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Tourism and hospitality institutes upgrade curriculum for COVID-affected market
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Hotel management colleges are restructuring their curriculum to meet the current needs, and introducing courses on digital marketing of tourism-related products and services, emerging destinations management, destinations safety and protocols etc.

IIT placements: Surge in offers, most from Asian countries; rise in new recruiters
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Most IITs have also witnessed a rise in domestic recruiters and an increase in compensation. However, there has been a decline in the number of international offers, said both IIT-Madras and Kanpur

Covid-19 effect: Schools offer scholarships, loans to parents struggling to pay fees
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

While paying school fees is a matter of concern for parents, especially this year, however, some private schools and finance technology companies have stepped up and are finding ways to assist through fee rebates, scholarships and loans.

Better pay, WFH: Why professionals are taking to teaching online
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Unlike in schools and colleges, where the faculty needs to clear eligibility tests, like CTET in central schools or UGC-NET for colleges, these professionals are required to be abreast with technology and the subject concerned. Many do not have teaching experiences or cleared any eligibility tests.

From maths, filmmaking to ballet lessons, how teachers are creating online content during pandemic
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

From photography to how to catch fish lessons, professionals are creating content online to sail through this challenging time.

Former Miss India finalist Aishwarya Sheoran cracks UPSC Civil Services 2019, CAT 2017
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Daughter of an Army officer and a model, Aishwarya is breaking stereotypes as she cracked UPSC CSE and secured the 93rd rank. Not just aspirants but many IAS officers are lauding her for breaking the 'stereotype against beautiful women'.

Innovative learning, job counselling: Here’s how night schools are preventing dropout during lockdown
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

To address the drop-out issue, night schools have devised strategies like delivering educational material on WhatsApp, psychological counselling and arranging jobs for these underprivileged students.

In CBSE Class 12 exams, 4 years in a row, toppers have emerged from Humanities stream
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Like in the other two streams, history, political science, economics, English, psychology students are achieving a full 100 marks and there are multiple reasons for this development.

Lockdown effect: Bees are busier, and producing more honey as pollution plummets
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Despite a lean season (March-May), beekeepers swear the honey production has grown drastically. As per Vijay Kasana, a beekeeper who has farms in Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Kashmir and other northern states, there is 30-40 per cent increase in honey production.

Let’s talk periods: This 16-year-old student started dialogue on menstruation in her UP village
Thu, May 28, 2020

Shikoh Zaidi, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, is trying to break myths that surround menstruation practices. Through videos and slogans, she is educating young girls at her village to talk about periods.

Sectors that will continue hiring during the economic crisis
Tue, May 26, 2020

While the number of vacancies posted on websites has gone down, as per Naukri.com, some key industries like IT, BPO/ITES, BFSI and accounting/finance have shown a lesser decline in this phase

Here’s what Indians want to learn online
Sat, May 16, 2020

Due to the impending economic sluggishness owing to Covid-19, many are proactively looking to upskill or re-skill in response. Not just at the junior level but those at the CXO level too, want to upgrade their skills

Super 30s Anand Kumar to JEE Main aspirants: ‘Turn lockdown period into an opportunity’
Tue, May 12, 2020

Kumar remarked that most students tend to mug up a formula without having an understanding of how it was formed. This is an ideal opportunity to learn how and why these concepts were created.

College admissions 2020: How universities are gearing up for admission season
Sat, Apr 18, 2020

As the CBSE, board examinations yet to be conducted, the admission process in private colleges could commence based on an expected score that will be calculated by accessing the year-long performance of the student

Hiring slows, interviews through Skype, Zoom: How companies are coping during lockdown
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Even before Covid19 struck, there has been a trend towards telephonic and digital interviews, at least during the initial screening rounds before the final face-to-face interview. Covid19 is accelerating the trend. More and more employers will now use digital media for the recruitment.

Life under lockdown: How our life has changed in this Noida society
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Things started sinking in when IPL was postponed and the board exams cancelled; then we were all told to work from home. All unprecedented.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 exam schedule unlikely to release next month
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Admit Card, Exam Date 2020 Update: Since the Railways received over one crore applications, that is why they are taking time to prepare the tender. Once they will float it, companies will apply. The Railways will take time to select a company that will conduct recruitment exams for such a big number, informed a senior Railways official.

JEE Main 2020 topper Akhil Jain: Trusting NCERT books, staying away from social media helped
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Son of a business man and a homemaker, Jain will be the first from his family to join any engineering college. Born and brought up in Kota, Akhil is now focusing on JEE Advanced preparations - the entrance exams for IITs.

The rise and fall of the Indian engineering degree
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Lack of an updated curriculum, the unregulated opening of technical institutions, non-existent linkages with industry and poor student-faculty ratio are some reasons why Indian engineers are considered unemployable.

RRB NTPC CBT 1 admit card, exam date postponed by Railways
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

RRB NTPC CBT 1 Admit Card 2019, Exam Date, Schedule: As per a senior railway official, the Railway Recruitment Board has set-up a committee that will invite applications from public and private stakeholders to work as its Examination Conducting Agency (ECA).

Here’s how India got its first engineering college – IIT Roorkee
Wed, Sep 18, 2019

On the Engineers Day, know the glorious history of India's first engineering college - IIT-Roorkee. Find out what made the East India Company plan a building to educate locals in civil engineering

RRB JE CBT 2 allegedly leaked, Railways files FIR
Mon, Sep 02, 2019

RRB JE CBT 2 leak: A question paper PDF and screenshots of a CBT exam claiming to be RRB JE CBT 2 are doing rounds on internet hinting towards an alleged leak. Candidates are demanding cancellation of the exam.

IIMs see rise in women students this year
Fri, Aug 30, 2019

More female students are now competing for the Common Admission Test (CAT) that has eventually resulted in improved gender diversity amongst students in IIMs

UGC lists this varsity as ‘fake’, director says ‘only non-affiliated’
Thu, Aug 22, 2019

UGC's list has names of eight fake universities in the national capital. We visited one of them -- Vishwakarma Open University for Self Employment (VOUSE) -- to check out the manner of its functioning.

AI is not just for engineers, managers need it too: IIIT-Naya Raipur chairperson Ajai Chowdhary
Sun, Aug 11, 2019

AI has two facets. The positive part is that it will enhance your knowledge and add to your brainpower. The negative is that AI may advance so much that it may overpower you, says IIIT-Naya Raipur chairperson.

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