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Ranchi student secures 10 GPA despite major accident before exam

Sharanya Ghorai
Sharanya Ghorai, a Delhi Public School student in Ranchi, met with a major road accident 30 minutes before her mathematics exam, but went on to score a perfect 10 GPA in the subject despite the excruciating pain and profuse bleeding.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Eligibility: First class in graduation in engineering/technology/medicine or first class in master’s degree in science or pharmacy or equivalent or first class MBA with any of the above.

Shell Science Scholarship Programme

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest investors in India’s energy sector, among major global integrated oil companies, has opened registrations for its third Shell Junior National Science Scholarship programme 2014-2015.
 
Q.
I am a working professional and my job profile includes organising events. At times I have to be the emcee at these official events and manage the stage. Can you suggest a part-time course that will help me improve in these areas? —Shivank
-1/14/2015 12:06:00 PM
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Good communication skills are a key to success in life, work and relationships. Your job offers you wonderful opportunities to develop such abilities. More than that, as you are required to interact and communicate with lots of people you must work on an attractive personality, and a liking for meeting and handling people. Event management is often offered as part of a PR or mass communication course, which helps you develop the necessary skills. There are also some institutes offering specialised diplomas and advanced diplomas in event management, or you could take up a mass communications course that covers both PR and event management. Some of the institutes offering the PG diploma in mass communication/ PR and event management are as follows—

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi (www.iimc.nic.in)
Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai. (www.xaviercomm.org)
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune. (www.simc.edu)
New Delhi YMCA Institute for Media Studies & Information Technology. (www.newdelhiymca.com)
Apeejay Institute of Mass Communications, New Delhi (www.apeejay.edu)
Bharati Vidya Bhavan, Sardar Patel College of Communication & Management, New Delhi and Mumbai .

There are also plenty of short courses on communication skills, and a plethora of information available on the internet that could help you to improve your communication and public speaking skills. Try out several activities and exercises available on the internet for the same. Some DJaying courses some offer training in public speaking as well. ---- Usha Albuquerque
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I am a third-year mechanical engineering student wanting to pursue MTech/MS in biomedical engineering. Please tell me if I should go in for GATE or GRE and also about the institutions offering this course in India. —Ashwin
-1/14/2015 12:02:00 PM
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Biomedical engineering is a relatively new discipline which combines the design and problem-solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to help improve patient health care and the quality of life of individuals. Biomedical engineers work on medical devices such as pacemakers and other diagnostic tools and imaging equipment such as MRIs and ECGs, which have made a difference to the lives of so many patients. Biomedical engineering is a career of the future, and one best suited to those who are technically sound, enjoy research work and are deeply interested in developing cutting-edge technologies.

There are many excellent institutes offering MTech in biomedical engineering in India and you may not require to seek admission abroad. Some of the institutes include IITs in Mumbai, Kanpur, Hyderabad, and Banaras Hindu University, IIIT Allahabad, NITs in Allahabad and Rourkela, Vellore Institute of Technology, Manipal Institute of Technology, and many others. Selection is based on the score in the Graduate Aptitude Test in engineering, or the university entrance test. You will require to qualify the GRE exam only if you plan to study M Tech in the US. ---- Usha Albuquerque
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I am a final-year BTech student of computer science. I want to do my final semester training in cloud computing. Where can I study? —Rahul Rajendran
-12/31/2014 12:43:00 PM
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Cloud computing refers to many different types of services and applications being delivered through the internet cloud. In cloud computing, the hardware and software are placed in a distributed manner and connected to form a ‘cloud’ and the applications or services are served as Software as a Service (SAAS).

Since it is still an evolving market, there are hardly any full-time courses exclusively on cloud computing. However, most BTech (IT, computer science, etc) and MSc ( software engineering, computer science and so on) courses offer modules on the basics of cloud computing and its practical applications. NIIT and IIJT (Indian Institute of Job Training) offer some certificate courses on the subject. IBM too has started a course on cloud computing.

Though an engineering background is not mandatory, development skills such as AJAX, SOAP, web services like dot net, Java and testing skills will be handy to sustain and grow. Even experience with virtualisation technologies such as VMware, or running servers, infrastructures, etc can be fruitful. ---- Usha Albuquerque
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