Here is a column that will answer your queries on different career options:
Can you please provide details about the admission procedure for BArch course? Is there a common entrance examination exclusively for BArch admissions in Kerala? Where can I attend coaching for this exam in Kerala?
The entrance examination for BArch and engineering is common in many states. However, you need to write NATA, as it is a nationally-accepted test score. In Kerala, the Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical is the common entrance test that you can write. Further details about colleges are available at www.keralaeducation.net/architecture.
I am a third-year BE EEE student and am not keen on engineering. My dream is do an MBA abroad. Can you suggest a study plan for me?
In order to study MBA abroad, you need to score well in GMAT and TOEFL. Some universities also accept GRE scores. Please decide what you want to specialise in. Many foreign universities prefer students with a work experience of around two years.
I have completed my civil engineering course. After my PG I wish to work in core companies rather than teaching. Should I opt for an MBA or ME?
Since you wish to work in core companies, it would be better to be technically qualified. Hence an ME is a better option. Do remember that you can always do your MBA at a later stage in your career. You may also consider doing master’s in construction management from National Institute of Construction Management and Research in Mumbai or courses in design from any of the National Institutes of Design.
Prof RSS Mani is an eminent career counsellor and currently VP, Institutional Development at ITM Group of Institutions . Write to him at email@example.com