August 8, 2018


By – M. Banerjee

It is high time that we, Indian parents think beyond the traditional career choices that we push our children towards, and start thinking ahead. Engineering / medical / law / teaching had been the choices for decades. Then came the IT revolution.

What now?

What next?

We just haven’t EVEN explored an ocean of possibilities that wud come up with the changing times.

There are a whole new list of unexplored needs of this planet and its survival. I will list a few rarely touched fields but there are thousands more. Concentrate on them. Especially, the students, who have just completed their school education and waiting for their college admissions in India, please look out for these options and do your due diligence. In today’s world of internet, eveey bit of information is at our finger tips.

The coming years will need a lot of human resource to tackle the needs of these fields.

Be smart, be vigilant, train yourselves and embrace the future opportunities.

Remember, choice should be based on minimising the effect of recession on your career.

– Climatic analysis and management

– Ocean studies

– Geology and disaster management

– Water reservoirs planning and creation, Flood & Drought management

– Meteorological studies

– Aquatic life studies

– Material studies and management

– Fuel, power and energy management

– Textile studies and management

– Linguistics (Language expertise) & translations

– Marketing Management in unexplored sectors like politics, science, films & social media

– International law and political studies

– Psychology and Psychoanalysis

– Artistry, Digital art and designing

– Teaching

– Educational studies and management

– Analytical studies in all fields

– Astronomy and other studies of Space technology

– Waste management and recycling studies

– Survival studies

– Demography & Culture studies

– History and archaeological studies

– Film Production and associated expertise

– Fashion engineering

– Nutrition and Healthcare management

– Cyber security

– Travel management and writing

– Mapping and related studies

– Martial arts and techniques for defence fields

– Sports studies (for both players and referee/umpiring) and training

– Content creation and analysis

– Genetics and Genomics

– Bio engineering

– Packaging

– Hospitality, travel & tourism management

– Entrepreneurship

& lots more.

Please spread the word around.

A short note about Good Parenting

June 8, 2018

Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding fulfilling experiences of our life, but that does not mean it’s easy. In twenty-first century raising a happy healthy child is one of the most challenging job for the parents. Good parenting is about providing a warm secured home life, helping your child to learn the rules of life and to develop self-esteem. It helps to foster empathy, honesty, self-control, cooperation and cheerfulness in your child; also promotes intellectual curiosity, motivations and encourages a desire to achieve.

To be a good parent you need to know how to make your child feel valued and loved while teaching the difference between right and wrong. At the end of the day, the most important thing is to create a nurturing environment where your child feels like he can thrive and develop into confident and independent adult.

There are certain attributes that are generally used to define a good parenting style. It is not discipline or respect but the characteristics that stand out for a good parent are — trust, love, listening and understanding.

Parenting is very important task because children acquire the ability to become responsible and caring citizens of the society from the people who are most intensely involved with them. Parenting is most challenging job for us but it requires little support and recognition from our society.

Few Words on Career Counselling

February 4, 2018


It has been said that the cure for all the problems in the world is Education. Even when it is the cure, it is one of the most challenging concern of the world leaders. Not the education but ‘The Right Education’ is leading to several debates and arguments around the world. With increasing competition at every level be it schools, taking admission in the colleges and Universities as well as for being a part of a job that one wants to do, students are burdened with increased expectations. Current education system although has been designed to bring the best out of the students, yet it in a sense has welcomed several new challenges. Mental anxiety, stress and depression have become quite common among the students and it forces us to think where the education system has gone wrong.

This challenge brings us to think about the gaps in the current education system, and most importantly, the measures that we can take to fill those gaps. From my own experience, I have seen that career counselling can be a perfect answer to fill those gaps in the education system. Globally, career counselling is considered to be an ‘add-on’ to the academic curriculum, however, observing the increasing competition and stress over the students, I personally feel that career counselling should be made an essential element of the curriculum. In fact, it should be readily available for the students starting from the age of 12-13 years till he/she achieves his/her career goals.

We, at Waymark Invincible Foundation, have been working in the field since 2016 and are set on the principle that satisfaction in one’s career leads to satisfaction in life. Also, if a child is motivated to pursue a career in which his capabilities do match, there is a high probability of the child excelling in the field. The vision is to reach out to the students in the region of Eastern and North East India and help them to enter the professional world not for the sake of just earning money, but for the purpose to satisfy their life goals.

This report has been prepared to draw a sketch of the career counselling efforts taken in the region of West Bengal. The report further prioritises the need for career counselling and the measures to be taken to overcome the challenges.

I would like to extend my gratitude to all those who gave their invaluable inputs for the preparation of this report outlining career counselling specifically in West Bengal. I hope this report shares a bigger platform and is able to create the much-needed attention of career counselling in the targeted region.

Jayanta Ghosh
Founder and Director
Waymark Invincible Foundation