EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, October 3, 2000, Chandigarh, India


Career hotline







Career hotline

I am a student of Class XII. Could you tell me about the job prospects after BTech in Dairy Technology.

Harvinder Sawhney, Moga

The increasing production of milk and its products in India has opened up lucrative career avenues for dairy technologists. These specialists can seek employment both in the public and private sectors. Milk co-operatives, including the State-level dairy co-operatives and federations provide ample scope. The job involves collection, production and processing of milk, quality control and even the manufacture and marketing of dairy products like cheese, butter, ice-cream, chocolates, milk foods, cream etc.Amul, Mother Dairy, etc. are some of the leading milk co-operatives in the country. There are several dairies and dairy development boards in the public sector where the pay and perks are as per government grades. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the state level dairy development co-operatives also offer attractive opportunities.

In the private sector, Hindustan Lever, Cadburys, Dabur, Britania, Vadilal, Nestle, Glaxo, Verka, Smith Kline Beecham, etc. are some of the leading companies that employ dairy technologists.To begin with, dairy technologists are recruited as trainees and shift officers in dairy plants. They move on to become assistant managers and senior managers and even consultants to private enterprises. Besides production, Dairy Technologists are also preferred for marketing positions.While dairy farming can be a challenging career offering exciting prospects for the trained professional, those joining this field must be prepared to live in remote areas if necessary, and roll up their sleeves and work hard.

I want to be a CA but I have heard that it is difficult to manage the course along with graduation. What should I do?

Manpreet, Patiala

You can start training for Chartered Accountancy immediately after finishing school by enrolling for the pre-professional 10-month Foundation Course. This way you save two years.However, if you find it difficult to tackle (the course as well as the articleship) along with your graduation, you can pursue the CA course after graduation.

Although BA/BCom (P) are relatively easy, the BCom (H) is pretty tough going. To that add the time spent on outstation audits and long working hours and you have a fine balancing act to perform.With the requisite 50% marks in your graduation, you can directly enrol for the 3-year professional course including the articleship. While this may take somewhat longer, it will be less stressful. Besides, in case you do BCom, there is an added advantage. The BCom syllabus is similar to that of Intermediate and Final CA papers (although the latter is more advanced).

Also, if you are choosy and looking at doing your articleship with one of the top five auditing and accounting firms, you can do so only after graduation. They don’t recruit undergraduates. On the other hand, the advantage of doing the course alongside your graduation is that you will get a first-hand feel of what is involved. If you decide that chartered accountancy is not your cup of chai, nothing is lost. You can think of taking up any other professional course after your graduation.As for the second part of you query, yes the CA course is tough - going by the large number of students who enrol as compared to the rather limited number who pass out each year (barely 3-5 %). But then it’s not very different with many of the other top-of-the-line professional courses either. While some like engineering, medicine or civil services or MBA at the top B-schools are difficult to enter, others like CS, CFA etc. are difficult to clear.

That you must be prepared to work awfully hard, goes without saying. And regularly too. Also, as in the Civil Services, few students manage to clear the final exam in the very first attempt. Which means that you have to really keep at it.

Also, the CA syllabus is in for a major overhaul. There is also some talk about convergence of the CA, CS and ICWA courses.

I am in Class XII (PCB). I am interested in forensic science and criminology and wish to do BSc in these subjects. Kindly tell me where I can apply for this course. Also, I would like to know the job prospects if I specialise in Forensic Science.

Ritu Kapoor, Nabhaun

Forensic science is concerned with the application of scientific principles in the investigation of crime. While at the Bachelors level, Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, M.P., and Karnatak University offer Criminology & Forensic Science as an optional subject, the University of Chennai offers Criminology as a main subject. No university offers this subject at the BSc level. However, you can pursue this course at the MSc level after completing your BSc. Forensic Science is offered as 1-yr diploma course at PG Department of Anthropology, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar - 751004. An M.Sc. or an MBBS can seek admission. The Department of Anthropology at Delhi University offers diploma in Forensic Anthropology. Forensic experts are qualified professionals in a wide range of scientific disciplines. They work closely with the police to provide scientific evidence that is admissible in a court of law. Opportunities exist in government organisations such as the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),the CID, the CPO and as Investigative Officers in the crime cells of State police forces Forensic experts essentially work in forensic labs and sometimes even in large private detective agencies to establish the link between the criminal and the crime on the basis of physical evidence (hair, fibre, fingerprints, blood, discharged bullets, etc.) obtained from the scene of the crime. Law graduates with science background would find knowledge of forensic science as an asset useful in framing their argument and countering the opposition.

I am in BSc (final) with biology, zoology and chemistry as subjects. I have done 10+2 with PCB. Since I have not taken mathematics either at the 10+2 or the undergraduate level, am I eligible for an MCA course? If yes, recommend some good institutions.

Gagan Singh, Chandigarh

The typical eligibility for doing MCA is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with minimum 50% aggregate. However, some institutions also stipulate Mathematics/Statistics as a subject at the undergraduate level while others require a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 60% aggregate.

Admission to MCA courses in Indian universities is through an entrance exam. You may have to put in some extra effort while preparing for this exam since the maths component is fairly significant, particularly in the case of MCA offered by Engineering colleges. All said and done, numeracy is a vital prerequisite to make it to a good MCA programme as well as throughout your course and career in computer applications.The following universities ear you offer MCA:

*Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005.

*Panjab University,

*Sector-14, Chandigarh 160014.

*Punjabi University, Patiala 147002.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) also offers the MCA degree via distance learning. You can enrol at any of the computer centres that have been certified by IGNOU to conduct the classes. Those who have not taken maths at the graduation level.Since you did not have Maths at 10+2 level, you will have to successfully complete the PPC (Preparatory Programming in Computing) during the first/second semester of the MCA programme.

Of late, I’ve been deluged with hundreds of queries (mainly unaddressed) sent directly to my office. As much as I would like to, you will appreciate that I can’t possibly accommodate them all in my columns or reply to each one personally.




Dec 04 University of Pune, D/o Computer Science, Pune 411007 (Mah)

MSc (Comp Sc)


Mtech (Comp Sc)

Elig: (1 & 2): Bachelor’s Degree (50%) (Res Cat of Mah: Pass Marks).(3): BE/PG (Sc) with GATE-2001 scores in Engg/Maths/UGC-CSIR JRF qual valid in Jul 2001. CEE: Feb 18, 2001 at 12 centres including Cal, Chennai, Del, & H’bad. Appln F: Send Rs. 520/- by crossed DD favouring "The Registrar, University of Pune, Pune 411007" with 2 self-add slips (10 x 6 cm), covering letter with details of DD to the Admissions Incharge, D/o Computer Sc at the above add before Nov 24. At Univ Extn Br of Bank of the Univ: Rs. 520/- (cash)

Distance Education

Nov 17 Annam alai University, D/o Distance Educ, Annamalainagar 608002.Ph: 04144-38810. Email: audde@usa.netPG Dip in Concrete Tech & Design of Concrete Structure Appln F: Send Rs. 80/- by DD favouring "The Director, DDE, Annamalai University" at the above add. At counter: Rs. 60/- (cash). Details: Contact Director, at the above add.


Dec 01 National Instt. of Management, Bldg. No. 117, Command Hospital Complex, PO Box No. 16710, Alipore, Calcutta 700027.


MCA Elig: 1) Bachelor’s deg (50%)

2) Same as above + Maths at 10+2.

Test: Jan 20, 2001 at 12 centres including Ambala, B’lore, Cal, Del & Jammu.

Appln F: Send Rs. 650/- by DD favouring "Director, NIMC" payable at Cal, to Chief Admin Officer, NIMC at the above add. At counter: Rs. 600/- (cash).


Nov 27 Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, Chennai (2 yr F/T)

Elig: BE/BTech/PG (I Div) Selectn: Scores in JMET 2000 (sponsored exempted), Acad record, GD & Interview.

Appln F: Free for students mentioning JMET Appln No. in their request letter. Sponsored candidates send Rs. 500/- by DD favouring "Registrar, IIT Madras" payable at SBI, IITM Br.

Dec 25 National Instt. of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, Mumbai in Industrial Mgt (2001-2003)

Elig: BE/BTech (60%) (SC/ST: 55%).Test: Jan 28, 2001 at 11 centres including B’lore, Cal, Chenn, Del. Appln F: Send Rs. 800/- (SC/ST: Rs. 400/-) by DD favouring "NITIE, Mumbai" payable at Mumbai with 4 self-add stickers to The Asst. Registrar (Acad) at the above add.

Nov 30 University of Delhi, F/o Mgt Studies, Delhi

(1) MBA (2-yr, F/T).(2) MBA (Public Systems Mgt) (2-yr F/T).


(1): Bach’s in Arts/Comm/Soc Sc (50%)/Sc (55%) with 60% in Maths/Stats/Med/Engg or Tech or CGPA of 6 in a scale of 10 or PG (60%).

(2): Bach’s deg (50%) with 5-yr, full-time wk ex as an exec. The candidate must be working and sponsored by a public systems organisation.

Test: 14 Jan 2001 at 11 centres including Del, B’lore, Cal & Ch’garh.

Foreign students studying in Indian univs must take the Test. Other foreign students can submit GMAT & TOEFL scores.

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- (for MBA-F/T), Rs. 540/- (for MBA- Public Systems Mgt), Rs. 165/- (SC/ST for MBA-PSM) by DD favouring "The Registrar, University of Delhi" drawn on SBI, DU Br (Code No. 1067) enclosing bank counterfoil, to the Admin Off.

Also in cash at following SBI Br:1) Ch’garh: Punjab Univ, 2) Del: Ring Rd, Lajpat Ngr; IIT N Del; CP; Vikas Puri, DU, 3) HP: The Mall, Shimla, 4) Har: Rohtak, 5) J & K: Jammu, 6) Punj: Civil Lines Jalandhar; Ludhi; Patiala, 7) WB: Ballygunj, Park St; Kalighat; Alipore; IIT (Khar)

Dec 11 Symbiosis Centre for Mgt & HRD (SCMHRD), Atur Centre, New Management Bldg, Gokhale Cross Rd, Model Colony PO, Pune 411

PG Dip in Mgmt:

1) IT/Mgmt Sys/Mfg & Oper Mgt

2) Own

Bus Mgt

3) HRD

Test: Jan 7, 2

KElig: (1): BE (50%). Wk ex preferred.

(2): Sponsored candidates

(3): PG in Beh/Social Sc; Mgmt; PM & IR; Lab Welfare/Laws.

Appln F: Send Rs. 850/- (by post) or Rs. 900/- (by courier/speed post) by crossed DD favouring "Director, SCMHRD" payable at SBI/Bank of Mah, Pune with 4 self-add stickers (10 x 5 cm) mentioning pin code and Ph no and 3 pp size pics (with name & DD No. on rev) till Dec 11.

Dec 04 XLRI, Circuit House Area (E), Jamshedpur-831001.

Exec PG Programme (3-yrs)

Elig: Bachelor’s deg (50%) + 5 yrs managerial wk ex.

XAT: Jan 7, 2001.

Appln F: Send Rs. 900/- by DD favouring "XLRI Jamshedpur" payable at SBI (Code No. 4660) with self-add stickers (include Ph Nos) and covering letter mentioning choice of centre to Admission Co-ordinator, XLRI at above add before Nov 20.


Oct 23 Postgraduate Instt. of Medical Education & Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh 160012.

1) 1st yr Jr. Residents MD/MS

(Anaesth; Biochem; Comm Med; Dermatol Ven & Leprology; ENT; Med; Obstetrics & Gynaecol; Opthalmol; Ortho Surg; Pediatrics; Psychiatry; Radiodiagnosis; Radiotherapy; Surg; Microbiol; Pathol; Pharmacol)

2) 1st Yr Jr Residents (House Job) - Oral Health Sc

3) Health Sc (DM/M.Ch)

(Cardiol; Clinical

Pharmacol; Gastroenterology; Neurol; Pulmonary & Med, Cri. Care Med; Cardiovasc & Th Surg; Neurosurg; Paediatric Surg;

Pl Surg; Urology); Endocrinol; Nephrol; Neonatol).

4) PhD

(Anatomy; Biochem; Biophy; Comm Med; Dermatol; Vener & Leprol; Endocrinol; ENT; Experimental Med & Biotech; Gastro; Hepatol; Histopathol; Immunopathol; Med Microbiol; Pediatrics; Pharmacol; Parasitol; Gen Surg; Virol.).

5) MSc (Pharmacol-1 gen)

6) MSc (Med Tech) (Microbiol with Bacteriol & Mycol-2; Parasitol-2; Virol-2 as spl subjs)

7) MSc (Med Tech) (Pharmacol & Physiol-1)

8) MSc (Med Tech) (Radiol with Radiodiag-1 & Radiotherapy-1 as spl subjs)

9) MSc (Med Tech) (Pathol with Immunopath-11 as spl subj)

10) Post MD Cert in Cylopathol-3

11) Post MD Cert in Med Biotech-5

Elig: (1 to 11): MBBS/BDS/MD/MS, (1st attempt) (relaxable upto 2 attempts for SC/ST). For DM/MCh (6 to 11): Sponsored candidates only.

Appln F: Send Rs. 300/- by DD/IPO favouring "Director, Postgraduate Instt. of Medical Education & Research" payable at Ch’garh along with self-add, stamped (Rs. 12/-) thick envelope (24 x 15 cms). At counter: R. No. 361, Kairon Bl at above add. Separate forms for each course.

Staff Selection Commission

Oct 06 Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003.Upper Div Gr Ltd Dept Competetive Exam 2000.Elig: Matriculation. Age: 18-25 yrs on 1 Jan, ‘96, not born before 2 Jan., ‘71 or later than 1 Jan, ‘78 (relaxable by 5 yrs for SC/ST and 3 yrs for OBC).

Exam: Nov 26, at 9 centres including B’lore, Cal, Del, Ch’garh.

Appln Format: Employment News 23-29 Sept.

Unless otherwise specified, the dates mentioned above are deadlines for receipt of completed application forms.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi.

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