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A working professional who likes to guide young students in choosing career. Loves sports and movies. Currently doing Counselling Psychology.
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  • Yes you may pursue mathematics for higher studies after your BTech.

    A few of the IITs, NITs, TIFR, Indian Statistical Institute, Chennai Mathematical Institute, IMSc (The Institute of Mathematical Science) allow students from btech to pursue MSc in Mathematics, though i guess, one needs to complete atleast 4 sems of mathematics. Do a bit of research on which colleges among the above allow and the exact eligibility requirement.

    If you have just completed your first year, then you still have plenty of time to prepare for the entrance exams for MSc Mathematics. You may start with referring the basic books that are in the syllabus for IIT JAM.

    Here is a good reference blog on how to go about for MSc mathematics after Btech – https://ravihir.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/guide-for-a-b-tech-student-to-join-msc-in-mathematics/

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  • User Asked on July 11, 2017 in After 12th.

    If you are in the science stream (PCM), then you can either go for computer engineering or IT engineering after 12th. Alternatively, you may go for BSc IT or BCA course after 12th.

    If you are not from science stream, but have taken mathematics till 12th, then you may pursue BSc IT or BCA.

    If you have a creative streak with a decent drawing / sketching skill, you may try for BSc / BA Animation course, after 12th.

    The choice depends on your interest in the area of study, and whether you fulfill the academic eligibility criteria.

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  • User Asked on July 11, 2017 in astronomy.

    The regular path for higher studies in Astronomy is BSc + MSc Physics, followed by Phd in astronomy.

    However, students from specific engineering fields are eligible, provided they complete their PhD (IPHD) after graduation.

    In general, astronomy involves a whole lot of physics, while computer science do not cover much of physics. So, you need to check whether you can choose electives related to physics in your computer engineering degree curriculum, so that you are having requisite knowledge to handle higher level physics during your PhD.

    Also, you need to know whether it is just a fascination that is drawing you to either of the field.

    In practical, a computer engineer may not have that much of a scope in astronomy, like say, looking up the sky or coming up with equations to explain a phenomenon, but they could be utilised for something like working on computer modelling of the universe etc.,

    Also, if you are looking at being an astronomer to travel in space, you need to understand that space missions are rare and hence to be eligible to a space mission, one need to have good numbers of years of experience working in space research centres along with being physically fit for a mission. In our country, the space mission is still in the infancy, but looks poised to take off in the next decade, so may be girls/guys who have undergone flight trainings could be the first preferred to handle spacecrafts in outer-space. Hence, taking flying lessons early could be a valuable for one planning to be an astronaut in future.If you look at the career of the first Indian to travel in space viz.,  Rakesh Sharma, was an ace test pilot in the Indian Air Force.

    If you are extremely interested in computers, and don’t mind spending hours together with your computer doing coding etc., then taking up computer science, while simultaneously gaining more knowledge on astronomy and then deciding to go for higher studies, after graduation, in astronomy might be a one option.

    Alternatively, if you are more in to Physics, and unsure about computers and coding, then may be BSc Physics could be a good option.

    Weigh the pros and cons of each, research a bit, and then make a decision.

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  • User Asked on July 1, 2017 in After 12th.

    MBBS currently has more value and scope than BSc Forensic Science. Further, MBBS gives you a professional degree, while BSc forensic science is a general degree.

    Forensic science is new to our country, while MBBS has been historically the most sought after professional course. Being new, the opportunities in forensic science are restricted to few areas like government labs, teaching, and research studies in forensic science. MBBS comparatively has wider scope.

    Being a niche field, students take forensic science in the masters level, and rather than job, it is more about the passion to study it currently, that is driving students to go for research studies in forensic science.

    Taking up MBBS and doing forensic science later could be a good option, as it opens up one more alternative, and you may always practice medicine if things don’t work out in the forensic side.

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  • User Asked on July 1, 2017 in After 12th.

    Good that you have great aspirations.

    Let us see how many Indian students get in to MIT.

    Check out this link – http://web.mit.edu/iso/stats_16-17/total.shtml

    You can see, 302 students from India out of total 2873 international students were selected to MIT in 2016-17.

    So, the competition is extremely high.

    Now, let us see what qualities do MIT look for –

    One of the ways international students get in to MIT are by winning at international olympiads or at science fairs etc.,

    Check out about Malvika Raj Joshi –

    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/unschooled-mumbai-teenager-malvika-joshi-makes-it-to-mit-3003481/

    and, also read about Ayush Sharma –

    http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mit-woos-kanpur-boy-with-rs-14-crore-scholarship/16132161

    Alternatively, one needs to be consistently the topper, not only in your college, but on national level, or atleast be in the top 10 at all India level, to have a fighting chance.

    Next up, you should show deep interest in the subject you are opting to study, and it should not be just academic.

    Apart from studies, MIT do look for extra curricular activities students are involved in. Hence, one should get involved in to some extra curricular activities that’s productive and positive. May be just one or two, but pursue it with passion and delve deeper in to it. It could be anything like horse riding, to dancing, volunteering etc., There is no “list” of activities, but something you are passionate about and you can write about what you gained or improved on, while pursuing it.

    Finally, you need to write a good essay along with a glowing recommendation from a prominent personnel in the education field. Here is an example of essay questions –

    https://www.apstudynotes.org/mit/essays/

    The other formalities include –

    Taking SAT or ACT tests. Needless to say, you need to score extremely well in these tests.

    SAT – https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

    ACT – http://www.act.org/

    If you do not speak english at home or school, then you may give the TOEFL test along with the SAT.

    Always try and get official information from MIT’s official websites

    http://gradadmissions.mit.edu/applications/procedures

    Finally, remember, no one can get you to MIT, except you and your hard work. Hence, ignore website, agents, consultants etc, who promise you otherwise.

    Further, there are always alternate options, if one doesn’t get in to MIT, like – Yale, Princeton etc.,

    All the best !!

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  • User Asked on June 29, 2017 in After 12th.

    Both are specialised fields, and equally good. However, regarding job prospects, after graduation, becomes a bit tougher for both these fields, as they are far and few.

    Taking these courses at masters  level could be ideal, though, after doing graduation in either Mechanical or Electronics. It also enable one to choose from a more wider scope of specialisations that are available under these two fields.

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  • Forensic science is too niche and new field and hence taking it at graduation level may not be a great idea. Currently most of the jobs are restricted to few government offices, research and teaching field. Hence, students who have passion to pursue research or teaching do take forensic science, but at Masters level (MSc), following it up with their PhD or go in to teaching field.

    When something is new and pretty niche, the job opportunities are limited to start with, and are restricted to 2-3 sectors. There is no doubt that our country is on a development path and in the coming decades forensic scientists and experts would be a lucrative field. However, currently, as said above the job scenario is restricted.

    If you take microbio or chemistry, at degree level, then you may still be eligible for forensic science in masters level. So, it may be wise to take either of the two, depending upon your decision and the choice among two according to your interest for either of the subjects, as bsc chemistry and bsc microbio are equally good.

    Make sure, however, you get in to a good university or college, as it makes a lot of difference when it comes to job hunting.

    And, if after your bsc, if you don’t want to pursue higher studies in either of them and even if forensic science is not in your mind, you can always get an mba from a good college and work in the corporate world in different specalised areas like – marketing, hr, finance, operations, systems etc.,

    Hence, the options are plenty for students. Only make sure that you take something you like the most, so that you enjoy studying and get higher grades, which will boost your confidence, along with choice of good college.

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  • User Asked on June 26, 2017 in After 12th.

    It is not clear from your question whether you have taken admission or about to take admission.

    The forensic field currently in our country is in the nascent stage and it will take good number of years before jobs for forensic experts becomes common.

    If you have already taken admission, and you have a genuine passion for this field, then it could be better if you plan for higher studies and career in more developed countries, where this profession is pretty much common and hence job opportunities are more.

    Alternatively, if you have a passion for teaching, may be you can complete your MSc and clear your NET and get in to teaching profession for forensic science.

    If you have not taken admission, you may think of taking a general degree in biology or related fields, and then if you still have the passion for this field, you may do your masters in this field and continue for research.

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  • User Asked on June 26, 2017 in After 12th.

    In terms of value of degree, with all things equal, an Honors degree do hold more value.

    However, currently the scenario is not much bright for field of criminology or forensic science students. Hence, mostly students might take up research work, after doing forensic / criminology in their Masters level, or teaching career could be an option.

    Hence, pursuing a general degree in biology for graduation and then getting masters in criminology or forensic makes much sense.

    For students who wish to pursue career abroad, it could be a good option, but they need to get their masters from abroad and look for working and settling in developed countries, wherein forensic studies and employment is much more than in our country.

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