What are the prospects of candidates in Biotechnology and IT?
Students will have good prospects
if they acquire knowledge of other disciplines too. For software engineers
acquiring skills in m management can help them become managers.
Which college to choose for admission ?
Take due care about the
reputation of institution and facilities available, as an institution’s
reputation matters much during placements. Please go through the article given
in the booklet given to you on this issue.
What about Aeronautical and Marine Engineering?
Marine engineering is only offered by Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, in the State.
Students can join aeronautical engineering, but it is a tough course. Some
private institutions are offering commercial pilot courses.
Can students from Andhra Pradesh studying in other State join Jawahar
Students studying in other state could get transferred to colleges having JKCs. At least five students each
among male and women categories from every engineering college will be
accommodated in JKC.
Are MS computers students on par with conventional engineering
There is not much of a difference between MS (Software Engineering) and integrated five year M.Tech, courses.
Students of cities are getting better placements due to their communication
skills rather than their technical skills.
Which discipline should be taken by those good in either Maths, Physics
hose good in physics can opt for
Biotechnology or Chemical Engineering. Those good in Maths and Physics can opt
for Electronics or Chemical Engineering. Those good in Chemistry can opt for
Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology or Pharmacy. Anyone can opt for Computer
What is the different between Computer Science and Information
IT is application and management
oriented, while Computer Science is system software oriented. They have a
difference of about 5 to 10 subjects.
What are the prospects of Mechanical and Civil Engineering students?
With growth in technology, their prospects are good. They will get challenging jobs if they have two or more
combination. Mechanical as well as Electrical Engineering are required to
design robots. One can continue in their discipline of interest and explore
relevant application in other discipline. Purely Mechanical Engineering gives a
What’s the different between Computers Science and computer Science and
Systems Engineering (ESSE)?
Computer Science, Information Technology and CSSE have no
much of a difference.Sri Vidya Niketan Engineering College, Tirupati alone offers CSSE
and is a good course to join.
What are chances for non-local students?
Non-local candidates can be given
a maximum of 15 per cent of seats, but it does not mean 15 per cent
reservation. Similarly, women students have 30 percent seats but it does not
mean 30 per cent reservation. Local candidate can also get the seats meant for
non-locals by merit.
There is a confusion about the eligibility of Biolog7y students in
As of now the Biology students are not allowed to study B.Tech (Biotech) as per the AICTE norms.
What are the prospects of Homeopathy and Ayurvedic courses?
Alternative medicine is gaining popularity around the world, though there is not much research in to the
fields. Even private practice is growing in these fields, but parents should
not expect good financial packages.
Can B.Pharmacy graduates go to US and what tests they have to take?
fter getting though GRE and TOFEL students should write NAPLEX test to work in the US.
However, B.Pharmacy students passing after 2003 are not eligible to writer
NAPLEX test, as passing a five-year course is mandatory, but duration of our
B.Pharmacy course is of four year. B.Pharmancy graduates are however, eligible
to study MS in the US.
Between Civil and Mechanical Engineering, which is better?
There is no dearth of jobs in either of them. There is a great demand for Civil Engineers because of many
infrastructure projects, while Mechanical Engineers, too, continue to be in
demand because of industrilisation. There is a chance of integrating
information technology in both.
What is the difference between ECE and EEE?
There is more of electronics in ECE than in EEE, in EEE, the stress is on power engineering.
How can one get a list of engineering colleges with accreditation of
The list of colleges and programmes that have been accredited is available on www.nba-aiete.in.
Between a college affiliated to JNTU and a deemed university, which is
Through deemed universities have the advantage of preparing their own syllabus, not all the doing well
academically. It is better to go in for a university – affiliated college by
looking at practical knowledge offered there, research facilities and so on.
What is the different between Aerospace Engineering and Aeronautical
They are totally different courses. Aerospace Engineering deals with aspects of space science and
technology. Aeronautical Engineering is concerned with aviation and manufacture
of aero planes. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) provides a lot of
information on this area. Browse their website http://dgca.nic.in/
Is it advisable to go for a dual programme in Birla Institute of Technological Science (BITS)?
Dual programme offered by BITS
has got good demand. Moreover, the quality of institution also matter.
In counseling for medical and dental courses an online one?
Dr. NTR-UHS conducts online counseling with the technical support of Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher
What is the difference between the role of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
and Pharmacy Council of India (PCI)?
ACITE is mainly concerned about
infrastructure in the colleges, including pharmacy colleges, whereas PCI
prescribes syllabus for pharmacy colleges.
Can one pursue medial education in China?
Even in one gets a medical degree from a Chinese university, one will have to clear a screening test conducted by
the MCI. For PG courses, such students become non-locals. Though infrastructure
of medical colleges is excellent in China,
the main problem will be language. Chinese colleges are training their teachers
in English by sending them to Western countries.
How to get a full list of medical colleges in Andhra Pradesh?
Dr.NTR University of Health Science has
published a booklet full details of all colleges and seats. Check the university
website for details.
Are bio-medical engineering and bioinformatics courses offered in
These courses are available only
for MPC students.
Is it advisable to pursue MBA after doing B.Pharmacy?
It will be an excellent
combination, as pharmacy companies look for people who have technical as well
as managerial skills.
What specializations are available after doing a Bachelor in Veterinary
There are 17 specialisations in
all Veterinay University
conducts its own entrance test for PG courses. In addition institutions like
IVRI and ICAR too conduct entrance etests.
What is the difference between B.E and B.Tech Engineering and
There is no difference, in our state JNTU gives a B.Tech degree and Osmania University gives a B.E.degree.
Are there any advantages in selecting Accredited Colleges?
National Board of Accreditation of A.I.C.T.E evaluate and accredits engineering colleges. (There are other
bodies too) preference is to be given to the ac credited institutions and
accredited branches as the accredited colleges are properly evaluated by a
special team of expert administrators and professors.
Which branch should select?
Take guidance based on available
resources, your aptitude and attitude. Career proppects for the branch.
Parental and environmental preferences. Other constrains such as place, hostel
facilities, industry proximity.
Is there a deference between B.Tech(Comp Sc and Engg) and B.tech
As per J.N.T.U syllabus there is
a little difference, say 5-7% but it differs from University to university. But
the board goals of both the disciplines are very similar.
What are the future prospects of Computer Science and I.T. graduates?
As simple answer would be good to very good. As per the reports received from the present students in MS
programmes of USA,
there are very good chances of assistantship, summer jobs and also jobs after
Post Graduation. If you look at H and L type visas issued by U.S. Government,
half of them are got by Indians!
There are a good number of jobs
in India too.
The industry is growing at a phenomenal rate, which applies to domestic as well
as export market. In India,
also there is a great demand for these graduates due to business process
outsourcing adapted by American Industry and that of other countries.
There is a misnomer that
Information Technology has lost favour with industry. In the Dotcom bust real
Engineering graduates have not suffered. Basically arts, science, law and other
graduates have suffered because they did not have the abilities for lateral
movement due to lack of broad computer science base. Computer Science &
Engineering and Information Technology graduates have strong and side base and
hence they will continue to be hot favourites in the job market in India
Are engineering students eligible for pharmacy course and can they
handle the subjects. Which are mostly related to Biology?
They are eligible, Initially,
they might fact some difficulty but can adjust over a period of time with some
Where can I do a course in Telecommunications Engineering?
Electronics and Telecommunication is offered in all the colleges. electronics and Telematics is offered by
Narayanamma Institute of Technology. It is very close to E.E.
Is the caste certificate of any other state accepted here?
If the caste of that particular
state is figured in the counseling G.O.issued by the State Government, the are
accepted. So check with the social welfare officials for further details.
Is it true that only the university affiliation matters and not the
University affiliation is necessary for any Engineering degree offered by the private engineering
colleges.But industry representatives
prefer reputed engineering colleges for campus interviews.
Is campus recruitment a necessary parameter to select a college?
Good campus placements will obviously attract any student and it is definitely one of the important factors
that students look for while choosing a college.
The top colleges, which are preferred
by students have campus placement cells, which bring industry people to the
college for campus interviews.
Which is the best operation a good branch in any college or any branch
in a good college?
It depend on what your interest is and how hard working you are. But a good college with good faculty and
better infrastructure is always preferable irrespective of the course.
However,if a student has a strong
desire to study a particular course only, he or she can opt for the course even
if it not in the best college. But they have to do some real hard work to fare
How different is the syllabus of JNTU from Osmania Univeristy?
JNTU has included advanced subjects like Embedded systems and need based and application oriented subjects
in its curriculum. Some subjects have been taken out from first year, which
students already study in Intermediate.Osmania University emphasizes on core
sciences and lab work.
Is the curriculum of our Engineering colleges and IITs similar. If not
what is difference?
The content is slightly
different. But another major difference is that IITs stress on
industry-institute interaction and it is a part of the curriculu.
If we block an option in our first counseling and we get the desired
group in the second counseling, can we change out option?
Yes, students can change their
option during second counseling conducted for reservation categories like BCs,
SCs and STs and also the NCC, Sports and CAP quota. No additional few would be
charged for changing the option.
Are degree from deemed universities like VIT, Vellore and Dhirubai
Ambani Institute valid for further studies abroad?
Deemed universities are set up by
special Acts and they are recognized on per with any degree issued by
recognized university in the country. They are automatically recognized by
What do you mean when you say that a course is accredited?
We mean that it has been assessed and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation under the All-India
Council of Technical Education. Accreditation is given for courses separately
and the college as well. If a college is accredited, it simply means it has
I have studied in Mumbai while may parents have been living in Hyderabad for over 40 years. Will I be considered as
a local or non-local during counseling?
The local and non-local issued is arrived at taking into consideration the place of study of the student. A
student would be considered non-local if the preceding four years of education is not in the local areas. You will
be a non-local in Andhra Pradesh.
Can I have details about Paramedical courses?
There are huge opportunities for courses like B.Sc Nursing. Check the previous issues of Education Plus to more
details about nursing course and the growing job opportunities for nurses in India
What is the difference between Mechanical engineering, production and
Mechanical is a primary field
whereas production and industrial engineering are secondary fields. It is
recommended that you go for a primary field.
What is the difference between Computer Science and IT?
As per JNTU syllabus, there is
little difference, say five to seven percent. However, it differs from
University to university. But the broad goals of both the disciplines are very
What are the prospects of EEE?
There are number of jobs
available for electrical engineers in the field of electric power generation,
transmission and distribution, besides manufacturing industry involved in
production of electrical and electronic parts and many types of switch gear and
What are the future prospects of Biotechnology graduates?
Biotechnology is the application
of advance made in the biological sciences, especially involving the science of
genetics. It is supposed to be the most happening branch of the new millennium.
Job prospects would only grow.
What are the prospects for Bio-medical Engineering?
It’s a very good course.
Opportunities are going up in the X-ray and Scan areas.
What are the future prospects of Chemical Engineering and Production
Chemical engineers are involved
in designing in designing and operating chemical production facilities and
manufacturing facilities and manufacturing facilities that use chemicals in
their processes, there is nothing like this branch. Job opportunities are
plenty in the companies manufacturing petroleum products and synthetic fibres.
what is mechatronics and what are its prospects?
This course with mechanical
systems with electronic controls. It is the course for future where the
students are exposed not only to conventional mechanical engineering but also
electronic and computer controls. The prospects are good in the light of
mechanization and robotics coming in big way. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of
Technology (MGIT), Gandipet, offers this course.
Can we switch to EEE or ECE or Mechanical in second year after joining
in a different branch in first year?
In JNTU system this change is not
I want to know more about
Bioinformatics is about applying
information technology to biotechnology. You can find job opportunities in
pharmaceutical laboratories, industrial and experimental studies of crops,
government departments and patent offices.
It is necessary o have taken biology in the 11th and 12th
standards to take the Biotechnology in college?
No. It is not necessary, unless
you want to do agri-biotechnology.
What are the prospects of a job four years down the road for a
as of now Agri-Bio Technology has a major share (40 percent). The other top
fields include Industrial Bio-technology (20 per cent), human bio-technology
(20 per cent) and bio-information (20 percent). Agri-bio technology has a lot
of prospects abroad, particularly in Germany
and the U.S. Germany in indeed catching up.
What are the prospects for a BE Civil graduate and an ME civil
There are prospects in structural
engineering and water resources, as a lot of development are taking place in
these fields. As for civil engineering, the prospects are good because several
roads are being laid all over the country.
What is Geo-informatics and what are the growth prospects?
It is a study combing earth
science and information technology. Placement opportunities are fairly good.