The new Professional frontiers for a young student
Professional education in India for long meant pursuing courses to be doctors, engineers and lawyers, in that order of preference. The onset of the National Law Schools changed the order a bit and made Law glamorous. The liberalization of Indian economy led to the rise in the explosion of new demands, new products and new professional avenues. The DJs, the contemporary designer, the animator, the TV anchor and applied artist all found acceptance and options.
Today, the options before a 10+2 pass out are plenty! He or she could choose to study Animation. The marriage between free hand art and computer technology has resulted in a range of careers that one could choose. Or if it is pure arts that excites the student, Fine Arts is an inviting domain. Specialization in Applied Arts helps link a fruitful career with passion. Take Hospitality as a sector. Cooks are now transformed into chefs, a cool career, but demands lot of diligence. The TV revolution that has swept the country is showing no signs of dissipating. In addition to the existing 800 + channels, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has another 300+ applications in the waiting list. Journalism and entertainment is finding new takers. We are yet to realize the possibilities and potential in the mobile and digital space.
The nation is at the cusp of new professional possibilities, and the related sectors will take some time to stabilize. The institutions that offer to educate you recognize the demand and are thus evolving to meet the expectations. There are many fly-by-night operators masquerading as trainers in most of the cutting edge domains. So as a young aspirant it is imperative that you choose the right institution and the right course. Careers360 profiles six professional domains in this issue, Animation & Gaming, Design, Fashion, Fine Arts, Hospitality and Media. They collectively offer plenty of new professional frontiers.