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Noida: Institutes start canvassing class 12 examinees for admission

Engineering entrance exam coaching institutes also visited our exam centre on Thursday

noida Updated: Feb 08, 2018 22:27 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times
On Thursday, at the Government Inter College, Noida, representatives of an institute that imparts air hostess training were seen talking to girl students and briefing about the training course.
On Thursday, at the Government Inter College, Noida, representatives of an institute that imparts air hostess training were seen talking to girl students and briefing about the training course.(HT Photo)

The UP Board Examination centres are attracting a number of representatives of various institutes as they try to counsel the students who are appearing for the class 12 examination. These representatives are trying to get the students pick their respective colleges by offering them lucrative and appealing courses.

On Thursday, at the Government Inter College, Noida, representatives of an institute that imparts air hostess training were seen talking to girl students and briefing about the training course.

Kajal Sharma, Shivani Mohan and few other women staff of the institute, along with supervisor Bal Krishan, counselled the students about the prospects of becoming an air hostess and how their institute can help give wings to their dreams.

Pooja Kushwaha, a student from Sector 12, said,“Becoming an air hostess is a dream of many girls. The only drawback is that government school students are not fluent in English.”

Class 12 student Himani Tripathi said,“Engineering entrance exam coaching institutes also visited our exam centre today.”

Ritu Rani, a class 12 student, said,“Various centres are offering coaching classes for engineering entrance exams. Teacher training institutes are also contacting us and assuring us of guaranteed admission.”

At other centres in the district, too, institute representatives are approaching students after the morning and afternoon exams are over.

“I have given permission to my daughter to pursue a career as an air hostess. English speaking is also taught by the institute,” Baldev Sharma, the father of a class 12 student, said.

Jagdish Sharma, the father of another class 12 student, said,“We live in a village. After completion of inter college, I will get my daughter married to a well-settled man. In our family, girls do not go to work. We cannot even think of allowing our daughters to become an air hostess.”

In rural areas, beautician and tailoring course institutes too are luring students by offering them a minimum monthly earning of Rs 20,000 on completion of the training programme.

Noida Management Association patron Dinesh Jain said,“Students should consider all the options but pursue the profession which they like and have an interest in. Parents should not force children to pursue particular career against their wishes. That only spoils their future.”