|EDUCATION TRIBUNE||Tuesday, February 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India|
CAREER QUERIES HOTLINE
Q: I am a Class XII commerce student. I am keen on building a career in finance, particularly in the stock market. Is there any course in this field at the undergraduate level?
A: Delhi Universityís Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Jhilmil Colony, New Delhi 110092 has introduced a 3-year Bachelorís degree in Financial & Investment Analysis. This six-semester programme is complemented with intensive project work and on-the-job training especially geared to meet the demand for middle level executives in financial companies, banks, insurance sector and the stock market.
The number of seats is limited. 40 candidates (reservations included) are selected for this course after a written exam, group discussion and interview.
Other courses you could take up on the side if you opt for a regular BCom/BBA are CA or any of the following:
Diploma in Business Finance (DBF) offered by ICFAI, Hyderabad (www.icfai.org) through distance learning.
The other option would be to do an MBA in Finance or a Masterís in Finance & Control after your graduation.
Q: Iím in Class XII. I wish to pursue a diploma course in Hotel Management offered by the NCHMT. Could you please tell me about the eligibility and selection procedure? Also will I be eligible for advanced courses abroad?
A: The National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi, conducts a joint entrance exam for admission to the 3-year diploma programme in Hotel Management offered by its 21 affiliated institutes all over the country. Eligibility is 10+2 or equivalent exam in any academic or vocational stream with English as a compulsory subject. The age limit is 22 years (25 years for SC/ST).
The exam is an objective-type written test designed to assess your ability in reasoning and logical deduction, numerical ability and scientific aptitude, General Knowledge and English. The first three sections can be answered in Hindi or English.
If you clear this exam, you will be interviewed by a panel constituted by the Principal of the Institute as well as professionals from the hotel industry and the Ministry of Tourism. The panel will assess your aptitude, attitude, overall personality and suitability for the industry. You will be asked questions concerning your interests, hobbies and why you have chosen this profession.
Finally, a merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the objective-type test and interview.
To score well, do stay abreast with current events - both national and international and brush up whatever you have learnt in the last few years at school. Also make it a habit to read current newsmagazines and the daily newspapers. Flipping through a couple of books on mental aptitude and tests of reasoning will also help.
The application deadline for JEE 2002 was 20th Feb. For further information, contact: NCHMCT, Library Avenue, Pusa Complex, New Delhi 110012. Ph: 5751756, 5782744.
And yes some of the good schools of hotel management abroad do give credits to diploma holders for admission to their advanced courses.
For a comprehensive
overview of this field and details of the various degree and
diploma-level courses in hotel management you may refer to CARINGís
Guide to Careers in Hotel Management.
Q: I am studying electronics engineering at Pune. I am keen in starting a workshop for repairing computer-printed circuit boards. As the current practice is to replace the faulty PCB including the ICs which is an expensive proposition, I would like to specialise in replacing the faulty components, which is mainly why I opted for the electronics branch. Please suggest where I can get training in this area after my degree.
A: Although there are many courses in hardware engineering, not many focus on PCB-level repair.
However, you can try courses in computer hardware maintenance offered by CEDTI, ET&T, Jetking or UPTRON-ACL.
Alternatively, you could also take up a job in the test and repair centre (TRC) of any computer maintenance firm after your BE. This will give you the necessary hands-on training.
However, there is a solid reason why the entire motherboard is replaced instead of repairing it. Number one, it saves time. It saves effort. And it saves money. Repairing the defective ICs is by no means a cheaper option. As a matter of fact, replacing individual chips often costs the same if not more than replacing a motherboard. Besides, removing the individual chip requires an SMB extensor card which costs several lakhs. Moreover, after all this effort, the reliability of the repaired or replaced chip or component cannot be guaranteed. The same also applies to the hard-disk.
Repairing is only feasible in the case of monitors and CD ROMs.
So do give it a serious thought. Luckily, since you are only midway through your course, you have enough time to re-consider your plan.
Nursing in UK
Q: I am working as a nurse. Is it true that there is a shortage of nursing staff in the USA? Can one apply directly? Also, I have heard that Indian nurses are preferred in the UK? How does one apply for a job?
A: Yes itís true that there is a shortage of trained nurses in the US. But Indian nurses wishing to apply for an American work visa must take the mandatory National Council for Licensure Exam (NCLEX)/Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), before applying for a job. For details regarding CGFNS log on to www.cgfns.org. Of late there have been quite a few ads seeking to recruit Indian nurses.
Yes Indian nurses are preferred in the UK because they are fluent in English and their qualifications and service standards are amongst the best in the world. Also if they speak Hindi, Punjabi, or Tamil, they are ideal for serving the sizeable South-Asian population in UK. In fact there is a huge shortfall of over 22,000 nurses. Salaries vary between £12,000 for trainees and £34,000 pounds for senior nurses p.a. A further 3.6% raise has been announced by the UK Ministry for Health. However, living costs are high. A fully furnished room will cost you anywhere between £2,400 - 4,800 p.a. to rent. Add another £150 p.m. for travel.
How to apply: The procedure is slightly cumbersome but not difficult.
Presuming that you are a registered midwife, you must first obtain a Nursing Licence issued by UKCC, the nursing regulatory body in the UK. After that you can apply for any job. Once you have been selected, your employer has to seek a work permit from the UK government. Once this is obtained, you can apply for a visa.
Most overseas nurses start off with a one-year contract. However, not much can be said about the job security.
Although the National Health Service, UKís public health authority recruits 85% of all nurses, one has been seeing a fair number of ads in Indian papers in recent times. One such organisation you could contact is the Indo-UK Nurses Association (INKUNA). Website: www.indouknurses.org.
Q: I have passed B.E (Computers) with distinction in the year 2001. I would like to take up a different job from the norm. Please help me out.
A: When you say that you would like to take up a job that is "different from the norm" - are you talking about a different kind of job in IT (despite the slowdown, there are still plenty of opportunities within IT itself) or are you looking at another field altogether? In which case the options are unlimited, provided you train for them.
If you would like to broadbase your options significantly, then an MBA in IT/Systems or in any other functional area of your choice from a top-ten B-school would be the best bet. Particularly since you are academically brilliant.
Have you ruled out the idea of pursuing a MTech in India from one of IITs for instance or doing MS from US completely?
If you are looking at an MBA, the entrance exams happen from Dec - Jan. Similarly, it will take a while to prepare for your GRE and process your applications for an American college. So in the meanwhile, Why not take up a job in the IT industry while you prepare for the entrances alongside? This will also give you a first-hand opportunity to explore your options within the industry and identify your talents and areas of interest. Besides the work-ex will always come in handy.
Lastly, even the most routine of jobs can be handled "differently" depending on how creatively you approach it.
Please send in your query preferably on a postcard along with your name, complete address and academic qualifications to:
Apr 1 Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi 110067
Combined Biotech Entrance Exam (CEEB) 2002-03:
1) MSc (Biotech)
2) MSc Agri/Forestry/MVSc (Biotech)
3) MTech (Biotech)
Exam: 18 May.
Elig: For 1: Bachelorís degree (Physical/Bio/Agri/Vet/Fishery Sc, Pharm, Engg/Tech), BSc (Physician Asstt), MBBS, BDS (55% agg)
For 2: Bachelorís degree.
For 3: 60% marks/equiv CGPA in BE/BTech (Chem/Biochem/Indl Biotech/Leather Tech) or BPharm/MSc (Biotech/LifeSc/ Bot/Zool/Biochem/Microbiol/ Genetics).
Appln F: Send Rs 150/- by DD favouring "Jawaharlal Nehru University" payable at New Delhi to the Deputy Registrar (CEEB) at the above add, with unstamped, self-add envelope (28 cm x 20 cm). Superscribe the name of program applied for on the envelope.
Details: See Employment News (16-22 Feb).
Apr 1 SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Rd, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058
Ph: (022) 6230396/2401/7454
PGDIT (18 mths)
Elig: BE/Bachelorís degree (60%).
Selectn: Test (12 May) in the institute, interview and acad performance.
Appln F: Send Rs 400/- by DD favouring "SP Jain Institute of Management & Research" payable of Mumbai with 2 self-add stickers.
Mar 22 F/o Technology, University of Delhi, Mechanical Engineering Block, Old Delhi College of Engineering Bldg, Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006
Combined Entrance Exam 2002
(For BE at DCE & NSIT)
Elig: 10+2 (PCM, 60%).
Exam: 26 May.
Appln F: Send Rs 350/- by DD favouring "Registrar, University of Delhi" drawn on SBI, Service Br, New Delhi (Code: 7687) with 2 self-add slips to the Asstt Registrar at the above add by 8 Mar. Writer your name, add & ph no, on reverse of DD.
Mar 26 UP State Engineering Admission Test Cell, Purana Mahila Polytechnic Hostel, GB Marg, Near Charbagh, Lucknow 226004
Website: www.ietlucknow.edu/ upseat
UP State Engineering Admission Test-2002
(For 1st & 2nd yr of BTech/BTech (Agri)/B Pharm and 1st yr of BArch)
Elig: For BTech: 10+2 (PCM).
For BTech (Agri): 10+2 (PCM/Agri).
For B Pharm: 10+2 (PCB/M).
For BArch: 10+2 (Maths, 50%).
For 2nd yr BTech/BTech (Agri)/BPharm: 3/4 yr Dip (60%).
Test: 23 & 24 May.
Appln F: Send Rs 550/- (for 1st yr BTech/BPharma/BArch) &
Rs 250/- (2nd yr BTech) by crossed DD favouring "Secretary, UPSEAT-2002" payable at Lucknow with 2 self-add stickers (10 cm x 5 cm) to the Secretary at the above add by 19 Mar.
Details: See Employment News (9-15 Feb).
Mar 31 Birla Institute of Management Technology, Pushpa Vihar, Sector IV, New Delhi 110017
Ph: 6969251/9256/4762, 6858454
PG Dip in Insurance & Risk Management (12 mths, FT;
18 mths, PT)
Elig: Bachelorís degree/CA/ICWA/CFA/CS. 1-yr wk ex for PT course
Selectn: GD & Interview.
Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "Birla Institute of Management Technology" payable at Delhi to the above add.
Mar 18 Union Public Service Commission , Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110011
Ph: (011) 3389366
Geologistís Examination 2002
Elig: Masterís degree (Geol/Applied Geol/ Marine Geol/Mineral Exploration/Hydrogeol) or Diploma of Associateship in Applied Geol (ISM, Dhanbad). Age: 21-32 yrs (on 1 Jan Ď02)
Appln F: Available at designated HPOs/POs all over the country:
Rs 20/- (cash).
Exam: 27 July Ď02.
Details: See Employment News (16-22 Feb).
Apr 6 Jaypee Institute of Information, Solan (HP)
UG Progs (IT, Electron & Commun Engg, Comp Sc & Engg, Biotech & Bioinformatics, 4-yr)
Elig: 10+2 (PCM). For Biotech: 10+2 (PCB).
Selectn: Joint Entrance Test (May 11).
Appln F: Send Rs 600/- by DD favouring "Educational Consultants India Limited" payable at New Delhi to the Project Manager (JIIT), Educational Consultants India Ltd, 18-A, Sector 16-A, Noida 20130. At designated branches of Indian Overseas Bank (incld Sec 7C, Ch Ďgrh): Rs 600/- (cash).
Apr 26 Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU Campus, New Delhi 110067
Ph: (011) 6184073, 6171352
1) Journalism (Eng)
2) Journalism (Hindi)
3) Radio & TV Journalism
4) Journalism (Urdu & Oriya)
5) Advtg & PR
(Courses offered at Delhi: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5; at Dhenkanal (Orissa): 1 & 4)
Elig: Bachelorís degree. Age: DoB: 1 Sep Ď77 or later.
Appln F: Send Rs 200/- by DD favouring "Indian Institute of Mass Communication" payable at New Delhi along with stamped (Rs 15/-) self-add, envelope (27 cm x 17 cm) to the above add by Apr 12. Separate forms for 1-3 and 4 & 5.
Mar 15 National Board of Examination, MG Marg, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029 (Autonomous body of MoHFW)
Diplomate of National Board
1) Broad (25 subjs)/Dental (4 subjs) Specialities
2) Super Specialities (12 subjs)
3) Direct 5-yr course after Internship (3 subjs)
Elig: For Broad Specialities & 3: MBBS & undergoing Internship.
For Dental Specialities: MDS.
Selectn: For 1 & 3: Primary & Final Exam. Postgraduates in any speciality from universities recognized by MCI exempted from Primary Exam.
Appln F: Send Rs 50/- by DD favouring "National Board of Examinations" payable at New Delhi, with unstamped, self-add envelope (30 cm x 15 cm), superscribed "Appln for Diplomate of NBE (Primary/Final)" to the Executive Director at above add. At designated CBI bank Brs (incld, South Ex-II, Del): Rs 50/- (cash).
Mar 30 Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, 5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok
Website: www.smuhmts.edu/ www.manipal.edu
Selectn: Entrance Test (UGET 2002) to be conducted by MAHE, Manipal.
Appln F: Send Rs 750/- by DD favouring "MAHE" payable at Manipal/Udupi to the Adminission Officer, MAHE, Madhav Nagar, Manipal 576119.
* 3 years P.G. Diploma (=MBA) in marketing, finance, HRD, IB, systems & operations.
* 2 years P.G. Diploma in marketing management.
* Eligibility: Graduate in any stream.
No enterance test for defence personnels & working managers with 5 years of working experience.
* 1 year specialised diploma courses in
* Business Administration *Marketing Management
* Export Management * Personnel Management
* Financial Management * PROD & Operations
* Eligibility: 10+2 & 5 yrs working experience or graduate.
* Final year appearing candidates may also apply. Through distance learning prospectus and application forms obtain from IMT BXX-3050 Gurdev Ngr.(Ferozpur Road) Ludhiana 141001. Phone No. 0161-421520, 9814153399.
Mailimt_ldh@rediffmail.com on payment of Rs 550 cash or by DD favouring "IMT" payable at Ghaziabad. Deadline: 10 March 2002.
CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi