HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

Finally spotlight on students’ safety

adventure sports
The Centre has called upon the apex body of higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC), to frame guidelines to ensure safety of students in and off campuses across the country. These include special measures for women students, to fix accountability.

At risk

paramedical training
80% paramedics do not have basic training, with many unable to even insert a cannula in a patient, doctors tell Jeevan Prakash Sharma and Gauri Kohli in the concluding part of our series on paramedical education

How to deal with CAT’s verbal section

VA section
A third of the CAT paper comprises questions that check your verbal skills. More often than not, this is the Achilles heel for a majority of CAT takers. In this article, we look at the key issues that need to be tackled to ace the verbal section.

Wanted life support

Paramedical courses

India needs to train thousands of paramedics to address an acute shortage, but courses offered by private institutes are unregulated and sometimes fraudulent. Jeevan Prakash Sharma investigates

CAT: The unpardonable sins

Here is the ugly truth that nobody will tell you about the Common Aptitude Test (CAT). While attempting as many questions as you can, you are actually giving yourself more chances to botch up your CAT score. The more questions you attempt, the greater are your chances of making silly mistakes and missing the easy questions.


Q. I completed a PhD in commerce and I I want to go for the Chartered Financial Analyst programme. Are there any good institutes offering this course in Delhi? What is the fee structure and syllabus...
A. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is an international professional certification offered by the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) to financial analysts who complete a series of three...
Q. I completed my BBA in 2013 and joined my family’s construction business. Due to financial problems, I could not take up BTech after Class 12. So I opted for BBA and helped with the business. I want...
A. There are many engineering colleges where there is no maximum age limit for admission to the BTech course. You will need to clear an entrance test and go through the relevant ­counselling and...
Q. My younger brother is 18 years old and is good at learning computer-based ­activities. He has also learnt website designing and teaches a lot of his friends. But I am extremely worried about him...
A. While computers are a must in today’s world, prolonged ­use of the computer can be harmful and students need to be aware of this. In addition to physical health, computers can also cause...
Q. My brother is 17 years old and has recently started attending a lot of social events where free alcohol is available. He is ­gradually getting addicted and has become secretive about his drinking at...
A. In these times when alcohol and other substances are freely available and socially ­acceptable, many youngsters get into early and heavy ­drinking completely ignorant of the dangerous ­consequences...

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

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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