Demand for courses will change post-Covid-19, says this principal

Says Biotech, microbiology, pharmacy will have more career options

Demand for courses will change post-Covid-19, says this principal

Rashmi Vij, principal, Police DAV Public School

Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, May 25

Rashmi Vij, principal, Police DAV Public School, has been busy these days with organising webinars with career counsellers, getting video modules prepared and conducting live classes for students.

As my senior students need to be mentored and I often get queries from parents asking me to guide them about the stream that their children should take. I have also organised webinars on career counselling. I have told students that there will be an increasing demand for microbiology, biotechnology, pharmacy or paramedic subjects post Covid-19. Hence, they should take the medical stream. — Rashmi Vij, principal, Police DAV Public School

“As a principal, I need to keep an eye on all updates related to changes in the academic calendar and curriculum for my staff and students. Besides, I need to work in liaison with principals of other schools, CBSE officials and accordingly modify changes in teaching. Thankfully, all my teachers are young, well-trained in technology and have been making lively videos and interactive programmes for students, which make them thoroughly understand the new topics. Even students are responding well to these classes,” said Vij, adding that the last three months were spent in re-inventing new ways to run the school through a remote system.

The principal said, “As my senior students need to be mentored and I often get queries from parents asking me to guide them about the stream that their children should take. I have also organised webinars on career counselling. I have told students that there will be an increasing demand for microbiology, biotechnology, pharmacy or paramedic subjects post Covid-19. Hence, they should take the medical stream.”

“About 10-15 years ago, the demand for these courses had soared, but these saw a gradual decline as career options. I have told the students of the non-medical stream that it is not necessary to become an engineer as they can also go for creative courses like web designing and artificial intelligence as these too have a great scope in the years ahead. For commerce students, specialisation in e-trading and e-commerce will be futuristic courses everyone will now be more technology dependant even from the business point of view. For humanities students, clinical psychology will be the new in-thing,” she added.

Vij, who is also assistant regional officer, DAV Schools, said, “We need to specially take care of students studying in Classes X to XII. We have been conducting online classes them from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm everyday with a 30-minute break in between. Senior students are smart and responsive as they do their assignments and send these back to their teachers for checking.”

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