Guiding towards the right path

Published: 20th May 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2013 12:14 PM   |  A+A-

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

I have completed BSc biochemistry. I would like to do a PhD in stem biology and regenerative medicine. Which will be the best choice for an MSc out of these two?

Your area of interest is a very challenging and dynamic. You can explore options at Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, AIIMS, Delhi, or Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad. One of the best options available to you is at Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University, USA.

I am a first-year BBM student planning to pursue MBA after graduation. Could you please guide me on when to start preparing for the various entrance tests and what are the exams I should appear to study here or abroad?

You may apply for CAT to seek admission into the IIMs or the CMAT test to seek admission into the other recognised B-schools in India. You may enroll for some preparatory classes during your second year and write the entrance tests during the final year of your BBA. In case you are seeking admissions in USA, then you need to write the GMAT and TOEFL.

I am confused on what to opt for after PUC? I want to do mechanical engineering, but I dont know if it is the right choice for me?

Meet a career counsellor incase you are unable to decide on your career options. Engineering seems to be your area of interest. However you may decide your specialisation after doing an aptitude test. There are many interesting career options to choose, like becoming a scientist, biotechnologist, etc.


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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