THE HIGHER Education Department has directed the government college authorities across the State to implement the Vivekananda Career Guidance Scheme effectively and organise at least two career guidance programmes in the institutes every month.
The commissioner of higher education S D Agrawal has written a letter to principals of all government colleges asking them to constitute the Career Guidance Cells and organise the guidance camps.
Under the academic calendar for 2006-07, career guidance programmes would be held on every first and fourth Saturdays at the colleges and would be organised by the specially constituted cells. During July, the students would be informed about the career options in the subjects they have selected along with tips on personality development and basics of good career.
During August, tips on preparations for civil services, state services, Railway recruitment, employee selection board, insurance and police sector, defence career and other.
During September guidance would be provided on self-employment, entrepreneurship, small and cottage industry, chartered accountancy, company secretaryship, cost accountancy and other such exams. In October, tips on entrance exams related to management, marketing, foreign trade and computers would be given.
In November, details on career opportunities of special postgraduate courses in various subjects along with other career opportunities like electronic media, modeling, pilot, fashion technology and others would be given. In December tips would be given on opportunities based on agriculture, rural and local resources and humanities subjects like various literature, psychology, sociology, home science and others would be provided. In January, the students would get guidance on education and jobs abroad and the scholarships available.
The commissioner of higher education has asked the principals to send in the quarterly report on career guidance activities to the director of the scheme Dr Jayantilal Bhandari at Old IMA Building, Rajendra Nagar, Indore.