Embarking career after S.L.C.

 As soon as a student crosses the Iron Gate of S.L.C., questions are asked about which stream he should embark upon. The student or S.L.C. graduate is congratulated and asked, “What is your percentage in S.L.C.?” If a student has 70%, 80% or over 80%, he is counseled to take up the Science stream.

A student, who has just passed S.L.C., becomes bewildered and confused at the amount of Admission information that is bombarded at him. In the old days most students who got first division were advised to take up the Science stream and become a doctor or an engineer. There were no options and it was a limited two- valued thinking. Parents were not well educated, and could not advise and decide what was best for their child. Some wealthy parents opted to send their children to India to study Ten plus Two levels. This was a kind of status symbol. Moreover the higher secondary level or Ten plus Two level was introduced only about fifteen years ago. So parents sent their children to India for completing eleven and twelve classes. Today with the mushrooming growth of every school introducing Ten plus Two classes, one doesn’t need to go to India, Australia or abroad. Even then, most S.L.C. graduates feel they are like a fish out of water.


(This part of article is written by Prof. Mahendra Jib Tuladhar who has been also teaching at Annapurna College and People’s Campus as Visitor Professor)

In this article, I will personally give a few tips about what kind of student should select the science stream. The first thing is obviously the percentage in S.L.C. Did the S.L.C. graduate score 70% or over? The next thing is how much did he score in English, Math and Science? If he is weak in Math and Science but has a high percentage in other subjects, he might uninterested in stydying science. Let us say the student is strong in English, Math and Science. He is eligible to take up science. Should parents force their child to take up science? The answer is negative. No parents should their child to take up science if they don’t want to. Here self-interest acts as a catalyst, and if the student is interested in taking up science, he will try his best. Will he be successful in adopting a scientific career? It is not necessary that all science students will get first division in eleven and twelve classes. If s/he gets second division also, s/he may still make the best of one’s career.
Most parents have a static viewpoint and their thinking is stereo-typed. They think it is a waste of time to study science if a student can not score high marks in class XI and XII. As I mentioned earlier, we can not guarantee that a student will score high marks.
Scope for science students
Compared to three decades ago, there are many outlets for a science student today. A science student may pursue a medical career. If he can not become a doctor, he could take up B.Sc. in micro-biology, pharmacology, medical technology, genetic engineering, bio-chemistry etc.
Again students belonging to the physical or math group might take up engineering courses like civil engineering, computer or software engineering or other engineering faculties. S/he may even switch faculties and go on to the sector of IT (information technology). One could study BIT (Bachelor in Information Technology), BIM (Bachelor in IT and Management), BCIS, BCA, B.Sc. in computer science, etc. S/he may even go on to the Management sector and study BBS (three years), BBA (four years), BHM (Bachelor in Hotel Management), BTTM (Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management), etc.
A student, who has studied science, has the aptitude to take up higher studies in any faculty. Even if he wants to leave science and go to the Management faculty or Humanities faculty, s/he can catch up with ease. A science student realizes that he has the ability of self study and takes up the challenges of the world in any field of study.
(Prof. Mahendra Jib Tuladhar has been also teaching at Annapurna College and People’s Campus as Visitor Proffessor.)
(This part of article is written by Parichit K.C.)
Management as a concept has been defined as the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing, and controlling an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal. Resourcing encompasses the deployment and manipulation of human resources, financial resources, technological resources, and natural resources.
Management courses are higher-education classes that develop a student’s professional marketing, accounting and administrative skills. The objective of a management course is to prepare the student for work as an office manager, small-business owner or corporate employee, by expanding his/her skill set in an area commonly utilized in the business world. The credits from a management course may also be applied toward the achievement of a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), an associate’s degree in management or a bachelor’s degree in business management.
According to the latest research conducted by Digest of Education Statistics reveals that hundreds of thousands of students obtain a bachelor’s degree in management each year. There are some very significant advantages of studying management in college. Some are listed below:
1. Management studies give people a complete education about running and maintaining a business. Management students are not only taught the basic principles of management in text books; they are also given real life examples to examine so that they can bring these principles to life. 
2. Additionally, management studies are needed because they teach students about teamwork. Nowadays, businesses are run in a team format. Departments are segmented into specific teams that must work together in order to accomplish business goals. Most management classes will teach the importance of working as a unit with other employees, and they also give tips on how to deal with different personalities at work in the interest of achieving a higher goal. 
3. Studying management will give a background about what they can expect from employees, how to respond to employee grievances and issues, and how to motivate their workforce. One of the most valuable subjects that are frequently discussed in management courses is employee morale (the confidence that employees have in their jobs and their company). 
4. Many young people choose to major in and study management because these classes give them a variety of options to explore on the job market. Every company is looking for a level-headed business manager to bring order to a chaotic situation. Students who study management frequently end up in mid- to upper-management positions in popular fields like insurance, medicine, banking, media etc. They are also hired as independent consultants to help companies with specific projects and goals. 
5. The purpose of most management programs is to breed future business leaders. They cannot go to an interview for a mid- or upper-level position without a good management education behind you and be taken seriously. On the same token, some companies find it hard to place business management majors because the subject is very general. It all comes down to what you take out of their business education and how they integrate it with their passions in life. 
Future Perspective
With the growing establishment of enterprises in recent days across various industries, the job opportunities at lower and middle level management has been on inclining trend. There has been short-supply of management students having knowledge and skills needed by the market. A market for management students do exist and is expected to expand.
(This part of the article is written by Sulochana Pandey)
Congratulations to all the students who has successfully crossed the Iron Gate. Naturally at this moment, you are delighted because of your success and thinking about your college life. But, at the same time, you might be confused in choosing the right subject which matches your dream and helps to reach your aim. Really, this is the transition period where each and every person gets confused but has to make a move very carefully and tactfully. This is the time when we make a decision for our life. Numbers of questions about subjects, career options, scopes and demands strike our head. 
Neither, I am a builder nor a destroyer of your future. But as a senior I would love to suggest you to pave your move on a right path. You have a right to make decision on your own. This time I am going to write on Humanities for your guidance as some of my friends and seniors already have given you guidance on Science and Management. This is only a tip not the instruction. So take it positively.
It is said that 21st century is the age of science and technology. It is, generally, believed that students who go for science are brilliant and can move forward. Also, it is general trend that students having distinction or first division with good marks go for science stream. If students have average first division and good second division then they go for management. It is, often, considered that a student who belongs to the seat of third division hangs on humanities who prefer theoretical subjects and have no interest in practical. Besides these, there is a general concept that those who are not economically strong also opt for humanities. 
If you are also thinking in the same way then I warn you that you might be wrong. Wrong in the way that the world, the scenario has changed drastically today. Today is not the age of industry, not the age of science and technology but the age of information and leadership. Even top surgeons, engineers, professors are easily driven by great leaders. And information and leadership can be learned from humanities.  Today humanities come with more choices of specialization that can’t be counted on our fingers.
If you have a desire to become a government officer or want to be a good administrator then humanities will be the best one to choose. Besides if you want to become a social worker or leader or want to get a lucrative job at NGOs and INGOs then there will be no option than humanities. I must say there is no field or area which remains untouched by humanities. Likewise if you want to publicize yourself with artistic skill then you will have to go for humanities. The option goes like this if want to become Fine Artist then you will have to go for Fine Art, if you want to become a writer then you will have to go for either English or Nepali as Major subject depending on the language in which you want to write, if you want to become a psychologist then you opt for psychology and the list goes on. Now choice is yours. 


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