“Clear the career confusions”
Q. I have been reading your emotions column in ‘The Hitavada’s Insight’ and just had a click in my mind that you may give me all the solutions to my questions. Mam I have done my 12 in CBSC but had a compartment in maths subject but due to some issues I was not able to give my paper and now I want to take admission again in 12 class. So can i take admission again in cbsc 12 Or not Or should I take in state board and I have also been thinking to prepare for CAT exam. So can u please suggest me which subjects and stream should I choose so that it may help me in my CAT exam and also in which board should I do my 12 grade? I hope u read my question and guide me mam. I will be waiting for your suggestions madam. Thank you.
Ans. There is too much of confusion here- one is in stating the questions and two it is in your mind. Let’s begin from the end- if you want to appear for CAT, I hope you know that the eligibility for CAT is a graduation and not the 12 Std. Once that confusion is cleared in your mind, you should know and understand that all streams of education can appear for the CAT- science students, arts and humanities as well as the commerce stream. Since CAT is open for all students with any stream of subjects, the choice of subjects after 12 Std depends upon interest areas, your aptitude in subjects and your long- term plan of action. Another hurdle you mention is your 12 Board and whether you should change over to State Board or continue with CBSE. Well there are different rules and regulations in different states so you will need to find out if change over to State board is allowed or not in the state you live in. If it is not allowed, you might just continue with your CBSE board and complete your 12 Std for that is important. It is also important that you continue with the old set of subjects you had last year in 12 std for many boards do not allow change in subjects too. First concentrate on passing your 12 std and then think of your choice of subjects in graduation. You might be helped with a session on career guidance and planning after your Boards are over or even before that.
Q. I am in 2nd year in bsc. I am very confused regarding my career. I am interested in media works and I want to experience backstage life in TV production and I have keen interest in TV production jobs and currently I am thinking to do internship regarding this but I can’t find any right opportunity. I want to get clear about these types of jobs so could you explain me regarding such type of jobs and what qualifications it needs. Pls tell me what to do next as I really want to build my career in that area.
Ans. The best thing to do is to apply for a proper Diploma or Degree course in Films and TV production which could be for one to three years duration. These courses are open mostly after graduation and you will be completing your in a year. The best known courses are at FTII Pune, (Film and TV Institute of India), NSD (National School of Drama) for Dramatics (not TV), which are governmental institutes. There are many private institutions today such as Whistling Woods in Mumbai set up by Subhas Ghai, and many more but may be higher in cost. Once you are qualified from a recognised institute you will be able to intern in a production house either through campus placements or through the network. Once you are in the network it is a matter of time, your communication skills and your creative abilities. You also mention media which according to me is the area of news and communication which is known as ‘mass media’ which includes TV (electronic media) as well as the print media (newspapers and magazines). Colleges for mass media are different and there are degree courses for mass media and journalism with a duration of three years after graduation. There are newly introduced courses after 12 std too.