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Counseling is an important activity in distance education and is entirely different from the usual classroom teaching. Counselors answer to the learners' questions in counseling sessions, besides clarifying their doubts and helping them to overcome difficulties they may face while going through the self learning materials. These counseling sessions also offer the students an opportunity to interact with their peers. The counselors perform various roles, such as facilitating learners about the subject matter content, assessing assignments, providing motivation and encouragement and supervising research/term papers/project work. Since counseling is such an important component of distance education.