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Q & A ON CAREER CONCERNS

Dated 25th Apr, 2001

Questions answered on career concerns

I am doing a PG Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Administration. What are the future prospects of this course?

Mohd Furqan Khan

Aligarh

Students majoring in criminology and criminal justice have innumerable career options open to them upon graduation. Some positions that you may qualify for include alcohol, tobacco and firearms agents, arson specialist, bailiff, border, patrol agent, commercial security specialist, controlled substance agent, court administrator, and a court reporter. However, it is sometimes necessary to have a graduate or a postgraduate degree and work experience to further specialise in these career options.

I am a final year graduate student (Maths) and interested in doing the actuarial course. Please list the institutions offering the course, eligibility, and prospects of the course?

T. V. Raman

Vijayawada

To specialise as an actuary, one needs to take an entrance exam conducted by the Actuarial Society of India. Working for the Postal Life Insurance, is only possible under the rules of the entire postal department. Lastly, an insurance surveyor needs a licence before he or she begins work. The University of Kalyani, West Bengal offers a postgraduate course in actuarial science (under the L.I.C.). The eligibility for the courses is either a B.A. (Hons) in commerce, economics, statistics or graduation with maths as a subject. The University of Bombay, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai, offers B .A. in actuarial science. You can seek employment as an officer at the administration level, in development, accounting and investment areas or as an insurance agent, insurance surveyor etc in an insurance company.

I am a 3rd year graduate student (PCM) and interested in MIT. Kindly list the universities offering this course, details about the entrance exam and eligibility criteria?

Bhaskar

Dehradun

Manipal University, Karnataka and the Inverts Institute of Management Studies, Bareilly (U.P.) offers MIT. You need to be a graduate with maths as a subject) from a recognized University. Admissions at IIM Bareilly are based on the admission test conducted by the Motilal Regional Engineering College, Allahabad at different centres.

I have recently passed out of the 12th standard (Intermediate). Which course should I take up for my graduation? Should I apply for BE in computer science, or opt for an integrated MCA course?

Bhaskar

Bangalore

A BE in computer science will provide you with a balanced exposure to hardware as well as software. However, an MCA is just as good. Both the courses promise you equally good job prospects. It is always preferable to arrive at a decision after having weighted the pros and cons of both the courses.

I hold a postgraduate degree in Economics from the Delhi University as well as a diploma in tourism management. I would like to know the future prospects in the field of economics.

Reetu Rai

New Delhi

Opportunities for an economist exist in large organisations, NGOs and other organisations such as CMIE, who carry out economic studies, and the government through the Indian Economics Services examination (state boards, planning commission, financial organisations). Openings also exist in the RBI and in the teaching sector.

I hold a diploma in Nursing and Midwifery. I intend to migrate to the US. Kindly specify the procedure for taking the CGFNS exam?

Shalini Akilen

Mumbai

In order to complete the certification program, applicants must pass both the CGFNS Qualifying Exam as well as an English language proficiency exam within two years. The CGFNS Qualifying Exam is offered thrice a year in more than 40 centres throughout the world. For a complete list of CGFNS' Qualifying Exam sites, please refer to the CGFNS certification program handbook, contact the CGFNS Customer Service Department or visit the CGFNS web site at www.cgfns.org.

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