Research Colloquium held at MIER College

JAMMU: The Centre for Educational Research organized a research colloquium at the MIER College.

The resource person for the research colloquium was Dr.Eisha Verma, Lecturer in Education, Government Degree College, Khour. She dwelt on herdoctoral thesis topic 'Self-efficacy and Achievement Motivation as determinants of the Career Preferences of Adolescents'.

The session was attended byDr. Arun K Gupta, Chairman MIER, Dr.Renu Gupta, Vice Chairperson MIER College, Prof. Adit Gupta, Principal MIER College, Prof. N. R. Sharma, Dean Academic MIER College; Prof. H.R. Shan, Controller Examination MIER College; Dr. Mool Raj Sharma, HoD PG Department; Dr. Rohnika Sharma, HoDUG Department, along with Faculty and the students of PG Department of Education.

Dr. Nishta Rana extended a very warm welcome to the resource person and the audience and said even though Dr. Verma recently completed her PhD, she is well published and has presented her work at many conferences.

Dr. Verma completed her research work at the Central University of Jammu, under the supervision of Dr. RituBakshi, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Central University, Jammu. Dr. Eisha highlighted that making a career choice is a crucial task and a determinant of personal gratification.

However, thousands of vocations have been thrown open to a person and the selection of an appropriate career is becoming more challenging. The sample of the study consisted 1000 students of class 12thfrom five districts of Jammu division namely Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Ramban.

The results of the thesis highlight that there was a significant and positive relationship between self-efficacy, achievement motivation and career preferences among adolescents. The female students prefer education sector on the other hand male students prefer defence sector as the preferred career choice.

Dr. Adit Gupta in his presidential remarks, congratulated Dr. Eisha on conducting such an elaborate research work on the career preference of adolescents. He also highlighted the fact that career related programmes should be developed and organised to educate parents and adolescents to make them conscious of new avenues as it would help them making adequate decisions.

A lively interaction took place between the resource person, faculty and students which paved way for further clarification of factors influencing career choices and areas of interest at the adolescent stage.

The colloquium ended with the formal Vote of Thanks presented by Dr. Bharti Tandon, Assistant Professor, PG Dept. of Education.

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