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Abhishek
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I am a pre-final year B.Tech student, studying in a Deemed University. My branch is Information Technology. I have an aggregate of 70 percent marks. Can you please tell me what jobs I can opt for, outside software field, especially in public sector and banking sector?

Abhishek

The options and prospects of career, apart from the software field after your B.Tech are varied, challenging and competitive and lucrative. Education in Information Technology can be optimised with a career in banking, insurance and public sector organisations.

As a fresher, banking as career offers plenty of opportunities. The benefits, remuneration and challenges that come with the banking job are what make it a sort after career option. Banking sector has diversified into rural and semi-urban areas. The need is always on the rise for competent candidates who can provide good and quality service to customers. With banks in the private and public sector the number of opportunities also has gone up. Freshers can seek employment as Customer Service Executive, Front Desk Executive and in sales and marketing and junior level management, in private and international banks. Private and international banks recruit through campus interviews and candidates can individually browse through the websites, log –in and register for the multitude vacancie. Good communication and interpersonal skills can go a long way to grab the opportunity. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts exams for the post of Probationary officer/Management trainees and clerks for various public sector banks. For additional details log on to http://www.ibps.in

Insurance is a sector, which has diversified vastly and both public and private players are always in need of competent staff. To seek employment opportunities with the Life Insurance Corporation of India log on to www.licindia.in. To seek employment with private insurance companies you will have to log on to their individual websites and apply on line. The Staff Selection Commission, Government of India conducts various exams for post in various Government and its subordinate offices. For details, log on to http://ssc.nic.in.

I completed my B.Tech in Chemical Engineering. What are my employment prospects in South India? And what are my further study options? Should I consider shifting to IT filed?

Vilasini

The study of chemical engineering covers in-depth, the design and maintenance of chemical plants and also the conversion of raw materials into specific forms, career opportunities exist in laboratories, petrochemical plants, pharmaceuticals, food processing and mineral based industries. South India, in particular, Hyderabad does have noted pharmaceutical firms and reputed plants where skills of chemical engineer are a must.

The career opportunities are in plenty across South India for Chemical Engineers in the various manufacturing, food processing and laboratories.

M.Tech in the next possible progression for higher studies as it will enhance the career prospects in the present scenario. It will give you that added specialisation not provided by a graduate degree. If you are keen on donning the role and working with the management perspective than you can pursue MBA. With your technical knowledge, MBA will give you the benefit of managing resources and the various aspects of a business. Coming to the field shifting part, career in the I.T field is what most aspirants look for. In other words, the competition is very high. So, with your skill set and interest it would be wise to stay focused and pursue what you like and where your interest lies. Patience and perseverance is the key. The I.T industry also has many B.P.O and K.P.O projects. Look for options or projects where your skill sets match. If you still want to shift tracks and move to the I.T industry, you will have to see yourself as one among the millions who are striving for excellence. Short term and career related courses in I.T are offered by institutes like (National Institute of Information Technology) NIIT (http://www.niit.com.)

T. Muralidharan,

TMI e2E Academy

(Queries for this column can be sent to collegian@thehindu.co.in)


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