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What Next - Career Counselling

This is a question which challenges many parents. What does my child do after completing class XII? The traditional answer has been to do Engineering, Medical or get admission in any college offering BSc, Commerce or Humanities. As the economy has opened up, the career opportunities for children have opened up as well. There are many options now for specialist courses. There are options for Design, Fashion, and Hospitality. There are options for applied Maths or Research Science. There are opportunities where there is availability of jobs on completion of specific courses like NDA, SCRA. Private universities with world class amenities are making offerings in Medical, Engineering and other courses. You can choose to do languages, Media, Communication etc. The choices are many. 

There are about 36,671 colleges in India as per a report of the MHRD.

The UGC (Universities Grants Commission) is a statutory body of the Government of India tasked with the job of coordination, and maintenance of standards of university education in India. The UGC has the unique distinction of being the only grant-giving agency in the country for University Education. Please click here to view the list of Central Universities updated by UGC as of January 2016. These lists are continuously being upgraded. The most updated information is available from the UGC and details of these universities are given below:

 

Universities Nos Download

Central Universities

46

State Universities

342

Deemed Universities

125

Central Open University

1

na

Private Universities

228

Universities funded by Central Govt

6

na

Total

748

 
 

While there are many genuine universities providing quality education, there are some which are deemed fake by the UGC. Please click here for a list of fake Universities as declared by UGC.

So with all that information what does a student do? Some of the potential options are given below. These are related mostly at the Central level.

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