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JEE Main and Advanced, the most coveted and sought after engineering entrance examination in India has just wrapped up. As soon as the results are declared, students are going to flock at engineering colleges around the country to seek admission in any of the courses in engineering. Many students prefer enrolling in an engineering course for an undergraduate degree. The fact that nearly 13 lakh students appeared for JEE Main this year is a testament to that. A promising career is perhaps the most driving factor that encourages students to pursue engineering. However, in a race to crack the entrance exam, students often fail to pay attention to the course they enroll themselves in.

Selecting and enrolling in the right course is an important requisite to realise your engineering dream. Choose a course for which you have an aptitude for, but most importantly you have an interest in. Here is a list of top 5 courses in engineering in 2017:

 

# 1 Computer Science Engineering

Computer science is one of the most preferred courses in engineering. Job prospects after the completion of this course is very bright. There are several Indian and foreign IT companies that are on a lookout to hire promising young computer science graduates. The quality, as well as the number of jobs in the sphere, are both high. But do you have it to you become ace computer science engineer? The first clue towards becoming a computer science engineer is the problem-solving skill. You need to have an analytical mind and a natural inclination towards programming.

 

# 2 Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is yet another field that promises great career opportunity. Civil engineers are like foot soldiers who silently work towards the growth and development of a town and city. It is also a very diverse field of work. Some also dub civil engineering thrilling and adventurous. This is because civil engineers work in the most challenging work conditions. They are the mind behind the construction of roads, highway, building, tunnels, dams in the most challenging and exquisite locations of the world. So, if you love the outdoors or have the passion towards architecture, enroll in civil engineering. Having stated that, not all civil engineers are field based, there are many firms that hire structural and CAD designers with a degree in civil engineering and coding.

 

# 3 Mechanical Engineering 

If you are looking to pursue an academic career or get into research and development, a degree in mechanical engineering should be your pick. Owing to the scope of this field, mechanical engineering offers a very broad career spectrum. A passion for hardcore engineering courses namely Math, Physics, and interest in subject matters related to Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Material Science, etc. is imperative to like and pursue mechanical engineering. A degree in mechanical engineering can fetch you a job in ISRO, NASA, Automobile Industry, etc. After the completion of B.Tech degree, you can also pursue Masters followed by Ph.D. and join as a research scholar in most reputed institutes around the globe.

 

# 4 Electronics and Communication Engineering

With the onslaught of surveillance systems, navigation and development of electronic equipment’s, power generation unit, the scope of electronics and communication engineering is on the rise. The growth and demand for communication technology have laid down new protocols, systems and transmitting data and information. Owing to this advancement, electrical engineering is a sought-after field that promises good work opportunities in both Private and Government sector.

 

 # 5 Chemical Engineering

The primary sector for the employment of chemical engineers in India is the pharmaceutical industry, oil, and chemical refineries, food processing sector, etc. Amongst these, the pharmaceutical industry is regarded as the major employer. According to a government report, by 2020, “India is likely to be among the top three pharmaceutical markets by incremental growth and sixth largest market globally in absolute size.” This means that the growth and quality of jobs from this sector looks very promising.

While weighing your decision, you must consider your interest towards the discipline as well as the job prospects. Also, your choice of college matters a lot. Pick up an engineering college that has state of the art infrastructure, good placement record and a pedagogical technique which is skilled based. Scoring well in all the three departments is BML Munjal University or BMU. Located in Gurgaon, BMU is an elite college that offers a wide range of undergraduate courses for engineering and business administration where practical learning is given to precedence over classroom learning. Therefore, students graduating from the institute are highly skilled and employable.

 
Two roads diverge in the metaphorical woods of your mind, and you know that you cannot travel both. Which one to pick? The email that you have just typed asks you the same question over and over again: Is your university recognized or is it recognised?

In a world where languages are evolving all the time, it’s hard to tell the difference between American English and British English at times. Here are ten ways you can spot the differences:

- America is built on capitalization and not capitalisation. Whereas Britain is built on colonisation, not colonization.  (However the American “z” is starting to replace the British “s” in most countries including commonwealth nations.)

- For America, Canada is a neighbor that favors the outsourcing of labor. In Britain, the Labour Party favours working with their nieghbours.

- Just like Leeds, Cardiff, and Belfast, Oxford is in Britain but the Oxford comma in this sentence (the comma followed by ‘and’) is American.  This comma is also known as the serial comma.

- America said “I use double quotations in the initial quote but when I quote someone saying ‘Hey there!’ I use single quotes.”

Britain replied ‘Oh! I use single quotations instead and when I quote you saying “Hey there” I use double quotes within the single quotes’

- Americans love the period (“.”); they put it after every title (“Mr. “, “Mrs.” and “St.”) while the British don’t. They also put it between the hour and minute section of written time (10.12 am) instead of the British’s colon (10:12 am).

- NYC in USA is 789 kilometer square however UK’s London is 1572 kilometre square. New York is the Broadway and Theater capital of America whereas Britain flaunts an active Theatre scene in London.

- There is a rightward shift in the American political system. Britain too moved rightwards in its public opinion by accepting Brexit. Trump wants to move America toward a greater future while the British parliament is hoping to move towards a self sufficient UK.

 - Defense spending is high in USA and UK tries to curb the money spend on defence.

- Britain has gone digital; analogue systems are no longer catalogued. In America there are still some analog systems cataloged.


- American wine is aging whereas British wine has been ageing for years. The one from USA is likable but the one form Britain is likeable.



-----Sharada Satapthy, a student from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, currently interning with EducationWorld.

 
The Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra released admit cards for MH CET Law entrance exam that is conducted for admission to 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB courses offered by government, government-aided, and private law institutes in Maharashtra. The admit cards can be downloaded from the official website of DHE Maharashtra. The admit card was released on May 9 and will be available for download till May 21.

MH CET Law is one of the most sought-after law entrance exams accepting applications from students from Maharashtra and other states. The exam is scheduled for May 20-21 in online mode. The admit card is an important document that must be carried at all stages of MH CET Law starting from exam day until final admission round. Here’s how you can download your MH CET Law admit card

     Go to the official website

     Click on the hovered link, “Download MH CET Law Admit Card

     Enter the details required

     Verify the information mentioned in the admit card

     Download and save your admit card

     Obtain a hard copy for future purposes

Certain details are invited during the registration process to create the candidate’s profile for the exam. Admit card is the document that certifies and validates all the information mentioned in the application form. Therefore, candidates are advised to check all the details mentioned in the card. In case of any discrepancy, authorities at DHE Maharashtra must be notified at the earliest. Every year, almost 300,000 students register for the exam and the authorities release admit cards for every student registering for the exam. The authorities do not take any responsibility for misspells and errors in MH CET Law Admit Card and expect candidates to report such misprints at following address:

Director Higher Education

Address: Central Building, Pune - 411 001 (M.S.)

Phone:  020 - 26130627/26051512/26111153

E-Mail: director.dhepune@nic.in

Website: www.dhepune.gov.in

The pattern of MH CET Law for 3-year and 5-year LLB programme differs from each other. Where entrance for 5-year LLB comprises five sections, 3-year LLB comprises just 4 sections. However, the total questions asked and total marks in the paper remains same for both entrances. The level of questions asked in the exam is moderate and at par with the difficulty level of the qualifying exam.

The results of MH CET Law will be announced at the official website on or after May 30 in form of score cards. Based on the marks scored by candidates in the exam, the authority will schedule online counselling process for admission purposes.

For more information on exams, click here.

 
On-ground work experiences can support an individual’s lifelong learning, and this holds true for students who are exploring opportunities with start-ups. Be it full-time or virtual internships, summer schools or even building a product of their own - the learning curve at start-ups is immense, and helps acquire valuable entrepreneurship skills and hands-on knowledge in various fields.

Gone are those days where there were limited opportunities and resources. Students today want to venture into different sectors and have a thorough understanding of various setups, industries and verticals. There is no better way to get a taste of this variation than working at start-ups - they are energetic and unpredictable, for them each day is a new adventure, and every project teaches something novel.

Ask an average university student about work experience or job prospects after graduation and you might see a panicked look in their eye. They explain that they are not quite sure about what they are going to do, but are open to anything and will be looking around. Hence, start-ups connect students with actual business to complete projects so that they get the required experience before they graduate. This is done via traditional methods such as weekly live projects, campus ambassador programmes and internships, as well as out of the box methods like coding camps, and student academies, among others. Once a student steps into this vibrant environment, they have an opportunity to switch across various roles in the same setup and obtain an understanding of what is it that they would be comfortable doing. In other words, they get to realise, through self-assessment, what their true calling is.

Start-ups not only allow students to discover their interests, but also make sure that their opinions matter and are extremely accepting. Work is never monotonous, and the zealous culture demands a lot of hard work and dedication from the students. For instance, one can start with an internship and learn initially from the mentors but by the end of the internship, he/she would have developed ownership and will be able to deal with high pressure situations, and take a lot more risks.

With the mission of getting a lot of things done on time, analysing problems and then having a solution focused approach, students also learn to work with limited resources and understand the value of hard work. This indeed pays off, no matter what they decide for the future (working at corporates or start-ups).

As soon as a student enters any workplace, from the very first day, they learn business acumen and gain confidence by being exposed to business ideas. Since start-ups are close knit families and each member sticks together even during the most difficult times, students get to have multiple interactions with co-founders, and cross-functional peers and mentors, which is a great way of networking at a young age.

Many students, despite having the potential for becoming business leaders, fail to do so - simply because they do not receive adequate guidance. However, at start-ups they constantly get to work in a lot of different areas and evolve into young entrepreneurs. Perhaps some of them even take on to becoming future CEOs and have start-ups of their own.

Start-ups systematise the process of learning across an entire organisation, and most of their tricks can usefully be ported over to students who want to learn more effectively. This, however, remains a two-way process - though students get real-time industry experience across fields like technology or marketing, there is always a lot for the start-ups to pick on from the young talent pool and probably inculcate those ideas in actual practice.

The author is Praachi Pathak, talent acquisition specialist, ROPOSO.