I’m a final year student of BTech in Electronics and Telecommunication. I am very much interested in become an IES (Indian Engineering Service) officer and also wish to secure a job in PSUs. My family is also very supportive, but I am confused. If I am not able to crack it in the first attempt then should I go for a second shot at it? Please suggest ways to boost my self confidence.
The most important thing to do is to have confidence in your abilities and work hard towards achieving your goal. As you may be in your early twenties, you may decide to try to clear the IES exams in two attempts, at the max. Start your preparations seriously and identify areas where you require additional coaching and work on it. All details about these exams are available at http://upsc.gov.in/general/engg.htm
What is the difference between a part time MBA & online MBA? Please advise.
In general, a part time MBA programme offers you contact classes over the weekends or for three to four days in a week in the evening.
It is meant for working executives who cannot pursue a full time MBA as they cannot leave their jobs at this stage of their careers. An online MBA uses technology as an enabler and delivers learning on your computer via internet based lectures, interactive chat rooms and MCQ based examination system. Both options have their pros & cons; however the learning that your acquire in the classroom from peers is the unique advantage that a part time MBA offers you is an eminent career counsellor and currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions. Write to him at queries.edex@ newindianexpress.com