A majority of students at the Jnana Degula education fair were interested in pursuing an engineering degree. However, the career choices of a number of others were more diverse.
Take Joyal Thomas and Bensam Matthews for example. Besides having been classmates at St Clare School, Jalahalli, the two share a very strong passion for chemistry. A six-year integrated course in Pharm-D (Doctorate in Pharmacy) is what they are looking at, in order to pursue their ultimate goal of going into research.
“I know our choice of career is not very popular in the country. However, we enjoy organic chemistry and have set our minds on our career path. M S Ramaiah Group of Institutions and Manipal University have the integrated course we were looking for and we will be enquiring more about it,” said Joyal.
Aishwarya Ramesh remembers being passionate in the same way about flying and always thinking about planes as a little girl. Although she was not able to fulfil her dream of becoming a pilot, she intends to get into aeronautical or aerospace engineering, a field that is just coming up, according to experts.
“I could not become a pilot, but I can surely be involved in the process of designing and making one. Institutes like R V College, Acharya Institute and BMS College offer such courses,” she said.
While Aishwarya Ramesh wants to design planes, her friend Aishwarya Ravi is more interested in the aesthetics of buildings and structures. Having recently given her National Aptitude Test In Architecture (NATA), she is hoping to get into a good school of architecture. “There is a very good institute in Tumkur. However, we have some institutions like Manipal University here,” said Aishwarya Ravi.
For Vrushali Rao, nothing is decided as yet on what she wants to do after PUC. However, she has a feeling that she may just take up Interior Designing. “I am yet to decide, but then I have already seen some institutes that offer the course.”