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Vikash Sharma

With Covid-19 still around, a lot of measures are being undertaken by the Government of India to impart education to students with focus on extensive use of technology.

Apart from education, stress is also being given on proper career guidance of students in different parts of the country by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs).

Several measures including timely disbursement of scholarships to students and a common portal for various scholarship schemes of Central and State Governments have been created, an official PIB release said.

Here’s the list of measures taken by the various Boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE): The board organizes two-day capacity building programme for teachers on career counseling of students. The trained teachers take sessions for senior students in their respective schools. The programme focuses on dimensions of career information, strategies and resources used in imparting career information, setting up career resources room in a school, role of a teacher in imparting career guidance and understanding career development.

In Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) services of counselors are engaged on part time contractual basis in all Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country. There is also a provision of inviting experts from different fields to sensitize students about the career options available for them to pursue.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV): Career guidance sessions are conducted regularly by the counsellors, teachers and vice principals. Special sessions are also conducted for students in JNVs by inviting eminent experts from various fields.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP): It is one-stop solution through which various services, starting from student application, application receipt, processing and disbursal of various scholarships to students are enabled. The main objective of NSP is to ensure timely disbursement of scholarships to students and to provide a common portal for various scholarship schemes of the Central and State Governments.

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