The state even conducted a kal chachani survey to help students know their aptitude.
Mumbai: At a time when class X students are awaiting their results, the state education department has advised parents not to force their children into engineering etc., allowing them to take up fields that they like instead.
The state even conducted a kal chachani survey to help students know their aptitude. Mr Tawde said, “Parents force their students to take up engineering and students end up doing what their parents say but are unhappy. They do it for the sake of it and then what? If a student chooses a field, he or she should be happy about it in order to complete it successfully.”
He said that the rate of employment in engineering was low because students did it for the sake of it.
Mr Tawde said, “A student should choose a field which interests him/her where he/she knows he/she can do it wholeheartedly. Through kal chachani, the student will understand what he/she likes and what his/her abilities are and where he/she can be an expert.”
According to the survey, around 70 per cent students knew where there interests lay while one per cent students were clueless about what they wanted to do after class X.
Students said that the report might help them choose the right stream during their first-year junior college (F.Y.J.C). Bhushra Shaikh, a student of Sir J.J. School, Fort, said, “I got agriculture as the field I was most interested in and I really do like things related to nature and the environment. I will do more research on the field and apply once the results of class X are out.”