I am a first year BSc IT student. I heard that only a degree in IT will not help me in getting a good job. Could you please recommend me some good courses which will help me in getting one?
In today’s competitive world a graduation degree alone will not be sufficient in order to build a solid career foundation.
As you are aware the IT field is very dynamic and fast changing . The BSc IT is an excellent foundation degree for pursuing a career in the IT arena . I would recommend that your pursue your masters degree also in the specialization area that interests you.
You could consider a MCA if your interest is in software development, an MBA IT if your interest area is in EDP/ MIS and even an MTech if you are technically oriented. Decide by the time you reach the second year so that you could write the appropriate entrance exams as per your area of interest such as CAT for the MBA, GATE for the technical studies and such. Upon completion of any of the above meritoriously, plenty of jobs will come your way.
I have completed my graduation in BCom and have applied for CMAT exams, because I want to pursue a MBA. I just want to know should I search for a job and then pursue a MBA or vice-versa.
Your query has been the topic for many a debate in the past and will continue to be discussed in time to come too as there is no correct answers. I would recommend that you complete your MBA without a break.
For most students MBA is the terminal degree and studying for the next two years after your BCom will help you complete your academics in one stretch. You can then seek a career in the corporate world armed with an MBA in an area of your interest.
Many argue that some work experience after graduation and before applying for an MBA does help; however please ensure that you gain at least two to three years of relevant work experience if you decide to choose this route, else there is no value addition.
I have completed my BCom and am working in a FMCG company as a sales manager. I don’t know whether I should do a regular or part time MBA or go for an executive course. Is there any other course besides these three that I can pursue? Could you recommend me some colleges?
In case you have less than four to five years experience after your B Com, I would advise you to do a full time MBA as this has maximum market value.
You could write the CAT exams and try to get into the IIM’S or XAT, CMAT exams and try to get into XLRI or other top B schools. In case you have more than five years of work experience after your BCom, you may consider doing part time MBA as this course also has good value in the employment market.
The executive MBA is a fairly recent offering and you may consider doing it only if it is recognized by UGC.
What is the scope of being in the patent field in India? What will be the nature of work? Is there a demand
for this profession?
Patents, trademarks and IPR are important areas in any legal system, and are steadily gaining the importance they deserve in the Indian context. There are many postgraduate courses that you could pursue in the above areas.
Some of your options include NALSAR Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Patent and Trademark at Hyderabad and Delhi, Government Law College, Mumbai.
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