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My daughter J Carolyn Niveda has completed Class 12 and appeared for NEET. We belong to the OBC category. Her expected score is 250 in NEET. We require advice on the management quota seats at any low budget medical colleges for MBBS. 
Esther Hepziba

Dear Esther,

Technically, MBBS seat under management quota is costly when compared to state quota admissions. Usually, there’s more demand for management quota seats in private medical colleges and deemed universities once the NEET-UG results are out.

If you are planning to help your daughter pursue an MBBS course in private medical colleges or deemed universities located in your city, it is advisable to directly visit the college and get details about the fee structure. Private medical colleges do not publish fees for management quota seats on their official websites.

Before your daughter takes admission in a private medical college under management quota, it is advisable to check the approvals and affiliation of the respective college. Also, find out whether the college has received the approval for 2019-20 session MBBS admissions.

My sister got 95 marks in social studies and her score in Mathematics and Science are the lowest. She wants to choose Humanities in 11th, but I think students must learn Science and Math till +2. What should she do?

Dear Akmal,

Is your sister really interested in Mathematics and Science? If she is not interested in those subjects, it is not advisable to push her into the science stream. Humanities courses have good career options as well. It is advisable to make your sister study her desired course. It is better to check the list of Arts and Humanities courses available after Class 12.

I want to know, which colleges offer BA in economics? Which are the best colleges and what are their cutoffs? Also, where can I get a diploma (at graduation level) in Mass Media Communication?
Ipsitaa Saini

Dear Ipsitaa,

BA (Honours) Economics is a much sought after subject and paves way for a very bright future. There are several colleges in India that offer this course. Since you have not mentioned your geographical preference, we are listing out some of the top colleges offering B A (H) economics.

Colleges offering B A Eco (H):

l University of Delhi - SRCC, Miranda House, LSR, Hansraj, Hindu etc.

l Calcutta - Loreto College, St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College, Women’s Christian College etc.

l Chennai - Loyola College, Madras Christian College, Stella Maris College, Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research etc.

l Bangalore - Mount Carmel College, St Joseph’s College, Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies etc.

l Mumbai - Jai Hind College, Elphinstone College, Mithibai College of Arts Chauhan Institute of Science & Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics, Amity University etc.

BA (H) Economics and Mass Communication courses require separate skill sets altogether. A mere diploma will not be of much value when scores of students are already pursuing honours degree in MC. With a BA (H) degree in economics, you can still pursue your PG in Mass Communication, if you choose to.

Colleges offering Diploma in Mass Communication include:

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My brother got 96% in class 10 board exams. He wants to get into IIT. I am in Varanasi right now. There are three schools Sunbeam Varuna, Sunbeam Lahartara & DPS – which one is better?

Dear Raginee,

Congratulations to your brother! In terms of comparison, you will need to take a call yourself. However, we can help you assess which of these schools are best suited to your brother.

Check the subject combinations that are being offered in each of these schools. To crack IIT, your brother will need PCM combination for sure. Besides that what will be his other two subjects apart from English?

Also check what your brother would like to specialise in BTech in Computer Science or Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering etc and assess which college is offering that subject (or related subjects).

Lastly, check which of the schools have scored better Class 12 results in the last 3-5 years. It will give you an idea of what the focus of the school is.

I am gearing up for college admissions and my preference is Delhi University. I want pursue journalism in undergrad and want to know which colleges in Delhi are the best? Also I would like to know whether English honours or Political Science can be pursued at an undergraduate level and then journalism, or is it important to study journalism from scratch now?
Malak Tariq

Dear Malak,

There are many colleges under University of Delhi that offer Journalism & Mass Communication courses. The different courses available at the UG level are: BA Hons Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC), BA Hons Multi-Media & Mass Communication (BMMMC) & B A Hons in Hindi Journalism & Mass Communication (BHJMC).

The basic eligibility criteria to pursue a Bachelor of Journalism degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination in science stream with a minimum of 50% marks secured from a recognised board of the country. However, with the extremely high cut-off for DU, you will need to score 90% + in your boards. Also, some colleges conduct its own entrance exam for admission to BJMC courses.

Some of the colleges offering this course include:

Send us your admission queries and we’ll answer them for you.

Coming to the second part of your question, no, it is not mandatory to study a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication if you want to pursue it as a career.

In fact, we would suggest that you pursue either English or Political Science at the UG level and opt for MJMC at the PG level. This will open up more options to study at the PG level.

I recently gave my 10th grade exams and secured 91.4%. Now I want to prepare for UPSC and GPSC and become an IAS officer. So according to you how should I start my preparations as a class 11 student? Moreover, I would like to opt for Humanities as Social Ccience has been my passion! So would it be fine if I opt for Humanities to become an IAS officer? If I opt for Humanities, which subjects should I take that would help me in future?
Shubh T Naik

Dear Shubh,

It’s great to see youngsters like you know what you want to pursue as a career!

To clear your UPSC/GPSC and become an IAS officer is not an easy task. It’s not impossible either! You can study Humanities in classes 11 & 12 and take up a subject that you are strongest in at the graduation level. That can be your base subject for UPSC exams. Since the process to clear IAS is a long and complex process, maybe this will give you perspective!

What happens after you have cleared the prelims & mains of Civil Services exam as well as the interview? The UPSC conducts different exams for different disciplines like Central services – IAS, IPS, IFS, while for India Services, like Indian Forest Services, different exams are held. The training is conducted across India as well as abroad. SDM, ADM etc are some of the other posts available after training.

Selected IAS candidates undergo training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). Officers of other services proceed to respective staff colleges, such as the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad for Indian Police Service officers and the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy in Dehradun for Indian Forest Service officers. Group-A Central Services officers proceed to their own staff colleges such as Foreign Service Institute, India for Indian Foreign Service officers. At the end of their course + training, they report to the state governments where they are posted.

But did you know that the UPSC conducts 24 service exams under the umbrella of CSE that covers not just IAS but IPS, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Forest Service, Indian Postal Services, Indian Audit & Account Services, Delhi & Andaman Nicobar Services, NDA, CDS, Provident Fund Commissioner and more!

You know that Civil Services Exam (CSE) is conducted by UPSC. Approximately, 5.2 Lakh aspirants appear for Civil Services annually.

The question paper comprises of objective & subjective questions (Main). The top 3,500 candidates are shortlisted for interview & about 1,000-1,500 are cleared for training. A varied mix of people is what the Ministry looks for, with a good grasp of socio, economic & political aspect. Candidates who are preferably decision makers and can implement policies are eventually selected. Candidates should have a good attitude, with a sound understanding of things, people and should be able to relate to them.

So, if you have it in you, go for it!

I have just cleared Class 12. Need suggestions on what I can do after pursuing Commerce.
Mihir Bela

Dear Mihir,

There are different options available in the Commerce stream. Before picking up the right course, you must have a complete understanding of the courses available after Class 12 Commerce. If you are looking to join the economics course, you can find the major differences between the BCom (Hons) and Economics (Hons) course here. This understanding will help you judge the right course that suits your career goals. Apart from BCom and Economics courses, you can also choose BBA or Five-Year Integrated MBA course. So, BCom, BBA, Integrated MBA, BA economics are some of the courses that you can take up.

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