Columnist and education expert B. S. Warrier will make a presentation at the guidance-cum-orientation programmes that are being organised by The Hindu-EducationPlus at six centres in Kerala starting from May 27 for those 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.

While Mr. Warrier will present an overview of various courses, the Centralised Allotment Process overseen by the Commissionerate for Entrance Examinations will also be focussed upon in the programme. The factors that students could bear in mind when they opt for an engineering course will also be highlighted.“Courses & Choices — Sessions on the Professional Streams and More,” will be conducted in Kozhikode on May 27; in Kochi on May 29; and in Thiruvananthapuram on May 30.

In Kozhikode, the event will be at Hotel Calicut Tower, Mavoor Road; in Kochi, at A.J. Hall, Kaloor; and in Thiruvananthapuram, at Tagore Centenary Theatre. The programmes at these places will have forenoon and afternoon sessions. The afternoon sessions at these centres will focus on courses in areas such as animation and gaming, aviation, logistics, hospitality, finance and chartered accountancy.

The forenoon's programmes at the three other centres — Thiruvalla on June 5, Kannur on June 9 and Manjeri on June 10 — will be similar to the morning sessions planned at the above centres, focussing on the courses in the professional streams. In Thiruvalla, the programme will be held at Mar Thoma Residential School, Muthoor; in Kannur, at Hotel Royal Omars; and in Manjeri, at Woodbine Restaurant.

State Bank of Travancore is the presenting sponsor of these events. The associate sponsors are Co-operative Academy of Professional Education, and Shadwells. Kairali channel is the TV partner for the events and Club FM the radio partner.

A handbook with detailed information on courses will be provided to each participant.

Students can register themselves for the event on payment of the requisite registration fee – Rs.75 or Rs.50, as the case may be. The forms are available during working hours at the offices of The Hindu located at: Kozhikode: First floor, Shaaz Building, Near Sarada Hospital, Kannur Road, Phone: (0495) 2762201/2/3/4 (for the programmes in Kozhikode, Kannur and Manjeri); Kochi: N.H. Bypass, Vyttila junction, Phone: (0484) 2301653, 2307836 (for the programme in Kochi); Thiruvananthapuram: Airport Road, Vallakkadavu, Phone: (0471) 2502001; and Kollam: I Floor, Rajan Complex (near Dhanya theatre), Kadapaakada, Phone: (0474) 2740001 (for the programmes in Thiruvananthapuram and Thiruvalla).

Students can also provisionally register themselves for the events at all the places by sending an e-mail request to the respective centres of The Hindu, in which case they are expected to complete the registration formalities at the venue before the start of the programme. E-mail addresses:

Kochi:

kochicir@thehindu.co.in;

Thiruvananthapuram: educationplustvm@

thehindu.co.in;

Thiruvalla:

eptiruvalla@

thehindu.co.in;

Kozhikode, Manjeri

and Kannur:

calicutcounselling@

thehindu.co.in.

Spot registrations will also be possible on a first come, first served basis at the respective venues before the commencement of the programme.