To help them take that step judiciously, Deccan Herald and Prajavani have organised a two-day fair –– “Jnana Degula” –– on Saturday and Sunday to help students decide on their further studies.
To be held at Palace Grounds (Tripuravasini Entrance), the fair will feature a pre-counselling guidance session for the Common Entrance Test (CET) candidates and those who had appeared for the Under Graduate Entrance Test conducted by the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K).
Besides, there will be a career counseling and lectures by eminent members from the industry and academia.
There will also be representation from various universities and institutions from the fields of engineering, medicine, architecture, banking, hotel and business management, fashion designing, aeronautics, animation, business administration et al.
Chartered accountancy institutes, education consultants, English language centres, IELTS preparation institutes, IT colleges, textile institutes and travel academies among others will also help students understand what they must pursue.
The event, which is sponsored by Gems B School, AMC-City Institutions, IMBT Business School, Cambridge Institution of Technology (CiTech), CMR Group of Institutions, Bangalore, MS Engineering College, Acharya Institute of Technology, Reva Group of Institutions, BNM Institute of Technology and Wiztoonz will, in line with its previous editions, take thousands of students through details that one needs to know before pursuing higher studies.
The event will also have a host of exhibitors.Host of speakers
Among the speakers are Prof K E Radhakrishna, founder of Sa-Mudra Foundation and Yuva Help Line, and the Governor's nominee in the syndicate of Karnataka State Women's University, Bijapur; Rajendra Desai, an IIM, IIT graduate and entrepreneur, now engaged as Associate Professor at Xavier Institute of Management, Bangalore; Dr M I M Nehruzii, chairman of the GEMS Business School; Dr Anil Rawat, director of the Institute of Business Management & Technology and head of the National Initiative on e-Commerce, Dr Madhukar G Angur, Chancellor of Alliance University, Bangalore; M R Seetharam, director, M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore and Secretary, Gokula Education Society, Dr Ali Khwaja, career counsellor and author of over 30 books, and Dr Sivaraman Kumar, who has served as executive secretary and test director of COMED-K entrance tests for years.