DURGAPUR GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

(GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL)

(NAAC Accredited College with A Grade)

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Avenue, Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India - 713214

Career Counselling

COUNSELLING & CAREER GUIDANCE & PLACEMENT UNIT
(2022-2023)

Name & Designation Department Nominated as
Dr. Bhumika Kanjilal, Assistant Professor Philosophy Jt. Convener
Dr. Roli Shukla Ray, Assistant Professor Zoology Jt. Convener
Sri Nisith Mondal, Assistant Professor Economics Member
Smt. Nidhi Misra, Assistant Professor Political Science Member
Smt. Sumana Chanda, Assistant Professor Philosophy Member
Dr. Sandipan Ray, Assistant Professor Botany Member
Smt. Ananya Chatterjee, Staff Office Member
Sri Debdeep Chowdhury, Staff Office Member

MISSION AND VISION OF THE CELL——

The Career Counselling and Placement Cell; Durgapur Government College works with the mission of promoting higher education and aims in guiding the students in their choice of future career. Motivating the students is the prime aim of this cell. The Career Counselling and Placement Cell projects the guiding principles in such a way that the students may visualize a plan for themselves following which may lead them to success. This makes the present and ongoing study of students all the more goal directed. The Cell has the mission of reaching out to maximum number of students and benefit them. The vision of the cell is to ignite that confidence in students of all kinds; with different learning habits, mode of understanding and technique of adaptation to skills; which would help in considering themselves as self independent and self reliant. The readiness of a student is perhaps the best tool by way of which he or she can cope with the future challenges which the Job market thrusts on. The Career Counselling and Placement Cell have the mission of shaping this readiness of mind. The Cell thus promotes Critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving abilities, organizational or leadership qualities so that students can better understand the basic requirements of higher studies and professions. Motivation is also required to help students break free of all sorts of fear and uncertainties that they feel and for most of the cases stay indifferent to the myriads of possibilities that different types of short-term training or internships may render. The Cell thus has the mission of making students equipped and to make them think on the issue that Higher education in a particular field of study may not only mean that we need to follow a curriculum provided based strictly on theoretical knowledge. A student may also have the courage of pursuing any vocational training which would enhance skill required for industries. The Cell even suggests changes in the form of up gradation of the curriculum to the University to materialize the mission of building that bridge between pure academics and Industry requirement. The cell thus plays the role of a moral guide and tries to sustain that conviction in students by way of which they would not find any field of study less lucrative and feel the peer pressure which might erode their will power.

 

HOW DOES THE CELL FUNCTION?

The Career Counselling and the Placement Cell functions under the guidance of the Principal, Durgapur Government College and seeks all sorts of decision-making advice from him. The Cell regularly calls for meeting of the members where all decisions regarding motivational and activity-based events are chalked out. Speakers and Resource persons from various Universities and Institutions are invited in Webinars. The Cell organizes Webinars and Workshops with the help or in collaboration with different Departments of the College. The webinars or Workshops may be on promoting Higher Education/ rendering all possible information regarding Job possibilities/ on Research and Research methodologies/ on ICT and Soft kills. The Cell keeps a constant contact via mail with all students (from the faculty of Arts /Science/Commerce) so that it is aware of any problem or any query related to the preparation of competitive examinations or preparation for higher studies or any question regarding compassing and Placement so on and so forth. The cell also renders help by sharing the contacts (emails) of different proficient scholars and resource person with the students via mail so that any individual approach may also be made by any particular student. The Cell takes feedback from students on any webinars organized and even assigns small task in Google Class rooms (in the form of quiz/short questions/ MCQS) so that the students feel recognized and motivated. The Cell also keeps in touch with different companies and organizes Campus Interview for students. In doing so the special aim of the Cell has always been to collect the employer’s Feedback so that the cell may latter analyze the feedback and rationalize on the deficiency in execution of the curriculum or suggesting up gradation of the curriculum to the University. Moreover, keeping all Covid protocols in mind the Cell airs all events via You Tube Live.

SOME RECENT STEPS TAKEN TO PUT THOUGHTS INTO ACTION —–

The Career Counselling and placement Cell works relentlessly for the Career upiftment and Career guidance of students of Durgapur Government College. The Cell had been working on organizing webinars on Higher Education and Career Opportunities, on possibilities of Research in a particular field which students may pursue after completion of their Undergraduate courses; on organizing workshops so that students get proper guidance regarding the preparation for any competitive examination like WBCS/UPSC/NET/SET. The Career Counselling and Placement Cell has also tried to orient the students of Durgapur Government College on soft skills and computer skills so that they be ready for both the job market and also be equipped for Research work. This was specially done so that students are trained right from their UG courses to properly use technology and be acquainted with the current literature and thoughts available all over the world. This would open for them the world of technology and information. The Career Counselling and Placement Cell also have paid special attention to develop the language skills of students. The Cell felt the importance of making the students equipped with the skill of public talking and make them comfortable with the situation that might arise in facing an interview board; where communication abilities work the most. Along with this the Cell has taken care of sensitizing the students on issues like Professional Ethics, code of moral conduct and Equal opportunities in employment. The Career Counselling and Placement Cell thought it proper and of optimum importance that students be aware of the value of doing public good even in keeping with the professional attitude. They must know that in order to expect equal opportunity in workplace they must put in the best of their abilities. This would make the workplace free of any discrimination and future professional like them would be treated with respect. Keeping in mind the importance of earning goodwill in market and be trustworthy if one is to excel in one’s profession and also to bring forth a live experience of facing an interview the Career Counselling and Placement Cell organized Campus interview with companies.

The Career Counselling and Placement Cell under the able guidance of the Principal Durgapur Government College have touched upon all aspects of student support relating to their future Career. From acquiring of soft skills to communication skills, to making them apt for the rigors of competitive examinations the Cell has done it all. The members of the Cell along with the Principal have all plans to make students self dependent and confident young professionals. The Cell aims at further organizing add-on courses and other vocational training in near future.

FUTURE PLANS——

The future Plans of the Career Counseling and Placement Cell are:

1. To increase and promote student-based activities in the form of organizing workshops.
2. Preparation of students for Competitive Examination via Alumni Meet. We would like to call our distinguished alumni and organize a free discussion on Career guidance/the preparation for competitive examinations like GATE/JAM/NET/SET
3. Organizing of workshops for preparing students for UPSC/WBCS examination
4. Organizing workshops on Career in Fine Arts (like Painting, Drawing, Acting, Dancing, Singing)
5. Organizing training/Helping students in getting informations regarding pursuing career in Air force/NCC/NSS. Sharing information regarding NCC camps being organized. The Career Counselling and Placement Cell would take help of the NSS and NCC wings of the College for this purpose.
6. Promoting basic Industrial training as a part of their Curriculum so that the students may develop the following qualities and skills which are required for the following kind of professions: –
a) Sales marketing requires good verbal skills/interpersonal skills/negotiation skills
b) Social media marketing requires creative skills
c) Customer service care requires good communication skills/problem solving skills

7. To promote the need for developing a sustainable university-industry partnership via the curriculum prescribed by the University.