential to the success of those served.
- Diversity – Maintaining an inclusive culture that is supportive and respectful of individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, nationality, disabilities, and socio-economic status.
- Education – Fostering and nurturing an environment where traditional and non-traditional means of education are supported.
- Leadership – Cultivating an environment that pursues excellence.
Dr. Dilwar Hussain
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Students’ Welfare board and the office of Alumni Affairs and External relations jointly organized a IBM interactive session. The speaker was Mr. Souvik Maity, who is an alumni of IIT-Guwahati, EEE-Dept.
He spoke about the IBM’s workshops that can be conducted and Global mentorship that they could extend to the students in IIT-Guwahati. Even now Mr. Souvik is in constant touch and sends some of the new programmes of the IBM Company.
In order to help the final year and pre-final year students to face the recruiters and interviewers the Students’ Welfare Board organized a soft skills enhancement session which included a talk show followed by a panel discussion.
In the first half, the speakers spoke on various important topics like Resume making, communication skills, interview skills, objection handling etc. And in the second, the panel answered many queries of the students.
Speakers on the panel: Prof.Sanjay Kumar Bose- Dean AA&ER, Prof. Sourabh Basu – Ex-Faculty placement incharge , Dr. Amit Sethi – Dept. of EEE and Dr. Shakuntala Mahanta.
At the beginning of the academic session in August 2013, requests were received from some of the newly joined BTech/BDes first year students for spoken English sessions to help improve their understanding of the Language and their English communication skills in order to mainly cope up with their course instructions. Some of these requests from the students were also duly forwarded through the Dean, Academic Affairs. The board discussed this matter in one of its meeting and decided to conduct some spoken English sessions for these students with prior approval by the Dean, Students Affairs.