Scene: A family gathering – Mausi Ji asked Aniket - "Beta bade ho kar kya karoge". Aniket, a Class XI student replies - "Engineer Banuga". And both Mummy and Papa smile ear to ear. All relatives become satisfied that Aniket will be a good boy now and do well. A lot of students think about engineering because others are also thinking of the same and it is prestigious to do it. Understand if you are really interested in doing something technical or working in manufacturing or better still research and development, then decide about engineering. A number of students just take up engineering after XII and just work in computer programming area or do MBA and become managers. So just think, analyze and decide. Let’s Understand the Various Fields of Engineering:HOW TO PREPARE ?Atypical BBA/BMS entrance exam has the following sections : (a) English, (b) Maths, (c) Business aptitude & GK, (d) Reasoning. English includes questions on antonyms, synonyms, word usage, odd-word out, analogies and usage (for grammar). Maths is generally of 8th, 9th & 10th class level(Commercial Maths) but one needs to attempt questions fast to complete in time. Business aptitude comprises questions on companies, executives, brands, advertisements, mergers and acquisitions, logos and economy. In the reasoning area, one finds questions on series, code-decode, direction senses, blood-relations, pictorial series and logical reasoning. The popular options in management are marketing, human resources and financial management. Selling, retailing, advertising and market research offer avenues to marketing professionals. There are two critical issues which HR function demands - first is individual development to provide the organization with skilled workforce for all levels, from operatives to management, and secondly, devising suitable training programmes for transference and development of individual skills. Financial planning, decision making and control, corporate finance, project finance and investment analysis, merchant banking, equity analysis and research, portfolio management, issue management, treasury management, international finance, retail banking are specialized areas for the financial wizard. KPMG, Unilever, Lintas, DS Group, GE Capital, Perfect Relations, Bajaj Capital, P.N. Vijay and a host of other reputed organisations visit SSCBS campus for selecting students. The range of salaries is from Rs. 70,000 to Rs. 90,000 per month at SSCBS (DU) whereas for others it is around Rs.25,000 to Rs.35,000. Some of the new areas of emerging in the field of Management are FashionManagement, Advertisement, Rural Management, Forest Management, Media Management

  • AGRICULTURE ENGINEERING: Biocon, Serum Institute, Wockhardt, and Viziphar Bioscience Agriculture Related: Monsanto and Methelix
  • AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERING: After completing this, you would be working in design, development, repair and manufacturing of automobiles.
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY: Here, courses are inter-disciplinary viz. molecular life science on one side & technical (Bioreactor Design, Bioprocess Technology,
    Metabolic Engineering) on others. You would be getting into a research job with government bodies like DBT, IGIB or pharma companies like Ranbaxy,
    Cipla, and so on.
  • BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING: Designing and manufacturing of artificial heart, limbs, use of computers in diagnosis, cryosurgery, use of lasers in surgery, all are undertaken by them.
  • CERAMIC ENGINEERING: Ceramics engineers work in production of glass used in tableware, fiber optics, electronic equipment, ceramic for pottery, structural ceramics for tools machine, components and electronic ceramics for integrated circuits, sensors etc.
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING: Just check out construction activity all around – roads, houses, malls etc and you will get an idea of the pace of growth in this sector. Civil engineers deal with design and construction of any kind of structures including nuclear power plants.
  • COMPUTER ENGINEERING: This is by far the best option as money is good in this sector and growth opportunities abound. One might work on the
    hardware front – microprocessors, display units, printers and PCs or the software front -programmers.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING: They monitor and control pollution and deal with the likely impact on environment of proposed new projects.
  • CHEMICAL ENGINEERING: It is concerned with the designing, construction, installation and operation of plants and equipment for manufacture of
    chemical products. Chemical engineers work in petroleum refining, fertilizer sector, synthetic food, petrochemicals, coal, synthetic fiber, mineral based
    industries, paint, acid and plastics companies.
  • ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION: A highly rated branch of engineering which provides a foundation in electronic devices, computer hardware,
    software design, signal and image processing. Individuals are employed in consumer durable (TV, refrigerator etc) companies, aerospace industry,
    telephone providers, power companies, audio-visual equipment companies, office equipment manufactures and so on.
  • NANO-TECHNOLOGY: This field which has taken off from molecular biology essentially creates small materials (or machines) at the scale of molecules by manipulating single atoms. This enables scientists to control atoms and molecules to create computer chips and other devices that are much smaller than what current technologies permit. This is an inter-disciplinary area attracting engineers from mechanical, electronics and chemical branches, and basic science course and even the medical field.
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: They are concerned with generation, distribution, use of electric power and its control. They work in the manufacturing industry,
    design electrical machinery and look after maintenance of generators, motors and other electrical equipment.
  • INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING: Planning the layout of a plant, choosing machinery and equipment, assembly line, quality control and inventory control are
    undertaken by industrial engineers. They use operations research and design data processing systems to solve organizational production and related
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:This branch is quite popular and can be used to get into various industries like refrigeration, air conditioning, machine tools power plants, railways, automobiles, farm equipment, pulp and paper, electronics, computers and even companies manufacturing soaps and
  • cosmetics.They are concerned with production, transmission and use of mechanical power.

Other Career Opportunities

  • There are numerous opportunities for engineers in the computer software industry too. The current practice of leading computer companies like TCS, Wipro, Infosys, TISC, Microsoft, IBM Macromedia, Adobe, Spectra Mind etc is to recruit engineers of any branch following an aptitude test /interview. Those selected are given intensive in house training of two to three months and then deployed on software projects. Engineers can join defence services as commissioned officers. They are in great demand in the Civil Aviation Industry and Merchant Navy. Other opportunities include working as a consultant in research/scientific organizations. Engineers with a post-graduate degree get senior positions in private and government departments or as a planner or advisor on basic infrastructure development of the industry. An engineer with entrepreneurship abilities can set up his /her own business.


  • The placement record of IITians is excellent; they are the first ones to be picked up by India's topnotch companies. Companies like Tata group, Reliance, Infosys, Wipro, SAP, L&T, ABB, GE Oracle, McKinsey, Adobe and Microsoft recruit engineers.

Uncommon Areas

  • Fire engineering Dairy engineering
  • Oil and paint technology
  • Carpet technology Hydrology
  • Earthquake engineering Print technology Plastic and polymer technology

Personal Characteristics

  • Scientific Temperament
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Mathematical Skills

Top Institutes and exams

  • JEE ( Mains & Jee  Advance)
  • BITSAT Pilani
  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • IP University New Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • Jamia Hamdard, Delhi
  • MIT, Delhi
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Manipal Academy Of Higher Education
  • Bharatiya Vidyapeeth-Pune
  • Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan
  • NMIMS, Mumbai
  • Symbiosis, Pune


Flying a plane is definitely exciting but making and maintaining one calls for altogether different skills. Aeronautical engineers design, build, test, operate and maintain the structure of aircrafts and spacecrafts as well as its propulsion and control systems. Pre-flight inspections are taken care of by flight engineers who diagnose and deal with any system failures, manage repairs ^ and report any defects to maintenance. They also maintain aircraft in hangars and workshops when an aircraft is due for its regular inspection and checks. Employment is available with Indian Airlines, Air India, Pawan Hans, Helicopter Corporation of India and flying clubs, private airlines and government-owned air service. Research and manufacturing jobs are available at a few places like Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd., DPDO, ISRO in India and with biggies like Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier abroad. After XII (PCM), one can go in for any of the following branches: Electronics, Mechanical or Aeronautical. For aircraft maintenance engineering, the institutes recognised by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation offer courses after X or XII (60% score and above). The Aeronautical Society of India conducts associate membership exam. Section A and B of this exam are recognized at par with B.Tech. (Aeronautical) degree. The government has started IIST (Indian Institute of Space Science Technology) at Thiruvanthrapuram which is offering B.Tech. as well as M.Sc. courses.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong Sense of Responsibility

  • Mechanical Aptitude

  • Physical Fitness

  • Able to Work Under Stress

  • Willingness to do Manual Work

Top Institutes

  • IIST, Thiruvananthrapuram
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, Mumbai, Kanpur, Kharagpur
  • Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Madras Institute of Technology (PG)


If you can visualize creations in concrete, the changing skyline and are interested in designing buildings, go for architecture. The government has allowed foreign participation in housing and commercial projects and private sector activity hasincreased manifold. So, a lot of jobs and consulting opportunities are coming up. Architects are trained to organize space, understand technical requirements of a building and also have a knowledge of building laws and regulations. Landscape architects are concerned with the planning, design and construction of the outdoor environment. They plan and design plazas, corporate offices, recreation facilities, parks and housing complexes. Naval architects design, plan, construct and maintain all structures made and used on the seas. Bachelor in Architecture is a five-year course. The eligibility is a pass in Class XII. Commerce and Humanities students with Maths can also take up architecture (

National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)

Students seeking admission to Bachelor of Architecture can take NATA. NATA scores are used by admissions authorities of different unaided and government aided schools/college of Architecture. The test has two paper: The first is a two-hour, paper-based drawing test; the second is a computer based online aesthetic sensitivity test of one hour duration.

The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects :

  • Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and render the same in
    visuallyappealing manner.
  • Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows
    caston surroundings.
  • Sense of perspective drawing

Architects work in government organizations like CPWD, Ministry of Urban Development, National Building Organization, HUDCO, DDA, National Building Construction Corporation or private organizations like Ansals, Unitech, Omaxe or even run their own consulting organizations. Starting salaries range from Rs.40,000 - Rs.60,000 per month and there is no upper limit for able individuals.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to sketch

  • Flexibility and patience

  • Creativity

  • Aesthetic sense

  • Perception

Institutes and exams

  • JEE-Mains-( NITs and School of Planning& Architecture, Delhi, Bhopal
    and Vijaywada)
  • JEE-Advance (NT, Kharagpur)
  • CEPT, Ahmedabad
  • JJ School of Architecture, Mumbai
  • DAVV, Indore
  • Punjab University
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • IP University (NATA)
  • Bhartiya Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
  • BIT, Ranchi
  • NMIMS University
  • SRM University


Want to fly like a bird? Do you have a logical mind with an ability to deal with emergencies without losing your calm? If yes, then you could be flying in the air as a pilot. A pilot's job is not only flying the aircraft but also checking pre-flight plans, maps, routes, report equipment status, meteorological information, fuel requirements and also maintain contact with air traffic controllers and shoulder the responsibility of people who are travelling. To become a commercial pilot, you should have passed10+2 with Physics and Maths. Thereafter, start out with a flying club and get your student pilot licence. The next stage is Private Pilot Licence followed by Commercial Pilot Licence which requires 200 hours of flying. You have to pass theory exams on air regulations, aviation meteorology, air navigation and medical tests as per standards of the AFCME, New Delhi, or IAM Bangalore, before getting the CPL. Training is expensive (nearly Rs. 30 lakhs) but you are likely to recover the cost in two years or so. Work hours are restricted and entitlement to holidays and allowances is good but odd timings take a toll on your health. Lastly, nothing beats the lifestyle and money you enjoy.

Personal Characteristics

  • Sense of Responsibility

  • Courage

  • Physical Fitness

  • Self Confidence

  •  High Spatial orientation

  •  Clear Communication Skills

  •  Level Headedness

  • Team Work

Top Training Institutes

  • Indira Gandhi Rashtriya UranAcademy, Raibareli

  • Pinjore Aviation Club, Ambala

  • Patiala Aviation Club, Patiala
  • Mumbai Flying Club, Mumbai
  • Flying Training Institute, Kolkata
  • Ahmedabad Aviation Academy
  • Rajputana Aviation Club, KotaAirport
  • Wings Aviation Private Ltd.Hyderabad
  • Orient Flight School, Chennai
  • Frank Airways, Indore
  • Bangalore Aeronautics and Technical Services, Bangalore


National Defence Academy (NDA) - a name which evokes respect, and honors and of course accomplishment. Since its inception six decades ago, as one of the first institutions in the world to impart combined training to officer cadets of Army, Navy and Air Force, NDA has steadily grown both in stature and plan. The alumni of this institution constitute the core leadership of the Indian armed forces. As of today the three Service Chiefs, three Vice Chiefs andmajority of Commander-in-Chiefs besides many other senior officers in the three services are alumni of NDA . The tidy 6700 acres of its vast estate reflects the highest standards that the institution has embraced as core of its beliefs. The Edifice in the Making', as the first PM called NDA on laying its foundation stone, is today, the pride of India. The revision of military and academic curricula which is aimed at revitalizing the training and producing effective military leaders is a step towards that. In the near future, Peacock Bay will become a major hub of Waterman ship Training Activities with the construction of a sloping jetty and Waterman ship Complex. The AFTT will acquire a modernized Trap shooting range apart from the Skeet range it already has, as well as Psychomotor Skill Development Devices (PSDD). Cadets can practice cross-country running on a soft ground track planned to be laid in the glider dome area. A state-of-the-art, Language Laboratory for the Languages Departments, is also on the anvil. In addition, centers of excellence in sports have been created to motivate cadets to participate in sports competitions at national and international levels. Coaching by professional coaches is also being organized. Above all, the organization and construction of a new Squadron in addition to the existing fifteen Squadrons is being contemplated. This will increase the number of cadets being trained at NDA to 2000 from the present strength of 1800. However, the most encouraging news about the National Defence Academy is that it has proved itself to be a centre of excellence for military training. The NDA has also gone global. Interactions with foreign military academies have increased manifold. There have been exchange programmes between cadets of NDA and those of the United States Military Academy (USMA) (Westpoint),USA, the Australian Defence Academy (ADFA), University of Science and Technology of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, Nanjing, China and the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy, Thailand to name a few. Moreover, the number of cadets of foreign nations being trained at NDA has increased. NDA had the distinction of training nationals from 18 countries earlier. These included Afghanistan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Tonga. Tothis list, now, have been added cadets from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Lesotho. Admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) is through an exam held twice a year in the month of April and September. The notification for the exam is published in Employment News and in other leading newspapers. NDA has three wings, namely, Army, Air force and Navy. Naval Academy is also available through the same competitive exam. NDA gives a Bachelor's degree in Arts, Science or Computer Science when the training is over. If you join the technical stream, then engineering degree for graduation and post graduation is awarded from one of the best institutions of the nation. Master of Science degree in Defence and Strategic Studies is awarded to the candidates selected for the Defence Services Staff College programme. Students who wish to join Air Force Academy, have to undergo a pilot aptitude battery test at one of the AFSB and AF Medical at Central Medical Establishment/ Institute of Aviation Medicines. In the training at Naval Engineering College, the cadets are trained in Naval architecture, Marine Engineering and Electrical Engineering.At the time of filling up the form, the candidate needs to tell his preference for wing he is willing to go. However, the final decision is taken on the basis of the marks the candidate secures in the examination and the SSB. To sit for exam, the candidate must be between 16/4 years and 19 years of age on date of publication of the notification. Army: Candidates should have passed the 10+2 or an equivalent examination. Air Force and Navy: Candidates should have passed the 10+2 examination with Maths and Physics. Those candidates who have appeared for their Class XII exam are also eligible. Selection Procedure The selection process for the National Defence Academy has three phases: A written examination held by the Union Public Service Commission. An interview by the Service Selection Board to assess a candidate's officer potentialities (intelligence and personality test). A medical examination by a Service Medical Board.

Scheme of the Examination

  • Paper I – Mathematics: (Maximum Marks 300): Arithmetic, Mensuration, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics.

  • Paper II – General Ability
    Part A – English (Maximum Marks 200): Synonyms, Antonyms, Comprehension, Vocabulary Test, Misspelled words, Error in Sentences, Idioms and Phrases, One-word Substitution, Jumbled Words, Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension

    Part B – General Knowledge (Maximum Marks 400) : Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Civics, Geography, Current Affairs etc.

  • How to Crack the NDA Exam?
    The Mantra for Quant/How to attempt Quantitative section?
    Normally, we attempt problems sequentially i.e., 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on. The problem with this approach is that if one is stuck at a problem, a lot of time is
    wasted and easier problems to be found later in the paper are missed. A good strategy that has withstood the test of time is: Attempt the problems in three
    rounds. In the first round (say 10-12 mins), solve the problems which are very easy and which can be solved by minor mental calculations. Simultaneously, one can mark the questions, which one is confident of solving i.e., approach is understood but more time is needed to solve the problem. This ensures that one has cracked the easy 12-15 problems in the first 8-10 minutes. In the second round, the questions marked in the first round can be solved. The success rate would now be high, as one has chosen the questions. In the third round, one would be left with very little time and one can utilize this to attempt the untouched tough questions. Quite a few problems can be solved by carefully scanning the choices without
    solving the question. For example – Q. 1250 mangoes were distributed among a group of boys. Each boy got twice as many mangoes as the number of boys in the group. How many boys were there in the group? Answer Choices: (a) 25 (b) 45 (c) 50 (d) 625. The traditional approach is to form an equation in x (no. of mangoes) and solve it. But the better approach is to mentally match the choices with the data. This way you get the correct answer which is right. In other cases, problems can be solved upto a point and then answer can be found by looking at the choices. If in a particular question, one needs to multiply two large numbers to get the answer (say 759 X 65) and in the choices one finds only one number with 5 in the unit's place, then there is no need to calculate further. The choice is very clear.

    Many aspirants make less effort to improve their scores in the this section. Though the path to improvement is tough, one can follow certain strategies
    and tactics to improve the score. The questions can be classified as (a) Odd Man Out (b) Analogies (c) Anagrams/Jumbled Words (d) Logical Fill-In Blanks (e) Missing Link (f) Straight Vocabulary based questions. One way to build up the vocabulary is to note down difficult words (and their
    meaning) which you come across while reading anything. The other way is to memorize word-lists. Another way of memorizing is (i) learning about 40-50 words in one sitting, (ii) revising these within three-four days (iii) Re- memorizing words which one is not able to remember in the third round by
    using cards which one can carry around or stick near the place one studies.  
    The best way to improve scores in this section is by reading more and more. There is no substitute to reading. But reading can be given a structure as
  • Read every issue of a general magazine like India Today or Outlook from cover to cover. Read the editorial page of the newspaper daily.
  • Read diverse material. Say if one has been reading only thrillers till now, one can start reading books/novels on spiritualism, science fiction
    and soon. Read stuff on areas which you have not touched till now.Each paragraph has a central idea. Similarly, each passage has a theme. While reading anything, try to understand this central idea and theme. If one inculcates this habit, it would be very handy in the exam.
  • General Knowledge
    In this section, questions are on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Civics Geography, Current Affairs. Checkout,,,
  • Useful Websites


You really love Maths and sleep with the Maths book tucked under the pillow? Then you must look at a new emerging career opportunity viz. Actuarial Science. With the opening up of the life and general insurance business to the private sector and the entry of multinationals, the demand for Actuarial Science professionals in this field is growing. An actuary is a financial expert who applies mathematical and statistical methodologies for the assessment of risks - financial or otherwise. Scientific valuation of financial products is also a part of his job. An actuary uses mathematics, statistics and financial theory to study uncertain future events, especially those concerning insurance, investments and pension programmes. One can join Actuarial Society of India ( after Class XII or after graduation. The society conducts exams twice a year i.e., in May/June and November. You have to study 16 subjects for actuarial exams. These subjects are grouped as CT series, and CS series. A student becomes an associate member of ASI after clearing 300 series exam and becomes a fellow member after 400 series exam. The syllabus and course content are in conformity with the Institute of Actuaries, London. Most ASI candidates tend to be students of lOA as well and qualify for both the examinations, thus enhancing their employment prospects in the global context. Apart from the high-potential life insurance business, there are many career opportunities for qualified actuaries’ in general insurance, retirement benefit consultancy, and in acquisitions and mergers. The future for professional in this field is very bright, particularly in the global context. Indian actuaries can serve anywhere because of their familiarity with the English languages. The insurance business is going global and only world- class talent will survive. LIC also has an on-the-job training programme for actuaries. This is a three- year apprenticeship and the students is expected to clear the examination of the Actuarial Society. So it's time to be more calculative in life now. Just do it and you can go places.

Personal Characteristics

  • An interest in Maths

  •  Logical thinking

  • Cognitive ability

  •  Good Computing skills


Do you aspire to get a high salary, dollar allowances, foreign travel and duty- free perks at an early age? The career at sea is rewarding not only in terms of money but adventure as well.CA The main officers on the ships are executives or navigators and engineers. Engineers manage all technical activities like manning ship's engine Executives look after all activities on the deck. The captain or master is in command of the ship. He is responsible for thevessel's navigation, discipline, safety ofpassengers, crew and the cargo. A number of multinationals like Maersk, P&O Nediloyd are active in India and actively recruit Indians for even international positions. Starting salaries hover around Rs.60,000 to Rs.75,000 for individuals who have done their B.Tech (Marine Engineering) or B.Sc. (Nautical Science) from premier institutes. After 2-3 years of service, individuals manage to earn upto Rs. 2 lakhs per month depending on the kind of shipping company and frequency of travel. A number of other professionals like marine radio officers, electrical officers, medical officers and pursers are also hired by the shipping companies. Working on the ship is not as glamorous as it seems. Keeping watch in open spaces, maintaining ship equipment in difficult weather and rough sea condition can really be a tough job.

Personal Characteristics

  • Scientific acumen

  • Logical and analytical thinking

  • Computational acumen

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Adventurous nature

  • Adaptable nature (long time at sea)

Top Institutes

  • Indian Maritime University
  • T.S. Chanakya and MERI (through JEE)
  • Marine Engineering & Research Institute (through JEE)
  • Academy of Maritime Education and Training, Chennai
  • International Maritime Institute, Greater Noida
  • R.L Institute of Nautical Sciences, Mumbai
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  • Chennai School of Ship management,


A lot of food produced in India goes waste due to lack of food processing facilities.The government is promoting CAREERS. this sector through tax breaks, capital participation, and subsidized land. You can go for B.Sc. in Food Technology or B.Tech. or B.Sc. in Agriculture for a career in these fields.


If you love playing around with numbers and your nickname is 'calculator', consider Mathematics as a serious career. Mathematics is rapidly becoming the language of all the sciences - physical, biological and social. Subjects like computer science, environmental science economics, business administration and psychology are increasingly using statistical methods, linear programming and other mathematical technology. Statisticians apply the knowledge of mathematics and statistical theory to collect and interpret information in a particular field. Theoretical mathematicians deal with abstract and pure Maths and are not concerned with practical mathematical solutions/Applied mathematicians use their knowledge to find practical solutions. Computer programming to a large extent is based on mathematics models. Financial analysts study investment plans of financial, industrial and banking institutions. Even teaching is a hot option for people excelling in Maths. Another operation is Actuarial Science (estimating risk for an insurance firm). With a number of insurance companies active in India, one can opt for this career after Class XII also. The work pattern is research oriented, extensive use of computers is there. Statisticians have an option of a field job or a desk job or a combination of both. Various fields allied with Mathematics are Economics, Business Administrator, Market Research, Bank Officers, Geographers and Meteorologists

Personal Characterstics

  • Enjoy working with numbers
  • Be able to think abstractly
  • Enjoy discovering patterns in numbers or generally
  • Be thorough with the basics
  • Have problem-solving skills

Employment Opportunities

  • Actuarial Science (Insurance)
  • Computer programming
  • Teaching
  • Statistician

Top Institutes

  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • Indian Statistical Institute
  • Institute of MathematicalScience, Chennai
  • Mehta Research Institute of mathematics & MathematicalPhysics, Allahabad
  • Tata Institute of fundamentalResearch
  • BITS, Pilani (Five-yearIntegrated course after XII)
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Stell Maris College, Chennai
  • Delhi University
    IITs (Five-year Integrated course after XII)


Do you dream of going deep into the space and doing some research on the stars? Are you interested in lasers and believe you will develop a new process to treat eye diseases? If yes, then specialize in Physics. The mechanics of a car, the flight of space shuttles, the accuracy of advanced medical equipments-all depend on research by physicists. Physicists work in diverse areas like nuclear energy, electronics, telecommunication, aerospace technology, medical instrumentation, astrophysics, geophysics, medical physics, meteorology and biophysics. Astrophysicists design equipment for astronomical study and also interpret the research findings of astronomers, particularly in thermonuclear research related to space sciences. Medical physicists play a vital role in the designing and use of electronic equipment for use in the medical sector. Geophysicists combine the knowledge of geology and physics. It is used in the study of meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, seismology, radioactivity and magnetism. In the petroleum industry, they are engaged in laboratory work for finding improved methods of processing crude oil. In industries, physicists conduct research for improved methods and technologies. Emerging areas of study for physicists are cryogenics, crystallography and plasma physics. After Class XII, one can opt for an honours course in Physics and follow it with an M.Sc. Research fellowships are available at ISRO, DRDO, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and other government funded bodies. Joint entrance entrance exam is conducted for enrollment to the Ph.D programmes. Good opportunities are also available abroad for research and full time jobs. Increasingly, India is also becoming a hub of research for a number of multinational companies as good English-speaking and technically qualified manpower is available. So, get into Physics and shape up a new world for yourself and other.

Personal Characterstics

  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Interest in scientific phenomena
  • Precision
  • Ability to work with details
  • Inclination to search for real solutions

Top Institutes

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore



  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

  • Institute of Physics, Bhubnaeshwar

  • Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

  • Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore

  • Punjab University, Patiala

  • IIT Kharagpur

  • Institute of Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar

  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

  • Raman Research Institute, Bangalore

  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Trivandrum