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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. 

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

Career in Biology: The Book of life

Career in Biology: The Book of life :   Biology involves dissecting Life itself in a metaphorical as well as literal sense. It is about deciphering the poetry that abounds in organisms everywhere and simultaneously challenging scientific limits of knowledge.   Biology, simply put, is about understanding how living organisms work. Biology studies an organism's origin, structure, evolution, taxonomy, function, distribution and growth. The crux is to understand and glean the knowledge which can then be extrapolated and pirouetted forward into a variety of career options. With the advent of technology, knowledge consolidation and dissemination has become amazingly sophisticated. Everything that has life on this earth can be studied under Biology. Most careers focus on a certain subset of Biology instead of being general about it, although attempting to do the latter is quite possible.Modern biology is a vast and eclectic field, composed of many branches and sub-disciplines. There are popular Biology fields that we will talk about here, since actually trying to pinpoint every career option which is a potential offshoot of Biology is for all practical purposes, impossible.The picture below tries to depict the various facets of Biology.   Education Under Graduate Course: For getting and admission in bachelor’s degree, the student must get the higher secondary school educationi.e. 10+2 with science subjects such as biology, physics and chemistry. The duration for this course is 3 years. Post-Graduation Course:  The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as biology, maths and chemistry. The duration for this course is 2 years. List of courses students can opt for, Diploma in Biomedical Sciences Diploma Course in Life Sciences Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Bachelor of Science in Biology Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences Master of Science in Biomedical Science Master of Science in Biology Master of Science in Biological Sciences Master of Science in Animal Breeding & Genetics Master of Science in Veterinary Medicine PG Diploma in Biomedical Sciences Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences Doctorate in Plant Molecular Biology   Specialization fields after Bachelors: Biology- Ecology Cryobiology Astrobiology Ornithology Neurobiology Socio-biology Parasitology Molecular Biology   Biomedical Sciences- Bacteriology Clinical chemistry Histology Histopathology Medical Biochemistry Immunology Transfusion Science Medical microbiology   Life Sciences- Biodynamics Zoology Neuroinformatics Molecular Biology Tissue Engineering Evolutionary Genetics Developmental Biology Cognitive Neuroscience   You could choose between Research and Education if you want yourself continually stumbling upon information, and that is something you find exciting and refreshing. You can then find yourselfon the cutting edge of scientific discoveries. Research is usually conducted at universities or labs and requires an advanced education within a more specialized skill or field, like medicine, nutrition or animal science.   Career Path     Fee Structure In India, For the Graduation studies, you might be ending up spending between INR 30,000 to INR 600,000. For the post-graduation program, you can look about shedding anything around INR 100,000 to INR 500,000. For studying in international universities, the cost of graduation will be an expense of INR 10,00,000 to INR 40,00,000, about the same for the Master’s program. The costing for studies will differ depending on the university and the courses you apply for.     List of Top Universities Top Universities for Biology in India: Rank Name of the College College Website 1 St. Stephen's College http://ststephens.edu/ 2 Loyola College http://loyolacollege.edu/ 3 St. Xavier's College http://xaviers.edu/main/ 4 Christ College http://christuniversity.in 5 Ramjas College www.ramjascollege.edu 6 Madras Christian College http://www.mcc.edu.in/ 7 Miranda House http://mirandahouse.ac.in 8 Hansraj College http://hansrajcollege.co.in/ 9 Fergusson College http://fergusson.edu/ 10 Hindu College http://hinducollege.org/   Top International Universities for Graduate and Post-graduate Programs: Harvard University United States www.harvard.edu University of Cambridge United Kingdom www.cam.ac.uk/ University of Oxford United Kingdom www.ox.ac.uk Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States www.web.mit.edu Stanford University United States www.stanford.edu California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States www.caltech.edu University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States www.berkeley.edu National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore www.nus.edu.sg Yale University United States www.yale.edu TH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland https://www.ethz.ch/en   Career Firstly, you can pursue a career in the Medical and related Health fields like Surgeon,Physician, Chiropractor, Nutrition, Dietician, Pharmacist, etc. Attempting to do the same would require a basic medical degree as a minimum requirement in most cases. If studying animals is something that you wish to indulge in, you could pursue a career in Animal sciences, such as a Marine Biologist, Zoologist, Veterinarian, Animal trainer, Fisheries biologist, etc. If studying plants is what you find interesting, you could look into becoming a Horticulturist,Botanist, Soil scientist, etc. There are plenty of career opportunities in biology, biomedical and life sciences. Students who are opting must have strong knowledge about science. Professionals with good skills can seek opportunities in research institutes. They could utilize the modern scientific tools and techniques in laboratory to understand how the life systems work. Life science has a lot of job options in different areas likechemical and physical sciences ormaterial and biomedicalengineering. Professional and skilled seekers in this career can also apply for teaching students in universities and colleges. Biomedical graduate students can apply for employment in the healthcare industries such as pharmaceutical, medical research industries, genetics, lab studies and technology orientedsales. Biotechnology and molecular biology are the top areas of employment as you are required to study in order to avoid the extinction ofnatural resources.   Some Job Types: - Lecturer or Professor Food Researcher Scientist Consultants Epidemiologist Educator in a Museum Biotech Engineer Pharmaceutical Engineer Food Processing Researcher Immunologist Biophysicist Nutritionist Laboratory technician Content Developer for biology   Salary Structure Pay-Packages after Bachelors Given the skills and a good Master’s degree or a PhD from a good institute, a biologist can expect earning a healthy package between INR 15,00,000 to INR 30,00,000, depending on the research or the education employers or companies you choose.   Final Note To conclude, you could consider thumbing through college catalogues to figure out what might be of interest to you in the Biology department. Today, there are innumerable course options, both for studying and researching, and in this article we could only depict a fraction of the glowing number of opportunities within Biology. Firstly, identify your interest by reading up on the course descriptions, only then decide which field of study you're most interested in pursuing. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles:  Boost the Economy as an Economist | The harmonies & symphonies of a career in Music | A Career in TV Anchoring: In the heart of the media bling | Shape Up Life and Style as a Nutritionist | Serving others to serve yourself: A career in Hotel Management | Empower your career through Life Science | Career in Gaming: An Industry that swallowed Hollywood 

Boost the Economy as an Economist

Boost the Economy as an Economist : The advent of twenty- first century marked an era of accelerated progress and economics as a career field saw an uproar providing immense opportunities to individuals passionate about the subject. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, CEO of Mastercard Ajaypal Singh Banga and World Bank Chief Economist Kaushik Basu are some of contemporary prominentIndian personalities that have inspired many of us in professional life. They are leading economists and people aspiring to become like them must see Economics as the right subject to study. The career has widened tremendously in the last two decades because of globalization and rapid economic development. The growth of any organization as well as a nation depends upon the economic policies undertaken. Economists are well qualified specialists and strategists who analyze, devise and predict economic trends. Based upon their theories and derivations, policies are implemented as action plans. The scope of the subject is significant at both national and international level because the ever increasing role of economics is being understood by nations & organizations. There is extensive demand for economic researchers, analysts, consultants and strategists who are well trained to understand the changing economic trends. Economic advisors are now seen as an inevitable part of any small or large scale organization. The field is highly interesting and offers a diversity of subjects within it. Banking, industrial sector, trade, commerce, taxation, finance, insurance and several other areas require basic to advance knowledge of economics. Thus, in order to establish a shinning career with great economic growth, economics can serve as the right career option.   Eligibility The subject requires in-depth study and research. Only the students interested in the subject and passionate about the economic trends of rise and fall must take up the subject. There is a great need for precision and concentration in the subject. After 10th standard, economics as a subject is available for students so that they can analyze their interest. Leading government and private universities provide under-graduate and graduate courses. B.A. Honors in Economics followed by Masters could be a good career choice. Students aspiring to become researchers and economic scientists can further pursue a doctorate in economics. The annual tuition fees in colleges in India range from 10,000 to 50,000 INR. For students aspiring to study abroad, the annual tuition fees begin from 800,000 INR. Scholarships are also available for meritorious students.                                                                 Career Path (10th to Doctorate)                        Top Institutes India Institutes Courses City Website St. Stephen’s College Graduation, Post-graduation Delhi University, Delhi http://ststephens.edu/   Loyola College   Graduation, Post-graduation Chennai http://www.loyolacollege.edu/ Shri Ram College for Commerce, Delhi Graduation, Post-graduation Delhi University, Delhi http://www.srcc.edu/   Presidency College Graduation, Post-graduation Kolkata http://www.presiuniv.ac.in/web/ Lady Shri Ram College of Women Graduation, Post-graduation Delhi University, Delhi http://www.lsr.edu.in/  H.R. Institute of Commerce and Economics Graduation, Post-graduation Mumbai http://www.hrcollege.edu/ Delhi School of Economics Graduation, Post-graduation Delhi http://econdse.org/   St. Xavier’s College Graduation, Post-graduation Mumbai http://xaviers.edu/main/   Leading Universities for Doctorate in Economics Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics.  Pune http://www.gipe.ac.in/  IIT Gandhinagar http://www.iitgn.ac.in/   IIT Indore http://www.iiti.ac.in/   BITS Rajasthan http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/   Allahabad University Allahabad http://allahabad.nic.in/     Worldwide Institute Courses City, Country Website Harvard University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Cambridge, Massachusetts, US http://www.harvard.edu/ London School of Economics Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral London, U.K. http://www.lse.ac.uk/home.aspx Yale University  Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral, Diploma New Haven, US http://www.yale.edu/    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Massachusetts, US   http://web.mit.edu/ Princeton University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Princeton, US http://economics.princeton.edu/ Stanford University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Stanford, US https://www.stanford.edu/   University of Pennsylvania Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Pennsylania, http://www.upenn.edu/  University of Michigan Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Ann Arbor, U.S. https://www.umich.edu/   Opportunities and Salaries Immense opportunities are available in economics for and individuals can select any of the field they desire to pursue in this sector. There are both public and private sector jobs available in abundance. Freelancer jobs as economic analysts, critic and reviewer also have great scope. They can specialize in macroeconomics and deal with investments, inflation, and productivity related jobs. For Industrial Economists, Financial Economists and Macroeconomists, there are a plethora of job opportunities available.  Indian Economic Service is one of the most aspired bureaucratic jobs. Other job profiles include managers, executives, researchers, analysts and economic consultants. Government hires economists for eminent posts in Reserve Bank of India, Planning Commission, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and several other state-level and central-level jobs. Highly prestigious job opportunities are available at international platforms such as International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Private companies, MNC’s hire economics graduates and post graduates with good salary packages. Economics journalism is yet another job profile that is gaining rapid recognition. Salaries come along with perks and incentives. People with specialization in this field can earn from 600,000 to 10,000,00 INR p.a. For freshers the industry offers between 250,000- 300,000 INR p.a.   Career in economics is adorned with honor, recognition, knowledge, skilled expertise and financial gains. The scope of this sector is constantly increasing. Post the economic crises and recession era, the role of economists have increased as they tend to predict the rise and fall of the world market economy. This industry is the basis of every other sector and hence it has tremendous prospects to offer. Why not pursue a career in such an amazing field where intellect and economic gains come hand in hand. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles:  The harmonies & symphonies of a career in Music | A Career in TV Anchoring: In the heart of the media bling | Shape Up Life and Style as a Nutritionist | Serving others to serve yourself: A career in Hotel Management | Empower your career through Life Science | Career in Gaming: An Industry that swallowed Hollywood | Entrepreneurship: Start-Up Your Career! 

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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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


NCHMCT JEE 2015 :   NCHMCT JEE is the Joint Entrance Exam conducted by National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology. National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. NCHMCT JEE 2015 scores will be accepted by 21 Central Institutes, 16 State Government Institutes and 14 private institutes of Hotel Management.   Eligibility Criterion   Pass in 10+2 system of Senior Secondary examination or its equivalent with English as one of the subjects. Candidate must have passed English as a subject of study (core/elective/functional) in the qualifying examination. Those appearing in 10+2 or equivalent examination can also appear in JEE 2015 on provisional basis. Provisional admission will stand cancelled if proof of having passed the qualifying examination (10+2 or its equivalent) is not submitted at the time of counseling or at the time of admission or latest by 30th September 2015.  The offer of admission is subject to verification of original certificates/documents at the time of counseling/admission. If any candidate is found ineligible at a later date even after admission to an Institute, his/her admission will stand cancelled.   Qualifying examinations for Indian students: Plus two level examination in the 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education of any recognized Central/State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education and Council for Indian School Certificate Examination or State Boards of Secondary Education. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board/University. General Certificate Education (GCE) Examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University. Any Public School/Board/University Examination in India or in a foreign country recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as equivalent to 10+2 pattern of Senior Secondary education. H.S.C. Vocational Examination. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Open School with a minimum of five subjects including English as one of the Subjects.   Age Limit as on 01 July 2015:  Candidates from General and OBC categories, upper age limit is 22 years as on 1st July 2015. i.e.: Candidates born on or after July 01, 1993 are eligible. In the case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates, upper age limit is 25 years as on 1st July 2015. That is SC/ST candidates born on or after July 01, 1990 are eligible. Upper age limit for Physically Challenged candidates shall be reckoned as per the category he/she belongs to i.e. General/SC/ST/OBC. Date of birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/Pre-University Certificate shall be the authentic proof that will be accepted. At the time of counseling, this certificate must be produced in original as a proof of age, failing which the candidate will not be considered for counseling/admission.     Exam Pattern   Question Paper will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi (except for English Language) Duration of Examination: 3 hours Marking Scheme for JEE Written Test Each correct answer under Numerical Ability & Analytic Aptitude, Reasoning & Logical Deduction, General Knowledge & Current Affairs and English Language components carry one mark. For any wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. The graded mark(s) will be awarded under Aptitude for Service Sector component in the following manner; the most appropriate answer carries 1 mark, the next appropriate answer carries 0.75, the next to next appropriate answer carries 0.50 whereas the last in appropriate answer shall carry a negative mark of 0.25.   Subject No. of Questions Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 30 Reasoning and Logical Deduction 30 General Knowledge & Current Affairs 30 English Language 60 Aptitude for Service Sector 50   Examination Fess and Application Procedure   Examination fee is INR 800.00 for General/OBC categories and INR 400.00 for SC/ST/PD categories. The application form is available in online mode. Click here for guidelines of applying online through Credit Card/Debit Card Click here for guidelines of applying online through demand draft   Important Dates at a Glance   Events Dates Application form available online 10 December 2014 to 11 April 2015 Last date for receipt of filled-in form 11 April 2015 Availability of Admit cards on NCHMCT website 18 April 2015 Written Examination (JEE 2015) 25 April 2015 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM) Result of JEE 2nd Week of May, 2015 Conduct of Counseling 1st week of June, 2015 Commencement of Academic Session 20 July, 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