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Why study M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security?

This course offers the unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the theory and techniques of cyber security and its application in response to real-world business problems

This course will help you gain expertise in areas of cyber security to devise proper strategies. With organizations becoming increasingly concerned about vulnerability to cyber attacks, as a cyber security expert, one can put themselves in a position to sort out these apprehensions and provide optimum solutions.

The growth of IT infrastructure in businesses has dynamically changed the values associated with various resources. With the advent of a plethora of interconnected devices collectively called the “Internet-of-Things”, it has added an element of increasing vulnerability of facing cyber attacks. Whether it is the data breach of a large organization by cyber criminals or identity theft of the common man, targeting sensitive government and corporate information has created the need for trained professionals.
The two-year curriculum is aligned with the growing demand of the industry. It is designed to focus on providing good industry exposure via academic and functional experts from the industry.

What are skills you will acquire with M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security?

With a full time degree in M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security students will have the chance to learn
- Cutting-edge skills to derive and apply effective cybercrime management solutions
- Skills needed to conduct investigations into cyber-attacks suspected in the system
- Skills to assess security risks and install effective and reliable solutions
- Skills to assess and mitigate challenges at the time of eliminating security risks
- design and implement plans and strategies for four key aspects of- security, risk, assurance and dependability
- deploy skills gained along with concepts of technical systems and business processes into real-world scenarios
- applicable laws and regulations involved while devising security risk management strategies

Finally, all these skills will help develop a professional portfolio of evidence for each student which will highlight the instances where applying a solution-oriented mindset and practical skills in cyber security made a difference to the business involved.

How will classroom learning help me in M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security?

At NSHM Knowledge Campus care has been taken to ensure that whatever a student learns is holistic and will prepare them for realities on the job in their respective careers. The same applies to this course with the added advantage of the extended learning framework available to Computer Science and Technology students. Thus students will be guided by our elite faculty along with infrastructure support to make them industry ready at the end of two years. The main inputs of the pedagogy will be to:
- Provide real life experience in the class by guiding students with practical application of the latest tools
- Provide detailed insights to enhance their skills of researching, designing and implementing cyber security solutions creatively in order to customize solutions to business problems.
- Build expert skill sets in security techniques, cryptographic algorithms and cyber forensics to develop an ethical hacking environment.
- Interact with industry experts(national and international) to analyze real life cases and understand the approach to solving unique problems
- Provide career counseling and mentorship

What is the scope of M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security in the industry?

The Cyber Security market is currently valued at a staggering worth of USD 1 billion! It is expected to grow to USD 35 billion by 2025 itself. This automatically means that demand for skilled professionals in this field will be sky rocketing in the coming months.
But don’t let the USD figures faze you. The demand is originating from everywhere
- Domestic companies operating within the country and abroad
- Multinational companies looking to invest or already investing in businesses in India
- Government’s initiatives towards regularizing activities in Cyber Security arena
- IT firms bringing in work from clients present across the globe

NASSCOM launched its first Cyber Security Task Force with the aim to make India the global Cyber Security solution hub. This involves preparing a Cyber Security R&D plan and developing a skilled workforce of Cyber Security experts. The projected share of Indian Cyber Security industry in the global market share is to take it from current 1% to 10% by 2025.
There is also word of creating a professionally trained base of close to 1 million certified and skilled Cyber Security professionals and empower over 1000 startups from India in the near future.
With the advent of Digital India initiatives, there is bound to be jobs created rapidly in this sector.

Who is suitable for M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security?

This course is suitable for those who are conversant with the dynamics of cyber security and cyber laws.
Applicants must demonstrate cognitive skills in order to review/ analyze and consolidate knowledge in order to identify and provide solutions to complex problems.
Preference will be given to students who possess high levels of independent judgments in various technical or management functions with an emphasis on different specialised contexts. They will also possess skills to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within various contexts.

What are the employment areas one can explore?

- Academic Institutions for research and education
- Research & Development facilities of Cyber Security
- Indian Judiciary and allied services
- Global Data Security Management Companies
What are the various job roles applicable to those who hold M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security?
- Application Engineer
- Information Security Officer
- Associate Professional
- Information Technology Analyst
- Consultant
- Information Security Consultant
- Application Administrator
- Information Security Architect
- Lecturer/Professor
After completing M.Sc. in Information & Cyber Security you can also become an Ethical Hacker. This is the best job for this course as it is the most challenging as well as rewarding career path to explore.

How to decide if a M.Sc. in Data Science & Analytics is the right course for you?

M.Sc. in Data Science & Analytics is a new and swiftly popular course that aims to bring skilled professionals to the industry that is highly data and analytics driven. But choosing the right institute can be a daunting task. Here are some pointers to consider:

- Don’t judge a book by its cover:
Since this is a non-traditional course, there are no strict names for the course. As long as the content and course curriculum is comprehensive and industry relevant, the nomenclature does not matter. Thus a well formed course curriculum should be the prime focus and not the name of the course. Some similar courses that sound different are:

o Masters in Analytics,

o Masters in Business Analytics,

o Masters in Data Science,

o Masters in Predictive Analytics,

o Masters in Marketing Analytics,

o Masters in Information Systems, etc.

- Focus on the curriculum:

The most vital aspect to consider is also the most primary part of your search and that is course curriculum. It gives you an overview into the subject matter covered in the course. This helps form an impression of how the course will progress. A sub factor in this would be assessing the ratio between electives and compulsory subjects because at PG level expertise is something that holds greater value than anything else. While on this one can check up the faculty for the department and check up the kind of teachers and their contribution to the courses.

- Put Theory to Practice:

Practical training opportunities need to be your next point of focus. This can be in form of internships, capstone projects, industry visits, etc. Since this PG degree is based on a topic like data science which is a highly application-oriented domain, the practical training plays a crucial role in overall development. The campus infrastructure also plays a part in this. Good internship opportunities and exposure to the data science community gives students of this course access to specialized interactions. The networking that comes with these interactions will also assist in future job search and placements.

- Industry Oriented Projects & Research:

The subject matter of this course is such that the main focus lies in seamlessly incorporating a good chunk of real life scenarios in the curriculum. This also means that, industry collaborations will play a key role in developing the skill set of the students in the course.

Analytics is highly dependent upon the interpretation of historic trends and current data flows to arrive at a conclusive direction for an organization to follow hence most of the learning will come from these aspects. This also highlights how much research is essential in this field of studies. A master’s degree will be the perfect launch pad for your future research career.

- Rankings & Recognitions:

This is a relatively new course and so most institutes are treading in virgin territories. However, recognitions make a world of difference because it implies that the course has already hit the right notes. While the university plays a vital role, the institutes also should be one of the top bracket ones to be able to provide the right infrastructure and pedagogy to stand out in the crowd. Rankings come out annually by leading publications like India Today and Outlook where the best institutes across India get prominence.

- Alumni Network:

When all of the above has been sorted, the next step is to explore the Alumni connections in order to find out more about the institute and the life on campus. For this Linked in and social media plays a vital role.

 

Take a significant step into the future of Communications.

A Masters Degree is what you need to spruce up your career prospect in the field of Visual Communication. It is a full time regular course which like any other course needs you to attend regular classes and assimilate learning as well as complete projects to become industry ready. Clearing Semester end exams are needed to successfully attain the degree. But that is a given for all courses. Here are some frequently asked questions that might be on your mind.

  • What is M Sc. Visual Communication?

This is a Masters Course with specialization in Animation and Visual design (Graphic Design). It is a full time course spanning over 2 years split into 4 Semesters. It is a creative course that enhances your conceptual ability through systematic critical as well as “lateral thinking”.

The core idea is communicating visually. A well-developed visual design is able to reach out to the audience and accomplish a purposeful connect. These are created in order to inform, educate, persuade or entertain. Knowledge in this field combines an understanding of how to accomplish these purposes along with today’s digital technology to put ideas across various channels whether it is a commercial or a new website. Reaching an audience is dependent upon the combination of using text and graphic images, story-telling appropriately and effectively.

  • Who are eligible to do this course?

This course is best suited for Graduates of design and animation as well as Graduates who are enthusiastic about animation and design with a portfolio of related work.

  • What are the key takeaways from this course?

With this course you will learn the technical skills required to implement your projects, along with creative problem solving essentials such as

-          Design Process,

-          Design Research,

-          Cultural Aspects,

-          Visual Narratives etc.

In addition to this, classes in illustration, photography, cultural studies and design management will open up new possibilities for expanding your creative abilities. By the end of the course, you will produce a portfolio of work to project your acumen.

  • How will the curriculum help me?

The curriculum is designed to give you in-depth knowledge and expertise in the discipline of Visual Communications Design, with an extensive understanding of related disciplines, such as Information design, Illustration, Photography, Communication and Presentation, Retail design etc.

You will gain an understanding of the process of Visual Communication by engaging in coursework and class projects covering a variety of print and animation design projects.

Workshops and projects in Design Thinking, Research Methods and Contextual Studies will help in developing an understanding and expertise in Strategic thinking. Interdisciplinary studies in arts and cultural studies are combined with core studies in visual form, typography, design history, conceptualization and image generation and design for the digital mediums, to enrich students for a professional. This is also part of the NSHM Extended Learning framework which is carefully customized to the changing industry needs.

  •  Is the course full of technical details?

The course is well balanced curriculum of theory papers on fundamentals related to the core subject area with a strong focus on the application of the theories in design and animation project. Software knowhow is for the sole purpose of project implementation.

  • What is the learning process?

The teaching process is carried out in to modes: Theory classes for teaching fundamentals and application based guided projects. The teaching is imparted by faculty who are specialist in the area of animation and Design with both industry and teaching experience in the subject domain.

  • What are the opportunities after doing the course?

Graduates of MSc in Visual Communication at NIMD will be able to contribute to and make a positive difference in a variety of creative service industries such as

-          Branding & Advertising,

-          Communication Design and Strategy,

-          Animation design,

-          Illustrator,

-          Storyboard artist,

-          Character designers,

-          Graphic Design,

-          Web & Digital marketing design,

-          Publication & Publishing,

-          Retail and Exhibition design,

-          Design research.

Our post graduates will be highly effective to work as Art Directors, Senior Designers, Design Consultants, Animators, Design strategist and design educators.

  • Is Visual Communications a Growing Field?

Visual communications involves the use of all types of devices in order to present information, ideas, and concepts across a variety of fields. Whether looking to publish an advertisement in a magazine, design a website or start out a career in photography, an education in a visual communication degree program can be a beneficial and necessary start.

  • How will Visual Communications develop me as a designer?

The visual communication field is focused on communicating with clients and customers through available visual means.

Students learn graphic design, illustration, animation, photography, image making. These skills are considered broad and comprehensive, and they prepare graduates to enter a number of exciting fields within the communications industry.

Available career paths include graphic design, professional photography, illustration, professional animation, advertising, web design, and visual marketing Retail design etc. This gives a well rounded grooming to the budding designer.

Digital Film Making is the Future- Your Future

Digital film making is an up and coming genre in film making that is making waves in transforming the face of modern media with the help of the popular digital channels and content on it. With growing consumer reach through digital mediums there needs to be some special expertise in this field as well because with every new thing comes new approach also. But then one might have many queries before committing to a course that helps in Digital film making. Let us help you out with some of these:

  • What is the course actually about?

This is a full time MSc Course on film making in the digital platform. This means that we do not teach filmmaking on celluloid which is will soon be part of history. But we teach filmmaking and every aspect of it in digital platform which is in reality the future of film making.

  • How is it different from film schools like SRFTI and FTII?

Film School

NSHM Digital Films

1 PG Diploma PG Degree
 

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Residential without option

 

Not residential although the college provides hostel facilities

 

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Importance to filmmaking only

 

Importance to overall understanding of films along with filmmaking

4 Only technical aspect Both technical and aesthetics
 

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Not eligible for teaching in college as Assistant Professor since Diploma

 

Eligible for teaching in schools and colleges as Assistant Professor sine it is a proper academic degree

 

  • Do we have internships / placements?

 

We all know that we do not have ten-to-five jobs in film industry. So, however great a filmmaker is, there is no permanent job for her/him. But once a technician / filmmaker gets into the industry, she/he consistently gets projects whether it is web, film industry or television. This is how the film industry works.

  • What are the things that the course is teaching?

Various aspects of film are taught here. This includes scriptwriting, acting, direction, documentary and fiction filmmaking, production design, sound, cinematography in digital camcorders, photography, and editing.

  • Does this mean that the course is full of technical details?

No. Technology and aesthetics both – for instance, one will be exposed to theories as well as practical aspect of filmmaking with regular screening of films from all the corners of the world.

  • Who are eligible?

Any graduate is. Of course one has to be enthusiastic for films and has a keen eye for cinema.

  • If every aspect of filmmaking is taught, who are actually teaching us?

There will be permanent faculties as well as visiting faculties from the industry who specialize in their own domain. For example, for sound design and recording we usually call an eminent film industry person like Sukanta Majumdar, who has bagged the National Award for his work.

  • Since it is digital films, if one has interest to go to television, can she/he join?

Whether one joins web portals for web series, television or films, the basics of technical aspects are the same. So one joining digital filmmaking course at NSHM under MAKAUT, she/he will have the golden opportunity to go for television and web portals as well.

  • Can we actually make films after doing this course?

Of course one can, because for four semesters, various aspects of filmmaking are taught to the students.

  • Can anyone join this course even if I have no idea about films?

Yes one can. The course is created in such a way that a student who has no idea about cinema will be acquainted with the film world through a number of film screenings and will be guided accordingly through books, presentations, discussions, notes and practical experiences.

  • I am interested in films, but do not know how to approach producers or put up my films to the public. Can the course help me?

Pitching the concept of films is a part of the course. Moreover, the course curves out ideas and avenues in which one can approach to funding agencies and producers for her/his films. But one thing has to be borne in mind; the college cannot provide producers or funding agencies, but guide the student along to find them.

  • Is there any annual festival where we can have big or international exposure?

International Kolkata Film Festival is an annual international film festival we all know about. The students off the department will have their delegate cards (500/-), where the students will participate in this grand fest students will be exposed to current and classical films all around the world. Students will start watching films from 9 in the morning and will continue till 10 at night (of course there is no compulsion!) and will have opportunities to participate in the fest with their own films, interact with the filmmakers and listen to important seminars held by important people at Nandan. The fest goes on for seven days.

  • Do I have to give exams like other college courses or just making?

Yes, both. Each semester will have exams at its end as well assignments, which are practical in nature and is related to making films.

  • I am keen on writing/ scholarly activities on films rather than filmmaking. Will the course suit me?

There are only two courses that train people academically in films and cultural studies in West Bengal. One is Film Studies Jadavpur University, and the other is Digital Filmmaking at NSHM. The syllabus of this course is designed such that it covers all the historical, theoretical as well as cultural aspects of film studies. But the added bonus is that this course also trains the students to become a filmmaker. It serves two aspects at the same time – one’s knowledge of film theory and criticism and writing is facilitated not only with academic approach but also with making, which serves the student to understand the theoretical part in a batter way. Another is that a student graduating from this course will have a strong hold in academic film studies, with specialized training in filmmaking as well.

  • How are we going to have our classes? Is it like long workshops or routine classes?

This is a full time and a regular course. Usually the theory classes will follow the routine format like a regular university. The technical aspects might be allotted as workshops for consecutive days. There will be ppts, film screenings, classroom lectures and workshops.

 

Importance of Tourism & Travel Management Industry

“Inclusive growth and ensuring a future with quality jobs are the concerns of governments everywhere. Travel & Tourism, which already supports one in every ten jobs on the planet, is a dynamic engine of employment opportunity.” Gloria Guevara Manzo, President & CEO World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)

Highlight on facts & figures of Tourism industry

  • Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India during 2017 was 10 Million plus (more than 1 crore) with annual growth 15.6 %. [Source: Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India]
  • Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEE) in India from tourism during 2017 was Rs. 1,80,379 crore with annual growth rate of 17 %. [Source: Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India]
  • Global economic impact of Travel & Tourism industry is 10.4% of global GDP and 313 million jobs, or 10% of total employment, in 2017. [Source: WTTC]
  • The total contribution of Travel & Tourism Industry to GDP of India was 9.4% in 2017, and is forecast to rise by 9.9% of GDP in 2028. [Source: WTTC]

Employment opportunities

  • In 2017, the total contribution of Travel & Tourism industry to employment in India was 8.0% of total employment (41,622,500 jobs). This is expected to rise by 3.1% in 2018. [source: WTTC]
  • Travel & Tourism Management students of NSHM get five figure stipend during their on the job training (OJT). [source: Dept. of Travel & Tourism Mgt., NSHM]

With a view to tap this opportunity and create a pool of qualified professionals to stand out in this industry NSHM Knowledge Campus started the Dept. of Travel & Tourism Management since 2006. Since then, our courses have created many innovative opportunities that blend academic and industry experience from a range of disciplines and areas of study.

Our extended learning framework ensures that students are supported by

-          Mentors who are approachable,

-          Courses that are industry specific to give a holistic learning, and

-          Interactive classroom learning where students inputs help refine their own learning process.

The popular courses on our roster are

-          BTTM & MTTM degree with IATA International Certification &

-          International certification of Global Distribution System (GDS) in association with Amadeus.

For more details about the course and affiliations click here

Fashion Management is the future. Make it yours.

  • What is M. Sc. in Fashion Management?

This course deals with the managerial side of fashion industry. Fashion is definitely a creative area, but at the same time, running a fashion business successfully is also equally important. This also calls for an understanding of the new technologies being used to create high-end fashion designs. The students are trained to gain a perfect blend of creative, managerial and technological abilities.

  • What are the prospects of a fashion management career?

Post completion of the M. Sc. Course, a student has options to choose from a host of options ahead, according to his/her own preferences. They can opt for

-          Marketing & Merchandising

-          Quality Assurance

-          Production Planning & Control

-          Entrepreneurship with Own Manufacturing and Export Units.

Professional employment can be possible in the fashion & garment industry in different sectors like Retail, Marketing, Merchandising, Export and E-commerce. Apart from this pass outs can take up an academic role in the various fashion institutes as there is always need for professional and experienced guides and lecturers.  This can further extend towards research, training and development sectors also.

  • What is the teaching methodology at NSHM?

At NSHM, after providing the basic inputs in the classroom, the students are trained through rigorous practical exposure to the actual working in the industry numerous times through projects and internships which is the experiential part or learning by doing. Use of cyber and IT is encouraged at every step.

  • Who is best suited for this course?

-          A graduate from any stream from a well recognized university can opt for this course.

-          The candidate should be having eagerness to learn, ready to do hard work with good communication skill.

  • Q5. What is the uniqueness of this qualification?

The students are being offered a university degree, not a diploma, unlike most fashion courses in India, which will allow them to go for higher qualifications both in India as well as abroad.

  • What is meant by workshop mode class?

In a workshop mode class, education means sharing knowledge by mentors with the help of presentations, visuals, interactions, surprise tests, live exercises & and take home assignments. Sessions are not in traditional lecture style. This is part of NSHM’s Extended Learning Framework which helps students stand out in a crowd of professionals.

  • What is the scope for practical exposure?

The course structure is based on intensive practical work. Every student has to work on numerous projects for almost all subjects, go for intensive industry internship, and actively participate in NIMD Fashion events during his/her two years long tenure with the college.

  • What is the scope of placement from the institute?

Here students are trained to become an integral part of the related industry. Students are sent to the industries repeatedly through various projects and internships. Focused and talented students get automatically shortlisted and selected by the industry. Apart from this, there is course-end placement process to further assist the students in placements.

  • What is the infrastructure support provided by the institute?

The department of fashion in NIMD of the NSHM Group is providing the state-of-the-art infrastructure support to the students. It includes imported automatic sewing machines, industrial steam iron, dummies and dress forms, custom-made pattern tables, art-room, computer lab with latest creative software and well-stocked library having numerous books and journals. Beyond these, the campus is well equipped with photography and broadcast studios for fashion communication, canteen, gym, common room, hostel facilities and vibrant campus life.

  • Why should anyone choose to join M. Sc (MFM) course at NSHM?

For any focused candidate, who wants to start a professional career in fashion & garment industry, after getting a reliable university degree from a well reputed college while staying in Kolkata for only two years, NSHM is the only destination that can provide the same.

Ride the evolution of Medical Laboratory Technology

  • What does a Medical Lab Technologist do?

Though they spend less time with patients compared to doctors and nurses, these professionals are equally dedicated towards healthcare. These professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to provide the best possible healthcare to any patient. They essentially perform the investigations required in modern medicine and therefore they do the major lab work essential for arriving at sound diagnosis.

From hospitals to clinics, nursing homes and commercial laboratories, these qualified laboratory professionals are found in every establishment that provides healthcare services. In this scenario, having good communication and research skills are highly valued. With growing need for healthcare and rising healthcare services in the economy there is a huge demand for Medical Lab Technologists in the industry.

  • What are the tasks involved in Medical Lab Technology?

-          Medical Laboratory Technology helps diagnose, treat and prevent disease through specialized clinical laboratory tests.

-          It is a complementary service associated with medical science.

-          It involves analysis of fluid, tissue, and blood in the body, as well as involves screening micro-organisms.

-          It covers chemical analyses and cell count in the body essential to support diagnostics.

  • Scope & Career Opportunities

After the completion of this degree, one can find challenging career options across

-          Hospitals , clinics and public healthcare departments

-          Emergency centers,

-          Private diagnostic laboratory,

-          Blood donation centers or Blood Banks.

To improve employability and job prospects it is best to pursue further education and work experience. Common job profiles of students after completing BMLT include:

-          In the medical industry as technologists for product development, marketing, sales, quality assurance.

-          Environmental health sciences and Biotechnology Laboratories.

-          Army and allied services supporting the nation

-          Insurance, Education, Entrepreneurship, etc. the list is endless.

There are various streams of Laboratory technology and not all of them are related to microbiology. Sometimes using heavy and sophisticated machines is also part of the job. So the technicians handling

-          CT Scans,

-          Anesthesia and OT equipment,

-          MRI and X-Ray machines,

-          Optical  and Sleep Laboratory equipments

-          Renal Dialysis and Radiology equipments, etc.

are all part of the same league of Laboratory Technicians.

  • Who should opt for B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology?

The basic purpose of a Lab Technologist is to carry out tests and procedures to help investigate the problems in the anatomy. For this one should focus on these key areas:

-           Ability to conduct extensive research,

-          Tenacity to finish tasks with accuracy,

-          Work hard and handle stress efficiently,

-          Skilled in the form of interpreting technical findings.

The course will help the students inculcate the knowledge of laboratory instruments and the ability to use computers and other mechanical devices to the best advantage. Moreover this will help the students aiming for Masters Degree and research work.

The Art & Science of Culinary Excellence

A few decades ago, food as a science and management subject was unheard of in this part of the world. But with increasing population and advancement in science and technology, food production has taken a new turn altogether. Ordinary and traditional food production had to evolve in order to feed millions of hungry mouths worldwide. With the boost of technology, food production has now attained a science and management concept.

  • What is B.Sc. in Culinary Science?

Culinary Science is the academic discipline which involves an advanced study of the core concepts and key processes involved in the food processing industry. The main processes involved are:

-          Protection and preservation of food,

-          Preparation of various varieties of food based on their physical and chemical properties,

-          Packaging and distribution of food through various channels without compromising nutritive values.

-          Food safety principles and methodology involved.

Although it seems to be a typical hospitality course, the ideal curriculum is highly technical based on the various disciplines it touches over. These include but are not restricted to:

-          Food and Microbiology,

-          Food Protection and Packaging Technology,

-          Dairy Food Protection and Technology,

-          Food Chemistry based on ingredients and overall chemical make-up of food.

At the core of this course one will learn the various cuisines first, to understand the basic nuances and the critical points of every cuisine in detail.

  • What can you expect to learn from B.Sc Culinary Science?  

B.Sc Culinary Science will be the first step towards becoming a Food scientist. This is essentially the role of a food manager with domain specific, application knowledge of hospitality, chemistry and biology. They create improved culinary creations with a diverse variety of new food products and techniques. Their main challenge in this field is to ensure that the food served does not impair the nutritional values to those who eat it.

Let us see the key benefits of this course:

-          This undergraduate course in culinary science will equip graduates with necessary skill set and knowledge to tackle the challenge of growing demand in food production.

-          Apart from typical classroom learning, one will broaden their culinary knowledge by keeping up with the latest updates in the industry and what eminent food technologists are up to.

-          The simulated laboratory classes, interactions with various food processing facilities and industry visits to major food manufacturing units will help you get a feel of the entire operative side of culinary science.

-          Learn the chemical and physical properties of food materials to understand the concepts behind the new developments in food processing.

  • Who should apply for B.Sc. in Culinary Sciences?

Ideal candidates for the course would possess a love for food in general and a scientific bend of mind. In addition to this the inherent characteristics that make a good food science student are:

-          Keen observation skills and love for the subject

-          Interest in food related scientific and technological updates

-          Interest in overall health and importance of nutrition

A good bent of mind towards analytics and problem solving also helps.

  • What are the opportunities with B.Sc. in Culinary Science (Food Science)?

The first set of opportunities comes from the food and hospitality industry which is the main employer in this field of studies. These mainly include:

-           Hotels & Resorts,

-          International Fast Food Chains,

-           Airline Catering Divisions,

-          Industrial and Hospital Catering,

-          Luxury Cruise liners and Cargo liners,

-          Convention Centres,

-          Bakery and Confectionary houses.

Apart from these core food industry occupations, the allied or associated avenues will be in the form of:

-          Food critics who write for various lifestyle publications and apps

-          Food Photographers including photo bloggers

-          Food research and development companies who specialize in food technology

-          Entrepreneurs who are always on the lookout for something new for their menu.


Uncover Secrets of Human Behaviour

  • What is a B.Sc. in Behavioral Science & Applied Psychology for?

A degree in Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology focuses on learning ways to relate basic psychological theories and principals with the help of applicable methods and techniques in your everyday life.

In other words, it breaks down the complex labyrinth of the human mind and reflective actions at home and workplace, in order to find the cure towards treating various behavioural issues that are becoming alarmingly problematic in everyday life and health of a person.

With higher reliance and care taken towards earlier neglected aspects of mental health, a degree in applied psychology gives you an opportunity to develop an expertise and work with psychologists towards developing better healthcare for people in a variety of different settings. The work area is so diverse that it covers hospitals, treatment centers, businesses, social service agencies, colleges, etc.

  • What Type of Classes Will We Cover?

It all depends on the field of psychology you want to enter.

For eg: if you want to pursue family psychology, the subjects you will need to cover are in the lines of sociology, human & child development, family and child relationship dynamics, marriage & family counseling, associated theories and research methodologies.

If you opt for clinical psychology, your expertise will be focused on counseling theories, cognitive behavior therapy, child psychopathology, psychological assessments along with applicable research methods and real life counseling.

  • What are the scope & career opportunities in this field?

The scope of any degree depends on how serious you are as a student and how much deeper one wants to delve into the subject. This is a constantly evolving study with a vast part of it still unknown. This is where the opportunity lies- to uncover the unknown. So broadly these are the options they have:

-           higher studies to pursue a  masters degree to progress towards core research opportunities,

-          hospitals and healthcare facilities to practice and gain experience in real life scenarios,

-          private companies appoint consultants, analysts or marketers for understanding buyer behavior which is an essential marketing tool,

-          prisons or law enforcement agencies need these graduates to help analyse and treat mental health of the inmates or those convicted by law ( it is covered in criminal psychology), or

-          private treatment clinics that treat people in need.

Commonly, in most cases behavioral psychologists will work as part of a research or intervention team. There will be a major part of their work which will need interdisciplinary work across research disciplines. The main theme of the work is to derive satisfaction through social justice and welfare for all.

  • What are the various job roles associated with Applied Psychology careers?

Wherever there is human behavior involved, these degree holders will have a say in each of those aspects of life. With a specialized degree it makes the access to these jobs easier.

-          Career Counselor: Today with so many different skills one gets confused when asked to choose one. A career counselor helps one find out what is best for them- a job or career in tune with the personality, background, strengths and capability of the person. Similarly an education counselor will help sort out the problems students are facing while learning in class and choosing area of studies.

-          Education Psychologist: A psychologist will provide the expertise to identify what kind of education will be best suited for an educational institute and how that will help bring about the best scholars in the future. This demands a higher level of degree like a PhD to focus on the cognitive-behavioral psychology theories and apply them with suitable methods and techniques.

-          Clinical Psychologist: This is one of the most popular mental health fields which aims to provide relief to anyone who is in a lot of psychological stress due to various reasons.

-          Forensic Psychologist: The main area of work is based primarily on the premises of the criminal justice system. The task here is to determine the legal responsibility for a person’s actions on the right individuals. In the court of law establishing legal sanity is a very essential component of justice.

-          Health Psychologist: This also needs an advanced degree, but with lot of behavior related diseases like bulimia and anorexia, triggered by depression, the mental well-being is highly dependent upon personal choices. This has a direct impact on the health of the individuals which suffers drastically. This is not a one person job and is often part of a team of people looking towards improving the health and lifestyle of people. 

-          Industrial-Organizational Psychologist: With increased stress at the workplace, soon this will be a very necessary post in every big organization. Though this will vastly be a part of HR policy, this will help boost overall productivity of employees.

-          Sports Psychologist: The main focus here will be to examine factors affecting a sportsman’s overall performance. With the right kind of boost they will end up improving their endurance, tolerance, team participation and physical activity. IT will help clear out the blockages which stop their progress and help them work towards their goals with a clearer mind.

-          Social Worker/ Substance Abuse Counselor:  A social worker has many responsibilities. One of the primary focus areas is substance abuse. This role requires compassions and patience to work through the various complexities that leads someone towards an addictive behavior. Rehabilitation can be made once problems are identified and worked upon.

Carve Your Own Space with B.Sc. in Interior Designing

  • Is Interior Decoration same as Interior Design?

One may be good with colors, textures and placement of décor objects but that is only decoration skills. That is not everything you need to be an interior designer. It can be said that interior decoration is a subset of interior designing. It has more to do with the execution of the design vision rather than the vision itself.

  • What are the skills needed to be an Interior Designer?

Unlike other core design domains, this area is not limited to concepts of design. It needs some similar skills like

-           technical drawing,

-          space designing,

-          knowledge of materials,

-          structural designing of furniture, etc.

In addition to this one needs to be a good communicator in order to properly interact in a highly experience driven market of consumers, contractors and suppliers.

Above everything else, this has at its heart a design principle and therefore it needs regular upkeep with the current trends in the industry and consumer preferences to make sure that your revenue is up and running, while you cater to the real needs of the consumers.

  • What does an Interior Designer do?

-          Design realistic solutions to optimum utilization of space in a creative way.

-          Provide a new direction to the clients to create aesthetic, thought-provoking and practical spaces for the end user.

-          Utilize various design software to simulate a virtual picture of their design vision.

-          Keeps up with the latest trends in the market in terms of design, aesthetics and materials.

To sum it up, they are artistic, analytical, people friendly and business oriented all rolled into one dynamic professional.

  • Areas of recruitment for B.Sc. in Interior Designing

Interesting areas across multiple sectors where interior designing graduates can work are:

-          Architects and architectural firms

-          Renowned builders and real estate firms

-          Hospitals and other medical facilities

-          Town and city planning bureaus

-          Hotels and health resorts

-          Design studios and exhibition organizers

-          Film and theatre production houses

-          Event management companies

-          Innumerable public and private sector establishments

-          Furniture designing studios

If going independent is your calling then entrepreneurship can be an option for you. Going solo on various projects is the old school style of work in interior designing. Getting some tie ups can be beneficial.

At the onset it might not be easy to climb up the ladder of success and the pay might not be very motivating, but this is a fast growing industry and like any other business all it takes is to catch the right pulse of the consumers. This is one of the most lucrative jobs one can take up where a senior interior designer on an average could end up earning close to 30 lakhs per annum… or more!

  • What are the job roles applicable for these graduates?

Apart from these the various job roles that are applicable to the graduates are:

-           Sales representatives at Lifestyle stores

-          Technical assistant to interior designers

-          Marketing managers at high end lifestyle brands

-          Business development managers

-          Facilities Planners including wedding planning

-          Studio mentor/ designer

-          Professors or lecturers teaching others in the same field

-          Freelancers