If one wants to join any course in a particular college, then the college should be mentioned along with each branch offered by it in the successive alternative choices.
If one prefers a particular branch, then the branch should be mentioned along with each college offering it in the successive choices.
Students, parents and guardians enthusiastically participated in the session and posed several questions to the resource persons drawn from different fields of engineering and related disciplines, to get their doubts about courses and careers cleared.
The resource persons included P. Radhika, Principal, Vignan's Nirula Institute of Technology and Science for Women; B. Raveendra Babu, vice - principal, RVR & JC College of Engineering; S. Ramesh, professor, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada; K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao, Head, Department of Biotechnology, Acharya Nagarjuna University; G. Devala Rao, Principal, KVSR Siddhartha College of Pharmacy; and P. Srinivasulu, OSD, Lakkireddy Bali Reddy College of Engineering.
Ms. Radhika and Mr. Srinivasulu said that going by the present trend of students embracing high - salaried careers, it would be better to prefer the best college rather than the course.
"The ECE branch is usually the most preferred one for all top rankers. But at the end of B.Tech, most of these ECE students land up in most sought - after jobs in software companies.
Going by this, the right college with better infrastructure will open up brighter opportunities," said Mr. Srinivasulu. Ms. Radhika made it clear that there was not much of difference between CSE and IT branches and one could opt for any of these two for the same intended benefit.
Dr. Raveendra Babu, who was the regional coordinator of EAMCET in Guntur, said that many candidates could not get the courses and branches they deserved in the last year's web counselling because they did not understand the web counselling process clearly.
The government would be setting up helpline centres and it would be very simple this year. There was no rule that a student should first make all the choices in a college first and then proceed to another college, he clarified.
Dr. Devala Rao said pharmacy held excellent opportunities and the students joining B. Pharm should be ready to work hard and also complete M. Pharm or a doctoral programme to lap up brighter careers in future.
He pointed out that certain new courses like Pharma D of six - year duration were not likely to have immediate job opportunities in the country, though it was suitable for those intending to pursue a career abroad.
Dr. Sambasiva Rao advised students to carefully select the colleges where he or she would be going to study biotechnology course because good training was crucial to reap good careers out of biotechnology courses.
Dedication and appropriate practical training would help one find extraordinary careers in biotechnology.
Dr. Ramesh said that architecture, planning and civil engineering courses held a lot of promise if a student could combine science and art to show excellence in work. Shortage of architects and civil engineers created a huge demand for potential candidates these days, he added.
B. Subba Rao, Regional Manager, the Central Bank of India, explained about educational loans being given by the bank.
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