How does one become an astronomer?
matics departments in a number of universities including Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, www.iiap.ernet.in Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pune, www.iucaa.ernet.in Satyendra Nath Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Kolkata, www.bose.res.in Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, www.iopb.res.in National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune and Bangalore, www.tifr.res.in Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences, Nainital, www.aries.res.in Raman Research Institute, Bangalore, www.rri.res.in Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, www.bitspilani.ac.in Centre of Advanced Study in Astronomy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, www.osmania.ac.in The Indian Space Research Organisation, the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Space Physics Laboratories, Space Applications Centres, etc are some of the major establishments providing job opportunities to those holding higher degrees/doctorates in these disciplines. I am interested in investment banking. I need details regarding the course, fee etc. The ability to take initiative, network, keep calm and work under pressure are other qualities that mark out a successful investment banker.
Most foreign banks and financial institutions prefer management graduates from premier b-schools or professionals in accountancy (chartered accountants and cost accountants), finance experts and economists with postgraduate qualifications in finance, economics, financial planning, capital markets and so on. A PhD in economics and relevant experience in the industry can also get you a good job.
It is also possible to take up banking as a specialist subject at some institutions. A few institutions offer a BA in banking, or a PG certificate or diploma in banking.
Jobs for investment bankers, as the term suggests, are in investment banks, brokerage firms, mutual funds, financial services companies and other financial institutions. Although the action in investment banking is still largely in the big capitals of the world such as New York, London and Hong Kong and a few other money centres around the world, some leading investment banking companies have offices in India where transactions are conducted.
Some of the institutions offering one-year PG diplomas in banking are SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai National School of Banking, Pune Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, Mumbai