NEW DELHI, Sept. 6 -- College and career counselling is still at a nascent stage in schools in India. This is corroborated by the findings of a recent survey on the impact of career and college counselling, announced at the International Career & College Counseling (IC3) Conference held in New Delhi last week. According to the results, 56% of universities feel that high schools need to play a bigger role in the smooth transition of students to universities while a whopping 98% of universities feel that more information and counselling at the school level would better prepare students for university or college.

The IC3 survey also found that 58% of universities' prime focus area while interacting with highschools is "relationship-building a...