Acquire skills to beat stress, says DC to students

Hundreds attend DH-PV CET pre-counselling guidance session

Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, on Saturday, advised the students aspiring to join professional courses to acquire the skills to beat the stress.

Addressing second PUC students, who are set to appear for common entrance test (CET) counselling and COMED-K counselling, during the DH-PV CET pre-counselling guidance session, organised by Deccan Herald and Prajavani, in association with Acharya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, in the city, Shikha pointed out that the younger generation is undergoing a lot of stress, that needs to be addressed at the earliest.

Though the younger generation is very smart, they have to develop skills to accept the challenges without fear. Here, emotional quotient counts more than intelligence quotient. Such skills can be gained through good habits, she said.

Drawing an analogy between the past and present, the Deputy Commissioner said: “Earlier, it was difficult to obtain information, which required a lot of efforts. Moreover, there were also not much reference materials. Now, in a changed scenario, a volley of information is available and can be obtained at the click of the cellphone”.

Narrating her own experience as a student aspiring to become an engineer, she said, earlier it was physical interaction with the candidates personally visiting the CET cell as per the procedure. In recent days, it has been made simpler with the online process before the counselling.

She disclosed her unsavoury experience, when she erred in selecting a college in Tamil Nadu. “By mistake, I had selected a college in Trichy, against the preferred Coimbatore. It was corrected in the second round,” she said.

The Deputy Commissioner said, how her husband succeeded in medical course, after a bad experience by selecting an engineering course. “His lack of interest in mathematics proved costly in pursuing an engineering course,” she added.

HoD, Community Medicine, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute (MMC and RI), Dr S N Manjunath spoke on the significance medicine courses, from pre-Independence era till date, considered as the phase of neo-liberal economy and health sector.

Dr Manjunath said, Ayurveda has gained ground in recent days, offering many opportunities for post-graduates in the realm. With the government also creating more jobs at the primary level, there is no dearth of opportunities, he added.

Joint Director (Academics), JSS Mahavidyapeeth, B G Sangameshwara advised the students to go by their interest rather than succumbing to peer or parental pressure. All branches in engineering offer enormous job opportunities. Some of the students and also parents interacted with the speakers, to get their confusions cleared on various topics, he said.

Chief of Bureau, Prajavani, Mysuru, M S Rajendra Kumar, General Manager (Circulation), The Printers (Mysore) Private Limited, Oliver Wesley, Manager, Mysuru, Deepak Patel were present.

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