EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, March 20, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 
Career queries hotline
Pervin Malhotra, Tribuneís career expert answers all your career queries.

 

 








 

Career queries hotline
Pervin Malhotra, Tribuneís career expert answers all your career queries.

Q I am an unemployed graduate belonging to a farming background. I have heard that bee-keeping and mushroom cultivation can be lucrative propositions. Where can I get the know-how and assistance to set-up these ventures? Amrik Singh

A The Punjab Governmentís D/o Industries & Commerce, Rural Employment Generation Programme of the Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC), SCO No. 3003-04, Sector-22-D, Chandigarh, offers a golden opportunity for young people like you who wish to set up their own village industries by offering loans, subsidies and attractive margin-money schemes through nationalised and Grameen Banks. KVIC also offers the initial kit etc. for setting up the apiary. The National Research Centre for Mushroom (ICAR), Chambaghat, Solan 173213 (HP) offers a 10-day workshop on Mushroom Production Technology for Entrepreneurs. The course covers cultivation of white button and speciality mushrooms including spawn production, compost production, casing, crop management, processing, project formulation, economic aspects of mushroom cultivation etc.

The course fee is Rs. 2500/- and selected candidates have to make their own arrangements for boarding and lodging. For details regarding the next session starting 16 April, contact the Director, Tel: 01792-30451, 30767. E-mail: rnverma@nde.vsnl.net.in Taking into account that Indiaís mushroom cultivation has recorded an annual growth of over 40%, IGNOU has also launched a vocational programme through distance learning. The instructional package comprises printed self-study material, supported by TV and audio programmes as well as guidance from mushroom experts and growers.

Q What does it take to become a medical transcriptionist? Bachittar Singh

A Any graduate with excellent command of English and a decent level of comfort with the American accent can go in for medical transcription. In a nutshell, the work involves meticulously transcribing digitised audio data dictated by the doctor into formatted computerised text. MT calls for excellent listening skills, familiarity with medical terminology, high degree of concentration and accuracy.

A virtual industry has sprung up to cash in on the demand by offering courses for a handsome fee. Do some comparative shopping before you sign up for such training schools. Make sure they promise you placement at the end of the course. Preferably choose one that runs a MT operation of its own.

Starting packages are in the range of Rs. 5,000/- plus incentives. After a while you can move on to becoming a content editor or project leader.

Q I am interested in studying Actuarial Science. Could you please suggest some recognised courses and job prospects in this field? Pooja Arora

A The Global insurance sector is all set to boom in the coming years after having been thrown open to private companies. The first batches of licences have already been issued to joint ventures with international players and several others have been granted clearance for registration "in principle". Anticipating the manifold spurt in demand for trained insurance professionals both for the insurance and brokerage firms as well as their intermediaries, IRDA has given the green signal for setting up 14 institutes mainly in the South and East to begin with, for training insurance agents. To inject a fresh dose of professionalism, IRDA has also stipulated that all new agents will have to clear the exam conducted by the Insurance Institute of India, which was earlier being conducted by the insurance companies themselves. Foreign players eager to bring in their courses to India will also impart international degrees.

To equip yourself for a career in this field, you could consider the following courses: India Insurance Business School, B 294, Sector 20, NOIDA 201301. Ph: 914553374, 914536610.

Website: www.indiainsurancehub.com.

Courses: Licentiate, Associateship and Fellowship Diploma Exams (oral & postal tuition).

Amity School Of Insurance & Actuarial Science, M Block, Saket, N.Delhi- 110017.

Courses: Masters in Insurance Mgt (2-yr FT), PG Diploma in Insurance Mgt (1-yr

FT/2-yr PT), Certificate in Life & Non-Life Insurance Mgt (for agents & intermediaries).

Birla Institute of Management & Technology, Sector 4, Pushpa Vihar, New Delhi 110017.

Course: PG Diploma in Insurance & Risk Mgt (1-yr F/T, 11/2-yr P/T)

London Institute of Actuaries: this professional body also offers courses in

Actuarial Science. For further information, contact:

British Council Division, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001.

Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). Institute of Certified Risk & Insurance

Managers set up by the Institute of Chartered

Course: initially offered through the distance learning mode the course is aimed at training IT-oriented insurance managers.

Several others like the Institute, Bajaj Capital and Kochi-based Geojit Securities are also entering the fray.

University Courses

Alagappa University, D/o Distance Education, Alagappa Nagar, Karaikudi 623003.

Course: PG Diploma in Insurance Mgt (corresp.).

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, U.P. Eligibility: Graduation.

Course: PG Diploma in Banking & Insurance.

Annamalai University, PO Annamalai Nagar 608002, T.N.

Course: Diploma in Insurance (PT)

Eligibility: Graduation.

Bharathidasan University, Palkalaiperur, Tiruchirappalli 620024, T.N.; Bishop

Heber College, Tiruchirapalli 620017. Course: PG Diploma in Actuarial Science

Kalyani University, PO Kalyani 741235, Distt. Nadia (WB).

Course: PG in Actuarial Science (Conducted in collab with LIC, this course comprises transactions in finance, insurance and banking operations.

Eligibility: Bachelorís degree with maths as a subject.

University of Chennai, Centenary Buildings Chepauk, Triplicane PO, Chennai 600005.

Course: MSc in Actuarial Science

University of Chennai, Centenary Buildings Chepauk, Triplicane PO, Chennai 600005.

Course: Diploma in Insurance

University of Pune, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411007.

Course: PG Diploma in Insurance & Financial Service

Q I am a Commerce student. I want to be a chartered accountant. How do I go about it? What if I get less than 50% marks in my graduation? Kohin Kapoor

A The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi, conducts a series of courses and examinations (Foundation, Intermediate and Final) to enable you to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (CA). ICAI is the only institute in the country conducting the CA course along with its regional offices located at Chennai, Calcutta, Kanpur and Mumbai. Postal tuition is provided for each of the courses and the exams are held twice a year at several centres across the country and abroad.

If you wish to enrol for the course, you can take either of the two routes: after completing 10+2 or after graduation.

Foundation Course: Your training for Chartered Accountancy can begin as soon as you finish school (10+2). For this you need to enrol for the 10-month

Foundation Course which is a gateway leading to the 3-year course in Chartered Accountancy. This pre-professional course which comprises four subjects can be done either by correspondence or through contact classes wherever available. On clearing the Foundation Exam, you can register for the Intermediate Exam.

Direct Entry: Alternatively, you can do the course after your graduation. Certain categories of Commerce as well as non-Commerce graduates with the requisite percentage of marks (50% for the former and 60% for the latter, if they have maths as a subject; and 55% for those who have subjects other than Maths) are exempted from appearing for the Foundation Exams. They can directly register for the CA course.

If by chance you do not score 50% agg in BCom, then the only alternative route to entering this profession is via the Foundation Course route.

The main Chartered Accountancy course consists of Intermediate Exam, Practical Training and the Final Exam.

For further information, you may contact:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi 110002.

If you do not get 50% agg in BCom, then the only alternative route to entering this profession is via the Foundation Course route.

Q What does it take to become a medical transcriptionist? Bachittar Singh

A Any graduate with excellent command of English and a decent level of comfort with the American accent can go in for medical transcription. In a nutshell, the work involves meticulously transcribing digitised audio data dictated by the doctor into formatted computerised text. MT calls for excellent listening skills, familiarity with medical terminology, high degree of concentration and accuracy.

A virtual industry has sprung up to cash in on the demand by offering courses for a handsome fee. Do some comparative shopping before you sign up for such training schools. Make sure they promise you placement at the end of the course. Preferably choose one that runs a MT operation of its own.

Starting packages are in the range of Rs. 5,000/- plus incentives. After a while you can move on to becoming a content editor or project leader.

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Admission deadline

Agriculture
Apr 20 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi 110012.

Combined Examination for ICAR-Jr Research Fellowship & Admission to Masterís Degree Programmes in SAUs, CAU & DUís

Test: 3 June at 25 centres including Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Karnal & Solan.

Elig: Bachelorís degree in Agri/Vet Sc/Allied Sc (60% agg). For TNAU/TNVASU (70% agg).

Appln F: Send Rs. 400/- (Rs. 200/- for SC/ST) by DD favouring "Deputy Director General (Edn), ICAR, New Delhi" payable at New Delhi, a self-addressed, unstamped envelope (30 x 25 cm), to the Sr. Scientist (Exam Cell), Room No. 405, at above address. From Syndicate Bank Pusa, Registrarís office of State Agri Univs (SAUs) & Central Agri Univ (CAU), Imphal Rs. 405/-, (SC/ST Rs. 205/-). (cash) before 7 Apr.

Armed Forces
May 15 The Indian Navy, Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment (R & R), Naval HQ, Room No. 204, ĎCí Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110011.

Short Service Commissioned Officers (Technical Branches, Including Submarine Cadre) Jul Ď02

Elig: BE or equiv (55%) in Mech/Electronics/Telecom/Instrumentation & Control/ Aeronatucial/ Avionics/ Electrical/ Production/Naval Archi.

Age: Below 24 yrs.

Physical: Height: 157 cm; Eyesight: 6/24, 6/36 correctable to 6/6 in each eye with glasses.

Appln F: Employment News & leading newspapers.

Art & Design
National Museum Instt of History of Art, Conservation & Museology, Janpath, New Delhi 110011 (M/o Tourism & Culture). India - Art & Culture Course (5 mth)

Appln F: At counter Rs. 20/- (cash) at the above address.

Computers
Apr 12 SP Jain Institute of Mgt & Research, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058.

www.spjimr.org

PGDIT (18 mth, FT)

Test: 13 May at the Institute.

Elig: Bachelorís degree (60% agg).

Appln F: Send DD Rs. 400/- favouring "SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai", 2 self-addressed stickers. At counter: Rs. 400/- (cash).

Engineering
Jun 11 Technical Teacherís Training Institute, Sector-26, Chandigarh 160019.

(i) Master of Engg Edn (18 mth)

(ii) ME (Mfg Tech/Constr Tech Mgt/Comp Sc & Engg/Elec & Comm Engg/Instr & Control) (18 mth)

Appln F: Send DD Rs. 275/- favouring "Principal, TTTI, Chandigarh", payable at Chandigarh. At counter: Rs. 250/- (cash).

May 8 MJP Rohilkhand University, Inst of Advanced Studies in Edn (IASE), Bareilly.

BEd & MEd Course
a) Applied MEd

b) MEd (Spl Edn)

c) MEd (Comp Edn)

d) BEd (Spl Edn/Ednl Computing/ Vocational Edn)

Test: 28 May Ď01.

Elig:

For (a): Graduation & BEd (or equivalent)

For (b): Graduation & BEd (Spl Edn)/Graduation (Psychology)

For (c): Graduation & BEd (Educational Computing) + 1 yr diploma Comp

(Sc/Application)

For (d): Graduation (45% agg).

Appln F: Send DD Rs. 280/- favouring "F.O.: MJPRU, Bareilly to Chairman Entrance Test (IASE) of the univ. At counter: Rs. 250/- (cash).

Apr 10 D/o Atomic Energy, NFC-HWB Training School, Hyderabad 500062, AP

(GoI).

www.heavywaterboard.org or www.dae.gov.in

Orientation Course (1 yr/resid) for grad Engineers (Stipend Rs. 8000/- mth + book allowance)

Test: 20 May at 10 centres including Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Chennai.

Elig: BE/BTech/BSc Engg/BSc (Tech) 60% agg.

Appln F: See leading newspapers.

National Instt. of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, PO NITIE,

Mumbai 400087.

www.nitie.edu

Apr 27 (i) PG Dip in Industrial Engg (18-mth)

(ii) Doctoral Level Fellow Programme

May 31 (iii) PG Dip in Industrial Safety & Environ Mgt (18-mth)

Elig:

(i): Bachelorís in Engg/Tech and (85 percentile in GATE).

(ii): Masterís in Engg (1st div)/Sc/Com/Socl Sc/Hum/Bus Admn (above 55%).

(iii): BE/BTech (55%agg).

Appln F: (i) & (ii) send DD Rs. 800/- (SC/ST: Rs. 400/-). (iii) DD for Rs. 600/-(SC/ST Rs. 300/-) favouring "NITIE, Mumbai" payable at SBI (Code 9055) Mumbai, 6 self-add stickers to "The Asst. Registrar (Acad)" at the above add (SC/ST must enclose Caste Cert).

Hotel Management
Instt. of Advanced Management, Hotel Management College, AE 486, Salt Lake City, Calcutta 700064. Ph: 033-3377726. Website: www.iam.cal.net

Integrated Diploma & Degree in Hotel Management (3 yrs)

Elig: Class XII.

Age: Below 22 yrs.

Selection: May 23 at 8 centres (including N-Delhi, Mumbai, Patna & Jaipur). GD & Interview.

Appln Form: Send DD/MO Rs. 300/- to the above address. At counter Rs. 250/- (cash).

Institutes
Mar 30 Madurai Kamaraj Univ, D/o Distance Educn, Univ Bldgs, Palkalainagar, Madurai 625021.

Email: ddemku@md3.vsnl.net.in

(1) Info Tech: MCA; MCA Lateral Entry (Direct 2nd yr); BCA (Regular/Open);

PGDCA; PG Dip in E-Comm; Dip in Info Tech

(2) Professional Courses:

MBA; MBM; MLM; MTM; MA (Advt & PR); MA (Journ & Mass Com); MLiSc,

BLiSc; BGL.

(3) Regular Degree Courses:

BA (Hist/Eco/Pol Sc/Social Sc/Eng/Tam Lit); BSc (Maths); BCom; BBA.

(4) Postgraduate Courses: MA (Hist/Eco/Pol Sc/Public Admin/Eng/Tam Lit/Gandhian Thought/ Philosophy & Relig/Sociology) MSc (Maths) / MCom.

(5) MPhil: Tamil / English / Hist / Eco/ Commerce / Pol Sc / Public Admin /Labour Studies / Entrepreneurship / Educn / Maths / Gandhian Thought/Sociology

(6) Open University System: (Age Rule):

Bachelorís Degree:BA (Hist/Eco/Pol Sc/Social Sc/Eng/Tam Lit); BSc (Maths); BCom; BBA; BCA.

Postgraduate Degree: MA (Hist/Eco/Pol Sc/Public Admin/Eng/Tam Lit/Gandhian Thought/Philo & Relig/Sociol/Labour Mgmt); MCom

(7) PG Diploma: Mgmt/Journ & Mass Comm/Mktg Mgmt/Personnel Mgmt & Industrial Rel.

(8) Diploma: Labour Laws & Admin Law/Astrology/Saiva Siddhantha

(9) Certificate (Lib Sc)

Appln F: Send DD Rs. 280/- for MBA & MCA, (DLP), Rs. 130/- for MPhil/BCA & Rs. 80/- for rest, favouring "Director, DDE, Madurai Kamaraj University, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai" to the above add indicating course selected. Also from Programme Officer at study centres in cash Rs. 250/-, Rs. 100/- & Rs. 80/- respectively.

Mar 31 NIMT, Indira Park, GT Rd, PO: Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad (UP)

E-Mail: nimt@rediff.com

(i) MCA (FT/PT)

(ii) MBA (FT/PT/DLP)

(iii) Master of Hospital & Health Care Mgt (2 yr)

(iv) PGDBM (2 yr)

(v) BTech (Info Tech/Software Tech)

(vii) BE (Software Tech) (4 yr)

Test: 6 May at 20 centres including Chandigarh, Dubai, Delhi, Patna & Jalandhar.

Appln F: Send DD Rs. 800/- favouring "National Institute of Management & Technology" payable at Ghaziabad to the above address.

Management
International Management Instt., B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, Tara Crescent, New Delhi 110 016.

Website: www.imi.edu

Apr 16 (i) PG Programm in International Mgt (1 yr)

Apr 25 (ii) PG Programme in Management (3 yr, PT)

Elig: For (i): Bachelorís degree or equiv.

For (ii): Bachelorís degree & two yrs experience.

Test: 29 April Ď01.

Appln F: Send DD Rs. 650/- favouring "International Management Instt, New Delhi" to the above address. At counter: Rs. 600/- (cash).

Apr 16 All India Management Association-Centre for Mgmt Services (AIMA- CMS), Mgmt House, 14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi 110003.

http://www.aima-ind.org

MAT (Management Aptitude Test for admission to participating institutions)

Elig: Bachelorís degree or equivalent.

Test: May 13, Ď01

Appln F: Send DD Rs. 550/- favouring "AIMA-CMS" payable at New Delhi, 2 self-add slips to the above address. At counter: Rs. 500/- (cash) from AIMA Nodal Centres and select branches of IOB at Del, Bílore, Mysore, Ambala Cantt, Jalandhar, Kottayam, Thiruvananthapuram.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi.


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Fortnightly Quizó 127

Who has won this year's All-England Badminton title?

2. How many countries have won a Test match in cricket history after having been forced to follow on?

3. Name the highest run-getter in a Test innings for India.

4. Name the only Indian to have taken a hat-trick in Test cricket.

5. Name the bowlers who got hat-trick twice in Test cricket.

6. What name has been given to the trophy for the upcoming Test cricket matches between the West Indies and South Africa?

7. Who is the Editor-in-Chief of tehelka.com news portal?

8. Name the new Ambassador of India to the USA.

9. Which is the largest minority community in the USA, according to a recent demographic study?

10.What is the capital of Senegal?

11. Expand RIMC.

12. Who recently won the Ugandan presidential poll?

13. Who is considered to be the father of Pakistan's nuclear weaponisation programme?

14. Who was recently honoured with the Gandhi peace prize?

15. Which game will be played for the first time in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Melbourne in 2006?

Name.................Class...................

School address.............................

Winners of quiz 125.Total entries received were 544. 337 entrants gave all correct answers. The first prize by draw of lots goes to Ashish Mankotia, VII-A, GAV Public School, Kangra (HP) -176001.

Second:Sonit Singla,VI-A, General Gurnam Singh Public School, Sangrur. Third: Himanshu Kakkar,Class VII, Little Flower Convent School, Sector 14, Panchkula.

Answers to quiz 126: Bamiyan, 99.94, Ravi, Bharat Aluminium Company Limited, Ezhimala, Footand Mouth Disease,Nandankanan, Monrovia, Indian National Trust for Art andCultural Heritage, Art and literature, China, Pondicherry, New Delhi, Boxing, Michael Schumacher.

Cash awards of Rs 400, 300 and 200 are given to the first, second and third prize winners, respectively. These are sent at the school address.

ó Tarun Sharma

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