Expert Advice to Chart Your Future

This column will answer your queries on different career options

Published: 02nd February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2015 01:08 AM   |  A+A-


I graduated in BSc Chemistry with 60 per cent. I am interested in pursuing MSc Chemistry. Which university provides direct admission?

You may first check with your university where you pursued BSc. Many universities will provide direct admissions into MSc Chemistry as you have a first class too. Your options include IIT-M, Loyola College, Alagappa Institute of Technology and DG Vaishnav College to name a few.

I am a Electronics and Communication Engineering graduate. I was fired by a reputed software company recently. I am not good in the technical area. My quantitative aptitude is low, which is the basic requirement in every competitive examination.

Where should I take coaching?

It appears that you are not very comfortable in the technical and quantitative areas. Visit a career counsellor and give an aptitude test to assess your strengths and latent potential. You may then choose an appropriate area of study for your Master’s. The logical option would be an MBA; however, an aptitude test could guide you better and minimise scope of error.

Mani.jpgProf 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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