Focus on career guidance

A student receiving his degree.

A student receiving his degree.  

A pep talk made all the difference for students of the Tiruchi Engineering College last week on the occasion of the institution's second convocation day.

The good news of resurgence of the Information Technology sector at the world level was provided by P. Subramaniam, Director, National Institute of Technology, to the students belonging to the mechanical, electrical and communication engineering, and computer science and engineering streams.

The focus of his speech was career guidance. Even while encouraging students to take up self-employment, he stressed the importance of patriotism for students who wished to take up jobs abroad.

The love for motherland should remain topmost in their mind. They should come back to serve the country after a certain period, he emphasised, adding that achievement required sheer determination and relentless effort on the part of students.

He also stressed the importance of `dual degree', stating that whatever be the stream, it had to be studied along with application aspects of computer.

S. Subramaniam, secretary, Tiruchi Engineering College, and A. Subramanian, Chief Executive of the college. offered felicitations.

RM. Ramachandran, principal, read the annual report.

Bharathidasan University is one among the few potential universities chosen by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) to conduct educational fairs in countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania under the aegis of `Promotion of Indian Higher Education Abroad' (PIHEAD).

In accordance with the guidelines issued by the UGC in this regard, the Bharathidasan University was in the process of identifying programmes, which will attract foreign students.

A detailed proposal was being prepared for the academic venture, said the Convenor of the Syndicate Sub-Committee, K. Meena.

In response to the UGC suggestion that the university allot an exclusive section in its web site for international students, additional communication materials will be developed using media facilities available with the Department of Educational Technology and the Informatics Centre.

In keeping with the international trend, the university had planned to globalise a chunk of its programmes including Indian philosophy, culture, civilization, Indian music, dance, fine arts, languages, educational technology and methodology, computer assisted programmes, herbal plants, yoga, marine cyanobacteria, remote sensing, international understanding and promotion of peace.

(Contributed by R. Krishnamoorthy in Tiruchi)

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