From Apples To Androids
India Today|October 28, 2019
From Apples To Androids
TECHNOLOGY HAS CHANGED THE WORLD, BE IT IN EDUCATION OR CAREERS. A LOOK AT THE JOBS OF TOMORROW—AND THE SKILLS THAT WILL BE IN DEMAND

WINDS OF CHANGE

Ten trending modern professions that are not only challenging but also exciting

WHAT’S BREWING

Tea management

India is one of the largest tea producers in the world and among the top five consumers of tea per capita. The demand for tea estate managers has changed drastically in recent years—today, valued skills include an understanding of the nuances of a fine blend tea, how to market local brands in the global sector and experimenting with new tastes.

MATTER OF TASTE Tea estate management is a broad field. Nabanita Dey, in-charge, Birla Institute of Management & Futuristic Studies, Kolkata, says, “Our one-and-a-half year diploma teaches students cultivation, manufacturing, testing, blending, processing, and marketing.” It also includes visits to plantations to see how tea leaves are plucked, cut, and polished.

CUT OUT FOR THE WORK Graduates can work as consultants, researchers, plantation managers, tea brokers, and tasters.

REMUNERATION ₹2.5 lakh to ₹4 lakh per annum www.bifsmgmt.com

—Shelly Anand

CREATURE COMFORT

Animal protection

The disappearance of flora and fauna due to global warming and climate change brings forth the need for human involvement in sectors related to the improvement of life on earth. Working for the betterment of animals is a growing career opportunity that has become popular in recent years, and promises a great career for those interested in this sector.

STUDY AT The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research in Hyderabad. The institute offers a post-graduate diploma course in animal protection law for those who want to pursue a career in this field. The course is divided into four main components—animal welfare issues, introduction to animal laws and ethics, laws relating to cruelty towards animals and laws relating to wildlife.

AFTER THE COURSE Those with a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or students who have completed three years of their five-year integrated LLB degrees, or engineering students in their final year of graduation, can apply for this programme. After finishing the diploma, students can work with national and international animal protection organizations as research associates, policy specialists, campaigners, wildlife educators, wildlife inspectors, wildlife consultants, and wildlife economists.

REMUNERATION Varies depending upon the seniority of the position and nature of the organization (whether it is private or governmental). www.nalsar.ac.in

—Akanksha Thirani

THE NUMBERS GAME

Data science

Data science integrates courses such as computer science, statistics, operations research and business. “The US was the first to recognize the value of this course—universities there began offering master’s degrees about 10 years ago. In India, we were the first institute to offer a certificate programme in data science, in 2015,” says Abhijeet Dasgupta, director (big data), SP Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai.

KEY SKILLS Undergraduate and postgraduate courses at SP Jain School of Global Management include quantitative techniques, optimization, data engineering, cloud computing, data mining, statistical machine learning, artificial intelligence, visual analytics, and business analytics. The institute offers a three-year bachelor’s degree in data science, accredited to TEQSA Australia, and a six-month big data and visual analytics programme.

REMUNERATION ₹8 lakh per annum www.spjain.org

—Aditi Pai

FLUID MATTERS

Lactation consultant

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