COLLEGES THAT LOOK LIKE SHOPPING MALLS?

WHAT OINDRI SAHA SAYS ABOUT COLLEGES?

“Colleges that look like hotels or shopping malls charge unnecessary high fee. And I feel as if students are paying a price for the building and not for their study,” says Oindri, a student from Kolkata.

The lockdown due to coronavirus continues. In Kolkata, Oindri a class 12th student is preparing to Admissions 2020. Her class 12th exam got postponed due to the covid-19 crisis. Now she is waiting for results to be declared so that she can take finally decisions about her admissions.

In the meantime, Oindir has been scanning for colleges. Her aim is to pursue a career in journalism.

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There are hundreds of students like Oindri who are doing the preliminary search for colleges online.

Oindri is waiting for the time when the lockdown will be over so that she can visit the college campus and finalise her admission.

But how is she searching for colleges online? On what basis is she shortlisting colleges?

She shares, “I have been talking to my senior friends.”

She says, “One important tip my seniors have shared is don’t look for infrastructure only.”

Why?

“Because, I don’t want to go to campuses that look like shopping malls. Such campuses are more of a distraction.”

Colleges that look like hotels or shopping malls charge unnecessary high fee. And I feel as if students are paying for the building construction and not for study.”

Instead, look for academics first. Meet college professor or faculties if the college/university allows.

After all you are at a college to learn and beyond a point, how much or to what extent can the building contribute, Oindri says.

She adds “Yes of course, to some extent a good campus is necessary.”

“I have started shortlisting colleges that offer journalism. I will finalise a college that is connected with the industry for on-job training.”

“Campus placements is the most important aspect of any college or university.”

After her final CBSE exams in July, Oindri will start visiting campuses.

She knows that the path towards successful career is all about hard work. Along with exam preparations, she is also preparing for journalism entrance tests.

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