Thursday, October 27, 2011


Here is a good news for the students who want to make a career in adventure a first of its kind in India.The Indian defense ministry will set up a National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports(NIMAS) in Arunachal Pradesh to train military personnel and civilians.Recently the Indian Union Cabinet  cleared the defense ministry proposal for the establishment of NIMHAS at Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh at an initial cost of Rs.81 crore. It is reported that it will be the first of its kind where theoretical and practical training for activities relating to mountaineering, aero-adventure and aqua adventure would be conducted.The students will be from India and abroad including armed forces and paramilitary personnel, NCC cadets and students sponsored by state governments.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dimapur Sumi Students Union Career Counseling Workshop

Hi All! Now I am sharing my good experience of conducting a Career Counseling workshop for School and College students of Dimapur, Nagaland on 14th October 2011. The workshop was meticulously organised by Dimapur Sumi Students Union (DSSU)  under the theme `Engraving tomorrow vision’. I am thankful to DSSU to invite me for the occasion. It was held at Town Hall, Dimapur from 9am to 5pm on 14th October.

The workshop was attended by college and higher secondary students of Dimapur, including present and past students of the student’s union and others. DDSU president, Vitoka V. Awomi and other members of the organizing committee expressed that the sole purpose of organizing this seminar was to create awareness among students preparing for the next level and also give them the exposure and instill in them a competitive spirit. 

I tried to familiarize the students with the visions and objectives of career path particularly with reference to Naga students. No doubt Nagaland lacks awareness in career counseling and guidance and such programes should be given to students starting from their 10th standard so that an appropriate career and stream can be opted by them (students) without any confusion and hassle. I found that students were so presentable with good English communication skills. But were introvert and lack the competitive spirit. Too much obsessed with in the comfort zone.I sincerely encouraged them to develop positive attitude and a feeling to what is happening around them and to think beyond the confine of their comfort zone. Most of the students are confined to the idea of Government jobs only. But after interacting with them i could find that they are fittest candidates to Private and MNC jobs particularly in the professional courses of Business Management, Travel and Tourism, Information Technology, Hotel Management, Law, Fashion Technology , BPO, KPO, Computer Science Engineering,etc. I encouraged the students to hone up their communication and computer skills despite their accent with attitude and asked them to find out where they stood and what they were good at. 

Lack of knowledge of information act as the major impediment in the development of a student, which is why workshops on career counseling play an effective role in creating a sense of awareness in the minds of students.

I am really thankful to DDSU and its  President,Mr. Vitoka V. Awomi and the workshop convenor Mr. Kahoto V.Sumi to offer me this opportunity to counsel such a large gathering of Dimapur students. I wish all Dimapur students a prosperous career in future.  

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Medical Degree Course(BRMS) in Three and Half Years In India: Soon to Become a Reality

The Indian students will be happy to know that a Medical Degree of three and half years after 10+2 could very soon become a reality. This new course will be called as Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS). The debate on this new course has been going on for a long time with out any concrete conclusion. Finally ,in spite of stiff opposition Government Of India has finally approved this course to be launched in 2011 or 2012. The Union Health Ministry, Govt. Of India has said" the introduction of BRMS was endorsed in the meeting (held in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India) unanimously". This means India's rural areas comprising around 80% of Indian population, which have been so far neglected by Indian doctors, will have a dedicated medical care, drawn from students raised in rural ares. More over each year lakhs of students sit for entrance exams to MBBS  course for a couple of thousands seats only. Having an ambition to become doctor and not qualifying the entrance test build of frustration among the medicine aspirant students in India. Now all these students can take this alternative route to become a medical professional in lesser time with much ease and help the rural folk which are deprived of proper medical care.
Under the scheme, the BRMS degree would be acquired in two phases and at two different levels — Com munity Health Facility (one – and – a - half years) and sub-divisional hospitals (secondary level hospitals) for a further duration of two years. The degree is expected to be offered by institutes in rural areas with an annual sanctioned strength of 50 students. "Selection of students would be based on merit in the 10+2 ex­amination with physics, chemistry and biology as subjects," the ministry said.
It is a very cheering news for the +2 students in India looking an alternative to five years MBBS couse.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

All About SNAP Test 2010

Symbiosis International University (SIU), which is a deemed university in Pune conducts an entrance test every year called Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) for enrolling students to its various postgraduate programs. This year SNAP Test is sheduled for 19 December 2010 for the admission to 2011 academic year.
Pattern of questions for SNAP:    
SNAP entrance test comprises objective type questions with negative marking.The SNAP pattern varies every year.
SNAP a two hours test consist  150 questions.The candidates have to attempt all the questions within two hours duration.
There is a provision of negative marking in the competitive entrance test, that is, 25% marks are deducted for each wrong answer
The 150 questions in the paper are divided into four sections as follows:
General English (40)
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (40)
General Awareness (40)
Analytical & Logical Reasoning (30)
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a competitive entrance test, which is conducted specially to evaluate students’ skills and intelligence. The candidates, who are appearing have to prepare every chapter with thorough knowledge.. 
General English
Questions from Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability and grammar must be practiced by the candidates. Many questions in the test are usually asked from English.
Quantitative Aptitude
The candidate has to be very precise in Data Interpretation and  Mathematics.Get yourself prepare for questions on Probability & Permutation & Combination, and rests of the questions can come from arithmetic and geometry.
General Awareness
The candidates must have proper access on various current events and happenings in India and at the global environment.Expect questions from Physics, International currency, Chemistry, Constitution, Mathematics, History etc. There could be questions on current affairs as well.Analytical & Logical Reasoning
The admission seekers may practice on different reasoning skills.The admission seekers may practice on different reasoning skills. Questions could be from pictorial Reasoning, from mathematical reasoning and on coding & decoding & analytical reasoning. Apart from that, one could practice various sample papers of previous years’ SNAP test before appearing in the competitive entrance test. Apart from that, one could practice various sample papers of previous years’ SNAP test before appearing in the competitive entrance test. 
Group Discussion & Personal Interview
The candidates who have passed the written test must appear in group discussion and personal interview, which are conducted by the University. For the final selection, a merit list is prepared based on the performance of the candidates in SNAP written test, group discussion and personal interview.
For other information related to admission you may visit
Best Of Luck.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Importance of Spoken English in India

In the last few years, thanks to jobs becoming global, the importance of English has increased manifold. It has over the years become an important medium of communication, both at the international and intra-national levels. The importance of spoken English is even more, because there are many cases where one knows his subject well, but fails to communicate it properly. The practice of spoken English, therefore, is quite essential. Learning English in a country where it is not a native language, opens a number of opportunities for the individual. In today’s corporate world, the need for effective communication has been recognized and accepted more than the technical knowledge. The language of the corporate world is English. An individual can make strides in the management ladder if he/she can speak English fluently. If your English is poor, even though with brilliant business ideas, you may still find yourself languishing at the bottom of the management ladder. Your productivity will drop over a period of time since you will find difficulty in expressing your brilliant ideas. Those who can speak good English will probably usurp your ideas and get the credit for all the hard work you did to get the idea working. So there are immense opportunities for English Language trainer to train people in communicative English for different purposes like group discussions, interviews, oral presentations, report writing, writing letters etc. English language trainers generally handle individuals’ abilities to frame grammatically correct sentences or his lack of vocabulary, fear of speaking to groups of people, and ineffective presentation skills. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Best Way to Get Study Loan for Higher Studies:HDFC-Backed Credila

The peak time for students to get a final entry to the prominent Indian Institute of Managements and other business schools of best rank is nearing. 
It is the time to consider your paying methods for the expensive education. Almost all the IIMs schools have given a rise of Rs 100,000 in their total fees. The total spending for a two year management course at IIM Ahmedabad will cost 1.4 million rupees ($31,500).However, the fees for IILM Kolkata and IIM Bangalore has been kept 1.35 million and 1.3 million rupees respectively.
So, it seems that students have a large way to go in deciding their payments options. These hikes have given way to leading Indian banks that are set to provide loans to the desiring candidates. The range educations loans are available in an all new looks.HDFC Ltd leader in home loans bought about 41 percent stake in the non-banking financial company, Credit Financial Services and education loans in December.
Educations loans provided by banks carry large interest rates in comparison with home loans. Reserve Bank of India has implied that banks are not allowed to accept in any security or deposits for the loans for an amount of Rs 400,000.
Government has given topmost priority to the education loans,in recent time almost all the private sector banks have been focussing into this area. Unluckily in the scenario we can find a plethora of deserving students who struggle to get loans. Banks asks for a co-signer for the loans and 100 percent collateral to cover the loan the amount. This become quite tough for a lower-middle class person to afford ,according to co-ordinator of Education Loan risk force, due to insufficient finance there are many students getting more than 90 percent are deprived of loans and quit their studies.
To get the loan student should seek admission in a leading business school, there are banks who publish a list of courses which qualify for the laons.This means that you have check out which banks qualify your choice.
The fact is also true that Indian banks have a big no-no to the students whose are from a poor family. Though they can opt for west’s government funded loan model. On the other hand banks have a long way to go for deserving candidates.
There has been a long difference. Students of IIMs are apt to get better deals, for instance Union Bank of India, charges only 10.5 percent of interest that have admitted to selected number of schools, girls are likely to pay .50 percent less.
If students have all the list of supporting documents in a particular school along with the documents of the cp-signor’s bank account and income tax statements, assets and liabilities statements the procedure is feasible.
Students seeking loans for abroad studies can apply for loans. Some colleges in US need a proof of finances while admission. HDFC-backed Credila gives students a letter of credit which satisfies the college and admission goes smoother.
Bankers also assist students to take decision sensibly. Particularly when there is an array of new institutes coming up, it should not be done just for the sake of admissions, think wisely. Your admission should result into a good job and salary commented an executive of retail banking.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

MPhil/Ph.D in Mass Media Course to be Launched by JNU, New Delhi Soon

The recently approved Centre of Media Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), New Delhi is all set to start MPhil and PhD courses in Media Research soon. The courses have been specifically designed keeping in mind the growing demand for specialized courses in media at the research level. In contrast to traditional media courses, the new course will focus on research, analysis and applica tion of media in diverse fields.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has recently approved the setting up of Centre of Media Research at JNU. The aim of the new centre will be to make it a prime academic location which provides critical understanding about media and its engagement with society and economy in India. Talking about the approach of the course, Deepak Kumar, chairperson, Centre for Media Research, shares, "The centre will be different from other schools of media as it will prepare analysts and not just journalists. Interdisciplinary approaches in the field of evolution, role, relevance and impact of media will be encouraged here." Known for its path-breaking approach, JNU once again has taken the step to prepare youth for a successful career in media. The objective is to establish the Centre of Media Research as a national level research centre in the country for media research and analysis. As compared to the other institutions offering courses in the field of mass communication and journalism, this centre stands apart as the focus here will be more on research and not on media studies per se. The curriculum too will focus on the areas that need in- depth media analysis and have a more focused approach. Plans are ripe to include subjects such as media and society, media organization and state policy, media commerce and leisure industry, new media technology, media and sports, media and environment and other such areas like governance, processes, law, language, development journalism, and so on. The centre will
engage historians, economists, sociologists, politicians and senior journalists as faculty members for the courses. It is hopeful that the centre will be fully operational by 2012.

For those who want to pursue a career in media research it would be a good opportunity. At present there are not many courses for those who want to go into media research. Most of the pro grammes being offered are post-graduate diploma or Master's programmes in mass communication. They do not offer any kind of specialization. I think this course would have many takers and would be extremely popular among those who want to pursue a serious career in research.

With an emphasis on interdisciplinary approach and focus on critical understanding of the role of media in diverse fields, the Centre of Media Research is likely to emerge as a premier institute for higher studies and research not only India but also across the globe.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Visual Communication Design a Right Course for Creative Students

Visual Communication Design programs  offered at Graduation or Post Graduation level provides a conceptual foundation for students to develop critical thinking skills in design.

The curriculum itself is comprehensive and provides adequate knowledge and expertise in graphic design skill-sets like typography, layout, publication and book design, information design, design for the web, photography, creating corporate identity and branding, mass communication theory and media mix, illustration and exhibition design.

The program facilitates an understanding of the process of Visual Communication by engaging in coursework and class projects covering a variety of print and design projects. Inter-disciplinary studies in arts and humanities are combined with studies in visual form, design history and theory, concept and image generation, studio and digital methods providing students with appropriate tools to enrich both their lives and careers.

There are a number of different job titles that all fall under the visual communications umbrella.

Below are a few examples.

Commercial/Advertising Photographer
Graphic Designer
Web Designer
Creative Services Director
Art Director
Communication Designer
Commercial Artist   

If one has  artistic or a creative mind or passion then this is a right course.

Best Of Luck.                                                                                                                                                                          

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

How knowing your Aptitude will help you?

Knowing your Aptitude allows you establishing your likely Strengths / Weaknesses (we prefer to call this Area for improvement- AFI ) in order that you can know what your strengths are and find a way to use them.

Know your AFI- Area for Improvement, at the same time not allowing yourself to be limited by them

Ex: A person can be excellent at working with computers in the programming area. The same person may find
himself out of place and incapacitated when it comes to doing computer graphics. This is because the person
may have a high logical thinking aptitude, but not a spatial ability to think innovatively and design new things.

One must always find out areas of High/ Medium and Low Aptitude while deciding for a course or career. While selecting Careers it would be advisable to choose careers where your areas of high aptitude find maximum application. This will help you perform effectively on the job.

However, you must be aware of the fact that your aptitude has to be integrated along with your interests and personality before making a career choice.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Career Aptitude Test A Must For Every Student

The Career Aptitude Test is developed by a team of psychologists who have expertise in the field of Educational and Organizational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Education and Career guidance. It is meticulously tested by individuals, educational institutions and corporate houses. 

The important factors which need to be taken into consideration for finding the Right Career are one's
1. Interests.
2. Internal Motivators. (What actually motivates one or the absence of motivators)
3. Aptitude. (One’s logical and abstract reasoning, mechanical, numerical, spatial, verbal
4. Personality. (One’s basic traits, emotional and behavioural, personal values,
Interpersonal style and need, Decision making, Planning, Time management etc.,)

The Career Aptitude Test is a scientific tool which comprises of Interest, Aptitude and Personality modules.
The Key Benefits of the Career Aptitude Test are:

Awareness of one’s strengths and areas for improvement.
Identifying the right career at the right age.
Ensuring lead time to develop one’s potential to prepare for the right career.
Saving time and money as one knows where and how to apply talent and skills.
Avoiding disappointment and frustration in adulthood.
Planning for the right courses and colleges.
Uncluttered study plans to get high marks.
It is an integrated test and discovers all aspects of you.

The test itself aims to stimulate you to think that ‘thinking for your future’ is essential. You and your parents can rest as there will be no confusion in your minds.Sure of achieving happy, meaningful and successful life.

Hence every student must take a genuine Career Aptitude Test to determine a right course for a right career.