Career Aspirations and Outward Migration of Students Pursuing Higher Education (A Study of East Champaran, Bihar)

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30
Oral Presentation
Dinesh VYAS, Mahatma Gandhi Central University,Bihar, India

The East Champaran District is in North Bihar headquartered in Motihari. It is a relatively backward region of Bihar. Gandhi's historic visit to Champaran in order to support those who had revolted against the conditions of indigo cultivation in 1914 and 1916, and his extensive tour of Bihar before launching the non-co-operation movement, had set this small district at the centre stage in the history of struggle for independence of India. The opening up two central universities in the state makes it imperative upon the researchers to study the pattern of higher education and the outward migration of students in search of good educational institutions. The purpose of this study will be to assess the university and college programs on career aspirations of students of Bihar and the major factors responsible for the outward migration of these students to other states. The paper shall also discuss the perception of the students about higher education in the State. The proposed paper shall focus on studying the link between the career aspirations and outward migration of the young students of this District.