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  • User Asked 1 day ago in After 12th.

    There are many areas where a mathematician works at a Space Centre like ISRO, for example :-

    • Spacecraft Dynamics Modeling
    • Space mission operations design and analysis
    • Orbit Estimation
    • Analysing and designing Trajectory
    • Orbit Control & Maneuver
    • Relative Navigation, design and analysis
    • Simulation Studies
    • Space flight dynamics algorithm development etc.,

    The minimum qualification required is to have a masters degree in mathematics like MSc Mathematics along with meeting the set CGPA / percentage by the recruitment board of the space centre.

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  • If you take ZBC (zoology, biology, chemistry), you stand to be eligible for graduation courses related to any these three fields viz., ZBC along with any of their related fields (biochemistry, biotech etc,) and forensic science.

    Regarding your wish to be a forensic scientist, it is a long path. One needs to complete their PhD with forensic science. To reach PhD, you need to do your Masters in Forensic Science.

    Before that, in graduation, you may either take BSc forensic science or other BSc courses in related fields like chemistry, zoology, botany, biochemistry, microbiology etc.,

    Since forensic is new course and the field is still in the nascent stage in our country, few colleges offers BSc forensic science, while most colleges offers Masters level (MSc) courses.

    So, practically, taking BSc in other related courses like chemistry, zoology, botany and others, as mentioned above, could be a better option, depending upon which you could fare better, After BSc if you still have interest in forensic science, you may pursue the same, and if not, you still have option to higher studies related to the field you have done graduation.

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  • User Asked on February 8, 2018 in General.

    If you have had mathematics as one of the subjects in B.Com then you could be eligible. If not, then it may not be possible.

    Whether you want to do BSc mathematics, is your choice. However, it would take further 3 years and with the competition levels so high in the job market, just getting a degree might not be sufficient, so, if you then plan for masters degree like MSc etc., then further 2 years.

    So, think through this calmly and make a wise decision. All the best !!

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  • Business can be pursued as a career after taking either Science or Commerce.

    Hence, doing something you like could be a better option. It may give you confidence to do better in your studies and have a positive impact on your personality at the end of it.

    Having said that, for some fields of business, a basic technical knowledge could help, like engineering, computers, or a business related to science or medicinal fields like – chemicals, biological, pharmaceuticals etc.,

    Since you are currently in 10th, it could be too early for you to decide what you may do in future. Hence, taking a course in which you can perform better could be a wise choice.

    Further, though maths is not important for either science or commerce, some courses for higher studies require you to take maths till 12th, like – engineering (electrical, electronics, mechanical, computers etc.,), economics, statistics , computer applications (BCA/BSc IT) etc.,

    You need to understand the various options that are there in Commerce and Science before taking the decision. Check out the subjects that are covered and see if you would be comfortable with them, and then make a decision.

    Reference –
    http://genwis.com/after-12th/after-12th-commerce/

    http://genwis.com/after-12th/after-12th-science/

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  • User Asked on January 27, 2018 in After 10th.

    It depends on how much you like Home Science to not take computers. If you have an extreme liking towards it and know what it is all about, may be you could talk to your parents and make them more aware of it.

    Practically speaking, it doesn’t make much difference of what you choose in 9th standard as far as eligibility to study either of them for higher studies, say after 12th, is concerned. So, taking either could be fine.

    For computers, esp. for engineering, you need to take maths and science in 12th, while for home science most of the colleges prefer students having taken physics, chemistry and biology subjects in their 12th.

    Since 12th is still a few years away, your focus should be on 10th. So, out of the two, going for a scoring subject, that could boost your overall percentage in 10th boards, could be a better bet.

    PS; May be you could check out this link to get more info on Home Science career – Home Science

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  • User Asked on January 18, 2018 in After 12th.

    MBBS and BBA are two completely different fields of choice. While one is a professional medical degree course, the other is a general management degree course.

    A medical degree is considered an evergreen and safe field. Along with giving you a professional degree, it is believed to give you are steady income throughout your life and a respectable status in the society. Hence you find most parents and elders insisting on taking it.

    BBA is comparatively new and though it doesn’t specialise you in any area of management, it gives you an overall idea of different areas of Finance, HR, Marketing, Planning, Strategy among others.

    Years of study varies and medicine takes a longer time, but though BBA has fewer years, getting a Masters could be more beneficial to push your career for better prospects. This could be done after your degree or ideally after a few years of working, which could provide you with better insight of where your skills could be best used.

    Coming to the cost of education, then MBBS can be extremely costly, especially if you do not get a good ranking in the medical entrance exams. The cost for seats, in private colleges, could just go over the roof, if you know what I mean.

    So, if you aren’t able to score higher, you should then have a good financial backing to bear this cost.

    The cost also becomes a major concern if you lose interest in the field midway. During their studies, there are students who feel that medicine is not what they wanted, but being committed financially and the number of years spent studying, most carry on with it.

    A few, however, do take a chance and get into other fields, like for example management (MBA) and work in the medical, pharma and related industry in the management cadre.

    Coming back to BBA, is a general management degree, and doesn’t specialise you in a particular field, and hence getting jobs in smaller towns, becomes a bit of daunting task. In cities that have big companies with their corporate and registered offices, it becomes much easier comparatively for job hunting.

    Further, especially for BBA, it is highly important that you try and get admission in a top college. Hence, you should score extremely well in your 12th (Read more…)

    BBA is an interesting field, especially for students who have varied interests; are comfortable at working in a team, as it involves a lot of projects that require teamwork.

    Comparatively, it is less rigorous than MBBS as far as the curriculum is concerned.

    Workwise, nowadays every field needs one to spend long hours at work. A management trainee do spend more time at office working on planning, strategy part etc., with the team.

    A doctor’s job, on the other hand, could be 24/7 round the clock, depending on what field she/he is specialising.

    The job for management trainees involves projects that have a delivery time, and hence there could be a fixed schedule.

    While, for a doctor, it could more be of ad-hoc (emergency) takes needs quick thinking and on the spot decision making.

    The commitment level needed is high in both, though a doctor has a much higher responsibility.

    Academic skill-wise, for MBBS, you should be extremely good in biology, while for BBA a good hold over maths may give you a better edge. Even though the maths involved is more of business mathematics than pure mathematics. So, a decent level of mathematical understanding could help.

    If you are good in both these subjects, you may need to understand more of the work involved in these two professions. So, search a bit more on how is a typical day in a doctor’s and a management person’s life, to get more clarity of work they do, on a daily basis. You may compare these to find which interests you the most, and what gives you a better comfort level.

    If needed, you may take an aptitude test to get a more thorough understanding of your skills and interests levels.

    The reason for taking all the above steps is that your choice depends upon a career that you may most probably pursue the rest of your life. So, you should check out all aspects before finalising on either one of them.

    All the best !!!

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  • User Asked on December 31, 2017 in After 10th.

    Hi Vibha,

    Its a tough call to choose something that one likes in our country, but yes, there are ways that you could change the way your parent’s think.

    Law is an exciting field, and unlike the popular belief about only maths and science being the best, people in every other field have succeeded, including law.

    If you are interested in law, you should know that it is a field where communication is an absolutely important skill to have. You should be naturally good at communication and debating skills, along with having a good reasoning skill to put forth your argument or point.

    Having said that, you could do the following to convince your parents

    1) take a career aptitude / assessment test and speak to an expert, to know where your real skills lie and whether you have the skills to match your interest. If your skills matches your interest for law, then the career advisor could convince your parents on your career choices. This could be done after your 9th exams or after your 10th exams.

    2) you may also speak to your teachers and/or a close family member, like your aunt or uncle, who could talk to your parents, and make them realise that there are plenty of options where students can be successful.

    In our country, there are lakhs of students who take engineering, just because it is considered more “safe” and “secure” career option, but the fact is that majority of them remained unemployed, and only the top college students find or secure and decent job in that field.

    To get in to a top college, one need to get a higher grade / percentage, and to get that, you need to be extremely talented in that subject with a high level of interest. Hence, your skill and interest matters the most while choosing a stream.

    One more important reason why your skills and interest should match, is that, say, you are good with numbers, and you choose a career that deals with numbers, like – accounting. Now, an accountant’s daily work involves crunching numbers on computer, and if he has the skills, it will come easy and faster to him. Now, along with this skill, if he has a deep interest in accounting, he will try to find solutions to problems he faces, and not just try to fill in hours at work. He will do higher studies to progress in career and gain more knowledge and become a specialist.

    We have successful people in every field viz., journalism, engineering, statistics, media & communication, legal, accounting etc., This is because the common trait among all these individuals are their interest matching their skill and ofcourse the hardwork that they put day-in and day-out.

    Hence, it is not important which field is currently most in demand, but what skills you possess, so that you excel in a profession related to it.

    All the best !!!

    Sources & references: 

    1) http://genwis.com/after-12th/skills-needed-to-be-a-good-criminal-lawyer/


    2) http://genwis.com/after-12th/top-specialisations-in-law/


    3)
    http://genwis.com/after-12th/chartered-accountant-could-be-better-choice-than-being-an-engineer/

    4) http://genwis.com/career/3-good-reasons-for-joining-a-top-college/

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  • User Asked on December 22, 2017 in Career.

    To get in to aeronautical field, you need to get an engineering degree in Mechanical, Electronics or Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering.

    Ideally it could be better if one takes a Mechanical/Electronics engineering related degree for graduation and take Aero in their masters.

    To get to work specifically in the aero industry it is better to get a masters degree rather than just a graduation degree.

    If you take mech/electronics in your graduation, you open up more options for your masters, as in case you don’t want to get in to aero after graduation, you then have other options in hand too, to specialise. If you directly take aero in graduation, then your options narrows down to that field, and hence ideally students are advised to take mech/electronics route and then if interest persist for aero, one can take it in masters.

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  • User Asked on December 17, 2017 in After 10th.

    Though students from our country have been working mostly in the engineering and software industry, there are also other fields like scientists, management, art etc., where Indians make a career in these countries.

    However, if you look at the recent developments, you would know that just getting a degree won’t help you get a job in in the coming future. There has been lot of objection amongst the locals there against international students getting job offers, and hence you need to be really good in something that you pursue, like a specialist, that makes it easier for you to get a job.

    So, whatever your pursue, make sure you be the best in that. If you are unsure what is your interest and what skills you possess, you may take a career assessment test. It could help you understand which area of study you are more comfortable in and then match it with your interest.

    The thing is, if you pursue something just to get a job without having no interest or skills to match, it might not work in the long run and you may struggle making your work more of obligation than something that you enjoy. Hence, pursue something which you are good at, one you like and one that matches your personality.

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  • User Asked on December 15, 2017 in Engineering & Technical.

    You have options of doing your higher studies in maths like Mphil or PhD, from institutes like –

    • TIFR – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    • IMSc – Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)
    • HRI – Harish Chandra Research Institute
    • Indian Statistical Institute
    • IITs
    • IISc
    • IISERs – Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research
    • NISER – National Institute of Science Education and Research
    • CMI – Chennai Mathematical Institute
    • ISRO – It has its institution for research studies at Thiruvananthapuram
    • Universities – All State and Central Universities

    Even though for PhD one is required to complete Masters level (MSc), but few of these institutes have an Integrated-PhD courses, which accommodates engineering degree holders.

    Further, Statistics is also one good option, as the future is all about data, and data / statistical analytics plays an important role. Indian Statistical Institute provides Junior Research fellowships in Statistics for degree holders in engineering. Check out their website for latest updates.

    There are business mathematics courses (M. Math) also that could be beneficial for students with interest in mathematics.

    So, there are quite a few options for engineering students to make a career in mathematics, if they aren’t interested in engineering for higher studies. Research a bit on the above options and see which suits you better and make an informed decision.

    Source:
    1) http://genwis.com/after-12th/career-in-mathematics/
    2) http://www.math.tifr.res.in/graduate/guidelines.php
    3) http://www.isical.ac.in/~admission/IsiAdmission2017/Admission-Notice-2017.pdf

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