Jammu: In order to aware the students about various academic options and careers ahead, the Career Counseling Cell of Govt. Degree College Chatroo under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav organised one day workshop.
The workshop which was first of its kind in the college was arranged and managed by Dr. Jamsheed Ahmed, Head Department of English with close coordination of Dr. Ashaq Hussain under overall guidance and supervision of Dr Shafqat Hussain Rafiqi Principal GDC Chatroo.
The day started with a welcome adress by Dr. Jaswant Singh, Convener College Counselling Cell followed by the presentation of special ecofriendly bouquets prepared by the students to all the guests. The workshop was formally started with an introductory address by Dr. Jamsheed Ahmad in which he enumerated the need of career counseling programs at college level. He added that in this competitive world career counselling helps students to understand the career options that they have, and helps them to understand their own strengths and weaknesses with regard to their present course or profession.
Later on in order to provide multifarious options to the students, invited resource persons from various fields, who include Mr Zakir Hussain Assistant Commisioner Panchayat Kishtwar, Major L. Bhatia 11 RR, Mr Nayiem Iqbal Tehsildar Mughal Maidan, Mr Tasleem Wani Block Development Officer Inderwal and Mr Parvaiz Ahmed Station House Officer Chatroo interacted with the students and delivered lectures based on their respective fields and urged the students to set goals and build confidence to achieve success in their careers.
The speakers lauded the efforts of GDC Chatroo for arranging such type of programs with limited resources in one of the remotest colleges and assured the organisers of their full support and stressed for different collaborative efforts in future.
Speaking on the occassion Dr. Ashaq Hussain while extending a special thanks to all the invited speakers congratulated the Career Counseling Cell and the Department of English for this initiative and expressed his satisfaction on the way how faculty has been working hard for the overall development of the students and the College. Dr. Ashaq further added that as education systems are diversifying and expanding, the creation of new jobs and opportunities are changing the way and so the career choices. With such changes in place, career planning has become more complex and confusing as such the clcareer counselling workshops have become the need of the hour.
At the end an interactive question-answer session was arranged between students and the invited speakers which was the main highlight of the day. Students put forth their queries and doubts which were effectively answered by the resource persons.
The whole event was covered by a renowned journalist and reporter Mr Asif Iqbal Naik from Times Now while the proceedings of the workshop were carried out by Dr. Jaswant Singh Convener Career Counseling Cell in a coherent way.
The workshop ended with a formal vote of thanks presented by Dr Muddasser Nazar.