Certificate Course in Healthcare Counselling

affiliated to MAKAUT, Govt. of WB (formally known as WBUT)

What is Healthcare Counselling?

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, particularly in Eastern India. Among healthcare, mental health has become a major concern thus counselling has taken an important role in the healthcare field. The course develops your theoretical and practical ability to identify the areas of distress and conduct intervention programme to help people cope up with the crisis. Also, the course will ensure that you can function to provide highest quality care with the objective of ensuring maximum patient satisfaction.

What will this course teach you?

Some of the subjects which are taught in Healthcare Counselling course are

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Cognitive and Social Processes
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Introduction Psychopathology
  • Healthcare Counselling

What can you do after the course?

Candidates who have successfully completed their training in healthcare counselling will be able to work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Mental Health Clinics
  • Assist any counselling Psychologist / Psychiatric social workers
  • Schools or Academic Institutes including Special Schools
  • Rehabilitation center
  • NGOs working with children, adolescent, elderly or special population
  • Industrial set-ups or corporate houses
  • Engage in individual entrepreneurship and
  • Pursue higher studies


The Department arranges for internship for all the students. Internships can be done in mental health clinics, schools, rehab centre and others.

Students have completed their internships from institutes like Mental Health Foundation, INK (Institute of Neuroscience, Kolkata), Belle Vue, M’s Clinic, AMRI, Institute of Psychiatry (IOP), SSKM, SHIRC, Swapnopuron Siksha NIketan, Mind’s Eye Clinic, ANTARA Psychiatric Hospital, Paripurnata Rehabilitation Home, Anubhav Positive Psychology Clinic, FORTIS Hospital, NIPIED etc.

How long is the course?

The certificate course in Healthcare Counselling is a 6 months short term course under MAKAUT University (Formerly known as WBUT).

Who can enroll in the course?

Any student who has passed 10+2 Examination with English as a subject is eligible for admission.

What is the admission procedure?

Admissions are conducted according to norms laid down by MAKAUT / Management of George Group of Colleges.

What are the fees for the course?

Fees for the course comprise:

Admission Fees
Rs. 8,500/- Rs. 12,000/- Rs 20,500/- (Excluding Examination Fees)

Where can you Study the course?

You can study this course at:

The Gayatri Chetna Foundation, Narendrapur

Narendrapur - 700103.
Helpline - 033 4181 6622 / 6633
Mobile - 9830359049