profile - Mr. HARISH SHETTY BANDSALE

Mr. HARISH SHETTY BANDSALE
Expert- Emotional well being and career counselling

Mr. Harish Shetty is a professional trainer, Speaker, Counsellor and Writer in the domain of Adolescent mental and emotional health, Career Guidance and counselling, Social media and adolescent and other related domains. He is currently working as Young professional (Consultant) for Ministry of Labour and Employment. He is also Expert and consultant in Counselling and training for an Online counselling platform YourDost. He writes on adolescent mental health issues in the newspaper columns and also co-authored a book on the same.

Key Achievements

Awarded Azim Premji Foundation Fellowship in the Year 2016 for successfully completing 2 years’ fellowship in the education sector.

Authored articles on Youth and social media, adolescent health, Social media and knowledge creation at Prajavani Kannada News paper.

Co - Authored book on Adolescent problems and issues.

Conducted training on adolescent health, career development etc at various institution like Loyala, Don Bosco, JSS, Govt High schools, ITI college across Karnataka.

Delivered a Guest lecture on “Innovative models for youth Empowerment and Employability” at 10th National Convention organized by Don Bosco Tech Society India on 10th February 2017.

Presented a paper on “Women’s work life- career growth and policies associated at IT sector” in the UGC National Seminar organized by Bharathidasan University on Feb 27th 2017.

Presented a research paper in ISPSW-2012 National conference on “Pathways for psychiatric care and attitude of relatives of patients attending a psychiatric care- a psycho social analysis.”

Presented a research paper on “Problems of Commercial Sex Workers and Need for Social Work Intervention” in the National Conference organized by SKCAAS, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu on 21-2-2012.

Qualified National Eligibility Test for lectureship (NET) and Junior Fellowship (JRF) conducted by UGC on 24th December 2011.

Awarded Saraswathi Bhandary Gold Medal Award-2012 for securing highest marks in MSW at Dr. M.V. Shetty College of social work Mangalore.

Awarded Best Out Going Student Award-2009 for securing highest marks in BSW at Dr. A V Baliga Institute Brahmavara.

Academic Profile
  • Masters in Social Work (MSW) with Medical and psychiatric social work specialization from Mangalore University, Karnataka, India completed with Distinction.
  • PG Diploma in Human Resource Management from KSOU Mysore, India.
  • MA in Psychology from IGNOU, specialized in counselling psychology.
  • Bachelors in social work (BSW) from Mangalore University with Distinction.
Career Profile

More than 6 years of experience spread in the area of Counselling, adolescent health, teaching, training and development and project Management.

1. Counsellor and Expert consultant at Your Dost online counselling platform.

-Five star rated and best-reviewed counsellor dealing with adolescent problems, study skills, career development, emotional wellness, parenting.

Young Professional and career Counsellor at Ministry of Labor and Employment, GOI (Consultant)

-Working with Youths in the area of Employment, Skill training, Career guidance and counselling, adolescent health and emotional issues through mass awareness campaigns and constant one to one counselling support.

-Responsible for the implementation of project National Career Service at Bangalore region through facilitating the transition of employment exchanges into Career Centers by actively engaging in capacity building, branding and training on NCS.

2. Fellow at Azim Premji Foundation, Karnataka, India (15th Dec 2014 to 14th Dec 2016)

-Module development and facilitating training on the content need to be delivered in Head teacher and teacher capacity building workshops. Written and piloted modules on ‘learning and its pedagogical implication, emotions and learning, education as child right etc,

-Co-ordinated a block and provided support system for the Karnataka government’s project on School leadership and management (SLDP). Successfully organized, trained, evaluated, follow-up and reported the 2 batches of head teachers of Yadgir district in the year 2015 and 2016.

-Dealing with emotional and psychological issues of School children, Guiding and supporting teachers in managing those issues.

-Engagements with Government education functionaries like BRPs, CRPs to work towards systemic changes and effective implementation of project.

3. Lecturer in social work at S.R.S.M.G.F.G College Barkur (July 4, 2013 to 13 December 2014)

Teaching papers of social work, Child development and psychology. Supervising student’s in field work as faculty supervisor. Coordinating with field work agencies and community resource centres. Conducting and guiding researches and pilot studies on social issues.

4. Lecturer and counselor at Dr. AV Baliga Group of institutions Udupi (May 2012 to April 2013)

Treatment care and counselling for children and adult with mental health problems, drug and alcohol addiction. Individual, group and family and career counselling for different stake holders.

Health education on adolescent problems, alcoholism, drug addiction, school social work, study skills mental health, Parents and teacher’s role, RTI, RTE, child abuse, and other psycho- social issues at community, schools and colleges.

5. Visiting School Counselor for at Vidya Jyothi High School under the banner of Dr. M. V. Shetty extension services