Guiding towards the right path

Published: 15th April 2013 12:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2013 12:25 PM   |  A+A-

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

I am a first-year English (hons) student. I have always been an excellent student in school. I took up English (hons) without thinking about the future due to my love for the subject. My parents want me to write the civil services exam and I have also been thinking about it. All I want to do right now is go abroad for my master’s by getting a scholarship. Could you advise me on the fields in which I can pursue my master’s, which will secure me a good job. Also how do I prepare for GRE and TOEFL test online?

A career in English is a good option. However, you need to focus your energies in the right direction. You could choose journalism, mass media, teaching and publications. You can become an interpreter, translator or a diplomat, for which civil services is the best route. You may also consider doing your MBA or master’s in mass communication. You can get more details at and

My daughter wants to study postgraduate diploma programme in design (PGDPD) in apparel design and merchandising at National Institute of Design (NID), Gandhinagar. It is a two-and-half year course. Annual fee is `2.6 lakh. Kindly advise me about the scope of this course.

The postgraduate diploma programme in design (PGDPD) in Apparel Design and Merchandising at NID, Gandhinagar, is an excellent programme and has a good scope. The retail and fashion industry in India is very dynamic and plenty of opportunities are available. More details at

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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