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Introduction to C3A

Centre for Counseling and Career Advisory (C3A) is a unit of NUST that provides primary mental health services. NUST is the only university in Pakistan offering this service, which extends to all the NUST students, faculty, personnel and families of those associated, within and outside the H-12 campus. The core objective of C3A is to provide professional counseling service, for educational, social, emotional or psychological issues that may inhibit personal or professional performance and advancement. The center also conducts psychological tests for the students of all the schools of NUST uniformly. The purpose of these activities is to provide psychological support as well as to meet the growing need of the university to promote the wellbeing and personal development of all associated.


C3A consists of a professional staff of qualified psychologists/ counselors who provide short-term individual and group therapy. The program provides consultation, psychological testing, psycho-educational programs, trainings and workshops. 


Standardized psychological tests are available at C3A, to assess the following:


  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
  • Emotional Quotient (EQ)
  • Achievement
  • Personality
  • Aptitude
  • Ability
  • Career-related Issues
  • Interests, Values, Opinions and Attitudes
  • Stress Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress, Anger, Leadership Styles,   
  • Psychological Well-being and Social Skills