Madhya Pradesh government has selected around 626 government School teachers in the state to conduct counselling of the students.
To do this, the school education department is planning to develop 313 counselling centres at the block level.
Teachers who have a degree in Mater of Arts (MA) in Psychology or Post- Graduate (PG) Diploma in Psychology have been invited to undergo online examination for counsellors post.
“While the department has already launched the helpline number- 14425- a couple of days back for the students, over 600 teachers had been selected through an online test which was followed by a personal interview for the counselling centres across the state. The process of selection has been over,” Manish Verma, Joint Director, School education department, Indore division told an English daily.
Each counselling centre will have two counsellors and as the Indore division consists of four development blocks, eight teachers have been selected from Indore, he added.
The teachers who will be selected will undergo 10-day training for counselling sessions.
After the training, these counsellors will go to government schools of the assigned blocks and will also conduct counselling through phone calls, he said.