Karnataka

Choose a career based on your passion, students told

Students at the registration counter at The Hindu EDGE Career Counselling at Birla Auditorium, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, in Tumakuru on Sunday.

Students at the registration counter at The Hindu EDGE Career Counselling at Birla Auditorium, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, in Tumakuru on Sunday.  

Students must choose their career based on their passion and aptitude as this would help them derive happiness from work, said Balakrishna Shetty, member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission and Vice-Chancellor of Sri Siddhartha University, Tumakuru, on Sunday.

He was speaking at the inaugural of The Hindu-EDGE Career Counselling Session 2017, at Birla Auditorium, Siddaganga Institute of Technology. Dr. Shetty said there was no course or career that could be called big or small. “Choose a course or career which you love and work hard with sincerity to achieve success in the chosen field,” he said.

Dr. Shetty also requested parents not to force their children to choose courses of their preference. “Let them choose what they like,” he said, and added that students must not lose heart when faced with failure, but should instead continue working hard.

K.S. Shashishekar, Dean of Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru, said anybody can become an engineer but only a few can become good engineers. Logic and mathematics are the backbone of engineering course, he said, and advised those who are good at these two subjects to choose engineering courses.

Shalini M., professor and head of the department of Medicine, Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences, Tumakuru, spoke on NEET. She said national-level rankings and State-level rankings are given under NEET. “As much as 15% of the seats in government medical colleges will be filled based on the national-level rankings.”

She told students that they should become doctors if they are ready to work with a service motto. “A lot of determination and passion is needed to be a successful doctor,” she said.

Jayasheel P.J., assistant nodal officer of the Karnataka Examinations Authority, spoke on online counselling.

Ameen-e-Mudassar, general education expert from CIGMA, Bengaluru, gave information to students on various career opportunities available in Science, Arts, and Commerce streams.

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