Careers In India

April 8, 2008

Job Positions after Science Stream

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By taking up science in the respective subjects, you have the options to become Physicist, Meteorologists, Oceanographers, Mathematics, Statisticians, Geologists, Geophysicists, Geographers, Geographic Specialists, respectively. In the Chemical industry the appointments of Organic Chemists, Inorganic Chemists, Physical Chemists, Analytical chemists, Industrial Chemists, Chemical Engineers, Chemical Engineering Technicians, Chemical Technicians are made. In Biological field there is a scope for becoming Bio-technologists, Genetic Scientists, Biochemists, Microbiologists, Anthropologists, botanists, Zoologists.

Jobs in the Defence Services broadly consists of Army; Navy, Air Force and the paramilitary forces comprise Central Reserver Police Force, Border Security Force, ITBP, CISF, Coast Guard, etc.

In the aviation field you can prepare to become a Pilot Officer or for jobs at the airports which comprise Air Traffic Controller, Airport Manager, Communication Officer, Communication Assistant, Aerodrome Officer, Aerodrome Officer, Aerodrome Assistant, Airworthiness Officer, etc. In Airlines, posts of Airline Pilot, Helicopter pilot, Flight Supervisors, Pursuers, Air Hostesses, Flight attendants etc. exist. Aeronautical Engineers, Aircraft Mechanics/ Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are appointed in the technical and engineering Division. In the commercial operations division, Ground Duty officers are appointed. Aerospace Engineers, Aeronautical and Aerospace technicians are appointed in the aircraft manufacturing units.

Deck officers, Engineering officers, Radio officers, Stewards, Navigating officers, Marine engineers etc. are appointed in Merchant Navy. In the Shipping sector posts of Traffic Clerks, Stevedores and Superintendents, Pier Superintendents are offered.

In para Medical you can go Medical Technology, Radiography, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Nursing, Orthotic & Prosthetic Technology, Speech Therapy, Audiology etc.

The job of Home Economists, Nutritionists and Dieticians, Food Technologists can be taken up after studying Home Science and Food Technology.

Another option is to graduate in a subject of you choice i.e Bachelor of Science (Pass/ Hons.). After graduation you may continue with your studies especially if you are interested in higher education. Post graduate courses are available in most of the science subjects including Biotechnology, Nuclear Physics, Space Physics, Geology, Marine Geology, Mineral Exploration, Hydro-geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Computer and Information Technology. Or you may choose a field from the career opportunities available after graduation.

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January 23, 2008

Career Path for 10+2

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Its time to say good-bye to all the confusions, tensions and apprehensions about your future. I am here to guide you in this not-so-easy task of choosing a career. I have tried to make it simple for you by providing complete information regarding different fields – the usual and the not-so-usual, the different and the not-so-different, the exciting and the not-so-exciting. In short, we have attempted to cover each and every topic to facilitate you choose your career. Read carefully, and make the right choice.

Broadly speaking, career route after passing out from school begins either by seeking admission to any educational, professional or vocational course, depending upon the student’s performance in terms of eligibility conditions laid down by various institutes or, of course, before the enrolment , the student and his advisers , must keep in mind his or her interest, attitude and future prospects in that perticular field. Important courses after 10+2 have been mentioned in the following paragraphs.

Secondly, nowadays it is the almost essential that one has to face tough competition  for getting admission into any professional, vocational and prestigious course – be it admission to Medical, Dental, Para Medical ( like nursing, Pharmacy, etc.) Engineering, Architecture, Hotel Management, Law or National Defence Academy and Naval Academy, Merchant Navy, Special Class Railway Apprentices exams etc. It is necessary to bear in mind the perticular course/ institute to which one wants to get admitted and to start preparing well in advance.

A large number of coaching institutes, both regular and correspondence, are offering preparation facilities. Here, a little care is needed to go in for an institute which has a good track record of achievements, qualified and experience facility and is professional in approach.

Third career option in India is to prepare for  direct recruitment in a Bank,Insurance Company, Defence Forces, Para Military forces, or other competitive examinations conducted by Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi or State Staff Selection Commission for various jobs. Competition is also very tough here and hard work with consistency is needed for success.

The fourth option is to go for self employment by starting your own business like opening your own shop, running your own business like opening your own shop, running your own factory, trading of goods etc. To be successful in this field one needs to possess entrepreneurial qualities. Some of these are knowledge of the particular line of business you want to enter, confidence, leadership, good communication skills, ability to work hard, risk bearing capacity, far-sightedness, ability to manage your time and our staff well, to get along with people comfortably, and preferably a good personality.

In addition, you need to make investment. But those having meagre financial resource can also start from a shoe string budget and with their efforts their business gradually and ultimately make it big. Financial assistance is also made available by State Financial Corporations, Banks and Organisations related to promotion of small scale industries etc.

January 14, 2008

Advertising as a Career

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“Advertising aims at building a relationship between a brand and its consumers” – Prof. J. Jethwatni, IIMC

‘To advertise means, to make generally or publicity known; describe publicly with a view to involving sales’. Advertising establishes a link between the customers and the sellers. It involves reaching out to the masses with the help of a message and the aim is to sell a product or a service. The medium of communication are numerous ranging from the newspapers, magazines, road side hoardings to the most popular medium i.e television or even the radio.

The very term ‘Advertising’ denotes those activities by which visual or oral messages are addressed to selected public for the purpose of informing and influencing them to buy products or services or to act or to be inclined favourably towards ideas, persons, trademarks or institutions featured. As contrasted with publicity and other forms of propaganda, advertising messages are identified with the advertiser either by commercial transaction involving payment to publishers, broadcasters, or others whose media are employed.

Advertising is only one way the media affects society however. Developing over the past century, the mass media has become all-pervasiv, taking on a central role in politics, culture and economics. The media is keeping pace with the rate of technological change and the Internet, with result that companies are now seeking highly flexible, quick-minded employees.

January 8, 2008

Architecture and Planning as a Career

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Till recently, the diploma, degree, and postgraduate degree programmes in architecture and planning were regulated jointly by the AICTE and the Council of Architecture (COA) ( India Habitat Centre, Core 6-A, First Floor, Lodi Road New Delhi 110 003). The CoA was established under Architects Act, 1972 to regulate the architect profession and relatedArchitecture and Planning matters. In accordance with the section 21 of the Act, the CoA had formulated the Council of Architecture (Minimum Standards of Architecture Education) Regulation, 1983, which provides among others, course contents, periods of study and subjects of examinations, qualifications requirements for faculty positions. The AICTE Act, 1987 also provides for representation of the CoA on its council. However, in December 2003, for reasons unknown even to the architecture profession, all the functions relating to establishment of new institutions and accrediting courses have been taken over by the AICTE. Thus, CoA has no role in formulating policy on planning in respect of architecture education. Its task is limited only to regulate the professional conduct of practising architects. The Associate Membership of the Indian Institute of Architects, and the institute of Town Planners, India are treated as equivalent to degrees in architecture and planning, respectively.

December 27, 2007

Teaching As a Career in India

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There are five categories of programmes for the education of teachers: 1. Pre-school/Nursery Teacher Education; 2. Elementary Teacher Education; 3. Secondary Teacher Education; 4. Education for Physical Education Teachers; 5. Education for teaching the Disabled. While the first four categories are regulated by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) (Hans Bhawan Wing II, 1 Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi 110 001 – website:, the fifth category is under the control of Rehabilitation Council of India. The NCTE was established under the NCTE Act, 1993. Teacher education is offered at certificate, diploma, degree, and post graduation levels. Qualifications acquired from institution not recognized by the NCTE are not valid for employment in schools, colleges, universities and other  educational institutions governed or aided by central and state governments.

Degrees and diploma in special education are the required qualifications for teaching students with various disabilities. The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) in respect of five categories disabilities, viz., Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Mental Retardation, Learning Disability, and Neuromuscular Disabilities. Courses at diploma level includes, Visual Impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and Spectrum Disorder, and Mental Retardation.

December 23, 2007

IIT-JEE, NIT, AIEEE: Best options for a Candidate

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The best option for a candidate with 60% marks in 10+2 and the aptitude for this line is to clear the IIT-JEE to get admission in any one of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology located at Mumbai, New Delhi, Kharagpur, Kanpur, Chennai, Roorkee and Gawahati as also Banaras Hindu University and Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

The next best option is admission in any one of the 18 National Institutes of Technology(NIT) located in different States( Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkand, Karnatka, Kerla, Madhya Pradesh, Maharahtra, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal).

There is yet another opening for 10+2 students with Physics, Chemistry, Maths & English to try their luck in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE in April/May every year for admission to B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch/B. Planning programmes for admission to various participating universities and institutions.

Since the 10+2 conducted by CBSE is held in March, the candidates aspiring to clear AIEEE ( All India Engineering/ Architecture Entrance Examination) have to send their form provisionally in February itself, subject to their fulfilling the eligibility conditions at the time of appearing for counselling. Candidates opting for BE/B.Tech have to appear in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics, while those opting for B.Arch/B. Planning have to clear Aptitude Test & Mathematics.

December 18, 2007

Engineering and Technology

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The most sought-after profession of the day, education and training is engineering and technology at different levels ( diploma, degree and post graduation), is regulated by the All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE). Established under the AICTE ACT, 1987, AICTE is the largest regulatory authority in the country which looks after wide range of subjects, viz., all branches of engineering, information technology and computer applications (MCA), architecture and planning, pharmacy, fine arts and crafts, management (both MBA and postgraduate diploma), and hotel management and catering technology.  Two other regulatory functions are:

(1).  accreditation of courses offered by recognised engineering and technology institutions. For this purpose, it has set up the National Board of Accredition (NBA) and has made it mandatory for the institutions to get each course accredited after two batches have passed out of it; and

(2).  regulating the entry and operation of foreign universities and institutions imparting technical education in India.

The AICTE is not just a regulatory agency. It also performs several functions of which the most important one is the creation of a pool of competent teachers for engineering and technical institutions through several programmes, such as career award scheme, visiting professorship scheme, visiting professorship scheme, quality improvement program for polytechnic to teachers. In order to attract qualified persons for the teaching profession, the AICTE has also framed salary structures for different grades of teachers.

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