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‘Be judicious in choosing careers'

Staff Reporter

Overwhelming response to The Hindu career counselling

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Sage advice: SKU assistant professor P. Raghunath Reddy addressing the students at

ANANTAPUR: The career counselling session of The Hindu Education Plus was held at the Ecology centre auditorium here on Friday where an overwhelming number of young aspirants of engineering.

The Hindu conducted the session with an aim to create awareness among students about various career opportunities. The session was attended by JNTU, Anantapur, Rector Soundara Rajan, SKU faculty P. Raghunath Reddy, and Vignan University, Guntur, faculty T. Anup Kumar.

Delivering the inaugural address, Y.V. Malla Reddy of the Ecology centre said that it is very important for the students to have knowledge about the career they want to choose at this crucial juncture of their lives, as this would set them on the path chosen by them for the rest of their lives.

Complementing The Hindu for providing an opportunity for the students of the Anantapur district to participate in such sessions before choosing their career in the absence of any such venue for them, he said that this annual programme of The Hindu being held since 2004 has always been a huge success.

Later, Rector Soundara Rajan enlightened the on the pre-requisites of choosing a college while in counselling or otherwise.

He advised the students as well as their parents to check if the college was affiliated to a university accredited by the UGC, as many of them are not.

“It is very important that you choose the right college as well as the course”, he said stressing the importance of the students should be concerned about a reputed institution over newer ones, which might have a few inadequacies.

Responding to queries of the students in a lively atmosphere, assistant professor P. Raghunath Reddy said that research opportunities could be taken up by the students after gaining experience in a job of their liking after completion of their B.Tech.

Mr. Anup Kumar chipped in adding that passion was very important to pursue research in any particular field.

Responding to a question on robotics , Anup Kumar said that students should be good at any one of the three streams of engineering – Mechanical, Electrical and Computer.

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