Kolkata, Mar 11 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): The most critical thing for children to have a successful career is that their teachers and parents must understand their field of interest and not force just a random choice on their shoulders, said a noted educationist here on Friday.
[ReviewAZON asin=”0553380303″ display=”inlinepost”]“Teachers and parents should learn to recognise the flare of the students and be sympathetic to that choice for them to have a fruitful career,” said Dr Bharati Roy, an eminent educationist, at a talk session here.
The programme was organised on the sidelines of the launch of an education directory ‘What Next’ for prospective higher education students in West Bengal published jointly by education company JIS Group and trade lobby The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The directory aims to provide students an easy access to the colleges and courses in the state that they might want to take up after completing their 12th grade.
The talk session organised on the occasion of the directory’s launch also saw the participation of the vice chancellors of Jadavpur University Pradip Narayan Ghosh and West Bengal University of Technology Sabyasachi Sengupta.
Ghosh said that for a student to make a right decision after completing their school education they must take a break and think over what they really want to do instead of pursuing a stereotype career option.
“After being oppressed by parents and toiling for 12 years, the first thing a student should do is take break. They should read books, literature and contemplate on what they want to do and not dive right into a rat race for a ‘good job’,” he said.
India’s lack of higher education infrastructure and faculty also came up in the discussion and the panelists spoke on the perks of pushing ahead for a doctorate degree which opens several high-paying and challenging avenues.
In a session that bashed roaring trade of private tutoring unanimously, the consensus reigned in on the fact that education and career is first a student’s own choice and best advice for them would be to go in for something for which they have a genuine fascination.