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When Hindi is hard to handle

The CSAT and the main exam have seen some of most bizarre translations in Hindi such as ‘nayak karta’ for star performer and ‘nabhikiya parivaar’ for nuclear family.

Distance learning: Who has the right answers?

According to the Madhava Menon Committee set up by the MHRD to regulate the standards of education through distance mode, till 2010, the number of students in distance education programmes was 36,36,744 (the report said that the actual numbers could be more than this).

Joined college? Use apps that help you manage expenses, time

Are you an active cellphone user who has just joined college? How about having a health monitor or a budget tracker on your cellphone? With a range of mobile applications available on most operating systems, here are some apps that will help you sail smoothly through the semester.

Pledging allegiance

As Delhi University reopens, our CJs share the hopes and aspirations that influenced their choice of college.

Looking for bling dresses or fancy bags?

Ladies, sharpen your bargaining skills... it’s time to scour the markets and upgrade your wardrobe

What’s new at JMI?

Credit-based system, medical college among reforms and new offerings at Jamia Millia Islamia

Hotlines to celebs

Meet Hayden Williams, a British fashion illustrator who aims to ­conquer the fashion world with one sketch at a time.

Work on your goals

While gearing up for something long term, the effort required is immense and the rewards are few and far between.Being a slow process, it’s also difficult to gauge one’s own progress, and often we feel like we just aren’t moving or doing enough. Taking a systematic approach that incorporates regular feedback will take you towards your goals.

Unfair advantage

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

Why CSAT should be retained

Despite the strong demand for scrapping CSAT, a section of students and experts believes that doing away with it may not be a good decision.

The big jobs generator

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

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.

Raising the bar

NLSIU facilitates exchange programmes for students and teachers with some of the leading universities of the world.

Beyond the Hindi heartland

Translation, teaching, information technology, advertising and script writing… there are ample career ­opportunities for students of Hindi

A week of first impressions

It has been seven days since DU colleges opened their gates for freshers. Our CJs share varied experiences and impressions of these initial days
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