Thursday, February 21, 2013

Career guidance cell for students in Bidar soon

To be established in partnership with private institutions

The district administration will set up a career guidance cell for students to make choices of courses and career.

The centre will have counsellors whom students can meet and seek guidance from. “Last month, we organised a workshop on civil services examinations, where officials from All India Services interacted with students. The event was well-received by students, which made us think of institutionalising the whole career guidance process,” Deputy Commissioner P.C. Jaffer told The Hindu .

The centre will be established in partnership with private educational institutions. It will conduct aptitude tests and interest inventories for students of 10th and 12th standards. It will also conduct career guidance workshops for 12th and final year degree students, and address problems the students face in their SSLC and PU examinations.

A series of lectures on basic English will be conducted for school students in all taluks.

Training sessions

The centre will support efforts by private educational institutions to train students and graduates to get admission to universities or recruitment examinations. It will collaborate with colleges that plan to conduct training sessions for the National Eligibility Test and teachers’ recruitment.

At a meeting on here on Saturday, some institutions agreed to host aspirants for competitive examinations in their hostels and offer them mess and library access.

“The district administration and the zilla panchayat have drawn up a plan to strengthen primary education in the district, which will begin in June,” Mr. Jaffer said.