Friday 25 April 2014

Ask Our Career Counsellor - by Farzad Minoo Damania in Parsi Times Newspaper

Career Nurturer answers queries of students and parents on various career topics.

Farzad Minoo Damania (Career Counsellor and Psychotherapist at Career Nurturer) answers career queries in Parsi Times Newspaper dated 19th April 2014.

Article Title: Ask Our Career Counsellor!
Article Date: 19th April, 2014
Article on: Parsi Times Newspaper
Article Author: Farzad Minoo Damania (Career Counsellor, Psychotherapist - Mumbai)

Career Counselling and Guidance Mumbai
Career Counselling and Aptitude Tests in Mumbai

You can read the entire transcript of the article below:


I am in 12th Science – PCMB. I want to get into the field of forensics. Please guide me about what courses I can do to get into this career. – Mr. Ronny Pithawala
There are various career tracks available for pursuing a career in forensic sciences. To be a forensic scientist then you may pursue B.Sc. in Forensic Sciences or Biological or Physical Sciences and then pursue M.Sc. in Forensic Sciences. You can get into forensic pathology, by pursuing M.B.B.S. and then M.D. in Forensic Medicine.  If you want to get into criminology, then after graduation in science or arts, pursue M.A. or M.Sc. in Criminology.


My daughter gave her 10th board exams. She wants to get into science, but we are not sure whether she will do well in science as she is an average student. I have heard of aptitude tests, but will it help us in deciding career? – Mr. Parvez Shroff
Being confused about career stream selection after 10th or 12th is perfectly okay. Instead of blindly selecting a career stream by following herd mentality, you should consult a career counsellor who can assist you and your daughter in making the right career decision. The career counsellor will conduct aptitude and psychometric assessments to analyse your daughter’s aptitude, interests, intelligence and personality; and thus facilitate in deciding the career that is best suitable for her.


I am presently pursuing my graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai Univ. I want to do M.Tech. in Automobile Engineering from Germany. Do I need to know German language to study in Germany? – Mr. Dawnesh Bharucha
It will depend on the university you are applying to. Most of the universities conduct post graduation degree courses such as M.Tech. in English language. However a basic knowledge of German language will be helpful for better communication with the locals; and if you are looking for employment opportunities after your degree, then it will be advantageous if you know the language. Most universities offer German language courses for beginners.


I have completed B.Sc. in Microbiology, but not getting jobs in my field. I want to get into a clerical banking job but not sure if science graduates can apply. – Ms. Sharmin Khambatta
You can apply for Clerical and Probationary Officer jobs in banks. The criterion is that you should be a graduate (from any field) and within age group of 20 years to 28 years. For government banks there is a centralized application process via Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). You have to register with them and pass their entrance exam for clerical grade or probationary officer grade. Those who are score above the exam result cut-off are called for personal interview. Private banks also follow a similar process of entrance exams and interviews independently.

Farzad Minoo Damania (Career Nurturer) offers career counselling sessions and conducts psychological and aptitude tests for students to understand their aptitude, interests, personality, motivation, intelligence and abilities towards deciding their right career path. Counselling services are offered at convenience of your HOME in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai regions.

For any queries on career counselling or aptitude testing contact Farzad Minoo Damania on 9833971773 or email at

Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Best Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Trainer 
Founder - Career Nurturer
Mob: 9833971773

Career Nurturer: Career Counselling, Career Counselling in Mumbai, Career Counsellor, Career Counsellor in Mumbai, Career Counselling Centres in Mumbai, Aptitude Test Centres in Mumbai, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Aptitude Testing in Mumbai, Career Advice, Career Opportunities, Education Counselling, Education Consultants, Best Career Counsellor in Mumbai, Best Career Counsellor in Navi Mumbai, Best Career Counsellor in Thane

Disclaimer: All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. and makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use.

Contact Form


Email *

Message *