CCPC Counselling session for Civil Service aspirants

SRINAGAR: Centre for Career Planning and Counselling, University of Kashmir today organized one day seminar to groom the civil service aspirants of the valley.

The seminar was attended by hundreds of students from the varsity aspiring to qualify this prestigious exam. Chief guest,   Inspector General Police, Kashmir, Abdul Gani Mir delived a special lecture to the aspirants.

Kashmir University in its continues endeavours to help civil service aspirants is planning to come up with a residential hostel cum coaching centre soon. During the occasion, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, Prof Talat Ahmad said, “Ministry of Human Resource and Development has approved a residential coaching centre for the civil service aspirants of the state, which will be coming up soon, here in the university.”

Prof Talat said Kashmir University is also planning to invite some top Civil Service Officials and others to the university in near future to aspire and motivate student of this university to go for this prestigious exam.” Even Chancellor of University of Kashmir and  Governor J&K state  NN Vohra has desired to spend time with the students informed VC.

Appreciating the role of CCPC, Prof Talat said the center is running with a goal to inspire more and more people for civil services. He said the students should take advantage of all the available facilities in the university to prepare themselves for this exam.

“Students of this state have all the abilities to crack this exam, all they need to do is to channelize themselves and take advantage of university facilities to make their careers prosperous,” Prof Talat said.

Chief guest,  Inspector General Police, Kashmir, Abdul Gani Mir during the special lecture gave a compressive overview of civil service as a career option, he suggested that awareness should be generated among the educated youth about the various career options so that they can realise their career potential by exposing themselves to career planning and  decision making. This will help them to prepare for various opportunities lying ahead of them. Mr Ab. Gani Mir IGP, Kashmir delivered a highly informative and insightful lecture about various phases and stages of preparing for civil services examination. He advised students on topics ranging from selection of optional methodology of study and efficient management of time.  Mir urged students to do “systematic” hard work to realize their civil service dreams.

He said. “Students of our state are unwilling to work hard and put in their efforts and use resources for this exam. ” Planning and management, according to Mir are the two thing which need to be “prioritized” while preparing for the exams. He also admitted the less availability of good coaching centres and institutes, which can groom the aspirants for civil services.

Prof Zaffar A Reshi, Registrar, University of Kashmir said civil services are as important a profession as of a doctor, engineers and a teacher. You really cannot avoid thinking about the role of civil services in framing the different policies of the state.  Reshi said it was extremely difficult in past to crack civil services with people having no information about it. “The civil services culture, which was missing in past in Kashmir has increased manifold  over the years.” He credited this increase in civil service aspirants to AG Mir and others like him  for their continuous efforts to counsel and aware people of the state to inculcate civil services culture among the youth.

Dean Academic Affairs,  Prof AM Shah appreciated the role of Prof Talat for urging CCPC for holding counseling seminars on civil services. He said, one can become a policy maker after qualifying this exam and can change the policies for the betterment of the society.

While welcoming the guests Prof. Shabir Ahmed Bhat , Director Centre for Career Planning & Counselling highlighted the objective and achievements of the Centre for Career Planning & Counselling. He further added that CCPC was striving hard to emerge as a hub where in our youth could get expert advice on career related issues and also to provide them a platform wherein they could be trained and mentored for the premier competitive examinations of the country. He also added that the centre is working to provide services and resources to the students that are essential in their career and educational planning and job search.

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