Berhampur, September 2 (LocalWire): In an effort to guide the college students to develop a broader perspective of their career path, the district administration here has launched the ‘Ganjam Knowledge Hub’ lecture series at the district headquarter town Chhatrapur on Sunday.
The administration has decided to organise such programme at least once a month for college students. It aims to bring in successful people from different sectors, including politicians across the country, who can share their insight with the students.
Hailing the initiatives of the district administration, several academicians in the district said that the ‘Ganjam Knowledge Hub’ would become a platform for the undergraduate students to choose their career in the right way.
“We have decided to hold at least one such lecture for the graduate students. It may be more in a month depending on the availability of the resource person,” the district collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said.
“The students do not get an opportunity to interact with successful persons on different subjects. It will be a platform to enhance their knowledge on academic and to select the right career path,” he added.
The inaugural lecture series explored the topic ‘civil services as a career path,’ with a four-member panel comprising of three IAS officers and an IPS officer offering an extensive explanation on the topic that was followed by an interaction session with the students.
The panelists included District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) project director Sidhartha Shankar Swain, Berhampur sub-collector Sindhe Dattatreya Bhaosheb, Ganjam superintendent of police Brijesh Rai and the district collector Kulange himself.
According to the district collector, the lecture series would also give the students an opportunity to know about the professional experience of the successful persons in their respective fields.
“We will rope the persons from different fields like banking, education, railway, civil service, art and culture, staff selection, defence, etc.,” he added.
Around 250 students, mostly college-going students from around 10 nearby colleges attended the session. “The response of the students was very good. During the interaction session the students asked a lot of questions related to academic and carrier aspects,” Kulange said.
“The government has set up the career counseling centers (CCC) in universities, but there is no such platform in degree colleges so far. This forum will assist the students to develop their career path,” eminent academician and former vice-chancellor of Berhampur University, JK Baral said.