Dimapur, April 12: “What are the career opportunities available for college graduates? Is it necessary for students to go out of the state for further education? What does cracking a civil service exam like UPSC and NPSC entail? How do we address the issue of growing unemployment in Nagaland?”, these and a few more questions were addressed during the career guidance programme organised by Young Indians’ (YI) YUVA Nagaland Chapter at the Bundrock Chapel Hall, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous), Dimapur on Monday.
Resource persons ranging from entrepreneurs, experts in civil service exams and representatives of educational institutions highlighted the career opportunities available for the young college students post their graduation.
Moderating the session, Lezo Putsure, Chair of the YUVA Nagaland Chapter, mentioned the changing nature of the job market and insisted that possessing different skills is a necessity today.
Tokato V. Chishi, State head of DDU-GKY, Dimapur, broadened the discourse stating that the rate of unemployment in the state is 24% and that this high unemployment rate was because of the Naga society’s pursuit for white collared jobs.
Pointing out that many students spend years attempting to crack civil service exams after their graduation, Chishi advised the young students not to let their years go to waste. “Get engaged and get skilled,” he said. “Skills will definitely give you a job,” he mentioned.
“It will add extra credits to your profile,” Putsure added. Amit bhalla, Assistant Director GNI encouraged the students that interest and dedication matters whether pursuing higher education or being employed. He suggested the students to be determined and to avail opportunities. Bhalla mentioned, “Whatever you do in your life, you are responsible for it.”
Palash Pratim Gogoi, Zonal Manager East, ALS, said that there was no more a need to go to Delhi to get coaching for civil service exams as technology had bridged the gap for accessing resources.
Civil and allied services remain the most sought careers for students but Gogoi however alluded to certain qualities required to crack the tough exams. “Civil service exam is not a sprint. It is a marathon,” he said, adding qualities like patience, dedication and perseverance are required. (Page News Service)