As in the previous article we explained the importance of Aptitude assessments and the common queries regarding the career options. Here is a continuation to some more questions that you may have with respect to some career options. 1. What is the pathway to pursue engineering? After Class X students have to opt for Science stream and study Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Some engineering specializations like Biotechnology or Biomedical require Biology until Class XII. Admissions to engineering colleges happen through various entrance exams.

The most common entrance exam is the IIT - Mains and IIT - Advanced. Apart from IIT’s many other colleges accept these scores. IIT - Mains for NIT’s and other private universities, also it is the 1st level of exam for IIT. IIT - Advanced for IIT’s.

State level Entrance Exams - Many colleges admit students into B.E./B.Tech programs on the basis of an entrance exam conducted by a Government authority for that State. For e.g., Maharashtra conducts MHT-CET for admissions in state level engineering colleges.

University/College level Entrance Exams - Several private colleges conduct their own entrance exams for admissions into B.E./B.Tech programs. Like Vellore Institute of Technology conducts its own entrance exam, namely, VITEEE. 2. What are the career options with a MBA? After an MBA degree one can work with:
• Management consulting firms • Banks and Financial institutions • Marketing department of companies • Human Resource department of companies • Hospitals • Media companies • Retail chains • As Management Analysts • As an Entrepreneur. 3. What is the pathway for pursuing medicine in India? After Class X students have to opt for Science stream and study Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Admission to government and private medical colleges happen through NEET. Institutes like All India Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) conduct their own entrance exam. 4. What is Actuarial Science? Actuaries manage risk for companies in a range of fields, but especially in insurance and pensions, analyzing the potential for undesirable events to occur and helping to plan for (or avoid) those events. Actuaries apply mathematical and statistical methods to assess risks and they are experts in analyzing financial impacts of tomorrow’s uncertain events. They add value, by enabling businesses and individuals to make informed decisions with a clearer view of the likely range of financial outcomes from different future events. Actuaries are key players in management teams that helps businesses plan for the future. They calculate insurance risks and premiums. An actuary has to combine the skills of a statistician, economist and financier. 5. What is Art Restoration and Museology? What is the pathway for it? Art restoration involves restoring works of art to a former state. These works of art may include paintings, sculptures and/or manuscripts. It often includes touching up and cleaning in different ways as well as repairing and damage that may have occurred over time. Art restoration focuses on making works of art look less worn out without losing their original essence.

Curators or museologists are responsible for assembling, cataloging, managing and presenting and displaying artistic and cultural collections. They are in charge of a collection of exhibits in a museum or art gallery.

Pathway: Art Restoration / Museology: Bachelors in Social Science / Fine Arts Masters in Archeology and Heritage Management / Masters in Conversation, Preservation and Heritage Management / MA in History of Art.

6. What are the personality traits and aptitude required for Mass media? - Inquisitive mind - Good Communication Skills - Reasoning/Analytical Ability - Readiness to work long and odd hours - Outgoing and friendly - Ability to think on ones feet - Creativity and Imagination - Good general knowledge - Perseverance - Good observational skills - Ability to take high pressure and criticism. 7. How to pursue a career in designing and what are the options? Designing can be pursued after 10+2 in either Arts, Commerce or Science. Some designing programs offered by IIT’s require science background.

Colleges conduct their own entrance exam for admission into Bachelors of Design. These entrance exams are only applicable to that particular university/college.
Some specializations in the field of designing:
• Accessory Design • Digital Games • Exhibition • Fashion Design • Film and Video • Furniture Design • Graphic Design • Industrial Design • Information Design • Interior Design • Jewellery Design • Knitwear Design • Leather Design • Product Design • Textiles Design • User Experience (UX) Design • Visual Merchandise. 8. What are the career opportunities in the field of travel and tourism? They are: • Government tourism departments • Travel agencies • Airlines • Tour operators • Hotels • Immigration and customs services • Cruise liners • Self-employed. 9. What is Culinary Arts? It is the art of preparation, cooking and presentation of food, usually in the form of meals. People working in this field are commonly called ‘chefs’ or ‘cooks’ or ‘culinarian’.

Expert Culinarians are required to have knowledge of food science, nutrition and diet and are responsible for preparing meals that are as pleasing to the eye and palate.

Culinary artists often choose to specialize in one area. Some culinary art professionals may choose to specialize in preparing food from a certain region, such as Italian food or Japanese food. Other culinary artists might specialize in a particular type of food, such as entrees or baked goods. Globalization has made people aware of different cuisines and has increased the demand for gourmet food. 10. List some specializations in Law • Administration Law • Civil Law • Copyright and Patent Law • Constitutional Law • Corporate Law • Criminal Law • Excise Law • Family Law • Income Tax Law • International Trade Law • Labour Law • Maritime Law • Mercantile Law • Press Law • Property Law • Public International Law. 11. What is the difference between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)? AI is sub-domain of computer science, which aims to develop the computer system capable of performing intelligent task, which only human can perform like language understanding, speech recognition, pattern recognition, decision-making, language translation, etc. IoT is the internet-working of physical devices like vehicles, buildings, electronic devices, sensors, actuators, that are capable of communication among themselves or with the external environment that are equipped with devices capable of communicating over a network. IoT depends on AI.