Spurt in demand for professional courses
While the high cut-off marks at the Delhi University have come as a setback for many who scored high marks in Class XII and yet failed to get admission to subjects of their choice, a heartening sign too, has come to the fore lately — that of a growing popularity of professional courses at the undergraduate level.
More and more youth who are fresh out of school and are on the verge of making that important decision of which course to take up are looking at options other than the conventional ones such as a B.Sc or B.Com.
Instead, they are going in for courses aimed at equipping them to gain a foothold in the boom sectors of not just the Indian, but also the global job market, such as management, fashion and information technology as well as mass communication, among others. Anchal Jain of Amity University says, “I secured 89 per cent in my class XII CBSE examination. I could have easily got admission in B.Com or any other academic course. But like many others, I, chose a professional course because these offer a secure and bright future for students in a variety of spheres along with a potential for rapid growth.”
“In the today’s highly commercial environment, the demand for professional courses has gone very high, as every employer and every customer looks for skills which will fulfill special needs in the job market,” said Kamal Khurana, a career counselor with Purple Alley.
“I have done my graduation in BBA from the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. When I was still in the final year, even before the results were declared, I landed a good job with a prestigious firm. It was due to the well-designed professional course I opted for, as well as internship and other training opportunities that I have got a head start in my career,” said Gurpreet Singh.
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