Category: Science


Financial Engineer

Engineers face a lot of trouble when they know that they are getting into Banking and Finance domain at their company. Especially the team leaders and HR managers of IT firms face, engineers cribbing about staying long in this domain to develop. With the introduction of this career, if you are an engineer, you will understand the magnitude of scope of engineering in FINANCE!
What is Financial Engineering ?
According to Zvi Bodie, financial engineering is the application of science-based mathematical  models to decisions about saving, investing, borrowing, lending, and  managing risk.
Financial engineering (FE) involves creating functional financial devices – convertible bonds, warrants, synthetic CDOs, etc.  All of us invest our money at some point into bonds, options and stocks.  FE is the science behind determining these investment options and come up with a sound formula for a safe investment avoiding volatility.
This is simplest form of understanding FE. Finance, mathematics, business, statistics are some of the key subjects one needs to study in the course of FE. Just because this is more to do with stocks and trading, we cannot ignore the science aspect. A person who chooses a career in this field have to be adept at computer programming.
Further career prospects for a financial engineer
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Options research
  • Asset management
  • Consulting
  • Derivatives research
  • Risk management
  • Data Analyst

Some of the listed roles above require additional knowledge and qualification.

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Biotechnology: Biology + Technology

Do you move restlessly in your bed trying to solve biological problems with technology? Do you feel living systems can be made better by the use of technology? If your answer is YES to both the questions, then you should explore biotechnology.

What is biotechnology?

Biotechnology involves working with living systems and bringing in technology where ever improvement is possible those systems. A sequence of biotechnology, bioinformatics and bioengineering is used in the life of a bio-tech product. Biotechnology is used in healthcare, environmental studies, crop production, agriculture and food production.

Skills required to pursue a career in Biotechnology

Basic lab skills, administration, inquisitiveness towards solution, problem solving, technical communication skills, decision making and creativity.

Courses in biotechnology

  • Bachelor degree in Biotechnology
  • B.E/B.Tech in Biotechnology
  • Masters in Biotechnology
  • M.Tech in Biotechnology
  • M.Phil in Biotechnology
  • MBA Biotechnology
  • PhD in Biotechnology

Career opportunities after you pursue Biotechnology:

Application of Biotechnology

Biotechnology as a study, can be applied in the following fields:

  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Medical Nanotechnology
  • Neurosciences
  • Agriculture Biotechnology
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Food Processing
  • Bio Processing Industries
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical and Drug Industry
  • Environment Control
  • Energy
  • Waste Management
  • Public Funded Laboratories
  • Genetics
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Bionic architecture

Building a civilization – Civil Engineering

Finite element, numerical simulation, three dimensional, reinforced concrete, ground motion, do these words excite you. Then look out for CIVIL ENGINEERING. It could be set as hardware and architecture as software of the industry.

While driving did you wonder where the sewage lines of your city led to? Did you feel your roads could be designed in a better way? Did you ever admire an edifice in your neighborhood? Then there is a possibility that you are inclined towards the profession of a civil engineer.

What is civil engineering? A basic idea.

Courtesy: Directorate of Technical Education, Assam.

Courtesy: Directorate of Technical Education, Assam.

It involves design, construction, planning and environmental matters. The key subjects exposed to a civil engineer are earth science, atmospheric science, geo physics, city planning, municipal and urban engineering, structural engineering, water resource engineering, etc.

Traces of systematized civil engineering is found in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Eiffle Tower, Leaning tower of Pisa and Pyramids in Egypt are an example of the beginning of this science.

Top recruiters of civil engineers in India

Source: http://entrance-exam.net/forum/general-discussion/core-companies-recruit-civil-engineers-66960.html#ixzz2JLzYb84d

Top Colleges you should explore 

For those aspiring to fly high as a civil engineer, you could browse through the website of the following colleges.

MIT, USA

Stanford, USA

IIT – Mumbai

The following link will take you to list of top colleges for civil engineering http://www.thecivilengg.com/top_universities.php

For your reference – useful resources

http://blog.civilengineeringcentral.com/tag/civil-engineering-recruiters/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_engineering

http://www.civil.iitb.ac.in/

http://www.engineeringcivil.com/