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Ms. Aparna is a PhD in Management and Organizational Psychology in the UK and is researching about Indian women and Generation Y employment for UN. Before to this she has worked as a Management Consultant with European Commission project UK. She has obtained her MS, MRes and PhD degrees from UK and was a winner of the prestigious and competitive Vice Chancellor scholarship: ‘Developing Solutions international scholarship’ at the University of Nottingham. She was an International Students Ambassador at the University of Nottingham, Elected President of UNICEF on campus team at Nottingham University and was also an international ambassador at the University of Bristol UK. Here she is to guide you on subjects like MBA, Sociology, Psychology, Study abroad, Business and Entrepreneurship.

 Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, is a career counsellor based at Hosur, Tamil Nadu area. View all career counsellors from Hosur

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Hi,    Yes, MPhil after your MA will make you eligible to apply for Lecturer positions at Universities and colleges in India. MPhil is an ideal route to get into an academic career. However, you may have to clear either NET/ SET tests to be eligible to apply for a teaching position in Universities or colleges in India. Just an MPhil degree alone wouldn't be sufficient for a lecturership. NET exams are conducted twice annually in India, and the upcoming exam date will be on 22nd Jan 2017. It will be conducted across 90 locations in India and in case you have already applied for a

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on January 09, 2017
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Dear aspirant,  Yes, of course you are eligible to do an MPhil in English from DU after your M.A in english by distance education. It's the ideal route of taking up an MPhil right after your M.A. If you are interested in an academic career, or interested in research; doing an MPhil is the wise option.  However, I would instead suggest you take up a PhD in English, right after your M.A instead of wasting two years in your MPhil program. A PhD will be more rewarding for your academic career and you will also be eligible for getting a stipend while you are studying for PhD in English.&n

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on January 09, 2017
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Dear aspirant,  MBA is a professional course and I don't really understand why you have chosen to study an MPhil after your MBA. MPhil is usually done as a track course for studying a PhD, or to get a lectureship at Universities and colleges. Studying for an MPhil in Commerce will let you apply for Lecturer positions, and even for that you will have to be NET qualified.  You need to ask yourself what your career aspirations are. Probably take up the psychometric assessment on this website to help you narrow down your interests. It may help you a lot in understanding your career inter

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on January 09, 2017
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Hi, Thanks for writing to Career guide. MBA Marketing is a conventional course and is best suited if you are interested in pursuing a degree in marketing and are looking for jobs in Marketing sector. With this specialisation, you can almost get any job in Marketing based in India. However as you gain some international experience through job assignments in your career, you may be offered any international marketing roles as well. MBA International Business is in recent trends and is ideally suited for someone looking for setting up their business at international level. Ideally, if you are wi

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on September 25, 2015
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Hi, As you have indicated that you want to proceed with your higher studies in the UK, this is the procedure. 1. You should consider writing IELTS exam and have a score of above 7.0 on a 9.0 scale. You will have four scetions in this exam: listening, speaking, writing, reading. Your individual score with each of these sections have to be above 5.5. You can register for this test on www.ielts.org website or contact the local British council office in your city for registering. 2. You should have your certificates of your MBBS degree with individual semester mark sheets. Scan or make them i

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on August 06, 2015
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Hi, To add on a few more courses which you are eligible for: BArch - Bachelors of Architecture (if you have studied Maths in your 12th) BDes - Bachelors of designing BFT - Bachelor of fashion technology Bachelor of Interior designing Bachelors in Catering technology The above mentioned courses are very much gaining its momentum these years and you may try consider trying one of them. Otherwise, you have the usual routes like the Engineering in Technical subjects (Electrical, Electronics and communication, Mechanical, Chemical, Production Engg, Civil, Biotechnology, Environmental Engg, Env

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on August 06, 2015
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Hello Bhumika, To add on few more points above the advises given by our counsellors, Apart from the conventional route by going for a B.Ed or M.Ed, I would also advise you to take up courses like Masters in Child Psychology, Masters in Educational psychology, Masters in Experimental psychology. These courses offers the application of counselling and psychological theories in Education. Later on, you may also go ahead with a PhD in Education. To start with, you can most often consider doing a Bachelors in Arts like the BA in History, Sociology, Psychology, English or any other humanities.

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on August 06, 2015
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Dear Aspirant, Apart from the guidance given by our career counsellors in here, I would like to add more insight onto this topic. CEO and CIO/ CTO are entirely at different span of management level. 1. If you aim for a CEO position in an ICT firm - you will definitely need an MBA from a top notch business school, coupled up with industry experience for at least a minimum of 15 years. This is more of a work on the lines of strategic management side of an organization. If you do an MBA very early on in your career, as you are planning now, then you are almost compromising on the technology s

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on August 04, 2015
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Dear aspirant, First of all congratulations on passing your X exams. For a career in medicine, 1. You have to enrol for a pure Science group in 11th and 12th level. This way you will be studying Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology. 2. Otherwise, enrol in a PCMB group where you will be studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology. Completing your 12th from either of these two groups, 1. You will need to appear for All India medical entrance test or state level entrance test to apply for either MBBS or BDS. Sitting for these national/ state level competitive exams is mandatory if you w

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on August 04, 2015
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Hello, This is indeed an excellent combination and in fact, I have taken up the same route. I am a Doctoral researcher in Organizational psychology and my past certificate in counselling practice has definitely equipped me well when applying my counselling skills on my role. I am more on the research on the academic arena and I should admit that both these fields go hand in hand. Moreover I can also assure that industrial psychology combined with counselling will give you a good step into corporate counselling careers. You can find jobs in the HR, where you get to specially deal with emplo

Answered by: Aparna M Venkatesan, PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist, on August 04, 2015