Choosing a Course and University is a biggest decision. It is very confusing because now a days there are so many streams, and courses that are available. There are students who already know what they want to do but being unsure or curious is also common. So you need to do lots of research and explore all the aspects to make a right decision. Few of the things that you need to research before choosing a course are given below.
Area of Interest
It is most important to know your area of interest and options available for the same. You can explore the options easily if you know area of your interest. If you opt for a course in the area you are not interested in, it is not going to work and you cannot perform up to the mark and excel in the field.
Research in your area of interest
Due research is required to find out options in your area of interest. Explore options available, nature of course, duration of course, course curriculum, pattern of exams, practical, internships, industry connect, methodology etc. You should be aware about the subjects and content of the course to avoid hardships during the course.
You can check the website and the admission brochure of the university to gather information. Read News Papers, Magazines, Public Forums etc. Connect with the students who have already completed the course so that they can give you the real picture of the course as a student. Discuss your queries and doubts with professionals.
After exploring area of your interest, you need to check your eligibility for the course you are going to opt for – like mandatory subjects required, percentage in qualifying examination, entrance exam etc. Eligibility check is most important thing for choosing a course. You need to gather information about the entrance exam required for the course. Explore the syllabus, nature of exam, mode of exam and timeline for the same.
Fee is the major key point while choosing a course and may be the main barrier. You should know the complete fee structure of the course (like tuition fee, university fee, examination fee, library fee, activity fee and security, if any) to avoid inconvenience at the time of admission and during the course. You need to know the mode of fee payment also whether it is annually, semester-wise. If you already know the fee structure it can be managed in advance and save you and your family from stress and unexpected situations.
Check for financial support options available to overcome the financial issues. It will help you to choose a right course without fee barrier. So many banks provide education loans.You need to check terms and conditions, required documents, eligibility criteria etc.
There are various scholarships also available at University, Govt. of Delhi and Central Level. Explore Scholarships available “Check guidelines of the scholarships and eligibility criteria” and find out suitable scholarships for you.
Post course options and career
It is also important to explore options and careers after the completion of the course before choosing a course. You need to do research on the options for higher studies after completion of the courses.
Detailed research in career is also important before choosing a course. You should know the career options available after completion of the course and whether it suits you or not as per your nature and personal traits. Knowing careers in advance helps you to focus on skills required during the span of the course itself. You can hone your skills along with study and can take help of your faculty members.