DNA Eduscope 2012 Education and Career Fair held on May 5-6, 2012 in Mumbai, witnessed a good number of students, parents, and educator participation. The event has discussed subjects to help students take an informed decision and guiding aspirants on how to make the right academic choices keeping career goals in mind. The career fair has provided insightful guidance on opportunities to seize and pitfalls to avoid also ensured that the knowledge gained was practical and hands-on.
Rajeshs Tope, Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra, shared, “Maharashtra has a target of training lakhs of students every year. Under the Modular Employable Scheme (MES), a Government of India initiative, even an industry or service sector can become a Vocational Training Provider (VTP). A student with a minimum qualification of fifth pass can get admission in the VTP. According to his aptitude, he can be skilled and trained in a modular way. On completing the course, he will receive a NCVT certificate that is National Council for Vocational Training, which is not only recognized in our country but also acknowledged globally. Our department has, till now, doubled the capacity of all the vocational centers”.
He further elaborated, “My point is that all should not rush to engineering and medical but there are different sectors available in which you can develop your career. For example, 35 lakh employment opportunities will be generated in the retail industry. The vision of our department is that education should be relevant. The curriculum should be student-centric, futuristic and globally competitive. In higher education, there has to be expansion. The gross enrollment ratio in India has to go high.”