Mrs. Annapurna Murthy is a Masters in Psychology and Education. Practicing as a career counselor for over 35 years, she pioneered the first seminar in career guidance when career guidance and counseling was not well known. Started her career as counselor at RV group of Institutions. Was a guest faculty at the Department of Psychology, Bangalore University, Bangalore. While at Pune, she worked as a career counselor at Symbiosis Institutions. Was with the News
Paper in Education (NIE) program for over 10 years at Pune and Bangalore. Was with Times of India, Education Times since inception. Wrote articles on career, offbeat career options and was regularly answering queries by students under the Counselor Column in Education Times, Bangalore.
She has Counseled over 5 lakh students in Bangalore alone. Has Conducted career guidance programs at Bangalore, Bellary, Udupi, Mangalore, and Hyderabad, amongst others. Conducted career options seminars for pre-university and degree students. Niche area of Counseling, students with hemophilia, bipolar disorders and other special needs on career options for them. Has given career guidance programs on Bangalore Doordarshan, “Hello Geleyare” being the most popular. Programme on “OFF BEAT CAREER OPTIONS”, on KASTURI channel, to motivate students who have no formal education, if they have something special, they can still have a successful career.
Has written Career guidance articles in Kannada in ‘Udayavani’ and ‘Priyanka’ magazines. Presently her articles under Shikshana Puravani in Prajavani is taking care of several confusions among students.
“Lunch Box” Program on AIR , She has guided many students for several career opportunities that suits them. She has guided students at the EXIDE camp in 2003 organized by IBM. To guide students scientifically, she conducts Aptitude, Intelligence, Personality, Interest and Study habits tests for students of Class 10 and pre-
university students. She has given talks on opportunities after graduation in India and abroad in several colleges. She has brought out Karnataka Educational Directory I for Times Group in
May 2008 and Karnataka Educational Directory II, in April 2009
She is the director of MANASA CONSULTANTS – A complete solution to all educational matters.
When students are at cross roads, unable to make decisions on which course to take, Guidance becomes extremely crucial for students. It is no more easy as before, where the children continued the father’s business or profession. Children have become more independent thinking, competition
in the outside world is also very high. The glamour of some professions, The attractive salaries of the IT jobs, the various jobs in the media, the attraction of the fashion world, the unbelievable salary packages of the Ivy league Institutions, have set in new trends in the young minds. Come lets discuss all possible career options.
I advice students to think on their ability levels, Personality dimensions, Interest levels before picking up a course of their choice. A Scientific way of finding out the Aptitudes are by taking a set of tests which include, Aptitude, Personality, Interest, Intelligence and study habits. One must also understand what these tests are and why it should be taken. There is lack of awareness among parents, teachers, principals, board members of schools and colleges, and students themselves as to what these tests are? Should it be taken? Will it help the student make the right choice? Let me explain to you as to what these tests
are and how much important they are while making career decisions.
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