Showing posts from 2020

Be a game artist and turn your gaming love into a career: Know about skills, and job prospects

The gaming industry wasn't growing as fast in India as in many other developed countries for quite some time because we didn't have high computer availability in every region.
But now, with the arrival of smartphones, people in remote corners of the country are also downloading games to play. Nasscom predicts the gaming industry to soon reach 1 billion. Why this is the right time to make a career in the gaming industry There are quite a few gaming companies in India but the massive gap in the supply of game designers and game artists here makes it a career choice absolutely ripe for the picking!
Moreover, India is moving closer to the time when the majority of its population is formed of youth who are in school or working. This is the target audience of the gaming industry. Gaming is now increasingly used as an information spreading tool in education, marketing, banking and other fields. Moreover, apart from mobile gaming and PC gaming, we even have games on X-Box, Nintendo, PlaySt…

Five steps for students to leverage social media to enhance their design portfolio

Social Media is a very vibrant and visual medium, considered now as the new norm that can be optimised to your advantage to source good projects and to get noticed. You want to make sure you present yourself such that you come across as a seasoned professional would in order to. Here are some pointers:

Enhance your Visibility Quotient
As a designer in any discipline be it graphic, interior, communication, product, web, or fashion etc your online portfolio is the summary of your capabilities and offers the prospective client a window into your mind, your imagination and your worldview.

Make sure they get to see it from the best possible angle. How can you do that? Ensure that you have your portfolio on a good platform for e.g. Deviant Art, Behance, Coroflot, Adobe Creative Space, Issuu etc. Showcase your creativity by using hashtags and labelling your work under several category heads to enhance visibility.

Focus on Displaying Your Versatility
Your portfolio should be a curation of your…


MBBS vs MD – Candidates aspiring to pursue their studies in the field of medicine must know the difference between Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD). When we begin to understand these from the basics it is important for us to know what these terms actually mean. MBBS is an undergraduate course which is pursued by candidates who wish to make their career in the field of medicine. Whereas, MD is a postgraduate course that can be pursued by candidates who have completed their MBBS. The concept of MBBS vs MD is wide and requires complete understanding of its complex details.

MBBS vs MD Admission in India
In India, medical aspirants are offered with MBBS course in around 500 medical colleges. Admission to this course was earlier through NEET and to AIIMS and JIPMER were through the latter's own examinations. From the year 2020, medical entrance examination for all medical colleges, including the two mentioned earlier, will be NEET. In the coun…

First COVID-19 vaccine human trial finds it is safe, induces immune response

The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase I clinical trial is safe, well-tolerated, and capable of generating an immune response against the novel coronavirus in humans, says a new research published in The Lancet journal.

According to the study of 108 adults, the vaccine produced neutralising antibodies, and a response mediated by the immune system''s T-cells against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

However, the scientists, including those from the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology in China said further research is needed to confirm whether the vaccine protects against SARS-CoV-2 infection.

In the trial, carried out in 108 healthy adults, the vaccine demonstrated promising results after 28 days, with the final results to be evaluated in six months, the study said.

"These results represent an important milestone. The trial demonstrates that a single dose of the new adenovirus type 5 vectored COVID-19 (Ad5-nCoV) vaccine produces virus-specific antibodies and T cells in 14 d…

JOB POST: JRF (Under SERB & DBT Funded Project) at NIMHANS, Bangalore [3 Vacancies]: Apply by May 27

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore invites applications from meritorious candidates for the posts of Junior Research Fellows in SERB & DBT funded projects at the institute.

The post details are given below.

1. Junior Research Fellow (01)
Applications are invited from the eligible candidates, for filling up the posts of “Junior Research Fellow” on contract basis in the SERB funded project entitled “Structural insights into understanding the molecular mechanism of PlyGRCS Endolysin and Putative Amidase from Staphylococcus Aureus: Potential biotherapeutic agents against Staphylococcal infections” under Dr.B.Padmanabhan, Professor and Head, Department of Biophysics & Principal Investigator.

Post-Graduate in Biophysics/ Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology.
The applicant should have substantial experience in bioinformatics or protein crystallography.
The candidate should further have one or two years of research experience in…

Best Courses after MBBS

Lets take a look into some prominent courses after MBBS which can provide various job opportunities available after the degree. The courses are mentioned below:

M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering and Biological SciencesMasters in Hospital AdministrationMS in MicrobiologyMS in Clinical PathologyDiploma in Health EducationDiploma or Masters (MS) in Occupational HealthDiploma in Obstetrics & GynaecologyDiploma in Physical Medicine & RehabilitationDiploma or MS in Sports MedicineDiploma or MS in ImmunohematologyDiploma or MS in PathologyDiploma in PediatricsDiploma in Nuclear medicineDiploma in PsychiatryDiploma in RadiotherapyMBAMBA in Healthcare ManagementMasters in Hospital AdministrationMasters in Public HealthMasters in Bio-Statistics or Epidemiology
Another course which is very popular after MBBS is Masters in Medical Sciences and Technology or Masters in Translational Medicine or Molecular Medicine, which combines both sciences and technology. Those specializing in the area n…

Alternative Career Paths after MBBS

It’s a common belief that there are no options for MBBS graduates apart from clinical and teaching practices. Many people still believe that “Without PG MD or MS there is no career”. This is a wrong perception. A career in medicine is not easy at all. So, a few folks might look for alternate careers after MBBS. Moreover, with the growing competition in the medical field, MBBS is no longer considered as the final qualification. In this post, we will look at the best alternative career options after MBBS and top courses after MBBS.

In today’s fast-paced and competitive world many doctors are searching for challenging career paths apart from their clinical practices. The more demanding nature of medical practices has forced many to take bolder steps and more open to changing careers. In this article, we will discuss the various other career paths and courses after the MBBS degree. Here are a few roles open to medical graduates.

Medical / Pharmaceutical Researcher

The medical research field …

DIAT Recruitment 2020 Out – SRF & JRF Vacancy!!

DIAT Recruitment 2020 Notification Released. Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune is looking young Science / Engineering graduates for a position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) or Senior Research Fellow (SRF) to work under the DRDO Project entitled “Electrically Tuneable 3 -3.45μm Quantum Cascade Laser for LiDAR Application” and “Design and Development of THz Quantum Cascade Laser”. The details/eligibility conditions for selection are given provided below.

DIAT Recruitment 2020

JRF: Master degree in Physics/Electronics Science/ Applied Physics/Optics/Photonics or equivalent, First Class with UGC/CSIR-NET

SRF: ME/ M.Tech/M.Phil in Physics/Electronics Science/Applied Physics/Laser & Electro-optics/ Laser Technology/ Applied Optics/Photonics/ Opto-Electronics and Optical Communication/ Electronics Engg./ Electronics & Comm. Engg. Or equivalent First Class (@) Or Master degree in Physics/Electronics Science/ Applied Physics/Optics/Photonics or equivalent with …

Regional Centre for Biotechnology Recruitment Research Assistant/ Research Associate

Regional Centre for Biotechnology Recruitment May 2020 M.Sc./M.Tech/Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology , Life Sciences or any other allied field. for Research Assistant/ Research Associate @ Haryana. Interested candidates may Apply online for selection as detailed below.
Vacancy details:
Post Name: Research Assistant/ Research Associate
Qualification: M.Sc./M.Tech/Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology , Life Sciences or any other allied field.
Experience: 0-2 years for Research Assistant/ 2-5 years for Research Associate
Job Description: We have requirement for the post of  Research Assistant/ Research Associate in Regional Centre for Biotechnology !

 Should be having sound understanding and/or handson over modern biotechnology techniques viz., Nucleic acid isolation, PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, 2DGE, WB, Microarray, protein-array and Flow-cytometry.  Experience in molecular and/or serological diagnostic and development of cell based assay would be a plu…

UGC Rules, Regulations & Guidelines 2020 for Assistant Professor & JRF

According to the UGC Regulations, the minimum eligibility criteria for the assistant professor or equivalent posts in the UGC Approved Universities or colleges are as follows:

The candidates, who wish to get appointed as an assistant professor, JRF or equivalent posts should possess the SET/SLET, NET certificates and have a Masters degree.A minimum of 55% marks is required at the post-graduation level for recruitment of teachers in the universities or colleges.The candidates shall have a master’s degree or its equivalent with aggregate 55% marks from recognized university or institutes for admission to the Ph.D. programs.A person whose M.Phil thesis has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. program of the same Institution.
Note: Candidates who obtained a Ph.D. degree before 2009, will be exempted from the requirement of NET/ SLET/ SET for recruitment and appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions…

SSC CGL 2020 –Important Dates, Notification, Vacancy, Exam Date, Eligibility, Application

Staff Selection Commission will hold the Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2019 for filling up of various Group “B” and Group “C” posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. The details of the examination are as follows in our blog. Candidates can know the notification details and apply for this post. Stay Active with us for further updates!!

SSC CGL 2020

Name of the Board   -Staff Selection Commission
Post Name         -       Group “B” and Group “C”
Vacancy                 -       Various
Start Date to Apply -      15.09.2020
Last Date to Apply-      15.10.2020
Tier I Exam        -      March 2021
Status                -      Notification Released Soon

Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer:

Essential Qualifications: Bachelor‟s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.

Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studi…

JOB POST: Junior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore: Apply by June 5

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is an autonomous academic national institution under Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India dedicated to research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Allied Sciences & Technology.

Eligible young, bright and highly motivated individuals are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow to work for Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) (Department of Science and Technology, Government of India) funded project titled “Connecting Solar Interior Dynamics to Variable Solar Activity and Space Weather”.

No. of Posts

The qualifying degrees for this position are M.Sc/Integrated M.Sc./ B.S.-M.S. (Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Applied Mathematics, Astronomy, Electronics, Photonics, Optics), M.E./M.Tech or Integrated M.E/M.Tech (Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Photonics, Optics, Opto-Electronics, Radio Physics & Electronics) with minimum …


The University of Delhi issued a letter to all the Heads of the Departments of the colleges that come under its administration.

This two paged letter firstly gives a clue to the HOD of the colleges that the University shall take the final year’s students’ examination. For the same, it has issued guidelines to the colleges for how to prepare the examination question papers.

The details of the letter issued by the Dean (examination) of the University of Delhi regarding the 3rd year students’ examination are given in detail below.


The Dean (examination), University of Delhi briefly describes that the examinations for the final year students shall be conducted remotely. The examinations shall be conducted for final year students under PG and UG courses at the University Of Delhi.


However, University of Delhi has not confirmed anything about the first and second-year examinations but the university has made it clear that it would conduct…

Discover Exam Pattern and Composition of Next UGC-NET Exam 2020

New Delhi:  The UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) is one of the toughest competitive exams in India. In December 2019 UGC NET test, more than 10 lakh candidates registered to appear the test.

The national lockdown due to COVID 19 has prompted the National Testing Agency (NTA) to extend the application portal for UGC NET Exam to 16 May 2020.

Considering Corona Pandemic , the Union HRD Minister announced that the Exam of UGC NET June 200 will rescheduled. It is expected the Exam may be held in July-August 2020.  Earlier, the NTA had notified to conduct UGC-NET Exam during 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020.

Now the candidates have nearly three months time to prepare the Entrance Test. Here, SkillOutlook presents the key points of exam pattern and composition of UGC-NET June 2020. Hence, the candidates can better understand the pattern and fine-tune their exam preparation.

Mode of Examination
 The Examination shall be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT) only.

 The Test will consist of tw…

Expand the Impact of Your Research Article

You undertook your research because you believe it is important and will make a difference – to your colleagues, your clients, your practice and your discipline. Publishing a research article is just the first step in this process; now you need to make sure people are interested in reading your article and applying your findings. How do you ensure your research article is making an impact?

Pick up key pointers of how you can affect the discoverability, readership and impact of your own research work with Julia Ballard, Senior Manager, Partner Marketing at Wiley as she shares tips to promote and share your work with a wider audience in this upcoming webinar.

There will be opportunities to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Key Highlights:

How you can influence the different kinds of impact on your research article.

Learn the best practices of article discoverability using Search Engine Optimisation.

Know how to maximise the visibility and impact of your article on Social Media,…

Har Gobind Khorana-Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2020 by DBT, Govt of India [Fellowship Rs. 75k/Month]: Apply by June 25

About the Award
The Har-Gobind Khorana ‘Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA), instituted by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India is an attractive Research Award to identify and nurture outstanding young scientists with innovative ideas and desirous of pursuing research in frontier areas of Biotechnology.


The applicant should be an Indian Citizen.The applicant must have a PhD in any branch of Life Sciences, Computational Sciences (applied to Biotechnology, Medicine or Biological Sciences), Veterinary Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. Master degree holders in Medicine or Dentistry (MD/MS/MDS or IMC designated equivalent) and Engineering/Technology (M.Tech or AICTE designated equivalent) are also eligible to apply.Age limit: Not more than 35 years of age on the last date of submission of application i.e., 25th June, 2020. Fresh PhD’s are strongly encouraged to apply if they meet the manda…

Covid research: Green signal to clinical trial on 4 ayurvedic medicines

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Ayush ministry are going to work together to test four ayurvedic formulations - ashwagandha, yashtimadhu, guduchi peepli and Ayush 64 to see their use in battle against Covid-19.

The Ayush Ministry is set to launch clinical research studies on the possibility of using ayurvedic medicines as preventive or add-on to standard care to Covid-19. The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Ayush ministry are going to work together to test four ayurvedic formulations for the purpose - ashwagandha, yashtimadhu, guduchi peepli and Ayush 64.

The trials for these ayurvedic formulations will be done on health workers and people working in high-risk zones with the help of the Sanjeevani app. Around 50 lakh people to be tested through this app, a statement from the ministry said.

These studies will be done as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science and Techn…

Ecologist Warns: Planting Trees Is No Panacea for Climate Change

Campaigns to plant 1 trillion trees must be undertaken with care and a commitment to long-term management.

Restoration ecologist Karen Holl has a simple message for anyone who thinks planting 1 trillion trees will reverse the damage of climate change.

“We can’t plant our way out of climate change,” says Holl, professor of environmental studies at UC Santa Cruz and a leading expert in forest restoration. “It is only one piece of the puzzle.”

In a commentary that appears in the May 8 issue of Science, Holl and coauthor Pedro Brancalion, a professor in the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of São Paulo, endorse the benefits of trees but caution against a simplistic view of tree-planting as a panacea for environmental degradation.

“Trees are deeply entrenched in the human psyche,” said Holl, a restoration ecologist who has prepared hundreds of students for careers in environmental stewardship. “It’s very satisfying to go out and put a tree in the ground. It’s a concrete, ta…

Graphene Nanomesh: New Nanotechnology ‘Brick’ for Modern Micromachines

Researchers at Japan advanced institute of science and technology (JAIST) have successfully fabrication the suspended graphene nanomesh in a large area by the helium ion beam microscopy. 6nm diameter nanopores were pattern on the 1.2 um long and 500 nm wide suspended graphene uniformly. By systematically controlling the pitch (nanopore’s center to nanopore’s center) from 15 nm to 50 nm, a series of stable graphene nanomesh devices were achieved. This provides a practical way to investigate the intrinsic properties of graphene nanomesh towards the application for gas sensing, phonon engineering, and quantum technology.

Graphene, with its excellent electrical, thermal and optical properties, is promising for many applications in the next decade. It is also a potential candidate instead of silicon to build the next generation of electrical circuits. However, without a bandgap, it is not straightforward to use graphene as field-effect transistors (FETs). Researchers tried to cut the grap…

JOB POST: Faculty Positions at IIT Hyderabad [Multiple Vacancies]

IIT Hyderabad invites applications from Indian nationals who are exceptionally bright and motivated, with an established record of independent, high-quality research and commitment to teaching for positions of Assistant Professor (Grade I & II), Associate Professor, and Professor.


Biomedical EngineeringBiotechnologyChemical EngineeringChemistryCivil EngineeringComputer Science & EngineeringDesignElectrical EngineeringLiberal ArtsMathematicsMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringMaterials Science and Metallurgical EngineeringPhysicsQualifications

For Assistant Professor Grade I

The candidate must have a Ph.D. with consistently good academic record throughout with at least 3 years of industrial/ research/ teaching experience after completing a Ph.D.

For Assistant Professor Grade II

Candidates without 3 years’ industrial/research/teaching experience after completing a Ph.D. for direct recruitment as Assistant Professor Grade I, may be taken as Assistant Professor Grade…

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