Expert Advice to Chart Your Future

This column will answer your queries on different career options

Published: 05th May 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th May 2014 11:25 AM   |  A+A-

I am a final-year BA Psychology (Hons) student and I do well. What scope is there in this field in our country?

The career options are plenty. You must pursue MA and PhD in Psychology if you wish to pursue your career in the mainstream. You could then plan to be a social scientist, author or researcher. You may also consider a specialisation in HRD, ie, do an MBA. After the MBA, you can expect a challenging corporate job and build you career in applied psychology and organisational behaviour. You can get jobs in the areas of training, counselling and coaching employees in the organisation. You can pursue bachelor’s at many leading colleges in the country. For specialisation in master’s, you can apply to NIMHANS, Bangalore,

What are the job options available in the field of mathematics and applied mathematics? Please advise on courses ?

The advanced study of mathematics is very challenging and fascinating. Your options include research, teaching, publications and such. You need to pursue your master’s and then your PhD in order to build a solid career foundation. It is important for you to decide if you wish to focus on mathematics or statistics .You may explore various options available at IIT-Madras , Indian Statistical Institute in Chennai or Kolkata, IISc-Bangalore, Chennai Mathematical Institute or The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, to name a few.

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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