A career counselling session was organized by The Sankara Nethralaya Academy (TSNA),a unit of Medical Research Foundation, Chennai) a forerunner and leader in the area of imparting healthcare and health management technology which draws its strength from its parent organizations, Sankara Nethralaya, the Medical Research Foundation and Vision Research Foundation, a State of the Art Research Facility on its College road main campus, Chennai on 12.04.2015, Sunday to facilitate students completing their schooling to discover new and exciting academic options, a large number of young people had an opportunity to discover a whole range of courses in the healthcare sector that could help them build a great career.
Poor employability is the main factor behind unemployment, ironically while employment opportunities are on the raise there are many who still find it difficult to secure a job on account of various factors. This meet was meant o focus on this lacuna. Addressing the plus two students and their parents during the Healthcare Career Counseling, organized by The Sankara Nethralaya Academy in Chennai, Prof. Irungovel, Manager-Counseling, Sankara Nethralaya, stressed the need for skill development. He outlined the career scope emerging in Healthcare sector and advised the parents to limit themselves with career counseling and leave the decision making by the concerned students, based on their interest.
Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Mr. A Mahalingam, Deputy Registrar, explained the service orientation under the visionary leadership of the Living Legend Padma Bhushan Dr. SS Badrinath. He briefed on the educational facilities and collaborations of the academy, for offering a purposeful education to the society.
Prof. Ramani, Principal, further added that employability can be enriched only by acquiring knowledge, skills and attitude, over and above the qualifications, reinforcing the uniqueness of this academy which is approved by Healthcare Sector Skill Council (NSDC). He also detailed about the extensive scholarship schemes offered by Sankara Nethralaya for the meritorious and economically weaker students.
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy offers several courses like BSc (Medical Laboratory Technology), BSc (Ophthalmic Dispensing), Fellowship of Dispensing Opticians, BBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management) and Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing Assistant. The details and curriculum of these courses were explained by the concerned faculty heads Dr. Anuja, Dr. Coral, Mr. Senthilkumar and Ms. Renganayaki, who also outlined the career opportunities after course completion.
This academy has requisite facilities like laboratories, hostels, canteen, transport etc. as explained by Ms. Sreedevi, Manager-Academics, who also proposed the vote of thanks. The program concluded with clarifications and individual counseling and commencement of admission process. Further details and applications can be obtained through the academy website www.thesnacademy.ac.in