Delhi

4-day career conclave for students begins

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said the government was organising a career conclave to motivate students to dream big and choose a career as per their interest and aptitude.

“To improve the standard of education in Delhi, the government is not only focusing on classroom teaching but also looking at the holistic development of the students. The career conclave is one such attempt to provide a platform to the students to explore various career options,” Mr. Sisodia said.

Speaking at the inauguration of the four-day conclave, he advised students to dream big. Urging them not to just opt for conventional career choices, he told them to explore other avenues as per their aspirations and abilities, and to read about their role models to understand the path towards realising those dreams.

Nearly 32,000 Class XII students from government schools under the Directorate of Education (DoE) will visit the career conclave with teachers, the government said, adding that 71 organisations are participating in the event.

Talks and discussions by experts from different fields about possible career paths and job market trends have been scheduled over the course of the event.

Educational and vocational guidance counsellors will also provide one-to-one counselling to meet individual needs of the students for a focused and well-informed career planning, the DoE said.

Free coaching

Test preparation organisation Career Launcher has also been roped in to provide free-of-cost training to government school students for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). The government said the organisation will provide crash courses to train NEET and JEE aspirants.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Sisodia said “Since 2015, the number of students getting selected in IIT-JEE have risen from 40-50 to over 300. Preparing for competitive examinations is the intended objective but this exercise will also be intended towards developing a scientific outlook through exposure to higher applications of science in daily life.”

The government said students will get 130 hours of training, spanning all the four key subjects — physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics, and that classes will be held after school from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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