Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Make foray into business economics
Sunit Dhawan
Most students find themselves at crossroads after completing their graduation, especially from the traditional academic disciplines. It is difficult for them to make a choice from among a vast variety of traditional, technical and professional courses. Due to the inadequate career counselling and guidance facilities in the country, most of them either go by their parents’ wishes or simply follow their peers.

Prof S.K.Bedi Course chat
‘It offers more than a degree in economics’
A professional degree in business economics helps managers see the corporate matters in a better perspective, says Prof S.K.Bedi, Head, Department of Business Economics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

Bits & bytes
Govt warned against ‘excessive focus’ on IT
The government should not put “excessive focus” on the IT and IT-enabled services (IteS) sector while ignoring other key sectors which have more potential to generate growth and employment, said the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham).

Smart Skills
A sea of opportunities
Usha Albuquerque
If you have taken science in Class XII, and are not sure what to do after that, oceanography is an interesting and unusual career option. India, with its 7,000 km-long coastline and 12 states having access to sea, has a huge marine potential not utilised to the fullest. For centuries the seas have provided us a means of travel, trade, exploration and defence as well as a source of nutrition and wealth. And as our knowledge of the oceans increase, it offers great scope, particularly for a developing country like ours.

Career Hotline
Foreign banks eye multi-skilled employees
Pervin Malhotra
Q I am planning to take CAT in November. I hear of high salary packages being offered to IIM graduates by international investment banks and consulting firms. What do these companies look for?

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