The half-day programmes are scheduled for May 28 in Kannur, May 29 in Kozhikode, June 1 in Thiruvananthapuram and June 2 in Kochi.
Registrations are on for the four pre-counselling guidance programmes that The Hindu-Education Plus will organise in different centres in Kerala starting May 28 for students seeking admission to courses in various professional streams.
The half-day programmes are scheduled for May 28 in Kannur, May 29 in Kozhikode, June 1 in Thiruvananthapuram and June 2 in Kochi. Entry will be free, but seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. Advance registration is suggested.
Being held for the ninth successive year, the programmes are aimed at helping students with information and inputs on different aspects of the admission process and also on factors to be borne in mind while making the course-college choices.
The ongoing changes in the admission procedure involving the inclusion of marks in the Plus Two examinations and the process of normalisation will be focussed upon at The Hindu-EducationPlus Fair 2012.
The sessions will include an overview of the key courses in the professional stream and a presentation on the online seat allotment process conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
The considerations that matter while exercising options in the engineering stream will be highlighted.
Registration forms are available at the offices of The Hindu at three centres; registrations can also be made by e-mail, in which case candidates should mail their names, addresses and telephone numbers.
Office address at the respective places:
Kozhikode: First floor, Shaaz Building, Near Sarada Hospital, Kannur Road, Ph: 0495-2762201/2/3/4 (for the programmes in Kozhikode and Kannur).
Kochi: N.H. Bypass road, Vyttila junction, Ph: (0484) 230 1653, 230 7836.
Thiruvananthapuram: Airport Road, Vallakkadavu PO, Ph: (0471) 250 2001.
E-mail: Kochi: firstname.lastname@example.org; Thiruvananthapuram: educationplustvm@ thehindu.co.in and Kozhikode: calicutcounselling@ thehindu.co.in.
An authoritative panel of experts and officials is being lined up at each of the sessions, during which participants will have an opportunity to put questions to them.
A handbook with information on the admission procedure, engineering course and college selection and courses in the professional stream and other domains is under preparation for distribution at the programme.