Parents should only guide their wards in selecting the courses as per the latter’s interest, suggested SBIT chairman Samineni Pullaiah. All disciplines of engineering offer equal opportunities.

Asserting that all engineering courses were equally important and rewarding in their own stride, the subject experts at the career counselling session organised by The Hindu Education Plus here on Tuesday drove home a pertinent point that the interest and aptitude of the student was a basic prerequisite to select a right course and chart successful career.

The career counselling session held at the TTDC hall here culminated into an enriching experience for the students as well as their parents who have come from far and near.

Parents should only guide their wards in selecting the courses as per the latter’s interest, suggested SBIT chairman Samineni Pullaiah. All disciplines of engineering offer equal opportunities, he said adding that civil engineers were now most sought after in the job market owing to the ongoing rapid infrastructure development activities. Mechanical engineering was the most versatile branch, he said adding that the electrical engineering was one of the core engineering disciplines needed for accelerated industrial growth.

Nasscom report

Quoting the Nasscom report, he said India was producing 15 lakh engineering graduates every year and it was poised to rule the IT world considering the massive expansion of IT enabled services all over the globe.

Mechanical engineering was expanding by leaps and bounds thereby creating ample job opportunities for the qualified persons, said K. V. Narasimha Rao, Principal, Sarada Institute of Technology & Sciences.

Thanks to the enormous growth of automobile and allied industries, the demand for mechanical engineers had increased multi-fold, he said adding that the mechanical engineers were also in huge demand in chemical, fertilizer, and power plants.

Information Technology was is not only meant for the Computer Science and IT engineering graduates. It absorbs persons from other branches due to its wide ranging applications, said Kondapalli Rama Rao, principal of SBIT. Andhra Pradesh was home for several IT giants and the State accounts for 15 percent of the total IT product exports from the country, he said. Pharmacy was the multi-disciplinary subject encompassing medical, engineering and biological sciences, said Veeresham, Department of Pharmacy, Kakatiya University, Warangal. As the need for production of medicines was ever increasing to tackle diseases particularly the new life style disorders, the demand for qualified Pharmacists was on the rise, Prof. Veeresham said adding that pharmacy offered excellent opportunities to produce new drugs and serve the mankind across the globe. ECE and EEE offer a wide gamut of opportunities to the students to pursue their higher studies and pursue a rewarding career, said P Uday Bhaskar, HOD, Department of EEE, Khammam Institute of Technology and Sciences. The electrical engineering was poised to witness remarkable developments such as wireless electricity in the near future, he said. Sreenidhi Institute of Science & Technology (SNIST) , principal V. Vasudeva Rao highlighted the unique features of the BS programmes being offered by the institute.

District Web Counselling Centre coordinator Kondal Rao explained about various stages of online counselling and the tips to exercise the option for selection of courses in the online mode.

The significance of genetic engineering was being felt all over the world due to the necessity of production of vaccines to deal with various health disorders, said C. Sreelatha, Microbiology Department, Mamata Medical College, Khammam.

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