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Embrace a Colorful Career with a Degree in the National Language

Embrace a Colorful Career with a Degree in the National Language : Become aware of why Hindi is much more than just a patriotic language and explore the opportunities you can grab with your degree in Hindi Literature, from working as a translator in large corporations to finding opportunities in the Army as an interpreter. 'Language is the key to understanding anything.' I personally believe this to be true. But is Hindi that language which will be the key? Is it worth building a career in? Yes, of course it is. I am not going to give you the same old lecture on how Hindi is our national language and we are obliged to preserve it. It definitely is but there's more to Hindi than what meets the eye. Apart from nearly 425 million people speaking Hindi as a first language, making it one of the most spoken languages in the world, and another 120 million speak Hindi as a second, Hindi is a language in which you can build a prosperous career. The further you read, you'll understand these are not empty words. While Hindi is the official language of India, Hindi is also spoken in Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Nepal. There's a similar pattern of thought amongst Indians, that English is THE language which will open the doors for a secure career for you and that our own language Hindi is 'so backward'. Career Fact: But what if I told you, this pattern of thought itself is backward? There's a demand for experts in Hindi for a job post of teaching the language to the U.S military so as to equip them to interact with the locals in regions where the language is used.   Educational Requirements Bachelor's degree in Hindi Literature is enough for a fairly lucrative career. But if you opt for Masters or PhD, you make yourself prone to opportunities. There are institutions all over India which bestow the mastery in Hindi and yes, believe it or not, there are colleges abroad which offer you courses in Hindi. Below are the few of the best educational institutions in this matter.                                                                        Career Path     TOP UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA   Institutes Location Courses Offered Eligibility Website University of Mumbai Mumbai M.A.       PhD in Hindi Graduate in any discipline   Masters degree in any discipline http://mu.ac.in/   Bangalore University Bangalore  M.A. in Hindi             P. G. Diploma in Functional Hindi Translation Graduate in any discipline with 50% marks in Hindi   University degree OR Graduate in any discipline with 55% marks in Hindi http://bangaloreuniversity.ac.in/   University of Kerala    Kerala M.A in Hindi Graduate in any discipline   www.keralauniversity.ac.in/    University of Delhi New Delhi M.A in Hindi Graduate in discipline http://www.du.ac.in/   University of Madras Chennai M.A.       Post graduate course in Functional Hindi and Translation   PhD   Certificate course in Hindi Graduate in any discipline   Graduate in any discipline       M.A   10+2 http://www.unom.ac.in/      Vision Institute of Professional Studies Kolkata  B.A in Hindi 10+2 in any discipline http://www.visionvoice.co.in/       Babu Hari Ram Singh Mahavidyalaya Allahabad B.A. in Hindi 10+2 in any discipline http://bhsdegreecollege.org/     Banasthali University Jaipur Banasthali University B.A in Hindi 10+2 in any discipline http://www.banasthali.org/     TOP UNIVERSITIES OVERSEAS Institutes Location Courses Offered Eligibility Website University of Chicago Chicago B.A 10+2 (any discipline) http://salc.uchicago.edu/hindi-at-chicago   Boston University England B.A (Hindi-Urdu CAS) 10+2 (any discipline) www.bu.edu   University of California Berkeley Introductory Hindi   Intermediate  Hindi   Readings in Modern Hindi  10+2         Intermediate Hindi http://southasia.berkeley.edu/   University of Minnesota S.E. Minneapolis MN Intensive Hindi Course 10+2 http://umabroad.umn.edu/       Fees Structure In India, the fee for a Bachelors’ degree in Hindi literature is within the range of 15,000 rupees to 100,000 rupees, depending on the location and institution. In government colleges, you can get a free seat with minimal charges after passing an entrance exam (on the date which the college decides). Masters and PhD's average fee is the same as Bachelors degree. The course fee, overseas ranges from 4,500 to 10,000 dollars.   Employment Facts As mentioned earlier with your expertise in Hindi do not be under the presumption that you are limited to work in India only. Today the US intelligence and security agencies desperately require Hindi translators. "As a linguist or translator in the U.S. Army you are deployed to duty stations around the world. You can get recruited for language interpretation and intelligence analysis. As a linguist, you can qualify for an enlistment bonus up to $40,000 and the Montgomery GI Bill worth over $60,000," says an army recruiter. In 2009, the US Army introduced a program in which immigrants who speak one or more from 35 languages including Hindi can get in military and receive citizenship by the end of basic training of just 10 weeks. The reason why Hindi is getting a strong foothold overseas is because of the economic growth in India, which makes the foreign countries interested, language becomes a barrier, just like the old times when British colonized 2/3 of the world.     Job Opportunites With immense rise of importance of our national language around the globe, there are various employment opportunities. You can work in different departments of the Central government as well as the State governments of India. Posts like Hindi Officer, Hindi Translator, Hindi Assistant, Manager (Official language) in different departments and units of Central and State government The scope has increased with the advent of private TV and Radio channels and the launch of Hindi versions of established magazines and In the field of Hindi media, there is a need for Editors, Reporters, Correspondents, Sub Editors, Proof Readers, Radio Jockeys, Anchors etc. A Degree or Diploma in Journalism, Mass Communication along with academic qualification in Hindi is a merit for job seekers. One can work in the mediums of Radio, TV, Cinema as a Script Writer, Dialogue Writer and This field necessitates a natural and artistic mastery of creative writing. But a degree or diploma in creative writing will enhance one’s style of writing. Need for translation of well-known works from international writers, blockbuster movies, advertisements and the work of translating in courts, is peaking as you read this. You can earn your livelihood as a freelance translator and can also set up your own translation firm. There are also opportunities of translation projects from foreign agencies. The task can be easily done through the internet. Now we find every global publication house struggling to make space for their existence in the masses, particularly the Hindi belt. Most surprisingly the leading multinational publishing houses not only started commissioning Hindi publication but started publishing translated versions (in Hindi) of best sellers also on a massive scale. So there is a great opportunity as a translator, editor & composer in big publishing houses. There is a job opportunity in foreign countries for the Post Graduates in Hindi language, especially those who have completed their Ph.D. Scope of teaching Hindi language and linguistics in foreign universities. Growth for interpreters and translators overall was expected to be at a very fast rate of 46% over the period of 2012 to 2022. One can always choose the traditional option of teaching Hindi at schools, colleges & universities as teacher and professor in India and overseas.   Salary Overview The average salary for interpreters and translators was $49,320 a year. The entry-level translators may be paid somewhat less in the range from $22,301-$72,017. Those who want to put up a career in teaching can start earning in the range of 10,000 to 20,000 rupees per month.  Candidates working with embassies can receive a compensation of 8,000 to 10,000 rupees per month. Translators are paid between 50 to 100 rupees per page. Interpreters generally earn around 300 to 500 rupees per hour. Professors in universities can earn up to 40,000 to 90,000 rupees per month in India. So, do not hesitate when entering the field. If the national language is something that you want to excel in, know that it has much more renown and use than what has actually been publicized.  

Are you ready to play the devil's advocate?: Career in Corporate Law

Are you ready to play the devil's advocate?: Career in Corporate Law : Corporate Law relates to the study of various stakeholders in a company and how they interact with each other.  A corporate lawyer has a multi-faceted role encompassing various responsibilities with a blend of operational and supervisory roles. The Devil’s dictionary defines Lawyer as someone who is adept in “circumvention of law”. Jim Carrey in the movie, Liar Liar, plays the role of lawyer. In that character, initially he would manipulate the law and situation to his favour instead of focussing on the truth. That’s how we in India used to perceive law as well. Though, in some societies, practicing Law is perceived to be a noble profession. The legal profession in India has undergone a substantial change over the years. Nowadays, a student of law is not confined to the court, but, is a part of corporate offices, consulting & advisory firms, administrative services, and a lot more fields.   Required Education Students from any background can opt for a career in Law. In India, one may opt for any of the below options: (a)     After 10+2, 5 years integrated B.A and L.L.B, or, (b)   After graduation, 3 years bachelor of Law (L.L.B) In India, one may need to appear for entrance examinations to get in the law colleges. Common Law Aptitude Test (CLAT) is the entrance examination that one needs to clear to get into the coveted National Law Schools. There are other state level entrance examinations for other government colleges. One can study law abroad, but one needs to be aware whether that qualification will be recognized in India. Legal systems of some countries are similar to that in India. As you are aware that India was under the English rule for many years, the Indian judicial system has been primarily adapted from English Law, or ‘common law’. English Law is the basis for many legal systems, including those in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Pakistan. In US, one can study a JD (Judicial Degree) to start with and then study LLM (Masters of Law) for graduation. In the UK, Australia and New Zealand, one can study an LLB (Bachelor of Law) as an undergraduate law degree, and the top it up with a post-graduation degree. But one has to pass bar exams to qualify as a professional lawyer.   Career Path                                                                  Career Path (10th to Job)   Course Details: One definitely needs to be a Bachelor of Law and registered with the Bar Council of India to be practicing lawyer. For, joining the corporate ranks, one need not register oneself with the Bar Council. The top law colleges in India and abroad are listed below:   Top Institutes (India): Law School University Location Exam & Cut-off Total Course Fess (INR Lacs) NLSIU, Bangalore NLSIU, Bangalore Bangalore CLAT: 147 9.00 Nalsar University of Law Nalsar University of Law Hyderabad CLAT 7.00 National Law Institute University National Law Institute University Bhopal CLAT 6.45 West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata CLAT:137 6.45 National Law University, Jodhpur National Law University, Jodhpur Jodhpur CLAT: 131 5.60 Symbiosis Law School Symbiosis International University Pune SET 11.80 Gujarat National Law University Gujarat National Law University Gandhinagar CLAT: 128 9.50 Hidayatullah National Law University Hidayatullah National Law University New Raipur CLAT 6.80 School of Law, Christ University Christ University Bangalore - 6.50 Faculty of Law University of Calcutta Kolkata WB-LET 0.06   Top Institutes (Overseas): Following are few top law colleges around the globe are: Rank Name of Institution Location Web Site 1 Harvard University United States  www.harvard.edu 2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom www.cam.ac.uk 3 University of Oxford United Kingdom  www.ox.ac.uk 4 Yale University United States http://www.yale.edu/ 5 New York University (NYU) United States  http://www.nyu.edu/ 6 Stanford University United States https://www.stanford.edu/  7 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom http://www.lse.ac.uk/home.aspx 8 The University of Melbourne Australia  http://www.unimelb.edu.au/ 9 University of California, Berkeley United States http://www.berkeley.edu/ 10 Columbia University United States  http://www.columbia.edu/ Source: Forbes, QS One can opt for an L.L.M in Corporate Law or undertake several certification courses available both in India and abroad to provide one an edge in the corporate law. There are several online certifications available on corporate law from top universities around the globe.    Cost of Fees The fees of the top law colleges in India are summarised in the table above. The cost of a law degree from abroad would essentially range between INR 20.0 lacs to INR 90.0 lacs, including allied costs.   Job Profiles Broadly, one has to work in either of the broad categories: As an advocate, practicing law: Usually, it takes time to settle unless one has contacts and is working under a senior counsel. As a Legal officer owning responsibilities depending on the type of firm one joins The job roles usually offered are: Legal officer/Manager Legal Advisor Senior/Junior Associate (Legal) The responsibilities of a corporate lawyer would typically include: Drafting and negotiation of agreements: Leave and License agreement, Confidentiality agreement, Assignment agreement, etc Advisory services – Corporate Law Research and advice on various issues in corporate law Compliance Looking after the various compliances of the group/company depending on the type of firm Handling litigations Engaging with external counsels and resolving litigations Appearing before court and resolving the matter Drafting notices, affidavits, written statements, plaints, petitions Company secretarial Drafting of Agenda, Minutes, Notices of Board Dealing with various regulatory and compliance issues and with Registrar of Companies Handling Secretarial Audit, etc.   Opportunities and Growth India has slowly gained a stronghold as one of the brightest emerging economies. It is also one of the world's fastest-growing economies and after Dr. Manmohan Singh’s landmark economic policy in 1991, become an attractive destination for inbound investment and, increasingly, a source of deal-activity globally. Most of the global conglomerates have been willing to invest in India. Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), the Government, in a meeting held on September 29, 2015, approved 18 proposals of FDI amounting to approximately US$ 770 million. Thus we can see the rate at which investments are flowing in, the volume of capital markets transactions, the quantum of capital raising, the number of strategic joint ventures and investments and large-scale restructurings, or major cross-border mergers and acquisitions, that are taking place in India. As per Economic Times, Opportunity beckons the corporate lawyers in India, as foreign firms are strengthening their India desks by adding experienced dealmakers in Singapore and London as Indian regulations prohibit foreign firms from having an office in India or advising on Indian law. They, however, can do this in cooperation with the Indian bar and work with Indian law firms. Indian lawyers with dual-qualifications - qualification to work in India and abroad are in great demand. With the volume of capital market deals, Mergers & acquisition deals, going around, it’s not difficult to gauge the future of corporate lawyers in India.   Industries to Explore A corporate lawyer can be a good fit in any corporate house. Some of the industries where a corporate lawyer might excel are: Banking and Financial Services Industry (BFSI): Banks, like, SBI, Deutsche Bank Insurance companies like, Bharti Axa, LIC Knowledge Process Outsourcing offices of global behemoths like Mckinsey, Ernst & Young Consulting Firms like, Ernst & Young (E&Y), Mckinsey, KPMG Law advisory firms: Some of the top law advisory firms are: Amarchand & Mangaldas AZB & Associates Amicus Fox Mandal Jehangir & Gullabbhai & BIlimoria & Daruwala Khaitan & Co. Luthra & Luthra   The CV of a corporate lawyer The key skills that the recruiters look for in a corporate lawyer are: Good drafting skills and a good oratorical skills Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Knowledge of specific acts based on the industry, like, Banking Act, Income Tax Act, Company Law, etc or certain rules like IRDAI rules in insurance industry Ability to work under pressure and desire to be a part of a big team Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to comprehend different situations in a small time frame Earnings The edge that corporate lawyers have is that even at the start of their careers, their earning potential is quite high as compared to other professions. However, like all other professions, it is always the cream that rises to the top and hence with experience and time, very high and lucrative remuneration will be limited to a few. The compensation for the corporate lawyers is good. The increase of salary of farm fresh corporate lawyers is linked to the gradual improvement in the quality of legal education in India. Typically, their packages would be around 10.0 lacs per annum if one graduates out of the top law schools. But, if one passes out from the low ranking colleges, one has to struggle in the initial years. What Next? Corporate lawyers can become general business managers and even aspire to become CEOs. Corporate Lawyers can go on to start their own advisory firms.  

Go solo as a Portfolio Manager

Go solo as a Portfolio Manager : Portfolio management involves efficient allocation of resources to generate higher return on investment. A portfolio manager manages investment portfolios of people. Charles Darwin!!!! When you hear the name what comes to your mind? “Theory of evolution” or “Survival of the fittest” or “Natural selection”. You might be thinking what does Darwin has to do with Portfolio Management. Well it has to do with “selection”. That’s what a portfolio manager has to do. Select assets and allocate resources so that the portfolio generates higher return to the investors. Now, we have been hearing the word “portfolio”. It means a collection of investing tools like equity, debt, commodities, or, may be mutual funds. I would like to enlighten you about another concept known as active and passive investor. Active investors are ones who are their own portfolio managers, and, they are abreast of what is happening around and manage their investment actively. However, there are another category who tends to give the steering of their investment vehicle to a person whom they trust and ride the journey along with the manager, we would call the portfolio manager. A portfolio manager’s primary job is identifying the proper investment policy for a client or fund keeping in mind the risk and return matrix and client’s financial need.   Required Education Similar to most other careers in investing world, education in financial discipline at preliminary level is not necessary but desirable. However, one needs to have a strong interest in financial markets, accounting and economics, with strong analytical and quantitative skills. One should have good communication and presentation skills as well. Knowledge in statistical tools is also desirable. For a career as a portfolio manager, it’s almost mandatory for one to be a Chartered Accountant, or an MBA (Finance). Most of the portfolio managers are also Chartered Financial Analysts or Certified Financial Risk Managers (FRM).   Career Path Career Path (10th to Job)   Course Details: For a career in portfolio management services in an Asset Management Company (AMC), one needs to be a post-graduate, preferably those in MBA (Finance) or Chartered Accountancy. Hence, the list of top business schools and other relevant colleges are listed below for a quick reference.   Top Institutes (India): Institute Locations Course Eligibility Website/Information Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Bangalore Kolkata Lucknow Indore Kozhikode PGDBM At least 10+2 in any discipline   CAT/GMAT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Management Indian School of Business Hyderabad Gurgaon PGDBM At least 10+2 in any discipline   CAT/GMAT http://www.isb.edu/ Management Development Institute Gurgaon Murshidabad PGDBM At least 10+2 in any discipline   GMAT Mostly, Work-Experience is required. http://www.mdi.ac.in/ Institute of Chartered Accountants of India   Any Chartered Accountant Class XII (Any discipline) www.icai.org.in/ Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from GARP Any Financial Risk Manager Undergraduate (or appearing in final year of UG exam) http://www.garp.org/#!/frm_program_exams/   Top Institutes (Overseas): Following are the top B-schools in the world: Institute Courses Average Score in GMAT Country Website University of Chicago – Booth School of Business MBA 720 USA https://www.chicagobooth.edu/ Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA 720 USA https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ Harvard Business School MBA 730 USA http://www.hbs.edu/Pages/default.aspx University of Pennsylvania-Wharton MBA 728 USA https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/ London business school MBA 700 UK https://www.london.edu/ INSEAD MBA 703 France http://www.insead.edu/home/ University of Oxford- Saïd Business School MBA 690 UK http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ HEC Paris MBA MBA 690 France http://www.mba.hec.edu/ NUS Business School MBA         672 Singapore http://bschool.nus.edu/ HKUST Business School MBA         600 Hong Kong http://www.bm.ust.hk/       Source: Financial Times, QS Other than GMAT/SAT/GRE, it is mandatory for the students to appear for IELTS/TOEFL. Scores above 100 are considered to be good in TOEFL. Again, one should remember that while applying for the MBA schools, the score in entrance is only a fraction of the parameters used for judging a candidate. Everything in the application really does matter, including the application essays and recommendations.   Cost in Fees: The cost for a MBA from a top college in India would range between INR 8.0 lacs to INR 25.0 lacs, including allied costs. An MBA from abroad would range between INR 35.0 lacs to INR 90.0 lacs including allied costs. Executive MBAs, mostly for experienced candidates cost much higher, but the advantage is that the duration of the course is shorter and the peer group is usually better.   Job Profiles Broadly, one has to work in any of the broad categories: Active portfolio management: Active buying and selling of funds Passive portfolio management: Usually, working in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Discretionary portfolio management: The fund manager has the power to sell and buy assets at will but keeping the financial needs of the client as priority Non-discretionary portfolio management: Usually advisory role The job roles usually offered are: Asset Manager Fund Manager Portfolio Manager Wealth Manager The responsibilities of a portfolio manager would typically include: The primary responsibility of a portfolio manager would be to generate positive returns for the client and help his client achieve his financial goal within the stipulated timeline. The portfolio manager takes the key role for planning the investment portfolio of an individual based on the demographic and economic profile of the client. The portfolio manager is also responsible for imparting financial awareness and knowledge to his client. He would also be responsible for providing tailor-made solutions to his clients depending on the risk profile of the client.   Opportunities and Growth The growth and outlook of the asset management companies or the portfolio management companies are in line with the outlook of global and India economy. The last two years were very good for the industry. In the present year, the market has been subdued. But, there has been several Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in the Indian domestic market, which, suggests that the outlook is not too grim. If seen from a global perspective, we can see that the biggest crash in markets occurred in China, while the markets of Europe are on the edge due to the crash. Thus, helped by the favourable macro factors, India is in a brighter spot in the global equity market. The global scenario might take a while to turn around.     Industries to Explore A portfolio manager would be working in the following industries: Banking and Financial Services Industry (BFSI): Mutual Funds like, Franklin Templeton, Mirae Asset, Kotak AMC, HDFC AMC Portfolio Management Service providers, like, PPAS, Brokerage firms, like, Karvy, Sharekhan Investment Banks like, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs Banks, like, SBI, Deutsche Bank However, the greatest advantage of being a portfolio manager is that after years of experience, and myriad of contacts in the corporate world, one can start one’s own portfolio management service (PMS), going solo. The sky is the only limit once that starts.   The CV of a Portfolio Manager The key skills that the recruiter looks in a portfolio manager are: Decent writing skills with an ability to comprehend financial reports Knowledge of key macro-economic trends and cycles, various asset classes and financial products Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – The job profile requires regular interaction with the client, discussing their requirements, and, financial goals Ability to work under pressure – A portfolio manager has to work under strict deadlines, and most entry-level profiles are required to stretch long. The individual should be self-motivated, proactive and passionate for investing and financial markets The other skills that an aspiring portfolio manager should possess to create an edge over the others are: Knowledge about a particular industry, its key players, competitive landscape, macro factors affecting the industry and trends in that industry   Earnings The compensation for the portfolio managers are very good as the profile is mostly for seasoned candidates. Typically, their packages include a substantial bonus component. In India, the average salary for a portfolio manager would be around INR 11.0 lacs, starting from m INR 4.0 lacs per annum in small brokerage firms, to INR 30.0 lacs per annum in the foreign banks or large AMCs. The US counterparts earn more than $100,000 per annum plus bonuses.   What Next?        The most desirable exit route would be going solo!!!! Starting one’s own portfolio management service can take one places and one can aim for the stars Few try and move to investment banking or mutual funds (as fund manager) Few move into advisory roles ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Aeronautical Engineering: Let Your Dreams Fly! | Make volatility your friend as a Stock Broker | Suit Up for a Career in Banking | Sports Management - Be the Sports leader for all games | A Career in Interior Designing | Striving to Make a Difference: Career as Development Practitioner | Put on your Dancing Shoes | Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling | Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology 

Aeronautical Engineering: Let Your Dreams Fly!

Aeronautical Engineering: Let Your Dreams Fly! : It gives you wings! No. we are not speaking about Red Bull, we are speaking about Aeronautical Engineering. All of us have been intrigued by the concept of flight at some point of our life. From flying kites to “engineering” the longest flying paper rocket in classrooms, we have all tried to solve the mystery behind flying object at some age. We all have that one friend who runs to the terrace every time an aircraft is crossing from above. If even you dream to one day rule the sky’s and create innovative flying machines, Aeronautical Engineering is the best career for you! Aeronautical Engineering is a branch of aerospace engineering that deals with the study and creation of advanced technologies in the field of aviation, defense system, and space technology. This course prepares you for designing, development, testing, maintenance and operation of commercial airplanes, military aircraft and their components. Although aeronautical engineers generally don’t fly aircraft, they certainly have a huge contribution towards the field of aviation. Let’s look at the responsibilities and job description of aeronautical engineers.   What Do Aeronautical Engineers Do? A job of Aeronautical Engineers includes several responsibilities. They are responsible for creating innovative, eco-friendly, economic and energy efficient methods of air transportation. As an aeronautical engineer, you can either design or develop aircraft or work on components of aircraft. An aeronautical engineer has to be adept with the laws of physics and aerodynamics. Those who want to design aircraft, have to master several designing softwares like CAD or CAM. Apart from virtuoso over technology, you’ll also need to hone your interpersonal skills like teamwork, leadership, and communication. This career demands high dedication and during projects, you might be expected to burn the midnight oil and be prepared to carry some work back home.   How to Become an Aeronautical Engineer There are a several point of entry in the field of engineering depending on the amount of education.  The minimum eligibility for becoming an aeronautical engineer is a diploma in aeronautical engineering.  The diploma courses are available at different polytechnic colleges. Diploma holders can work in the ranks of junior technicians, helpers or assistants. If you wish to get into higher scale aeronautical engineering jobs, you must pursue a degree program in Bachelors of Engineering (B.E) or Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech.). For admission to these courses, you need to have a minimum of 60% marks in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. There are various examinations depending on the college or the country from where you wish to pursue the course. Once you are done with your graduation, you either get a job or pursue a postgraduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering. For pursuing an M.E. or M.Tech. Course, you must have a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering or any other equivalent stream of engineering.     Top Colleges for Aeronautical Engineering: Being a niche field, aeronautical engineering is available in very selective colleges. Due to high demand in the aviation field and less amount of seats, there is a high competition among students for this course. Students who want to pursue the course in India have to appear in exams like JEE mains and JEE advanced. Admissions are also conducted through other exams conducted on a state level. If you wish to study abroad, you will have to appear in exams like SAT, ACT, etc. and also appear in some language proficiency exams like TOEFL or IELTS.    Best Aeronautical Engineering Colleges in India: B.E/B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering: Name of College Official Website IIT Mumbai www.iitb.ac.in/ IIT Kharagpur www.iitkgp.ac.in/ IIT Chennai https://www.iitm.ac.in/ IIT Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in/ Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology www.iiests.ac.in/   M.E/M.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering Name of College Official Website Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in/ Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay www.iitb.ac.in/ Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT K) www.iitkgp.ac.in/ Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT M) https://www.iitm.ac.in/ Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS), Chennai www.hindustanuniv.ac.in   Best Aeronautical Engineering Colleges Abroad: Name of College Official Website Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts. www.web.mit.edu/ Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. www.gatech.edu/ University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States https://umich.edu/ Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. www.purdue.edu/ California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States. www.caltech.edu/   Cost of Education As it is a specialized field, the cost of pursuing a degree in aeronautical engineering can be significantly higher.   The fees vary from government colleges to private colleges. The fees in government colleges in India might be around INR 25,000 to 40,000 while the same in private colleges can start from INR 70,000 and go up to 3 lakhs per annum.  The fees for pursuing the course abroad can be significantly higher and cost around INR 23 lakh INR for the graduation course.   Counting the Bounty Aeronautical engineers is a prestigious profession and is one of the highest paying engineering professions. The average salary offered to a fresher varies from government to private institution and also depends on the education qualification. The salary packages are considerably higher in the private sector, but engineers working in government sector enjoy many perks. Coming to numbers, an average fresher can earn around 30,000 to 40,000 rupees per month in government organizations like HAL or NAL. On the other hand, the same in private organizations like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo Airlines, etc. can go up to 40,000 to 50,000 INR per month.     Summing it All Up! Aeronautical Engineering is undoubtedly one of the best professions. The profession is not only highly paying but also ensures high social status and standard of living. There is always a huge demand for a skilled aeronautical engineer, and both private and government organization give huge perks to retain efficient engineers. When you are designing the best aircraft, you deserve to be treated with free air travel for your family. Like every other good thing, there are certain challenges in this career. It is an intellectually challenging job and can be very demanding. There is virtually no scope for errors, and you might need to travel a lot. If you think that you can rise above these challenges and take the flight of your dreams, then even the sky is not a limit for you! 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Make volatility your friend as a Stock Broker

Make volatility your friend as a Stock Broker : Stock broking helps the buyers meet sellers and vice versa and bringing an equilibrium to the supply and demand in the financial market. The ticker is their heart beat of the stock broker as they capitalize on the uncertainties in the market.  Stock exchange can be defined as “an exchange or stock market where stock brokers and traders can buy and/or sell stocks (also called shares), bonds, and other securities.” Now, the next question would be “What is the difference between a broker and a trader?” The difference lies in the organization that they work for. While a broker works on his own, or for brokerage houses, traders work for asset management companies. Brokers interact directly with the client, while traders usually work for a portfolio manager. So ignite the animal spirit in you and bring out the punter in you, if you want to be stock broker. Stock broking isn’t for the faint hearted, one has to ride on the wave of volatility to be a successful stock broker. On the flip side, there is little room for monotonicity in stock broking as change is the only constant out there. There are opportunities galore for the opportunist. There are millions to be made, and, who knows it could be any one of you!!!   Required Education One needs to be a graduate, preferably in commerce, to be stock broker. Any work experience in similar fields is always handy. The minimum eligibility to be a sub-broker (the previous stage of being a broker) is a high school education. In India, the minimum age to be a stock broker is 21 years. In India, the stock brokers need to get themselves registered with Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the controlling body of securities in India. The broker has to appear in various exams where one is judged on subjects like securities and portfolio management, economics, capital markets, etc. Further, larger broking firms prefer MBA (Fin), or, Chartered Accountants, or, Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs). One needs to have a strong interest in financial markets, accounting and economics, along with strong analytical and quantitative skills.   Career Path             Career Path (10th to Job)   Course Details: As detailed above, graduation in commerce gives an edge if you want to opt for a career as a stock broker. However, the bigger brokerage firms like Kotak Securities, ICICI Securities, Karvy, Motilal Oswal(in India) and Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Meryll Lynch (Global) favour MBAs and CAs. Hence, a list of top colleges in relevant fields is listed below for a quick reference.   Top Institutes (India): Institute Locations Course Eligibility Website/Information Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Bangalore Kolkata Lucknow Indore Kozhikode PGDBM At least 10+2+3 in any discipline   CAT/GMAT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Institutes_of_Management Institute of Chartered Accountants of India   Any Chartered Accountant Class XII (Any discipline) www.icai.org.in/ Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, U.S.A Any Chartered Financial Analyst Undergraduate (or appearing in final year of UG exam) https://www.cfainstitute.org/pages/index.aspx   Top Institutes (Overseas):   Following are the top B-schools in the world:   Institute Courses Average Score in GMAT Country Website University of Chicago – Booth School of Business MBA 720 USA https://www.chicagobooth.edu/ Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA 720 USA https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/ Harvard Business School MBA 730 USA http://www.hbs.edu/Pages/default.aspx University of Pennsylvania-Wharton MBA 728 USA https://www.wharton.upenn.edu/ London business school MBA 700 UK https://www.london.edu/ INSEAD MBA 703 France http://www.insead.edu/home/ University of Oxford- Saïd Business School MBA 690 UK http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ HEC Paris MBA MBA 690 France http://www.mba.hec.edu/ NUS Business School MBA         672 Singapore http://bschool.nus.edu/ HKUST Business School MBA         600 Hong Kong http://www.bm.ust.hk/      Source: Financial Times, QS There are few other institutes that offer certain courses that might help one willing to pursue a career in stock broking. The list of such institutes is given below College Place Course name Website Institute of Company Secretaries of India   Any major city in India PG membership course in capital market and financial services http://www.icsi.edu/ National Institute of Securities Market   New Delhi 1 year PG programme in fundamentals of capital market development http://www.nism.ac.in/   Mumbai Stock Exchange Training Institute   Mumbai Various certification courses http://www.bsebti.com/   Cost in Fees The cost of a MBA from a top college in India would range between INR 8.0 lacs to INR 25.0 lacs including allied costs. An MBA from abroad would range between INR 35.0 lacs to INR 90.0 lacs including allied costs. The fees for various diploma courses and certification courses that are available in India start from INR 4,000.0 to INR 1.0 lac.   Job Profiles All in all, one can work in any of these broad categories: Work for institutions like brokerage houses, catering to retail clients Advisors Security traders Work for self, i.e., own practice The job roles usually offered are: Security sales representative Securities trader Securities broker Securities analyst The responsibilities of an equity analyst would typically include: Buying and selling securities for their client Acting as a securities sales advisor, suggesting clients what to buy or sell Elucidating stock market jargons and trading strategies to client Offering financial counselling and devising financial portfolios   Opportunities and Growth The growth and outlook of the brokerage houses is in sync with the economy. The last two years were very good for the industry. In the present year, even though the Indian economy and the financial market has been subdued to quite an extent, the inherent numbers of IPOs or Initial Public Offerings have increased considerably. Moreover, the inherent position of the Indian market is quite better than those in other markets, such as China which had suffered a huge market crash recently, as well as markets in Europe India is in a brighter spot in the global equity market helped by the favourable macro-economic environment. However, the global scenario might take a while to turn around. Moreover, with so many listed companies in India and so many IPOs coming every year, there is a huge scope for the stock broking industry in India.   Industries to Explore A stock broker would be working in the following industries: Banking and Financial Services Industry (BFSI): Brokerage firms, like, Karvy, Sharekhan Investment Banks like, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs Banks, like, SBI, Deutsche Bank Mutual Funds like, Franklin Templeton, Mirae Asset Business houses, like, Tata Group, AB Group – Recruits for in-house trading   The CV of a stock broker The key skills that the recruiters look for in a stock broker at entry level are: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – The job profile requires regular interaction with clients Ability to work under pressure – A stock broker has to take decisions in a fraction of a second and time would always be on the other side of the field. The individual should be self-motivated, proactive and possess a passion for investing and financial markets.   Earnings The compensation for the equity researchers are average at the initial stage of the career. Typically, their packages include a substantial bonus component. In India, the typical salary for an entry level analyst would range from INR 2.0 lacs per annum in small brokerage firms to INR 10.0 lacs per annum in the bigger brokerage houses, recruiting for proprietary trading profiles. The US counterparts earn more than $ 40,000 per annum plus bonuses.   What Next? The sub-broker would look forward to climb up the ladder and become a broker. 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Suit Up for a Career in Banking

Suit Up for a Career in Banking : Whatever the point of entry, there is a chance of high growth in the field of Banking. Also, there are vast avenues for networking, social service, making a name for oneself and self satisfaction. A working person always earns more than what he can carry around in his pocket. This extra money not only needs safeguarding but also further investment so that it can earn more money. Both of these functions together define Banking. Career Fact: Switzerland, a country which is mere 132nd area-wise and 98th population-wise in the world, is the financial capital of the world since it is the most preferred banking destination in the world. Banking is the management of other people’s money.. In earlier times, banking was limited to loans and safeguarding of deposits. Now the services provided by banks have increased manifold like providing  debit and credit cards, lockers, ATM services, online transfer of funds, insurance, brokerage services, fund managers, risk management services, advice to corporates etc. With the increase in the roles played by banks, the need for skilled professionals to manage the same has also risen. Apart from Graduates and Post-graduates, professionals like CA, MBA, MCA, Actuaries are enjoying lucrative career in banking.   Top Institutes Overseas (as per 2014 updated rankings by Forbes.com excluding USA) Most MBA courses offered internationally by reputed universities have integral banking courses as a part of their financial concentrations.   Ranking School Location Courses Offered   Eligibility   2014 Salary   Website #1 Insead France Mba Graduation $209 K www.insead.edu/ #2 IMD Switzerland Mba Graduation $226 K www.imd.org/ #3 Cambridge (Judge) UK Mba Graduation $169 K www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/ #4 SDA Bocconi Italy Mba Graduation $160 K www.sdabocconi.it/ #5 IE Business School Spain Mba Graduation $175 K www.ie.edu/ #6 Cranfield UK Mba Graduation $135 K www.som.cranfield.ac.uk/ #7 Oxford (Said) UK Mba Graduation $150 K www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ #8 Warwick UK Mba Graduation $121 K www.wbs.ac.uk/ #9 Lancaster UK Mba Graduation $95 K www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/ #10 S P Jain Dubai Mba Graduation $57 K www.spjain.org/     India Apart from these courses employees of various banks can pursue diploma, certificate and management courses offered by Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF), a professional body of banks, financial institutions and their employees.   Different bank structures can be categorized as follows : RECRUITMENT PROCESS Public Sector Banks generally recruit at two levels: Clerical: Minimum qualification is 10+2. Selection is through competitive exam. On clearing of JAIIB and CAIIB certificates, the candidates can reach upto the level of Chief Managers and above. Probationary Officer/Assistant Manager:   Minimum qualification is Graduation in any discipline. Selection is through competitive exam. These candidates can reach upto the top-most level i.e. CMD. Recruitment to the above two cadres is looked after by IBPS, a body for joint recruitment in Clerical and PO cadre in Public Sector Banks. Also, recruitment of specialists in Middle Management posts like IT experts, Lawyers, CAs, MBAs etc., is undertaken by each Public Sector Bank individually. Private Banks generally prefer graduates for recruitment at any level. Executive level jobs are filled with professionals like MBAs, CAs etc., through direct interview, campus placement etc.   Required Education Skills and Career Prospects:     Work Profile and Salary Structure Due to expanding nature of banking operations, there are a number of job profiles active nowadays in banks. General Branch Banking - In PSB's generalist officers are recruited as Probationary Officers POs and the clerical cadre with remuneration of appx Rs 20,000 a month plus for clerical cadre and Managerial cadre earns appx Rs 40,000 plus perks. Sales and Marketing Officer - They look after development of sales and marketing of new and existing products and services offered by the bank. Starting salary for marketing officer is in the Rs 50,000 plus range, plus commissions on sales. Product Design Officers - Their main focus is on designing of new and relevant products and services. The preferred candidates are Actuaries and CA's. Technology Officers - B.Tech, BE or MCA are preferred for these posts. They look after technology driven banking operation, innovation and automation. They earn at par with POs. Investment Bankers - This is a high risk-high gain area. Generally MBA's from reputed institutes and experienced CA's are preferred. Overseas compensation are as high as 2 crores. Credit Officers - They look after the credit policy making and approval and disbursal of loans. PSB's appoint POS, however private banks prefer specialized officers. There are various other profiles reserved for more experienced and senior management executives like - arbitration, corporate financial consulting, IPO management etc.   Future Prospects                                               There is a prospective chance of 4-5 lakh job openings in banking sector in next 5 years. Whatever the point of entry, there is a chance of high growth in this field. Also, there are vast avenues for networking, social service, making a name for oneself and self satisfaction. Mohammad Yunus of Bangladesh won a Nobel Prize for pro-poor banking. CSR and other social initiatives by banks provide a chance to their employees to work in the field of Social Service and achieve a higher level of satisfaction. In short, Banking possesses all the qualities looked for in a good job opportunity, especially if you want to excel in handling financial assets as well as people. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Sports Management - Be the Sports leader for all games | A Career in Interior Designing | Striving to Make a Difference: Career as Development Practitioner | Put on your Dancing Shoes | Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling | Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology | Sparkle as a Jewellery Designer | Career in Optometry   

Sports Management - Be the Sports leader for all games

Sports Management - Be the Sports leader for all games : A lot of effort goes behind the scene of a playground, before and on the day of action. A sport as a subject is being stressed by most of the well acclaimed institutes all over India for the holistic development of an individual. In major metro cities of India, lots of human and wealth resources are being channelized to ensure the perfect ambiance for nurturing sport talents. Professional Sport management companies are getting anchored every now and then to ensure that sports on the final day is an event planned and organized most meticulously.   What does Sports Management comprise of? The managerial skill set required to plan, oversee and arrange sport activities (both national and international) for various games is all about Sports Management.  This is one field of sports science that is really doing well. All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) now take sport management quite seriously. They have appointed a full time CEO to manage sports as a multifaceted activity. Sports Management will comprise of Marketing, merchandise, sponsorship Business and Finance management and policies related to sport Broadcasting and event staging knowledge on drug abuse and laws and ethics under sports   Sports Management as a career in India India is already showing a lot of interest in taking up sports management seriously. It has been estimated that 23 lakh of people will be imbibed in this industry by 2025 as per a report of FICCI published in 2014. There are 52 approved national sports federation across the country working to promote a particular sport. They will be in requirement of sports managers in near future. Branding and marketing industry also demands sports managers to manage portfolios of star players. At the Moment MS Dhoni made 1.53 crores through just endorsements. Even sports brand are on the rise and people with merchandise knowledge would be soon employed here as well. The event managing companies are hunting down sports managers to organize sports events better. From IPL to IHL, every day a premier league is cropping up to meet the rising expectations of sport fans. For all such mammoth sized sports event, the career of sports management is and will come up in a big way.   How to go about pursuing career in Sports Management? In 10+2 level you should have pursued Arts preferably as your major for pursuing a bachelors in Sports Management. There are colleges and institutes offering MBA programs for sport management, for which prerequisites are to clear the common entrance exams or the admission tests in these respective colleges.  Usually PhD degrees are not required to pursue a career in Sports management, a master's degree is enough. However if one wishes to delve deeper, or teach sports management in institutes then one can definitely pursue the doctoral programs.   What are the institutes offering Sports Management?   Serial No Institutes offering Sports Management Courses 1 Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu PGDSM (Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management) 2 Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, New Delhi; one-year PGDSM (Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management) 3 IISWBM - Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management one-year full time Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management 4 University of Technology & Management (UTM), Shillong, Meghalaya 1 year PGDM Sports Management 5 International Institute of Sports Management (IISM), Mumbai 3 year BBA in Sports Management, 1 year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM), 2 year full-time MBA in Sports Management) 6 National Academy of Sports Management (NASM) 2 year MBA in Sports Management, 3 year BBA in Sports Management, 1 year Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM), 1 year Diploma in Sports Management 7 Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar in collaboration with Sports Education Development Australia (SEDA) 2 year MBA in Sports Management Course fees for BBA or bachelor's programs are minimal while the masters program can have a range of Rs 200000/- 600000/-   What are the salary figures expected in India? The median salary drawn in India after completing masters in Sports Management is  Rs.350000/- annually, while best in industries can even touch Rs. 1000000/- annually.    Source: Payscale    How to make a career abroad? Many people avail a course abroad due to lack of a good number of institutes offering courses in Sports Management. If you want you can avail for scholarships abroad with experience of playing any particular sport at a national level.  Multi billion dollar profits from the sports industry worldwide will enable job growth in this field by 2022 as estimated by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can choose to work in major and minor leagues, universities, talent agencies and PR firms for sports with a degree abroad. Countries like U.K. Australia, U.S.A. provide good courses on sports management. Salary figures are shown below for a career abroad as released by U.S.  Bureau of Labor of Statistics.   What are some of the colleges to study Sports Management abroad? Some of the universities abroad where you can pursue Sports management as bachelors, masters and PhD programs are shared below. Serial No. Names of Universities Courses offered 1 Full Sail University B.S. in sports marketing and media 2 Post University B.S. in Sports Management 3 Ashford University BA in Sports and Recreation Management 4 North Central University Med in Sports Management, PhD in Sports management 5 European School of Economics Bachelors, Masters in Sports Management 6 Glion Institute of Higher Education B.A. in sports and event management 7 International College of Management Sydney Bachelors in Sports Management The tuition fees of such courses for bachelors programs can go up to $75000 while specialized programs can go up to $85000.   Critical analysis of Sports Management as a career With games like cricket and badminton and wealth pouring in from various countries, the sports events are assuming a larger than life career. So opportunities of sports management is high in India. But more colleges have to come up to meet the required demand projected in the near future. The pay is good as well, but once into a job with some major leagues of sports, it will be difficult to find time for yourself. However if you love travelling, this career will expose you to various cultures and places not only all over India but internationally as well.     Call for action Fortunately for Sports Management, career options are good unlike other sports disciplines. So with a good planning and experience in both sports and academics, this field can be quite promising and entertaining having an ambit that is spread across many continents. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: A Career in Interior Designing | Striving to Make a Difference: Career as Development Practitioner | Put on your Dancing Shoes | Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling | Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology | Sparkle as a Jewellery Designer | Career in Optometry 

A Career in Interior Designing

A Career in Interior Designing :     Land prices keep soaring day by day. And they are not just increasing because of an increase in the value of land itself, but because people want better and better amenities and more beautiful neighbourhoods. Moreover, this isn’t restricted to just the outside of the house. People want their homes to have maximum functionality and aesthetic value. They want their houses to be beautiful, and yet have everything they can accommodate in today’s modest sized dwellings. Here is where the interior designer comes in!   What does the Interior Designer do? So, in a very basic view, an interior designer is a person who designs the interior of people’s houses. But the job doesn’t end there. An interior designer does not simply design something very artistic to be done with a house, but he/she strikes the right balance between convenience and beauty for their customers. They take into account all furnishings that necessarily have to be present in the house, and how best to lay them out in an empty flat to make it a lively home that is pleasing to the eyes! What this means is that an interior designer has to make the best out of whatever space he/she is given, while keeping in mind things such as how much sunlight/fresh air comes in to room, what arrangement would mean most comfort for the customer and what will be the most pretty (as per the customer’s taste!).   How does the Interior Designer go about the job? Depending upon the purpose for which he/she is hired, an interior designer may be involved right from the time of designing the blueprint for the building, or only after the building has been completed. Interior Designers are expected to have a little knowledge of architecture for the former purpose. The designer considers the purpose of the space or room and what furnishings will be required and what are unnecessary; If they’re involved from the start, they plan the placement of windows, doors and built in furniture such as bookshelves; They consider aspects such as natural light and fresh air available in the room; They decide colour schemes as well as the type and amount of furniture; Some designers specialize in particular rooms (such as bathrooms/kitchens,etc) or in particular styles (such as feng shui, eco-friendly designs,etc) In all of the above, the designer has to adhere to the customer’s likings and budget. The designer can only advise and optimize.   Phew! How does one do all that? Well, an interior designer is supposed to have knowledge of architecture, colour schemes, materials used in making the interiors, their cost and where to get them, and what styles are trending. He/she doesn’t impose this knowledge on the customer, but tries to see what’s best for the customer’s taste. The customer is supreme in this profession, and only those interior designers will prosper who are able to satisfy their customers the most. For this reason interior designers have to be able communicators. They should understand the customer’s taste. Further, they should be able to convince the customer to select the most appropriate design. Of course, this doesn’t mean the designer doesn’t have room to be creative. He/she shows his her originality and creativity by blending different styles together to build a perfect home for the customer! After all, everyone wants their home to be unique!   Sounds like something I can do! How do I get started? After your 10+2 education, you can directly go for a Bachelor of Design (BDes) in Interior Designing/Furniture Design/ Ceramic and Glass Design and other similar courses. They have different names but a look at their syllabus will tell you the subtle differences and what you should be pursuing. The National Institute of Design(NID) and Arch Academy are two famous colleges. There are also postgraduate MDes courses and several diplomas that you can pursue. One thing to be kept in mind is that all of these colleges have their own entrance exams/aptitude tests. It’s necessary for a career in interior designing to be good at drawing/sketching, and it is necessary for an interior designing degree from a good college to have a good portfolio! You can also opt for a general BDes course in a prestigious college and then go for a specialized post graduate course in interior design.   Some of the renowned colleges are: Colleges Location National Institute of Design, NID Ahmedabad, Delhi Pearl Academy Noida, Mumbai Sir JJ School of Art Mumbai Arch Academy of Design Jaipur Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore Indian Institute of Technology        Mumbai Sai School of Interior Design New Delhi IILM School of Design Gurgaon CEPT University Gandhinagar College of Architecture Nashik   After your education, it is highly recommended to have one or two internships to learn the job as it is on the field as well as to show experience on your CV.   What are the fees like? The fees vary from university to university, depending upon whether it is private or government-owned and how prestigious it is. For example, the fee for furniture design in NID is around 1.8-2 lakhs per annum. At the same time a college like CEPT University has a fee of around 1 lakh per annum. The fees generally vary between 75,000- 2,50,000 per annum.   Some renowned international universities are: Colleges Location Pratt Institute Brooklyn, New York New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) New York Florence Design Academy Italy The Interior Design School London University of California (UCLA) Los Angeles Harrington College of Design Chicago, Illinois   What are the job prospects and the salary? Interior designers are in demand these days, not only because of the increase in the number of people wanting their homes designed, but also in the number of restaurants, shops, offices, etc that want their spaces designed. Nowadays aesthetics is an important part of any office space. Every workplace requires an efficient design that helps to get the job done quickly. Further, restaurants and shops often take off in their business on the basis of their cool interiors. Thus, the interior designer has become very important. The average interior designer in India earns Rs. 2,90,000 a year.    Source: Payscale   Conclusion: Interior Design is a very creative profession that asks for original artistic but also practical work. It also asks for establishing your goodwill among customers by giving them what they like. Thus it is a good career for creative and accommodative people. One can teach, practice in a firm or be self-employed in this profession. The job requires a good mix of both technical knowledge and originality. Overall, this is a very good career option for those who want to make their living in design.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Striving to Make a Difference: Career as Development Practitioner | Put on your Dancing Shoes | Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling | Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology | Sparkle as a Jewellery Designer | Career in Optometry | Multiply your academic growth with Mathematics | Career in Hospitality Management: Make the world your workplace

Striving to Make a Difference: Career as Development Practitioner

Striving to Make a Difference: Career as Development Practitioner : If you are determined towards making an improvement in this world & being the change that the world needs, don’t feel that you cannot build a career around the same. You definitely can and all the information will be given to you in this article. The world today is constantly in the process of increasing development but there’s also a side of this world, ignored, trapped in the hinges of poverty, education, corruption, lack of water, climate change, over-population, gender discrimination, increasing crime and other global issues. Let us remind ourselves, India is not immune to these obstacles and they are hazardous to the growth of our country. Today due to our actions, humanity is under threat. There is one non-governmental organization (NGO) for every 400 people in India, but where is the development? These NGOs raise 40,000 to 80,000 crores per year, but it ends up in whose pockets? It’s spent in paying the staff. It’s the bitter sweet truth; all NGOs have not been created for altruistic purposes. There are certain NGOs which are doing their best but due to lack of innovative ways of voicing their requirements to the people and mobilizing them towards a cause, they suffer with the same old problem of inconsideration from the people of India and are unable to raise funds. To attend to these knots of our nation effectively, we need realistic policies and policy makers who work towards sustainable development. These people are called Development Practitioners. All you need is a Bachelor’s degree in this discipline, but it’s recommended to pursue a Master’s degree or specialized course certificate in Development Practice. To go higher, you can opt for MPhil and/or Ph.D., which will allow you the ability to attend Union and state examinations.   Career Path After completing your education as Development Practitioner, you can work in these departments: Rural and Urban Planning Departments Consultancy firms Research Agencies Non-government Organizations Corporate Social Responsibility Cells of companies   Preference in this field is given to those who have worked for social sector and civil society institutions. There are numerous educational institutes on an international and national level, offering specialized degrees in this field, which can help you build your career.   Top Institutes for Development Practice India Fees of the institutions would depend on their standard, location and courses. Average range of the total cost will be from INR 50,000 to 200,000. Fee structure keeps changing though and is dependent on the institute in question. SCHOOL COURSE ELIGIBILITY FEE CITY WEBSITE Ambedkar University in collaboration with Pradan Specialized course in Development Practice Masters with 55% in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Natural Sciences or professional degrees like law, agriculture engineering and medicine Rs. 16,500 per semester Delhi http://www.pradan.net/ Teri University   M.A. in Development Practice Bachelor’s degree from any discipline 2 lakh New Delhi http://www.teriuniversity.ac.in/   Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development M.A in Development Practice Bachelor’s degree from any discipline Rs.10,800 Chennai, Bangalore, Beemanthangal, Sriperumbudur   http://www.rgniyd.gov.in/ Tata Insititute of Social Sciences M.A. /M.SC Development Policy, Planning, and Practice Graduate in any discipline 2 lakhs (including all semesters) Hyderabad, Guwahatti and Tuljapur www.campus.tiss.edu Annamalai University M.A. in Development Practice Graduate in any discipline Please check with school Cuddalore www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in Babasaheb B.R Ambedkar University (BBAU) M.A. in Development Practice Graduate in any discipline Please check with school Lucknow www.bbau.ac.in/ BhagatPhool Singh MahilaVishwavidyalaya M.A in Development Practice Graduate in any discipline Please check with school Haryana www.bpswomenuniversity.ac.in Birla Institute of Technology Management Specialized course in Development Practice Please check with school Please check with school Noida www.bimtech.ac.in AzimPremji University Masters in Development Practice Graduate in any discipline Please check with school Bangalore www.azinpemjiuniversity.edu/in     Top Institutes around the world The fee differs from location to location, but on average it is estimated to be around 15,000 US dollars. The fee structure keeps changing though.   SCHOOL COURSE ELIGIBILITY FEE CITY WEBSITE SIPA (School of International and Public Affairs) MPA-DP Please check with school 24,470 US dollars Columbia, USA www.sipa.columbia.edu University of Waterloo Master of Development Practice Graduate in any discipline 8,400 CAD dollars Ontario, Canada www.uwaterloo.ca Monash University Masters in Development Practice Graduate in any discipline Please check with school Melbourne, Australia  http://www.monash.edu/ Dublin City University Masters in Development Practice Graduate in any discipline Please check with school Dublin, Ireland www.dcu.ie   Skills required One must be able to conduct research and take in an immense amount of information. Skills of public speaking, writing and communication have a major role in working in this field. Patience, responsibility, promptness, passion, intelligence, discipline, a realistic attitude, creativity, sharp mindedness, critical thinking, and problem solving are a few qualities that should be possessed.   Employment opportunities You can work in the following specialized areas as Policy Analysts, Development Planners or Development Practitioners: Economics Political Science Philosophy Psychology Business administration You can work for, Non-governmental aid organisations: You can work in 'Third World' countries on development projects, or in "Western" countries running campaigns, lobbying, raising money, and development education. International development institutions: You can work for international organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank.   Government policy: You can work in the public service at all levels developing policy and programs concerning development and aid.   University research: You can continue studying in the university doing postgraduate research, or work as an academic teaching and researching in development studies. For example see: National Centre for Development Studies.   Consultancy: You can work as a kind of free-lance 'expert' for various organisations on various projects. For example see: SAGRIC International.     Salaries Average salary of a policy analyst in foreign countries is from USD 36,000 to 100,000 annually.  In India, salary differs according to the specialized area and qualification of the person. The average salary is around Rs. 350,000 for NPO to upwards of Rs. 600,000 for business development managers. Please note that the average salary will depend on what career path you plan to pursue after you get your degree.   Visionaries can realize their vision through this field. You can systematically approach problems. It won’t be a walk in the park, but it’ll sure be worth doing as it will be for the greater good of the society. Use the platform that this profession to build a bigger vision and inherently do your part in changing the world for the better.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Put on your Dancing Shoes | Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling | Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology | Sparkle as a Jewellery Designer | Career in Optometry | Multiply your academic growth with Mathematics | Career in Hospitality Management: Make the world your workplace

Put on your Dancing Shoes

Put on your Dancing Shoes : The time is ripe for individuals who want to explore and express themselves in the field of dancing, with the Indian dance industry expanding into new horizons and strengthening its traditional roots. Dancing is the Indian way of celebrating – from festivals to parties, from birthdays to weddings, from the big old Bollywood to the new-age dance competitions, it is our prime source of entertainment and more importantly expression. While once upon a time dancing was a hobby, today it can be much more. Dance is often termed as the mother of all art forms – existing simultaneously in rhythm, space, expression and time. The Indian sub-continent has had dance forms existing since time immemorial in lieu of ancient dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Udippi, Garba – as a dance form, as devotion, story-telling and poetry. New dance forms like contemporary dancing, hip-hop, Bollywood dancing are a hit amongst the youth too. In today’s world, a dance career is highly respected and opens many doors of opportunities if used wisely. A dancer expresses the dance through their movements and expressions. A good dancer needs to be fit, flexible, agile and should possess an ear for rhythm. Age is usually not a bar to start learning to dance but physical fitness is an absolute necessity in any dance form. An aspiration for pursuing dance as career needs to be backed with years of training, discipline and a positive attitude towards success.   Education in India Dancing today can fall under three categories – classical, modern and fitness. Indian education system has a wonderful set-up for the classical dances. Foreign students come to the country to learn classical dances and they too attend our universities because the knowledge imparted is still very much in sync with the olden traditions. Dance was also traditionally taught by pundits at home, and many famous classical dancers have studied the same way. A word of advice though – what you learn at these universities solely depends upon your interest and dedication because these courses are self-driven courses. In modern times, fusion dance is the rising star among the dance forms in India, but the contemporary, new-age dance education in India is yet to reach maturity. Classical dance has established Arts courses, recognized by the government, but fusion dances, modern forms and western dances have yet to have an education body dedicated to them. In contrast for modern and contemporary dance-forms, individual establishments have flourished under star-dance performers – both in classical as well as modern dance forms. These establishments have created their own courses with influences from western dance schools and have a growing reputation outside of India as well as within. Therefore deciding a course can be a tussle between opting for a government accredited course or a private course.  There are no accredited schools in India for dancing, except those for classical dancing but lately India is slowly inching towards thiss direction.   Classical Dancing Schools in India    Banaras Hindu University, UP www.bhu.ac.in Bangalore University, Faculty of Arts, Karnataka www.bangaloreuniversity.ac.in Sangeet Natak Akademi www.sangeetnatak.gov.in/ Bharathiar Palkalaikoodam, Puducherry http://bpk.puducherry.gov.in/ Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore www.bhavankarnataka.com Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Delhi www.gandharvamahavidyalayanewdelhi.org Government Saradha Sangeetha Kalasala, AP www.apculturedept.com/ Government College of Music and Dance, AP www.apculturedept.com/ Nalanda Dance Research Centre www.nalandadanceeducation.com   The Universities in India offer dance courses under Performing Arts. These degrees come in form of certificate course, bachelors degree and post-graduate degree. Many dance schools like Sangeet Natak Akademi start accepting dance students from 10 years of age. The fees are more than generous, and you invest Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 50,000 for the entire course period.   Private Dancing Schools Hrishikesh – Centre of Contemporary Dance, Pune www.hrishikeshpawar.com Attakkalari , Bangalore www.attakkalari.org Darpana Academy , Ahmedabad www.darpanaacademy.blogspot.in Nritarutya, Bangalore www.nritarutya.com Kadamb Centre of Dance and Music, Ahmedabad www.kadamb.org Adishakti laboratory for Theatre art Research www.adishaktitheatrearts.com Gati Dance Forum www.gatidance.com   For those who already have basic training in the classical forms but wish to expand their horizons into contemporary dance, these schools offer them a chance. The fees vary from one school to another. Dropping an inquiry mail will aid the students better understand the process and the fee structures.   Schools for Modern Dance and Fitness Shaimak – free-style, experimental, Bollywood http://www.shiamak.com/ All India Dance Sport Federation – Competitive Jazz, Salsa, Samba, Jive, www.indiandancesport.org Terence Lewis Dance Academy – free-style, experimental, Bollywood www.terencelewis.com Zumba – Fitness www.zumba.com   Once you have done your training and you are sound in your skills, you can get the work in various film industries, ad industries, TV channels and moreover, you may establish your school of dance or fitness.   Dance Institutes Abroad American Ballet Theatre, USA www.abt.org The Juilliard School, USA www.juilliard.edu National Performing Arts School, Ireland www.npas.ie Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, USA www.marthagraham.org/ De Montfort University, UK www.dmu.ac.uk Northern School of Contemporary Dance www.nscd.ac.uk   Studying modern and western dance abroad is at least a three-year process, and sometimes can be more since ballet schools enroll kids when they are young. These schools offer a fresh perspective for dancers but participants need to be at their fittest.   Career Opportunities A career in dance is rewarding to the brave. As Martha Graham, a famous Belgian contemporary dancer had once said, “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” The things absolutely necessary are dance (of course), agility and network, which is an absolute necessity. There are many opportunities to pursue a successful career in dance such as: Choreography for TV and Movies Wedding choreographer Dance Studio Visual Artist Dance Therapist Fitness Trainer Dance teacher at a school Salaries in a dance career can vary from a paltry Rs. 400 per hour as a back-up dancer to Rs. 50,000 as a trainer or even better. If you travel with a company, you get to see many countries and learn their art-forms. Dancers are also artists who collaborate with different streams and create different approaches to design like dance as corporate training, visual art, story-telling etc. To be a successful dancer requires years of dedication, patience, practice and most importantly – being at the right place at the right time. Today, dance isn’t viewed as a lowly profession but more as an act of grace, strength, fitness and much more. If your feet itch to dance, there is no better music than the one playing now! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling | Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology | Sparkle as a Jewellery Designer | Career in Optometry | 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