Career Counselling Campaign

By Abhyuday IIT Bombay

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Career Counselling Campaign


Vision

The objective of CCC is to bring a career awareness among the students and their parents at secondary school level.Gain awareness and knowledge of self by assessing interests, abilities/ transferable skills, values, and personality as they relate to career choices.Help to identify the factors influencing career development, and help to assess interests, abilities, and values.

Abhyuday, IIT Bombay, the social body of the institute, tries to address this problem, by leading a city-wide initiative, called Career Counselling Campaign (CCC). This program would benefit the student community greatly as it would provide an opportunity for the students to know a vast information about the various career paths and pursue their career according to their interest and resources. Abhyuday, social body of IIT Bombay, an educational institution providing this valuable information will be of great use to the students to design their career wisely.


Problem

In a country of 1.2 billion, there would undoubtedly remain some unsolved issues, and staggering limitations. But when those lurking problems pose a serious challenge to a nation%u2019s development, it really presents a grave danger. One such elephant in the room is lack of education. In our country there are many bright students but due to lack of proper guidance some of them never get the things, which they actually deserve. With about 39% students (source: dnaindia report) dropping out of schools before completing elementary education, the country faces a challenge of growing unskilled labor. There are many reasons. Poverty, poor academic performance, substandard teaching, migration and need for employment to support the family are major factors behind the higher dropout rate of the boys, say experts.


Solution

For most students course choice after 10th and a stream after 12th is matter of chance and societal pressure. They are largely determined by their academic performance and not by choice. Career Counseling is a process that will help students to know and understand themselves and the world of work in order to make career, educational, and life decisions. The goal of this is not only to help people make decisions now, but to give knowledge and skills they need to make future career and life decisions. We aim to guide through the process of goal setting in your career endeavors. The career counselor can help you identify the steps needed to reach important goals along the way as you explore all the career options. This will help people to locate resources and sources of career information. The plan of action is to conduct workshops in schools in Mumbai and later expand it to private schools. The career counselling workshop will also aim at benefiting School Teachers by providing helpful information to them about career planning in a stage when students are in dilemma.


Impact

Launched in 2015, we are well on our course to cover the maximum possible schools in the city. Some of them which we have already covered include:

IDUBS Junior College(Bhandup),

Sahayadri Vidya Mandir Junior College(Bhandup),

Vidya Mandir School and College(Vikhroli),

Agrasen Hindi School and Junior College(Vikhroli) and

JNV Palghar(Palghar)

We have covered around 1000 students from 5 schools and have targeted around 5000 students at end of this year.


In 2016, we have kickstarted the campaign and following is the list of schools we have covered:

6 August : Shree Dayanand Balak, Balika Vidyalay & Junior College : 40 students


Total program cost: INR 60000


Program cost breakup:

No of Sessions: 15-20

Students per session: 200-250

Volunteer per session: 10-12

Cost per student for information booklet: INR 10

Travelling cost per session: INR2000

Total Cost: 15*(200*10 2000) = INR 60000




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Campaign Details

About Campaigner
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Abhyuday IIT Bombay
 
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