Intelligence Services with the government provide ample career opportunities, especially in the current scenario where corruption, crime and terrorist activities rule the world. A job with the Intelligence service is one of the most difficult professions to enter into, as well as it is tough on the job too. As everyone knows, the career requires hardworking and sincere candidates who are ready to work under any given condition and circumstance. There is a constant need for candidates in intelligence services to tackle corruption, terrorism and other anti social elements, and there are many intelligence agencies as well which work at different levels. An intelligence agency is a governmental agency that is devoted to information gathering for purposes of national security and defense. Means of information gathering may include spying, communication interception, cryptanalysis, cooperation with other institutions and evaluation of public sources. The assembly and propagation of this information is known as intelligence analysis. Intelligence agencies can provide the following services for their national governments like analysis in areas relevant to national security; inform national defense planning and military operations; protect secrets, both of their own sources and activities, and those of other state agencies; and Intelligence agencies are also involved in defensive activities such as counter-espionage or counter-terrorism. An Intelligence officer can be referred to a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is famous for his intellectual knack and is renowned for his enormous scope of observation, his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise and his forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. The need for contemporary versions of detective or intelligence agencies has been increasingly felt in modern society with spiralling crime rate especially in cities. India has a number of intelligence agencies of which the best known are the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India's external intelligence agency and the Intelligence Bureau, the internal intelligence agency. The intelligence services first took shape in British India in the 1860s and were primarily concerned with collection, assimilation, and analysis of information. Simultaneously, the need for a special agency to get information and subsequent coordination of the detection and prevention of political crimes was realised. Thus a full-fledged department known as Criminal Investigative Department (CID) emerged. This department had two main divisions : the Special or Security Branch and the Crime Branch. The Special Branch was responsible for investigating into subversive political activities, movement of foreigners etc. The Crime Branch was involved exclusively with criminal intelligence, e.g. terrorist movements, specialised crimes like counterfeiting of currency, economic offences and bank frauds. Over the last hundred years, the face of the intelligence services in the country has changed considerably. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has emerged as the most important investigative body for serious crimes from murder to match fixing. Government of India has set up under the Department of Revenue in Union Ministry of Finance the following agencies to fight against economic crime: (i) The Central Economic Intelligence Bureau (Apex body), (ii) Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence (for Customs related offences), (iii) Directorate of Enforcement (for Foreign Exchange related offences), (iv) Directorate General of Anti-Evasion (for Central Excise related offences), (v) Directorate General of Income Tax (Investigation) (for Income Tax related offences), (vi) Narcotics Control Bureau (for Drugs related offences). Simultaneously, India has witnessed the growth of the private intelligence service industry comprising mainly of private investigators, detectives and security personnel. ________________________________________ Eligibility The selection to various posts in CBI is mainly through UPSC and SSC competitive exams. The exam tests candidates in English language and general knowledge. An interview and a compulsory medical examination follow the test. Graduates (upper age limit is 25 years) are eligible to appear for the examination. IB appointments are mainly through direct recruitment and on deputation basis. Superior posts are usually filled from State Police Service and IPS officers. Junior posts are filled on direct recruitment. In RAW, appointments are through deputations, promotions as well as direct recruitment. Senior level appointments in RAW are made in two ways. The first way : on the campus recruitment of Civil Service candidates at the foundation course and second way : recruitment of university graduates. Special appointments are made in technical or scientific field through campus interviews at such institutes. RAW prefers persons who have had some experience of working in government organisations. Interview panels include experts and selectors from UPSC. Educational qualification required in intelligence service is Law with experience. A student interested in making a career in intelligence services can opt for any of the following courses: • LLB • LLM • Forensic Science • Criminology Personnel attributes: This job is highly demanding. It is mainly involved in collection and interpretation of information. Hence, the following personal attributes are essential: • Sharp, analytical mind • Physical fitness • Stamina • Mental alertness • High levels of concentration • Keen powers of observation • Logical, rational and analytical thinking • Willingness to travel • Ability to adapt to long, erratic working hours • Willingness to work in remote and dangerous territories ________________________________________ Interior Designing Designing is the blend of artistic talents and creativity. Design encompasses a number of different fields. It can be mainly divided into four ie, Fashion designing, Product designing, Graphic designing and Interior designing. Fashion designing deals with clothing and textiles, product designing with designing the products and graphic designing deals with designing for websites, movies, logos, signage, etc. Interior designing is the arrangement of living space i.e organizing, managing and planning of the interiors of rooms at homes, offices, retail shops, showrooms, hotels, airports, exhibition halls, conference centers, theatres, TV and film studios and commercial establishments etc. The objective of designing space is to achieve functionality and to create the right kind of atmosphere for the right budget. Interior designing as a specialisation became popular only in the last few years. Earlier architects would do all the design work, both exteriors and interiors themselves. Of late people have become more conscious of the design, layout and placement of their interiors, for offices, factories as well as residences. This has opened the door for a large number of professional interior designers. Most interior designers specialise in a particular area. For example, some may concentrate on business design, while others focus on residential design and landscape designing. Still others may specialize further by focusing on particular rooms, such as kitchens or baths. With a client’s tastes, needs, and budget in mind, interior designers prepare drawings and specifications for non-load-bearing interior construction, this includes choice and decoration of walls, floors, roofs, choice and placement of furniture and other indoor objects, window treatments and other indoor objects, lighting and control of visual and sound effects. Interior Designer should be aware of the change in trends and keep up with the latest styles. Interior designing as a course has become popular in the last few years, there are only a few institutions offering reputed programmes in interior designing in India. School of Interior Design, Ahmedabad offers Five-year programme and J.J School of Arts, Mumbai offers 4 years Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA). Unlike many other careers, design inevitably requires both a strong aptitude as well as a creative talent in the field. Eligibility The 4 years Bachelor of fine Arts (BFA) programme offers specialisation in Interior Design. The school of Interior design, CEPT, Ahmedabad offers 5 year professional programme in Interior design to candidates who have passed +2 with 55% aggregate in Maths/Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English. Many part time one year diploma course being run in every city, which require very minimal qualification. There are many private institutions offering certificate courses for interior designing, qualification required for such courses is SSLC. Interior designers' success depend on their ability to satisfy clients for that, they must posses certain skills- artistic, technical interpersonal and management skills. Interior designers need to be imaginative, creative, self-motivated and good at listening. Excellent communication skill is essential for an interior designer, as they need to describe their ideas and requirements to clients and other professionals such as builders and electricians. They should have a high level of technical knowledge about past and present styles of architecture, computer-aided design skills, artworks, building materials and infrastructure, texture and lightings. They should be able to calculate the cost of a design and to work out a budget. Interior designers need to have good eyesight and normal Colour vision. In addition, they also need to be able to inspire confidence in their clients and at times accept criticism.