Look beyond engineering and medicine

Look beyond engineering and medicine


Look beyond engineering and medicine

Today, the job market demands skills and not just a degree. Signing up for a course just for the sake of getting a degree will take you nowhere. A smart student is one who identifies a course that not only gives a recognised degree from a recognised university but also helps him land a plum job.

Most science students dream of getting into an engineering or medical college. Thousands of students have written CET 2010 and other exams like IIT, AIEEE, AIPMT, JIPMER, etc. Yet not everybody makes it to engineering or medical college.
Listed here are some interesting BSc courses for those of you who have studied 2nd PUC/ 12th Std with Science (PCMB). These courses will equip you with smart skills, specialisation and job readiness.

Courses in Paramedical Sciences
*BSc in Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT)
*BSc in Operation Theatre Technology (BOTT)
*BSc in Cardiac Care Technology (BCCT)
*BSc in Cardiac Perfusion Technology (BPrT)
*BSc in Neuro Science Technology (BNST)
*BSc in Renal Dialysis Technology (BRDT)
*BSc in Respiratory Care Technology (BRCT)
*BSc in Anaesthesia Technology (BAT)
*BSc in Imaging Technology (BIT)
*BSc in Radiotherapy Technology (BRT)
*BSc in Radio Diagnosis (BRD)
*Bachelor of Nuclear Medicine Technology (BNMT)
*Bachelor of Medical Record Technology (BMRT)
*Bachelor of Medical Imaging Technology (BMIT)
*Bachelor of Medical Documentation Technology (BMDT)
*BSc (Hons) in Ophthalmic Techniques (BOpT)
*BSc (Hons) Medical Technology in Radiography (BMTR)
*BSc in Optometry (BOp)

Pass in 2nd PUC. Some colleges require at least 50 per cent marks. For all the courses, the student must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology in 2nd PUC. For Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy, the student must have studied Mathematics also. For updated criteria, please contact the respective university/ college. Lateral entry is also offered to those who have a Diploma in paramedical sciences (admission to the branch which they have already studied in the Diploma course).

Common subjects studied during the first year are Human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Applied Pathology & Microbiology, Pharmacology, Community Medicine & Computer Applications. From the second year onwards, the student will study subjects related to his/ her specialisation. Most of the subjects are taught practically since the institutes have their own hospitals. This is an excellent opportunity to learn almost everything hands-on.
Colleges in the state
In Karnataka, the colleges listed in this article are affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. To know more about the norms of the university, you can visit www.rguhs.ac.in
*Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, Jayanagar 9th Block, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore-560069. 
Phone: 080-22977400 / 2297-7500 / 22977600.
Website: www.jayadevacardio logy.com

*Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Dr M H Marigowda Road, Bangalore-560029.
Phone: 080-26094000
Website: kidwai.kar.nic.in.
Courses: BMLT, BRT & BRD.

*Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University), University Building,  Madhavnagar, Manipal- 576119.
Website: www.manipal.edu

*Hosmat Hospitals, No. 45 Magrath Road, Off Richmond Road, Bangalore-560025. Phone: 080-25593796
Website: hosmatnet.com
Courses: BOTT & BRT.

*Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, JNMC Campus, Nehru Nagar, Belgaum-590010.
Phone: 0831-2471701/2471350
Website: www.jnmc.edu
Courses: BCT, BPrT, BMLT.

*St John’s National Academy Of Health Sciences, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore-560034.
Phone: 080-2206510/ 22065005
Website: www.stjohns.in

*Fortis Institute of Medical Sciences, 154/9, Bannerghatta Road, Opp IIM-B, Bangalore - 560076.
Phone: 080-66214444/  22544444 / 9663367253
Website: www.fortis hospitals.in
Courses: BCCT, BOTT, BMLT.
Fortis Hospital also offers a stipend of Rs 1,000 to each student from the second year onwards.

*Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Medical Sciences, 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore -560099.
Phone: 080-27835000-018
Website: narayanahospitals .com
Courses: BPrT

*Dr M V Shetty Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, A B Shetty Circle, Mangalore 575001.
Phone: 0824-42195
Website: www.drmvst.org
Courses: BMLT

All India Colleges
nAll India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029(Deemed University).
Phone: 011-26588500/ 26588900/ 26588700
Website: www.aiims.edu
Courses: BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Techniques (BOpT); B Sc (Hons) Medical
Technology in Radiography. (BMTR).
nChristian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu-632002.
Phone: 0416-2284255
Website: home.cmcvellore. ac.in
Courses: BSc in Optometry (BOp), BMLT.

Job prospects
The students who pass out of such BSc courses can be certain of landing a job. Most hospitals advertise vacancies in  the classifieds columns in newspapers,  and on online job portals.
Freshers usually start at Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 a month. The pay package differs between the specialisations. With a minimum of 2-3 years experience and good net-working skills, one can look forward for a future in West — especially in the United States or Canada.
There are many courses like Master’s/ PG Diploma in Hospital Management, PG Diploma in Imaging Technology, MSc in Echo Cardiogram and so on,  which will not only enhance skill sets but also help the student find a rewarding and challenging job.
(The writer is a career counsellor & director of CIGMA India.)

How to apply:
Applications are available at select branches of State Bank of India and post offices.
Website: www.manipal.edu.
E-mail: admissions@manipal. edu
Phone: 0820-2571978

Mangalore University
Mangalore University offers several courses. But the unique course — MSc in Yogic Sciences (started for the first time in country) — provides new avenues to the students to learn, practise and propagate the techniques of this ancient science. Two specialisations have been introduced from 2008-09 onwards — Yoga Therapy and Yoga Spirituality.
Website: yogicscience@ mangaloreuniversity.ac.in
E-mail: scienceyoga@rediff mail.com,Phone: 0824-2287435

St Aloysius College
Founded in 1880, St Aloysius College has been conferred with autonomous status in  2007. Some of the unique courses include BA in Psychology, Computer Animation, BSc in Biochemistry/ Microbiology Biotechnology/ Environmental Sciences; Post Graduate courses such as MSc in Biotechnology/ Bio Informatics/ Biochemistry/ Analytical Chemistry/ Software Technology, and Holistic & Psychological Counselling.
The college also offers PG Diploma in Konkani Language (PGDKL) and PG Diploma in Library, Information Science and Technology (PGDLIST).
Certificate courses are offered in Basic Communicative Skills in English/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Call Centre Training/ Effective Communications & Interview Skills/ Vermitechnology.
Website: staloysius.edu.in
E-mail: principal_sac@yahoo. com/ principal@staloysius. edu.in.Phone: 0824-2449 700/ 01/ 03

Sandesha Lalithkala Mahavidyalaya
*BA (Western Music/ English OR Kannada/ History)
*BA (Carnatic Vocal / English OR Kannada/ History)
*BA (Bharatanatyam/ English OR Kannada / History)
Contact: Sandesha Lalithkala Mahavidyalaya, Prem Nagar, Bajjodi, Mangalore-575005
Email: sandeshacollege@ gmail.com. Phone: 0824-2213278

Alva’s College, Moodbidre
*BA in Fine Arts with specialisation in Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Music (3 years)
*BBA in Painting/ Sculpture/ Applied Arts (4 years)
*BCom with CA (3 years) to help students face competitive exams, a unique course
*BFND (Bachelor of Food & Nutrition) — 3 years
The college has also started Manipuri language as optional subject as there are large number of students from North Eastern states.
Website: www.alvas.org
E-mail: ac@alvas.org
Phone: 08258-238104

SDM College, Ujire
Apart from the regular courses, the college offers 64 certificate courses. Some of the unique courses include:
*Nutrition & Diet Science
*Interior Decoration
*Food Science & Nutrition
*Mental Health Management
*Share Market
*Mushroom Culture
*Grafting Technology
*Home Aquarium Building and Maintenance &Astrology
*Study of Rare Scripts — Brahmi, Kharosti and Urdu
*School Psychology
*Counselling for Substance Abuse
E-mail: sdmcollege@gmail. com. Phone: 08256-236101/ 236221

BA in Detective Science
BA in Security and Detective Science is offered by Mangalore Institute of Fashion Technology (MIFT). The eligibility is a pass in 10+2/ 2nd PUC in any discipline. The college also offers the following courses:
*BSc in Garment Designing
*BSc in Fashion Designing
For details contact: MIFT, Bypass Road, Kankanady, Mangalore-575002.
Website: www.mift.org
E-mail: mift@mift.org, mift_mlore@yahoo.com
Phone: 0824-2438897/ 2434631.
Karavali College at Kottara Chowki in Mangalore offers:
*BSc in Interior Design and Decoration
*BSc in Fashion Design
Website: http://www.karavali college.ac.in
Email: info@karavalicollege. ac.in. Phone: 0824-2455656.
Adarsha College has started PGDCM in Airlines Management Services from this academic year. Mangalore University has already given its nod to start the course.
Contact: Adarsha Degree College, Kaikamba, BC Road.
Phone: 08255-233007 / 98450-89165.

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