Suchitra Surve

Director – Growth Centre India Private Limited

The ‘Degree’ of confusion…

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To cater to the demands and needs of today’s corporate world, many specialised courses / Bachelor’s degrees [BAF/BMS/BBI/BMM/and so on] were introduced in the past few years. The aim was to prepare youngsters for the focused career paths. This plethora of degrees has heightened the degree of confusion in the minds of people, especially the Parents.

The advent of these courses made the age-old traditional regular degrees seem ‘Vanilla’ in nature. Suddenly, people started considering these courses as redundant and were planning to pursue these newly introduced courses. But one question troubled most of the parents and confusion still lurked on their minds ‘which regular degree has to be pursued with these newly introduced courses?’ Irrespective of the educational backgrounds of the students and parents and across the demographics, the confusion of ‘which degree to pursue’ was prevalent.

It is important to know that these new courses are at par with the traditional bachelor’s degree courses and have introduced in order to cater to the needs of the market. Their focus on certain core areas make them exclusive and hence, seem better. These courses are to be pursued in place of the regular degrees and only if the student has made up his / her mind to enter a specific field very early in life. The courses provide a foundation for specific careers and vary in their teaching and learning methodology.

The aim of preparing students for certain careers, make these courses more sought after; thus the cut-off’s are high and being self-financed courses – so are the fees! To make it clear, a student can take an admission to any one of the courses [traditional or newly introduced] and need not take up any additional bachelor’s degree [BA/BCom] course along with it.

Students and Parents need to bear in mind that any [only one] Bachelor’s degree can be pursued so long as it is recognised and is in line with the ultimate career goal.

Updated: July 12, 2016 — 11:59 am
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