‘Age of Choices’ – Competitive task for students to make choices: Dr. C.G. Betsurmath

Mysuru, December 16, 2021: “Today we live in a world of difficult choices, and to choose the best in ‘the age of choice’ is a highly competitive task, and hence, the students are at the crossroads of selections,” opined Dr. C G Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSSMVP.

He inaugurated ‘Deeksharambh,’ a two-day UG Induction Program 2021-22, and the JSS CACS Competitive Examination Training Cell today, at the JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru. In his address to the students, he observed that today we live in a world of difficult choices, and to choose the best in this ‘Age of Choices’ is a highly competitive task for the students.

Further, he also expressed his concern on the problem faced by parents in selecting a good educational institution for their wards in today’s technological world that has changed the concept of education. He felt that technology is inculcating creativity among the students to enhance the capacity to think and for independent learning. Students must develop social and emotional skills apart from gaining worldly knowledge.

“The objective of the Training Cell is to prepare the students for competitive exams, and to face challenges of socializing, associating, governing, and above all rationalizing and to enhance their personality,” he added.

Presiding over the function, Prof. K.C. Veerabhadraiah, Joint Director, Department of Collegiate Education, Mysuru, explained the National Education Policy and the changes that can be expected in the new system. He observed that NEP-2020 provides ample opportunity to enhance the creative skills of the students. He called upon the students to be aware of the uses and misuses of technology and be cautious and not be tempted in misusing the technology.

At the beginning of the inaugural session, Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the college provided information about the facilities available in the college and advised them to make the best use of them. He said that the main intention of the induction program is to introduce the first-year students to all and acclimatize them to the new environment.

Dr. H.C. Honnappa, the Principal, welcomed and introduced the guests. Dr. M. Poornima, HoD, Department of English, proposed a vote of thanks, and Ms. Sushmitha and Dumbishree of the first B.Voc. rendered an invocation. Dr. Kumudini Achchi, Department of Social Works (PG) mastered the program.