The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a handbook on various courses with different subject combinations, including new-age courses, available to students after Class 12.
It lists 113 courses, covering fields as diverse as logistics and supply chain management, travel and tourism, sports and sports management, ceramics engineering and art restoration, to name a few.
“This is for the first time that CBSE has compiled all the courses at one place so that students can have information about the various career options. They can also take the help of teachers who can act as career counsellors and guide them,” a CBSE official told BusinessLine .
“We found that many students did not have much awareness about career options, especially the new age courses,” the official said.
The students, however, are advised to do due diligence and proper research before opting for a course as the role of the Board is limited to creating awareness.
Kriti Sinha, who passed Class 12 last year, saw this as ‘‘a great move’’.
“It has all the information about various courses for which students have to do a lot of research online. This will definitely make things easier for students,” she said.
However, Sidharth Singh, who also passed Class 12 last year, felt that it was just a list. “If we have to do the research on our own, then we can do it online,” he added.
According to the latest data available, the Board has 20,299 schools in India and 220 in 25 foreign locations. There are 1,123 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 2,953 government/aided Schools, 15,837 independent schools, 592 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 central Tibetan schools.