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January 07, 2014
What can a leader learn from honest outsiders?
A documentary on football and a biography of Jesus make Roopa Unnikrishnan mull over the lessons organisations can learn from honest outsiders.

October 23, 2013
Indian-American elected top national academician in the US
Subra Suresh is one of the only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies, the IOM, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

September 10, 2013
CHAT: The former sports champ who's taken on Madras University
Preethi Srinivasan is a former state level cricket player who has been denied admission into the University of Madras for a distance education course after an unfortunate accident left her quadriplegic for life. Join us for a chat with her on Wednesday, September 11, between 1 and 2 pm IST.

September 09, 2013
Do you REALLY want to do an MBA?
A lot of kids who want to be writers, photographers, or even start something of their own end up in a b-school. Which brings us to the essential question: Do you really know why you signed up for the programme?

CHAT with fashion designer Neeta Lulla
Join us for a chat with the National Award winning designer on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

September 05, 2013
Chat@3: Facing issues at work?
Join us for a chat with Sabitha Rao, Director, Cerebrus Consultants on September 6, between 3 and 4 pm IST.

September 03, 2013
Chat@4: Want to crack the CAT 2013?


September 02, 2013
Chat@2: So you wanna work in the movies? Here's how
Rahul Puri, Executive Director, Whistling Woods International will take questions on how you can pursue a career in the film industry on September 3, between 2 and 3 pm IST.

August 29, 2013
Chat@4: How to deal with workplace issues
HR expert Varda Pendse, director, Cerebrus Consultants will take questions on how to deal with workplace issues on Friday, August 30, between 4 and 5 pm IST

August 19, 2013
How to crack the IBPS Bank PO Exam 2013
In an online chat, Anil Nagar, Director, Bank Power Institute, Delhi addressed questions on how to prepare for the IBPS Bank PO exam.

August 13, 2013
UPTET 2013 results to be declared soon
Uttar Pradesh Basic Education board students can access the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test results on http://upbasiceduboard.gov.in

August 08, 2013
IIM-A tweaks admission criteria, non-engineers, freshers HAPPY
As per the new criteria of selection effective for the 2014-16 academic session, work-experience of prospective candidates will assume lesser weightage and preference will be given to the most recent academic score; marks obtained in the class 10 and 12 examination will be given less importance.

August 05, 2013
How to register for CAT 2013
The last date to register for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2013) is September 24. Read on for details on how to register for the test...

July 29, 2013
CAT 2013 dates announced; registration commences August 5
Students can register for the Common Admission Test between August 5 and September 24, while the exam will be held between October 16 and November 11, 2013.

July 25, 2013
All pending IIT petitions transferred to Supreme Court
Reacting to a petition filed by the organising chairman of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (advanced) 2013, IIT-Delhi, the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of all petitions related to the IIT admissions that were pending in the Andhra Pradesh High Court to itself.

IT managers, engineers and accountants hardest to find: Study
An online survey conducted across US, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia and the UK by CareerBuilder has revealed the job profiles that take longer time to fill in. Read on for details

July 24, 2013
US university with 90 per cent Indian students ordered to shut down
The University of Northern Virginia has been asked to stop operations July 16 onwards because it has failed to get accreditation from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

July 23, 2013
Visually-impaired girl to pursue dream course at Delhi University
Eighteen-year-old Sana Samad is the second student after Kartik Sawnhey to have been allowed to pursue mathematics after Class 12 at the Delhi University.

July 20, 2013
Study Abroad Advice: 'Work part-time to cover living costs'
Ashwin Shenoy from Australia tells us how he funded his education and advices students to consider working part time after college.

July 19, 2013
The NEET-UG fiasco: A medical aspirant narrates his experience
Ishan Sardesai, who took the country's first NEET-UG on May 5, 2013 narrates the chaos he went through while appearing for the common medical entrance examination.

July 18, 2013
SC says NO to common entrance test for medical courses
Modifying its December 2012 ruling, the Supreme Court today dissolved the Medical Council of India's notification to hold a single entrance test for medical, dental and post graduate medical programmes in the country.

July 15, 2013
Chat@2: How to apply for a US student visa
On July 17, US Consular Chief Nicholas Manring will take questions on how to apply for a US student visa between 2 and 3 pm IST.

July 12, 2013
Private universities CANNOT run off-campus study centres
The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a formal notification stating that these universities cannot establish off-campus study centres or offer distance education programmes beyond the territory of the state in which they are located.

July 11, 2013
SC refuses to pass interim order on JEE controversy
Following disagreement on the new normalisation policy, the Supreme Court bench has agreed that it will pass the order only if it finds that the education policy violates the fundamental rights of students.

Cabinet approves first all-women university
Named Indira Gandhi National University for Women, the institute will be set up in Raebarelli in Uttar Pradesh.

June 06, 2013
Maharashtra SSC Result 2013 on Rediff
Results for the Class 10 Maharashtra SSC examination 2013 will be declared on June 7 at 1 pm. Students can get their results on rediff.com.

June 05, 2013
Maharashtra CET Results 2013 announced today
Students can access their results on dte.org.in

June 04, 2013
Uttar Pradesh Class X Results 2013 on June 8
The results will be available on the state board's website.

Uttar Pradesh Class 12 results on June 5
Class 12 students of Uttar Pradesh can access their results on the state board's website.

May 31, 2013
West Bengal HSC results 2013 on June 3
The West Bengal class 12 examination results will be available online 11 am onwards.

Tamil Nadu SSLC results out today
Students will have to provide their registration number and date of birth to access the results

May 30, 2013
Maha HSC results declared, 79.95 percent clear the exam
With an overall pass percentage of 85.88 per cent, Konkan region topped the list followed by Aurangabad and Kolhapur which reported an overall pass performance of 85.26 and 84.14 per cent each.

CBSE Class X results: Girls score better than boys again
This year 98.94 per cent girls cleared the central board's class 10 board examination

15 Indian-American students qualify for Spelling Bee semis
A total of 15 Indian-American students, including six girls, have made it to the national Spelling Bee semifinals, making it almost one-third of the total 42 candidates who have qualified.

May 29, 2013
Maharashtra HSC Board Result 2013 on Rediff
Results for the Class 12 Maharashtra state board examinations 2013 will be declared on May 30 at 11 am.

May 27, 2013
CBSE Class XII results: Girls outshine boys again
This year 88 per cent gals cleared the exam against 78 per cent boys.

May 24, 2013
Maharashtra HSC results to be announced soon
Class 12 students can access their result on the state board's website

CBSE Class 12 results to be declared on May 27
Students can access their results on the CBSE website 10 am onwards.

May 23, 2013
We continue to ignore yoga's importance: Narendra Modi
The chief minister stressed on the global importance of yoga while inaugurating the Lakulish Yoga University.

Visually impaired girl tops MP board exams
Shrishti Tiwari, from Damoh has topped the Madhya Pradesh Higher Secondary examination in Arts stream.

May 03, 2013
Kerala girl tops civil services exams
The IRS officer posted in Faridabad thought her friends we pulling her leg.

April 29, 2013
Improve your English speaking skills
Chander Madan, CEO of eAge Tutor will answer your queries.

March 20, 2013
Ampush wins Facebook PMD Innovation Competition
The competition was designed to encourage PMDs to develop innovative marketing technology that effectively leverages Facebook's news feed. San Francisco based Ampush, won the competition for its Project YOGA (Your Open Graph Applications).

March 18, 2013
UPSC exam language war: Share your views!
What is it that you like or don't like about the new UPSC exam format? Share your views with us!

March 07, 2013
What WE the Women want
A simple demand, universal in nature, from a woman for women.

March 06, 2013
'Office atmosphere is conducive for better productivity'
Readers' take on 'work from home vs work from office' debate

Work from home practice to stay in India: Experts
The trend of employees working from home is here to stay in India despite companies like Yahoo! banning the practice, experts have said.

March 05, 2013
'Women must remain true to their own leadership style'
What keeps women away from leadership roles? Shanta Martin, CEO for ISC and Middle East, Allcargo Logistics, offers her take

'Technology has narrowed the gap between home and office'
Readers' take on 'work from home vs work from office' debate

March 04, 2013
Your say: Work-from-home vs work-from-office
What's your take on the debate? We will publsih the best articulated responses right here on Rediff.com.

February 01, 2013
Aadhar card compulsory for Mah students and teachers
As per an order by the University Grants Commission or the UGC, the Unique Identification (UID) number is now mandatory for students and teachers in Maharashtra who wish to avail of the various state- and centre-funded government schemes and scholarships.

November 20, 2012
What was your childhood dream job?
the most sough after job Indian men wanted as children was that of an engineer and most Indian women as kids dreamt of becoming teachers reveals a recent survey by professional networking company LinkedIn.

November 14, 2012
Indian wins $500,000 WISE prize
An Indian scholar has been awarded the USD 500,000 WISE prize for innovation in the field of education, for his relentless work of providing low cost education to children in Mumbai slums.

October 31, 2012
The 9-year-old Indian attending college in the US
This child prodigy tells George Joseph that he wants to be a scientist; discover something big.

Super 30 founder is People magazine's 'People's Hero'
People magazine's India edition names Anand Kumar as People's Hero for this remarkable achievement.

October 29, 2012
8 things you will NEVER learn at IIMs
Rohit Salaria, the protagonist of IIM C alumnus Mayank Jain's Stop Me If You Can learnt some rare skills during his two years at the IIM-C. He offers a tongue-in-cheek account of the things he missed learning at the b-school.

October 26, 2012
REVEALED: What salaries Indian employees expect
In a survey Cerebrus Consultants, a leading HR consulting firm, sought the views of employees through an online survey hosted by Rediff.com. Here are the key findings of this pioneering study.

October 25, 2012
Bihar's Super 30 inspires Japan to start Global 30
A group of Japanese universities began a 'Global 30' on the line of Bihar's Super 30, to select poorest of the poor children across the world to provide free higher education.

October 14, 2012
The heart of a genius: 'I somehow impressed her enough!'
In the last of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, we bring you the inspiring speech the 'genius' gave on his wedding day, offering an insight into his family life.

October 13, 2012
A biologist wife on her 'genius' husband
In the third of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Arthur J Pais interviews his wife Sundari Chetty about being married to a 'genius'.

October 12, 2012
'I was amazed and disturbed by the poverty around the Taj'
In the second of a four-part series, Arthur J Pais profiles economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, nicknamed the 'genius grant'. In this interview, he emphasises how the presence of high value-added teachers in school can go a long way in shaping their pupils' destiny.

October 11, 2012
A professor at 23, he has won a $500,000 'genius grant'
In a four-part series beginning today, Arthur J Pais profiles economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, nicknamed the 'genius grant'. Chetty says he hopes his research will help lower income children in India and the United States of America.

CAT 2012 begins TODAY: Share your experience!
Over 2 lakh aspirants will be appearing for the test scheduled between October 11 and November 6, 2012.

October 09, 2012
Chat: How YOU can ace that DREAM JOB interview
Join Abhijit Bhaduri, the Chief Learning Officer at Wipro, for a chat on how you can ace that dream job interview on Rediff ZaraBol at 2pm today.

October 08, 2012
No such thing as 'the best company to work for'
Abhijit Bhaduri, the Chief Learning Officer at Wipro, looks at annual lists of 'best companies to work for' with some amount of skepticism. Here's why:

September 20, 2012
Indian students of Herguan Univ face uncertain future
It took almost 24 hours for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to rescind the status of 600 students, mostly of Indian origin, who were declared "out of status" creating nightmare for the students of Herguan University who now face an uncertain future, reports Ritu Jha.

September 10, 2012
Chat@3: Office myths and realities
Join Utkarsh Rai, author of 101 Myths & Realities @ The Office, for a chat on the myths and realities of appraisals at 3pm on Wednesday, September 12.

August 23, 2012
Current Salary Trends Survey: What's YOUR take?
The objective of the survey is to find out employee salary expectations. The results will be out in September 2012 and featured on Rediff.com.

August 22, 2012
Indian student wins Cambridge competition
Sruthi Vijaychandran has won the top prize of a scholarship to study for an MBA in London after upstaging eight other contestants in the Best Young Speaker from Asia competition held at the University of Cambridge

August 18, 2012
National leaders needed from science fields: PM
India today needs "national leaders" from the fields of science and engineering, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Mumbai on Saturday.

August 10, 2012
US firm hires NIT-T grad at annual pay of Rs 70 lakh
A US-based company has hired a NIT-Tiruchirappalli Computer Science and Engineering Graduate at an annual package of $1.25 lakh (about Rs 70 lakh), a senior faculty of NIT T has said.

July 31, 2012
Would you change your RELIGION for college admission?
As cut-offs get more competitive, students are resorting to desperate measures.

July 30, 2012
Sibal now wants 'one nation, one test' for all disciplines
Union HRD minsiter Kapil Sibal now wants 'one nation, one test' format for admissions to all disciplines.

July 24, 2012
So you're an English wiz? Take this quiz
Join us on Rediff ZaraBol and find out how well you know the language you speak!

July 16, 2012
So you're an English wiz? Take this quiz
Join us on Rediff ZaraBol and find out how well you know the language you speak!

July 12, 2012
Live: Get your Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2012 here!
Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2012 is live now. Here's how you can get your result on SMS and online.

July 11, 2012
Top 7 tips for start-up training firms
Success mantras for those in the business of training people.

July 09, 2012
New UK visa step to detect bogus Indian students
Britain today announced a targetted interview system for student visa applicants from India and other non-EU countries to prevent abuse and to ensure that they are refused visas if immigration officials have doubts about their genuineness as students.

July 06, 2012
Pre-register: Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2012
Students can pre-register to get their results on mobile by messaging KAR10 followed by their Roll No. to 57333

June 29, 2012
LIVE: So you're an English wiz? Take this quiz RIGHT NOW!
Join us on Rediff ZaraBol and find out how well you know the language you speak!

June 27, 2012
IIMs to start awarding degrees instead of diplomas
A decision to that effect was taken at a meeting of directors of various IIMs here Tuesday. The meeting was presided over by Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal.

June 26, 2012
Chat@3: Delhi College Admissions 2012
Varun Pasricha, co-author of the Delhi College Guide 2012 will take questions on the best colleges for you in the country's capital!

June 22, 2012
Government must leave the IITs alone
IITs are ready for and deserving of the autonomy they seek, being the only remaining institutions of excellence in India that are relatively untainted by the general institutional decay we see all around, says Shashi Shekhar

June 20, 2012
Union Bank of India invites applications for 1636 jobs
India's leading listed public sector bank is hiring and here is how YOU can apply!

June 15, 2012
Live: Get your Assam Class X 2012 Result here!
Assam Class 10 Result 2012 are now available online on rediff.com and via SMS. This is how you can get it.

June 08, 2012
Andhra Pradesh Year 1 & 2 Supplementary results on SMS
The Andhra Pradesh Year 1, 2 Supplementary results will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS.

June 05, 2012
UP Board 12th results declared!
The Class 12 results for the UP Board of intermediate examination have been declared today.

Delhi University admissions: 48,000 forms sold on Day One!
Forms fly off the shelf as admissions for the 2012-13 batch of DU get underway.

June 04, 2012
AIEEE results to be declared on June 15
The results for the All India Engineering Entrance Exam 2012 will be announced on June 15 this year

Pre-register: Madhya Pradesh Class X exam results
The Madhya Pradesh Class X result 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS.

Live: Get your West Bengal Class XII results here
West Bengal Class XII result is live now. Here's how you can get your result on SMS and online.

Tamil Nadu SSLC results to be declared today
Results of the Tamil Nadu SSLC class 10 board exams will be announced by 1.30 pm today.

May 31, 2012
Get your Mumbai Police Recruitment 2011 Final result on SMS
The Mumbai Police Recruitment 2011 Final result are out. Here's how you can get your results on SMS.

May 30, 2012
Live: Get your Orissa Class XII results here
The Orissa Class XII results 2012 for Science, Commerce and Arts are live now. Here's how you can get your results on SMS and online.

May 29, 2012
Pre-register: West Bengal Class XII exam results
The West Bengal Class XII results 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS.

Live: Get your Uttarakhand Class X and XII result here
The Uttarakhand Class X and XII 2012 results are out and are now available on Rediff.com.

Live: Get your West Bengal Class X result here
The West Benga l Class X results 2012 are out and are now available on Rediff.com.

Pre-register: Orissa Class XII exam results 2012
The Orissa Class XII results 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS.

May 28, 2012
Live: Get your Madhya Pradesh Class XII result here
The Madhya Pradesh Class XII results are out and are now available on Rediff.com.

May 25, 2012
Pre-register: West Bengal Class X exam results
The West Benga l Class X results 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS.

May 24, 2012
Live: Get your Andhra Pradesh Class X Result here
Andhra Pradesh Class X 2012 results are out and are now available on Rediff.com.

May 23, 2012
Live: Get your Karnataka PUC 2012 Result here
Karnataka PUC 2012 Results are out and are now available on Rediff.com.

May 17, 2012
LIVE: Get Karnataka SSLC results here
The Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate exam results are live now. Here's how you can get them via SMS and web.

May 16, 2012
US students now owe almost $1 trillion in student loans
Fearing that hiking student interest rates would further increase the already ballooning education loan levels, academics and members of student unions make a fervent plea to the US Congress to subsidise such loans.

Pre-register: West Bengal JEE 2012 exam results
Results of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register to get your results on SMS once the results are announced.

May 14, 2012
Pre-register: Karnataka SSLC (Class X) exam results
Results of Karnataka's Secondary School Leaving Certificate exam will be announced soon. You can pre-register to get your results on SMS once the results are announced.

May 04, 2012
Tips for a ROCKING career in IT/BPO sector
Useful tips on how to make a great career in the IT and BPO sector.

April 30, 2012
LIVE: Get Nagaland Class X and XII results here
The Nagaland Class X and Class XII results are live now. Here's how you can get them via SMS and web.

April 24, 2012
Intermediate 2nd year results 2012 for AP out now!
Andhra Pradesh Year 2 General Results and Year 2 Vocation Results are available now on Rediff.com.

April 23, 2012
Tips to fast-track your career in the IT sector
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers Ramaswamy Kavalapara, HR Head, Xchanging India offered tips on how they could make a winning career in the information technology sector.

Pre-register: AP year 2 general/vocation exam results
Results of Andhra Pradesh's Year 2 General and Vocation stream will be announced soon. You can pre-register to get your results on SMS once the results are announced.

Mah-CET topper on just how he cracked the test!
As the last ever results for the Maharashtra management Common Entrance Test are declared, a topper says CAT prep was enough to get a good score.

April 20, 2012
Live: Get your Andhra Pradesh Year 1 General and Vocational Results here
Andhra Pradesh Year 1 General Results and Year 1 Vocation Result are available now on Rediff.com.

April 17, 2012
Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan: Why going to office is so 2010!
Blogger and writer Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan loves to work out of her home and tells us just why going to office is such a passe.

January 12, 2012
CAT 2011 results: 9 candidates score 100 percentile
The results of the Common Aptitude Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, was announced today. In 2011, 1.85 lakh students took the examination. The aspirational 100 percentile was managed by nine students, while 1,800 students crossed the 99 percentile barrier.

January 10, 2012
FMCG sector most preferred by B-school students: Nielsen survey
The 2012 'Campus Track' survey results by Nielsen suggests that majority of MBAs preferred to work with FMCG firms, followed by consulting and banking firms in that order.

December 27, 2011
How to avoid trouble in the UK: Tell us!
As an Indian student lost his life in an unprovoked murderous attack in England, we are asking you, Dear Readers, to share with us tips on how one can avoid getting attacked in the United Kingdom.

December 15, 2011
CBSE puts class XII sample papers on its site
The CBSE has mounted 32 sample papers of Class XII and of 28 other examinations on its website and students can download them free.

December 14, 2011
Tips to advance your career with distance education
In on oline chat with Get Ahead readers on December 9 Prof Ramesh Murthy, Director of Sikkim Manipal University answered readers' queries on distance learning courses and career opportunities they offer.

December 13, 2011
No common test for MBBS this year
The national common entrance test (CET) slated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) on May 13, 2012, for admissions to the MBBS courses across all government and private medical colleges across the country is off, at least for this year, because of the Supreme Court deferring a hearing against it to January.

November 28, 2011
States seek ban on new engineering college as students dwindle
With more colleges and less students, engineering colleges from three Indian states have requested the statutory body, AICTE to stop granting permissions for newer colleges.

November 23, 2011
What to do after BTech: Start working or study further?
Whether it is higher education or job search, decide wisely says Dr Brijesh Nair, an Associate Professor at VIT, Vellore. He did his Master's and PhD from Arizona State University, Tempe, US.

November 15, 2011
US sham univs: Obama admin puts onus on students and families
Obama administration says onus on students and their families to make sure they are not hoodwinked by US sham universities

November 01, 2011
Tips to excel at job interviews
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on October 19, Ashish Garg, Director of Recruitment at Convergys Corporation in India, discussed how one can excel at a job interview. Here's the unedited chat transcript.

September 29, 2011
Useful tips to crack SAT 2012
The Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT is an entrance test that qualifies admission to undergraduate programmes in the US. A counsellor from Edge presents a lowdown on the exam pattern and offers quick tips to aspirants.

September 07, 2011
Tips to crack non-voice BPO interviews
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on September 2 Sunder Ramachandran, Senior Manager -- Learning & Development with 24/7 Customer, discussed tips on how to crack non-voice BPO interviews. Here is the unedited excerpt.

August 17, 2011
Number of Indian students in US increases by 8 percent
The number of desis headed to American shores for educational purposes has seen a steep rise.

August 11, 2011
Meet the two winners of Google Science Fair
Two Indian girls Shree Bose and Naomi Shah emerged winners at the Google Science Fair held last month for their projects on ovarian cancer and treatment of asthma respectively. Read on to know more about their interesting projects.

August 10, 2011
Indian grad's eco-friendly solution for oil spills wins Kenneth G Hancock Memorial Award
Swapnil Jadhav, a graduate student from New York received the award for his project that could help replace the hazardous petroleum-based cleaners currently in use.

August 03, 2011
My first day of college: A student writes
We invited readers to tell us about their college day experiences. Here's the first set of responses.

Ontario smoothes the way for international medical graduates
International medical graduates can now apply to work with licensed medical health professionals in the city.

August 01, 2011
This Indian American girl will report from Africa
Saumya Dave, an Indian born student from Atlanta has won a competition which will allow her to visit places in Africa and file a series of blog posts and articles that will be published in The New York Times.

July 28, 2011
Travelling to US? Beware of visa fraud
While the number of Indian students who have applied for visas to study in the United States has increased by 20% this year, the government has issued clear warnings to students against checking for authenticity of applied colleges and defaults in visa process.

July 27, 2011
Admission process at the ISB


IITs may choose CAT over JMET this year


July 25, 2011
Making the most of college: A teacher writes
Manju Nichani, Principal and honorary Director of K C College of Management Studies, Mumbai, writes to students on how to tackle freshman year in college.

July 21, 2011
New-look GRE braces innovation
Proposed format to have real-life scenarios that mirror the kind of thinking students need at graduate-level work.

July 18, 2011
All you need to know about GRE and GMAT
Vinayak Kudva, Product Head at IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd presents a lowdown on the importance of GRE and GMAT and talks about what the new pattern will be like.

July 14, 2011
Indian-origin girls outshine at Google Science Fair
bettering air quality for the benefit of asthma patients.

July 08, 2011
Do you need career counselling?
All of us want be very successful in life but sometimes need help deciding which way to go. Whether you are just out of school/ college or a working professional, there are times when you find yourself confused about your next career move. That is where career counselling comes in.

July 06, 2011
100% cut-offs: Why this outrage?
Let the specialness of India's old institutions wither away as they take in quota-kids and people with unfamiliar surnames -- for if we are honest, that specialness was built on social exclusivity and little else writes Dhananjay Dhurandhar.

June 27, 2011
'CAT will not be a two-tier exam this year'
Prof Himanshu Rai, CAT 2010 Convenor went on record to say that the news about the Common Admission Test becoming a two-tier exam this year onwards was not true and that this year, there would be no change in the system.

June 24, 2011
Want to be a corporate trainer? Here's how
Sunder Ramachandran fielded questions from GA readers related to careers on corporate training and how one can go about becoming one. Here's the transcript.

June 21, 2011
CAT 2011: Tips to crack Verbal Ability
Here are a few tips to prepare a road map for CAT success particularly with regard to the Verbal Ability section.

June 20, 2011
Have your college admissions been a NIGHTMARE?
Discourteous staff, hours-long waiting, last-minute cancellations -- was your college admissions experience been less than pleasant?

June 17, 2011
LIVE: Maharashtra SSC results 2011 out now!
Maharashtra state board results for class 10 will be declared at 1 pm today.

June 14, 2011
MHT-CET 2011 results out today
Over 3 lakh students in Maharashtra will find out if they can pursue a career in medicine or engineering.

June 06, 2011
UP board result out today!
Results for the Uttar Pradesh Board Intermediate examinations held earlier this year set to be declared today.

June 01, 2011
College admissions: A checklist
College admission season is upon us. Now that results have started coming out, it's back to thinking about the future. Here's what you need to do before you start start searching for a college.

May 27, 2011
HSC results out today!
Maharashtra state board results for class 12 will be declared at 1pm today.

Get Maharashtra HSC results on rediff.com!
The Maharashtra Higher Secondary School Certificate results will be declared on Friday at 1 pm.

May 25, 2011
IIT results: Hyderabad boy tops IIT-JEE 2011
Announcing the results, Director of IIT Kanpur Prof Sanjay Govind Dhande said that IIT Madras zone aspirant Immadi Purudhavi Tej topped the prestigious examination followed by Shubham Mehta of IIT Bombay zone who got the second rank.

IIT-JEE results out today!
Results for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) to the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) will be declared today.

May 24, 2011
IIT student reacts: Mr Ramesh, that's insensitive
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh recently stirred the hornet's nest when he suggested that the faculty members of IITs and IIMs were not 'world class' and that the institutes were 'excellent' because of the quality of students. Jeeva V an IIT Bombay alumnus reacts.

May 23, 2011
CBSE results: Girls outshine boys again
Over 81 per cent students cleared the Class XII CBSE examinations this year, with girls once again outshining the boys.

CBSE 12th board results out today!
It's a big day for over 7 lakh grade 12 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as their results will be declared today.

May 18, 2011
ICSE results 2011: Girls beat boys, again!
The fairer sex showed just who is better as the ISCE results were announced on Monday.

May 17, 2011
IIM-T to open on June 15
The newest of the Indian Institutes of Management will throw open its doors next month in Tiruchirappalli.

ICSE results 2011 out today!
Results for the ISCE will be out today at 3 pm and here's how you can check it

May 16, 2011
CBSE result 2011 out today?
Fate of lakhs of students appearing for the Central Board of Secondary Education examination might just be sealed today.

May 12, 2011
UPSC results out! TN girl bags top spot
Law graduate S Divyadharshini from Chennai stands first in the prestigious examinations as the state sees three others in top ten.

May 10, 2011
Karnataka PUC 2011 results today
Second year Karnataka PUC 2011 or Class XII results will be announced today. Send an SMS KAR12 followed by space followed by your Roll No. to 57333 to get the PUC 2011 Karnataka result on your mobile.

May 03, 2011
Last minute tips to crack NMAT-C
NMIMS Management Aptitude Test (Commerce) or NMAT (C) is scheduled for Sunday May 15. More than 10,000 students are likely to take this test to three years' BBA and Bcom (Hons) programmes.

April 29, 2011
Emerging careers in beauty and make up
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers Vaishali K of LTA Beauty School discussed career options in the fileds of beauty, make up and cosmetology. Here is the unedited excerpt.

How to avoid being caught in visa scams
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on April 27, US Consular Officer answered queries about how to avoid being caught in visa scams and the consequences of engaging in visa fraud and determining eligibility for an immigrant visa. Here is the unedited excerpt.

April 27, 2011
Taking the AIEEE? Try this free mock test
To help students prepare for the AIEEE here's a FREE mock AIEEE test along with the answer key.

Tips to improve IT/ITES employability skills
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on April 26 Sunder Ramachandran of WCH Training Solutions guided them on how best they can improve their employability skills to get meaningful employment in the IT/ITES sector. Here is the unedited chat transcript.

Answered: Last minute tips to crack AIEEE
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers Ajay Antony of T.I.M.E, course director, discussed the tips and strategies to crack the AIEEE slated on May 1. Here is the unedited chat transcript.

April 26, 2011
How to crack CET group discussion and personal interview
Aziz Manwa IIM alumnus and head, Testfunda.com discussed tips and techniques to crack group discussions and personal interviews for Maharashtra MBA-CET 2011 that begins May 10.

April 25, 2011
Inter 2nd year results 2011 out today?
Check out exam results for the 2nd year Intermediate examinations of Andhra Pradesh Board on Rediff.com

April 21, 2011
How to improve your chances of getting hired
Here's the unedited chat transcrip.

April 20, 2011
Students: All you want to know about studying in the US
In an online chat on April 15 Ryan Pereira, Himanshu Dev and Behrooz Avari, Educational Advisors with United States India Educational Foundation answered readers' queries related to US higher education system, application process, shortlisting universities, admission tests, recommendation letters, effective statement of purpose, applying for financial aid, organising successful applications and classroom culture. Here's the unedited transcript.

GMAT: The dos and don'ts for a high score
In an online chat on April 19, Ashish N of EducationAisle gave tips to Get Ahead readers on how they can get a high score in GMAT. Here's the unedited chat transcript.

April 19, 2011
Want to Study Abroad? Why GRE, TOEFL, IELTS count
Study Abroad expert Karan Gupta in a chat with Get Ahead reader on April 18 discussed queries like requirements for pursuing ME in automobile engineering in Germany, when to take GRE, TOEFL and IELTS tests, student loans for pursuing studies abroad and a range of other related. Unedited excerpts:

April 18, 2011
Does MBA help boost your career? Find out
Career counsellor Amit Bansal in a chat with Get Ahead reader gives tips to readers on boosting their careers.

April 14, 2011
New IIMs do well with placements
The new Indian Institutes of Management appear to be well on their way to a good start, thanks to the mentoring by their established predecessors, says Swati Garg.

April 12, 2011
Class X, XII students say: Give us a break!
Board exams, summer jobs, activities, art -- it certainly doesn't look like summer vacation is a vacation for pre-college teens any longer!

April 11, 2011
MAH-MBA, MMS-CET 2011 results: Get them here
Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, the institution that conducts CET exams in Maharashtra, has declared the MBA Common Entrance Test 2011 results and the same is now available on their web site.

April 08, 2011
Scholarships for minority students to go online
Government to launch a new system to ensure better transparency in the implementation of plans to uplift students from minority communities

April 06, 2011
FAQs and facts on the revised GRE general test 2011
Do you want to appear for the revised GRE general test this year? Here are some faqs, facts, and tips that you should think about before you get cracking.

April 04, 2011
Honing students for citizenship -- and life
Colleges have to bring academics back into graduate programmes.

March 29, 2011
Measure success by the obstacles you overcome
14-year-old Salam Siddiqui on why he finds Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go to outer space, inspiring

March 23, 2011
UK Government outlines major major overhaul of student visas
Tougher entrance criteria, limits on work entitlements and the closure of the post study work route are some of the changes made to the student visa system in the United Kingdom, home secretary Theresa May has said. The announcement on Wednesday follows a major public consultation on the reform of Tier Four, which is the student entry route to the UK of the points based system, after a home office review revealed widespread abuse.

Preparing for CAT 2011? Here are some strategies
Are you preparing for CAT 2011? There are some simple strategies that can help you to ace it.

March 18, 2011
Share your IIT JEE tips
Share your IIT JEE tips with others who are preparing for the national IIT examination across the country.

'Two different Indias are being born'
'India is about 50 years behind China in the quest to eliminate illiteracy. At this point of time, about a third of India's working age population has never been to school and on current trajectories, even 20 years from now, about almost a fifth of India's working age population will not ever have had any formal education -- not even one year of schooling.'

March 07, 2011
AICTE shuts door on part-time MBA courses
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to pull the plug on part-time management courses in business schools across the country.

March 04, 2011
Working women: An untapped potential
Gender-skewed workplace practices can have adverse effects not just on women, but on an organisation itself. It is high time that corporates reviewed some of their policies.

Share your first job experience with us!
Here's how you can help first-time job seekers by telling us how you cracked your first-job interview and how you coped with your first job by sharing your experience with us. We will publish the best responses, right here on Rediff.com for the benefit of those seeking their first jobs.

February 28, 2011
10 Questions for photographer Subi Samuel
India's leading glamour and celebrity photographer will now take your questions.

February 24, 2011
'If I had gone on to do my MBA, I would have never become an entrepreneur'
Kishore Biyani talks about entrepreneurship, believing in yourself, and how experiencing the journey is more important than achieving any objective

February 23, 2011
MH-CET 2011: Last minute tips
Here's what you need to do if you're appearing for the Maharashtra Centralised Entrance Test (MHCET) exams and aspiring to join one of the many MBA institutions across the state

February 16, 2011
Canada and India strengthen educational ties
Canada's Carleton University has established partnerships with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Delhi, and the Jindal Global University in Haryana.

February 14, 2011
Top 10 words to avoid in your CV
Do you consider yourself a 'team player', 'proactive' or 'dynamic' when it comes to work? Even if you do, refrain from mentioning it in your CV.

February 11, 2011
IIM-Trichy to commence operations from June
The IIM's new centre in Trichy, the 11th in the country, would commence operations from the academic year starting June.

February 09, 2011
Cleared CAT? Cut-offs for various B-Schools
Overall, applying to 10-odd colleges should be good enough if you have the requisite breadth in your selections.

February 07, 2011
MBA success mantra: Testing your social quotient
Cracking the group discussion and personal interview rounds of MBA admission is not necessarily in born; it is a skill that can be harnessed.

February 03, 2011
B-schools are up in arms over AICTE guidelines
Several management institutes across the country plan legal action to seek a reprieve from recent guidelines issued by the All-India Council for Technical Education

Lord Meghnad Desai: Why can't Indians borrow to get educated?
According to the author, lecturer and thinker, Lord Meghnad Desai, the Indian education system does not encourage thinking out of the box.

January 28, 2011
Canadian student visas issued in India to double in two years
Stewart Beck, the Canadian high commissioner to India says the number of student visas to Indians will only increase.

January 17, 2011
CAT methodology disclosure unclear
Varun Aggarwal points out that it is important for the examination body to ensure that either each test form is of the same difficulty level or that the scores of candidates calculated, are equated.

January 14, 2011
CAT 100 percentiler shares his succes mantras
P. Manohar Anand of IIT madras is one of the eight students who aced CAT 2010 with 100 percentile. He shares his success mantras and the road ahead with Rediff.com.

What went wrong for these IIM aspirants
Even as some celebrated their superb success in CAT 2010, there were a few others who are still getting over the shock of their low score. Lajwanti D'Souza speaks to a few disgruntled IIM aspirants

January 12, 2011
CAT topper:I didn't expect to score 100 percentile
Gaurav Malpani from IIT Bombay and Deepak Mehta from BITS Pilani are two of this year's CAT toppers. Both the toppers said they were extremely happy with the results, though did not really expect to top.

'I got 99 percentile but won't get into IIM'
Meet Shirish Kumar (name changed) who scored 99 percentile but here's why he may not get into an IIM after all.

CAT results are out, 8 score 100 percentile
After much anticipation the big day is here and the CAT results have been declared.

January 07, 2011
Those who saw CAT 2010 'results' are unethical: CAT Convenor
But Prof Himanshu Rai will not take action against those who 'unethically' downloaded their scorecards last weekend. Also, while neither accepting nor denying if there were wrong questions in CAT 2010, he said that the matter had been 'settled psychometrically'.

January 04, 2011
CAT results out of the bag? Rumours abound
The official website of CAT was flooded with visits on Monday, ever since some members of education networking sites claimed to have seen their results.

December 27, 2010
Find what the new GMAT holds in store for YOU
From merely testing aptitude, the famed entrance test Opening the doors to hallowed B-Schools for graduate programmes in business and management is attempting in 2012 to test learning styles.

December 10, 2010
Bhopal college says no jeans for female teachers
According to the administration of Sarojini Naidu Girls College, a formal dress code is necessary to distinguish teachers from students.

IIM Bangalore among world's top 25 B-schools
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has been ranked 24th while IIM-Ahmedabad ranked 55th in a worldwide survey of 'Universal Business Schools with major international influence'.

December 07, 2010
Young Indians win Time Magazine's essay competition
Three young Indians swept the Time Magazine's first Asian essay competition on the challenges that the continent face in the 21st century.

December 06, 2010
CBSE to talk Mandarin after March
The Central Board of Secondary Education is poised to introduce Mandarin Chinese in class sixth from April next year in view of China emerging as one of the major global economies and Mandarin being spoken by a large population of the world.

December 01, 2010
This Indian is Aspen Institute's Rising Star
Meet Dr Aaron K Chatterji whose academic research, policy work and public service has been recognised by the international nonprofit organisation.

November 26, 2010
Secret of success: Think like an ant!
Sometimes the biggest lessons in life come from the smallest folks around us. Read on to find out how!

How to tell if your boss is a corporate psychopath!
Beware if your head honcho displays the following traits!

November 25, 2010
Over 6 hours of office time is spent surfing online!
Are you idling away your time online when you should be working?

November 23, 2010
'A monochrome life is not worth it'
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee, Dr Shubha Tole tells us what it takes to be successful.

November 15, 2010
More Indian students in US, less US students in India
While there has been a 15 per cent drop in the number of Americans pursuing studies in India, there is an exactly proportional rise in the number of Indian students in the US.

October 29, 2010
Only 25% highly skilled migrants in top job in UK
Only 25 per cent of 'highly skilled' immigrants are actually in a top job in the UK.

October 25, 2010
Last minute tips to crack CAT 2010. Share yours!
Alok Chandra, an IIM Kozhikode alumnus, shares his advice for students preparing to take the CAT this year.

October 20, 2010
Bosses 'rarely believe staff who call in sick'
Bosses rarely believe staff who call in sick, a new British survey has found.

An online guide to studying in Australia
The web site launched by an Australian company allows students to review, rank, rate and participate on online forums for all universities of Australia.

October 13, 2010
CAT 2010: Strategy for the last 3 weeks
With less than a month to the CAT, here's how you should go about your preparation.

October 11, 2010
B-school admissions: How to write an SoP
An important aspect of B-school admissions is the submission of the Statement of Purpose candidates need to submit. But what is it and how do you go about writing it? Read on to find out...

October 08, 2010
Sibal: Indian education must follow US example
Kapil Sibal, union minister of Human Resource Development, believes that higher education offered by US-based universities is much better than that offered by universities in the United Kingdom.

Cracking CAT is a tad easier this year
Thanks to fewer applicants and more seats at IIMs.

October 07, 2010
5 improvements we hope Prometric makes to the CAT 2010
Aditya Dipankar, a student of MDes (Information & Interface Design) 2009-11 at the National Institute of Design (NID), Bangalore to look up the practice test and identify pain points and suggest improvements in the interface.

October 06, 2010
She helps dyslexic children discover joys of writing
After weaving stories for kids in beautiful books, dyslexic author Dheera Kitchlu is now helping children like her bring out their writing talents into the open.

October 04, 2010
IIMs, Prometric release CAT practice test
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Prometric, the US-based agency that is conducting the ensuing Common Admission Test (CAT), have released a practice test on the web ahead of the actual examination.

IIM-A gears up for golden jubilee celebrations
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), completes 50 years of its existence. Samir Barua, director IIM-A, shares with Kalpana Pathak his plans for the institute.

Should exec MBA courses do away with placements?
Will executive or one-year MBA programmes be more fruitful without the bling and stress of the placement process? We found this to be a question worth pondering over and asked a few academicians and students for their opinion.

October 01, 2010
CAT convenor: CAT 2010 will be rich, reliable and tough
PaGaLGuY catches up with Prof Himanshu Rai, the man responsible for the Common Admissions Test (CAT) 2010 for a quick interview.

Do you switch off from work? Tell us
According to new research, people who have flexible work hours are reporting more blurring of the boundaries between work and the other parts of their lives, especially family-related roles.

September 30, 2010
Technical or management degree: The better choice?
How do you decide which one better suits your career goals?

September 29, 2010
Indian-Canadian teen attends intl environment meet
Roopa Suppiah, a student at Queen's University, Ontario, was chosen by the British Council to attend an environmental forum in Shanghai, September 1 to 7.

Changing trends in overseas education
More students from across India are opting to participate in higher education abroad. But are they paying a high price just for permanent residency?

1 month to CAT 2010: FAQs answered!
Vinayak Kudva, IMS Learning Resources, addresses some of the most frequently asked questions CAT candidates have in the last month of prep.

September 28, 2010
CAT 2010: Key concepts to crack Quant
It is important to get the basics right across concepts, and then focus on the ones that you know are important.

September 27, 2010
Study NZ: Why the Funds Transfer Scheme is good
In a bid to further speed up student visas and offload Indian students' fiscal worries while studying in New Zealand, the country's High Commission in New Delhi has come up with the Funds Transfer Scheme.

September 16, 2010
Computer-based admission tests critical to build managerial pool
As the MBA admissions season begins, a tough but fair, equitable and trusted admission process will give the Indian economy a fillip with a managerial cadre that supplements growth, believes Sanjiv Kataria.

September 15, 2010
GMAT: How to prepare for the Verbal section
In the second part of our series on GMAT prep, we look at the Verbal section and how you can prepare.

September 14, 2010
IITs to offer medical courses: Good move or bad?
IIT Council approves proposal to allow IITs to offer MBBS course. Good move or bad? Tell us!

September 10, 2010
IITs to offer medical courses, have foreign faculty
Expanding its sphere of activities, the Indian Institutes of Technology would now offer courses in medicine.

September 08, 2010
4 IITs slip in ranking of top world universities
Four out of seven Indian Institutes of Technology have slipped in the QS World University Rankings this year against last year. QS ranks 500 institutions across the world.

September 07, 2010
CAT 2010: For the first-time CAT taker
If this is your first attempt at CAT, you need to make sure your prep strategy works for you.

Children lord it over adults at this incubator
Whoever said only adults can be entrepreneurs? SIES Clinic, founded by two professors, is out to prove them wrong. SIES Clinic encourages children to throw up ideas that can be turned into successful business ventures.

September 02, 2010
Study abroad: Flying to the UK? Read this!
Jaspreet Singh, a second-year engineering student at the University of Leicester, shares his experience of studying abroad.

August 30, 2010
CAT 2010: Prep strategy for the final 2 months
A plan for the last few months to CAT 2010.

August 27, 2010
Ragging in colleges: Are we doing enough?
As colleges begin the new academic year, two NGOs - CURE and SAVE -are doing their bit to ensure ragging is curbed.

August 26, 2010
Trouble brewing for IIPM
'The UGC has given a notification and press release dated July 31, 2010, stating that the IIPM cannot offer any course because it is not a university.'

All you need to know about the GMAT
If you're planning on studying a management course abroad, chances are you will need to take the GMAT. Here's what you need to know...

August 25, 2010
CAT 2010: 'Focus on fundas, practice, strategy'
Harsh Chandak, an IIM Lucknow student, shares his advice for test-takers preparing for CAT this year.

August 24, 2010
CAT 2010: A ready reckoner
As MBA hopefuls across the country ramp up their prep for this year's exam, we present a ready reckoner on all things CAT...

August 20, 2010
'Learning foreign language improves your market value'
While the media is still rife with speculation if Anshu Jain will make it as the CEO of Deutsche Bank just because he doesn't speak German we asked Get Ahead readers about the role a foreign language plays in boosting one's career. Three readers, Surbhi Jayaswal from Switzerland, P K Vijayasarathy from Mumbai and Nagasairam of Newgen Software Tech, strongly feel that knowledge of foreign language is essential for a career boost.

August 18, 2010
Can a foreign language boost your career?
How important is knowing a foreign language in the job market where boundaries have become meaningless? Does it hurt your career if you don't speak one? Tell us!

August 17, 2010
Golf your way to career advancement
Nearly 40 per cent of employees in India play golf to mingle with senior business executives, the highest proportion of any country surveyed in a new poll.

CAT 2010: 25 questions to test your Verbal skills
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, presents 25 test Verbal Ability questions, with the answers.

August 13, 2010
Study abroad: Why you should consider Sweden
A look at what the European country has to offer Indian students.

August 11, 2010
Get University of Calcutta results on SMS
University of Calcutta's BA, BSc, BCom Result will be live on Thursday. Students can pre-register to retrieve the results on SMS.

'Good students are sacrificed for the quota system'
Dr Sanjaya Baru, editor, Business Standard, talks about the lack of respect for education and the need to reward excellence.

August 09, 2010
CAT 2010: 'How I got into IIM Indore'
We invited readers who have taken the CAT in previous years to share their experiences. Archit Shrivastava, an IIM Indore student, shares his advice.

August 05, 2010
IIM-Ahmedabad summer placements to begin Nov 12
The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad would start the summer placements for the post graduate programme (PGP) batch 2010-12 from November 12, according to a release from the institute. The institute has decided to modify the basic process to include the cohort-based system used in the final placement process for the PGP batch 2008-10 in March.

August 04, 2010
CA topper shares her success mantras
The inclination towards this field was natural for 22-year-old Sanjhi Agrawal, an alumnus of Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer.

August 03, 2010
CAT 2010: 'How I made it to IIM Lucknow'
Alok Mathur, an IIM Lucknow student, shares his advice for students preparing to take the CAT this year.

July 27, 2010
This season head to Switzerland... to study!
Sandeep Sandhu, Director of Patiala-based Pearls Institute of Hospitality and Management on why Switzerland is a cost-effective study abroad destination.

July 23, 2010
Desi novelist up for prestigious young author award
Karan Mahajan, New Delhi-raised and New York-based author, is up for a prestigious literary award.

Nasscom asked to allow early campus recruitment
Dean at Sastra University asks NASSCOM to allow campus recruitment by IT companies in the 7th semester instead of last.

All you need to know about studying in Ireland
Lavina Collins, deputy chief of mission at the Irish Embassy, discusses with RMS Atwal the various facets of education in Ireland,

July 22, 2010
'I hope to find humanistic solutions to problems'
Aziz Haniffa spoke to Dr Pat Basu soon after he was chosen as a White House Fellow. The interview.

July 21, 2010
Want to study while working? Here's help
With work pressures, deadlines, projects and your daily workload it can be difficult to commit time.

'How do I show proof of funds for a UK study visa?'
Entry clearance manager Nik Snowden at UK Border Agency (Chennai) and officers Ewan Cunningham and Mike Christie hosted a UK student visa chat on July 19. The transcript.

2 Indian-Americans chosen as White House fellows
Dr Pat Basu of Naperville, Illinois, and Dr Sunny Ramchandani of Rowland Heights, California, USA are among the 2010-11 class of White House Fellows.

July 20, 2010
Mumbai students take lessons on renewable energy from NY to India
As part of an international student exchange programme, 40 Indian students visited the United States to learn about the various aspects of renewable energy. Rajendran P reports.

July 16, 2010
'Learn your profession, learn to be professional'
An interview with Mark Tully, former chief of bureau, BBC-Delhi about his career and more...

Get University of Allahabad's LLB 2010 Result on SMS
University of Allahabad's LLB 2010 Result will be live today. To retrieve the results on SMS, students can pre-register by sending UABUG followed by space and Roll No to 57333.

July 15, 2010
Best of 5 rule: Lost time puts students under pressure
The SC ruling on 'best of 5' in Maharashtra clears the way for this year's junior college admissions. Students and college authorities prepare to begin the new academic year.

'With every bust we've come out stronger'
Ashish Hemrajani, founder of Bookmyshow.com quit his job at a top advertising agency to start his company, Big Tree Entertainment in 1999. Here he tells us how he survived the dotcom bust, the recession and succeeded despite all odds.

Live: Univ of Calcutta BA, BSc, BCom results 2010
University of Calcutta BA, BSc, BCom Result 2010 is live. To retrieve the results on sms, students can pre register by sending CUUG<space>PART NO<space>ROLL NO to 57333 e.g.: CUUG 2 200391 and send it to 57333.

Topperspeak: From class 7, IIT was my target
Vipul Singh from Bhilai earned the first rank in AIEEE and the fifth rank in IIT-JEE this year. He shares with Nitin Jindal his journey to the top.

July 14, 2010
22-year-old becomes IIT Bombay professor
Tathagat Avatar Tulsi has become India's youngest assistant professor at the renowned Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

July 13, 2010
SC extends 'best 5' to ICSE students in Maharashtra
College admissions to class XI in Maharashtra are expected to start within the week as the Supreme Court rules to let 'best of 5' apply to SSC and ICSE students.

Get Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2010 on SMS
Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2010 will be live tomorrow morning at 8 am. To retrieve the results on SMS, students can pre-register by sending SSLC followed by space and Roll No to 57333. For example: SSLC 200391 and send it to 57333.

July 09, 2010
CAT 2010: How I cracked the CAT
GA reader Adarsh Sharma, an IIM Indore student who scored in the 99 percentile in CAT 2008, shares his advice...

July 08, 2010
Study NZ: Mandatory agents' licencing a boon
NZ offers students a host of education avenues. Harpreet Singh Oberoi, study visa and immigration expert, talks about these and other aspects of studying in NZ.

July 07, 2010
SC to hear Maharashtra's 'Best of 5' appeal on Jul 9
students with regard to Class XI admissions.

July 06, 2010
Get Pune University's final year BA result on SMS
University of Pune BA Final Year Result will be live today. To retrieve the results on SMS, students can pre-register by sending PUUG followed by space and Roll No to 57333.

B-school shuts shop leaving 29 students stranded
Why students should be wary of joining colleges 'affiliated' to universities.

Kalyani University BA, BSc, BCom (Hons) results on SMS
Kalyani University BA, BSc and BCom Part III (Hons) results will be live today. Here's how to get your results on SMS.

CAT 2010: A winning strategy to crack RC
Remember every RC passage has a one-line gist. A 10-line gist means you did not understand the underlying idea. So how should you go about cracking the RC section of CBT CAT? TCY experts share the 'Connect the dot' strategy.

July 03, 2010
Study abroad: Which is better MBA or MS?
Vineet Gupta, MD of Jamboree Education, hosted a chat on June 25 and discussed various aspects related to study abroad. The transcript.

Study abroad: Are you eligible for a Fulbright Fellowship?
Staff from the United States India Educational Foundation hosted a chat with rediff.com readers on June 23. The transcript.

July 02, 2010
'When you think out of the box, they fire you'
Venita Coelho has worked as a TV producer, writer and director. In her book Soap, she talks about the lessons she has learned and what it takes to make it in the industry. In this interview with Nithya Ramani she talks about her book and where she thinks TV has gone all wrong.

Gujarat girl wins mental maths world cup
An eleven-year-old girl from Gujarat's Surat has set a world record by winning the Mental Mathematical Calculation World Cup 2010 held in Germany.

CAT 2010 to be held at fewer centres
The Common Admission Test (CAT) will be held across 32 cities -- the same as last year -- but the number of test centres will be less.

July 01, 2010
Bright Indian gets top UK learning award
An Indian PhD student's daughter who braved odds by doing cleaning jobs in a hospital to finance her studies in the UK has been awarded the prestigious VQ Learner of the Year Award.

Andhra Year I General, Vocational Supplementary results on SMS
Here's how you can get your Year I General and Vocational Supplementary results on SMS.

June 30, 2010
CAT 2010: How to find your comfort level in DI
Data interpretation gives most CAT aspirants the jitters, especially those from non-technical backgrounds. Here Gaurav Bakliwal, of Testfunda.com, share some useful tips on how students can sharpen their DI skills.

June 29, 2010
4 easy tips to get the salary you want
Interviewing for a new job but unsure of how to tackle the salary negotiations? Try these simple tips to get the salary you want!

Share your CAT experiences and advice!
Did you crack the CAT? Share your tips and advice for this test-takers right here!

'My college application was rejected thrice'
When it comes to college applications, students would well advised to err on the side of caution. Students share why...

June 28, 2010
Aussie univs call for justice for foreign students
Australian universities call for justice for overseas students, including Indians, caught up in the government's crackdown on dodgy colleges.

Andhra Pradesh General, Vocational results on SMS
Get results for the Andhra Pradesh Year II General Results and Andhra Pradesh Year II Vocational Supplementary Results live on SMS today.

June 25, 2010
Golden tips to be successful at work
Here are some golden tips to succeed at work by developing good relationship with your boss, colleagues, seniors and subordinates.

How 'Best of 5' rule for Maha SSC affects students
While the Maharashtra Government has decided to approach the Supreme Court to appeal the 'Best of five' ruling, students across the state are grappling with what the consequences of this decision will be.

Rajasthan Class X results on SMS
Here's how you can get your class ten results on SMS.

June 23, 2010
The right way to start preparing for CAT
Vaishnu Dass, Quant faculty at TCY provides tips to help CAT aspirants plan their preparation strategy.

June 22, 2010
Burdwan BA Part III Honors 2010 result on SMS
University of Burdwan B. A. Part III Honors 2010 Result will be live by 23-June-2010 at 12 noon.

Only 14 Ayurveda colleges can take new admissions
Of the 258 Ayurveda colleges in India, only 14 have got permission from the Central Council of Indian Medicine to induct fresh students for the year 2010-11.

SSC topper: Enjoy what you study and don't take stress
SSC topper: Enjoy what you study and don't take stress

June 21, 2010
IAS topper: Youth must start thinking about India
All-India IAS topper from Kashmir Dr Shah Faesal shares his success mantras and what could possibly motivate India's youth.

Sexual harassment: Complaints harder on victims?
With an increasing number of women joining the workforce, the issue of harassment in the workplace is also on the rise.

'I want Indian students to win a Nobel'
Anand Kumar, the founder of Super 30 tells Aditi Phadnis that IIT-JEE is not error-free and why he trains economically backward students each year to help them crack the exam.

June 18, 2010
National institute to be set up to evaluate school education
Government today announced plans for setting up a National Institute for Assessment which would evaluate curriculum and education standards at school level in different states and suggest measure to improve them.

Get Orissa Class X result on SMS
Orissa annual HSC (Regular) 2010 students can pre-register to get results on SMS. SMS OBSE followed by Roll No to 57333 to get result once published.

Class XI admissions: Bombay HC adjourns hearing on PIL against 'best of five'


Here's how to crack your dream job interview
Our career coach Amit Bansal answered a range of queries about interview dos and don'ts in a chat with Getahead readers on June 17. For those who missed the chat here is the unedited transcript.

June 17, 2010
Get Tamil Nadu Diploma Exam April 2010 result
To retrieve Tamil Nadu Diploma Exam April 2010 result on SMS, students can pre-register by sending TNDTE followed by space and Roll No to 57333. Example: TNDTE 200391 and send it to 57333.

June 16, 2010
Get Maharashtra Class X results on SMS
Get Maharashtra class X results on SMS

June 15, 2010
CAT 2010: How you should start your prep
Rahul Singh, who scored in the 100-percentile (CAT 2009) shares some tips on how B-school hopefuls should kickstart their CAT prep.

June 14, 2010
Rajasthan Pre-Medical Test 2010 result on SMS
Rajasthan Pre Medical Test Result will be live soon. To retrieve the results on SMS, students can pre-register by sending RPMT followed by space and roll no to 57333 e.g.: RPMT 200391 and send it to 57333.

Applying for a UK study visa? Read this
Sam Murray, the official spokesperson of the UKBA at the British High Commission in New Delhi, addresses the various issues students face.

June 11, 2010
Burdwan B.Sc and B.Com Part III Honors Result 2010 on SMS
University of Burdwan B.Sc and B.Com Part III Honors Result 2010 will be live soon. To retrieve the results on sms, students can pre register by typing BUUG followed by space and roll no. to 57333. For eg, type BUUG 200391 and send it to 57333.

June 10, 2010
Govt of Tamil Nadu-Diploma exam results coming soon
The Govt of Tamil Nadu-Diploma Examination April 2010 results will be live shortly.

UPSC topper: I want to be an agent of change
Coming second in the All India Civil Services examination, Prakash Raj Purohit is poised to be a 'yes-we-can' man.

June 08, 2010
Study Australia: 'Govt serious about Indian student safety'
RMS Atwal spoke to Kelly Raj, counsellor-education at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi, who threw light on the various aspects of Australian education following the announcement of stricter student visa rules.

June 07, 2010
HPCMAT Education Result 2010 is on SMS
HPCMAT Education Result 2010 is on SMS

Rajasthan Class 12 Arts Result on SMS
Rajasthan Class 12 Arts Result on SMS

June 04, 2010
Want a winning resume? Try these tips
Career counsellor and trainer Amit Bansal of PurpleLeap gives interesting tips on how to make your resume effective and impressive.

Study Australia: 'Students should be flexible, open to new things'
The University of Canberra, Australia, apart from its many educational programmes also offers students a multicultural learning experience. Read on to find out about what Indian students hoping to study there can look forward to.

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education Result 2010 on SMS
West Bengal Higher Secondary Result on SMS

June 03, 2010
'I am a commerce graduate, what should I do next?'
Shivani Manchanda hosted a career chat with readers on May 2. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

June 02, 2010
'The youth are likely to turn India's fortune'
India is at a critical juncture, with 30 percent of its young population getting ready to make a transition into adulthood. Jayalakshmi Sengupta looks into some of the remarkable initiatives of civil society institutions to harness this volatile resource pool.

June 01, 2010
First international B-school to open India campus in 2013
The Hyderabad campus of York University's Schulich School of Business, which will be the first international business school to have a full-ledged campus in India, will be a mirror image of Schulich's Toronto campus.

May 31, 2010
'Students are attracted to Singapore for its quality education'
Singapore may not be that popular with Indian students from the region, but the country promises a bright future for those who really want to make a big splash in foreign study.

May 29, 2010
Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Assam Results on SMS
Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Assam results on SMS

May 28, 2010
Top 25 US cities for college grads
A recent article in The Daily Beast has rated the 25 best places across the US on nine parameters of import to young grads.

May 27, 2010
Live: Get your West Bengal JEE Result here
To get results on SMS, students should send WBJEE followed by space and Roll No to 57333. For example: WBJEE 200391 and send it to 57333.

Topperspeak: 'There's no formula to crack JEE'
Aakanksha Sarda, the topper amongst girls at the IIT JEE, shares her success mantras.

Live: Goa Board Class X Examination Result 2010
To retrieve Goa Board Class X results on sms, students have to send GB10 followed by space and Roll No to 57333.

All-India IIT JEE topper: JEE isn't so hard
In an exclusive interview, the 2010 IIT-JEE topper, Anumula Jithendar Reddy tells Shwetal Rai what it takes to be an IIT topper.

May 26, 2010
Has Latur's winning HSC formula failed its students?
The Maharashtra HSC results were declared Wednesday, and Latur (which has been on top of the rankings the last two years) came in last among all eight divisions. Mahesh Vijapurkar thinks it's about time the pattern was buried.

Jasmine tops TN board exams, as girls outshine boys
S Jasmine of Tirunelveli bagged the state first rank in the SSLC Class X examinations, results of which were declared today.

Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal & Rajasthan Results on SMS & WEB
Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal & Rajasthan Results on SMS & WEB

IIT JEE: Super30 scores 100 per cent results for 3rd year running
All thirty students of Bihar's Super 30 have passed the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this time for third consecutive year.

Over 13,000 candidates clear IIT JEE 2010
Over 4.5 lakh candidates had appeared in JEE-2010 which was conducted by seven of the IITs on April 11.

IIT JEE results declared; Madras zone student tops
Anumula Jithendar Reddy, from Madras zone, has claimed the top spot this year.

Himachal Pradesh Class VIII Results on SMS & WEB
Himachal Pradesh Class VIII Results

Tamil Nadu Results 2010 on SMS & WEB
Tamil Nadu SSLC & OSSLC Results on SMS

May 24, 2010
Maharashtra Board HSC exam results on SMS
The results of the Maharashtra Board HSC exam will be declared on May 25, 2010 at 11 am. Get your results online, via SMS.

Meghalaya Board SSLC, HSSLC Exam Results on SMS
Meghalaya Board SSLC, HSSLC Exam Results on SMS

May 21, 2010
Get MAT 2010 results on SMS
Get MAT 2010 results on SMS.

US study visa: No matter what, tell the truth
The official spokesperson of the US Embassy, New Delhi speaks about the visa process and shares advice on studying in the US.

IIM-C exec placement gets top offer of Rs16.5 lakh pa
Offers for the final placement of the Post-Graduate Programme for Executives for Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing have recorded a jump of 56 per cent in average annual salaries.

Chetan Bhagat: Do work that pays; grow your passion
It took a long time for the author to figure out what he wanted to do, and it's still a work in progress.

May 20, 2010
HP Board of Secondary Education results on SMS
HP Board of Secondary Education results on SMS

Rajasthan Senior Secondary (Commerce) Results on SMS
Rajasthan Sr Secondary (Commerce) Results on SMS

May 19, 2010
Orissa Class 12 results on SMS
Orissa Class 12 results on SMS

May 18, 2010
Goa Class 12 results on SMS
Goa Class 12 results on SMS

West Bengal Board of Madrasha Education results on SMS
WB Board of Madrasha Education results on SMS

How to make a temp job work for you
Kamal Karanth, managing director of Kelly Services, a global staffing and research company, talks to Urmila Rao about the various facets of temp roles for youngsters.

'Foreign universities will need to adapt to Indian sensitivities'
Sundar Kumaraswamy, vice-president for Enrollment Management, University of Dayton, in an interview with Pradipta Mukherjee, says the addition of foreign institutions in India will help provide Indian students more options.

May 17, 2010
Goa Common Entrance Test 2010 results on SMS
Goa Common Entrance Test 2010 results on SMS

Planning vocational course in Oz? Check new rules
Australia has announced a new preferred occupation skills list, dropping occupations like hairdressing and cookery in favour of doctors, nurses and engineers.

GATE topper: Maths, physics are beautiful
Aspiring scientist Ishan Mata is gearing up to pursue an MTech degree, leading to PhD, at one of the premier research institutes in the country.

May 15, 2010
Punjab board class VIII results on SMS
Punjab School Education Board class VIII students can register themselves to receive their result via SMS.

May 13, 2010
Want to study in Canada? Read this
Students need to be aware that they (not their agents) are responsible for the contents of their application, says the Minister-Counsellor, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Tamil Nadu class 12 results on SMS
Tamil Nadu Class 12 results on sms

CAT topper: I prepared only via mock tests
He took the CAT three times. Third time lucky, he finally got a call from IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow.

May 12, 2010
University of Allahabad BCom result
University of Allahabad BCom result

This 15-yr-old's trophy will honour India Inc
Rahul Patil lives in Mumbai's slums and has designed a trophy for the first ever LeapVault Change Leadership Awards. Abhishek Mande visits his house and feels humbled.

May 11, 2010
Himachal Pradesh Arts, Commerce Plus Two result
Get Himachal Pradesh Arts, Commerce Plus Two result on SMS or the web

450 intl students await Aussie college fate
Studies of another 450 overseas pupils, mainly Indians, in Adelaide may get derailed after their college has been found violating education standards and could possibly face closure.

May 10, 2010
All-India CS topper shares his success mantras
Puneet Gupta, a consultant (Tax and Regulatory Services) with Ernst & Young, took just 24 days of leave for dedicated exam study.

May 07, 2010
Himachal matric, Chhattisgarh class X results on SMS
Karnataka class 12 results on SMS and the web

May 06, 2010
Live: Get Karnataka Class XII results on SMS
Karnataka class 12 results on SMS and the web

Srinagar doctor tops Civil Service 2009
A doctor from Srinagar has topped the Civil Service Exams 2009. Shah Faesal, an MBBS degree holder from Srinagar, topped the prestigious examination in his maiden attempt.

No coaching classes for this IFS topper
The 24-year-old gold medallist in MSc (Zoology) from Behrampur University, topped the IFS exam without any coaching; he says that it was God's mercy.

Live: Get Karnataka Class X results
Karnataka class 10 results on SMS and the web

May 05, 2010
'Of 36,000 students, some bound to be racist'
The issue of racial incidents at Ryerson University, Toronto, was brought up April 21 at the kick off dinner for the Ted Rogers School of Management's seminar on India. Ajit Jain reports.

Ted Rogers business school to engage India
The Ted Rogers School of Management will focus on India at the third CEO Outlook Conference, June 1. Ajit Jain reports.

May 03, 2010
All-India CA topper shares his success mantras
Discipline and the right attitude can make a seemingly unattainable goal, simple. Kishen K Warrier, all-India CA topper, applied this mantra to accomplish his goal.

April 29, 2010
CDSE topper: 'Be mentally tough, determined'
While Shruti Raghav's friends prepared for CAT with a vengeance, she set her sights on the Combined Defence Services Exam.

April 28, 2010
Things you should never mention in your resume
You may think using phrases like 'good communication skills' and 'proven track record' make your resume more appealing, but it's sometimes these cliches that set you back in the race to your dream job.

Taking the IIT JAM? Try this free mock test
To help students prepare for the test, TCYonline presents this free mock JAM test along with the answer key.

April 27, 2010
Study abroad: 'France is growing in popularity'
Amarjeet Singh, managing director of Jalandhar-based Broadway Immigration Services, discusses France as a study destination.

He dropped out of engineering to serve his country
Joining the forces is a dream come true for NDA (2009) topper Cadet S M Sriram. The 18-year-old talks about life at the Academy and why he chose the Indian Navy.

April 26, 2010
JK Rowling: 'We do not need magic to change the world'
Had she succeeded at anything else, the Harry Potter series may have never been created, author JK Rowling told Harvard graduates. Excerpts from her commencement address.

April 22, 2010
Topperspeak: 'I studied for over 12 hours a day'
The LLB student at National Law School, Bangalore, shares her mantras.

April 21, 2010
Taking the AIEEE? Try this free mock test
To help students prepare for the test scheduled for April 25, TCYonline presents a free mock AIEEE test along with the answer key.

Prita Chhabra sings herself into the history books
Singer Prita Chhabra was invited by the National Basketball Association to sing the Canadian and American national anthems at the Air Canada Center in Toronto April 4 before a crowd of 20,000 people.

April 20, 2010
SRK's first salary was Rs 50. What was yours?
In a recent Twitter post, SRK declared that his first salary was a modest Rs 50. What was yours?

5 non-traditional careers you should consider
With changing times and preferences, several new areas of endeavour have come up and several existing ones have expanded to offer a world of exciting growth opportunities to young minds. We take a look at some of these.

Topperspeak: 'There are no excuses for go-getters'
Monetary hardship, partial vision loss and a parent's illness, could not stand in the way of 23-year-old Rahul Garg's success. Today, Rahul who is also a qualified CA and CS.

April 19, 2010
Fresh grad? Tips for the perfect CV
Useful tips to make your CV shine.

Study abroad: 'Canada's undergrad education among best in the world'
Canadian University Application Centre Director Met Broitman on the opportunities that exist for genuine international students.

P Gopichand: Our education system needs flexibility
Former all-England badminton champion Pullela Gopichand has been honoured with all major sports awards - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya. His experience taught him a lot and today, he coaches badminton champ Saina Nehwal. Gopichand tells Urmila Rao of Careers 360, how his career took shape.

April 16, 2010
Fresher? Your job search questions answered!
Amit Bansal, career counselor and trainer who heads PurpleLeap, hosted a chat with Get Ahead readers on April 9, 2010. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited chat transcript.

Topperspeak: Do your best and leave the rest to God
Jaiben George has many feats to his credit and the most notable one is topping the entrance exam for admission to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

April 13, 2010
Are you ready to go back to school?
Educational counsellor Shivani Manchanda shares some important points to consider.

Confessions of an alumnus: What IIM did not teach me
Satya Narayana R is Founder, Career Launcher, shares some career gyaan.

April 12, 2010
This IAS topper chose rural India over Harvard
A doctor by profession, Karthik Adapa gave up scholarships to Harvard and Cambridge to join the Indian Administrative Services.

April 10, 2010
Last minute tips to crack IIT-JEE
Tomorrow is IIT JEE. Here are some tips that will help you solve some last minute issues.

April 08, 2010
IIT JEE: Try these FREE mock test
rediff.com in collaboration with TCYonline present mock papers for mathematics, physics and chemistry for JEE students to improve their speed and sharpen their skills.

Topperspeak: IIT-JEE is not everything in life
Chennai boy V Prashant who had an all-India rank of 5 in IIT-JEE and had an all-India rank of 8 in AIEEE in 2009 gives his mantras to crack IIT-JEE to be held on April 11 this year.

April 07, 2010
Three most crucial factors for physics prep in IIT JEE
Come April 11 and lakhs of Indian students who aspire to study at premier Indian Institutes of Technology will be appearing for their joint entrance exam, popularly known as the IIT JEE. Here are some basic tips that JEE aspirants must keep in mind while preparing for physics.

April 05, 2010
'Living in India was like looking at myself'
Aruna Viswanatha grew up in New Jersey but worked in New Delhi as a reporter from December 2007 to May 2009. She is currently a reporter in Washington, D.C. Aruna offers her take on working in Indian offices.

'IIT JEE is like any other exam'
The IIT JEE is coming up on April 11 and we asked readers who have taken the test in previous years to share their tips on how to score well in the exam. Here we publish some of the responses we received.

April 02, 2010
How to choose the right career path
Career expert Amit Bansal adviced young job aspirants on how to choose the right career path

April 01, 2010
40% employees plan to switch jobs in next 6 months: Survey
The survey conducted over 20,000 employees stated that salary is the main driver pushing a majority of the workforce to look for new job opportunities.

Indian students dump Aussie colleges
Enrolment in Victoria colleges drops by 40 pc this year after racial attacks on Indians.

March 31, 2010
'Self-confidence is the key to crack IIT JEE exam'
The IIT JEE is coming up on April 11 and we asked readers who have taken the test in previous years to share their tips on how to score well in the exam. Here we publish some of the responses we received.

March 30, 2010
Seven simple tips to beat exam stress
It's exam time again! The sun is always shining and you are stuck indoors hitting the books, right? Sleepless nights, revision stress and tension, tension, tension! Here are 7 simple ways to beat exam stress.

Should women behave like men at work?
The friendly, over-considerate shy person may have phenomenally intelligent things to say, but without being assertive and speaking up, they are left in the dark, says trainer and communications expert Nasha Fitter.

March 29, 2010
Now, IIT JEE prep at your fingertips with iProf
iProf, India's first personal education tablet comes bundled with test preparation content for IIT JEE, Google's Android and a Learning Management System.

Govt to move SC to challenge stay on UGC order on deemed tag
Government will move the Supreme Court to challenge stay orders of High Courts in some states on an UGC direction to all deemed universities that they should not call themselves as universities.

Indians better than British students, even in English!
It's official. Indian students are better than their British counterparts in schools, even in subjects like English.

March 26, 2010
5 useful tips to tackle your exit interview
The basic purpose of these interviews is to find out the reason for an employee's departure and improve working conditions, if that is what triggered the action.

March 25, 2010
Study UK: Don't be fooled by 'short-cuts'
British High Commission First Secretary (Education Services) Kevin McLaven speaks with RMS Atwal about the application process to the UK universities.

March 24, 2010
Class X: Try these FREE Science tests
Here rediff.com in collaboration with TCYonline present three mock papers for Maths for students to improve their speed and sharpen their skills.

March 23, 2010
10 tips to ace your B-school interview
Sidharth Balakrishna, author and IIM alumnus, shares useful prep tips.

March 22, 2010
B-school admissions: Real IIM GD topics
To assist aspiring MBAs in their preparation, students at IIM Lucknow have come together to pool their experiences of the admissions process and present these tips.

March 19, 2010
'Failing in IIT JEE is not the end of your world'


Sibal: India will have world's most educated people by 2030
The Union HRD minister stresses the use of technology to spread education to dispossessed areas of the country.

IIM Lucknow students share GD tips
Students at IIML share tips to help candidates through the group discussion round of B-school admissions.

IIT student? Share your JEE tips
To help students give the test their best shot, we're asking readers to share their advice.

Get a foreign degree without the travel or the expenses
A look at some of the institutes that are operating in India and what they offer.

March 18, 2010
'UK, Australia, NZ more vigilant about student visas'
Gulshan Kumar, former Education Officer, Australian High Commission talks about the recent clamp down on student visas and why.

'Foreign schools can't solve India's problems'
Philip G Altbach, Monan University Professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College in an interview with Suman Guha Mozumder says that foreign universities is not the solution to India's education problems.

March 17, 2010
Your take: Foreign universities on Indian soil?
If the Foreign Educational Institutional Bill is passed, would you prefer to study at a foreign university's Indian campus? Tell us!

B-school admissions: How to crack the personal interview
The focus here is more on elimination than on selection. So, how does one run the gauntlet and live to tell the tale?

Indian-American takes third in Intel Science competition
Akhil Mathew, an 18-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey, Tuesday night won the third place in the Intel Science Talent Search

March 15, 2010
'The harder you work, the luckier you get'
Rana Kapoor, founder, managing director and chief executive officer of Yes Bank talks about his success mantras, lessons he has learnt in his career and gives tips to succeed to young entrepreneurs.

TOEFL: 10 tips to take you to the top
Here are some pointers and resources to help you get on your way to score well for the test.

March 12, 2010
10-year-old Naina creates academic history
She is the youngest girl to ever write the Intermediate or plus two examination.

Class X: Complete solutions to the Maths paper
TCYonline.com presents the answer keys to the CBSE Maths exam in the Delhi region.

March 11, 2010
Aspiring MBA? Tips to ace your Group Discussion
How you can make a lasting impression at your B-school GD.

Arun Shourie: Mediocrity has become the norm
A veteran of many battles against the authority, Shourie, discusses philosophy, politics and policies in a freewheeling conversation with Mahesh Sarma, editor, Careers360.

March 10, 2010
'Oz college closures means fewer Indian students'
Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith today said the closure of some dubious private colleges in the country would lead to decline in number of Indian students coming here for further studies.

CAT 2009: The IIMs' uncertainty principle
The CAT results have been declared, but candidates are still left with a lot of unanswered questions. Here's why.

New CBSE grading system de-mystified
Suresh Kumar, currently working as an online tutor with TCYonline.com and an academician with nearly 25 years experience as a teacher in various CBSE schools, discusses how the system will work.

Tips to ace the IIT-JEE 2010
examination. A step-by-step guide on how to prepare.

March 09, 2010
Columbia Univ to open Global Center in Mumbai
Columbia University Monday announced the launch of the latest Columbia Global Center for South Asia in Mumbai in order 'to deepen its global perspective and expand knowledge' particularly about the country and also about the region.

Class X: Try these FREE Maths tests
Here rediff.com in collaboration with TCYonline present three mock papers for Maths for students to improve their speed and sharpen their skills.

March 08, 2010
Women's Day special: The light of leadership
It's a hard world. But it's definitely not a man's world anymore. Gone is the perception of a feeble, docile and delicate woman attempting to make a mark in her own small way.

'At Infosys we concentrate on breaking the stereotypes'
As part of our focus on women at workplace to celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Infosys's principal diversity officer, Srimathi Shivashankar on how the company is encouraging women emerge as leaders as well as facilitating an inclusive work environment.

'Women in the Army? We're here to stay!'
On the occasion of Women's Day,Bhavna Chauhan, ex-army officer and author of 'Where Girls Dare', shares what it was like to be a woman in the Indian Army.

March 07, 2010
'Women more willing to take risks'
Here, on the eve of Women's Day, Iti Kumar, vice president, People Development, GlobalLogic, shares what it means to be a career woman in today's world.

'Young women are not taken seriously at workplace'
On the eve of International Women's Day Abhinaya Vedula, deputy general manager, SatNav Technologies talks about challenges faced by women at the workplace and how they can be overcome.

March 03, 2010
5 things to consider before you say 'I quit!'
Some indications that things at work are not going as well as they should in your professional life and it may be time for a change or a re-evaluation.

Prasoon Joshi: I had small dreams but large instinct
Prasoon Joshi has been making waves in the ad world and Bollywood for a number of years now. But what was it like growing up? Read on...

March 01, 2010
CAT results: Which B-school will you get into?
Mystudyplaces.com has launched a new application whereby students can find out which B-schools they are eligible to apply to based on last year's cut-offs.

February 26, 2010
'We don't blindly pick people for their IIT/IIM tag'
T V Mohandas Pai, director, Human Resources and member of the Infosys board, is upfront and brutal -- whether it's taking potshots at hallowed institutions like the IITs or IIMs or rubbishing the unrealistic aspirations of today's generation.

February 25, 2010
Class X: Important Bio diagrams you should know
Topper experts present a special revision aid to help you improve your drawing skills in Biology.

February 24, 2010
Class XII: Ready reckoner for Chemistry
To help students in the final leg of their preparation, TopperLearning presents a comprehensive, ready list of the most important formulae and concepts in Chemistry.

CV or Resume: Is there a difference?
While most of us use the terms 'Curriculum Vitae' and 'Resume' interchangeably, there is a difference between these two documents.

He wants to take Indian mythology to the Oscars
27-year-old entrepreneur Karan Vir spells out plans for his company Vimanika Comics and how he hopes to get an Oscar for India.

February 23, 2010
'If we succeed, we will make history'
With close to 20 years of experience in the microchip industry behind each one of them, these technology professionals chose not to settle down into a regular nine to five job... instead they decided to let go of their comfortable paychecks and follow a dream: to make history.

February 22, 2010
Take control of your career curve. Here's how
Global career experts suggest five ways of moulding one's career into a perfect shape.

February 19, 2010
Class XII: Ready reckoner for Maths formulae
To help students in the final leg of their preparation, TopperLearning presents a comprehensive, ready list of the most important formulae in Mathematics.

What's wrong with India's state B-schools
Faculty have no incentive to perform and ROI is never calculated.

February 18, 2010
My Satyam experience: 'Despite the crisis we were treated well'
Siddharth Gollapudi, a former Satyam employee, shares his rollercoaster experience with the company -- from the high of beind recruited by India's fourth largest software firm to the low of possible retrenchment.

February 17, 2010
5 tips on how to ace your B-school interview
Personal interviews present a platform for a candidate to elaborate on his / her candidature. Here are some tips to help you do just that.

February 16, 2010
UK visas: 'Weeding out fake students is essential'
Mr Jaspal Singh, managing director of Caan World Consultants, a reputed student visa consultancy in Jalandhar, sheds light on new UK student visa policies.

Class XII: 'I hated Physics, but scored 98 percent'
This topper scored 96.2 percent in her Class XII board examinations. We get her to spill the beans on her dreams, her school, favourite subject and much more to help you get ahead in the exams this year.

5 things that will get your CV trashed
Kshipra Singh outlines the mistakes that will have employers pass your CV over time and again.

February 15, 2010
Class X: Don't make these mistakes in Math!
Every batch of students tends to make similar mistakes, year after year. So, this list of common slips, blunders, errors and doubts will help you memorise tricky Math concepts, better and end all confusion.

Global Indian International School goes to US
The Global Indian International School, which offers a multicultural education for K-8 students, is to open its first United States branch in San Jose, California, in September. The school is currently enrolling students for the 2010-2011 school year.

February 11, 2010
Starting your own company? 5 things to do ASAP
Here are five things that all start-up companies must do on a priority basis.

Want to be a pilot? Think twice, then think again!
A student shares his harrowing tale about a dream that is yet to be fulfilled.

Management entrance tests: A big farce
They may actually be a test of what most candidates don't know!

February 10, 2010
Class XII exams: Try this free sample test
To help students Topperlearning.com presents a series of sample test papers along with solutions for help students rev up their prep.

How NOT to choose a B-school
6 signs that there's something fishy about the admission process!

February 08, 2010
ISB vs IIMs: How they match up
The research output of ISB stands out clearly, giving it an edge over the IIMs.

11 things to consider when choosing your B-school
Know these parameters to make an informed choice.

February 04, 2010
Class X exams: Try this free sample test
To help students Topperlearning.com presents a series of sample test papers along with solutions for help students rev up their prep.

Subroto Bagchi: There is no substitute for hard work
The vice-chairman and gardener of MindTree, and author of three business bestsellers, shares his story of success.

February 03, 2010
Indian universities may soon match Oxbridge
Amidst major funding cuts in British universities, a top US academic has told a London audience that India and China could soon build institutions that match Oxford and Cambridge.

February 02, 2010
Felix Scholarship: Higher studies at premier UK universities
Experience the intellectual culture at University of Oxford, University of Reading, School of Oriental and African Studies.

February 01, 2010
Class X: Board exams made EASY!
A list of dos and dont's to help you score your best.

CAT, phase 2: 'I have no complaints'
The second phase of CAT testing happened over January 30-31 for more than 6,500 students across the country. So how did Round 2 go?

January 29, 2010
Board exams or IIT prep? Strike a balance
Tips on how students can strike a balance between board exams and entrance tests.

Lessons in business from Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Kriti Mehra (ISB Class of 2010) shares her experience of meeting Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CEO of Biocon.

January 28, 2010
Grades for Class XII board exams: good move or bad?
Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal announced the possibility of changing the marking system of the Class XII board exams to a grading system. Good move or bad?

Ushering in change, from a place of love
Indicorps Fellow Vevake Prasad shares his experience of working in India on the Indicorps public service fellowship.

January 27, 2010
'I begged cooks to give me recipes'
the game.

New Zealand speeds up student visa process
Pankaj Malhotra, Immigration New Zealand's (New Delhi) former visa officer, on issues that affect Indian students heading to NZ.

Discovering Shakti -- the strength of a woman
Indicorps Fellow Himabindu Reddy shares her experience of working in India on the Indicorps public service fellowship.

January 25, 2010
Management lessons from ICICI Bank's KV Kamath
Ajay Lakhotia, an ISB student, shares his experience of spending the day with former managing director and CEO of ICICI Bank KV Kamath and the management lessons that this young MBA grad has learnt from the banking veteran.

Canada academics welcome India's varsity crackdown
A number of Canadian academics have welcomed India's move to de-recognise 44 'deemed' universities for low education standard and limited infrastructure, and said Canadian institutions should know the credentials of potential partners in India.

January 21, 2010
'I slept before my Math exam, scored 99 percent'
Topper Akhilesh Narayan, from DAV Gopalapuram Boys Senior Secondary School, Chennai, scored 98 percent in his Class XII Board examinations. We got him to spill the beans on his strategy.

January 20, 2010
Want your CV to stand out? Here's what to do
Want to score an edge over other prospective candidates in the job market? Kshipra Singh tells you how to perfect your resume.

'How I scored 98.2 percent in Class XII'
Antariksh Bothale, who scored 98.2 percent in Class XII in 2007, is of the belief that with proper guidance and hard work, anyone can do well in board exams. Here's his advice to students.

January 19, 2010
Taking meetings with Narayana Murthy
Chaitanya Sagar Bethu (ISB Class of 2010) shares his experience of spending the day with Narayana Murthy, Infosys chief mentor.

January 18, 2010
Ruskin Bond: I have a lifelong allergy for exams
Author Ruskin Bond never attended college, and educated himself in second hand bookshops. Amrita Bose chats with the author about his school days, writing and his love for India.

January 15, 2010
Study US: 'Visa interview should not scare you'
The visa process is a mere formality if you are financially sound with good English and academic scores.

Leaders are readers. Are YOU?
It's the habit of a man who is CEO of India's largest MNC, today.

January 14, 2010
A journey from paddy fields to London dreams
This daily wage earner's son from Kerala now works as MRI senior radiographer in the UK. A tale of struggle and success.

January 12, 2010
CAT rescheduled: Share your opinions and advice
IIMs have announced that they will hold the second phase of CAT testing on January 30 and 31. If you took the test successfully, here's your chance to share your experiences and tips.

Pack a punch with effective presentations at work
Mayank Gupta tells you how to ensure that a presentation at the office goes over well and delivers your message effectively.

'The depth of our research helped us win'
Abhimanyu and Raeesa, law students from NLSIU, Bangalore clinched an international moot court competition in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

January 11, 2010
'The only known way to progress in life is education'
In a chat with Sumita Vaid Dixit, Ajit Balakrishnan, founder and CEO of rediff.com, discusses the power of education to transform lives. And football.

January 07, 2010
Want to study in the UK? Read this!
Important points students should know before flying to the UK.

January 06, 2010
Customise your resume and your career
E Balaji, CEO, Ma Foi Management Consultants, offers tips to job-seekers on a wide range of areas from smart salary negotiation to making an impression in an interview.

January 05, 2010
Azim Premji: 'Take charge of your career destiny'
Inspiring excerpts from the address by Azim Premji, founder, Wipro at IIT Delhi's convocation ceremony.

January 04, 2010
10 questions that won't get you the job
A headhunter's advice to freshers attending the first interviews of their careers.

December 31, 2009
Official e-mail? Tips to improve your writing skills
In today's business environment, where most of the communication happens through e-mail, it is essential to have good command over written communication and be able to put one's ideas into words.

December 29, 2009
'I had been disqualified from India's rat race'
Aruni Mukherjee hails from a middle-class Bengali family in Kolkata. He shares his journey to UK school and university despite his lack of scholarly achievements.

10 New Year's resolutions for job seekers
Job seekers often encounter three major roadblocks to success: poor marketing, poor networking, and poor mind-set. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions aimed at overcoming those obstacles.

December 28, 2009
All you need to know about US student visas
Here, an officer at the US Consulate answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the student visa interview.

December 24, 2009
This student's charitable work spans 26 countries
Arthur J Pais interviews 18-year-old American student William J Oppenheim III, who, along with a few friends, has established the Omprakash Foundation, which links for-free volunteer teachers with more than 100 grassroots educational projects in 26 countries.

They sell trash to save lives
Two youngsters in Gujarat are using their resources to fund dialysis for kidney patients.

December 23, 2009
Shashi Tharoor: India needs well-formed minds
Author and politician Shashi Tharoor chats with Sumita Vaid Dixit about writing, tweeting and world affairs.

December 22, 2009
He chucked a Rs 1-lakh salary to make films
Journalist turned filmmaker Mahesh Nair speaks to Syed Firdaus Ashraf about his struggle to make it in Bollywood.

December 21, 2009
Fresh grad? 10 tips to ace your job interview
In the fourth article in our continuing series on employability skills, we look at some important aspects that should be kept in mind to improve your performance in the interview process.

Preparing students for tests is now a Rs 7,500 crore industry
The growing number of Internet-friendly users and marginal investments are attracting IIT-IIM graduates to open management resource sites for students.

'CAT could have been handled professionally'
In an interview with IIM-K director Pradipta Mukherjee, Debashis Chatterjee clears the air on fears of the CAT fiasco impacting the admissions criteria.

December 17, 2009
CCTVs caught CAT students cheating
Some students were caught cheating on camera. They were subsequently asked to leave the examination centre, Prometric, the company which provided the software for the test, admitted for the first time.

December 16, 2009
CAT 2009 will not be scrapped, says CAT committee
This year's computerised Common Admission Test (CAT), which was marred by technical glitches, will not be scrapped, the exam committee announced today.

Lack of clarity on re-exam date may delay CAT result
technical glitches.

December 15, 2009
Easy tips to improve your employability skills
Even if your grammar and vocabulary is not perfect, you can communicate very effectively by using simple words and sentences, and if you use the right expressions.

He trains India's poorest students for the IIT
Educator Anand Kumar could not attend Cambridge University due to financial constraints. Today, he coaches deserving students for IIT-JEE.

December 14, 2009
'India's rich fund temples, not educational institutions'
Tarun Tejpal, editor-in-chief of news magazine Tehelka, expresses his disappointment over India's education system.

December 11, 2009
Careerscope: Prospects are bright for architects
If you have a creative streak yet enjoy the finer aspects of science, you might want to consider architecture as a career option.

CAT 2009: An ironic tale of (mis)management
The IIMs, epitomes of excellence in management education. have displayed equal expertise in mismanagement while conducting their entry-level evaluation.

December 09, 2009
IITs invite ex-students for campus placements
Even as placements at the premier Indian Institutes of Technology will continue till March 2010, some IITs have begun offering students from their previous year's batch a chance to sit for job interviews this year, too.

'All affected CAT candidates will be rescheduled'
Ramesh Nava, vice-president and general manager, Asia-Pacific, Japan & Africa -- Prometric, which is conducting the CAT exams, speaks to Archana M Prasanna on what went wrong with CAT 2009.

December 08, 2009
Meet our national Scrabble champ
Indian National Scrabble champion Sherwin Rodrigues has just returned from Malaysia after finishing 13th in the Tenth World Scrabble Championship. Here, he reveals what the game taught him about life and shares five useful tips on how to be a champion.

December 07, 2009
CAT 2009: 'The CAT is going to the dogs'
This CAT candidate had four questions with no answer options! Share your CAT experiences!

CAT 2009: 'Are the invigilators illiterate?'
Noisy invigilators, technical problems and lack of discipline at the test centre ruin the CAT experience for this B-school hopeful.

CAT 2009: Candidates demand paper-based re-test
The general view was that, though a re-test for the untested candidate is certainly necessary, such a re-test only for a select number of aspirants may give them an unfair advantage -- or disadvantage.

December 05, 2009
CAT 2009: 'My test was over in 30 minutes!'
Thanks to a variety of issues, the CAT has been a bitter experience for many candidates this year. But the technical problems are not the only concern some students have...

CAT 2009: 'The exam went off perfectly'
GA reader and MBA aspirant Samyuktha Jandhyala shares her experience CAT 2009 experience.

CAT 2009: Test cancelled? IIMs answer FAQs
IIMs issue answers to the most frequently asked questions candidates have regarding CAT 2009.

December 04, 2009
Drawing flack: The convenor of computerised CAT
The technical glitches that marred the country's first online CAT have done more than inconvenience students. They have left the convenor, Satish Deodhar, taking the blame and dented the image of premier IIMs.

CAT for 5,000 students rescheduled
The dates for the exam may be extended beyond December 8 and 9.

CAT 2009: 'It was a CATastrophe'
Candidates share the bitter experience of CAT 2009. Share yours!

December 03, 2009
CAT 2009: 'Candidates were in tears'
Candidates share the bitter experience of CAT 2009. Share yours!

Indian students turn their backs on US grad schools
Graduate students from India, who have traditionally dominated the international students category in American schools, have begun shunning US educational institutions.

IIMs nearly dumped computerised CAT...
The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are understood to have contemplated scrapping of the computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) before deciding to wait for a few more days before taking such a call.

December 02, 2009
CAT 2009: 'Some navigation issues, but not bad'
Student says that the computer-based CAT is great but a few small glitches might cost you an entire year.

No plan to scrap computer-based CAT: Convenor
Despite the recent spate of glitches in the computer-based Common Admission Test (CAT) 2009, Satish Deodhar, convenor of CAT and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad faculty, says that online CAT is here to stay.

CAT 2009: 'IIMs should have a re-test'
The CAT 2009 has been plagued with various problems and has candidates scrambling for answers. But Karan Agrawal, who will be taking the test on December 3, has some different concerns.

A 5-week guide to improve your communication skills
There are many among us who don't feel confident and comfortable speaking in English. Here is a six-week schedule one can follow to improve one's spoken English.

December 01, 2009
Was the CAT a nightmare or a breeze? Tell us!
Did you take the CAT this year? What was the experience like for you? Was your test cancelled or re-scheduled? Or was it smooth sailing? Share your computer-based CAT experiences with us.

Govt: Who's responsible for the CAT fiasco?
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal today said the ministry has sought a detailed report into the server crash during the online Common Admission Test (CAT) examination.

'I joined the media for free merchandise!'
Deepak Dhar, Managing Director of Endemol India tells how he never looked back after his first summer job

November 30, 2009
CAT 2009: My test was cancelled
Vijay Motwani from Jabalpur share his nightmarish CAT experience.

Moving abroad to study? Coping with culture shock
Moving abroad to continue your studies can be a daunting prospect. Ann Graham, an education journalist and web content manager of topgradschool.com tells you what to expect and how to cope.

November 29, 2009
Technical glitches mar Day 1 of CAT
The much-anticipated beginning of computer-based CAT got off to a rocky start with technical glitches at various centres throwing students' preparation into disarray.

CAT begins: Learnings from Day 1
CAT in its new avatar begins to chaos. Students should bear these tips in mind as the prepare to take the test.

November 27, 2009
Eat well, sleep well and bell the CAT!
So it's 24 hours to D-day and you're nearly done with those long hours of study for the CAT. But here are a few dos and don'ts to ensure you're in top form for the exam.

November 26, 2009
6 tips to help you pick a B-school
Six pointers to help you read between the lines of B-school marketing jargon, which is often misleading and at times, downright false

CAT 2009: Final checklist for test-takers
Prometric and IIMs issue a final reminder to all candidates.

November 25, 2009
Analysis and expected cut-offs for IIFT 2009
A break-up of the sections and questions of the IIFT entrance test and how students should have attempted the paper.

November 24, 2009
Fresh graduates, are you employable?
Employable skills have taken on significant importance when it comes to recruiting candidates for a job. Find out what skills recruiters are looking for.

CAT 2009: Prep tips for the last 7 days
Here's how you can make the best use of your time as you prepare for CAT.

November 20, 2009
CAT 2009: Tips to beat stress, stay focussed
To help you keep your focus and stress levels under control, try these stress-buster tips.

Study New Zealand: Explore avenues in animation, hospitality
Known for its affordable and world-class education, New Zealand has emerged today as one of the leading study abroad destinations.

November 18, 2009
'Pick a career for interest, not scope'
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee Prof Amitabh Joshi, followed his passion for science 'despite' the Indian education system.

November 17, 2009
CAT 2009: Test-day tips and strategies
Your plan of action should be decided based on all the practice and mock exams you might have taken and a careful analysis of your performance.

"India's youth, educated but unemployable"
Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief, India Today, talks about his career and the various issues that concern today's youth.

November 16, 2009
CAT 2009: Time tips for engineering students
Most engineering students have their semester examinations scheduled in November. So how should they balance the limited time between exam preparation and CAT preparation?

November 13, 2009
'My profession is my passion': Somdev Devvarman
This 24-year-old tennis champ broke the Davis Cup jinx for India, and now he's raring to go!

November 12, 2009
CAT 2009: Why you need a draft strategy
An excerpt from IIM alumnus Sidharth Balakrishna's book An Introduction to the CAT.

November 11, 2009
CAT 2009: IIMs release test-day tips
With just about three weeks to go for the CAT, the IIMs have released an information covering various aspects of the test.

Fewer Indian grad students heading for US
The enrollment of first-time graduate students from India has registered a 16-per cent decline.

CAT 2009: Strategy for the last 3 weeks
With less than a month for the CAT, you need to manage both your strengths and weaknesses and ensure that the result is upbeat.

November 10, 2009
CAT 2009: Easy ways to stay motivated
Stress wwighing you down? Try these easy tips to keep your motivation levels high.

November 09, 2009
'Art is nothing but a shade of the mind'
In a tete-a-tete with Indrani Roy Mitra, young artist Paramita Chakraborty discusses her rather philosophical outlook towards life, her career and artistic influences.

'Australian univs are responsible for students' safety'
Jeffrey R Smart, pro vice-chancellor (International and Recruitment), Swinburne University, Melbourne, talks about education Down Under.

November 06, 2009
CAT 2009: The attempt pattern for 100 percentile
Experts from TCYonline help you familiarise yourself with the test interface so as to make the most out of each feature that it offers.

November 05, 2009
Interested in hotel management? Think Switzerland
The country has a lot more to offer students, however. Here's all you need to know about studying in Switzerland.

With drop in CAT applications, is MBA losing its lustre?
With a drop in the number of CAT applications and other alluring professions CAT trainers wonder if business administration is losing its sheen.

November 04, 2009
CAT 2009: Keep your strategy flexible
Prajeesh Jayaraam L, IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT experiences and advice.

November 03, 2009
Placement season is approaching. Is your resume ready?
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, but when you have only words to tell the recruiters your story, you have to be artistic.

Make the most of your college years!
Eight acclaimed professors tip you off, right from politics to picking the right teacher.

November 02, 2009
CAT 2009: How I made it to IIM-C
Gaurav Jaiswal, IIM Calcutta -- Batch 2011, shares his experiences and advice.

October 29, 2009
'It costs much less to become a doctor abroad'
R.M.S. Atwal talks to Dr Balraj Gupta, a well-known Jalandhar cardiologist, who threw light on the current medical education scenario in the country and also suggested some remedial measures.

October 27, 2009
Study Russia: Calling Indian med students
Education in Russia is affordable and offers some attractive incentives, especially for prospective med students.

October 23, 2009
2 in 5 office workers find their desk neighbours annoying
Two out of five office workers have said that they sit next to an annoying colleague, reveals a new British survey. Do you feel the same way?

October 21, 2009
Blame yourself for your boss' grumpiness
Is your boss grumpy? Then there is only one person to blame. You.

'MBAs are high in demand but low in supply'
Hitesh Agarwal spells out his reasons for getting into a B-school and tells you how to prepare for it

October 20, 2009
This man saves lives, one click at a time
For over ten years now, Khushroo Poacha has stood by the sole belief that to do good work you don't need money. Poacha runs indianblooddonors.com (IBD), a site that lets blood donors and patients in need of blood connect with each other almost instantaneously. Here is his story.

All you need to know about Education UK
With chicken tikka being Britain's national dish, immigration issues notwithstanding, few other countries could match the welcome it provides.

October 19, 2009
Study Singapore: Global courses near home
This small island is dotted with world-class universities and institutions.

October 14, 2009
'Job prospects are better in India than in the West'
Career Coach Amit Bansal's advice on career opportunities available for fresh graduates in India.

October 08, 2009
She dreams of a cleaner, greener planet
Saumita Bannerjee, biotechnologist and winner of the Green Talents competition, speaks about her research and career.

Are you getting passed over for a promotion?
Performance alone does not count. Shoulder the extra burden to jump ahead.

October 06, 2009
What NOT to do on your last day of work
Whatever your reason to quit, there are some basic rules of conduct for that big 'last day'.

Study abroad: 'Flying to US makes more sense today'
Diamond Sodhi, a management graduate from the USA and visa expert, speaks about the various aspects of US education Indian students need to be aware of.

'The firing has definitely stopped; hiring will be strategic'
Dharmesh Mistry of Ugam Solutions tells how young employees should cope with hardships during economic slowdowns

October 05, 2009
CAT: Study tips from IIM-K grad
Taking the CAT? IIM alumnus Mayank Gupta shares his CAT prep tips!

'The job market is on the path to recovery'
Recession might have been the buzzword casting a gloomy spell over the job market with salary cuts being the norm, but it seems that things are brightening up, if the recent survey by a global recruiting firm is anything to go by.

October 02, 2009
Dr Manmohan Singh scholarship announced
The scholarship is exclusively for Indians currently based in India to do PhD and MPhil in science and technology, economics and social sciences at St John's College.

October 01, 2009
Economic slowdown? Multitasking can help save your job
The ability to take on work beyond what is built into your job is the best way to survive recessionary times.

September 30, 2009
CAT registration extended to October 11
The decision was made in view of a series of bank holidays in September

CAT 2009: 'How I made it to IIM'
To help test-takers, we asked readers who have taken the CAT to share their tips and tricks. Here, Rahul Sharma, IIM Lucknow -- batch of 2010, shares his experiences.

'Neither the UGC nor AICTE Acts have the teeth to punish'
D Purandeswari, the Minister of State for HRD, held the same portfolio in the previous ministry as well. She spoke to Mahesh Sarma, on how the ministry is working towards making the Indian education system effective, efficient and transparent.

September 29, 2009
Young India is following her heart, are you?
Are you doing voluntary social work apart from studying? Tell us more about you and your work and we publish it right here on rediff.com.

Want to study in Canada? Knowing French can help
While English can be scary for Indian students thinking of migrating to Canada and elsewhere, knowledge of the French language can not only help them secure an easy Canada student visa but would improve their career prospects as well.

September 28, 2009
'My strategy for cracking CAT'
Ashutosh Kumar Jha, IIM Lucknow -- batch of 2010, shares his experiences and advice.

September 25, 2009
Use the mouse and crack the CAT
Find out why the computer-based CAT exam format shouldn't get you worried.

September 23, 2009
'I cracked the CAT and you can too'
Kaushik Saha, an IIM C alumnus, shares his experiences.

September 17, 2009
CAT: Your three-month countdown
Read on to find out just how you can bell the CAT with little time on hand.

September 15, 2009
CAT prep mantras from IIM-L student
Ranjeet Mohapatra shares his four-step prep strategy.

September 14, 2009
'An MBA is not a passport to career success'
Chanda Kochhar, CEO and managing director of ICICI Bank, spells out ICICI's work culture and employee philosophy.

September 11, 2009
10 questions to ask in an interview
The right questions at the right time is a clincher in the selection process.

September 09, 2009
'I don't envy Saif and Soha's prominent careers'
Jewellery designer Saba Ali Khan, daughter of the Nawab of Pataudi and sister of Saif and Soha Ali Khan, recently tied up with luxury diamond brand Opulence. Here are excerpts from an interview with Abhilasha Ojha.

September 08, 2009
Where straight drive is a way of life: Rahul Dravid
A committed cricketer, Rahul Dravid discusses how he looks at his profession.

September 07, 2009
'We need to revise the definition of education'
"Nations need to recognise higher education as the engine of economic growth and prosperity," says Dr Susan Aldridge, president, University of Maryland University College, US, Aziz Haniffa reports

Why job hopping is good for you
Gone are the days when the companies used to shun CVs which were dotted with too many job changes. Here's why.

September 04, 2009
Why New Zealand is a popular study destination
'Education in New Zealand is quite affordable and matches the best in the world,' says NZ study visa expert Jagdeep Singh.

September 03, 2009
Deepti Gupta, 22, wins prestigious US teaching fellowship
She's one of 35 would-be teachers selected for the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation fellowship, and the only Indian in the list.

Maryland University offers business course for Indian students
Aziz Haniffa reports on a business management programme the University of Maryland is offering Indian graduates.

September 02, 2009
CAT is around the corner: Your 'must-do' list
The number of months you had till CAT has now turned into a number of weeks. TestFunda.com gives you the lowdown on a 'must-do' list.

Coaching institutes spar over IIM selection claims
Advertising body upholds contention that Career Launcher's claim is unsubstantiated.

September 01, 2009
The most common pitfalls of CV writing
Common mistakes you should avoid as you write the most important document of your career.

August 31, 2009
Meet Dr Tathaghar Avtar Tulsi, he is 21
It's not very often that you attach the title 'Dr' to the name of a 21-year-old youngster. Meet Dr Tathaghar Avtar Tulsi, who is on top of the world today after joining an exclusive club of scientists with a doctorate at the age of 21.

IIMs issue CAT 2009 notification, demo
After months of speculation and apprehension, students have finally been let in on the pattern of this year's computer-based CAT.

'UK student visa rules transparent, quicker now'
Dan Chugg, First Secretary (Information), British High Commission, New Delhi sheds some light on the recently introduced visa rules.

August 28, 2009
Never mind recession, Toronto conference will rock


Want a job overseas? Beware of fraud
False claims, greedy agents and fake companies can lead legitimate job-seekers down a dangerous road. So what can workers do to ensure that they are not part of the fraud?

How to convince kids to give up unattainable goals
Telling students that they lack the skills or the grades to realise their goals does not suffice.

August 26, 2009
Oz, India to crack down on dishonest education agents
Australia will ask India to crack down on unscrupulous education agents in India who give misleading information to students willing to pursue studies in the private institutes Down Under.

Past trends hold the key to cracking CAT 2009
An expert analysis of the trends seen in previous years points to what students can expect this year.

August 21, 2009
He chose empowering people over Wall Street
"Wall Street and similar jobs were something that became unattractive to me very early," says 22-year-old Harvard grad Dhaval Chadha.

Career or job: What is more important?
It is a cliche that it is building a career, not finding a job that helps in being successful. But is there a real difference between the two?

August 20, 2009
CAT 2009: 5 golden rules
The CAT is just about 100 days away. We present a few tips to help you focus better on your preparations.

August 18, 2009
Indian MBA students learn about the global corporate world
The 40 Master of Business Administration students from Mumbai's S P Jain Center of Management say studying at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, has been a learning experience.

Think before you sign up for that dream job!
Consult peers, and professors you respect. A square peg in a round hole never fits.

August 17, 2009
CAT 2009: 'How can I improve my percentile?'
R Shiva Kumar, director of Academics and R&D, Career Launcher, hosted a chat with GA readers to address their CAT-related questions. The transcript.

'IELTS still required for UK study'
British Council IELTS chief in India Kevin McLaven maintains that the test is still a true measure of a student's English proficiency.

August 14, 2009
Kapil Sibal: Misleading students will be a criminal offence
resort to to mislead students.

Women prefer working for male bosses
Women rated men tougher, better at delegation and also more likely to regularly dish out praise, a new study has revealed.

August 13, 2009
'Never give up on your dream'
Simanta Sharma, MD and CEO of bolohealth.com, shares his success mantras.

August 11, 2009
'How can I ace my job interview?'
Author and trainer Nasha Fitter hosted a chat with Get Ahead readers and addressed queries related to CVs, BPO interviews and much more.

August 10, 2009
What the new UK study visa rules entail
UK study visa expert Jaspal Singh speaks with RMS Atwal regarding this and various other aspects of studying in the UK.

August 06, 2009
IIMs declare CAT 2009 dates
After months of uncertainty, IIM Ahmedabad has finally declared the dates for CAT 2009 and other information students have been seeking.

US work visa FAQs answered
US Consular Officers hosted a chat with readers to address their queries and doubts. The transcript.

August 05, 2009
Her fight for the defenseless won her a fellowship
Get Ahead presents an interview with Anita Khandelwal, a Yale-educated lawyer of Indian-origin who won a prestigious fellowship in the United States.

Laptops, iPods for student referrals in Australia
A leading Australian university is offering iPods, laptops and even airfare for recruiting fellow pupils from overseas.

August 04, 2009
Common CV bloopers you should avoid
A study has found that candidates, while trying to make their resumes different and impressive, only end up making blunders in the process.

August 03, 2009
'Australia is still a popular education destination'
Sonya Singh, an Australia study visa expert, discusses the current scenario in the land down under.

July 30, 2009
'Only open source can bridge the digital divide'
Shankar Iyer, head, learning services, Red Hat, India, talks about career and growth opportunities in the open source domain.

July 29, 2009
CAT: 3 focus areas for Quant
IIM Ahemedabad student Gourav Bhattacharya shares some useful tips.

July 28, 2009
Study UK: 'Will my work experience help?'
Education UK experts at British Council hosted a chat with readers on July 24. The transcript.

July 27, 2009
CAT: Tips to crack Data Interpretation
Atul Prashar and Vishal Gupta, examination experts from TCYonline.com, hosted a chat with readers on July 20 to discuss CAT 2009. The transcript.

July 24, 2009
'How can I improve my accent?'
Nasha Fitter, communications expert and author of the recently launched book 'You're Hired! How to get that job and keep it too', hosted a chat with readers on July 10. The transcript.

July 23, 2009
CAT: 'Identify your strengths'
IIML student Rahul Sanghvi shares how he approached the test and some mistakes he could have avoided.

July 21, 2009
CAT: There's no substitute for reading
How should students prepare for the Reading Comprehension section and what questions could they be asked? We take a look.

6 ways to work better with your boss
How you can balance pleasing your boss and driving results.

July 20, 2009
Take this FREE Mock CAT!
Rediff.com in assoiation with TCYOnline presents a free test for aspiring MBAs.

July 17, 2009
'India's growth is propelled by its youth'
Shashi Tripathi, member of India's Union Public Service Commission discusses India's changing demographics with Ajit Jain.

'How I belled the CAT'
IIM Lucknow student Manish Jha shares tips on how to ace the CAT.

July 15, 2009
CAT: The what and how of a computer-based test
Making sense of the various issues that have now cropped up and putting them in the correct perspective.

July 14, 2009
Study: Dominating women earn more than 'nicer' colleagues
A new study has revealed that those who adopt a masculine approach in the office earn more than their "nicer" female colleagues.

Does career counselling help?
Will consulting a counsellor help in selecting non- professional courses?

July 13, 2009
US study visa FAQs answered
Vice Consuls from the US Consulate General, Mumbai hosted a chat on July 10, 2009. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

'New Zealand offers quality, affordable courses'
Pankaj Malhotra, Immigration New Zealand's (New Zealand High Commission) former student Visa Officer, in an interview with RMS Atwal.

July 10, 2009
CAT 2009: 3 steps to master VA
IIM alumnus Siddhesh Joglekar on how to score in CAT 2009.

July 09, 2009
Best colleges and courses in India
Are you looking forward to enroll yourself for higher educational courses? Here are your options.

'Should I go abroad for MBA studies?'
Overseas education consultant Karan Gupta hosted a chat with readers on July 7 and addressed various study abroad questions. The transcript.

July 08, 2009
'When young you want to achieve success on your own'
Arpit Jaiswal, currently studying in IIM-A, skipped studying abroad because he wants to give something back to the country of his birth.

CAT: Focus on accuracy, not speed
To address readers' CAT-related queries, Vishal Gupta and Rakesh Singh, examination experts at TCYonline.com, chatted with readers on July 6. The transcript.

July 07, 2009
Scrap Class X board exam? Centralise syllabus instead
Srinivas R Iyer, who recently passed the Class X board examination, shares his views.

First the IITs, now IAS & Olympiads
After achieving 100-per cent success for two consecutive years, the founder of the revolutionary 'Super-30' concept for training economically backward students to crack the IIT selection process, wants his model to be replicated in other streams of education.

July 06, 2009
CAT 2009: From paper to PC
Career Avenues compares the experiences of test-takers to zero in on the aspects of excellence CBT CAT will require.

July 03, 2009
Interviews: How to negotiate your salary
It's good idea to avoid salary discussions before the intent of hiring you has been clearly communicated.

'Canada student visa in two weeks now'
The Student Partnership Programme launched recently by the Canadian High Commission, New Delhi has simplified and fast-tracked the application process.

July 02, 2009
CAT Verbal: What to read and why
Shantanu Gangal, IIT-B graduate, shares some easy tips to ace VA and RC.

June 30, 2009
Scrapping Class X board exams is a welcome move
Carl Laurie, pricipal of Christ Church School, Mumbai, shares his views on the proposal to scrap the Class X board exams.

'What's the key to cracking CAT?'
Examination experts at TCYonline hosted a chat with GA readers addressing CAT-related questions on June 29. The transcript.

CAT 2009: What to expect
Amit Saboo from Career Avenues tries to answer some of the key questions and suggests strategies for students taking the CAT.

June 29, 2009
'I want to leave the corporate world and take up scuba diving'
The Marketing and Leasing Director of Plaza Centres, India, Shashank Pathak talks to <I>rediff.com</I> about his life, career, success and how he plans someday to become a scuba diving instructor.

June 26, 2009
'Should I opt for Science?'
Prateeksha Joshi and Amarpreet Kaur, education experts with Topperlearning.com, hosted a chat with GA readers on June 9. The transcript.

CAT: How will scores, difficulty be decided?
To answer CAT-related questions, Atul Prashar, examination expert at TCYOnline.com, hosted a chat on June 8. The transcript.

June 23, 2009
CAT 09: The surprise factor
Examination experts at www.TCYonline.com have done a critical analysis of the previous CATs by measuring the three most crucial factors that remain tricky in all CATs.

'Singapore is a safe study destination'
An interview with Rajdeep Singh, the executive director of Angad Info Overseas Communication Consultancy, experts in Singapore student visas.

June 19, 2009
'People are tempted by careers that are immediately rewarding'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first year JD candidate at Harvard Law School and DPhil candidate at Oxford Tarun Chhabra, 28, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

June 18, 2009
CAT: 10 myths busted
help students clear some of the myths and misunderstanding surrounding the CAT, here are 10 'myths' explained.

June 17, 2009
'I don't believe that something is better than nothing'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, third-year Harvard medical student Chitra Akileswaran, 26, discusses how she came to win the prestigious grant and what she intends to do with the money.

Career growth: Build your personal brand
A closer look at how creating a powerful personal brand can be a potent career growth strategy.

June 16, 2009
Indian team wins bronze at 2009 RoboGames
AcYut, the only Indian Humanoid robot to compete in the games, takes India's first medal for annual competition.

'Do the job you love and love the job you do'
Knowledge is said to double every 72 hours. If we do not update, unlearn and re-learn, we may be left behind.

June 15, 2009
A wife, mother and COO at 38
Rahat Beri has been the COO of Percept Profile, a leading PR agency, for six years now. Here, she talks about how she did it, despite all the challenges she faced.

CAT: A holistic approach to VA
It is not enough to know a Wren & Martin inside-out or to know all the parts of speech with their rules and exceptions. One needs to understand and appreciate how these rules and words are used in particular contexts.

June 12, 2009
'Canada is wooing more Indian students'
Canadian student visa expert Jagdeep Singh of International Educational & Career (IEC) Consultants speaks to RMS Atwal about how Canada is creating new incentives to woo Indian students.

June 11, 2009
College admissions: Documents you will need
You'll be able to save time and energy if you prepare a portfolio of all required documents in advance.

June 10, 2009
CAT: Tips to crack Quant & DI
Experts from TCYOnline.com discuss the importance of speed, accuracy and daily ranking!

'I scrolled up to find my name right on top!'
Shubhra Saxena, the UPSC topper this year, says work experience helped her meet deadlines and manage with less time.

5 interview mistakes to avoid
If you can avoid some of these mistakes, you can improve you chances of a favourable outcome.

June 08, 2009
Writing a CV that stands out
infromation sought from a CV would vary. Here is a lowdown on what to present.

CAT 2009: Getting started
Siddhesh Joglekar, IIM-C alumnus, shares tips on how to crack the CAT.

June 05, 2009
'What should I do after Class XII?'
To answer this and many other related questions Tunvey Gogia, from Topperlearning.com hosted a chat with GA readers on June 4. The transcript.

June 03, 2009
Attacks on Indian students in Aus not 'race-based': Experts
Australian experts feel that though "racists are everywhere", there was no sign to prove that the recent attacks on Indian students in Australian were motivated by race.

June 02, 2009
How to pick the right college for YOU
Picking a college is probably one of the most important choices you're going to make in your life. So on what criteria should you base your decision?

CLAT 09: Analysis and cut-offs
Finally conducted on May 31, the Common Law Admission Test took the 14,232 aspiring lawyers by surprise. Here's a detailed analysis of the paper.

June 01, 2009
Send pics/videos of Melbourne protests
Do you have pictures and videos of protest held by ndian students against racial attacks on them in Australia?

'Adopt their culture without compromising on yours'
We invited Get Ahead readers to share tips on How not to be attacked in Australia. Here we present another set of responses from readers who have lived in Australia.

May 29, 2009
'Indian students are soft targets'
We invited Get Ahead readers to share tips on How not to be attacked in Australia. Here we present another set of responses from readers who have lived in Australia.

CLAT 2009: Last minute tips
With the Common Law Admission Test on May 31, Career Launcher provides some last minute advice for test-takers.

May 28, 2009
Tips: How not to be attacked in Australia
Get Ahead readers share their tips on how not to be attacked in Australia.

How not to be attacked in Australia Tell us!
If you have studied in Australia and have tips to share with other readers on how to avoid being attacked, please do e-mail us.

CAT 2009: How to manage your time
Shantanu Gangal secured 100%tile in CAT 2008. He shares his prep tips.

May 27, 2009
'My dad never thought I'd crack the IIT-JEE'
The Super 30 initiative took shape six years ago as an experiment. Today, it has exceeded all expectations.

May 26, 2009
CV writing: Words you should NEVER use
There are certain words that are seen frequently on CVs but actually irritate recruiters/ interviewers and at times may even cost you the interview call.

May 22, 2009
Lying at work can be good for your business!
Telling white lies can actually be good for business, says an expert! Read on to learn why.

Study UK: Are there scholarships to Oxford, LBS?
Amit and Chandan from the Education UK team, British Council, hosted a chat with Get Ahead readers on May 15. The transcript.

May 21, 2009
Job interview? 7 great tips
When you reach the interviewer's desk, it's not just your resume and job skills, it's your personal skills that are under focus as well.

May 19, 2009
Laid off? Get back on your feet
Steps to recover from being laid off.

CAT 2009: A 9-point strategy
Gourav Bhattacharya, an IIT alumnus and a second year IIM-A student, shares his CAT advice.

May 18, 2009
'My message is one of empowerment and independence'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first-year Harvard medical student Shantanu Gaur, 22, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

Job interview FAQs
Here are the answers to five most frequently asked questions during a job interview.

May 13, 2009
'Be very careful while choosing a company'
A head of business operations of a Chandigarh-based software company narrates the pain and disgust he felt when he had to fire some of the best hands of his team at the behest of the management.

'I've been laid off in the past': A CEO speaks
In an interview with rediff.com, the CEO of media, entertainment and communication company Percept Talent Management fills us in on his career, his success mantras and his advice to youngsters looking to make it big.

May 12, 2009
CLAT: Paper structure and free mock test
Subject-wise tips and free mock test.

Tips to crack the Common Law Admission Test
Senthil Kumar, National Marketing Head, LST, Career Launcher, hosted a chat with GA readers. The transcript.

May 11, 2009
What employers expect from MBA grads
How can you ensure that your degree is put to good use and your pay package justified? Here are some of the things most employers expect from MBA graduates they hire.

May 08, 2009
Resume of Errors: 'I'm a pubic relations officer'
According to a survey, 94 per cent of job hunters risked missing out on vacancies through poor spelling, grammar or presentation on their CVs. One such example: 'I'm a pubic relations officer'.

Online CAT: Tips to crack Verbal Ability
The experts at TCYonline.com present a few reading strategies that should prove helpful.

May 07, 2009
'I want to educate and empower the public'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, Harvard graduate and first-year medical student Ashish Agrawal, 22, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

CAT 2009: The advantages of going online
Since CBT-CAT may be held on more than one day, students get more options. Following this, if the IIMs allow, students may get more than one attempt in a year to crack the CAT.

May 06, 2009
How much salary hike do you expect this year?
In the light of the current economic slowdown, what raise do you expect?

'Don't be impatient, especially with your employees'
A decade ago, Rahul Sharma and his friend launched e-commerce company Micromax. Today, it specialises in mobile phone solutions and wireless technologies and boasts of a Rs 400 crore turnover.

May 05, 2009
Online CAT: FAQs answered
The announcement that the CAT will now be a computer-based test has given rise to numerous questions in the minds of test-taker. The FAQs mentioned below are an attempt to answer those questions based on the information currently available.

May 04, 2009
Study Australia: Don't mix education with permanent residency
Having worked with the Australian High Commission as their Education Officer for over three decades, Kumar is of the opinion that with the mushrooming growth of foreign education visa consultants in the country, the Indian student is confused.

April 30, 2009
'I've always been compelled by a career in public service'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, Previn Warren, a 26-year-old Harvard Law undergraduate, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

April 29, 2009
CAT online: Challenges and myths
At this juncture, when aspirants and training institutes are bewildered with the new method of test administration, experts at TCYonline welcome the move.

What an MBA can do for your career
A vast majority of people don't know why they go to IIMs, ISB or any other top business school. Tarun Matta shares why he thinks an MBA course is valuable irrespective of the salary or type of job you get at the end of the course.

April 28, 2009
IIM-B: CAT to go online this year
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has announced that the Common Admission Test (CAT) of the Indian Institutes of Management is going to be a Computer Based Test (CBT) from this year onwards.

CAT 2009: Preparing on your own
This article examines how students can go about their preparation should they choose not to join a coaching institute.

April 27, 2009
AIEEE 2009: Analysis and solutions
The significant time pressure that one witnessed in past years has been dramatically reduced. Nevertheless, the strategy to ace this test depended on keeping one's cool and identifying the simpler questions to attempt first before moving to the more difficult questions, which weren't many.

Competing for the 'Best Job in the World'!
Meet RJ Anjaan, the only Indian shortlisted for the 'Best Job in the World.'

April 24, 2009
Study Abroad: Should you join a US university?
Foreign education consultant Karan Gupta hosted a chat with GA readers on to answer their study abroad queries. The transcript.

AIEEE: Last-minute tips
Expert Saurabh Kumar answered readers' questions regarding the test on April 23. The transcript.

April 22, 2009
At 26, he heads two successful businesses
Meet 26-year-old entrepreneur Aadil Bandukwala. At the age of 26, he is the CEO and owner of not one, but two companies -- a web consultancy firm called Leading Minds and the quirkily-named recruitment agency Talent Onions. In an interview with rediff.com's Insiyah Vahanvaty, Aadil discusses his career, his passion for entrepreneurship and what it's like to run two organisations of his very own on a day-to-day basis.

Cracking CAT: The 50-50 rule
Anshul Sharma, a student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT experiences.

April 21, 2009
Honour for an inspirational leader
As part of a week-long achiever series, Get Ahead presents an interview with each of six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States.

Free mock AIEEE for you
So are you ready for the AIEEE? Have you designed a strategy that is sure to get you great results? Try your hand at this mock AIEEE.

'US still best education destination'
Everyday job cuts, a slump in university admissions and a dwindling demand for H1B visas might project a gloomy US scenario to an average student in India but there is light at the end of the tunnel for those who think ahead.

April 20, 2009
Last-minute prep tips for AIEEE
A few additional tips from TCYonline experts that will help you handle any MCQ format of the AIEEE with elan.

April 16, 2009
'Hire smart people, even if they are smarter than you'
COO of Zapak Digital Entertainment, Rohit Sharma talks about his career success, how he balances work and family and doles out advice to young professionals.

10 power words for your CV
The basic purpose of these words is to demonstrate your hold of a particular situation and the actions you took to achieve a result or come out of a situation.

April 15, 2009
Which employees are most valuable to an organisation?
How should employers go about choosing a potential workforce for their organisation? What are the qualities one should look for in prospective candidates? We bring you an excerpt from <EM>Finding Keepers -- The Monster Guide to Hiring and Holding the World's Best Employees</EM> by Steve Pogorzelski and Jesse Harriott, PhD, with Doug Hardy.

Online CAT: What to expect
So far, students have been quite used to taking written exams and now suddenly they are faced with an exam on a computer -- and that too such an important exam!

April 14, 2009
'NZ offers a value-for-money education'
Promising the best and affordable education under a safe environment and a relativey easy permanent residency, Kiwiland is an inviting study destination.

April 10, 2009
'My father thought I was crazy to start a business during the recession'
In this time of recession, two twenty-somethings decided to drop out of the rat race and enter the big league by starting a PR agency on their own. Here's their story.

From selling tees to owning an eatery: Karma
Mansi Hemdev is an entrepreneur -- and a very young one, at that. At the age of 21, she already owns her own cafe in Chennai. rediff.com's Ganesh Nadar caught up with this enterprising young lady to learn more about her business and career success.

April 09, 2009
CAT: Timing is everything
Munira Lokhandwala completed her MBA from IIM-Calcutta in 1999. Here she shares her mantras to CAT success.

April 07, 2009
Indian applications to US universities down by 9 percent
The ongoing worldwide financial crisis has claimed yet another victim: the Indian student hoping to pursue post-graduate studies in the US.

April 06, 2009
Free IIT-JEE 2009 mock test
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Career Launcher brings you a FREE sample IIT-JEE test paper with the answers.

April 03, 2009
'Genuine students need not fear UK visa curbs'
If you are a genuine student wanting to study in the UK then you need to fear the recent UK visa rules avers Dan Chugg, First Secretary, Press and Communications at the British High Commission in India.

March 16, 2009
'Nobody's secure in the US'
An Indian software professional talks about the job crisis in the US and how it is impacting India.

CAT may not go online this year
The Common Admission Test (CAT) this year too may remain a paper-pencil test given the logistics involved.

March 12, 2009
How Infosys is helping young students
Through Spark, an on-campus, one-day programme, Infosys is helping students from Class VIII, IX & X, degree and engineering colleges help assess their industry readiness.

March 10, 2009
Don't let your board exams stress you out
Chandan Agarwal, director of tutorial service Learning Hour explains how youngsters get stressed out during their board exams and what can be done to alleviate their mental turmoil.

March 05, 2009
Want to start your own business? Here's help!
Tired of your boss and the looming fear of being laid off? Want to start your own business? But how do you start? What are the pitfalls you need to watch out for? Is it a good time to invest your money in a venture?

March 03, 2009
Master the art of cold calling
If you have ever felt a sense of awkwardness while picking up the phone and calling someone you don't know, you know how challenging making a cold call can be. Whether to confirm an appointment, ask for an interview or to sell something, mastering the art of cold calling will definitely make life easier.

February 27, 2009
Tips to cope with the loss of your job
Have you been fired by your employer and are finding it difficult to get another job? How should you cope with a sudden job loss? Here are some tips for those who have been laid off recently.

February 23, 2009
'Young Indians will attain new heights of success'
Lessons from the legend: What Dhirubhai Ambani spoke about young Indian entrepreneurs.

February 20, 2009
Training employees in an economic slowdown
Sunder Ramachandran, Managing Partner at WCH Training Solutions shares his opinions on right training and rightsizing of employees in this time of economic slowdown.

February 16, 2009
Analysing case-studies is now part of the MBA admissions process
Siddharth Balakrishna discusses how Indian management institutes are including case-study analyses as part of the admissions process for MBAs.

February 13, 2009
Tips to ace job and campus interviews
How should you avoid being nervous while facing an interview board? How should you answer questions related to your salary expectations?

February 12, 2009
Want to study in Australia?
Despite recent student visa rule changes, Australia continues to attract a larger chunk of foreign students, particularly from India.

February 10, 2009
MH-CET 2009: Last minute tips
Here's how to tackle each area that will help you maximize your scores.

February 09, 2009
How to cope with stress at the workplace
Dr Rajesh Parikh, consulting neuropsychiatrist at Jaslok Hospital on how to cope with job-related and domestic stress and frustration.

February 05, 2009
Out of a job? What you should do
Insiyah Vahanvaty talks to experts who dole out advice on how to cope with unemployment during the current economic downturn.

Tips for cracking CAT 2009
For all those who have started preparing for CAT 2009 here are a few points to remember.

February 04, 2009
Want to start on your own? Here's help
Are you well-qualified but still without a job? Have you been laid off by your employer and are thinking of the way ahead? Do you want to start your own business with an idea that you have? How do you go about coping with various challenges associated with job layoffs and venturing to start on your own?

February 02, 2009
How to prepare for a job interview
Here are some practical tips to ace your job interview.

January 29, 2009
IT graduate? How to get a job
Kamal Mansharamani of AlmaMate hosted a chat for IT graduates on how to make themselves employable in the IT/ITES sector.

January 27, 2009
Trying for a BBA? Beware!
Mahesh Sarma gives you the lowdown on studying the real vs the commonly perceived market value of business degrees you aspire for.

'Passion, commitment and a positive attitude always gets noticed at the workplace'
In an interview with rediff.com Kamal Mansharamani of AlmaMate advices graduates on their career growth, what it takes to be a leader and how to cope with job lay offs.

January 23, 2009
How to prepare for GDs & PIs
Now that you have got your CAT results you must be busy preparing for GDs and PIs. Here are a few tips that will help you prepare for the road ahead.

Applying for a UK work visa?
This article will summarise the key changes outlined in the document and what those will mean for Indian applicants.

Preparing for Civil Services exams?
Here's how you should prepare yourself for various Civil Services exams scheduled in 2009.

January 22, 2009
Cracking GDs: 'Be assertive, not aggressive'
Here are a few important tips that will help you crack group discussions in getting selected for prestigious management institutes.

Crack that job interview!
Here are some tips that will help you gain that extra edge and bring you closer to cracking that interview.

January 20, 2009
Personal interview prep tips
Post CAT and group discussions you must think about cracking personal interviews. Here's how.

January 16, 2009
Getting a green card in Denmark
Here's how you can get a permanent stay or a green card in Denmark.

Best ways to avoid pink slips
Is there a way in which you can avoid being fired from your job?

January 15, 2009
Higher education & English courses in Denmark
In the second part of this series Studying in Denmark, Pushpinder Bhatia tells about higher education & English courses offered in Denmark.

January 14, 2009
Why you must study in Denmark
In a four part series beginning today Pushpinder Bhatia talks about various aspects of studying in Denmark.

January 09, 2009
All about GDs & PIs
How should you prepare yourself for group discussions and personal interviews now that the CAT results are out of the bag.

January 08, 2009
6 reasons to do your MBA in Singapore
Could not clear MBA entrance exams like CAT, FMS or XLRI? It's not the end of the world. You can do so from outside India and here is why you must do your MBA from Singapore.

January 07, 2009
GD preparation tips
If you are a management aspirant then don't wait for the last moment to prepare for your group discussions. Here are three tips to help you with your GDs.

When the going gets tough...
...and hard decisions become inevitable, talk about it honestly to your employees. It is possible, even in the worst of times, to speak the truth and to be empathetic while showing resilience and hope, thereby carrying people with you

January 06, 2009
IIM-C fests insulated from downturn
At a time when most B-schools are slashing annual festival budgets because corporate sponsorships are drying up, IIM Calcutta (IIM-C) has increased its budget by nearly 20 per cent for its four festivals this year.

Mumbai Business School set for launch
Switzerland, for doctoral programme.

January 02, 2009
Party your way to a new job
Don't give up job hunt during the holiday season, for this can be the best time for developing contacts and landing a job, say experts.

December 28, 2008
UGC plans big changes in education
Now students may be able to pursue courses in segments in universities as per their preferences if the recommendations of a UGC committee on academic reforms are accepted by the institutions.

December 26, 2008
Free mock NMAT test
NMAT is entrance exam of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). NMIMS gave a huge 85 per cent+ weightage to NMAT score. NMAT gives ranks to candidates who clear cutoffs in all sections. Take this mock test to find out how prepared you are!

December 23, 2008
The post CAT catch!
Now that the CAT is done with, it is time to once again start focusing on the plan ahead. Here's a plan to crack post CAT tests like group discussions, personal interviews, extempores etc.

December 19, 2008
SNAP: Test your GK
The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP, scheduled on December 21, is the first step for admission to any Symbiosis Institute that offers postgraduate programmes. TCYOnline.com, brings you the SNAP GK question bank, with answers.

December 18, 2008
Study US: Co-ops and internships
In today's competitive job market, setting yourself apart from other candidates with a defining quality or experience can make all the difference in securing a job.

CAT 2008: Estimated cut-offs
Rediff.com in association with IMS Learning Resources brings you the estimated cut-offs of the various B-schools across the country.

December 17, 2008
Essay writing tips for XAT
The B-school uses the essay as a pre-interview yardstick.

Free mock SNAP test
Clearing the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP, scheduled on December 21, is the first step for admission to any Symbiosis Institute that offers postgraduate programmes.

Job hunting in an economic slowdown
Facing a layoff is fast becoming more and more a real prospect for many professionals. To keep your job, you need to work smart not and do whatever it takes to make sure you are crucial to your company.

December 16, 2008
The next 'hot' career
Yesterday's hot job can be tomorrow's lukewarm option. So should you really go about choosing what subject to study based on what you think is 'in demand'?

December 15, 2008
B-school exams: Prep tips for GK
If you practice properly, it should be possible to do at least four questions per minute in this section, saving you time for other sections of the paper.

Fresh grads: Focus on job content, not salary
Aquil Busral, the National President of NHRDN was in Chennai to attend the 12th National Conference of the National HRD Network (NHRDN). In this interview, he talks about how the young working professionals and fresh graduates can prepare themselves for the current global economic situation.

December 12, 2008
All you NEED to know about JMET 09
The test is the first step towards seeking admission to the post-graduate programmes in management offered by the six IITs and IISc Bangalore. Are you ready?

Ready for the JMET? Test yourself!
To help test takers better prepare for the test, Rediff.com in collaboration with TCYOnline.com presents a mock JMET.

December 11, 2008
'In slowdown, invest in professional development'
Ganesh Chella, co-founder of Totus Consulting Services, talks about what young professionals should do to tide over the tough economic times ahead.

Score at your B-school Personal Interview
Students spend most of the time in going through course books whereas 90 per cent of the interview questions are based on you.

CAT's new structure may raise bar for aspirants
Thousands of students who took the Common Admission Test (CAT) this November fear the increased weight given to verbal questions may cost them their place at the top ranked B-schools.

December 10, 2008
Winning your B-school Group Discussion
Know where students win and lose in the GD/PI in order to arrive at your own rule book.

GMAT or GRE: What is the difference?
What is the difference between the GMAT and the GRE? QS topgradschool.com looks at these two tests, graduate schools perceptions of them, the preparation behind them and how to get a good score.

December 09, 2008
5 industries still looking to hire
While the banking sector may be in the doldrums, impacting various other industries, there are still some sectors that are on an upward trend.

December 08, 2008
Infosys: We will hire 9,000 by March
Despite the current economic turmoil, Infosys intends to stick to its plan of hiring 25,000 people this fiscal year and 9,000 by March 09. We find out more.

Govt scholarships for poor, meritorious students
To help poor and meritorious students pursue higher studies, the government will launch a new scholarship scheme this year.

December 05, 2008
MBA entrance? Test your business knowledge!
Business awareness forms a major part of many B-school entrance tests. To help test takers prepare, we publish a series of quizzes.

December 02, 2008
Try this Mock MAT
These questions will help test-takers gain a hands-on feel of the test.

December 01, 2008
Manipal MBBS degree admissions
Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal, has announced the opening of admissions to their MBBS degree, for 2009.

Aspiring MBA? Test your business aptitude
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November 26, 2008
Forty-five percent of Indians prefer male bosses
Staffing organisation TeamLease Sevices recently conducted a survey across several Indian cities to decipher gender preferences in the workplace. Here are their findings.

MBA aspirants, test your Business Awareness
Business awareness forms a major part of many B-school entrance tests. To help test takers prepare, we publish a series of quizzes.

November 24, 2008
IIFT: Answers and analysis
IIFT 2008 was characterised by extremely difficult General Awareness and Quant sections followed by Reading Comprehension and mainly calculation-based DI section.

November 20, 2008
CAT: Free GD/PI workshop
Testfunda.com is conducting a FREE workshop on group discussion and personal interview (GD - PI) for CAT aspirants.

Study Abroad: File a winning application
The GMAT is not the 'be all, end all' of an application.

Study Abroad: Best B-schools in the UK?
Experts from the British Council hosted a chat with GA readers on November 19. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript:

November 19, 2008
Mock IIFT test for YOU!
Come November 23 test takers will sit for the most uncertain test of past two years -- the IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Entrance examination.

November 18, 2008
New UK work visas explained
Experts from the UK Border Agency and Visa Services, British High Commission, New Delhi, hosted a chat with GA readers on November 10. The transcript.

Society of Jesus applies for central university status
Consolidating on its 500-year-old legacy of providing quality education, The Society of Jesus (SJ) (popularly known as Jesuits) has applied for a Central University status with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

CAT 2008: Estimated cut-offs
Rediff.com in association with IMS Learning Resources brings you the estimated cut-offs of the various B-schools across the country.

Finance still rules summer placements at IIM-B
The number of companies invited sees a 50 per cent jump over last year.

November 17, 2008
CAT: The next step
For the 2.70+ lakh test-takers, the CAT paper did not spring too many surprises but like the well-known tomato ketchup in a popular commercial, it was different!

CAT 2008: Paper analysis
Here's a detailed look at what the CAT 2008 held in store for test-takers -- with a look at the trends, errors, surprises and possible cut-offs --presented by experts at TIME.

CAT 2008: Answer keys
to help test-takers know how they fared, rediff.com in collaboration with TCYOnline.com brings you the answer keys to the CAT 2008.

November 16, 2008
CAT 2008: An analysis
TCYonline.com presents the first and the most detailed analysis of CAT 2008 for the users of Rediff.com.

CAT 2008: First Impressions
What CAT 2008 held in store.

November 14, 2008
CAT: Exam day tips
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you take the exam.

November 13, 2008
CAT: Your Quant tool kit!
Here is your last-minute refresher: The Quant Tool Kit from the quant experts of www.TCYonline.com.

International MBA: The application process
If the ocean of information seemed overwhelming, the number of things I needed to arrange in order to complete a single application was ever-increasing. There had to be some way to get around this.

CAT: Keep your cool!
As the CAT is just around the corner, prevent your tension levels shooting through the roof by keeping your cool with these stress buster tips.

November 12, 2008
CAT: Eating to score!
Yes, food choices we make are important. Here's a quick run through of basic yays and nays.

CAT: DI, analytical reasoning questions to expect
Let us look at the various categories of questions that you could get.

CAT 2008: Test yourself!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

November 11, 2008
Last minute CAT tips
With less than a week to go for CAT 2008, are there strategies to maximise you RC scores? What is the best way to tackle the CAT? What should you time management strategy be?

Is your personal hygiene a source of office embarrasment?
Do you dread sharing a cubicle with a colleague because she has strong BO? Are you always looking away from your boss when he speaks because he suffers from bad breath? Corporate grooming expert Suneeta Kanga gives you a few tips to maintain personal hygiene at the office.

November 10, 2008
CAT: VA questions you can expect
We take a look at the questions you can expect in the upcoming CAT and other similar B-school entrance tests.

CAT: Tips to improve your speed
Experts from TestFunda.com hosted a CAT chat on October 23. For those of you who missed the chat. The unedited transcript.

Mock CAT for you!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

Balance your professional equations
Be it your equation with your boss, your boss's boss, immediate peers, colleagues working in other departments of the company or the guard who waves to you in the office everyday -- equations affect and matter everywhere.

November 07, 2008
'A CAT paper with no sections?'
To answer CAT related questions Ajeet Khurana, director of Peak Seekers, an institute that trains CAT aspirants, hosted a chat with GA readers on November 6. The transcript.

CAT: Learn to relax!
Fighting the war 'within' is a bigger challenge for the average MBA aspirant gearing up for the upcoming CAT, than the war 'without'. The question now is how well you are girded up for the big day.

November 06, 2008
CAT: Accuracy vs attempts?
To answer CAT-related questions Praveen Vedamuthu, Assistant Centre Manager with IMS, hosted a chat with GA readers on October 22. The transcript.

CAT: Test your speed, accuracy
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

Foreign MBA: How much does it cost?
One of my major criteria for shortlisting a foreign B-school was the finances required. There were three categories of financing.

November 05, 2008
CAT: Your 10-day strategy
With just 10 days to go before the big day, here's what you should and should not be dong in terms of your CAT preparation.

November 04, 2008
Study UK: Scholarships for MS courses?
Education UK experts at the British Council Nim Bahadur and Sonu Hemanii hosted a chat with GA readers on October 29. The transcript.

CAT: Questions to expect in RC
A look at the various types of questions that have made an appearance in the entrance exams of management schools.

November 03, 2008
Why you need a holiday from work
"No employee is indispensable." It seems to be the mantra for a growing number of young professionals, who for the fear of losing their job, are not going on leave for extended periods of time. There are however repercussions of taking the cliche a little too seriously.

CAT FAQs: What is the sectional cut-off?
Experts from TIME istitute attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions students face for CAT.

Free Mock CAT for you!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 31, 2008
CAT: Quant questions you can expect
A look at the various types of questions that have made an appearance in the entrance exams of management schools.

New UK work visas decoded
There has been a lot of confusion over the newly introduced points-based system for individuals applying to work in the UK. Here we look at the main facets of the new system.

October 30, 2008
Are you ready for CAT 2008?
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

International MBA: Making the decision
I used a framework that I would like to call "the four Ps of b-school decision making".

October 29, 2008
CAT: Two-week countdown
Some easy tips on how to spend your time preparing for CAT.

11 ways to be a happy employee
A happy employee is more productive and gives more than an unhappy employee. So let's look at some ways to up the happiness factor.

BPO careers and the global financial crisis
Everyone is talking about the global financial crisis and how it will adversely affect Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Should you be worried?

CAT 2008: Last minute tips
Experts from TCYonline.com, Dacharla Vamsi Krishna and K B Sharma hosted a CAT chat with Get Ahead readers on October 27. The transcript.

October 28, 2008
Try this FREE mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 27, 2008
CAT 2008: What to expect
We look at a more detailed analysis of CAT 2005, CAT 2006 and CAT 2007 and what one can expect in CAT 2008.

October 22, 2008
Your one-month CAT strategy
In this article we will discuss a strategy/plan that needs to be adopted to take the preparation to the next level in the coming days across each of the three sections that one has seen in CAT over the last few years.

October 21, 2008
Test yourself with this FREE mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 15, 2008
CAT trends and what they mean
The unpredictability is seen in the number of questions, the number of sections, the marking scheme, negative marking, duration of the test and most importantly in the composition of the test.

October 14, 2008
All about how to be your own lawyer
Ankoosh Mehta, Solicitor, author and a black belt in Taekwondo talks about opportunities for young law school graduates and about his recently published book on law.

Try this FREE Mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

Cracking CAT: Sure-fire Quant strategies
Experts at TIME address some of the common misconceptions about the Maths section in CAT.

Study Abroad: MS or MBA in the UK?
To address questions related to education in the UK, experts Preeti Gadok and Aprajita Kalra, hosted a chat with GA readers on October 10. The transcript.

'Fashion can be a murky business'
30-year-old Samir Singh, fashion entrepreneur and shoe designer shares his success mantras.

October 13, 2008
CAT: 'Mock tests are not the answer'
Nagendra S, a student at IIM Lucknow (Batch 2008-10), shares his experiences.

October 10, 2008
Mommy's career = Oxymoron?
I couldn't help turn green hearing about their 'half work days' during pregnancy.

CAT: How to beat DI pressure
Talking of Data Interpretation (DI), it is more than just deciphering graphs, charts and tables.

October 09, 2008
Where should I do my MBA?
The decision to go abroad for the MBA was made, but when the time came to decide where exactly to go, the number and variety of options was baffling me, to say the least!

October 08, 2008
'Today's youth is looking beyond paycheques'
Meet entrepreneur, author, blogger Rashmi Bansal.

CAT: Overcoming barriers in Logical Reasoning
In CAT, the emphasis on logical reasoning has increased over the past few years, which makes it an important topic from a test preparation point of view.

October 07, 2008
All you need to know about a BPO career
Even in the face of the ongoing US meltdown (see end of article for more details) the BPO industry provides some of the most lucrative job opportunities on the market today.

CAT: Tips for DI & Analytical Reasoning
Some tips that may prove useful in scoring well in this section.

Test your speed with this free Mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 06, 2008
Top job interview bloopers revealed!
Want to crack a job interview without any blunders? Well, then here are some things, which the interviewers don't expect you to do during the one on one session.

CAT 2008: Stay adaptable!
Ashish Dua, a student at IIM Lucknow (Batch 2008-10), shares his advice.

October 03, 2008
CAT: Prep strategy for Quant
Here are some strategies that can be used to do well in the Quant section.

Why I did my MBA abroad
How to decide whether the investment is worth it.

Take this free mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

October 02, 2008
CAT: 5-point strategy for Quant
You can save yourself from a lot of stress, if you plan well at this stage when there's just over a month left for the exam.

October 01, 2008
Cracking CAT: Boost your vocab
To do well in the verbal ability section, there are two things you need to concentrate on -- fundas and question types.

Study US: Getting your student visa
Is obtaining US student visa easy or difficult? Your question answered.

September 30, 2008
CAT 2008: One-month strategy
What should be the ideal strategy for these final month? Read on.

Study US: Admissions process explained!
We take a look at what is required for admission in an undergraduate or graduate course of study in the USA.

Take our free Mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYonline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

September 29, 2008
Want to study in the US?
Let us first of all understand the education system of the US so that a correct course, institute can be selected. Later on, we will discuss the various kinds of educational institutes offering your chosen course.

CAT: It's not rocket science!
While preparing for CAT, one common mistake that most students make is to get into a herd mentality. Doing something just because the rest of your friends are doing it is never a wise move.

September 26, 2008
CAT: There's no substitute to reading
Before we embark on a strategy for tackling the English/ Verbal Aptitude section in CAT, it is important to understand that the norm in this section today is fewer but tougher questions with comprehension and understanding being the order of the day.

September 25, 2008
'Good B-schools in Maharashtra?'
Syed Faiz Ahmed, general manager, IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd, hosted a chat with GA readers on September 10, to tackle CAT questions. The transcript.

CAT: A winning strategy
It would be an exercise in futility to experiment with new concepts at this point. All an MBA aspirant has to do right now is stay focused.

The Great Indian Nightmare
In the great Indian Education Bazaar, everything is up for sale -- government, media, educational institutes, foreign faculty, collaboration with foreign varsities, endorsement of teaching shops by reputed names for credibility, successful candidates in competitive exams posing as alumni. The only issue is the price, and you can haggle over it.

September 24, 2008
'At 22, I am neither tired of life nor medicine!'
What really sets this 22-year-old apart from any other British youngster is the fact that she is the country's youngest doctor.

Test yourself with this FREE mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with Testfunda.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.

Study UK: 'Can I extend my student visa?'
Education UK experts at the British Council, Nim Bahadur and Sonu Hemanii, hosted a chat with readers on September 23. for those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

September 23, 2008
40 days to CAT: Ace Verbal Reasoning
Here are some tried and tested methods to reduce the ambiguity in three specific question types.

'We are more friends than teachers'
It was the desire to be an entrepreneur that made Anand Kannan, the managing director of GREedge.com, start something along these lines.

CAT 2008: The best way to tackle RC?
To help you improve your skills and better you performance in the CAT, experts from Career Launcher hosted a chat with readers on September 19. The transcript.

September 22, 2008
CAT: Preparation and performance
Nilangshu Nandi, a student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAt strategy.

September 19, 2008
CAT: Tips to crack each section
We take a look at some section-wise tips for each of the three sections of CAT.

CAT: Tips to crack each section
We take a look at some section-wise tips for each of the three sections of CAT.

September 18, 2008
Success mantras for CAT 2008
If you really want to bell the CAT, you have to dispel the myths and the apprehensions that are gripping your mind.

Want to attend a UK school?
Britain has excellent private schools which offer world-class education. However, the application process is quite challenging.

September 17, 2008
'Failure helps you keep your feet on the ground'
Meet Anuja Chauhan, 37, mother of three, author of a recently published book and a successful career woman in the advertising industry.

CAT 2008: 5 fundamental strategies for Quant
Five well-known, but often overlooked aspects of improving your problem solving skills in Quantitative aptitude are provided here with live examples of how to use some of them in a typical CAT scenario.

'Is it a good time to do an MBA abroad?'
Overseas education expert Karan Gupta hosted a chat with GA readers discussing courses and colleges abroad. Here's the transcript.

September 16, 2008
CAT 2008: 'Tips to crack RC?'
To answer CAT-related questions, Janardan Singh, regional manager at IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd, hosted a chat on September 4 with GA readers. The transcript.

September 15, 2008
One step closer to a healthier planet
Meet the team of four engineering students who created a project that enables companies to effectively utilise electricity and thus reduce their environmental footprint and in turn global warming.

Cracking CAT: You need preparation and persistence
Sankar N, a student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT experiences

September 11, 2008
Distance MBA courses you should know about
Correspondence MBA courses available to candidates across India.

Study UK: 'Can I work after I graduate?'
Education UK expert Indranil Ghosh hosted a chat with GA readers on September 9. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

50 days to CAT: It's about speed and accuracy
So what constitutes your 'must do' list? Let's ask a few fundamental questions.

September 10, 2008
10 distance MBA courses for you
A correspondence Masters in Business Administration course is ideal for the modern professional: it's flexible, low-cost and has a wide scope.

Study Abroad: Insurance matters
Here is some good news for students going abroad. Medical insurance comes cheaper in India and sometimes, with better coverage.

September 09, 2008
CAT 2008: Create a 'draft' strategy
Sidharth Balakrishna, an MBA from IIM Calcutta and currently working at a global consulting firm in New Delhi, shares how he went about his CAT prep.

September 08, 2008
'I'm struggling with mock CATs, help!'
R Shiva Kumar, director -- R&D, Career Launcher, hosted a chat with GA readers on August 29 addressing various CAT-related questions. The transcript.

September 05, 2008
CAT 2008: Tips to boost your vocab
Now, grasping new vocabulary and retaining it are not such easy tasks. It's all about the right technique.

September 04, 2008
When writing to professors
A few important things to be kept in mind in this context.

IELTS: Practice is the key to success
Practice is the key to good band-scores and Indian students should make frequent use of the English language to improve their communication skills, says British Council's IELTS head in India, Kevin McLaven.

September 02, 2008
CAT: 'There is no shortcut to success'
To help test-takers, we asked students who have taken the CAT to share their tips and tricks. Here, Rahul Sanghvi, IIML Batch 2008-10, shares how he went about his CAT prep.

August 29, 2008
How good deeds can light up your CV
Shilpa Shet talks to a few youngsters who volunteer at NGOs about why they do what they do and how it helps further their career prospects.

August 28, 2008
CAT 2008: 7 tips to crack Quant
CAT 2008 seems to be approaching faster than the speed of time. This coupled with the possible increase in the participation this year makes the going really tough. Hence, it's a must for us to identify and strengthen the strategies in the quantitative that can help us differentiate ourselves from others.

How to prepare for senior management roles
How do you prepare yourself for senior management roles, especially if you have more than 10 years of work experience? Apart from CAT are there any other exams that can prepare you for such roles?

August 27, 2008
Study UK: Choosing your university
Are you planning to pursue a degree in some UK university. If yes then you should begin your research at an early stage in order to avoid mistakes and disappointment later on. Here are some pointers to how you can choose the best UK university.

August 26, 2008
How to beat job interview stress
Here are some tips to ease out any interview related stress and anxiety and put forward a calm and confident image before the recruiter.

August 25, 2008
Workplace etiquette: Mind your manners!
Corporate grooming expert Suneeta Kanga gives you the lowdown on how to behave yourself in the office. Here's what's cool and what's not.

'Should I quit my job for CAT?'
Should you quit your job and appear for CAT 2008 and go for an MBA? Kumar Mohanty of IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd. answerd CAT 2008 queries during a chat held with our readers.

August 21, 2008
CAT 2008: How to get calls from top IIMs
What should you do if you are a computer graduate but want to give CAT a shot? Are there any specific strategies you should be looking at to improve your percentiles? How should you prepare to get a good CAT score and hence calls from top IIMs?

August 18, 2008
Life lessons from Michael Phelps
At 23, swimmer Michael Phelps has become an international sporting sensation. Given his success, it's easy to slot Phelps into the 'born achievers' category -- but is he really a born achiever? Here's his story of struggle and success.

Study abroad: How will I finance my MBA?
An MBA abroad is a tough, expensive but potentially lucrative undertaking and prospective MBAs have so many relevant questions that entire books could be written on the subject. Here, the TopMBA Career Guide filters down the most commonly asked questions for people in the first stages of considering whether or not to do an MBA abroad.

CAT: 'What's the ideal VA strategy?'
What should you do if you are not too good in Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension?Are there any specific strategies you should be looking at to improve your sectional scores and accuracy? Jaya Desai, faculty, IMs, asnwered your CAT queries.

August 15, 2008
How to score points with your boss
People don't leave jobs -- they leave their bosses" is an age-old cliche. However, if you were to dig deep into the boss-employee relationship, it's not always the boss who is to blame.

August 14, 2008
A student's guide to travelling in the UK
Former student of Warwick University, Aruni Mukherjee shares his advice on how you can plan your daily travel in advance and save some money in the bargain.

CAT 2008: Preparing for Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is the only part in the verbal section of CAT that is least subject to change, so it can not be taken for granted.

August 11, 2008
CAT 2008: Time management tips
Are there any specific strategies you should be looking at to improve your sectional scores and accuracy? R Shiva Kumar, director -- R&D, Career Launcher, hosted a CAT chat with GA readers on August 8. The transcript.

August 08, 2008
CAT 2008: The 100-day countdown
With exactly 100 days to go for the CAT, here are some pointers on what you should be focussing on.

'How do I apply for PhD course in the UK?'
Indranil Ghosh, an expert on the Education UK team, British Council, hosted a chat on August 6 to discuss education in the UK. For those of you missed the chat, here's the transcript.

August 07, 2008
Study Abroad: No Devdas-types please!
A student of Texas A&M, Stephen James shares his advice on basic traffic rules you should be aware of when you land in the US.

August 06, 2008
Delhi University changes PhD guidelines
The changes, while making it harder for students to get into the University, aim to help students improve their research work.

Do I need work experience to get into B-school?
There are a few reasons for the need for having experience under your belt before starting the MBA: reasons that benefit both the business schools and you as the aspiring MBA student.

August 05, 2008
Job interview? Avoid these pre-interview bloopers
To help you along the pitted path to job hunting success, here are some pointers on bloopers you should avoid.

Meet India's youngest MTech from IIT Madras
When most students his age study in colleges S Chandrasekar has won a gold medal in Computer Science at IIT Madras. At 17, he is the youngest Indian to have aced Masters in Technology, MTech with a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 9.85 on a scale of 10.

August 04, 2008
10 emerging careers to watch out for
We take a sneak peek at the hiring scene in the years to come and which sectors are set to emerge in a big way with all those dream jobs.

August 01, 2008
Study UK: A guide to student accommodation
It is absolutely essential that students abroad are clear about what is available and what they should consider before making a decision about where to live.

July 31, 2008
CAT 2008: Are SIMCATs necessary for a good score?
There's just over three months to go for the CAT 2008, and it's time to make sure your preparation and strategies are focussed and well-planned.

July 30, 2008
Job hopping may impede career growth: Survey
Higher pay and better employment prospects may be of utmost importance for a person switching companies, but job-hopping can severely hamper career growth as well as wealth creation in long-term, says a new survey.

July 29, 2008
Kung fu style career advice
If a giant panda can become a mighty kung fu warrior -- so could you. Not kung fu warrior, but whatever -- ballet dancer, arctic explorer or investment banker. Here are some definite takeaways from Kung fu Panda for all those of you struggling with questions of what, where and how to steer your career.

July 28, 2008
How to write the perfect CV
What is the secret to a great CV? HR trainer and CV expert Kshipra Singh will analyse reader CVs and we will publish her analysis right here on rediff.com.

'Listen to your heart and never fear failure'
Patu Keswani, the owner of Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox Hotels discusses his success mantra, his life as an entrepreneur and fun he had in starting his own hotel chain.

July 25, 2008
Study UK: The recruitment process explained
Former student of Warwick University, Aruni Mukherjee shares his advice on how you can improve your chances of landing a job post graduation.

Ladies, jumpstart your career!
pepsiCo India has launched an initiative to train women professionals and re-introduce them into the corporate world.

Here's how to decide if you should quit your job
Working in an organisation that is going through crisis? Can't decide between staying or leaving the job? Well, don't fret, for here are some tips which can help you decide whether to stay or go from the company.

July 24, 2008
CAT 2008: Are you ready for quant and DI?
Munira Lokhandwala, a faculty at IMS Learning Resources hosted a CAT 2008 chat with GA readers on July 23. For those of you who mised the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

Study UK: Boost your post graduation employability
An average Indian middle-class salary will not suffice to repay the loan which will continue to accumulate interest. You will almost certainly have to get a job in the UK to be able to repay your loan and have a decent career at the same time. Here's what you need to know.

IIT Bombay's free online lectures
A unique initiative launched by IIT Bombay now makes IIT lectures available at the click of a mouse -- and for free!

July 23, 2008
'As Indians, we need to build self-confidence'
Subroto Bagchi, author of the recently published book 'Go Kiss the World -- Life Lessons for the Young Professional' talks about India's youth, why they need to be self-confident and why hire and fire policies are not good for the growth of Indian companies.

July 22, 2008
The one-stop scholarship shop
No deserving student shall be bereft of education due to lack of finances. That is the aim of A2Zscholarships.com, a website set up by two enterprising young engineering students at VJTI in Mumbai. We speak to them about the site.

All you need to know about the SAT
To address SAT related questions, Sushila Panvelkar, Product Manager, Undergraduate Study Abroad Programme at IMS hosted a chat with GA readers. The transcript.

July 21, 2008
'Is it too late to start CAT 2008 preparation?'
To address CAT 2008 doubts, Vinayak Kudva, product head -- CAT at IMS Learning Resources, hosted a chat with GA readers on July 8. The transcript.

July 17, 2008
'How do I apply for an MBA in the UK?'
Aprajita Kalra and Preeti Gadok, from the Education UK team, British Council hosted a chat on July 11 with Get Ahead readers. For those of you who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.

July 15, 2008
Why you shouldn't lie on your CV
There have been numerous instances where employees were asked to leave when the information they have shared with the prospective employer has been found to be fraudulent. Background checks are getting more common as companies look to protect their interests and their clients' interests. So, watch what you claim on your CV.

July 11, 2008
CAT 2008: Strategising for Quant, DI
Cracking the CAT lies in your strategy to ensure a perfect blend of speed, accuracy and attempts. Here are some expert tips.

July 10, 2008
Study UK: Courses, expenses and everything in between
Aruni Mukherjee, a student of Warwick University, shares tip on how to adapt to academics and university life in the UK.

July 08, 2008
Study abroad: There could be a scholarship for YOU!
Business schools are desperate to attract a diverse MBA class and many are offering weird and wonderful scholarships to ensure they have an 'interesting' student mix.

July 03, 2008
Indian degrees to get more international acceptance
A move is afoot to make degrees awarded by Indian universities more acceptable by foreign universities and the international job market, by making admission procedures for students uniform and streamlining selection criteria of faculty members.

Study UK: All about visas, Trusted partners and admissions
Lai-Ming Sui, student team leader, Visa Services, British Deputy High Commission, Chennai, hosted a chat with Get Ahead readers on June 23 addressing questions about studying in the UK, visa procedures and the applcations process. The transcript.

July 02, 2008
'IIM teaches you to carve your own space in the world'
Meet IIM graduate, senior brand consultant and debutant author Karan Bajaj.

'Is an MBA from the UK recognised in India?'
To answer questions related to UK study and study visas, Lai-Ming Sui, student team leader, Visa Services, British Deputy High Commission, Chennai, hosted a chat with Get Ahead readers on June 23. The transcript.

July 01, 2008
'How do I apply for a MS course in the US?'
International education consultant Karan Gupta addresses some of the queries we recieved via e-mail.

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