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I want to become an aeronautical engineer. Please let me know how I can join this stream? Sudhindra P. Kanavehalli, Dandeli, Karnataka Generally speaking, you can take up a course in Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering after 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Maths. However, in some institutes those with diploma in engineering and B.Sc degree are also eligible. Some universities/institutes offering this course are: Hindustan College of Engineer i n g , Chennai (University of Madras). Punjab Engineering College (Panjab University), Chandigarh 160012. Madras Institute of Technology (Anna University), Chromepet, Chennai 600044. Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Mumbai, Kanpur, Chennai and Kharagpur. Admission to most of the above institutes is through entrance examinations. I am interested in B.Tech degree from Madras Institute of Technology, Anna University, Chennai. Please let me know the selection procedure and pattern of entrance examination. Arun Karthikeyan, Salem, Tamil Nadu Madras Institute of Technology Anna University, Chennai, offers fouryear BE/B.Tech and three-year B.Tech (for B.Sc degree-holders) in various branches of engineering. Selection procedure for 4-year BE/ B.Tech: Merit in qualifying exam/ entrance test (TNPCEE). Undergraduate Students who have completed 10+2 or HSC (academic/vocational stream) (or equivalent) and those appearing for the qualifying HSC examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible Students are ranked according the marks obtained in both the qualifying stampgal/stampre.asp http://www.geocities.com/ dakshina_kan_pa/society.htm I am a B.Tech 2nd year student and am finding it difficult to decide what career option I should choose after my B.Tech MBA, post graduation in engineering or Civil Services. Please guide me in planning my career. Ankur Raj, Adampur, Punjab Tr y a n d understand what the training programmes in each of these fields is like, the personality skills that are important and assess if you are aligned to the demands of these professions. Also, try and understand the nature of work, the work environment and job prospects to make the final decision. Talk to your friends or past students of your college who have opted these fields. You could assess the inputs for the various entrance tests by procuring copies of entrance tests for MBA / M.Tech/civil services held in previous years, which regularly appear in THE COMPETITION MASTER. You could appear for mock tests/ aptitude tests which are easily available for MBA entrance exam in magazines/ websites. An MBA offers a wide range of employment opportunities but you must make a strong effort to make it through the management entrance tests. Civil services is an excellent option which offers one a chance to serve the country and hold a prestigious position in society. Pursuing M.Tech is a good idea, but you have to be an excellent student if you wish to have a bargaining position for employment as there are relatively few specialised jobs for individuals with an M. Tech degree. Remember that courses do not offer great careers. It is what you do with the courses that makes or breaks your career.

HSC examination (in relevant subjects) and TNPCEE in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or related subject (for Vocational Candidates only) Entrance Examination is based only on the syllabi and text books prescribed for the second year of the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Courses. For more information visit: www.annauniv.edu I am an avid stamp and coin collector. Please let me know name and address of any club or organisation in India that acts as a common meeting place for stamp and coin collectors. J.C. Pradhan, Bhubaneswar, Orissa 1. Philatelic Society of India, GPO Box No 145, Fort Mumbai - 400 001 . 2. Philatelic Club of India, 2001, Uggarsain Street, Bazaar Sita Ram, New Delhi - 110 006. 3. Philatelic Congress of India, 799, Gole Bazaar, Wright Town, Jabalpur 482 002. http://pci-india.org 4. Numismatic Society of India, Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005. You could explore following links to get addresses of other clubs/ organizations: http://www.stampsofindia.com/ Content/Links/z00.htm http://in.indbazaar.lycosasia.com/
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