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All about the new National Testing Agency and recent changes in NEET & JEE-Mains exam

All about the new National Testing Agency and recent changes in NEET & JEE-Mains exam : On 7th July 2018, Honourable Human Resource Department Minister Mr. Prakash Javadekar on a press conference, released the birth of National Testing Agency, announcing some big changes in the conduction of entrance examinations in India. Some of the vital changes announced by him on the press conference are as follows: From the Academic year 2019, following entrance exams will now be conducted by NTA and not CBSE: JEE (Mains) NEET UGC- NET CMAT GPAT   Secondly, JEE(Mains) will be conducted twice a year in the month of January, and April; and similarly, NEET will also be conducted twice a year in the month of February, and May. The candidates can give the exam twice a year, and out of which the best score will be considered for the admission process.   Thirdly, the Syllabus, Language, Nature of Questions, and Feeswill be the same, however the mode of examination will be on computer, instead of pen and paper, to bring in more transparency. Moreover, the examination process will be 4-5 days long, and per the convenience the candidates can select the date.    As the mode of examination will be computer based, the candidates who do not have an accessibility of computers at their homes, the testing agency will be providing them an opportunity for practicing the test on computers either on Saturdays and Sundays, or by downloading the practice sessions.   For NEET 2019, the dates for online submission is 1st October 2018- 31st October 2018. As of now the tentative dates of the examination is between 3rd February to 17th February 2019, and 12th May to 26th May 2019. The exam will be 8 days long, and the candidate can choose one day as per their convenience. If you have any queries regarding this, feel free to reach us at 9559990000, or write us at support@idreamcareer.com to get your queries solved. We will be happy to guide you.

Indian Statistical Institute Admission 2017

Indian Statistical Institute Admission 2017 : Indian Statistical Institute Admission 2017   Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) has notified its admission process for 2017-18 academic year. ISI offers following courses post class 12th: 1. Bachelor in Statistics (B Stat Hons) - Offered only at ISI, Kolkata branch 2. Bachelor in Mathematics (B Math Hons) - Offered only at ISI, Bangalore branch Eligiblity Criteria Class 12th passed (or appearing in 2017) with English and Mathematics as subjects.  Admission Process 1. Via ISI Admission Entrance Test, commonly called as ISIAT + Interview 2. If a student has cleared Indian National Mathematical Olympiad then he/she need not write ISIAT and will be directly called for the interview ISIAT 2017 Important Dates Online Application Starts 08.02.2017 Online Application Ends 10.03.2017 Application Fees Payment Starts 10.02.2017 Application Fees Payment Ends 15.03.2017 ISI Admission Test 14.05.2017 Application can be filled from 8th Feb on the following website - http://www.isical.ac.in/~admission/   Note - ISI offers its program at free of cost. In fact students who get selected are being given Rs. 3,000 per month stipend.  -- If you need further career guidance please reach out to us at support@idreamcareer.com or call us at 9555990000.   

Career in Gaming: An Industry that swallowed Hollywood

Career in Gaming: An Industry that swallowed Hollywood : The Gaming Industry has grown a lot since the mid-70s. Today it makes 80 Billion Dollars a year with an 8.6% employment growth rate, which is bigger than Hollywood, the Book and the music industry. Although it still thrives for recognition, a very large number of young people want to be a part of the Gaming industry. Unlike the old days, Universities have degree programs and courses to churn out and serve this ever growing behemoth industry. A lot young people and gamers grow up with a dream of making a living by designing and developing video games themselves. A gaming job is possible, but a job working as a video game designer is usually earned from years of experience doing other related work in this field. The trick is simple: play as many games as you can and build your general knowledge to be a good game developer. It is always a good time to join the gaming industry. Games now have a massive audience than before; they are directly connected to our phones, PCs, consoles and tablets. Couple of years ago, it took millions of dollars and a group of 300 to bring a new project to PC, Mobile, PlayStation or Xbox. Today, it is possible even for a single programmer or a small team to entertain a worldwide audience. Just look at Angry Birds! Any hardcore gamer today is familiar with Big names in the industry like EA Games, ID Software’s, Ubisoft, Steam, etc. These juggernauts of video gaming companies like Electronic Arts, Activision and Ubisoft are sinking more and more money into marketing their AAA games. Although the Indian market is slowly catching up with the pace, the major countries to control the market today are the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Korea, Germany and Canada.   Careers for a Game Developer/Designer and the Profiles: A Video Game Developer/Designer writes and debugscodes to develop games for different platforms. He determinesthe design and basic concept of the game as well as thestory and sketch of how the game will look like. He also maintains a process of theactivities;every game is tested and redesigned until all the flaws are eliminated.  Video Game Designing involves a big group of creative and logical team. This team includes:  Programmer, Writer, Audio Programmer, Level Designer, Animator, Modeler, License Support Engineer and Software Engineer. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 417,605 jobs to be opened in Gaming by 2016.Many jobs are off-shore with design studios through Asian and Europe. The Gaming Tree   Animator: Games Animators are responsible for the controlling, fluid movements and the behavior in a game. Assistant Producer: Works with a game's production staff, to see to it that the game is delivered on time. Audio Engineer:Create the soundtrack for a game, including music, sound effects, character voices and spoken instructions. Creative Director: Creative Directors are responsible for the overall look and feel of a game. Game Designer:Controls the Core elements within a game - how a game should work and how it plays. Game Programmer:Mostly Coding and how to control the game. Games Artist:Creates the visual elements of a game, like surface texture, scenery, objects and the characters. Lead Artist: Lead Artists are responsible for the overall look of a game. Lead Programmer:Heads the team responsible for the coding. Level Editor:Responsible for the game architecture, like landscapes, objects and buildings.   Course Details Most employers prefer a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Couple of years with programming experience is recommended.  With a Master’s Degree in Computer Science one has a better standing. And most important in this industry is the love for Video Games.   Best International Graduate Schools for Video Game Development, as per Internationalstudents.com, Across the world, some of the top Universities which offer various programs in gaming, some of the top ones are enlisted below.                                         University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA http://www.usc.edu  Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA http://www.rit.edu  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA http://web.mit.edu  University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, USA  http://www.ucf.edu  Southern Methodist University Plano, TX, USA  http://www.smu.edu  Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA  http://www.cmu.edu  South Thames College London, UK www.south-thames.ac.uk  University of the Arts London London, UK http://www.arts.ac.uk  Nihon Kogakuin College Tokyo, Japan www.ncie.neec.ac.jp  NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences Breda, Netherlands www.nhtv.nl/ENG.html  Vilnius Business College Vilnius, Lithuania www.kolegija.lt/en      Best Game Developing and Design colleges and institutes in India   ISOG - INDIAN SCHOOL OF GAMING www.isog.in Backstage pass: Game Designing and Development www.backstagepass.co.in Game Designing Course - MAAC India www.maacindia.com Arena Multimedia www.arena-multimedia.com ICAT College www.icat.ac.in   Fee Structure: For the serious young people, the costing for an international college for Game Development and Designing colleges along with the accommodation and cost of living would vary from INR 30 Lacs to 70 Lacs depending on the college and the course you take. Also for a low budget career, the courses would cost up to INR10 Lacs to 15 Lacs. The reputation of a school can be helpful while searching for a job, but at the end of the day, hires are made from demo reels   Income Salary varies depending on the gaming companies, your skills, level of education, and geographic area. With a Masters or Post-Graduate degree you will usually earn a higher entrylevel salary than those with aGraduate Degree or Courses. A gamedeveloper’s salary ranges from entrylevel 30Lacs annually to experienced ones with 80Lacs, while working in international companies. In the Indian Market, it varies from a 5LacsAnnually for an entry-level to 30Lacs for the really experienced ones. It is common for a recent graduate to work at a low paying position to gain experience and recognition in the field. A designer working on the most successful title of 2014, Titanfall   Career Path: Glimpse of a Gaming Career for Gaming Enthusiasts and Professionals   And then, you may find these books really useful: Rules of Play by Eric Zimmerman and Katie Salen The Art of Game Design by Jesse Schell Challenges for Game Designers by Brenda Romero, Ian Schreiber Game Feel by Steve Swink Rise of the Videogame Zinesters by Anna Anthropy   End of the day There is no easy path to get into the gaming industry, it’s a world full of hardcore and professional gamers coming together to make better and bigger games for everyone. The International Gaming Industry is exploding, but the Indian market is catching up gradually, from 2007 at its start with revenue of 4 Billion Rupees to 28 Billion Rupees in just 8 years. It only shows a promising future for all the creative and die-hard gamers to pursue a career in the Gaming industry, not just for the titans (PC, XBOX and PlayStation), but also the mobile and tablet industry. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Entrepreneurship: Start-Up Your Career! | Nuclear Physics - Plunge into the world of quarks and Gluons | Working with X-rays: A Career in Radiology | Make a career while exploring Culinary Arts | VITEEE 2016 | Be a Mutlitasker: Be a 'Bartender' | Study Drama to claim the Center-Stage: A Career in Theatrics | Master the World after Masters in English Literature

Working with X-rays: A Career in Radiology

Working with X-rays: A Career in Radiology : Radiology is an exciting and intellectually stimulating specialty that plays an important role in patient diagnosis and management. If you are willing to work hard and be adaptable, it is a very rewarding career and one that some radiologists have described as not just a job but a hobby. The greatest obstacle to the cure of diseases in India is the limited number of professionals practicing diagnostics. This deficit can cause delayed diagnosis or no diagnosis at all that may lead to ineffective and expensive treatment, and even death. The disease may also spread to others in the event of inaccurate diagnosis resulting in improper treatment. Hence, there is a dire requirement of qualified professionals in this field, especially in overpopulated and developing countries like India. Radiology is a hi-tech branch of medical science which helps in diagnosing and treating various diseases, disorders and abnormalities. Thanks to the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Roentgen in November 1895, radiology has grown immensely, both in its dimensions and capabilities and is now one of the most sought-after postgraduate courses for medical graduates. It is both a diagnostic specialty and an interventional specialty, with direct links to almost every other department in a hospital. It has rapidly advanced in the recent years. Technological innovations and the widespread availability of sophisticated imaging techniques have made the job of radiologists easier.   Should you take this up? Those who enjoy intellectual challenges and solving mind-boggling cases, have an analytical mind and a keen eye for detail can take up radiology as a career. Radiologists are often the first ones to detect new conditions and derive great satisfaction from studying the anatomical, pathological, and clinical details as well as the results of previous imaging procedures to come up with the cause of a patient’s problems.  Radiologists can be either diagnostic or interventional. Diagnostic radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as plain radiographs, ultrasound, and Computed Tomography (CT), to sophisticated techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), coupled with CT or MRI to answer the clinical question posed by a patient’s condition. Interventional radiologists, on the other hand, have a direct role in managing patients—from performing urgent minimally-invasive procedures and stopping life threatening haemorrhages to undertaking procedures such as oesophageal stenting or angioplasty.   An aspirant must take up a combination of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) in 10+2 and then appear for one of the national or state level medical entrance examinations or that of a private medical college to pursue MBBS. This should be followed by MD/DNB after qualifying one of the postgraduate entrance examinations (conducted by the CBSE or state boards or National Board of Examinations). During MD (Doctor of Medicine)/DNB (Diplomate of National Board), research has to be carried out apart from regular academics, carrying out ward duties and upgrading one’s knowledge. One can then go for a three-year senior residency and/or sub-specialty training, after which s/he can practice as a radiologist. A radiologist can choose to specialize in one or more of the following: Breast, Cardiac, Gastrointestinal, Head and neck, Musculoskeletal, Neuroradiology, Oncological, Paediatric, Radionuclide, Thoracic, Uro-gynaecological, Vascular. Other than MBBS and MD, there are diploma courses as well in Medical Radio-Diagnosis, in which candidates are not given any research thesis and such candidates are not eligible for teaching posts.   Clockwork A typical day of a radiologist depends on the type of practice s/he does, and whether or not s/he works full-time or part-time:  6.30 am: Wake up and exercise 8.30 am: Reach hospital 9am to 11am: Conduct ultrasonography of subjects 11 am to 1 pm: Conduct CT scan/other examination of patients 1pm to 2pm: Lunch break 2pm to 5pm: Work continues. A resident doctor in a government hospital also has to do night duties – two to five in a month - and 24- to 36-hour shifts, depending upon hospital rules. One also does academic work to upgrade one’s knowledge.   The Payoff Earnings are different in government hospitals and private hospitals and clinics. In an academic hospital: A senior resident (for three years) may get around Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 per month. An assistant professor can get upwards of Rs. 70,000 per month. An associate professor (takes around eight years), gets Rs. 75,000 per month. A professor earns Rs. 1.5 lakhs per month. In addition to this, they are entitled to a host of other benefits. In private/corporate hospitals/clinics: An assistant consultant, with an experience of one year can expect a package upwards of Rs. 1.2 lakh per month. A senior consultant with five years’ experience can make around Rs. 3 lakh per month. But if you have your own set-up, you could earn more. Sky may be the limit, literally.   Institutes There are almost 268 medical schools across the country that run radiology courses and out of a total of 35,000 medical students, approximately 747 get to do 3-year postgraduate training in radiology every year. Out of these, 537 seats are under Medical council of India (MCI) and 210 seats under National board of examinations [Diplomate of National board (DNB)], which are two medical governing bodies in India. In addition, there are about 253 2-year diploma course seats known as Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis (DMRD).   Fees Full-time fee in the top ten medical schools in the world, all of which happen to be in USA, is in the range of $30,000-$57,000. The same in medical schools with a lower ranking is much lower. In India, the fee is negligible in government institutions in comparison to their foreign counterparts. However, the cost of pursuing radiology from private medical colleges may be in the range of Rs. 40 lakhs to 1 crore, or even more.   Some institutes in India are: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh Christian Medical College, Vellore Seth GS Medical College (KEM Hospital), Mumbai Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai Kasturba Medical College (Mangalore&Manipal),   Top Institutes: Overseas Rank Institute Location URL 1 Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts, USA hms.harvard.edu/ 3 John Hopkins School of Medicine Baltimore, Maryland, USA www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/ 4 Perelman School of Medicine (University of Pennsylvania) Pennsylvania, USA www.med.upenn.edu/ 5 UW School of Medicine (Seattle) Washington, USA www.uwmedicine.org/ 6 David Geffen School of Medicine (UCLA) Los Angeles, California, USA https://healthsciences.ucla.edu/ 7 Michigan Medical School Michigan, USA https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/ 8 UNC School of Medicine North Carolina, USA https://www.med.unc.edu/ 9 Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, USA pritzker.uchicago.edu/ 10 UW School of Medicine (St. Louis) Missouri, USA https://medicine.wustl.edu/    Pros and Cons Opportunity to be involved with almost all the interesting cases or clinical practices in the hospital. You make a real difference by helping in patient management, monitoring disease progression or helping to diagnose a particularly dangerous ailment to prevent it from spreading or causing further harm to a patient Many interventional radiological procedures are replacing/have replaced many surgical procedures Being able to work with cutting edge and rapidly advancing technology in a booming field Job and career flexibility Not as challenging as surgery   Conclusion An exponential growth of a population that has already crossed one billion points towards the need for better healthcare facilities. Radiology offers immense satisfaction to practitioners for they are the first ones to communicate with patients in distress and pave the way for their treatment. Apart from this, other factors which are enough to lure students are high monetary compensation, less taxing work when compared to other branches of medicine and the absence of emergency calls at odd hours.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Make a career while exploring Culinary Arts | VITEEE 2016 | Be a Mutlitasker: Be a 'Bartender' | Study Drama to claim the Center-Stage: A Career in Theatrics | Master the World after Masters in English Literature | MBA Specialisation | Rising Tides of Oceanography | Turning the Ordinary into Extra-Ordinary: Careers in Public Relations 


VITEEE 2016 : VITEEE 2016 is the qualifying entrance examination conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology for admission in engineering undergraduate courses for the session 2016-17. VIT Engineering Entrance Examination 2016 will be held from 6th April to 17th April, 2016 in various cities across India for providing admissions to B.Tech programmes.   VITEEE 2016 Eligibility Criteria: Nationality - The applicant should be a Resident / Non Resident Indian National. Educational Qualification - Candidates must have completed 10+2 conducted by State board, CBSE New Delhi, ISCE New Delhi or Intermediate examination conducted by a recognized board/University or High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma or Advanced (A) level General Certificate Education (GCE) examination. ‘NIOS’ candidates are also eligible to appear for the VITEEE 2016. Minimum Percentage - The applicant must have secured an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology in the higher secondary level. For SC/ST and candidates from Northeast 50% is the minimum requirement. Age Limit - Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1994 are eligible to apply for VITEEE-2016   VITEEE 2016 Exam Pattern: VITEEE 2016 will be held in online mode as it is the Computer Based Test (CBT). The duration of this entrance examination will be 2 hours 30 minutes. The exam will be conducted in 3 sessions on each day. Exam timings: Session 1: 9:00 am to 11:30 am Session 2: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Session 3: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm All Questions will be of Objective type. There are 4 parts - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics / Biology and English. Each part has 40 questions and English has 5 questions. Each question carries one mark, making 125 questions in totality. Candidates may note that there is no negative marking   VITEEE 2016 Application Procedure & Application Fees: Eligible candidates can fill the application online or through offline (OMR) forms.   Online application form is available from 27th November 2015.  The application fee for online mode is INR 960. The modes of payment available are Internet Banking facility through Net banking / Debit card / Credit card / And Demand Draft Mode. In Offline mode candidates can purchase the application from the university counter or buy the application form from designated post offices. The application fee for Offline mode is INR 990. For Online Registration, Click here    VITEEE 2016 Important Dates: Details Dates Issue of VITEEE-2016 Application Forms 27th November 2015 Last date for issue/receipt of Application Forms 29th February 2016 Date of Examination 6th April to 17h April, 2016 Declaration of Results (Tentatively) 29th April, 2016     iDC is focused on helping students choose a career in which their potential is maximized. In case you have any career related query, please post it here: SUBMIT 


PESSAT 2016 :   PES University conducts PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) for providing admissions to students in engineering and various other courses. The entrance exam is conducted online and it applies to all the courses offered at this university. The PESSAT 2016 engineering exam will be held in various locations across India. PESSAT for other courses will be held only at PES University campus in Bangalore. Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the test score and personal interview.     PESSAT 2016 Eligibility Criterion Courses Eligibility B.Tech The candidate should have scored at least 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in class 12th or equivalent. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Grade 10 + 2 Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Event Management (BBA-HEM) Grade 10 + 2 Master of Technology (M.Tech) Grade 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 Master of Business Administration (MBA) Grade 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Grade 10 + 2 + 3 or 4 Master of Science (M.Sc) (Engineering) Masters in appropriate branches Ph.D Masters in appropriate branches   Exam Pattern for B.Tech Exam Duration: 180 Minutes There are two sections in this exam: i) Section 1: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (Class 11th class & 12th CBSE questions) ii) Section 2: English grammar There is no negative marking   Subject No. of Questions Mathematics 60 Physics 60 Chemistry 40 English 20   For other courses: To know the exam pattern of M.Tech, MBA, MCA, BBA/ BBA - HEM/B.DES click here   Application & Registration Process Click here for detailed instructions about application and registration process   Registration Click here for online registration   Exam fees and Payment instructions Exam fee is INR 975.00 Payment of fees is to be made online through master/visa debit/credit cards and net banking Credit/Debit card: Can be paid directly Net banking: Can be paid directly By Challan: Candidate has to print both application form and challan, carry both to bank for payment. Submit hard copy of application along with copy of stamped challan By Demand draft: Has to be paid in favour of "PES University General Fund" payable at Bangalore. Candidate has to procure DD from bank, enter DD details in the space provided online and to be sent along with printed application form to the following address: Address: Manager - Admissions, Office of Admissions, PES University, 100 Ft Ring Road, BSK 3rd Stage, Bangalore - 560085 Phone: +91 80 2672 6622   Important Dates For BTech October 1, 2015: Start of PESSAT 2016 online registrations April 2016: Close of Registrations and Start of Slot bookings May 2016: PESSAT conduction and Results June 2016: PESSAT First Round Counseling July 2016: PESSAT Second Round Counseling   For all other courses: October 1, 2015: Start of PESSAT 2016 online registrations July 2016: Last date of Online Registrations January 4th 2016: Start of Slot bookings January 6, 2016 – July 2016: PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT 2016) PESSAT Results: 1 Week after taking the test   Updated as per 3rd November 2015   iDC is focused on helping students choose a career in which their potential is maximized. In case you have any career related query, please post it here: SUBMIT

Target USA: Important Things to Know

Target USA: Important Things to Know : America! The land of opportunity, initiators of Rock n Roll, home for the Woodstock, is today home for people from all around the globe. With above 2.8 million Indians living in USA, it has also become the second best home for us Indians. Even though, these 2.8 million Indians constitute roughly 1% of the American population, this is still a huge number. To put things in perspective, there are more than 15 countries in the world with a population lesser than the number of Indians in USA. So, if you enroll in an American University, don’t get surprised to find some of your classmates talking about tandoori chicken in a recently acquired accent.     Boasting the Ivy Leagues and seven universities in the world top ten list, America has become the most preferred study destination in the world. The liberal and modern education system of the United States is tempting Indian students, just like the Pied Piper of Hamlin. Indians are the second largest international students in America with more than 1 lakh enrollments every year. America is the most preferred abroad study destination for Indians, followed by United Kingdom and Canada. The number of Indian students is expected to rise even further due to motivating examples of Satya Nadella and Sundar Pichai. So, who wants to be the next Nadella or Pichai? If you are aspiring to walk in the footsteps of these personalities and pursue education in America, there are 5 things you must know about American education system: 5 Things You Should Know Before Selecting American Education 1. Types of Universities in America Just like we have two types of colleges or universities in India; private and government, even USA has State colleges or Universities and Private Colleges or Universities. The state schools are run by the local or state government while their counterparts are privately run. Every American State has at least one State University and many Private Universities. Although the education standard is almost similar, there is a stark difference in the tuition fees. The fees in the State Universities is generally lesser than the private institutions. Find below the top 5 State and Private Universities in America Top State Universities University of California, ​Berkeley University of California, Los Angeles University of Virginia, Charlottesville University of Michigan, Ann Arbor University of North Carolina, ​Chapel Hill Top Private Universities Princeton University, New Jersey California Institute of Technology, California Williams College, Massachusetts Harvard University, Massachusetts Wellesley College, Massachusetts   2. Credit System Unlike the syllabus pattern in India, where the student has to gulp down the whole course at one go, the Credit System in USA breaks the course in certain number of credits. Generally, the number of credits is equivalent to the number of hours dedicated to the course every week. Mostly the credits for the course vary from 3 to 5 and it also denotes the difficulty or importance of the course. The full time courses in most of the universities is covered in 12 to 15 credits which cover four or 5 courses in every term. Every student has to earn a minimum number of credit to graduate.   3. Fees The tuition fees in US Universities defer on the basis of several factors like location, course and type of university. However, the biggest factor is whether the college is private or state run. All universities have different tuition fees it varies according to the selected course. The fees generally varies from 10,000 dollars to 35,000 dollars annually. However, the cost of the program cannot be considered as a benchmark for the quality of education. The following table can give you a brief idea about the tuition fees: University Type Average Tuition Fees (annual in U.S. Dollars) Private Institutions (High Cost) $ 35,000 Private Institutions (Low Cost) $ 18,000 State Institutions (High Cost) $ 25,000 State Institutions (Low Cost) $ 12,000   4. On Campus Jobs If you are still converting the above figures into rupees equivalent and finding it a bit intimidating, the education system in USA allows you earn while you learn. Most of the international students find these jobs very supporting and it generally helps them cover their expenses other than the tuition fees. As the name suggests, in these jobs, you work part time inside the university campus. Full time international students are allowed to work for maximum 20 hours per week during the term. However, you are allowed to work full time for 40 hours per week in summers. On campus jobs generally cover works like library duty, cafeteria work, lab assistance, etc. and can pay anywhere between 7 to 12 dollars per hour.   5. Accommodation Finding the most fitting shelter is one of the biggest hassles faced by international students in USA. Generally, the universities helps the students by sending a detailed dossier regarding available accommodation options for students. To give you a brief idea, following are the accommodation options for students: On Campus Dormitories: Most colleges have dormitory facility inside the campus which can be availed by applying with the administration. These are generally in close proximity to the classrooms, libraries and the cafeterias. The cost may and may not be included in the course fees. Off Campus Apartments: If the University you selected doesn’t have a dorm or it is already occupied, you can look for off campus accommodation. The colleges assist the student in finding these apartments and also roommates to share the rent. This is generally costlier than on campus dorms. American Universities are very focused towards the students’ convenience and go extra mile to ensure a productive atmosphere. There are special offices created for international students and the counselors help you with your academic as well as Personal problems. American education system is the perfect launch pad to propel you towards your ambitions. Now that you know the 5 important things, strengthen your seat belts and stride towards the American dream of success and prosperity.   iDC is focused on helping students choose a career in which their potential is maximized. In case you are confused about U.S.A as a study destination, please post your queries here: SUBMIT           -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Latest Articles: Chennai Express to Education |  Education - 'The guiding light to the path, not the path itself' | Importance of Personal Values in Career Selection | Career in Liberal Arts | Unconventional Careers: Design, Fitness and Comedy | 5 Tips for Career Planning 

DU Top 10 Colleges

DU Top 10 Colleges : The race to enroll in the top college of most sought after university has already begun as Delhi University’s sky soaring cutoffs are out. 77 colleges in totality, the common dilemma struck in almost every student's mind is which college to choose over other?  With 97.25% in hand, whether to opt Hindu or Hansraj College for B.Com (H)? To simplify this quest, we are presenting you the stream wise top 10 list of colleges in Delhi University. Commerce  As always, SRCC bags the first position in the list of commerce colleges with 97.375% cutoff for B.Com(H). LSR gets ahead SRCC in terms of cutoff with 98% for B.Com(H) . Hindu, Hansraj and KMC have almost the same cutoff as of last year’s i.e. 97.25%. For B.Com(H), Delhi College of Art and Commerce, Indraprastha College for Women and Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce the cutoff is 97% where as for Sri Venkateswara it is slightly high at 97.5%. For B.Com(Pass), Maitreyi College has the highest cutoff 94-99% and the lowest for this course is 81-86% at Acharya Narendra Dev College. Arts  Undoubtedly, St. Stephens stands at first position when it comes to arts colleges, with 99% cutoff for English(H) and 98.50% for Economics(H). LSR stands second in this list with 98.25% for English and 98% for Economics(H). This year the cutoff for English in Hindu is 97.75%, lower than the last year’s which was between 97-98.5%. The cut-off for English(H) at Hansraj and Miranda House is 97.50%. The lowest percentage for this course is 87% in Satyawati (Eve.) For Economics(H), the cutoff is kept at 98% for Hindu, Hansraj, LSR and IP College and the lowest cutoff for Economics(H) is 92% in Deshbandhu and Satyawati(Eve.) Science Yet again, St. Stephens is at the top of the science list with 97% for Physics(H) and 96.66% in Chemistry(H). Hindu college has the highest cutoff for physics this year at 98%. Last year, Hindu and Hansraj had the highest cutoff for this subject at 97.33%. This year Ramjas, Miranda House and Sri Venkateshwara has kept it at 96.67% for Physics(H). The highest cutoff for Chemistry(H) is 97.33% at Hansraj and Hindu College. Even last year Hindu college had the highest cutoff 97% for this course. The lowest for Chemistry(H) is 92% at Rajdhani College. Hope you make the best choice and all those who could not make it in the first cutoff list don’t you worry child, the second cutoff will be out soon on 30th June. Till then keep your fingers crossed!   (Disclaimer: Information in this article has been collected and collaborated from various sources. Care has been taken to take the information from reliable sources. It's published here with noble intentions for academic purposes and knowledge. However iDreamCareer.com does not give any guarantee in this regard and disclaim any responsibility for any eventual loss whatsoever, direct or indirect.) iDC is focused on helping students choose a career in which their potential is maximized. In case you are confused about Top Colleges of DU, please post your queries here: SUBMIT  

Game changing rules for IIT Admissions: Who Wins and Who Loses?

Game changing rules for IIT Admissions: Who Wins and Who Loses? : Every Indian who has ever dreamt of becoming an engineer has certainly thought about pursuing it from IIT. From past several decades, almost one in every three Indian families has motivated their children to prepare for IIT. It is not at all surprising to witness 8th grade students going for IIT coaching to prepare for the entrance they will appear after minimum 5 years. But, Indian Institute of Technology deserves this fame. IIT has given many top engineers to the whole world. There is an IITan wearing the thinking cap in the board room of almost all leading companies. All though IIT is India’s foremost engineering institute, the diaspora of IIT alumnus is not restricted to the technological work. IITans have made significant contribution in a wide array of fields ranging from economics, business and literature to politics. Just like every good thing it is not easy to get a seat in the prestigious IITs. There is a steep competition for every branch of engineering and the number of aspirants keeps on increasing every year. Every year, the IIT council makes the rules more stringent to curb the competition. However, this year is an exception; the council has relaxed the rules this year. In this article, we’ll discuss the changes made in the IIT admission criteria and who benefits from it. Let’s begin with looking at some common facts about IIT admissions.   Number Crunch: Facts and Figures around IIT admission Process Every Year, more than 5 lakh students aspire to get admission in IITs for pursuing bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology. Including ISM Dhanbad, there are a total of 17 colleges falling under IIT. These 17 colleges together offer a total of 9784 seats every year. Comparing the number of seat vs the number of aspirants, we can calculate that 1 in every 51 aspirant get a seat in IITs. Half a decade back, a student had to only give one entrance test for IIT and the 12th standard score was not important to qualify in IITs. Due to this, there was a huge competition. The IIT council kept on making small amendments in the minimum eligibility criterion every year to cut down the number of applicants. However, there were some drastic changes made last year. To understand the recent changes in the IIT admission procedure, we’ll have to understand the IIT admission process in 2014.   IIT Admission Process In 2014 IIT admission is a three layered process. Ever student aspiring for IIT has to first appear for the JEE Main Examination. Once qualified, he/she has to appear for JEE Advanced Examination. Only the student who clear JEE Advanced can take admission in the IITs, those who only clear JEE Mains are eligible for NITs but are disqualified or IITs. However, in 2014, the IIT council added another criterion for admission in IITs. Now, even the 12th standard scores were considered for eligibility. Only the students who fell in the top 20 percentile in their board examinations were allowed. This stringent law, on one hand was appreciated by many, as it gave equal opportunity to all boards. On the other hand, many students found it very unfair, because the eligibility varied from one state to another. For example, the cut-off for 20 percentile in states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka went as high as 92%. This means, in 2014, the students from these states who scored up to 91% were disqualified for IIT. While in some states like Bihar and Odisha, the 20 percentile cut-off came down to 75%. So, this means that on one hand, Andhra Pradesh student scoring 91% was disqualified, while a Bihar student was qualified even after scoring 76%. This norm was hugely criticized in many parts of the country. Finally, the council has this year announce a major change in the norm.   Changes in 2015 IIT admissions Although, the basic format of the IIT admission procedure remains the same, this year the IIT council has given some relaxation in the minimum eligibility criteria. This year, the students will have to either score above 75% in 12th board or will have to have a 20 percentile score. These changes will be affective from the academic year 2015-2016. This news has come as a major relief for students from some states. Last year around 120 students were disqualified even after clearing the JEEAdvanced because they didn’t match with the 20 percentile criteria. Almost all of these 120 students had scored between 85 to 90%. Although, these changes have no direct negative impacts for anybody, there can be some tacit negative impacts for some students. Let’s look at some benefits and drawbacks of these changes.   IIT 2015 Changes: Who Wins? These changes have some major benefits for some students. Many students from states like AP, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu got disqualified even after scoring high marks last year. In these states, the cut-off scores were higher. Similarly, students hailing from CBSE and ICSE board had to deal with high cutoff. This year they have got a huge relaxation. These changes have brought a 10 to 15% window of opportunity for these students. It is also a good news for all the students who had been disappointed last year for not matching the 20 percentile criteria. This year they can appear they can again attempt for the examination without worrying about their 12th percentile.   IIT 2015 Changes: Who Loses? As mentioned earlier, these changes don’t have any direct negative impact. However, due to this change, the competition is bound to increase. There will be an increase in number of aspirants. Last year, the required JEE advanced score was comparatively low because many students were disqualified even after scoring higher marks in the examinations. For example, a Karnataka student with an all India JEE rank of below 5000 was disqualified due to his 12thpercent of 86%, which was not in 20 percentile. On the other hand an Odisha student with the all India rank of 9000 got a chance even after scoring just 78%. Hence, this is certainly not a good change for the low scorers in JEE advanced, as their seats might be occupied with more deserving candidates this year.   To sum it all up, this is a welcome change as it has more rewards than punishments. These changes also uphold the welfare of the deserving and also bring the students from all states and education boards under the same umbrella. Another impact of this change is that the JEE Advance score again becomes the decider. No matter how you perform in your 12th board, you will have to prove your mettle in the JEE Advance examination. The admission chances for high scorers in this examination will remain the same, while the low scorers might get into trouble.   iDC is focused on helping students choose a career in which their potential is maximized. In case you have any query relating to IIT, please post it here: SUBMIT

Milestones towards a Happy and Satisfied Career

Milestones towards a Happy and Satisfied Career : “We think our fathers’ fool, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so”. These golden words of Alexandre Pope holds true for every generation. Change is the only constant in life and it is very true when it comes to education and career selection. Every generation, has a common job that every parent want their child to pursue. Before few generations, it was government job, last generation was engineering and medical and this generation is MBA. Kids of all these generations have been perplexed about why all parents direct their kids towards the same jobs. What parents are actually looking for is a stable and happy life for the kids and hence, they motivate their kids towards the career, they feel has the most career opportunities. But what is a stable life? Is it just a job that fetches good salary or does it require something more? Statistics reveal that, from an era when hobbies, skills and jobs where considered separately, to today when people are discovering career options based on their skills and hobbies, the work satisfaction is increasing and hence there is an increase in the happiness quotient. So, what sort of job can ensure you a stable and happy professional life? A happy professional life is nothing but a place where a person gets to do a work, which he likes doing and where he can innovate and make significant contributions.  Today, every company puts in a lot of effort to make the work place a place where people like to come and work happily. The reason behind this effort is the changing social expectation. It has been seen that a person performs better when he is free and happy. Many people believe that it is very difficult to find the right profession for them. But, contrarily, it is not that difficult. It is all about taking small right steps at the right time. The seed of future happiness and satisfaction has to be sown today. People who have clarity of what they want to be in future and work towards it from today, don’t only reach there early, but also have a better sense of achievement. Having said that, this journey towards a happy and content future has several important milestones. We should meet the requirements of each milestone before moving ahead. All these milestones cater to our dreams and play significant role in our life. Out of these, the most important milestones are course, college and career. These three vital ‘Cs’ have the maximum impact on our career and life.   Let us discuss these three Cs individually. First C: - Course Selection: Course selection is the most important milestone in one’s career.  It is the first step towards your future identity. For some people, it is very easy; they have always been in love with a subject or field and they know that it is the only thing they want to do all their life. But, for most of the people, life is not that ‘black or white’. Most of us get confused, when it comes to choosing something that we’ll have to stick to all through their life. If you are confused, don’t worry! It’s very natural to get confused and even the most successful people of our time, got confused when they were young. One can easily pick-out the right course for them by considering a few factors. The most important factor is passion. When you have passion, even a difficult task seems easy. All courses have their own hardships, passion in the field can keep motivating you to achieve more and more. Another important factor is your aptitude. All courses require certain amount of skills and attitude towards looking at things. Aptitude tests can let you know which field matches your profile and can direct your passion. Once you know your interest and passion, and you know that you are fit to tackle the challenges in a course, you can select the course and move to the second milestone.   Second C: - College Selection: Once you know your skills and interest, you will need a platform to polish yourself and prove your acumen. A right college provides you with this platform. It not only empowers you with knowledge and wisdom, it also works towards helping you refine your dreams and finding the career that is best for you. But, is it easy to find the right college? It is not as easy as it is considered! In a survey recently, 70% of the students reported that ranking helps the least in finding a right college. College selection is a multi-layered process. One should start by looking for certain important factors like courses offered, faculty, infrastructure, placement history, medium of instruction, etc. A right college is a cocktail of all these factors. Due to abundance of colleges, it becomes difficult to find the one college that can fit your profile the best. Hence, it is advised that you should start this process early and then take a well-informed decision.   Third C: - Career Selection: Out of the 24 hours in a day, we have 16 productive hours. And, in our professional life, we’ll be investing more than 9 hours daily in the career we choose. Hence, career selection is the process where you have to choose the work that you’ll be doing almost half of your life. There are many career options related to every course and you have to find the one career that gives you the chance to follow your passion and exhibit your skills. It is the most important milestone because, if you go wrong here, all your efforts in the first two milestones will be futile. Let’s take help of an example to understand this milestone clearly. Imagine you like writing and reading a lot and hence you choose B.A in English literature as your graduation course. You find the college that has some famous writers and literary experts in the faculty and has a huge library and also hosts many literary gatherings every year. After completion of your graduation and master’s degree, you get the following career options: content writing and digital media, paper media and journalism, publication industry or teaching. All though, paper media and journalism can offer you a comparatively higher pay package initially, it might not be the right choice for you as you won’t get enough scope to follow your passion and exhibit your creativity. The best option for you in this case will be going for content writing and digital media, where you’ll have a large scope of showcasing your writing skills and knowledge.   From the above example, we understand how important these milestones are and that you can find the right career by just meeting these milestones in the right time. Career counselling and guidance can help you tackle with these milestones effectively. A professional career counsellors can hand held you through the complete career selection process by finding your strengths, weaknesses, interests and passions. They can help you in finding the right college and getting through the admission process smoothly. They can then inform you about all the career options open for you and let you know about the pros and cons of each one of them, so that you can take an educated decision. This makes counselling the 4th important “C” in the career selection process. To sum it all up, your journey from being a student to a happy and satisfied professional is like a voyage, where happy and satisfied life is the destination. Course is your ship, which takes you towards the destination, college is the port that prepares you for the long journey and empowers you to tackle all the obstacles and career selection is the ship’s steering wheel that takes you towards the destination. Career guidance is a small compass kept on the ship’s deck board that keeps guiding you towards the direction in which your destination lies.    iDC is focused on helping students choose a career in which their potential is maximized. In case you have any career related query, please post it here: SUBMIT