I have heard about textile technology. Can you let me know more about this?

Textile technology is a branch of engineering where technology is used for developing and creating several varieties of fabric, textiles and garments from yarn. It involves the study of fibre science, and students learn how to create and test fibres from both natural and synthetic sources. This branch of engineering involves the study of chemicals and polymers to produce fabric which is durable, safe and economically affordable. Recent innovations in this fast paced industry include medical clothing and micro-climate apparel. At the B. Tech level there is an emphasis on design, product and process development activities. In the final year, students work on projects besides undergoing practical training in industrial establishments. At an undergraduate level, students can choose an area of specialisation, such as apparel design, production, marketing, or textile technology. A student pursuing textile engineering must, in addition to having a strong foundation in physics, chemistry and maths, have analytical skills, possess problem solving abilities and be a team player. Students can seek employment in production or quality control, interior design, process engineering, research and development or in senior technical management.

Should you specialise in textile chemistry, then there is the additional opportunity to join dyeing and finishing, polymer science and environmental controlled companies.

What are the qualifications required to become a consultant cardiologist?

Doctors who have specialised in the condition and treatment of heart diseases and the cardio vascular system are known as cardiologists. Not only do cardiologists treat heart-related conditions but they also counsel and advise patients on how to prevent these conditions. In addition to the technical skills required, a cardiologist is often required to take critical decisions and remain calm under extreme pressure. A steady hand, attention to detail, sense of empathy and being prepared for being called to duty at any time of the day or night are other attributes required for a successful cardiologist. Aspiring cardiologists need to first obtain a bachelor’s degree in medicine and then enroll for specialisation. Students should study chemistry, biology and maths in high school and get top grades. You must supplement your academic qualifications with internships and volunteering work. This could include care for elders, animal care or special needs or work in hospitals/clinics. A research paper should give you the extra edge required to differentiate you from other candidates.