THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A special session on how to choose the right options from a sea of choices available in the Kerala engineering stream will be one of the highlights of the guidance-cum-orientation programme being organised by The Hindu-EducationPlus here on Sunday for students seeking admission to courses in various professional streams through the State government's counselling process after taking the common entrance test.
A session on the online seat allotment process, which the students and parents look forward to, will be handled by officials of the Commissionerate of Entrance Examination.
This is the seventh edition of the off-the-page initiative by Kerala's largest-selling English language newspaper. The event was launched in 2004, the year EducationPlus was launched with The Hindu in the State, as a logical extension to the student-oriented content of the weekly supplement.
The Tagore Centenary Theatre will be the venue for the programme, titled “Courses & Choices — Sessions on the Professional Streams and More.”
The forenoon session will focus on the dos and don'ts, strategies related to the online seat allotment process, an overview of the key courses and, in general, set students and their parents thinking on the career and course options before them.
Participants will be briefed on the counselling process and can address questions to the members of a panel of experts chosen by The Hindu.
The afternoon session will focus on courses in animation and gaming, travel and tourism and finance and chartered accountancy. There will also be a “study abroad” session on educational opportunities in foreign countries.
Students who register themselves for the programme on payment of a fee of Rs.75 can choose to attend either one or both the sessions.
A handbook with detailed information on courses will be given to each participant. Apart from helping students gain clarity on the different courses on offer, it will outline points to be considered while seeking admission to professional courses. Entry to the event will be on a first come, first served basis.
Registration forms are available during working hours at the office of The Hindu, Airport Road, Vallakkadavu, Thiruvananthapuram (ph: 0471 250 2001).
Students can also provisionally register for the event by sending a request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. These candidates should complete the registration formalities at the venue before the start of the programme.
The State Bank of Travancore is the presenting sponsor of the event. The associate sponsors are the Cooperative Academy of Professional Education and Shadwells.
At Thiruvalla, the event is scheduled to be held at Mar Thoma Residential School on June 5. Students may register provisionally at email@example.com