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ALL ATTENTION: A section of participants in The Hindu Education Plus workshop on engineering and medical careers in Vijayawada.
ALL ATTENTION: A section of participants in The Hindu Education Plus workshop on engineering and medical careers in Vijayawada.

What are the job prospects for girls who pursue mechanical engineering?There is no gender discrimination in any of the engineering branches as far as jobs are concerned. By learning CAD and CAM, even girls can do well.Between civil and mechanical engineering, which is better?There is no dearth of jobs in either of them. There is a great demand for civil engineers because of many infrastructure projects, while mechanical engineers, too, continue to be in demand because of industrialisation. There is a chance of integrating information technology in both.What is the difference between ECE and EEE?There is more of electronics in ECE than in EEE. In EEE, the stress is on power engineering. How can one get a list of engineering colleges with accreditation of AICTE?The list of colleges and programmes that have been accredited is available on the website http://www.nba-aicte.ernet.in.Between a college affiliated to JNTU and a deemed university, which is better?Though deemed universities have the advantage of preparing their own syllabus, not all are doing well academically. It is better to go in for a university-affiliated college by looking at practical knowledge offered there, research facilities and so on.What is the scope for `telematics' engineering? Is any college offering this course?There is no full-time degree in `telematics' in the State as of now. However, there is a paper on this subject in ECE (electronics and communications engineering). Telematics is closer to telecommunications.What is the difference between aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering?They are totally different courses. Aerospace engineering deals with aspects of space science and space technology. Aeronautical engineering is concerned with aviation and manufacture of aeroplanes. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) provides a lot of information on this area. Browse their website (http://dgca.nic.in/)Is it advisable to go for a dual programme in Birla Institute of Technological Sciences (BITS)? My ward has got 2001st rank in EAMCET and 267th rank at BITS. She wants to do M.Sc. Economics along with ECE.It seems you have already selected the institution. So there is no changing the decision for the sake of a course. Dual programme offered by BITS has got good demand. Medical streamIs counselling for medical and dental courses an online one?Dr. NTR-UHS conducts online counselling with the technical support of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. Last year, counselling was only at Hyderabad, Vijayawada and Tirupati. This year it will be in six centres. Notification will be issued by Monday.Can BiPC students join Biotechnology courses?From this year onwards, there is no chance for BiPC students to join B Tech Biotechnology. Only MPC students are allowed to join this course.What is the difference between the role of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)?AICTE is mainly concerned about infrastructure in the colleges, including pharmacy colleges, whereas PCI prescribes syllabus for pharmacy colleges.How many pharmacy colleges in our State have PCI approval?The PCI's approval comes only in the final year of a course. Not more than 30 to 40 colleges out of the total 85 in the State have the PCI approval.I heard that (MCI) has de-recognised 13 colleges in our State. Is it okay to join them?It is not advisable to join in such colleges. But there is still some time before the counselling starts. One can wait for the MCI's final decision.Can one pursue medical education in China?Even if one gets a medical degree from a Chinese university, one will have to clear a screening test conducted by the MCI. For PG courses, such students become non-locals. Though infrastructure of medical colleges is excellent in China, the main problem will be language. The English spoken by the Chinese is not understood by Indians, and Indian students are expected to converse in Mandarin, which is one of the most difficult languages to learn.How to get a full list of medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh?Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences has published a booklet with full details of all colleges and seats, which is available for Rs. 20.Some deemed universities in Tamil Nadu are offering B.Tech courses. Is it okay to join them?A struggle is going on between AICTE and deemed universities in Tamil Nadu, and the result can't be guessed. It is better to join B. Tech in any college that is affiliated to a well-known university such as Anna University.Are bio-medical engineering and bioinformatics courses offered in Andhra Pradesh?These courses are available only for MPC students.Is it advisable to pursue MBA after doing B. Pharmacy?It will be an excellent combination, as pharmacy companies look for people who have technical as well as managerial skills.What are the opportunities after completing M. Pharmacy?Pharmacy is a top rated course in the U.S. Many students are leaving for abroad for lucrative careers.What specialisations are available after doing a Bachelor in Veterinary Science course?There are 17 specialisations in all. Veterinary University conducts its own entrance test for PG courses. In addition, institutions like IVRI and ICAR too conduct entrance tests.

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