EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 
CAREER QUERIES HOTLINE
Pervin Malhotra, Tribune’s career expert answers all your career queries.

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CAREER QUERIES HOTLINE
Pervin Malhotra, Tribune’s career expert answers all your career queries.

Q: I want to get into carpet manufacturing business. Could you please give me details about the new course in Carpet technology that has been launched in UP?

Abhay Singh

A: The Indian Institute of Carpet Technology, M/o Textiles, GoI, Chauri Road, Bhadohi-221401, UP has been recently set up to offer a full-fledged BTech in Carpet Textile Technology. The course is approved by AICTE and the Uttar Pradesh Technical University.

The course will commence in full swing once the requisite number of faculty positions are sanctioned by the Ministry of Finance.

COMPUTER ENGG

Q: I am interested in taking up Computer Engineering after Class XII. Could you please advise me whether I should opt for software or hardware engineering?

Akshit Kumar

A: Computer professionals are employed in the areas of both hardware as well as software design.

In the computer hardware industry, most of the engineering jobs are held by electronic as well as computer engineers since computers are primarily electronic machines. The work includes designing of the central-processing unit (CPU) and peripheral equipment such as terminals, input-output devices such as printers, tape and disk drives etc. These engineers also work in the areas of production, maintenance and deployment of networking solutions.

The work of a computer technician or field engineer however, is confined to assisting in the areas of manufacture, maintenance (repairing), troubleshooting, and networking of computers.

In software programming, there is a great demand for software engineers - programmers and systems analysts - to design the sophisticated programs, languages, operating systems, web pages, etc. At the lower end, there is a continuous demand for computer operators who are familiar with various software packages, Internet, etc.

Since computers are mainly manufactured abroad, in India the job of a computer hardware specialist gets confined to the aspect of repairing and maintenance of computers. As a result, software engineering offers more scope in terms of job prospects both in India as well as globally. Indian programmers are in great demand the world over. Also, these jobs fetch a hefty pay packet. Moreover, to keep up with the pace of computerisation in every field including e-commerce, there is an increasing demand for software professionals the world over.

However on the flip side, you have to keep updating your knowledge by learning new /newer versions of software all the time, while in hardware, this will automatically happen on-the job.

And last but not least, hardware is relatively stabler in the sense that it is not as prone to the vagaries of the market as we have seen in the case of software which is reeling under the effect of the slowdown in the US and world markets.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Q: I am interested in taking up photography as a career. Could you tell me about the job prospects in this field?

Kumar

A: Photography has acquired the status of a viable career option although it still continues to be widely pursued as a hobby by amateur shutterbugs. As with other professions, photography too has undergone considerable specialisation namely Press Photography, Food Photography, Advertising Photography, Fashion Photography, Industrial Photography, Forensic Photography and Wildlife Photography.

Regarding job prospects in this field, there are several options. You can work as a photographer for a newspaper, magazine or a news agency on a regular basis.

The second option is to work as a freelancer. This appeals to most photographers as it gives them the freedom to shoot what they fancy and at their own convenience. Later, a seasoned photographer can even set up his own studio.

Since there are just a handful of good professional courses, your best bet would be to learn the basics and apprentice with an established photographer as an understudy. Although it may involve long hours of doing odd jobs, lugging heavy equipment, setting up lights and props, it would be an invaluable learning experience.

If you have a sharp eye for detail, composition and colour coupled with a fair amount of imagination and are willing to experiment endlessly, you can well make a go of it.

 

BE OR MBBS

Q: I am a student of Class XII with physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology as subjects. Could you please tell me whether, given a choice, girls should prefer BE or MBBS?

Sheetal Arora

A: Making a career decision is not the easiest thing in the world. But please don’t let mere statistics guide your choice of career. Numbers don’t count. Your calibre does. While there may be relatively fewer women in the traditional branches of engineering like civil or mechanical which involve working outdoors, on site, or on the factory shop floor, there are any number of hot-shot electronics and computer engineers who are women. And the same goes with doctors.

Both medicine as well as engineering, are top-of-the-line professional courses which leads me to believe that you are keen on pursuing a professional career. It is therefore very important to go by your interests, aptitude and inclination rather than conforming to outdated beliefs and assumptions. Which is certainly not to belittle certain practical considerations. For instance, if you are keen on medicine but do not savour the prospect of being on call round-the-clock, you may opt for fields like dentistry, ophthalmology or dermatology, plastic surgery etc, which pose fewer emergencies.

But do also consider this very obvious fact: if women continue to opt for the typical soft options that women have been traditionally pursuing, they’re bound to remain confined to conventional age-old stereotypes.

 

NUCLEAR PHYSICS

Q: I will be completing BSc (Hon) Physics this year. Please tell me which universities offer MSc in Nuclear Physics in India.

Rahul Talwar

A: I have come across only 2 universities that offer MSc in Nuclear Physics:

  •  Andhra University, Visakhapatnam 530003, (A.P). Eligibility: BSc.

  •  Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, University Campus, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli 627012, (T.N). Eligibility: BSc Physics.
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Admission deadline

Air Force

Nov 26 Indian Air Force, Central Airmen Selection Board PO Box No 11807, New Delhi 110010.
Website: www.careerairforce.nic.in

 

Airman in Musician Trade

Elig: Indian males below 33 yrs who can read & write English with basic knowledge of Arithmetic and proficiency in playing any of these instruments: Trumpet, Bass, Violin, Saxophone, Clarinet, Euphonium, Jazz Drum, Piccolo, Bass trombone and Key Board.

Selectn: Test/Interview followed by medical tests at Del, B’lore, Bhubaneshwar in Feb.

Appln F: See Employment News 27 Oct-2 Nov or website.

 

Computers

Dec 8 University of Pune, D/o Computer Science, Pune 411007 (Mah).

1) MSc (Comp Sc)

2) MCA

3) M Tech (Comp Sc)

Elig: (1 & 2): Bachelor’s degree (50% agg); (3): BE/Master’s degree (Sc) with GATE-2002 (Engg/Maths/PhysicalSc)/UGC-CSIR JRF qual valid in Jul 2002.

Selectn: CEE (17 Feb) at 12 centres including Ch’nai, Del, H’bad & Kolkata.

Appln F: Send Rs. 525/- by crossed DD favouring "The Registrar, University of Pune, Pune 411007" with 2 self-add slips (10 x 6 cm), covering letter with your name, add and details of DD to the Head, D/o Computer Sc at the above add before Nov 26. At Bank of Mah (Univ Extn Br): Rs. 520/- (cash).

 

Distance Education

Nov 30 Mahatma Gandhi University, Directorate of Distance Education, Kottayam 686560 (Ker).

Off-Campus Academic Programmes

  • Graduate Courses (3-yr)
    BBA; BCom; BA (Eng); BA (Soc); BLib Sc; BCA; BBM

  • PG Courses
    MA (Eng); MA (Soc); MSc (Maths); MSc (IT); MBA (2-yr each); MCA (3-yr)

Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring the "Finance Officer, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam" drawn on SBT, Campus Br, Kottayam along with 2 self-add slips to the above add.

 

Management

Dec 08 T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal 576119 (Kar).
Website: www.tapmi.org
Ph: (08252) 71359, 70162

l PG Diploma in Management - Family Business (M’pal)

l PG Diploma in Management (B’lore)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree (50% agg).

Selectn: CAT (09 Dec).

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

Dec 10 Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management Gola Ka Mandir, Gwalior 474005 (MP).
Website: www.iiitm.ac.in

PG Dip in Management & Information Tech

Elig: BE/BTech/MCA (60% agg).

Selctn: Test (13 Jan).

Appln F: Send Rs 500/-by crossed DD favouring "Director, IIITM Gwalior" payable at Gwalior along with stamped (Rs 40/-), self-add envelope (31 cm x 24 cm) to the Chairman Admissions at the above add.

Dec 15 Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rajendra Nagar, Indore 452012 (MP).
Ph: 91-731-321971, 321112-5
Website: www.iimidr.ac.in

Executive PG Programme in Management

Elig: Bachelor’s degree with 5 yrs wk ex.

Selectn: Test (20 Jan) at Del, Indore & M’bai.

Appln F: Send Rs 100/- by DD favouring "Indian Institute of Management, Indore" to the Admission Officer at the above add or download from website.

Dec 31 Department of Business Economics, University of Delhi, South Campus, Benito Juarez Rd, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi 110021.
Website: www.business-econimics.org

Master of Business Economics

Elig: Bachelor’s degree (H): Bus Eco; Eco; Commerce; Bus Studies; Bus Admin (50% agg)/BSc/BE/BA (55% agg).

Selectn: Test (3 Feb) at Bhopal, Ch’garh, Delhi, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kolkatta.

Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "Director, University of Delhi, South Campus, New Delhi" along with 2 self-add slips (2" x 5") to Arts Faculty Bldg, Room No 228, Univ of Delhi, South Campus. At counter: Rs 450/- (cash).

Jan 05 Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade, Atur Centre, 1068, Model Colony, Gokhale Cross Rd, Pune 411016 (Mah).
Ph: (020) 5650494, 58
Website: www.sift.edu

1) Masters Prog in Intnl Business (2-yr, FT)
2) PG Dip in Logistics Mgt (1-yr, FT)

Elig: 1): Bachelor’s degree (50% agg); 2): BE/Engg Dip with 3 yrs wk ex or BSc/BCom (50% agg).

Selectn: Written Test (20 Jan) at 12 centres, GD & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 1000/- by DD favouring "Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade" drawn on SBI payable at Pune to the above add or register online. At counter: Rs 1000/- (cash).

Jan 27 Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, 5th Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Rd, 1068, Model Colony, Pune 411016 (Mah). Ph: (020) 5674150, 567191
Website: www.symbiosistelecom. com

PG Dip in Telecom Management (2-yr, FT)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree in Sc (Phy, Maths, Stats, Comp Sc, Electron), Commerce, Mgt or Engg (50% agg).

Selectn: Test (3 Feb) at 14 centres including B’lore, Ch’garh, Ch’nai & Del.

Appln F: Send Rs 1050/- by DD favouring "Director, SITM" with 2 self-add stickers. At counter: Rs 1000/- (cash).

Nov 30 Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068.

Website: www.ignou.ac.in

1) Master of Business Admin

2) Dip in Mgt

3) PG Dip in Mgt

4) PG Dip in Financial Mgt

5) PG Dip in HR Mgt

6) PG Dip in Marketing Mgt

7) PG Dip in Operations Mgt

Elig: For all: Bachelor s Degree with over 3 yr wk ex or BE/BTech/MBBS/BArch/LLB or CA/CWA/CS or Master s Degree; 2): Non-Grads with 6 yrs wk ex also elig.

Selectn: OPENMAT-XI (3 Feb) at 160 centres.

Appln F: Send Rs. 350/- by DD favouring IGNOU payable at city from where requested by post. Mention name & add on reverse of DD.

Dec 15 Institute of Management Technology, PB # 137, Rajnagar Hapur Rd, Ghaziabad 201001 (UP).

www.imt.edu/dip

1) PG Dip in Business Mgt (2-yr, FT)

2) PG Dip in Computer Application (3-yr, FT)

3) PG Dip in Business Mgt (3-yr, PT)

4) Distance Learning Progs

PG Dip (3-yr, PT): Bus Mgt; IT; Mktg Mgt; Supply Chain Mgt; Dip (1-yr) in several disciplines. (Recognized by Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan)

Elig: Bachelor s Degree + 2) 10+2 with Maths.; 3) 2 yrs wk ex..

Selectn: Test (30 Dec) at 26 centers incldg B lore, Ch garh, Chennai, Delhi. Separate test for DLP.

Appln F: 1,2,3): Send Rs.800/- by DD favouring Institute of Management Technology payable at Ghaziabad to the Chairman (Admissions) at the above add along with 2 stickers mentioning add & tel no. Register online. Write name & add on reverse of DD. 4): Send Rs. 600/- by DD favouring IMT payable at Ghaziabad to the Chairman - DLP at the above address. At counter: Rs 550/- (cash).

Jan 7 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Senapati Bapat Rd, Pune 411004 (Mah).

Ph: (020) 5654626, 5676875

Website: www.sibm.edu

Master s in Personnel Mgt (2-yr, FT)

PG Dip in Advertising & Communications Mgt (2-yr, FT)

Elig: Bachelor s Degree (50% agg).

Selectn: Written Test (27 Jan) at 11 centers incldg B lore, C hgarh, Chennai followed by GD & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 1000/- by DD favouring The Director, SIBM to the above address. At Centurion Bank/Office counter: Rs 900/- (cash/DD). Cent C hgarh Br: Sec 9D.

 

Jan 10 K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Vidyanagar, Vidyavihar, Mumbai 400077 (Mah).

Ph: (022) 5106552, 5140006

Website: www.simsr.com

PG Prog in Management Studies (2-yr, FT)

PG Prog in International Business (2-yr, FT)

Master s in Computer Software Applications (2-yr, FT)

Elig: Bachelor s Degree (50% agg).

Selectn: Written Test (20 Jan) at 17 centers incldg B lore, Ch garh, Chennai, Delhi. GD, PI, Written Comm/Logical skills separately for each course.

Appln F: Send Rs. 950/- by DD favouring The Director, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research payable at Mumbai to the above add or download from website. At counter: Rs 900/- (cash).

 

ARMED FORCES (ARMY)

Nov 22 Indian Army, Additional DG of Recruiting, Rtg TGC Entry, AG s Br, Army Hqrs, West Block-III, R K Puram, New Delhi 110066.

(I) Technical Graduates Course

(a) Engg Grads for Corps of: i) Engineers, ii) Signals, iii) Elect & Mech Engineers; v)Armoured Corps; vi) Artillery; vii) AD Arty; viii) Infantry; ix) Intelligence Corps. (b) PG (Non-Engg) for Army Education Corps (AEC)

(II) SSC (Tech) Course

For Corps of: a) Engineers, b) Signals, c) Elect & Mech Engineers.

Elig: Indian males below 27 yrs. (I) TGC (aa) Technical Arms & Services (Engineers): BE (Civil/Mech/Elect/Comp Sc/Electron/Electron & Telecomm/Arch/Indsl/Mfg/Prdn). (ab) AEC: MCA, MA/MSc (Hist, Psycol, Eng, Geog, Maths, Phys, Eco; 1st Div). (II) SSC (Tech): Engg degree/equiv (Civil/Elect/Mech/Telecomm/Elect & Electron/ Comp/Engg/Tech/Arch/Indsl/Mfg/Prodn).

Selectn: Group Tests, Psychol Tests, Interview & Medical Exam.

Appln F: Send in prescribed format by Regd Post to the above add. Superscribe on envelope first preference for entry and also the subj/disc.

Details: See Employment News 20-26 Oct.

 

ART DESIGN

Nov 12 Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT), Chithranjali Studio Complex, Thiruvallom PO, Thiruvananthapuram 695027 (Ker).

Ph: (0471) 380910, 380681

1) Dip in Animation Film Design (1-yr, FT)

2) Dip in New Media Design (1-yr, FT)

(at Integrated Information Technology Centre)

Elig: Bachelor s Degree/10+2 and Diploma (3-yr). Age: Below 25 yrs.

Appln F: Send Rs. 50/- by DD favouring Executive Director, Grameena Patana Kendram , payable at Thiruvananthapuram to the Course Director, IITC, Grameena Patana Kendram, Karakulam PO, Thiruvananthapuram 695564 (Ker) along with self add stamped (Rs. 12/-) envelope (26 cm x 11 cm). At C-DIT: Rs 50/-(cash/DD).

 

ENGINEERING

Nov 29 Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani 333031 (Raj).

Website: www.bits-pilani.ac.in

Admissions (2nd Sem) 2001-02

(1) Integrated Ist Degree Progs (Code: FD) in Gr A, B, C leading to:

BE (H), BPharm (H), MMS, MSc (H), MSc (Tech)

(2) Hr Degree Progs (3-Sem,Code: HD):

ME (Biotech, Chem, Civil, Commn Engg, Comp Sc, Desg Engg, Mfg Sys Engg Mech, Software Sys); MPharm

(3) PhD Progs (Code PH)

Elig: 1): 10+2 (PCM & Eng); 2): BITS Integ Ist degree/equiv; 3): BITS Hr degree/equiv.

Selectn: 1): Merit in qualifying exam; 2 & 3): Tests & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- (for Regd post parcel)/Rs. 600/- (for Regd letter/Speed Post) by crossed DD favouring Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), PiIani payable at State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Pilani (Code: 1398)/UCO Bank, Vidya Vihar, Pilani (Code: 0150), to the Admissions Officer. Mention name & code of prog, your name & add with Pin Code, desired despatch mode & details of DD.

Details: See Brochure.

Nov 29 Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani 333031 (Raj).

www.bits.pilani.ac.in

Off-Campus Distance Lng & Collab Progs (2nd sem)

Integrated Ist Degree Progs - BS (6-Sem, Code: BZ): 1) Engg Tech (ET); 2) Info Sys (IS)

Hr Degree Progs - MS (3-Sem, Code:MZ): 3) Software Sys (SS); 4) Mfg Mgt (MM)

Elig: Dip/BSc with 2 yrs wk ex in 1): Engg; 2):Comp S/H Ware; 3,4): BITS Integ Ist degree with relevant wk.

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- (for Regd post parcel)/Rs. 600/- (for Regd letter/Speed Post) by crossed DD favouring Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), PiIani payable at State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Pilani (Code: 1398)/UCO Bank, Vidya Vihar, Pilani (Code: 0150), to the Admissions Officer. Mention name & code of prog, your name & add with Pin Code, desired despatch mode & details of DD.

 

MEDICINE

Oct 31 PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research , Peelamedu, Coimbatore 641004 (TN).

(affltd to The TN Dr MGR Medical Univ)

PG Courses:

Degree: MD in Gen Med, Physio, Patho, Microbiol, Obstetrics & Gynaecol and Comm Med

Diploma: DGO, D Ortho, DPM, DDVL & DCH

Elig: MBBS.

Appln F: Send Rs. 1000/- by DD favouring The Principal, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore payable at Peelamedu to the above add.

 

Dec 21 Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Airport Rd, Vimanapura PO, Bangalore 560017 (Kar).

MD (Aviation Med), 3-yr

Elig: MBBS & regd with State Med Counl.

Selectn: Test (23 Jan) & Interview (24 Jan).

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- by DD favouring Chairman, Selection Committee, IAM, IAF payable at B lore to the above add. At counter: Rs 500/- (DD).

Details: See Employment News 20-26 Oct.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi

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