Featured Posts

10 New Age Careers in Technology

Jun 2018

Read More

iDC Official Blog

BITSAT 2017, Application Process, Dates, Exam Pattern

BITSAT 2017, Application Process, Dates, Exam Pattern : BITSAT 2017 Notification   BITSAT-2017 is a Computer based online test for Admissions to Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad.  Programs Offered Eligibility Criteria For admission to all programs except BPharm - Candidates should have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Maths, and adequate proficiency in English.  For admission in BPharm - Candidates should have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Maths, and adequate proficiency in English. However candidates with PCM is also allowed to apply for BPharm program.  Candidate should have scored 75% marks in class 12th aggregate of PCM or PCB.  Candidate who have appeared Class 12th exam in 2016 or if appearing in 2017 are only allowed to apply for BITSAT BITSAT-2017 Exam Pattern Important Dates   Application Link - Click Here   --- If you would have further queries regarding BITSAT-2017 or need career guidance please email us at support@idreamcareer.com or call us at 9555990000. 

At the click of the Law: Opportunities in Cyber Law

At the click of the Law: Opportunities in Cyber Law : Internet today is a necessity more than a privilege and so has been declared in the United Nations. The World Wide Web (www) or the internet, is an alternative universe. It is the virtual world where we exist, speak our minds with family and friends. It is also a space where details of financial and transactional details, sensitive documents, personal records and many other ‘properties’ are stored. But who’s there to protect it all? According to a recent the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) report, India has more internet users than the total population of the US and has become the second largest country by the number of internet users after China with 354 million users actively using the net. While you may have signed petitions for Net Neutrality, worried about the big brother taking over our privacy on the internet or heard about various financial and banking frauds, how can you take a more proactive part in enhancing the cyber laws of India? Just 20 years ago, Indian was just waking up to the internet, just like many other countries in the world. Like a small baby, we are still learning the cause, effect and the various uses and misuses that are inherent to the age of internet. And to protect us from a few malicious causes and misuses of the internet, cyber law, the law meant for the internet came into being. Cyber is a word used to define the culture of virtual reality, information technology, etc. And the laws that protect these spaces – both from perpetrators and intruders are called Cyber Laws. Across the globe, these laws are in their nascent stage, growing along with the ever-expanding purview of information technology. A career in Cyber Law is an exciting one because it is a growing field. Every once in a while a new anomaly is found, and most of the days, it is fixed. While most laws deal with an actual, physical world and its rights, Cyber Law is just expanding to identify the internet world and its rights there.   India and Rising Cyber Crime  In India the Information Technology Act, the first cyber law act was introduced in 2000. According to National Crime Record Bureau reports, there has been an increase of 60.06% in cases registered and 64.15% in arrests made under IT act since 2012 and the number continues to rise. Similarly, an increase of 73.54% in cases registered and 55.14% in arrests made under IPC since 2012.    Kind of Cyber Threats - Cyber terrorism - Industrial espionage - Phishing - Credit card frauds - Viruses, Spam, etc Basically crimes that are computer related and facilitated crimes.   Education A candidate who aspires to be a cyber lawyer needs to study more that what his basic law degree offers by undergoing training in internet processes, and understanding technicalities of computers, communication devices and the internet space. There are many short-term online certification courses that range from 6 months to a year for people who want to be consultants or are existing lawyers. These courses are tightly-packed to give you the basic understanding of cyber laws. Institutes India INDIAN LAW INSTITUTE, Delhi www.ili.ac.in Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning www.scdl.net Asian School of Cyber Laws www.asianlaws.org International Forensic Sciences Education Department www.ifs.edu.in   These courses range from Rs. 3,000 to Rs 10,000 for the entire course duration. If you are a lawyer, these kinds of courses will aid you in exploring cyber law. However, if you belong to a non-legal background, you may become a consultant or an adviser to a company. Legal Education As a cyber lawyer, there is great opportunity to support IT and to make the best of the opportunity, particularly because of the rise on technology and use of the internet. The field also needs new talent to make laws and execute them. If you are interested in making a career as a Cyber Lawyer, you will need to be trained in specialized education related to the field.  To step into the legal arena as a Cyber Lawyer, the first step is to at least possess a Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Law. Furthermore, post the degree, you will have to successfully clear national-level exam to obtain the license to practice. Law Schools in India National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru         www.nls.ac.in/           Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi http://clc.du.ac.in/ National Law University, Delhi www.nludelhi.in ILS Law College, Pune www.Ilslaw.wordpress.com Amity Law School, Delhi www.amity.edu Symbiosis Society’s Law College, Pune www.symlaw.ac.in NALSAR University www.nalsar.ac.in Gujarat National Law University www.gnlu.ac.in/ National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal www.nliu.ac.in/ Government Law College, Mumbai  http://glcmumbai.com/   The course fees for a law degree vary from college to college and therefore proper research into the course curriculum, affiliation and fee structure should be carried out before taking admissions. Abroad Harvard Law School, Us www.hls.harvard.edu Stanford Law School, US https://law.stanford.edu/ Georgetown University, US www.law.georgetown.edu London School of Economics and Political Science, UK www.lse.ac.uk University of Southern California, US www.usc.edu University of New South Wales, Australia www.unsw.com University of Birmingham www.birmingham.ac.uk California University of Pennsylvania www.calu.edu   Career  As a Cyber Law expert/ or a Cyber lawyer, there are many opportunities that you can have apart from the legal firms and court-rooms – lawyer, legal advisor or assistant. You can also lend your talent to IT firms, police department, business houses, public and private organisations, education and many more. What are the job roles? The starting salary of a cyber lawyer can be around Rs.7.5 lakh-Rs.9 lakh per year.   Challenges As cyber law is a new profession, there are bound to be several challenges. - Constant updating of knowledge, devices and news - Know-how of different technologies - Lack of role-models - Keep up with changing and upgraded laws - Performance based work environment The biggest challenge of a Cyber Lawyer is the immense hard work and patience that is required for the job. An eye for detail and an inherent understanding of technology are the important qualities that make a successful cyber laywer.

Railways: A journey to a dynamic career

Railways: A journey to a dynamic career : Railways offers diverse opportunities for individuals with diverse career background. It is a rapidly expanding sector with never a period of recession. Grab an exciting job in the railways and accelerate your career. We all have journeyed through trains and found them fascinating. The long tail running through the forests, mountains, over the bridges and under the tunnels and moves endlessly from one corner to another is nothing less than a wonder. If there is quest to know more, to discover railways from deeper dimensions, accelerate your skills and join such a dynamic system. It is not just hundreds of trains running daily, but a dense system of mechanical, technical organizations and vast infrastructure with precision in management and a community of thousands of employees. The lifeline and the pride of the country, “The Indian Railways” is 150 years long and is the largest network of connectivity as well as huge personnel. It offers job opportunities to thousands of employees with different academic backgrounds and qualifications. Being the second largest commercial employer in the world, the Indian Railways is a golden opportunity for all young aspirants.  What is remarkable about the system is that there is never a recession and it is continuously progressing. Join the Indian Railways for opportunities and a glorified career. Eligibility There are jobs available in railways after tenth and twelfth standards Through the Railway Recruitment Board, selection procedure is done for the several vacancies in different departments. Diploma courses are done by people to enhance their skills and get promotions and pay hikes. The IT wing of the Indian Railways is the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) and it is Headquatered at New Delhi. It is an autonomous organization and has Regional offices in Kolkata, Secunderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi. CRIS is related to the technical operations in the railway system and it provides multiple opportunities for IT graduates. Students skilled in developing software such as C#, C, C++, Java can apply for these jobs. B-Tech in Computer Science and Electronics can appylt for job opportunities in the technical wing involved in development, maintenance and implementation of the Reservation System, Ticketing System, e-Procurement System, Freight Operations Information System (FOIS) and other IT related wings. Mechanical and Civil Branch graduates can work the engine design and railway track development wings. Engineering Services Examination as well as Civil Services Examination is required to clear for getting jobs at higher posts in the Railways. Graduates in commerce and mathematics can apply for audit and finance department of the railways. Railway Institutes   Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management (IRITM) Professional Training of IRTS Probationalry officers, Appreciation Courses for Probationary Officers (Mid Career Training Programmes, Special Courses) Lucknow http://www.iritm.indianrailways.gov.in/ The Institution of Permanent Way Engineers  Diploma Courses (IT) Pune http://www.ipweindia.com/index.html   Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE)  Training courses for Mechanical & M&C courses Jamalpur (Patna) http://www.irimee.indianrailways.gov.in/   Institute of Rail Transport Rail Transport and Management, Transport, Economics and Management, Multi-modal Transport Courses New Delhi http://www.irt-india.com/   The Indian Railways Institute of Logistics & Materials Management (IRILMM) Diploma Courses New Delhi http://www.irilmm.com/     Several Entrance Exams   Service Examination Qualification Age Limit Indian Railway Service of Engineers ( IRSE ),  Indian Engineering Services  Engineering as graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IREE Combined Engineering Service Examination Engineering as graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers(IRSME)   Combined Engineering Service Examination Engineering as graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers(IRSEE) Combined Engineering Service Examination Engineering as graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS)   Combined Engineering Service Examination Engineering as graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Indian Railway Traffic Service(IRTS)   Civil Services Examination Graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Railway Protection Force   Civil Services Examination Graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)   Civil Services Examination Graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)   Civil Services Examination Graduation 21 to 30 years on 1st August   Indian Railway Medical    Service(IRMS)   Combined Medical Services Examination  Medical Degree 21 to 30 years on 1st August  Commercial Apprentice, Assistant Station Master, Traffic Apprentice, Clerk Railway Non Technical Cadre Exam Graduation for Grace B, C jobs 18 to 27 years on 1st August  Railway Recruitment Service Railway Non Technical Cadre Exam Engineering Degree 18 to 27 years on 1st August  Sub Inspectors/ Constables RPF Sub Inspectors/ Constables Exam Intermediate/ 10+2 Science background 20-25 years Sub Inspectors 18-25 years Constables Assistants, Clerk (LDC), Attendant, Driver, Constable, Village Administrative Officer (VAO), Stenographer, Data Entry Operator, Junior Assistants, Peon   Railway Recruitment Examination Intermediate/ 10+2 18 to 25 years       Opportunities in railways The movements of the trains are operated by the operations department and it includes several jobs of inspectors and supervisors at control offices and stations. The qualified candidates are trained for two years at Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration in Mussouri. During the third year, job training followed by clearance of departmental examinations gives a confirmed post as officers Assistant Operations Superintendent (AOS) or as Assistant Commercial Superintendent (ACS) at the Divisional Headquarters. Promotions and experience can lead to the post of Operations Manager or Senior Divisional Commercial Managers and the top most position as Operations or Commercial Chief Managers at Zonal Level. Engineers or technical graduates are appointed at the post of railway officers and have work in fields such as planning, construction, maintenance and installation of railway tracks, buildings and bridges. Individuals can also clear the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) and Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME). The finances and accounts of the railways are handled by large personnel that are appointed through Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS). This service provides opportunities for students with mathematics and accounts background. Finance managers, management students and Chartered Accountants can avail prestigious job opportunities. Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) provides job opportunities for thousands of officers that are employed in work related to staff welfare activities, recruitment, training, promotion, informing and transfer of staff and other departments’ related activities. Individuals interested in police personnel can work as a para military force through Railway Protection Service. Railways are the largest operating public sector industry in the country and require proper planning for it to flourish. Indian Railway Stores Services deals with the activities related to the five year plan of the railways. Other job opportunities include clerical jobs as that at the ticket counter or Ticket Inspectors. Railways also recruit students after twelfth class and diploma holders at grade C and D posts.   Salaries   The diversity of jobs available in the Railways has different posts and pay scales. Education and experience add to the salary hike. There are four groups D, C, B, A of the railway staff with a different salary structure. After the 6th Pay Commission, the salaries hiked to a great extent.  For the D level the staffs are cleaners, guards and they get 7000 INR at entry level grade pay per month, while for the C group employees, the salaries range from 7730 – 18150 INR per month. For B group officers (technicians, ticket collectors, junior engineers), the salaries range from 21000-30000 INR per month and for the group A officers (IRAS, IRPS, IRSSE) the pay scale range from 46000- 53000 INR per month. Apart from the salaries, the employees are also given perks and bonus. After the seventh pay commission, predicted to be implemented since January 2016, the salaries are estimated to hike by 23.55 percent. Railways are stretched all across with job opening available everywhere in the country. Professionals are also sent abroad for training and skill enhancement programmes. Career in railways is accompanies by handsome salaries, job security and a good professional status. Come and become a part to such a dynamic system let your career travel new heights.  

Globalize your career with International Relations

Globalize your career with International Relations : International relations is not confined as a theoretical subject, but has developed as a dynamic career field. It is an interesting subject dealing with the tessellating relations amongst nations. Learn how to seek career opportunities amongst relations between nations.   The twenty first era was marked by the advent of globalization. It led to increased dependency amongst nation states and international relations strengthened. It has opened tremendous career opportunities for people interested in global political environment and international relations. If you love reading about the relations amongst nations and want to explore more in this field, then here are several career options that can lead to a well established career. International relations is one of the most diverse career options that has an amalgamation of intellect, connectivity, handsome salaries and global impact. Eligibility International Relations as a career offer great opportunity for well qualified individuals. After twelfth standards in any stream and graduation with minimum 55 percent can pursue masters in International Relations. Most of the graduates in Political Science prefer post graduation in International Relations. The subject offers research courses in multiple streams such as West Asia, International Organization, South East Asian Nations, Regional and International Politics, Diplomacy and Disarmament and other fields. Masters in Philosophy and doctorate can be pursued in the International Relations. Colleges offer masters in International Relations and students can be admitted after qualifying entrance examination of respective universities. For pursuing studies beyond post graduation, entrance examinations along with interviews needs to be qualified. Since the seats are limited, there is extreme competition amongst the students and thorough theoretical knowledge and efficent grasp over the subject is required. Fee Structure Internships are avialable for international relations students in several research organizations and international public policy institutes. The annual tution fees for masters programme range from 7000 INR to 25000 INR. International Relations courses are available in leading universities abroad where only the most desrving candidates can claim a seat. The annual fees structure range from 500000 to 1200000 INR. Career Path                                                                       Institutes India Institutes Courses City Website Jawaharlal Nehru University M.A,  M. Phil., Doctorate Delhi http://www.jnu.ac.in/ Delhi University  M.A Delhi http://www.du.ac.in/du/ South Asian University M.A Delhi https://www.nliu.ac.in/ Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts M.A Pune http://www.ssla.edu.in/ Jadavpur University  M.A. Kolkata http://www.jaduniv.edu.in/ Christ University M.A. Bangalore http://www.christuniversity.in/ Mahatma Gandhi University M.A. Kottayam, Kerala, http://www.mgu.edu.in/ Pondicherry University M.A. Jodhpur http://www.pondiuni.edu.in/     Worldwide Institute Courses City, Country Website Cambridge University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Cambridge, U.S. https://www.cam.ac.uk/  Harvard University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Cambridge, Massachusetts, US http://www.harvard.edu/ New York University  Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral New York, US http://www.nyu.edu/   Yale University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Yale, US   http://www.yale.edu/   Princeton University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral New Jersey, US http://www.princeton.edu/main/ University of California Post-graduation, Doctoral, Berkeley, US http://www.berkeley.edu/ Stanford University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Stanford, US https://www.stanford.edu/   University of Michigan Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Ann Arbor, U.S. https://www.umich.edu/        Opportunities and Salaries Globalization and increased interdependency have brought the world closer. New issues that have emerged such as human rights, poverty, refugees, terrorism, hunger, health and several others that are no longer confined within national borders. International Relations have thus developed an extremely increasing scope and career opportunities are vibrant in this field. International Relations professionals can become political journalists and analysts of diplomatic relations. In government sector boundless opportunities are available as policy analysts, Indian foreign services and in diplomacy department. Job opportunities related to political and legal advisor as bureaucrats are available. International organizations such as the United Nations, European Union, ASEAN, and other global/ regional organizations, both governmental and nongovernmental sectors offer jobs with prestige and handsome salaries for International Relations pass outs. Law is also a good option where individuals can work in field of trade regulations, export regulations and international business. Job opportunities are also available in NGO’s such as CARE, Amnesty International and Red Cross where qualified individuals in international relations can apply for several posts. Researchers, lecturers and professors are other job profiles for international relations graduates and post graduates. The pay scale of international relations scholars varies on the basis of qualifications, experience and firms worked in. For lecturers in prestigious universities, the monthly salaries range from 30000- 75000 INR. Political scientists and policy analysts are also well paid with above mentioned range and gain recognition for representing the nation at various international platforms. International organizations hire deserving candidates that get handsome salaries and several perks. Job opportunities in international relations have multiple benefits. The candidates are well paid, it is a highly respectable job, provides opportunities to be presented nationally and globally and it is a job of intellect and endeavors for national and international growth.      International relations is filled with multiple opportutnies with diverse sub categories. Today the world is no less than a global village and global interdependency is the need of the hour. International Relations thus, brings dynamic career oppoetunties for indiviudals dedicated towards this field.  

Enter the world of information, and glamor with a career in media studies

Enter the world of information, and glamor with a career in media studies : A Media study is a broad term which encompasses mass communications, PR, journalism and many more related wings. This field is comparatively new and its now being taken seriously all across the globe. In a country like India, media studies will have a very big role to play since it is directly linked with information handling and framing mindsets along with opinions of the masses. In a country as diverse as ours, there is immense scope of information handling and reporting. The way information is given and dealt with judiciously will make a difference in this industry. So as soon as someone chooses the career path of media studies, he or she should be prepared to take the responsibility of disseminating information and handling it in an unbiased way.   What are the bodies that employ media studies professionals? Creative industries and cultural industries make use of media studies graduates apart from media industry of course. The work areas where such professionals are required are PR and media practice, writing along with publishing, journalism, digital media and computer games, video and filmmaking, television and radio. The main employers of media studies professionals are colleges and universities   Marketing organizations Government bodies Civil services Communication agencies Newspaper industry Media companies publishing houses TV and radio companies PR consultancies     What are the colleges and universities that offer courses on media studies in India? Some of the good colleges in India that offer Bachelors, Masters, MPhil and PhD programs have been enlisted below. Serial No Names of Institutes Courses offered  1 Madras Christian College, Chennai Certificate Course in Online Journalism Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations (DAPR)  2 Kamala Nehru College for Women, Delhi B.A. Journalism  3 K.C. College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Mumbai Masters in Entertainment, media and advertising Bachelor in Mass Media  4 Indraprastha College for Women, New Delhi Bachelors Journalism  5 Tata Institute of Social Sciences MA in Media and Cultural studies PG Diploma in Community Media  6 Amity School Of Communication, Noida B.A. & M,A, (Film & Television Production) B.A.& M.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) - 3 Continent MBA Media management PhD in Mass communication  7 Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune MA Mass Communication  8 Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi B.A. Journalism  9 Christ University, Bangalore B.A., M.A. and MPhil. In Media and communication. The fees of such courses range from  Rs. 200000/-Rs. 600000/- for these courses in private institutions, while it is pretty affordable in normal degree colleges.   So how much can a media studies person make in India? Fortunately in India the career paths opening up after a stint in media studies are not dismal. Though it is a growing field but you can definitely do well by choosing to serve the field of media, here itself in India. The salary figures are interesting depending on what majors have they pursued after graduating in media studies.                     Source:Payscale   What are the institutes abroad to pursue media studies?   Here are some of the institutes to pursue media studies abroad. Serial No Name of Institutes Courses offered 1 University of Akron Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Interpersonal and Public Communication Master of Arts in Communication - Communication Studies Track 2 Johnson & Wales University - Providence Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Media and Communication Studies 3 Saint Peter's University Bachelor of Arts in Communication 4 Loughborough University London Digital Media Systems post graduation Internet and Media Clouds post graduation Sports Digital and Media Technologies postgraduation 5 University of New England (UNE) Advanced Diploma in Arts majoring in Screen and Media Studies 6 University of the West of Scotland Broadcast Production BA 7 University of Bristol Communications PhD Disability Studies (Inclusive Theory and Research) MSc 8 University of Hartford - Undergraduate Admissions Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Communication Studies Bachelor of Arts in Communication - Media and Journalism The fees amount can be really high for these courses ranging from Rs.800000/-Rs.3000000/- per year.   What are the career prospects of media studies abroad? It is desirable that if one has a degree in media studies from U.K. or U.S.A. it can be easier to land upon a job abroad. The course fees can be really enormous but then a capable person is more than compensated in the industry with a degree in media studies. Preferably you can work for free or do an internship of at least a year, even while pursuing the course to give you some experience. That way you can always do a better job when embarking on full fledged paid career in media studies. Salary figures can be quite enticing for a career in media studies if pursued abroad as shown below in the table.   Pros and Cons of a career in media studies Media studies professionals get to establish many kinds of contacts and hone their skills for effective communication. This renders them extremely malleable to fit into a wide variety of roles. Payment can be really good with many options to pursue career all across the world. But then the lifestyle of such people can be quite unpredictable. The work hours can be light to very hectic. Food preferences may need to be broadened to adjust in any situation. And travel schedules can be erratic however providing ample scope to discover people and places (can be quite perilous too).   Call for action India is in huge requirement of responsible unbiased media studies professionals. If a career in writing, reporting and handling of information seems attractive to you, then this nation is in need of qualified capable population like you.

Mining Engineering: Digging A Golden Career!!

Mining Engineering: Digging A Golden Career!! : Unconventional is the new conventional! Youngsters are opting for new, untrodden career paths today, from fashion designing to cosmetology, from cosmetic dentistry to fashion photography. Even engineering is not restricted to the traditional mechanical, electrical and computer engineering. With subjects like aeronautical engineering, mining engineering, agriculture engineering, etc. we have seen the rise of many alternative engineering courses in the past few decades. Let’s have a look at one of the special engineering course catching up rapidly with the already popular one.   Who am I?? Mining engineering is an engineering branch that involves the practice and application of technology for obtaining and processing minerals from the environment.  Mining Engineers design mines and apply engineering principles to the safe and effective extraction of natural resources from these mines. Mining engineers focus on creating mining equipment and techniques that are as friendly to the environment and cost effective. Work of a mining engineer can be an office job or a field job. Depending on the type of mine, they may work above ground in an open cast mine, or underground in a traditional mine. Mining Engineers should be prepared to travel and stay away from home for extended periods.   What Do WE Mining Engineers Do? Mining Engineers often have to work in collaboration with Geologists and Metallurgical Engineers to locate and evaluate new mineral deposits. Mining Engineers are involved in the developing innovative equipment or monitor mineral-processing operations to separate minerals from dirt, rock, and other materials. They are involved in designing both open-pit and underground mines, supervise the operations of the mine, train mining staff and crew, oversee the design and construction of mine shafts and tunnels in underground mines, looking into methods for transporting minerals to the various processing plants. It is a mining engineer’s job to ensure that the mines are operated safely and in the most environmentally effective manner. They also observe the quality and quantity of production assess the efficiency of the mine operation. Mining engineers play a crucial role in finding solutions to pressing issues such as water and air pollution and land reclamation.   Educating Myself Aren’t sure whether mining engineering is for you. Are you good at maths and science? Do you have an interest in natural resources? Do you love problem-solving? Do you love the outdoors? Are you interested in working underground? Then you are made for a brilliant career in mining. A Bachelor’s of Science degree from a recognized institute in Mining Engineering is all you require. Master’s degree programs in mining engineering are typically two-year programs. Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th). A minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th) is required. In addition to it you will need to have strong problem-solving abilities, as well as the ability to communicate effectively. A Mining Engineer should archetypally be able to visualize three-dimensional objects from 2-dimensional drawings.   A list of some of the good colleges that offer this course are: Name of Institute Enterance Test Official Website Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Jee Advanced www.iitkgp.ac.in Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad JEE Mains & JEE Advaced www.ism.ac.in/ Acharya Institute of Technology, Bangalore CET/COMEDK/University/PGCET www.acharya.ac.in/ Regional Engineering College, Rourkela JEE Mains www.nitrkl.ac.in Orissa School Of Mining, Keonjhar Odisha Jee www.osme.net.in   Top Mining Colleges in the World Name of Institute Enterance Test Official Website Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University SAT /ACT + TOEFL/IELTS http://www.vt.edu/ Michigan Technological University TOEFl/IELTS http://www.mtu.edu/ Pennsylvania State University SAT /ACT + TOEFL/IELTS http://www.psu.edu/ Colorado School of Mines SAT /ACT + TOEFL/IELTS http://www.mines.edu/ University of Exeter IELTS http://www.exeter.ac.uk/ University of Kentucky SAT /ACT + TOEFL/IELTS http://www.uky.edu/   Scope and remuneration: Ranging from complex aircraft parts to paints, minerals have a wide variety of use in diverse industries. From the road we drive on to the building we live in, everything needs different minerals or their by-products. Mining enterprise across the world has evolved in last few decades with technological erudition brought in mining workplaces. Mineral Industry needs highly proficient engineers and scientists. With the increasing significance of mining activities, a career in mining has become a lucrative option now. Jobs are available in both government and the private sector.The starting salary for a mining engineer in india can be between 3-6 lakhs per anum.  Some of the organizations that hire mining engineers are The Indian Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey of India, Coal India, Tata Steel, Reliance, ONGC, HCL, NALCO and Neyveli Lignite. Countries like Saudi Arabia, UK, Qatar and Kuwait also provide lucrative career opportunities for interested candidates with the salary ranging from $64,000 to $98,000 per annum. The private sector has higher salaries whereas government sectors have higher perks.   To sum it all The demand of mining Engineers has become very important with swelling demand for technological innovation and safe mining. Be it a mountain, desert, in the ocean, across India or the world. You’ll probably find mining engineers working in all of these places sweating away on mining assignments. Explore the many aspects of mining engineering from exploration to production and mine closure. Best of luck…. Dig a Golden career for yourself!!

Career in Optometry

Career in Optometry : Recent statistics show that every third blind person in the world is an Indian. There are millions of other people suffering from various other kinds of defect in their eyes. Optometry is the right career option for those who are interested in alleviating human suffering. In an overly populated country like India, the demand for optometrists is very high and is expected to rise further in the coming years. A recent survey has shown that in India, the population to optometrist ratio is two lakh to one, whereas it is ten thousand to one in developed countries like the US.Industry estimates in India predict a requirement of over two lakh institutionally-qualified optometrists as opposed to the current availability of a meagre 5,000.   Optometry is a science that is associated with the structure, working and function of the human eye. This profession is related toexamination, correct diagnosis and proper treatment of the eyes. It deals with optical symptoms, using lenses and other optical aids, refractive errors and their correction. An optometrist is a doctor of optometry (O.D.), and not a medical doctor. S/he has to work through various vision therapies to treat abnormalities, and can prescribe drugs for the eyes. If surgery is required, the patient is sent to an ophthalmologist (M.D.). In USA, optometry is the sixth most sought-after profession.   Primary responsibilities of an optometrist Perform regular eye examinations Practice orthoptics Offer counselling services and low-vision aids Assess and diagnose systemic diseases, and Refer patients to appropriate specialists   The Payoff In India, the current pay scale for qualified optometrists is around Rs 2.5-6 lakh per annum, depending on experience. They can also start their own venture to earn more.         Source: Payscale Skills One should be willing to serve people. The job of an optometrist involves working with lenses, which requires a high level of accuracy and precision. So, one should be able to perform tasks with clockwork precision. Since the job of an optometrist requires that one has to work in a team with ophthalmologists and other technicians, team spirit is of utmost importance. Ascientific bent of mind is also absolutely necessary.   How do I get there? One should have completed 10+2 (science stream) with at least 50 per cent marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics and English taken together in order to do a Bachelor’s degree in clinical optometry. After taking a BSc degree, students can opt for M. Opt, M. Phil., M.S.and follow it up with a Ph.D in India or abroad. In addition to this, in the US, students can also pursue an O.D. (doctor of optometry) programme from any of 18 accredited U.S. universities.The eligibility criteria for pursuing a diploma course in optometry are a pass in Class X or Class XII. Those who have completed a diploma course in clinical optometry are eligible to get direct admission to the third year of the degree course in optometry.   Institutes & URLs Some Indian universities are: S. No. University 1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 2. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P. 3. Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati 4. Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh 5. Patna Medical College, Patna 6. Grewal Eye Institute, Chandigarh 7. BharatiVidyapeeth Medical College, Pune 8. Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University   Overseas Rank Universities 1 UC Berkeley (School of Optometry), USA 2 State University of New York (College of Optometry) 3 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA 4 Perelman School of Medicine, USA 5 UW School of Medicine, Seattle 6 David Geffen School of Medicine, UC Los Angeles   Fees For bachelor courses in Indian private universities, it is generally in the range of 2.5 to 4 lakhs per annum. The same for diploma courses is generally between 2 to 2.5 lakhs. In government colleges, it is much lower than this. Overseas, the course fee is in the range of $20,000-$35,000 per annum.   Pros & Cons Secure job and income Recession-proof profession Option to choose one’s own timings, work on part-time basis if one has to study further, or if situations demand Institutionally qualified optometrists are indispensable,whether it is a small, medium or large size eye hospital/institution Cannot prescribe any medication   Conclusion Experts have predicted a severe crunch in manpower in this field in the years to come. Owing to this, and the fact that this is a highly competent specialization which requires continuous upgradation of knowledge, it is an exciting career option for youngsters. It is also the kind of profession that gives you immense satisfaction by curing patients suffering from ailments in one of their most vital body parts-the eyes.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Multiply your academic growth with Mathematics | Career in Hospitality Management: Make the world your workplace | Spin the wheel of fortune with a career in Equity Research | Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot | Lending a listening ear: Career in Audiology | Romancing the sea: Career in Marine Engineering | The good, the witty and the clever- Philosophy combines all! | Cure the world with a career in Physiotherapy 

Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot

Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot : A globe-trotting career, office at 30,000 feet above ground and an adventurous life are a few perks of being a commercial pilot. Not to mention the awesome feeling of visiting numerous countries and becoming a role-model to many around. Have you ever dreamt of flying to far-away lands, been drawn to a uniform and waking up to adventures?  Being a commercial pilot can fulfill all your dreams and also earn you a good salary while you’re at it. According to the IBEF (India Brand Equity Foundation), India’s civil aviation industry is on a high-growth trajectory. India aspires to be the third-largest in the world aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. These predictions, increased low-cost airlines and international aviation industry have opened doors for extremely lucrative salaries in Indian as well asinternational airlines. A commercial pilot requires much more than passion though. This is a highly specialized profession which requires extensive knowledge of air navigation, meteorological report and operating highly sophisticated technology. All this while being the protector and leader to the flight crew and passengers under all kinds of conditions while flying in a metal box, thousands of feet above the ground! Not for the faint-hearted for sure.   Licenses to become a commercial pilot:  Student Pilot License (SPL) The first step towards many more to become a Commercial Pilot is getting an SPL, a license required to enroll in a flying club recognized by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India or abroad. To be eligible to apply, one needs to be at least 16 years old and a 10+2 pass-out with minimum result of 50%; and a science background with Chemistry, Maths and Physics. The application process starts with theory and oral tests on navigation, meteorology, air regulations, etc. Post that you’ll require to submit certificates of DGCA approved medical fitness, security clearance and a bank guarantee of Rs 10,000. When you successfully complete this exam you climb your first step towards becoming a commercial pilot, armed with an SPL certificate. The DGCA website regularly updates new regulations, requirements and approved centres. Private Pilot License (PPL) This is when you start your air-borne training, a total of 60 hours of various flying exercises after rigorous training. A suitable flying school in India or abroad should be chosen after good research and considering factors like place, cost, reputation of the club, etc. To be eligible for PPL, the pilot needs to appear for centre as well as DGCA theory tests about aviation and submit a medical fitness certificate from the AFCME (Air Force Central Medical Establishment) or IAM (Institute of Aviation Medicine). Commercial Pilot License (CPL) The final step to becoming a commercial pilot, CPL is obtained after you have finished at least 250 hours of extensive flying. CPL is granted to pilots after an intensive theory exam at their centre and DGCA exams on aviation and submitting medical fitness testscertificate from the AFCME or IAM. Post the CPL, certifications of instrument rating and type rating are also necessary.   Top Indian Institutes for Aviation While choosing an institute, factors like cost of flying and staying (a significant investment), reputation of the school and its review from its past students provide valuable insights. On an average the investment for the two years of pilot training and exercises are high, especially the flight costs but the returns justify the investment. Many education loans and scholarships are available. The top flying clubs/ institutes in India: Government Aviation Training Institute, Bhubaneswar www.aviationspaceindia.com/content/government-aviation-training-institute-gati Coimbatore Flying Club, Coimbatore www.bvgfc.org Indian Aviation Academy, Mumbai www.indianaviationacademy.com Jamshedpur Co-Operative Flying Club Ltd, Jamshedpur www.indiacatalog.com/profiles/aviation/jamshedpur_co-operative_flying_club.html Indira Gandhi RashtriyaUranAkademi, Uttar Pradesh www.igrua.gov.in Rajiv Gandhi Aviation, Secundrabad www.rgaviation.com   The fees in these institutes vary from Rs. 19 lakhs to Rs. 40 lakhs for the PPL and CPL.   Studying Abroad Contrary to two years in India, doing an aviation course abroad takes 6 to 8 months. The top flying clubs/ institutes abroad: CAE Oxford Aviation Academy (Has centres in India and abroad) www.caeoaa.com CTC Wings (Asia, UK and Australia) www.ctcaviation.com Flight Safety Academy, USA www.flightsafetyacademy.com Pan AM International Flying Academy, USA www.panamacademy.com Singapore Flying College, Singapore               www.sfcpl.com   Each flying club has different fee structure for licenses. Candidates can submit necessary details on their official websitesand receive a reply with comprehensive fee structure, batch dates and further procedures. The investment in these institutes will be significantly higher than in India and could cost between Rs. 50 lakh to 70 lakh on an average.  You may also search for alternative options of aviation courses from Malaysian and Singaporean clubs/institutes which are also popular among Indian and other Asian airlines.   Job Opportunities   Recruitment in the aviation sector is anticipated to be on the rise with the boom in tourism and flight travel. Introduction of new carriers like Air Asia, Vistara; addition of more routes by global carriers, development of new airports and modernization of existing ones have increased employment opportunities in the industry. The starting salaries of a trainee pilot can be around Rs. 1.5 lakh for flying 50 hours a month, with a significant raise within the next six months. Top local recruiters in the industry are carriers like Indigo, Air Asia &SpiceJet. International players like Etihad, Emirates, Qatar Airlines usually swoop on senior officers with attractive salaries. Apart from the salary, international airlines offer benefits like tax-free income,free housing, schooling and medical expenses and a chance to fly to international destinations solo or with family for free.  A word of caution however – Even as the Indian aviation industry grows by leaps and bounds, the airline companies are struggling financially – laying down many pilots, recruiting only experienced pilots or recruiting at very low salaries. The fuel prices, extremely competitive fares and the need to revamp Indian aviation policies and taxes are costing dearly to the airline companies.   Scholarships   Many Indian flying clubs/ institutes offer scholarships in various categories.  Indira Gandhi RashtriyaUranAkademi, Uttar Pradesh Two scholarships of Rs 4 lakh each given on merit-cum-means basis per batch. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation, Secunderabad Two scholarships for female pilots on merit-cum-means up toRs 3 lakh each per batch.  JRD Tata Memorial Scholarships JRD Tata Trust offers up to Rs 10 lakh per year to trainees as decided by its Board of Directors.  Scholarships of SC/ST Candidates  Government scholarships areavailable for eligible SC/ST candidates.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Lending a listening ear: Career in Audiology | Romancing the sea: Career in Marine Engineering | The good, the witty and the clever- Philosophy combines all! | Cure the world with a career in Physiotherapy | Rule the skies: Globe-trotting as a Cabin Crew | Establish a shinning career in Astronomy

What after 10th? Career Counselling after 10th - iDreamCareer

What after 10th? Career Counselling after 10th - iDreamCareer : What after 10th? Career Counselling after 10th.   Finally, the 10th exams are over and the results are out. Now you stand in the Robert Frost’s ‘crossroads’. What will you do next ? Will you take the road less travelled or go for the one trodden by many ? For the first time in your life, you’ll have to face a question that might haunt you all your life, “what are you going to do after this” ? This question will pop-up from time to time, whenever you reach an important milestone in your life. Many students find this question intimidating if they are not clear about their career ambitions or how to reach it. With the end of school life, begins a life where you have to start taking some important decisions. It is important to have a clear career plan for a smooth passage from your school life to a happy professional life. It’s time to choose a stream after 10th and if you don’t have an in-depth knowledge of the choices that you have ahead of you, you might end-up in a career that is not made for you. It is common among students going through this transition phase to get influenced by misinformation and end up making wrong decisions. An individual’s decision making skill is the most sought-after skill in each and every career; no matter which job you do, your success will be based on the reasoning applied behind the decisions you take. This skill is spurred in a student from time to time and it starts right after you finish your 10th grade. Before 10th, the only choice you made was selecting your second language. After 10th the story changes, for the first time, you have the steering wheel of your career. For most of the students, this phase appears like a complex maze with lots of doors leading to the different direction, and it becomes difficult to find the door that leads towards the student’s dream career. Thus, it becomes indispensable to avail career counselling after 10th. Let us try to look at this maze from above so that we can connect the doors that will lead you towards your dream. Before knowing the solution let us look at some common dilemmas faced by parents and the kids. A plethora of career options after 10th:  This is one of the biggest problem faced by the parents. If we go back a decade or two, when your parents were in your place, all they had to choose was between mathematics and biology. This is not the case anymore, there are many options available and as it is said, more options mean more chances of making the wrong choice. What to consider: While making any decision in life you need to keep in mind the consequences of the choice you make. Similarly, after your 10th you should not only look at the future and make a decision according to the career you want but also consider your past and make the decision based on your strengths and weaknesses. Selecting Board: After 10th, you have the option of sticking to the same education board or going for a different board. This decision should be taken after understanding the difficulty level of every board. For example, if you have studied in state board till your 10th, you should be ready to face the difficulty, if you want to shift to boards like CBSE or IGCSE. Why make a choice? : Commonly, students are advised to keep their options open and go with the general science, arts or commerce streams. While this advice works for many, some students feel that they are burdening themselves with a subject they are weak in and could have easily omitted and improved their performance. The career counselling after 10th explore your potential and help you make a right career choice. Is this an important step? : Many parents ask this question and feel that this is not a very important choice of life and can be taken again after grade 12th. On the contrary, this may be the first but also a decision which gives your career a direction. It’s always better to start early. Every student has a unique set of skills, strengths, and weaknesses and hence it’s very important to take unique decision for every student. The career experts while offering career guidance after 10th explore the students’ set of skills and help them choose a right career path. Before you choose a stream after 10th, it is necessary to understand all of them. Let us now look at the three major streams you have to select from after 10th standard. At this point, you have to select among one out the following three streams; arts, science and commerce. All these streams lead towards different career scopes. Let us look into these streams individually: Science: This is the most chosen stream for 10+2 education. This stream offers many lucrative career options that the career experts make you understand during their career counselling after 10th.  It is also popular for the fact that it keeps your options open, i.e. a student is allowed to select commerce or arts after pursuing science in 10+2, while commerce and arts students cannot pursue science. In science stream, you have to take at least six subjects including one compulsory language. There are many options for subjects like mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science, IT, electronics, etc. The student should select the subjects that can lead them towards their prospective career. Arts: Although, Arts is one of the least preferred career options after 10th, it holds many exciting career opportunities. In arts stream, you have to select six subjects including one compulsory language and one optional language. Arts offers you a huge list of options to select the remaining four subjects which include, sociology, history, literature, psychology, political science, philosophy, economics etc. This stream can lead you towards career options like journalism, literature, social works, teaching, etc. Commerce: This is the second most popular choice among students in India. Commerce stream leads towards some of the highest paying and respected jobs like investment banking, chartered accountant, company secretaries, accounts and financial advisor, etc. The three major subjects taught in commerce stream are economics, accountancy and business law or business study. The subjects offered by most commerce colleges include business economics, business law, accountancy, auditing, income tax, marketing, etc. Just like the above two, even in commerce stream, the student has to select 6 subjects including one compulsory language. If you are still confused as you choose a stream after 10th, let’s discover how to simplify this maze by putting the right doors at the right place places. Like every other choice, all you need to do is look at the wider picture and take the decision keeping in mind your future aim and your past performance. Here are few things, you should consider while looking at the career options after 10th. Career: First and the most important thing to do is to think about a career you would like to pursue. Once you have the clarity regarding the needs of the chosen sector, remove all the subject options which would restrict your path to that career and replace them with subjects that can complement your choice. My performance: Nobody but you can best judge your strengths, weaknesses and skills. Look at the options left with you and understand which options are best suited to your strengths and the ones in which you will not have to pursue the subjects you are weak in.  If you are not sure about your forte, there are many aptitude tests available which can help you understand your strengths and weaknesses and also find the right career options for you. This would further shorten your list and you will be left with fewer options that are best suited for you. So now you have placed the second door leading towards your aim. Make sure to ask the expert offering you career counselling after 10th and career guidance after 12th about these tests. Right Exposure: Now that you are left with few options, take help from your parents, relatives or guidance counsellor to understand which choice can help add right exposure to your profile and give you a starting push towards your dream career. Once you have the right choice, all you need to do is check for the right school or junior college providing this subject choice and apply. This is how you put the final door in the right place and with every door you cross, you reach closer to your dream career. Hope this article helped you. We at idreamcareer.com help the students to identify right stream after class 10th, for more information please visit this link: https://idreamcareer.com/career-planning-program/class-9-and-10 Contact - 9555990000 Email - support@idreamcareer.com To see how our program help students in choosing a right stream and career, please watch this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdQ_9OSKI_4 For some of the reviews, please check below:        

Indian Oil Sports Scholarship 2015

Indian Oil Sports Scholarship 2015 : The objective of this scheme is to award Indian Oil Sports Scholarships to promising young players with a view to encourage talent and create a pool of sportspersons from whom to select sport appointees to the Corporation.   GAME WISE SCHOLARSHIPS The scholarship will be given in two categories i.e., ‘Elite Scholar’ and ‘Scholar’ to budding youngsters in sports arena for the following games:   S.No. Game Category Vacancies 1 Cricket Team game 12 2 Hockey Team game 12 3 Basketball Team game 07 4 Volleyball Team game 07 5 Football Team game 04 6 Kabaddi Team game 04 7 Tennis Individual game 05 8 Billiards & Snooker Individual game 03 9 Golf Individual game 04 10 Carrom Individual game 02 11 Badminton Individual game 09 12 Chess Individual game 05 13 Archery Individual game 07 14 Boxing Individual game 07 15 Gymnastics Individual game 05 16 Shooting Individual game 04 17 Swimming Individual game 07 18 Wrestling Individual game 07 19 Table Tennis Individual game 10 20 Athletics Individual game 19   Total 140    * No. of vacancies are as on date and may undergo a change   Eligibility Criteria (a) Age: 14-19 Years The applicant should be above the age of 14 years & below the age of 19 yrs as on 15th June, 2015. (b) Performance:   Elite Scholar Scholar Team Game  (Sr. No. 1 to 6 above) Representing country at junior or senior level Representing state team at junior or senior level Individual Game  (Sr. No.7 to 20 above) National ranking between 1-5 in juniors or sub juniors or semi finalist/finalist in national championship National ranking between 6-15 in juniors or sub juniors or semi finalist/finalist in national championship   Prices and Rewards: Rs. 9000 to 14000 per month for 3 years   How to apply  The sportsperson should submit the application necessarily in the formats given on the website with all columns duly filled along with passport size photograph. The last date for receipt of applications will be 15th June, 2015 and no applications will be entertained after the due date. The duly completed and signed applications should reach, either by post or mail, at following address on or before 15th June, 2015: SHRI MANDAR PHADKE MANAGER (ADMN) INDIANOIL CORPORATION LTD. G-9, ALI YAVAR JUNG MARG, BANDRA (EAST), MUMBAI 400051 Ph : 022-26447214   Email: mphadke@indianoil.in Click here to download the application form.   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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------