February 26, 2009 2:34:12 am
In the era of a number of unconventional career options,Puneites feel that science has not lost its charm
Commemorating the legacy of Dr C V Raman,the country celebrates February 28,the day he invented Raman Effect as The National Science Day. With an access to a gamut of opportunities in various other fields,science is not the only career option today. Youth stands divided on the issue.
Romita Sakhrani,career consultant
Science is a very important subject as it is the basis of the entire human existence.Newer subject and career options are,in no way,threats or competitors to science. Science as a subject has also grown thus offering equal or may be more options to people. Just because there are new avenues available people are not going to stop exploring the old and the most basic ones.
Shraddha Yawalkar,arts student
With newer inventions there is growth in opportunities as well,but that doesnt mean science stands still. It also has been growing with time and now it also offers a wide range of unconventional topics and related career opportunities. It is one of the most prolific career and one of the subjects which is inevitable. Whatever number of career opportunities come up,science and research as a career is not going to lose its charm any time soon.
Aditi Gandhi,PR student
It is true that the traditional ideology no longer exists and people are exposed to more options. Moreover,people are not afraid of experimenting. Given this scenario,medicine and engineering is certainly no longer the most sought after career. However,that doesnt mean that the subject like science,which is ever-growing has fewer takers. Today any career is good.
Shayantwani TwishA,Science student
Science is vast and there are a lot of career opportunities. But for subjects like chemistry,physics,geology,botany and zoology,there is not much scope in India. To pursue a career in the same is very tedious and time consuming. Probably things would be fine if the government comes up with more research centres
Deepak Jaryal,Physics student
India is still not encouraging enough when it comes to pure science and research. Most people today look for job security and for subjects like these there is very less industrial scope. There are restricted research opportunities due to which the field if losing students to corporate fields.
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