Asstt. Director, Directorate of School Education, Kohima.
Results of the HSLC & HSSLC exams will be declared on 18th May 2018 and many parents and children might be busy discussing about their future course of action. Many may have clear ambitions and majority may prefer to go along the flow. I wish to remind the parents about few important factors at this moment. Being the parent, you have the natural obligation to ensure that your children select the best course of study so that their future will be secured. But kindly do not try to impose your ambitions on them against their basic instincts. Every child has certain interests and aptitude and imposing choices made by others which are totally against their interests and aptitude may end counterproductive.
Every field of study offers good scope for those who excel in whatever course of study they undergo and we cannot claim one superior to the other. Of course one need to keep in mind the demand –supply relation when it comes to the survival strategy in the competitive world. Therefore, Parents and Teachers should identify the interests and likes of children and then guide them to select the best course that suits them.
Following are few important areas of study and you may take the help of teachers, career counselors and Google to know more about the scope of different courses as well as information regarding the institutions offering them.
1. Medicine – Competing against the best.
Courses Available: M. B. B.S / B.D.S / B.A.M.S / B.H.M.S / B.V.Sc
2. Paramedical Courses – Helping Hands.
Courses Available: B.Sc. (Perfusion Technology, Op. Theatre Technology, Anesthesia Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Cardiac Care Technology, Renal Dialysis Technology, Radiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy), B.P.T, B. Pharm , D. Pharm,
3. Agriculture – New Opportunities.
Courses Available: B.Sc.( Agriculture , Horticulture, Forestry, Agribusiness Management ,Sericulture, Food Technology)
4. Engineering – Multiple Options.
Courses Available: B.E, B.Tech.( Civil ,Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Aerospace Engineering, Automobile Engineering, Mining Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Telecom Engineering, Textile Engineering, Power / Energy Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Optical Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Bio- Medical Engineering, Bio- Molecular Engineering, Robotics Engineering & Artificial Intelligence , Nanotechnology, Superconductivity, Geo- technical Engineering).
5. Energy & Environment- Skill Diversity.
Courses Available: B.Sc. (Env. Sc, Forestry, Geology), B.Tech(Env. Engineering, Mining)
6. Corporate and Financial – A Calculated Choice.
Courses Available: B. Com, Charted Accountancy (CA), Cost Accountancy, Company Secretaryship
7. Education – Nation Building.
Courses Available: Pre- School / Nursery Teacher Training, Primary School Teacher Training, B.Ed( After Graduation)
8. Media – Dramatic Success.
Courses Available: Journalism – BJMC, Advertising & Public Relations – PGDAPR, PGCAPR, M.A(After Graduation).
Film & Television – Film & Television Institute of India and Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute offer varieties of Certificate, Diploma & PG Diploma courses.
9. Tourism and Hospitality – Go the Distance.
Courses Available: BTA, BTS, BTM, BBA(TM), PGDTM, Dip in Hotel Op., Dip. in Airport Op., Dip in Air Cargo Op., Dip in Spa Therapies & Management, B.Sc in Hospitality Administration.
10. Civil Transportation – On the Move.
Courses Available: Commercial Pilot, Cabin Crew, Aviation- Ground Staff, Merchant Navy.
11. Law – In Pursuit of Justice.
Courses Available: LLB – 5 Year Integrated Course for +2 Passed students, LLB – 3 Year Course for Graduates.
12. Conventional Degree Courses .B.A / B.Sc.
In the present situation, the conventional degree courses stand as one of the best options for many talented students. Varieties of courses are available in the fields of Arts, Science, Commerce, Humanity, etc and there is good demand for research scholars in all the subjects. You might be aware that the minimum qualification required for appearing the coveted All India Civil Services Exams (IAS, IPS, IFS, IFoS) and many other Central and State Civil Services is Graduation and candidates possessing Post Gradation could win the glorious posts if they study their courses with in-depth understanding and determination.