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A beacon of hope for authors

Since all the rights of the book remain with the author and no middleman is involved, self ­publishing has become a much preferred option for aspiring authors

Visit Canada, US on a Google tour

Choosing a college abroad? Google can take you on a walking tour of schools around the world. You can explore 36 new university campuses across the US and Canada with Street View in Google Maps.

Any plans for the long weekend?

Didn’t get time off from college admissions and exams to pay attention to the monsoons beckoning you outdoors? Well, here’s your chance to enjoy the pleasant weather. This year, the Independence Day falls on a Friday, which means you get a three-day weekend off. So take a cue from some young people in the city to find out how you can make this long weekend an enjoyable one.

Corruption and poverty big issues

Over the past few decades, the meaning of Independence Day has changed, especially for school and college students. While some feel the country cannot be truly free because of corruption, others take pride in India’s ­achievements. Here’s what they had to say.

The curtain falls

A journalistic adventure spanning nine weeks has finally come to an end. It’s time for our campus journalists to bid goodbye to our readers.

Dates for CAT 2014 announced

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have announced the registration for Common Admission Test 2014 (CAT 2014). A few major changes for CAT 2014 have been introduced and this is seen as an improvement from the past five years.

US$20,000 for the best essay

The Global Development Network (GDN) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applicants to submit their ideas and solutions in an essay of not more than 5,000 words.

IIMC – collaborating with the best

By becoming the only Indian member of CEMS, an elite club of 28 premier business schools from across the world, 70 multinational companies and four NGOs, the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIMC) has come close to realising its vision of becoming an institute of international repute.  In a chat with Prof. Ashok Banerjee, dean new initiatives and external relations and professor of finance, IIM Calcutta, we find out more about the programme

Grants for sports freaks, peacemakers

For those of you interested in going abroad for higher studies, here are some attractive scholarships on offer. Applications are open for the India New Zealand Sports Cooperation Scholarships (INZSS).

What are the solutions?

Does the decision to drop English comprehension from the merit in the CSAT offer any kind of reassurrance to the agitating candidates? Is this the best possible solution?

Beyond the Hindi heartland

Translation, teaching, information technology, advertising and script writing… there are ample career ­opportunities for students of Hindi

Raising the bar

NLSIU facilitates exchange programmes for students and teachers with some of the leading universities of the world.

A week of first impressions

It has been seven days since DU colleges opened their gates for freshers. Our CJs share varied experiences and impressions of these initial days

Work on your goals

While gearing up for something long term, the effort required is immense and the rewards are few and far between.Being a slow process, it’s also difficult to gauge one’s own progress, and often we feel like we just aren’t moving or doing enough. Taking a systematic approach that incorporates regular feedback will take you towards your goals.

Hotlines to celebs

Meet Hayden Williams, a British fashion illustrator who aims to ­conquer the fashion world with one sketch at a time.
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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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