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Day-long career counselling program held at KU

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Srinagar, Feb 19: Students Counselling and Guidance Cell, Public Relations Centre (PRC) University of Kashmir in collaboration with Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI) organised a one-day career counselling program at KU`s Gandhi Bhawan auditorium on Wednesday.

The program was attended by large number of students who have recently passed 10+2 examinations and desired to know various career options available in different fields.

While presiding over the inaugural session Dean Students Welfare KU Prof Raies Qadri who was chief guest on the occasion impressed upon the students to take advantage of the counselling sessions and take right decisions at the right time to be able to compete at the international market.

While providing details about the role played by higher educational institutions like Kashmir University Prof Qadri said “We are trying to improve the talent of youth and guide them to get proper education after proper counselling.”

Director KEI Dr. Khursheed Ul Islam who was guest of honour on the occasion while interacting with the participants said “We at KEI have found that students are mostly ignorant about career-planning at 10+2 level. We advise about the jobs and career that require interacting, using social –intelligence, involving creativity, coming up with clever solutions and require work in the unpredictable environment.”

Director EMMRC and Media Advisor University of Kashmir Dr Shahid Rasool while welcoming the experts and participants said that the focus of the program is on career options other than medicine and Engineering.

“This is because most of the students even today in this part of the world look for career in these two streams and they have plenty of information and guidance available about these fields.”

“However” added Dr Shahid Rasool “There is a substantial number of students who do not take these science subjects and there is need to reach to them and pool this vast resource of students and give them information and guidance about other lucrative and exciting career options.”

The proceedings of the program were conducted by Mr Ozair Nissar Liaison Officer, PRC, KU whileas Mr Zubair Rashid Mir Counsellor, Students Counselling and Guidance Cell, PRC KU proposed vote of thanks on the occasion.

Besides Deputy Director DIQA KU Mr Showket Shafi, several other faculty members from various departments of KU and members, office bearers and volunteers from KEI were also present on the occasion.

During the program experts with multi disciplinary background delivered lecturers on career opportunities in various subjects and fields including management, law, chartered accountancy, Company secretary, civil services, entrepreneurial development, art and design, advertising and animation and also talked about planning part of career and self exploration

An interactive session was also held wherein students were given chance to discuss the details about their areas of interest with experts. The hand outs regarding the career path were also disturbed among the participants.

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