The Hindu-EducationPlus pre-counselling for students
Registration is on for the guidance-cum-orientation programme being organised by The Hindu-EducationPlus in Thiruvananthapuram on May 30 for students seeking admission to courses in various professional streams through the State government's counselling process after taking the Common Entrance Test, and also in certain other subjects of study.
This is the seventh edition of the off-the-page initiative by Kerala's largest-selling English language newspaper. The event was launched in 2004, the year EducationPlus was launched with The Hindu in the State, as a logical extension to the student-oriented content of the weekly supplement.
The Tagore Centenary Theatre will be the venue of the programme titled ‘Courses & Choices – Sessions on the Professional Streams and More.'
The forenoon session will focus on the dos and don'ts, strategies related to the online seat allotment process conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, an overview of the key courses and, in general, set students and their parents thinking on the career and course options before them.
Participants will be briefed on the counselling process and can address questions to the members of a panel of experts chosen by The Hindu .
The afternoon session will focus on courses in Animation and Gaming, Travel and Tourism and Finance and Chartered Accountancy. There will also be a ‘Study Abroad' session detailing educational opportunities in foreign countries.
Students who register for the programme on payment of fee of Rs.75 can choose to attend either one or both the sessions.
A handbook with detailed information on courses will be given to each participant. Apart from helping students gain clarity on the different courses on offer, it will outline points to be considered while seeking admission to professional courses. Entry to these events will be on first come, first served basis.
Registration forms are available during working hours at the office of The Hindu; Airport Road, Vallakkadavu, Thiruvananthapuram. Phone: 0471-2502001. Students can also provisionally register for the event by sending a request by e-mail to educationplustvm@ thehindu. co.in. These candidates should complete the registration formalities at the venue before the start of the programme.
The State Bank of Travancore is the presenting sponsor of the event. The associate sponsors are Co-operative Academy of Professional Education and Shadwells.
At Thiruvalla, the event is scheduled to be held at Mar Thoma Residential School on June 5. Students may register provisionally at email@example.com.