Guiding towards the right path

Published: 13th May 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2013 09:59 AM   |  A+A-

Here is a column that will answer your queries on different career options

I have completed Class XII and would like to pursue a course related to computers. Could you please suggest some courses I can apply for.

Your best option would be to pursue a four-year degree in engineering. You may specialise in computer science or information technology. You may do further courses leading to a master’s depending on your area of interest, ie, software or hardware. You must start preparing for entrance exams to seek admission into engineering colleges.

I am a final-year MBA student specialising in HR and marketing. I am looking for a job. Are there any short-term courses in HR? Could you also tell me how to become an HR executive for a media company?

Since your focus is HR, it is imperative for you to excel in the subjects that you are currently studying. You must also attempt to do some projects related to HR to ensure that you get some practical knowledge. Focus on your MBA at present and do not worry about short-term courses. Read more about HR practices and trends in the media industry, challenges faced by media companies and how they are coping up.

I am doing my BTech in electrical and electronics engineering. I am also pursuing music at Trinity. I would like to know what careers I can get into after graduating.

You should complete your BTech with good grades so that you have a foundation for a good career. Do continue to pursue music. You may also consider some music-related qualifications from Bharathiar University.

Prof RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions Write to him at

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