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Animation & Gaming

The Animation and Gaming sector is relatively new in India, but has huge potential especially in the outsourcing sector.

Animation involves the use of software and includes subjects such as character pose drawing, visualization and so on.

Gaming includes courses such as flash, technology, special effects. Some qualifications in Gaming may require a qualification in Engineering.

Eligibility: Depends on the course. Most take 10+2 passed students

Entrance exam: Institute specific

Skills required: English speaking skills, software skills, drawing, teamwork, meeting deadlines

Possible careers: Animator, Gamer, Designer, Cartoonist

Approximate salaries for freshers: Rs 1.2 - 1.5 lakh p.a

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Computers

Courses involving computers include BCA, MCA, Information Technology, Computer Science, CADD and professional IT qualifications.

Courses involving computing could involve design, analysis, testing and/or repairing hardware and software. Students are taught how to identify and resolve problems. Some courses may involve teamwork and projects.

Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for diploma/B Tech/BE. Postgraduate requires relevant bachelor’s degree course.

Entrance exam: Yes - for engineering qualifications involving computers. Prior work experience may be required for professional qualifications.

Skills required: Numerical skills, analytical skills, problem solving, delegation, teamwork

Possible careers: Engineer, Computer Technician, Computer Office Support, BPO, KPO

Approximate salaries for freshers: Rs 60,000 - 5.0 lakh per year (depends on qualification and institute. IITs pay higher than private engineering colleges)

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Hospitality

Hospitality includes hotels, travel and the tourism sector. Students can choose to pursue a general degree in Hotel Management or study a more specialized course.

All courses in Hospitality deal with understanding the customer. Courses are usually includes practical training as well as theoretical aspects such as budgeting, marketing and hiring staff. Some courses include an internship.

Eligibility: 10+2 for diploma/undergraduate

Entrance exam: Yes

Skills required: Teamwork, communication, working under pressure, problem solving, negotiation, delegation

Possible careers: Hotel administration, housekeeping, front desk, BPO, retail, management, F&B sector, entrepreneur, travel & tourism

Approximate salaries for freshers: Rs 10,000 - Rs 15,000, Rs 20,000 if you are a management graduate) and Up to Rs 50,000 (for five-star hotels)

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Medicine & Health Sciences

Medicine & Health Sciences include Medicine, Denistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Clinical Research as well as the area of Alternative Medicine.

Areas such as Medical Lab Technician courses and Physiotherapy are also included in this area.

Getting into top institutes is tough as competition is intense.

Eligibility:

UG: 10+2 passed students with Science

PG: Relevant bachelor's degree

Entrance exam: NEET. Almost all areas require an entrance exam: either at a national/state/institute level

Skills required: Communication, Numerical, working under pressure

Possible careers: Doctor, Dentist, Nurse, Clinical Research Assistant etc

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Retail

Retail is a booming sector. Courses in Retail are specialised and sometimes may be a part of an MBA. Certain department stores run certificate courses in the area.

A qualification in Retail enables students to ensure that a store is operating efficiently and making a profit. A Retail Manager is also responsible for making sure their team also performs.

Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline

Entrance exam: Most institutes do not have an entrance exam

Skills required: Communication skills, problem solving, negotiation, delegation, teamwork

Possible careers: Store manager, customer service executive

Approximate salaries for freshers: Rs 84,000-2.0 lakh per year (depends on institute)

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