Expert Advice to Chart your Future

Published: 19th May 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2014 04:38 PM   |  A+A-


This column will answer your queries on different career options

 I’ve completed Class XII. I would like to pursue engineering and prefer textile technology. But I’d like to do computer science too because it has a wide range of job offers. What are the job prospects in textile technology? Can I do Masters in Textile or do MBA after my UG?

Please do not decide on the intended area of study based on job offers being available. It is strongly recommended that you decide based on your aptitude. While the computer industry may give you more job options than the textile industry, you could excel in the textile industry and still make a great career. You can choose to do your masters in textile technology and become a specialist in the technical areas such as textile machinery, cost optimisation using new technology or pursue your MBA too.

I am a CBSE student from Tamil Nadu presently graduating to Class XII. I would like to pursue MBBS. Can I apply for counselling in other states like New Delhi and Gujarat?

You have not indicated which entrance test you have written. But NEET UG 2014  National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the national level exam conducted by the CBSE as a qualifying exam for various MBBS/BDS courses at colleges across the country. Around 350 plus Medical colleges and 300 Dental colleges across the country accept the NEET 2014 score as a short listing criterion for admissions. Hence, you can apply to other states also; do check if the institution that you are applying to is part of NEET 2014. 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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