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( jeetu kapoor)
You should not have any apprehensions in pursuing a course in petroleum simply because the global energy segment, including the niche related to fossil fuels, is among the most aggressively growing of global, energy sectors. Further, many of the parallel, contemporary courses that seek to prepare professional for employment in the petroleum industry are unable to address the typical working requirements. This is why dedicated courses in petroleum engineering were introduced. The sheer lack of available human resources in this niche ensures that you are likely to have lots of employment options upon completing your graduate studies.
Please note that findings by some of the most credible organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers have indicated a severe paucity of trained professionals in the petroleum industry. The manpower deficiency is this sector is further complicated by the inability of many engineering colleges in updating their curriculums to the technological requirements of the petroleum industry. Thus, ensure that the college you choose has a track record that boasts of being technologically progressive and is at par with the latest demands put forth by the petroleum industry.
As a petroleum engineer, your employment options are literally universal, i.e. you can seek employment at home, in the expanding Indian market, or overseas, working on international projects. An increasing number of oil refineries and rigs are likely to be set-up across the Indian subcontinent, ensuring a greater demand for petroleum engineers emerging from Indian engineering colleges. This includes private brands and the government-controlled facilities, meaning you would be able to find employment in the public sector too.
( pritha raj)
It is best to be very clear about what a career choice presents in terms of the subjects presented at the degree or diploma level and later on, during the employment state. Firstly, having excellent marks in Science is not the main criterion for pursuing either of the career choices. However, you need to have a logical bent of mind along with being clear about the basic applications of botany, zoology or chemistry, depending upon the kind of curriculum available at the institution of your choice.
However, if you feel that you are academically restricted in terms of devoting due time for these subjects, there are some related courses that can be pursued that require a lesser orientation with these subjects. These options can be pursued after completing a formal degree or diploma course in the parent subject and then seeking specialization in the Environmental sector. Your choices include:
• Environmental Journalism—here, your role is that of a correspondent or a reporter wherein your speciality would be global or local Environmental news or happenings. Environmental issues are widely reported across the globe, ensuring employment options in many media houses and channel networks.
• Environmental Education—this role is that of an educator, i.e. in the Environmental niche, where you would get the opportunity to participate in and organize camps and outdoor visits in the urban and rural settings for students and people employed in different workplaces. You might be needed to take classes that are aimed at familiarizing people with the basics of environmental conservation.
• Environmental Law—even within the niche of corporate law, you can seek a specialization in the field of Environment. Here, you would need to ensure that the company policies and that of its business associates are as per the environmental guidelines issued by the state or national government. You can also look forth to projects as a consultant in this field since adopting greener ways of functioning and achieving environmental compatibility are high in the preference list for many companies.
( Jitender kumar)
There are a limited number of options in this niche since not a lot of institutions offer courses in Nuclear Medicine Technology. However, the Radiation Medicine Centre of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in Mumbai offers a few programs.
One of the courses offered as a part of sponsorship by the Homi Bhabha National Institute is a full-time course wherein lectures, theory examinations and practicals are included. Selection of the candidates is based upon the All India Common Entrance Test called the CET which is followed by an interview. Other courses include:
1. Radiation Medicine Diploma is a two year program that is offered to medical students, like those have completed their MBBS or a post-graduation in medical courses, i.e. post-graduates from the science/medicine stream. Sponsored candidates can also apply for the few seats available for this course. There is a common entrance test held for the other seats wherein multiple choice questions are presented across topics taught as a part of medical studies.
2. Students can also pursue a diploma in Medical Radioscope Techniques which is a one-year course. The eligibility conditions are more relaxed here and B.Sc. students are eligible for this course.
More information about these courses can be sought from:
( shwetangee thakur)
Yes, there is some difference between a PhD in Psychology and a PsyD. You should understand that both of these degrees present highly sought-after post-graduate level specializations in Psychology. PhD in Psychology and a PsyD are both essentially a doctorate degree in Psychology. However, a student gaining a PhD in Psychology gets a doctorate in Clinical Psychology but the same does not apply to PsyD. This means that a PsyD awards a non-specific doctorate in Psychology.
Please note that PsyD is also regarded as less comprehensive than the Ph.D. degree. This PsyD is often referred to as the ‘Vail Model’ of Psychology and is aimed at covering the foundations of the practitioner model of Psychology. Thus, it is more focused upon the clinical applications of Psychology (that can be used in professional settings) rather than the actual research part that is the core of most doctorate studies. However, for your preference of being a Clinical Psychologist, a PsyD program should be sufficient.
PsyD is found in a handful of Indian universities. However, it is found in many overseas universities. Some of the American Universities offering a 4-year PsyD have been listed below:
( Nidhi Kapoor )
Let me begin my congratulating you on your chosen course. Yes, the automobile sector is developing aggressively in India and there seems to be an insatiable demand for well-educated and experienced marketing heads. However, remember that individuals with a technical background like yours, i.e. a BE degree, would be preferred for such roles since they understand the intricacies of this field. Thus, I sincerely advise you to sustain your interest in completing your BE with a whole-hearted effort. Even if you plan to choose a non-technical profession, the BE degree will always give you a headstart. Secondly, at this time, enrolling in a separate marketing course does not seem to be a wise decision as your dedication towards the current course would suffer. Given your qualifications, you would be easily granted entry into company-sponsored marketing training programmes wherein your marketing skills will be honed. If at all, you still want to take-up a short-term diploma in marketing, please consider it only after graduating.more...
( sumneet kaur)
You have presented one right and one wrong assessment and derived a somewhat skewed conclusion. Yes, you are right in saying that the number of girls making it into the IIMs is shockingly low. In fact, at most times, not more than 10% of IIM students consist of girls. In fact, during the 2010 session, IIM Ranchi had just one girl student! However, this doesn’t refer to any gender-based discrimination. So if you are preparing for CAT or other management examinations, please proceed without any fear of being outcast. Secondly, management colleges accepting students besides CAT do seem to perform slightly better in this regard. Again, there are no ground rules that define such patterns.
This inequality stems from the fact that most engineering students gain admission to the IIMs and again, the engineering niche is also concentrated with more male students. Further, your observations are now a widely-accepted fact in some ways and some changes are already underway in making CAT friendlier for non-engineering students. There seems to be an emphasis on directing students from streams like arts and humanities towards management courses to solve this issue.
( anubhav kapoor)
In a move that is bound to offer relief to thousands of MPhil degree holders, the stipulation to pass the NET or the national eligibility test to apply for the lecturer jobs in India has been removed. This change was recently made by the UGC. This decision came in the aftermath of the fiasco wherein all MPhil degree holders who didn’t pass the NET were exempted from applying for the posts of assistant professor or lecturers.more...
( SUNIL AHUJA)
To answer the first part of your question, like most BSc courses, a BSc IT degree too is a 3-year course. In comparison, BE and B.Tech are typical engineering degrees, i.e. they are of four years duration. Secondly, a BSc IT is regarded as a very good stepping stone towards attaining higher degrees like MCA or MSc in IT or even Java and CCNA certifications. In conclusion, it is a competitive graduate course choice that helps you land a decent opening in the IT sector. In comparison, the BE or parallel degrees are more attuned towards software engineering jobs though there are no rules in this niche.
In terms of their professional worth, IT companies have begun placing candidates from both streams in the same bracket for software development profiles. This practice is more common among companies wherein there is a dedicated in-house training program during the early part of the job. However, the general perception among people is that the BSc degree is less comprehensive than the BSc (IT) degree though the job prospects might be eventually similar.
( shadanand pandeya)
To be very forthright, there are not many options available in terms of scholarships specifically meant for commercial pilot courses though the IGRUA is known to offer some sort of financial assistance. It seems that this financial assistance is meant for certain categories. i.e. SC/ST. The most immediate solution lies in seeking some sort of financing wherein bank loans can be sought. Remember that aviation courses like commercial pilot training are classified as career training courses and thus, the interest is usually charged at much higher rates than other educational loans. Further, the costs involved can vary immensely depending upon whether you are pursuing the course from abroad or India. The tuition fee charged by most institutions for such courses is quite high with the average fee being charged in the range of Rs. 20 – 25 lakhs in India itself. Costs can go much higher in overseas destinations particularly in nations where boarding and lodging costs are conventionally high.more...
( ish gera)
You are correct in a certain way. The ICAI has recently mandated that some degree of computer knowledge is mandatory for CAs give that all modern day accounting systems and workplace environments are dependent upon computers. Thus, a short-term IT oriented course called ITT has been introduced wherein students need to spend just 100 hours to develop basic computing skills. This course is available at various branches and regional centres of ICAI. This is not a demanding course since it is meant to ensure that the students are able to understand basics of computing and accounting, including popular accounting packages. The course is spread across 20 days. There is a final exam scheduled at the end of the course. The questions are mostly objective-type.
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