If you want an unconventional career, aeronautical engineering might be the right option for you. A degree in aeronautical engineering can be your passport to a successful career within the aerospace industry. A student can do this course through The Aeronautical Society of India, New Delhi. The course is approved by the Union ministry of human resource development, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the government of India.
The Wright Brothers Institute of Aeronautical Engineering Research and Management, New Delhi, provides training for the courses offered by the Aeronautical Society of India. Aeronautical engineering involves research, design infrastructure and maintenance of aircraft, missiles and space satellites.
The duration of the course is four years and the minimum eligibility is a Class XII certificate with physics, chemistry and mathematics. Students can take admission either in May or in December. Aeronautical engineering graduates are currently in great demand due to the boom in air travel. Placement opportunities can be found with government organisations such as the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Airport Authority of India, Indian airlines and the ministry of defence (MOD). Private airlines like Air Deccan, Spicejet, Jet Airways, Paramount and Jagson also hire aeronautical engineers.
Interested in learning Japanese? Then there is good news for you. The Japanese government has announced the Monbukagakusho-Mext Scholarship for 2009. To be eligible for this scholarship you need to have appeared for or passed the higher secondary examination or its equivalent by March 2009. The programme offers a three-year scholarship in professional training, a four-year diploma course and a five-year undergraduate course. Only Japanese will be taught in the first year of every course.
The candidates need to be aged between 16-21 years as on the last date of application, which is July 4, 2008. The written examination will be held in the third week of July. The selected candidates will be called for an interview in August 2008. The lucky ones will go to Japan in April 2009. All expenses will be borne by the government of Japan.
Two in one
The National Institute of Creative Communication (NICC) in Bangalore has launched two new postgraduate programmes. The integrated international postgraduate programme in photography and cinematography (IIPPC) gives students the opportunity to acquire hands-on learning experience in the fields of photography and cinematography at Southseas, New Zealand. In the past, Southseas graduates have worked in international films such as King Kong, The Lord of the Rings and The Last Samurai.
Students will spend one and a half years at NICC and a year at Southseas.
The international postgraduate diploma in retail design with MBA in retail management (IPDRD+MBA) trains future designers in designing as well as management skills. The objective of this programme is not only to create professional retail designers with a strong sense of aesthetics, but also to provide them valuable insights into all aspects of retail management.
A graduate in any discipline who clears the NICC entrance exam is eligible for this two-year course.
Both the programmes commence in August 2008. Each programme has 15 seats ensuring that proper attention is paid to every student.
On the spot
Admissions Fair 2008, held recently at the Ice Skating Rink, Calcutta, gave students the opportunity to seek on-the-spot admissions to various colleges.The State Bank of India also offered easy processing of educational loans at the fair.
Live career gyan sessions were organised at the fair. Several experts spoke on their areas of expertise. India’s leading career counsellor Pervin Malhotra spoke on career options after Class XII.
The fifth Admissions Fair 2008 also witnessed the launch of the second issue of the magazine Career Success.
The School of Aeronautics, New Delhi, The Oxford Educational Institutions, Bangalore, The Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal, The NIS Academy Pac Asia, The Institute of Management and Research, Ghaziabad, are some of the institutes that put up stalls at the career fair.
SMOT, a management institute in Chennai, recently started its one-year postgraduate programme in management (PGPM).The major focus of this programme is on career verticals.
The programme trains students in management consulting practice. The faculty consists of professors from universities in the US and Canada as well as from well-known business schools in India.
On completion of the course, students get an international certification and the option of going abroad to pursue further studies.
Each student admitted to this course is entitled to additional facilities such as a Blackberry, executive lunches and 24x7 wi-fi connectivity. Graduates with some work experience are eligible for the course, which started this May.
|Alarming fact: Greenhouse gases are a major source of global warming
The Vivekananda Institute of Environment and Management, Calcutta, in collaboration with the National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training and Research, recently organised a one-day workshop Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy. Arresting emission of green house gases and minimising their effects were the issues discussed in the workshop. Resources and initiatives that promote low carbon economy and lifestyles, such as improved energy efficiency, alternative energy sources, forest conservation and eco-friendly consumption also featured in the discussion.
Teachers and scholars from various institutes, practicing engineers as well as executives from different organisations participated in the workshop.
S.P. Ganchaudhury, managing director, Green Power Corporation, envisaged a future where low carbon energy usage would be the norm, while H.S. Maity, director, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute in Calcutta, stressed upon the importance of developing fuel cells. A session on attitudinal change was conducted by Swami Vedajnananda.
On a winning note
For the students and staff of Pretoria High it’s time for celebration. The school won first prizes in dance and music competitions. In the dance competition Divine Diyas, the students of Pretoria High bagged prizes in both the categories they participated in.
Pretoria also won the music competition organised by Bharat Bikash Parisad at the South Calcutta level, thereby qualifying for the state level.
Simran Soni, Class VII,
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