Unique Career Options After Completion of post-Graduation

Ethical Hacking

For all those who hack friends’ social networking accounts for “fun”, for those who are good at cracking passwords and unlocking a locked system, those who spend a majority of their time experimenting with various codes – this is a great way to put those grey cells to a good use. You can breach the security of computer systems and get paid for it!

Many big companies look for ethical hackers for various security purposes. You need to have a good knowledge of coding in different programming languages. You can start your career by interning for an organization and then convert it to a permanent job. The average salary ranges between Rs.2-5 lakhs for a fresher, and after an experience of five to six years, you can easily command a salary of Rs. 10-12 lakhs annually, depending upon your skills.

Where to apply?

Institutes like Indian School of Ethical Hacking and Institute of Information Security offer various courses in ethical hacking. There is a short course of 15 days offered by Arizona Infotech in Pune. It is important that you don’t have any criminal record because the course is all about trust and companies wouldn’t like to leave their security in the hands of someone who can’t be trusted.


This course is a mix of optical technology and electronics. The study deals with photons, the elementary particles of light, and helps you master the techniques of emission, detection, transmission and modulation of light. Those who have an immense interest in science and are curious to know more about it are best suited for this course. A photonist can work as an engineer, scientist, researcher and professional officer in many companies and government offices. The work will also give you an opportunity to design photonic equipment. Due to lack of specialists in this field, photonics specialists are in great demand globally.

Where to apply?

Some of the colleges that offer courses in Photonics are- International School of Photonics, Cochin; University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Cochin; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi and Chennai; Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal; Periyar EVR College, Tiruchirappalli; Department of Photonics, Rajarshi Shahu Mahavidyalaya, Latur, Maharashtra; and Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani.

Food Flavorist/Flavor Chemist

These people add flavours to the food and make it taste good. The job will require mixing of various ingredients to make a unique flavour and not just this the responsibilities also require you to have a good knowledge of aroma chemicals, essential oils, plant extracts etc. This career is closely related to chemistry and those who have a background in chemistry are best suited for this. A Flavourist has job opportunities in various sectors like food & beverages, cosmetics, fragrance, toothpaste, etc. Salary for a fresher is around Rs.15, 000 which will increase as per the experience.

Where to apply?

Some of the colleges that offer a course in this field are – Indian Institute of Hospitatlity and Management, Mumbai; SRM University: Department of Food Process Engineering, Ghaziabad, UP and Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore.

Become self-employed

Sometimes you need to think outside the box a little. If you’re struggling to find your dream job why not create it yourself by setting up your own company? Perhaps you have a great business idea or believe that your final-year project has commercial potential. If so, putting your entrepreneurial skills to the test could be a smart move.

Career services at many universities can help you to turn your idea into a reality. The advantages to self-employment can include:

independence and autonomy – to make your own decisions

control – over who you work with and the type of work you do

freedom – to work when you like on projects that make your heart sing

flexibility – to fit work commitments in with family and other interests

opportunities – to build a portfolio of activities funded by different sources and to respond to ideas and proposals as you see fit

recognition – you’re able to take the credit for everything that you do, create, design or invent.

However, you need to be sure that self-employment is right for you. Being your own boss might sound like fun but as the owner of a business you’ll need to juggle a number of responsibilities such as providing a service, marketing the business and financial and staff management. You’ll also have to work to bring in customers and deal with the uncertainty surrounding the availability of work. Self-employment can also affect your home life when the boundaries between work and leisure become blurred.

Graphic Design

The need to graphic designers is for almost every sector now. With the help of graphics, you can explain using fewer words easily and more properly. Blogs, start-ups, films, media and many other sectors are there where there is a great need of it. This course may set your future id done in a proper way. By this, you can work from home.

Courses for Graphics Design: Diploma in Graphics Design Rich Media; Graphic Designing

Popular institutes:

National Institute of Design (Ahmadabad)

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) – (Mumbai)

Instrument Design and development centre (Delhi)

Department of Design (Guwahti)

Animation Design

Be it from films to advertisements, books to blogs, almost everywhere, the use of animation has increased a lot. The cartoon channels have also started to increase in a large scale but the students who are learning this course or the no. of students actually moving forward in this field are very less comparatively to other courses. In this condition, this course can be the best option for any student out there. This course can be done at a very early age just after 12th.

Courses of Animation:

B.Sc Animation

Diploma 3D Animation

Diploma in Animation

Digital Graphics Animation

Popular Institutes:

Arena Multimedia (Delhi, Bengaluru, Noida, Mumbai)

Global School of Animation (New Delhi, Chennai)

Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC), Mumbai

Tekno Point Multimedia (Bengaluru)

3-Video Editing:

The people who edit the recorded videos are called video editors. During the process, the raw video is edited as per the concept. Keeping in mind about the theme i.e. marriage, film, media etc., the video is edited with different software’s.

Courses for Video Editing:

MFA in Media Design

BS in Digital Cinematography

Master of Arts in Film and TV

Popular Institutes:

Film and Television Institute of India (Pune)

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (Kolkata)

Whistling Woods International (Mumbai)

Center for research in Art of Film and Television (Delhi)

Asian Academy of Film and Television (Noida)

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