Registrations are in progress for the pre-counselling guidance programmes being organised by The Hindu-EducationPlus in Kochi on May 10 for the benefit of students seeking admission to courses in various professional streams after their Plus-Two. Participation is free for the event, which is being conducted at Gokulam Convention Centre, Kaloor. Registrations are on a first-come-first-served basis.

The programmes will help students get an overview of key courses and the online seat allotment process conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.

The main factors that have to be borne in mind while exercising options in engineering and other streams will be highlighted. Aspects of career planning would also be focused upon. Registrations can be done by e-mail: Each applicant should furnish his/her address and phone number. Registration forms are also available at the office of The Hindu in Kochi at N.H. Bypass Road, Vyttila Junction. (Telephone: 0484-2301653, 2307836)

Similar programmes are also being organised at other centres in Kerala - Thrissur on May 9, Kannur on May 6, Kozhikode on May 7 and Thiruvananthapuram on May 18.

State Bank of India, Local Head Office, is the presenting sponsor. Co-operative Academy for Professional Education and Hero MotoCorp Ltd. are the associate sponsors of the programmes. Asianet News is the TV partner.

An interactive session led by a panel of experts will be a highlight. Students can seek information and get their doubts clarified at this session. A well-produced handbook with information on aspects of the course-college selection process, the professional courses on offer, engineering course and college selection and the scope of other domains will be provided free of cost to each participant.

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