Not many takers for Biology group

The growth in IT industry has made an impact among school children also. There are very few students who have enrolled in the biology group for eleventh standard in the schools across Chennai. The number of students who take up biology has gone down remarkably in a span of just four years. Many believe IT is the future. Students can apply for B.E even if they had studied biology provided they have Maths also in their curriculum. But still they want to kick start their IT campaign right from school life itself. They are not willing to take any chances.

One of the major reasons for the decline of the popularity of biology group is that an engineering student gets placement during the pre-final year of his course with attractive salaries. Whereas in a medical student is not assured of a good job unless he takes up some specialization course by doing post graduate education. Even if a M.B.B.S student starts his own clinic it will take time to gain popularity and recognition from the people. Another reason for the demise of biology is the same old problem of unwilling students who fear drawing diagrams and doing dissections. This could well be a myth but there is no strong reason for them to take up biology. Having said all this biology is a traditional subject and spirited students can do well in any form of life. Lets hope that this only a seasonal slump and it will soon regain momentum.


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