The Career Counselling Cell of Naba Barrackpur Prafulla Chandra Mahavidyalaya provides personal, vocational and career oriented guidance to students of all the departments of the College. Personal Counselling Sessions are conducted at the Centre by qualified and experienced Counsellors to help students resolve any kind of problems that they might face. These are client-oriented and are conducted on a one-to-one basis with each student where the Counsellor brings an utterly non-judgmental attitude to the table. Besides career-related problems, personal issues are also dealt with. Confidentiality is a legal requirement of counselling, and is strictly maintained. Thus the Counselling Cell provides a platform for students to pursue both their professional and personal goals with greater self-awareness, self-esteem, understanding and a focus. Psychology Department of the College is an integral part of this cell along with other departments.
Confidence issues, choosing the right career path, making choices in the various parts of life, self-doubt, peer pressure, relationship issues are only some of the problems that young people often face. Choosing the right career path is also, often, a dilemma that the students face. The Cell provides vocational and career related guidance to students based on an analysis of their personality, talents and interest. Insights into suitable work environments are also provided in vocational and career guidance. For
example, a person with creative personality will succeed as a writer and a person who is an introvert is less likely to succeed in face to face sales promotion. If you choose a field that excites you, you will not only enjoy your work but will also excel in your chosen field. Understanding your personality is key in choosing the right career path. Every student of every department is welcome and all students may feel free to come to the Counselling as well as Career Counselling Cell.
Providing the career oriented knowledge to the students
For running the cell, the Career Counselling Sub-Committee has been formed by keeping teachers from the various departments. The main purpose of this cell is to provide the professional knowledge to the students. In terms of this all teachers have been informed to provide guidance to their departmental students. For achieving this purpose a standardized format for the guidance has been constructed with discussing all the staff members.
Two new research reports highlight the gaps in employability skills among college graduates. One of the core missions of colleges is preparing their students to enter the workforce successfully. Understanding and meeting the needs of employers and the skills new graduates will take with them into the workplace is vital. We thought of newer ideas like Career Fair and Skill Development initiatives which are very pertinent and essential for new age students and new age career avenues for the youths in particular
We motivate our existing students to take to the path of up-skilling them through number of free CSR Skill Development Initiatives taken up by number of substantial Corporate Houses/ other providers. Our college has a committee which looks after our College’s “Career Counselling & Placement Issues” vigorously for the above explained aims & objects.