Social Work

I will complete +2 in 2014 in the Arts stream. I want details of institutes that offer BSW/MSW programmes. I am keen to join NGO activities. However, on completion of the course, I would like to work for a corporate for some time. I will be pursuing education on my own, and through loans.

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Many universities now offer social work as one of the combinations at the Bachelor’s degree level. Only a few universities and some of their affiliated colleges offer BSW (Bachelor in Social Work) as a three-year course. The Master’s degree course (MSW or MA) is available in over 50 universities. Besides, a large number of colleges affiliated to them have been permitted to offer Master’s degree courses. The courses offered by TISS and the Delhi School of Social Work (Delhi University) are rated very high in the employment market.

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) (, Post Box, 8313, Deonar, Mumbai-400 088. E-mail:

Delhi School of Social Work, Chattra Marg, University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007

Madras School of Social Work, 32, Casa Major Road, Egmore, Chennai 600 008

Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan (, Birbhum, West Bengal 731 235 Email:

Jamia Millia Islamia (, Mohammad Ali Johar Marg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110 025 Email:

Bangalore University, Department of Social Work, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore 560 056

Good that you have planned to work for some time prior to joining or starting a NGO. You will have many an opportunity to work in the NGO sector.

SCM programmes

Are there any e-learning programmes in SCM that I can pursue? I am working in a manufacturing organisation in the purchase and materials department.

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The Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) ( is a non-profit professional body that promotes professional excellence in materials management and helps usher in national prosperity through sustainable development. IIMM offers programmes to suit the needs of everyone. They include:

Graduate Diploma in Materials Management (GDMM)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Materials Management (PGDMM)

Post-Graduate Diploma in Logistics Management (PGDLM)

Diploma in Stores Management (DSM)

Diploma in International Trade (DTI)

Graduate Diploma in Public Procurement (GDPP)

MBA (Materials Management)

MBA (Supply Chain Management-SCM)

MBA (Logistics and SCM)

IIMM also offers e-Learning programmes at the Foundation and Advanced levels.

The Foundation Courses (areas: Purchasing Management, Supply Management, Warehouse Management, International Management) are meant for fresh graduates and new entrants with less than one year experience in the field of supply chain management.

At the advanced levels, IIMM offers programmes (areas: Purchasing Management, International Business and Supply Management) for working professionals with 1 to 3 years of experience in SCM. Projects which form part of each of the study areas help the learners to get to the best.

For more details, contact: D. Subramani, Vice-Chairman, IIMM, Bangalore branch (, 304, A Wing, III Floor, Mittal Tower, 6, M.G. Road, Bangalore-560001. Ph: 25327251. Email:

For the future

I have completed PUC in the Commerce stream and have got admission for the B.Com programme in a college. I want to learn Typing and Shorthand. Can you provide some details?

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Typing and shorthand from any institute will help you to learn about the nuances. Considering that you are pursuing B.Com you should learn Tally and similar accounting programmes which will hold you in good stead considering that you will be taking the line of business and commerce.

Starting early will help you to get to various finance and accounting programmes viz., Chartered Accountancy, Company Secretary, Law, to mention a few. No doubt typing and shorthand will help in the clerical work, but we at EducationPlus request you to look beyond and ensure a career in the field of accounts and taxation, to mention a few.

Farm management

I will be completing graduation in 2015. I am contemplating pursuing PG programmes in agriculture management and am currently studying about this sector. Please give information about the best institutions in India.

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The following are two programmes are conducted on campus and are very popular. Pursuing these programmes from IIMA and IRMA would help juxtapose the hardcore agricultural scientist in the students and the dynamics of business and the corporate world. India, being an economy where agriculture plays a dominant role, needs individuals to help the farmers focused on their job.

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) (, offers the Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM).

Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, offers Post-Graduate programmes in Rural Management (PGDRM) and Development.

Placements are good in both .

M.Sc Nuclear Energy

I am given to understand that there is a university in Uttarkhand or Uttar Pradesh that conducts a Post-Graduate Programme in Nuclear Energy. Please provide details of admission to the course. I completed B.Tech in 2009 and am working.

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The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) (, Dehradun, conducts the three-year Master of Science (M.Sc) in Nuclear Energy under the College of Engineering. The course is a flagship programme that is well respected. The programmes of the University are approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the National Accreditation and Assessment Council (NAAC). For admissions, you should contact the Registrar, UPES, Energy Acres, PO, Bidholi, via Prem Nagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248 007. Ph: 0135-2764370, 2764371. Email:

Tackling maths

I have not been able to clear the Pre-University examination (State level) in the last two attempts. At this point I have to clear one paper in Mathematics; in others I have got marks between 67 and 74. I am contemplating discontinuing studies. Is there any alternative?

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It is advisable that you complete the Pre-University education as you have invested lot of your time. Mathematics is no doubt an issue for some of the students; you can overcome it by intensive study and practice. Revising the previous years’ question papers and practising helps. If you still need support, connecting to your teacher who taught you Mathematics at college will surely help.

Making a shift at this juncture is not conducive as you will have to start from scratch in the new study venture that you are contemplating.


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