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I am a B. Com student, but not interested in accounts. I am interested in the computer field. Please suggest any computer course for me. I am presently working in a BPO organisation. Is there any software or hardware course related to BPO industry. I do not want to do SAP. Are there any small business-related courses in computer field.

Nagesh

Courses in the computer field are many and varied. You should first determine for yourself where you want to pursue a career. With a commerce background you can fit into a variety of careers. You should make up your mind if you want to continue in the BPO sector or you want to move away and take up a new job in some other area.

You can take up any of the Oracle database courses. With e-commerce set to grow many fold in the coming years there will be a huge demand for people with database management skills, business intelligence qualifications. You can do a short course in e-commerce to learn the fundamentals.

Oracle University in India offers many certified courses. These courses are run by Oracle education centres located in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. These certified courses are also offered through Oracle Authorised Training Partners

Madurai Kamaraj University, Directorate of Distance Education offers a one year certificate course in Computer Application. The eligibility is +2. You will be able to gather basic knowledge of how computers and programming are used in different fields and from there you can decide what is best suited for you. For details visit: www.mkudde.org

You can also look to do a course in Management Information Systems which is of relevance to both IT and non-IT professionals. Management practices are being refined at a fast pace to meet competition. So top managements of any organisation needs data and information to help them make best business decisions. People with the ability to make relevant reports, gather business intelligence and keep the managements well informed will be sought after. Management information course will empower with the skills needed to get in to this role.

I have completed B.Sc. What will be good to pursue M.Sc Biotech or MBA? Please give me details on the scope for jobs after M.Sc Biotech in India and abroad?

D. Veerender

Biotechnology and MBA are two different fields. Each of these has a clear advantage and both offer great career opportunities. What is that interests you has to be thought over by you. If you have keen interest in science and are willing to spend hours at a stretch in the lab, then biotechnology is good.

But if you are interested in making a career in the management side, then you have think of MBA. Also MBA has many specialisations like in biotechnology. Before joining a MBA course it would be good if you can make up your mind as to what specialisation you would want to take up -- finance, HR or marketing.

You need to remember that doing MBA from any institution will not further your career ambitions. You need to get the degree from a well recognised institute if not the best B-schools. Even if you are planning to get into a second rung management institute, it calls for hard work to get through the entrance.

Biotechnology is not just one subject. It is a vast chunk of science and offers more than 30 areas of specialisations. The technology that is needed for these areas is also different.

Genetic engineering, immunologies, tissue culture, stem cell research enzyme technology, DNA systems, nanobiotec are some of the areas where research is presently being undertaken by scientists. These areas offer the best careers for people who have the ability to dwell deep into this science.

T. Muralidharan

TMI Network

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