Guiding tomorrow's professionals

This initiative by Deccan Herald and Prajavani received rave reviews by students and parents alike.

Mithun Kashyap, a student of Kumaran’s School, said: ”The seminars were very informative. I came here with a lot of doubts about the counselling process. But the sessions helped clear my doubts. I hope to study medicine.”

Others were excited about Ali Khwaja’s talk. “He is an esteemed academic. I was really looking forward to his speech,” said Deepak, a student of St Joseph’s. Ajit, another student, said: ”The speech by Seetharam was captivating and informative.”

Parents also appreciated the fair. “The sheer volume of colleges present here is staggering. It really helped in exposing my son to the various options available to him,” said Anil, father of a student aspiring to study engineering. Shanti, another parent, said:
“With the numerous choices available for students today, it can be a harrowing task to select the right option. This initiative is a commendable venture to help our children.”

Intensely interested in the fair was Siddharth, another student. "I was unclear on which stream to take. I was only sure that biotechnology was my passion. Khwaja guided me to opt for BE over BSc. I think the question-answer session really benefited me."

Prateek, another student, said: "I wanted to pursue genetics and biotechnology. But after the seminar, I realised that it will take another five years for the industry to regain its momentum."

The seminar also saw students from commerce and arts backgrounds. Ajay, an arts student said: "I came here to see what options were available for me. Though I studied arts, I have a fascination for sciences. The seminar was very illuminating."

Also appreciated was the variety of stalls present. Swami, the grandfather of a student, said: "It is larger than any fair I have seen. My grandson wishes to pursue electrical engineering. The seminar also focused on basic engineering streams and it was an eye-opener."

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