How many of us have secretly wished we could have just studied a little bit harder, and chosen a career in fields that can truly make a difference? Science is one of the most sought-after disciplines among those looking to change the world. Besides, with the wide array of career options it carries, is it really surprising. However, given the enormous amounts of opportunities available, there’s also a good chance that students might be puzzled between what courses to take. To make the process just a tad simpler, we’ve listed out 10 institutes—both national and international, to help you choose wisely and reach for the stars.
Master of Science (M.Sc) in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Collge- Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
Qualifying Exam- GATE (The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
Source- Institue's Website
Astrophysics is the study of the universe, its birth, existence, and how different stars and planets function, applying the law of physics. After completing a degree in astrophysics, the master is this field from IIST can land you a job in ISRO or NASA as a research trainee. IIST is the first university in Asia to be solely dedicated to the study and research of Outer outer space, thereby offering students this specialisation.
To know more, log on to https://www.iist.ac.in/academics/curriculum/semester/info/2/23/102
Bachelor in Pharma (B. Pharma)
College- University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Qualifying Exam- Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) (Mains) and JEE (Advanced)
This is a four-year undergraduate programme in which students study the methods and process of preparing drugs, salts, and chemicals, to understand and how the body responds to these medicines and drugs. After the completion of the degree, one can apply to be a Drug inspector with GOI, Community community Pharmacistpharmacist, Pharmaceutical pharmaceutical scientist, etc.
To know more, log onto https://www.upes.ac.in/course/b-pharma
PG Diploma in Information Security and System Administration (Ethical Hacking),
College- National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology, Calicut
Source- Institue's Facebook Page
Ethical hacking is a study of gaining unauthorised yet legal attempts to access a computer, internet accounts, mobile, etc., as a form of protection from malicious attackers. This PG Diploma course is provided by the DOEACC Centre, which is a unit of DOEACC Society, which is an autonomous body of the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications.
To know more, log onto http://www.doeacc.info/centre_calicut.php
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Aerospace Engineering with Avionics
Aerospace Engineering deals with the technical and mechanical aspects of designing an aircraft. One can explore career options like aircraft designer, flight engineer, in the aviation industry as an aircraft engineer, build missile systems for national defense, etc. with either private or with the national carrier. UPES is one of the few colleges that offers this comprehensive course in India.
To know more, log onto https://www.upes.ac.in/course/b-tech-aerospace-engineering-avionics
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Aviation
College- Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, Amethi
Qualifying Exam- Entrance Test by Univeristy
This three-year-long undergraduate degree deals with the field of aviation science. It teaches air navigation, air meteorology, and the most legit way to be a commercial pilot in India. IGRUA is a nationalised and subsidised institute and an ideal alternative to an otherwise expensive course. It has the newest fleet of airplanes needed for pilot-on-ground training. The admission here is based on the score of the entrance test conducted by the university itself.
To know more, log onto http://igrua.gov.in/Courses.html
Master in of Science (MSc) in Maritime Archaeology
College- University of South Hampton, UK
Qualifying Exam- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Maritime Archaeology involves studying seafaring technologies, histories of environmental change, ship wreckage, traditional ship design, and engineering, and underwater landscapes. Interestingly, the University of South Hampton offers the same course as MA, Maritime Archaeology degree but which takes more on the historical aspects and arts based approach as both programme research on the same material.
To know more, log on to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/courses/maritime-archaeology-masters-msc
College- University of Waterloo, Canada
Quantum computing is the use of quantum mechanics to develop computers and programmes. It brings into the scope of the study, the very existence of the universe. A 16- month- long degree, this is a master’s degree taking up the most advanced level of physics and tech to increase efficiency as they have the potential to process exponentially more data compared to classical computers.
To know more, log on to https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/
Bachelor in Science (BSc) (Hons) in Virtual and Augmented Reality
College- University of Portsmouth, UK
To know more, log on to https://www.port.ac.uk/study/courses/bsc-hons-virtual-and-augmented-reality
Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
College- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
Qualifying Exam- Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) & International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Students have the option of choosing between If you want to pursue BTech in disciplines like civil, mechanical, electrical, and aeronautical engineering, etc. As per, QS World University Rankings (annual publication of university rankings), MIT happens to be the best college in the world offering this programme. Raghuram Rajan, the 34th RBI Governor; Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations are few esteemed alumni of MIT.
To know more, log on to https://www.mit.edu/
Writing in Sciences
College- Stanford University, USA
Qualifying Exam- Application based selections of Scientist
This eight-week-long course teaches scientists to become more effective writers by, using practical examples and exercises, exploring topics like principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, and the format of a scientific manuscript among others. This is meant for doctors and post-graduates, who are new to research.
To know more, log on to https://online.stanford.edu/courses/som-y0010-writing-sciencs