|October 09, 2015|
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.
|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 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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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?
|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 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 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 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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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.
|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/Rediff.com 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 Rediff.com!
Results for the Class 12 Maharashtra state board examinations 2015 will be declared on May 27 at 1 pm. Get your result by visiting www.rediff.com/exams.
|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 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 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.
|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 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 Rediff.com 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 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 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 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/Rediff.com, 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 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.
|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 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.
|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 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 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 Rediff.com, Sumedha truns the spotlight on the big takeaway from the event that changed her life.
|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.
|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.
|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 Housing.com.
Children's Day Quiz: Can you identify these prodigies?
|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 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.
|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/Rediff.com
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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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.
|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.
|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 13, 2013|
|UPTET 2013 results to be declared soon|
Uttar Pradesh Basic Education board students can access the Uttar Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test results on http://upbasiceduboard.gov.in
|August 08, 2013|
|IIM-A tweaks admission criteria, non-engineers, freshers HAPPY|
As per the new criteria of selection effective for the 2014-16 academic session, work-experience of prospective candidates will assume lesser weightage and preference will be given to the most recent academic score; marks obtained in the class 10 and 12 examination will be given less importance.
|August 05, 2013|
|How to register for CAT 2013|
The last date to register for the Common Admission Test (CAT 2013) is September 24. Read on for details on how to register for the test...
|July 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 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 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.
|June 06, 2013|
|Maharashtra SSC Result 2013 on Rediff|
Results for the Class 10 Maharashtra SSC examination 2013 will be declared on June 7 at 1 pm. Students can get their results on rediff.com.
|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).
|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 29, 2012|
|8 things you will NEVER learn at IIMs|
Rohit Salaria, the protagonist of IIM C alumnus Mayank Jain's Stop Me If You Can learnt some rare skills during his two years at the IIM-C. He offers a tongue-in-cheek account of the things he missed learning at the b-school.
|October 26, 2012|
|REVEALED: What salaries Indian employees expect|
In a survey Cerebrus Consultants, a leading HR consulting firm, sought the views of employees through an online survey hosted by Rediff.com. Here are the key findings of this pioneering study.
|October 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.
|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 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
|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.
|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
|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.
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
|March 23, 2011|
|UK Government outlines major major overhaul of student visas|
Tougher entrance criteria, limits on work entitlements and the closure of the post study work route are some of the changes made to the student visa system in the United Kingdom, home secretary Theresa May has said. The announcement on Wednesday follows a major public consultation on the reform of Tier Four, which is the student entry route to the UK of the points based system, after a home office review revealed widespread abuse.
Preparing for CAT 2011? Here are some strategies
Are you preparing for CAT 2011? There are some simple strategies that can help you to ace it.
|March 18, 2011|
|Share your IIT JEE tips|
Share your IIT JEE tips with others who are preparing for the national IIT examination across the country.
'Two different Indias are being born'
'India is about 50 years behind China in the quest to eliminate illiteracy. At this point of time, about a third of India's working age population has never been to school and on current trajectories, even 20 years from now, about almost a fifth of India's working age population will not ever have had any formal education -- not even one year of schooling.'
|March 07, 2011|
|AICTE shuts door on part-time MBA courses|
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to pull the plug on part-time management courses in business schools across the country.
|March 04, 2011|
|Working women: An untapped potential|
Gender-skewed workplace practices can have adverse effects not just on women, but on an organisation itself. It is high time that corporates reviewed some of their policies.
Share your first job experience with us!
Here's how you can help first-time job seekers by telling us how you cracked your first-job interview and how you coped with your first job by sharing your experience with us. We will publish the best responses, right here on Rediff.com for the benefit of those seeking their first jobs.
|February 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.
|January 17, 2011|
|CAT methodology disclosure unclear|
Varun Aggarwal points out that it is important for the examination body to ensure that either each test form is of the same difficulty level or that the scores of candidates calculated, are equated.
|January 14, 2011|
|CAT 100 percentiler shares his succes mantras|
P. Manohar Anand of IIT madras is one of the eight students who aced CAT 2010 with 100 percentile. He shares his success mantras and the road ahead with Rediff.com.
What went wrong for these IIM aspirants
Even as some celebrated their superb success in CAT 2010, there were a few others who are still getting over the shock of their low score. Lajwanti D'Souza speaks to a few disgruntled IIM aspirants
|January 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 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.
|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 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 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.
|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.
|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 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 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.
|July 15, 2010|
|Best of 5 rule: Lost time puts students under pressure|
The SC ruling on 'best of 5' in Maharashtra clears the way for this year's junior college admissions. Students and college authorities prepare to begin the new academic year.
'With every bust we've come out stronger'
Ashish Hemrajani, founder of Bookmyshow.com quit his job at a top advertising agency to start his company, Big Tree Entertainment in 1999. Here he tells us how he survived the dotcom bust, the recession and succeeded despite all odds.
Live: Univ of Calcutta BA, BSc, BCom results 2010
University of Calcutta BA, BSc, BCom Result 2010 is live. To retrieve the results on sms, students can pre register by sending CUUG<space>PART NO<space>ROLL NO to 57333 e.g.: CUUG 2 200391 and send it to 57333.
Topperspeak: From class 7, IIT was my target
Vipul Singh from Bhilai earned the first rank in AIEEE and the fifth rank in IIT-JEE this year. He shares with Nitin Jindal his journey to the top.
|July 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 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.
|June 30, 2010|
|CAT 2010: How to find your comfort level in DI|
Data interpretation gives most CAT aspirants the jitters, especially those from non-technical backgrounds. Here Gaurav Bakliwal, of Testfunda.com, share some useful tips on how students can sharpen their DI skills.
|June 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 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 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.
|April 08, 2010|
|IIT JEE: Try these FREE mock test|
rediff.com in collaboration with TCYonline present mock papers for mathematics, physics and chemistry for JEE students to improve their speed and sharpen their skills.
Topperspeak: IIT-JEE is not everything in life
Chennai boy V Prashant who had an all-India rank of 5 in IIT-JEE and had an all-India rank of 8 in AIEEE in 2009 gives his mantras to crack IIT-JEE to be held on April 11 this year.
|April 07, 2010|
|Three most crucial factors for physics prep in IIT JEE|
Come April 11 and lakhs of Indian students who aspire to study at premier Indian Institutes of Technology will be appearing for their joint entrance exam, popularly known as the IIT JEE. Here are some basic tips that JEE aspirants must keep in mind while preparing for physics.
|April 05, 2010|
|'Living in India was like looking at myself'|
Aruna Viswanatha grew up in New Jersey but worked in New Delhi as a reporter from December 2007 to May 2009. She is currently a reporter in Washington, D.C. Aruna offers her take on working in Indian offices.
'IIT JEE is like any other exam'
The IIT JEE is coming up on April 11 and we asked readers who have taken the test in previous years to share their tips on how to score well in the exam. Here we publish some of the responses we received.
|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 26, 2010|
|5 useful tips to tackle your exit interview|
The basic purpose of these interviews is to find out the reason for an employee's departure and improve working conditions, if that is what triggered the action.
|March 25, 2010|
|Study UK: Don't be fooled by 'short-cuts'|
British High Commission First Secretary (Education Services) Kevin McLaven speaks with RMS Atwal about the application process to the UK universities.
|March 24, 2010|
|Class X: Try these FREE Science tests|
Here rediff.com in collaboration with TCYonline present three mock papers for Maths for students to improve their speed and sharpen their skills.
|March 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 09, 2010|
|Columbia Univ to open Global Center in Mumbai|
Columbia University Monday announced the launch of the latest Columbia Global Center for South Asia in Mumbai in order 'to deepen its global perspective and expand knowledge' particularly about the country and also about the region.
Class X: Try these FREE Maths tests
Here rediff.com in collaboration with TCYonline present three mock papers for Maths for students to improve their speed and sharpen their skills.
|March 08, 2010|
|Women's Day special: The light of leadership|
It's a hard world. But it's definitely not a man's world anymore. Gone is the perception of a feeble, docile and delicate woman attempting to make a mark in her own small way.
'At Infosys we concentrate on breaking the stereotypes'
As part of our focus on women at workplace to celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Infosys's principal diversity officer, Srimathi Shivashankar on how the company is encouraging women emerge as leaders as well as facilitating an inclusive work environment.
'Women in the Army? We're here to stay!'
On the occasion of Women's Day,Bhavna Chauhan, ex-army officer and author of 'Where Girls Dare', shares what it was like to be a woman in the Indian Army.
|March 07, 2010|
|'Women more willing to take risks'|
Here, on the eve of Women's Day, Iti Kumar, vice president, People Development, GlobalLogic, shares what it means to be a career woman in today's world.
'Young women are not taken seriously at workplace'
On the eve of International Women's Day Abhinaya Vedula, deputy general manager, SatNav Technologies talks about challenges faced by women at the workplace and how they can be overcome.
|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 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 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 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.
|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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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.
|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 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?
|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 20, 2009|
|This man saves lives, one click at a time|
For over ten years now, Khushroo Poacha has stood by the sole belief that to do good work you don't need money. Poacha runs indianblooddonors.com (IBD), a site that lets blood donors and patients in need of blood connect with each other almost instantaneously. Here is his story.
All you need to know about Education UK
With chicken tikka being Britain's national dish, immigration issues notwithstanding, few other countries could match the welcome it provides.
|October 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.
|September 29, 2009|
|Young India is following her heart, are you?|
Are you doing voluntary social work apart from studying? Tell us more about you and your work and we publish it right here on rediff.com.
Want to study in Canada? Knowing French can help
While English can be scary for Indian students thinking of migrating to Canada and elsewhere, knowledge of the French language can not only help them secure an easy Canada student visa but would improve their career prospects as well.
|September 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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.
|July 27, 2009|
|CAT: Tips to crack Data Interpretation|
Atul Prashar and Vishal Gupta, examination experts from TCYonline.com, hosted a chat with readers on July 20 to discuss CAT 2009. The transcript.
|July 24, 2009|
|'How can I improve my accent?'|
Nasha Fitter, communications expert and author of the recently launched book 'You're Hired! How to get that job and keep it too', hosted a chat with readers on July 10. The transcript.
|July 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.
|June 23, 2009|
|CAT 09: The surprise factor|
Examination experts at www.TCYonline.com have done a critical analysis of the previous CATs by measuring the three most crucial factors that remain tricky in all CATs.
'Singapore is a safe study destination'
An interview with Rajdeep Singh, the executive director of Angad Info Overseas Communication Consultancy, experts in Singapore student visas.
|June 19, 2009|
|'People are tempted by careers that are immediately rewarding'|
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first year JD candidate at Harvard Law School and DPhil candidate at Oxford Tarun Chhabra, 28, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.
|June 18, 2009|
|CAT: 10 myths busted|
help students clear some of the myths and misunderstanding surrounding the CAT, here are 10 'myths' explained.
|June 17, 2009|
|'I don't believe that something is better than nothing'|
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, third-year Harvard medical student Chitra Akileswaran, 26, discusses how she came to win the prestigious grant and what she intends to do with the money.
Career growth: Build your personal brand
A closer look at how creating a powerful personal brand can be a potent career growth strategy.
|June 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 05, 2009|
|'What should I do after Class XII?'|
To answer this and many other related questions Tunvey Gogia, from Topperlearning.com hosted a chat with GA readers on June 4. The transcript.
|June 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.
|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 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 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 18, 2009|
|'My message is one of empowerment and independence'|
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first-year Harvard medical student Shantanu Gaur, 22, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.
Job interview FAQs
Here are the answers to five most frequently asked questions during a job interview.
|May 13, 2009|
|'Be very careful while choosing a company'|
A head of business operations of a Chandigarh-based software company narrates the pain and disgust he felt when he had to fire some of the best hands of his team at the behest of the management.
'I've been laid off in the past': A CEO speaks
In an interview with rediff.com, the CEO of media, entertainment and communication company Percept Talent Management fills us in on his career, his success mantras and his advice to youngsters looking to make it big.
|May 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 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 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 22, 2009|
|At 26, he heads two successful businesses|
Meet 26-year-old entrepreneur Aadil Bandukwala. At the age of 26, he is the CEO and owner of not one, but two companies -- a web consultancy firm called Leading Minds and the quirkily-named recruitment agency Talent Onions. In an interview with rediff.com's Insiyah Vahanvaty, Aadil discusses his career, his passion for entrepreneurship and what it's like to run two organisations of his very own on a day-to-day basis.
Cracking CAT: The 50-50 rule
Anshul Sharma, a student at IIM Lucknow, shares his CAT experiences.
|April 21, 2009|
|Honour for an inspirational leader|
As part of a week-long achiever series, Get Ahead presents an interview with each of six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States.
Free mock AIEEE for you
So are you ready for the AIEEE? Have you designed a strategy that is sure to get you great results? Try your hand at this mock AIEEE.
'US still best education destination'
Everyday job cuts, a slump in university admissions and a dwindling demand for H1B visas might project a gloomy US scenario to an average student in India but there is light at the end of the tunnel for those who think ahead.
|April 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 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 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 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 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 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 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?
|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 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 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 02, 2009|
|Party your way to a new job|
Don't give up job hunt during the holiday season, for this can be the best time for developing contacts and landing a job, say experts.
|December 28, 2008|
|UGC plans big changes in education|
Now students may be able to pursue courses in segments in universities as per their preferences if the recommendations of a UGC committee on academic reforms are accepted by the institutions.
|December 26, 2008|
|Free mock NMAT test|
NMAT is entrance exam of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). NMIMS gave a huge 85 per cent+ weightage to NMAT score. NMAT gives ranks to candidates who clear cutoffs in all sections. Take this mock test to find out how prepared you are!
|December 23, 2008|
|The post CAT catch!|
Now that the CAT is done with, it is time to once again start focusing on the plan ahead. Here's a plan to crack post CAT tests like group discussions, personal interviews, extempores etc.
|December 19, 2008|
|SNAP: Test your GK|
The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP, scheduled on December 21, is the first step for admission to any Symbiosis Institute that offers postgraduate programmes. TCYOnline.com, brings you the SNAP GK question bank, with answers.
|December 18, 2008|
|Study US: Co-ops and internships|
In today's competitive job market, setting yourself apart from other candidates with a defining quality or experience can make all the difference in securing a job.
CAT 2008: Estimated cut-offs
Rediff.com in association with IMS Learning Resources brings you the estimated cut-offs of the various B-schools across the country.
|December 17, 2008|
|Essay writing tips for XAT|
The B-school uses the essay as a pre-interview yardstick.
Free mock SNAP test
Clearing the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP, scheduled on December 21, is the first step for admission to any Symbiosis Institute that offers postgraduate programmes.
Job hunting in an economic slowdown
Facing a layoff is fast becoming more and more a real prospect for many professionals. To keep your job, you need to work smart not and do whatever it takes to make sure you are crucial to your company.
|December 16, 2008|
|The next 'hot' career|
Yesterday's hot job can be tomorrow's lukewarm option. So should you really go about choosing what subject to study based on what you think is 'in demand'?
|December 15, 2008|
|B-school exams: Prep tips for GK|
If you practice properly, it should be possible to do at least four questions per minute in this section, saving you time for other sections of the paper.
Fresh grads: Focus on job content, not salary
Aquil Busral, the National President of NHRDN was in Chennai to attend the 12th National Conference of the National HRD Network (NHRDN). In this interview, he talks about how the young working professionals and fresh graduates can prepare themselves for the current global economic situation.
|December 12, 2008|
|All you NEED to know about JMET 09|
The test is the first step towards seeking admission to the post-graduate programmes in management offered by the six IITs and IISc Bangalore. Are you ready?
Ready for the JMET? Test yourself!
To help test takers better prepare for the test, Rediff.com in collaboration with TCYOnline.com presents a mock JMET.
|December 10, 2008|
|Winning your B-school Group Discussion|
Know where students win and lose in the GD/PI in order to arrive at your own rule book.
GMAT or GRE: What is the difference?
What is the difference between the GMAT and the GRE? QS topgradschool.com looks at these two tests, graduate schools perceptions of them, the preparation behind them and how to get a good score.
|December 09, 2008|
|5 industries still looking to hire|
While the banking sector may be in the doldrums, impacting various other industries, there are still some sectors that are on an upward trend.
|December 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
<META NAME="description" CONTENT="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 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 17, 2008|
|CAT: The next step|
For the 2.70+ lakh test-takers, the CAT paper did not spring too many surprises but like the well-known tomato ketchup in a popular commercial, it was different!
CAT 2008: Paper analysis
Here's a detailed look at what the CAT 2008 held in store for test-takers -- with a look at the trends, errors, surprises and possible cut-offs --presented by experts at TIME.
CAT 2008: Answer keys
to help test-takers know how they fared, rediff.com in collaboration with TCYOnline.com brings you the answer keys to the CAT 2008.
|November 14, 2008|
|CAT: Exam day tips|
Here are some tips to keep in mind as you take the exam.
|November 13, 2008|
|CAT: Your Quant tool kit!|
Here is your last-minute refresher: The Quant Tool Kit from the quant experts of www.TCYonline.com.
International MBA: The application process
If the ocean of information seemed overwhelming, the number of things I needed to arrange in order to complete a single application was ever-increasing. There had to be some way to get around this.
CAT: Keep your cool!
As the CAT is just around the corner, prevent your tension levels shooting through the roof by keeping your cool with these stress buster tips.
|November 11, 2008|
|Last minute CAT tips|
With less than a week to go for CAT 2008, are there strategies to maximise you RC scores? What is the best way to tackle the CAT? What should you time management strategy be?
Is your personal hygiene a source of office embarrasment?
Do you dread sharing a cubicle with a colleague because she has strong BO? Are you always looking away from your boss when he speaks because he suffers from bad breath? Corporate grooming expert Suneeta Kanga gives you a few tips to maintain personal hygiene at the office.
|November 10, 2008|
|CAT: VA questions you can expect|
We take a look at the questions you can expect in the upcoming CAT and other similar B-school entrance tests.
CAT: Tips to improve your speed
Experts from TestFunda.com hosted a CAT chat on October 23. For those of you who missed the chat. The unedited transcript.
Mock CAT for you!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.
Balance your professional equations
Be it your equation with your boss, your boss's boss, immediate peers, colleagues working in other departments of the company or the guard who waves to you in the office everyday -- equations affect and matter everywhere.
|November 07, 2008|
|'A CAT paper with no sections?'|
To answer CAT related questions Ajeet Khurana, director of Peak Seekers, an institute that trains CAT aspirants, hosted a chat with GA readers on November 6. The transcript.
CAT: Learn to relax!
Fighting the war 'within' is a bigger challenge for the average MBA aspirant gearing up for the upcoming CAT, than the war 'without'. The question now is how well you are girded up for the big day.
|November 06, 2008|
|CAT: Accuracy vs attempts?|
To answer CAT-related questions Praveen Vedamuthu, Assistant Centre Manager with IMS, hosted a chat with GA readers on October 22. The transcript.
CAT: Test your speed, accuracy
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.
Foreign MBA: How much does it cost?
One of my major criteria for shortlisting a foreign B-school was the finances required. There were three categories of financing.
|November 05, 2008|
|CAT: Your 10-day strategy|
With just 10 days to go before the big day, here's what you should and should not be dong in terms of your CAT preparation.
|November 03, 2008|
|Why you need a holiday from work|
"No employee is indispensable." It seems to be the mantra for a growing number of young professionals, who for the fear of losing their job, are not going on leave for extended periods of time. There are however repercussions of taking the cliche a little too seriously.
CAT FAQs: What is the sectional cut-off?
Experts from TIME istitute attempt to answer the most frequently asked questions students face for CAT.
Free Mock CAT for you!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.
|October 31, 2008|
|CAT: Quant questions you can expect|
A look at the various types of questions that have made an appearance in the entrance exams of management schools.
New UK work visas decoded
There has been a lot of confusion over the newly introduced points-based system for individuals applying to work in the UK. Here we look at the main facets of the new system.
|October 29, 2008|
|CAT: Two-week countdown|
Some easy tips on how to spend your time preparing for CAT.
11 ways to be a happy employee
A happy employee is more productive and gives more than an unhappy employee. So let's look at some ways to up the happiness factor.
BPO careers and the global financial crisis
Everyone is talking about the global financial crisis and how it will adversely affect Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Should you be worried?
CAT 2008: Last minute tips
Experts from TCYonline.com, Dacharla Vamsi Krishna and K B Sharma hosted a CAT chat with Get Ahead readers on October 27. The transcript.
|October 28, 2008|
|Try this FREE mock CAT!|
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.
|October 27, 2008|
|CAT 2008: What to expect |
We look at a more detailed analysis of CAT 2005, CAT 2006 and CAT 2007 and what one can expect in CAT 2008.
|October 22, 2008|
|Your one-month CAT strategy|
In this article we will discuss a strategy/plan that needs to be adopted to take the preparation to the next level in the coming days across each of the three sections that one has seen in CAT over the last few years.
|October 21, 2008|
|Test yourself with this FREE mock CAT!|
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.
|October 15, 2008|
|CAT trends and what they mean|
The unpredictability is seen in the number of questions, the number of sections, the marking scheme, negative marking, duration of the test and most importantly in the composition of the test.
|October 14, 2008|
|All about how to be your own lawyer|
Ankoosh Mehta, Solicitor, author and a black belt in Taekwondo talks about opportunities for young law school graduates and about his recently published book on law.
Try this FREE Mock CAT!
Get Ahead, in collaboration with TCYOnline.com, an organisation that trains CAT aspirants, brings you a FREE sample CAT paper, with the answers.
Cracking CAT: Sure-fire Quant strategies
Experts at TIME address some of the common misconceptions about the Maths section in CAT.
Study Abroad: MS or MBA in the UK?
To address questions related to education in the UK, experts Preeti Gadok and Aprajita Kalra, hosted a chat with GA readers on October 10. The transcript.
'Fashion can be a murky business'
30-year-old Samir Singh, fashion entrepreneur and shoe designer shares his success mantras.
|October 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 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 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.
|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 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 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 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 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 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 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 30, 2008|
|Job hopping may impede career growth: Survey|
Higher pay and better employment prospects may be of utmost importance for a person switching companies, but job-hopping can severely hamper career growth as well as wealth creation in long-term, says a new survey.
|July 29, 2008|
|Kung fu style career advice|
If a giant panda can become a mighty kung fu warrior -- so could you. Not kung fu warrior, but whatever -- ballet dancer, arctic explorer or investment banker. Here are some definite takeaways from Kung fu Panda for all those of you struggling with questions of what, where and how to steer your career.
|July 28, 2008|
|How to write the perfect CV|
What is the secret to a great CV? HR trainer and CV expert Kshipra Singh will analyse reader CVs and we will publish her analysis right here on rediff.com.
'Listen to your heart and never fear failure'
Patu Keswani, the owner of Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox Hotels discusses his success mantra, his life as an entrepreneur and fun he had in starting his own hotel chain.
|July 25, 2008|
|Study UK: The recruitment process explained|
Former student of Warwick University, Aruni Mukherjee shares his advice on how you can improve your chances of landing a job post graduation.
Ladies, jumpstart your career!
pepsiCo India has launched an initiative to train women professionals and re-introduce them into the corporate world.
Here's how to decide if you should quit your job
Working in an organisation that is going through crisis? Can't decide between staying or leaving the job? Well, don't fret, for here are some tips which can help you decide whether to stay or go from the company.
|July 24, 2008|
|CAT 2008: Are you ready for quant and DI?|
Munira Lokhandwala, a faculty at IMS Learning Resources hosted a CAT 2008 chat with GA readers on July 23. For those of you who mised the chat, here's the unedited transcript.
Study UK: Boost your post graduation employability
An average Indian middle-class salary will not suffice to repay the loan which will continue to accumulate interest. You will almost certainly have to get a job in the UK to be able to repay your loan and have a decent career at the same time. Here's what you need to know.
IIT Bombay's free online lectures
A unique initiative launched by IIT Bombay now makes IIT lectures available at the click of a mouse -- and for free!
|July 23, 2008|
|'As Indians, we need to build self-confidence'|
Subroto Bagchi, author of the recently published book 'Go Kiss the World -- Life Lessons for the Young Professional' talks about India's youth, why they need to be self-confident and why hire and fire policies are not good for the growth of Indian companies.
|July 22, 2008|
|The one-stop scholarship shop|
No deserving student shall be bereft of education due to lack of finances. That is the aim of A2Zscholarships.com, a website set up by two enterprising young engineering students at VJTI in Mumbai. We speak to them about the site.
All you need to know about the SAT
To address SAT related questions, Sushila Panvelkar, Product Manager, Undergraduate Study Abroad Programme at IMS hosted a chat with GA readers. The transcript.
|July 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 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.