Students after clearing their XII board exams are baffled by several questions while choosing a correct institution for Higher Education. “Will I be able to appear in the exams or test that are needed for my admission application to be accepted?” “Is the University I chose a correct one?” “Does my college have foreign collaboration?” Such questions have been in minds of students during COVID-19 pandemic.
Students should utilise this time well to find an institution that provides the best academic facilities, better career opportunities, placements and overall growth depending on the interest.
Here’s a list of points to be considered by each candidate while choosing the right college/varsity:
Pursuing Higher Education in India/Abroad
The pandemic has washed out the “study abroad” thoughts of lakhs of students in India. Many students and parents now are looking for studying in India only. But, for those who want to study abroad must know that the Indian Higher Education system is considered to be on par with foreign varsities/colleges. India is the third-largest in the world after U.S and China and several institutions have foreign tie-ups. These collaborations assist Indian Varsities/Colleges to design their curriculum in alignment with foreign ones and offer a specialization too. Some Institutions also inculcate the study of a foreign language to help the candidate land a job abroad.
Adapting to new technologies
For increasing your chances of getting recruited soon, the candidates must look for the Varsity which offers courses that are related to future jobs. These days the newly emerging fields are- Artificial Intelligence, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Cyber Security, Cloud Technology etc. So, find the right course for yourself. Many Higher Education Institutes offer Specialization courses in these technologies.
A very important learning outcome of this pandemic is that we have understood the importance of self-reliance. While we gradually work towards reducing our dependence on imports, we must think on preparing ourselves for the immense opportunities available in the fields of manufacturing, technology and services. Students should inspire themselves to tap this opportunity to become Entrepreneurs of the future. Many Varsities/Colleges in India offer specially designed courses that teach students to start their business journey. Also, these varsities/colleges help a candidate by giving seed-funds. Institutes like IITs and IIMs also have Incubation centres i.e. an in-campus business house that supports the young entrepreneurs by providing the infrastructure(college building).