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NID 2016 : National Institute of Design (NID), one of the India’s finest and leading design institutes offers a wide range of professional courses in the field of design. NID conducts a Design Aptitude Test (DAT) for admissions in Bachelor of Design and Masters in Design program for an academic year. The objective of the admission process is to seek evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential in a potential design student. There are 3 stages of the admissions process: Stage 1 - Design Aptitude Test Stage 2 – Studio Test Stage 3 – Personal Interview   Exam Pattern: There will be ONE question paper of 3 hours duration. The question paper will be in English. Total Marks: 100 The questions will consist of both objective and subjective type questions.   Eligibility Criterion:        Bachelor of Design The upper age limit for candidates applying for this programme is 20 years of age (relaxable by three years for reserved category) on or before July 1, 2016 For the general category applicants, candidates born on or before July 1, 1996 are not eligible For the reserved category applicants (OBC-NCL, SC, ST & PH): Candidates born on or before July 1, 1993 are not eligible Applications are open to applicants who have passed or will appear for the qualifying examinations under the higher secondary (10+2) from any recognized Board of Education such as AISSCE/IB/ICSE, or equivalents, during the academic year 2015-16. To know the eligibility criterion of Master of Design, click here.   No. of Seats: The total number of seats in the in Bachelor of Design (including reserved categories) is 100. Category                               Seats Industrial Design Ceramic & Glass Design 10 Furniture Design 10 Product Design 15 Communication Design Animation Film Design 15 Film & Video Communication 10 Exhibition (Spatial) Design            10 Graphic Design 15 Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Accessory Design Textile Design 15   Click here to know the number of seats in Master of Design:    How to apply? Applications have to be filled online only. You can pay the fees online through credit card/debit card, and take a print to keep for your reference. Only candidates paying fees by Demand Draft are required to send a printed version of their application form to the address below: The Project Manager – CMS All India Management Association Management House, 14,  Institutional Area, Lodhi Road New Delhi 110 003 Click here for detailed instructions of application process.   Application Fees:  Programme General Category OBC-NCL / SC / ST / PwD Only B.Des. Rs. 1500 Rs. 750 Only GDPD Rs. 1500 Rs. 750 Both B.Des. and GDPD Rs. 3000 Rs. 1500 M.Des. One (1) discipline only Rs. 1500 Rs. 750 M.Des. Two (2) discipline only Rs. 3000 Rs. 1500   Registration Link: Click here to apply online   Important Dates: Last date to apply: 27th November 2015 Online availability of admit card for DAT: 24 December 2015 Design Aptitude Test: 10th January 2016   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: A career with ‘all-purpose’ material - Plastic Technology Engineering | Teaching Profession: Mother of all professions | PESSAT 2016 | Gateways to Top three International Educational Destinations | How to write the right SOP | Market Research: Number Game 

A career with ‘all-purpose’ material - Plastic Technology Engineering

A career with ‘all-purpose’ material - Plastic Technology Engineering : Plastic Technology Engineering has recently gained high momentum in terms of institutes offering this course and students wanting to pursue the same. This field of engineering majorly deals with processing, designing & manufacturing of plastic products.   Look around in your living room! And ask yourself a question if you would be able to live without your mobile phone case, charger, electric casings, TV set, music system, toothbrush, camera, desk, chair, etc. Now go to the kitchen and look around for some more plastic appliances – you would see the refrigerator, microwave oven, crockery, window sills, food processor, kettles, etc. Go to your office and check if you can live without your computer, pen, fax/printing machine, circuit boards, fuse box, door knobs, etc.   2: How many plastic products can you spot in this picture?    This is how deeply plastics are integrated in our current lifestyle. Plastics have bestowed us with freedom of design, durability, energy efficiency as well as recyclability. There is no alternative to plastics for almost all the above mentioned products. Plastics also come with other desirable properties like heat insulation & electrical insulation along with being light weight. It stays to be acknowledged that plastic is the only ‘all purpose’ material. India still lags behind a lot in terms of plastic manufacturing as well as usage. As per a recent report by CIPET (Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology), Indian Plastics Industry is yet in the nascent stage and moving rapidly towards realizing its full potential. Compared to the per capita plastic consumption of 109 kg in US & 29 kg in China, India is still at 5.8 kg. All the estimates are suggestive of the fact that the Indian Plastic Industry is expected to maintain high economic growth while the consumption is propelled to new levels in the coming years. Research & innovation are also key aspects of the job of a plastic engineer. There are a variety of universities offering this course and myriad opportunities lie for job opportunities in private industries, public sector as well as teaching.   Course Details: You can pursue a diploma in plastic engineering after 10th grade or a BE/B.Tech course after 10+2. You have to be good with Physics & Chemistry primarily; mathematical skills might prove as an added advantage. Various institutes offer M.Tech programs to BE/B.Tech degree holders from branches like chemical engineering, plastic-rubber technology, mechanical engineering as well as textile engineering.   Top Institutes (India): Institute Course Eligibility City/Cities Website Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology (CIPET) 1. Diploma 1. 10th grade Ahmedabad http://cipet.gov.in/   2. B.E./B.Tech 2. 10+2 (with PCM) Bhubaneshwar 3. M.Sc. 3. B.Sc. (chemistry) Chennai 4. M.Sc. Tech 4. 10+2 (with PCM) Kochi 5. M.E./M.Tech 5. B.E./B.Tech Lucknow 6. Ph.D. 6. M.E./M.Tech   Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT-Delhi) 1. M.Tech 2. Ph.D. 1. B.E./B.Tech 2. M.E./M.Tech New Delhi https://tnp.iitd.ac.in/download/CPSE.pdf Madras Institute of Technology 1. B.Tech 2. Ph.D. 1. 10+2 (PCM) 2. M.E./M.Tech Chennai http://mitindia.edu/rpt-home LD College of Engineering B.E. 10+2 (PCM) Ahmedabad http://ldce.ac.in/departments/plastic-technology University College of Science & Technology, Calcutta University 1. B.Tech 2. M.Tech 3. Ph.D. 1. 10+2 (PCM) 2. B.E./B.Tech 3. M.E./M.Tech Kolkata http://www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/polymer_sc.html Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra 1. B.Tech 2. M.Tech 3. Ph.D. 1. 10+2 (PCM) 2. B.E./B.Tech 3. M.E./M.Tech Ranchi ttps://www.bitmesra.ac.in/cms.aspx?this=1&mid=48h Indian Plastics Institute 1. Certificate course 2. Diploma 10+2 or equivalent Mumbai http://www.ipiindia.org/activity-publication/education/dipi   Top Institutes (Overseas): Institute Courses Average Score in Entrance City, Country Website Lehigh University M.S, M.Eng, Ph.D SAT: 1972 Bethlehem, USA http://www.lehigh.edu/engineering/academics/graduate/polymerscieng.html Case Western Reserve University Graduate Program SAT: 2040 Cleveland, USA http://engineering.case.edu/emac/ Aalto University Graduate Program IELTS: 6.5 Greater Helsinki, Finland http://www.aalto.fi/en/studies/education/programme/nordic_master_programme_in_polymer_technology/ Alsace Tech Degree Course Separate Entrance Exam Strasbourg, France http://www.alsacetech.org/EN/trainings/school-fact-sheets/ecpm-strasbourg.html University of Massachusetts, Amherst Graduate Program SAT: 1850 Amherst, USA https://www.pse.umass.edu/academics/admissions   Cost in Fees: Almost all the top institutes in India offering plastic engineering are government affiliated. The fees may vary from INR 10,000 to 80,000 depending on the institute/university. For overseas universities, the cost that a student would incur for the degree would vary from INR 15 lacs to 35 lacs.   Employment Opportunities & Industry Facts: As per the current estimation by CIPET, Indian Plastic Industry directly or indirectly employs 3.3 million people. The appraisal & growth rate in the industry has a potential of generating 3 million additional employment opportunities in the next few years. With the new concept of biodegradable polymers, there is a huge demand of new R&D in this field opening up even more horizons for the use of plastics. Just in the first decade of the 21st century, the demand for plastic raw material has more than doubled from 3.3 million metric tons to 6.8 million metric tons. Furthermore, the recycling industry in India has umpteen employment & growth opportunities as well. As a plastic engineer, you may find jobs and be a vital resource to various critical sectors of the economy like agriculture, infrastructure, consumer goods, telecommunication, medical, automobile, construction, packaging, healthcare, etc. A number of worldwide multinational companies involved in the production, manufacturing or R&D of plastics might provide wonderful job opportunities to plastic technology engineers. In the public sector corporations of India, plastic engineers might find employment opportunities in companies like Oil India Limited, Petroleum Conservation Research Association of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Oil & Natural Gas Limited, etc. Plastic Engineers may also find lectureship jobs in various colleges & universities with decent pay packages. Work Profiles: Some of the profiles that plastic engineers work on may include roles as: Production Engineer Safety Supervisor Lecturer Mold & Process Engineer Manufacturing Engineer Product Designer Quality Control in-charge R&D Officer Extrusion Specialist Remuneration: Starting salaries for plastic engineering graduates might vary in the private sector from INR 12,000 to 25,000 per month & in the public sector from INR 10,000 to 20,000 per month. For people with M.E./M.Tech degrees, starting salaries can go as high as INR 30,000 to 40,000 per month. The most asserting fact for plastic engineering prospects is that career opportunities are not going to decline. Instead the industry is growing at an enormous rate. So, one can be assured of a good career, handsome salaries & respectable designation. Disclaimer: This article has been written by a Plastic Technology Engineer from LD College of Engineering, Ahmedabad. Data & inputs have been taken from various estimations, public sites & researches. Stats for salaries & fees have been derived by primary survey as well as publicly available information.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Teaching Profession: Mother of all professions | PESSAT 2016 | Gateways to Top three International Educational Destinations | How to write the right SOP | Market Research: Number Game | Healthcare Management as a Career | World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong

Forge your Dream Dice with Material Science & Engineering

Forge your Dream Dice with Material Science & Engineering : Material Sciences and Engineering has proved its potential in the technological sector as there is increased orientation towards research and innovation. A material scientist can be the Midas with every metal by converting it into an innovative pieceof invention. The moment you were born, you were exposed to materials. You have always seen these brittle and ductile conductive pieces of metal getting converted into everyday utilities. These non-living objects become lively when assembled, cut, drawn, extruded, forged or processed. Now, if you have the power to make life out of these dead chunks of metal; would you consider yourself less than a magician? Would you not love to control the magic material graphene that is used in making pencil leads to night vision gear to super-efficient electric cars to search and rescue robots to cancer treatments? Here, you have the field of material sciences and engineering providing you the opportunity to be that metal magician and contribute towards the technological wellbeing of the world. Today, we have become modern not due to our lifestylebut dueto our vision and constantly evolving technology. Here we shall discuss one such rapidly transforming field of material sciences.  The incredible growth opportunities in this career of constant innovation are observed due to the combination of the state-of-the-art research in the emergent regions with the classical knowledge. Trained individuals and scholars related to the field of new material design are in constant demand in the industries of plastic, energy, biotechnology and electronics. Additionally, due to the constant contraction of engineering requirements in the manufacturing firms, there are perpetual opportunities of expansion in terms of employment for material scientists in the capacities of technical, scientific and professional research.     Required Education The fundamental roots of material sciences are evident in chemistry. Though, there is further consideration of applied sciences from the fields of engineering, physics and biology too. For becoming a material scientist, you need to complete, at least, a graduation course in material sciences and engineering. However, students from other relevant sciences are also considered for the jobs of material scientists due to very less number of institutes providing material sciences programs. There is an additional need for a requisite course that would make you skilful at computer modelling. It is a vital part of R&D today where undergrads can attain wide-ranging scientific knowledge. Many employers offer new recruits with supplementary training that is specific to their manufacturing or research sector.   Career Path Job Profiles In simpler terms, a degree course in material science can open doors to various employment opportunities in a vast array of industries providing knowledge and expertise related to the fabrication, processing and manufacturing of materials. Jobs with direct relation to field of material scienceoffer roles such as: Technical Sales Engineer Research Scientist (Physical Sciences) Process/Product Development Scientist Metallurgist Materials Engineer More than this, the degree in material sciences is technologically supportive with other indirect jobs like:- Secondary School Teacher Quality Manager Patent Examiner Manufacturing Systems Engineer Higher Education Lecturer Biomedical Engineer You can create your own job opportunities also as a Procurement Specialist Freelancer providing contract-based raw material details to the procurement managers of companies. You can also be an advisor for the final quality check before a company carries out the dispatch of finished material.   Opportunities and Growth It was considered till 2012 that the demand for material scientists was quite low. But there is an expectation for an increase in the same in the next 10 years as stated by Economic Times in their October 2014 edition. For jobs, employers are in constant lookout for candidates with practical work experience or internships as it depicts the level of commitment and motivation. There is also equal value in opting for vacation placements that are arranged independently and are often called off-campus placements.   Industries to Explore A traditional manufacturing sector provides wide-ranging opportunity in fields like:- Pharmaceuticals Nuclear industry Utilities Aerospace Oil and gas Armed forces and defence There are some more promising & evolving sectors for material sciences graduates like artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, high-performance textiles, biomedical materials, sustainable materials and composites. Finally, there also are some indirect opportunities in the fields of finance (consultancy, banking, accountancy and stockbroking), advertising, internet and media, Civil Services and Administration.   The CV of a Material Scientist The resume of a material scientist prospect should display dynamic skill sets such as: Knowledge and expertise about the material sciences Problem-solving and analytical skills for spontaneous decision making with the acceptance or rejection of materials A high numeracy standard for composite follow-through with numbers in science Computer-modelling experience and IT competency for constant development with material design Report-writing and research skills for better representation of ideas with materials Independent and creative thinking for inventions and researches Planning, organizational and time management skills Business skills and commercial awareness for having adequate knowhow about the technological and financial upgrades related to the technology All material scientists can ultimately involve themselves in advising or consulting colleagues or clients while working in cross-functional teams.   Fee Structure There is variation regarding the fee structure depending upon the institute. However, it ranges from INR 50, 000 to INR 4, 00, 000 for undergrads. On the other hand, for postgrads; it ranges from INR 40, 000 to INR 1, 20, 000. For overseas, this cost increases from INR 20 lacs to INR 50 lacs.   Top Institutes Overseas (as per 2014 updated rankings by Guardian.com) 2014 2013 Institution Country Academic reputation Employer reputation Citations Score 1 1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States 100 91.5 91.2 96.2 2= 3 Stanford University United States 88.3 91.1 93.4 91.7 2= 4 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 93.5 100 88.1 91.7 4 5 Imperial College London United Kingdom 96.5 76.3 88.4 91.3 5 2 University of California, Berkeley (UCB) United States 89.3 78.9 92.2 89.8 6= 6 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 81.9 87.3 91.6 89.4 6= 7 Northwestern University United States 88.9 67.1 93.2 89.4 8 14 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 86.5 76.6 85.3 86.7 9 11 University of Oxford United Kingdom 86.5 97.5 84.9 85.3 10 10 Tsinghua University China 82.7 90.7 77.7 85   India Institute Course Eligibility City/Cities Website Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) B.E. / B.Tech. M.E. / M.Tech. 12th (PCM) + AIEEE B.E./ B.Tech + GATE Mumbai http://www.iitb.ac.in/ Kharagpur http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/ Kanpur http://www.iitk.ac.in/ Guwahati http://www.iitg.ac.in/ Hyderabad https://www.iith.ac.in/ Patna http://www.iitp.ac.in/ National Institute of Technology (NIT) B.E. / B.Tech. M.E. / M.Tech. 12th (PCM) + AIEEE B.E./ B.Tech + GATE Warangal http://www.nitw.ac.in/nitw/ Calicut http://www.nitc.ac.in/ Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology B.E. / B.Tech. M.E. / M.Tech. 12th (PCM) + AIEEE B.E./ B.Tech + GATE Allahabad http://www.mnnit.ac.in/ Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology B.E. / B.Tech. M.E. / M.Tech. 12th (PCM) + AIEEE B.E./ B.Tech + GATE Bhopal http://www.manit.ac.in/manitbpl/   Earnings After graduation, a Material Scientist can earn anywhere between INR 10,000 to INR 45,000 depending upon his capabilities and skill level. If you have additional expertise in the form of software, then the salary can increase up to INR 100,000. After post-graduation, the earnings range from INR 30,000 to INR 300,000. There are chances of almost doubling the earnings in foreign continents like Europe and North America. As freelancing consultants, Material scientists can earn INR 25,000 to INR 500,000 per project based upon its scope and requirements. Therefore, there is a scope for alternate exploration for those who are interested in starting their own ventures in the field of material sciences and engineering.   What Next? For further studies, post-graduation can enable the graduates for acquiring specialist knowledge in the specific sector or domain. They can also establish good professional grounds by learning advanced software like Finite Element Analysis modelling. The best part of this field lies in its extensive presence not only in the technical domain but in domains of marketing as well as arts. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Teaching Profession: Mother of all professions | PESSAT 2016 | Gateways to Top three International Educational Destinations | How to write the right SOP | Market Research: Number Game | Healthcare Management as a Career | World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong


JEE MAIN 2016 : JEE Main, the gateway to IIITs, NITs other centrally funded Technical Institutions, Institutions funded by several participating State Governments, and several other Institutions has issued the notification now. The merit list shall be prepared based on 40% weightage given to school Boards marks in class 12th or equivalent examination and 60% weightage to JEE(Main). Six new states have joined the JEE (Main) system - Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttrakhand, Nagaland & Odisha. For the candidates aspiring to take admissions in undergraduate programmes offered by the IITs/ISM Dhanbad, the JEE (Main) will also be an eligibility test for the JEE (Advanced)   Eligibility Criterion: The general candidates born on or after October 01, 1991 and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates born on or after October 01, 1986 are eligible to apply. Only those candidates who have passed their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2014 or 2015: or those who are appearing in their Class 12th Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination in 2016 are eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016. Candidates who passed Class 12th/Qualifying examination in 2013 or before as well as those who will appear in such examination in 2017 or later are not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) – 2016. The candidates who appeared in class 12th/ equivalent qualifying Examinations in 2013, did not pass in 2013, but passed in 2014 are also not eligible to appear in JEE (Main) 2016. Note: The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at JEE (Main) shall be limited to 03 (three).   Exam Pattern: JEE (Main) 2016 will have two papers- Paper-1 (B.E. / B. Tech.) Paper-2(B. Arch./ B. Planning). Depending upon on the course (s) candidates are seeking admission, may take Paper-1 B.E. / B. Tech.), or Paper-2 B. Arch./ B. Planning), or both.   Types of questions and mode of examinations: Paper Subjects Types of Questions Mode of Exam Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Objective type with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics Pen and Paper based Exam OR Computer based Exam Paper 2 (B. Arch. / B. Planning) Mathematics – Part I Aptitude Test – Part II & Drawing Test–Part III Objective type Objective type Questions to test drawing aptitude Only Pen and Paper based Exam   Requirement of papers for different courses: COURSE PAPERS All other undergraduate courses (B.E./B. Tech.) Paper –1 B.ARCH/B. PLANNING (At Institutions other than IITs) Paper –2     How to apply: Step 1: Download the information bulletin and read it carefully to ensure your eligibility. Step 2: Read the contents of Online Format and instructions for applying online given in the Information Bulletin and keep the entire information ready. Step 3: Keep the Scanned Images of your Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression ready in JPG format only. Step 4: Fill in the Online Application Form. Step 5: Upload Scanned Images of Photograph, Signature and Left Hand Thumb Impression. Step 6: Pay Examination Fee by Debit/Credit card or e-challan (generated after submission of details in online application form). Step 7: Download Acknowledgement Slip and keep the same in safe custody for future reference. NOTE- The candidate should mention only his/her own Mobile No. and E- Mail ID while submitting the ON-line application, as all the communications will be sent to the candidates on their registered Mobile Number and E-mail ID only.   Online Application: Click here to apply online   Schedule of Examination: Offline Examination Date of Examination Paper Timings Duration 03.04.2016 (Sunday) Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) 09:30-12:30 Hours(IST) 3 Hours 03.04.2016 (Sunday) Paper 2 (B. Arch./ B. Planning) 14:00-17:00 Hours(IST) 3 Hours     Online examination (Computer Based Examination) for Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) Only Date of Examination Paper Timings Duration During 09.04.2016 (Saturday) & 10.04.2016 (Sunday) Paper 1 (B.E./B. Tech.) 1 st shift 0930-1230 Hours (IST) 2 nd shift (*) 1400-1700 Hours (IST) *If required 3 Hours *Updated as per 1st December 2015.   

Teaching Profession: Mother of all Professions

Teaching Profession: Mother of all Professions : It can be debatable whether there is a woman behind every successful man, but it is undeniable that there are some great teachers behind all successful men and women. Considered to be more than profession, teachers are regarded as the strongest pillar of the society. Teaching is a profession that is a mother of all other occupations. A teacher is like a potter who delicately shapes our impressionable minds and mold it into a vessel that defines our perception and ambitions. Teachers have always been respected in all societies. In India, we have a special place for teachers. The famous Sanskrit shloka “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara” commands us to honor our teachers as gods. On the other hand, we have seen great teachers like Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, and Dr. Pranab Mukherjee, who have glorified the value of teachers in Indian society. This article is dedicated to all the young minds who want to shape the country with blackboard and chalk. If you wish to join the noble profession of teaching, here are a few questions you need to ask before you make your mind: Do you love to learn and update yourself? Do you love to be around children? Do you find satisfaction in helping others? Do you enjoy gathering and sharing information? Do you have a command over written and oral communication skills? Do you have teamwork skills? Do you wish to bring a positive change in the society? Finally and most importantly, Do you have tremendous patience?   If you answered most of the questions above with a yes, then teaching can just be the best career for you. Here is all you need to know about teaching as a career:   Academic Path to Teaching There are several routes leading towards a career in teaching depending on what type of teacher you want to become. If you wish to become a high school teacher, you’ll need to have a Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) degree. A degree in education equips you with the required theoretical, practical and analytical skills to become a teacher. B.Ed is mostly now a two year course, (whereas it was previously a one year course) and it cannot be pursued along with the basic graduation program unless you go for an integrated B.Ed program. Once you get this degree, you become eligible to work as a secondary school teacher in any private or government schools. When it comes to college professorship, a post graduate degree in the relevant subject is the minimum qualification. After completing a master’s degree with a minimum of 55%, you’ll have to clear an eligibility test like NET, conducted by UGC, to be eligible for a lecturer college job. Eligibility for B.Ed The minimum eligibility for admission in a reputed B.Ed course is a graduation degree in Arts, Science or Commerce with at least 50% aggregate. There are various entrance examinations conducted by the different states, universities or independent educational institutions, and the admissions are given according to the rank in the exams. Several institutions also conduct interviews for admission.   Top Colleges for B.Ed With the rise in private schools and the recent upgradation of public schools, it has become crucial to pursue a B.Ed course from a reputed college. Apart from providing a quality training most of the leading B.Ed colleges provide placement support that can be instrumental in kick-starting your career. Here are some leading colleges for B.Ed in India:  Best B.Ed Colleges in India SS Institute of Education, Bangalore College of Teacher Education, Agartala Indira Gandhi B Ed College, Karnataka AG Teachers College, Ahmedabad National Council of Teacher Education, New Delhi.   Education Cost and Remuneration The cost required to pursue a B.Ed course is comparatively cheaper. The education cost might vary from 10,000 to 30,000 INR depending on the university you select. When it comes to remuneration, a career in teaching can be very rewarding. Government schools and colleges are the top payers in the education industry. A teaching job in public schools like Central School can pay around 25,000 INR as starting salary. However, the starting salary in private schools can be around 15,000. Although, working in private schools can have the plus point of fast growth and substantial pay hikes. The salary packages for college professors can be significantly higher and can be above 35,000 INR.   Career Path There are various paths of career progression for teachers. The growth in job varies from one institution to another. In government schools and colleges, growth is largely done according to seniority. However, keeping yourself updated with recent changes in education and related technology can bring fast growth. On the other hand, the growth in private schools and colleges are fast. However, you have to always keep upgrading by doing some courses or giving some examinations.  School teachers can do computer related courses, counselling or modern teaching related courses. When it comes to college lecturers, they can climb the ladder by pursuing Doctorate or MPhil. School teachers can get promoted to theclass teacher, vice-principal or principal and college lecturers can become asenior professor, head of the department, vice principal and then principal or dean. Now that you know the career path for teaching profession, let's look at some rewards and challenges of this job:   Challenges of Teaching career Every kid is unique and needs unique teaching method. Teaching children requires a high level of patience and composure The education system in India is very vulnerable to orthodoxy and stagnation and hence it can become monotonous You might have to face resistance from colleagues and school authority if you wish to implement some innovative teaching methods This profession demands you to keep constantly updating yourself and hence you'll have to keep learning all your life. The salary in a teaching profession can be comparatively lower than some other private jobs. There are many moral obligations on a Teacher and sometimes your personal life can also be judged along with your working life.   Rewards Teaching profession can be highly satisfying because of the visible impacts of your efforts on the performance of the students Teaching allows you to shape the perception of the young generation and hence you have an enormous contribution towards the society As a teacher, you get a lot of holidays and the working hours are usually not too long. Teachers get a lot of respect in the community, and people seek your opinion in a lot of matters. A student teacher bond can be as strong as a parent-child relationship, and it keeps making you proud even after retirement. Although, there are some challenges in this field, it is still one of the most rewarding profession. A right teacher can create the right doctors, sound engineers, honest politicians and most importantly good citizens for a society. If this makes you feel like joining the profession of teaching, take the first step towards it by thanking the teacher who helped you define your life.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: PESSAT 2016 | Gateways to Top three International Educational Destinations | How to write the right SOP | Market Research: Number Game | Healthcare Management as a Career | World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong


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

Gateways to Top 3 International Education Destinations

Gateways to Top 3 International Education Destinations : All excited to fly overseas for higher education but the questions of when, where and how confusing you? To choose what you want to study and pursue as a career is important. It is equally important to decide where to study, as this could be a defining step of your life. Finding the right career choice can be perplexing, and so is finding the right place to study. Indian students have a lot of options when it comes to abroad education, and all these destinations have unique challenges and rewards. Once you are done with all these decisions, you will wish to buy air tickets and hop on a flight. Alas! It’s not that easy. A lot is still to be done after shortlisting your education destination. Entrance exams, College applications and Visa procedures can be quite overwhelming. Apart from these pre-requisites, there are few more questions to be answered. You’ll have to shortlist universities, understand the culture followed in the campus and find the college of the university where you can not only adapt but also flourish. This article will make it easier for you. Here we have listed the top three education destinations along with their admission procedure.   The United States of America The United States not only celebrates being the world’s largest economy but also stands out for its incremental inflow of international students. Year after year, we see students from around the globe finding their education destination in this country. It has some of the best universities that offer a mix of traditional courses and indigenous specializations. Although the USA is considered as the most expensive study destination, you can find cost-effective education if you choose to study in the State universities. There are scholarships for exceptional students available to help them pursue an education in the USA. Just like all the main study destinations, for an admission in the American universities you need to appear in an aptitude and a language proficiency test. The following are some major exams required to study in the USA. Aptitude Tests: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) are two major tests for admission in under graduation courses. As the name suggests, both of these are aptitude exams. You have to apply for any one of these exams depending upon the universities you want to target. Language Proficiency Test: Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a mandatory exam for all students applying from non-English speaking countries. This is a test of your proficiency in The English language. It grades you according to your reading, writing and listening skills.   United Kingdom The UK is the second best abroad education destination of the world. The superior education standards, cultural diversity, and practical exposure makes it a popular destination for international students. The UK has a long history of providing quality education and has many colleges like Cambridge and Oxford that are around 1000-year-old. The UK homes more than 3000 colleges that cater to diverse needs of students with an abundance of varied courses. The UK also gives you the flexibility to tailor your education according to your skills, interests and ambitions with several specialization options. Although, there are many state-run universities in the UK, the high living cost in the urban areas makes it an expensive study abroad destination. While many universities inthe UKgive admission on the basis of your 12th score, other universities ask you to give various exams. Following are some major exams required to study in the UK: Aptitude Tests: There are various aptitude tests conducted for admission in the UK. The type of aptitude test varies according to your choice of degree program. These tests generally have three sections; first is aptitude, the second is subject knowledge and third is writing skills. The following are some aptitude tests BMAT: Biomedical Aptitude Test for admission in degree programmes in medicine, veterinary, biomedical UKCAT: UK Clinical Aptitude Test for applying to a consortium of major medical and dental colleges. LNAT: National Admission Test for Law ELAT: English Literature Admission Test for pursuing a degree in English literature PAT: Physics Aptitude Test for admission in physics related courses. Language Proficiency Test: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a language proficiency test just like TOEFL. Most of the universities in the UK ask for a high IELTS score.   Australia Australia has become a popular education destination for international students from around the globe. The Common Wealth country boasts a global standardof education, practical curriculum, and several leading colleges. Its popularity is amplified due to the heavenly scenic beauty and significantly lower cost of education. Australia has all ingredients that constitute the best college life. The education standards in Australia is coupled with liberal immigration law and higher job certainty. Getting admission in Australia is also comparatively easier. The following are some entrance examinations required to study in Australia: Aptitude Tests: Most of the universities in Australia grants admission through SAT. However, there are some specialized aptitude tests for some degree programs. The following are the aptitude tests required for education in Australia other than SAT. MCAT: Medical College Admission Test is conducted for prospective medical students. LSAT: Law School Admission Test is required for admission to law courses. Language Proficiency Test: There is no separate language test for admission in Australia. A student is expected to appear in any English language test like TOEFL or IELTS.   A good score in the entrance tests is of paramount importance for securing a seat in these leading abroad destinations. Now that you know the examinations required for the destinations you are targeting, you can start focusing on your preparations.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: How to write the right SOP | Market Research: Number Game | Healthcare Management as a Career | World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong | Germany: Land der Ideen (Land of Ideas) | Canada: The Coolest Study Destination

Market Research: The Number Game

Market Research: The Number Game : An old Irish proverb says, “Never sell a hen on a wet day”. However, if you ask a market researcher, he’ll say that it depends on whether you get paid according to its size or its weight.  Today, we live in a consumer-driven world, and the businesses have to face a cut throat competition to survive and succeed in the market. A company cannot succeed without understanding the consumer’s needs and behaviour and hence it relies on intensive backend market research. Market research, not only tells a company what to produce, but it also tells how to present it in front of the consumer. Work doesn’t end here, once the product is out in the market, market researchers inform the company about consumer feedbacks, so that the company can make all necessary changes to increase its reach.     Market research has become an instrumental part of every business module and plays a crucial role in several major business decisions ranging from product design to thepackaging and advertisement. India, being the world’s biggest consumer nation, has become a business hub for several companies from around the globe. These companies need constant market research to get established in our country and hence a career in market research is very promising for Indian Students. As the name suggests, In a market research career you’ll have to do a lot of research, but to get you started, we have researched about this career. Following are some important aspects of market research as a career.   Nature of Work Market research is one of the best professions for all the curious minds who like to explore and find out how and why things work. Market research analysts are the backbone of all crucial business strategies. They have to play varied roles to understand and improve the sales of a firm. Analysts have to study the statistical data of past sales and predict the future sales of the service or product. They have to research on the products, prices and marketing strategies used by the competitors. Market research also informs the company about the behaviour of the prospective consumers and the feedback of existing customers, which are collected through direct interviews, questionnaires, online surveys or telephonic calls. The analysts also tell the company about the risks and rewards of introducing a new product line or expanding into a new territory. Market research is not only relevant for private sales and service companies, but also helps government institutions and political parties. The following are some major sectors that depend on constant market research for their growth: Automotive Education and Training Finance, Investment and Insurance FMCG including Food, Drink and Household Products Government and Local Authority Healthcare and Medical Leisure and Tourism Media and Public Relations Property and Housing Public Services and Utilities Retail and Wholesale Market Political Institutions   Required Education and Related Career The minimum eligibility for a career in market research is a Bachelorin Business Administration (BBA) with marketing specialization. To pursue this degree from a reputed college, you need to have a minimum 50% in 10+2. The undergraduate degree in business administration can fetch you an entry level job in market research field like researcher or junior market analysts. If you wish to specialise in this area, you can pursue Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters in Marketing Research (MMR). You can also go ahead and pursue a Doctorate in Marketing or Business Administration. The MBA degree will equip you with a multidisciplinary approach towards market research with an extensive course that will include sociology, psychology, statistics and mathematics. A master or doctoral level degree will land you in the managerial level jobs like Project Managers, Marketing head, Fieldwork Manager, Operation Director, etc.   Top Colleges and Universities Market Research is a highly competitive field, and it’s imperative to have an in depth understanding of the subjects to excel. Most of the leading market research companies in India give high importance to the academic history of the candidates. Pursuing a degree from a reputed college can give your career a boost in the field of marketing research. Following are some leading colleges in India:   Top Colleges for BBA Marketing Christ University, Bangalore Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, New Delhi Madras Christian College, Chennai ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad   Top Colleges for MBA inMarketing Research or MMR Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai Management Development Institute, Gurgaon Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow   Remuneration Market research jobs are well paid in India. However, as this field calls for experience and specialization, the entry level jobs can be low paying. The salary offered to fresher graduates can range between INR 15 to 20 thousand per month. There is asignificant growth in remuneration, as one gains experience in the field. The jobs offered to candidates with masters or doctoral degrees are handsomely paid, and the monthly joining packages range between INR 50, 000 to 80, 000.   Challenges and Rewards of Career in Marketing Research Challenges Dog-eat-dog competition Huge pressure on accuracy Tremendous paperwork Constant need to keep upgrading The work can get repetitive and monotonous Rewards Exciting work format Playing a crucial role in the organisation Working in close collaboration with various departments like IT, Sales and Marketing. High scope of innovation Fast growth Market research industry in India has witnessed a vast transformation in recent past and is predicted to keep transforming as we walk on the path of globalization and digitalization. This is the best career for those who want to make innovations that alter existing perceptions. It is a job for explorers who love numbers and know how to twist them. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Healthcare Management as a Career | World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong | Germany: Land der Ideen (Land of Ideas) | Canada: The Coolest Study Destination | Singapore: The Best Asian Study Abroad Destination | Educational Hubs in South India  

Healthcare Management as a Career

Healthcare Management as a Career : Hospitals and clinics are not just about doctors and nurses anymore; these institutions equally depend on the efforts of managerial staff for their success. As the small clinics are turning into hospitals, hospitals into speciality and speciality hospitals into super specialities, there is a tremendous need for efficient non-medical staff who can manage the administration of the health care industry. Healthcare Industry in India has witnessed a constant growth of 25% in past several years. Recently, India has gained the reputation as a major destination for medical tourism. Due to this, there has been a sudden inflow of patients from all around the globe, which has boosted the health care industry and has also sparked the need for modernization and structuralization of this industry. Recently, a study conducted by Ernst & Young along with KPMG revealed that India will need to add 1 lakh medical beds, in next 25 years, to match the swelling needs of the healthcare industry. This will not only account for a rise in the demand for medical staff but also create tremendous vacancies for the healthcare management professionals.   With the unprecedented growth of the healthcare industry, there has been an incredible change in the requirements of medical institutions. Now, a medical institution has to take care of several departments like marketing, human resources, customer satisfaction, housekeeping, etc. Due to this change, there has been a stratification of roles in this industry, and there is a marked distinction in the medical staff and the administration. While the medical staff handle the medical responsibilities, the administration is handled by healthcare managers. Healthcare management has emerged as a promising career option and has already gained popularity among Indian students. In this article, we’ll discuss Healthcare management as a career option.   What is Healthcare Management? Healthcare management takes care of all the administrative needs of a medical institution. There can be several roles of healthcare managers that include staffing, accounting, planning, marketing, public relations, human resource management, etc. The primary aim of healthcare management is to ensure the delivery of quality healthcare services in the most cost-effective manner.       Education Requirements for Healthcare Management         The minimum required education qualification for a career in healthcare management is an undergraduate degree in hospital administration. The undergraduate course for hospital management is known as Bachelors in Hospital Administration (BHA). For applying to this course, you need a minimum of 50% in your 10+2 with biology as a mandatory subject. After, graduation, you can directly opt for a job or go for a postgraduate degree. You can either go for a Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) or an MBA in Health Care Management. These courses are available to both medical and non-medical students. However, it is mandatory to have some biology related subject in your graduation like microbiology, biotechnology, pharmacy, nursing, veterinary science, etc. Apart from these, one can also pursue several short term courses related to this field.   Education Cost and Top Colleges The course fees can vary from institution to institution. However, on an average the three-year graduate course can cost around 40,OOO INR per year. The fees for MHA course can be around 10,000 per semester while the course fees for MBA can be significantly higher and can cost around 4 lakh to 12 lakh for the two-year course. There are many leading business schools in India which offer these courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The following is a list of top colleges to pursue hospital management: The Institute of Health Management Research- IHMR, Jaipur TATA Institute of Social Sciences, TISS, Mumbai All India Institute of Medical Research- AIIMS, Delhi IMS, Devi AhilyaVishwavidyalaya University, Indore Apollo Institute of Hospital Administration, Hyderabad DMS, Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai Christian Medical College, Vellore Institute of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Management and Research – IPHMR, Calcutta ASCI Hinduja Institute of Healthcare Management, Hyderabad KEM Healthcare Management Institute, Pune   Remuneration The compensation in the field of healthcare management may vary according to several factors like the academic record, the level of qualification, practical experience, etc. On an average, a fresher graduate in healthcare management gets the joining salary of around 20,000 to 30,000 INR per month. Students with the MHA or MBA, healthcare management degrees, directly join in the senior levels and can earn between INR 4.5 lakh to 12 lakh per annum. The pay package for MBA graduates are higher than that of MHA student, and the maximum salary can reach 25 lakh per annum.   Healthcare Management: Challenges and Rewards Challenges Intense work pressure. Changing work shifts. Work in an emotionally charged atmosphere. Very less scope for mistakes.   Rewards You get to meet several people from all sectors of the society. High work satisfaction. Direct decision-making powers and directly contributing towards the growth of the institution. Work in a noble industry. Huge remuneration.   If doctors are God, then healthcare managers are god’s best friends. If you are looking for a career where you can work towards improvement of the medical infrastructure of the society and also grab a handsome pay package, health care management is just the right profession for you! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong | Germany: Land der Ideen (Land of Ideas) | Canada: The Coolest Study Destination | Singapore: The Best Asian Study Abroad Destination | Educational Hubs in South India | New Zealand: The New Zeal Land 

World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong

World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong : Are you looking for a study abroad destination that has a global reputation, top ranking universities, developed financial environment, high education standards and low education cost? There is a place that can offer you all these along with a memorable student life, a never ending nightlife and the excitement of Disneyland. Yes, Disneyland! We are talking about the great city of Hong Kong, which is one of the five places in the world to have an official Disneyland. Steadily climbing the stairs of global education ranking, Honk Kong has today become the 5th best place to study in the world and is in close competition with Singapore for the first rank in Asia.     Hong Kong is the land of diversity! On one hand, it is the financial hub of Asia, on the other hand, it retains its culture, and the city is full of monasteries and museums. It has one of the most developed cosmopolitan infrastructures, with the highest number of skyscrapers in the world, but it also has many country parks which pans around 40% of the city’s territory. With consulates of 115 countries, Hong Kong is branded as the ‘World City’ of Asia as it plays a nodal role in the global economic system The Hong Kong government is determined to make this city an education hub for international higher studies. This dream of Hong Kong government seems quite reasonable, all thanks to the high-quality education, high-ranking universities and world-class research. A huge diversity of international students are enrolling in various courses in Hong Kong, and Indians constitute a significant percentage of international students. Hong Kong, with the blend of best quality education and attractive cosmopolitan lifestyle, is the place where the action is! In this article, we’ll share some crucial information regarding education in Hong Kong that will help you take the right decision.   Things Every Indian Student Should Know About Education in Hong Kong   Education Standard and Best Universities Say goodbye to mugging up! The universities in Hong Kong give huge importance to practical education, and this is evident in it’s application based  course pattern and assignments. While your contemporaries in India will be spending their college life mugging up theories and writing journals, you’ll be busy creating some innovative working models or robots in Hong Kong. The education pattern of Hong Kong has a high global reputation as it incorporates several key points of western education system like practical learning, modern teaching methods and the GPA or credit hours system. English is the medium of instruction in almost all the Universities and knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese is optional. Hong Kong boasts six universities in the top 300 list of the QS World Ranking, out of these four universities are in the top 100. The University of Hong Kong ranks 23rd in the world and 2nd in Asia.   The following are the top universities in Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Chinese University of Hong Kong The City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Polytechnic University   Education and Living Cost Studying abroad in Hong Kong can be a bit expensive as compared to other Asian destinations but it is significantly reasonable than other major destinations like USA and UK. The tuition fees vary significantly according to the chosen courses and universities. On an average, you’ll have to pay around HK$ 90,000 to HK$ 265,000 (Approx. 7.5 to 22 lakhs) per year. When it comes to living expenses, the high standard of living takes the cost of living as high as London or New York. However, there are a lot of discounts available for international students on certain basic amenities. Transportation, public healthcare and telecommunication is comparatively cheaper. There is a huge difference in the cost of on-campus residence (dormitories) and off-campus options (rental apartments). On-campus boarding costs around HK$15,000 to HK$45,000 (approx. 1.2 to 3.6 lakhs) annually while rental one-bedroom apartment can cost HK$96,000 to HK$180,000 (8.5 to 15 lakhs) per year.   Part-time Work Option One of the drawbacks of studying in Hong Kong is that non-local students are not allowed to undertake any paid or unpaid employment during the term of education. However, there are a few exceptions like paid internships and on-campus jobs. International students are allowed to gather hands-on experience by doing an internship in the respective field of their education. These paid internships are arranged or endorsed by the universities, and an international student is allowed to intern for the maximum of one academic year. There are also many on-campus jobs reserved for international students. You are allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week on these on-campus jobs. You can also work full time during the summer vacations.   Student Visa It is mandatory for all international students to obtain a student visa for studying in Hong Kong. You can apply for a student visa only after getting accepted by a Hong Kong university. Once you get the acceptance letter, you have to secure a local sponsor to proceed with the visa application. The university takes care of the local sponsor for all international students. During the visa process, you’ll have to furnish several documents like identity proof, proof of education qualification and financial statement. The student visa has to be renewed every year, and it is advisable to do this at least four weeks prior to the expiry of your visa. Life in Hong Kong can be very exciting as it is a city that never sleeps. Your student life can be a blend of competitive education, practical exposure, and the best cosmopolitan lifestyle. The proximity to India and the close resemblance to Indian sub-tropical weather makes it one of the best study destinations for Indian Students. Here you can benefit from the global atmosphere and experience the culture of the whole world. So, get geared up to go global in the global city Hong Kong. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Germany: Land der Ideen (Land of Ideas) | Canada: The Coolest Study Destination | Singapore: The Best Asian Study Abroad Destination | Educational Hubs in South India | New Zealand: The New Zeal Land | Education in the UK: The King and Queen's Way