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Saturday, June 02, 2012
The Hindu EducationPlus career counselling in Belgaum today

Bangalore: The Hindu EducationPlus will conduct its annual career counselling and guidance programme for the first time in Belgaum on Saturday.

The programme is aimed at helping students who have completed Classes 10, 11 and 12 to assess their potential and decide on which course to pursue next.
The programme, an off-page extension of our weekly supplement, is being held in a total of 14 centres across the State this year.

In view of the CET seat allotment process going online from this year, The Hindu EducationPlus will facilitate an open, three-hourlong interactive session with experts.

The sessions will focus on clarifying the doubts that students and parents have about the process.

The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), which is in charge of conducting the process, will depute its resource persons to make a detailed presentation on the subject.

KEA officials, leading academicians and panellists will address queries posed by students and their parents. They will also present various options other than engineering and medicine.

Mahendra S. Kanthi, a professor in the Department of Economics, Saginaw Valley State University, Michigan, U.S., who is also chairman of the Kittur Rani Chennamma Residential Sainik School for Girls, Kittur, will inaugurate the programme and speak on the topic, ‘Pursuing excellence in academic life and enhancing employability'.

The experts taking part include Ameen E. Mudassar, well-known education consultant, who will handle a session on the general education scenario.

V.D. Patil, principal of KLE University's J.N. Medical College, and D.H. Rao, director and principal of Jain College of Engineering, will be the panellists.

CET resource persons Shobha Kulkarni and Savitha will answer students' questions.

MeritTrac, our assessment partner, will conduct an Aptitude and Abilities Test for students.

Free career guide
The Hindu EducationPlus will present students with a free copy of its annual career guidance handbook, a well-researched publication that presents a wide range of specialist articles charting trends, providing information and helping you plan the next step after graduation. The 120-page handbook offers guidance on career options ranging from pure mathematics and medical research to animation and fine arts.

It also carries articles that will help students choose a proper college, demystify the admission process and offer perspective on improving skills and building expertise in a chosen field.

The title sponsor is State Bank of India, Bangalore. Associate sponsors are Bearys Institute of Technology, Mangalore, Padmashree Group of Institutions, Bangalore, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, and Sambhram Institutions.

The programme will be held at Karnataka Law Society's Institute of Management Education and Research (IMER) at Adarsh Nagar, Hindwadi, (Ph: 09731400992, 9379942496) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students should be at the venue 30 minutes prior to the start of the programme for registration.
Courtesy: The Hindu
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