EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, March 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
  Career Queries Hotline
Pervin Malhotra, tribuneís career expert answers all your career queries.

Why do we say that?
Buying a pig in poke
At some point or other we have all been warned against buying Ďa pig in a pokeí, namely an item to be taken on trust without the right of inspection.

 








 

Career Queries Hotline
Pervin Malhotra, tribuneís career expert answers all your career queries.

Q I am studying BTech (Electronics) and am interested in doing postgraduation in technology or management from a foreign university. Can you please tell me if I will also have to take GATE besides appearing for TOEFL?

Sudhir Bhasin

A GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) scores are not required for admission to postgraduate courses abroad.

For seeking admission into an MS or MTech course, you need to take the GRE, particularly if seeking financial aid for studying in the US.

For MBA courses in the US, GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) scores are necessary. However, for Canada, UK and Australia, the marks you have scored here and TOEFL/IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) scores would generally suffice. Admission to postgraduate courses in these countries is mainly based on academic merit. The good B-Schools require at least 2-3 years of work experience over and above good GMAT scores.

However, do check out the specific requirements of the course for which you wish to enrol on the institutionís website.

Q I wish to do a course in the repair and maintenance of farm equipment. Could you please tell me where such courses are held?

Balvinder Sandhu

A The Northern Region Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute, Hisar 125001, conducts the following courses:

* Course: TRYSEM (regular course). To acquire sponsorship for this course, one has to contact the district authorities of the Haryana State Govt. Duration: 12 weeks. Eligibility: Rural youth.

* Course: Educational Training on Farm Machinery. Duration: 4 weeks. Eligibility: Diploma in Agricultural Engineering.

* Course: Farm Machinery Utilisation and Maintenance. Duration: 2 months. Eligibility: Rural youth. Knowledge of Hindi/English is desirable. Age: 18-40 years.

* Course: Intensive course in Special Machines & Skills. Duration: 1-4 weeks.

No tuition fee is charged for the above-mentioned courses. Also, lodging facility is provided free of cost.

Q I wish to do a course in the repair and maintenance of farm equipment. Could you please tell me where such courses are held?

Balvinder Sandhu

A The Northern Region Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute, Hisar 125001, conducts the following courses:

* Course: TRYSEM (regular course). To acquire sponsorship for this course, one has to contact the district authorities of the Haryana State Govt. Duration: 12 weeks. Eligibility: Rural youth.

* Course: Educational Training on Farm Machinery. Duration: 4 weeks. Eligibility: Diploma in Agricultural Engineering.

* Course: Farm Machinery Utilisation and Maintenance. Duration: 2 months. Eligibility: Rural youth. Knowledge of Hindi/English is desirable. Age: 18-40 years.

* Course: Intensive course in Special Machines & Skills. Duration: 1-4 weeks.

No tuition fee is charged for the above-mentioned courses. Also, lodging facility is provided free of cost.

Q I am a final year student of BE (Electronics) What is an MBA in IT or Computer Aided Management? Should I opt for it?

Inderpreet Dhol

A Not so long ago, technology used to be a tool for business strategy. In the last five years however, technology has become a driver of business strategy. Corporate requirements are now shifting beyond hiring traditional management graduates to those who combine management acumen with expertise in technology and related fields.

For instance, the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management (PGDCM) offered by IIM-C focuses on the key areas of technology application, such as Problem Solving, Application Design for Business Processes, Data Management Techniques, over and above the conventional mainstream courses in Marketing, Finance, Operations and Human Resources. Students of this programme have notched fabulous placements this year.

Understandably, students opting for these courses require a greater degree of analytical and mathematical skills compared to those enrolling for the regular MBA.

An electronics graduate with a BE in electronics from a decent engineering college would be ideally suited for this contemporary course.

Q I wish to become a Commercial Pilot. Could you please help me in realising my ambition?

Pratap Mann

A In order to become a pilot, you will have to acquire three licences: the Student Pilot Licence (SPL) which is similar to a learnerís licence for driving a car, followed by a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) before obtaining the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). The Ministry of Civil Aviation on qualifying the exams and clocking the prescribed flying experience issues these licences.

For acquiring an SPL, the eligibility is 16 years of age and 10+2 (PCM). You will be required to take an objective-type entrance test for evaluating your general awareness, reasoning power and analytical abilities. A medical examination follows. This is not a major hurdle unless you have some serious ailment or handicap. Those with eye defects (myopia, hypermetropia, etc.) are advised to always wear spectacles and keep an extra pair on standby.

The second step is qualifying for the Private Pilot Licence (PPL). This involves appearing for theory papers conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on air navigation, aviation meteorology, air regulation and technical aspects.

The curriculum is designed to give you overall knowledge of the body of the aircraft, principles and rules of flying, airspeed and cockpit instrumentation, including know-how about a particular type of aircraft - Piper, Cessna, Pushpak, etc. For PPL, itís mandatory to acquire 60 hours of flying experience of which 20 should be solo flying. Alongside, the student must also apply for the radio and telephone-operating licence issued by the Ministry of Communications that equips one with the knowledge of radio language and specific commands.

To obtain a CPL, a PPL-holder has to clear theory papers on the same five topics but at a more advanced level. As a PPL-holder, you must have 250 hours of flying experience in the course of which you should have packed in solo flying, cross-country flying and day and night landing. The minimum age for joining a flying club is 16 years for SPL and 18 years for CPL.

A commercial pilot becomes a senior commercial pilot upon upgrading his flying hours and finally, after clocking 1,000 hours of flying experience, he qualifies for the ALTP or Airline Pilot Licence.

A word of caution: Training to be a pilot can be an expensive proposition. Although commercial pilots are paid handsomely. you must be initially prepared for the exorbitant cost of training, anywhere between Rs. 4-10 lakh, or even more, depending on whether you study in India or abroad. Also, you need to be absolutely fit at every stage. You will not only have to clear an exacting medical examination at the time of entry but also every 6-12 months throughout your career.

Please send in your query preferably on a postcard along with your name, complete address and academic qualifications to: Editor, Career Hotline, The Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh.
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Admission deadline

Biotechnology

Apr 13 Jawaharlal Nehru Univ, New Delhi 110067.

Combined Biotech Entrance Examination (CEEB) 2001-02:

(i) MSc (Biotech)

(ii) MSc (Agr/Veterinary/Forestry Biotech)/MVSc.

(iii) MTech (Biotech)

Exam: May 27, 2001.

Elig: For (i) Bachelorís in physical Sc./Bio/Agri/Vet/Fishery/Pharm/Engg/ BDS (55% agg)

(ii) Bachelors degree in Agri/Vet Sc/Forestry 55% agg (For TN Agri Univ 70%).

(iii) BE/BTech (60%) in Chem/BioChem/Indl/Biotech or MSc in Biotech/Life Sc/Genetics.

Appln F: Send Rs. 140/- by DD favouring "Assistant Registrar (CEEB)"at the above address, payable at JNU, New Delhi and a self-addressed unstamped envelope (28 x 20 cm). At Counter: Rs. 100/- (cash).

Details: see "Employment News" dated 24 Feb-2 Mar 01.

Company Secretary

Mar 31 The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), ICSI House, 22, Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003.

www: icsi-india.com

Company Secretaryship (CS) Foundation Course.

Elig: Passed 10+2 (excluding Fine Arts).

Appln F: Send Rs. 100/- DD/IPO favouring "The Institute of Company Secretaries of India", payable at New Delhi to the above address. At Counter: Rs. 70/- (cash).

Fashion Design

Mar 15 National Instt. of Fashion Technology, NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016. (M/o Textiles, GoI),

Certificate Programme in Fashion Design & Clothing Technology (1-yr)

Elig: 10+2.

Appln Form: Send Rs. 100/- (DD) to CE Dept. at the above address. At Counter: in cash.

Hotel Management

Mar 31 Instt. of Hotel Management, Rauza Bagh, Aurangabad,

Mah 431001.

(i) BA (Hons) in Hotel Mgt (3 yrs).

(ii) Diploma in Culinary Arts & Kitchen Admn (3 yrs)

(iii) BBA (of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada Univ)

For (i) and (ii) International Affiliation

Elig: 10+2or equiv, Age: 22 yrs.

Appln Form: Send Rs. 500/- (DD) favouring "Instt. of Hotel Management" payable at Aurangabad-Maharashtra to The Principal at the above address.

Law

Apr 20 NALSAR Univ of Law, 3-4-761, Barkatpura, Hyderabad 500027

Email: nalsar@hd2.dot.net.in

All India Entrance Test:

(i) BA, BL (Hons) (5 yrs)

(ii) Master of Laws (LLM) (2 yrs)

Elig: 10+2 or equiv (50% agg).

Age: Below 20 yrs on 15 June 01.

Test: May 20 at Bangalore, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad & Mumbai.

Appln F: Send Rs. 300/- (DD) favouring "Registrar, NALSAR", payable at Hyderabad to the Registrar at the above address.

Management

Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC), Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411004.

Website: www.schcpune.com

PG Dip in Hospital & Health Care Mgt (1 yr. Dist)(course starts on June 1).

Elig: Bachelorís degree (50%).

Appln F: Send Rs. 350/- DD favouring "Symbiosis Centre of Health Care", payable at Pune at the above address. At Counter: Rs. 300/- (cash).

Apr 2 National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management; Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, AP. (M/o Agriculture GOI).

Website: www.manageagri.com

PG Programme in Agri. Business Mgt

Elig: Bachelorís in agriculture or allied disciplines from an Agri. Univ institution recognized by ICAR/UGC (50% min)

Test: April (objective) all over India.

Info Bulletin: Send Rs. 1,000/- DD (Rs. 500/- for SC/ST on Submission of proof) favouring "MANAGE, Hyderabad for application Form", to the Principal Coordinator (CABM) at the above address.

Apr 14 Association of Indian Management Schools, Fore School of Mgt, B-18, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 100016.

Website: www.atma-aims.org

AIMs Test for Management Admissions

Elig: Bachelorís degree.

Test: May 20, in 21 centres

Info Bulletin: Send Rs. 600/- DD favouring "Association of Indian Mgt Schools", payable at Chennai at above address or from AIMS Regional Centres.

Medical

Mar 30 University of Delhi, F/o Medical Sciences, 6th Floor, VP Chest Instt. Bldg, Delhi-110 007 MBBS/BDS Courses

Elig: 10+2 (from NCT of Delhi with PCB & Eng) (50% agg). Only females (SC/ST) and children/widows of armed personnel killed/disabled in action in from outside Delhi are eligible for admission to Lady Harding Medical College.

Test: May 26

Appln Form: Send Rs. 70/- by DD favouring "Registrar, University of Delhi" payable at SBI (Code No. 7687) to the Asstt. Registrar, at the above address. At Counter: Rs. 50/- (cash).

Apr 19 Christian Medical College, Thorapadi, Vellore 632002

(i) MBBS

(ii) BOT/BPT

(iii) BSc (MLT) & BSc (NSG)

(iv) Diploma in Nursing

Test: All India Entrance at Del & Lucknow for (i), (ii), (iii) 25 May & at Delhi for (iv) 24 May.

Elig:: (i) 10+2 PCB & Eng. (50% min)

(ii) 10+2 PCB (pass)

(iii), (iv) 10+2 PCB Eng (Pass)

Appln F: For (i), (ii), (iii) Send Rs. 300/- & for (iv) Rs. 75/-, DD favouring "CMC, Vellore Association" drawn on SBI payable at Bagayam (Code 2203) at above address indicating the course.

Translators

Mar 23 Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex,

Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003.

Recruitment of Jr Hindi Translators

Elig: Masterís degree in English/Hindi with English/Hindi as a compulsory & elective subject at degree level (or) Bachelors degree with Eng. & Hindi as main subj.

Age: Below 30 yrs. (on Aug 1)

Appln F: See Employment News dated 24 Feb - 02 Mar 01.

Performing Arts

Apr 10 National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Rd, New Delhi-110001.

Website: www.schoolofdramaindia.com

Dip in Dramatic Arts (3 yrs/ FT)

Elig: Bachelorís in any discipline. Proof of participation in 10 productions and working knowledge of Hindi & English.

Age: 18-30 yrs on July 1, 01.

Select: Preliminary test at Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata & Delhi followed by assessment of aptitude & talent.

Appln Form: Send Rs. 200/- by DD favouring "Director, National School of Drama" payable at New Delhi specifying whether Hindi or English form is required. The Asst. Registrar (Academic) at the above address.

UGC NET

Apr 24 University Grants Commission.

Website: www.ugc.ac.in

UGC (NET/JRF) 2001

Test: 24 June 01.

Elig: Masterís degree (55%). Age: Below 28 yrs on 1 June 01. No upper age limit for (NET). (5 yrs relaxation for women & specified categories)

Exam. Fee: Send Rs. 400/- (Rs. 200/- for OBC & Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PH/ Blind) DD favouring "Secretary, University Grant Commission, New Delhi", drawn on SBI, payable at New Delhi (Code 7687).

Appln F: See Employment News dated 24 Feb-02 Mar 01.

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

University

Apr 02 Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Meharuali Rd,

New Delhi 110067.

* Admission to MPhil/ PhD (in all Dept)

(i) MA

(ii) MA, BA

(iii) MCH/PhD;MA,

(iv) MSc,

(v) MTech/PhD; MCA

at (i) School of International studies (ii) School of Language, Literature & Culture Studies (iii) School of Social Sciences (iv) School of Life Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences, School of Physical Sciences, Centre for Biotechnology (only PhD) (v) School of Computer & Systems Sciences.

Test : May 15,16,17.

Appln F: Send Rs. 150/- DD favouring "Jawahar Lal Nehru Univ, New Delhi" along with a self-addressed envelope (28 x 20 cm) to "The Assistant Registrar" (Admissions) at the above address or

At counter Rs. 100/- (cash).

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi
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