Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance & Counselling

This program is designed to equip aspiring professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in counseling. The PG Diploma program covers many topics essential for effective counseling, including theoretical foundations, practical skills, and ethical considerations. The curriculum is crafted to provide a holistic understanding of the field, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for diverse counseling scenarios.
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12 months


Graduation & above



Program Credits


Batch Start Date

6-April, 2024

Key Program Features

Coverage of psychological theories: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and systemic approaches.
Training in counseling techniques: active listening, empathy building, reflective questioning, etc.
Instruction in clinical assessments: intake interviews, mental status examinations, etc.
Emphasis on therapeutic alliance: trust, empathy, rapport, and clear boundaries.
Study of psychological disorders: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, etc.
Exploration of cultural diversity: cultural competence, sensitivity, awareness.

Key Program Differentiation Adhering To NEP 2020 Guidelines

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UGC Recognised Degree

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Learn & Earn Opportunity

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On The Job Training

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Blended Learning

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Placement Opportunity

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National Education Policy 2020

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ABC (Academic Bank Of Credit)

The Medhavi Edge

Entry and Multiple Exit

With 30% General Education, 70% Skill Training with Skilling
and Industry Partners

Work with Industry and Apprenticeship

Opportunity to Work with Industry during education

Industry as/in Campus

For understanding/practice of Industry from Day-1

Industry and Skill Certifications

Certification from Industry & Professional body

Training by Industry Experts

to enable an environment of Industry Grade

Competency Driven Curriculum

For professional competencies and outcomes

Learning the Professional way

Meta Learning, Problem solving, Life skills, Digital comfort and communication

Learning by doing

Practical & Practice to Do-Experience-Learn

Phygital Learning Ecosystem

For smart and life-long learning in 21st century

Continuous and Outcome – based Assessment

What is done/ learnt every day, is assessed in real time

Traditional Education Vs WISE

Traditional Education

Traditional Curriculum

Theory-Experiment based

Limited Industry Linkage

Industry linkage is limited to industry visit and internship

Work Experience (only) after Education

Due to limited access to practical skills, recognition to entry to
work only possible after education

Higher Education ONLY for Degree

Student randomly opts for degrees with hope to decide

Single Mode of Delivery

Offline/ Face-to-Face


Competency Benchmarked Curriculum

Theory-Application-Practice based

Industry as Partner

In curriculum designing, practical training & certification,
Industry is a partner.

Education with Work Experience

OIT/Apprenticeship exposes to active participation in
industry's processes

Higher Education for Degree AS WELL AS Employability

Along with theory, practical and OIT distribution at
industry support the curriculum requirement for degree

Flexible Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face Online/ On-site

Program Framework

Foundation Core
A range of compulsory basics of multidisciplinary, professional, general nature customised to match the value and vision of MSU for a robust foundation.
  • Foundation in Digital Applications
  • Introduction to Learning and Applications for 21st Century
  • Science and World
  • Introduction to Contemporary Social Problems
  • English and Communication -Essential Skills
  • English and Communication – IELTS Practice
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Literature and Creativity
Skill Drill
A range of professional (skill) electives to opt and practice from diversified disciplines e.g.
  • Creative Writing Skills
  • Content Investigation Skills
  • Spreadsheet and Data Management Skills
  • Digital Application Skills
  • Brand Promotions and Marketing Skills
  • Preventive Healthcare Skills
  • Hospital Duty and Patient Care Skills
  • First Aid Service Skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Restaurant Operation Skills
  • Kitchen Operation Skills
  • Learning and Application Skills
  • English and Communication – Essential Skills
  • Tourism Services and Product (Tourism Service Skills)
An independently chosen field of study to learn and be proficient for an entry to the professional workforce.
A choice-based bucket to multiply the career opportunities and growth.
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Media Communication
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Project Management
Industry Practice
A continuous Industry engagement plan to support the learning across the programme.
  • Industry Experience An Industry-aligned weekly activities like Expert talk from different industries, Industrial site visit.
  • Industry Transition A dedicated engagement with the industry to participate and realise the industry process.
  • Industry Immersion A work-based engagement with the industry as a trainee/apprentice.
Capstone Project
To channelize the programme attributes and outcomes for problem solving and application.

Program Curriculum

120 Sessions 1110 hours

Program Credits




Live Session Hours


Project Hours


OJT Hours



  • Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
  • Employability Skills
  • Applications and Approaches
  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Psychology Lab - 1 (Self Concept Assessment)
  • Project Work
  • OJT 
  • Major Branches of Psychology
  • Communication Skills for Leaders
  • Abnormal Psychology (Disorders)
  • Stress Management and Positive Psychology
  • Psychology Lab - 2 (Symptom Checklist and Personality Assessment)
  • Psychology Lab - 3 (Intelligence Assessment)
  • Project Work
  • OJT
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Earn Esteemed Credentials and Recognition

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Diploma Specific Certificate

Upon completing UGC-approved programs aligned with NEP 2020 at Counsel India & Medhavi Skills University, receive a prestigious certificate endorsed by the University of Sikkim, India—validating your expertise in your chosen field.

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Letter of Recommendation

This globally recognized credential showcases your expertise and commitment in your field.

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Certificate of Specialization

Earn distinction with this Certificate of Specialization. Empower your career with expertise, a prized validation in your field.

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Program Completion Certificate

This credential signifies your successful completion of our esteemed program, validating your expertise and commitment to personal and professional growth.


Industry Leading Faculty & Mentors

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Lauren Michelle Colletti


I am a -year-old psychology doctoral candidate and spiritual student As a trauma informed yoga instructor and Reiki energy healer Read More

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Arpita Chatterjee

Music Therapist

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Tamanna Grewal


I have a strong background in psychology with two years of experience in counseling and training Currently I m pursuing Read More

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Mohita Aggarwal


An educator trainer and psychologist in the domain of Personal Effectiveness and Mental Wellness with a total experience of more Read More

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Atul Yadav

Counseling Psychologist

I am a dedicated and motivated individual with a strong background in Engineering and a deep passion for psychology With Read More

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Bivek Pradhan


Mr Pradhan s exceptional qualities as a Psychologist and Counsellor are evident through his deep-rooted passion for helping others and Read More

Proficiency Pro: On The Job Training

  • Develop advanced skills in research, statistical analysis, and data interpretation related to organizational behavior. 

  • Understand how to align organizational strategies with human capital for improved performance. 

  • Learn strategies for building and maintaining a positive and productive organizational culture. 

  • Gain expertise in managing and facilitating organizational change. 

  • Contribute to creating and implementing HR policies that align with organizational goals. 

  • Increase your appeal to employers seeking professionals with expertise in understanding and managing human behavior in the workplace.

Mentorship: Guided by Experts

  • Counsel India has mentored over 250,000 students to achieve a remarkable 96% success rate – a testament to our commitment to your academic excellence and future success.  

  • Counsel India's mentors hold varied expertise in social sciences and management. Our mentors are adept at orchestrating engaging workshops and presenting insightful research papers at esteemed conferences, ensuring a rich and dynamic learning experience.  

  • Our exclusive personalized mentorship is tailored to meet your unique personality, attitude, and aptitude. Our approach integrates cutting-edge psychometric tools to ensure a transformative and customized experience, guiding you towards unparalleled success.  

  • Experience the lasting support that goes beyond the classroom. Counsel India offers lifetime mentorship to its students. Once an alumnus, always a member of Counsel India.

Get Your Dream Job: Career Support

  • A unique blend of business and psychology courses designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in organizational settings.
  • Suitable credit framework and distribution of theory & practical supports the curriculum requirement for Degree, while practical & OJT at and by the industry partner assures employability.  
  • Learn and Earn model where the stipend received by the student from the industry/organization during on job training/apprenticeship becomes an additional incentive.  
  • Opportunities to engage in research projects and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in business psychology through partnerships with research institutions and industry organizations.
  • Student trainees get an opportunity for active participation in service or production related professional activities complying with the organizational culture.  
  •  Optional specialization tracks or concentrations in areas such as leadership development, consumer behavior, organizational psychology, or entrepreneurship, allowing students to tailor their education to their specific interests and career goals.

Who All Can Join This Program?


Graduates in Psychology or Related Fields


Educators and School Personnel


Healthcare Professionals


Human Resources and Organizational Development Professionals


Social Workers and Community Advocates


Career Changers and Graduates from Varied Disciplines:


Professionals Seeking Continuing Education


International Students

Invest in Your Future

*Learn With No Cost Easy EMI Plans. EMI Options starting at Rs. 2,000

Total Program Fee - INR 117,000 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

One Time Payment Option

Payable Program Fee - INR 117,000 (Discount 10%) INR 106,000 (Incl. Reg. Fee, Exam Fee, Course Fee)

*Terms and conditions applied as per the financial partners.

Scholarship upto 35%

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Refer someone and Earn upto INR 12,000 Cashback/Vouchers, on every successful enrollment

Your friend also gets an instant scholarship!

Success Stories

Counsel India helped with my growth and progress. It enhanced my knowledge and also it was helpful along with my Post Graduation. I was been cherished because of the knowledge i had through the course.
Shivani Kumari


I recently had the privilege of enrolling in this psychology Course that left me utterly impressed and profoundly enriched. This course was nothing short of exceptional, and I would like to share my glowing review to encourage others to embark on this enlightening journey.
Muskan Maan


I started helping my own kids, I understand them in better way.
Riya Raizada


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Frequently Asked Questions

This program offers specialized training in culturally responsive counseling practices. You will cover topics such as multicultural counseling theories, social justice advocacy, understanding diverse identities, and integrating cultural factors into counseling interventions. Graduates are better equipped to work effectively with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Yes, students learn how to conduct online counseling sessions, use virtual reality simulations for exposure therapy, utilize mobile apps for mental health monitoring, or implement teletherapy platforms for remote counseling services. This training prepares graduates to adapt to evolving trends in counseling practice and reach clients in diverse settings.

Yes, we offer specialized coursework in niche areas of counseling practice, such as trauma-informed counseling, play therapy, or expressive arts therapy. This provides students with additional skills and therapeutic techniques for working with specific populations or addressing client needs. Graduates with expertise in these areas may be sought after for specialized counseling roles or private practice settings.

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