Options in sports management
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.
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.
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
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