Q & A – July 2016

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JAYANTI GHOSE

Jayanti Ghose is a career and education consultant. She holds an honours degree in economics and a degree in education. Her research in career counselling spans more than 25 years. She is actively involved in personal and group counselling and introduced counselling in print media. Send in your queries to mail@youthincmag.com

STUDY IN INDIA

LLB & TECHNOLOGY

I am a BTech in Electronics & Communication. I’d like to know whether I could consider studying law, and what would be the prospects thereafter? – Pratik S.

ANSWER
You could opt for 3 year LLB degree at any university or the 3 years LLB with Honors in IP Law at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law. LLB degree could lead to careers in criminal, civil, constitutional, IPR etc while the LLB IP will lead directly to specialist jobs. Advances in technology mean law graduates have new opportunities in intellectual property related to privacy, and software and business method patents. The tech sector also needs people with a legal background to provide up-to-date information and interpret the law for new products/ concepts like driverless cars and the internet of things. An increasing number of firms want to take advantage of cloud computing, use social media for investigations and marketing, engage in cost-effective electronic discovery and create a virtual version of their law firms, so for a technology graduate a degree in law would be a strong foundation for the 21st century job market as it continues to evolve.

JOINT PhD
I came across a Joint PhD Programme by TERI University, New Delhi and Deakin University, Australia. Kindly clarify whether I would be studying in India or Australia? – Reema Patil

ANSWER 
A regular (full-time) joint PhD programme is jointly offered by Deakin and TERI University. Students will have access to the facilities and services of both TERI and Deakin University. Selected scholars will be based at TERI University and will also get an opportunity for international exposure by visiting Deakin University, Australia during their PhD.

STUDY ABROAD

BEHAVIOURAL FINANCE
I am interested in doing a Masters in Behavioral Finance. Kindly confirm whether universities in the UK and USA are offering the programme. – Anubhav Kumar

ANSWER
Behavioral finance is a relatively new sub-field in finance that marries the quantitative methods from traditional finance with research in cognitive psychology suggesting that individuals make certain types of systematic decision errors in certain circumstances. Behavioral Finance is being offered as a part of the MBA or MS Finance programmes in prominent US universities. Warwick University and Queen Mary University, London are among the universities in the UK offering MSc Behavioral Finance.

CURATING
I am a postgraduate in history and planning to apply for masters in curating. Would prior work experience be necessary? What would be the prospects of employment? – Kaushal

ANSWER
There are excellent curatorial programmes in Europe, North America as also in Australia. Specific experience in the field or a deep passion for something in particular related to curating would definitely help during admission. There are no guarantees of employment, either in India or abroad but the critical insights you gain into, and practical knowledge of, traditional institutions, such as museums and galleries, and the expanding field of contemporary curating and its wide range of non-traditional exhibition spaces would help you to expand and diversify your job application.

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