‘Fash­ion styling is a new, ex­cit­ing ca­reer op­tion’

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I am in Class 12, and I am pas­sion­ate about fash­ion. I want to know what it takes to be a fash­ion stylist/celebrity stylist. I would like to know what cour­ses I can pur­sue in the field of fash­ion. What are the el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria for ad­mis­sion to such pro­grammes? —Vri­eti Fash­ion styling is an ex­cit­ing new ca­reer best suited for those with a nat­u­ral flair for fash­ion and a good sense of style. In other words, you need to have a good sense of what clothes are ap­pro­pri­ate for a par­tic­u­lar per­son for a par­tic­u­lar time or event along with the abil­ity to high­light the per­son’s best at­tributes through the right kind of clothes. The stylist of­ten has to co-or­di­nate with the fash­ion de­signer, pho­tog­ra­pher, makeup artist and hair­styl­ist to put to­gether a per­son’s par­tic­u­lar im­age or look. Fash­ion stylists are em­ployed by mag­a­zines, news­pa­pers, retailers, ad­ver­tis­ing agen­cies, and tele­vi­sion and mu­sic pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies. Stylists are in great de­mand th­ese days.

If you have an in­ter­est and and Sant Lon­gowal In­sti­tute of En­gi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy, Pun­jab. Other cour­ses you can con­sider in­clude tech­ni­cal diplo­mas in a num­ber of fields, in­clud­ing footwear tech­nol­ogy, food tech­nol­ogy, sound tech­nol­ogy, tex­tile tech­nol­ogy, pa­per tech­nol­ogy, print­ing tech­nol­ogy, pe­tro­leum en­gi­neer­ing and pack­ag­ing tech­nol­ogy, to name a few.

If you are in­ter­ested in a ca­reer in com­put­ers and IT, you can take up a bach­e­lor’s in com­puter ap­pli­ca­tions (BCA) course, which will pre­pare you to deal with de­vel­op­ment of ap­pli­ca­tions for dif­fer­ent op­er­at­ing sys­tems, in­clud­ing some of the new ar­eas such as e-com­merce. BCA is of­fered by many uni­ver­si­ties through dis­tance as well as reg­u­lar pro­grammes. Al­ter­na­tively, you can do the A and B level DOEACC (Depart­ment of Elec­tron­ics and Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of Com­puter Classes) cour­ses equiv­a­lent to BCA and MCA de­grees of­fered by DOEACCcer­ti­fied com­puter in­sti­tutes. NIIT also of­fers a GNIIT pro­gramme which is equiv­a­lent to a com­puter en­gi­neer­ing de­gree with some prac­ti­cal work ex­pe­ri­ence too. So if you have an ap­ti­tude for IT and com­puter science, you may want to con­sider th­ese op­tions. You can also pur­sue cer­ti­fi­ca­tion cour­ses of­fered by com­puter in­sti­tutes. This will help you build skills and ex­pe­ri­ence in ar­eas such as net­work­ing or data­base ad­min­is­tra­tion which are in good de­mand. De­pend­ing on the com­pe­ten­cies you are able to de­velop, you could take up jobs such as that of sys­tems an­a­lyst, sys­tems pro­gram­mer, an­a­lyst pro­gram­mer, data­base man­ager, coder, and so on. field? What cour­ses/col­leges should I take up? Are there any en­trance ex­ams?

—Jatin The mer­chant navy re­quires can­di­dates who are phys­i­cally and men­tally fit. While nav­i­ga­tors are ex­pected to have per­fect vi­sion, marine engi­neers can wear spec­ta­cles for eye­sight of plus/mi­nus 2.5. But you must not be colour blind. You will be checked med­i­cally be­fore se­lec­tion.

With a de­gree in elec­tron­ics en­gi­neer­ing, you can join the mer­chant navy as an elec­trotech­ni­cal of­fi­cer (ETO). The ETO han­dles the elec­tri­cal and elec­tronic sys­tems on a ship in ad­di­tion to the marine radar and satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Marine engi­neers are re­spon­si­ble for the op­er­a­tion and main­te­nance of all in­stal­la­tions in­clud­ing elec­tri­cal and re­frig­er­at­ing ma­chin­ery. Marine En­gi­neer­ing and Re­search In­sti­tute (MERI), Mum­bai, (www.meri.edu. in) pro­vides a one-year pre­sea train­ing pro­gramme to grad­u­ate engi­neers. To be el­i­gi­bile for this course, you should have an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree from an AICTErecog­nised in­sti­tute. Acad­emy of Mar­itime Ed­u­ca­tion and Train­ing (AMET), Chen­nai, of­fers a 24-week train­ing pro­gramme con­ducted in col­lab­o­ra­tion with IIT Chen­nai. In­dian Mar­itime Univer­sity, set up by the govern­ment, has many af­fil­i­ated in­sti­tutes pro­vid­ing cour­ses and de­gree pro­grammes in pre-sea train­ing. You can also get re­cruited di­rectly as an elec­tron­ics en­gi­neer with a ship­ping com­pany. Many In­dian and for­eign ship­ping com­pa­nies train engi­neers to qual­ify for the com­pe­tency cer­tifi­cate re­quired by the min­istry of sur­face trans­port.

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