Monday, January 30, 2012

Career in Veterinary Science

Veterinarian (a.k.a. Veterinary Doctor) deals with the treatment, care and handling of domestic pets, farm animals, zoo and national park animals, sporting and laboratory animals.

A Day in a Veterinarian's Life
- Diagnose animal and bird health problem
- Examine animals and investigate nature of disease/injury
- Provide timely vaccination against diseases
- Treat and dress wounds
- Set fractures
- Perform Surgery
- Advise owners about animal feeding and breeding
- Provide preventive care to maintain health

Skills Required
- Love & compassion for animals and birds
- Investigative and deductive reasoning
- Hands – on & practicality
- Scientific mind
- Attention to detail & manual dexterity
- Patience and stress tolerance
- Logical thinking ability

Job Avenues
- Private and Govt. Veterinary Hospitals
- Government Animal Husbandry Dept
- Dairy, Poultry Farms, Race Clubs
- Wildlife Sanctuaries, Aviaries and Zoological Parks
- Army and Border Security Forces
- Research work (Private and Govt.)
- Sales and Marketing (Pet Food, Animal Products)
- Assistant Professor in Universities

- Surgery & Radiology
- Medicine
- Anatomy & Histology
- Physiology & Biochemistry
- Cardiology
- Dermatology
- Microbiology
- Molecular Biology
- Pathology
- Animal Breeding & Genetics
- Livestock Production & Management
- Gynecology & Obstetrics
- Toxicology
- Pharmacology
- Animal Husbandry

Salary Expectation
- Depends on kind of practice and animals treated
- Avg. Salary is Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 50,000 per month (B.V.Sc)
- Avg. Salary is Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month (M.V.Sc)
- Also depends on Vet Popularity and Work Experience

Other related Careers
- Veterinary Researcher
- Animal Farm Scientific Manager
- Biological Scientist

Best Regards,
Farzad Damania

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Top Colleges for Pharmacy

India’s Best Pharmacy Colleges

Pharmacy, a field related to health and biomedical sciences deals with preparation, dispensing and appropriate use of medication. There are several programmes offered by various universities in India in this field.

The main courses in Pharmacy are

- D. Pharm: 2 years
- B. Pharm: 4 years
- M. Pharm: 2 years
- Pharm D: 6 years
- PhD

Careers360 has come up with the ranking of India’s Best Pharmacy Colleges. According to their survey in 2011, here is the list of Top Pharmacy Colleges in India.
  1. NIPER, Mohali
  2. University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University
  3. Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
  4. Bombay College of Pharmacy, Kalina, Mumbai
  5. JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty
  6. University College of Pharmaceutical Sci, Kakatiya University, Warangal
  7. L.M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad
  8. Department of Pharmaceutical Sci, Dr. H.S. Gour University, Sagar, MP
  9. Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai (erstwile UDCT)
  10. Pharmacy Group, BITS, Pilani
  11. Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, IT-BHU
  12. Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
  13. JSS College of Pharmacy, Mysore
  14. Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, Delhi
  15. Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
  16. Poona College of Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune
  17. Dept. of Pharmacy, MS University, Baroda
  18. Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nagpur University
  19. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Andhra University
  20. School of Pharmacy, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
  21. Goa College of Pharmacy, Panaji, Goa
  22. Faculty of Pharmacy, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi
  23. KLEU's College of Pharmacy, Belgaum, Karnataka
  24. Department of Pharmacy, Madras Medical College
  25. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Jadavpur University
  26. PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore
  27. Govt. College of Pharmacy, Bangalore
Source: The above ranking is provided by Careers360.

Farzad Damania

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Top Distance Learning Institutes

India's Best Distance Learning Institutes

Distance Education or Distance Learning is a method that focuses on teaching students who are not physically present in a traditional educational setting such as a classroom. Thus Distance Learning Institutes in India provide access to education where the source of information and the students are separated by distance and time.

Careers360 has come up with the ranking of India’s Best Distance Learning Institutes. According to their survey in 2011, here is the list of Top Distance Learning Institutes in India.

  1. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  2. Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University, Nasik
  3. IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad
  4. Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok
  5. University of Mumbai, Mumbai
  6. Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
  7. Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad
  8. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune
  9. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad
  10. Annamalai University, Annamalainagar
  11. Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata
  12. Osmania University, Hyderabad
  13. Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  14. M.P. Bhoj (Open) University, Bhopal
  15. Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak
  16. University of Delhi, New Delhi
  17. Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur
  18. SNDT - Women's University, Mumbai
  19. Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  20. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam

Source: The above ranking is provided by Careers360. For the complete list of Top DL Institutes, visit

Farzad Damania

Friday, January 20, 2012

All India Pre-Medical / Pre-Dental Test 2012

AIPMT 2012
In compliance with the directive of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi, would be conducting the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Examination, 2012.

This entrance examination is being conducted exclusively for the 15% merit positions for the Medical/Dental Colleges of India as specified in the directive of the court and will be governed by the rules and regulations specified for the same by the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from time to time.

The entrance examination consists of:
  • Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Examination would consist of one paper containing 200 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only. The duration of paper would be 3 hours.
  • Final Examination: (Only for those who qualify in the Preliminary Examination). The Final Examination would consist of one paper containing 120 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only. The duration of paper would be 3 hours.
Important Dates:
Preliminary Exam: 01-04-2012 (SUNDAY)
Final Exam: 13-05-2012 (SUNDAY)

For more information of application procedure, eligibility and syllabus please refer to

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

UPSC Recruitment 01/2012 notification

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Recruitment 01/2012 notification

UPSC published Advertisement No. 01/2012 for various job positions. Selected candidates will be located at in various Government of India Ministries and Departments.
  • Assistant Library and Information Officer (General) - 02 posts in National Library, M/o Culture
  • Assistant Professor (Electrical & Electronics Engineering) - 01 post in M/o Defence
  • Assistant Technical Adviser - 06 posts in M/o Women & Child Development
  • Deputy Adviser (Fisheries) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Deputy Adviser (Textiles) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Deputy Controller of Mines - 03 posts in M/o Mines
  • Deputy Manager (Quality Control) - 01 post in Delhi Milk Scheme, M/o Agriculture
  • Junior Analyst (Technical) - 11 posts in M/o Science & Technology
  • Junior Technical Officer (Naval) (Chemical Engineering) - 01 post in M/o Defence
  • Junior Technical Officer (Naval) (Electrical Engineering) - 03 posts in M/o Defence
  • Junior Technical Officer (Naval) (Mechanical Engineering) - 01 post in M/o Defence
  • Junior Technical Officer (Naval) (Metallurgy Engineering) - 01 post in M/o Defence
  • Junior Technical Officer (Sugar Technology) - 02 posts in, M/o Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
  • Research Officer (Chemical Engineering) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Research Officer (Civil Engineering) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Research Officer (Education Planning) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Research Officer (Project Appraisal) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Research Officer (Sociology/ Social Planning/ Women's Programme) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Research Officer (Water Supply) - 01 post in Planning Commission
  • Senior Examiner of Trade Marks and Geographical Indications - 06 posts in Trade Marks Registry, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
How to Apply

Candidates should apply Online at UPSC website on or before 02/02/2012 and the print out of the system generated application should be send to the Joint Secretary (Recruitment), Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069, on or before 16/02/20112.

For details on the vacancies, eligibility, pay scale refer to the UPSC Advertisement at the following link

Important Dates
  • Submission of Online Recruitment Application (ORA) through ORA Website: 2nd Feb 2012
  • Receipt of Printout of Online Application with specified documents and certificates: 16th Feb 2012

Best Wishes,
Farzad Damania
EduGroomers Career Counselling

Friday, January 13, 2012

Air Force Common Aptitude Test (AFCAT)

Indian Air Force Common Aptitude Test (AFCAT-01/12)

Indian Air Force invites spirited and zestful men and women to join the Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officers in flying, technical and Ground Duty Branches.

Join the Indian Air Force:
(a) Flying Branch
(b) Technical Branch
(c) Ground Duty Branch

Eligible Graduate and Post Graduate, male and female Indian citizens.
Refer for further details.

Test Format:
The AFCAT Question Paper of two hours duration will have 100 questions.
All questions will be of three marks each. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking.
Each Question Paper will have questions from -
  • General Awareness History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc
  • Verbal Ability in English Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary
  • Numerical Ability Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit loss, Percentage, Ratio Proportion and Simple interest
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
Sample questions with answers are available by logging onto or at

Deadline for application submission: January 13, 2012
AFCAT-01/12 Exam date: February 26, 2012

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top Law Colleges in India

Top Law Colleges in India (Survey in 2011)*
  • National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  • National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
  • National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  • Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, New Delhi
  • Symbiosis Society's Law College, Pune
  • The WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Faculty of Law, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Amity Law School, Delhi
  • National Law Institute University, Jodhpur
  • Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur
  • Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar
  • Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Army Institute of Law (AIL), Mohali
  • Christ College of Law, Bangalore
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth's New Law College, Pune
  • National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi
  • Faculty of Law , the ICFAI University (ICFAI Law School), Dehradun
  • Faculty of Law, University of Kolkata, Kolkata
  • School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi
  • Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow, Lucknow
  • Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Chennai
  • Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad, Allahabad

* Source: The above list of colleges is courtesy India Today in association with the Nielson Company conducted the survey of India's Best Colleges of 2011.

Farzad Damania
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Careers in Law

A Lawyer is a person who represents clients (individuals or businesses) in the court of law that involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific problems and cases.

A Day in a Lawyer’s Life
  • Suggest legal remedies and course of action in matters of contention
  • Represent clients in court and tribunal proceedings
  • Conduct negotiations on behalf of clients
  • Present and summarize cases to judges and juries
  • Analyze the outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses
  • Advise clients regarding legal rights, obligations and claims liability
Skills Required
  • Honest and ethical with strong integrity
  • Good oral and written communication skills & reading habit
  • Strong logical, analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Good memory to relate and quote past cases to prove a point
  • Ability to argue and discuss matters with variety of people
  • Perseverance and ability to maintain composure in tough situations
Areas of Specialization
  • Corporate Law
  • Common / Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Labor Law
  • Patent / Trademark Law
  • Income Tax Law
  • Cyber / IT Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate / Property Law
Job Avenues
  • Courts of Law
  • Government Judicial Departments (Centre & State)
  • Legal Department of Companies
  • Solicitor and Law Firms
  • Defense Services
  • Auditing Firms
  • Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) Firms
Terminologies for Lawyer
  • Advocate
  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Executive
  • Licensed Conveyancer
  • Legal Advisor
Career Path

Entrance Exam
  • CLAT: Common Law Admission Test
  • LSAT: Law School Admission Test
  • AILET: All India Law Entrance Test
  • KLEE: Kerala Law Entrance Exam
  • AIBE: The All India Bar Examination
Few colleges have entrance exams (CLAT, LSAT, SET) for admission to their grad and post-grad courses. After Graduation, to become an advocate and practice law, you need to enroll with the local State Bar Council and pass the AIBE Examination.

Salary Expectation
  • Junior Lawyer can earn Rs. 4000 to Rs. 10000 per month
  • Private sector may provide more lucrative packages
  • Corporate Lawyers can earn Rs 15000 to Rs 50000 per month
  • Independent practice can be most rewarding
  • Reputed Lawyers can earn Rs. 1000 to Rs. 5000 per hour
Few Law Colleges in India
  • National Law School of India Univ, Bangalore
  • NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • National Law Institute University, Bhopal
  • National Law University, Jodhpur
  • Campus Law Center, Delhi University, Delhi
  • WB National Univ of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
  • Symbiosis Society’s Law college, Pune
  • ILS Law College, Pune
  • Government Law College, Mumbai
  • Amity Law School, Delhi
  • Faculty of Law, AMU, Aligarh
  • University Law College, Bangalore Univ., Bangalore
  • Faculty of Law Mumbai University, Mumbai
  • Faculty of Law BHU, Varanasi
  • Dept of Laws, Punjab University, Chandigarh

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