Expert advice to chart your future

This column will answer your queries on different career options

Published: 12th May 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2014 12:31 PM   |  A+A-

I just completed by Class XII exams with PCB and home science as my subjects. I have also written the medical entrance exam. I want to keep MBA as a second option. Can you please suggest the subjects in which I can pursue MBA? Should I pursue it after graduation? I am very confused. Please help.

I advise you to focus on your core area of interest and not get confused by all that you come across online. MBA is a master’s level programme that you can also pursue after completing your graduation in any subject, even MBBS. As a medical career aspirant, I would suggest that you look at related options such as Pharmacy, Biotechnology or Life Sciences and Paramedical Studies as the first choice for your graduation. You can later decide if you want to do your MBA or you master’s in the technical area.

I am a Class XII student and want to pursue my career in a field related to biotechnology or bioinformatics. Other than IIT, where can I pursue this subject?

Biotechnology is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on storing, retrieving, organising and analysing biological data. Some of the focus areas are Genetics, DNA and Cell Biology. Besides the IIT’s you may explore options at AIIMS-Delhi, Bharti Vidyapeeth-Pune and Vellore Institute Of Technology. Complete your master’s to ensure you have a solid foundation. Later with a PhD, you can to become a scientist, author or professor.

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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