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 about 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.
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Robotics and Automation
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur
Qualifying Exam- Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE) (Mains) and JEE (Advanced)
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This deals with the mechanics and computer technology behind robots and reduces human efforts on a large scale. The curriculum carries out research in various areas of robotics ranging from kinematics, dynamics and design, motion planning, intelligent control, AI, computer vision, etc. IIT Kanpur has a separate club for the same and has a fest (Robocon) dedicated especially to robotics, an annual robot contest started in 2002, just for university, college, and polytechnic students in the Asia-Pacific region, mainly sponsored by Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU)
To know more, log onto https://www.iitk.ac.in/me/research/specialization-areas/robotics-and-automation
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
Indian Maritime University, Chennai
Qualifying Exam- Common Entrance Test (CET)
This four-year-long undergraduate engineering programme is aimed at preparing students in the concepts of design and construction of marine crafts and structures and other nautical equipment. IMU situated in Chennai is an ideal college for this engineering degree because of its location which gives better physical exposure relating to the field.
To know more, log onto https://www.imu.edu.in/index.php?prod_id=93
Bachelor in Science (B.Sc) in Animation and Gaming
Bhartiya Vidhyapeeth, Pune
This three-year course teaches the production of both, animation as well as game development to help create games and special effects. The course focuses on creative, innovative filmmaking and professional practice, game design and theme, and in-depth graphics knowledge imparted.
To know more, log onto https://www.bvuadit.com/bvuditm/bsc-animation-gaming.php
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
AIIMS, Delhi, Delhi
Qualifying Exam- NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate)
This five+ undergraduate course in medicine and surgery is divided into four+ years of core study and a one-year of internship in any field of medicine. In order to get into AIIMS, aspirants need to complete their standards 10 and 12 examination with 50 per cent marks in the science stream, with Biology as a mandatory subject. According to The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), AIIMS, Delhi is ranked as the number one college to pursue medical sciences.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
This five-year undergraduate programme is the only approved professional dental course in India. It involves the diagnosis and treatment of injuries or issues in the jaws and teeth through surgery. MAIDS is ranked the number one dental college by The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).
To know more, log onto https://www.maids.ac.in/
Bachelor’s degree in Game Design
College- Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Qualifying Exam- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
This unique course is perfect for anyone who is into gaming and is keen to learn about the thought and technology behind the ones that have made a mark. It comprises game systems and mechanics design, interactive narrative and character development, game programming, and interface design and user testing. CMU also offers a degree in game programming.
To know more, log on to https://ideate.cmu.edu/undergraduate-programs/game-design/
Bachelor’s degree in Ecotechnology
College- Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Qualifying Exam- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
This degree gives an insight into the reasons behind environmental problems and how can mankind make a difference. MSU has two different campuses, one in Östersund (specifically dedicated to ecotechnology programme) and the other in Sundsvall.
To know more, log on to https://www.miun.se/en/
Master’s degree in Blockchain
College- Sogang University, South Korea
Qualifying Exam - Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) for this course and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
A cryptocurrency is a digital currency designed to work as a medium of exchange. Blockchain is a cryptocurrency wallet and this degree enables students to study both concepts in detail. The curriculum covers blockchain applications; cryptography; network security; smart contracts; consensus algorithms; and digital currency. Career options like risk analyst, tech architect, crypto community manager among others. can be explored after the completion of this degree.
To know more, log on to https://wwwe.sogang.ac.kr/wwwe/index_new.html
Master of Science (MSc) in Cloud Computing
College- Warsaw School Of Computer Science, Poland
As an increasing number of applications become cloud-based (think, Google docs and spreadsheets), there is a greater demand for this degree. Warsaw’s two year course touches upon subjects of data mining, and cloud computing.
To know more, log on to https://wscs.eu/
Array Of Things (AoT)
College- Argonne National Laboratory, USA
This is the most unique course on the list with only ANL offering it in collaboration with the government. The university, with the local government’s cooperation, collects data from different areas of the city by installing sensors and uploads it on the cloud accessible to students, who then study it. For instance, counting the number of vehicles at an intersection and looking at traffic congestion; then, coming up with policies to solve the issues. ANL is currently based in Chicago which happens to be the first city with maximum numbers or AoT nodes/sensors.
To know more, log on to https://www.anl.gov/mcs/array-of-things