Saturday, March 14, 2015

How to deal with exam stress?

The term 'exam stress' can be broadly defined as a feeling of anxiety over one's performance in the exams, the results and reaction of parents and friends; all weigh upon students to create exam stress.

Well examination is a form to judge your preparation, so keep aside your fear and before the examination gear yourself well. Prepare the entire important topics well. On the day of the examination avoid last minute mugging and stressing. And you should have a good sleep the previous night.

Some of the important facts for having a relaxed mind during exams are as follows:
·         It’s good to be an organized person, keep all the required things for exams handy like your  admit card, stationery, watch etc. last minute searching for things can stress your mind and further create panic during exam and in return it might be more disastrous.
·         Before you to go to exam always take energy producing food and avoid heavy food as might make you sleepy during exams. Never go in empty stomach as you might end up concentrating more on your hunger than your exam Paper. Fruit, milk, eggs are good source of energy. Strictly no to rice or puri they are really heavy. If possible carry a water bottle with you to exam hall to rehydrate.
·         Before the examination just be relaxed and don’t let your brain stress by feeding more information into it as it’s already worked – up. Be confident to whatever you have learned and try to put a good picture of what you have prepared. A tired mind will do no good, so it’s necessary to go the hall with a refreshed mind. Instead of trying to revise that very last point you forgot to learn, try to recall those topics in your head. Keep an organized and open mind without putting a pressure on yourself to learn that other point. The chances are you will only remember what you learn before exam and panic with other parts.
·         Once you get the question paper in your hand make a quick plan how to invest time in each question and mark the questions which you know the best  and attempt them first , in this manner you will appreciate yourself  for remembering the solutions and answer and your brain will work better. Never curse yourself if you forgot or didn’t study something which you thought of studying, as thinking of it would just waste your time and would be fruitful if concentrate on the present situation.
·         It is very important to check your answers again in the end. Devote your last 15 minutes to review your answers and in this process you might come across with careless mistakes and make the required corrections accordingly.
·         Avoid discussing on how your friends have written, as knowing how your friend did would add more worries.you are losing your time and peace of mind trying to know what others did or spending energy on worrying which is already past. Concentrate on how you will face your next exam or how you are going to spend your time efficiently.


All the best!

Monday, March 2, 2015

23 Things Every Teen Should Do for a Happy, Healthy Life

  1. Realize that you control what goes into your body.
  2. Realize that it's never too late to start adopting healthy habits. You get a do‑over.
  3. Walk ten thousand steps a day (about five miles).
  4. Have one buddy who shares your ideals about living a healthy lifestyle and who you're comfortable talking with about healthy habits.
  5. Avoid known toxins such as tobacco, bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics, and toxins found in dry cleaning and some cosmetic products.
  6. Regularly avoid the major categories of unhealthy foods: saturated fats, trans fats, added sugar, added syrup, non–100 percent whole grains.
  7. Eat cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, and arugula three times a week.
  8. Take a multivitamin every day and get your recommended daily amount of calcium through food or supplements as well as vitamin D and omega-3 fats.
  9. Floss and brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day.
  10. Have your waist size equal less than half your height (in inches).
  11. Sleep seven and a half to eight hours a night (in greater than ninety-minute blocks).
  12. Do some kind of exercise nearly every day, including some form of resistance exercise and cardiovascular exercise.
  13. Do one small (or big) form of stress management every day. Have your vaccinations against major diseases up to date.
  14. Commit to not texting and driving.
  15. Have a passion. And do it as often as you can! Safely.
  16. Protect your ears from noise louder than a lawn mower (including keeping your personal device on less than 70 percent of max when using earphones).
  17. Keep your phone and other devices out of your hands (and away from your eyes) while driving (or walking, if you're in urban areas).
  18. Find a mentor.
  19. Practice smart internet safety, knowing that what you write or post can be saved forever, and be smart about who you communicate with.
  20. Eliminate processed foods from your diet and substitute 100 percent whole wheat flour for white flour where you can.
  21. Eat five servings of fruits and veggies per day.
  22. Eat fruit but skip the juice unless you are specifically trying to gain weight.
  23. Wear a helmet when cycling, biking and wear a seat belt whenever you're in a car.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sports plays an important role in a student's life, at Manav Rachna International University.


Revisiting some of the important elements of success in a student’s life, Sports can be recognized as an essential contributor in shaping a successful academic life of a student.
When we talk of sports, it is narrowed down to the concept of playing ‘a’ particular game, or a sport.  When we talk of sports persons we often relate it with athletes or the sports champions and most necessarily in India, cricketers.

How a student’s life is associated with sports?

When we fail to associate sports as a way of life, we fail to decipher the meaning of the word ‘SPORTS’ and its benefits to all the members of the society.
The purpose of introducing sports in primary, secondary and university level of education is still a disillusioned subject in India.

Sports is often encouraged as a part of education system but now many perceive it as it being ‘education’ itself. Interest in any sporting activity allows students from any academic background to boost their confidence and rejuvenate themselves as they are exhausted by our rote learning system.

Sports field is the only platform where all students can weigh their own potential and stamina to fight and excel. A spirit of ‘do or die’ is generated giving each student hope to perform better in the next round. This essentially helps students in training their minds in the right manner and shaping positive attitude towards their career, as they can acknowledge failure and success with equal zeal.

Universities must encourage sports and ensure good infrastructural setups in the campus, for students to choose their interest games (indoor/outdoor). This is the most effective & efficient therapy as a part of improving the soft skills of the students, preparing them to take on the challenges in their respective fields with the same sporting spirit.

Most of the educational institutes facilitates compulsory extracurricular and physical education once every week. This however does not benefit students in long term as the goal to improve students’ state of health and physical condition can be achieved through regular sporting exercises.

Most of the Universities have sports centers to engage their students in different sporting disciplines which include badminton, table tennis, carom, cycling, basket ball, football and some brain cracking games like chess and sudoko.

Experience has shown that regular sports exercises are beneficial to students’ academic achievements and shared training often brings students together.

Manav Rachna International University(MRIU) have set example with the stupendous performance of their students’ in various sports discipline. Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) has acclaimed a good position when it comes to sports participation among-st its students.

Alumni members of MRIU like Gagan Narang, an Ace Shooter, have etched his name in the International sports platform making the nation proud. He is the Alumni of Faculty of Management Studies at MRIU, and was felicitated by the Hon’ble Minister of Sports of India Shri Sarbananda Sonowal at Vigyan Bhawan this year for his recent achievements in Common Wealth and Asian Games. 

MRIU not only boasts about their sports champions who have passed out from the University but also takes pride in the sporting attitude of its students who have achieved excellence in their respective fields.
MRIU has the state-of-the art facilities and infrastructure, enabling its students to benefit the most and excel in their academics and other chosen fields.Sports is given utmost priority at the MRIU, which encourages its students to participate in indoor and outdoor sports activities as well as represent their university in National Inter-university competitions. The sports culture of the college has inculcated a winning spree and a sportsman attitude among its students leading them to become more active, energized, and focused in their career.

MRIU promotes Sports as ‘the best way of leading a student life’.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Campus Placement Management System

Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) at Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) has introduced a student friendly web application for their placement cell. This application aims to bring all the stake holders including students, faculties, recruiters, placement coordinators and various departments on one single platform. This application will update the students about the companies visiting the University for the ‘On Campus Placement’.

This Campus Placement Management System (CPMS) launched recently at MRIU is meticulously designed to aid students in planning their career approach. Campus placement cell serves as an important platform for students to get their first job or start their career in the right place at the right time.

Students can now register online with their placement cell and even list down their ‘dream job companies’. This will allow the University to prepare collect data of students who prefer ‘a particular’ company’. Once the students have prescribed their job preferences based on the companies visiting the college campus, they are sent alerts with all the details about the company and their required credentials.

This helps students prepare well for their on campus placement interviews. The CPMS also helps in mitigating chances of wasting a placement seat in a company as it updates the placement coordinators on the placement status of each student during the on campus placement.


It is not only the students who benefit from this system but the companies who come to recruit fresher’s and give them direct entry to the organization are able to pick the best from the lot.


In the present situation with umpteen options and increasing competition in the job market, students often reflect a confused mindset. They have a higher tendency to apply for all the available job options irrespective of their interest. This lands them into a greater trouble in the later course of their career.

Companies have often expressed their regret on picking a wrong candidate from the on campus placement system. They believe that best students are already picked by the company who visits the campus first.

The data collected by the CPMS in MRIU automatically updates the preferences mentioned by students about their desired company, job role and expected pay package. This helps the company assess and filter the students on the basis of their inputs(if provided by students) and thus plan their  potential candidates for the interview. Students are sent alerts reminding them of the interviwew dates on a regular basis.

The manual procedure of registering for the campus placement is tiem consuming and creates trouble for both the students and the University in managing data and information. Often students miss the dead line as they have to physically approach the placement cell office and stand in queue for hours to get themselves registerd.

The purpose of CPMS is not only to make the on campus placement process less tiresome but to create one staorage place for all the information concerning one student.

The CPMS allows students at MRIU to maintain an organized Resume which is automatically updated with their academic records submitted to the administration at the time of their admission.

This one applicant can manage three bodies, namely recruiters, students and the University in a coordinated manner reducing chances of data loss and data duplication. It further maintains the data log of all its students for future reference of the University and the recruiting companies.

Each student of MRIU will be allotted a separate login ID gives them access to this CPMS application where they can receive all the information and status report of the on campus placement. 

All required information pertaining to recruiting company, their required qualification criteria, their eligibility criteria, list of approaching companies for the campus recruitment, schedule of interview dates as well as online registration is now available from time to time to the students who are registered with the placement cell via the CPMS.

Campus placement is one of the most essential stages in a student’s life. A cogent decision at this stage helps students achieve their goal in lesser time. MRIU has attempted to simplify this decision making process for students to have a successful career at the right place.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Why Physiotherapy can fit in as a good career option

“Health is the complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free of physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open”  said  Late Shri BKS Iyengar, the renowned Indian Yogacharya, who taught world how yoga practice and a healthy body could assure a successful life.

A healthy life is always considered more important than a rich life.

We always look up to Doctors as a savior in our bad health days. With the growing population and urbanization, keeping environment health friendly is nearly impossible in our country. Extending one’s own capacity to keep self physically fit has become a challenge.

In the present context, Doctors share their responsibility partially and sometimes equally with a physiotherapist. Human body is not just dependent on the medical treatment for recuperating from illness. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in recovering and rehabilitating a body for a permanent cure.

Physiotherapy is a branch of the para-medical science that helps in management of various neuromuscular, skeleton and other system of the body. Physiotherapy means physio-therapeutic system of medicine which includes examination, diagnose, treatment, advice and instruction in cases of movement dysfunction, body malfunction, physical disorder, disability, healing and recovery from any neurological disorder and after surgical treatment therapy for early and faster recovery. It aids in healing  from trauma & disease physical & mental conditions using physical agents including exercise, mobilization, manipulation, mechanical and electrotherapy activity & devices or diagnosis treatment & prevention.

Initially, Physiotherapists were mostly a diploma degree holder and were more technically equipped. Theoretical education was not given much priority. With the increasing demand for physiotherapist in health service sectors as well as in the corporate world, the entire profession of physiotherapy has been re-defined.All the big hospitals and health care units in India have physiotherapy departments. This opens ample job opportunities for the fresher’s lot who are acquiring the degree in this flourishing subject.

Physiotherapy has a role to play during the pre-operation and post operation stage in a patient’s life. It is a medicine required by people of varied age group. Some of the primary reasons that lead to a success of the physio-therapeutic study is:

Physical therapy became more essential as a rehabilitation and recovery tool for patients facing muscular pains, body malfunctioning, neurological disorder, paralysis or even for curing body injury causing joint pains.

Students who want to pursue a health service stream are now open to learning this para-medical science.Choice of a good University for attaining a balanced skill and theoretical degree course plays a significant role in launching oneself in this career profile. 

The primary purpose of Schools of Physiotherapy, and their tradition, is to develop in their students the cognitive and practical breadth required to function as competent practitioners immediately on graduation, with the capacity to continue to learn and develop. As schools within universities, they also seek to provide students with broad educational experiences, assisting them to develop generic skills such as independent learning, teamwork, responsibility towards other people, problem solving abilities and the like.

Some of the best Universities in town are providing a meticulously designed curriculum for a proper bachelors and masters programme in Physiotherapy.

Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) has created its own niche in this department. The Courses and the Department of Physiotherapy at MRIU are recognized by The Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) and the Delhi Council for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (DCPTOT).

The Faculty of Applied Science has given due importance to the physiotherapy course which offers following courses:

  • Diploma in Physiotherapy (DPT): The duration of the course is 3 years with six months of compulsory internship.
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy ( BPT/BPTh): The duration of the course is 4 years with 6 months of compulsory internship.
  • Masters in Physiotherapy(MPT/ MPTh): The course duration varies from 2-3 years.
  • Doctor In Philosophy (PhD).

"Surgeons can reconstruct a broken joint but it is only a physiotherapist who can mobilize it”, said Dr. Pooja Anand, the H.O.D at MRIU Physiotherapy department, in Faculty of Applied Science (FAS).

According to her, the sedentary lifestyle of people particularly youngsters does not allow them to take time out for some physical activity. Moreover, there is lack of knowledge about the right physical activity.

“Physical exercise has a scientific aspect associated to it. It is a subjective practice and varies from person to person. The same exercise might not be beneficial for everyone. A physiotherapist is trained to understand this science of exercising and can help people recognize the most appropriate physical activity suited to their body requirement”, said Dr. Anand.

Body fitness calls for perfect balance between a healthy diet and proper muscular movement of our body. Young people who are most active participants in various sports activities face injury on a daily basis. At this point, physiotherapy treatment is most essential particularly for the sports person. 

Therefore, there is a growing demand for physiotherapist in the sports field. Earlier, their demand was mostly confined to cricket but now their role in table tennis, lawn tennis, billiards, horse riding, swimming etc, is palpable. After getting a Masters degree a physiotherapist can also opt for teaching. The growing incidence of lifestyle-related diseases like hypertension, obesity, etc is opening up more vistas for physiotherapists.

Every hospital in the country today have a physio-therapeutic treatment centre, well equipped with trained physiotherapist. This section has become a mandatory requirement for all health services.

MRIU stands out with its physiotherapy programme as it emphasizes on providing a skill centric paradigm that allows its students to have more hands on training with a professional assistance.

What gives MRIU students an edge over other University's Physiotherapy programme:

Some of the important factors that stands out the physiotherapy programme of MRIU is the availability of following benefits:
  • Sound Infrastructure
  • Health Service Collaboration
  • Foreign Exchange Programmes
  • International Standard Syllabi
  • Experience Faculty Members
MRIU has over 70 students enrolled for its Bachelor n Physiotherapy (BPT) programme every year. MRIU syllabi are updated with the International standard and are well accepted by the International organizations/ Institutes. This proves advantageous for MRIU students who travel abroad in pursuit of a job or further research study in the subject.

The faculty members at MRIU are not just acclaimed to be the best in their field but have served the health service sector for years, which helps students get more resourceful guidance from an experienced faculty.

The FAS has also sought an active student-faculty exchange programme with Faculty of Health and Social Science, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Lahti, Finland and Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, U.K to promote research with the vision to keep abreast with latest global trends in physiotherapy and evidence based physiotherapy practice.

Besides this, the students and faculty of FAS has extensively given Physiotherapy support in various Industrial Health Camps at NCR, Community Health Camps at various Resident Welfare Associations, Handicapped Children Rehabilitation support, Geriatric Rehabilitation camps. 

They have also rendered Sports Physiotherapy support in Rajiv Gandhi Asian Kabaddi Championship (Jan 2010), Chaudhary Ranbir Singh Hooda Memorial Football Championship (Jan 2011), Haryana State Roller Skating Championship (17-19 Dec 2010), Haryana State Games (Oct 2010), Fencing State Level Tournament (3-7 Aug 2010).

A MoU was signed between Bangladesh Institute of Sports Sciences (BISS), Dhaka, Bangladesh and MRIU.Both BISS and MRIU agreed to share a commitment to high quality education in health, sports and therapies.This has been one of the significant steps taken by MRIU in strengthening its learning process in the Sports science and medicine in the dept. of Physiotherapy.

The out patient department(OPD) of Physiotherapy in MRIU is very well equipped with sophisticated instruments like KINCOM ISOKINETIC DYNAMOMETER, EMG Biofeedback, MWD, SWD, US Therapy and many more to render customized physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation for physical ailments like arthritis, spondylitis, back ache, shoulder injuries, sports injuries and many more physical treatable medical conditions in the Neurological and Cardio-respiratory medical conditions. 

MRIU also conducts variety of patient rehabilitation oriented sessions like arthritis rehabilitation program, back ache care program, shoulder rehabilitation program, stroke rehabilitation program, cerebral palsy treatment program, parkinson’s rehabilitation program, exercise programs, aerobics, core strengthening program , ante-natal and post-natal pregnancy exercises program, sports training program, and nutritional counseling for all age groups.
The department has nurtured active tie-ups with renowned hospitals like VIMHANS Hospital, Apollo, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Center, Fortis Escorts Hospital, National Stadium, Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, major sports training camps, National Games, Haryana State Level Games, Sarvodaya Hospital, ESI Hospital, Helpage India, ERC School for Special Children, several Old Age Homes, Handicapped Schools, Metro Heart Institute and many more.
 In US, Finland, New Zealand and Australia Physiotherapy is an important study course pursued by a huge chunk of learning population. In India, in the recent years, we have seen an increase in awareness about this programme among-st the students, who have biology and science as their subjects in plus 2. Physiotherapy is no more a blue collared job. It has successful risen itself above the level of being considered an extra profession for unsuccessful MBBS students.

Physiotherapy is considered as a lucrative career option for science students who intend to serve in the health sector.  Students after completing their masters/ research in the subject choose to open their own Physiotherapy centers’.  Most of the students get good package deal outside India, where physiotherapist has an essential role  in fitness routine of a common man. Some hospitals in India choose to pay physiotherapists according to the number of patients he or she sees. Initial remuneration of physiotherapists varies from place to place. A good Physiotherapist who has a sound knowledge and an experienced hand can earn a handsome amount in this profession.

To be a successful Physiotherapist one needs to have a heart to serve the society and an interpersonal skill to communicate with people, who are not patients as they just want to live a healthy long life. Physiotherapist play a vital role in strengthen the spirit of the geriatrics section. Although India is much touted as a young nation, its spirit lies in the healthy survival of the elderly people.

“Prevention is better than cure”- is a philosophy practiced by all Physiotherapist and MRIU trains you best in this practice.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Student Orientation Programme

Student orientation programme plays an important role in a students transition to a university life. Orientation programmes are aimed at familiarizing the students to an unknown campus environment, its faculties and infrastructure. It enables them to make essential connection with studies and develop network among other peers.
“Where will be my classroom? What will be my majors, What is the course structure?” Umpteen numbers of questions looms in the minds of students, when they start their college life.
In the beginning of the first year, students need to be made acquainted to their surroundings in the campus. This includes introductory sessions, giving them an overview of the university life; the rules and regulations mandated for each student in a particular college/ faculty.It is an essential period at the beginning of the college session, which allows the students to get settled in their new environment.
Teacher coordinator of every stream sets a model of introductory orientation programme that includes academic as well as social activities.
The three basic goals of any university/college  when organizing an orientation week/month are:
  • Introducing students to their college life.
  • Incorporating them in the university environment.
  • Giving opportunity to the university members and faculties to get connected to the new batch.
Introducing Students to a college life
This is the most essential aspect of an orientation programme in any university, irrespective of the nature of the course. Students need to be made aware of the social environment of their university/college. This social factor most definitely includes the extracurricular activities, social clubs, events, workshops and other special training programmes available in the college course. This encourages them and helps them in getting socially integrated with the college culture. In the early few weeks of the college itself, a student should be able to discover his interest in any of the college activities other than the mainstream course. Social involvement will make sure that students don’t lose interest in the college life and hence are regular with their attendance.
Introductory sessions most importantly aims at giving an overview about the academic course, pursued by the students. By giving a rough idea of academic expectations, students are prepared for the challenges they might face during their graduation/post graduation programmes.
Often in the orientation programmes, eminent lecturers and experts in various fields are introduced to the new students, to mentally prepare them for awaited professional life they have set out to achieve.
Orientation programmes in colleges also give opportunities to students where they can self evaluate their aptitude level, by participating in the workshops and discussion sessions. Attending Orientation enables students to make important connections with the collegiate environment, academic studies, peers and network with the campus community.
 Incorporating students in the university environment
The second most important aspect of an orientation programme is to make students accustomed to the campus surrounding. For many students going to college may be their first experience away from home, so orientation programme gives them the required aid in getting acquainted with their new neighbourhood.
Answering all their queries and doubts, counseling, guiding them in the choice of their social clubs are some of the activities involved in these orientation sessions.
In this manner, orientation helps students get their attitude right as best suited for the new place.Campus maps, guided tours in the campus allow them to physically get apprised of the college interiors so that they do not find themselves lost. Orientation programmes are the best platform for the new students to get a total overview of what all a university has to offer.
Giving opportunity to the university members and faculty to get connected with the new batch.
Involving the entire university community in the orientation programme is the most effective aspect as it gives the students and teachers an equal opportunity to interact with each other. The entire campus community including the faculty, dining services, housing, facilities management, and student activities groups gets involved in this programme of welcoming new students.
The interaction among the students and the college community strengthens student’s persistence in the college. A feeling of belongingness is inculcated in student’s mind during the orientation, which makes them feel a part of the university community. Institutions appoint old students as the orientation leaders who can also share their own experience with the newcomers and make them aware of the awaited experience.

Conclusion

Orientation programmes serve as a foundation for college/university success. It sets a lasting impression for new students and their families.The main purpose of a good orientation session in a college is to bridge the gap between the professors and the students, ensuring a smooth communication between the two. A good orientation programme should be designed in a manner that it can answer all the queries of the students, before they are asked.
A structured orientation model can aid all the participants including students, faculty members, administration, parents and current students. Orientation marks a successful beginning of a college session as it assures to the new students that they made a good decision in their college choice. It also helps students prepare for a successful career with clear vision about what lies ahead and what can be  achieved at the end of their courses.

Student Orientation is a warm up session for students before they are ready to hit the ground for their final performance, for a successful career. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Factors that Influences your Career Choice: 7 P’s of Career Selection

Career selection is an important stage in a student’s life. It influences a number of decisions that he/she takes based on their career choices. Choice of a subject, a university, an institution, a company, a job profile depends on the career one chooses to pursue.

Nowadays it is quite certain to find students confused or unaware of their career path, even after having completed their graduation. They seem unsure of the degrees they hold as it doesn’t given them a clear vision of what they want to do.

Career Planning is no more a one time occurrence which would end with the decision of the right university or college. It extends till we get the right job and get a satisfying work profile.
After completion of schooling, one tends to select a stream based on their previous best performance. If a student scores 90 percentile in Science he/she wants to become an engineer/ doctor and likewise they go for commerce and every other subject. In more than 90% of the cases, it turns out to be haste or a wrong decision. The basis on which we evaluate our career choice remains unjustified.

Students who face exam anxiety and fail to perform up to their standard in the classroom tests are left out in the race. They are treated as a non-performer or a below average student. Similarly there are few who manage to excel just by rote learning. Some depend on their families to take the right call; well, some choose to follow the crowd. There is no clarity of one’s self interest. This is the first wrong step that can lead them to a wrong path.

A wrong career choice can also increase the investment cost of a student in his/her education. Every time when a student’s career vision oscillates it calls for unnecessary expenditure. Most of the students invest huge amount of money as well as time in getting clarity over their career choice. They keep changing their subjects, even after having done majors in a particular subject they end up choosing a totally different profession.

What is most important is to have a good and clear career choice at an early stage so that it allows one to excel and achieve better in the chosen profession.

Brig. S. N. Setia, the Director of the ICT who has been associated with the Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) for long , has carved out 7 most common factors that influence the career choice of a student, which often swerves them from making the correct choice.

Parents’ Desire/Parental Pressure: Choosing a career just to live up to the parents expectation is the most common decision taking by students at an early stage, which they tend to regret later. Most of the students from business families are by default expected to choose commerce and hence B.Com or BBA as their suited career course. Some who resist submit to the parental pressure leading to an unsuccessful career graph. Such influences under the garb of adhering to their guardians wish are considered unfruitful for the students in long run.

Peer Persuasion: This is the easiest way of getting away from taking self decision. Most of the students want to follow the crowd to get to their destination. ‘Follow your friends’ is the most trending exercise visible during the selection of a university/college. Majority choice is considered the best choice. This mindset has increased the count in the mediocre group where students fail to succeed in their career and just keep on it with an average performance.

Past Performance: This is in fact the most unjustified and distorted basis of analyzing one’s performance and interest area. In India, we are not only churned in an old education system of rote learning but we believe in the numbers to prove our caliber. This practice of determining one’s interest field based on one time exam performance has often led to a wrong career decision.

Potential: Potential of a student can be legitimate criterion for choosing a career. Very few are able to identify their potential and choose their subject of knowledge based on it. A career selected on the basis of one’s potential has greater prospect of assuring success.

Placements: We wish to choose a profession that can provide for our bread and butter. 
Placement opportunities in a particular university are thus considered most important factor for the students when they harp about their career choice. Good placement options are an important motivation driver for students in their Career Planning.

Personality Driven: Most of the people choose their interest field on the basis of their personality and character. It can be the other way around also,  when a career chooses them based on their personality. Here personality includes not only the outward presentation of a student but the perception he/she holds about society. A good communicator, who has good command on his/her language skills, is more inclined towards a mass communication stream. Similarly, a good leader who has the capacity to influence masses chooses a management field. Personality traits always help in deciding a good career, for it is easy to hone the skills we already acquire.

Affordability (Paisa): This is the basic and the most essential criterion for most of them who set out to make their career. Affordability or Paisa in lay man’s language determines the purchasing power of  individuals who dares to dream. In India, when Right to Education aims to ensure education for all, it fails to distribute the standard quality of education. One, who can afford it, can only receive the ace quality training, knowledge and plum opportunities. Most of the students neglect their interest and choose a career that fits their pocket well.

Brig. Setia says” Career choice should not be based on any particular model or concept. One should choose his/her career on the basis of his interest in a particular area. The above mention model of 7 P’s can only be an influential factor in the career selection process, it should not be the criterion for Career Planning”.

Career Planning is essential to ensure a successful and enriching work life.