‘Should I do CA With BCom?’ – We Answer Your Admission Queries 

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It’s admission time, and students all over the country are scrambling for answers to the never-ending queries surrounding careers and higher studies.

That’s why at The Quint, we intend to make your life a little easier. Educational counsellors from CollegeDekho will now help clear all your confusions regarding courses, colleges and universities. Send in your sawaal for some expert advice on eduqueries@thequint.com.

Here, we answer some of the questions submitted by readers:

I have secured 57 percent in 12th and 68 in CET and 37 in JEE (Main). I need your help. Please suggest some career options for me, other than becoming a doctor as l have not given NATA but I had Biology subject in 12th.
Sagar Shende, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Student,

Don’t worry about your scores in the entrance exams and Class XII Boards. There are many options that you can explore after Science in Class XII, apart from B Tech and Medical. You can read about them here: Courses to pursue after 12th Science apart from BTech and medical.

Our only suggestion is that you pick a career depending on your interests.

I have completed my XII (bio stream) this year and appeared for AKTU exam in which I bagged 6,719th rank. I had applied for Biotechnology course. I want to know whether I will be able to secure a seat in a government college and please suggest me few colleges for biotechnology in Uttar Pradesh which may help me during counselling session.
Sujai Nigam, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Student,

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, formerly known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), has approximately 800 colleges affiliated to it. The cut-offs for all these colleges are unavailable as of now. Therefore, it is difficult to tell you where you will get admission on the basis of your rank and counselling. You may, however, try our UPSEE college predictor tool here to get an idea of where you will get admission.

I am from West Bengal and my WBJEE2017 General Rank is 32,243, please help me to choose the right engineering college in CSE or EE or ME.
Hiranmoy Adak, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Hiranmoy,

Please attend the counselling session of WBJEE to know which colleges you are eligible to apply for, on the basis of your WBJEE 2017 rank. Once you have the list of colleges, then you should assess parameters like faculty, accreditation and affiliation, industry interface and placement history of the college in the fields that you are interested in. Make your choice based on that.

The latest cut-offs of engineering colleges in West Bengal is not out yet. So, we suggest you to go by the counselling option.

Some of the popular colleges in WB for CSE, EE & ME include:

  • Om Dayal Group of Colleges
  • CIEM Kolkata
  • NSHM
  • JISU
  • MCKVIE, Hoogly
  • AOT, Barasat
  • UEM

Use the WBJEE College Predictor.

My 12th percentage is 75.2. I was a science student. But now, I want to study history but as we all know I will not be able to make it the DU cut-offs. What should I do now? Should I go to Amity University? And after BA History, I am planning to do MA History. Can you suggest me some other colleges? And what if I choose to go for BA triple majors in English, Psychology and Journalism, will it serve any purpose and will I still be able to go for MA History after doing BA triple majors?
Aakiz Bhat, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Aakiz,

Have you thought of applying to Jamia Millia Islamia or JNU? The History and English departments in both these universities are excellent. The best part is that both are government recognised.

Among private institutes, Amity is good. But so is Galgotias University, Manav Rachna University, Ansal University and GD Goenka University, among others. But the fee for private universities can be pretty steep.

With BA triple majors in English, Psychology and Journalism, you will not be able to pursue MA in History. You need to have studied History in your UG to study it further for MA.

I completed my MBA in finance and HR stream. I have a working experience in banking (Axis Bank) for 2 years and 1.30 years in TCS (Citibank as client – BPO sector). Now I want to change my career from BPO. So kindly advise me what are the possibilities for me to get good career growth and also can I do any course to enhance my skills and knowledge?
Girija Chandru, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Girija,

Since you have a background of MBA Finance, you can probably take up some additional courses like SAP, Data Analysis, etc and then apply for other jobs accordingly. The demand for specialists in these fields is always high. According to the Big Data Salary Report 2016, out of various domains, the demand for analytics profile is 32.2 percent in India. However, we suggest, you take this up only if your interest lies here. Another option is to look for job opportunities for the profile you want to explore and learn on the job.

I have just passed my 12th class from CBSE and I scored 96.25 in best four subjects but now for a bachelor degree I will do BCom Pass from DU as I did not have maths. Now my confusion is that along with doing BCom, what should I do side by side so that I can acquire some good skills. I don’t want professional courses like CA/CS etc. Should I take coaching? But of what I do not know. I am very confused.
Harsit Bansal, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Harshit,

Congratulations on your result!

Once you start pursuing BCom, you’ll be in a better position to understand where your interest lies as you will be exposed to a variety of specialisations. On delving deeper, you will realise that each of these will have a wide scope of opportunities. Once you get that clarity, assessing and planning further will be ideal.

Alternatively, if you are planning to pursue BCom from DU, side by side, you can start preparing for MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, GMAT etc in order to pursue a PGDM/MBA degree at the post-graduation level by enrolling in centres that provide professional help and training.

Also read: Difference between MBA & PGDM Courses that help in preparing for MBA

I have qualified in both JEE exams, Mains as well as Advanced, and I have got 41,000 and 24,000 ranks respectively and EAMCET ranks in AP and TS are 5,000 and 4,000 respectively. What is your suggestion for me? Whether I should join in local colleges or should I take another attempt at JEE?
Tarun Gopal, a Reader of The Quint
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Hi Tarun,

You JEE Mains rank is good enough to get you a decent branch in one of the NITs and some of the good private universities in India. Getting a good NIT will depend on the branch that you are willing to take. Here are the opening and closing ranks of NITs to give you a better idea of the colleges that you can apply for.

With such good ranks in state entrance exams like AP EAMCET and TS EAMCET, you can definitely apply for some of the best local colleges. Make sure that you weigh your options carefully. Starting college this year will kickstart your career early and save you a year’s time.

However, if you think you can really score well after preparing for one more year, then you can consider dropping a year and preparing for the exam. The final decision should be yours. Click here to check out some factors that you must consider before dropping a year.

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