Q.No.1 I am
a student of B.Com. (pass) final year DU. I want to take up MCA after
graduation .Am I eligible to do it from universities like DU.JNU.KU.
Roorkee University etc? I had maths till 10+2 but not at the graduation
level. Please advice me which universities can I apply to and what are
the job opportunities ?
MCA is a three year course which imparts all software skills and some
management’s skills, as well. The entrance exam tests your proficiency
in Math’s upto +2 or even higher level. Though a few institutes,
restrict it to class tenth level, DU,JNU and Pune University’s entrance
exams are the tough tests to crack .Most are of two hours’ duration and
objective type. Some also test reasoning computer fundamentals etc.
Since you already had math’s in +2 you are eligible for almost every
entrance exam. The minimum eligibility may change from year to year, but
usually they make things easier for the aspirants. Nevertheless, you
need to keep an eye on the advertisement which should start appearing
shortly. As far as job prospects go, they are extremely good since
almost every industry is capitalizing on the information explosion and
Q.NO.2 I am keen on taking a course in mass communication
.Could you please suggest what course can I take? Is there an age bar or
eligibility conditions? What are the job opportunities before/behind
camera? Is it worth doing from IGNOU?
Mass communication includes dissemination of news, information,
entertainment and public messages to a large section of the masses.
Radio, television, film, journalism, advertising are the main mediums.
There could be several options but you first need to identify what field
interests you the most. Courses are generally available at the
post-graduate level, though
also offers a bachelor’s degree in journalism .Jaima Millia Islamia
offers an MA ,which includes television ,film video and print journalism
,while the Indian Institute of Mass Communication offers a PG diploma.
At some DU colleges- such as Kamala Nehru and Delhi
& Commerce –advertising is also offered as a BA integrated course which
includes modules in sales & marketing. Likewise , Indra
offers a BA in Mass Communications, While Makhanlal Chatturvedi
Rashtriya Patrakarita Visvavidyalaya, Bhopal
offers both BA and MA level courses .There is no specified upper age
limit. Although IGNOU and other open universities do offer Mass
Communications. It is advisable to do a regular course as there is lot
of practical training involved that cannot be done through
Q.NO.3. I had English (Hons) in Ist BA. But I do not Know
what fields are open to me after Graduation. Please suggest.
There are plenty of career opportunities open to English (honours)
graduates. You can take a professional diploma/degree courses in
journalism, publishing or mass communication (TV & films, advertising,
PR).Alternatively you can also opt for corporate communications, script
writing fashion, airlines /cabin crew ,event management, etc. If you are
very academically-inclined teaching could be perfect for you. However
first try and figure out your aptitude and what career would suit you
Q.No.4 I want to pursue MBA but am confused from where should
I do it. I have already completed B Com(pass).Kindly inform me whether
XLRI conducts a part-time MBA and also the date of the entrance exams.
Ans. If you have done a three-year B.Com (pass)and if your
percentage is 50 or above then with a little preparation, you would be
able to do it from any B-school. This is also the right time to scan
newspaper for announcement to admissions. Yes XLRI does conduct a
part-time MBA but it is of three years duration and meant only for
working executives with sufficient experience. The XLRI admission test
is, usually held on the first Sunday of every year.
Q.No.5 I am
a Ist divisioner ISC (PCM) currently doing
BA (history) as a regular candidate. I am also doing BCA from IGNOU and
BE via correspondence. Please suggest in which subject should I pursue
engineering and what about job placement.
Aren’t you handling too many things at the same time? You must choose
between history or engineering. And since engineering is a very
practical subject, even the correspondence course would demand a lot of
your time. I suggest that you try for admission to one of the regular
engineering colleges again next year. That gives you a better chance of
getting a job.
far as the branches are concerned your choice should depend mainly on
your area of interest. Traditionally, Electronics and Mechanical
Engineering have been the most popular .And there is maximum scope for
jobs in these areas. Computer Engineering has also really come up, while
Telecom Engineering is another emerging field that will offer plenty of
far as jobs are concerned, engineers are mainly employed in the
government sector, in public sector organizations in private companies
as commissioned officers in the defense service, in research
organizations and laboratories as technical experts on engineering
projects in banks and financial corporations. An engineer can also set
up his own small unit/company or constancy.
Q.No.6 I am a student of class XI and have secured 83% in my X
boards. I have opted for PCBM as I want to become a doctor though still
not sure which specific field. I have the following queries:
1 Which is the best possible way to prepare for medical
study, tuition or by joining some institute?
2 Do CBSE-PMT,DPMT,AFMC,AIIMS,etc. have a common entrance exam?
3 Can I take entrance exam before I take my XIIth exams?
4 Please suggest names of some good books for preparing for the
5 After passing from AFMC,Pune,does one get a direct admission
into the Air Force as a
6. What are other career options if don’t clear my entrance
Kindly guide this confused girl.
There is no way that you can write your entrance exams without clearing
your XII boards . The advantage of a coaching institute is that these
people know the examination trends and can be good guides, though there
is no short-cut to self-study. Most entrance examinations have multiple
questions and you have a different orientation for it.
names which you have written have different examinations and these are
announced in daily newspapers. If you get selected for AFMC then after
end of your MBBS, depending upon your merit and choice you will have
to join one of the three armed forces and you shall be a commissioned
officer in the Indian armed forces.
Don’t be a
pessimist. I suggest that you try your best for your entrance exam and
you shall make it. Just in case you don’’t you can try again or try
your luck in other fields.
Q.No.7 I am a 2nd year student of BA honours (maths)
and I am interested in doing MCA.Please suggest me some good Delhi-based
institutes for the course.
MCA is a three-year course that covers predominantly software concepts,
tools techniques along with hardware and management subjects. In
the most sought after institutes offering the course are the Jawaharlal
You can take Delhi
You can take the entrance exams when in the final year of college and
you need to start preparing immediately after second year exams.
I am appearing for Bcom (final) and want to do MBA.But I have some
a) What is the difference between MAT and CAT?
b) How much percentage in graduation is needed for admission in a
c) Suggest me some books to prepare for English test in MBA
Ans. MAT is Management Aptitude Test conducted by All India
Management Association (AIMA) and CAT is Common Admission Test conducted
by IIMs. CAT is for admission to IIMs and the other leading business
schools such as MDI, Gurgaon. MAT screens candidates for other national
level business schools. Technically you would need a minimum of 50% to
get admission in any of the leading business schools. Also there are no
separate books to prepare English for MBA entrance. The regular material
has sectioned on it too.
I want to do MBA but I am confused from where should I do it. I have
done Bcom (P). I want to Know if XLRI conducts part-time MBA .When does
the institute hold its entrance examinations?
If you have done a three-year Bcom (P) and if your final aggregate
percentage is 50+,then with a good amount of preparation you should be
able to do MBA from any of the leading business schools in the country.
This is the right time to keep looking at the daily newspapers for
announcements for admissions. Yes XLRI does conduct a part-time MBA but
it is of three years duration and meant for only the working
executives with sufficient experience to see them through the
programme. The XLRI admissions test is, usually the first Sunday of
Q.NO10 I am a commerce graduate and want to do a course in gemology.
Ans. There are several institutes offering courses in
Gemology and Jewelry Designing which range in duration and intensity
from two-three months to one-two years. Prominent institutes are the
Gems and Jewellery Export Prominent Council, Jaipur; the Geological
institute of India, Mumbai; Jewellery Product Development Centre
(New Delhi and Mumbai) Indian Diamond institute, Surat; SG Jhaveri
Centre for Diamond Technology. Mumbai; the National Institute of
; South Delhi
polytechnic for Women New Delhi.
these are under-graduate courses available at the certificate and
diploma level. Some institutions do offer post graduation diploma
courses also. The scope in this field is extremely bright. And
professionals in these areas are much sought after as well as very
highly paid today.
Q.No.11 I am a graduate inZoology (Hons). Now I want to do a good
computer course .I have heard about”medical transcription” Will it be
good for me? What is its scope in Inida? I want to do PGDMT.Please
suggest some leading institutes.
,medical transcription(MT) is the fastest growing among all IT-enabled
services. It basically refers to transcribing medical records. India
is a preferred outsourcing station for IT firms in the US
for medical transcription. A certificate course in Mt is mainly jof 4
months duration. All graduates/doctors/nurses/paramedics are eligible
for doing this course. A working knowledge of computers, coupled with a
good command over English and a reasonable understanding of medical
terminology are important requisites for doing this course. Prominent
· Pan-American Institute
Transcription New Delhi
of Medical Transcription ,
· KG Informatics Systems (Pvt) Ltd. Coimbatore
· Indian Institute of Medical Transcription (Pvt) Ltd.
have a 3-year diploma in electronics and communication engineering. I
want to make a career in aviation.please provide me details on DGCA
Licence Exam.What are the various Government institutes that offer a
course in maintenance /ground engineer in aviation? What about growth
Ans. DGCA license is required if you want to become a Pilot.
Those who have passed the HSC with Maths and Physics and are at least 16
years old, can register at any one of the 27 flying clubs in the major
towns around the country. A medical certificate, Security clearance and
a bank guarantee of Rs.10,000 are also required . After registration an
entrance test is held in subjects such as air regulations aviation,
engine(technical and specific).Those who succeed in the entrance test
are granted a SPL (Student’s Pilot Licence) that permits the student to
train for flying and is valid for 12 months. After completing 60 hours
of flying of which about 15 hours are dual fights, i.e. accompanied by
the flying instructor and at least 30 hours are solo fights, you will be
eligible to sit for the Private Pilot’s Licence (PPL) certificate
examination. Once you acquire the PPL, you are eligible to become a
Commercial Pilot with a Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) after
clearing five theory papers and with a total of 250 hours of flying
experience. Training costs approx. Rs 6-8 lakh over two and a half to
three years. Private flying schools in Indoor,
, Pondichery and coimbatore
have also come up. Training for the CPL can also be taken at the
at Rai Bareilly in UP. Once you have completed the training and a
total of 250 hours of flying you can obtain a commercial pilot’s
license from the Directorate of Civil Aviation. This will qualify you
to take up a job as a pilot with any airline.
But if you
like to work as a ground engineer in aviation then the basic
eligibility is a degree in aeronautical/electrical/mechanical
engineering.So you can apply for a job with any aeronautical company or
an air lines.
I passed my class X this year.I want to be a psychiatrist. Are
psychologist and a psychiatrist different in their professions? What is
the best channel to become a psychiatrist?
Psychologists and psychiatrists both treat mental disorders but
differently. While a psychiatrists is trained primarily in drug therapy
after an MBBS degree a psychologist treats patients through other
means like counselling. Both complement each other in treating
patients with mental iilness and re integral part of the therapy. For
becoming a Psychiatrist, you need to first do an MBBS degree after
Q.No.14 I am a second year student of Bcom (Hons) and want to do MBA.
Please suggest some institutes which offer MBA through corresponding.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), All India Management
Association (AIMA), Amity Business School(ABS) and Institute of
Management Technology (IMT) are the leading institutions offering
MBA through correspondence. You may visit their websites for more
details .WWW.ignou.org ,
Q.No.15. I am doing my MB (final) and want to do a diploma in
personnel management, but I do not have any Knowledge of it. Which are
the good institutes providing this course; their medium; and future
Ans. Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI),Jamshepur (xlri.ac.in)
and Symbiosis Centre for management and HDR (SCMHRD) Pune (www.scmhrd.edu)
are the most reputed institutions for diploma in personnel
management. The medium is English and the prospects are good
(naturally, depending on you performance.
Ans. There are plenty of jobs in advertising. If you are
afraid of a competitive environment, it means that you have a fear
of failure . You have a weak ego strength. You have been pampered
at home. Probably you have been told many times that you’ll not be able
to do this or that. It has shaken your confidence. What you need to do
is to understand that deadlines have to be met in every job. Just get
up and get on with your life. If you have to be a working woman n
you have to be in a competitive environment .Start taking yoga
classes, go for walks structure your routine. It will feel less
Q.No.16 I have done class CII with biology I want go in for medical
transcriptions .Is this a good decision? Can I get handsome salary ?
Please suggest some good institutes.
Ans. Medical transcription offers good job placements in India
as well as abroad. To ensure the suitability of a particular coursed
check with past students who are working in this field. Prominent
· Ancient Global Solutions Pvt Ltd. New Delhi
· Pan American Institute of Medical Transcription, New Delhi
· Apex Network Ltd. New Delhi
· Wintech institute
of Information Technology
, New Delhi
· Medical Transcription Education Centre New Delhi
· Zero Error Medical Transcription New Delhi
All of these have several branches all over the country.
source, the starting salaries would be in the range of Rs.12,000 to
13,000 p.m. And there is a lot scope in this area today. But the job
can get monotonous very soon.
Q.No.17. I am doing my graduation along with DOEACC ‘O’ level
(Plan to complete up to ‘B’ level) and want to do MBA from a good
institute.How important is the reputation of a university at the time
of admission? Will the DOACC’B’ level certificate help me widen my
Ans. Basically DOEACC ‘B’ level course is
equivalent to MCA. If you plan to complete ‘B’ level with your
graduation and then go in for MBA it will amount doing MBA after
MCA.This will widen your career prospects if you concentrate in the
area of information management and systems in MBA. For admission in a
reputed MBA programme more than the repution of the university, what
matters is your performance in graduation.
Q.No.18 I am a student of BSc (I) with zoology, botany and
chemistry. Can I also prepare for medical entrance exams along with
BSC.? After BSc. What are the job prospects for me?
Ans. To take premedical exams, Subjects in B.Sc don’t
matter .The subjects in class XII qualify you for these. You have to
have physics, chemistry and biology. Therefore, you can prepare for
premedical exams alongside.
B.Sc degree you can explore job prospects in teaching, technical jobs in
hospitals, projects and administration.
Q.NO.19 I am in class IX and I like science. I dream of becoming a
space scientist, in India
or abroad.Please guide me.
Ans. To become a space scientist you will have to study
astronomy, advanced physics, astro-physics, geo-physics and other allied
subjects. While you could do BSC and MSc in physic, applied physics and
nuclear physics at several universities in the country, astronomy and
astro-physics is available only at certain select institutes. It
would be a good idea to do a BE/B.Tech in Mechanical or Aeronautical
Engineering to start with. A BSc in Physics or a related subject
would also help. At the masters level, you could also opt for courses
at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
and the Institute
specialization is also essential since space science is a highly
specialized subject. The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore,
the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai and Pune) and the
Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics Pune offer Ph.D
programes in these subjects. The Raman Research Institute Bangalore, the
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum and the Indian Space Research
Organization in New Delhi, Ahmadabad ,Bangalore and Sriharikota offer
research programmes in this field.
currently more job opportunities for space scientist in the developed
countries than in
But Space technology is now rapidly advancing in India
Q.No.20 I completed my B.Sc (48%) in 1999 from Utkal University
and am currently doing wap course at informatics.I am interseted in a
short-time management course.i want to go abroad for a job with high
salary and stay there permanently.Please suggest how should I proceed
after the wap course.
Ans. Let me put things straight for lyou. First there is
no proper management course which can be done whithin a short period by
a graduate with no work experience. Second 48% may not be sufficient
for admission into a reputed B.school. Third you don’t have to do an MBA
course for going abroad for a job with high salary and to stay there
permanently. Therefore concentrate on your course do it well and then
decide what do you exactly want to do.
Q.No 21 I did my B Sc. (botany) from Chennai
two years back. After that I was trying for MBBS,but was unsuccessful.I
want to study further and also want to do some job.Please guide me
about further studies and jthe kind of job that can help me in future.
Ans. You could try again for MBBS entrance exams.
Alternatively you can go for specialization in botanical genetics which
is an extremely existing and largely unexplored field in our country.
You can also go in for specialization in Agricultural Microbiology yet
another good applied branch after BSc (botany).I would not suggest you
to work while studying because that way you cannot do total justice to
either. However, there are lot oof universities offering correspondence
courses,one of them being IGNOU. You can get the details on the
Q.No.22 I am a second year student of Bcom and am interested in
doing MCA Please suggest some good institute in institutes in India
for MCA.Please also suggest the best way to prepare for this.Can I
handle the course without any computer background?
What are admission criteria and the future prospects?
Ans. MCA is a three-year course which equips you with
all the required Knowledge skills and exposure to the various tools,
techniques in the years, it has industry. Over the years, it has gained
recognition from the industry .The most sought after courses are from
Delhi University JUN,Pune Univ. Hyderabad Central Univ. and VJTI
Mumbai States like UP, MP condust statewide centeralised exams for all
the MCA colleges in the state. The entrance exams may have maths (+2
level ) logic, reasoning ,computer fundamentals. You need not have any
computer background to get into MCA.the entrance exams are held during
February April by the aforesaid institute.
Q.NO23 I want to do MBA but I am confused from where to do it. I
have done Bcom(pass).Does XLRI conduct part-time MBA programme? When
does the institute hold its entrance examination?
Ans. If you have done a three- year B Com (pass) and if your
final aggregate percentage is 50 plus, with good amount of preparation,
you should be able to do MBA from any of the leading business schools
in the country. This is the right time to keep looking at the daily
newspapers for announcements for admissions. Yes XLRI does conduct a
part-time MBA but it is for three years duration and meant for only
working executives with sufficient experience to see them through the
programme. The XLRI admissions test is, usually, the first Sunday of the
Q.NO24 I am a first year student of BSc (Hons) electronics, DU,
After graduation can I sit for Mtech entrance examinations? If so which
universities provide M Tech degrees? How many seats are on offer and
what do they ask in the examinations?
Ans. Various institutions offer M Tech degree courses
in three ways. IITs offer an integrated M Tech degree which is usually a
five year course. So do other institutes like BITS Pilani. The second
way of getting into M Tech is after BE or B Tech. This takes five and
a half years. The third route is the most suitable for you, wherein you
need to go for MSc after BSc and then appear in the entrance exams for
M Tech. This route is the longest and takes six and a half years. All
premier technological institutions like IITs IISc have M Tech in
electronics and the usual in- take is 8-15 seats.
Q.No.25 I am doing MA (maths). I want to know the following:
a) Apart from teaching what lines are open to me?
b) Is MA (Maths) useful in the IT industry? If yes; what are the
what additional courses are required?
There are many options after an MA in maths. You can either go in
for teaching and research or you can bifurcate to statistics and join a
statistical or data collection organisation. You can also go in for
market research specifically quantitative research. You can also do an
MBA and enter the world of business. Moreover you can also go in for
financial service s such as chartered accountancy cost,
accountancy.,chartered financial analysis stocks and securities or any
other related areas by taking the concerned exams. Maths is a great
advantages for these careers.
also an excellent option in IT especially in computer applications. You
can go in for a two year MCA programme. The IT industry will offer you
plenty of job opportunities. You can also go for systems analysis and
Q.NO26 I am a final year student of 3-year nursing diploma from
. After completion,can I do a 4-year BSc (nursing) course? If so what is
the eligibility criteria and which are the institutes – both full- time
as well as part-time – that offer such courses?
After completing your diploma you need two years of work experience
following which you are eligible to apply for two-year post BSc
(nursing) Most of the nursing colleges have this course.
Q.NO.27 I’m a graduate pursuing PG in advertising .MY problem is
that though I can present myself well, I don’t feel comfortable working
in a competitive environment –maybe because I’ve not stepped outside the
safe confines of
home.I’ve consulted some
counsellors who suggested doing a part-time job .But I don’t know whom
to ask and where to go. It’s not that I’ve not tried. But I am not sure
of the two key issues –work environment and nature of the job .Please
Ans. There are plenty of jobs in advertising. If you are
afraid of a competitive environment .it means that you have a fear of
failure .You have been pampered at
home. Probably you have been told
many times that you’ll not be able to do this or that’ .It has shaken
your confidence. What you need to do is to understand that deadlines
have to be met in every job. Just get up and get on with your life .if
you have to be a working woman. you have to be in a competitive
environment. Start taking yoga classes, go for walks, structure your
routine. It will discipline you .And you will feel less threat ended.
Q.NO.28 I have done my ISC with physics, chemistry and biology
with 53% aggregate .I want to make a career in microbiology/
biotechnology/ bio chemistry, but I am confused which field to
choose.Please guide me and suggest some good institutes?
Ans. You can make a career in either of the three
subjects. However, biotechnology has excellent prospects in the near
future .Biotechnologists can get good jobs in agricultural research
organizations for developing new varieties of crops; in the healthcare
industry; in organizations dealing with environment control and
protection; in paper and pulp processing industries. Another new area
is bioinformatics, which involoves the use software to utilise
information from the vast biological data base. Prominent institutions
for biotechnology are; The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore;
Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi;Indian Institute of
Technology, Delhi;Gb Pant University of Agricultural & Technology, Pant
Nagar ,UP; and the National Centre for Plant Genome Research, JNU, New
Q.No.29. I want to make a career in computer science (BE in
computer sceince),but I only managed 50% marks jn 10+2 (PCM). I want to
take direct admission into any government affiliated private college.
Please provide me information on such institutes which are not
There is no shortcut to glory. If you are so passionate you should not
dither from working hard. Paying capitation fees and getting in is not
the solution. People look down upon one who passes out of a private
institute and you end up paying no mean amount.
graduation you can take MCA entrance examination to get into the IT
industry.MCA is a 3-year course and is recognized by the IT industry.
Q.No.30 I have taken admission in BIT programme conducts by IGNOU.
What is its scope? Can I do any additional course related to this? What
is the difference between MCA and MIT and what degree does IGNOU award
after the BIT programme?
Ans. That you are looking ahead. Unfortunately, the
degrees offered by IGNOU are not recognised by the private sector where
more opportunities lie. They want people who have hands-on experience on
projects with corporates which only a regular institute can provide .
Hence, you need to do a regular MCA from a good university.
Q.No.31 I am a 2nd year student of Btech(electronics).
I want to do MBA after my graduation. What %is needed for admission I
good b-schools? Please suggest some books for preparing the English Test
in MBA entrance.
Ans. Recently leading B-schools have stopped mentioning the
minimum qualifying percentage. But you are safe with 50%.
English part of CAT,I would recommend Nesfield’s or Wren & Martin’s
latest edition. For practice the GRE’s section on Verbal Ability is