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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

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.

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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.

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

Eligibility: The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and must have completed at least five years of ­managerial/professional experience. The ­programme is open to candidates of all ­nationalities.

Monash International Merit Scholarships in Australia, 2015

Monash University is awarding up to 31 merit scholarships for international students. These scholarships will be awarded to undertake full-time undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australia.
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