HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

Unfair advantage

UPSC protest
Hindi-medium ­candidates are ­demanding the scrapping of CSAT as, they say, it gives unfair advantage to English-medium aspirants

The big jobs generator

A desk job can cause early death
According to Harvard Business Review, the role of a data scientist is the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’. In India too, the demand for data scientists, data visualisers, managers and analysts is surging.

IIMs, IITs offer big data programmes

IIT students
Despite the growing popularity of data analytics as a highly lucrative career, there are not many relevant full-time courses available in India and abroad. However, there are some certificate and online courses on offer. One such is the postgraduate certificate course in business analytics by NIIT Ltd.

Violating rules

IIT students

Why are the HRD ministry and UGC, which were in a great hurry to roll back Delhi University’s four-year degree programme, turning a blind eye to UGC rules being violated by institutes offering distance learning degree courses?

Life in a Delhi University hostel

Daulat Ram College
So, students are back in college for the new session. Here’s a look at how freshers adjust to life in ­hostels and enjoy the facilities offered.


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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.

National Institute of Virology, Pune

Eligibility: Candidate should have postgraduate degree in any branch of life sciences having at least 50% or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA). Students belonging to reserve category will be eligible for 5% relaxation for students of Maharashtra state only

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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