NASA, ultimate destination for robotics

NASA, ultimate destination for robotics

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Dear madam, 

I am a first year PUC science student. I scored 9.6 CGPA in 10th CBSE board exam and have been scoring above 90% in PUC. My goal is to become robotic engineer. As per my knowledge there's no such scope or good institutions that provide this course in India. So I have decided to go abroad, to America or Europe. I would like to know which institutions in America or Europe provide this course. What is the fee structure like and how to apply?

I have heard that there are colleges which provide free education. Could you give me some information about these colleges as I am from a middle class family and it would be difficult for me to pay a very high fee. Also I would like to know about scholarship schemes.
Sharath.    

Dear Sharath,

Robotics is offered as an inter-disciplinary course in India. It is taught as a specialisation of mechanical, electrical or computer science engineering. Robotics engineering can be studied at the prestigious institutions like IITs, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and many others. A few other institutes that offer this specialisation are the National Institutes of Technology, University of Hyderabad, Jadavpur University and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS).

In India, organisations like BHEL, BARC, ISRO and DRDO besides other companies like Tata and Jindals do recruit robotic engineers. Job opportunities exist in space research organizations  and also in industries which manufacture microchips. Job opportunities also exist in Indian Institute of Technology for doing extensive research work in artificial intelligence. Furthermore, The Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavpur, Kolkata offers openings for research fellowships in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

http://www.etechmag.com/2012/06/26/colleges-robotics-engineering.html and http://www.ehow.com/list_6731020_universities-offer-robotics-engineering...  will give you the best colleges for this course. Following the weblink of each university/school  will give you information on  admission criteria, fee structure etc,. http://www.ehow.com/info_8019479_scholarships-engineering-robotics.html will give you information on Scholarship.

Abroad, the scope for career advancement in robotics  is abundant. NASA is the ultimate job destination for those interested in applying robotics to space science. Companies like Intel recruit robotics and artificial intelligence specialists for microchip manufacturing. The Robotics Industrial Association in North America provide job opportunities in robot manufacturing and maintenance systems integration. Research fellowships as an intern with ATR, the premier research institute emphasizing on humanoid robotics and computational neuroscience is also available.

Good Luck!

Dear Madam,
I am doing my BE 1st semester mechanical engineering. I want pursue masters in Germany. Could you please tell me all the requirements to study in Gemany and the universities offering masters under mechanical engineering?

Kaushik Raju
 
Dear Kaushik,

Now is the time for you to concentrate on giving your best in your Engineering which you have just started, with the long term goal of doing your masters in Germany. Following websites will give you abundant information to study Masters in Germany.

http://www.indobase.com/study-abroad/countries/germany/masters-programs-...
http://www.masterstudies.com/Masters-Degree/Germany/
https://www.daad.org

Best wishes!

Dear Madam

I'm currently studying electrical engineering (3rd year). I want to know when and how should I start preparing for GRE. Also, I want to pursue my masters in lasers and holographic technology. Can you mention some good universities for this? I  had modern optics as an elective in my 4th sem and I enjoy studying  modern physics and I wish to switch to the mentioned field. I have talked to my physics professors and they say this field has a lot of scope, could you tell me more about the career options available in this field, as I am unable to decide and I surely don't want to take up engineering for masters.

Shreyasta Samal

Dear Shreyasta,

You can get all necessary information about GRE  fromhttp://en­.wikibooks.org/wiki/GRE/How_to_start_preparing_for_GRE. Good that you have found your area of interest ie. in Lasers and Holograms. It involves fairly mind bending conceptions of the universe, not to mention high level mathematics and equations. No matter what school you go to, it is important to understand that physics is going to be challenging, yet with the right effort, it can be highly rewarding. If you are looking for a world class physics education in lasers and holograms from one of the best physics departments in the world, consider any of the following:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University,  Harvard University, California Institute of Technology,  Princeton University,  Cornell University,  University of California – Berkeley, University of Illinois,  University of California – Santa Barbara,  University of Chicago in US.

Now that you've begun to explore the world of lasers, hologram & photonics, some information on things to consider when you're exploring careers in general can be had fromhttp://books­.goog­vle.co.in/books/about/Opportunities_in_Laser_Technology_Career,http://www.holoworld.com/careers/index.html .

Best Wishes!

Dr Malini works as a career counsellor and has a PhD in Human Development.
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