A Special Lecture on Academic Motivation and Career Preparation:Strategies to Enhance Students Success

 A Special Lecture on Academic Motivation and Career Preparation: Strategies to Enhance Students Success – A live streaming by Prof. Sibnath Deb, Director, RGNIYD, Dr.Bishakha Majumdar, Asst. Prof. IIM, Visakhapatnam, Dr.Anjali Gireesan, Scientist, DRDO, GoI, Dr.Aneesh Kumar, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, CHRIST and Dr.Shinto Thomas, Asst. Professor. Department of Psychology, CHRIST.  90 numbers of Students, Research Scholars and Faculty of RGNIYD interacted through the Webinar.


 Prof. Sibnath Deb, Director, RGNIYD emphasized the following aspects.

  • Youth are highly potential and creative. They need proper guidance, support and encouragement from teachers and parents.
  • Youth lack information about various options for career growth.
  •  Need to assess aptitude and interest  of youth
  • Need to provide vocational and career counseling keeping job market into account.
  • Mentoring students/youth from the beginning of career.
  • Providing inputs to parents.

Motivation is a psychological instinct of an individual which encourages a person to performance better and also act as positive force in achieving desired goals in life.


High positive motivation increases output while negative motivation reduces performance. 

  • A motive is an inner state that energizes, activates, or moves and directs or channels behaviour goals” (Berelson and Steiner)
  • “It is the stimulation of any emotion or desire operating upon one’s will and promoting or driving it to action” (Lillis)


 There are two types of motivation –

  • Intrinsic: Inner drive as well as internal values of an individual insist to perform better and to achieve goals in life.   
  • Extrinsic: External factors like money, praise, awards, recognition, and benefits play a role to perform better. 

Academic motivation refers to the cause of behaviors that are in some way related to academic functioning and success, such as how much effort students put forth, how effectively they regulate their work, which endeavors they choose to pursue, and how persistent they are when faced with obstacles (Schunk et al. 2008).


Symptoms of academic motivation

  • Attending classes on time
  • Responding in class when teachers teach and ask questions
  • Studying at home regularly
  • Completing the home assignment on time
  • Interacting with the teachers outside the classroom for clarification of queries
  • Making every effort to perform well in the examination instead of giving excuses
  • Enquiring about other institution for future studies


Career Preparation of Young Youth should be based on aptitude, interest and job market. There are psychological techniques for understanding a person’s motivation and aptitude. One should consult a career counsellor for guidance. Choosing a suitable institute for future study looking at the faculty profile and track record of the Higher learning institute. Proper planning for study following a time table developed by a student in discussion with teacher and/or parents

The lecture on motivation came to an end with emphasis on Growth, Resilience, Instinct and Tenacity (GRIT).