Engineer of the future – The Hindu



Not sure about your career options? Lack of self-confidence ? This column Q and A can help

My daughter has completed class 12 (pure science) and wants to pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. What are his graduate options? Manju

Dear Manju,

She can take a three-year BA in Journalism and Mass Communication at any recognized university. This can be followed by a Master’s degree, a PG diploma or a specialization in the discipline of one’s choice. Courses are available at the University of Delhi; Fergusson College, Pune; Saint-Xavier College, Mumbai; Christ University, Bangalore among others.

I am in the last year of BE Mechanical Engineering and am interested in the Merchant Navy. But, I think the GME course is not stable. How to progress? Abinesh

Dear Abinesh,

I’m not sure how unstable you feel about the GME. This is a basic tenure that provides the license to enter the merchant navy and will help you become a marine engineer after your mechanical engineering. GME graduates can work as junior engineers and complete their six-month training aboard a ship. Talk to at least two engineers in the field and discuss the job before you make up your mind.

My daughter is in class 10 (CBSE). She wants to study astronomy. How should she do it? Govindarajan

She should opt for Pure Science (with Mathematics) in Class 11, after which she may choose a B.Sc in Astronomy / Geophysics / Physics or a B.Tech / BE in Aeronautical Sciences.

I am in the third year of B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, but I want to be an entrepreneur and launch a start-up. How do I get started after graduation? Ouday

Dear Uday,

Mechanical engineers design and know power generation machines, manufacturing processes, different industries, etc. It helps them build a solid foundation and a foundation in their own setups. However, it is important that you identify what you want to do. Write a detailed and solid business plan, determine how, what, when, where and who will join you, costs and finances. It is also helpful to have mentors that you share a rapport with and who can guide you.

Disclaimer: This column provides advice and suggestions on education and careers. It is simply a guiding voice of a practicing guidance counselor.

The writer is an exercise counselor and trainer. Send your questions to [email protected] with the subject line “Off the edge”.



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