Anmol Wahi, a student of Delhi Public School, RK Puram who has cleared the Class 12 (commerce) with 94 per cent marks, wanted to join the London School of Economics to pursue his further studies but he did not know where exactly to go and dig the information from.
However, his queries were answered on Sunday at the Hindustan Times' special ‘Campus Calling’ programme held at DPS, Sushant Lok, Gurgaon.
Hundreds of career-conscious students from schools across the National Capital Region including Gurgaon hurled their questions at the panel of experts and counsellors such as Jyoti Dhawan from Kamla Nehru College, V Ravi from Lady Shri Ram College and Kavita Singh CEO of private consulting firm Futureworks.
“I had been planning to join London School of Economics but did not know that the aspirants required at least 13 years of study. The counsellors here advised me to wait for one more year and pursue some studies here only. Now I would go for some good Delhi University college for Economics (H) or MBA in finance later on,” said Wahi, a resident of Gurgaon.
At another session that was held at Amity International School, Noida, students came mostly from nearby areas.
However, Nishant Khurana, a student of Birla Vidya Niketan, Delhi and who has scored 84.2 per cent in commerce stream and wants to be a Chartered Accountant were disappointed as by the time they reached the venue the session was over.
“We got information through the FM radio and rushed to Noida. It took us over an hour to locate Amity School,” said Khurana.
The two counsellors from Delhi University who answered all queries at the Noida session were Sheuli Choudhary from Kamla Nehru College and Prof Ramesh Sharma from Moti Lal Nehru College. Three other counsellors who also facilitated the students were Jitender Nagpal, Pooja Yadav and Geeta Mehrotra.