Career Counselling Cell
Convener : Smt Arunima Bhattacharya
Dr Srijit Chowdhury
Dr Piyas Samanta
Dr Somshankar Roy
Smt Boisakhi Haldar
Shri Joydeep Ghosh
Shri Uday Bhanu Pramanik

Details of Student Counselling and Career Guidance 2011-2012, 2012-13 and 2013-14
Career Counselling is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. Career guidance and counselling program develops an individual's competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning.

The College has a Career Counselling Cell and offers necessary counselling to the students according to their capabilities, orientations and aptitude. The Cell functions in tandem with the Placement Cell. The Career Counselling Cell has organised various programmes and seminars for the career guidance of the students of the College.

The Cell has organised various programmes and seminars for the proper career guidance of the students of the college. Speakers like Dr. Rama Manna and Dr. Laxmipriya Kundu were invited from the Indian Institute of Psychometry. Dr. Manna interacted with the students and defined the concept of career. It was held that a clear career goal is necessary for the evolution of a balanced personality. Career counselling is imperative to sort out the right career option for one, keeping in mind the socio economic realities. She referred to researches done by other institutes. For her, the basic problems faced by the students are:

  • Social expectations
  • Lack of knowledge about proper qualification of a job
  • Lack of motivation and concentration.

All these make counselling necessary. Negative self esteem and grim situations at home are also points of concern for students. Frustrated, they often take recourse to drugs. To solve these problems and organise one’s personality, consultation with a career counsellor is must. Dr. Laxmipriya Kundu focussed on career guidance and strategy. She said, to choose a proper vocation one must keep in mind the personality trends and budget. She discussed various courses like medicine, event management and horticulture.

Psychometric testing covers a wide range of skills, interests and values of people and can be of use in career counselling in different ways. For example, the information won from such tests can be of help for the professionals who mentor, coach or counsel individuals. With psychometric testing, there is no pass or fail, but the quality of the information won from the tests can vary. Psychometric testing uses in-depth psychological profiles to assess personality and intellectual levels. Usually, psychometric testing uses multiple sets of questions relating to personality type, how the test taker would handle aspects of work and home life, what his or her goals are for the future and his or her strengths and weaknesses. If the test taker is honest and the employed tests follow scientific standards, the results should be fairly accurate and useful for career counselling activities. The College conducted a Psychometry Test with the help of IIP where 234 Honours and General students appeared for the test.

Indian Institute for Human Settlement (IIHS) visited the college and elicited young India’s views on urbanization challenges and supporting them in transforming the urban landscape in India. Ahana Ghosh discussed the connotation on human settlements and focussed on the drawbacks of rapid urbanization-overpopulation, unemployment, water problem, load shedding, financial corruption. Everything that is hitting us in daily life is an issue. She demanded exclusive topics for students’ exchange programme behind student awareness which might escape the adult, saturated brains. She substantiated her ideas with illustrations. A sense of settlement is a place which emanates from mental peace where basic amenities are available. She talked about the National Student Scheme whose aim is to find out the problem issues and an acceptable solution by the government. The problem should be presented on a global level. The group will be mentored by professionals for a month. This is done to encourage students, participation from the east, to network with other universities. There are certain steps to that -

  • The students have to formulate challenge statement
  • The short listing will be done for 25 teams across India who will be mentored
  • Top three teams will receive grant of Rs 3 Lakhs.
Students of multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on site observation. Remote sensing is a sub-field of geography. In modern usage, the term generally refers to the use of aerial sensor technologies to detect and classify objects on Earth. Cartography and geoinformatics is focused on study of different aspects of analogue and digital representation of the Earth surface and all phenomena taking place in the physio-geographic and socio-economic spheres of the Earth. It is aimed on traditional component-based approach to cartography, as well as on complex solutions of problems within the frame of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing with the use of latest information technologies and software tools. Attention is paid to matters of data quality and the ability of critical selection of data from different resources according to individual requirements of different groups of users. Besides aspects related to content and technologies, attention is also paid to security and legislative aspects of spatial data handling. Students also attend to utilization of geographic information in public administration and other (private, academic) portals in the field of information policy and building of information society.

A seminar was organised on Opportunities of Remote Sensing and GIS. The speakers were Dr. Jayanta Sen and Smt. Swarnali Chatterjee of RS GIS Institute. They inaugurated the seminar with the foundations of remote sensing and described GIS as a broader spectrum to store remote sensing data. They pointed out the schemes of applying the data on- Natural Resource Management, Urban Planning, Infrastructural Facility Management, Groundwater Modelling, Wildlife Habitat Study and several others. She ushered hope with the opportunities of job in the Government Sector like NATMO, Geological Survey of India, All India Soil Survey and also in the private sector like Reliance, TSS, CDAC, RMSI, and Rolta. Training on remote sensing and GIS can be obtained from both the country and abroad according to the experts. University of California, Golden Gate University of San Francisco, Australian Universities deliver such courses. In India and specially in West Bengal, several Universities and institutes also opened up short and long term courses like IIRS, NRSC,IIT Roorkie, IBM, Vidyasagar University, NATMO, Presidency College, Jadavpur University. The website and contact numbers were also provided by the speakers.
2011-2012

Seminar/Workshop Date

Time

Speaker/Organisation

Indian Institute of Psychometry

25.08.2011 9.30 am Dr. Manna & Dr. Laxmipriya Kundu
Psychometric Test 02.09.2011 7.30 to 10.30 am Indian Institute of Psychometry
Aptitude Test 06.02.2012 7.30 to 10.30 am Indian Institute of Psychometry
2012-2013
Seminar/Workshop Date Time Speaker/Organisation
Indian Institute of Human Settlements 22.08.2012 9.00 am Smt. Ahana Ghosh
Multimedia and Animation 04.09.2012 9.30 am Arena Multimedia, Salt Lake
2013-2014
Seminar/Workshop Date Time Speaker/Organisation
Opportunities of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System 12.12.2013 9.00 am Dr. Jayanta Sen & Dr. Swarnali Chatterjee
Indian Institute of Psychometry 14.02.2014 9.30 am Dr. Manna

No. Of Students Benefitted: 863
Details of Student Counselling and Career Guidance 2014-15
Remote sensing is a sub-field of geography. In modern usage, the term generally refers to the use of aerial sensor technologies to detect and classify objects on Earth. Cartography and geoinformatics is focused on study of different aspects of analogue and digital representation of the Earth surface and all phenomena taking place in the physio-geographic and socio-economic spheres of the Earth. It is aimed on traditional component-based approach to cartography, as well as on complex solutions of problems within the frame of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing with the use of latest information technologies and software tools. Attention is paid to matters of data quality and the ability of critical selection of data from different resources according to individual requirements of different groups of users. Besides aspects related to content and technologies, attention is also paid to security and legislative aspects of spatial data handling. Students also attend to utilization of geographic information in public administration and other (private, academic) portals in the field of information policy and building of information society. A seminar was organised on Opportunities of Remote Sensing and GIS. The speakers were Dr. Jayanta Sen and Smt. Swarnali Chatterjee of RS GIS Institute. They inaugurated the seminar with the foundations of remote sensing and described GIS as a broader spectrum to store remote sensing data. In India and specially in West Bengal, several Universities and institutes also opened up short and long term courses like IIRS, NRSC,IIT Roorkie, IBM, Vidyasagar University, NATMO, Presidency College, Jadavpur University. The website and contact numbers were also provided by the speakers.
2014-2015
Seminar/Workshop Date Time Speakers/Organization
Techniques in Remote Sensing 14.01.2015 11 am Dr. Jayanta Sen and Smt. Swarnali Chatterjee
No. of Students Benefitted : 82
Details of Student Counselling and Career Guidance 2015-16
The College has a Career Counselling Cell and offers necessary counselling to the students according to their capabilities, orientations and aptitude. The Cell has an office in the Second Campus equipped with Psychometric, Aptitude and Personality Test Mechanisms and all necessary technological backup and database to guide our students in choosing from a wide range of career opportunities. The Cell functions in tandem with the Placement Cell. The Career Counselling Cell has organised various programmes and seminars for the career guidance of the students of the College.
Seminar/Workshop Date Time Speakers/Organization
Career Information Literacy 28.01.2016 11 am Moumita Ash, VCFW
GIS-Scope and Opportunities 29.02.2016 10 am Mr Animesh Majumdar and Dr Jayanta Sen
The Cell organized an interactive session on Career Information Literacy on 28. 1.16 for all the students of the College. The chief speaker was Sm. Moumita Ash. Career Information Literacy is a combination of two words Career Literacy and Information Literacy. Digital career literacy is concerned with the ability to use the online environment, to search, to make contacts, to get questions answered and to build a positive professional reputation. Students can use a social media profile to research jobs and for professional development and commercialawareness.

The session on Career Information Literacy covered the following aspects:
  1. How to cultivate and manage a responsible online presence;
  2. How to develop career documents to complete a job search, and what to include in those documents, including resumes and cover letters;
  3. How to effectively interview for jobs and make a good impression;
  4. A sense of career vision, which includes knowledge of personal aptitude, values and overall strengths;
  5. An understanding of employability, including the value of the work provided and trends in the industry;
  6. How to communicate effectively and professionally in work environments.
The seminar on GIS-Scope and Opportunities was held on 29.2.16 and started with the new concept being analyzed to the students. The first session was conducted by Mr Animesh Majumdar of Corporate Bridge. The second session was conducted by Dr Jayanta Sen of RS-GIS Institute. Dr Jayanta Sen highlighted that most of the countries of the world have started specializing in GIS but in India the lack of skilled manpower has always been a concern. With the advent of new and advanced technology, the importance of geospatial science is going to be simplified. Accelerated growth and development prospects in India would encourage several industries and businesses to use GIS. The tools and techniques can be widely used in the fields of agriculture, irrigation, forestry transportation and others. Students from Geology, Geography, Agriculture, Engineering, IT or Computer Science, Environment and Physics have a wide scope in this regard. GIS applications are mostly being found in Forestry and Farming, Mineral Exploitation, Human Settlement, Governance of Local Bodies, Transport and Marketing. The top twelve institutes were mentioned by Dr. Sen which provide several courses for students. The website addresses were provided. The job description includes GIS Programmer, Developer, Co-ordinator, Assessment and relief measure, Lecturer, Reader, Targetting Groundwater. The seminar proved to be a very successful one for the students of the College.

No. of students benefitted : 206

Apart from these seminars the Career Counselling Cell took the initiative in circulating the forms and informing the Third Year students regarding admission to the Institute of Jute Technology through the respective Science Departments and the Office. The Cell also took proper initiative to make the students aware of the National Science Talent Search by Jagadish Chandra Bose Institute. The posters were displayed in the Notice Boards of the College.


Students at a Career Counselling Session

Smt Arunima Bhattacharya, Convener, along with other members of Career Counselling Cell

Dr. A Mitra delivering his lecture on Travel and Tourism

Smt. Sutapa Ghosh of GTX Institute in an interactive session

Smt. Swarnali Chatterjee of RS_GIS Institute delivering her lecture
Back to Institutional Committees / Cells main
Home About Us Administration Academic Admission Campus Students’ Zone Teachers’ Zone Contact Library and Information Services Research Publications Events Gallery Alumni Feedback VRC Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) Infrastructural, Academic, Administrative, Members Annual Quality Assurance Reports (Yearly AQARs) Self Study Reports (Yearly SSR) Annual Reports From the Desk of Principal Academic Notices Tender Information Curricular Activities Training & Placement Campus Location Value Added Links