23 June, 2021

The Heart Of Learning

Over half of young students—each mindful of his/her special interests—are opting for courses fit for new-age careers

Students at a vocational course class at NIT Hamirpur
Photograph by Anil Dayal
The Heart Of Learning

They are young, impatient and, instead of blindly blundering down a path chosen by forebears, know their minds. The trend of youngsters pursuing careers that combine their interests with opportunities to earn gainful emp­loyment is on the rise. Together with changing market trends, particularly the digital transition as well as lab­our requirement, a slow change is being observed in the courses being off­ered by universities. Introduced over the last couple of years by very mainstream places like Delhi University and Mumbai University, they are refle­ctive of the varied aspirations of the young or those seeking a change from mundane jobs. Top among vocational courses being offered by government and private varsities is retail management, reflecting the sharp growth in this sector. Other popular cou­rses are healthcare management and IT cour­ses—from basic computer systems to programming and data sciences.

Entrepreneurship being the new buzzw­ord, there are both graduate and post-­gra­­duate courses on offer with interesting...

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