I want to pursue a designing course. Will it help?
I would like to go for designing course from NIFT or Pearl. How can I prepare for entrance?
Nupur Gupta, Delhi
Admission to the design courses is on the basis of an entrance exam held in early June each year.
The exam includes a general proficiency test which covers general knowledge, comprehension and English language exercises as well as a design aptitude test to assess your sense of creativity, colour, perspective and so on.
On application you will also get a set of sample question papers to help you prepare for the test. There are now many guide books with sample papers of the entrance tests, which you can work out on your own.
A general interest and awareness of the fashion industry is also useful. So you can subscribe to some the latest fashion magazines, national as well as international.
You can also build up a portfolio of design work which you can work on while preparing for the exam. Coaching institutes have also come up to train potential aspirants to this programme.
Those who qualify in this exam are called for a group discussion and interview.
I am a Class XI student with PCM. I wish to join Merchant Navy. Which institutes can one apply to?
There are two routes to join the Merchant Navy. You can either do a B.Sc. programme in Nautical Science or a B.Tech. programme in Mechanical or Marine Engineering to join the navigation or marine engineering areas.
The two premier institutions, which impart training in this field, are the Training Ship Chanakya at Mumbai, and the Marine Engineering Research Institute at Kolkata and Mumbai.
Candidates for both the institutes are selected through the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology. The examination is followed by a personal interview and counselling to assess candidates’ suitability The examination takes place at all the IIT centres.
There are also several private training institutions, such as the Tolani Maritime Institute (
), Pune and the International Maritime Academy (
), Chennai. They conduct separate entrance tests for admission.
I've considered taking up law but many people react to this by saying that you have to be shrewd and cunning to be a lawyer. Is this true?
To be a good lawyer you need to have above average intelligence, analytical abilities and excellent communication skills – if this means being shrewd and cunning, then its an interpretation that I am not aware of!
Today there is a huge requirement for lawyers specialised in corporate law to work in multi-national companies, in human rights law fighting for the rights of the downtrodden, in areas like environment law, intellectual property rights law and so on.
It’s a far cry from the civil and criminal law that many people associate with lawyers. So you can specialise in any of these areas too.
If on the other hand you are creative, with artistic talents you can look at architecture, for which you will also need science ( Physics and Maths), or even other careers like interior design and animation, for which there is a good demand.
LUCKNOW With norms of natural justice apparently being flouted consistently in departmental inquiries, the state government has decided to carry out a comprehensive training of all inquiry officers. The government has asked all departments to work out a comprehensive plan for officers' training and submit the same to the personnel department by September 15, 2022. Inquiry officers have been asked to ensure that officers/employees facing probe are allowed to make inspection of documents, if requested.
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