HindustanTimes Thu,14 Aug 2014

Young changemakers

Ridhi Pathak
To celebrate Independence Day, we introduce you to some young men and women who are passionate about championing their causes through fellowships.

The Yale way to netagiri

Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani and 90 Indian MPs have participated in the programme since it was established in 2007. They have included members of 20 different political parties; from rural and urban constituencies; and national and regional parties.

Towards a better tomorrow

With technology playing an important role in the way education is imparted, it is essential for school teachers to adapt themselves to the latest teaching trends

This is definitely no child’s play

Dealing with toddlers is not everyone’s cup of tea. A ­nursery teacher not only focusses on the overall ­personality ­development of a child, but creates a ­stimulating ­learning environment as well.

Moulding young minds

Mallika Pathak
With the spotlight on research, aspiring lecturers should be prepared to push the ­boundaries of knowledge.


Q. I am a Class 10 student. I wish to pursue a career in interior designing, but I am not sure which stream to choose in Class 11. Is it necessary to study psychology and mathematics to make a career...
A. Interior design encompasses planning space and furnishing across private homes, public buildings, or commercial establishments such as offices, hotels, hospitals, shopping malls and showrooms. It...
Q. I am in Class 12 and I have opted for psychology with arts. Which colleges offer a ­bachelor’s degree in this field? - Mahima Singh...
A. Psychology is the study of human behaviour, where ­scientific principles and ­theories are applied to ­problems concerning people. After doing a bachelor’s course in psychology, you can do an MA in...
Q. I have an 18-year-old boy who has no faith in religion. I do not like this but I’m not sure how to react. My son believes in the supreme power but not in rituals. He argues that God judges us through...
A. Culture and traditions help keep a community together. However, the young generation should not be forced to follow them. I would advise you not to restrain your son from questioning...
Q. I have a teenage son who I feel has started gaining weight. I understand that weight increase could be normal at this stage but my concern is that he seems to be least bothered about his weight gain....
A. Exercise is the best remedy for not just physical illnesses but also problems related to mental health. It is never too late to start working towards a healthy and active lifestyle.


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.

National School of Drama, New Delhi

Eligibility: Graduation or ­equivalent degree in any ­discipline from a recognised ­university. It is relaxable in the case of extraordinary talented candidates from the tribal folk and traditional performing art families. Sufficient knowledge of theatre with participation in at lese four productions is essential

Scholarships for school students

The Lore India Foundation Scholarship Trust, a social entrepreneurial venture initiated by the Lore India Foundation Pvt Ltd, has announced the launch of a scholarship programme that is open to school students from Classes 10, 11 and 12 across the country.
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