Odisha government has decided to open career counselling cells in universities and colleges to enhance the students’ reach for opportunities and prepare them for future challenges.
On a pilot basis, these cells would be opened first in Utkal, Berhampur, Sambalpur universities and Rama Devi Women’s University from this academic session for which initially Rs 50 lakh will be spent. For subsequent years, the budget has been fixed at Rs 18 lakh.
“Once opened, the cells would give ample opportunities for aspiring students to explore job prospects. The active participation of institutional experts from the agencies and HR firms could give greater on-site experience,” said an Education Department official.
“The cells along with the equal opportunity centres of the universities will organise classes on setting goals for life and motivation. The Centres will also arrange programmes to avoid stress among students when they appear for interviews and examinations,” the official added.
The career counselling cell would act as a resource centre of information, guidance and counselling with free accessibility and interest-based global connectivity as well as exchange of information on professional placements.
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