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School Vs Coaching Institutes: Time to revive Indian Schooling system

School Vs Coaching Institutes: Time to revive Indian Schooling system   A recent order by hon Supreme Court of India stated that entrance to medical and engineering colleges in India should not be taken just on an entrance exam score and weightage should be given to the school exam marks a...

Alternative career option for students who can't write NEET due to attempt limit

Alternative career options for medical students who can't write NEET due to attempt limit What are the possible options if you have already attempted NEET for 3 times in the past ?   Recently announced NEET notification has come up with an eligibility crtiera to limit NEET attem...

NEET 2017,Application Process, Important Dates, Eligibility, Cut-off, Counselling

    NEET 2017 (OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED)  "This article is updated post NEET 2017 notification is officially announced on 31st January 2017"   NEET 2017 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a single window entrance exam for 52,304 MBBS & BDS seats in the private &a...

An Open Letter to Indian Parents - “Your Child’s Career Path: A Free Will or a Forced Choice?”

  Dear Indian Parents,    I sincerely expect that you must be aware about the recent upsurge in the number of students committing suicide in Kota, which is popularly known as the coaching hub of our country.  The past one year has witnessed the suicides of 45 students in K...

Student-Suicides: The Educational Epidemic of Today

According to surveys and studies conducted by prestigious institutes such as AIIMS and Christian Medical College (CMC), data points to a very appalling statistical fact that should be enough to act as a wake-up call for students and parents all over the country. In 2014, failure in examination al...

Awesome Tips that may Help You to get Better Career in Life

After the excruciating years of your academic career, it's time to face the "real thing". It’s time to put down your textbooks and start looking at your professional life and moving towards the career you have always dreamed of. Life, apparently, does not stop and wait for you to decide whi...

Play the game of numbers and win big!

Accounting is at the heart of any business – be it a small or medium enterprise, a start -up or an established business house. A Chartered Accountant’s work revolves around carrying out duties like auditing, taxation, bookkeeping and financial forecast. It can be a very challenging as...

At the click of the Law: Opportunities in Cyber Law

Internet today is a necessity more than a privilege and so has been declared in the United Nations. The World Wide Web (www) or the internet, is an alternative universe. It is the virtual world where we exist, speak our minds with family and friends. It is also a space where details of financial ...

The Lawmen at Sea: Opportunities in Maritime Law

Maritime law is the law which governs the seas of the countries. The coastal waters of the countries have a set of laws that major shipping companies and other nations need to follow, which are in turn put in place by the Maritime Act. The legal practice arena of India is highly competitive alrea...

The EPIC-urean Journey in the Foods and Beverages services

FnB department is the heart of the hospitality industry, with one of the largest department as food and beverage quality is the yard-stick which measures success for the establishment.  Though all FnB services primarily revolve around gastronomical pleasures, acute knowledge of management, f...

The Curious Case of a Statistician

The life of a statistician is an exciting as well as a versatile one, as the analysis of numbers is required in every single field out there. You can research along with psychology surveys or you can even tap into the number of trees in a rainforest. Statistics is a whole different world than it...

Get up, Stand up for your Rights: Career in Human Rights

Human Rights are the universal laws which grant the utmost necessities to humans – like the right to healthy food, right to clean water, freedom of movement and speech, and freedom from slavery and discrimination. Human Rights are the source from which all other laws flow. While many don...

Intellectual Property Law: The emerging dimension of law

Innovativeness needs protection from being illegitimately used by the third party. Intellectual property law serves as the protector of the originality with immense career opportunities. Intellectual property can be defined as the original property that belonged to the person or the organizati...

Experiment with diverse career options in Physics

Physics has been one of the most ancient branches of science. This very interesting subject offers a wide range of interesting career opportunities filled with discoveries, experimentations and inventions. Ever wondered why things fall downwards or the reason why we have day and night? Yes, inde...

Railways: A journey to a dynamic career

Railways offers diverse opportunities for individuals with diverse career background. It is a rapidly expanding sector with never a period of recession. Grab an exciting job in the railways and accelerate your career. We all have journeyed through trains and found them fascinating. The long tail...

Exploring the Noblest Profession of All - Teaching

  There is no better investment you can make than one in a career in education, which has been referred to as the noblest profession. The demand for highly qualified educators is on the rise and this trend is not at all likely to change in near future. If you bear the passion for teaching, ...

A bird’s eye view of the society: Careers in Sociology

Overview Why are some cultures patriarchal while others are matriarchal? Why is polygamy acceptable in certain societies but not in others? Why are people belonging to certain groups, societies or cultures inclined towards taking up certain professions? What is an ideal society? As a sociologist...

Exploring Politics and Policies: Careers in Political Science

  Overview Are you interested in gauging public opinion for a popular politician? Do you have a keen interested in studying public policies and programs and assessing their implementation? Do you have strong opinions about the political system of the country and the functionality of the go...

Career in Chemistry: Unravel the mystery around and within us

For starters, everything has a chemical context and we are all essentially chemists. Each time we light a match, breathe in and out or boil something, we unknowingly or knowingly perform a chemical reaction. There are chemical processes that go on within our bodies as well. How would you like to ...

Globalize your career with International Relations

International relations is not confined as a theoretical subject, but has developed as a dynamic career field. It is an interesting subject dealing with the tessellating relations amongst nations. Learn how to seek career opportunities amongst relations between nations.   The twenty first ...

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

A Media study is a broad term which encompasses mass communications, PR, journalism and many more related wings. This field is comparatively new and its now being taken seriously all across the globe. In a country like India, media studies will have a very big role to play since it is directly li...

Heal the world with a pinch of Microfinance

Microfinance is the “provision of thrift, credit and other financial services and products of very small amounts to the poor in rural, semi urban or urban areas, for enabling them to raise their income levels and improve living standards”. People work for the better of the poor and th...

Choose the career of a dance therapist as you wheel around to the rhythm divine

The path of dance and music is merely not limited to provide entertainment and promote regional culture. But it has a very unique connection to the emotional being of any individual. Dance can connect souls, interpret moves, and has a therapeutic effect on the inner being of a person. It has the ...

Be the artistic engineer with a career in product designing

Have you ever daydreamt about making products that could do simple tasks for you and make your life easier? Have you ever looked at an ordinary everyday product and thought that there was so much more that could have been done with it? Do you want to do engineering and still not let your creativi...

Drive the Adrenaline with a career in Adventure sports

If you have ever felt that you should keep your passion for rock climbing, bungee jumping, white water rafting or parasailing hushed up in cupboards because they can keep you drifted from pursuing your career goals then you are mistaken. You should definitely consider making your passion and hobb...

Civil Law: A right career for the rights

Civil law is one of the oldest fields in law and offers a wide range of career opportunities. If you are determined to fight for the rights and liberties of the people, then establish a career in civil law. As society evolved, it led to the formation of laws that provided both rights and duties ...

Be the Dronacharya of Sports by choosing a career of a Sports Coach

The role of a mentor is respected worldwide. Whatever it may be the field, but a coach is enormously responsible for shaping up the life of their students. They give direction to raw skills and talents. In India, sportsmen are treated like gods and glittery stars. In fact they themselves want to ...

Joining the dots with a CWA or CMA

The three pillars of cost and works accountancy are – cost competitiveness, cost management, and, efficient use of resources. Cost & Works Accountant (CWA)/Cost & Management Accountant (CMA) assists in planning, monitoring and controlling the cost and price of a product or a service...

Become a Multi-linguist and see where that gets you

Travel the world, become aware of diverse opportunities this career has and enjoy the power of understanding people across international borders through the information provided in this article. The government of India will consider you as a literate if you can write and speak in one language bu...

Assuring Smiles through Covering Risks – A Career in Insurance

The expanding Insurance market has provided a plethora of job opportunities. Depending upon their skills and qualifications, anyone can find rewarding employment in Insurance sector. Life is fraught with dangers. Take a look around, whatever we see is at risk. That swiftly moving car may meet an...

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 understandin...

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 a...

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 fit...

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 t...

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 exch...

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 no...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 w...

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 s...

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 cou...

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 diff...

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, earr...

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 ...

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.            ...

Career in Hospitality Management: Make the world your workplace

The most wonderful aspect about studying Hospitality Management is the networking opportunities that you get. Do you have goodcommunication skills, and like connecting with people? Can you be flexible with your working hours? Do you like dealing with food, and are you creative? Then the glamorous...

Spin the wheel of fortune with a career in Equity Research

Equity Research is a cornerstone in the financial world. It helps people’s money work for them than people working for money. An equity research analyst helps an investor escape from the labyrinth of information. Have you watched movies like ‘Wall Street’, ‘The Wolf of W...

Get your wings and Fly: Career as a Commercial Pilot

A globe-trotting career, office at 30,000 feet above ground and an adventurous life are a few perks of being a commercial pilot. Not to mention the awesome feeling of visiting numerous countries and becoming a role-model to many around. Have you ever dreamt of flying to far-away lands, been draw...

Lending a listening ear: Career in Audiology

The science of Audiology Hearing is an indispensable part of one’s life and it is very discomforting if we or our loved ones suffer from any hearing problem. Audiology is the treatment of hearing impairment and speech related disorders. An audiologist specializes in diagnosing and evaluati...

Romancing the sea: Career in Marine Engineering

Ships, perhaps the most ancient mode of transport, have a charm which is unmatched even by the fastest aircraft of today. It is a marine engineer who manages the enormous propellant power and the intricate machinery of a ship, helping it cross an ocean within days. Marine engineers are respons...

The good, the witty and the clever- Philosophy combines all!

Philosophy has off late gained prominence as a discipline with interesting job prospects. With more and more opportunities opening in this field in the country and abroad, Philosophy as a discipline will have much more takers in future. The term philosophy was coined by the Greek thinker Pythag...

Cure the world with a career in Physiotherapy

It is unfortunate that in India very few people are aware about the field of Physiotherapy and do not acquire much information about the career prospects. But to embark on a career of physiotherapy can be a wise decision since it can open up many vistas and provide good job opportunities.  I...

Career in Graphic Designing: The Pandora’s box of creativity

Graphic designers work on the websites you visit, the advertisements you see, the movies you watch, the games you play, and the packaging & logos of the products you buy. And while an eye for design can't necessarily be taught, most graphic designers have attended an art or design school to g...

Rule the skies: Globe-trotting as a Cabin Crew

A wanderlust career, a new place every day, chances to see the best places and taste of a luxurious life style are few of the perks as a Cabin Crew. It has also become one of the largest job categories of the growing travel industry. Cabin crew or better known as flight attendants play a cruci...

Establish a shinning career in Astronomy

Astronomy is a branch of science dealing with the endless study of the universe and the celestial bodies. The field has abundant career opportunities for individuals with knowledge and passion in the subject. India has produced great scientists in physics and astronomy who have contributed in ab...

Career in Biology: The Book of life

  Biology involves dissecting Life itself in a metaphorical as well as literal sense. It is about deciphering the poetry that abounds in organisms everywhere and simultaneously challenging scientific limits of knowledge.   Biology, simply put, is about understanding how living orga...

Boost the Economy as an Economist

The advent of twenty- first century marked an era of accelerated progress and economics as a career field saw an uproar providing immense opportunities to individuals passionate about the subject. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, CEO of Mastercard Ajaypal Singh Banga and World Bank Chief ...

The harmonies & symphonies of a career in Music

Can the sound of music be sweeter than the smell of money? If you choose music as a career, the options will vary from performing in front of an audience to catering to the levels of audio behind the console during a performance, including everything in between. Fortunate is the man who can earn...

A Career in TV Anchoring: In the heart of the media bling

TV Anchoring is one of those professions that we get to see regularly in our daily lives. Whether you are one of several people trying to make a career in media, or are excited by/despise media heavyweights having their shouting matches on TV, or if you’re just reading this article because ...

Shape Up Life and Style as a Nutritionist

With every now and then people getting bonkers with weight, panic, stress and depression, it is urgent need of the hour that people get hold of their lives, balance it with work and healthy lifestyle. But who can be of help? There emerges the messiah-a nutritionist. From young crowd who are essen...

Serving others to serve yourself: A career in Hotel Management

With the sudden rise in the hotel industry, hotel management has risen as a sought after job that offers great exposure, excitement, remuneration and lifestyle. Read on to check out the various courses offered under hotel management by the top colleges/universities in India & the world and ot...

Empower your career through Life Science

Recent scientific advancements have led to a brilliant growth of the life science industry. It is not only limited to in-depth research and study, but has paved way to a dynamically successful career for individuals passionate about science. The origin of life, air, water and atmosphere is a mi...

Career in Gaming: An Industry that swallowed Hollywood

The Gaming Industry has grown a lot since the mid-70s. Today it makes 80 Billion Dollars a year with an 8.6% employment growth rate, which is bigger than Hollywood, the Book and the music industry. Although it still thrives for recognition, a very large number of young people want to be a part of...

Entrepreneurship: Start-Up Your Career!

Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business, typically a start-up company offering a product, process or service. Being an entrepreneur is a high-risk, high-reward position. Entrepreneurship involves a continuous search for new ideas, a willingness to take responsibility and the determ...

Nuclear Physics - Plunge into the world of quarks and Gluons

As the world has advanced with marvellous technologies to cure deadly ailments like cancer and tumours, it has also increased the risk of exposing itself to hazardous wastes generated at every such step. India has also taken a step forward in improving its medical imaging applications. The nation...

Working with X-rays: A Career in Radiology

Radiology is an exciting and intellectually stimulating specialty that plays an important role in patient diagnosis and management. If you are willing to work hard and be adaptable, it is a very rewarding career and one that some radiologists have described as not just a job but a hobby. The gre...

Make a career while exploring Culinary Arts

Culinary Art is an exploration of new dimensions of food. It does not limit only to the edible aspect of food, but extends far beyond as a form of art. Passion towards food can pave a path to excellent career opportunities in the culinary world. The world is a canvas and we have the freedom to...

VITEEE 2016

VITEEE 2016 is the qualifying entrance examination conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology for admission in engineering undergraduate courses for the session 2016-17. VIT Engineering Entrance Examination 2016 will be held from 6th April to 17th April, 2016 in various cities across India ...

Be a Mutlitasker: Be a 'Bartender'

The profession of bartender involves much more than just mixing drinks, it requires an immerse understanding with the customers and an innate confidence to carry your act with gusto and precession. What would you call a cross between a juggler, a mind-reader, a janitor, a wine-expert, a music ...

Study Drama to claim the Center-Stage: A Career in Theatrics

The most wonderful aspect about studying drama is the networking opportunities that you get. It might require a lot of discipline & concentrated efforts, but it is equally true that with good practice & skills, you can get ample opportunities to reach your creative peak. If you think the...

Master the World after Masters in English Literature

“I can Talk English, I can walk English, I can Laugh English because English is a very Funny Language” Amitabh Bachchan Choosing the right career option is a crucial decision in everyone's life. Students may go through a dilemma of choosing a career after completing their 10th, ...

MBA Specialisation

  M.B.A for You and Me Recently I was attending a family gathering. There I overheard one of my uncle’s talking about today’s education system and the youth. It was all about hiring a receptionist. My uncle was in search of a front desk officer; he interviewed many young girls ...

Rising Tides of Oceanography

Recently I was reading a novel, wherein one of the leading character was visiting the diverse waters of the Sundarbans to study the marine life. It set my imagination bursting into flames of fancy pictures of me diving into the deep blue seas and swimming with the colourful, pulsating fishes, stu...

Turning the Ordinary into Extra-Ordinary: Careers in Public Relations

When British celebrity Jade Goody received massive criticism for making racist remarks against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty on the Big Brother show, her Public Relations team designed an elaborate crisis PR campaign, which included several media appearances and public apologies, press releases...

Heal the World: Careers in Clinical Psychology

You will have watched the heart-touching movie, “Taare Zameen Par”, in which a young boy suffers from a learning disorder called dyslexia and is shunned by all including his own parents. It is his teacher who helps him overcome his depression, thereby giving him a new lease of life. I...

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

Plastic Technology Engineering has recently gained high momentum in terms of institutes offering this course and students wanting to pursue the same. This field of engineering majorly deals with processing, designing & manufacturing of plastic products.   Look around in your living ...

Forge your Dream Dice with Material Science & Engineering

Material Sciences and Engineering has proved its potential in the technological sector as there is increased orientation towards research and innovation. A material scientist can be the Midas with every metal by converting it into an innovative pieceof invention. The moment you were born, you we...

Teaching Profession: Mother of all Professions

It can be debatable whether there is a woman behind every successful man, but it is undeniable that there are some great teachers behind all successful men and women. Considered to be more than profession, teachers are regarded as the strongest pillar of the society. Teaching is a profession th...

PESSAT 2016

  PES University conducts PES Scholastic Aptitude Test (PESSAT) for providing admissions to students in engineering and various other courses. The entrance exam is conducted online and it applies to all the courses offered at this university. The PESSAT 2016 engineering exam will be he...

Gateways to Top 3 International Education Destinations

All excited to fly overseas for higher education but the questions of when, where and how confusing you? To choose what you want to study and pursue as a career is important. It is equally important to decide where to study, as this could be a defining step of your life. Finding the right career ...

How to Write the Right SOP

As more and more students are crossing oceans to explore new horizons for their career, they have to clear several milestones before reaching their destination. The statement of purpose (SOP) remains one of the most ambiguous parts of the application process. There is no fixed format of an SOP, a...

Market Research: The Number Game

An old Irish proverb says, “Never sell a hen on a wet day”. However, if you ask a market researcher, he’ll say that it depends on whether you get paid according to its size or its weight.  Today, we live in a consumer-driven world, and the businesses have to face a cut thro...

Healthcare Management as a Career

Hospitals and clinics are not just about doctors and nurses anymore; these institutions equally depend on the efforts of managerial staff for their success. As the small clinics are turning into hospitals, hospitals into speciality and speciality hospitals into super specialities, there is a trem...

World Class Education in the World City Hong Kong

Are you looking for a study abroad destination that has a global reputation, top ranking universities, developed financial environment, high education standards and low education cost? There is a place that can offer you all these along with a memorable student life, a never ending nightlife and ...

Germany: Land der Ideen (Land of Ideas)

As we step into the month of October, there is no better place to explore than the land of Oktober Fest; Germany. This country is known for dominance in the field of technology and proudly homes some of the preeminent car manufacturing companies like Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, Volks...

Canada: The Coolest Study Destination

Canada: Keep Exploring! This Canada tourism department motto holds true for every student looking forward to pursue education abroad. You must explore all the study destinations and find the one that is a blend of best academic quality, good employment opportunities, feasible education & livi...

Singapore: The Best Asian Study Destination

“Malujah Singapura”, Singapore has acted true to these words from its national anthem, which means ‘Onward Singapore’. This country has shown remarkable growth in last two decades and has secured a prominent position globally. Singapore is counted among the world’s b...

Educational Hubs in South India

APJ Abdul Kalam, P. Chidambaram, Vishwanathan Anand, Indira K Nooyi, S. Radhakrishnan and A.R.Rahman, these people are the legends in their own respective fields and  need not be given any introduction. Hang on and think for a minute; can you spot one thing common amongst these personalities...

New Zealand: The New Zeal Land

Who could have thought that the cute little ‘Frodo Baggins’ would defeat all mighty forces and destroy the ‘One Ring’? If you don’t get it yet, I am referring to the movie Lord of the Rings. Don’t worry, this post is not about an apprentice course under the gre...

Education in the UK: The King and Queen’s Way

The distance of seven seas seems trivial when you consider that India is the second largest English speaking nation, and not the UK, and chicken tikka masala is the national dish of the UK, not India.  India and UK have a complex love-hate relationship, these two countries share a huge histo...

Chennai Express to Education

Chennai a.k.a Madras is not just the land of filter coffee, idli, dosa or chutney. The capital city of Tamil Nadu played a very crucial role in the traditional, historical and academic growth of the country, representing the different elements of the highest variety of the Dravidian civilization....

Education in the Land of Oz! Things you should Know

There is nothing like Australia! We Indians have already accepted this tagline of Australian Tourism Board when it comes to cricket and scenic beauty. Australia shares our love and devotion towards the game of cricket and almost every cricket fan in India cheers for the Australian team when it is...

Target USA: Important Things to Know

America! The land of opportunity, initiators of Rock n Roll, home for the Woodstock, is today home for people from all around the globe. With above 2.8 million Indians living in USA, it has also become the second best home for us Indians. Even though, these 2.8 million Indians constitute roughly ...

Education - 'The guiding light to path, not the path itself'

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” -Mark Twain   Our education system has led to deep crisis. A 15yr old is expected to know what he or she wants to do in the future, and it is usually one of the following 3 options that he or she has to choose from-...

Importance of Personal Values in Career Decisions

Remember the old cartoons, before the Shin Chan and Pokemon era, like Ducktails and Tom and Jerry? In those cartoons, whenever a character was shown in a dilemma, two miniature self of the character used to revolve over its head, one with thorns and the other with a halo. This is nothing but...

Career in Liberal Arts

“The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” - Albert Einstein   The whole purpose of an education is to equip you with the abilities and skills needed to lead a happy and satisfied life. To be able to achieve thi...

Unconventional Careers: Design, Fitness and Comedy

The quickest insight of the changing trends of career options in 21st century can be gained simply by looking at the careers followed by Ranbir Kapoor in most of his movies. From a photographer in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ and ‘Wake up Sid’, film maker in ‘Roy’...

5 Tips for Career Planning

Are you seeking career clarity? Want to know your vocation? Wish to pursue your dream career but don’t know how you are going to get there? Career exploration is a journey not any destination. Planning should begin long before you take the first step towards your career. High school is pr...

Career Options for Math Lovers

“Pure Mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” – Albert Einstein   Do you get linear equations in your dreams? Do you keep applying trigonometry concepts to problems when you are awake? If you feel numbers dancing in your head, you should probably ...

Importance of Co-curricular activities for a Student

“All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.”   In the 21st century, the pure academic type of education that students are introduced to, is steadily paving way to a whole new type of education with a special focus to incorporate three major genres of education: reasoning, psy...

The Conviction in Alternate Career Plans

"Perhaps the end of the search is the end of me."   In today’s nimble world, where new careers emerge day in and day out, it is of paramount relevance for an individual to keep an eye on viable career options at any point in time. A sound start in career of one's choice and interest ...

‘Explore’ Travel and Tourism as a Career

Are you the kind of person who believes that life is best lived behind the steering wheels with a map on your lap and a big backpack on your shoulder? Do you love reading about various places in the world and have a diary full of places that you want to visit at least once in life? Does your A...

Role of Parents in Career Selection

Life is like mathematics, to work out your life, you need formulas that suit your uniqueness. The same is true of a career. A well planned career is instrumental in a happy and satisfied life. Parents, having gone through this process can help their children from making mistakes in selecting a ca...

Study Abroad: Things to keep in Mind

Ever since the time, foreign countries realised the value of opening their gates for students across the globe, international education has increased exponentially. Starting as an option only for the rich class and students with exceptional academics, it has now spread evenly across classes to a ...

Distance Learning Croce-e-Delizia: Boons and Banes

If you hate waking up early or believe that education is not about leaving behind the comfort to induce stability in your thoughts, you are looking for distance education. This is a common yet not so common phenomenon in our rapidly growing nation. From food to accessories, we get everything at o...

Emerging Offbeat Careers

Looking for something new? Want to break the monotony of typical 9 - 5 job? Wish to explore something that is off the beaten path? Thinking about some new jobs on the horizons? Here’s a peek into the emerging careers which will lead you towards the road less travelled:   Pet Groomers...

Non-Mumbaikar’s Guide to Mumbai University

Once a Mumbaikar, always a Mumbaikar! Mumbai is not just a city, it’s an attitude, it’s a lifestyle which seeps inside you and becomes your distinction for all your life. Days in Mumbai is all about constant dreaming, nonstop struggle and a huge horizon of opportunities. The city call...

Top Colleges of Mumbai University

Have you ever wondered, from where the Bollywood directors get such amazing college life stories? Some of the best college movies of this decade like3 Idiots, Jane Tu Ya Jane Na, Wake-up Sid to Munna Bhai MBBS have not only drawn inspiration from the college life of Mumbai, but have also been sho...

Mumbai University and Its Popular Courses

‘Yeh Hai Mumbai meri Jaan!’ The city known as the land of opportunity, where thousands of people turn up every day to find their livelihood. The city of dreams, the heart of Indian cinema, where you can find a struggling actor, a stock exchange broker, a film producer and a cine star,...

Unsung Universities

Many educational institutions are not so hyped amongst the students and parents but they provide quality education. This article offers the collaborative list of some of the Universities which were established long back but still remains unsung in the masses. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Unive...

Course Vs College! Which is More Important?

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle and the choices we make are the pieces of puzzle. Hence, it is very important that we make right choices in right place.  Our choices have an inevitable but crucial impact on our life. We face a plethora of choices every moment we spend in our life. While, some o...

Upbeat Universities

Many young and promising institutes are taking up prominent space in the sphere of education. From many reputed colleges gaining the university status to the emerging universities drawing more attention towards multi disciplinary and liberal arts curriculum. We are presenting the list compri...

What after 10th?

Finally the 10th exams are over and the results are out. Now you stand in the Robert Frost’s ‘crossroads’. What will you do next? Will you take the road less travelled or go for the one trodden by many? For the first time in your life, you’ll have to face a question that m...

Are Career Assessment Tests really Effective?

When I was in 10th grade, 20 students in my class wanted to be engineer, 13 wanted to be doctor, 5 wanted to be actor, 4 wanted to be teacher and there were some 10 or 12 students who had not formed a decision. However, this list is missing two guys, one wanted to be a politician and the other wa...

Most Popular Courses of Delhi University

Missed a century in your 12th exam by only one mark? This one mark can keep you waiting in the line for Delhi University admissions. Delhi University is famous for its gargantuan campus, beautiful historical buildings, hugely popular courses, massive placements and sky high cut-offs. Every year, ...

Target DU! Things to Keep in Mind

The major aim of scoring a high percentile especially in 12th standard is to get admission in the best college possible. The competition is fierce among the youth to get into the best colleges of the country. Delhi University falls amongst the most desired by a majority of Indian youth. Students ...

What Makes DU the Most Desired University?

Every year, in the month of June, the Delhi postal departments gets overwhelmed by huge waves of letters from all over the country. Same happens to the railway department, as there is a torrent of students traveling towards the capital city from all directions. All of these letters and travellers...

DU Admission Alerts 2015

Almost every year Delhi University undergoes a lots of changes. Likewise in this year, a lot of amendments have been made in the admission guidelines. Listed in this article are all these changes and updates to help you with the admission process.   Online Registration w...

Milestones towards a Happy and Satisfied Career

“We think our fathers’ fool, so wise we grow. Our wiser sons, no doubt will think us so”. These golden words of Alexandre Pope holds true for every generation. Change is the only constant in life and it is very true when it comes to education and career selection. Every generat...

Things to Consider While Selecting a College

What is more important; buying the right cellphone or selecting the right college? I am sure that most of you must have selected the second option. But, do think about the last time you bought a cell phone. Do you remember the amount of efforts and research you invested in it? Typically, the pro...

Benefits of College and Career Guidance

We live in a highly competitive era where all our career choices and our efforts determine the quality of our life in future. The competition is increasing every day and has even engulfed the courses that were once called non-conventional. Some years back, the largest chunk of student used to com...

MAT 2015

 Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a standardized test to facilitate Business Schools (B-Schools) to screen candidates for admission to MBA and allied programmes. In 2003 Government of India, Ministry of HRD approved MAT as a national level test and any B-School, national or international ca...

Chennai Mathematical Institute Entrance Exam 2015

The Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), one of the important centers in India for research and teaching of mathematical sciences invites applications for admissions. The institute is recognized as a University by the Indian government and awards Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees.  ...

NCHMCT JEE 2015

  NCHMCT JEE is the Joint Entrance Exam conducted by National Council for Hotel Management & Catering Technology. National Council of Hotel Management and Catering Technology is an autonomous body under Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. NCHMCT JEE 2015 scores will be accepted by...

UPSEE 2015

    UPSEE is the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination conducted by Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow (UPTU) for students seeking admissions to engineering, architecture, pharmacy, management and other courses.   UPSEE Eligibility Criterion Candidates appearing for ...

CLAT 2015 - Gateway to NLUs

  Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015 is an all India National Law entrance examination conducted on rotation by 16 National Law Universities (NLUs) for admissions to their under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes. The CLAT 2015 is conducted by Ram Manohar Lohia National Law Uni...

From Aversion to Trendy - An Altering Perceptions

Selecting a career has been a big question, haunting humanity from many generations. So, what has changed from an era where the seniors of the family decided the right career for you, to this era, when a second class student is asked the question, what does he/she wants to be in future? In the e...

The Great Engineering Dilemma: MBA or M.Tech

  Shakespeare's Hamlet pointed out a grave question that haunts humanity, 'To be or not to be?' In the present world, engineering graduates are haunted by a different kind of a question, 'Whether or not to pursue further education after Engineering?' And with the zillion courses avail...

Make a difference through your career: Social Work

  "When I get admitted to a renowned school, I'll be happy. When, I graduate school with good marks, I'll be happy. Once I land a good job, I'll be happy. When, I'll have earned loads of money and fame, I'll be happy. Once I get married to my desired partner, I'll be happy. When I have a lo...

SAT Entrance 2015 Gateway to U.S.A

  The Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) is a globally recognized test for undergraduate college admissions in the United States of America. SAT is a measure of the critical thinking skills needed for academic success and how well you analyze and solve problems. It is also designed to assess ...

PSYCHOLOGY: A Reflection of my experience!

Can you read my mind? You can do hypnosis and know what the other person is thinking, right? These are a couple of questions that people ask whenever they meet a psychologist. Psychology in the technical terms is the scientific study of mental processes, experiences and behaviour. There is anothe...

Gear up people: Get Set Go for the Board exam flight!

Are you vexed from the constant pestering from your family or the interrogative attitude of your friends? Are you burdened under the arduous act of scoring well in the Board examinations? Is the constant alarming bell of boards haunting your days and nights? Buried under the expectations of your ...

Move on.. Top Colleges don't decide your fate!

  Are you feeling that your career has ended before it began, just because you couldn't make it to your dream college? Do you think if you haven't made it'into the top ranking colleges your future will get spoiled? Do you feel lost and hopeless due to the competition out there, the huge num...

Wanderlust: Career in Travel and Tourism

I'm sure you all remember the free-spirited character of Ranbir Kapoor in 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' which clearly depicts the meaning of the word 'Wanderlust'. Do you wish to be in his shoes? Do you also keep a travel journal? Does the idea of travelling and exploring new places cheer you up? Do...

Out of the box Career fields

  Recently in a discussion on television, scientists were debating about the brand new innovation; Parents can design the child as per their wish. So apart from education and career, parents can now decide and design the physical appearance, capabilities and interest of their children! Give...

MBA: Pursue only if it's your passion!

The world renowned question to every Indian student, no matter which ever community, religion or territory he belongs is, Beta aage kya socha hai? I hope this statement reminds you of the harsh mental trauma which the Indian kids have to face every day! Marks become a scale for their pe...

Behind The Scenes: With a Lawyer

This week we are in conversation with Mr. Chetan Anand, a well known advocate based out of Delhi and practicing in the Delhi High Court. He has over 10 years of experience in legal matters including commercial litigation, property litigation, contractual disputes, criminal cases etc.   He ...

Changes in CAT examination pattern 2014

  CAT an essential entrance exam which opens the gate of IIM'S - the most renowned institution in our country has undergone some significant changes in its pattern very recently. Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) will be in charge of conducting the Common Admission Test (CAT) this yea...

Tips for Online Entrance Exams

  In today's era where everything is rapidly transforming to a digital platform, online entrance exams are no exception. All the entrance exams are now conducted online and like everything there are benefits as well as some challenges which you may face in this pattern. You only get one at...

'Career in Law' at a Glance

Last week we covered 'Practice Law as a Career' which gave you a brief overview of what to expect from this sector. This week we will help you dig deeper into Career in Legal Services.     Law as you may all know is a promising and highly sought after career choice across the ...

Practice Law as a Career

Advocate, Attorney, Solicitor, Barrister, Counselor these are some of the popular synonyms of Lawyer - A person learned in law or practicing law. Lawyers are the change agents that have an authority over others and form the backbone of the legal system. The core job of a lawyer is to act in the...

7 Tips for an Intern to Outshine

The age old myth of shaping your career on the basis of good grades or college is pass. Internship is a great way to give a head start to your career. In India, internship is compulsory in B-School, Medical Colleges and Engineering Colleges as a part of curriculum, but one can apply to become an...

Behind The Scenes: With a Photojournalist

We bring you up close and in person with Mustafa Quraishi, a renowned photographer with over 15 years of experience as a Photojournalist. His work found place in prestigious publications like the Time Magazine, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, GEO Magazine and not t...

Zoom Into Photography

Following our last week's article 'Click of your Career', this article gives you a more detailed insight on career-path of Photography.   Photography - the most lucrative, fun and adventurous profession. With a recent boom in media, fashion and advertising, the opportunities in this prof...

Click Of Your Career

Are you artistic? Do you look at things with a creative perspective? Do you have an eye for detail? Do you often love clicking pictures rather than being clicked? Do you have hand-eye co-ordination? Then somewhere inside you resides a photographer. Photography is a medium of communication o...

Alluring World of Advertisements

We all have been brought up singing and tapping our feet to the rhythm of the advertisements. Some were famous because of the catchy jingles - washing powder Nirma, Kya aap Close Up karte hain?, or Action ka school time, some had stories to tell - Dhara cooking oil (the jalebi ad), some had ...

11 things to keep in mind for non-delhites to study in Delhi!

Life is not a bed of roses, actual life starts when you step out of comfort zone, when you need to struggle even for basic amenities. This is when you start living life in real sense. Being the product of the same system (Delhi University) and not a native of this place, I am here to give some he...

Options to consider with average score in class 12th Board Exams !

    With students around you scoring 99.6% in Std. 12th Board exam this year & if you have a marksheet which says below 95% score, its natural to feel that you have lost the battle. But let us tell you, YOU HAVE NOT !   In this article we will let you know some great options ...

7 important changes in Delhi University 2014 Admission Process

  Delhi University (DU) has announced changes in its undergraduate admission process of 2014-15. Admissions will start from June 2 and the University is expecting 3 lakh+ applications for a total of 54,000 undergraduate seat this year. With the 4 year program launched last year in Delhi Un...

Styling it Up: A Career as a Fashion Designer

Imagine the scene of a fashion show, a ramp, a theme inspired by the Ajanta Ellora Caves, models wearing the new collection, the audience watching each design closely and all of this ending amidst a roaring applause with the bow of the designer, being accompanied by the show stopper.   Whe...

Exploring the Role of Social Media in Education and Career Planning

    Mother: Rohan! I am fed up with the way you waste time on social networking sites. They are simply a hindrance in your studies. Rohan: Mom, it's not as redundant as you think. In fact, nowadays social media has been very effective and helpful. It not only entertains us but also...

Computer Science vs. Information Technology - The Better Half!

Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) branches appear to be twins and synonymous to many but in reality they have different objectives. Also, there is a misconception among parents and the student community at large that CS has wider scope than IT, thus leading to more demand fo...

Indian Air Force - Face the Challenge, Be an Air Warrior

  In this article, we shall take you through all the possible entries into the Indian Air Force (IAF). The IAF consist of three branches-flying, technical (aeronautical engineering) and ground-duty. Let's know about them one by one.   Ground-duty branch Both Indian men and women, aged ...

A 'Royal Road' to Psychology!

If your mind is often boggled by the way our brain processes information, how we learn, why we forget; how we think, why we feel, why people react the way they do, etc.; then your quest is likely to be answered by Psychology.   Psychology is a science that helps us understand, describe and...

Indian Army - Be All You Can Be

  There are a number of ways through which you can become a part of the coveted Indian Army. In this article, we take you through all the possible entries into the second largest army in the world.   Permanent Commission: Granted through National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakwasla, th...

Your College Search: Key Factors for Choosing the Best College

  What are the areas to check when comparing colleges? Choosing a right college means choosing a correct place to live in for next 3 years or more. For some, leaving home is not an option and for others going hundred or thousand miles is too difficult.   There are many factors to con...

Sociology - Change, To Your Benefit

  Change is the only constant. After wracking my brains with thoughts of how to write this article and whether to write it or not, changing my opinions again and again about the importance of writing an article for a career counselling blog I could just agree with the above statement more...

Anthropology - A Field Dedicated to the Study of Mankind

In 1928, a breakthrough research was presented by a 23-year old researcher named Margaret Mead in the field of Anthropology. The genesis of her research could be traced to the inquisitiveness that Mead had on adolescents behaviour - Are the disturbances which vex the adolescents are due to the na...

Performing Arts - A Career Pathway to Go For!

Music is the purest form of art. Therefore, true poets, who are seers, seek to express the universe in terms of music. It is the poetry of the air. It produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.   Indian Classical Music has a special character of its own and it diff...

TV Journalism - A Reality Check

Roll, sound and a beautiful lady or an impressive gentleman appears on your television screen delivering the most important happening all around the world which is termed as 'news' in day to day life. Let's see the other picture, a rough and tough guy is standing somewhere in the public area an...

Why Aptitude Test is Important While You Choose a Career?

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions of our life and it is natural to feel confused or even stressed about it. We are constantly bugged by relatives, parents and friends firing the same question day after day, “What after 10th?” or “What after 12th?” or...