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How Discrimination affects you?

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Have you ever faced discrimination? Have you ever felt that you are being treated inferior in comparison to your co-worker? Or Have you ever felt that your sibling gets treated favorably and you are discriminated?

How Discrimination affects you?

 

I am sure many of you can relate to the above stated.

Discrimination has sociological and psychological implications. Many of us aren’t aware of it or probably take it as a bad day or feel upset for some time. However, discrimination has implications which one should definitely have a look at.

James Elliot conducted an experiment in 1970 with her third-grade class students. This experiment was called    The Class divided.

James Elliot was a feminist, an Anti-racist, a school teacher and an activist. She conducted this experiment the day after Martin Luther King got assassinated.

 

The Class Divided

On the day Martin Luther got assassinated, the children were having a hard time imagining why someone would kill him. The next day she divided the class into brown-eyed and blue-eyed children. She deliberately didn’t divide them on basis of race to identify the genetic basis of discrimination.

Initially, the blue-eyed children defended the brown-eyed but gradually hierarchy got established. Since teacher asserted general superiority of blue-eyed over brown-eyed children. She even gave 5 minutes extra to blue-eyed children in recess. She remarked on the intelligence of brown-eyed as inferior to blue-eyed children. She even gave blue-eyed children blue scarfs to wear around the collar.

The results were startling. The blue-eyed gradually started to discriminate with the brown-eyed as inferior ones. They mocked them and even told the teacher to use a ruler to set them straight.

 

Discrimination had affected even the most innocent of all (the children).

James Elliot later regressed in saying that brown-eyed were superior to blue-eyed. This allowed blue-eyed to experience discrimination what brown eyed were facing.

Her students in this way experienced demoralization and humiliation through discrimination. Both groups realized that how the color of eye or skin is not a determinant of your personality(of who you are as a person).

That person shouldn’t be judged on basis of how they look. That if you chose to judge then it’s not what’s outside that matters but what’s on inside.

Hence, discrimination subtly affects even the good ones or innocent people. We should be self-aware and mindful enough to not imbibe values which encourages discriminatory behavior. 

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Your Memory decoded: Magic Number Seven

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George Miller in 1956 had published a paper, The magic no seven, plus/minus two, propounding on the limit of short-term memory.

Ever wondered why pin/area codes or phone numbers are not more than 6 to 10 numbers long. In fact, in earlier days telephone numbers were around 7 numbers long. For example, pin code for Delhi is 110001 (six numbers long).

Miller proposed that our short-term memory can remember 5-9 items at one time if items were of same nature. Which ranges to the number 7, The Magical Number Seven.

What was the experiment?

Miller had tested set of individuals by assigning different tones varying only in pitch to produce a stimulus linked to a learned response from the study subjects. This research showed that performance was perfect up to 7th stimulus but after that, it declined upon increasing the stimulus which simply meant that after 7th tone the subjects had trouble recognizing.

This suggested that humans can essentially store about 2-3 bits of information in short-term memory. [1 bytes = 8 bits]

What is short-term memory?

For a simplistic understanding, there are essentially two types of memory centers, short term, and long term. The short-term memory block is like a cache memory of the computable device, a runtime memory.

It is easily forgettable. Only a few items go to the long-term memory block. However, both these processes are independent of each other. That is a person whose short-term memory is damaged can still have long-term memories.

Then, how is it possible that some people can memorize vast data only by glancing at it?

This happens by creating a large volume of data into smaller chunks. And in some ways, people have used memory palace to memorize sequences of numbers or words.

Example, 9634037894 this is a random set of 10-digit number. To memorize it faster there can be two ways:

1.    Memorize by forming smaller chunks 9634-037-894. Now you can easily remember it.

Or,

2.    Play with the information, use position, placement, association and chunking into small sets. Just by looking at the number you can notice that 4 is placed at 4th and last position so no need to memorize, now notice 9 -6 -3 comes before the fourth letter which is four and multiples of 3 in reverse order, left is 037 which is after 4th number and 89 just before the last letter.

Now you can remember it with less mental effort. Even a random 10-digit number.

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Use Mind Maps to Learn Faster

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Mind mapping is a wonderful technique to learn, process, remember and visualize any information.

You can learn any information faster than the traditional method of rote learning. It takes less effort and helps you retain efficiently.

Tony Buzan introduced this concept as an alternative to getting a conventional way of scanning information (i.e. from left to right we read the text).

However, this technique was used by Greeks, Leonardo Da Vinci and others in similar forms. Buzan is credited with popularizing the technique.

 

How mind maps work?

Our mind works as a network of neurons connected to each other transmitting information. You can think of the mind as the Internet.

Our ability to reflect and understand greatly depends on our imagination and ability to create close associations between things we learn.

Mindmaps works on both these aspects reworking brain to better visualize and create close associations with things you learn.

 

How to make mind maps?

 

Step 1

Identify the central topic or most important issue. It becomes your central topic, main idea. For students who are preparing for exams, the chapter which your reading is usually the central topic.

Here as an example, I have used Disasters as a central topic:

 

Step 2

In this step, you are addressing why, how and perhaps definitions of the central topic and most relevant information related to it.

In the image below, I have defined what disaster is.

 

Step 3

In the third step, you are addressing the modalities/types/variables of the central topic.

Here in the image, there are primarily two types of disasters Natural and Man-made.

 

Step 4

In the 4th step, you include suggestions, possibilities or structure of a central topic. You can use other important details to connect to the central topic.

In this step, I have explained mitigation and management.

 

Step 5

In the final steps see if you require any examples or events that are associated with your central topic. Also see if any of the details are correlated, if yes, then connect them together.

Here, I have mentioned examples of both natural and man-made disasters. Also, I have connected drought to both Man-made and natural disasters category.

 

This is a generic framework, a step by step process, to guide you on How to make Mind maps if you are confused where to start and what to write where.

You can customize it, as per your need. It’s not fixed or successive, you can start from any step.

Mind maps will help efficiently manage your information and present to you in a way which results in the least effort and interactive way to remember information.

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Top 5 Distance Universities With Placement Assistance in India

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In India, many universities, be it central, state or deemed offer distance learning programs. These universities/colleges provide degrees/certifications courses relating to many fields.

However, it is less likely that completing degrees and certifications from many such colleges, may lead to any constructive gains in terms of job enhancement, salary increase or for that matter finding a job for yourself at entry level.

Here we try to cover some distance universities and programs which has best industry acceptance and offers placement assistance:

 

Top Distance Universities With Placement Assistance

 

1 – IGNOU, Indira Gandhi National Open University

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Est in 1985, by an act of parliament. IGNOU is central university. There are many courses which university offers ranging from liberal arts to science to management programs.

Its offers programs for all levels starting from undergraduate to PhD.

It also offers placement drives to its learners from time to time via messages.

Packages offered are modest around 3 lakh per annum.

 

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2 – Sikkim Manipal University

Sikkim Manipal University

A University of Manipal group separately dedicated to distance learning program. This university is recognised by UGC. It offers range of courses related to commerce and Management.

Offers both graduation and post-graduation courses.

Has a dedicated placement cell for students. Companies which have hired from Manipal distance learning are Amazon, Flipkart, IBM, Lenskart, Kotak Mahindra, Vodafone, Wipro, Genpact and many more.

 

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3 – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)

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NMIMS is institute. NGA-SCE (Global access school for continuing education). It is recognised by UGC (University grants commission).

Mainly offers programs in Business management.

It has the best corporate acceptance, where companies like American express, Jet airways, Vodafone, IBM and others are likely to hire you.

 

4 – Distance learning from Amity University

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Amity University offers Distance learning programs, which have good corporate acceptance as well as its own tie ups with companies such as Airtel, LG, Wipro, Indian Oil, American express, Samsung etc.

Your chances of getting placement from here is better that other open/distance learning Universities.

It has wide ranging courses from Bachelors/Diplomas to Masters/PG diplomas to short term certificate courses.

Amity university is recognized by UGC.

 

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5 – Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning

Symbiosis Center for distance learning

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), is a distance learning school which provides management and other demand driven courses in its ODL (open distance learning) program.

It is UGC recognized. The school offers placement assistance where a student is offered to participate in interviews.

Better for those who cannot leave their jobs but strive to increase their credentials to get placed higher.

As doing a course from SCDL, has good industry acceptance and is considered valuable.

 

There are many other universities offering attractive distance learning or correspondence but it less likely you would get any placement assistance.

Best of luck!

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The Roseto story

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One of the most interesting finds that elucidate the role of community on human health and longevity.

Malcolm Gladwell in his book outliers, mentions about this study. Malcolm Gladwell, Canadian born writer, worked for The New Yorker, has written many bestselling books.

The Roseto story

Roseto was a town near Rome in Italy where most of its earnings were derived from mining and quarrying activities. Since it was not profitable and arduous, its inhabitants were looking for a better place to settle down.

Around 1882 gradually people from Roseto started migrating to the US, especially to Pennsylvania. Situated near Pennsylvania close to Bangor town. Gradually after many came, they named the settlement as Roseto as most came from there only. Soon the place got developed and became a town.

 

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What was so special about the Roseto town near Bangor, Pennsylvania?

Stewart Wolf, a physician who taught in the University of Oklahoma, is essentially one who brought Roseto to notice. When talking to a local doctor he got to know that there was not even single case of a heart attack in Roseto. This came at a time in the 1950s when the heart attack was an epidemic in the US.

Interested in studying about the phenomenon, Wolf set up a team to understand what was going on. On studying the medical history of Roseto people they found out no cases of heart attack and overall all death rate to be 35 percent lower than death rate than the national average.

Moreover, it was observed that the community of Roseto had very little crime rate, no alcoholism and drug addictions. Looking for answers Wolf looked at their diet, genealogy, and habits.

The best found that some were obese, some smoked, other natives who settled in other parts of US were showing no anomaly. Only the people living near Bangor town in Roseto were living longer than everyone else.

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Then, what was the reason behind such a phenomenon?

With help of Bruhn, Wolf observed that Roseto was essentially a community. Since almost all of its members were migrants from Roseto town of Italy, the cultural ethos remained the same. The community was largely egalitarian.

People preferred living a joint family, three generations living under one roof. Community discourages wealthy from flaunting and helped those who were facing setbacks.

Not hard to imagined people from the town were convivial towards one another and maintained good relations with other. These were the reasons why they lived longer.

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Inferences you can draw

Community building promotes longevity and general happiness if based on sound ethos and beliefs which takes care of both who are at advantage and those with a disadvantage. We must talk, share and communicate with those around us. Build on healthier relationships to promote our own good and that of others.

 

In the age of privacy, we can use this to understand and rework our beliefs and ethics to better build a community based on sound principles as the way one sees it makes us live longer.

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5 Ways to Get Bank Jobs without Giving Bank Exams

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Banks jobs are lucrative, especially when you want a good salary and job security. Problem with getting bank jobs is usually you must give an exam based on general aptitude. Seeing the current level of competition, it is daunting to sit and prepare for exams.

Moreover, exams today have become highly competitive. If you are preparing for other jobs or are working, it becomes difficult to prepare for it. Most banking exams are conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) for Public sector. Some others by banks individually by SBI or other banks like Bank of Baroda, ICICI etc.

5 ways to get Bank Jobs without giving bank exams

 

1. Grade B in research

RBI (Reserve bank of India) offers research positions at Grade B level which is one of the top high paying jobs you.  RBI is the top regulating body in the banking sector.

Eligibility, those who have completed Ph.D. in Economics/ Finance or equivalent,

Only Interview,

Age limit is 34 years,

Gross Salary 85,000 INR monthly.

 

2. Office Assistant

An office assistant is a very common job when it comes to banking. There are many openings for this post all year long. An office assistant assists the Director and faculty in day to day functioning of the bank.

Graduation is required, usually, those who have done B.Com/Ba with knowledge of computers. Probably best way to get a bank job without giving bank exams.

Only Interview,

Age limit is 35 years,

Salary is variable depending upon which bank to apply for can be anywhere between 20,000 INR up to 38,000INR.

 

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3. MBA from Symbiosis Institute from Banking and Finance (SSBF)

Doing MBA from here guarantees you a job in the banking sector. The only problem is you have to crack SNAP test to get into it.

You need a score of 70 to get a call from SSBF. Which regarding other Symbiosis colleges is relatively easier. Comparing to IBPS, it’s easier.

You get hired by Axis Bank, HDFC, JP Morgan, ICICI, PNB etc.

Salary is 50,000 INR to 60,000 INR,

Career Mobility, switch from banks and companies.

 

4. HR specialist,

Another way of getting into the banking sector is do MBA HR. You will be hired by the banking industry as an HR specialist.

SBI recruits HR specialist based on work experience and profile. Also, you can start as an HR intern in banks. Many have walk in interviews for HR Interns and HR Assistants are conducted regularly.

Only interview,

You get shortlisted based on your Resume,

Salary is 50,000 INR.

 

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5. Bank Sales executive,

Usually, you are required a graduate degree in any discipline with a preference towards B.Com. Also, you are required to have knowledge of computers.

Only interview,

Salary is 18,000 INR to 25,000 INR. (variable)

There are many openings in banks which are specialized. Which come from time to time as per vacancies in the bank. If you are struggling to clear bank exams you can try doing MBA.

Even post graduating from an average college in MBA provides a good enough salary to match bank junior manager (minus the perks).

So these were the top ways to get a bank job without job exams. Did we miss anything? Do let us know in the comment section below.

Good luck!!!

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Your Personality in the New Outlook

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(Based on new research by Luis Amaral and Martin Gerlach in journal Nature Human Behavior)

“That which permits a prediction of what a person will do in given situation”

– Raymond B Cattell

 

Personality is derived from the Latin word persona which referred to actors who played different roles and characters.

It is essentially a pattern of:

Behaviors
Feelings
Thoughts

 

 

Why is it important to know Thyself?

It allows one to know about oneself, to better gauge one’s understanding of their abilities, qualities, and characteristics. This will further help in bettering one’s goal to achieve what one desires and even for that matter get better in the day to day activities.

According to new research produced by Scientist from Northwest University personalities can be categorized into 4 broad categories. New research succeeds Briggs and Myers 16 personality types. This has allowed simplistic change to a very complex Briggs – Myers types.

 

A look at 4 different types of personalities mentioned in research:

 

Average:

The majority kind is with this personality type. These people are generally social, extroverted and moderately agreeable. They are easy going and tend to worry a lot. These people are usually less neurotic but are categorized as less emotionally stable.

 

These people are usually good at taking directions and directives. These individuals are suited in routine works such as from software industry developers, programmers, analyst, data entry operators; from manufacturing industry workman, engineers as supervisors, head in charge of work/unit in a factory; from the financial institution are clerks, salesman, subordinate staff.

 

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Reserved:

These are individuals who are introverted, usually agreeable but are less open than other types.  They can be best described by persons who less interested in the limelight. They are also emotionally stable than Average and Self Centered type.

These are employed in workplaces where work is computational, analytical, good level of cognition requirement, such as operational and field jobs.

 

Role models:

These are individuals high on agreeableness and extraversion. They display emotional intelligence. Are individuals who are reasonable, moderately open-minded.

They are best categorized as leaders example head in charge, ministers, chief executive officers, and other heads.

 

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Self Centered:

In simple terms are opposite to Role Models. Self Centered are generally extroverted, moderately neurotic, low in terms of agreeableness and openness.

These are individuals who display moodiness and inconsistent behavior. They are usually seen as artist, designers, owners, creative individuals.

 

With such a level of awareness, one can better gauge his/her abilities if not then even some level awareness can guide a person to better take decisions with respect life goals, job/profession, personal matters, and other likely choices when one is standing at crossroads.

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11 Best Career Choices in Photography

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I am sure almost all of us have engaged in photography of some kind be it taking selfies or capturing a mesmerizing scenic view or just capturing the moment.

It is increasingly becoming popular among youth and those who love it for what it is, be it expressing yourself or capturing the beauty in all forms at the right moment.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make a career out of it? In this article discusses on how your hobby/interest can help you earn, make a living out of it.

10 Best Career Choices in Photography

 

Freelance photography

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These are the self-employed individuals who work for many clients. These clients may be big companies, Ad agencies, Travel companies etc. Usually, one is assigned a project work that has to completed per the client’s demand.

A bit of reaching out must be done, to build a good network. It basically depends on the quality and efficiency of the process. Sometimes you are hired to click photographs sometimes you have to sell your photographs.

 

Food Photographer

food photographer

If you are interested in food and photography. Then this is the career for you. A Food Photographer takes pictures of food for Magazines, Promotional work, cookbooks, and advertisement.

If your good, then a big food corporation may hire you to promote its products with a handsome salary.

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Architecture and Design Photography

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This type of career option merges interest for Architecture and photography into one. As an Architecture/Design Photographer your photos are used for commercial purposes like promotion, cataloging, postage, publishing online or in brochures.

Here, usually, you are self-employed or are called on project work basis.

 

Scientific photography

scientific photography

With a good earning and growing demand. Scientific photography can be a good choice. Here one is required to have some knowledge of chemistry, physics, engineering, aerodynamics, medicine, biology, Biotechnology etc depending upon field your working in.

Spectral imaging, Infrared imaging, Thermal imaging, and Optics and illuminations are included in Scientific photography.

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Industrial Photography

industrial photography

Your direct link with industry as you will be promoting work, process and innovation by clicking photographs. Shooting for industries require certain conditions which is Industry specific.

Your work as Industrial photographer covers range of areas from the act of building, creating or making something pertaining to the industry.

 

Photo Journalists

Photo Journalists

As a photojournalist, you are covering news and culture. You can be sent to a sporting event, a conference, an award show, or any event of Regional, National or International significance.

For it to happen you have to get hired by news agency or magazine Co. A good portfolio will secure your seat as a photojournalist.

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Wildlife Photography

Wildlife Photography

Farhan was interested in wildlife photography in 3 idiots, you guys must have made the connection. It is a career choice that demands traveling. Mostly your studio would be a tropical jungle or a Rainforest.

Here, you are hired by Companies and NGOs or International societies working on environment, wildlife and species. You can also work as freelance selling your photographs. Who knows your photo might end up in NatGeo Magazine.

 

Fashion Photography

Fashion Photography

One of the most sought-after careers related to the fashion industry. A cut-throat competition exists in fashion Photography. Here a fashion photographer is responsible for highlighting style, apparel, accessories, and models.

Many photographers in this field are recognized as brand names example Steven Meisel, Daboo Ratnani and many more.

You are paid well here.

 

Event Photography / Wedding Photography

Wedding Photography

Event photography is a broad domain where you cover events such as conventions, conferences, weddings, corporate events, formal parties, etc.

As an Event Photographer, you are paid hourly for an event. If your work is appreciated, you get more assignments and get paid hefty.

This is also a high paying job provided you are in demand.

 

Forensic Photography

Forensic Photography

This is also a mainstream profession and you can also work both as contractual or in a government entity. Taking photographs of a crime scene to preserve the smallest details is a highly demanding skill.

Photographs were taken by the experts later to be used as potential evidence.

 

Photo editor

photo editor

Your work happens to be a post processing domain. To put simply you are more concerned with to editing a picture to look more attractive after it has been clicked.

You are hired by various kinds magazine companies and fashion industries. You have a good understanding of the tools and software required to edit a photograph.

You can earn well depending upon which field you are placed in.

 

 

A career in photography is an eccentric choice but can be well fetching given that you are ready to put effort and show creativity as and when required.

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8 Best Career choices for Humanities students

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Humanities or popularly called Arts is a subject which deals with History, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Geography, and Psychology. Often it is observed that our choices are guided by the advice of our parents and peers. Acknowledging that they have our best interest we often rely on their advice, but do we know that 5-6 years down the line, all is going to be well?

There is a stigma attached to Humanities as courses not fetching decent jobs. We would like to tell you that this is a myth. There are many well fetching jobs which you can ascribe.

Here are some best career choices for humanities students that surely help you make good career choices be it for undergraduate or graduate or postgraduate Arts student.

 

1.    Assistant Professor:

 

This is a reputable and good earning career which should be pursued. To become an Assistant Professor the fastest route you can take is to do Masters in your field or any other which is of two years minimum. Then you can go for NTA (National Testing Agency) conducted NET (National Eligibility Test) which happens twice a year. After clearing NET, you get certified to become an entry level Professor in colleges for which you must individually apply. But from 2019, Ph.D. will be a mandatory requirement for the post of Assistant Professor.

·      If you want a reputation and less hectic career with a handsome salary, then this is your choice. Most importantly you get to teach, contribute to society and nurture aspirations.

·      This career choice works best for Introverts and Extroverts.

·      Can get anywhere between 40,000 – 75,000 INR/monthly.

 

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2.    Research:

 

If you have an analytical bent of mind and you feel that you can contribute to subject you have studied/studying then you can work to build a new theory/find patterns/draw inferences/write a book (earn royalty) and study subject at deeper level. You can pursue this career by doing Masters in any subject and then you can either apply individually to colleges for M.Phil. (Master of Philosophy) or Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy).

  •  M.Phil. is basically an advance research degree that best works as an initiation to Doctoral Program. However, if you are running out of time or want to directly jump to Doctoral program then you can give NET (National Eligibility Test) as some colleges accept it as good enough marker to admit into M.Phil./Doctoral programs all other factors being conducive. If you have cleared NET JRF then in many colleges, you don’t even have to give entrance exam. But esteemed universities like DU, JNU and HCU will conduct tests and interviews for selection purposes, even if  you have cleared your JRF exam.
  • If you are an Introvert or who likes to do work on your own with less involvement of others, then this is certainly the career for you.
  • Initially will get 30,000 – 40,000 INR/monthly graduating to 70,000 INR/monthly if you opt for lectureship.
  • If you clear NET JRF then UGC gives you 25,000 INR/monthly stipend if enrolled in an M.Phil or Ph.D. course

 

3.    Mass Communication/Journalism:

Can be best described as Managing, Producing and Disseminating information. It is best transmitted through Newspapers, Magazines, Books, Internet, Television and Radio. This type of career promotes people to people contact. You can do Graduation/Post Graduation in Mass communication and Journalism. Following are best colleges from where you can pursue:

  1. MICA (Mudra Institute of Mass Communications), Ahmedabad
  2. IP University, Delhi
  3. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune
  4. Manipal University, Karnataka (Udupi District)
  5. St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  6. IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication) promoted by Government of India, registered as an autonomous society under the Ministry of Broadcasting.
  • If you are an extroverted individual with good command over language, good social skills or you enjoy socializing, then this is certainly a good career choice.
  • At entry level expect to get anywhere between 25000 – 35000 INR/monthly, graduating to 1,50,000 INR/monthly depending on your educational qualifications.

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4.    Public Relations:

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Public relations could be categorized as an offshoot of Mass Communications. However, this assumes a category of its own as it works for companies, institutions, persons, and governments. It basically about managing reputation. You can pursue a course in Public Relations from these Top colleges:

  1. SCoRe (School of communications and Reputation), Gurugram, Perhaps the only institute solely dedicated to PR Program and is endorsed by Public Relations Consultants Associations of India.
  2. Xavier Institute of communication, Mumbai
  3. IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communications), Delhi
  4. SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication), Pune

 

  • Best for ones who are good with public dealing have good social skills, debaters or efficient communicators are best suited for it.
  • Salary depends on where you are working for example in the public sector can be around 40,000 INR/monthly. In the private sector, it varies highly from 20,000 – 55,000 INR/monthly.

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5.    Civil Services:

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Most prestigious exam in the country. It is also one of the toughest to crack. However, you from humanities background can best take advantage of your choice already made. Since it is grossly dominated by Arts subjects you have an advantage over other students coming from different fields.

  • You become an officer who is posted by central govt to various departments and cadres depending on your choice and merit. Most sought after services are IAS (administrative service) and IPS (police service).
  • If you are a person who likes to be boss of important matters or one with cause to develop our country, then this job is tailor-made for you.
  • Salary entry level grosses roughly to 75,000 INR graduating to 2,00,000 when retiring.

 

6.    Assistant Commandant in Central Armed Police Forces:

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If you want to serve the country as well as want to become a police officer then this job to look at. Central Armed Police Forces comprises of CRPF, ITBP, CISF, SSB, and BSF. These forces operate as per their mandate and work on guarding borders, sensitive areas, disaster management, crisis situations, critical infrastructures. The exam is conducted annually by Union Public Service Commission. Since this paper is heavily dominated by questions from Humanities sections you can fast get an understanding of the structure of this exam.

  • Best suited for leaders as you will have to manage a company of approximately 140 armed personnel. You can think of it as a company commander. This is best suited for those who like to be boss of matters or those who want to serve the country.
  • Salary roughly grosses to 50,000 – 65,000 at entry level itself.

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7.    Event management:

Simply put it is managing of various events. These events can be weddings, parties, conferences, conventions, ceremonies, formal parties etc. This is job entails an erratic work schedule with some days busy and others idle depending on projects you get/assigned. Best colleges to pursue courses related to this are:

  1. National Academy of Event Management and Development, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahmedabad.
  2. National Institute of Event Management (NIEM)
  3. INLEAD (Indian Institute of Learning and Advanced Development), ISO certified, offers 100% placement assistance.
  • This job can be best associated with people who are crisis managers, are good with networking, have good communication ability.
  • Since this job depends on your performance salary varies highly from entrant getting paid around 25,000/monthly to anywhere in lakhs/monthly.

 

8.    Social Sector:

 

A career in the social sector is hard imagined. There are opportunities if one makes the correct choice.  However, not many colleges entirely focus on social sector is driven courses or its practical use. However, there is hope, a college which pioneers in social sector driven jobs is Tata institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Its entrance exam is mostly dominated with what you have studied in your humanities.

  • Medha Patkar (social activist famous for Narmada Bachao Andolan), Purnima Mane (also an activist, CEO of Pathfinder International), Sumitra Bhave (Film Director), and many more.
  • Another university which is gaining traction and accepts a score of TISSNET (Entrance of Tata School for Social Science) is Azim Prem Ji University.
  • People with a sense of moral responsibility towards others, high sense of justness should apply or those who want to make an impact.
  • Graduates from this school earn modest from 30,000 INR/ monthly to 1,50,000 INR/monthly depending upon your course choice and performance.
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11 Signs You Are Stressed

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Stress is common to all. People stress often. Stress happens both in humans and animals. We are sure that the majority of us are dealing with stress on a regular basis, maybe even right now.

11 SIGNS YOU ARE STRESSED

What is stress?

Term stress was coined by Hans Selye in 1936. Stress is a way of response in our body that usually affects us in a negative way.

There are various stimuli that work to produce stress. These stimuli are both external and internal.

However, there are situations where we are not even aware we are dealing with stress.

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Here are 11 signs you are dealing with stress:

  

1.    The most common symptom in this category is muscle stiffness and pain. Headaches and Chest pain is also observed when a person is stressing.

    

2.    Change in metabolism, people who often go through stress report upset stomach or stomach pain.

3.    Problem with sleeping, also another common symptom that you are stressing is a problem with sleeping. It can manifest in sleep advancing, change in sleep pattern and simply not being able to sleep.

4.    Increased susceptibility to cold or feeling feverish often is also a common sign that you might stress chronically.

5.    Getting easily frustrated or irritated. The most obvious sign is a typical moody behavior where one gets easily angry or annoyed by small triggers.

6.    Avoiding others is another common sign that indicated we are stressing. Generally, when we are stressed, we usually aren’t interested in socializing.

7.    Stress induces lack of motivation in a person makes him much more pessimistic in his outlook. The drive is missing.

8.    Getting overwhelmed is not a good feeling. Results in the loss of control and emotion. Our emotions become overbearing. This is also another common sign of stress.

9.    The surest sign that is common to all is racing thoughts. Ever had a feeling that you a jumping from one thought to another. These thoughts are usually unresolved thoughts that bombard us off-guard.

10.   Inability to focus is a classic symptom of stress. Often when one is stressing then are retentivity and ability to focus reduces.

11.   Forgetfulness, research shows that stress can have a debilitating impact on our memory. Stress makes it difficult for one to create short-term memories or turning short term memory to long term.

These are commonest signs that you might be stressing. We suggest you kindly talk to someone or seek help.

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