Career Guidance And Placement Cell


Career Guidance is a counselling programme designed to help students choose the right career path based on their educational and professional choices. It is a qualitative and quantitative assessment and upgradation of the knowledge, skills and information of the students in accordance with career options available.

In India, awareness, and information about various career options available to students passing out of school are limited. The culture of going to a career advisor is almost non-existent.

According to a recent survey, 93 percent of students were aware of less than ten career options like engineering, medicine, law, finance, IT etc. In contrast, there are more than 250 career options available today. In other words, the awareness levels of many career options are very low in the majority of students. Career GUiance and Placement Cell Plays an Important Role in creating awareness about the Various career options available to students at various stages of their education.

Career Guidance and Counseling  is a comprehensive, developmental program designed to assist individuals in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. A career guidance and counseling develops an individual's competencies in self-knowledge, educational and occupational exploration, and career planning.

Career guidance and counseling helps individuals in  acquiring the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to identify options, explore alternatives and succeed in society. These programs  prepare individuals for the changing workplace of the 21st century by:

  • broadening knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • improving decision making skills
  • increasing self-esteem and motivation
  • building interpersonal effectiveness
  • maximizing career opportunities
  • improving employment marketability and opportunities
  • promoting effective job placement

Key Components of Career Guidance and Counseling 

  • A planned sequence of activities and experiences to achieve specific competencies such as self-appraisal, decision making, goal setting, and career planning
  • Accountability (outcome oriented) and program improvement (based on results of process/outcome evaluations)
  • Qualified leadership
  • Effective management needed to support comprehensive career guidance programs
  • Adequate facilities, materials, resources
  • Strong professional development activities so that students can regularly update their professional knowledge and skills
  • Different approaches to deliver the program such as outreach, assessment, counseling, curriculum, program and job placement, follow-up, consultation, referral