EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, August 21, 2001, Chandigarh, India
Pervin Malhotra, Tribuneís career expert answers all your career queries.

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

Q Where can I study port management in India? I have five years of experience in the merchant navy.

Jimmy Nirula.

A. The National Institute of Port Management, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai 600119. Ph: 044- 4491635. Website: offers training for Port and shipping personnel in South Asia

The institute is well equipped with infrastructural facilities like hostels and a library.

Q Iím keen on doing MCA after my graduation. Could you please tell me about the institutions offering MCA courses and also the job prospects?

Rajbir Grewal

A. With an MCA degree under your belt, you will have a choice of sporting any of the following job titles in software:

Analyst Programmer, Application Programmer, CAD Designer, CAD/CAM Technician, Computer Consultant, Computer Graphics Specialist, Web Developer, Web Master, Computer Operations Manager, Computer Security Analyst, Customer Engineer, Data Communications Specialist, Information Services Executive, Inspection Supervisor, Management Information Systems Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Program Librarian, Regional Manager, Software Services Representative, Systems Analyst, Systems Design Specialist, Systems Development Manager, Systems Maintenance Analyst, Technical Services Manager, Technical Training Manager.

A majority of the above-mentioned jobs require competence in Systems Analysis. The SA is a professional problem solver who analyses the different sets of manual procedures in use in an organisation and replaces them with computerized processes.

MCA is offered at a large number of universities in the country. However, since the number of seats in each course is very limited, the competition is very stiff. For detailed information regarding the various MCA courses, eligibility criteria and job prospects in IT, you may refer to CARINGís Guide to Careers in Computers.

Q I would like to study law in the UK. Are all British law degrees recognised in India? Will I be able to practice here on completion of the course?

Nimrat Bewaja

A. The Bar Council of India is a statutory body formed by an Act of Parliament. It looks after the framing of the curriculum for professional law degrees (LLB) in India and also has the power to recognize foreign law degrees.

At present, the following UK law degrees are recognized by the BCI:

Leeds University-LLB.

Oxford University-BA (Law).

University of Birmingham-LLB.

University of Buckingham-LLB.

University of Cambridge-BA (Law). Website: www.; www. cambuniv/ugprospectus/applying/appl.html.

University of Hull-LLB.

University of Lancaster-LLB.

University of London-LLB.

Indian students who go for an LLB degree to UK directly after their class 12, are not allowed to practice as their degree is not recognised by the Bar Council.

Hence the only routes that seem viable for an Indian student are:

a) Complete your bachelorís degree (in any subject) from India and then go to any of the institutions listed above which are recognised by the BCI.

b) Do your LLB from India and then go to UK for an LLM. BCI does not recognise LLM, as it is not a professional degree. LLM comes under the Association of Indian Universities.

Students, who have done their LLB from an UK institution that is not recognised by the Bar Council, can make a representation for the same. However, this is a time consuming process.

Q I have just completed my MBBS and would like to pursue a course in medical technology. Does any Institute in India offer such a course?

Dr Ruchir Sharma

A. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has introduced a Masters Programme in Medical Science & Technology. This 3-year course imparts engineering skills to medical professionals and trains them for state-of-the-art medical research in the frontier areas of Biophysics, Biomechanics, Nutritional Science, Biomedical Simulation and Cryobiology etc.

Eligibility for admission is an MBBS degree (60% agg) with Mathematics at the +2 level. Selection is on the basis of an entrance test based on the MBBS syllabus and includes questions to test your general aptitude.

All the candidates admitted to the program are given an assistantship of Rs.10000/-p.m. However, you will have to work for 6-8 hours a week in the Institute hospital to be eligible for the assistantship.

The Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra offers MSc in Biomedical Instrumentation, while Jayachamarajan College of Engineering, Mysore offers MTech in Biomedical Instrumentation. The Coimbatore Institute of Technology, (Bharathiar Univ.) offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Instrumentation Technology.

Q I have completed BCom as a regular student and would like to pursue MCom through correspondence from H.P. University, Shimla. Will I have bright career prospects on completion of this course?

S.S Mann

A. MCom (Masters in Commerce) is a 2-yr postgraduate programme offered at almost all universities in India. The purview of the course is essentially academic and has hardly any professional overtones. It deals more with the theoretical aspects rather than the practical application of the topics under study.

Usually those who are interested in academics i.e. teaching and research take up the course. Research could be undertaken in fields of company law, organisational behaviour, human resources, market conditions, economics, accountancy etc. An obvious progression would be to do a MPhil followed by a PhD depending on the level of expertise desired. Although an MBA/CA are always open as career options only a handful of the students opt for these after MCom.

Jobs are available in schools and colleges as teachers (after BEd) and lecturers (after clearing NET). On completion of your PhD you might get a job as a field expert in a large corporate house.

Q My father is a property dealer and would like me to join him, now that I have completed graduation. Is there any formal course in Property Management?

Vipin Arora

A. Property transaction is a highly complex and competitive affair that involves a great deal of paper work and money. Therefore it is imperative to acquire specialised knowledge of the relevant laws and market operations.

NAREDCO in collaboration with Human Settlement Management Institute has devised a 1-month Certificate programme for real estate agent. The course covers real estate principles, property laws, finance, appraisal, brokerage and professional conduct. The fee is Rs. 6,500/- per participant.

Q I have done PGDIM from IGNOU and have been working in a state finance corporation for six years, but my career doesnít seem to be going anywhere. Any pointers?


A. The most valuable pointer I can suggest is to first work out a written career plan for, say, the next 5 years, including your realistic yet ambitious goals, and with an honest assessment of your strengths and shortcomings. Without such a plan, it is impossible to successfully plan your career growth.

Once you have drawn up your 5-year career plan, you then have to assess the opportunities available for someone with your qualifications, skills and experience.

The third step is to then marry the two, namely your goals and the opportunities available.

Thus, for instance, considering your experience, you might wish to become a top-flight finance professional. In which case, you might like to consider a switch from nbfc to some other, faster-growing company in the financial services sector. Or, is it that the company you currently work for is not growing fast enough to provide you sufficient growth opportunities?

In a nutshell, work out your goals first, the action you need to take will then automatically be evident.

Please send in your query preferably on a postcard along with your name, complete address and academic qualifications to:

Career Hotline,
The Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh.



Admission deadline

Distance Education

International Centre for Distance Education & Open Learning, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla - 171005.

Sep 07 MA (Eco, Hindi, English, Pol Sc, Public Admn, Sanskrit, History) MA/MSc Maths, MCom (2 yrs)

PGDPM, LW (1 yr)

Oct 08 BA, BCom (Pass) ( 3 yrs)

Appln F: Send Rs 50/- by crossed IPO/DD favouring the "Director, ICDEOL, HP University" to the above address. At counter: Rs 15/- (cash).

Details See Prospectus.


Sep 07 National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi - 834003 (Jharkhand)

Website: <>

BTech Manufacturing Engg & Metallurgy; Material Engg

Selectn: IIT-JEE 2002.

Appln F: For details: see Employment News Jul 21 or website.


Nov 26 Indian Institute of Management, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore-560076.

Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2002

(Corporate Strategy & Policy; Economics & Social Sciences; Finance & Control; Marketing; Organisation Behaviour & Human Resource Management; Production System & Computers; Energy & power; Transportation)

Elig: Masters degree in any discipline (55% agg) (For Corp Strategy & Policy: 2 yrs work ex), BE/BTech with 2 yrs work ex.

Selectn: CAT (9 Dec)/GMAT scores.

Stipend: Rs 6000/- pa & Rs 10,000/- Contingency grant

Appln F: Send request for forms along with stamped (Rs 40/-) self-addressed envelope (9" x 12") & self-addressed slip to the FPM office.

Dec 08 International Management Institute, B-10, Qutab Institutional Area, Tara Crescent, New Delhi - 110016.


Email: imi @giasdl01. vsnl.

PG Programme in Management (2 yr, FT)

Elig: Bachelorís degree (10+2+3)

Selectn: CAT (09 Dec) scores at the Institute, GD & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 650/- by DD favouring "International Management Institute" to the Programme Director (PGP) at the above address.

At counter: Rs 600/-(cash).

Dec 08 TA Pai Management Institute, Manipal - 576119 (Kar).

Website: Email: admissions @mail. tapmi. org

PG Diploma Management, Management of Family Business (Mípal & Bílore).

Elig: Bachelorís degree/ PG degree (50% agg) /ACA/ ICWA/ ACS.

Selectn: CAT (09 Dec) Scores, GD, Interview at Manipal.

Appln F: Send Rs 1000/- by DD favouring "TA Pai Management Institute" payable at Manipal/Udupi. Or download from website.

Dec 08 Indian Institute of Science & Management, IISM Campus, Pundag, Ranchi - 834004


PG Diploma in Business Mgt (2 yrs)

(Marketing, Finance, IT, HRM)

Elig: Bachelorís degree (50% agg).

Selectn: CAT (09 Dec) score, GD, Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 550/- by DD favouring the "Indian Institute of Science & Management" payable at Ranchi to the above address. At counter: Rs 500/-(cash).


Aug 24 Institute of Homeopatic Medical Education & Research, VPO Chunni Kalan, Distt - Fatehgarh Sahib (Pb) (Rajasthan Vidyapeeth Deemed University) Ph: (0172) 707204. 708821.

Aug 24 (1) BHMS Graded Degree Course (2 yrs)

Sep 01 (2) BHMS Direct Degree Course (5Ĺ yrs)

Elig: (1): DHMS (4 yrs), (2): 10+2 (PCB).

Selectn: Interview, (1): 31 Aug, (2): 7 Sep on campus.

Appln F: Send Rs 250/- by regd PO to the above address or "House No 4, Sector 20-A, Chandigarh". At counter: Rs 200/- (cash).

Physically Handicapped

Aug 31 Training Centre for Adult Deaf, Nalgonda Cross Road, Malarpai, Hyderabad - 500036 (M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, GoI).

Craftsmen Training in Engg & non-Engg Trades

Elig: Male/Female deaf above 60 dbs in the better ear

Age: below 35 yrs.

Selectn: Entrance Test.

Appln F: Send application on plain paper with details & copies of certificates, marks, hearing loss, to the Principal, at the above address.

For details see Employment News 11-17 Aug.


Oct 01 Nehru Trust for Cambridge University, Teen Murti House, New Delhi - 110011.

Marconi Cambridge Scholarships 2002 (3 yrs) for PhD Networking & Communications Technologies at the University of Cambridge

Elig: Indian Citizens with Honours degree (1st /High 2nd div)

Age: below 30 yrs with Overseas Research Students award.

Appln F: Send details of academic qualifications stating the name of scholarship applied for to the above address before 10 Sep.


Aug 31 Central Statistical Organisation, Room No 418, Sardar Patel Bhavan, Sardar Marg, New Delhi - 110001 (M/o Statistics & programme Implementation, GoI).


Doctoral & Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Phd: Applied/Official Statistics

Stipend: Doctoral: Rs 6000/- pm. Post Doctoral: Rs 8000/- pm (1st yr), Rs 9000/- pm (2nd yr). Contingency grant Rs 15,000/- pa for both.

Elig: Indian nationals serving in Govt (5 yrs ). Research in (HRD, Educn, Gender Analysis, Environment, Price, Poverty, Labour, Employment, National Income, Agriculture, Rural Development, Industry, Productivity, Water Resources, Health, Power, Urbanisation & Population)

Appln F: Send application in prescribed format along with attested copies of marksheets, degrees, thesis (for PhD) with NOC to the Additional Director General at the above address.

Details: see website.

Sep 10 Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110001.


Indian Statistical Examination - 2001

Elig: PG degree in Stats/Mathematical Stats/Applied Stats

Age: below 30 yrs.

Appln F: Forms can be obtained from any of the designated Head Post Offices throughout the country, Rs 20/- (Cash).

Details: see Employment News:11 Aug/website.

Teaching & Education

Aug 31 University of Jammu, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Road, Jammu - 180006.

BEd (At 15 colleges affiliated to the Univ of Jammu)

Appln F: Send complete appIn forms to the office of the Director, Colleges Development, Admn Block to the above address. Forms can be obtained for Rs 350 (cash) from branches of J&K Bank Ltd at Jammu: New Univ Campus, B/o Shalimar Rd; Pun: Cheaui Bazar, Ludhiana; Adda Basti, GT Rd Jídhar, Shastri Mkt Aísar, Ware House Píkot, Rangariha Rd, Batala; Har: Sadar Bazar, Ambala Cantt; Delhi: CP; Raj: Ranch Bati Jaipur; HP: The Mall Shimla; Cígarh: Sec 17 Chandigarh. Rs 350/- (cash).

Travel &Transport

Aug 31 Institute of Rail Transport, Room No. 17, Rail Bhavan, Raisina Rd, New Delhi-110001. Ph: (011)-3384171, 3303236 Website:

Dip in Rail Transport &Mgt

Elig: Bachelorís Degree/Dip in any engg field.

Appln F: Send Rs 50/- by DD favouring "Institute of Rail Transport"payable at New Delhi with self-addressed, stamped (Rs 9/-) envelope (11"x5") at the above address. Write name & address on reverse of DD. At counter:Rs 50/- (cash).

Details: Employment News: 28 July - 3 Aug.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi



1. Which Indian cricketer finds a place in Bradman's World XI, the all-time ideal team to beat the rest, according to book Bradman's Best, chronicled by Roland Perry?

2. Who was recently sworn in President of Iran for a second term?

3. Which airline is going to start the first non-stop daily flight between the USA (Chicago) and India (New Delhi) from October this year?

4. Which artist's painting 'Transfer of Power' was recently unveiled at Parliament House annexe in New Delhi?

5. What will be the monthly salary of a Member of Parliament as per a Bill approved by the Union Cabinet recently?

6. How much federal funding was recently announced by the US Government for the controversial stem-cell research?

7. Name the three villages that were merged to form the city of Calcutta according to the official almanac of the British-ruled Indian administration.

8. Name the new Chairman of the Press Council of India.

9. What is the full form of ISP?

10. In which year was the Berlin Wall built?

11. What is the capital of Zimbabwe?

12. Expand GAIL.

13. Who is known as the father of the US H-bomb?

14. Where were the World Track and Field Championships held recently?

15. Name India's ace long distance swimmer who has the distinction of being the first Asian to have conquered the English Channel twice.


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

Winners of quiz 137.Total entries received were 879. 689 entrants gave all correct answers. The first prize by draw of lots goes to Shaveta Bansal, XII-B, commerce, DAV Public School, Lawrence Road, Amritsar-143001.

Second: Parbhat Bhalla,IX-A, DAV Public Senior Secondary School, Jagadhari Road, Ambala Cantt-133001. Third: Charu,VI, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Navbahar, Shimla.

Answers to quiz 137: Rajendra Singh; Hamilton Masakadza; Indira Goswami; Code Red; Canada; Mount Etna; Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai; Central Forensic Science Laboratory; Megawati Sukarnoputri; Bandaranaike International Airport; Lima; 1884; Sheroo; Colombia; VVS Laxman.

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