Some interesting questions and answers

The career guidance session of The Hindu EducationPlus was not without its interesting and tricky questions to the panel of experts at the interactive session in Udupi on Saturday.

To a question by a student, Aarti T. Patel, as to how many years would it take from SSLC and after college to become a surgeon, Head of the Department of Paediatrics at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Dr. Pushpa Kini, said: “It will take seven years to become a surgeon after second year PUC. But don't go by the number of years it will take you to become a surgeon. It is a highly rewarding profession. You will find it very fulfilling. Do not run away from it because it takes seven years. A good surgeon is an asset to the society. A society requires good lawyers, teachers, economists and also good surgeons.”

Ask yourself

Another interesting question asked was: “As it is difficult to get into MBBS, how about doing BAMS?” Dr. Pushpa Kini's answer was: “Ask yourself whether you want to provide relief to the people in society. Providing relief through medicine is a noble task. In the days to come, there may be integration of MBBS and BAMS courses”.

Another tricky question was posed by a student Sneha. She asked “Which branch of engineering is good for girls?”

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte, C. Shreesha, gave a cryptic reply: “All branches of engineering are good for girls. It is wrong to believe only certain engineering courses are good for them. Girls are even joining mechanical engineering.”

Keywords: career guidance