Expert Advice to Chart Your Future

Published: 08th December 2014 07:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2014 12:21 PM   |  A+A-

This column will answer your queries on different career options

My son is a Class XI student pursuing Science Informatics Practices group without Mathamatics. What would be the best option at the degree level other than Medicine?

Prof-RSS-Mani.jpgYour son can consider options such as Bachelor’s in Pharmacy and Biotechnology, which are both four-year courses. He must do his Master’s too after which he can get a job easily in respected corporations. Alternatively he can choose to do three-year Bachelor courses in pure sciences such as Microbiology, Genetics and Botany to name a few and do Master’s in the same area. This will get him jobs in Research, Publishing and Teaching. He can do his doctoral programme also. Do discuss with him about his aspirations and then decide on the next course of action.

I am a third-year undergraduate Computer Engineering student. I am interested in pursuing MBA in IIM and an MS in Gadgets Designing. Among the two, what will be the best option after UG?

You should choose the option that you wish to pursue based on your aptitude and interests as both options are equally challenging and exciting. You may look at options in Design by pursuing a Master’s from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, to name a few. Alternatively, you may consider MBA by writing CAT and CMAT to apply to IIMs and other B-Schools of repute.

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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