Survey to unveil what makes Gujarati youth tick
Good morning friends. Happy New Year to everyone. This is the start of the new year that I wish will be the perfect one the whole year to all of us. Start of 2009, and this is also the first publish article I want to share it. As my thought the youth are the one’s we can depend on in the future. They are our hope.
What’s Gujarat’s youth like? The mind of GenNext in the state will soon be unravelled in a novel attempt by the education department. It has embarked on an ambitious survey to map needs, skills and mental aptitudes of the young.
The survey form, that has been specially designed by experts from BM Institute of Mental Health, aims to help set up Life Goals Aptitude Inventory’ of youth.
Education department officials say forms have been sent to 900 colleges across the state. Detailed analysis will be sent to Gujarat Knowledge Commission (GKC) to help it design courses that match dominant aptitudes and skills.
“This is a pathbreaking survey which will assess intelligence levels and mental aptitudes of the youth and help colleges, industry and the state create better courses and jobs to suit their skills and emotional capabilities,” says Dr SR Apte, director of BM Institute.
Informal surveys have revealed that majority of the students don’t get jobs after completing graduation in arts, commerce and science in the state.
“Only eight per cent of the youth get jobs after completing graduation. State government wants to take this figure to 25 per cent. Hence the survey,” a senior official explained.
Do you get confused if immediate action is to be taken? Do you get distracted when you make efforts to concentrate? Do you experience bouts of joy and sorrow without reason? These are some of the questions that youngsters will be asked to gauge their psychological and emotional wellbeing.
They will also be quizzed on their sleep patterns, anxiety levels, emotional resilience and mental clarity. The second section of the survey will assess skills and career-related aspirations. Here they will be asked what they want to do after graduation and in what way they feel education is of help to them, among other things.