‘1.60 lakh engineering graduates unemployed’

| Photo Credit: Handoutmore-inAbout 1.60 lakh engineering graduates in Tamil Nadu remain unemployed, said School Education Minister K.A. School Education Minister K. A Sengottaiyan presenting awards to teachers at a function in Virudhunagar on Saturday in the presence of Dairy Development Minister Rajendhra Bhalaji. He said that 848 government schools in the State had less than 10 students and 33 ...

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‘1.60 lakh engineering graduates unemployed’

| Photo Credit: Handoutmore-inAbout 1.60 lakh engineering graduates in Tamil Nadu remain unemployed, said School Education Minister K.A. School Education Minister K. A Sengottaiyan presenting awards to teachers at a function in Virudhunagar on Saturday in the presence of Dairy Development Minister Rajendhra Bhalaji. He said that 848 government schools in the State had less than 10 students and 33 ...

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Private varsities need time to break into big league

more-inThat 11 proposed private universities applied for the status of institutes of eminence seems to signal the ambitions of private universities in India. An academic from a top private university said that some private universities were already giving full scholarships to a certain percentage of students. Jindal Global University, Ashoka University and Shiv Nadar University with faculty from r...

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Private varsities need time to break into big league

more-inThat 11 proposed private universities applied for the status of institutes of eminence seems to signal the ambitions of private universities in India. An academic from a top private university said that some private universities were already giving full scholarships to a certain percentage of students. Jindal Global University, Ashoka University and Shiv Nadar University with faculty from r...

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Convince the student first

Nothing beats word of mouthThe point of this autobiographical preamble is that when it comes to education, particularly higher education, quality and desirability lie in the eye of the beholder. Nevertheless, a 20-year-old Delhi student had managed to acquire all the necessary information required to help make up his mind. more-inLast year, when my son graduated, he told me that he wanted to do a ...

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Convince the student first

Nothing beats word of mouthThe point of this autobiographical preamble is that when it comes to education, particularly higher education, quality and desirability lie in the eye of the beholder. Nevertheless, a 20-year-old Delhi student had managed to acquire all the necessary information required to help make up his mind. more-inLast year, when my son graduated, he told me that he wanted to do a ...

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NCPCR moots model for school fees

We have recommended an online mechanism as well as a democratic method for fixing school fee,” said Priyank Kanoongo, Member (RTE & Education), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). File | Photo Credit: The Hindumore-inThe apex body for child rights, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has prepared guidelines for regulating admission fee levied by...

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NCPCR moots model for school fees

We have recommended an online mechanism as well as a democratic method for fixing school fee,” said Priyank Kanoongo, Member (RTE & Education), National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR). File | Photo Credit: The Hindumore-inThe apex body for child rights, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has prepared guidelines for regulating admission fee levied by...

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Cashless campus

Campus Wallet, an offering from Chillar Payment Solutions, is a digital wallet that facilitates cashless transactions in schools and colleges. In a dynamically transforming digital space, Campus Wallet is a new-age solution for new-age campuses and parents, exposing children to cashless transactions. With Campus Wallet, parents can recharge their child’s wallet, after which they can login to the...

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Cashless campus

Campus Wallet, an offering from Chillar Payment Solutions, is a digital wallet that facilitates cashless transactions in schools and colleges. In a dynamically transforming digital space, Campus Wallet is a new-age solution for new-age campuses and parents, exposing children to cashless transactions. With Campus Wallet, parents can recharge their child’s wallet, after which they can login to the...

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Just say I don’t know

Being able to say that you don’t know requires confidence and humility. But sometimes, we refuse to recognise or admit that we don’t know, and proceed to apply that most familiar of exam techniques ” we fudge. Instead, a simple “I’m afraid I don’t know” could save you ” and your interviewers ” considerable misery and embarrassment. When faced with questions from th...

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Just say I don’t know

Being able to say that you don’t know requires confidence and humility. But sometimes, we refuse to recognise or admit that we don’t know, and proceed to apply that most familiar of exam techniques ” we fudge. Instead, a simple “I’m afraid I don’t know” could save you ” and your interviewers ” considerable misery and embarrassment. When faced with questions from th...

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Freedom to think

Mahesh’s passion, interests and talents have been buried ever since ‘special classes’, ‘coaching’ and ‘tuition’ have been added to his lexicon. Past and presentIn the past, only those who were not good at certain subjects attended coaching classes. His special classes commence at 7.30 and regular classes at 8.30. As soon as the regular classes are over at 3.30 in the afternoon, his o...

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Extrovert, introvert or textrovert?

When you meet a ‘textrovert’ in person, he or she is like an introvert ” very shy and has very little to say. (Akshay, Delhi)We all know what the words ‘introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ mean. While these words have been part of the English language for a long time, ‘textrovert’ and ‘webtrovert’ are of recent coinage. He or she comes across as an extrovert, sounds confident, sp...

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Diversity on campus

Having graduated from Thiagarajar College of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, I took up the job that I landed through my campus placement. Moreover, being part of this university that is known for its diversity can itself open doors to broader thinking and more innovative ideas. The campus houses several restaurants with varied cuisines, coffee bars, an in-house bank and...

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Tasks before the teacher

Right support and motivation: A teacher today is unsure of his/her growth and contribution in the institution where he/she is working. Gruelling teaching schedules: With big corporates making huge inroads into the field of education today, a teacher is loaded with gruelling teaching schedules. Understanding different learning abilities: The biggest challenge for a teacher lies in understanding the...

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Tasks before the teacher

Right support and motivation: A teacher today is unsure of his/her growth and contribution in the institution where he/she is working. Gruelling teaching schedules: With big corporates making huge inroads into the field of education today, a teacher is loaded with gruelling teaching schedules. Understanding different learning abilities: The biggest challenge for a teacher lies in understanding the...

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Find your spark

“My parents recognised the spark I had. In the 12th year of her boarding school, Kaneez played the role of a nun, and in her own words, “I was in my element”. SupportiveAfter completing her degree, Kaneez came to Mumbai to pursue a movie offer. It is like my improv; don’t talk about it, don’t write about it and don’t plan it too much. When asked about university, Kaneez comes back to t...

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Find your spark

“My parents recognised the spark I had. In the 12th year of her boarding school, Kaneez played the role of a nun, and in her own words, “I was in my element”. SupportiveAfter completing her degree, Kaneez came to Mumbai to pursue a movie offer. It is like my improv; don’t talk about it, don’t write about it and don’t plan it too much. When asked about university, Kaneez comes back to t...

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Learning on the go

The second quadrant is further learning resources, which typically is a webpage with curated hyperlinks to relevant quality Internet content. In contrast, one-way learning lets the students access conten t only, without any interaction ” DD Gyan Darshan, YouTube, TED, a textbook, and so on. This is important for learning new concepts, as studies have affirmed that frequency of revision is c...

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Learning on the go

The second quadrant is further learning resources, which typically is a webpage with curated hyperlinks to relevant quality Internet content. In contrast, one-way learning lets the students access conten t only, without any interaction ” DD Gyan Darshan, YouTube, TED, a textbook, and so on. This is important for learning new concepts, as studies have affirmed that frequency of revision is c...

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New on campus?

A campus converts a raw talent into a groomed professional in the field of his choice and makes him a well-rounded person. Campus life motivates young minds and transforms them into achievers by helping them set goals for themselves. Campus is one place where you have to depend on your social skills to develop friendships, interpersonal skills, team work and perform beyond your capabilities by res...

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New on campus?

A campus converts a raw talent into a groomed professional in the field of his choice and makes him a well-rounded person. Campus life motivates young minds and transforms them into achievers by helping them set goals for themselves. Campus is one place where you have to depend on your social skills to develop friendships, interpersonal skills, team work and perform beyond your capabilities by res...

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Liberal arts or just artscience?

Higher and lower facultiesIn today’s context, it is more appropriate to speak of a liberal arts education than a liberal arts subject. There is really nothing called a liberal arts subject; any subject can be taught as one. A liberal arts education, on the other hand, is a very distinctive thing. While the “arts” really mean nothing specific, “liberal” certainly does ” the liberal...

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Liberal arts or just artscience?

Higher and lower facultiesIn today’s context, it is more appropriate to speak of a liberal arts education than a liberal arts subject. There is really nothing called a liberal arts subject; any subject can be taught as one. A liberal arts education, on the other hand, is a very distinctive thing. While the “arts” really mean nothing specific, “liberal” certainly does ” the liberal...

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WhatsApp under fire

With 160 million monthly users accessing the application, Whatsapp is the easiest grapevine medium for spreading information, both true and false. Himani Bansal, I, MA English, Panjab UniversitySocial media, although a great platform for news, is infamous for circulating fake news. Nini Benny, II, BA Honors, History, St. Stephen's College, Delhi UniversitySocial media has become a prominent part o...

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WhatsApp under fire

With 160 million monthly users accessing the application, Whatsapp is the easiest grapevine medium for spreading information, both true and false. Himani Bansal, I, MA English, Panjab UniversitySocial media, although a great platform for news, is infamous for circulating fake news. Nini Benny, II, BA Honors, History, St. Stephen's College, Delhi UniversitySocial media has become a prominent part o...

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Bank on this career

Commercial bankers process loans to prospective entrepreneurs, while investment bankers connect financiers with possible investment opportunities. As a careerThe SME banking sector has evolved tremendously in the past decades. While in high school, it is important to take courses in math and business to prepare for a career in banking. Overtime and travel are often involved in these jobs, especial...

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Bank on this career

Commercial bankers process loans to prospective entrepreneurs, while investment bankers connect financiers with possible investment opportunities. As a careerThe SME banking sector has evolved tremendously in the past decades. While in high school, it is important to take courses in math and business to prepare for a career in banking. Overtime and travel are often involved in these jobs, especial...

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How to make exit interviews count

Lessons drawn from its exit interviews have helped the organisation reduce attrition rate by 15% over the last two-and-a half years. A few days before the formal exit interview, the Chief Executive Officer talked to her. More recently, it introduced telephonic exit interviews that can be given even after the employee has left the organisation. Many progressive companies are either improvising thei...

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