After the Boards: What influences a Student’s to Choice a Course?


AaCompletion of the class XII boards brings a load of decision making. Students enroll for various prestigious institutions offering courses which they aspire to pursue. But what factors do they keep in mind while choosing their subjects or changing their previous stream? How much of it is parental or peer pressure? Does economic forces of the current market structure factor in? Or merely the zeal to pursue a stream forms the primary reason? Questions are numerous but answers are varied and subjective.

However it is always certain that a particular force is not at work single handedly. A student decides according to his or her will added with a combination of the future prospects while choosing the stream of their graduation, colleges they get into and what they specialize in, distance of an institution sometimes factors along with monetary status which plays a role especially while pursuing medical in non governmental institutions.

However following the recent trend we see a massive percentage going for technical streams like engineering or architecture. While others choose build their career in scholastic discipline or experiment with vocational courses after sorting through a wide range of career alternatives. These factors are influenced by a primary decision of choosing a suitable stream in class 12 to ensure that they are able to join the stream of their choice when they oft for graduation.

Further, outside the ambit of schools and colleges, enthusiastic students can take up courses in fashion technology, jewellery design, aviation, radio jockey or numerous other occupations which secures an entry into the job market without delay. There are numerous options provided students secure good marks to pursue a course of their choice while factoring these external possibilities.

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Rituparna Das
Student Reporter at Linkfried, Rituparna is a student of Yadavpur University, Calcutta. She writes about Education News, Information , announcement From calcutta.