Need some career advice? Ask Mani

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

Published: 09th January 2017 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th January 2017 06:35 PM   |  A+A-

RSS Mani
Express News Service

I have completed my graduation in electrical and electronics engineering with good grades and my goal is to become an astronaut. Can you guide me? From the internet I got to know about exams as JEST and GATE. Should I crack JEST and join IIA or crack GATE and join IIST? Or should I appear for AFCAT and join IAF?

You have done a good amount of research about various approaches to your career goal. Your best options to become an astronaut could be via IIT, IIST, ISRO, IISER or IIA. In order to enter these institutions, you need to qualify via JEST or GATE. You can get all details of the admission procedures via their websites. The IAF route too is possible but most astronaut selection is done on a seniority basis. Hence, plan your next steps quickly to seek a seat in any of the above for the June 2017 admissions.

I’m a student of English literature and I want to crack the NET exam. No one has a clear idea on how to prepare or what are the books to study. Please help.

On behalf of UGC, the CBSE conducts the National Eligibility Test (NET)  for determining the eligibility of Indians seeking teaching and research jobs in Indian universities and colleges. You can get an idea about the syllabus, exam pattern and answer keys from bit.ly/2ieyKvM and bit.ly/2hUHBqn or net-question.in/Sufficient reading and practice will help you score well.

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

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