|EDUCATION TRIBUNE||Tuesday, August 7, 2001, Chandigarh, India|
CAREER QUERIES HOTLINE
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CAREER QUERIES HOTLINE
Q I’m keen on pursuing a career in Event Management. Please give me some information.
A Event management involves creating awareness and providing information to a large audience about a particular product or cause through musical nights, fashion shows seminars, consumer exhibitions, technical exhibitions or even an event that involves the participation of foreign companies. As a result, the information gets disseminated in a short time.
An event management firm has three main departments: technical, creative and marketing. Technical professionals handle the production of the event - lighting, acoustics, video, venue management and logistics, relevant permits etc. Venue management includes commissioning security personnel, managing the banquet area and hospitality.
While the marketing department comprises of sales and marketing people, management and advertising professionals, and graduates with a specialisation in communication.
The creative team conceptualises the event - the actual presentation and visual impact. A special theme is created for the event, which is then reflected in every piece of communication and display. A course or background in advertising would arm you with the necessary skills. Even commercial art graduates with some multimedia skills are suited for this department. In general, the minimum qualification required is graduation.
No Indian University offers a course in event management either at the undergraduate or postgraduate-level although the 2-year Master’s programme in Mass Communication at the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune, provides training in organising seminars.
The National Institute of Event Management, 7, Avon Arcade, D J Rd, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400056 offers a 1-year Postgraduate Diploma in Event Management (on Sundays & holidays). The course covers event team leadership, event law, event accountancy, public relations, sponsorship, event marketing, logistics, etc.
In Delhi, you could check out the International Centre for Event Marketing & Management. E-mail: email@example.com.
Besides loads of creativity, what you essentially require to succeed in this field is excellent communication, networking, organisational, logistical, marketing and presentation skills, many of which you will acquire on the job.
According to a FICCI- Arthur Andersen survey, the live entertainment and event management segment is poised to grow rapidly from the present Rs.150 crore to a whopping Rs.1100 crore by 2005.
Q I am planning to enroll for a CA course. I have heard that the course is going to be revised. Is it true?
A Yes, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has designed a new syllabus to keep pace with the changing environment. The proposed course would comprise of 3 stages:
PE I (Presently called Foundation).
PE II (Presently called Intermediate).
Registration for Professional Education (PE I & PE II) starts from 1 October 2001. Only 5 attempts would be permitted for each stage. Two parallel Foundation and PE I Exams will be held in Nov 2002 and May 2003. If you have registered before 30 September 2001 you will have only 2 chances to appear in the Foundation Examination.
The 3-yrs Practical training will only commence, after you have cleared both groups of the PE II Exam.
Article clerks registered up to 30 September 2001 have an option to appear in the old or new scheme in Nov 2002.
If you have cleared your Foundation Exam before 1 October 2001 you will be eligible for the new scheme and commence your practical training without having to clear the PE II exams.
You must take the final exams in the last six months of practical training or thereafter.
Advancements in the field of IT would be incorporated in the new syllabus to make budding CAs IT friendly by introducing IT as a subject in PE-II. The successful completion of a computer-training program, prior to practical training will be essential.
After completing the practical training you would have to take a compulsory course on General Management & Communication skills before you can apply for membership of ICAI.
Q I am doing BTech (Chemical) and want to do Masters in Environmental Engineering. Please tell me where this course is offered and what is its scope?
A Environmental engineers specialise in what’s known as either ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ work. The profession’s clean arm does preventive work, investigating the potential causes of environmental damage and developing strategies to ward off pollution and other problems. While engineers who engage in dirty work are the ones who come to the rescue when environmental emergencies arise - e.g., donning protective gear to investigate first-hand why poisonous gas is seeping from underground pipes or containing oil and chemical spills.
Whichever kind of work you choose the demand for an environmental engineer is expected to increase in the near future. In the west, ‘dirty’ work, which is considered to be the most urgent environmental need, pays more than ‘clean’ work. Engineers specialising in hazardous waste command 25% more in salary than other engineers!
Environment engineers have excellent prospects in industry as well. The government has notified that any industry that employs over 500 people must have a Health & Safety Officer. Environmental Engineers are ideally suited for this task.
Environmental Engineering at the Masters level is offered at:
Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025. Course: MTech (P/T). Eligibility: Diploma holders from a recognized technical Institute with 2 years experience. Selection: Admission test, practical experience, and interview Duration: 2½ years.
B.M.S College of Engineering, PB No.1908, Bull Temple Road, Bangalore 560019, (Kar). Course: ME. Duration: 1½ years.
H.K.E Society’s Pooja Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, Gulburga 585102,(Kar.) Course: ME. Duration: 1½ years.
P.E.S College of Engineering, Mandya 571401, (Kar.). Course: MTech. Duration: 1½ years.
Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore 570006, (Kar.). Course: MTech. Duration: 1½ years.
Shri G.S Institute of Technology & Science, 23, Park Road, Indore 452003,(M.P). Course: ME. Duration: 1½ years.
Government College of Engineering, Amravati 444604, (Mah.). Course: ME (P/T).
V.Y.W Society’s College of Engineering, Anjangaon Bari Road, Badnera 444701, Distt. Amravati, (Mah.). Course: ME (P/T).
Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sitapur Road, Lucknow 226021, (U.P). Course: MTech. Duration: 1½ years.
Maulana Azad College of Technology, (Regional Engineering College), Bhopal 462007, (M.P). Course: MTech. Duration: 1½ years.
Q I have completed Class XII with above 80% and I wish to do engineering. But my parents are in no position to support me financially. Could you please tell me about educational loans available for students like me?
A The Indian Banks Association (IBA) has formulated a comprehensive loan scheme that covers all courses in schools and colleges in India and abroad. Under this scheme, educational loans up to Rs 7.5 lakh are available for studies in India and up to Rs 15 lakh for studies abroad.
No collateral is stipulated for loans up to Rs 4 lakh. The interest does not exceed the prime lending rate (PRL). Interest levied on loans above this amount does not exceed PRL + 1 per cent.
You can avail of these loans not only for professional courses but also for self- financing academic courses like BCA or MIT, certificate and diploma courses of DOEACC as well as for those offered by foreign universities in India.
These loans are repayable over a period of 5-7 years with provision for a grace period.
Art & Design
Aug 16 Heart Animation Academy, 7A, Rd#12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034 (AP).
2D Animation Dip Program (8 mths)
Appln: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring "Heart Animation Academy" at the above address, with appln and pencil sketches of human figures in standing, sitting & lying postures from 3 angles and 3 sketches each of 3 different animals & a drawing of city scape on A4 sheet.
Details: See website.
Aug 20 National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016.
Fashion Retail Mgmt & Tech (3 trimest)
Elig: Bachelor’s Degree (industrl exp prefd)
Appln F: Send Rs. 100/- by DD favouring "NIFT, New Delhi" to CE wing, D/o Revenue Generation at the above address. At counter: Rs 100/- (cash).
Details: See website.
Aug 31 Punjab School of Mgmt Studies (Punjabi Univ) Patiala -147002 (Punj).
MBA (corresp, 3-yr)
Elig: Category-1: Defence Officers with min 5 yrs of commissioned service & Bachelor’s Degree (50% agg) or NDA/IMA/equiv course with one spcl course. Category 2: Managers/Officers from Public/Co-op Entpr, Govt Dept/Statutory Bodies / Autonomous Instt (Punj & Centre) and Pvt/Corp Sector Units with regd offices or Plant/Comm op in Punj. or Ch’grh with Bachelor’s Degree (50% agg) & 3 yrs exec/ superv exp.
Selectn: Test: 16 Sep at campus
Appln F: Send Rs 200/- by DD favouring "Registrar Pubjabi University" payable at Patiala by Regd Post along with self-addressed, stamped (Rs 50/-) envelope (10’’ x 8") to the Technical Advisor, Publication Bureau at the above address. At counter: Rs 200/-(cash).
Directorate of Distance Education, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar-125001 (Har).
Sep 15 (1) BBA (3-yr)
Aug 31 (7) PG Dip in Computer App (1-yr) (8) MSc Computer Sc (1-yr)
Elig: (1): 10+2 (40% agg); (2): Bachelor’s Degree; (3): 1 yr Study of Mass Comm/Journ/PR/Advtg after Bachelor’s Degree; (4) & (5): Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree/Fellow of ICSI/ICAI/ICFAI/ICWAI; (6): Bachelor’s Degree (40% agg) with Science at 10+2; (7): Bachelor’s Degree (40% agg); (8): PGDCA/BTech (Comp. Sc/IT/ Electron/Electron & Commn).
Appln F: Send Rs 130/- by DD favouring "Registrar, Guru Jambeshwar University" payable at Hisar with self-addressed envelope (25 x 30 cm) at the above address. At counter (Univ/Nodal Centers): Rs 100/- (cash).
Aug 06 Model Industrial Training Institute, Govindapuram, Calicut-673016 (Ker).
Basic Training Course
(Electrical & Electron group, 1 yr)
with PCM. Age: 14-25 yrs Selectn: Merit in qual exam Stipend &
Scholarship: Rs 50/- & Rs 100/- PM.
Details: Employment News: 25 July - 3 Aug.
Aug 07 Deptt of Training & Technical Education (Govt of NCT of Delhi), Muni Mayaram Marg, Prembari Pul, Pitampura, Delhi-110088.
Nomination to Engg Degree Courses: (Chemical; Food Tech; Metallurgy; Mining; Polymer Tech; Textile Chem; Textile; Textile Plant & Water Mgmt in UP; MP; Mah; Karn; TN; WB & Guj)
Elig: XII/equv exam (78% agg) & min/pass marks in addl subjs for some states Selectn: Merit in qual exam.
Appln F: At counter (Room No. 208, 2nd Fl at above add): Rs 10/- (cash)
Aug 10 Dr. B R Ambedkar, Regional Engineering College, PO REC, Jalandhar-144011 (Punj).
MTech (PT) (1):
Elig: (1): BTech/BE (Mech/Prodn/Indstrl 55% agg) (2): BTech/BE (55% agg).
Selectn: Interview: 14 Aug (Jalandhar)
Appln F: Send Rs 250/- by DD favouring "Principal, Dr. B.R Ambedkar, REC, Jalandhar" payable at Jalandhar to the above address. At counter: Rs 200/- (cash).
Aug 11 R L Institute of Nautical Sciences, TVR Nagar, Madurai 625022 (TN). (In Assoc with BITS, Pilani) Ph: 011-3717263, 022-4212149 Website: www.rlinstitutes.com
BS Marine Engg (4 -yr)
Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "R L Institute of Nautical Sciences" payable at Madurai to the above add.
Details: See website.
Aug 14 National Institute of Secondary Steel Technology, PO Box No. 92, GT Road, Opp Floating Restaurant, Mandi Gobindgarh-147301). Ph: 01765-58080,59532 Job Oriented Certificate Course in Rolling Technology/Steel Making (1½ -yr)
Elig: 10+2 PCM (BSc/Dip
in Mech/Metallurgy pref).
Aug 18 Model Industrial Training Institute, Choudwar, Cuttack-754025 (Oris). Mechanical Group of Trades (1 yr) (under restructured craftsmen trng scheme)
Elig: Class 10 with Sc & Math. Age: 14-25 yrs
Appln F: Send Rs 5/- by uncrossed IPO favouring "D D O, MITI, Choudwar" payable at Choudwar PO with self-addressed, stamped (Rs 3/-) envelope (10 x 23 cm) to the Principal at the above address. At counter: Rs 5/- (cash) Details: Employment News: 28 July - 3 Aug.
Aug 20 Malaviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur-302017 (Raj). Ph: 0141-702344, 510596
MMS (PG course in Mgmt, 2-yr)
Elig: B.E/BTech (50% agg)/AMIE Section A&B (55% agg). Selectn: Test: 26 Aug, 10: 00 am at campus.
Appln F: Download from website. Accompany with Rs 750/- by DD favouring "Director CMSIC Accounts, Mrec, Jaipur" payable at Jaipur. Send to the Director CMSIC at the above address by Regd Po.
Aug 06 Bishop Heber
College, Tiruchirappalli-620017 (TN).
PG Dip in Actuarial Science (1-yr)
Elig: Bachelor’s Degree with Maths/Stats as major/allied subject (50% agg).
Selectn: Merit in
Details: See Employment News: 28 July - 3 Aug.
Aug 17 All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Haji Ali Park, K.Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400034 (Mah). (Affl to Maharashtra Univ of Health Sc).
Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics (3½ -yr)
Elig: 10+2 (PCB &
Eng)/equv exam(50% agg). Age: above 16 yrs Selectn: Interview: 24 Aug
(Room No. 214).at campus.
Physically Handicapped (Deaf)
Aug 31 Training Centre for Adult Deaf (M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, GoI), Nalgonda, Cross Rd, Malarpei, Hyderabad 500036 (AP). Ph: 423130
Craftsmen Training in Engineering & Non-Engineering Trades
Elig: Age: 14-35yrs
with hearing loss above 60 dbs in the better ear.
Why do we say that?
Anybody ‘worth his salt’ is doing a good job, whether at work, as part of a team or in any situation where others rely on his efforts.
In Roman times, salt was considered vital for health and well-being, but often difficult to come by. So soldiers were actually paid partly in money and partly in salt. Later they were given an allowance so they could buy their salt themselves and this money was known by the Latin name ‘salarium’ — meaning ‘of salt’.
1. Name the Indian who has won this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership.
2. Who recently became the youngest player in the history of Test cricket to score century on debut?
3. Name the winner of the Jnanpith award for the year 2000.
4. Name the Internet worm that recently affected many websites worldwide.
5. Which country recently became the first in the world to legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes?
6. Which is Europe's tallest and most active volcano?
7. Name the Indian cities which are to be linked through the Golden Quadrangle Highway project by 2003.
8. Expand CFSL.
9. Name the President of Indonesia.
10. Name Sri Lanka's only international airport.
11. What is the capital of Peru?
12. From which year did England win seven consecutive Ashes series?
13. Name the mascot for the Afro-Asian games to be held in Delhi this year.
14. Which nation recently won Copa America, the South American football championship?
15. Name the only Indian batsman whose name figures in the Wisden's latest list of top 10 Test innings.
Name.....................Class ....... School address..........................
Winners of quiz 136.Total entries received were 809. 647 entrants gave all correct answers. The first prize by draw of lots goes to Priyanka, XI-B (non-medical), St Luke's School, Solan.
Second: Aastha Bhatia, XII-A, commerce, DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, Amritsar-143001. Third: Hansdeep Kaur, IX-C, Sacred Heart High School, Majitha Road, Amritsar-143001.
Answers to quiz 136: Jacques Rogge,Three, M. Damodaran, Net Asset Value, Beijing, Genesis,Al-Khalid, Robert Blackwill, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Sulabh Express, Sher Bahadur Deuba, Tokyo, National Highway Authority of India, Goran Ivanisevic, Fukuoka.
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.