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March 25, 2017
Study abroad tips: The best university for MBA
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on entrance examinations, admission procedures at international universities.

March 24, 2017
High-school students, HCL will make you software engineers
Indian IT major HCL Technologies will provide training for three months to 100 students each in its Lucknow and Madurai campuses.

Students, don't travel abroad without these documents
Do you have an international driver's license?

'But who do we blame? Who do we beat up? Doctors!'
A resident doctor, working at a government hospital, upset by the poor response from the state government, offers his side of the story.

March 23, 2017
'There's more to life than just marks'

Gobsmacked by LinkedIn...
'Well, I'm out there and I don't know who knows me, but I do know that LinkedIn's algorithm definitely doesn't,' says Kanika Datta.

March 22, 2017
'As long as you are not deforming the music, it is fine'
An increasing number of young classical musicians are dabbling in fusion music, discovers Aditi Divekar.

Read the paper. Be curious. 10 habits that make you smart
Invest your time and resources to build your future.

March 21, 2017
Your IT job at risk? Here's a survival guide
Software employees can opt for company-run programmes, online courses, boot camps to upgrade skills.

First job interview? Don't rehearse your answers
Dinesh Goel, co-founder and CEO, Aasaanjobs shares crucial advice.

March 18, 2017
'GMAT is important in an MBA admission'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on entrance examinations, admission procedures at international universities.

March 16, 2017
Despite Modi's wave, this MBA won Rae Bareli
It was a stunning victory for the US-educated rookie Congress candidate.

Start-up tips: Don't EVER make these mistakes
Being too optimistic could cost you dear.

March 15, 2017
Have you been harassed at work?
What did you do about it?

March 14, 2017
Look who hired IIM-A grads this year
The e-commerce firm recruited 18 post graduate students.

Dear students, do you have these life skills?
Learn to plan, organise, create and execute independently, Devi Singh, Vice Chancellor, FLAME University shares advice.

March 11, 2017
'Will cost of US education go up?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on entrance examinations, admission procedures at international universities.

March 10, 2017
Study abroad tips: How to crack your interview
The study abroad checklist you must have

March 08, 2017
100 best MBA schools in the world
Youth Incorporated's annual MBA rankings reveals the best.

10 things working women must know!
Sudha Menon, author of the recently released Devi, Diva Or She-Devil: The Smart Career Woman's Survival Guide, tells women how to get their due at work.

March 07, 2017
Why Indian MBAs don't have jobs yet
Uncertainty in the economy leads to fewer offers this year.

The 26 year old who leads Ignite India
'We are all unique and that is what I intend to drive home to parents.'

March 06, 2017
Placements drop by 5 per cent at IIM-C
It is not clear whether the drop in offers is a fallout of demonetisation.

Man's world? Not really, say these women
Thirteen women, who have broken gender stereotypes, reveal what it takes to do a 'man's job'.

March 04, 2017
How to prepare for an international university
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on entrance examinations, admission procedures at international universities.

March 03, 2017
Sudha Murty's tips for writers
"A writer must be like a sponge. I absorb everything from different parts of life."

March 01, 2017
End of American dream for Indian youth?
Experts say Indian students will have to accept that international space for them is shrinking.

Want to be an IAS officer?
All you need to know about preparing for the Civil Services examination

February 27, 2017
Beware! These mistakes ruin your office meeting
Invite only those people to the meeting who are going to be directly affected by the subject discussed.

Married? Why should you let it affect your career?
Faced with a situation where the spouse's transferable job keeps taking the family to different locations, thus jeopardising their own careers, many women simply fall off their career track and resign themselves to relocation every time their husband gets transferred, says Sudha Menon.

February 24, 2017
Job alert: Parliament may soon hire students as interns
Taking a leaf from the US, Canada and the UK, where students and research scholars get to work with Parliamentary panels, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is pushing for induction of interns in the Parliamentary standing committees.

February 23, 2017
The woman who cured Deepika Padukone
Meet Anna Chandy, chairperson of the Deepika Padukone-led Live Love Laugh Foundation.

February 21, 2017
Fear not students, there is hope in America
'They (students) were born in a borderless world, a world of the internet and a deep-seated belief that they could live and work anywhere they wished.'

Photography gave him what a tumour took away: Hope
His heart-warming journey will inspire you to live life to the fullest.

February 20, 2017
He gave up life in America to save India's babies
Ratul Narain -- the entrepreneur behind Bempu -- tells Shobha Warrier that despite the challenges and frustrations, he is living his dream.

February 18, 2017
'Is my son safe in the US?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

February 17, 2017
Good looks = better salary?
According to a new study, the more attractive you are, the higher your paycheck will be!

MUST WATCH: The magical one-man band
Gladson Peter has just one dream -- to put a smile on as many faces as he can.

February 16, 2017
Why she said NO to reservation
'I cannot say I believe in humanity and equality and do exactly the opposite.'

February 15, 2017
Rejected for her weight, she became a beauty queen
At 62 kg, Miss Indore Mannat Singh, who recently walked at the LFW is struggling to gain acceptance on the catwalk.

February 10, 2017
Chocolicious! The best job in the world
The man who tastes chocolates for a living has tasted over 2,200 chocolates from different countries in the last two years, says T E Narasimhan.

The Indian sixth-graders who are taking on Siri
At the GO-JEK hackathon in Bengaluru, there were over 100 people working on their projects. Most were between the ages of 25 and 30. All except the CoderDragons: Mrinal Jain is 11, and Shreyas Katuri is 12. Nikita Puri meets the pre-teens who are building a virtual voice assistant named Erica.

CampusAlert: Slowdown hits new IIMs
IIM-Udaipur is yet to place 20 of its 144 students.

February 09, 2017
Life Lessons from a super achiever!
Teju Ravilochan thinks being unreasonable has so much potential that he named his company the Unreasonable Institute.

Can you trust your co-worker based on his/her star signs?
Virender Kapoor's latest book discusses the Twelve Essential Abilities of ­Extraordinary People based on their star signs.

February 08, 2017
Your old computer can educate a child thanks to them
Raghav tells's Shobha Warrier how he and his cousin Mukund co-founded Renew IT, which refurbishes discarded computers and makes them affordable for the poor in rural India.

Top 10 bank exams to prepare for in 2017
Timely preparation and picking the right questions will help you crack these examinations and secure a job.

February 03, 2017
This designer wants to dress Narendra Modi
One of India's best-dressed designers Gaurav Khanijo reveals his ultimate dream. Is NaMo listening?

February 02, 2017
Fly your name to the moon for Rs 500
Contributors to Team Indus project will have names etched on an object going to space.

February 01, 2017
The first gender neutral model to walk for LFW
Petr Nitka's advice for Indians: 'It's time we destroyed prejudices and stereotypes'

LFW GenNext: Meet the new kids on the block
These young guns will introduce fresh designs into Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017.

January 30, 2017
How to be a smart team player
Be a broker of capabilities; know where you can get help.

Why an Indian CEO finds Trump 'inspiring'
Devita Saraf, the founder of Vu Televisions, tells Karan Choudhury why she issued a front page newspaper ad praising Donald Trump last week.

January 27, 2017
Hire local: Infosys mantra in the Trump era
All major Indian IT services providers are keenly watching US President Donald Trump's potential actions on immigration law. Ayan Pramanik reports.

4,000 farmers owe their livelihoods to her

January 25, 2017
The roar of Blank Noise
Geentanjali Krishna reports on the non-profit public art initiative that is working for freedom from fear and restrictions for women.

January 23, 2017
3 ways to communicate better at work
Instead of branding every situation as 'I am busy', it may be well worth to spend a few extra seconds and say what is it that is keeping you busy.

Do you suffer from nomophobia?
Most people have this permanent nervousness about somebody separating them from their smartphones.

January 21, 2017
'How important are university rankings?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

January 20, 2017
These cover girls are awesome, and so inspiring!
Let them inspire you too!

January 18, 2017
Do you want a job in the telecom sector?
Nearly 20 lakh jobs will be up for grabs for those having skill such as IoT, mobility solutions, telecom infrastructure, network architectures, sales among others.

How is DL MBA different from regular MBAs?
In a first, IIMA launches 2-year distance learning course

How to build a fantabulous team
As a function head or a founder, it is your primary role to get good people excited to work for you or your firm, feels T N Hari, head of HR, BigBasket.

January 17, 2017
The Chaiwalli who's taking the Internet by storm
At 27, Uppma Virdi is telling stories, connecting cultures and making a killing out of chai.

January 16, 2017
They quit jobs at Google, Apple to build the Uber for ambulances
Ambee, an Ambulance-hailing app, is set for commercial rollout. Sharath Chowdary profiles the Uber-backed firm that aims to bring online 50% of ambulances across 60 Indian cities over 5 years.

Why Anjali will make waves at Lakme Fashion Week
Anjali Lama will walk for the very first time at the coming Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort Week 2017.

January 14, 2017
'My son wants to pursue MBA abroad'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice.

January 13, 2017
The scary story of higher education in India
21st century may have witnessed expansion of higher educational institutions, but who can afford it? Sushree Panigrahi & Jeet Singh look at the numbers.

January 12, 2017
'The idea is to promote research as a career'
'India is a country where many of the problems need local solutions and some be solved using basic science.'

January 10, 2017
#WheelchairWarrior: This 26 yr old's courage will amaze you
Specially abled Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta talks about how he wants to make his life a message to all the 'wheelchair warriors'.

January 09, 2017
The latest hiring trend at the IITs!
Core sectors like manufacturing were the second largest recruiters at the newer IITs.

What youngsters can learn from Dhoni
As M S Dhoni stepped down as India's ODI and T20 captain, some honest words from Captain Cool.

January 07, 2017
Study abroad: What does a deferral letter mean?
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

January 06, 2017
In photos: Making of the next A R Rahman
On Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A R Rahman's 50th birthday we take you inside his dream music school -- the K M Music Conservatory.

January 05, 2017
30 Under 30: The world is watching these Indian super achievers
Meet the desis who made the cut this year.

January 04, 2017
Meet India's only practising taxidermist
Mumbai's Santosh Gaikwad is on a mission to preserve India's wildlife for future generations, says Nikita Puri.

No holidays please! We are Indian
Repeated surveys have shown that India is among the world's top vacation-deprived countries. Kanika Datta reflects on our work-life balance - the lack thereof that is.

January 03, 2017
Why Savitribai's life is an inspiration for all
How did a young girl with no formal education become one of India's most inspiring teachers and social reformers?

January 02, 2017
Would you pay Rs 1 lakh for your child's study trip?
Schools adopt international curriculum, that requires increased number of non-classroom experiences.

How to crack India Post Payments Bank Exam
More than five lakh aspirants will take the exam on January 7 and 8, 2017.

December 31, 2016
8 designers who did India proud in 2016
From New York to London, their fame spread far and beyond

December 30, 2016
Best advice 2016: 'Your education should never be over'
From Sheryl Sandberg to Steven Spielberg, we bring you the best of advice from successful icons and change makers.

December 26, 2016
Welcome to Smart India Hackathon 2017!
Whether you are a mobile App designer, a systems designer or a person with strong data analytical skills, there is a problem you can take on and solve and take India Forward.

December 23, 2016
5 inspiring movies that'll change your life
Find out how Will Smith fought all adversities to come out a winner in Pursuit of Happyness.

December 22, 2016
How this Kerala hacker tricked Apple
Engineering student Hemanth Joseph, who bypassed Apple's activation lock, is now the poster boy for a young community of ethical hackers.

December 21, 2016
The engineer who won Miss Supranational
Srinidhi Shetty on her journey from small town girl to the toast of the world.

5 mistakes you're making on LinkedIn
Nobody will be willing to connect with someone who has a blank picture on your profile.

December 20, 2016
Lessons from my internship: An MBA shares her story
Upasana Modi from WeSchool, Mumbai shares her experience.

December 19, 2016
Poor test scores? Blame it on the Internet
Surfing the internet in class is linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students, warns a study.

Why you must NEVER wear these to work!
Avoid bright, loud colours, distracting prints.

December 17, 2016
Is it expensive to study in the US?

December 16, 2016
How a 'yogini' became an Internet sensation
Yoga trainer Natasha Noel's flexibility and amazing balance is going to make your jaws drop!

December 15, 2016
Ravish Kumar, the news anchor who doesn't fear failure
Today, he is one of India's best known television anchors, whose mails are hacked by Legion.

December 13, 2016
'The Navy transforms you as a person'
Captain Krishna Swaminathan, Commanding Officer of the INS Vikramaditya, India's majestic aircraft carrier, and naval pilot Lieutenant Commander Lalit Yadav tell's Prasanna D Zore why the Indian Navy is a "very, very good" career option.

Read: 5 career rules that make no sense
Is it a bad idea to quit your job to study?

December 12, 2016
How to crack IIT-JEE 2017
With less than five months to go, it's time you fine tuned your skills and assessed your preparation for the big day.

'Pink slips are a reality; deal with it'
No one is indispensable, says Lakshmi Murthy, chief people officer, ITM Group of Institutions.

December 08, 2016
IIT placements: Where did the jobs go?
The number of offers per recruiter has come down by anywhere between 10 and 20 per cent at different IITs.

December 05, 2016
Assertive vs Aggressive: How to play the good boss
Let your team know that they have a voice and their voice matters, but also make sure you don't let your own voice drown.

December 04, 2016
Bike review: Benelli TNT 600 i ABS
Benelli's VFM street fighter finally gets ABS and we took it for a quick spin

December 03, 2016
CAT on Dec 4: Important tips for test takers
Candidates have to reach the test centre by 7.30 am (for the forenoon session) and by 1 pm (for the afternoon session).

December 02, 2016
Oracle makes highest offer of Rs 93 lakh at IIT-Guwahati

December 01, 2016
Expert tips to crack the CFA exam
In an online chat with readers, Vidhu Shekhar, Country Head - India, CFA Institute shared crucial advice to crack the competitive exam.

Good news! IISc among top 15 world universities
For the first time, an Indian university has made it to the top 15 of the Times Higher Education University Rankings.

November 24, 2016
Is the 9 to 5 shift a joke?
Workplaces around the globe are changing by the day and so are the rules.

Why the govt is promoting a 22 year old's book in 100 countries
The Ministry of External Affairs has added Divyasha's book to its largest library.

November 23, 2016
Michelle, Melania, Jackie: Who gets your vote?
Which of these past, present and future First Ladies has a strong sense of style?

At 80, this bodybuilder's life is an inspiration to all
How a former school secretary ditched her sedentary lifestyle and adopted fitness is a story you can't miss reading.

November 22, 2016
Guruspeak: 8 pieces of advice for India's youth
'Is standing in a queue any bigger sacrifice than that of a soldier's family?'

November 21, 2016
Is success all about money? Maybe not!
Success is subjective. It isn't an exam that one can relax after.

November 19, 2016
'I want to study at Harvard. Pls advice'
Education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

November 16, 2016
Dear boss, beware of your angry employees
Angry employees are more likely to engage in unethical behaviour at work, a new study has revealed.

November 15, 2016
7 ways to get noticed by recruiters
Create a LinkedIn account. Tailor your resume.

November 14, 2016
Have you met Alison Teal, the female Indiana Jones?
She travels the world in a pink bikini and a shares a powerful message of a clean and green Earth.

Children's Day: Pune girl's winning Google doodle
Anvita Telang, 11, wins the Doodle for Google contest 2016 and her doodle is on the search engine's home page today, November 14.

November 12, 2016
Study abroad: The best country to pursue PhD
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

November 11, 2016
Will Modi help Prince build a school for slum kids?
'If the future of the nation is lying on the streets, the future of India looks bleak.'

November 10, 2016
Modi's surgical strike on black money: 5 lessons to learn
A classic example of a leader who has chosen to risk everything for his vision.

November 09, 2016
5 tips to drive away mid-week blues
Take a 15-minute break from whatever it is that you're doing and listen to your favourite song.

November 08, 2016
The 5 important people in your start-up
Being employee light is the latest fad.

Meet the Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Nayan Khanolkar, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016, tells's Divya Nair his story.

November 07, 2016
How Jacqueline, Kalki led 1900 girls to set a world record
The girls timed their plank position for 60 seconds to create a new Guinness World record.

10 life lessons I learned from my travels
Do not follow the herd. Do what your heart tells you to

November 05, 2016
'The best country for engineering? Pls advice'
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

November 04, 2016
10 skills that will get you hired
LinkedIn brings you a list of skills that are highly sought after by recruiters.

The 10 creepiest professions in the world
Find out why clowns are feared so much.

November 03, 2016
Inspiring! How a water tank driver became Mr Asia 2016
The 25-year-old's story is an inspiration for young Indians.

How to get 100 percentile in CAT 2016
Time management is one of the most crucial factors of the CAT 2016 preparation.

November 02, 2016
'Universities are not preparing students for opportunities that exist'

How to dress smart for office
Avoid wearing oversized or undersized clothes.

October 31, 2016
Germany vs US: The best country to pursue masters
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

October 26, 2016
Why young techies must be very worried
'This is grim news for many reasons,' says Aakar Patel.

Why this model arranges funeral services
Model Daljeet Sean Singh wants to give people a meaningful farewell.

Took a career break? Don't feel guilty about it
Write your CV in such a manner that the employer looks past your break and hires you for who you are and the skill sets you possess.

October 24, 2016
10 things to consider before accepting a job offer
Just a hefty package wouldn't be enough.

October 22, 2016
India's best schools of 2016
The Education World India School Rankings 2016 ranks the country's best schools across 14 different parameters of excellence.

'How can I pursue engineering abroad?'
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

October 21, 2016
Top 7 blogging sites you must check out
Dear aspiring bloggers, have you heard of these sites?

October 20, 2016
Why New York honoured this Sikh designer!
New York-based Sikh designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia gets recognised for fighting racial discrimination in New York.

He overcame hunger and humiliation to study at the LSE
'The humiliation was so bad that I was broken inside.'

October 18, 2016
'Sunny Leone was in tears when she saw me'
'And there is today, when I want to live long and enjoy my life.'

October 17, 2016
Gurgaon-based bartender wins ticket to Paris
Prashant Rawalia, 24, will now compete with 80 contestants from across the world to win the prestigious MONIN Cup 2016.

6 things to do when you're serving notice period
Remember, you're just leaving the organisation and not the industry, so you may need them in the future.

October 15, 2016
'What scope do I have to get a job in US?'
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

October 14, 2016
This actress wants to clothe 1 lakh needy Indians
'Why would I become like anyone else?'

October 13, 2016
Good news! PM Modi gifts a new IIM to Jammu
The Union Cabinet today approved the establishment and operationalisation of IIM at Jammu from the academic year 2016-17.

How to crack the CAT 2016
Be prepared to attempt a zillion questions before you take the actual CAT, says Prof Uday Salunkhe.

He wants to make India read
'My aim is to get them interested in books.'

October 12, 2016
Want to be successful in your 40s? Start now!
As millennials, the biggest advantage we have on our hands is time.

October 10, 2016
10 skills that'll help you earn more money
If not a full time career, learning some of these skills will help you create additional sources of income along with a regular job.

October 08, 2016
Start-up tips: How to handle conflict
Conflict happens in start-ups. It happens more often than we imagine, because not all conflicts come to light, says well-known Indian American venture capitalist, Desh Deshpande.

Study abroad FAQs: How to pick the right college
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

October 05, 2016
Five websites you MUST check every day
These sites will teach you something useful in less than 30 minutes.

October 04, 2016
Abhishek's dad is a NREGA worker. He's now in IIT
'I think about all the hardships he'd undergone to put me in a good school and give me the best of coaching.'

11 best ways to improve your productivity
Turn off mobile/web alerts. Prioritise tasks. Do not multi-task.

October 03, 2016
How to rock your first day at work
Dress well. Be polite and helpful. Look around for opportunities where you can put your skills to use.

September 30, 2016
How to write an impressive e-mail
Keep it interactive. Be creative and relevant.

September 29, 2016
The 24 year old who wants to feed India
Ankit Kawatra's Feeding India has already fed more than 1 million people.

September 27, 2016
10 start-up ideas for Indian MBAs
Think organic food, affordable homes, artificial intelligence, suggests Prof Manmeet Barve.

September 26, 2016
The top 10 universities in the world
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016 is out.

September 24, 2016
'Should I go for CAT or GMAT?'
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

September 23, 2016
World's most desirable man is an Indian!
'If you ask me what is God, I'd say, God is Mr World.'

Last date to register for CAT is September 27
The deadline for sending in applications for the Common Admission Test (CAT) is 5 pm, Tuesday, September 27.

September 22, 2016
Proud moment! 31 Indian universities in world rankings
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore is India's top institution in the 'Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-17.

Why this North East designer matters to India
'People didn't know of my presence until they saw my saris at the Lakme Fashion Week.'

September 21, 2016
How to write a bestseller: Tips from Agatha Christie
Christie often stated that she would plan out the murder or event first and then set the introduction, background and resolution following it.

Why did Facebook gift this student Rs 21 lakh?
Engineering student Arun Suresh Kumar reported two significant security-related bugs to Facebook.

September 20, 2016
'Men cannot multitask as women do'
Uzma Irfan, daughter of Irfan Razak, chairman and managing director of the Prestige Group tells how she balances family and work.

September 19, 2016
5 important people you must have in your network
Make it a point to build key relationships with seniors who matter.

September 17, 2016
'Is studying in the UK is no longer viable?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

September 16, 2016
This is why five Super 30 students will be flying to Japan
Ujjwal Priyank, Aman Nasim, Subham Raj, Aditya Prakash and Sidhant Mohan would travel to Japan between November 6 and 13.

He begged once. Now this engineer needs your help!
Jayavel was rescued from begging and through his hard work and determination has now won a scholarship to complete his engineering in Italy.

7 tips for young entrepreneurs
If you are an ace at solving crises, you have already mastered the game.

September 14, 2016
How Kavin Bharti Mittal starts his day
Exercise. Check e-mails. Wake up to a cup of tea.

September 12, 2016
4 life lessons you can learn from your father
Learn by doing. Your priorities matter. Lead by example.

September 09, 2016
What drains your time and energy at work?
Avoid personal chats during your working hours unless it is urgent or unavoidable.

September 08, 2016
'Promoting khadi is the mission of my life'
'Khadi is my passion. The only idea behind this start up is to promote and popularise khadi.'

How to start a business with ZERO investment
Start with social media. Find free selling platforms.

9 types of employees you'll find in every office
No matter where you work, there will always be that one person who is seemingly forever grumpy.

The acid attack survivor who will walk the ramp in New York
'Life goes on.'

September 07, 2016
Dear PM Modi, will you support this girl?
The 11-yr-old has already earned the sobriquet 'Nanhi Jalpari'

How to start-up: Lessons from <em>Naukri</em> founder founder Sanjeev Bikchandani shares his inspiring journey from zero to the top and the lessons he learned along the way.

September 06, 2016
'I don't understand why men feel sex is so important'
Straight talk from Femina Miss India Earth 2011 Hasleen Kaur.

September 02, 2016
12 tips to make a great first impression
It only takes seconds for someone to judge us.

'It is the best time to be an entrepreneur. Think big!'
'The only way to create more jobs is to make sure that we anticipate the skills that will be required in the future and prepare ourselves for those skills.'

August 31, 2016
10 employee habits that are good for success
Encourage them to speak up, take charge and focus on results.

August 30, 2016
'Unschooled' 17-year-old Indian girl makes it to MIT
Four years ago, Malvika Raj Joshi quit schooling to explore her love for different subjects.

What books do Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook read?
The world's top CEOs highly recommend these books. Have you read them yet?

August 24, 2016
Are you happy with your salary? Tell us!
What are your expectations for pay and promotion?

August 23, 2016
India's Pride@Rio: Fighters all the way
They shut up the naysers with sheer success.

August 22, 2016
He turned his disability into his greatest gift
Nitesh Sonawane did not let his disability come in the way of his musical dream. In fact, he made it his strength.

August 20, 2016
Want to apply to American universities?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

August 19, 2016
Brazil to Bollywood: Is she the hottest new model?
She's already worked with SRK and Salman and finds India safer than Brazil.

August 18, 2016
5 lessons from Dipa Karmakar, India's golden girl
Dipa Karmakar's achievement, says Divya Nair, has lessons for us all.

August 16, 2016
Want to befriend your boss? Beware!
You do not want to be the subject of office gossip, do you?

August 13, 2016
The best colleges for higher education
Education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international university.

August 11, 2016
They are now the string pullers
A crafts NGO in New Delhi is giving wings to India's first all-women puppeteer group, discovers Geetanjali Krishna.

How to keep your employees happy
Great work needs to be recognised and rewarded.

August 10, 2016
5 unusual jobs that pay really well
these are actual jobs!

August 08, 2016
6 things we say to our bosses (and what we really mean)
It's okay to sprout some lies and tell people what they want to hear.

August 06, 2016
Study US: How to get admitted in a top university
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

August 05, 2016
5 habits of highly successful people
Successful people have mastered these habits! What about you?

August 04, 2016
How to build a great relationship with your employees

August 03, 2016
Why love and entrepreneurship are just the same
If it ain't love, it ain't entrepreneurship.

August 02, 2016
What does work-life balance mean to you? Tell us!
Would you like to work from home or prefer flexi work hours?

How NOT to ask for a raise
Do not compare your salary with your co-workers.

August 01, 2016
The man who can't resist challenges!
Satyarup Siddhanta has just one mountain to go before he completes the Seven Summits, the tallest mountains in each of the seven continents.

5 things to do with your first salary
Save some, live some.

July 30, 2016
Why are people going for university tours?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

July 29, 2016
5 things mentally strong people do
Can you say NO confidently?

July 28, 2016
How to get a Central government job
In an online chat with readers, Amit Chaudhary from Sarkari Jobs answered queries on how to crack the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam.

Start-up tips: How to build a winning culture
If you don't design a winning culture, a culture will get created by default. And, most often than not, it's not pretty, says well-known Indian American venture capitalist, Desh Deshpande.

July 27, 2016
5 body language tricks that will land you your dream job
Sit straight; don't slouch. A warm smile helps.

Cycle chalao, ladki bachao
Two young cyclists have embarked on a cycling tour across India with an aim to support girl child education.

Chat@3: How to get a Central Government job
Amit Chaudhary from Sarkari Jobs will answer your queries on how to crack the SSC Combined Graduate Level exam.

July 26, 2016
Indian prodigies we should be proud of!
As we celebrate the spirit of childhood, here are some children who've made India proud.

5 harmful office habits you must give up right away
Being a gossip-monger is not going to help your career in any way.

July 25, 2016
10 phrases to avoid in professional e-mails
Refrain from using colloquial terms.

July 22, 2016
8 offbeat courses we bet you haven't heard about
These offbeat courses will guarantee you a job.

July 21, 2016
Want a Central government job?
Here are some tips to help you crack the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination.

Is it a good idea to switch your career?
Do not make a hasty move. It is advisable to test the waters before you take the plunge.

July 20, 2016
7 tips to impress in a telephonic interview
Listen carefully. Speak in a consistent tone.

July 19, 2016
'I'd like to change the way people wear socks'
Anusha Jain was 21 when she took over her father's business. In four years, she has clocked 1.5x growth for the company.

July 18, 2016
14 things you must never tell your boss
Complaining about work or colleagues won't help you much.

July 16, 2016
Expert tips: The best options to study in the US
In an online chat with readers, NNS Chandra offered advice on how to pursue an education abroad.

July 15, 2016
Should underperforming students be held back before Class 9?
Is no-detention policy encouraging performance anxiety among students in higher classes?

5 simple ways you can improve your productivity
The way you keep your desk reflects on how organised your life is.

July 14, 2016
How to supercharge your employees
Praise publicly, but reprimand privately.

July 13, 2016
Dear 20-something entrepreneur...
Follow these 10 commandments for success in your enterprise.

July 12, 2016
'No central directive to wear khadi at IIT-B'
IIT-B director denies controversy over wearing khadi at the convocation ceremony next month.

GRE tips: How to get the perfect score
Analysis is the key to improvement.

5 business lessons from Sultan
Don't give up on large goals in hard times.

July 11, 2016
5 tips to draft a winning CV
Be honest, specific and keep it error-free.

July 09, 2016
'Should I quit my job to study abroad?'
In an online chat with readers, NNS Chandra offers career advice.

July 08, 2016
How to apply for Rhodes Scholarship 2017
Selected candidates will get to pursue a fully funded course of their choice at the University of Oxford.

How to work less and get more done
Focus on one thing. Get it done and move on to the next.

July 07, 2016
Meet the entrepreneur who is giving a voice to victims of sexual abuse to speak up
Convincing people and corporate heads that her age had nothing to do with her capabilities proved to be a challenge for this young achiever!

Start up advice: 'Be wary of high failure rate'

July 04, 2016
Poll: Should employers decide what you wear to work?
Who decides what's appropriate or not? Take the poll and let us what you feel.

'Miracles do happen if you are patient'
When 27-year-old Karthik Kamalakannan founded Skcript with his friend Swathi Kakarla in December 2013, little did he realise that it would become the Pied Piper of India one day.

How to keep your CV trash-free
The goal should be to have a resume that grabs attention.

'It is the parent's expectations that kill the child'
'Every parent knows his or her child's potential. The problem is that they are not ready to accept it. They think they can push the child beyond his capacity.'

July 01, 2016
4 investment mistakes that result in losses
Most of the investing risk comes from the amazingly wrong, stupid, egoistic assumptions that we make. Here are four of them...

June 30, 2016
The Indian teen scaling the world's highest peaks
Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru wants to be the youngest person to scale the seven summits of the world.

June 29, 2016
Just 17, he could become India's F1 sensation
Still too young to drive on Indian roads, 17-year-old Jehan Daruvala, a speedster from Mumbai, could become India's first Formula One champion.

How a differently-abled boy cleared the IIT entrance exam
Due to his determination and his brother's efforts Basant Kumar Pandit is one step closer to attaining his dream.

June 28, 2016
7 smart ways to keep your employees happy
Always respect your employees and treat them as equals.

Have you been 'Honeyed'? 'Babed'? 'Darlinged'?
We women are often at the receiving end of such ignorance -- often from sexist ignoramuses, says Veenu Sandhu.

June 27, 2016
How to draft a creative CV
Ditch the traditional CV, put your skills to good use.

June 23, 2016
Sigh! No good college despite 92% in Class 12
The prospects of getting a good course in a good college with an aggregate of 92 per cent are bleak, says a parent.

9 smart ways to end a conversation
Avoid making eye contact. Try to face away from the speaker.

June 22, 2016
Need to say something? Just say it
It's all too easy to underestimate how damaging silence can be.

June 21, 2016
Study abroad: How to get into your dream school
If you are looking at studying abroad, make sure that you have a flawless college application.

5 things you should never tell your future employer
If you want the job of your dreams, be watchful of what you say in the job interview.

June 20, 2016
Does a woman's career end after marriage?
Ojasvi Soni talks about how life changed for her post marriage.

June 15, 2016
Helping co-workers can tire you: Study
Helping co-workers too often may lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, a new study has warned.

Vote: Dear or Respected Smriti Irani?
What would have been the most appropriate way to address the HRD minister?

Where do great ideas come from?
'Originals' drive creativity and change in the world.

June 14, 2016
QS University Rankings 2016: IISc, 4 IITs among Asia's top 50
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, which is placed 33rd this year.

Is your office planning an off-site?
It's meant to be a corporate rah-rah to encourage office bonding and bonhomie. But is it really, asks Kishore Singh.

10 amazing inventions by women
You cannot imagine your life without these modern inventions, can you?

June 13, 2016
28 students from Super 30 crack IIT-JEE
Among the successful students include wards of marginal farmer, daily wager and small time teachers.

I trusted in my abilities: IIT-JEE topper Aman Bansal
Jaipur's first IIT-JEE topper Aman Bansal shares his success mantra.

June 11, 2016
Study abroad tips: What's the best time to apply?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice.

June 10, 2016
Start-up tips: How to build a great product
Understand your customers and have a clear vision.

June 09, 2016
Do you want to be a voice artist?
The career is both diverse and complex.

June 08, 2016
5 lessons Muhammad Ali taught the world
The silver-tongued boxing champion's life story is full of inspiration.

June 07, 2016
How to deal with a horrible boss
A bad boss can be more than enough to make your life miserable, and unfortunately, they are not that uncommon.

June 06, 2016
7 lessons from Matt Damon's MIT speech
Actor Matt Damon addressed the graduating class of 2016 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Maha SSC results declared: 90% pass in the state
The MSBSHSE has declared the Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Class 10 exam result today.

Check Maharashtra SSC Results on
Results of the Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Class 10 exam will be announced today, June 6, 2016, 1 pm onwards

June 03, 2016
#Artivism: This 17-yr-old is using art to change mindsets
Kaanchi Chopra's blog posts talk about issues like body shaming, colour discrimination, gender inequality.

June 02, 2016
India's first women's Frisbee team dares to dream
India's first women's frisbee team is up for the challenge as the World Ultimate and Guts Championship beckons.

Study abroad: What to expect in a visa interview
The officer can ask a few unrelated questions to know your real interests and objectives.

June 01, 2016
Want to be a leader? 6 things to avoid
Replace authority and hierarchy with team building and collective participation.

May 31, 2016
41 films, 101 awards, but this filmmaker has no takers
Hyderabad-based Anshul Sinha is making hard hitting films on important social issues, but there are no takers.

May 30, 2016
Must read: The Harvard grad's speech that went viral
Donovan Livingston, a master's graduate from Harvard university delivered a poetic address to the graduating class of 2016.

How thick-skinned are you?
Let's ignore the heartlessness of some people around us.

May 27, 2016
Indian-American kids sweep Spelling Bee
Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13, and Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Losing your mojo? Here's how to get it back
Put a spring back into your step with these simple tips.

May 26, 2016
Top science careers to pursue after class 12
Think beyond engineering and medicine.

12-year-old Indian-American wins Nat Geo Bee contest
Seven of the 10 finalists were Indian-Americans.

May 25, 2016
Mah HSC results declared: 87 per cent pass in the state
This year too, girls outshined the boys.

Why you must run a 'dhanda' before starting up
How about working for a company without pay just to learn various skills?

Maharashtra Board HSC exam Results 2016 on
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Class XII (HSC) Results will be declared today, May 25, 2016 at 1 pm.

May 24, 2016
7 Indian-Americans among 10 finalists of Nat Geo Bee contest
The winner will receive USD 50,000 in college scholarship and lifetime membership of the National Geographic Society.

What does work-life balance mean?
If we don't design our lives, someone else will design it for us.

May 23, 2016
Want to be an animator?
If you have the skills, the sky is the limit.

12-yr-old Tanishq Abraham to become doctor at 18
Tanishq Abraham has already been accepted by two universities to study medicine.

Busted! 4 myths about women entrepreneurs
One of the most common myths out there is that you just won't have a life outside of work.

May 21, 2016
Study Abroad tips: The best undergrad courses in the US
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

May 20, 2016
IAS topper: 'I want to fight corruption'
Meet Jasmeet Singh Sandhu who ranked third in the Union Public Service Commission exam this year.

May 19, 2016
What I learnt from interning with a start-up
The internship, with all its highs and lows, changed the way that I deal with life now.

May 18, 2016
'There are no shortcuts to success'
Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan is thrilled that he stood second in his second attempt at cracking the prestigious UPSC civil services examination.

Working in a start-up? Why you should worry
Fun and games at start-ups have ended as easy money dries up.

He begged for a living, now owns a Rs 30 crore empire
Once a beggar, Renuka Aradhya's company has a turnover of Rs 30 crore and employs 150 people.

May 17, 2016
Studying abroad: Is it worth the investment?
If you're looking for immediate returns, it is unlikely to happen in today's environment

3 tips to nail your next start-up interview
Do your homework. Understand your priorities. Know what to ask them.

'I wanted to go to the best school in the country'
In our series on Super30 achievers, we find out how Aquibur Rahman has fared since he cleared his IIT-Joint Entrance Exam.

May 16, 2016
Shake off those awful Monday blues
The more prepared you are, the less anxiety-prone you will be.

The most honest, heartfelt speech you'll ever hear
Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke about success, surviving loss and failure to the graduating class of 2016 at UC Berkeley.

Modi@2: The PM's biggest challenge
So, has 'achche din' arrived for all those young Indians eager to find jobs?

May 14, 2016
'How to get a better pay raise?'
In a recent chat with readers, Utkarsh Rai, author of Faster, Smarter, Higher, addressed queries on how employees can deal with their bosses.

May 13, 2016
10 career choices smarter than an MBA
Why spend so much moolah on pursuing an MBA degree, when you can advance your career with these career options.

May 12, 2016
Study abroad tips: How to crack your visa interview
Provide necessary documents. Be calm and confident.

May 11, 2016
Chat@3: How to handle your boss
Join us for a chat with Utkarsh Rai, author of Faster, Smarter, Higher, on Thursday, May 12, between 3 pm and 4 pm IST.

How to manage your manager
Have you ever come forward to save your boss from a bad decision?

May 10, 2016
How to get the perfect GMAT score
Consider each and every answer choice and eliminate the wrong ones.

'I have a degree, why should I bother about soft skills?'
While technical skills can land you a job interview, soft skills will help you stand out and climb up the career ladder.

May 07, 2016
What are the best options for MBA abroad?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice.

May 06, 2016
Love her, hate her, but you can't ignore her!
How a trainee copywriter turned nto the most popular girl on the Internet.

Here's how you can become a great leader
The clearer you are about your vision and your mission, the more authentic you're going to be be in your delivery values and beliefs.

May 05, 2016
How to deal with a co-worker you dislike
Follow these three rules.

May 03, 2016
10 traits every hiring manager wants in a new hire
These qualities will put you on top of the game.

May 02, 2016
'When I had no food and only Rs 50 in my pocket'
Kshitij Mehra founder of Yuvshaala shares an incident from his life.

Are you doing what you love for a living?
Ask for advice, but don't always take it.

April 30, 2016
'Is work experience important for MBA?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

April 29, 2016
10 reasons you're not getting that promotion
It is not just about meeting performance goals, say hiring managers.

April 28, 2016
Is job hopping a good idea?
Anushka Saboo explores the possibilities of whether the grass is really greener on the other side.

April 27, 2016
IIT-JEE (Main) results to be announced today
The results will decide the fate of 12 lakh aspirants in the country.

10 skills employers want in YOU
Find out if you have these skills in you.

April 26, 2016
Want to be a model? Read this
Nagaland-born Carol Humtsoe talks about about her journey as a model.

Working from home: Dream or nightmare?
Durba Dhyani set out to work from home and here's what she discovered.

Connecting women to technology
The National Digital Literacy Mission is helping educated women turn around their lives.

April 25, 2016
How to draft a perfect CV
Your CV should ideally be under two pages.

April 23, 2016
'How to get admitted in a good school in the US?'
International overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers advice.

April 22, 2016
He made education accessible to over 11,000 rural kids
From 17 pre-school centres to 285 in less than five years - Hippocampus has brought the joy of learning to kids.

April 21, 2016
Suicides won't take sheen off this coaching hub
'Kota is good if you are good' and 'Kota can make you or break you' are two cryptic statements Kota students often offer to explain life in their world.

Top banker's must-read tips to her daughter
India's top banker Chanda Kochhar shares valuable life lessons in a letter to her daughter.

April 20, 2016
Origami in high heels
Designer Runa Ray, whose edgy line inspired by an ancient discipline made it to the February New York Fashion Week, discussed the showing with Tista Sengupta/

Are you ready to start your own business?
As an entrepreneur the most important quality you have to have is that all consuming passion to become an entrepreneur.

April 19, 2016
7 soft skills that will get you hired
Are you self motivated? Have you lead a team before? Can you deliver under pressure?

April 18, 2016
Studying abroad? 6 rules you should never break
Are you overstaying on an F1 visa?

Decoding Kota: India's coaching capital
Kota, Rajasthan, is both a beacon for the educationally deprived and a cynical place in which 16-year-olds live in Dickensian boarding houses, while teachers drive Audis.

Why is Modi talking about Temsutula Imsong?
Meet the cleanliness warrior from Nagaland who is cleaning up the holy ghats of Varanasi...

12 things they don't teach you in college
Here are some valuable skills we wish we had learned in college to prepare us for real life.

April 14, 2016
Remembering Veenu Paliwal, the biker who inspired a generation
The woman who broke stereotypes breathed her last on April 11 this year.

How to build a powerful personality
Dress well. Look confident. Control your speech.

April 13, 2016
The pros and cons of dating a co-worker
Should you date your co-worker?

April 12, 2016
Warning! Smoking can kill your job prospects
It is not just injurious to your health, but smoking can harm your career and your earning power too, finds a new study.

The 'checklist' before you join an early-stage start-up
The whole game is about 'who wants who' more desperately?

April 11, 2016
'Indian girls should be brave'
Meet model Smita Lasrado, the Mumbai girl who is turning on the heat at international runways for labels like Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Etam etc.

How to bag a summer internship
Be prepared. Know where to look.

'I survived. So can you'
Hailing from a village having no electricity, Ankur Mishra now runs two start-ups, educates his community, gives TED Talks and is on his third novel.

April 07, 2016
IIT fee doubled; waiver for SC/ST, poor
The annual fee has been hiked from Rs 90,000 to Rs two lakh.

From bankruptcy to happiness: An amazing journey
Entrepreneur couple Vaani and AVIS Viswanathan share the secret to being happy.

April 06, 2016
Tricky interview questions and how to answer them
Read on to find out how to tackle them.

April 05, 2016
Should students work while studying?
Student jobs help aid students who are in financial need.

April 04, 2016
JNU, HCU among top 5 Indian universities
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has released a list of top Indian universities across categories.

April 01, 2016
The Avaz of an autistic child
Ajit Narayanan's Avaz has transformed the lives of many autistic children across the world.

March 30, 2016
The billionaire's daughter who wants to impact the world
Over Lebanese delicacies, the daughter of billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla talks money, relationships, her passions and how she outpaced her peers.

March 29, 2016
Exciting new designers you <EM>want</EM> to check out!
Creative and confident, these emerging fashion designers are the future of Indian fashion.

8 things you should know before starting a startup
Be prepared before taking the plunge from employee to entrepreneur.

March 28, 2016
What's the secret to happiness? Make it happen!
Here's how to make happiness happen to you.

March 25, 2016
Meet delivery 'boy' Sreekumari S
She is one of the first women to ride into the male-dominated world of e-commerce delivery agents -- or 'delivery associates' as they are called at Amazon.

March 23, 2016
'I never wanted to get a job'
Meet 20-yr-old Aditya Vikram, a self-learned app developer who chose starting a business over a formal education.

March 22, 2016
Developing skills for life
With a market-oriented approach, an NGO in Delhi is ensuring the skills it imparts finds value with employers.

10 valuable lessons that sports teaches us
Hit hard. Don't give up. Just do it!

March 21, 2016
India's first all-women crew set to sail around the world
Five young women are getting ready to circumnavigate the world.

March 18, 2016
Is the e-commerce hiring bubble about to burst?
Fewer e-commerce companies hired candidates from B-schools this year.

Last minute tips to crack the IIT JEE 2016
Ramesh Batlish, Head-FIITJEE Noida shares crucial advice for engineering aspirants.

7 steps to create the life you want
Here's how to trailblaze your own path...

March 17, 2016
'For me success is an everyday thing'
Ramesh Srivats, IIT-M, IIT-A, and a serial entrepreneur, is back in the game with, a gaming platform.

March 16, 2016
6 Indian-Americans among Intel Science Talent Search winners
Six Indian-American students have grabbed top positions in a competition of young innovators.

7 personality 'faults' that are actually good for you
The idea of marinating in your own mediocrity is actually a valuable lesson in shameless self-love.

March 15, 2016
10 tips to raise funds online
Understand the donors and target audience.

March 14, 2016
Meet the teacher who won a million dollar prize
Primary school teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp in conflict-torn Palestine has won the Global Teacher Prize for educating her students about non-violence.

8 things no one will tell you about your first job
Don't divulge too much; stay away from office politics.

March 12, 2016
The best universities in the US and Canada
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares his advice.

March 11, 2016
Starting your own company? Hype vs reality
Are you starting up for the thrill of it?

March 10, 2016
StartUpIndia: 'Hope we can build a nation of micro entrepreneurs'
'It's absolutely crucial that the people we hire are motivated go-getters who can align with the company's long-term goals, culture and values.'

5 things your business card must have
A good business card should feel like a good handshake -- flexible but firm.

March 08, 2016
She's a biker. A single mom. And she does not believe in stereotypes
'Belonging to a Muslim family, I obviously had my own set of issues to deal with but I don't remember my father saying 'no' to anything.'

Meet the women behind Mangalyaan mission

10 mindsets every woman needs to break
Learn to stop being nice to everyone.

'Women should become pillars of support for each other'
'You can't force people to change. You can only give them the option. Freedom is about options, whether you choose to be who you want to be,' says Kalki Koechlin.

March 07, 2016
6 ways to get into an Ivy League school
If you have a 15-to-17 year old looking to fly off to the land of opportunity, Anjuli Bhargava tells you how you could secure admission into an Ivy League college.

The top 100 universities in the world
Harvard tops the list this year.

Playing cupid to the differently-abled
Kalyani Khona is helping the disabled find love.

March 05, 2016
'I knew the heights I wanted to scale'
Vaishali Sarwankar is one of the only 3 Indian women to survive international commodity trading.

Study Abroad: Your questions answered!
Overseas educational consultant shares his advice.

March 03, 2016
'If this is not worth the try, then what is?'
Lawyer turned entrepreneur Parama Ghosh shares her story.

'Women must stop feeling guilty'
Acid attack crusader Laxmi Aggarwal's exceptional rise from an accident is sure to inspire you.

March 02, 2016
Two youngsters and their passion for cow dung
'If all them use biogas to cook, millions of LPG units and firewood can be saved.'

March 01, 2016
How to be a great leader: Tips for women
Anchor yourself in fundamental truths, or principles.

February 29, 2016
How to dress for a job interview
The smallest details can set you apart.

February 28, 2016
#Travel: 10 mesmerising images of India
Rediff readers share their best travel memories.

February 27, 2016
'What is the cost of a PG programme abroad?'
Consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

February 26, 2016
An open letter to a young graduate
Saksham Karwal shares the lessons he's learned along the way.

February 25, 2016
Creating junior sports stars in Asia
Aditi and Akshay Maliwal are mentoring young sports athletes from Asia to get through to top US universities.

February 24, 2016
Meet India's fastest piano player
This is Aman Bathla's story.

February 23, 2016
Who says girls can't make cars?
Two young women on what motivates them to break into the male bastion at the 2016 BAJA SAEINDIA.

How two 21-year olds plan to make Bharat Swachh
With the help of technology and a billion citizens, two engineering students are on a mission to make India clean.

February 22, 2016
This teacher swims to school
Abdul Malik, a Maths teacher, prefers to swim to save travel time.

How to build a well-connected network from scratch
The best time to network is before you actually need it.

February 21, 2016
The temporary failures of campus placements
The placement process at B-schools comes as close to psychological cannibalism as one is likely to witness.

February 20, 2016
Study Abroad: How to get into a top b-school
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international career.

February 19, 2016
'India has talent. Our best asset is our people'
An excerpt from Conde Nast India's Make In India magazine.

4 hot careers that'll get you a job
Take a look at the skills that matter and how you can acquire them.

February 18, 2016
How to prepare for SSC CGL exam 2016
Lakhs of students appear for it every year. How are you preparing for it?

5 reasons why you must dress well at work
First impressions matter!

February 17, 2016
Top 8: Awesome innovations by Indian teens
These teens have interesting solutions to every day problems.

He's helping bring kids close to nature
Meet Gerry Martin, the first Indian to be selected as a National Geographic Adventurer.

February 16, 2016
What does the new SAT mean for you
Are the new changes helpful to test takers? Find out!

Reviving a 150-yr-old weaving art
Find out how 30-year-old Nupur Jain is reviving the dying art of Sujani.

February 15, 2016
'The journey of an entrepreneur is very, very, scary'
How many 22 year olds gets the ears and eyes of Yogi Deveshwar, Kumarmangalam Birla, Shashi Ruia, T V Narendran and Naveen Patnaik?

Should you lie on your CV?
Realise there is a difference between exaggerating and plain lies

February 12, 2016
Why art and humanities graduates need to start up
Non-engineers have been tagged as a less creative breed of students.

February 10, 2016
She wants to help clean the Ganga, but...
Twinkle Tom, an environmental engineer by training (from Stanford no less!), now designs wedding gowns because India, sadly, does not want her expertise and skill.

Why this 26 year old cycled from Mumbai to Goa
Sushil Reddy took a seven day trip to spread awareness on solar power.

February 09, 2016
#StartUpIndia: 'One should have conviction in one's ideas'

February 05, 2016
They are in the business of sexual wellness
Balaji T Vijayan and Ute Weimer talk about LoveTreats, their sexual wellness marketplace.

February 04, 2016
In pics: World's largest crochet blanket
More than 2500 women from 14 countries contributed to the blanket.

#StartUpIndia: 'Ideas are easy, implementation is hard'
'Today when I connect the dots I feel grateful about how I have been able to overcome and learn with every failure.'

5 body language mistakes to avoid
Nodding too much can make you seem spineless or sycophantic.

February 03, 2016
How a school dropout built a Rs 60 crore business
From extreme poverty to building a company worth Rs 60 crore, Raja Nayak's incredible rags-to-riches story is an inspiration for all.

February 02, 2016
10 super cool college campuses
Where education = fun!

Why do good employees quit?
People remember not what you told them, but how you made them feel.

February 01, 2016
Keeping up with the boards
Students are both bored and burnt out by the time the actual board exams show up.

Start Up India: 'Always focus on the journey, not goals'
'One must always have the vision which will guide the journey,' says Dinesh Goel, a chemical engineer from IIT-B, co-founder and CEO,, an online marketplace for entry-level and blue-collar job seekers.

January 28, 2016
Top 10 recruitment exams for 2016
From banking to teaching, the list covers all.

'Passion, persistence, patience: Key to being a successful entrepreneur'
'If there was ever a time to start up, it is the NOW and HERE!'

January 27, 2016
Insead tops FT MBA rankings. 3 Indian b-schools in top 100
Find out if your favourite business school features in the list.

Most challenging obstacles you'll face as a first-time entrepreneur
You too are likely to have struggled with one or more of these issues if your start-up is less than a year old.

January 25, 2016
South African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women
The scholarship has been introduced to encourage others to be 'pure and focus on school'.

11 things you need to do to get the raise you deserve
Be prepared, have a plan before you ask for a pay hike.

January 23, 2016
'I want to pursue masters in research'
In an online chat with readers overseas consultant NNS Chandra offered advice.

January 22, 2016
Two youngsters, 20 states and a truck full of books
Bhubaneswar-based Akshaya Rautaray and Satabdi Mishra are on a mission to promote reading.

January 21, 2016
She helps women find a career after a break
Saundarya Rajesh has helped more than 8,000 women get back to work.

How to balance work and home: Tips from a working mom
These are tips to help women struggling to find a middle ground.

January 20, 2016
How a nerdy biotech grad became Miss South India 2016
Chennai born Meera Mitun landed her first modelling break when she least expected it.

Life lessons from Amitabh, SRK, Kangana and Aamir
The book Effective People by Dr TV Rao features inspiring examples of success icons from across the world.

10 ways to keep your employees happy
Follow these guidelines to keep your team motivated and create a productive atmosphere.

January 19, 2016
The fascinating story of a 22-year-old snake rescuer
Gargi Vijaraghavan feels that the human species is a bigger danger to her beloved snakes.

January 15, 2016
Indian designer wins International Woolmark Prize
Fashion designer Suket Dhir has bagged the International Woolmark Prize for menswear, becoming the second from India in four years to win the Rs 48.5 lakh worth prestigious prize.

How fertile are you going to be in 2016?
It's very easy to become barren inside if you don't take care of yourself, says Shradha Sharma.

'Mediocre students can also crack the CAT'
Sabyasachi Mishra who scored a perfect 100 with just two months of preparation shares his study secrets.

January 14, 2016
Beware! Your boss can check your private chats
Be careful what you use your office computer for.

10 telephone etiquette tips you should keep in mind
Smile, sound upbeat and keep your communication short.

10 English words used only by Indians
Because English is such a funny language!

January 13, 2016
'When you reach the top, people will only see your success'
In his first attempt, Chirag Jha, a BTech student from the IIT-Bombay scored a perfect 100 in the CAT 2015 results declared earlier this year.

A fail-proof strategy to prep for your tests
Entrance exam aspirants, here's how you can be at the top of your game!

How to give a fabulous presentation
Follow these 5 tips to deliver a killer presentation.

January 12, 2016
10 communication mistakes you must avoid
Watch out for your tone and choice of words, says corporate trainer Nancy Katyal.

January 11, 2016
7 things you should do to change your life for the better
Break barriers, invest in your growth and be a role model.

January 09, 2016
Study US: How to pick the best MBA school
In an online chat with readers, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.

January 08, 2016
8 inspiring lessons I learned from street food vendors
Build something that customers love. And then sit back to enjoy it.

January 06, 2016
Want to escape the 9-to-5 grind?
Follow these steps and you'll never have to work again.

January 05, 2016
13 motivational quotes for a super-successful 2016
Presenting words of wisdom from inspiring speeches from personalities across sectors that will lead you to a positive path in 2016.

Returning to work after a career gap? Read this
Accept imperfection. Be prepared for choppy waters. Be open to change.

January 03, 2016
10 powerful TED Talks that'll change your life
Start your day with these powerful nuggets of wisdom from people who matter.

December 31, 2015
This Salman Khan is changing the way kids learn
Salman Khan of Khan Academy explains how he is pioneering the cause of free online education.

December 30, 2015
Online vs paper-based exam: Which is better?
'Parents, grandparents, candidates, academicians -- almost all the stakeholders have a view on it, so any change is hard to bring about.'

6 things that affected Indian students in 2015
A lot of student friendly changes were introduced this year.

Start-up trends that ruled India in 2015
From mass layoffs to acquisitions, here's how the Indian start-up industry kept us on our toes.

December 29, 2015
A beauty pageant with a difference
The Mr and Miss Wheelchair India (MMWI) 2015 is a unique pageant organised and performed by people on wheelchairs.

This CA quit his job to teach slum kids

December 28, 2015
'Entrepreneurship has given me freedom'
He may have failed at his first attempt, but 27-year-old Dinup Kalleril, an engineering dropout, is following his passion relentlessly.

December 27, 2015
7 self help books you must read
These books will tell you how to love yourself, not over think, and how to get better at what you do.

December 24, 2015
'You are the creator of your own destiny'
The story of Anila Jyothi Reddy, a farm labourer who became an entrepreneur, is full of lessons.

How to write a clear and professional email
If not drafted well, there is a possibility of the message being misinterpreted by the receiver.

Makers of wine, runners of marathons
Meet Uma and Krishna Prasad, a unique entrepreneurial couple from Hyderabad.

December 22, 2015
The blind CEO who built a 50 crore company
Visually impaired Srikanth Bolla is the CEO of Hyderabad-based Bollant Industries, an organisation that employs uneducated disabled employees to manufacture eco-friendly, disposable consumer packaging solutions.

December 21, 2015
Top 10: Miss Universe 2015
Read on to find out which contestants made it to the Top 10.

5 signs your start-up idea is a BAD one
Here's how to know if you're on to something huge, or it is just a mirage. Read on...

Miss Philippines wins Miss Universe 2015 after shocking ending
Host Steve Harvey wrongly crowned Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

December 20, 2015
Study abroad tips: How to win a scholarship
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

December 18, 2015
'I was a picky eater. I hated carrots, milk and karela'
Chef and author Rakhee Vaswani talks about her passion for cooking, her daily struggles as a mompreneur and how she's spreading smiles through her recipes.

December 17, 2015
How to kickstart your career after a break
Ugrade your skills. Tap on to your network. Choose the right company for you.

December 16, 2015
How to become a creative genius
Have a messy desk!

7 things successful women do differently
Leadership is a personal need not an inborn trait. Develop your leadership skills and soar to new heights.

How a coolie's son set up a Rs 100 crore company
'If you have the passion to start something, do it immediately. Don't wait for tomorrow.'

December 15, 2015
Panel proposes to unleash watchdog on private coaching
Needless to say, coaching institutes are unhappy with suggestion.

December 14, 2015
Hurrah! Indian students can work in UK post studies
Indians are welcome to study and work in Great Britain, says UK's Minister for Science and Universities Jo Johnson.

9 leadership lessons from Shah Rukh Khan
The Badshah of Bollywood entertained the houseful audience at IIM Bangalore's first Global Alumni Leadership Summit with his brand of leadership lessons in his trademark style and sense of humour.

Meet Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Universe 2015
What you must know about Urvashi Rautela, Miss Universe India 2015.

12 ways to be happy at work
Stretch. Make some calls. Or simply organise your desk.

December 12, 2015
BSc BioTech: What are the options available?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international career for you.

December 11, 2015
1000 students get jobs in 10 days at IIT-Kgp
The placement season has brought in positive cheer for students at the IIT Kharagpur this year.

'Life is about enjoying the moment'
Her first novel The Normal State of Mind was published earlier this year after a grim battle with cancer.

How to be a star performer
Do you have the ability to speak up and lead by example?

December 10, 2015
'Only the journey matters'
Darjeeling born Ekom Mamik found her true calling in life in Kenya, when she least expected it.

December 09, 2015
'Can I study abroad after class 10?'
In an online chat with readers, Sri Akella, director of Dream Seekers Academy shared advice on how to pick the right international course and career.

Why ending texts with a full stop is a BAD idea
According to a new study messages that end with a period are perceived to be less sincere than messages that do not.

My worst mistake as an entrepreneur
A serial entrepreneur and author talks about the mistake he made as a first time entrepreneur and the lessons he learned from it.

Two Indians win Queen's Young Leaders award in UK
Kartik Sawhney, 21, and Neha Swain, 28 from India are among 60 others who won the Queen's Young Leaders Award 2016.

December 08, 2015
Chat@2: Do you want to study abroad?
On December 9, from 2-3 pm, Sri Akella, director, Dream Seekers Academy, will answer your queries about studying abroad. Do join us with your questions.

Top 31 amazing innovations from young Indians
The National Innovation Foundation India (NIF), Ahmedabad shared the ideas that shined at the IGNITE 2015.

Drab to Fab: How to deliver a great presentation
Remember, if you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail.

December 07, 2015
Study Abroad: Secrets you didn't know
Why aren't our kids, with perfect or near-perfect SAT scores, admitted to top universities over lesser scoring students?

Why discipline is a bad word
Teachers find that they are walking on egg shells while dealing with indisciplined students.

'People have opened up to tolerating jokes on anything'
Comedienne Aditi Mittal reveals how stand up comedy happened to her by chance and how she's creating a niche for herself.

Life lessons I learned from Formula 1
Don't be afraid of crashing. Realising that failing is human, and moving on, is a trait that will take you a long way.

December 05, 2015
'My son wants to pursue MSc in France'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international career

December 04, 2015
'They called us prostitutes who should be stoned'
In a no-holds-barred interview, 20-year-old Nikita Azad discusses the backlash she has faced after #HappytoBleed, the campaign she launched to protest a derogatory statement made by the chief of the Sabarimala Devasom Board.

December 02, 2015
Shh! Here's why IITians won't reveal their salary figures this time
Disclosing placement figures puts pressure on students, noted IIT officials.

It's raining placements at IITs this year
Oracle, Google and Microsoft offered plum international offers to students at leading IITs in the country.

'We can create a more equal world'
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan introduced their daughter Maxima to the world with a beautiful and thoughtful letter.

This 15-year-old is fighting cyber-bullying
Trisha Prabhu has developed an app to prevent cyber-bullying.

December 01, 2015
7 lessons I learned from failure
A startup founder shares important lessons learned from shutting down his company.

Higher education challenges: Why middle class families are worried
Across the world, middle class families are dealing with the consequences of competition to get into high-quality institutions.

November 30, 2015
An expert's take on CAT 2015
Did the student-friendly changes introduced this year work for the aspirants?

Expert tips to crack IBPS clerk exam
In an online chat with readers, Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, offered advice on how to crack the examination.

How do you strike the perfect work-wife balance?
Work-wife balance might be the single most important life challenge for our generation of entrepreneurs.

November 28, 2015
'An MBA cannot change your life'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

November 27, 2015
'People abroad were surprised to know that we tattoo in India'
India's Abhinandan Basu is among the 100 top tattoo artists in the world list.

8 weird but effective tips to ace CAT
Why so serious? It's time to peak up!

November 26, 2015
How to improve your English skills
Collins Learning publisher Elaine Higgleton's advice to students in India is to read, read and read.

This 10 year old is the youngest Indian TEDx speaker
Ishita Katyal, the youngest TEDx licensee ever from Asia impressed the world with her ideas at the TED Youth conference held in New York, November 14.

November 25, 2015
5 tips for the perfect work life balance
Leave your work at your workstation; don't tag it along everywhere you go!

VOTE! Who's the hottest vegetarian celeb?
Anushka, Kangana, Shahid or Lisa? Who do you think is the sexiest vegetarian celebrity? Take this poll and let us know!

November 24, 2015
Super 30 founder invited to speak at German university
Anand will also interact with the Indian and German students at the Technical University of Chemnitz.

Are YOU your own worst enemy?
Ask yourself these six questions -- perhaps the answers hold the key to your success.

Last minute tips to crack the CAT 2015
Dr Kamaljit Singh, executive director, IMS Noida tells you how to optimise your score.

How to ace your next job interview
Reach on time, dress appropriately and acknowledge the interviewer.

November 23, 2015
Shahid-Mira glam up Masaba's wedding celebrations
Fashion designer Masaba Gupta's mehendi ceremony was a star-studded affair.

Do you have these skills to get ahead at work?
Top 9 skills you need to be successful.

November 21, 2015
What are the career prospects for design graduates?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international career.

November 20, 2015
5 reasons why your start-up is not making money
Read on to learn how you can get funding for your business right now!

November 19, 2015
Is multitasking killing your productivity?
Multitasking is like taking your brain to the gym; do it enough and it will help, but stress it too much, and you are going to tire it out eventually.

'I believed in my dreams and took a leap of faith'
Solo female traveller Swati Jain, who quit her job to travel, speaks of her adventures, challenges, learnings and what keeps her going.

November 18, 2015
Trolled online? Deal with it smartly
Ignore or use your wit to counter them.

November 17, 2015
How to stay disciplined while working from home
Do not let the advantage of flexible work hours impact your sanity.

November 16, 2015
Top 9 hacks to motivate your employees
Take some time to show your employees that you appreciate them.

November 14, 2015
'Can I appear for IELTS and TOEFL?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.

November 13, 2015
How to crack the IBPS Clerk exam
Those candidates who qualify in preliminary examination will be eligible for the mains exam.

'Never give up on your idea'
Intel's Young Scientist Karan Jerath talks about inventing, innovating and life.

TCS to train 1,000 graduates from UK universities
These graduates will have the opportunity to spend a year training and working for TCS at its Innovation Labs and software development centres across India between 2016 and 2020.

November 10, 2015
World's 100 best MBA schools 2015
Where does India figure on the list? Find out!

November 07, 2015
Are you preparing for the RBI Grade B exam?
Here's everything you need to know about the entrance examination.

November 06, 2015
How to choose a study abroad destination

'Entrepreneurs don't fail, organisations do'
Word of wisdom from K Vaitheeswaran, India's e-commerce pioneer.

November 05, 2015
Summer placements: IIM-B grads bag plum offers
Nearly 150 companies visited the campus this year.

At 11, this '<em>chhota masterji</em>' teaches slum kids
Meet Anand Mishra, a class 6 student who teaches 100 slum kids daily in and around Lucknow.

November 04, 2015
How to prepare for RBI Grade B exam
Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, shares expert advice with our young aspirants.

6 smart ways to market your company
Be heard without screaming; be visible without cluttering.

November 03, 2015
Why is this designer painting taxis?
Sanket Avlani started Taxi Fabric to provide a platform for young and upcoming designers who deserve a stage.

November 02, 2015
At 15, she is a White House Champion of Change

How to build a powerful team
The success of any organisation relies strongly on the people it hires.

October 31, 2015
Bridging the compensation gap
It's time did something about it.

Do you want to study abroad?
There are three aspects of this decision that you would have to weigh in to make an appropriate choice -- namely skills, interests and values.

October 30, 2015
Talent vs Passion: What is more important for success?
Heart beats talent says a recent research. Do you agree?

How to build a great office culture

October 29, 2015
Employee to CEO: 6 skills that work
Balance time, focus on correction, prevention and anticipation.

October 28, 2015
Expert tips to ace IBPS Bank PO exam
In an online chat with readers, Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, shared tips and strategies to crack the upcoming IBPS Bank PO exam.

This school teacher is mother to 28 children
Geeta Sridhar took in 28 children ailing with cancer into her home, and made them her own.

October 27, 2015
Dress for success: Fashion tips to show you mean business
Tips to pick the right business attire.

October 26, 2015
CAT 2015 Tips: How to optimise your score
Use the next 30 days to revise the concepts and attempt more mocks.

5 tips to make the most of your 20s
Don't be afraid to put your happiness first.

October 23, 2015
An engineer adds spice to fashion!
In the fifth part of this series on North East Indian fashion designers, Sanjukta Dutta tells how she redefined Assam's traditional attire Mekhela Chador with her prolific sense of fashion and creativity.

Should you quit your job for your startup dream?
Here's how to know the right time to leave your job for starting up.

October 22, 2015
'The people in the North East are very fashion-forward'
In the fourth part of this series on North East Indian fashion designers and their struggles to attain success and visibility, Atsu Sekhose says he defines his success mantra as "repeat customers + good sales."

October 21, 2015
'This generation is not interested in the art of weaving'
Dhiraj Deka talks to Tista Sengupta/ on how designers still struggle to acquire original Silk fabric from the market and how his growing business has helped the weavers earn more and lead a better livelihood.

Meet the Japanese <em>thavil</em> player
Hidenori Ish talks about his fascinating journey, from a small town in Japan to Tamil Nadu in India, for the love of music.

October 20, 2015
'Everyone needs to take North East Indians seriously'
Meghna Rai Medhi tells Tista Sengupta/ how she battled her way out to protect the age-old tradition of weaving in Assam, and brought a modern twist to their traditional attire.

How to prepare for IBPS PO Mains 2015
Your strategy must be to gain more in less time.

7 qualities of highly successful people
These powerful habits will make you more productive and a better human being.

October 19, 2015
The Silk Route to Success
Tista Sengupta catches up with five emerging designers from North East India -- Daniel Syiem, Atsu Sekhose, Meghna Rai Medhi, Dhiraj Deka and Sanjukta Dutta -- who, in their own way, are fighting to keep their traditional art of weaving alive.

How to have a Happy Monday at work
Instead of sulking and being lazy, it is important that you brave up and beat the blues

October 17, 2015
Study abroad tips: How to apply for scholarship

October 16, 2015
Does your start-up need a lawyer?
The nature of the entity you choose for your business, how you structure its legal form, how conducive you make it to receive funding, compliance with statutes from the outset, are all vital parameters that a good lawyer can lend you his experience with.

October 15, 2015
What's the ideal score to crack IBPS Bank PO?
In an online chat with readers, Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, answered queries on how to prepare for the IBPS Bank PO entrance examination.

Want to be a manager? Be a team player first
A good manager is one who takes interest in understanding, developing and building her/his team.

October 14, 2015
How to write an impressive Statement of Purpose
The primary content in an SOP should revolve around the reasons for which the programme and/or school you are applying to should accept you.

Interview tips: How to know if the company is good for you
Find out how the company treats its employees and what's in it for you.

October 13, 2015
Rag pickers to rock stars: Meet Dharavi's slumdog millionaires
A group of young guns led by Abhijit Jejurikar showed the world what they are capable of.

October 12, 2015
The desi singer who opened for Bon Jovi
'I couldn't think of anything else the whole day but music and beats,' says Carl Frenais, the Kochi-born singer making waves in Dubai.

How to deal with office politics
Group-ism at work is professionally dangerous.

October 10, 2015
'Is work experience mandatory to pursue MBA abroad?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra tells you how to pick the right international college and course for you.

October 09, 2015
The Dreamer!
The inspiring story of B Udhaya Krishna and his friends is the story of today's aspirational India, the India that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. Hurdles like poverty, discouragement and insults are just temporary hindrances in front of them to work hard to achieve their dreams.

October 08, 2015
Are you ready to start-up?
If your goal is to earn quick bucks, start-ups are not for you!

How three women travelled 5000 km across 14 states
Sunita Dugar, Parneet Sandhu and Neetha Jegan set out on a dream trip that changed their life. This is their story.

October 07, 2015
How to prepare for CAT 2015
Strategic time management is the best way to optimise your percentile in the Common Admission Test this year, says Prof Dr Savitha G R, HR, WeSchool, Bangalore.

#powerofpower: Lighting up rural lives through music
Simanta Roy Buck finds out why Indian-American singer-songwriter Zoya Mohan bought a one-way ticket to Mumbai.

What does the F word really mean?
Most slang words don't exactly mean what you think they do; some are too literal in their meaning.

October 06, 2015
IBPS PO Prelims 2015: Exam analysis
To clear the exam, attempting anything between 49 to 58 questions should be good.

Two accidents, a wheelchair and a National award
How Shivani Gupta bounced back from a major accident is sure to inspire you.

October 05, 2015
Start-ups: Here's how you must handle failures
Learn from your consumers. Fail fast. Pivot. Cash in on the VC wave. Raise money when you don't need it.

October 01, 2015
Stop procrastination. Start doing what you really want
Do tomorrow's work today, today's work now. If the moment is lost, when will you get to it?

September 30, 2015
World's best universities: No Indian university in Top 200
The Times Higher Education World University rankings lists the top 800 universities in the world.

Expert tips to crack the IBPS Bank PO exam
Last minute tips to ace the Common Written Examination for probationary officers for public sector banks.

'I used to scratch the letters 'IAS' on the desk'
Atheela Abdullah, who grew up in a small village in the Malabar region of Kerala shares her inspiring success story.

September 29, 2015
How not to be a mountain monkey!
'Use your emotion well. My own Vedanta guru would say, "Anger should be like a handkerchief. Take it out of your pocket, use it, and then return it to your pocket".'

September 28, 2015
'I earned a lot at 13, it's a lot more at 24'
Meet Ankit Fadia, the ethical hacker who has been appointed as one of the brand ambassadors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India programme.

'Even in difficult times, you must learn to trust yourself'
Anup Raaj, 23, describes how Super 30, a free IIT-JEE coaching institute located in Patna, Bihar, changed his life.

September 22, 2015
Odisha girl wins top award at Google Science Fair
Her project aims to clean waste water by flowing through different layers of corn cobs which is a cost-effective and simple technique of cleaning water.

10 rules of discipline for start-up founders
Yes, startups neither have a rigid structure, nor do they have to be uptight about things, but basic discipline is a must, and it is in the hands of startup founders to inculcate some rules within the team.

September 21, 2015
These 10 books are good for your brain
Bestselling author James Altucher tells you how to get a braingasm.

September 19, 2015
'My son wants to pursue Big Data in the US'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right course and college.

September 18, 2015
How a farm labourer became a millionare
From earning Rs 5 a day as a farm labourer to starting an IT services company that is worth Rs 15 million, Jyoti Reddy's story of success is nothing short of an inspiring movie plot.

September 16, 2015
How to be employable after college

Indian-American teen wins Champions of Change award

Study abroad tips: How to write an essay
The essay is all about demonstrating who you are, says Syam Chandra.

A software engineer to beekeeper
30-year-old Krishnamurthy, founder, Honey Kart, quit his job as a technical programmer at Wipro, and borrowed money from friends to become a beekeeper. Today he is not only debt-free but also processes 500 kilograms of honey every month that sells for Rs 716 per kg.

September 15, 2015
5 financial planning tips for beginners
Here are few steps that if followed will put your finances on track and help you live a prosperous life with comfort

Expert tips to prepare for IIT-JEE
Vinay Kumar tells you how to optimise your preparation.

10 skills every employee must develop
Ignore your ego, build your network and think like a leader.

September 14, 2015
'Let them make their own mistakes and learn from them'
Controlling and trying to make sure that things flow smoothly for their children comes naturally to parents, but one simply must know where to draw the line.

How to find your passion in life
Charles Darwin found his passion playing with rocks halfway around the world.

September 12, 2015
'How to pick a good international university?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right course and college.

September 11, 2015
Icebreakers! 4 networking tips for shy people

India's best schools of 2015
Does your alma mater feature in the Top 10? Find out

September 10, 2015
Experience India's future at IIT Kanpur
Once you enter IIT Kanpur, you know you have arrived at a place which is at par with the best educational institutes worldwide. If not better.

10 English mistakes Indians make
Even the best learners tend to stumble upon grammatical errors.

September 09, 2015
A dentist who's making people laugh
At the age of 28 he's perhaps the only one in the country who's making cartoons on natural history.

September 08, 2015
CAT 2015: What these student-friendly changes mean to you
The improved changes aim to help students prepare and perform better in the test, says ARKS Srinivas.

How to develop your soft skills
While technical skills are required to receive an interview call, soft skills help convert the call into a job offer.

September 07, 2015
The hottest careers in engineering
Amit Bansal discusses the emerging trends in the engineering sector.

'We want to make people work their way out of poverty'
Two young designers from Meghalaya are making a positive impact with their skills.

September 05, 2015
Study abroad: 'What is the eligibility for SAT?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra tells you how to pick the right international university and course for you

September 04, 2015
Daily labourer's daughter cracks Indian Economic Service exam
Aparajita Priyadarshini Behera has cracked UPSC's IES examination ranking 13 in all India list and credits her success to her father, a daily wage labourer.

5 life lessons Krishna teaches us
Focus on your work without anticipating the result or outcome.

September 03, 2015
Should you join a start-up or not?
In a start-up set up, nothing is fixed, not even your job-description

September 02, 2015
'A model's life is not easy'
London-based Indian model Bhavna Suri tells us why models deserve equal respect as any other profession.

September 01, 2015
How to set yourself up for success in your 20s
Feel free, fly all over the sky and feel life.

August 27, 2015
How I became a model
Meet Delhi-based model Aishwarya Singh.

August 25, 2015
'I coped with the tragedy like all the others do'
Eight years ago Subhashini's husband Colonel Vasanth was martyred fighting militants in Kashmir. Today, she offers hope to widows of army jawans who lost their lives in the line of duty.

7 things that hold you back from success
Our success is, to a great extent, determined by our habits.

August 24, 2015
From Jaisalmer to Shillong, in an autorickshaw
Rutavi Mehta completed the 12-day autorickshaw run, from Jaisalmer to Shillong, considered one of the 'most dangerous races' in the world.

August 23, 2015
'What makes a good recommendation letter?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international university.

August 21, 2015
This popular bag company was born in a garage
Starting from a team of part-time workers to an employee base that exceeds over 3,000, Wildcraft has come a long way

August 19, 2015
5 tips to make money from your blogs
You should know who your customer is and what problem you are going to address with your blog.

August 18, 2015
'Bootstrapping has made me the person I am today'
Thank you for giving YourStory a chance to live, to be with you, to be a part of you. It's found a life and blossomed because of the love you have given unconditionally, says Shradha Sharma, founder and chief editor, Yourstory, that recently raised undisclosed amount from Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons.

How to write a perfect CV
Your resume should be comprehensive but also concise, because its fate is decided in just ten seconds

August 17, 2015
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi: Have a dream for your country and the world
At the 53rd annual convocation ceremony of the IIT-Bombay, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi shared stories of his struggle and victories.

How to handle criticism at work
Look at it as an opportunity to stretch your boundaries and explore further into your potential.

August 16, 2015
Winners don't do things differently. They do different things
No, I haven't made a mistake in the title. The age-old saying, 'Winners don't do different things. They do things differently,' made famous by Shiv Khera in his book You Can Win, is, in my opinion, wrong.

August 15, 2015
'What's the cost of doing an undergrad course in the US?'
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions

August 14, 2015
My dream for India is...
Changemakers from across the country share their wishlist -- how to build a better India.

August 13, 2015
6 reasons why start-ups succeed
A start-up that just focuses on discounting for growth without a balancing effort towards product will soon find itself riding a tiger that's impossible to get off from.

August 12, 2015
'We have a huge crisis in higher education in India'
There is too much focus on building, infrastructure, the number of teachers (as opposed to quality), number of laboratories and so on, says Vineet Gupta.

10 skills to develop while you're in college
Networking can be an invaluable skill for job hunting, start-ups and picking up best practices.

August 11, 2015
Move from <em>jugaad</em> to <em>jhakaas</em>: Anand Mahindra at IIT-B
At the 53rd annual convocation ceremony of the IIT-B, Anand Mahindra urged graduates to focus on imagination.

August 10, 2015
He wants to end hunger, stop food waste in India
A G Padmanabhan's dream is to make India a 'no food waste economy' and promote sustainable ideas.

Investing lessons from 'professional opportunist' Sam Zell
Meet Sam Zell or the 'Grave Dancer' who made billions using his business acumen.

9 tips to crack a job interview
Arrive early, dress formally and be confident

August 08, 2015
'I want to study equity research in the US. Pls advice'
Overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international education for you.

August 07, 2015
Why this 50-yr-old makes India proud
Raju Dabhade is the creator of the game of roll ball that will see its third World Championship in December, 2015, in Pune.

August 06, 2015
For this IIT grad, even a newspaper was a luxury
Shubham Kumar Gautam, son of a farmer and a Super 30 student, recounts how, in a journey laced with perseverance, grit and determination, he achieved what seemed impossible.

August 05, 2015
Internship offers up by 50% at IIT-Kharagpur
Top global brands such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Facebook and Texas Instruments visited the campus.

12 habits of highly confident people
There is a difference between being confident and being arrogant, says Virender Kapoor.

The rapper who is taking on Unilever
Sofia Ashraf's video 'Kodaikanal Won't,' slamming Hindustan Unilever for alleged 'mercury poisoning,' has gone viral with over 25,000 online petitioners demanding that the multinational clean up the mess as well as compensate those who worked at its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.

August 04, 2015
How Indian mythology is related to modern business
What is business? Isn't it an exchange of valuable things?

August 03, 2015
How to quit gracefully
Make it a priority to continue to work hard, attend meetings, and finish projects during your final days at your current company.

Would you work at a restaurant as Smriti once did?
Do you think you would lose your self-respect if you cleaned tables at a restaurant or worked in a mall, as you worked your way upwards in your career?

August 01, 2015
'I want to study Architecture in Canada. Please advice'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers you advice on how to pick the right international education.

July 31, 2015
How not to write an e-mail
When it comes to writing e-mails, less is more. Presenting a list of mistakes you must avoid while drafting your next e-mail...

July 30, 2015
India's 10 most successful start-ups
What made these 10 businesses rise above the rest? Read on to find out...

July 29, 2015
10 skills that will get you your dream job
Employers want to know how you can add value to the organisation.

July 28, 2015
'Become the captain of the problem and defeat it'
A clear aim, knowledge, hard work and perseverance spells success: President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

Study Abroad: How to write your Statement of Purpose
It takes approximately one to two months to write your SOP with an ideal length of 750 to 1000 words.

The boy from Rameswaram who became President
Dr Kalam, the scientist with the poet's heart started the journey of his life from an obscure town in Tamil Nadu.

How to make the most of your online job search
Sharpen your speaking skills; this would help you connect better

July 27, 2015
UPSC topper: 'I will work for a truly Inclusive India'
Ira Singhal, the country's first differently-abled UPSC topper shares her secret to success and her big plans for India.

Indian politics: Why young people are not rising up
'Indian politics is still very much a closed shop, with leaders in their 80s and 70s still refusing to go into vanaprastha, or retirement.'

Is office stress getting the better of you? Fret not!
Don't let all those things happening at your workplace get you down. Read on to find out how you can beat stress.

Starting a new job? Dos and don'ts
Take initiative, do not abuse resources and always be punctual.

July 25, 2015
'My son wants to pursue MS abroad. Please advice'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international education.

July 24, 2015
Chat with IAS topper Ira Singhal

16 nouns that are now also verbs
Purists are aghast, but others think it's cool and makes things simpler.

11 career mistakes everyone makes
Remember, one-time costs are cheaper than monthly leaking taps

July 23, 2015
How to master the art of public speaking
Your content is of prime importance; everything else revolves around it

July 22, 2015
All you want to know about the National Career Service portal
A lowdown on how this career portal launched by the Government of India will change your search for jobs forever

Why Einstein matters
Scientist, humanist, icon, Albert Einstein offered a lot more to the world than E=MC2, which is probably just one of the reasons why he remains one of the most enduring figures in human history. So what lessons can we learn from a life less ordinary? Virender Kapoor tells us just that.

4 ways to increase your productivity at work
I reduced my time on social media, e-commerce websites, and unfocused reading, says Pardeep Goyal.

July 21, 2015
IAS topper Ira Singhal got 53 per cent; mark sheets put online
This shows the strict pattern of civil services examination conducted by the UPSC for selecting country's top bureaucrats

How can India create more entrepreneurs?
When is the last time our government recognised a twenty something entrepreneur for introducing a break-out innovation?

July 20, 2015
How not to kill your start-up
You must be open to change, be ready to tweak or make a strategic shift, if the market demands that you do it.

How good are these new universities?
In India, the shortage is of high quality higher education institutions.

'My father, a bhel seller, believed his son could become a CA'
Mahesh Londhe, son of a Pune bhel vendor cleared CA in first attempt. Londhe, who was sponsored by Thermax CEO MS Unnikrishnan, now wants to take up a corporate job in a manufacturing firm

8 life lessons Game of Thrones teaches you
Each of its characters have an important lesson to offer in terms of how to build and lead a team, work on your shortcomings and look at the bigger picture.

July 18, 2015
'What is the right time to appear for GRE?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on everything you need to know about pursuing an international education.

July 17, 2015
Fired from work? 6 things you must never do
No matter what the differences, it is imperative that you maintain your dignity and composure.

July 16, 2015
DU takes strict steps to curb ragging
Adopting a zero-tolerance approach towards ragging, Delhi University has put a strict mechanism in place to make breaking the ice with seniors a smooth affair for the freshers.

Are you ready to start your own business?
Entrepreneurship is about confronting brutal realities of life where you have to take the risk on a daily basis.

88% Indian parents want to send kids abroad for post graduation
According to the annual HSBC 'Value of Education Learning for Life' report, India has the world's highest proportion of parents (88 per cent) who are willing to send their children abroad for higher studies, ahead of Turkey (83 per cent), Malaysia and China (82 per cent each).

July 15, 2015
CEOSpeak: How to scale your business
Ashok Soota of Happiest Minds shares the secret recipe with us.

Can you pass this English test?
It's pretty easy, if you know the answers :-)

CEOSpeak: How to scale your business
Ashok Soota of Happiest Minds shares the secret recipe with us.

July 14, 2015
Want to have a healthy period? Let's talk taboos!
Team Menstrupedia is inspiring young girls to break taboos and speak about their problems related to menstruation and instilling confidence in them.

July 13, 2015
5 reasons why every start-up needs a legal expert
Hiring a legal expert will help you pre-empt crises and mitigate losses.

July 11, 2015
Study abroad: 'Does age affect admission prospects?'
Overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international education.

July 10, 2015
7 habits of highly successful entrepreneurs
Only making a to-do list is not sufficient; entrepreneurs know what-not-to-do on a particular day, as well.

July 09, 2015
Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

3 mistakes to avoid while searching for a job
A one-for-all resume may not really help serve the purpose.

July 08, 2015
It's time to revamp our education system
The last thing the country needs in a globalising and technologically advancing international business environment is a poorly educated workforce.

India's Topper: 'Life is too short to be defined by one exam'
UPSC toppers -- Ira Singhal, Nidhi Gupta, Vandana Rao and Suharsha Bhagat -- tell how they cracked the tough national exam.

How to become your own boss
No one can build a successful business all alone. It's a task for a team that is united by a common purpose and passion.

July 07, 2015
'Renu Raj has exploded many civil services myths'

Tips from the doctor who came 2nd in the civil services exam
'You should be sensitive to what is happening in society and you will get through the exams,' she tells A Ganesh Nadar/

What is the employer looking for in your CV?
Relevant qualification, a clear objective and a list of achievements is all it takes to impress your prospective recruiter.

July 06, 2015
The Weekend Agriculturist
Tired of weekend parties, discotheques and pubs? Have aimless visits to the mall and the latest movies lost their charm? Are you looking for something more meaningful? Something fun and challenging as well? Then this weekend, join Harish Srinivasan and his friends for a weekend at a farm near Chennai.

July 04, 2015
Want to study abroad? Read this first
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.

July 03, 2015
Will this Indian CERN scientist get help from our government?
Son of a Madurai farmer, Dr Vijayaragavan Vishwanathan has built a unique device for agriculture that can save water as well as electricity. Ironically, Vijay got support for his project from different international bodies but is still looking to get support from Indian government organisations when the product was specifically made for India.

July 02, 2015
Indian student wins US fellowship for LGBT research
Meet Shakthi Nataraj who has been awarded Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship, from the University of California in Berkely.

Zahid Ahmed Qureshi will study at IIT
The Kashmiri youth who cracked IIT entrance receives help from the Army.

July 01, 2015
Who's Sari now? Sex workers design for change
US-based designer Rosena Sammi is retailing jewellery and designer accessories made by sex workers in West Bengal and Bihar.

Posting something on Facebook? Read this first!
Think twice before you post anything anywhere on the Internet says Virender Kapoor, the former director of Pune's Symbiosis Institute of Management and the founder of Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence.

June 30, 2015
Confessions of a confused Indian engineer
A guy who loved English literature but settled for electrical engineering and later, an MBA, pours his heart out...

June 29, 2015
One story of hope, another of despair
While Raju and Brijesh Saroj have found help from the Uttar Pradesh government as well as the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Zahid Qureshi is struggling to make ends meet.

How this Kashmiri girl found her true calling
From AK47s in Kashmir to becoming an entrepreneur in Germany, Upasna Kakroo has seen it all

June 27, 2015
Want to study journalism in the US?
In an online chat with Get Ahead reader, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.

June 26, 2015
'Music has the power to spread love and peace'
What matters is that you live the moment and remain strong. It doesn't matter which form of music you love. Irrespective, one must spread music because music has the power to spread love and peace, says sensational pianist Stephen Devassy

'English language skill is more important than a degree'
From Dindigul to Google and Chennai, this entrepreneur has travelled a full circle riding on English

June 25, 2015
13 handy tips for young entrepreneurs
Starting up an independent business? Virender Kapoor has these words of advice for you.

June 24, 2015
What NOT to do for good work culture
This is what absolutely kills office culture

June 23, 2015
This IITian's journey will inspire you...
... to choose your own calling cautiously

Top 5 reasons to build a rewarding career in digital marketing
Here's why a career in digital marketing in 2015 will be very lucrative.

'St Stephen's 99% cut-off wrong at several levels'
Shashi Tharoor, an alumnus of the college and Member of Parliament, talks to Ritika Bhatia about the marking system that leads to such anomalies as well as the future of higher education in the country.

At 13, Aman Singh is a change-maker
Inspiring story of 13-year-old boy who spends his spare time in helping his peers become smarter students

June 22, 2015
IIT to soon produce doctors
IIT Kharagpur set to be a one-stop-shop for all your parents' 'doctor-engineer' dreams! :-)

Asian B-schools to form consortium
The consortium will launch programmes in ease of doing business in their respective regions B-schools.

Padma Iyer wants a suitable boy for her son
How a mother's search for a suitable boy gained global coverage.

June 21, 2015
Saving an entrepreneur's marriage
Loving your entrepreneur spouse from the bottom of your heart would not only help her (or him) earn respect, but will also help you keep going. Simple things, if followed, would not only save your marriage, but make your life happy.

June 19, 2015
10 things I learned working at a start-up
A college student and aspiring entrepreneur lists out the advantages of working at start-ups

June 18, 2015
'Never imagined my son would come this far'
Son of a daily wage labourer, roadside vendor, taxi driver, private tutor, landless farmer to magazine vendor crack IIT-JEE this year thanks to Bihar's Super 30

Kunal Kapoor is the complete man
Raymond India recently unveiled its brand new line jacketing fabric collection. We bring you snapshots from the fashion show held in Chandigarh.

'Demand inheritance, not dowry'
The first woman chief justice of a state in India Leila Seth talks about her career and how she went on to fight male bias and discrimination.

June 17, 2015
Meet India's first blind IFS officer
The inspirational story of Beno Zephine!

How cab aggregators are bringing micro-entrepreneurship to students
Unlike regular cab service providers, taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola are making it easy for the students to juggle work and studies.

Bad appraisal? 11 things you should do next!
The appraisal season is over... and it probably didn't go very well for some of you. So what do you do when you haven't got what you think you deserve? Virender Kapoor has these suggestions.

June 16, 2015
99 per cent cut-off for English at St Stephen's College
Delhi University's prestigious St Stephen's College today announced its first cut-off list for admissions to the 2015-16 academic session with the highest requirement being for English honours at 99 per cent.

How Nixon fought diabetes by cycling
India has been described as the diabetes capital of the world, so it's inspiring to hear about a man who fought the dreaded disease by doing what he loved to do.

June 15, 2015
The yes that mattered
After being turned down by 113 investors, Nidhi Agarwal, founder of Kaaryah received an aye from Ratan Tata. This is her story.

#CoolestJobEver: How companies are hiring Millennials
Employers are laying the welcome mat for Gen Y -- from hiring videos to claims for the coolest interview ever.

June 13, 2015
How to fund your US education
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to US admissions.

June 12, 2015
10 great reasons to start your own business
Why remain a job seeker? Become a job provider! Read on for more such reasons to startup.

June 11, 2015
So long and thanks for all the fish!
Survey reveals that majority of employees intend to switch jobs within the year.

Quiz: What's the good word?
So how good is your vocabulary? Here's a way to find out!

Meet India's chief human resources officer
Four recent instances help us understand why Prime Minister Narendra Modi could truly be called the chief human resources officer (CHRO) of the country.

June 10, 2015
Mumbai teen lights up lives in Assam villages
Dhruvraj Bhartia along-with Jyotirmoy Chatterji, co-founder of Project Chirag, singlehandedly set up 165 solar lamp units in the four villages

June 09, 2015
So, how well did your job interview go?
The interviewer is constantly giving you signs even if s/he is not directly saying it.

IIT Delhi is India's best engineering college: Survey
In the recently released EDU-RAND 2015 rankings, IIT Delhi is at the top of the list, followed by other IITs in Kharagpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati and Kanpur.

June 08, 2015
5 signs you should quit your job right away
Do you think your boss doesn't value you any more?

Maharashtra SSC results 2015 declared: Check yours!
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has declared the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam result today, June 8, 2015. Check your scores on

June 05, 2015
'How's the job market for MS graduates in the US?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra has answers to all your queries related to pursuing an education abroad.

Christopher Nolan tells Princeton grads to chase reality, not dreams
Princeton graduates, explained the open-ending of 'Inception' and asked them to chase their reality instead of dreams.

'If you want change, you must get your hands dirty'
Former Watson Fellow and social entrepreneur Srikar Gullapalli talks about the issues affecting India's growth and tells us why he wants more people to actively participate in building a bright future and put India on the global map.

June 04, 2015
ICSE, ISC exam evaluations to go digital for accurate results
The Live Ink Character Recognition (LICR) Solution technology will be used to evaluate answer sheets.

'The focus can't just be on scoring high marks'
'Indian universities are giving out PhDs without adequate evaluation,' charges Dr Satya Narain Jatiya, MP.

10 powerful ways to stand out at work
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and has a thing or two to tell you about making a positive impact at the workplace.

Meet India's first woman Air Traffic Controller
Remadevi Thottathil took the road less travelled to become India's first woman air traffic controller. Read on for her story.

June 03, 2015
SC asks CBSE not to declare AIPMT results till June 10
During the hearing, the bench said it would decide whether to re-conduct the examination after receiving the status report from the police on June 10.

How to pick the best engineering stream
In an online chat, career counsellor Amit Bansal shared crucial career advice with readers on how to pick the right stream and college to study engineering.

6 words that don't mean what you think they mean
How guilty are you? Let's find out!

How to stay disciplined in a part time job
The biggest challenge is to avoid distractions.

June 02, 2015
HRD minister visits Hindu College to sort out fee waiver issue
The Union HRD minister Smriti Irani visited Hindu college recently to sort the issue of non-extension of fee waiver for persons with disabilities.

Robert De Niro tells you how to deal with rejection
"When you feel you can't fight it, just go with it." said Robert De Niro's commencement speech to students graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts!

Six tips to maximise life insurance benefits
Keep these in mind to gain maximum benefit from your life insurance policies that you may already have or are planning to buy

5 tips to pick the right engineering college for you
Your choice should be based upon your strengths and goals.

June 01, 2015
Your first job: What you should expect
The first job is an extension of your education, because when you complete your education, you know 'how to write an exam' or even 'how to communicate', but you do not know 'how to work.'

What a miserable failure!
A CBSE student is angry with the board's generosity in awarding Cumulative Grade Point Average of 10 to all and sundry

A start-up that helps you learn the job while you're still in college
Mumbai-based start-up Purple Squirrel Eduventures is helping students decide on their careers through industrial visits

The cancer conqueror
Ananda Shankar Jayant had everything going for her. Then, she saw her medical reports.

May 30, 2015
Life lessons from an Oscar-winning actor
Oscar winning Matthew McConaughey suprised the class of 2015 with this amazing commencement speech at the University of Houston.

May 29, 2015
Record! 19 students bag top 10 positions in WB Class 12 exam
In a record of its kind, students from a boarding school with no access to mobile phones and TV sets have made it to the Top 10.

Why are soft skills so important?
What differentiates one person from another is how well they can effectively utilise their skill and knowledge.

#JobSearch: 'Hiring process in India is not transparent'
'After appearing for many interviews, we could infer that jobs in colleges and universities are for those who have a reference from some hot shot and not people with only a good academic background.'

May 28, 2015
'I don't want to be a big wave; just a drop in the ocean'
Angeline Dias, program manager (PM) at Teach for India (TFI) talks about the lessons she's learned as part of her journey.

Delhi University shelves stream-wise cut offs
Admissions to over 54,000 seats in the undergraduate courses will begin today.

Indian-origin teacher bags Oxford University award
Gurnimrat 'Nimmy' Sidhu is among 12 teachers to win the 'University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award' set up to encourage more state-funded schools to connect with the university.

May 27, 2015
Girl who lost both limbs scores 63 per cent in HSC exam
A student of commerce from SNDT girls college, Ghatkopar, Monika had lost both her limbs in a tragic train accident last year.

Maharashtra HSC results: 91.26% pass in the state
This year too, a higher number of girls cleared the Maharashtra State Board Class 12 examination.

A smartphone app that can predict your grades
The SmartGPA app automatically predicts college students' grade point average based on their cellphone data that tracks their study, party and other habits.

6 managament lessons from Mumbai Indians' IPL win
What separates the men from the boys? What is it that winners have but losers lack? Sonil Dedhia/ lists lessons you can learn from Mumbai Indians' win against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens on May 24.

'I am unhappy with my job, but I have no choice'
'If Mr Modi believes in empowering the youth, he should definitely start a career cell in every college that will organise job fairs and guide youngsters on how to grow in their respective careers.'

How to master the art of confidence
Perfect your posture, speak slowly and clearly, pausing at the right intervals.

When they didn't get jobs, they created jobs for others
This is the story of two youngsters from Bengaluru, who converted adversity to their advantage.

Maharashtra Board HSC exam Result 2015 on!
Results for the Class 12 Maharashtra state board examinations 2015 will be declared on May 27 at 1 pm. Get your result by visiting

May 26, 2015
Maharashtra HSC results to be declared on May 27
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Class XII (HSC) Results will be declared on May 27 at 1 pm.

The lecture that changed APJ's life!
A brief class by his teacher on the Rameswaram seashore on how birds fly and the locomotive force behind their flight gave former President A P J Abdul Kalam his aim in life and helped him in understanding physics better.

CBSE Class 12 results: Visually impaired boy scores 91.4 per cent
Tapas, a student of DPS R K Puram is among the toppers of the school.

CBSE UP topper wants to become IAS officer
Mythili Mishra who scored 99 per cent marks in the CBSE Class 12 exams wants to procure a bachelor's and master's degree in Political Science .

How you can add value to your career
Your current job holds the mirror to your future.

'What is the procedure to apply for TOEFL?'
In an online chat, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shared career advice with readers.

May 25, 2015
Have you been discriminated at work?
What did you do and how did you cope? Share your experience with us.

New Delhi girl tops CBSE Class 12 results
M Gayatri of New Green Fields school, New Delhi has topped the class 12 CBSE exam in the country securing 99.2 per cent.

CBSE Class 12 results to be announced today
Education (CBSE) will declare the results of Class 12 examinations at 12 noon.

#JobSearch: 'I cleared 3 rounds of interview, but no job'
'I am attending Hindi language classes as I think it will help if I get a job in North India.'

May 24, 2015
How to prepare for your university interview
Genuineness and humility will work in your favour.

May 23, 2015
How to build your customers
Your customers are your best sales people, build that relationship.

May 22, 2015
#JobSearch: 'I believed securing a job would be a cakewalk'

So what's the job market like now?
Today, when you step out to find a job, organisations want to know whether you're able to apply that kind of knowledge at work, how much work experience or internship experience you have and your ability to contribute to the growth of the organisation.

'We almost feel like Rashtrapati Bhavan ambassadors now'
Some of the 19 NIT scholars who spent a week at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as part of an 'in-Residence Programme' share their learnings with Upasna Pandey

Remembering Mrinal-da
Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri, MDC to his students, was beyond compare -- the stuff of tales and legends at the Delhi School of Economics. He was also a good intuitive economist.

May 21, 2015
10 tips to manage your time and be efficient at work
Arrive at work a few minutes early and take time to plan and organise how you will be spending the rest of the day.

May 20, 2015
St Stephen's UG admissions to commence May 28
The last date for submitting college applications is June 15, 2015.

Working as domestic help, girl scores 85% in Class 12
Shalini, 17, who helps her mother as a maid servant in five houses, while juggling studies, scored 84.8 per cent in science stream.

#JobSearch: 'It's been two years and I am struggling'
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes a year in office, young job-seekers share stories of their struggles.

Top 8 biographies every entrepreneur should read
Presenting tips and case studies about innovation, management, leadership, growth, technology and investment.

May 19, 2015
'It's about taking the first step'
Meet 5 women who are running small home-based business ventures with the resources available to them.

The American university -- trouble in paradise?
The American university, once the envy of the world, is in crisis, notes Ajit Balakrishnan in his latest column.

Mumbai girl, ICSE national topper, wants to become lawyer
Ananya Patwardhan, one of the three students who topped ICSE Class X secured 99.2 per cent.

May 18, 2015
Dear young jobseeker, have <em>achche din</em> arrived?
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes a year in office this month we are asking you, our young jobseekers, to share stories of your struggles.

58 per cent Indian employers facing talent crunch: Survey
According to a global Talent Shortage Survey, Indian employers are finding it difficult to fill in positions in IT, accounting and administrative assistance.

ICSE, ISC results declared; girls outshine boys
In the results that were declared today, girls did marginally better in class X examination with a pass percentage of 98.95 per cent as opposed to 98.12 per cent in case of boys.

3 things successful people do in their lunch break
Do you use the lunch hour to eat food at your desk in front of your computer or do you use it do to more meaningful things?

The young entrepreneur who wants to help 1000 families in Nepal
Rajat Dhariwal, founder, MadRat Games travelled to Nepal and provided rehabilitation to the quake victims. This is his story.

May 17, 2015
10 reasons why you must go to a college away from your hometowrn
A new place forces you to get out and learn things on your own.

May 16, 2015
How to choose the best universities in the US
In an online chat with readers, overseas consultant NNS Chandra shares career advice.

May 15, 2015
The hottest start-up jobs in India
Presenting a list of the most trending jobs in the start-up world.

May 14, 2015
Indian-American boy, 14, wins National Geographic Bee

ICSE, ISC exam results to be declared on May 18
Examinations, which conducts the exams, will announce the results at 11.30 pm.

UPSC: No change in pattern, CSAT to stay
The central government has decided to retain the civil services aptitude test and set the qualifying limit at minimum 35 per cent.

5 skills every employer wants
Are you able to take responsibilities, solve problems and deliver results?

May 13, 2015
Indian-origin teen in US develops device to help blind
volunteers of 2015 and granted a USD 5,000 award.

Beware! Self-promotion can backfire on you
Researchers found that recipients of excessive self-promotion view self-promoters as less likeable and as braggarts.

Study Abroad: How to have a stress-free immigration
Apart from answering all these questions confidently, it is suggested that you keep all the relevant documents along with tickets and passport handy.

Does a woman's career end at 40?
Among the greatest mistakes women make in their career is losing track of their career goals, not taking additional responsibilities and learning new skills and technology.

May 12, 2015
Are private tuitions the bane of Indian education?
Teachers often don't give their best or throw up their hands and assume that the student will figure it out with his tutor anyway. In the process, the entire school system is being made a mockery of.

5 things you must know before starting a restaurant
List your fixed costs, including the three big ones -- rent, electricity and labour.

From America to work for rural India
Two Americans, Diana Jue and Jackie Stenson, are living their dreams in India's rural heartlands...

May 11, 2015
How you can retain the start-up magic
How do you balance the demands of an expanding business with the desire to retain the culture that made you successful?

How to get the top job
Effective leadership, confidence and communication skills are a must.

May 09, 2015
'What entrance exams are required to apply in the US?'
Overseas consultant NNS Chandra shares crucial advice for students aspiring to study abroad.

May 08, 2015
10 things I wish I knew before starting a business
I did a lousy job of making my wife understand the need for me to start my own business and this haunted me through my start-up journey.

May 07, 2015
How an IIT dropout co-founded
Meet Rahul Yadav -- the young, brash and confident CEO of the company.

Study in UK: Top 10 universities for job prospects
The UK University League Tables and Rankings 2016 ranks the best institutes for graduate prospects.

May 06, 2015
The 22-yr-old behind 'Save the Internet' campaign
Karthik Balakrishnan, an engineering student from Bangalore spearheaded the campaign that will inspire and educate millions from across the country.

Are you a great leader?
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and knows a thing or two the making of a great leader. Here's what he has to tell you, our dear readers.

May 05, 2015
The coolest traffic cop you'll ever meet
Indore's Ranjeet Singh moonwalks to control the traffic with his iron will and dance moves!

IIT-Bombay and Washington University launch joint MBA programme
This is the first time the American University has entered into an academic partnership with an Indian institute.

What is the purpose of an MBA?
Ajit Balakrishnan rewinds to a decade when mobile phones were unheard of and when an IIM degree had a different purpose and value.

May 04, 2015
Start-ups, here's how to manage your employees
Managing human resources remains a major and under-appreciated challenge for most start-ups.

4 things to do before you take up a new job
A career change is not a move to be taken lightly.

May 02, 2015
Helping women deal with post natal care
Sangopan started with a single maid and one nursemaid in 2011 and has now grown to a 12-member team.

May 01, 2015
Top 6 HR tricks that worked for my start-up
The biggest challenge for an employer is fulfilling employees' expectations.

April 30, 2015
The chaiwallah who is now a web developer
He may not be Narendra Modi but Raju Yadav, who once sold tea in Mumbai, has turned his life around, discovers Abhishek Mande-Bhot/

5 easy ways to learn new skills every day
Where there is a will, there is a way.

April 29, 2015
To build a world class university in Noida
Shiv Nadar University is pulling out all stops to attract teaching talent from the US, but will it be enough?

10 valuable things you won't learn in business school
Business schools will teach you a lot but there are certain things that you cannot learn in a classroom.

April 28, 2015
How to become a communications expert
In an online chat with readers, Prof Ujjwal Chowdhary from Edutainment offered tips on pursuing a career in media, design and communication.

'Do not oversell the India story'
Through the book 'Make in India' authors Ranjini Manian and Joanne Grady Husky bring you the wisdom of twelve CEOS who walked the trail before them.

8 reasons why you must intern with a start-up
What would you rather be -- a clerk at work or a contributing member of a project?

April 27, 2015
'How can I pursue masters in the US?'
In an online chat with readers, overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers career advice.

5 books every job seeker must read
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said George Martin.

Meet the voice behind your favourite cartoons
Dubbing artiste Meghana Erande talks about some of her most important projects and how she found success in a niche industry.

April 25, 2015
The brain behind Teen Patti, the mobile game
The inspiring story of how Saurabh Aggarwal conquered it all with his mobile gaming company Octro.

The humble khichadi gets a makeover
Who would've thought the bland boring dish could help start a successful business venture?

April 24, 2015
How to value your employees
Little efforts matter a lot. Tell them you care.

April 23, 2015
Why is Wendell Rodricks smiling?
The Goa-based designer's creation will be part of New York's FIT museum collection.

Around the country in 10 stunning photographs
From frozen lakes in Sikkim and breathtaking Panoramas in Himachal Pradesh to the Green Route in Karnataka and the lush green tea estates of Munnar, readers share their best #India-Photos!

How to manage your team remotely
Set deadlines, ensure a clear communication channel and show genuine interest in your employees.

The blind street vendor who founded a million dollar company
The inspiring story of how Bhavesh Bhatia turned his blindness into his strength.

April 22, 2015
How to prepare for your internship interview
Be prompt, be yourself, present good non-verbal behavior and maintain eye contact.

April 21, 2015
The sons who won't leave home
Successful parents are increasingly faced with continuing to support children in their 20s or 30s.

5 things you must consider before you quit your job
Ask yourself -- what is in it for you?

Kanpur to MIT: The inspiring journey of Ayush Sharma
Son of a mechanic from the Public Works Department, Ayush Sharma has not only won admission to the undergraduate programme at the prestigious American university, but also a full tuition waiver.

April 20, 2015
How to prepare for the All India Pre Medical Test
Follow the NCERT syllabus, take up mocks, and evaluate your performance from time to time

How to deal with errant employees
One of the hardest parts of being in an organisation is to get things done from others.

12 things you need to know about work-life balance
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and knows a thing or two about balancing your work and life. And he wants you to know too

April 19, 2015
Meet Dia Mirza, the entrepreneur
When feeling overwhelmed by emotions and the world that she exists in, Dia Mirza goes back to that one moment that taught her the very importance of perspective.

April 18, 2015
Dear entrepreneur, are you ready for self appraisal?
As an entrepreneur, one has to evaluate and learn from each customer and continually improve.

April 17, 2015
How my father delayed my big dream
The question took me back several years down memory lane when I received my first slap from my father for my misadventures on the entrepreneurial path.

'I let my products do the talking for me'
"Start small, chill out, work through your ideas. And then make them happen," is 22-year-old entrepreneur Zeba Abdur Rehman's success mantra. Zeba, whose desire for a little extra pocket money led her to start her own handcrafting company, Paper to BagI, tells how it all started and the two years of growing, learning and maturing as a businesswoman.

Study abroad tips: Stop thinking you're an average student
Being a student means a lot of things, not only grades, says overseas consultant NNS Chandra, in his advice to readers.

April 16, 2015
How bad hiring can kill your start-up
An average team even with a great idea can spell the death of a start-up.

The 100 best universities in the world
Only four institutes from India make it to the list.

April 15, 2015
10 inspiring books every woman should read
These books, written by women authors will inspire you to become leaders and pursue success.

10 everyday phrases you are probably saying incorrectly
Think you know 'em all? Read on! :-)

April 14, 2015
Lessons from Dr Ambedkar's life
On Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary we take a look at his inspiring life journey.

A job site for CAs by CAs
Anurag Singal, founder of cajobportal, a job site that caters exclusively to CAs and commerce graduates tells us how he aims to skill and enable satisfactory employment to aspiring professionals.

April 13, 2015
Here's why you'll have more IT professionals and bankers
And the banking and IT sectors are leading the game.

To bee or not to bee: How this man is capitalising on the buzz
Shrikant Gajbhiye is inspiring change by offering free bee-keeping training to farmers and tribals.

Should you date a colleague?
Learn the good, the bad and the ugly sides to love at the workplace

April 12, 2015
Study abroad tips: How to improve your essay
Your admission application must be passionate and enthusiastic, says overseas education consultant NNS Chandra.

April 11, 2015
What do I do now?
Is being cautious better than being ambitious?

April 10, 2015
Study in the UK: The best universities for students
The survey, conducted by the Times Higher Education (THE), ranks universities according to 21 parameters that enhance student experience.

You won't believe what they do with discarded sports shoes
A Mumbai-based start-up is pioneering the cause of refurbishing discarded sports shoes into slippers for the needy and less privileged.

April 09, 2015
This Doon student is doing his bit to keep the country clean
Meet 17-year-old Aviral Garg!

How to find the best job for you
Experts say that you should be the best at what you do and you'll succeed!

'Sexual harassment affects both men and women'
Pallavi Pareek of iPleaders tells us why it is important to realise their potential and ask for more.

April 08, 2015
'Your skills, not degree, will get you a job'
Atul Bhatnagar, COO, National Skills Development Corporation tells us how we can effectively tackle the issue of unemployability and make our youth more employable.

April 07, 2015
Different by design
Tejas Mangeshkar tells us how he is creating waves in the realm of design.

A young girl's quest to inspire and educate young minds
Apoorva Giri tells us how she's making a difference through her workshops.

April 06, 2015
A woman's woes after filing a sexual harrassment complaint
"They would say, 'Look at these modern women. If someone puts a hand on their shoulder, they cry sexual harassment'. I became the butt of everybody's jokes." Read on to find out more

The steady, inspiring rise of Zia Mody
We bring you this excerpt from Shaili Chopra's book, When I was 25.

How to handle your appraisal better
Be realistic with your appraisal expectations and do not sound greedy.

How a dumper driver became a Masterchef
Owen Brents, the unassuming winner of the sixth season of Masterchef Australia reveals how he went from being a bobcat driver to a culinary sensation

April 04, 2015
10 ways to avoid being home-sick while studying abroad
Mostly fuelled by the cultural shock, homesickness can be a little daunting to deal with.

Will I ever raise money?
The world is changing -- FlipKart began with an investment of Rs 6 lakhs and the same amount will NOT get you started in that business.

April 03, 2015
How to deal with office bullies
Nobody at your work can yell at you, insult you or get attacked in any sense.

April 02, 2015
Harvard University to open international office in Mumbai
It is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in Mumbai, a report in the college newspaper The Harvard Crimson said.

Listen up! Words of advice from this motivational speaker
Motivational speaker and bestselling author Priya Kumar has a knack of talking to people and telling them stories that inspire them to feel good about their lives even in the worst of circumstances.

April 01, 2015
Meet the 'Mauka, Mauka' star
'Mauka, Mauka' he begged and boy! did he get one. Meet Vishal Malhotra, the actor behind the popular ad.

March 31, 2015
Harvard, IIT graduates are tea sellers, too
An increasing number of b-school graduates are exploring tea-based services and products for businesses and some of them have tasted success too.

What you must do after a job interview
Should you send an e-mail, a handwritten note, or make a phone call?

March 30, 2015
Start-up tips: 7 warning signs to watch out for
The issue is if you don't know why customers are buying what you have to offer or worse if you don't even know exactly who your customers are.

11 tips to be an effective leader

How the Tatas are fighting job scams
A high-level three-member committee is formed to grow awareness about fraudulent job offers.

March 28, 2015
The guy who keeps Hindi commentary alive in cricket
Radio commentator Sushil Doshi takes us through his career journey.

March 27, 2015
Two Kashmiri Pandits get back to their roots via e-commerce
Pandits are missing Kashmir more than ever, and is their window to Kashmir.

How to speak and write better English
To improve communication skills, you need to interact with as many people as possible, says Kamini Taneja, Senior Training Consultant at the British Council.

Why are Maharashtra students upset with CET results?
From technical glitches to alleged unfair normalisation procedure, thousands of students hold the Directorate of Technical Education responsible for 'playing with their careers.'

March 26, 2015
'You can be from a village but if your idea is good, it will take off'
Start-ups in the information technology domain are quite common these days. But three young entrepreneurs have ventured into a comparatively lesser known area of food: snacks. Arul Murugan, co-founder, Chloroplast Foods, tells Shobha Warrier/, how he is bootstrapping his start-up.

Writing tips from succesful authors
Writer's block, rejection from publishers and negative criticism are just some of the problems first-time authors face.

March 25, 2015
5 networking mistakes you must avoid

How to negotiate your salary
Before you seal the deal, take a look at the fine print.

March 24, 2015
Bird woman: She shoots to conserve
India's first female wildlife photographer Rathika Ramasamy shares her inspiring journey to success.

IIT-KGP to offer short-term courses through video conferencing
The modular courses of around ten hours will be conducted live through video conferencing at IIT Kharagpur campuses in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.

March 23, 2015
'No one is really sure what they want in life'
Fashion graduate Natasha Ramachandran tells us how she became a model and why the industry is not meant for everyone.

March 18, 2015
This start-up believes in skilling India's youth
Medha is an organisation created with the idea of bringing in better employment opportunities and life for educated youth.

#SydneyStabbing: Avoid talking on a phone when you're walking alone
Rediff reader Anil Kumar shares some crucial dos and don'ts to follow.

The art of learning
Drawing and painting can be employed to develop students into critical thinkers, problem solvers and communicators.

March 17, 2015
9 tips to improve your English
Studying English demands you to invest time to learn and practice new words and expressions.

#SydneyStabbing: 12 tips to stay safe in a foreign country
Rediff reader Arun Mehta who's lived and worked in multiple countries shares his wisdom.

March 16, 2015
'Hinduism should not lose its USP, and that is tolerance'
Meet 28 year-old Dusyant Sridhar who is a techie by day and an Upanyasakar after work, giving discourses on ancient scriptures.

10 mistakes you must avoid in your CV
Steer clear of typos, templates and incorrect information.

March 14, 2015
The top 10 universities in the world
The latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings lists the best institutes from around the world.

March 13, 2015
How to quit your job
I would not recommend picking up your briefcase and walking out of your cubicle at the first sign of trouble.

'Which university should I opt for?'
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.

March 12, 2015
The top 10 business schools in the US
Take a look at the annual US News and World Report's 2016 business school rankings.

She's Mumbai's first woman station master
Mamta Kulkarni, Mumbai's first woman station master joined the Indian Railways in May 1992.

March 11, 2015
'Every waking moment work towards your goal'
Riyaaz Amlani, who owns 40 restaurants, tells A Ganesh Nadar/ what readers need to do to get ahead.

How to make the most of your performance appraisal
Do not furnish incorrect information or take credit for something you haven't done.

March 10, 2015
How a team of 70 is helping people find jobs
Mera Job is a marketplace for both lower end white collar jobs and skilled blue collar workers.

March 09, 2015
Meet Ami Shroff, India's bartending champ
Acclaimed bartender Ami Behram Shroff tells us how her passion for bartending got her to break rules and set new benchmarks

March 08, 2015
'I want to inspire, excite but also hold up a mirror'
Apurva Purohit's advice to women in the workplace and beyond.

March 07, 2015
The lady with the funny bone
Stand up comedian Neeti Palta talks about breaking stereotypes in an odd world.

March 05, 2015
Asia's first woman to drive a diesel train is an Indian
Mumtaz Kazi recounts her life's journey in her own words.

March 04, 2015
QUIZ: Who's the first Indian woman to go into space?
Identify these exceptional women from their achievements.

Her dream is to make India fit and healthy
Health, fitness and healing are the key elements of this entrepreneur's life.

March 03, 2015
5 ways to improve your productivity at work
Here are 5 work-habits you should consider adopting if you want to do more with less, time that is!

This Indian has a solution to fight diabetes
Mumbai-based serial entrepreneur Shreekant Pawar, who is all set to launch a device to help fight diabetes tells us more about the lessons he's learned in the journey

March 02, 2015
Dear PM, exam festivals won't solve students' problem
Students would enjoy the two weeks of festival time and then brace themselves for the examinations.

'Ask shamelessly, be empathetic'
Ashwini Asokan of Mad Street Den tells women to break stereotypes.

February 27, 2015
4 Zen email habits to make you more productive
Like all other practices, good email practices take time. Take it one day at a time and it will become an effective communication tool for you.

5 tips to speed up your job search
You can get away with a lot of time in your hands provided you do the right things at the right time.

February 26, 2015
The child bride who is now the CEO of a $112 million company
Born in poverty and subjected to inhuman abuse, Kalpana Saroj overcame all hurdles to emerge a success story.

February 25, 2015
8 ways to make the most of your day!
Use the first one hour of your day to review your pending tasks and finish them.

February 24, 2015
'Compete with yourself, not others': PM Narendra Modi tells students
Ahead of the board examination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged students to be confident and not get into any rat race of competition.

The first Indian to swim 1.4 miles in 52 minutes
Bhakti Sharma set a world record on January 10 this year.

February 23, 2015
How to choose your first job
Don't be tempted to take up what is on offer simply because it has come to you on a platter and looks promising on the surface.

February 20, 2015
Want a raise? Here's how you can get it!
Timing is an important factor when asking for a raise.

Chat@3: Do you want to study in Switzerland?
Christophe Clivaz of Swiss Learning will answer all your queries related to education in Switzerland.

February 19, 2015
Which university should I consider?
How do you choose between two equally incredible schools into which you've been accepted?

February 18, 2015
Online job search: How to put your best foot forward
If you're planning on applying for a job any time soon, make sure you tidy up your online profile.

February 17, 2015
How two girls are making young India think
Siblings Aditi Prasad and Deepti Rao Suchindran of Robotix Learning Solutions, are on a mission to inspire the innovators of tomorrow through robotics.

February 16, 2015
Meet India's first Playboy photographer
'When I see an unclothed woman, I do not see nudity; I see the beauty of nature, I see God in every female form.' That's L Ramachandran from Kumbakonam, India's first Playboy photographer, in conversation with S Saraswathi

These siblings are on a mission to cure oral cancer
Dr Preeti Adil Chandrakar and her engineer brother Praveen Adil travel in a mobile dentist lab to reach unusual patients.

February 12, 2015
10 essential traits of a successful leader
These qualities that can make you a better startup founder.

February 11, 2015
What you can learn from AAP's victory
Arvind Kejriwal admitted that quitting was his biggest mistake and he would never repeat it.

February 10, 2015
From Infosys to Snapdeal: Life lessons for start-ups
Founders should have faith in themselves, their vision and their team, feels Infosys founder Narayana Murthy.

February 09, 2015
5 reasons why yoga is a must for all entrepreneurs
Yoga improves the flow of oxygen to the brain and thus keeps depression at bay.

February 05, 2015
A career in HR: How you can be a people's person
An HR person's job is all about talent management.

February 04, 2015
Last minute tips to ace class 10 board exams
Dhanya Nair who scored 95 per cent in class 10 last year, tells how to beat the stress and use the time to focus on optimising your preparation...

February 03, 2015
Study in USA: How to pick the right college and course
The decision to pursue further education in a particular university requires careful considerations.

How you can be happy at work
Focus on the best you can do with what you've been given.

February 02, 2015
#LifeLessons: Be the average guy
Bestselling author and top banker Ravi Subramanian tells you why effort is essential for success.

The first woman to win a gold medal in the Indian Army
Meet Anjana Bhaduria, who was accepted into the first ever batch of women cadets in the Indian Army in 1992.

January 30, 2015
8 leadership lessons from marathon runners
Besides the passion, your disciple and endurance is what will take you to the end.

January 28, 2015
10 Americanisms that are downright confusing!
Dear supporters of Indian English, take heart! You have company. :-)

Start-up logo design: 5 mistakes you should avoid
Designing a logo for your start-up may get you into trouble if you are not aware of some basic fundamentals.

January 27, 2015
How Dabur, Lakme and Rooh Afza were started
These Indian companies truly defined the essence of entrepreneurship.

Will you quit your job to follow your passion?
In an interview with, Virender Kapoor former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and the author of Passion Quotient talks about the importance of passion.

January 26, 2015
#LifeLessons: 'Learn from everyone; learning should never stop'
As India celebrates its 66th Republic Day, we launch a series in which achievers from varied fields share their life lessons with us.

January 23, 2015
10 things Generation Y should know
Parag Saigaonkar, author of The Perfect Storm in an interview lists out ten things India's Gen Y should know.

Three life lessons I learned from my travels
Travel is all about venturing into unchartered territory, and experiencing new cultures and people. Starting up is very similar.

Layoffs: 10 tips for mid-level managers
Tell yourself clearly that if you have to be in the IT industry, you will have to do coding and testing; else you will be out of the industry. It will take some time, but you can adjust. It is a mind game. You have to play with your mind.

January 22, 2015
Beware! Don't hire these 5 employees
These are the people who could damage your organisation in possibly irreparable ways.

January 21, 2015
'If one fails to plan, he plans to fail'
"I am a corporate story teller. I write stories that people can relate to," says Partha Basu, author of Mid-Career Crisis...why some sail through and others don't, in which he charts out a plan to tackle mid-career crisis and offers insights into how you can achieve success in your career.

10 English words that have Indian origins

Is depression a well-guarded secret in the start-up world?
Depression is not just stress, nor is it only sadness. Depression is an illness.

January 20, 2015
The girl who fought back
Kiran Kanojia lost her limb when two miscreants made away with her bag. But she hasn't let that stop her.

She taught herself to bake, now she helps stray animals
Simran Multani, Founder of Ovenderful puts her passion for baking classic bakes in raising funds to help abandoned and maltreated animals.

5 tips to stay fit at work
Eat healthy food, do regular physical exercises, strike a balance between career, family and relationships.

January 19, 2015
Silencing the whispers
The inspiring story of Birubala Rabha who will go to any lengths to protect the 'witches'!

Layoff Lessons: Keep your chin up; prepare for small course corrections
'Do not panic; have a good rapport with the HR and negotiate if they can map you to some other requirement with lesser compensation. Take sometime off -- 10 to 15 days; relax; be with your parents or friends then come back and prepare a good resume and learn new skills.' A chemical engineer and IT professional share their layoff lessons.

'Learning is a lifelong process'
Aditya Bhushan Dwivedi profiles Amitava Ghosh the chief technology officer at TaxiForSure.

January 17, 2015
10 smart tips for innovators and app developers
Internet-based systemic wisdom connects machines and people, and will drive next-gen enterprises, said Huawei's Yatish Nagavalli.

January 16, 2015
Layoff Lessons: Always be in touch with rival companies
Lost your job? Why don't you start-up your own company instead of looking out for another job?

6 smart ways to protect your business legally
It will be safe to incur these costs initially to prevent any problems in the future, which would be far more expensive, in terms of money, time and effort.

11 tips to improve productivity at work
Out of excitement, we sometimes overcommit, and this is a major reason why we are not productive.

January 15, 2015
'The tiger ran off when it saw such a big group of women'

Inspiring lives through theatre
Theatre is not about having all the answers. It's about raising the right questions that take you into a zone of reflection, says Aruna Ganesh Ram, founder, Visual Respiration.

Laid off? 10 things you need to do right away!
Management guru Virender Kapoor tells you just what you need to do!

January 14, 2015
10 words you probably didn't know existed!
Get set to be amazed!

'Hey dude, I resigned too'
Sumit Jain, CEO and co-founder, Commonfloor talks about serendipity and his entrepreneurial destiny.

Laid off? Get your finances in order. Here's how!
As part our series on dealing with the pink slip, we spoke to financial planner Sridhar Vetapalem on how to get your finances in order.

4 tricky questions CEOs have asked in a job interview
The CEO will hopefully not bother testing your skills but surely would want to know how fit you are for the organisation.

January 13, 2015
Layoff Lessons: 'They don't scare me anymore'
Two professionals -- from aviation and jewellery industry -- share their stories and lessons they learned from the pink slips they got.

Running for life
Business consultant by profession and an endurance runner by passion, Sumedha Mahajan, author of just-released book Miles to Run Before I Sleep, created history when she ran as the only woman in a team of five from Delhi to Mumbai in 2012. In a conversation with, Sumedha truns the spotlight on the big takeaway from the event that changed her life.

January 12, 2015
5 things to do to avoid getting laid off again
As part our series on dealing with the pink slip, we spoke to Nirmal Singh, the founder and CEO of Wheebox, a prominent talent assessment company.

Lessons from Swami Vivekananda to inspire you
On his 152nd birth anniversary, also celebrated as National Youth Day, we bring you his thoughts on how your actions and will power determines who you truly become...

January 09, 2015
Why are top corporate executives taking up the plough?
Hepzi Anthony examines the curious case of the white-collared farmer.

January 08, 2015
Layoff Lessons: 'You can achieve anything; hurdles, a matter of time'
Let the world know you are strong enough to achieve anything. The layoff hurdle is nothing but a matter of time, says an anonymous reader, who shared his 'layoff lesson' with

10 sentences and what's wrong with each of them!
Continuing with our series on correct English usage, we list out all the mistakes with this set of instructions we came across in an elevator.

January 07, 2015
Layoffs at TCS? Lessons we need to learn
Layoffs are just an event in life, not life itself. Life's canvas is very large; fill it with wonderful new colours; colours of your choice.

World's stunning college campuses
Who would want to study in a classroom when you have such a gorgeous campus around you?

11 things Shiv Khera wants young India to know
Bestselling author of self-help books Shiv Khera has these words of advice for young Indians!

January 06, 2015
The biggest lie companies tell their employees: 'You are our biggest asset'
They, however, conveniently forget to add the condition: so long as you add good margins to our business

#NewBeginnings: 10 things that should be on your agenda in 2015
Virender Kapoor, author of PQ and A Wonderful Boss draws up a list for you, our young readers.

January 05, 2015
Where do your old gadgets go?
This is the story of a Bangalore-based startup that has been recycling e-waste. And why you should think twice before you throw away any of your electronic gadgets.

January 02, 2015
12 entrepreneurs who made news in 2014
Vikramank Singh looks back at the year gone by!

10 ways to be happy in 2015!
There is no magic pill for happiness says, Shradha Sharma. But here's what you can do to be happy!

Kids, here's how you can get a good recommendation
A good recommendation letter acts as a stairway to good colleges and to great jobs. Shreeja Mahambre gives tips on scoring a beyond satisfactory recommendation.

10 qualities that make a great entrepreneur
What are the personality characteristics and behaviours that lead to venture creation and success?

December 31, 2014
6 phrases that you've been using incorrectly
Continuing with our series on correct English usage, we list out six phrases that are so often misused.

Everything you should know about copyrights
Under the Copyright Act of India, computer software and software programmes are considered as literary work and can be copyrighted.

December 30, 2014
Want to be successful? Do what makes you feel good!
In order to have a successful career you have to ask yourself why you are doing what you are doing, says Kumud Srinivasan, Intel India's President.

December 29, 2014
Sound of music: What 2015 has in store
From gourmet music festivals to musical comedies, 2015 promises gigs that are unique and have a soul.

The 100 percentile girl!
Neha Manglik, the only female CAT topper this year tells us how she did it.

December 24, 2014
Study Abroad FAQs: Which specialisation should I choose?, a career guidance company responds to student queries on international admissions.

6 (more) sentences that are... erm... wrong!
As part of our ongoing series we tell you just what's wrong with the way (most) Indians speak English.

December 23, 2014
What to say and when to shut up: Lessons from an Oscar winner!
Lupita Nyong'o's speech at the 2014 Academy Awards is a classic example of a brilliant speech says Rakesh Godhwani, author of What to Say and When to Shut Up!

CAT-2014 results to be declared on December 27
Result of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 for admission in IIMs and other prestigious B-schools of the country will be announced on December 27.

Success = High income + family

How India will hire and get hired in 2015
The New Year, like 2014, will see brisk hiring. But, specialisation and strong domain skills will decide who gets hired.

December 22, 2014
'I owe my existence to Kailash Satyarthi'
Rescued from slavery at age 7 by Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Om Prakash Gurjar is today one of the world's 7 top influential youngsters.

What will Santa bring us in 2015?
As we ring in the New Year we must recognise that 2015 promises to be a very exciting time for India.

December 19, 2014
Oxford is UK's best research university

6 sentences that make absolutely no sense!
Watch what you say! Because English, as we've known for some time now, is a 'phunny' language!

How to get a job at Facebook
Computer science student Deepali Adlakha who recently secured a job at Facebook talks about the various interview stages and tells us how she cracked it.

December 17, 2014
'As a daughter of Indian immigrants, I'm proud to serve President Obama'
Aditi Hardikar says she is proud to honour her parents' sacrifices by giving back to her community and country.

The amazing success story of Flipkart's CTO
'There was a time when I went without salary for about six months,' says Amod Malviya, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and currently CTO, Flipkart.

December 16, 2014
How to prepare for GRE in 10 weeks
Ditch your tuitions and expensive books; there is a way you can crack the GRE without burning a hole in your pocket.

School admissions: 10 questions every parent must ask
The school is a place where your child will spend the next 14 years of his/her life. Is it equipped to meet the future?

December 15, 2014
'Do what your heart says and never look back'
Amit Singhal, the Indian who leads Google Search, is in love with what he does. Here are lessons he learnt from his career.

December 13, 2014
3 smart tips to build your online presence
The right combination of social media profiles and activity can help you gain a clear advantage over other potential candidates and reach out to prospective employers.

'How can I prepare for IIT-JEE 2015?'
It's important that you plan in advance and practice giving mock tests or test series.

December 12, 2014
Swiss schools want more Indian students
For the first time in India, Swiss Learning, an educational body managed by the Heads of Swiss Educational Institutes, has brought representatives from various schools from the country to meet stakeholders, Indian schools and parents of potential students.

Why 18-year-old Tabbu is an inspiration
'Now when I walk down the street people point me out to their daughters and say, "That's Tabbu. You should be like her",' says Tabbu Afroz, 18, when she received the Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award in New York.

Top 10 best places to work
The list is based on what the employees of these companies experienced over the past twelve months.

December 11, 2014
'What is the difference between TOEFL and IELTS?'
The TOEFL scores are accepted by more universities than any other English language test. You can take the test as many times as you wish.

How to de-stress at work
The most common mistake people make is trying to do everything on their own.

December 10, 2014
3 tips to crack a tough job interview
Not all questions have a right and wrong answer. Your responses should strike the right balance.

December 09, 2014
'If a girl is raped, there's something wrong with the man's upbringing'
Miss Supranational Asha Bhat lashes out at the way men treat women in India.

Goodbye, 2014! 10 heart-warming, inspirational stories of the year
We look back at some of the most inspirational stories featured on Rediff Get Ahead in 2014.

December 08, 2014
Still in college? 10 ways to make yourself employable!
How do you stand out in a crowd? Read this!

December 05, 2014
What makes Parag Parikh a great investor
"Nobody should be buying a stock at a rate higher than its intrinsic (actual) value, because then you are looking at the greater fool theory to come into play -- that someone would buy it again from you enabling you to make a profit." Excerpt of his views on value investing.

'Girls are curious about my sexual orientation'

How to land a great internship!
Before you apply to any internship, you need to clearly mention why and how your joining will be a win-win situation for the employer.

December 04, 2014
Feeling stressed? Blame it on inbox burnout!
Checking emails too often can cause stress, a new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behaviour revealed.

11 Indian institutes among top 100 univs in emerging nations
The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay were ranked among the Top 40 as per Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2015.

Strangest question: 'What would you manufacture in space?'
Rediff readers share the strangest questions asked to them in a job interview. Have you shared yours yet?

The tomboy who became a fashion entrepreneur
I don't remember a time I've ever done anything with a fear of failure. Even if I have a bad idea, I say to myself, 'What's the worst that could come out of it?' says Masoom Minawala, founder, Style Fiesta.

December 03, 2014
Too busy for work-life balance? Simple steps to take control
'You are always busy' is no longer a compliment but feedback that needs to be acted upon.

How to pick the right career for you

7 questions you should be asking your employer
Asking these matter for your career. Do not sign on the dotted line without getting satisfactory answers to these questions.

December 02, 2014
'Learning Japanese helps your career enormously'
'Japanese is a pictorial language, which if we learn systematically helps us develop our logic too,' says Sachin Gadhe, who shares his experience of learning a foreign language with us!

11 (perfectly reasonable) things bosses expect from you
Put yourself in your boss' shoes every once in a while and you'll realise that sometimes they may not necessarily be as evil as you make them out to be.

The MBA who sold her car to follow her passion
It is about discovery and enjoying the journey instead of focusing on the destination, says Gauri Jayaram, founder, Active Holiday Company.

December 01, 2014
How to crack the IIT-JEE 2015
Create a practical study plan. Read the questions cautiously. Use method of elimination.

The amazing success story of Abhijit Avasthi!
The journey of Abhijit Avasthi, the former national creative director of Ogilvy & Mather, is as amazing as it is unbelievable. Read on!

How to draft the perfect CV: Tips for freshers

November 30, 2014
5 clever ways to organise a meeting effectively
First things first! Do you have a good reason to call each and every attendee?

November 28, 2014
How to be a better leader: 7 tips for women
To inspire change and emerge as a leader, you need to have a higher sense of purpose and inspire teams to work for the larger good.

November 27, 2014
11 things that bad bosses do wrong
Virender Kapoor, author of A Wonderful Boss: Great People to Work With, lists out 11 things that bad bosses do wrong.

November 26, 2014
How to use social media effectively
Your content is the key to getting likes on Facebook, whether it's for a brand or an individual, says Zafar Rais, founder and CEO at Mindshift Interactive.

9 tips to make people fall in love with your brand

'Learning a foreign language helps promote world peace'
Pune-based Rediff reader Aparna Phatak tells us how German language helped her break the barriers and connect emotionally to the people of Germany and its culture.

November 25, 2014
Strangest interview question: 'Why are manholes round?'
Readers share the strangest questions asked to them in a job interview.

Expert tips to crack the GRE
In an online chat with readers, Jason Baran, spokesperson for the GRE programme at Educational Testing Service (ETS) addressed queries related to the entrance exam and offered crucial advice.

IN PICS: How Kiran Mazumdar Shaw founded Biocon
The entrepreneur reveals interesting nuggets about her life and career.

November 24, 2014
FAQs: All you need to know about the GRE
The Graduate Record Examination is an important test for admission into masters and doctoral programmes in the US.

4 Indians among Rhodes scholars this year
The scholars are awarded for their outstanding scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and to the common good.

The second quit India movement
Anjuli Bhargava explains why so many young Indians are packing their bags to study abroad and the steps that need to be taken to stem this outflow.

How to exit your job gracefully
As you set forth on a new journey, you definitely don't want to burn your bridges with your employer.

'What's the minimum age to apply for a US visa?'
US Consulate General Mumbai's Consular Chief Deanna Abdeen addressed reader queries on how to apply for a US visa.

10 things great bosses do right!
Virender Kapoor, the former director of Pune's Symbiosis Institute of Management author of A Wonderful Boss lists out ten things that great bosses do right.

November 21, 2014
TopperSpeak: How to crack CAT 2014
Tanay Aggarwal who is currently pursuing his post graduation in management from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai tells us how he secured 99.80 in the Common Admission Test last year.

'Learning German has opened many doors for me'
Rediff reader Deepak Kumar tells us how he learned a foreign language and found a friend in an alien land.

Have you learnt a foreign language?
What was it like discovering a new world? We would love to know!

November 20, 2014
Will you quit your job to hit the road?
Why are more and more young people quitting their day jobs to travel? Abhishek Mande Bhot finds out.

LSAT 2015 to be conducted on May 15
The prestigious Law School Admission Test (LSAT) for admission to undergraduate and post graduate courses in legal studies in the country will be held on May 15, 2015.

Chat@3: How to apply for a US student visa
To know all about applying for a US student visa, join us for a chat on November November 22, between 3 pm and 4 pm IST.

November 19, 2014
Think you're smarter than your boss?
Most of us have been in that space at some point in our careers when we think we're better than our bosses. So how do you deal with it? Read on!

Afraid to start-up? Here's help!
Here's how you can keep yourself and your team high on confidence.

November 18, 2014
Move over Selfie, Vape is here!
Vape has been named as the international word of 2014 by the Oxford Dictionaries New Monitor Corpus. But do you what does it mean?

Last minute tips to crack the CAT 2014
Syed Zaidie, a first year PGDIM student at the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai shares some crucial last minute tips for CAT aspirants taking the test on November 22.

Take a bow, young lady!

6% rise in number of Indian students in the US this year
With fresh enrollments crossing 100,000 mark, the total number of Indian students studying in the US reported a sharp increase this year.

4 reasons why you must travel more often
Find out how travelling more makes you a better person and professional.

November 17, 2014
Did you appear for CAT 2014?
Share your experience of taking the Common Admission Test with us!

5 reasons why you should work in a start-up
Working for a start-up is not the career suicide it is made out to be. It is, rather, professionally and personally very rewarding.

November 16, 2014
5 incredible life lessons you can learn from sports
From developing the right partnerships to employing strategies that help you to turn the game in your favour, the world of sports is full of lessons for your life and career.

November 14, 2014
Children's Day: Pune girl Vaidehi Reddy doodles for Google
The doodle you're seeing on Google's home page today is created by Vaidehi Reddy, a class 9 student of Army Public School, Pune.

How to get hired in 6 easy steps
From fine tuning your CV to quantifying your accomplishments, doing these will help you inch closer to the job of your dreams.

November 13, 2014
Pedalling for hope
'It is a fact that we are all wired internally to give and share. What holds us back is the glue of inertia,' says Jasmeet Gandhi as he sets out on a 1,000 kilometre cycling journey to raise money for children afflicted with eye cancer.

Why this start-up hired 100 IITians!
"Our company is a lot bigger than the 100+ IIT people we have on board. We know that talent lies in the person and not in their college degree, and we're looking on and off-campus to hire talented people from around the world," says Advitiya Sharma, an IIT-Bombay graduate, and co-founder & marketing head of

Children's Day Quiz: Can you identify these prodigies?

November 12, 2014
How to speak English correctly
These handy tips will have you sorted in no time at all!

What to avoid in a job interview
Hiring experts tell us how trivial things you say and do can lead to your rejection.

November 10, 2014
World's best schools 2014: Four Indian institutes in the top 100
Does your favourite institute feature in the list?

How to use LinkedIn to get a job
Use your LinkedIn posts to connect with prospective recruiters.

November 08, 2014
Want to study abroad? Here's why you must start early
A student should begin the ground work in classes 9 and 10 in order to gain a clear understanding of what the college application process entails and to be prepared to deal with the pressures that will follow.

November 07, 2014
How do you deal with sexual harassment at workplace?

How to dress for a job interview
Before heading to your wardrobe to decide what to wear for your next job interview, here are a few things you must know about wearing it right.

November 05, 2014
What is the strangest job interview question you've been asked?
Job candidates are occasionally subject to the weirdest interview questions. Has one being flung at you too? We'd LOVE to hear about it!

5 questions you should ask yourself at the end of all your workdays
Because sometimes the simple questions give us the answers we need!

From salesman to biz tycoon: A serial entrepreneur's success mantras
Abu Dhabi-based serial entrepreneur BR Shetty walks us through his life and career and shares the imminent lessons he's learned.

November 04, 2014
The girl who ran
Shibani Gharat loves to run. So this September the 29-year-old decided to test her limits and ran 72 kilometres along the world's highest motorable path. This is her story.

This start-up is making true love stories happen
A unique start-up in India is helping the differently abled find their match.

November 03, 2014
Who inspired you to choose your career? Tell us!
Was it your dad or your mum? Was it your teacher who showed you worlds you'd never seen before? We would love to hear from you?

5 lessons from Mark Zuckerberg
We bring you five lessons any entrepreneur, aspiring and otherwise, can learn from the founder of Facebook.

November 01, 2014
How to be a successful social butterfly
Socialising with people around you is actually easy and effective if done the right way.

October 31, 2014
How to ace the CAT 2014
With just two weeks left for the CAT 2014, Manek Daruvala, founder, director of Triumphant Institute of Management Education, advises intelligent planning and effective execution of those plans as the twin pillars for charting your success.

How Math changed this wannabe cricketer's life!
P Rajendran finds out how Himanshu Asnani, a winner of the Marconi Society's Paul Baran Young Scholars Award, swiftly moved from wanting to become a neurosurgeon or cricketer into engineering

October 30, 2014
'There won't be any dearth of jobs for 10 years'
'Today, in the Middle East, they insist on having Indians in all fields. Everybody believes Indians are capable, hard working and trustworthy,' Ravi Pillai, one of the most influential businessmen in the Middle East, tells Shobha Warrier/

This start-up is changing the way kids learn
Aparna Athreya is enriching the lives of kids, parents and individuals through the start-up Kid and Parent Foundation.

October 29, 2014
She rules the Indian blogosphere
Writing on parties and gossip as "Miss Malini", former dancer and radio jockey Malini Agarwal soon became an authority on matters of style.

From networking to farming, this Kerala boy has come a long way
"The mountains I climbed, the butterflies I counted, the streams I swam, the jungles I walked along, all called me back. The urge to go back to nature was very strong," says Tibin Parakal from Trissur who quit a lucrative engineering job in Delhi to start a restaurant but then ultimately became a farmer.

October 28, 2014
Rejected in a job interview? Here's what you need to do next
A handy list of things we must do when we have just been handed the rejection slip.

Goodness gracious me! #Indianisms that stump the rest of the world!
Love it or hate it, you simply cannot ignore apna #Indianisms, can you?

October 27, 2014
10 foods you must include in your diet
Oncologist Dr Zankhana Buch, AyurVAID Hospital tells us why these foods could help you lead a healthy lifestyle.

October 25, 2014
Seven reasons why my first start-up failed and seven lessons I learnt from them
We started our journey in wrong direction and we failed to change direction with time, says Pardeep Goyal, co-founder of School Gennie, a start-up that failed.

October 24, 2014
5 #mantras to make your brand a freaking global success!
Practical tips from Arvinder Gujral, who heads business development for Twitter

October 23, 2014
Your Zodiac will tell you what career is best for you
Based on your star signs, we try to tell you what career would be best suited for you.

October 22, 2014
About to resign in a huff? 6 reasons why that's a terrible idea!
When you quit let it be for the right reasons says Sonia Golani, CEO, Management Consultants Group and author of three acclaimed books!

5 tips to impress during a phone interview
How does one make an impression without meeting the recruiter face to face?

October 21, 2014
6 things successful people do that others don't
Dr Rekha Shetty, who consults several corporations on long-term innovation initiatives, draws up a list.

How to keep your job in a slowdown
While it is hard to be critical of your own performance, what is it that you can do to survive a slow job market?

October 20, 2014
5 things you must do to bag an internship
If you plan in advance, you could be lucky to get a paid internship.

October 16, 2014
5 things the hiring manager will never tell you
You have to be really smart to read between the lines.

October 15, 2014
Over 16,900 candidates qualify in the UPSC prelims
16,933 candidates have qualified UPSC's civil services preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the results of which were declared in a record 50-day time.

GATE 2015 registration extended to October 20
The above privilege is only for candidates who already have an enrolment ID, no fresh enrollments will be made.

Awkward to awesome: 9 tips to build a great network
The purpose of any event -- business or social -- is to trigger conversations. However, if you're in a room full of people you're meeting for the first time, how do you make your first move? Read on to find out...

October 14, 2014
How to be a star at office parties!
Diwali party, Xmas party or New Year party. These workplace etiquettes, while enjoying social gatherings at workplace, can not only create an impression for you but also save you some very awkward moments.

October 12, 2014
5 ways to impress your boss
Follow them and see how it helps you improve your standing in the office.

October 10, 2014
She wants to change the way women work in India
Sridevi Raghavan, co-founder and CEO of Amelio, a childcare centre that has huge expansion plans, says she wants every working mother in India to have a successful career along with a happy family life.

Why can't we be friends?

October 09, 2014
7 common English mistakes Indians make
English can be a very tricky language. Here's a list of very common mistakes we make. Scroll and learn! :-)

CAT Tips: Are you taking enough mock tests?
If you want to get the perfect score, you must take as many mocks as you can.

13 things you must absolutely avoid doing in a job interview
Can a weak handshake ruin your career even before it's launched?

October 08, 2014
Stop lying in your CV, NOW!

A foreign degree may not get you a job in India
Most companies find job seekers with domestic degrees good enough, a British Council survey said.

What it really takes to stay on top!

CAT Tips: Why sectional cut-offs are important
Gone are the days when your CAT preparation strategy meant studying for your strengths and leaving out the weaker areas!

October 07, 2014
Super 30 founder at Stanford: There is no substitute for teachers
Asserting that there is "no substitute" for teachers, Indian mathematician and founder Anand Kumar has said that there is a need to create an atmosphere in which teachers get respect and recognition to draw the best to this profession.

How to save money while studying abroad
From opening an account in a local bank to looking for festive and student discounts, here are some surefire ways you can save money on your education trip abroad.

October 06, 2014
CAT TopperSpeak: 'A strict study routine is the key to success'
Gavin DSouza who scored 99.49 percentile in CAT 2013 tells us how he cracked the test.

How to be a successful entrepreneur
Do you have the courage to look through failures and unexpected pitfalls?

October 05, 2014
This engineer wants every child to play
Vikas Plakkot, founder of Just For Kicks (JFK) is using using the game of football to develop life skills for students in low-income schools in India.

October 03, 2014
CAT TopperSpeak: Focus on accuracy and save time
Arijit Kumar Gorai who received admission offers from nine IIMs and SP Jain Institute of Management tells us how he cracked the test.

This 24-yr old is empowering rural Bihar and how!
This 24-yr old is empowering rural Bihar and how!

October 02, 2014
CAT Tips: 'Spend at least 3 hours a day to study'
Manish Kumar who achieved a high percentile of 99.43 in CAT 2013 and secured admission in IIM Raipur tells us how he succeeded in cracking the test.

This BPO employs differently abled people. And they rock!

October 01, 2014
How to crack CAT while you're working
Gagandeep Singh Pannu who cracked the CAT 2013 with 99.97 percentile while attending a full-time job shares his study secrets.

From Boston to UP's badlands: She came back to change India

4 warning signs you should not take up that job
The challenge is to see through the 'golden opportunity' and find out what's in it for you?

September 30, 2014
6 smart ways to research a company before your job interview
How many of us really read about the company ahead of a job interview?

This IT engineer is urging people to sell waste online
It all started the day when Anurag Asati was asked to get a kabadiwala home to collect some newspapers.

September 29, 2014
How to write an impressive CV
Hiring managers are always looking for ways to weed out candidates and only call the most worthy. How does one make the cut?

Super 30 founder Anand Kumar to speak at MIT and Harvard
Indian mathematician and founder of Super 30, Anand Kumar, has been invited by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak on his globally acclaimed effort to mentor students from the underprivileged sections for admission to the prestigious IITs.

What makes this girl from Mumbai's red light district so different?
Twenty-year-old Sheetal Jain is the daughter of a bar dancer and grew up in Mumbai's red light district. She is now in the US pursuing a course in drumming

Top 10 reasons why start-ups fail
Did you know that 80 per cent start-ups shut shop in the first three years?

September 26, 2014
Are you willing to pay the price for success?
Most of us have dreams, but what we don't want to do is pay the price for it. And boy, nothing comes for free.

This Goa model just made India proud
Goan beauty Gail Nicole Da Silva, first runner up Miss United Continent 2014 tells us how her personal success has inspired several others to believe in their dreams.

September 25, 2014
Applying for a job online? Avoid these mistakes
Did you know that having a really cool e-mail id could well work to your disadvantage?

September 24, 2014
These Indian teenagers won Google Science Fair 2014 Awards
Two Indians, Arsh Dilbagi and Mihir Garimella, were among the winners of Google Science Fair 2014, held on September 22, 2014 at the Fox Theatre, Redwood City, California.

'Higher education still not accessible to all'
Prof Pradip Narayan Ghosh, former Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University, Kolkata tells us how the quota system has been unable to make higher education accessible to a large section of society.

September 23, 2014
'An entrepreneurial revolution is taking place in India'
K Pandia Rajan, an expert on the employment scene and recruiting speaks on the buoyancy in the Indian economy and what youngsters can look forward to.

'How to explain gap years in your CV?'
In an online chat with readers, Capt Partha Samai, group head of Human Resources at AGS Transact Technologies shared tips on how to crack a tough job interview.

10 warning signs you must quit your job
Are you unhappy with the way things have turned out in your current organisation?

September 22, 2014
India's best schools of 2014
Does your school feature in the list? Find out!

5 intangible skills that every boss looks for in you!
And this is how you can highlight them in your next job interview.

September 21, 2014
Two-month strategy to crack CAT 2014
Make the most of these eight weeks to optimise your score and secure admission in a top b-school.

September 20, 2014
How to make education accessible and affordable for all
Dr Talat Ahmad, vice chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia suggests important reforms in the Indian education system.

Spouse's personality influences career success
When it comes to pay raises, promotions and other measures of career success, your spouse at home may play a key role, a new research suggests.

September 19, 2014
Jobless after graduation? Here's what to do
4 tips to help you survive the post-college unemployment phase.

September 18, 2014
'Women really don't want special treatment in any organisation'
Rupa Kudva, managing director and chief executive officer of credit rating agency CRISIL, talks about her career lessons and success mantras.

Time management is key skill parents want to pass on
What would you like to learn from your parents?

September 17, 2014
How to crack the GATE: Tips from a topper
Saurabh Sarda who holds the All India Rank 3 for GATE 2014 in Computer Science Engineering shares his study secrets.

Malvika Iyer's amazing story of grit!
In 2002, at 13 she lost both her hands and severely damaged her legs in a freak accident. Today she is a dedicated social worker, a motivational speaker and model for accessible clothing in India.

September 16, 2014
How to crack your first job interview
mouth -- but with your body too.

September 15, 2014
Why India should focus on income-based reservation
Dr M Ponnavaikko, vice chancellor, Bharathidasan University explains why the Indian education system requires needs to be revamped.

The MBA grad who's changing the lives of the underprivileged
Instead of taking up a plush corporate job, Shadab Hassan chose to start a school for underprivileged children.

September 13, 2014
How to crack the MAH-CET: Tips from a topper
Ajinkya Jain who scored 99.99 percentile in MAHCET 2014 tells us how he cracked the exam.

September 12, 2014
5 inspiring lessons from a 20-something entrepreneur
Sonali Gupta who became an entrepreneur at 19 tells us why it is important to shed inhibitions and move ahead to carve your own success story.

Job tips: How he landed a job at Amazon
Vivek Ruparel from Jadavpur University who recently cracked a tough interview at Amazon tells us how he did it.

'Culture and connection are more than a memory'
Thenmozhi Soundararajan works to break the shackles of caste for Dalits.

September 11, 2014
'The film industry needs to focus on talent not looks'
Theatre professional Ira Dubey discusses the current situation of the Indian theatre industry and what it means to be a woman in this profession.

This NRI kid came to India and nothing was ever the same
Pradyumna Nadakaduty didn't even know he was getting into social impact work when he applied for a job at Acumen Fund. Then something wonderful happened.

September 10, 2014
Dialysis at Rs 100? He made it happen!
Indian American Harvard Medical School student Sachin Jain looks beyond boundaries of direct service.

6 rules to manage your boss
If you want to move up the corporate ladder, you must first understand that there are no short cuts.

September 09, 2014
Can you prepare for multiple entrance exams simultaneously?
Nilkancha Badhiye who is currently pursuing her MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi tells us how she cracked the entrance examination while pursuing her final year of graduation.

Making students stress free without medicines
Stanford student Nitya Kanuri believes that a phone-based, anxiety assessment app built in the US can help Indian students manage their stress levels better.

Dancer, actress, Stanford grad: Lavanya Ashok shares her life lessons
Find out how Lavanya Ashok, vice president and executive director private equity at Goldman Sachs is inspiring other women to follow their dreams too.

September 08, 2014
She quit a lucrative US job to help India's underprivileged girls
Saima Hasan, founder and chief executive officer of Roshni Academy that works to empower girls from government schools in New Delhi and surrounding areas to achieve their full potential in college, jobs and life in general, tells P Rajendran what drew her to help poor girls.

Are you ready for your first job?
How does one make a smooth transition from college to corporate life? Should you take up a job or start something of your own? Is there a way you can find out?

He is a CEO at 17. And here's what you should know!
Computer whiz Jefferson Prince, who has built a 70-employee gaming company from scratch, tells S Saraswathi about motivations and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Thank God it's Monday!
We have eight reasons to celebrate Monday mornings at work. Here goes...

September 07, 2014
TopperSpeak: How to crack the Xavier Aptitude Test
Ancy Varghese who had 99.38 percentile in XAT 2014 describes the importance of knowing all about the exam first and developing a strategy accordingly.

Giving a second chance to delinquents
Riya Shah, a New York teenager, who had been to Baroda to volunteer with an NGO that works for upliftment of orphans and delinquents, shares her learnings with Chaya Babu.

September 06, 2014
The doctor who reclaims stolen lives
Anup Patel tells Chaya Babu that he is bound by a sense of duty to help the country of his birth fight the menace of human trafficking

What is new in GATE 2015?
Abhijit Chaudhari, Director, GATEFORUM tells you what to expect in the entrance exam this year and how you can prepare for it.

September 05, 2014
'A lot still needs to be done for the 400 million illiterate Indians'
Anjuli Pandit wants to use her skills to educate more and more Indians, says Chaya Babu

These teachers are changing the world. Have you heard of them?
This Teacher's Day, we chronicle the stories of such amazing teachers who inspire by example. Some of them you have perhaps heard of. Others are much more obscure.

7 things you should never tell a teacher
If you've got a parent-teacher meeting anytime soon, you better watch what you're saying.

Numero Uno: This Indian has won the math Nobel
Dr Manjul Bhargava speaks to P Rajendran about winning the Fields Medal, math's biggest global honour.

Retweet this! 20 life lessons from Twitter's co-founder
Co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone tells us what he learned from his enterprising entrepreneurial journey.

September 04, 2014
'Math research is not considered a reasonable career option'
Manjul Bhargava, who was recently awarded Fields Medal, Math's biggest global honour, tells P Rajendran that society's attitude towards the subject is changing slowly

You can crack CAT while you're working!
Sohini Deb who cracked CAT 2013 with 98.11 percentile and secured admission at IIM Kozhikode shares her study secrets.

How to use social media to find your next job
With polished skills, focused approach, and planned social media strategies, you can actually make a smooth landing to your next potential career.

He shoots hoops for hope
In the second of a special series on second generation Indian Americans giving back to India, Shaun Jayachandran tells Arthur J Pais how he is using basketball to get the young in India to build their educational skills and career goals.

September 03, 2014
Why an MBA became a wedding photographer
After spending seven years a corporate slave, with all his spare time spent on this hobby -- Anshum Mandore finally did what so many brave have done before him. He quit and started a brand new career from scratch.

Bringing relief to India, one vaccine at a time
In a first of a special series on second generation Indian Americans giving back to India, we begin with Meghana Sreevatsava's story.

September 02, 2014
Whoa! Maximum Indian students in the US are from Hyderabad
The city ranks number four after Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai globally.

6 reasons why the Ice Bucket Challenge got your attention
Every hit campaign has a secret strategy -- one that is simple yet unique.

September 01, 2014
Top 6 engineering entrance exams
Besides the Joint Entrance Exam that we all know of, here are some more that are equally competitive.

How to live your dream life
If your thoughts about your day aren't exciting, passionate and enthusiastic then in all likelihood the day isn't going to be either!

August 30, 2014
Want to be a Business Analytics professional?
A business analyst is one who identifies, suggests and rectifies problems in an organisation, which explains why the role of such a professional is crucial for the company's success. Find out what you need to make it big in analytics.

August 29, 2014
Want to serve the nation? Join the Civil Services
The Civil Services of India continue to be a prestigious avenue for all those dreaming of 'making it'. Here's how you can be an IAS/ IPS officer.

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

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

June 05, 2013
Maharashtra CET Results 2013 announced today
Students can access their results on

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!
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, 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

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 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

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, 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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, 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 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 (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

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. 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, 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, 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! 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, 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></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, 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, hosted a chat on June 8. The transcript.

June 23, 2009
CAT 09: The surprise factor
Examination experts at 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 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 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, 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 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'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.'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 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., 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 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, in collaboration with 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 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 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 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, in collaboration with brings you the answer keys to the CAT 2008.

November 16, 2008
CAT 2008: An analysis presents the first and the most detailed analysis of CAT 2008 for the users of

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

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, 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 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

'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, 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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