Trendiya Team did a quick survey on ‘who decides the career for a person’.
It is clear more than 50% parents think that they will decide the career for child and only 15% thought they could decide their career by themselves. 60% thinks a child herself can decide the career better.
48% thinks that they were forced to go ahead with career decided by their parents. While 30% refused to pursue what was told by their parents, 60% pursued a different career from what they thought in their childhood.
Choosing a different career option which is less known is not a problem among 62%, which came as a pleasant surprise. But when asked, will a foreign degree help in career 35% said no, it would not and 29% said it might help them.
Our take: It is important for one to decide their career wisely rather than depending on someone else’s choice. All the best!
A career in Design!
As kids we are often asked, what would you like to become in future and we proudly say doctor or engineer. But as soon we enter the competitive world, right from school grades to college toppers, our choices and tastes differ. We recognize our weakness and strength.
Today, Trendiya is focusing on a career in Design. Some are born creative and some feel that a little bit of understanding of the subject will give them chance to be a professional designer. But when we say Design, we are often misunderstood for fashion design! Yes, that’s a common thinking in the middle class families of tier 2 cities. If you say, you are pursuing a career in design they will say, oh, fashion designing, please stitch a dress for my nephew wedding too! Or at the maximum they will understand about interior design, something that will help a girl to get a good groom when looking for wedding proposals.
Design is a highly creative, imaginative field with an eye for details, precision, that involves exploring new materials and sorting out a problem. It could be either Industrial design (product, transportation, toys, glass & ceramic design), communication design (graphic, film & video or animation), IT integrated design (new media, software user interface design), Fashion & Textile (Fashion & apparel, textile, accessories design) or Exhibition & Retail design or designing for Craft sector. Many more new specializations are coming up. Like design management is one of the most sought after lucrative career in corporate world.
NIFT, one of the most sought after institutes in India and with maximum number of centres (total 13) all over, NIFT offers B Des. in Fashion, leather, accessory, textile, knitwear design and also in fashion communication & Apparel production. Master programs in design, Fashion management and Fashion Technology are also offered. For details check www.nift.ac.in
The other one is National Institute of Design (NID), one of the foremost multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of design education and research. It has undergraduate & post graduate programmes and admission is through entrance test, followed by Studio test + interview. It has centres in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Bangalore and few more are coming up. Check the site www.nid.edu and apply before due date- 20 nov.!
Other institutes are Shristi (Bangalore), Pearl academy of fashion (New Delhi), Indian institute of crafts & design (Jaipur), Footwear design & development institute (Noida) and Symbiosis institute of Design (Pune). DJ Academy, Coimbatore and Indian Institute of Technology also offers specialization in Design like IITD, IDC and IIT Guwahati.
The general skills required are: Creativity, imagination, drawing & sketching, Color sensitivity, visual perception, material handling, representation techniques, Context building, communication skills, problem-solving skills, general awareness and computer skills.
A good news!- If you are design enthusiast student and going to apply for a design institute you can write to team trendiya for ‘how to prepare’.