I am an engineer in Computer Science. What are the options available for me to become a scientist in Space Science?
Your best option is to opt for the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, situated in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala and ISRO. It offers postgraduate courses and a doctoral course in Space Science. You may also try at TIFR, Mumbai and the BARC Training School, or an IISER across India that will set you on the track to becoming a space scientist.
I’m doing a specialised programme in animation after graduation. What are the career opportunities available?
There is great demand for professionals who are well qualified in animation and graphics in the communication and entertainment industry. Such professionals can find jobs in the software, web designing, gaming and film industry. You may consider doing a course in mass communication or advertising at the master’s level from MICA or SIMC and such to have a more solid career foundation and then seek a job.
Professor RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and is currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions. Write to him at queries.edex@ newindianexpress.com