1 URBAN PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
According to the National Employment Matrix, career in the field of urban planning will see an increase to 45,700 jobs by 2018. Employment growth will be determined by the need for State and local Governments to provide public services such as regulation of commercial development, the environment, transportation, housing and land usage and advance for an expanding population. In keeping with the demand for professionals in the field, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, has started a bachelor’s programme in urban planning. The four-year course will be held in a semester mode and enroll 40 students. Career opportunities in this field are immense. After completing the course a student can begin his/her career as an assistant or associate planner. The starting salary ranges between 20,000 and 25,000 per month.
2 ANIMATION & VFX FILMMAKING
Big Animation and Infotainment School (BIG AIMS) has started a three-year bachelor’s course in animation and visual effects film making. It will enroll 40 students per centre, per year and admission will be based on a combined evaluation of an examination and a personal interview. The course begins from November 2, 2011, at BIG AIMS campuses across India.
3 DESIGN & COMMUNICATION
French Institute of Design and Communication Arts, launched recently in Mumbai, is starting a four-year full time bachelor’s in design and communication with one-year optional master’s. The programme would enroll 25 students on the basis of their portfolio and a personal interview with the principal. Interested students can apply by July 2012. Those with a senior secondary degree from a recognised university are eligible to apply for the programme. Students can log on to the website for more details on the programme.
The Nobel Prize 2011 for Physics was awarded to three astrophysics for their research in supersonic cosmology. The subject is being researched across countries and forums proving its interest and importance. Keeping in view its relevance, the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, has started an integrated M.SC-PH.D programme in physics and astrophysics in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University. The twoyear programme will provide a stipend of 10,000 p.m. and fellowship
` (as per DST norms - apx. 25, 000 p. m.) at the different stages of MSC.
` and PHD. Every student will also receive a book grant of 5,000 p.a.
According to the Human Resource and Development Ministry, India needs 1.4 million school teachers. In order to sustain the demand several schools are starting courses in teacher training. The AISECT University, Madhya Pradesh, has opened admission for a one-year bachelor of education course. It will enroll students on the basis of an entrance test conducted by the university and classes would be held on campus in a face-to-face mode. There are 100 seats for the course and costs 25,000. This
` is in keeping with the growing demand for teachers and educators in primary schools. The course would provide a detailed insight into teaching and converging methodologies. On completion of the programme, aspirants can start with a salary of
1.8 lakh per annum.
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