Recently, a book titled “At the career threshold” – What after Standard 12? By Gujarat Pradesh Congress President Arjun Modhwadiya and senior leaders Congress leaders Shankarsinh Vaghela and Siddharthbhai Patel.
This is for the 9th consecutive year in succession when Gujarat Congress has published a very useful book on Career Councelling, a ready recknor, for parents and students of Gujarat in era of cut throat competition.
The book will be made available at all Districts of Gujarat and from City Congress Committee Office, it will be provide free of cost.
Speaking in the occasion GPCC President Modhwadia stated that selection of courses after Standard-12 becomes very important. This is a humble effort by Gujarat Unit of Congress party for the ninth consecutive year to make available this book with a view to help students of Gujarat for selection of proper courses in the present days of competitive age keeping in view their abilities. This Career Guidance Program has been given prominent place in the report published of Indian National Congress Committee at its National Convention. The Union Government led by Congress Party has enacted a historical Act “Right to Education Act” for ensuring fundamental right of every child to have education. Government of Gujarat has remained directionless so far as implementation of this Right to Education Act is concerned. Large scale commercialization has taken place in the State of Gujarat. The framework of Government granted institutions has shattered and the standards of fees in private institutions has been rising at jet speed.
Modhwadia further added that release of Book Karkirdi Na Umbare was possible with budget allocations of only 13.9% of total Budget of Gujarat, the State has been ranked at the bottom at 14th rank in the country as a result of which, Gujarat has gone to 12th rank from th position with 79.13% of literate rate. It has been at 14th rank in Education Index, 14th rank with 59.11% rate of drop out ratio of children in the age group of 6 to 16 years, and it has been the last in the table at 28th rank in case of children with capability of reading and writing English – with rate of 7.95 only. BJP Government seem to be worrying for management/administrators of technical, medical and other branches institutions instead of students paying huge fees.
Special scholarship provisions are introduced for children of SC, ST and minority community. By establishing Knowledge Network, Government of India has inter-linked more than 400 Universities and more than 100 national institutes with each other. 19,000 knowledge network nodes have been established in the country. He extended
congratulations on behalf of the Congress party to Congress Spokesperson Dr.Manish Doshi and his team for meticulously compiling the book and putting efforts towards its publication.
Senor Congress Legislative leader Shankarsinji Vaghela appreciated efforts put in by Dr Manish Dosh in providing a very useful piece of information to Class 10 and 12, students and parents community. Vaghela congratulated team of Dr Doshi for this publication.
Vaghela further stated that the UPA government lead by Congress has allocated five time more grants during 10th Five Year Plan, 11th Five Year Plan and 12th Five Year Plans for the Education. However, efforts by State Government to make available education to all are gradually reducing and the education sector is becoming commercialized at a fast speed. Government of Gujarat should increase scholarship to meritorious students and extend them financial support.
Siddharthbhai Patel stated that more than 70% posts of Professors are vacant in Government engineering, pharmacy, degree, diploma colleges in the State. Results of Gujarat Technological University which conducts examinations of Engineering and Pharmacy course are very poor. Results of pass out of Engineering courses is only 38%, 39% for pharmacy and 38% in MBA and 18% in Diploma courses. It is essential that the State Government be bothered about improving standard of education in Gujarat.
Editor of the Book title“Karkirdi na umbrae – what after Std. 12?” Dr.Manish Doshi (Engineer) brought out career guidance book highlighting opportunities of different courses available in the State and national level after class 12, but what is required is timely and proper guidance to the students. Congress has taken initiative to make available maximum information after contacting various educational institutes as also experts of various fields and organizations engaged in career guidance work. This book contains information on more than 150 different courses available to the students of Arts, Commerce and Science after Class12 as also information on various special professional courses available. List of colleges with number of seats available at respective institutes and
the cut off marks for the last year admissions to such engineering, pharmacy, medical, para-medical courses were also made available. Detailed information on more than 40 entrance tests is published
with information on National Institutes. More importantly, guidance on employment opportunities in view of prevalent demand in the country is also made available in this publication. Separate section is alloted for information on courses available to physical challenged persons. Information along with website addresses of various courses which are not
available in the State are also given including information on entrance tests and lists of specialised courses conducted by such institutions. In view of 1600 kms long coastal area of Gujarat, information has been specifically devised on navy, naval, shipping as also air force, IAS, professor etc. providing information on requirements of specific qualifications for such courses. Information on adult learning is given for those students who are unable to attend regular schooling, by providing information of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Dr.Baba Saheb Ambedkar Open University which are conducting external education courses. Very useful and crucial information on sources for funding covering educational loans and scholarships provided by various government departments and private Trusts are specially featured in the book.
Financial Assistance will be given by the Government of India under Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme and Interest Subsidy on Educational Loan under Central Sector Scheme for Education Loan. Information on necessary formalities have been given in the book. This type of information will be very useful to parents from middle class society who cannot afford higher fees for education of their children in Gujarat but want to provide with best education to their children.
This book will be available free of cost at every Taluka, District, Pradesh Congress offices. It can be obtained through Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee website at www.gujaratcongress.org and other career guiding website at www.careerpath.info.