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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 

Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling

Be a Piece of Art to Enter the Industry of Glamour: Career in Modelling : The fashion industry and the opportunities in it are booming for those who are willing to go that extra mile and adopt bouts of self-confidence and charisma that will help them be the face of fashion brands and TV ads. Imagine being under the limelight almost the entire day, when time stands still and all eyes fall on you. Imagine a scenario where you yourself are an art piece, where the clothes that you have worn, as well as the way you posture your body, the way you walk, the way you wear your hair, as well as the inherent way in which you carry yourself as a person, all are part of this intricate art form that you are the crux of. The art of being yourself, as well as harnessing the ability to mold yourself in accordance to what may be asked of in the art from is what makes modeling a challenging yet subtle profession. If you are one of those people who are willing to be a form of art and be versatile and bold, much like the hues of a paint brush on an empty canvas, this is the profession. Beyond all the stereotypes as well as all the exaggerated hype that the profession receives, modeling is not for the faint-hearted. First off, the aspect of modeling itself goes beyond all the glitz and glamour, which inherently just forms a small part of the profession as a whole. The inherent need to have huge bouts of confidence as well as be vulnerable for the sake of art is not something which can be done by many people out there.   Skills and Education Required The profession of modeling does not have any specific educational requirements in the form of degrees or certificates, but the profession does demand a myriad number of skills, such as good communication skills, dedication, large amounts of confidence, patience, and good networking skills. Moreover, as beauty is the central point of this type of art, there is an inherent emphasis given to the physical attributes of a model. An individual who is yearning to become a model is essentially required to have an enviable body, be it a male or female. For instance, in the realm of modeling, the taller you are the easier it is for you to acquire a job in modeling. The essential height requirements for models are 5ft to 6ft for females, while above 5ft for males. Moreover, fitness is also an important aspect in the life of a model, where keeping both your mental as well as physical space clean is essential. The basic educational eligibility for modeling is essentially 12th pass or graduate level, in any particular subject or major.   Top Institutes India Institute Courses City Website Elite School of Modeling Degree in Grooming and Deportment, Diploma in Grooming and Deportment, Workshops in Acting Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai http://www.admissionnews.com/admission_in_Elite-School-of-Modeling-_11542.aspx   http://ww2.elitemodelsindia.com/   Polytechnic for Women Diploma in Fashion Design and Merchandising, Degree in Fashion Technology Delhi http://www.womenpolytechnic.com/  Northeast Institute of Fashion Technology Diploma in modeling, Diploma in fashion photography, Diploma in fashion merchandising Guwahati http://www.neift.com/   International Institute of Acting and Modeling Degree in modeling Mumbai http://www.iiammodels.org/     International Institute Courses Country/City Website Barbizon Modeling School Degree in Modeling: pre-teen modeling, teen modeling, full-figure modeling, advanced professional modeling Across US, Bangkok, Toronto, Santo Domingo, Japan http://www.barbizonmodeling.com/   Julie Nation Modeling School Certificate courses for training in professional modeling (adults, teens and pre-teens), Certificate courses in advanced professional modeling, Self improvement workshops Santa Rosa, United States http://julienation.com/   John Robert Powers School Certificate courses in Personality Development, Corporate workshops, English learning programs, degree courses in acting and modeling Phillipines, Jakarta, Malaysia, Guangzhao, Philadelphia,Denver http://www.johnrobertpowers.com/   Elegance School of modeling Certificate and degree courses in Modeling, Etiquette, Make-up and Fashion Photography Canada, London http://eleganceschools.on.ca/   Prestige Model & Talent Academy Diploma and degree courses in modeling Miami, Florida http://www.prestigemodels.com/     Employment Opportunities The world of fashion and modeling is one which sees cut-throat competition, essentially due to immense number of opportunities as well as advancements that are noticeable in the industry today. The most important aspect that determines a model’s success is the aspect of maintaining a strong portfolio of work, the more sophisticated and advanced your portfolio is, the more chances you have of making it big in the industry. Usually, aspiring models can start off with TV ads as well as print ads, eventually moving on to bigger projects. By moving up the ladder, models can find opportunities in the acting industry and can even carve out a niche for themselves, which will inherently help them gain recognition within that niche space of the profession. As the model moves up into the ranks of the supermodels, through vigorous polishing of their portfolio as well as gaining recognition through their work and their networking skills, they can move into the fashion industry and work as ramp models for large brands, earning instant international exposure.   Other employment opportunities that one can avail within the fashion industry include: Fashion Designer Fashion Photographer Product Promoter Beautician   Fee Structure The basic range of the fee structure for modeling courses in India ranges from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000. On the other hand, the fees structure in international modeling schools and agencies can be even more expensive owing to the sophisticated and intricate courses that are conducted there. The basic fee structure in international modeling schools varies within a range of $5000 to $20,000 per courses or per year.   Salaries Owing to the sophistication as well as all the glitz and glamour associated with the industry, it is quite a rewarding job to be a model in the fashion industry or the TV industry. In the international fashion industry, fashion models start with a lucrative salary of about $50,000 and then move up to around $100,000 in the next 5 to 10 years of their experience. On the other hand, the salary inherently decreases to $65,000 when the model completes more than 10 years in industry, as youthfulness is always an asset in the fashion industry.In India, the starting salaries for models are usually in the range of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000 on the basis of each fashion show he/she performs in. On the other hand, when starting to build a portfolio, models may have a earning between Rs. 5000 and Rs. 10,000. On the other hand, models who make it into the elite ranks of the industry in India can earn up to Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1 Lakh per fashion show. This is inherently a lucrative industry for those who can rise above the cut-throat competition and capitalize on the ever-increasing demand in the industry. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: 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 

Come out with flying colours with a degree in Sports Science

Come out with flying colours with a degree in Sports Science : Sports Science is a very wide field of academics which is slowly coming into prominence in India and abroad. This curriculum can make a sports enthusiast understand the ambit of the course, its applications and finally choose any of the numerous paths that lead to further specialization. In a country where youth gets passionate about not only cricket but many other games and bringing in priced medals from international games competition, a subject like this has to come forward for good quality of sports and fitness.   What is Sports Science? Sports Science is a wide topic on sports dealing with the theories ad principles to do sports and exercise in the most scientific way. This field of studies is growing every day and it makes way to a career in fitness, leisure related industries, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Sports Science aims at covering the following topics Physiology: The branch of science that deals with the reaction of human body to exercise and proper training. Biomechanics: Its aims at understanding causes and effects of muscular movement and body’s response to exercise equipments. Psychology: It aims at studying the human mind in terms of sport and exercise settings. This branch can also give rise to many managerial level and coach level career activities.   How to go about studying sports science? The sports science can be studied in some of the selected institutes and universities of India. In your 10+2 level, it is best to have Physics Chemistry and Biology as your subjects as this will keep both the options of pursuing a bachelors in Arts as well as bachelors in Science for the stream of Sports Science.  It is a good option to study your masters abroad as it will increase your exposure to the market and help you contemplate the prospects in a global perspective. However there are institutes in India where you can pursue masters with Bachelor's pursued in any subject.   What are the colleges in India to pursue a career in Sports Science? Some of the colleges where you can study Sports Science in India have been enlisted below. Serial No. Names of Colleges Courses offered 1 Institute of Sports Science and Technology Distance program in Diploma in Sports Sciences     Diploma in Sports Management, Diploma in Sports and Exercise Psychology, Certificate course in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Masters Program in Sports Management. 2 Delhi University, Department of Sports Science Masters in Physical Education, PhD in Physical Education 3 University of Mysore Bachelors in Physical Education, Masters in Physical Education, 4 Amity University Bachelors in Physical Education, P.G. Diploma in Sports Psychology, Masters in Physical Education, M Phil in Physical Education, PhD. In Physical Education. 5 University of Punjab M. Sc. In Sports Science, M. Phil in Sports Science. 6 School of Allied Health Sciences Manipal University  M. Sc. In exercise and Sports Science.   Certificate courses are usually priced within Rs.10000/- Diploma and bachelor courses are priced within Rs. 25000/- and Masters are Priced within Rs. 35000/-. Most courses are low priced for Indian nationals. Universities that collaborated with foreign Universities can charge as high as  Rs.1800000/- for an integrated course in Sports Science.   How much can I make in India? In India, you cannot afford to move much forward with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science. The ones with a master's degree can expect a monthly salary of Rs.50000/. Depending upon what other specialization you do, in terms of management, Psychology, life coach and many more,your salary figure can increase further. People working as health experts in established sports fields like Cricket and Badminton in India are expected to draw a good salary figure per month going up to Rs. 200000/-.   What are my career options abroad? If Sports Science is the field you wish to pursue in deep, then probably you need to head towards U.K.   In U.K.  high profile sports events like Silverstone Motor racing or the world famous Wimbledon put a lot of emphasis on developing a good infrastructure for the nurturing of sportsman and incubating new talents. So a degree from U.K. is respected worldwide. Depending upon the kind of specialization you do your salaries may range within £18000-£ 35,000 annually. High profile professionals can touch a figure of £60000-£ 100,000 annually. It is a good idea to become a member of The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences to practice anywhere in U.K. and around the world.   What are some of the good colleges to study Sports Science abroad? Some of the well known colleges abroad, suitable for excelling in Sports Science. have been enlisted below. Serial No. Name of colleges Courses offered 1 Nottingham Trent University Sport and Exercise Science B. Sc. Hons. 2 University of Leeds Sport Science and Physiology M. Sc. 3 Birmingham University-School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences M.Sc.  And PhD. In Sport Science,Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences 4 University of Edinburgh Applied Sport Science B. Sc. Hons, M. Sc. Sport Science 5 University of Durham B.Sc. Sport Science The course fee ranges from £12000-£ 20,000 depending upon the duration of the course and whether it is B.Sc. Program, M Sc. Program or PhD program.   Critical analysis of the career path The idea of Sport Science and the disciplines that are covered under its spread is somehow a bit vague in India. A lot of awareness has to come up to make people encourage and pursue a course in Sports Science. The amount of money spent on specialization can be way too higher than the salary drawn in India due to lack of awareness. But in a sport ardent nation, the sport science career is sure to come up in a big way. Be prepared to receive some eyebrows up reaction to the reply “I study Sports Science”, but It will be a highly rewarding career abroad, and in India in near future.   Call for action So if you are a spirited sportsman, apart from practising your sport, you can consider studying this field to give you an overall idea about sports, which has so much to it. Also shed all your inhibitions while working on field while performing technical as well as non technical jobs to get a good understanding of the field of Sport Science. Many Sports professionals, athletes and practitioners have said that the study in this field has immensely helped them improve their career as zealous sportsman.     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: 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 | Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot | Lending a listening ear: Career in Audiology | Romancing the sea: Career in Marine Engineering

Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology

Play the mind game to start a career in Sports Psychology : The sports that we see is just not a game involving kinetics, or the muscles involved actively to play the perfect shot. It is a game that has been executed many times in the mind of the player before coming to the actual ground. A person, who has won the game in the mind several times, in different ways, is most likely to be the winner on the D-day. Even after failure, a sportsman springs back to action, and that mainly happens when he has a sound state of mind. This level of Psychology is well understood by a Sports Psychologist and he/she helps the sportsman achieve that perfect state of mind.   What does a Sports Psychologist do? There are two ways in which a sports Psychologist can make use of this specialized field of Psychology. Either they can conduct research on sports related Psychology or become a life coach and help athletes (both amateurs and professionals) through a series of therapies, counselling, mind exercises and medicines. They analyse the mind condition of an athlete and with repeated sessions of confidence building, keeps their levels of anxiety under control. Usually people with experience and not the ones of research background are preferred for working as proper Sports Psychologists. They are also employed in many institutes to keep a check on the mental condition of students who represent the institute for sports related activities. They are usually approached by the tutors or the governing institute bodies for their athletes, in order to keep them mentally balanced most of the time.   How to pursue Sports Psychology? Sports Psychology is a specialized branch and can be pursued only at masters or doctoral level after having completed B.A. or B.Sc. in Psychology. Bachelors can be pursued in India but for further studies, it is a good idea to go abroad for the masters. For becoming a full practitioner it is great idea to become member of Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). It is an international multidisciplinary body providing certification for professionals who are qualified. This certification is widely accepted and helps in boosting the career of a Sports Psychologist.   Prospects in India India is a sports loving country and sports like cricket, badminton, tennis are played religiously here. However very few people tend to regard the mind game played in the minds of sports people seriously. The country is in growing need of sports psychologists, who are ardent and passionate about sports as well as psychology. The country still hires foreign sport psychologists from U.S.A. and Australia who can do proper training on mental fitness. So this career requires indigenous people to communicate with the sportsperson who can understand their needs better as they are of same ethnicity, bringing down the cost of employment. The pay is also expected to increase if more and more people get aware of this profession.   Salary of sports psychologists in India The starting salary figures in this career can be a bit disappointing. It ranges from Rs.6000-15000. But as one slowly gets to establish themselves as professionals, the salary can go up to Rs. 200000/-per month.         Source: Payscale   Colleges to study in India The degree colleges in India to study psychology have been enlisted below. The course fee is very minimal for bachelor's degree is within Rs. 50000/-) while masters degree will be around Rs. 100000/-             Serial No.                     College Names                     Course offered                     1                     University of Delhi               B.A. Psychology                     2           University of Rajasthan                            B. Sc. Psychology                     3              Jamia Milia University                     B.A. Psychology                     4         University of Calcutta              B.A./B.Sc. Psychology and             M.A./M.Sc. Applied Psychology                                 5                     University of Mumbai                     B.A. Psychology and M.A. Psychology                     6                     Guru Nanak Dev University                     M. Sc. Sports Psychology         7 Guru Nanak Dev University MA.(Sports Psychology)   Career prospects abroad While in India people are still beating around the bush whether they need a Sports Psychologist or not, in most of the western countries, there are courses available on Sports Psychology. After completing bachelors in Psychology, you should apply abroad for studying Sports Psychology rather than hunting courses in India, since it is still suppose to come up. You can opt for online distance program as well and doctoral program to become a pro in Sports Psychology. To practice in U.S.A you must be licensed have internship and two years of professional experience along with passing the examination for Professional Practice in Psychology.   Salary abroad A growth rate of 11% in the employment has been estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for clinical and sports psychologist for a period of 2012-2022. A mean annual salary for sports Psychologists fall in the range of $41,850-$71,880. The best in industry even touched $ 153,000 annual salary. Those who wish to teach can expect an annual salary of $55,000.   Some of the colleges abroad             Serial No                     Name of College                     Courses offered                     1                      Brunel University London                        M. Sc. Sports Psychology                     2                     St Mary’s University                     M. Sc. Applied Sports Psychology and PhD. Program                     3                     Kaplan University                     M.S. in Psychology (Applied Behavioural Psychology)                     4                     Grand Canyon University                     PhD. In Performance Psychology                     5                     North Central University                     M.A. and PhD. In Health Psychology                     6                     Walden University                     M.S. in Applied Psychology                     7                     University of Roehampton                     M.Sc. and PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology                     8                     University of Greenwich                     M. Sc. In Sport and Exercise Psychology           The course fees for courses in U.K. can be quite high ranging from £4000-£17000. However if you practice there, you are soon to recover the amount.   Advantage and disadvantage This field of Psychology is opening up, all across the globe. In India, with millions of hearts throbbing to see a sportsman perform, it is indeed a good idea to pursue the career, as sportsman are under tremendous performance pressure. The salaries are also getting bigger day by day. But then sports psychology has to be studied abroad in order to have a bright future, and the courses are expensive. So initially one has to work abroad in order to make his career profitable before coming back to India, to serve sports.   Conclusion It is indeed sad that India, a sports enthusiast nation does not have a full fledged infrastructure to help its sportsmen in a sports worshipping country. More facilities of training skilled personnel should be brought about to ensure that we are nurturing indigenous talents to take good care of sports people.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: 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 | Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot | Lending a listening ear: Career in Audiology | Romancing the sea: Career in Marine Engineering  

Sparkle as a Jewellery Designer

Sparkle as a Jewellery Designer : Being in India, jewellery is more than just adornments to us. It is a sign of culture, family traditions and lineal prosperity. Any big family wedding or a big festival such as Diwali will bring trips to a jeweller, where one marvels at the fine design and inlays of gems in each unique ring, earring and necklace. If you have an artistic flair yourself, you’ll find yourself even more interested. But have you considered ever designing a piece yourself? Ever wondered what is like to be a jewellery designer and what the job requires? Keep reading to find out!   What is the job about? A jewellery designer is a person who is involved in the process of making original and unique pieces of jewellery. It consists of preparing a design for a new ornament selecting the metals and gems going into it and often even manufacturing it. Jewellery designers work in different capacities with the same basic objective- to design fashionable jewellery consistent with latest trends. These days, the job of a jewellery designer has expanded due to the various ways in which he/she can work. A jewellery designer may only be involved in designing the sketch if he/she is working for a firm that mass-produces set designs. He/she may also be involved in manufacturing it in establishments that produce limited and unique pieces. If working as a freelancer, he/she may also have to be good at marketing his/her work to prospective clients. Thus the job of a modern jewellery designer will involve the following skills- #1- A keen eye for artistic designs and understanding trends in design #2- Ability to work with various gems and precious metals #3- Knowledge of Computer-Aided Designing (CAD): a useful tool for jewellery designers #4- Knowing how to market the final product to the industry #5- Networking to quickly establish a reputation as a skilled designer   Which are the ways in which I can work? If you’re looking to work for a company, you can join one of many renowned jewellery brands such as Tanishq, Swarovski, Nakshatra, Gili, etc. Another option is to join jewellery shops/showrooms or top-notch goldsmiths. If you’re not comfortable with working strictly under someone, you can also freelance or start your own line of jewellery. There are also many ancillary job opportunities such as jewellery repair, laying gems into ornaments, working for museums/auction houses or taking up a teaching post in institutes that offer education in jewellery designing.   So where to get started? After 12th, it is highly recommended that you go straight for a bachelor’s in design. This helps you develop a good background in designing. There are several acclaimed colleges such as NIFT, Mumbai and NID and several others that offer BDes courses. There are also BDes courses in the discipline of Jewellery/Accessory design itself, such as in NIFT, Gandhinagar. If you do your bachelor’s in a stream other than design, you can still go for a postgraduate diploma or degree, given you pass their aptitude tests.     Some of the renowned colleges for Jewellery Designing are: Colleges Location Level National Institute of Fashion Technology Gandhinagar, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai Undergraduate Pearl Academy Jaipur Undergraduate Manipal University Jaipur Undergraduate School of Fashion Technology Pune Undergraduate National Institute of Design Ahmedabad Postgraduate India International Trade Center Mumbai Postgraduate Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology Bangalore Graduate Indian Institute of Jewellery Mumbai Graduate/PG diploma   What are the fees like? The fees for undergraduate programmes are generally between 1.5-2 lakhs per year, with the fees being higher in private colleges than in government colleges. For postgraduate courses, the fees vary from course to course in various institutes.   Job Prospects and Salary Jewellery is one of the fastest growing industries in India. This boom in industry, coupled with a demand for fashionable jewellery consistent with market trends has created a great demand for jewellery designers. Jewellery Designers typically start out with low salaries of around Rs. 10,000 per month, which may increase to Rs. 30,000 with experience. However, if you become a freelance designer and are able to make it big, earnings can even go upward of 1 lakh. Jewellery designers abroad are paid more than in India. Jewellery Designers in US earn upward of $30,000 a year.   Conclusion Jewellery Designing is the apt career for those who want to combine their artistic designing skill with that of their knowledge of precious metals and stones. With the boom in the jewellery industry and entry of foreign jewellery houses and firms, there is a lot of scope for jewellery designers as salaried designers as well as freelancers. However the job requires great skill and knowledge. Further, the education is generally expensive and may not pay off immediately, especially if you plan to work in India.   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: 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 | Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot | Lending a listening ear: Career in Audiology | Romancing the sea: Career in Marine Engineering  

Career in Optometry

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

Multiply your academic growth with Mathematics

Multiply your academic growth with Mathematics : The myth of mathematics being difficult ceases to exist. Individuals are in large numbers opting for courses specializing in mathematics. The career opportunity in the subject requires precision along with passion which then equates to a shinning career.                            Do you believe in the magic of numbers? Does your mind tend to perceive every situation as a number game? Don’t get agitated; instead be excited for your mind is all set to take the road less travelled. Mathematics is a subject that has been mostly misinterpreted and young children are scared of not getting the correct answers. But those who befriend the subject view it as nothing less than a game. The subject is extremely fascinating and links to a vast ocean of knowledge. It exercises the human mind and widens the logical reasoning. The subject has interdisciplinary links to other areas such as science, astrology, astronomy, engineering, operations, finance, statistics and psychology. Careful analysis and logical- analytical skills can provide enormous opportunities for interested young minds. Aryabhata, Euclid, Pythagoras, Newton, Leonardo Fibonacci, Srinivasa Ramanujan and the names are countless who have contributed to the development of the field of mathematics. The subject has limitless scope and interesting opportunities. It is all a number game that leads to a shining career in the field of mathematics. Many scientists maintain that mathematics is a way to explain the universe & all natural phenomena around us. For example, the Fibonacci sequence is considered to be the nature’s number system. It explains the number of petals in a flower, spirals in leaves & seeds, etc. Explore mathematics beyond symbols to widen the horizons of human knowledge. Eligibility Mathematics is present since the very existence of human beings. It is sometimes also known as the oldest science. In schools, it is treated as a basic subject and has always been vital for the education system. Career in mathematics can be established after qualified education and clear understanding of the subject. Students with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics background in school are eligible to pursue career in B.Sc. in mathematics, Mathematics honors or an engineer with B.E./B.Tech with interest in Mathematics can opt for masters in this field. Post-graduation programs include M.Sc. in Mathematics and Statistics. It could be followed by a doctoral program for individuals who are deeply interested in research oriented studies. Integrated Ph.D. Programs (I.Ph.D.) are also available. Mathematics and Commerce also make a great career option for students not interested in science. Chartered Accountant is an interesting field that has prestige and handsome pays. Mathematics students can also get into graphic designing and website designing. Banking and law sector is open for student with Commerce with mathematics background. Economics and mathematics graduates and post graduates can pursue their career as stock brokers, company secretaries, accounting and finance. The annual tuition fees in colleges in India range from 12,000 to 100,000 INR for graduation and for higher studies they go as high as 95,000 to 200,000 INR. Mathematics courses in overseas universities have a fee structure varying from 120,000- 10,00,000 INR per semester. Scholarships are also available for meritorious students. Courses are available in pure as well as applied mathematics. Other related subjects within this branch include: Functional Mathematics, Industrial Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Application, Mathematical Economics, Mathematical Statistics, Computational Mathematics (of Mathematics with Computer Applications)   Career Path                                                                                      Top Institutes India Institutes Courses City Website Indian Statistical Institute Graduation Post-graduation Kolkata http://www.isical.ac.in/ The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Chennai https://www.imsc.res.in/ Loyola College Graduation, Post-graduation Chennai www.loyolacollege.edu/ Presidency College Graduation, Post-graduation Kolkata http://www.presiuniv.ac.in/web/ Lady Sri Ram College Graduation Delhi University, Delhi http://lsr.edu.in/ Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), Graduation, Post-graduation Chennai http://www.cmi.ac.in/ Jesus and Mary College (JMC) Graduation Delhi http://www.jmc.ac.in/   Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Goa http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/goa/ St. Stephens College Graduation Delhi www.ststephens.edu Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Delhi www.icai.org.in Institute of Mathematics and Applications      Graduation, Post-graduation   Bhubaneswar  www.iomaorissa.ac.in/   Worldwide Institute Courses City, Country Website Cambridge University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Cambridge, U.S. https://www.cam.ac.uk/  Harvard University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Cambridge, Massachusetts, US http://www.harvard.edu/ Oxford University  Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral, Diploma Oxford, UK http://www.ox.ac.uk/   Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Massachusetts, US   http://web.mit.edu/ Princeton University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Princeton, US http://economics.princeton.edu/ Stanford University Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Stanford, US https://www.stanford.edu/   California Institute of Technology Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral California, U.S. http://www.caltech.edu/   ETH Zurich Graduation, Post-graduation, Doctoral Zürich, Switzerland https://www.ethz.ch/en.html   Opportunities and Salaries   Mathematics is a gateway to multiple career opportunities. There are several areas where interested individuals can advance ahead. Job opportunities for Mathematics qualified individuals are available in both public and private sector. A researcher in the subject can also contribute to the academic advancements of the field. Researchers in mathematics are concerned with the problems of transformation, numbers, logic, space and their implementation in other fields of science. Operations research analysts are involved in advanced analytical methods such as mathematical optimization, statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. As advisors to managers for problem solving and decision making, mathematical analysts are employed. Good firms and research institutes tend to pay as high as 75,000 INR per month. The subject also opens up opportunities to commerce related fields such as taxation, auditing and accounting. Chartered Accountants, graphic designers, stock broking, and company secretary job profiles are some of the latest job opportunities where aspirants can establish a well praised career with high salaries. Government jobs are available in statistical, analytical and computations related task. Starting pay scale in public sector varies from 20,000 INR to 55,000 INR per month. After graduation and post graduation, jobs as teachers are tremendously enormous because it is one of the basic subjects in the educational curriculum. Mental mathematics has lately evolved and workshops, books and accessories related to the subject course are devised by professionals in mathematics. The salaries for teachers and lecturers differ on the basis of the schools and colleges where they are working. Irrespective of any job profile selected in this field, accuracy and concentration are essentially required. Polish your precision skills in numbers and multiply opportunities in mathematics for it is an extremely stimulating career field. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Latest Articles: Career in Hospitality Management: Make the world your workplace | Spin the wheel of fortune with a career in Equity Research | Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot | Lending a listening ear: Career in Audiology | Romancing the sea: Career in Marine Engineering | The good, the witty and the clever- Philosophy combines all! | Cure the world with a career in Physiotherapy