Students of classes 10, 11, 12 and PUC can attend
After evoking an overwhelming response in the last eight editions, The Hindu EducationPlus Career Counselling is back here on May 25 for the ninth time to help students choose the right career after completing their II PU course or class 12.
The event will be held at the Biotechnology Auditorium in B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology at Vidyanagar here, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The career counselling session, an off-page extension of The Hindu EducationPlus, was first started in Karnataka in 2004, and in 2005, it was extended to Hubli, which met with an overwhelming response.
This year, apart from Hubli, the counselling session is being conducted in 14 other places in the State.
This year too, during the two-and-a-half hour interactive pre-counselling session, officials from the KEA will demystify the online counselling procedure. In addition, they will inform students about the new elements in the CET procedure.
Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from leading academics about courses and career options available. Agricultural scientists will be there to tell participants about agricultural courses.
Apart from informative presentations and talks, experts will clear doubts on engineering, medical and agricultural courses.
Realising the fact that the sea of information available online may not provide in-depth data that students want, The Hindu EducationPlus Career Handbook titled ‘The Great Leap’, a well-researched publication on emerging careers and courses, will be distributed for free to all participants.
The book throws light on careers and courses.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) Srinath Joshi will inaugurate the programme and address students.
M.B. Chetti, Director of Education, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, will guide students on careers in agricultural sector, while Ashok Shettar, principal of BVB College of Engineering and Technology, will guide students on engineering courses.
Noted psychiatrist and the former director of Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences Vinod Kulkarni will answer queries related to medical science.
Ameen-e-Mudassar, director of CIGMA-Bangalore, will guide students on other career options.
S.B. Girimath from the KEA will be the CET coordinator. He will clear doubts about online counselling.
Students of classes 10, 11, 12 and PUC, and their parents, are invited. Students are requested to arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the session begins to register their names.
The title sponsor of the event is State Bank of India, while the associate sponsors are Dr. T. Thimmiah Institute of Technology, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, the Sambhram Institute of Technology, the Padmashree Group of Institutions, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, and te Bearys Institute of Technology.