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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 www.ets.org/gre and www.ets.org/toefl.

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 www.nid.edu/education/postgraduate-diploma-programme-in-design/apparel-design-merchandising/p-overview.

Prof RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions Write to him at queries.edex@newindianexpress.com



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