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Get Untangled: Fast track your career with traditional degrees in these offbeat specialisations

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

At a time when several industries are opening up to new career options in unconventional fields, students need to re-think their academic choices, writes Deependra Kumar Jha

As the admission season is here there are lot of questions that float in the minds of the aspirants. At a time, when several industries are opening up with new career options in unconventional fields such as Design, Environment, Energy Laws etc. students need to re-think their area of interest that can help them achieve a successful career and draw attractive packages. 
 
BTech CSE (Hons) with specialisation in Graphics and Gaming: You can turn your passion for gaming into a profession with this course and draw huge salary packages. With Big Data and IoT at its peak in India, gaming is garnering huge traction. According to the ‘Online Gaming in India’ report by KPMG, the gaming industry is bound to add 190 million gamers and hit the $1 billion mark by 2021. 
 
BBA Hospital and Healthcare Management: Like any other business, medical establishments are organised institutions. They follow complex processes and need efficient manpower to manage these processes. Learn the art of Hospital and Healthcare Management with innovative and interdisciplinary programme that focusses on the aspects of research on nutritional sciences and the study of food management.
 
BTech CSE (Hons) with specialisation in Internet of Things and Smart Cities:
 
With present government’s ‘Smart Cities’ initiative, the IT industry has got a further impetus in leveraging IoT, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence as driving essentials for developing smart cities. This has opened up new career avenues for aspirants in several fields. 
 
BTech Energy Technology + LLB with IPR: With companies dedicating large resources to research and development, the demand for protecting intellectual property rights has risen dramatically. The industry is flourishing with career opportunities that can help you draw a fat pay cheque. The programme provides a comprehensive understanding of the dynamically evolving techno-legal issues in the science and technology sectors.
 
(The author is vice chancellor of UPES)
 

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