I have completed B.E. in Computer Science but I am not interested in the IT field. I want to establish a dairy farm. Are there any institutions which provide short-term courses in dairy and related fields?

Shivaprasad Bagli via email

One of the best places to study and understand Diary Science and Technology is the Dairy Science College, Bangalore. Affiliated to the Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Science University, Bidar (www.kvafsu.kar.nic.in), it conducts Graduate, Post-Graduate and Research studies through the departments of Diary Technology; Dairy Chemistry; Dairy Microbiology; Dairy Engineering; Dairy Economics and Business Management; and Dairy Extension.

You can also contact: The National Diary Research Institute (NDRI) (www.ndri.res.in), Satish Kulkarni, Head, NDRI, Southern Regional Station (SRS), Adugodi, Bangalore-560030. Ph: 225715399. Email: ndribng@kar.nic.in

College of Veterinary Science (Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University), Tirupati-517502 (AP).

Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030.

College of Dairy Science (Rajasthan Agricultural University), Udaipur-313001.

Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology, Lohianagar, Patna-800020.

West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Faculty of Dairy Technology, Mohanpur Campus, P.O. Krishi Vishwavidyalaya-741 252.

Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad-211 007.

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur-4.

Dairy Science Institute, Asrey Milk Colony, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai-400 064.

Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur-492012, (Chattisgarh).

I studied up to 10th Standard and Intermediate in a school and college but pursued graduation, postgraduation and M.Phil in the correspondence mode. I have taught History, Geography and related subjects in unaided private schools. I tried teaching at the Intermediate and college level as well. Though I was successful, I am not able to get permanent work, as my percentage in postgraduation and M.Phil is only 52 and 54 per cent respectively. My interest is in teaching. Please advice how I can make it to the teaching profession.

Prabhakar via email

The University Grants Commission (UGC) (www.ugc.ac.in) stipulates the minimum qualifications for appointment of teachers. A minimum of 55 per cent marks or equivalent grade in a point scale is mandated as per the gazette notification at the entry level. If you fall under this category you will be eligible for the post of faculty member in the higher education domain.

You should consider taking up the regular (one-year) or distance education (two-year programme for in-service teachers) Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) programme as applicable and qualify to teach in high school or Intermediate/Pre-University Colleges.

I am studying B.E. (Construction Technology and Management). I am interested in pursuing PG abroad. Please provide me inputs and information on universities in Germany, United Kingdom and Australia.

Girish Kandagal via email

Contact the embassies/missions/access centres that will provide you with information and help you with the formalities of admission. You will also get information on the admission procedures and inputs in regards to visa and immigration as a student candidate.

Germany: Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan (www.goethe.de/bangalore), 716, CMH Road, Indiranagar, 1st Stage, Bangalore-560038. Ph: 25205305-08. Email: info@bangalore.goethe.org

United Kingdom: British Council (www.britishcouncil.in), Prestige Takt 23, Kasturba Road Cross, Bangalore-560001. Ph: 22489220. Email: bl.bangalore@in.britishcouncil.org

Australia: Australia High Commission (www.india.embassy.gov.au), 1/50 G, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021. Ph: 011-41399900. The Government of Australia has provided a website: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au where you can gather information and connect up with the institute concerned.

Courses pertaining to Construction Technology and Management are also available at:

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (www.civil.iitm.ac.in)

Manipal Institute of Technology (www.manipal.edu), M.Tech in Structural Engineering

International Institute of Information Technology (www.iiit.ac.in), Hyderabad, MS IT in Building Science

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) (www.cusat.ac.in),

Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT University) (www.cept.ac.in), Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Anna University, Chennai (www.annauniv.edu) M.E. Construction Engineering and Management

Shaheed Khan

Shaheed_k@yahoo.com

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