Education and career have been a top priority for many years!
Earlier there were limited scopes available in India whereas comparatively now in this 21st century there are increased opportunities. People these days are aware of much upcoming education and career options. Govt of India has announced to implement a New Education Policy 2020; however, there are still many areas of education and career that remain unexplored.
Why is it important to know about the hidden areas?
1. To gain a better understanding
It is an obvious fact!
Once you know more about the opportunities and the career aspects of a particular topic, it becomes easier to gain in-depth knowledge about it which can help you turn around tables in the field of career and education.
2. To build a good career
The more knowledge you have about career options, the more you can narrow down your niche and use tailor-made educational resources.
3. To spread awareness
Many people in rural areas of India are still unaware of many educational and career opportunities. Once you know more about the potential areas, it becomes easier to educate society and help them grow their skills.
4. To set new milestones
Gaining complete knowledge can help people set targets and milestones to achieve. For instance, let us say you have discovered facts related to history or an ancient monument, it would be easier for you to write a book on it and spread the word to let others know about it.
5. To create a source of income
In this COVID scenario, jobs have become scarce!
Knowing about various areas can help you discover and create job opportunities. You can either earn or help people earn a better income through many means.
Read below to know more about these undiscovered areas of education and career:
1. Hidden areas/scope in education
Moral education includes studying short stories and inculcating moral values, the major drawback of this particular subject that it is limited to a very small amount of schools where students are allowed to study.
This needs to be included in the normal course curriculum so that students can study and learn lifelong lessons and how to apply them.
Even though students are allowed to study and write on various topics, writing should be considered as a different subject.
Gaining education about writing or learning new techniques to do so can certainly help people, be more aware and educated.
Ideally, health-related training is provided in physical education or during science classes. However, students should know health-oriented facts. For instance, if a person suffers from bee stings, what is the correct way in which he should be treated, students should have a general idea about it.
Nutrition can also be included as an essential part of health, its important for students to have a basic knowledge about food science and know about its importance.
Learners should be educated about sanitation because, in rural places, females are still suffering a lot. So it is very essential to let students be aware of sanitation, its importance, and necessary techniques. Many times, some causalities keep occurring, due to lack of medical negligence, people end up losing their lives.
Children these days need to be educated about sex since it is a very important way to avoid rapes and molest cases in the future. If boys are educated about sexual activity at an early age, the pros and cons of it, then probably a generation can be educated, and this heinous crime of harassing women can certainly be eradicated from society.
Hidden areas in career
Studying in this particular field is very rare. Only the coastal areas of India prefer studying and knowing more about this topic or doing in-depth research.
Having a good grasp of the topic can certainly help people form a career in fish farming. Fish farming can be a good source of income and gradually might be in the same lines as agriculture – that is the main source of income in India.
A lot of people might have different ideas about the therapists; the most common thing that comes to the mind while uttering the word of a therapist is either a physiotherapist or a spa therapist. You will be amazed to know that there are other diversions to this form as well. Career options like hippotherapy and art therapy are quite interesting. These are unexplored areas of psychology where a person can heal another person keeping in mind their emotional health problems.
Meteorology includes the study of atmospheric forces. However, one of the major drawbacks of this educational field is that hardly a handful of them prefer this sector as a career and work in it. This amazing field can motivate people to work and prosper in it.
Even though government colleges are available in India, people are not much aware of this sector, and hence this field of career remains partially explored.
This is an amazing branch of science, which can help you learn more about soil structure and its formation. Even though there are few colleges accepting students to pursue this as a career, the students in India are not aware of its advantages. Hence, very few of them choose it as a career option and to become a soil scientist.
This is one of the rarest forms of art that is possessed greatly by Indian people. In many parts of India, you can find different groups of people making statues and portraits of deities, which is bliss to eyes. People from various countries visit India to look at these drawings and statues. The major drawback of this field is that people do not wish to choose this as a means of livelihood because these kinds of artistic jobs do not have much scope. Apart from this, many people are left out of the limelight.
What are the main reasons for the increase in hidden areas of career and education?
1. Lack of awareness
Many people are unaware of career, and educational aspects; neither have they had sufficient means to explore a variety of opportunities related to career and education.
2. Lack of interest
When people are unaware of the new opportunities, they can’t develop their interest in a certain niche and continue researching it.
3. Increase in exploitation
These days there are a lot of middlemen who aim to increase their profit in the name of promoting talent; hence many rural people often avoid exposure to put an end to the increased exploitation by middlemen.
4. Lack of initiatives
The biggest reason for the increase in hidden areas of education and career is that no municipal or government body is ready to take the responsibility of introducing new initiatives related to various educational and career scopes.
5. The biased focus over a particular field
The citizens of India are usually biased over particular subjects. They usually decline to choose any other career or educational related field other than those selected career areas.
For instance, since traditional times, medical science and engineering has held strong roots in Indian society whereas comparatively today, digital marketing and e-commerce business have grasped people’s attention in this COVID scenario
6. Expensive options
All of us know how expensive career courses and education have become!
Rural people often try to avoid such expensive options and shut themselves up in a meagre livelihood to avoid many expenses, especially when they cannot afford it.
7. Narrow niches
Certain fields, like medical science or engineering, have always ranked the highest in terms of people’s choices. The biggest drawback of this choice is that no other niches are available for selection.
8. Lack of job opportunities
The greatest problem in India is unemployment. Even though people are qualified, they do not get jobs and hence do not have the scope to choose anything other than a particular career.
9. Uneven distribution of people and institutions
Many places in India have an unequal distribution of population and study centres, which creates a gap between the students’ admission and the actual number of seats available. On average, a ratio of 1:15 students’ vs college seats exists even in places low population compared to highly populated areas.
10. Lack of general quota and aids
Not everyone in India is rich!
Educational expenses and career options are becoming expensive from time to time. Due to the lack of general quota reserves and financial aids, students are not able to get an admission.
These all factors are major contributors to the increasing amount of hidden areas, in both education and career.
What can be done about these hidden areas?
1. Spreading awareness
Word of mouth plays magic when you need to spread a piece of news. You can spread the word about the diversity of educational and career fields available easily through casual interaction.
2. Exploring and doing research
In-depth, research can certainly help a lot in case you need to approach your career in a particular field. Let us say you wish to study soil and become a scientist. The first step towards becoming a scientist is to study in-depth about a particular subject and find out ways to approach it and make it a source of income in your life.
3. Removing middle agents
This is the most common issue with every artist or in a rural place. The best way to bring out the hidden talent in front of the crowd and provide a means of income is to remove these middle agents and help them come into the limelight. This can also put an end to the exploitation of artists and therapists.
4. Suggesting in open forums
These days there are many open forums available that help people in gaining knowledge. You can choose to become a member of such a group to promote a particular topic, be an active listener, discuss and spread your views about the same.
5. Filing Mass petitions
Petitions and campaigns are very old ways of getting the work done or pressuring the government. Rising politicians and political parties preferably follow this method. One of the best advantages of this means is that there are huge chances of success and active participants involved in it.
6. Increasing advertisements or stage shows
If you have time and budget or are serious about this particular factor, then probably going live on stage shows and promoting your views through advertisements, pitching your voice through newspapers and editorials, or conducting roadshows and acts can certainly help people know more about this particular topic.
7. Building educational institutions
Building a variety of educational institutions can also encourage people to join a variety of courses. Providing financial aid and scholarships can motivate people and help the poorer section folks to join the academy and pursue their career of interest.
8. Charity organisations
This is yet another method of help that can be provided to weaker section residents and their children. Even orphans have the right to study, but sadly nobody provides them with this opportunity. By providing charity or through donations, these children can be assisted effectively.
Volunteering is yet another indirect way of serving people and spreading awareness. Volunteers act as a means of connection between richer society, institutions, and the financially weaker section people.
10. Using social media
This is a brilliant way of spreading knowledge and letting people know about their field of interest. Let us say a person wishes to become a hotelier, but he is not aware of the institutions providing these services. Still, if he reads about these services in the social media platform, he can gain knowledge about it. Spreading messages via social media and using story-telling techniques can enhance the interest of readers.
There are many educational and career opportunities available in various sectors. However, no common man would wish to take a risk when it comes to opting for a particular career because everybody aims for a stable income. Besides, even if there are people who wish to do the same, they face a lot of social stigmas attached to it.