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Asked by Anonymous - Aug 11, 2023Hindi
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Hi, I am 35 yrs old and currently working in an IT firm. I always had an interest in Weather forecasting, Meteorological branch of science. Are there any available institutes in India to pursue this education? Also please suggest career opportunities in the same. Thanks for your guidance.

Ans: It's great. Here are a few suggestions:

​Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM)​ that focuses on atmospheric and oceanic sciences​, and also offer various research programs and short-term courses related to meteorology.

​Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) provides training programs for meteorologists ​+​ offers the opportunity to work in weather forecasting and related areas.

​To begin with, consider pursuing a degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, or related fields. Look for universities or institutes that offer programs in these areas.​ Meteorology has various sub-disciplines, including climatology, atmospheric physics, remote sensing, and more. Depending on your interest, choose a speciali​sation.​ Do remember that meteorology is a dynamic filed and will require constant learning to refresh skills and tools understanding.

Gain practical experience by participating in internships or research projects related to meteorology​y to enhance your hands-on skills, and connect with peers through webinars or conferences.

​You may do a thorough research to understand the job landscape. A few career prospects include Weather Forecaster​, Climate Researcher​. Research Scientist​, Air Quality Specialist​, Disaster Management​ (to predict and manag​e natural disasters like cyclones, floods, and droughts​), Agricultural Meteorologist​, Aviation Meteorologist​, or Media Meteorologist​. The Indian Meteorological Department and other government agencies often hire meteorologists for weather forecasting and related positions​, while some private companies require weather experts for specific projects or to analy​se data for industries such as agriculture, energy, transportation, and more.
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Hello Sir, What are options of higher education abroad for B.Sc. Statistics done in India ? Thank you
Ans: Hello,

To begin with, thank you for contacting us. I am happy to know that you have completed your B.Sc. in Statistics and now wish to pursue higher education overseas. To answer your question first, I would like to let you know that obtaining a B.Sc. in Statistics from India results in a number of possibilities for studying overseas. I would suggest that you take into account the following:

Master’s programs in Applied Statistics, Data Science, Statistics, or associated fields are offered by a number of universities in countries viz., the UK, the USA, Australia, Canada, and Europe. M.Sc. Applied Statistics, M.Sc. Data Science, M.Sc. Statistics, M.Sc. Mathematics with a focus on Statistics, and M.Sc. Quantitative Methods are a few examples. Next, given the rise of data-driven decision-making, Data Science, Machine Learning, or Business Analytics programs have grown in popularity. These frequently have requirements that correspond well with a B.Sc. in Statistics. Coming to Financial Mathematics, if finance and risk management is what interests you, Computational Finance or Financial Mathematics programs might be appropriate. If you have an interest in insurance, pensions, or risk assessment, programs in Actuarial Science are an excellent fit. Coming to Economics and Econometrics, programs that concentrate on the statistical analysis of economic data are offered by several universities. Lastly, the field of operations research entails the use of advanced analytical approaches to assist in making better decisions.

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