A col­lege bridge pro­gramme for stu­dents to make the right choice

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - City - - LIFESTYLE -

Ev­ery year ad­mis­sions to col­leges, the process, the choices and the pa­per­work leave par­ents and stu­dents over­whelmed and con­fused. This ham­pers the main goal of mak­ing the right ca­reer choice.

Ansal Univer­sity and The Ardee School to­gether have taken the ini­tia­tive to bridge the gap be­tween school and col­lege and pre­pare stu­dents to make in­formed ca­reer choices.

The Col­lege Bridge pro­gramme is a col­lab­o­ra­tive en­deav­our ini­ti­ated by Ansal Univer­sity and The Ardee School. To be con­ducted for Ardee School stu­dents at the end of ev­ery school year in March as a part of the aca­demic cal­en­dar, this pro­gramme en­ables Ardee school stu­dents to ex­pe­ri­ence col­lege life at the Ansal Univer­sity cam­pus for a six days col­lege and in­tern­ship ex­pe­ri­ence. Flagging off in March 2018, the first CBP pro­gramme is fo­cused on the field of ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign and will ex­pose stu­dents to guest lec­tures, stu­dio time, an in­tern­ship at ar­chi­tec­ture or de­sign firm and a her­itage walk.

Shee­tal Ansal,

chair­per­son, Ansal Univer­sity feels, “Stu­dents come to col­lege un­pre­pared, and The Ansal-Ardee Col­lege Bridge (AACBD) pro­gramme is de­signed to help school stu­dents ex­pe­ri­ence col­lege life and make in­formed ca­reer choices. This is a break­through pro­gramme as stu­dents in In­dia have lim­ited choices to change their op­tions once they en­roll in a de­gree pro­gramme.”

She­fali Varma,

chair­per­son, The Ardee School says, “Even in grade 9 (age 15) stu­dents are com­pletely un­aware of who they want to be when they grow up. Most of them fol­low what is pop­u­lar or choose what their par­ents sug­gest and never find their call­ing. It’s a trial er­ror method that has been preva­lent for the last five decades. This col­lege bridge pro­gramme con­trols the er­ror and al­lows an in­formed choice. This bridge pro­gram is the in­fra­struc­ture needed in ed­u­ca­tion in the 21st cen­tury.”

The pro­gramme will be­gin at grade 8 level for The Ardee school stu­dents of NFC, Gur­gaon, and Goa. “This year the AACBD cov­ers ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign, next year we hope to ex­pose them to law en­gi­neer­ing or busi­ness man­age­ment,” says Varma.

THE COL­LEGE BRIDGE PRO­GRAMME WILL BE FLAGGING OFF IN MARCH 2018. IT IS A COL­LAB­O­RA­TIVE INI­TI­ATED BY ANSAL UNIVER­SITY AND THE ARDEE SCHOOL.

PHO­TOS: HTCS

Stu­dents at­tend­ing a ses­sion at a stu­dio at Ansal Univer­sity

Stu­dents learn­ing ba­sic de­sign skills at the mak­ers space

She­fali Varma

Shee­tal Ansal

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