20 August, 2018
Thane : With the increasing popularity of specialized courses like Bachelor of accounts and finance, Bachelor of business administration, Bachelor of mass media and many more, city-based academicians said that there has been a significant drop in the number of students opting for traditional courses like commerce and science. This trend, which had started developing at a snail pace five years ago, seems to be the top most priority of many aspirants now with even the coveted 90-plus per cent category students preferring these career-oriented courses over the regular ones.
Sandhya Vaidya, head of junior section at Joshi-Bedekar College of Arts and Commerce, said, "Since the past five years, the trend is that students want to take up courses like BAF as these are offering a promising future. All private companies, banking institutes are now looking for people with such degrees, raising the demand in the market for such courses. Although most still do pursue a degree in Bachelor of commerce, they also take up extra courses like chartered accountancy or company secretary. Only those who want to do a PhD and enter the teaching field pursue Masters in commerce:'
Even the pure science courses like Bachelor in science in physics/chemistry/biology are on the decline with the high achievers going in for computer science, biotechnology and other of the like, said experts.
"Courses like BSc in information technology, computer science, specialized courses in botany, zoology are on the rise. While studying for these programmes, students learn coding, software and enrol for programs like SAP as they want to stand out from the others. Only those who are unable to cope up with the engineering syllabus leave the course mid-way and take up BSc as a backup option. So, there will always be takers for BSc, especially among the low scoring students," said Chandrashekhar Marathe, principal of Satish Pradhan Dynansadhana College.
On the other hand, be it pursuing a degree in Bachelor of arts in economics, psychology, anthropology, sociology, history or any foreign language, the humanities field seems to be booming as the diverse field is offering an array of options for youngsters to choose from.
Since the past five years, the trend is that students want to take up courses like BAF as these are offering a promising future. All private companies, banking institutes are now looking for people with such degrees, raising the demand in the market for such courses. Only those who want to do a PhD and enter the teaching field pursue Masters in commerce
Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com