Bhopal:Friday, January 16 : In a major initiative to help school students know about career prospects the state government is going to organise a massive week-long campaign to provide career guidance to about ten lakh students from January 27 to February 2. If need is felt it may be extended.Being organised in deference to the desire of the Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the Minister for Education Smt. Archana Chitnis, the campaign will commence on January 17-18 at Bhopal. The state government has decided to deploy fully trained career counsellors to guide students of 10th and 12th classes during the campaign. Under this, subject experts will impart training to over twenty five hundred career counsellors at the College of Excellence on January 17. Smt. Archna Chitnis will inaugurate the career counsellors orientation and training programme at 11 am. Shri Vinay Sahastrabudhe, Director General of Ram Bhau Mhalagi Prabodhini, Mumbai will preside over the function.
Smt. Chitnis would release Career Sopan-1 at the function to be attended among others by Principal Secretaries, Commissioners and Directors of Higher Education, School Education and Technical Education. A cultural programme would also be organised at 6 in the evening for the career counsellors the same day.
Over two thousand career counsellors from all higher secondary schools, colleges, polytechnics, it is and schools run by tribal welfare department will participate in the two-day training programme. They would, in turn, provide career counselling to the students at the camps in all 313 blocks from January 27 on the lines of metro cities.
Over 120 resource persons will impart the training in 39 rooms of the College of Excellence. Elaborate arrangements have been made for this by higher education department.
Career Sopan Part-1
Career Sopan Part-1, to be released by Smt. Chitnis on the occasion, would be provided to all career counsellors. One copy each of the book would be supplied to all educational institutions of the state for library use.
Career Sopan Part-1 contains latest information about career opportunities in various fields. Information with relevant pictures about career activities organised in government colleges, higher secondary schools, technical institutions and the schools run by tribal development department has also been published in the book.
It may be mentioned here that Madhya Pradesh is the only state in the country where useful information about career is being published though Swami Vivekanand Career Guidance Scheme to help students choose career as per their inclination and aptitude. Six career guidebooks have already been published under the scheme. The information contained in Career Sopan Part-1 includes the formalities to get different scholarships, how to get foreign fellowships etc. It also contains information about various competitive examinations including AIEEE, IIT, PET, MPPMT, CPMT, CA, ICDA, ICFAI, FAI.