‘Don’t let the situation confuse you as there are several options’

The second edition of The Hindu EducationPlus Career Counselling held here on Sunday provided the much required information on various educational avenues to Pre-University students and their parents.

The event held at ASM College for Women here was inaugurated by president of Veerashaiva Vidyavardhaka Sangha Allum Gurubasavaraj and surgeon and principal of the Vijaynagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, Vidyadhar Kinhal, through the release of the career handbook “The Great Leap”, brought out by The Hindu EducationPlus.

Elaborating on the do’s and don’ts for students while choosing their career, Dr Kinhal gave valuable tips to participants. “Don’t let the situation confuse you as there are several options and each option competes with the other. Plan your career first,” he said and added that students should “believe in the power of their dreams”.

Dr. Kinhal asked the students not to choose a profession just because their parents liked it. He asked them not to follow what others do. He said that there were innumerable opportunities before students. “You have look for them and work on it,” he said.

Underscoring the importance of self-assessment and then making a choice, Dr. Kinhal advised students not to buy a seat by paying hefty fee, because ultimately, such a purchase would not lead them to a good career. “A person is the happiest when he chooses a job that he or she loves,” he said.

Listing out various courses available, he asked the students to remember four Ps, namely Purpose, Passion, Possibilities and Power, irrespective of the course they choose. He appealed to students to remember that every cube was important and asked them not to stop their curiosity for learning and to know about things that they don’t know.

Mr. Gurubasavaraj asked the students to make an informed choice.

G.C. Niranjan from Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) gave a presentation on the online CET counselling and gave tips on how to make the choice and what not to do during online counselling.

Principal of Rao Bahadur Y. Mahabaleshwarappa College of Engineering Hanumantha Reddy asked students to remember that ultimately whatever they do should be of some use to society. Arham Faraaz, general education expert and leadership mention from Bangalore, asked students to realise that there was no magic formula for a fruitful career.

“Your treasure lies in your heart,” he said. The title sponsor for the event is the State Bank of India, while the associate sponsors are Dr. T. Thimmiah Institute of Technology, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Sambhram Institute of Technology, Padmashree Group of Institutions, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, and Bearys Institute of Technology.