Op­tions in sports man­age­ment

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fes­sion. Of course, an MBA can cer­tainly take you nearer the goal. To­day it is also pos­si­ble to take up a spe­cial­i­sa­tion in sports man­age­ment, cur­rently be­ing of­fered by a few in­sti­tutes in In­dia. In­dian In­sti­tute of So­cial Wel­fare and Busi­ness Man­age­ment, Kolkata, of­fers a year-long course in the field Indira Gandhi In­sti­tute of Phys­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion & Sports Sciences, af­fil­i­ated to the Univer­sity of Delhi, has also in­tro­duced this pro­gramme Ala­gappa Univer­sity, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, of­fers a one-year PGDSM for can­di­dates who have passed BPEd and NIS di­ploma ex­ams There are sev­eral in­sti­tutes abroad that of­fer such a qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Teach­ing zo­ol­ogy

you are el­i­gi­ble to take the Na­tional El­i­gi­bil­ity Test (NET) for lec­tur­ers and Ju­nior Re­search Fel­low­ships in In­dia. The tests are held twice a year in June and De­cem­ber, and the ap­pli­ca­tion forms are pub­lished in the Em­ploy­ment News. The NET for sci­ence sub­jects, is con­ducted jointly with the Coun­cil of Sci­en­tific and In­dus­trial Re­search (CSIR), New Delhi, and con­sists of two pa­pers. Pa­per 1 is ob­jec­tive type which tests the men­tal abil­ity and broad aware­ness of sci­en­tific knowl­edge at the rudi­men­tary level. The sec­ond pa­per is to be se­lected from among the given op­tions: Chem­i­cal sciences Earth, at­mos­phere, ocean and plan­e­tary sciences Life sciences Math­e­mat­i­cal sciences and Phys­i­cal sciences The sec­ond pa­per re­quires short de­scrip­tive an­swers to ques­tions. You may check www.csir.res.in for more de­tails.

You can also ap­ply to univer­si­ties abroad for MSc in zo­ol­ogy, and look at pos­si­bil­i­ties of con­tin­u­ing with a PhD if you wish to get into aca­demics abroad. The cut-offs for good col­leges at Delhi Univer­sity for BSc zo­ol­ogy is around 85% and above. There are also many re­search and aca­demic op­tions for sci­ence in In­dia. Each field of sci­ence has its own ca­reer pos­si­bil­i­ties, and you need to con­sider the sub­ject of in­ter­est and the kind of work you can see your­self do­ing in the years ahead. There are many government re­search or­gan­i­sa­tions con­duct­ing a va­ri­ety of stud­ies in zoo­log­i­cal sciences, such as the Zoo­log­i­cal Sur­vey of In­dia, the In­dian Coun­cil of Forestry Re­search and Ed­u­ca­tion, and the Wildlife In­sti­tute, Dehradun, as well as med­i­cal re­search es­tab­lish­ments where ex­per­i­men­ta­tion goes on.

In the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sec­tor, zo­ol­o­gists spe­cial­is­ing in mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy study mi­crobes and or­gan­isms that cause dis­eases (in hu­mans, an­i­mals as well as plants), eval­u­at­ing an­tibi­otics and de­vel­op­ing vac­cines, and man­u­fac­tur­ing drugs. There are also op­por­tu­ni­ties in con­sul­tancy in tech­ni­cal and re­search roles, with chem­i­cal, and pe­tro­leum com­pa­nies.

On­line classes

I fin­ished my master’s in ge­og­ra­phy last year and cleared the UGC-NET as well. I have ap­plied to var­i­ous in­sti­tu­tions for lec­ture­ship but it takes time to get the fi­nal re­sults. Till then, I wish to use my free time to the fullest. Is there any way to teach or give notes on­line?

—AB The im­por­tant role of ge­o­graph­i­cal knowl­edge in un­der­stand­ing cur­rent lo­cal and global is­sues, such as cli­mate change and world trade, is in­creas­ingly be­ing recog­nised by gov­ern­ments and busi­nesses. You can ei­ther do jobs di­rectly re­lated to ge­og­ra­phy, such as in town and trans­port plan­ning, land and water man­age­ment, en­vi­ron­men­tal con­sul­tancy, devel­op­ment pol­icy, tourism or recre­ation or get into more gen­er­al­ist ca­reers such as in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, ad­min­is­tra­tion and man­age­ment, the fi­nan­cial sec­tor, and mar­ket­ing.

As men­tioned that you are in­ter­ested in teach­ing, there is an op­tion of teach­ing in schools - there is a short­age of ge­og­ra­phy teach­ers - coach­ing cen­tres or you could give tuition at home.

You can also teach on­line, please re­fer to th­ese web­sites that en­able you to teach on­line. www.wiziq.com, a very pop­u­lar with peo­ple for var­i­ous sub­jects; you will need to reg­is­ter with them http://on­lineteach­ers.co.in/ http://www.top10­world.org/2012/08/10-freeon­line-teach­ing-web­sites­for-on­line-ed­u­ca­tion.html

FILE PHOTO

Up and away: Adam Gilchrist of Kings XI Pun­jab in ac­tion dur­ing an IPL Twenty 20 cricket match against Chen­nai Su­per Kings at Dharam­sala, in May 2012. A vi­brant sports scene means more scope for sports pro­fes­sion­als

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