Expert advice to chart your future

Heres some answers regarding what one can do regarding further studies.

Published: 22nd August 2016 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2016 02:41 PM   |  A+A-

I completed BCom and wrote CET for MBA.Now, I’m not interested in it as people say it’s useless. About CS, I have no idea. Which one is a better career? How does one do CS and what is it’s duration?

expert.jpgI would advise you not to pass judgements on courses based on what people tell you. There is an excess of MBAs and hence the job market is competitive.Thus, salaries tend to be low in cases where the MBA passouts do not have a competence to show. You can derive a good career post-MBA if you have added value to the CV over the two year study leading to it. ICWA, CS and CA are good professional courses that many pursue after BCom and are self-study courses with optimum contact classes. The completion time is average of 2-3 years. More details are at

I want to be a doctor as I am interested in Biology. I completed 12th this year and also appeared for JEE and NEET. But there is no positive response. I belong to a middle class family and can’t afford private institutions. The session with start soon and I’m still confused.

There are many options for you besides medicine. At the outset, take admission into any college for a bachelors course in pharmacy, microbiology, genetics or any such area related to medicine.You may then wait for medical entrance results and if you do not make it, attempt again next year. In this process, you get one more attempt and continue your studies in an allied area in case you do get get a medical seat the second time. Either way,  you may attempt to get scholarships too.

Professor RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions. Write to him at queries.edex@

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