How does the gov­ern­ment re­cruit den­tists? ca­reer­coun­selling

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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.

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