In a time of turmoil and changing admission norms, there’s help at hand. Hindustan Times will hold the eighth edition of its annual Campus Calling counselling sessions for students who have taken their Class 10 or 12 exams, from Saturday.
All sessions are free, interactive and will be conducted by experienced counsellors and psychologists from RN Podar School and the Disha Counseling Centre.
The first of this year’s eight sessions will be held at the Fine Arts auditorium in Chembur on Saturday, followed by a session at the Acharya Atre auditorium in Kalyan on Sunday.
“One of the issues we intend to look at closely this year is NEET, the national-level entry test for aspiring medical students, because we know a lot of students are worried about the difference in syllabi and the short timespan they have before the exam is held in July,” said Anuradha Prabhudesai, a psychologist at Disha. “We will also be helping students understand the fine differences between courses such as mass communication and visual communication, or business administration and management studies.”
Sessions will also be held to guide students through the basic procedure for online admissions to junior colleges. Five expert counsellors will be present at each session.
“Like every year, we will also have a helpdesk where we will conduct one-on-one discussions with students and parents to help answer their specific questions, whether about course options, career choices or study abroad,” said Leela Jaya, a career counsellor at RN Podar School.
To view the full schedule for the free HT Campus Calling counselling sessions, go to facebook.com/htcampuscallingmumbai. Students are advised to register online or via SMS and arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the start of their session.