Monday, December 14, 2009

You think you are paid enough?

This is old NEWS yet the situation has not changed much in the past four years.
According to BBC, the average pay of a software engineer in India is around $5/hour (around 40,000 INR per month). Read more on BBC News
This is one of the reasons why should one become a freelancer. Learn Web Designing/Development, PHP/Perl Scripting or Windows Application Development in your spare time. Comes handy when you need few more bucks!

Finally, it is my day to celebrate. Well, not today but on December 5 2009. That is when I passed ITIL V3 Foundation exam with 100 %. I am awaiting the Certification from APMG. I should thank my trainer Mr. Mysore Ashok who made me understand each and every ITIL V3 Foundation concepts to the best level.

He is my inspiration when it comes to ITIL. Really, I wanna become an ITIL Expert like him. It's just that I can not afford to do the next levels of ITIL at this moment. But, I am pretty sure that I will earn big one day and spend it all in doing my ITIL Certifications Lol

LOL :-)

These are some of the Universities / institutes in India offering PhD through distance learning

1) Indira Gandhi National Open University, (New Delhi) - The institute offers PhD degrees in the field of Education, History, Tourism Studies, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Mathematics, Physics, Hindi, English, Commerce and Management.

2) Kota Open University (Rajasthan) offers degrees in the field of Commerce, Mass Communication and Management. The duration for all the programmes is three to five years and the eligibility is a Master's degree with 50 per cent.

3) Pondicherry University ( Pondicherry ) offers degrees in the field of Philosophy, Education, Tamil, Drama & Theatre, Arts, Economics, Life Science, Physics and Sanskrit. The duration for all the programmes is four years and the eligibility is a Master’s degree in the respective subjects with 50-55 per cent marks and 10 years work experience. Admission is obtained through interview and viva-voce.

4) Indian Institute of Science ( Bangalore ) offers programmes in Science and Engineering. Admission is open to candidates having two years work experience in the R&D departments of scientific and industrial institutions. Candidates must be below 40 years of age and must possess a BE/MBBS or Master’s degree in Science, Humanities, Economics, Psychology, Commerce, Business Administration, Operational Research or II class BCom followed by ACA/AICWA or II class B.Sc with AMIE/AMI Mech. Candidates are required to fill application forms and the selection is done on the basis of an interview which is held at the institute itself.

5) Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, ( Maharashtra ) offers PhD in the field of Education. The duration is two to five years and eligibility is M.Phil or post graduate degree with considerable amount of work experience.

6) Institute of Post Graduate Studies and Research, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) offers degrees in Architecture, Biotech, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Environment, Energy, Mechanical Engineering, Management Science, Remote Sensing, Transportation Engineering, Urban and Regional Planning and Water Resources. The duration for all programmes is three years and the eligibility is a post-graduate degree in concerned/allied subjects with 50 per cent marks. A considerable amount of work experience is also essential.