How does the government recruit dentists? careercounselling
BUQUERQUE I am a dental surgery graduate. Does the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conduct an exam for those with BDS degrees, like the combined medical service exam for medical graduates? How does the Delhi health service recruit dentists?
-Nikhil The UPSC does not conduct any separate exam for dentists like the combined medical services exam. The combined medical services exam is only for those who have qualified with an MBBS. The UPSC issues notifications from time to time with regard to recruitment for dentists for central government dental colleges according to vacancies. It is best you check the UPSC website for updates on this, or the Employment News.
Jobs after graduation
My brother is reading physics, chemistry and maths in Class 12. He is good at maths and not at other subjects. What line will be better for him after Class 12? What should he do so that he can get a job immediately after? He wants to do a BTech but I do not want him to because I found out that there is no good scope after this course in India? Please guide me.
-Shikha If you do not want your brother to take up engineering, there are many other options for him, depending on the area of work he is interested in. If he is good at maths, he may be interested in a technical field requiring mathematical skills such as computers, and electronics for which he can do a BCA or a BSc course, or even take up a certification programme in networking, database administration, or hardware technology for good job prospects.
He can also get into fields where maths (quantitative) skills are useful, like statistics or actuarial science. Actuarial science is a field which is increasing in importance with the expansion of the insurance industry, and requires specialists to analyse statistics to calculate probabilities of death, sickness, injury, and so on for insurance purposes. Your brother can consider a whole host of other options in the commerce and business areas such as chartered accountancy, banking, finance, or even economics and law and so on. The ability to do maths is extremely useful as almost any area you can think of has a need for mathematicians.
However, if your brother is keen on a technical career, there are many interesting options in BTech too, including textile, petroleum, polymer, biomedical or industrial engineering, as also fields related to printing, packaging technology, and aircraft maintenance, while computers and electronics still remain excellent choices if he has the interest and inclination for computers.
CAT or GMAT?
I am in a cabin crew working for the past one and a half years. After graduation in hotel management, I worked in the retail sector for a year. I want to do an MBA but I do not know whether to prepare for the Common Admission Test (CAT) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). I am an average student. I am unable to make up my mind. Will an MBA degree help me or should I do my masters
in hotel management?
-Mukul Your choice of option for further studies will depend on the kind of job and career you are looking for. If, after graduation in hotel management, you did not get into this field, I presume you are not interested in a career in the hospitality industry, and therefore any further study in hotel management would not serve the purpose. You have also not mentioned why you took up retail management and left this after one year. Fortunately, the diversity of learning and experience in hotel management is greater than in any other profession, and moving into other fields will not be difficult. Graduates from hotel management courses are in great demand not only in the hotel and catering industry, but also in the hospitality sec- tor such as travel and tourism, airlines, event and retail management and also sales and marketing. You could take up postgraduate courses in any of these fields and look at possible job opportunities. If you are looking at a corporate job, then you would do well to take up the MBA for which you should prepare for CAT or MAT and other MBA entrance exams. The GMAT score is required for an MBA course in a foreign institute or university.