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Delhi University releases third cut-off list

With many colleges in Delhi University announcing their third cut-off list on Monday, many aspirants striving to take admissions in popular courses were not left disappointed.

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Delhi

Eligibility: Graduates in BCA, BSc engineering, BSc in computer science, electronic, IT, mathematics, statistics, applied maths, physics, computational science or computing. Candidates must have secured a minimum aggregate of 50% in their examination

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Swiss government is offering a number of postgraduate scholarships to foreign students and researchers at Swiss universities, Federal Institute of Technology and University of Applied Sciences.
I have completed BBA from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Is it necessary to work after postgraduation to get a good salary package or to go for an MBA? During my graduation, I have not done any internship. I am preparing for MBA entrance exams like XAT, MAT and CAT. My classes are held only twice a week and I am free on other days. Should I focus on studies and coaching or try to find a job? - Abhilasha
-6/11/2014 2:17:00 PM
It is a wise decision to gain some work experience after a degree before rushing into an MBA. The job option would enable you to get hands-on understanding of the work scene, and a better handle on decision-making. Work experience can give you rare insights into how a business functions. The MBA programme is a mix of theory and practice which develops practical knowledge and skills using case study methodologies that require a high level of participation from students. Keep in mind that companies will be looking for MBA graduates who have practical work experience plus academic credentials. If you don’t have work experience, you will be competing with others who may have the same academic credentials as you but also additional work experience. The stronger candidate will get the better job offers and the higher salaries. So it is advisable to get some work experience even while undertaking the coaching for MBA. Work experience prepares you with an alternative, if you fail to qualify for the MBA. ---- Usha Albuquerque
I am a class 11 non-medical student with engineering drawing as one of my subjects. I want to pursue a career either in architecture or animation as I am creative and have good drawing skills. What kind of preparation is required to fulfill my career goals? Do I need coaching to clear NATA (national aptitude test in architecture)? Please give me details on both careers so I can make an informed choice. —Ankit Pahwa
-6/4/2014 1:29:00 PM
If you have sketching proficiency, imagination, practical sense, skill, accuracy and the capacity to observe and conceptualise, a career as an architect may be the preferred option. In the last five years, there has been a huge demand for good architects. If you are taking up any of the design courses, you can start with any subjects in class 11 and 12. However, for architecture, you need to have mathematics as one of your subjects. Admission to any architecture course in India is based on the results of an entrance test – the National Aptitude Test in Architecture conducted by the Council of Architecture. Check the website Animation is a growing sector with an increasing demand for trained professionals to work on films such as Ice Age or Kochadaiiyaan. Animation jobs in India are mainly for production work coming from various foreign companies and domestic television channels working with films, websites and so on. You need to have strong computer skills, be imaginative and have the ability to draw. There are many diploma and degree courses for animation and multimedia. --- Usha Albuquerque
I want to pursue masters in ­luxury brand management. I have an undergraduate degree in ­marketing from Ohio State University, Columbus. What is the scope of this degree in the Indian market? Are there any good colleges in India that offer this course? Or is Europe the best option? - Avinash Gupta
-5/28/2014 2:31:00 PM
The market for luxury brand products in India is growing, given the increasing number of Indians in the billionaires’ club coupled with the rise of the urban elite class. Due to this, many international luxury giants are queuing up to woo the Indian customer. However, as this is a relatively new career field, there are not many institutes offering courses in luxury brand ­management. Currently, the only course available is the global management programme for executives in luxury management offered by IIM Ahmedabad in ­association with the ESSEC Business School, Paris. Some retail management courses include luxury brand ­management in the curriculum. There are also short certificate or diploma courses such as those offered by Luxury Connect in Delhi, suitable for those with marketing experience. Since this market is still evolving in India, with your background in marketing, you could take up a job in luxury brand retail in India and build some experience before going for training in India or abroad. The primary role of a luxury brand manager is to understand the heritage and history of the brand and associate its value with a potential set of clients. The luxury brand manager also needs to understand and study the context of luxury, keeping in mind the tastes and demands of Indian consumers and their changing profiles. Such experience will enable you to get maximum value of whichever course you may take up in the future. --- Usha Albuquerque
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