HindustanTimes Wed,14 Jan 2015

For IIMs, mentoring comes at a cost

Shortfall: Old IIMs mentoring new ones can be effective only if the problem of faculty crunch in the ­ existing IIMs is addressed

Your licence to get creative

Ashiesh Shah
Beyond the walls: Ideal for thinkers and creative people, the study of architecture leads to careers in urban ­planning and interior design.

Tee off a career in golf

Jeev Milkha Singh
To get more people interested in this sport, training courses and new ­versions of the game that can be practised in congested urban spaces, need to be developed.

Commercial hits

ad film
In the last 10 to 15 years, India’s advertising industry has not only witnessed a boom, it has also achieved recognition at international events such as Cannes Lions, New York Adfest etc. This has opened new horizons for those who wish to pursue a career in advertising.

Skills training needs a push

Principal of D.A.V. School distributing chocolates
Despite the government’s emphasis on skills training, a formal MoU between CBSE and the National Skill Development Corporation for implementation of  vocational training in schools has been pending for a year


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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 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.

Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

IIM Shillong is inviting applications for its fellowship programme in management (FPM) from Indian and overseas candidates including NRIs and foreign nationals.
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