Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Past pursuit makes future sense
A knowledge of History not only helps to relate the past to the present but also facilitates future planning. Apart from the teaching option, those who’ve studied the past have a bright future in fields like museology, archaeology, numismatics, and designing of period costumes and jewellery, writes Inderdeep Thapar
HISTORY as a subject is often associated with a few limited career openings but this is not so. Its scope in terms of jobs has broadened over the years.

"Research bodies, NGOs offer a lot of work"
ROF Indu Banga, an eminent historian of Panjab University, throws light on the future prospects of those who study the past. Excerpts from an interview:
How has History changed in the last few years?

History has expanded in scope and time. Whereas earlier it was confined only to past politics now it embraces all aspects of society.

Indu Banga

Indu Banga

Creating the future green brigade

by Sunit Dhawan
HE Department of Environment Science and Engineering was started in 1995 at Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, which has been accredited with Grade A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. The university offers technical and management courses with a focus on environment studies. The department was started with the aim to of providing technically trained manpower for tackling multi-pronged environmental problems.

Sandeep Joshi

He says he has a foreign degree, but can’t locate the country he got it from.

Take a plunge into oceanography
by Manish Kumar Singal
CEANOGRAPHY is the scientific study of all aspects of life in oceans. It can be an interesting career option for those who love the sea and want to lead a life of exploration and adventure. Says Prof K. Kannan, a senior professor of Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi, "Keeping in view the importance of this field, the Government of India has set up a separate ministry to explore the possibility of living in the seas and oceans.

Appraisal approach
by Usha Albuquerque
ERFORMANCE appraisals are a critical part of career management. It is a report card about your work and reputation in your organisation. It is the basis on which your promotions and career growth is assessed.

Turn into dairy technologist
Q I am a student of Class XII. Could you please tell me about the job prospects after doing a B.Tech course in dairy technology?

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Should engineers be given licences?

"It will place Indians on par with engineers in the West"
Anil Bansal, Director, Majestic Pvt Ltd and CEO of Vastunidhi

"It will lead to waste of precious time and resources"
Satish Yadav, Director of the Dronacharya group of institutes

You Too Can Succeed
By Joginder Singh
New Dawn Press; pages 207; Rs 195

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