Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Age Skills


New Age Skills

The 21st Century requires global perspectives with ability to work seamlessly with people from diverse backgrounds. International education is an effective way to acquire skills that are essential if one wants to be a part of global teams. Universities in every corner of the globe welcome Indian students as they add a different perspective to a class.
In a new trend, students are opting for unconventional programs like fashion styling, film-making, script writing, acting, music production, adventure sports, production design, environmental sciences, sustainable energy, culinary arts and games development, among others.
Courses in water management, brand management programs are new trends. Universities in Germany are making waves with their research initiatives in modern transport engineering, bio-sciences and energy solutions.
The popular courses at the UG-level include computer science, engineering, business management and liberal arts. You can consider applying for a course in medicine, dentistry or even marketing in the UK. For automobile engineering, Germany offers several options. And for design and luxury brand management, take a look at colleges in Italy and France.
Career in Forensic Science and Criminology
Forensic science is the application of science to the investigation of a crime. When a crime is committed, there are different types of evidence found at the crime scene. It could include traces of an object, paint, soil, blood, saliva, body fluids, digital evidence, plant material, bones, documents, fingerprints. Forensic science uses physical science such as chemistry, biology, and physics to analyses the evidence found at the crime scene and uses that analysis to help the law enforcement to catch the criminal and most importantly, present that evidence in court.
While criminology is the study of crime, a criminologist uses different social sciences such as sociology, psychology, to understand crime and criminal behavior. Criminology typically includes studying different types of crime, causes behind the crime, occurrence or incidence of crime in various parts, the consequences of the crime as well as society's perception, different rules and punishment and preventive strategies for crime.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
To become a forensic scientist, one needs to first complete a Bachelors' in Forensic or Physical or Biological Science and further pursue MSc (Forensic Science). To become a forensic pathologist, one has to complete an MD in Forensic Medicine after successfully completing his/ her MBBS.
There are graduate as well as postgraduate courses in criminology. One can pursue it either after 10+2 or after having a graduate degree in arts or science. Criminology is also offered as a specialization at the masters' level in social work.
JOB PROSPECTS
A forensic scientist can work as a crime scene investigator, forensic pathologist; trace evidence analyst, and expert analysts in forensic specializations. A criminologist can work as an analyst, teacher, reviewer and reformer of law, revising ways of criminal rehabilitation and as researchers working to improve the criminal justice system.
Crimes have been committed from time immemorial and continue to happen in today's world. With the increasing need for effective measures to stop and prevent crime, forensic science and criminology have become a necessity. This field is constantly evolving with the development of new technology and new ways of investigations.
Science of makeup
We live in a world that values the way one looks and presents himself or herself, and the cosmetics industry plays a vital role in helping one achieve that look. The way one looks can be a calling card for personal and professional growth. Today, the makeup industry is a global multibillion dollar industry and growing. A makeup artist is intimately involved in the most important and exciting events of people's lives, from weddings to the Academy Awards.
A career in the cosmetics industry is not all fluff and glamour. Working in this field takes dedication, a knack for accepting change and a desire to help others look their best. The job opportunities vary from being behind the scenes, creating a product to showing beauty techniques to the public or acting as the face of a company. Professional makeup has evolved as much as a science as it is a customary art form. The understanding of arch light conditions , the advancement in camera and transmission technologies, the complex ingredients and the chemical engineering itself that goes into formulating the right makeup products is as much of a pre-requisite as an inherent creative skill to achieve the best of makeup design work. It is much more than what meets the eye in the glamorous world of fashion and makeup, which are intricately linked.
A robust 15% annual growth despite the global economic slowdown of recent the years; no wonder it is often referred to as a recession-proof industry.
GROWTH AREAS
There is a demand of professionals in various areas including film, television, theatre, media , fashion, video, photography and bridal design work in broad categories like professional makeup, camouflage makeup, fun faze makeup, face and body painting, special effects makeup and prosthetics apart from recent innovations like high definition and air brush make up. Professional makeup artists are more in demand than ever before. Globalization, influx of MNCs, etc, are all expanding the professional makeup market segment. The customer awareness is contributing to create a high demand for skilled and trained makeup professionals. Supporting the claim we find make up schools and academies mushrooming in urban and semi-urban India, attempting to close this demand-supply gap.
Environmental Science
"The sustainable management of biodiversity is one of the most important challenges facing humanity; one that requires active participation of dedicated professionals who are committed to the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. Our generation has the unenviable task of making hard, possibly irrevocable, decisions on natural resource, allocation and management issues at local, regional and international levels. In this context, the aim of this appreciation programme is to provide a critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of biodiversity science and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which management and policy decisions are made.  
The broad areas that will be covered include biodiversity and its importance, agro-biodiversity , threats to biodiversity , sustainable use of biodiversity and at the end of the course, students will have to undertake a project. "The purpose is to provide an opportunity to students to apply the knowledge they have acquired in the course of studying scientific principles and technological methods underpinning the concept and pathways of sustainable management of biodiversity.
Electronics and communication
The ECE branch provides the ground and flexibility for those students who wish to opt for other streams. The curriculum for the first year of the course is the same for all the branches. The diversity of the curriculum becomes clear after the first year. The course comprises sufficient papers on all major fields of engineering - electrical engineering, computer science and control engineering. The final two years, however, are devoted almost entirely to advanced topics in electronics and communication engineering such as digital signal processing, microwave engineering and bipolar and MOS Analog IC design.
As far as career prospects are concerned, many students from the ECE branch often decide to pursue postgraduate studies to continue research in diverse areas. A number of students also continue with post-graduation at the Master's and PhD levels in well-known US universities.