‘Fashion styling is a new, exciting career option’
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.