Thursday, October 27, 2011


Here is a good news for the students who want to make a career in adventure a first of its kind in India.The Indian defense ministry will set up a National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports(NIMAS) in Arunachal Pradesh to train military personnel and civilians.Recently the Indian Union Cabinet  cleared the defense ministry proposal for the establishment of NIMHAS at Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh at an initial cost of Rs.81 crore. It is reported that it will be the first of its kind where theoretical and practical training for activities relating to mountaineering, aero-adventure and aqua adventure would be conducted.The students will be from India and abroad including armed forces and paramilitary personnel, NCC cadets and students sponsored by state governments.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dimapur Sumi Students Union Career Counseling Workshop

Hi All! Now I am sharing my good experience of conducting a Career Counseling workshop for School and College students of Dimapur, Nagaland on 14th October 2011. The workshop was meticulously organised by Dimapur Sumi Students Union (DSSU)  under the theme `Engraving tomorrow vision’. I am thankful to DSSU to invite me for the occasion. It was held at Town Hall, Dimapur from 9am to 5pm on 14th October.

The workshop was attended by college and higher secondary students of Dimapur, including present and past students of the student’s union and others. DDSU president, Vitoka V. Awomi and other members of the organizing committee expressed that the sole purpose of organizing this seminar was to create awareness among students preparing for the next level and also give them the exposure and instill in them a competitive spirit. 

I tried to familiarize the students with the visions and objectives of career path particularly with reference to Naga students. No doubt Nagaland lacks awareness in career counseling and guidance and such programes should be given to students starting from their 10th standard so that an appropriate career and stream can be opted by them (students) without any confusion and hassle. I found that students were so presentable with good English communication skills. But were introvert and lack the competitive spirit. Too much obsessed with in the comfort zone.I sincerely encouraged them to develop positive attitude and a feeling to what is happening around them and to think beyond the confine of their comfort zone. Most of the students are confined to the idea of Government jobs only. But after interacting with them i could find that they are fittest candidates to Private and MNC jobs particularly in the professional courses of Business Management, Travel and Tourism, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Law, Fashion Technology , BPO, KPO, Computer Science Engineering,etc. I encouraged the students to hone up their communication and computer skills despite their accent with attitude and asked them to find out where they stood and what they were good at. 

Lack of knowledge of information act as the major impediment in the development of a student, which is why workshops on career counseling play an effective role in creating a sense of awareness in the minds of students.

I am really thankful to DDSU and its  President,Mr. Vitoka V. Awomi and the workshop convenor Mr. Kahoto V.Sumi to offer me this opportunity to counsel such a large gathering of Dimapur students. I wish all Dimapur students a prosperous career in future.  

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Medical Degree Course(BRMS) in Three and Half Years In India: Soon to Become a Reality

The Indian students will be happy to know that a Medical Degree of three and half years after 10+2 could very soon become a reality. This new course will be called as Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS). The debate on this new course has been going on for a long time with out any concrete conclusion. Finally ,in spite of stiff opposition Government Of India has finally approved this course to be launched in 2011 or 2012. The Union Health Ministry, Govt. Of India has said" the introduction of BRMS was endorsed in the meeting (held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India) unanimously". This means India's rural areas comprising around 80% of Indian population, which have been so far neglected by Indian doctors, will have a dedicated medical care, drawn from students raised in rural ares. More over each year lakhs of students sit for entrance exams to MBBS  course for a couple of thousands seats only. Having an ambition to become doctor and not qualifying the entrance test build of frustration among the medicine aspirant students in India. Now all these students can take this alternative route to become a medical professional in lesser time with much ease and help the rural folk which are deprived of proper medical care.
Under the scheme, the BRMS degree would be acquired in two phases and at two different levels — Com munity Health Facility (one – and – a - half years) and sub-divisional hospitals (secondary level hospitals) for a further duration of two years. The degree is expected to be offered by institutes in rural areas with an annual sanctioned strength of 50 students. "Selection of students would be based on merit in the 10+2 ex­amination with physics, chemistry and biology as subjects," the ministry said.
It is a very cheering news for the +2 students in India looking an alternative to five years MBBS couse.