We are on to one of the most debated fields in India: Arts. Now here’s the deal, when people outside India think “Arts”, they think sketching, designing, painting, or better yet acting. However, if you have lived in India long enough, you know that Arts for us means what the others call HUMANITIES. It includes subjects like literature, sociology, history, economics or the most famous of all of them, Psychology.
There are numerous misconceptions when it comes to Arts. Some look at the word and think it is all about sketching skills or painting. Others think you cannot have any lucrative careers if someone takes up Arts. Despite these, Arts is the most popular field chosen by students in the last ten years. I have been catering to students’ career needs for the past five years and in my experience, students don’t have all the information about Arts or Humanities. Here is my chance to clear that.
Teaching se hatke!
Teaching is one of the noblest careers available. A teacher has the lives and future of every child in his/her hands. Hence, a teacher should also have all the knowledge available on what other careers one could choose from.
Darryl D’Souza (M.Sc. in Psychology specialized in Human Resource Development and Management) is a practising career guidance and mental health professional. He can be contacted for career guidance, testing of aptitudes, personality development and similar needs.