Selecting a Course for Higher Studies is a daunting task.
Choosing a Course.
The Course one selects for Higher Studies determines the Career.
It is not practical, at this point of time,to debate and stake one’s Life, by arguing about the System of Education in India being one of producing machines that aim to produce mark oriented Curriculum a against real Education which is Character building and about the teaching of Skills to face Life.
Whether one likes it or not the system and society is oriented towards Money.
Before one proceeds further, this fact has to be kept in Mind.
In India, in general there used to be time when parents chose the course,I would not say ‘chose’,-but enrolled in a Course available,for their children.
Our generation studied what our Father has joined us in , married whom he pointed out and we, at least. I, have no regrets,
Now children are better informed and have a clear idea as to what they want to do with their Career and are focused.
This post is for them and parents also may have a few points for them to ponder over.
Parents must realize and accept that to days children have more information(not knowledge) and it is their future .
So one should limit oneself to guiding them and not try setting their Life /Career Agenda for them.
It is essential for parents to get to know the latest trends nd advise children from their stand point and at the same time point out the pitfalls .
It is not ethical and fair trying to ram down your aspiration on your child for he is what He or She is.
At best basic values that go to make good one a good Human Beings has to be inculcated, like Honesty,Integrity, Harming none, hard work, perseverance and nerves of steel to face Life’s problems.
Children also must remember that parents are not enemies; they are interested in your welfare and want to ensure that you do not suffer for none can share your failures or the pain associated with it and they must learn to listen to them .
While choosing a Course, which is 10th standard in India where specialization starts,bear in mind couple of facts.
There are always things you want to do ,pursue and like and what is good what that secures your financial security.
Idealism to pursue what one wants to do is fine ,but to achieve that one needs financial security.
Unfortunately, in Life these two normally do not co-exist.
On balance it is safe to choose something which offers you financial security and affords you the luxury of doing what you want to do.
The same principle works for Jobs as well.
How does one choose a Course?
First one has to find out what he /she is best equipped for and where his/ her interests lie.
In jargon , they are called ‘Aptitudes and Attitudes’.
We shall examine them in the forth coming posts.
This post is about the process of selecting Courses, both in India and abroad and the ways to go about them, including Foreign/Indian Admissions, Fees, Courses, Universities,Financial assistance, Tests to undergo and paper work