The Hindu EducationPlus Counselling 2009 to be held in Puducherry on May 17 will feature experts’ views and interactive sessions on higher education.

With the board examination results round the corner, it is that time of the year when parents and students are keen to make the right choices when it comes to higher education. Whether engineering or medicine, humanities or basic medical sciences, one of the key concerns in the minds of students is the scope of the courses.

It is with this aim of providing guidance to students in selection of courses and careers that The Hindu - Education Plus Counselling 2009 would be held on May 17 in Puducherry. A wide range of topics, experts’ views and interactive sessions would be the features of the counselling programme.

With plenty in store at the event, especially for students of Class X and XII, get to know all about higher education opportunities from the experts. The counselling would have educationists, academicians, industry representatives and other experts deliberating on key streams of higher education.

The sessions include those on engineering courses, medicine, bio-sciences industry, personality development and general higher education opportunities. Career Consultant and Analyst Jayaprakash A. Gandhi; former vice-chancellor of Pondicherry University, A. Gnanam; Practice Director, Life Sciences of Cognizant, Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian, and Television Anchor C. Gopinath would present their views on various topics.

What’s on offer

Listen to experts’ views on higher education opportunities, get pre-counselling guidance on courses from eminent educationists, learn about the various courses available in higher education and their scope and get answers to your queries on higher education from the experts. Sessions on career options and how to make oneself employable will be part of the counselling programme.

For whom

Students from Class X and XII, parents of students studying in lower classes and students in colleges can participate in the event. Graduates keen on pursuing higher studies or interested in taking up a job could also attend.

Venue & time

The event would be conducted at Jayaram Thirumana Nilayam, Kamaraj Salai (behind Balaji Theatre). It will begin from 9.30 a.m. and will go on till 5.30 p.m.

Entry to the event is free. For details, contact The Hindu, First Floor, No. 135, Mission Street, Puducherry. Phone: 0413 – 2227111.