After two tough years of huge endeavor, students of higher secondary level are waiting for their results. Though, the scores they will get in the existing examination system of Nepal definitely won’t reflect their true worth, the percentage they obtain in their final examination is crucial as it plays a vital role when the question concerned is about the amount of scholarship and selection of better colleges. Results may be satisfying to some students on the one hand and on the other hand it could be a cause to finish life for some. We have plenty of incidents of suicidal cases when students fail in exams. The grading system of fail and pass is an obsolete term now in many foreign universities. There, they categories students on the basis of how much they know and in which field they have expertise. Due to the outdated education system of Nepal, for students whoever has crossed over 70 per cent marks in their finals it is more or less compulsory to opt for science? It is either due to pressure from their family, relatives or from their teachers. They do not bother to ask the students themselves about their interest.
Science is obviously a good field to choose but, the other subjects we do have presently can give enough fodder to our brain. We find all of them interesting, demanding, appealing and job oriented. So, it is very tough to decide what to study and what not after 10 +2.
It is important not to be under pressure of parents or get swayed by advertisements while taking decisions and moving ahead. Students should not opt for the courses of their parents’ choice. Instead, they should state their personal wish and interest because it is they who have to study and enjoy their learning. After completing 10+2 level, the responsibility of students increases automatically. They need to become more serious about their career, their future and subject of study. Because it is the time to shape one’s career, one has to choose better subjects for further education.
Nepali College Vs Abroad Study
It is obvious that during admission time every college blows their own trumpet that makes students baffled so much so that they cannot find a college of their interest in their own nation and start searching for scholarships in foreign universities. They plan and prepare to study abroad. Very long queue of students at the Ministry of Education is an outcome of this situation. Due to political instability and frequent band’s also, they think that they cannot get quality education in Nepal.
However, no one dares to tell them that many foreign students are all agog to get enrollment in some Nepalese colleges just because of the quality education they provide.
- BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences,
- Institute of Medicine (IOM), Maharajgunj
are hot examples.
Further, here in Nepal we do have a wide range of subjects and, of course, scholarship programmes for deserving students. In comparison to other faculties, the Government of Nepal has given heavy subsidy/large number of scholarships in medicine and engineering. There are ample scholarship seats in MBBS (bachelor in medicine and bachelor in surgery), BDS (bachelor in dental surgery) and Engineering courses.
However, due to lack of good counseling, fair advertisements and, of course, self-initiation of students, we remain unaware of such opportunities. The government too is not handling this case properly. Recently the Ministry of Local Administration has announced scholarships in different courses for offspring of civil servants. Many may be unaware of this fact too.
Katmandu University (KU) has launched Geomatic Engineering few years ago as a new subject. With the help of the Ministry of Land Reform, they are producing good quality graduates at a low cost. They say this course is first and new not only in Nepal but in the entire South Asia. This could be another subject of choice rather than to fly abroad. These days each college is intent on introducing new, challenging and enticing subjects in Nepal so as to save the huge amount of money that goes abroad in the name of education.
Variety of challenging and job oriented subjects (Mainly) like:
- Biomedical engineering,
- Environment science,
- Food technology,
- Dairy technology,
- Human biology,
- Human anatomy,
- Human physiology,
- Computer Science,
- BSc. CSIT.
- Information technology (IT),
- Software Engineering,
- Computer Engineering,
- Public Health,
- Veterinary science,
- BSc. Nursing,
- Civil Engineering,
- Electrical Engineering,
- Electronics Engineering,
- Mechanical Engineering,
- Automobile Engineering,
- Aeronautic Engineering,
- Architect Engineering,
- Industrial Engineering,
- Geometric engineering,
can be the best options for students from Science background and importantly we have good institutions for these in Nepal.
- Fashion designing,
- Hotel Management (BHM),
- Travel and Tourism,
- Business studies (BBS),
- Business Administration (BBA),
- Business Administration in retail operations (first time in Nepal),
- Media studies,
- Journalism and Mass Communication,
- Sociology (BSW),
- Rural Development,
- Home science,
- Political Science,
- Film studies,
could be good fields of study for students not having Science background. (Management)
Note: Missing some subjects/topics related to above mentioned options. Please, feel free and give your valuable feedbacks on this article.
Advertisement could be a source of information but should not be trusted blindly. Before opting for any subject one should consider much about the type of subject matter, number of students studying it, its demand and job value, scholarship scheme, duration and course of study. Also, before getting enrolled in any university or college students should interrogate adequately about the type of college, its affiliation, its background, its locality, condition of previous students, topper (if any) from that college, facility it provides, condition of laboratory and library, fee structure and many more.
Remember: All the subjects are equally important, demanding, job oriented and appealing. It depends on students how they handle, enjoy and digest them.