Ayesha Banerjee

Ayesha Banerjee

Ayesha Banerjee is responsible for Hindustan Times’ weekly supplements, including HT Estates, HT Education and HT ShineJobs.

Articles by Ayesha Banerjee
Twenty seven GULF universities produce more research than major industrial nations including the UK, Germany and Japan, says a Times Higher Education report, which looks at the huge contribution that universities make to the global economy.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Twenty seven GULF universities produce more research than major industrial nations including the UK, Germany and Japan, says a Times Higher Education report, which looks at the huge contribution that universities make to the global economy.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Davos 2018: Small group of 27 varsities beats big nations in research output, says study

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2018 04:33 PM IST
Major innovations and research breakthroughs have been achieved by a group of 27 universities that are a part of World Economic Forum’s Global University Leaders Forum (GULF)
Cornell University president Martha Pollack believes that the best preparation for a tech career - or any other career - includes a firm grounding in the liberal arts.(Courtesy: Cornell University)
Cornell University president Martha Pollack believes that the best preparation for a tech career - or any other career - includes a firm grounding in the liberal arts.(Courtesy: Cornell University)

Critical ties: India first destination on Cornell University president’s alumni tour

UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Cornell University and Indian institutes are jointly working on research projects on poverty, malnutrition, health, land use and rural development
Among Indian institutes, IISc slipped from 71 in computer science to join institutes ranked between 101-125. IIT Bombay went down from 82 to the 125-150 band.(HT Photo)
Among Indian institutes, IISc slipped from 71 in computer science to join institutes ranked between 101-125. IIT Bombay went down from 82 to the 125-150 band.(HT Photo)

IISc among world’s top 100 in engineering and technology, slips in computer science

UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2017 04:42 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Science has been listed at number 89 as one of the best engineering and technology institutes globally in the recent Times Higher Education rankings.
A course on Panchatantra was initiated on an experimental basis by Professor N Ravichandran (standing, sixth from left), faculty in production and quantitative methods area at IIM Ahmedabad.(Sourced)
A course on Panchatantra was initiated on an experimental basis by Professor N Ravichandran (standing, sixth from left), faculty in production and quantitative methods area at IIM Ahmedabad.(Sourced)

At IIM Ahmedabad, it’s time for lessons from the Panchatantra

UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2017 02:08 PM IST
IIMA’s PGP and PGPX students signed up for some valuable lessons on conflict resolutions - all from India’s ancient fables, the Panchatantra
Sarthak Anand, Ashika Srivastava and Ashim Berry helping children plan a ‘mini forest’ at a Delhi school.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)
Sarthak Anand, Ashika Srivastava and Ashim Berry helping children plan a ‘mini forest’ at a Delhi school.(Ravi Choudhary/HT File Photo)

HT Youth Survey: India’s youth not aware of climate change, environmental issues

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2017 12:28 PM IST
A majority of young people between the ages of 18 and 25 are neither aware of the negative effect of greenhouse gases nor understand how sustainable options such as renewable energy use can save the planet.
Dr Ed Daw , reader in gravitational waves and dark matter physics , at his lab at the University of Sheffield , UK. He was interviewed for his post doctorate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Rainer Weiss, one of the recipients of the physics Nobel this year.(Sourced)
Dr Ed Daw , reader in gravitational waves and dark matter physics , at his lab at the University of Sheffield , UK. He was interviewed for his post doctorate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by Rainer Weiss, one of the recipients of the physics Nobel this year.(Sourced)

Nobel laureates are ‘great leaders,’ so what if one wears a woolly hat and baggy sweater?

UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2017 04:42 PM IST
Dr Ed Daw of the UK’s University of Sheffield, who has worked with this year’s physics Nobel winners, talks about what makes them different and interesting
NEET - super specialty (SS) enables success candidates to join advanced courses in surgery (MCh) and medicine (DM).(Getty Images)
NEET - super specialty (SS) enables success candidates to join advanced courses in surgery (MCh) and medicine (DM).(Getty Images)

NEET super specialty: Docs pitch for third round of admission to 500 vacant seats

PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2017 01:07 PM IST
The NEET-SS was held on June 10 and 11 and results were out on July 15. The first round of counselling for admission was held in August for 1,140 seats
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi slid down the ranks to 501–600 in the latest Times Higher Education rankings from last year’s 401-500 band.(Hindustan Times Media)
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi slid down the ranks to 501–600 in the latest Times Higher Education rankings from last year’s 401-500 band.(Hindustan Times Media)

IIT Delhi, IISc slide down in Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2017 07:51 PM IST
Most of the country’s universities were knocked down from their previous positions with star performer Indian Institute of Science slipping from the 201-250 band to rank 251-300
Stanford GSB dean Jonathan Levin sees the Seed Programme as a great chance for his institute to be more engaged with India. “This is something which we are really committed to,” he says.(Sourced)
Stanford GSB dean Jonathan Levin sees the Seed Programme as a great chance for his institute to be more engaged with India. “This is something which we are really committed to,” he says.(Sourced)

Stanford innovation: GSB links faculty, students and alumni to companies in developing countries

UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2017 10:10 AM IST
Leaders of 45 Indian companies are now being trained to develop their businesses as part of Stanford GSB’s Seed Transformation Programme
Aaditi Sardana (left),executive retail, and Garima Gakhar (second from left), assistant manager, leasing, with their colleagues at Select Citywalk in Delhi’s Saket. Both appreciate the fact that every employee has a voice in their organisation and are not looking for a change in job at the moment.(Saumya Khandelwal/ HT Photo)
Aaditi Sardana (left),executive retail, and Garima Gakhar (second from left), assistant manager, leasing, with their colleagues at Select Citywalk in Delhi’s Saket. Both appreciate the fact that every employee has a voice in their organisation and are not looking for a change in job at the moment.(Saumya Khandelwal/ HT Photo)

Happiness makes young professionals tick at work in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2017 09:33 AM IST
Survey reveals most young professionals are ready to abandon their jobs for better career and growth opportunities if they do not have peace of mind at workplace.
VFX artist Vinay Thakur’s fondness for DC and Marvel comics’ superheroes led him to pursue a design and animation course. (Arijit Sen/ HT photo)
VFX artist Vinay Thakur’s fondness for DC and Marvel comics’ superheroes led him to pursue a design and animation course. (Arijit Sen/ HT photo)

Young professionals believe in following their hearts, not their heads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2017 09:20 AM IST
Most young millennials today are following their hearts. Once they are clear about what they want, they pursue jobs doggedly, not bothered about the number of interviews they have to give, the Hindustan Times Education and MaRS Monitoring and Research Systems survey on Efficacy of Education reveals.
Youths say the education system needs to be overhauled at the primary level.(Intershala.com)
Youths say the education system needs to be overhauled at the primary level.(Intershala.com)

With degrees but no skills: Youths question country’s faulty education system

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2017 09:04 AM IST
In a survey report, youngsters say the current schooling system that focuses more on rote learning doesn’t equip them with practical experiences to cope with contemporary professions.
Academicians must realise that by weaning students away from the process of writing (descriptive answers), they are stifling their creative development(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Academicians must realise that by weaning students away from the process of writing (descriptive answers), they are stifling their creative development(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Why objective questions for college and varsity exams in UP are a bad idea

Hindustan Times | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2017 03:41 PM IST
The big bosses of India’s higher education sector should realise that the answer to improving the system will not lie in making the life of evaluators simple, but by making the life of students little bit difficult – by pushing them to work hard to build a better future for themselves.
Women need to make sure they are equipped with the things they need to pursue a business career – technical management skills, but also international experience and a wide network of contacts.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Women need to make sure they are equipped with the things they need to pursue a business career – technical management skills, but also international experience and a wide network of contacts.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Women and MBA: Be ready for a leadership role or you’ll miss the boat

UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2017 04:58 PM IST
Prof Heather McGregor, executive dean at Edinburgh Business School of the UK-based Heriot-Watt University, speaks about the 30% Club and role of women in management
Yogic support for soccer: Niharika Tugnait flanked by Real Madrid and Spain national football team captain Sergio Ramos and his partner, Pilar Rubio, who learned yoga from her,(Sourced)
Yogic support for soccer: Niharika Tugnait flanked by Real Madrid and Spain national football team captain Sergio Ramos and his partner, Pilar Rubio, who learned yoga from her,(Sourced)

International Yoga Day: From PM Modi to Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, this lady teaches everyone the right moves

UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2017 04:25 PM IST
Indian-Canadian sports and corporate yoga trainer Niharika Tugnait studies at Harvard University and has international and Indian sports stars for disciples
The low percentage of female JEE Advanced rank-holders opting for IITs has compelled the elite institutes to launch a special help desk to encourage them to make an informed decision about admissions.(AH Zaidi/Hindustan times/For representation only)
The low percentage of female JEE Advanced rank-holders opting for IITs has compelled the elite institutes to launch a special help desk to encourage them to make an informed decision about admissions.(AH Zaidi/Hindustan times/For representation only)

Why are women JEE Advanced rank-holders shunning IITs? Help desk launched to attract them

UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2017 06:34 PM IST
A help desk cum web portal has been launched to attract more women to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
Based in Beijing, China, research university Tsinghua has been ranked 14 (up from 18 last year) in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Based in Beijing, China, research university Tsinghua has been ranked 14 (up from 18 last year) in the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, 2017.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Why is India missing from Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings when the Chinese are beating Cornell, University of Pennsylvania?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2017 03:25 PM IST
Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2017, announced on June 14, indicate that Asian universities are beginning to give well-established Western institutes a run for their money
Shreyansh Jain from Gopi Birla Memorial School in Mumbai wants to be a businessman.(Sourced)
Shreyansh Jain from Gopi Birla Memorial School in Mumbai wants to be a businessman.(Sourced)

CBSE 10th result : 8.8 CGPA is sweet for Beatles fan with special needs who wants to be an entrepreneur

UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2017 05:41 PM IST
Shreyansh Jain’s CGPA of 8.8 in CBSE’s Class 10 Board is special because he missed three months of studies at the beginning of the session for two marathon surgeries
Demand by Indian students for non-MBA business master’s courses such as global management, marketing, entrepreneurship and data analytics is increasing, a GMAC survey finds.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Demand by Indian students for non-MBA business master’s courses such as global management, marketing, entrepreneurship and data analytics is increasing, a GMAC survey finds.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Demand increasing for non-MBA business master’s courses. Global management, entrepreneurship are hot

UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2017 03:41 PM IST
A GMAC survey finds Indian students still attracted to an MBA abroad, but they are now also considering non-MBA business master’s degrees
Emmanuel Macron studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University and completed a master’s of public affairs at Sciences Po before graduating from École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), the stepping stone to France’s senior civil service(Sciences Po/Copyright)
Emmanuel Macron studied philosophy at Paris Nanterre University and completed a master’s of public affairs at Sciences Po before graduating from École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), the stepping stone to France’s senior civil service(Sciences Po/Copyright)

What do Bollywood and French President Macron’s alma mater have in common?

UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2017 12:22 AM IST
Sciences Po, Macron’s alma mater, also has a programme on Indian society and politics with an introductory course on Bollywood.
Selected for 63 scholarships from among nearly 24,000 applicants, Indian students are the second largest beneficiaries, after Brazil, of the European Union-funded Erasmus Mundus Programme(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Selected for 63 scholarships from among nearly 24,000 applicants, Indian students are the second largest beneficiaries, after Brazil, of the European Union-funded Erasmus Mundus Programme(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

European scholarships: Indian students among biggest beneficiaries

UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2017 01:39 PM IST
Among 1,345 students awarded the European Union-funded Erasmus Mundus scholarships, Indians with 63 scholarships were the second largest beneficiaries after Brazil
Waterfront urban design for Shahdra, in Delhi.(Handout)
Waterfront urban design for Shahdra, in Delhi.(Handout)

Can Yamuna be saved? At University of Virginia, the answer is yes

UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2017 06:28 PM IST
Three years of work done by UVA with the ministry of water resources and the Delhi Jal Board through its project, Re-Centering Delhi, is being showcased in Delhi from March 29
Waterfront urban design for Shahdra, in Delhi.(Handout)
Waterfront urban design for Shahdra, in Delhi.(Handout)

Can Yamuna be saved? At University of Virginia, the answer is yes

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2017 08:00 AM IST
Three years of work done by UVA with the ministry of water resources and the Delhi Jal Board through its project, Re-Centering Delhi, is being showcased in Delhi from March 29
Qualifying marks for GATE are only 25, but many candidates writing the test cannot score high, examiners say.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Qualifying marks for GATE are only 25, but many candidates writing the test cannot score high, examiners say.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

GATE 2017: Only 16% candidates qualified, numbers must improve, says chairman

UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2017 04:22 PM IST
About 9,22,167 candidates applied for the exam with 85% or 7,87,148 writing the exam and just 16% or 1,29,149 qualifying
Class 10 students will have to write Board exams from next year. They also have to study a sixth vocational subject.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal/Hindustan Times)
Class 10 students will have to write Board exams from next year. They also have to study a sixth vocational subject.(Jagtinder Singh Grewal/Hindustan Times)

CBSE Board exams and more: Too many decisions too quickly?

UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2017 03:35 PM IST
CBSE’s season of circulars began on January 31, when it announced restoration of the Class 10 Board exams from the 2017-18 session, replacing CCE
HR consultancy Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study shows that there is a huge chasm between business planning and execution involving the human resource department.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
HR consultancy Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study shows that there is a huge chasm between business planning and execution involving the human resource department.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HR not aligned with organisational change, says Mercer survey

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2017 05:03 PM IST
There’s a huge chasm between business planning and execution. Many organisations around the country are planning big, bold changes, but business executives feel they are not agile enough to handle the change process, HR consultancy Mercer’s 2017 Global Talent Trends Study has revealed.
Eight established and 17 new entrants made it to the top 100 of Times Higher Education’s Asia University Rankings with Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at 27.(Hemant Mishra/HT Photo)
Eight established and 17 new entrants made it to the top 100 of Times Higher Education’s Asia University Rankings with Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at 27.(Hemant Mishra/HT Photo)

Best Asian universities: Indian Institute of Science, IIT Bombay among top 50

UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2017 10:39 AM IST
Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at 27 and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay was ranked 42 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017
Eight established and 17 new entrants made it to the top 100 of Asia University Rankings.(HT File Photo)
Eight established and 17 new entrants made it to the top 100 of Asia University Rankings.(HT File Photo)

Asia’s best universities: IIT Bombay ranked 42nd, Bengaluru’s IISc in top 50

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2017 10:37 AM IST
Bengaluru’s Indian Institute of Science (IISc) at 27 and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay was ranked 42 in the Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2017
A Muslim woman in Karnataka was trolled online this week for singing a Hindu devotional song in a reality TV show.(Facebook)
A Muslim woman in Karnataka was trolled online this week for singing a Hindu devotional song in a reality TV show.(Facebook)

Muslim woman trolled for singing bhajan: Music has no religion | Opinion

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ayesha Banerjee
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2017 10:36 AM IST
A Muslim woman in Karnataka was trolled online this week for singing a Hindu devotional song in a reality TV show. But Indian classical music has always transcended barriers of religion.
Data shows that women hold the MBA degree in higher regard than men, and view the degree as a passport to wider career advancement.(Imagesbazaar)
Data shows that women hold the MBA degree in higher regard than men, and view the degree as a passport to wider career advancement.(Imagesbazaar)

Women’s Day: Why aren’t we seeing many women in MBA classrooms?

UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2017 06:38 PM IST
Share of women in MBA classrooms remains below parity with men at 37%, though they are achieving parity in master’s courses in marketing, accounting and management, says GMAC survey
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