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Apply for the National Talent Search Exam

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is inviting applications for its National Talent Search Examination. The National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in 1963. This year, NCERT will conduct the exam for Class 10 students.

Do you have a winning idea in business or robotics?

The entrepreneurship cell of IIT Kharagpur shall organise the next edition of Empresario, the annual flagship competition on developing global business models.This competition is open to students across the world.

Risking time and money

Many students who have enrolled with private institutes for degree programmes through distance education are risking their precious time and money because their degree courses are either unapproved or offered by unrecognised universities. Who is to blame for this?

Ability to deal with failure determines your success

It is unfortunate that today’s world is so competitive in nature that we are almost obsessed with success and achievement. Because of this pressure, experiencing a failure or a setback is often made out to be the worst possible thing that could have happened to a person.

Are you ready for the Management Aptitude Test?

One of the major entrance tests for admission to management programmes across more than 600 B-schools, the next edition of the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) will be conducted on September 7 and September 13, 2014.

Why are promotions and jobs ‘on hold’?

Students are paying the price for DEC’s decision to allow academic institutes to offer courses beyond state boundaries

The changing role of pharmacists

Pharmacy graduates are in great demand not only in clinical set-ups but also in BPOs, KPOs and research organisations

India way down in Shanghai rankings

The Shanghai Rankings were out on the day India celebrated Independence day. Most disappointingly, however, except for Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science listed at a lowly 327, no other institute in the country figured in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Centre for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

XAT 2015: Important dates to remember

XLRI has announced XAT 2015 with registration ­beginning from August 12, 2014, till November 22, 2014. The exam will be conducted on January 4, 2015 in 47 cities across India. The test will also be conducted in two cities abroad – Kathmandu and Dubai.

Gearing up for the interview

During the interview process, candidates should be confident and well prepared. “Preparation should be holistic from the course-work, current affairs’ knowledge and a complete understanding of oneself from a personal perspective.

What does it take to get that dream offer?

A great curriculum vitae and clear understanding of target companies can help you excel during pre-­placements at management institutions.

Other top B-schools get good numbers too

Non-IIMs also registered good feedback from various industries and this was reflected in their PPOs this year. The number of PPOs received at Delhi’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) was 17.

How to crack CAT in three months

The average level of papers are likely to remain at par with earlier CATs; so try all types of questions.

A chance to intern with the MHRD

The ministry of human resource development’s department of higher education has introduced an internship scheme called MHRD Internship Scheme 2014 for Indian students pursuing graduation/postgraduation/research studies in a recognised university/institution within India or abroad.

‘It is important to deliver quality content’

Jon P Fine, director, author and publisher relations, talk with Aanchal Bedi
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UGC to outsource NET exam to CBSE

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to outsource the National Eligibility Test (NET)  for lecturers to CBSE.

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

Eligibility: Graduation degree with 60% marks. For medical/dental candidates should have MD/MS/MDS degree with at least 60% marks in MBBS/BDS aggregate

The Great Britain Scholarships

The UK has announced the Great Britain Scholarships – India 2015 and GREAT Scholarships Guide as part of the ‘Great Britain’ campaign. Launched in February 2012, GREAT is a strategic international marketing programme designed to promote the UK to business, tourism and student markets worldwide in order to enhance the country’s global reputation.
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