July 22, 20168 offbeat courses we bet you haven't heard about
These offbeat courses will guarantee you a job.
July 21, 2016Want a Central government job?
Here are some tips to help you crack the Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Examination.
Is it a good idea to switch your career?
Do not make a hasty move. It is advisable to test the waters before you take the plunge.
July 20, 20167 tips to impress in a telephonic interview
Listen carefully. Speak in a consistent tone.
July 18, 201614 things you must never tell your boss
Complaining about work or colleagues won't help you much.
July 16, 2016Expert tips: The best options to study in the US
In an online chat with readers, NNS Chandra offered advice on how to pursue an education abroad.
July 15, 2016Should underperforming students be held back before Class 9?
Is no-detention policy encouraging performance anxiety among students in higher classes?
5 simple ways you can improve your productivity
The way you keep your desk reflects on how organised your life is.
July 14, 2016How to supercharge your employees
Praise publicly, but reprimand privately.
July 13, 2016Dear 20-something entrepreneur...
Follow these 10 commandments for success in your enterprise.
July 12, 2016'No central directive to wear khadi at IIT-B'
IIT-B director denies controversy over wearing khadi at the convocation ceremony next month.
GRE tips: How to get the perfect score
Analysis is the key to improvement.
5 business lessons from Sultan
Don't give up on large goals in hard times.
July 11, 20165 tips to draft a winning CV
Be honest, specific and keep it error-free.
July 09, 2016'Should I quit my job to study abroad?'
In an online chat with readers, NNS Chandra offers career advice.
July 08, 2016How to apply for Rhodes Scholarship 2017
Selected candidates will get to pursue a fully funded course of their choice at the University of Oxford.
How to work less and get more done
Focus on one thing. Get it done and move on to the next.
July 07, 2016Start up advice: 'Be wary of high failure rate'
'If you go on with your start up ensure that you put all your might behind it.'
July 04, 2016Poll: Should employers decide what you wear to work?
Who decides what's appropriate or not? Take the poll and let us what you feel.
How to keep your CV trash-free
The goal should be to have a resume that grabs attention.
An interview every parent must read!
'Every parent knows his or her child's potential. The problem is that they are not ready to accept it. They think they can push the child beyond his capacity.'
June 28, 20167 smart ways to keep your employees happy
Always respect your employees and treat them as equals.
Have you been 'Honeyed'? 'Babed'? 'Darlinged'?
Most people simply don't know how to address someone they engage with professionally.
June 27, 2016How to draft a creative CV
Ditch the traditional CV, put your skills to good use.
June 23, 2016Sigh! No good college despite 92% in Class 12
The prospects of getting a good course in a good college with an aggregate of 92 per cent are bleak, says a parent.
9 smart ways to end a conversation
Avoid making eye contact. Try to face away from the speaker.
June 22, 2016Need to say something? Just say it
It's all too easy to underestimate how damaging silence can be.
June 21, 2016Study abroad: How to get into your dream school
If you are looking at studying abroad, make sure that you have a flawless college application.
5 things you should never tell your future employer
If you want the job of your dreams, be watchful of what you say in the job interview.
June 20, 2016Does a woman's career end after marriage?
Ojasvi Soni talks about how life changed for her post marriage.
June 15, 2016Helping co-workers can tire you: Study
Helping co-workers too often may lead to mental and emotional exhaustion and hurt your job performance, a new study has warned.
Vote: Dear or Respected Smriti Irani?
What would have been the most appropriate way to address the HRD minister?
Where do great ideas come from?
'Originals' drive creativity and change in the world.
June 14, 2016QS University Rankings 2016: IISc, 4 IITs among Asia's top 50
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, which is placed 33rd this year.
Is your office planning an off-site?
It's meant to be a corporate rah-rah to encourage office bonding and bonhomie. But is it really, asks Kishore Singh.
June 13, 201628 students from Super 30 crack IIT-JEE
Among the successful students include wards of marginal farmer, daily wager and small time teachers.
I trusted in my abilities: IIT-JEE topper Aman Bansal
Jaipur's first IIT-JEE topper Aman Bansal shares his success mantra.
June 11, 2016Study abroad tips: What's the best time to apply?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice.
June 10, 2016Start-up tips: How to build a great product
Understand your customers and have a clear vision.
June 09, 2016Do you want to be a voice artist?
The career is both diverse and complex.
June 08, 20165 lessons Muhammad Ali taught the world
The silver-tongued boxing champion's life story is full of inspiration.
June 07, 2016How to deal with a horrible boss
A bad boss can be more than enough to make your life miserable, and unfortunately, they are not that uncommon.
June 06, 20167 lessons from Matt Damon's MIT speech
Actor Matt Damon addressed the graduating class of 2016 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Maha SSC results declared: 90% pass in the state
The MSBSHSE has declared the Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Class 10 exam result today.
Check Maharashtra SSC Results on Rediff.com
Results of the Maharashtra Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Class 10 exam will be announced today, June 6, 2016, 1 pm onwards
June 02, 2016Study abroad: What to expect in a visa interview
The officer can ask a few unrelated questions to know your real interests and objectives.
June 01, 2016How good are your TENSES?
Take our quiz and find out.
Want to be a leader? 6 things to avoid
Replace authority and hierarchy with team building and collective participation.
May 30, 2016Must read: The Harvard grad's speech that went viral
Donovan Livingston, a master's graduate from Harvard university delivered a poetic address to the graduating class of 2016.
How thick-skinned are you?
Let's ignore the heartlessness of some people around us.
May 27, 2016Losing your mojo? Here's how to get it back
Put a spring back into your step with these simple tips.
May 26, 2016Top science careers to pursue after class 12
Think beyond engineering and medicine.
May 25, 2016Mah HSC results declared: 87 per cent pass in the state
This year too, girls outshined the boys.
Why you must run a 'dhanda' before starting up
How about working for a company without pay just to learn various skills?
Maharashtra Board HSC exam Results 2016 on Rediff.com
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Class XII (HSC) Results will be declared today, May 25, 2016 at 1 pm.
May 24, 20167 Indian-Americans among 10 finalists of Nat Geo Bee contest
The winner will receive USD 50,000 in college scholarship and lifetime membership of the National Geographic Society.
What does work-life balance mean?
If we don't design our lives, someone else will design it for us.
May 23, 2016Want to be an animator?
If you have the skills, the sky is the limit.
Busted! 4 myths about women entrepreneurs
One of the most common myths out there is that you just won't have a life outside of work.
May 21, 2016Study Abroad tips: The best undergrad courses in the US
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
May 19, 2016What I learnt from interning with a start-up
The internship, with all its highs and lows, changed the way that I deal with life now.
May 18, 2016Working in a start-up? Why you should worry
Fun and games at start-ups have ended as easy money dries up.
May 17, 2016Studying abroad: Is it worth the investment?
If you're looking for immediate returns, it is unlikely to happen in today's environment
3 tips to nail your next start-up interview
Do your homework. Understand your priorities. Know what to ask them.
May 16, 2016Shake off those awful Monday blues
The more prepared you are, the less anxiety-prone you will be.
The most honest, heartfelt speech you'll ever hear
Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke about success, surviving loss and failure to the graduating class of 2016 at UC Berkeley.
Modi@2: The PM's biggest challenge
Undoubtedly, the Modi government's biggest challenge is to generate jobs for the 1 million Indians joining the work force every month.
May 14, 2016'How to get a better pay raise?'
In a recent chat with readers, Utkarsh Rai, author of Faster, Smarter, Higher, addressed queries on how employees can deal with their bosses.
May 13, 201610 career choices smarter than an MBA
Why spend so much moolah on pursuing an MBA degree, when you can advance your career with these career options.
May 12, 2016Study abroad tips: How to crack your visa interview
Provide necessary documents. Be calm and confident.
May 11, 2016Chat@3: How to handle your boss
Join us for a chat with Utkarsh Rai, author of Faster, Smarter, Higher, on Thursday, May 12, between 3 pm and 4 pm IST.
How to manage your manager
Have you ever come forward to save your boss from a bad decision?
May 10, 2016How to get the perfect GMAT score
Consider each and every answer choice and eliminate the wrong ones.
'I have a degree, why should I bother about soft skills?'
While technical skills can land you a job interview, soft skills will help you stand out and climb up the career ladder.
May 07, 2016What are the best options for MBA abroad?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice.
May 06, 2016Here's how you can become a great leader
The clearer you are about your vision and your mission, the more authentic you're going to be be in your delivery values and beliefs.
May 05, 2016How to deal with a co-worker you dislike
Follow these three rules.
May 03, 201610 traits every hiring manager wants in a new hire
These qualities will put you on top of the game.
May 02, 2016'When I had no food and only Rs 50 in my pocket'
Kshitij Mehra founder of Yuvshaala shares an incident from his life.
Are you doing what you love for a living?
Ask for advice, but don't always take it.
April 30, 2016'Is work experience important for MBA?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
April 29, 201610 reasons you're not getting that promotion
It is not just about meeting performance goals, say hiring managers.
April 28, 2016Is job hopping a good idea?
Anushka Saboo explores the possibilities of whether the grass is really greener on the other side.
April 27, 2016IIT-JEE (Main) results to be announced today
The results will decide the fate of 12 lakh aspirants in the country.
10 skills employers want in YOU
Find out if you have these skills in you.
April 26, 2016Working from home: Dream or nightmare?
Durba Dhyani set out to work from home and here's what she discovered.
Connecting women to technology
The National Digital Literacy Mission is helping educated women turn around their lives.
April 25, 2016Applying for job in SBI? Check your credit history
If you want to apply for a job at State Bank of India (SBI), any default on loans or credit card payment will render your ineligible.
How to draft a perfect CV
Your CV should ideally be under two pages.
April 23, 2016'How to get admitted in a good school in the US?'
International overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers advice.
April 21, 2016Mid-career change? 5 money tips for you
Before you take the leap, get your financial house in order
Suicides won't take sheen off this coaching hub
'Kota is good if you are good' and 'Kota can make you or break you' are two cryptic statements Kota students often offer to explain life in their world.
April 20, 2016Are you ready to start your own business?
As an entrepreneur the most important quality you have to have is that all consuming passion to become an entrepreneur.
April 19, 20167 soft skills that will get you hired
Are you self motivated? Have you lead a team before? Can you deliver under pressure?
April 18, 2016Studying abroad? 6 rules you should never break
Are you overstaying on an F1 visa?
Decoding Kota: India's coaching capital
Kota, Rajasthan, is both a beacon for the educationally deprived and a cynical place in which 16-year-olds live in Dickensian boarding houses, while teachers drive Audis.
12 things they don't teach you in college
Here are some valuable skills we wish we had learned in college to prepare us for real life.
April 14, 2016How to build a powerful personality
Dress well. Look confident. Control your speech.
April 13, 2016The pros and cons of dating a co-worker
Should you date your co-worker?
April 12, 2016Warning! Smoking can kill your job prospects
It is not just injurious to your health, but smoking can harm your career and your earning power too, finds a new study.
The 'checklist' before you join an early-stage start-up
The whole game is about 'who wants who' more desperately?
April 11, 2016How to bag a summer internship
Be prepared. Know where to look.
April 07, 2016IIT fee doubled; waiver for SC/ST, disabled, poor
The annual fee has been hiked from Rs 90,000 to Rs two lakh.
April 06, 2016Tricky interview questions and how to answer them
Read on to find out how to tackle them.
April 05, 2016Should students work while studying?
Student jobs help aid students who are in financial need.
April 04, 2016JNU, HCU among top 5 Indian universities
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has released a list of top Indian universities across categories.
March 29, 20168 things you should know before starting a startup
Be prepared before taking the plunge from employee to entrepreneur.
March 28, 2016What's the secret to happiness? Make it happen!
Here's how to make happiness happen to you.
March 25, 2016Meet delivery 'boy' Sreekumari S
She is one of the first women to ride into the male-dominated world of e-commerce delivery agents -- or 'delivery associates' as they are called at Amazon.
March 23, 2016'I never wanted to get a job'
Meet 20-yr-old Aditya Vikram, a self-learned app developer who chose starting a business over a formal education.
March 22, 2016Developing skills for life
With a market-oriented approach, an NGO in Delhi is ensuring the skills it imparts finds value with employers.
10 valuable lessons that sports teaches us
Hit hard. Don't give up. Just do it!
March 18, 2016Is the e-commerce hiring bubble about to burst?
Fewer e-commerce companies hired candidates from B-schools this year.
Last minute tips to crack the IIT JEE 2016
Ramesh Batlish, Head-FIITJEE Noida shares crucial advice for engineering aspirants.
7 steps to create the life you want
Here's how to trailblaze your own path...
March 17, 2016'For me success is an everyday thing'
Ramesh Srivats, IIT-M, IIT-A, and a serial entrepreneur, is back in the game with Fandromeda.com, a gaming platform.
March 16, 20167 personality 'faults' that are actually good for you
The idea of marinating in your own mediocrity is actually a valuable lesson in shameless self-love.
March 15, 201610 tips to raise funds online
Understand the donors and target audience.
March 14, 20168 things no one will tell you about your first job
Don't divulge too much; stay away from office politics.
March 12, 2016The best universities in the US and Canada
International education consultant NNS Chandra shares his advice.
March 11, 2016Starting your own company? Hype vs reality
Are you starting up for the thrill of it?
March 10, 2016StartUpIndia: 'Hope to build a nation of micro entrepreneurs'
'Start Ups have to be really careful of the kind of talent they bring in, and the tone and culture they set.'
5 things your business card must have
A good business card should feel like a good handshake -- flexible but firm.
March 09, 2016What it means to be a woman chef in India
Four women chefs speak of their every day challenges and triumphs.
March 08, 201610 mindsets every woman needs to break
Learn to stop being nice to everyone.
March 07, 20166 ways to get into an Ivy League school
If you have a 15-to-17 year old looking to fly off to the land of opportunity, Anjuli Bhargava tells you how you could secure admission into an Ivy League college.
The top 100 universities in the world
Harvard tops the list this year.
March 05, 2016Study Abroad: Your questions answered!
Overseas educational consultant shares his advice.
March 03, 2016'If this is not worth the try, then what is?'
Lawyer turned entrepreneur Parama Ghosh shares her story.
March 02, 20166 workplace rights every woman must know
Take charge and use these laws wisely.
March 01, 2016How to be a great leader: Tips for women
Anchor yourself in fundamental truths, or principles.
February 29, 2016How to dress for a job interview
The smallest details can set you apart.
February 27, 2016'What is the cost of a PG programme abroad?'
Consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
February 26, 2016An open letter to a young graduate
Saksham Karwal shares the lessons he's learned along the way.
February 25, 2016Creating junior sports stars in Asia
Aditi and Akshay Maliwal are mentoring young sports athletes from Asia to get through to top US universities.
February 22, 2016How to build a well-connected network from scratch
The best time to network is before you actually need it.
February 21, 2016The temporary failures of campus placements
The placement process at B-schools comes as close to psychological cannibalism as one is likely to witness.
February 20, 2016Study Abroad: How to get into a top b-school
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international career.
February 19, 20164 hot careers that'll get you a job
Take a look at the skills that matter and how you can acquire them.
February 18, 2016How to prepare for SSC CGL exam 2016
Lakhs of students appear for it every year. How are you preparing for it?
5 reasons why you must dress well at work
First impressions matter!
February 16, 2016What does the new SAT mean for you
Are the new changes helpful to test takers? Find out!
February 15, 2016Quiz: Test your GK skills
Take this quiz and find out.
Should you lie on your CV?
Realise there is a difference between exaggerating and plain lies
February 12, 2016Why art and humanities graduates need to start up
Non-engineers have been tagged as a less creative breed of students.
February 09, 2016Enrol for a creative writing workshop in Mumbai
The course will help you turn your thoughts and ideas into short, meaningful essays and polish them for publishing or for blog posting.
#StartUpIndia: 'One should have conviction in one's ideas'
'If you yourself don't believe in the product, you will never be able to sell it.'
February 08, 2016Quiz: Test your General Knowledge
Take this quiz on current affairs.
February 04, 2016#StartUpIndia: 'Ideas are easy, implementation is hard'
'Once I was ready with my product I started looking for funding and realised people would not understand how a woman could, without a technology or an IIT/M background, be running the business alone.'
5 body language mistakes to avoid
Nodding too much can make you seem spineless or sycophantic.
February 02, 201610 super cool college campuses
Where education = fun!
Why do good employees quit?
People remember not what you told them, but how you made them feel.
February 01, 2016Keeping up with the boards
Students are both bored and burnt out by the time the actual board exams show up.
'Always focus on the journey, not goals'
'Each day, while interacting with scores of people, all with demands and expectations of their own, holding one's own fort is of paramount importance.
January 28, 2016Top 10 recruitment exams for 2016
From banking to teaching, the list covers all.
'Passion, persistence, patience: Key to success'
'If there was ever a time to start up, it is the NOW and HERE!'
January 27, 2016Insead tops FT MBA rankings. 3 Indian b-schools in top 100
Find out if your favourite business school features in the list.
7 challenges you'll face as a first-time entrepreneur
You too are likely to have struggled with one or more of these issues if your start-up is less than a year old.
January 25, 2016South African mayor awards scholarships to virgin women
The scholarship has been introduced to encourage others to be 'pure and focus on school'.
How to get the raise you deserve
Be prepared, have a plan before you ask for a pay hike.
January 23, 2016'I want to pursue masters in research'
In an online chat with readers overseas consultant NNS Chandra offered advice.
January 21, 2016She helps women find a career after a break
Saundarya Rajesh has helped more than 8,000 women get back to work.
How to balance work and home: Tips from a working mom
These are tips to help women struggling to find a middle ground.
January 20, 2016Life lessons from Amitabh, SRK, Kangana and Aamir
The book Effective People by Dr TV Rao features inspiring examples of success icons from across the world.
10 ways to keep your employees happy
Follow these guidelines to keep your team motivated and create a productive atmosphere.
January 15, 2016How fertile are you going to be this year?
It's very easy to become barren inside if you don't take care of yourself, says Shradha Sharma.
January 14, 2016Beware! Your boss can check your private chats
Be careful what you use your office computer for.
10 telephone etiquette tips you should keep in mind
Smile, sound upbeat and keep your communication short.
10 English words used only by Indians
Because English is such a funny language!
January 13, 2016A fail-proof strategy to prep for your tests
Entrance exam aspirants, here's how you can be at the top of your game!
How to give a fabulous presentation
Follow these 5 tips to deliver a killer presentation.
January 12, 201610 communication mistakes you must avoid
Watch out for your tone and choice of words, says corporate trainer Nancy Katyal.
January 11, 20167 things you should do to change your life
Break barriers, invest in your growth and be a role model.
January 09, 2016Study US: How to pick the best MBA school
In an online chat with readers, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.
January 08, 20168 inspiring lessons I learned from street food vendors
Build something that customers love. And then sit back to enjoy it.
January 06, 2016Want to escape the 9-to-5 grind?
Follow these steps and you'll never have to work again.
January 05, 201613 motivational quotes for a super-successful 2016
Presenting words of wisdom from inspiring speeches from personalities across sectors that will lead you to a positive path in 2016.
Returning to work after a career gap? Read this
Accept imperfection. Be prepared for choppy waters. Be open to change.
January 03, 201610 powerful TED Talks that'll change your life
Start your day with these powerful nuggets of wisdom from people who matter.
December 30, 2015Online vs paper-based exam: Which is better?
'Parents, grandparents, candidates, academicians -- almost all the stakeholders have a view on it, so any change is hard to bring about.'
6 things that affected Indian students in 2015
A lot of student friendly changes were introduced this year.
Start-up trends that ruled India in 2015
From mass layoffs to acquisitions, here's how the Indian start-up industry kept us on our toes.
December 28, 2015'Entrepreneurship has given me freedom'
He may have failed at his first attempt, but 27-year-old Dinup Kalleril, an engineering dropout, is following his passion relentlessly.
December 27, 20157 self help books you must read
These books will tell you how to love yourself, not over think, and how to get better at what you do.
December 24, 2015How to write a clear and professional email
If not drafted well, there is a possibility of the message being misinterpreted by the receiver.
December 21, 20155 signs your start-up idea is a BAD one
Here's how to know if you're on to something huge, or it is just a mirage. Read on...
December 20, 2015Study abroad tips: How to win a scholarship
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
December 18, 2015Your chance to be a calendar girl
You could be one of the Trendsetting Twelve to feature in the 2016 Calendar!
December 17, 2015How to kickstart your career after a break
Ugrade your skills. Tap on to your network. Choose the right company for you.
December 16, 2015How to become a creative genius
Have a messy desk!
7 things successful women do differently
Leadership is a personal need not an inborn trait. Develop your leadership skills and soar to new heights.
December 15, 2015Panel proposes to unleash watchdog on private coaching
Needless to say, coaching institutes are unhappy with suggestion.
December 14, 2015Hurrah! Indian students can work in UK post studies: UK minister
Indians are welcome to study and work in Great Britain, says UK's Minister for Science and Universities Jo Johnson.
9 leadership lessons from Shah Rukh Khan
The Badshah of Bollywood entertained the houseful audience at IIM Bangalore's first Global Alumni Leadership Summit with his brand of leadership lessons in his trademark style and sense of humour.
12 ways to be happy at work
Stretch. Make some calls. Or simply organise your desk.
December 12, 2015BSc BioTech: What are the options available?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international career for you.
December 11, 20151000 students get jobs in 10 days at IIT-Kgp
The placement season has brought in positive cheer for students at the IIT Kharagpur this year.
How to be a star performer
Do you have the ability to speak up and lead by example?
December 09, 2015'Can I study abroad after class 10?'
In an online chat with readers, Sri Akella, director of Dream Seekers Academy shared advice on how to pick the right international course and career.
Why ending texts with a full stop is a BAD idea
According to a new study messages that end with a period are perceived to be less sincere than messages that do not.
My worst mistake as an entrepreneur
A serial entrepreneur and author talks about the mistake he made as a first time entrepreneur and the lessons he learned from it.
December 08, 2015Chat@2: Do you want to study abroad?
On December 9, from 2-3 pm, Sri Akella, director, Dream Seekers Academy, will answer your queries about studying abroad. Do join us with your questions.
Drab to Fab: How to deliver a great presentation
Remember, if you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail.
December 07, 2015Study Abroad: Secrets you didn't know
Why aren't our kids, with perfect or near-perfect SAT scores, admitted to top universities over lesser scoring students?
Why discipline is a bad word
Teachers find that they are walking on egg shells while dealing with indisciplined students.
Life lessons I learned from Formula 1
Don't be afraid of crashing. Realising that failing is human, and moving on, is a trait that will take you a long way.
December 05, 2015'My son wants to pursue MSc in France'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international career
December 02, 2015Shh! Here's why IITians won't reveal their salary figures this time
Disclosing placement figures puts pressure on students, noted IIT officials.
It's raining placements at IITs this year
Oracle, Google and Microsoft offered plum international offers to students at leading IITs in the country.
'We can create a more equal world'
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan introduced their daughter Maxima to the world with a beautiful and thoughtful letter.
December 01, 20157 lessons I learned from failure
A startup founder shares important lessons learned from shutting down his company.
Higher education challenges: Why middle class families are worried
Across the world, middle class families are dealing with the consequences of competition to get into high-quality institutions.
November 30, 2015An expert's take on CAT 2015
Did the student-friendly changes introduced this year work for the aspirants?
Expert tips to crack IBPS clerk exam
In an online chat with readers, Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, MockBank.com offered advice on how to crack the examination.
How do you strike the perfect work-wife balance?
Work-wife balance might be the single most important life challenge for our generation of entrepreneurs.
November 28, 2015'An MBA cannot change your life'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
November 27, 20158 weird but effective tips to ace CAT
Why so serious? It's time to peak up!
November 26, 2015How to improve your English skills
Collins Learning publisher Elaine Higgleton's advice to students in India is to read, read and read.
November 25, 20155 tips for the perfect work life balance
Leave your work at your workstation; don't tag it along everywhere you go!
November 24, 2015Super 30 founder invited to speak at German university
Anand will also interact with the Indian and German students at the Technical University of Chemnitz.
Are YOU your own worst enemy?
Ask yourself these six questions -- perhaps the answers hold the key to your success.
Last minute tips to crack the CAT 2015
Dr Kamaljit Singh, executive director, IMS Noida tells you how to optimise your score.
How to ace your next job interview
Reach on time, dress appropriately and acknowledge the interviewer.
November 23, 2015Do you have these skills to get ahead at work?
Top 9 skills you need to be successful.
November 21, 2015What are the career prospects for design graduates?
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international career.
November 20, 20155 reasons why your start-up is not making money
Read on to learn how you can get funding for your business right now!
November 19, 2015Is multitasking killing your productivity?
Multitasking is like taking your brain to the gym; do it enough and it will help, but stress it too much, and you are going to tire it out eventually.
November 18, 2015Trolled online? Deal with it smartly
Ignore or use your wit to counter them.
November 17, 2015How to stay disciplined while working from home
Do not let the advantage of flexible work hours impact your sanity.
November 16, 2015Top 9 hacks to motivate your employees
Take some time to show your employees that you appreciate them.
November 14, 2015'Can I appear for IELTS and TOEFL?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shares advice on how to pick the right international education.
November 13, 2015How to crack the IBPS Clerk exam
Those candidates who qualify in preliminary examination will be eligible for the mains exam.
TCS to train 1,000 graduates from UK universities
These graduates will have the opportunity to spend a year training and working for TCS at its Innovation Labs and software development centres across India between 2016 and 2020.
November 10, 2015World's 100 best MBA schools 2015
Where does India figure on the list? Find out!
November 07, 2015Are you preparing for the RBI Grade B exam?
Here's everything you need to know about the entrance examination.
November 06, 2015How to choose a study abroad destination
While Europe's rich culture and heritage may attract you, the American hype cannot be ignored too.
'Entrepreneurs don't fail, organisations do'
Word of wisdom from K Vaitheeswaran, India's e-commerce pioneer.
November 05, 2015Summer placements: IIM-B grads bag plum offers
Nearly 150 companies visited the campus this year.
November 04, 2015How to prepare for RBI Grade B exam
Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, MockBank.com shares expert advice with our young aspirants.
6 smart ways to market your company
Be heard without screaming; be visible without cluttering.
November 02, 2015How to build a powerful team
The success of any organisation relies strongly on the people it hires.
October 31, 2015Women in Technology: Bridging the compensation gap
Studies have shown that many women who make the same educational and lifestyle choices as men still do not earn the same compensation.
Do you want to study abroad?
There are three aspects of this decision that you would have to weigh in to make an appropriate choice -- namely skills, interests and values.
October 30, 2015Talent vs Passion: What is more important for success?
Heart beats talent says a recent research. Do you agree?
How to build a great office culture
Make sure that people work hard together not against each other.
October 29, 2015Enrol for a creative writing workshop in Mumbai
The course will help you turn your thoughts and ideas into short, meaningful essays and polish them for publishing or for blog posting.
Employee to CEO: 6 skills that work
Balance time, focus on correction, prevention and anticipation.
October 28, 2015Expert tips to ace IBPS Bank PO exam
In an online chat with readers, Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, MockBank.com shared tips and strategies to crack the upcoming IBPS Bank PO exam.
October 27, 2015Dress like you mean business
Tips to pick the right business attire.
October 26, 2015CAT 2015 Tips: How to optimise your score
Use the next 30 days to revise the concepts and attempt more mocks.
5 tips to make the most of your 20s
Don't be afraid to put your happiness first.
October 23, 2015Should you quit your job for your startup dream?
Here's how to know the right time to leave your job for starting up.
October 20, 2015How to prepare for IBPS PO Mains 2015
Your strategy must be to gain more in less time.
7 qualities of highly successful people
These powerful habits will make you more productive and a better human being.
October 19, 2015How to have a Happy Monday at work
Instead of sulking and being lazy, it is important that you brave up and beat the blues
October 17, 2015Study abroad tips: How to apply for scholarship
International education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international course and college.
October 16, 2015Does your start-up need a lawyer?
The nature of the entity you choose for your business, how you structure its legal form, how conducive you make it to receive funding, compliance with statutes from the outset, are all vital parameters that a good lawyer can lend you his experience with.
October 15, 2015What's the ideal score to crack IBPS Bank PO?
In an online chat with readers, Amit Jaiswal, head of academics, MockBank.com answered queries on how to prepare for the IBPS Bank PO entrance examination.
Want to be a manager? Be a team player first
A good manager is one who takes interest in understanding, developing and building her/his team.
October 14, 2015How to write an impressive Statement of Purpose
The primary content in an SOP should revolve around the reasons for which the programme and/or school you are applying to should accept you.
Interview tips: How to know if the company is good for you
Find out how the company treats its employees and what's in it for you.
October 12, 2015How to deal with office politics
Group-ism at work is professionally dangerous.
October 10, 2015'Is work experience mandatory to pursue MBA abroad?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra tells you how to pick the right international college and course for you.
October 08, 2015Are you ready to start-up?
If your goal is to earn quick bucks, start-ups are not for you!
October 07, 2015How to prepare for CAT 2015
Strategic time management is the best way to optimise your percentile in the Common Admission Test this year, says Prof Dr Savitha G R, HR, WeSchool, Bangalore.
What does the F word really mean?
Most slang words don't exactly mean what you think they do; some are too literal in their meaning.
October 06, 2015IBPS PO Prelims 2015: Exam analysis
To clear the exam, attempting anything between 49 to 58 questions should be good.
October 05, 2015Start-ups: Here's how you must handle failures
Learn from your consumers. Fail fast. Pivot. Cash in on the VC wave. Raise money when you don't need it.
October 01, 2015Stop procrastination. Start doing what you really want
Do tomorrow's work today, today's work now. If the moment is lost, when will you get to it?
September 30, 2015World's best universities: No Indian university in Top 200
The Times Higher Education World University rankings lists the top 800 universities in the world.
Expert tips to crack the IBPS Bank PO exam
Last minute tips to ace the Common Written Examination for probationary officers for public sector banks.
September 29, 2015How 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, 201510 rules of discipline for start-up founders
Yes, startups neither have a rigid structure, nor do they have to be uptight about things, but basic discipline is a must, and it is in the hands of startup founders to inculcate some rules within the team.
September 21, 2015These 10 books are good for your brain
Bestselling author James Altucher tells you how to get a braingasm.
September 19, 2015'My son wants to pursue Big Data in the US'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right course and college.
September 16, 2015How to be employable after college
Spruce up your CV and seek professional advise, says Prof RSS Mani of ITM Group of Institutions.
Study abroad tips: How to write an essay
The essay is all about demonstrating who you are, says Syam Chandra.
September 15, 2015Expert tips to prepare for IIT-JEE
Vinay Kumar tells you how to optimise your preparation.
10 skills every employee must develop
Ignore your ego, build your network and think like a leader.
September 14, 2015'Let them make their own mistakes and learn from them'
Controlling and trying to make sure that things flow smoothly for their children comes naturally to parents, but one simply must know where to draw the line.
How to find your passion in life
Charles Darwin found his passion playing with rocks halfway around the world.
September 12, 2015'How to pick a good international university?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right course and college.
September 11, 2015Icebreakers! 4 networking tips for shy people
If you have to take the daunting step of joining a conversation of strangers, always pick a duo.
India's best schools of 2015
Does your alma mater feature in the Top 10? Find out
September 10, 2015Experience India's future at IIT Kanpur
Once you enter IIT Kanpur, you know you have arrived at a place which is at par with the best educational institutes worldwide. If not better.
10 English mistakes Indians make
Even the best learners tend to stumble upon grammatical errors.
September 08, 2015CAT 2015: What these student-friendly changes mean to you
The improved changes aim to help students prepare and perform better in the test, says ARKS Srinivas.
How to develop your soft skills
While technical skills are required to receive an interview call, soft skills help convert the call into a job offer.
September 07, 2015The hottest careers in engineering
Amit Bansal discusses the emerging trends in the engineering sector.
September 05, 2015Study abroad: 'What is the eligibility for SAT?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra tells you how to pick the right international university and course for you
September 04, 20155 life lessons Krishna teaches us
Focus on your work without anticipating the result or outcome.
September 03, 2015Should you join a start-up or not?
In a start-up set up, nothing is fixed, not even your job-description
September 02, 2015'A model's life is not easy'
London-based Indian model Bhavna Suri tells us why models deserve equal respect as any other profession.
September 01, 2015How to set yourself up for success in your 20s
Feel free, fly all over the sky and feel life.
August 27, 2015How I became a model
Meet Delhi-based model Aishwarya Singh.
August 25, 20157 things that hold you back from success
Our success is, to a great extent, determined by our habits.
August 23, 2015'What makes a good recommendation letter?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international university.
August 19, 20155 tips to make money from your blogs
You should know who your customer is and what problem you are going to address with your blog.
August 18, 2015How to write a perfect CV
Your resume should be comprehensive but also concise, because its fate is decided in just ten seconds
August 17, 2015How to handle criticism at work
Look at it as an opportunity to stretch your boundaries and explore further into your potential.
August 16, 2015Winners don't do things differently. They do different things
No, I haven't made a mistake in the title. The age-old saying, 'Winners don't do different things. They do things differently,' made famous by Shiv Khera in his book You Can Win, is, in my opinion, wrong.
August 15, 2015'What's the cost of doing an undergrad course in the US?'
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions
August 13, 20156 reasons why start-ups succeed
A start-up that just focuses on discounting for growth without a balancing effort towards product will soon find itself riding a tiger that's impossible to get off from.
August 12, 2015'We have a huge crisis in higher education in India'
There is too much focus on building, infrastructure, the number of teachers (as opposed to quality), number of laboratories and so on, says Vineet Gupta.
10 skills to develop while you're in college
Networking can be an invaluable skill for job hunting, start-ups and picking up best practices.
August 11, 2015Move from jugaad to jhakaas: Anand Mahindra at IIT-B
At the 53rd annual convocation ceremony of the IIT-B, Anand Mahindra urged graduates to focus on imagination.
August 10, 20159 tips to crack a job interview
Arrive early, dress formally and be confident
August 08, 2015'I want to study equity research in the US. Pls advice'
Overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international education for you.
August 05, 2015Internship 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.
August 04, 2015How Indian mythology is related to modern business
What is business? Isn't it an exchange of valuable things?
August 03, 2015Rejected for a job? Check your credit score
A bad credit score in general is seen as an irresponsible behaviour of an individual. Inability to pay on time reflects that the person is not capable of take care of things.
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?
Would you work at a job like what Smriti Malhotra once did to earn a living, when you start off in life, rather than ask your parents for financial help?
August 01, 2015'I want to study Architecture in Canada. Please advice'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers you advice on how to pick the right international education.
July 31, 2015How not to write an e-mail
When it comes to writing e-mails, less is more. Presenting a list of mistakes you must avoid while drafting your next e-mail...
July 30, 2015India's 10 most successful start-ups
What made these 10 businesses rise above the rest? Read on to find out...
July 29, 201510 skills that will get you your dream job
Employers want to know how you can add value to the organisation.
July 28, 2015Study Abroad: How to write your Statement of Purpose
It takes approximately one to two months to write your SOP with an ideal length of 750 to 1000 words.
How to make the most of your online job search
Sharpen your speaking skills; this would help you connect better
July 27, 2015UPSC topper: 'I will work for a truly Inclusive India'
Ira Singhal, the country's first differently-abled UPSC topper shares her secret to success and her big plans for India.
Indian politics: Why young people are not rising up
'Indian politics is still very much a closed shop, with leaders in their 80s and 70s still refusing to go into vanaprastha, or retirement.'
Is office stress getting the better of you? Fret not!
Don't let all those things happening at your workplace get you down. Read on to find out how you can beat stress.
Starting a new job? Dos and don'ts
Take initiative, do not abuse resources and always be punctual.
July 25, 2015'My son wants to pursue MS abroad. Please advice'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international education.
July 24, 2015Chat with IAS topper Ira Singhal
Join us for a chat with UPSC national topper Ira Singhal on Monday, July 27, 2015 between 3 pm and 4 pm IST.
16 nouns that are now also verbs
Purists are aghast, but others think it's cool and makes things simpler.
11 career mistakes everyone makes
Remember, one-time costs are cheaper than monthly leaking taps
July 23, 2015How to master the art of public speaking
Your content is of prime importance; everything else revolves around it
July 22, 2015All you want to know about the National Career Service portal
A lowdown on how this career portal launched by the Government of India will change your search for jobs forever
Why Einstein matters
Scientist, humanist, icon, Albert Einstein offered a lot more to the world than E=MC2, which is probably just one of the reasons why he remains one of the most enduring figures in human history. So what lessons can we learn from a life less ordinary? Virender Kapoor tells us just that.
4 ways to increase your productivity at work
I reduced my time on social media, e-commerce websites, and unfocused reading, says Pardeep Goyal.
July 21, 2015How can India create more entrepreneurs?
When is the last time our government recognised a twenty something entrepreneur for introducing a break-out innovation?
July 20, 2015How not to kill your start-up
Don't get carried away by the initial success of an idea.
How good are these new universities?
In India, the shortage is of high quality higher education institutions.
8 life lessons Game of Thrones teaches you
Each of its characters have an important lesson to offer in terms of how to build and lead a team, work on your shortcomings and look at the bigger picture.
July 18, 2015'What is the right time to appear for GRE?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on everything you need to know about pursuing an international education.
July 17, 2015Fired from work? 6 things you must never do
No matter what the differences, it is imperative that you maintain your dignity and composure.
July 16, 2015DU takes strict steps to curb ragging
Adopting a zero-tolerance approach towards ragging, Delhi University has put a strict mechanism in place to make breaking the ice with seniors a smooth affair for the freshers.
Are you ready to start your own business?
Entrepreneurship is about confronting brutal realities of life where you have to take the risk on a daily basis.
88% Indian parents want to send kids abroad for post graduation
According to the annual HSBC 'Value of Education Learning for Life' report, India has the world's highest proportion of parents (88 per cent) who are willing to send their children abroad for higher studies, ahead of Turkey (83 per cent), Malaysia and China (82 per cent each).
July 15, 2015CEOSpeak: How to scale your business
Ashok Soota of Happiest Minds shares the secret recipe with us.
CEOSpeak: How to scale your business
Ashok Soota of Happiest Minds shares the secret recipe with us.
July 13, 20155 reasons why every start-up needs a legal expert
Hiring a legal expert will help you pre-empt crises and mitigate losses.
July 11, 2015Study abroad: 'Does age affect admission prospects?'
Overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers advice on how to pick the right international education.
July 10, 20157 habits of highly successful entrepreneurs
Only making a to-do list is not sufficient; entrepreneurs know what-not-to-do on a particular day, as well.
July 09, 20153 mistakes to avoid while searching for a job
A one-for-all resume may not really help serve the purpose.
July 08, 2015It's time to revamp our education system
The last thing the country needs in a globalising and technologically advancing international business environment is a poorly educated workforce.
How to become your own boss
No one can build a successful business all alone. It's a task for a team that is united by a common purpose and passion.
July 07, 2015What is the employer looking for in your CV?
Relevant qualification, a clear objective and a list of achievements is all it takes to impress your prospective recruiter.
July 04, 2015Want to study abroad? Read this first
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.
July 01, 2015Posting something on Facebook? Read this first!
Think twice before you post anything anywhere on the Internet says Virender Kapoor, the former director of Pune's Symbiosis Institute of Management and the founder of Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence.
June 30, 2015Confessions of a confused Indian engineer
A guy who loved English literature but settled for electrical engineering and later, an MBA, pours his heart out...
June 29, 2015No more blouse blues!
Days of tussles with the local tailor are gone thanks to this online venture!
June 27, 2015Want 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 25, 201513 handy tips for young entrepreneurs
Starting up an independent business? Virender Kapoor has these words of advice for you.
June 24, 2015What NOT to do for good work culture
This is what absolutely kills office culture
June 23, 2015Top 5 reasons to build a rewarding career in digital marketing
Here's why a career in digital marketing in 2015 will be very lucrative.
St Stephen's 99% cut-off wrong at several levels: Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor, an alumnus of the college and Member of Parliament, talks to Ritika Bhatia about the marking system that leads to such anomalies as well as the future of higher education in the country.
June 22, 2015IIT to soon produce doctors
IIT Kharagpur set to be a one-stop-shop for all your parents' 'doctor-engineer' dreams! :-)
Asian B-schools to form consortium
The consortium will launch programmes in ease of doing business in their respective regions B-schools.
June 21, 2015Saving an entrepreneur's marriage
Loving your entrepreneur spouse from the bottom of your heart would not only help her (or him) earn respect, but will also help you keep going. Simple things, if followed, would not only save your marriage, but make your life happy.
June 19, 201510 things I learned working at a start-up
A college student and aspiring entrepreneur lists out the advantages of working at start-ups
June 17, 2015How cab aggregators are bringing micro-entrepreneurship to students
Unlike regular cab service providers, taxi aggregators like Uber and Ola are making it easy for the students to juggle work and studies.
Bad appraisal? 11 things you should do next!
The appraisal season is over... and it probably didn't go very well for some of you. So what do you do when you haven't got what you think you deserve? Virender Kapoor has these suggestions.
June 16, 201599 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.
June 15, 2015#CoolestJobEver: How companies are hiring Millennials
Employers are laying the welcome mat for Gen Y -- from hiring videos to claims for the coolest interview ever.
June 13, 2015How to fund your US education
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to US admissions.
June 12, 201510 great reasons to start your own business
Why remain a job seeker? Become a job provider! Read on for more such reasons to startup.
June 11, 2015So long and thanks for all the fish!
Survey reveals that majority of employees intend to switch jobs within the year.
Quiz: What's the good word?
So how good is your vocabulary? Here's a way to find out!
Meet India's chief human resources officer
Four recent instances help us understand why Prime Minister Narendra Modi could truly be called the chief human resources officer (CHRO) of the country.
June 09, 2015So, how well did your job interview go?
The interviewer is constantly giving you signs even if s/he is not directly saying it.
IIT Delhi is India's best engineering college: Survey
In the recently released EDU-RAND 2015 rankings, IIT Delhi is at the top of the list, followed by other IITs in Kharagpur, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati and Kanpur.
June 08, 20155 signs you should quit your job right away
Do you think your boss doesn't value you any more?
Maharashtra SSC results 2015 declared: Check yours!
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has declared the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam result today, June 8, 2015. Check your scores on Rediff.com.
June 05, 2015'How's the job market for MS graduates in the US?'
Overseas education consultant NNS Chandra has answers to all your queries related to pursuing an education abroad.
Christopher Nolan tells Princeton grads to chase reality, not dreams
Director Christopher Nolan in his speech to
June 04, 2015ICSE, ISC exam evaluations to go digital for accurate results
The Live Ink Character Recognition (LICR) Solution technology will be used to evaluate answer sheets.
'The focus can't just be on scoring high marks'
'Indian universities are giving out PhDs without adequate evaluation,' charges Dr Satya Narain Jatiya, MP.
10 powerful ways to stand out at work
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and has a thing or two to tell you about making a positive impact at the workplace.
June 03, 2015SC asks CBSE not to declare AIPMT results till June 10
During the hearing, the bench said it would decide whether to re-conduct the examination after receiving the status report from the police on June 10.
How to pick the best engineering stream
In an online chat, career counsellor Amit Bansal shared crucial career advice with readers on how to pick the right stream and college to study engineering.
6 words that don't mean what you think they mean
How guilty are you? Let's find out!
How to stay disciplined in a part time job
The biggest challenge is to avoid distractions.
June 02, 2015HRD minister visits Hindu College to sort out fee waiver issue
The Union HRD minister Smriti Irani visited Hindu college recently to sort the issue of non-extension of fee waiver for persons with disabilities.
Robert De Niro tells you how to deal with rejection
"When you feel you can't fight it, just go with it." said Robert De Niro's commencement speech to students graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts!
5 tips to pick the right engineering college for you
Your choice should be based upon your strengths and goals.
June 01, 2015Your first job: What you should expect
The first job is an extension of your education, because when you complete your education, you know 'how to write an exam' or even 'how to communicate', but you do not know 'how to work.'
What a miserable failure!
A CBSE student is angry with the board's generosity in awarding Cumulative Grade Point Average of 10 to all and sundry
A start-up that helps you learn the job while you're still in college
Mumbai-based start-up Purple Squirrel Eduventures is helping students decide on their careers through industrial visits
May 30, 2015Life lessons from an Oscar-winning actor
Oscar winning Matthew McConaughey suprised the class of 2015 with this amazing commencement speech at the University of Houston.
May 29, 2015Record! 19 students bag top 10 positions in WB Class 12 exam
In a record of its kind, students from a boarding school with no access to mobile phones and TV sets have made it to the Top 10.
Why are soft skills so important?
What differentiates one person from another is how well they can effectively utilise their skill and knowledge.
#JobSearch: 'Hiring process in India is not transparent'
'After appearing for many interviews, we could infer that jobs in colleges and universities are for those who have a reference from some hot shot and not people with only a good academic background.'
May 28, 2015Delhi University shelves stream-wise cut offs
Admissions to over 54,000 seats in the undergraduate courses will begin today.
May 27, 2015Maharashtra 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.
#JobSearch:'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.
Get Maharashtra HSC 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 26, 2015Maharashtra HSC results to be declared on May 27
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Class XII (HSC) Results will be declared on May 27 at 1 pm.
CBSE Class 12 results: Visually impaired boy scores 91.4 per cent
Tapas, a student of DPS R K Puram is among the toppers of the school.
CBSE UP topper wants to become IAS officer
Mythili Mishra who scored 99 per cent marks in the CBSE Class 12 exams wants to procure a bachelor's and master's degree in Political Science .
How you can add value to your career
Your current job holds the mirror to your future.
'What is the procedure to apply for TOEFL?'
In an online chat, overseas education consultant NNS Chandra shared career advice with readers.
May 25, 2015Have you been discriminated at work?
What did you do and how did you cope? Share your experience with us.
New Delhi girl tops CBSE Class 12 results
M Gayatri of New Green Fields school, New Delhi has topped the class 12 CBSE exam in the country securing 99.2 per cent.
CBSE Class 12 results to be announced today
The Central Board of Secondary
#JobSearch: 'I cleared 3 rounds of interview, but no job'
'I am attending Hindi language classes as I think it will help if I get a job in North India.'
May 24, 2015How to prepare for your university interview
Genuineness and humility will work in your favour.
May 23, 2015How to build your customers
Your customers are your best sales people, build that relationship.
May 22, 2015#JobSearch: 'I believed securing a job would be a cakewalk'
'I would mostly survive on sugarcane juice and vada pav during the day.'
So what's the job market like now?
Today, when you step out to find a job, organisations want to know whether you're able to apply that kind of knowledge at work, how much work experience or internship experience you have and your ability to contribute to the growth of the organisation.
Mrinal Datta Chaudhuri, MDC to his students, was beyond compare -- the stuff of tales and legends at the Delhi School of Economics. He was also a good intuitive economist.
May 21, 201510 tips to manage your time and be efficient at work
Arrive at work a few minutes early and take time to plan and organise how you will be spending the rest of the day.
May 20, 2015St Stephen's UG admissions to commence May 28
The last date for submitting college applications is June 15, 2015.
#JobSearch: 'It's been two years and I am struggling'
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes a year in office, young job-seekers share stories of their struggles.
Top 8 biographies every entrepreneur should read
Presenting tips and case studies about innovation, management, leadership, growth, technology and investment.
May 19, 2015'It's about taking the first step'
Meet 5 women who are running small home-based business ventures with the resources available to them.
The American university -- trouble in paradise?
The American university, once the envy of the world, is in crisis, notes Ajit Balakrishnan in his latest column.
May 18, 2015How to get an international engineering degree
The ICAS, a unique twinning programme, allows students to choose from international universities from USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and France.
Dear young jobseeker, have achche din 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?
May 17, 201510 reasons why you must go to a college away from your hometowrn
A new place forces you to get out and learn things on your own.
May 16, 2015How to choose the best universities in the US
In an online chat with readers, overseas consultant NNS Chandra shares career advice.
May 15, 2015The hottest start-up jobs in India
Presenting a list of the most trending jobs in the start-up world.
May 14, 2015ICSE, ISC exam results to be declared on May 18
The Council for the Indian School Certificate
UPSC: No change in pattern, CSAT to stay
The central government has decided to retain the civil services aptitude test and set the qualifying limit at minimum 35 per cent.
5 skills every employer wants
Are you able to take responsibilities, solve problems and deliver results?
May 13, 2015Beware! Self-promotion can backfire on you
Researchers found that recipients of excessive self-promotion view self-promoters as less likeable and as braggarts.
Study Abroad: How to have a stress-free immigration
Apart from answering all these questions confidently, it is suggested that you keep all the relevant documents along with tickets and passport handy.
Does a woman's career end at 40?
Among the greatest mistakes women make in their career is losing track of their career goals, not taking additional responsibilities and learning new skills and technology.
May 12, 2015Are private tuitions the bane of Indian education?
Teachers often don't give their best or throw up their hands and assume that the student will figure it out with his tutor anyway. In the process, the entire school system is being made a mockery of.
5 things you must know before starting a restaurant
List your fixed costs, including the three big ones -- rent, electricity and labour.
May 11, 2015How you can retain the start-up magic
How do you balance the demands of an expanding business with the desire to retain the culture that made you successful?
How to get the top job
Effective leadership, confidence and communication skills are a must.
May 09, 2015'What entrance exams are required to apply in the US?'
Overseas consultant NNS Chandra shares crucial advice for students aspiring to study abroad.
May 08, 201510 things I wish I knew before starting a business
I did a lousy job of making my wife understand the need for me to start my own business and this haunted me through my start-up journey.
May 07, 2015Study in UK: Top 10 universities for job prospects
The UK University League Tables and Rankings 2016 ranks the best institutes for graduate prospects.
May 06, 2015Are you a great leader?
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and knows a thing or two the making of a great leader. Here's what he has to tell you, our dear readers.
May 05, 2015IIT-Bombay and Washington University launch joint MBA programme
This is the first time the American University has entered into an academic partnership with an Indian institute.
What is the purpose of an MBA?
Ajit Balakrishnan rewinds to a decade when mobile phones were unheard of and when an IIM degree had a different purpose and value.
May 04, 2015Start-ups, here's how to manage your employees
Managing human resources remains a major and under-appreciated challenge for most start-ups.
4 things to do before you take up a new job
A career change is not a move to be taken lightly.
May 01, 2015Top 6 HR tricks that worked for my start-up
The biggest challenge for an employer is fulfilling employees' expectations.
April 30, 20155 easy ways to learn new skills every day
Where there is a will, there is a way.
April 29, 2015To build a world class university in Noida
Shiv Nadar University is pulling out all stops to attract teaching talent from the US, but will it be enough?
10 valuable things you won't learn in business school
Business schools will teach you a lot but there are certain things that you cannot learn in a classroom.
April 28, 2015How to become a communications expert
In an online chat with readers, Prof Ujjwal Chowdhary from Edutainment offered tips on pursuing a career in media, design and communication.
'Do not oversell the India story'
Through the book 'Make in India' authors Ranjini Manian and Joanne Grady Husky bring you the wisdom of twelve CEOS who walked the trail before them.
8 reasons why you must intern with a start-up
What would you rather be -- a clerk at work or a contributing member of a project?
April 27, 2015'How can I pursue masters in the US?'
In an online chat with readers, overseas consultant NNS Chandra offers career advice.
5 books every job seeker must read
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said George Martin.
April 24, 2015How to value your employees
Little efforts matter a lot. Tell them you care.
10 snide remarks women hear everyday
Being a woman is no mean feat.
April 23, 2015How to manage your team remotely
Set deadlines, ensure a clear communication channel and show genuine interest in your employees.
April 22, 2015How to prepare for your internship interview
Be prompt, be yourself, present good non-verbal behavior and maintain eye contact.
April 21, 2015The sons who won't leave home
Successful parents are increasingly faced with continuing to support children in their 20s or 30s.
5 things you must consider before you quit your job
Ask yourself -- what is in it for you?
April 20, 2015How to prepare for the All India Pre Medical Test
Follow the NCERT syllabus, take up mocks, and evaluate your performance from time to time
How to deal with errant employees
One of the hardest parts of being in an organisation is to get things done from others.
12 things you need to know about work-life balance
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and knows a thing or two about balancing your work and life. And he wants you to know too
April 18, 2015Dear entrepreneur, are you ready for self appraisal?
As an entrepreneur, one has to evaluate and learn from each customer and continually improve.
April 17, 2015How 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.
Study abroad tips: Stop thinking you're an average student
Being a student means a lot of things, not only grades, says overseas consultant NNS Chandra, in his advice to readers.
April 16, 2015How bad hiring can kill your start-up
An average team even with a great idea can spell the death of a start-up.
The 100 best universities in the world
Only four institutes from India make it to the list.
April 15, 201510 inspiring books every woman should read
These books, written by women authors will inspire you to become leaders and pursue success.
10 everyday phrases you are probably saying incorrectly
Think you know 'em all? Read on! :-)
April 14, 2015Lessons from Dr Ambedkar's life
On Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary we take a look at his inspiring life journey.
A job site for CAs by CAs
Anurag Singal, founder of cajobportal, a job site that caters exclusively to CAs and commerce graduates tells us how he aims to skill and enable satisfactory employment to aspiring professionals.
April 13, 2015Here's why you'll have more IT professionals and bankers
Hiring has grown nine per cent this year.
Should you date a colleague?
Learn the good, the bad and the ugly sides to love at the workplace
April 12, 2015Study abroad tips: How to improve your essay
Your admission application must be passionate and enthusiastic, says overseas education consultant NNS Chandra.
April 11, 2015What do I do now?
Is being cautious better than being ambitious?
April 10, 2015Study in the UK: The best universities for students
The survey, conducted by the Times Higher Education (THE), ranks universities according to 21 parameters that enhance student experience.
April 09, 2015How to find the best job for you
Experts say that you should be the best at what you do and you'll succeed!
'Sexual harassment affects both men and women'
Pallavi Pareek of iPleaders tells us why it is important to realise their potential and ask for more.
April 08, 2015'Your skills, not degree, will get you a job'
Atul Bhatnagar, COO, National Skills Development Corporation tells us how we can effectively tackle the issue of unemployability and make our youth more employable.
April 07, 2015Different by design
Tejas Mangeshkar tells us how he is creating waves in the realm of design.
April 06, 2015A woman's woes after filing a sexual harrassment complaint
"They would say, 'Look at these modern women. If someone puts a hand on their shoulder, they cry sexual harassment'. I became the butt of everybody's jokes." Read on to find out more
How to handle your appraisal better
Be realistic with your appraisal expectations and do not sound greedy.
April 04, 201510 ways to avoid being home-sick while studying abroad
Mostly fuelled by the cultural shock, homesickness can be a little daunting to deal with.
Will I ever raise money?
The world is changing -- FlipKart began with an investment of Rs 6 lakhs and the same amount will NOT get you started in that business.
April 03, 2015How to deal with office bullies
Nobody at your work can yell at you, insult you or get attacked in any sense.
April 02, 2015Harvard University to open international office in Mumbai
It is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in Mumbai, a report in the college newspaper The Harvard Crimson said.
April 01, 201515 practical tips to be mindful and beat stress
These can help you be more productive and have a stress-free life
March 31, 2015Harvard, IIT graduates are tea sellers, too
An increasing number of b-school graduates are exploring tea-based services and products for businesses and some of them have tasted success too.
What you must do after a job interview
Should you send an e-mail, a handwritten note, or make a phone call?
March 30, 2015Start-up tips: 7 warning signs to watch out for
The issue is if you don't know why customers are buying what you have to offer or worse if you don't even know exactly who your customers are.
11 tips to be an effective leader
Virender Kapoor, the former director of Pune's Symbiosis Institute of Management and the founder of Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence and the author of Leadership: The Gandhi Way, A Wonderful Boss: Great People to Work With and Passion Quotient, tells you just what you need to do to be a good leader.
How the Tatas are fighting job scams
A high-level three-member committee is formed to grow awareness about fraudulent job offers.
March 28, 2015The guy who keeps Hindi commentary alive in cricket
Radio commentator Sushil Doshi takes us through his career journey.
March 27, 2015How to speak and write better English
To improve communication skills, you need to interact with as many people as possible, says Kamini Taneja, Senior Training Consultant at the British Council.
Why are Maharashtra students upset with CET results?
From technical glitches to alleged unfair normalisation procedure, thousands of students hold the Directorate of Technical Education responsible for 'playing with their careers.'
March 26, 2015Writing tips from succesful authors
Writer's block, rejection from publishers and negative criticism are just some of the problems first-time authors face.
March 25, 20155 networking mistakes you must avoid
Remember that connecting with someone does not guarantee commitment of any kind.
How to negotiate your salary
Before you seal the deal, take a look at the fine print.
March 18, 2015#SydneyStabbing: Avoid talking on a phone when you're walking alone
Rediff reader Anil Kumar shares some crucial dos and don'ts to follow.
The art of learning
Drawing and painting can be employed to develop students into critical thinkers, problem solvers and communicators.
March 17, 20159 tips to improve your English
Studying English demands you to invest time to learn and practice new words and expressions.
#SydneyStabbing: 12 tips to stay safe in a foreign country
Rediff reader Arun Mehta who's lived and worked in multiple countries shares his wisdom.
March 16, 2015#SydneyStabbing: Companies should help employees choose housing
Sidharth Narayanan who's spent 15 years in the IT industry, shares his insights from his personal experiences.
10 mistakes you must avoid in your CV
Steer clear of typos, templates and incorrect information.
March 14, 2015The top 10 universities in the world
The latest Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings lists the best institutes from around the world.
March 13, 2015#SydneyStabbing: Could it have been avoided?
The tragedy has sent an alert to outbound Indian IT professionals on how important it is to monitor your personal safety while abroad.
How to quit your job
I would not recommend picking up your briefcase and walking out of your cubicle at the first sign of trouble.
'Which university should I opt for?'
In an online chat with readers overseas education consultant NNS Chandra addressed queries related to international admissions.
March 12, 2015The top 10 business schools in the US
Take a look at the annual US News and World Report's 2016 business school rankings.
March 11, 2015How to make the most of your performance appraisal
If you're writing your own review, list your achievements and failures with integrity.
March 10, 2015How a team of 70 is helping people find jobs
Mera Job is a marketplace for both lower end white collar jobs and skilled blue collar workers.
March 04, 2015Her dream is to make India fit and healthy
Health, fitness and healing are the key elements of this entrepreneur's life.
March 03, 20155 ways to improve your productivity at work
Here are 5 work-habits you should consider adopting if you want to do more with less, time that is!
March 02, 2015Dear PM, exam festivals won't solve students' problem
Students would enjoy the two weeks of festival time and then brace themselves for the examinations.
February 27, 20154 Zen email habits to make you more productive
Like all other practices, good email practices take time. Take it one day at a time and it will become an effective communication tool for you.
5 tips to speed up your job search
You can get away with a lot of time in your hands provided you do the right things at the right time.
February 25, 20158 ways to make the most of your day!
Use the first one hour of your day to review your pending tasks and finish them.
February 24, 2015'Compete with yourself, not others': PM Narendra Modi tells students
Ahead of the board examination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged students to be confident and not get into any rat race of competition.
February 23, 2015How to choose your first job
Don't be tempted to take up what is on offer simply because it has come to you on a platter and looks promising on the surface.
February 20, 2015Want a raise? Here's how you can get it!
Timing is an important factor when asking for a raise.
Chat@3: Do you want to study in Switzerland?
Christophe Clivaz of Swiss Learning will answer all your queries related to education in Switzerland.
February 19, 2015Which university should I consider?
How do you choose between two equally incredible schools into which you've been accepted?
February 18, 2015Online job search: How to put your best foot forward
If you're planning on applying for a job any time soon, make sure you tidy up your online profile.
February 17, 2015How 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, 2015Meet 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
February 12, 201510 essential traits of a successful leader
These qualities that can make you a better startup founder.
February 10, 2015From Infosys to Snapdeal: Life lessons for start-ups
Founders should have faith in themselves, their vision and their team, feels Infosys founder Narayana Murthy.
February 09, 2015What HR professionals should know about money
Though it may be anecdotal, there are some HR people who cannot reconcile their own salary from a CTC to take home!
5 reasons why yoga is a must for all entrepreneurs
Yoga improves the flow of oxygen to the brain and thus keeps depression at bay.
February 05, 2015A career in HR: How you can be a people's person
An HR person's job is all about talent management.
February 04, 2015Last minute tips to ace class 10 board exams
Dhanya Nair who scored 95 per cent in class 10 last year, tells how to beat the stress and use the time to focus on optimising your preparation...
February 03, 2015Study in USA: How to pick the right college and course
The decision to pursue further education in a particular university requires careful considerations.
How you can be happy at work
Focus on the best you can do with what you've been given.
January 30, 20158 leadership lessons from marathon runners
Besides the passion, your disciple and endurance is what will take you to the end.
January 28, 201510 Americanisms that are downright confusing!
Dear supporters of Indian English, take heart! You have company. :-)
Start-up logo design: 5 mistakes you should avoid
Designing a logo for your start-up may get you into trouble if you are not aware of some basic fundamentals.
January 27, 2015How Dabur, Lakme and Rooh Afza were started
These Indian companies truly defined the essence of entrepreneurship.
Will you quit your job to follow your passion?
In an interview with Rediff.com, Virender Kapoor former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and the author of Passion Quotient talks about the importance of passion.
January 23, 201510 things Generation Y should know
Parag Saigaonkar, author of The Perfect Storm in an interview lists out ten things India's Gen Y should know.
Three life lessons I learned from my travels
Travel is all about venturing into unchartered territory, and experiencing new cultures and people. Starting up is very similar.
Layoffs: 10 tips for mid-level managers
Tell yourself clearly that if you have to be in the IT industry, you will have to do coding and testing; else you will be out of the industry. It will take some time, but you can adjust. It is a mind game. You have to play with your mind.
January 22, 2015Beware! Don't hire these 5 employees
These are the people who could damage your organisation in possibly irreparable ways.
January 21, 2015'If one fails to plan, he plans to fail'
"I am a corporate story teller. I write stories that people can relate to," says Partha Basu, author of Mid-Career Crisis...why some sail through and others don't, in which he charts out a plan to tackle mid-career crisis and offers insights into how you can achieve success in your career.
10 English words that have Indian origins
Get set to have your mind blown!
Is depression a well-guarded secret in the start-up world?
Depression is not just stress, nor is it only sadness. Depression is an illness.
January 20, 20155 tips to stay fit at work
Eat healthy food, do regular physical exercises, strike a balance between career, family and relationships.
January 19, 2015Layoff Lessons: Keep your chin up; prepare for small course corrections
'Do not panic; have a good rapport with the HR and negotiate if they can map you to some other requirement with lesser compensation. Take sometime off -- 10 to 15 days; relax; be with your parents or friends then come back and prepare a good resume and learn new skills.' A chemical engineer and IT professional share their layoff lessons.
'Learning is a lifelong process'
Aditya Bhushan Dwivedi profiles Amitava Ghosh the chief technology officer at TaxiForSure.
January 17, 201510 smart tips for innovators and app developers
Internet-based systemic wisdom connects machines and people, and will drive next-gen enterprises, said Huawei's Yatish Nagavalli.
January 16, 2015Layoff Lessons: Always be in touch with rival companies
Lost your job? Why don't you start-up your own company instead of looking out for another job?
6 smart ways to protect your business legally
It will be safe to incur these costs initially to prevent any problems in the future, which would be far more expensive, in terms of money, time and effort.
11 tips to improve productivity at work
Out of excitement, we sometimes overcommit, and this is a major reason why we are not productive.
January 15, 2015Inspiring lives through theatre
Theatre is not about having all the answers. It's about raising the right questions that take you into a zone of reflection, says Aruna Ganesh Ram, founder, Visual Respiration.
Laid off? 10 things you need to do right away!
Management guru Virender Kapoor tells you just what you need to do!
January 14, 201510 words you probably didn't know existed!
Get set to be amazed!
Are you the MIDAS in your office? Don't fool yourself!
Are you staring at a mid-career crisis? Here's help!
'Hey dude, I resigned too'
Sumit Jain, CEO and co-founder, Commonfloor talks about serendipity and his entrepreneurial destiny.
Laid off? Get your finances in order. Here's how!
As part our series on dealing with the pink slip, we spoke to financial planner Sridhar Vetapalem on how to get your finances in order.
4 tricky questions CEOs have asked in a job interview
The CEO will hopefully not bother testing your skills but surely would want to know how fit you are for the organisation.
January 13, 2015Layoff 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.
How to survive a quarter-life crisis
Most 20-somethings go through a phase of constant doubt -- Is this job right for
January 12, 20155 things to do to avoid getting laid off again
As part our series on dealing with the pink slip, we spoke to Nirmal Singh, the founder and CEO of Wheebox, a prominent talent assessment company.
Lessons from Swami Vivekananda to inspire you
We are what our thoughts have made us, Swami Vivekananda said, so take care about what you think.
6 ways to manage money after a layoff
If you have recently been laid off or are worried that your neck may be in the line, it is natural to be worried about your finances. But worrying, as you know, will not get you anywhere. Here are some tips about what you can do to keep the boat from rocking and keep your CIBIL score intact while doing so.
January 11, 2015'Ventures fail but people who persist don't'
inspiring quotes from Indian start-up journeys
January 09, 2015Why are top corporate executives taking up the plough?
Hepzi Anthony examines the curious case of the white-collared farmer.
10 ways start-ups can benefit from social media
Nobody knows your business better than you. Do know that you need to be closely involved with the social media efforts for your start-up. It is not something which you can just hand over to someone and forget about it. To make it effective, you need to be as much involved in it. If you have the bandwidth and skills to do it in-house, I would recommend going with that option
January 08, 2015Layoff Lessons: 'You can achieve anything; hurdles, a matter of time'
Let the world know you are strong enough to achieve anything. The layoff hurdle is nothing but a matter of time, says an anonymous reader, who shared his 'layoff lesson' with Rediff.com.
No! No! No! It's all wrong!
Continuing with our series on correct English usage, we list out all the mistakes with this set of instructions we came across in an elevator.
January 07, 201510 tips to survive a layoff, financially
Have you been fired from your job recently? Or do you fear it will happen soon? Here are a few tips on how you can survive a layoff, financially.
Layoffs at TCS? Lessons we need to learn
Layoffs are just an event in life, not life itself. Life's canvas is very large; fill it with wonderful new colours; colours of your choice.
World's stunning college campuses
Who would want to study in a classroom when you have such a gorgeous campus around you?
11 things Shiv Khera wants young India to know
Bestselling author of self-help books Shiv Khera has these words of advice for young Indians!
January 06, 2015The biggest lie companies tell their employees: 'You are our biggest asset'
They, however, conveniently forget to add the condition: so long as you add good margins to our business
#NewBeginnings: 10 things that should be on your agenda in 2015
Virender Kapoor, author of PQ and A Wonderful Boss draws up a list for you, our young readers.
January 02, 201512 entrepreneurs who made news in 2014
Vikramank Singh looks back at the year gone by!
10 ways to be happy in 2015!
There is no magic pill for happiness says, Shradha Sharma. But here's what you can do to be happy!
Kids, here's how you can get a good recommendation
A good recommendation letter acts as a stairway to good colleges and to great jobs. Shreeja Mahambre gives tips on scoring a beyond satisfactory recommendation.
10 qualities that make a great entrepreneur
What are the personality characteristics and behaviours that lead to venture creation and success?
December 31, 20146 phrases that you've been using incorrectly
Continuing with our series on correct English usage, we list out six phrases that are so often misused.
Everything you should know about copyrights
Under the Copyright Act of India, computer software and software programmes are considered as literary work and can be copyrighted.
December 30, 2014Want to be successful? Do what makes you feel good!
In order to have a successful career you have to ask yourself why you are doing what you are doing, says Kumud Srinivasan, Intel India's President.
December 28, 20145 smart fitness tips for working professionals
Thirty minutes of physical activity a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember. Don't you think so?
December 26, 2014Things to do before I step into 2015
While the rest of the world is busy making plans for the New Year, I have drawn up a list of what I should do before the year ends.
Top 10 books for entrepreneurs
From how to hire the right people for the job to effective ways to upscale your business, these books can guide you to make your start-up dream
December 24, 2014Study Abroad FAQs: Which specialisation should I choose?
Collegepond.com, a career guidance company responds to student queries on international admissions.
6 (more) sentences that are... erm... wrong!
As part of our ongoing series we tell you just what's wrong with the way (most) Indians speak English.
December 23, 2014What to say and when to shut up: Lessons from an Oscar winner!
Lupita Nyong'o's speech at the 2014 Academy Awards is a classic example of a brilliant speech says Rakesh Godhwani, author of What to Say and When to Shut Up!
CAT-2014 results to be declared on December 27
Result of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 for admission in IIMs and other prestigious B-schools of the country will be announced on December 27.
Success = High income + family
Latest survey sheds light on how people define success.
How India will hire and get hired in 2015
The New Year, like 2014, will see brisk hiring. But, specialisation and strong domain skills will decide who gets hired.
December 22, 2014'In reality, multitasking is inefficient'
When working on multiple projects, it's better to do one thing at a time until that thing reaches a conclusion, Graham Alcott, author of How to be a Productivity Ninja tells Ankita Rai.
Worry less, achieve more: How to be productive at work
Excerpts from How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do!
What will Santa bring us in 2015?
As we ring in the New Year we must recognise that 2015 promises to be a very exciting time for India.
December 19, 2014Oxford is UK's best research university
As per the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Oxford overtakes Cambridge as Britain's best research university.
6 sentences that make absolutely no sense!
Watch what you say! Because English, as we've known for some time now, is a 'phunny' language!
How to get a job at Facebook
Computer science student Deepali Adlakha who recently secured a job at Facebook talks about the various interview stages and tells us how she cracked it.
December 18, 2014Lessons from a start-up failure
We decided to destroy everything that we had built from scratch. Why did we take this extreme step? What exactly went wrong?
December 17, 2014The amazing success story of Flipkart's CTO
'There was a time when I went without salary for about six months,' says Amod Malviya, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and currently CTO, Flipkart.
December 16, 2014How to prepare for GRE in 10 weeks
Ditch your tuitions and expensive books; there is a way you can crack the GRE without burning a hole in your pocket.
School admissions: 10 questions every parent must ask
The school is a place where your child will spend the next 14 years of his/her life. Is it equipped to meet the future?
December 15, 2014'Do what your heart says and never look back'
Amit Singhal, the Indian who leads Google Search, is in love with what he does. Here are lessons he learnt from his career.
6 things you should do in 2015!
New Year is around the corner and these things should be on your agenda!
December 13, 20143 smart tips to build your online presence
The right combination of social media profiles and activity can help you gain a clear advantage over other potential candidates and reach out to prospective employers.
'How can I prepare for IIT-JEE 2015?'
It's important that you plan in advance and practice giving mock tests or test series.
December 12, 2014Swiss 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.
Top 10 best places to work
The list is based on what the employees of these companies experienced over the past twelve months.
December 11, 2014'What is the difference between TOEFL and IELTS?'
The TOEFL scores are accepted by more universities than any other English language test. You can take the test as many times as you wish.
How to de-stress at work
The most common mistake people make is trying to do everything on their own.
December 10, 20143 tips to crack a tough job interview
Not all questions have a right and wrong answer. Your responses should strike the right balance.
December 08, 2014Still in college? 10 ways to make yourself employable!
How do you stand out in a crowd? Read this!
December 05, 2014How to land a great internship!
Before you apply to any internship, you need to clearly mention why and how your joining will be a win-win situation for the employer.
5 things lucky people do
Bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi says that it is indeed possible to 'attract' good luck!
December 04, 2014Feeling stressed? Blame it on inbox burnout!
Checking emails too often can cause stress, a new study published in the journal Computers in Human Behaviour revealed.
11 Indian institutes among top 100 univs in emerging nations
The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay were ranked among the Top 40 as per Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies Rankings 2015.
Strangest question: 'What would you manufacture in space?'
Rediff readers share the strangest questions asked to them in a job interview. Have you shared yours yet?
The tomboy who became a fashion entrepreneur
I don't remember a time I've ever done anything with a fear of failure. Even if I have a bad idea, I say to myself, 'What's the worst that could come out of it?' says Masoom Minawala, founder, Style Fiesta.
December 03, 2014Too busy for work-life balance? Simple steps to take control
'You are always busy' is no longer a compliment but feedback that needs to be acted upon.
How to pick the right career for you
Choose a career that motivates you and one that you are good at, says Prof RSS Mani, education consultant and vice president-institutional development, ITM Group of Institutions.
7 questions you should be asking your employer
Asking these matter for your career. Do not sign on the dotted line without getting satisfactory answers to these questions.
December 02, 2014'Learning Japanese helps your career enormously'
'Japanese is a pictorial language, which if we learn systematically helps us develop our logic too,' says Sachin Gadhe, who shares his experience of learning a foreign language with us!
11 (perfectly reasonable) things bosses expect from you
Put yourself in your boss' shoes every once in a while and you'll realise that sometimes they may not necessarily be as evil as you make them out to be.
The MBA who sold her car to follow her passion
It is about discovery and enjoying the journey instead of focusing on the destination, says Gauri Jayaram, founder, Active Holiday Company.
December 01, 2014Harassed in your city? We want to know where
Help identify spots in your city where you've been harassed.
How to crack the IIT-JEE 2015
Create a practical study plan. Read the questions cautiously. Use method of elimination.
How to draft the perfect CV: Tips for freshers
Include only what is relevant to your application, says , Assistant Professor, School of Management & Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
November 30, 20145 clever ways to organise a meeting effectively
First things first! Do you have a good reason to call each and every attendee?
November 28, 2014How to be a better leader: 7 tips for women
To inspire change and emerge as a leader, you need to have a higher sense of purpose and inspire teams to work for the larger good.
November 27, 2014The 10 best student cities in the world 2015
Does your favourite city feature in the list? Find out.
11 things that bad bosses do wrong
Virender Kapoor, author of A Wonderful Boss: Great People to Work With, lists out 11 things that bad bosses do wrong.
November 26, 2014Spend a winter at Doon with King's College London
Between December 7 and 19, 2014, register for a residential academic course at The Doon School, Dehradun taught by experienced tutors from King's College London.
How to use social media effectively
Your content is the key to getting likes on Facebook, whether it's for a brand or an individual, says Zafar Rais, founder and CEO at Mindshift Interactive.
9 tips to make people fall in love with your brand
The ultimate guide to make 'customer loyalty' the game changer for your brand!
'Learning a foreign language helps promote world peace'
Pune-based Rediff reader tells us how German language helped her break the barriers and connect emotionally to the people of Germany and its culture.
November 25, 2014Strangest interview question: 'Why are manholes round?'
Readers share the strangest questions asked to them in a job interview.
Expert tips to crack the GRE
In an online chat with readers, Jason Baran, spokesperson for the GRE programme at Educational Testing Service (ETS) addressed queries related to the entrance exam and offered crucial advice.
IN PICS: How Kiran Mazumdar Shaw founded Biocon
The entrepreneur reveals interesting nuggets about her life and career.
November 24, 2014FAQs: All you need to know about the GRE
The Graduate Record Examination is an important test for admission into masters and doctoral programmes in the US.
The second quit India movement
explains why so many young Indians are packing their bags to study abroad and the steps that need to be taken to stem this outflow.
How to exit your job gracefully
As you set forth on a new journey, you definitely don't want to burn your bridges with your employer.
'What's the minimum age to apply for a US visa?'
US Consulate General Mumbai's Consular Chief Deanna Abdeen addressed reader queries on how to apply for a US visa.
10 things great bosses do right!
Virender Kapoor, the former director of Pune's Symbiosis Institute of Management author of A Wonderful Boss lists out ten things that great bosses do right.
November 21, 2014TopperSpeak: How to crack CAT 2014
Tanay Aggarwal who is currently pursuing his post graduation in management from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai tells us how he secured 99.80 in the Common Admission Test last year.
'Learning German has opened many doors for me'
Rediff reader Deepak Kumar tells us how he learned a foreign language and found a friend in an alien land.
Have you learnt a foreign language?
What was it like discovering a new world? We would love to know!
8 supremely successful services that almost didn't take off
Would you believe if I were to tell you that YouTube was conceived as a video-dating platform?
November 20, 2014Will you quit your job to hit the road?
Why are more and more young people quitting their day jobs to travel? finds out.
LSAT 2015 to be conducted on May 15
The prestigious Law School Admission Test (LSAT) for admission to undergraduate and post graduate courses in legal studies in the country will be held on May 15, 2015.
Chat@3: How to apply for a US student visa
To know all about applying for a US student visa, join us for a chat on November November 22, between 3 pm and 4 pm IST.
Quiz: Which of these is grammatically correct?
Take our English quiz and tell us how good your English skills are.
November 19, 2014Think you're smarter than your boss?
Most of us have been in that space at some point in our careers when we think we're better than our bosses. So how do you deal with it? Read on!
Afraid to start-up? Here's help!
Here's how you can keep yourself and your team high on confidence.
November 18, 2014Move over Selfie, Vape is here!
Vape has been named as the international word of 2014 by the Oxford Dictionaries New Monitor Corpus. But do you what does it mean?
Last minute tips to crack the CAT 2014
Syed Zaidie, a first year PGDIM student at the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Powai shares some crucial last minute tips for CAT aspirants taking the test on November 22.
6% rise in number of Indian students in the US this year
With fresh enrollments crossing 100,000 mark, the total number of Indian students studying in the US reported a sharp increase this year.
Mantras to successfully raise money for your start-up
Dayakar Pushkoor, founder partner of Naya Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, lists what young aspiring entrepreneurs should know and do before they start-up and how they can raise money from VCs.
4 reasons why you must travel more often
Find out how travelling more makes you a better person and professional.
November 17, 2014Did you appear for CAT 2014?
Share your experience of taking the Common Admission Test with us!
5 reasons why you should work in a start-up
Working for a start-up is not the career suicide it is made out to be. It is, rather, professionally and personally very rewarding.
November 16, 20145 incredible life lessons you can learn from sports
From developing the right partnerships to employing strategies that help you to turn the game in your favour, the world of sports is full of lessons for your life and career.
November 14, 2014How to get hired in 6 easy steps
From fine tuning your CV to quantifying your accomplishments, doing these will help you inch closer to the job of your dreams.
November 13, 2014Pedalling 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 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.
November 12, 2014How to speak English correctly
These handy tips will have you sorted in no time at all!
Applications invited for the Chevening Gurukul Scholarships 2015
Fourteen future leaders of India will be offered an intense, all expenses-paid, 12-week residential course at the King's College London (KCL) as part of the Chevening Gurukul Leadership and Excellence Programme.
What to avoid in a job interview
Hiring experts tell us how trivial things you say and do can lead to your rejection.
November 11, 20146 success tips for start-ups
Anupam Pahuja, General Manager for Technology at PayPal Asia-Pacific in Singapore tells us what makes a successful start-up different from an average one.
November 10, 2014World's best schools 2014: Four Indian institutes in the top 100
Does your favourite institute feature in the list?
How to use LinkedIn to get a job
Use your LinkedIn posts to connect with prospective recruiters.
November 08, 2014Want 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.
Are you the best photographer in India?
Entries to the Sony World Photography Awards are now open. So hurry!
November 07, 2014How do you deal with sexual harassment at workplace?
As women employees of Infosys complain of sexual harassment at the workplace, asks some important questions about a problem that is still not taken seriously by management.
How to dress for a job interview
Before heading to your wardrobe to decide what to wear for your next job interview, here are a few things you must know about wearing it right.
November 06, 201410 Silicon Valley secrets you should know
What makes it one of the most innovative places in the world? Ellen Petry Leanse, former Apple employee, leadership mentor and coach tells us.
November 05, 2014What is the strangest job interview question you've been asked?
Job candidates are occasionally subject to the weirdest interview questions. Has one being flung at you too? We'd LOVE to hear about it!
5 questions you should ask yourself at the end of all your workdays
Because sometimes the simple questions give us the answers we need!
November 03, 2014Who inspired you to choose your career? Tell us!
Was it your dad or your mum? Was it your teacher who showed you worlds you'd never seen before? We would love to hear from you?
5 lessons from Mark Zuckerberg
We bring you five lessons any entrepreneur, aspiring and otherwise, can learn from the founder of Facebook.
November 01, 2014How to be a successful social butterfly
Socialising with people around you is actually easy and effective if done the right way.
October 31, 2014How to ace the CAT 2014
With just two weeks left for the CAT 2014, , 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.
The hard life of an entrepreneur: A wife's perspective
An entrepreneur's life is a long grinding journey full of turmoil.
October 30, 2014'There won't be any dearth of jobs for 10 years'
'In 1981 when I had a project in Qatar, those in charge told me they would not like Indians in high positions; they felt Indians could work only as drivers, cleaners and labourers.'
October 28, 2014Rejected in a job interview? Here's what you need to do next
A handy list of things we must do when we have just been handed the rejection slip.
#Indianisms that stump the rest of the world!
Love it or hate it, you simply cannot ignore apna #Indianisms, can you?
October 25, 2014Seven reasons why my first start-up failed
We started our journey in wrong direction and we failed to change direction with time, says Pardeep Goyal, co-founder of School Gennie, a start-up that failed.
October 24, 20145 #mantras to make your brand a freaking global success!
Practical tips from Arvinder Gujral, who heads business development for Twitter
October 23, 2014Your Zodiac will tell you what career is best for you
Based on your star signs, we try to tell you what career would be best suited for you.
October 22, 2014About to resign in a huff? 6 reasons why that's a terrible idea!
When you quit let it be for the right reasons says , CEO, Management Consultants Group and author of three acclaimed books!
5 tips to impress during a phone interview
How does one make an impression without meeting the recruiter face to face?
October 21, 20146 things successful people do that others don't
Dr Rekha Shetty, who consults several corporations on long-term innovation initiatives, draws up a list.
How to keep your job in a slowdown
While it is hard to be critical of your own performance, what is it that you can do to survive a slow job market?
October 20, 20145 things you must do to bag an internship
If you plan in advance, you could be lucky to get a paid internship.
October 17, 2014How to build a billion dollar business
You don't need a secret sauce to be a billionaire.
October 16, 20145 things the hiring manager will never tell you
You have to be really smart to read between the lines.
October 15, 2014Over 16,900 candidates qualify in the UPSC prelims
,933 candidates have qualified UPSC's civil services preliminary examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the results of which were declared in a record 50-day time.
GATE 2015 registration extended to October 20
The above privilege is only for candidates who already have an enrolment ID, no fresh enrollments will be made.
Awkward to awesome: 9 tips to build a great network
The purpose of any event -- business or social -- is to trigger conversations. However, if you're in a room full of people you're meeting for the first time, how do you make your first move? Read on to find out...
October 14, 2014How to be a star at office parties!
Diwali party, Xmas party or New Year party. These workplace etiquettes, while enjoying social gatherings at workplace, can not only create an impression for you but also save you some very awkward moments.
October 12, 20145 ways to impress your boss
Follow them and see how it helps you improve your standing in the office.
October 10, 2014She wants to change the way women work in India
Sridevi Raghavan, co-founder and CEO of Amelio, a childcare centre that has huge expansion plans, says she wants every working mother in India to have a successful career along with a happy family life.
Why can't we be friends?
Maintaining friendships at work can be tricky. Here's how you can play it smart.
October 09, 20147 common English mistakes Indians make
English can be a very tricky language. Here's a list of very common mistakes we make. Scroll and learn! :-)
CAT Tips: Are you taking enough mock tests?
If you want to get the perfect score, you must take as many mocks as you can.
13 things you must absolutely avoid doing in a job interview
Can a weak handshake ruin your career even before it's launched?
October 08, 2014Stop lying in your CV, NOW!
When it comes to hiring, employers
A foreign degree may not get you a job in India
Most companies find job seekers with domestic degrees good enough, a British Council survey said.
What it really takes to stay on top!
Renu Rajani, VP, Capgemini India tells us why it is important for young professionals to make the most of opportunities at hand and not be scared of failures.
CAT Tips: Why sectional cut-offs are important
Gone are the days when your CAT preparation strategy meant studying for your strengths and leaving out the weaker areas!
October 07, 2014Super 30 founder at Stanford: There is no substitute for teachers
Asserting that there is "no substitute" for teachers, Indian mathematician and founder Anand Kumar has said that there is a need to create an atmosphere in which teachers get respect and recognition to draw the best to this profession.
10 steps to conquer your public speaking fear
Here are some constructive ways to calm those nerves and prepare you for the stage that has your name!
How to save money while studying abroad
From opening an account in a local bank to looking for festive and student discounts, here are some surefire ways you can save money on your education trip abroad.
October 06, 2014CAT TopperSpeak: 'A strict study routine is the key to success'
Gavin DSouza who scored 99.49 percentile in CAT 2013 tells us how he cracked the test.
How to be a successful entrepreneur
Do you have the courage to look through failures and unexpected pitfalls?
October 04, 20148 simple steps to create wealth
Not saying these are enough, but this is a good beginning, says .
October 03, 2014CAT TopperSpeak: Focus on accuracy and save time
Arijit Kumar Gorai who received admission offers from nine IIMs and SP Jain Institute of Management tells us how he cracked the test.
October 02, 2014CAT Tips: 'Spend at least 3 hours a day to study'
Manish Kumar who achieved a high percentile of 99.43 in CAT 2013 and secured admission in IIM Raipur tells us how he succeeded in cracking the test.
October 01, 2014How to crack CAT while you're working
Gagandeep Singh Pannu who cracked the CAT 2013 with 99.97 percentile while attending a full-time job shares his study secrets.
4 warning signs you should not take up that job
The challenge is to see through the 'golden opportunity' and find out what's in it for you?
September 30, 20146 smart ways to research a company before your job interview
How many of us really read about the company ahead of a job interview?
September 29, 2014How to write an impressive CV
Hiring managers are always looking for ways to weed out candidates and only call the most worthy. How does one make the cut?
Top 10 reasons why start-ups fail
Did you know that 80 per cent start-ups shut shop in the first three years?
September 26, 2014Are you willing to pay the price for success?
Most of us have dreams, but what we don't want to do is pay the price for it. And boy, nothing comes for free.
September 25, 2014Applying for a job online? Avoid these mistakes
Did you know that having a really cool e-mail id could well work to your disadvantage?
September 24, 2014'Higher education still not accessible to all'
Prof Pradip Narayan Ghosh, former Vice Chancellor of Jadavpur University, Kolkata tells us how the quota system has been unable to make higher education accessible to a large section of society.
Creating tomorrow's leaders
The Leaders for Tomorrow programme teaches leadership skills for social action on college campuses.
September 23, 2014'An entrepreneurial revolution is taking place in India'
K Pandia Rajan, an expert on the employment scene and recruiting speaks on the buoyancy in the Indian economy and what youngsters can look forward to.
'How to explain gap years in your CV?'
In an online chat with readers, Capt Partha Samai, group head of Human Resources at AGS Transact Technologies shared tips on how to crack a tough job interview.
10 warning signs you must quit your job
Are you unhappy with the way things have turned out in your current organisation?
September 22, 2014India's best schools of 2014
Does your school feature in the list? Find out!
5 intangible skills that every boss looks for in you!
And this is how you can highlight them in your next job interview.
September 21, 2014Two-month strategy to crack CAT 2014
Make the most of these eight weeks to optimise your score and secure admission in a top b-school.
September 20, 2014How to make education accessible and affordable for all
, vice chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia suggests important reforms in the Indian education system.
Spouse's personality influences career success
When it comes to pay raises, promotions and other measures of career success, your spouse at home may play a key role, a new research suggests.
September 19, 2014Jobless after graduation? Here's what to do
4 tips to help you survive the post-college unemployment phase.
September 18, 2014'Women really don't want special treatment in any organisation'
Rupa Kudva, managing director and chief executive officer of credit rating agency CRISIL, talks about her career lessons and success mantras.
Time management is key skill parents want to pass on
What would you like to learn from your parents?
September 17, 2014How 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.
September 16, 2014How to crack your first job interview
It's not just about saying the right
September 15, 2014Why India should focus on income-based reservation
Dr M Ponnavaikko, vice chancellor, Bharathidasan University explains why the Indian education system requires needs to be revamped.
September 13, 2014How to crack the MAH-CET: Tips from a topper
Ajinkya Jain who scored 99.99 percentile in MAHCET 2014 tells us how he cracked the exam.
September 12, 20145 inspiring lessons from a 20-something entrepreneur
who became an entrepreneur at 19 tells us why it is important to shed inhibitions and move ahead to carve your own success story.
Job tips: How he landed a job at Amazon
Vivek Ruparel from Jadavpur University who recently cracked a tough interview at Amazon tells us how he did it.
September 11, 2014'The film industry needs to focus on talent not looks'
Theatre professional Ira Dubey discusses the current situation of the Indian theatre industry and what it means to be a woman in this profession.
September 10, 20146 rules to manage your boss
If you want to move up the corporate ladder, you must first understand that there are no short cuts.
September 09, 2014Can you prepare for multiple entrance exams simultaneously?
Nilkancha Badhiye who is currently pursuing her MBA in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi tells us how she cracked the entrance examination while pursuing her final year of graduation.
Dancer, actress, Stanford grad: Lavanya Ashok shares her life lessons
Find out how Lavanya Ashok, vice president and executive director private equity at Goldman Sachs is inspiring other women to follow their dreams too.
September 08, 2014Are 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 about motivations and challenges of entrepreneurship.
Thank God it's Monday!
We have eight reasons to celebrate Monday mornings at work. Here goes...
September 07, 2014TopperSpeak: How to crack the Xavier Aptitude Test
Ancy Varghese who had 99.38 percentile in XAT 2014 describes the importance of knowing all about the exam first and developing a strategy accordingly.
September 06, 2014What is new in GATE 2015?
Abhijit Chaudhari, Director, GATEFORUM tells you what to expect in the entrance exam this year and how you can prepare for it.
September 05, 20147 things you should never tell a teacher
If you've got a parent-teacher meeting anytime soon, you better watch what you're saying.
Retweet this! 20 life lessons from Twitter's co-founder
Co-founder of Twitter Biz Stone tells us what he learned from his enterprising entrepreneurial journey.
September 04, 2014'Math research is not considered a reasonable career option'
Manjul Bhargava, who was recently awarded Fields Medal, Math's biggest global honour, tells 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.
September 03, 2014Why 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.
September 02, 2014First day at college: 'I felt awkward'
Rediff reader Celeste Tudu who recently joined Bongaigaon College in Guwahati writes about the nervousness and simple joys of his first day in college.
Whoa! Maximum Indian students in the US are from Hyderabad
The city ranks number four after Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai globally.
6 reasons why the Ice Bucket Challenge got your attention
Every hit campaign has a secret strategy -- one that is simple yet unique.
September 01, 2014Top 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, 2014Want to be a Business Analytics professional?
A business analyst is one who identifies, suggests and rectifies problems in an organisation, which explains why the role of such a professional is crucial for the company's success. Find out what you need to make it big in analytics.
August 29, 2014Want to serve the nation? Join the Civil Services
The Civil Services of India continue to be a prestigious avenue for all those dreaming of 'making it'. Here's how you can be an IAS/ IPS officer.
August 28, 2014How I cracked the CAT
Excessive effort in the wrong direction is equal to putting no effort at all, says Kumar Pratik who cracked IIM Calcutta PGDM admissions with a CAT percentile of 99.7.
August 27, 2014How to convert your internship into a full-time job
Employers are always keen on hiring interns who are go-getters and able to survive tough deadlines.
August 26, 201410 signs you are meant to be your own boss!
This world belongs to entrepreneurs. So what are you waiting for?
August 20, 20147 types of bad bosses and how you can deal with them
Don't grieve over a boss from hell; learn to see the good in them.
August 19, 20146 lessons for YOU from India's freedom movement
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's 1882 classic, Anandamath (Abbey of Bliss) offers all the inspiration you need.
August 18, 2014How to crack the CAT in 3 months
With less than 100 days to go for the biggest management entrance exam, here are some strategies that will help you succeed.
5 bitter truths about freelancing
If you too believe that the grass is greener on the other side and that freelancers have it all, here are realities you should know before you cross the fence
August 16, 2014How to fill CMAT application form
This article gives you an insight about the entire application procedure of CMAT 2014 to be followed by all the eligible candidates.
August 15, 2014'What is the tuition fee for MS in the US?'
In a weekly series, CollegePond.com provides answers all your queries related to pursuing an education abroad.
August 14, 201420 life lessons I learned in my 20s
The 20s are key growth years. Not physical but mental, emotional and spiritual. This decade lays the foundation of character.
August 13, 2014What's new in CAT 2014?
Candidates appearing for the Common Admission Test will witness a sea change in the test registration process, test centres, test window and result date this year.
August 12, 20147 questions you must answer before you quit your job
Find out why you hate your job and determine if you are ready to move on
August 11, 20147 tips to deal with an office bully
Did you know that bullies are attracted to people who cannot say no?
August 08, 2014Investment banking: Master the art of making money
The lucrative world of investment banking is a thrilling ride for those who like making money.
74% IT professionals bullied at work: Survey
According to a new survey, 94 per cent IT professionals said that they had suffered psychological abuse as opposed to 57 per cent who reported verbal abuse.
August 07, 2014Getting into an IIM just got tougher. Here's why
The new pattern of the Common Admission Test might have lowered the difficulty level of the exam, but then you'll have to compete with higher cut offs in the leading schools.
August 06, 2014No four-year undergraduate programme for IISc Bangalore
The UGC has asked three other institutions,
IIT-Gandhinagar, Nielsen tie up to benefit students
Nielsen will fund several Nielsen Awards annually at the institute to enable undergraduate students to participate in international conferences, workshops and internships.
How to write an impressive cover letter
You can only say so much in your CV. If you want to impress the recruiter, you must invest in a well written cover letter.
August 05, 2014How to crack your first job interview
om the clothes you wear to how you explain the lack of work experience, the interviewer will be busy analysing everything you say or do -- to find out whether or not you're fit for the position you applied for. So then, are you prepared to appear for your first job interview?
10 ways to stay disciplined while working from home
Working from home isn't necessarily a bad idea. Here are some effective tips to give in your best despite being away from the office.
August 04, 2014Is your job making you fat?
That belly bump you're developing from your 9-to-5 job is not a healthy sign. Here's how you can step up and take control.
20 things you need to stop doing in your 20s
The 20s can be the turning point of your life. , author of The White Crow, lists out the things you need to stop doing while in your 20s.
8 things to do when you hate your job but cannot quit
We've all been there at some point -- detesting our jobs but being unable to quit. Here's how you could deal with it!
August 03, 2014Would you like to buy this pair of shoes?
Anvitha Rai who grew up and lives in Mangalore, Karnataka, has one overriding passion -- add colour and pizzazz to umbrellas, shoes and mobile covers. tracks her entrepreneurial journey
August 02, 2014Are you ready to bell the CAT?
, founder of Gradestack.com and graduate from IIM-Calcutta tells you why it's not an impossible feat.
August 01, 2014UPSC row: Why the Civil Services Aptitude Test should stay
who has cleared the Civil Services prelims in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and has been educated in a Hindi medium school of Bihar in a rural area tells us why the opposition towards the exam holds no water.
Study abroad: 'How to prepare for GRE?'
CollegePond.com answers your queries and tells you all you need to know about pursuing an education abroad.
7 things only amazing bosses do
From leading by example to being appreciative of their team, good bosses are a rare and exceptional breed in the corporate world.
July 31, 2014Work-life balance: 'I felt guilty all the time'
Swati Renapurkar talks about the challenges she faced in her career post motherhood and tells us how she coped with it.
5 success lessons from her latest film
Follow these cues and chase your dreams.
July 30, 2014Free online courses: What's the catch?
What is so enticing about these courses that is urging millions of users to sign up for it?
10 ways you can have a productive life
It is the days that lead to years and how you choose to spend them will have a telling effect on how your life turns out.
July 29, 20147 smart ways you can earn while you're still studying
Do these simple things and smile your way to the bank.
July 28, 2014Work-life balance: 'It was difficult to concentrate at work'
Jyothi Satish from Bangalore tells us how she juggles her professional and private lives efficiently.
July 25, 2014Why are Indian graduates unemployable?
Himanshu Aggrawal, CEO and co-founder of Aspiring Minds tells us why an increasing number of Indian graduates are becoming unemployable.
July 24, 20148 things that turn off prospective employers
The last thing you want to do is tick off your prospective employer.
10 tried and tested ways to increase efficiency
So here are some effective ways to increase your efficiency so you can wrap up early today!
July 23, 20145 ways to get your CV stand out
Given the cut-throat competition, how do you make hiring managers respond to your job application.
10 ways to ruin your career
Beware of these unforgiving blunders as they may hamper your professional growth.
July 22, 2014We want to kiss this guy! Do you too?
The world's second wealthiest person wants us to have a three-day workweek. But is it really possible?
Work-life balance: 'When I work, I feel empowered'
Swarna Patel tells us how she successfully balances her personal and professional lives.
Bored at work? Try this!
Tired from work overload? Go ahead and take a break to recharge your brain cells.
July 19, 2014Work-life balance: 'Girls should be financially independent'
Luiza Dsouza tells us how she manages to survive the every-day challenges at home and work.
July 18, 2014Work-life balance: 'No woman is right or wrong'
Vidya P Battiwalla from Jamshedpur tells us about the many challenges motherhood posed in her life and career and how she coped with it.
I quit! 11 smart tips to resign gracefully
Quitting your current organisation is just as difficult as finding a new one. How does one convey the news without burning the bridges?
July 17, 20145 reasons you didn't get a job even after a great interview
You went for an interview and just cracked it. Or so you think... It's been a dozen days and you are yet to hear from the recruiter. So what exactly went wrong? Here are the five real reasons that you won't ever hear from a HR even after a great interview.
July 16, 20145 Hindi films that inspire entrepreneurship
From inspiring leadership in the most uncommon situations to standing upright and taking criticism in their stride, these Bollywood masala films tell you why you must let your actions do the talking.
July 15, 2014'Yes, Mrs Nooyi, you are right. Women cannot have it all'
Anila Nair shares her experience of being a working mom.
10 ways to communicate better at work
Speaking is only one of the four skills we use to communicate. What are the other 3?
July 14, 2014Scholarships worth Rs 5.5 crores for Indian students
Lore India Foundation is inviting applications from class 10, 11 and 12 students for its National Scholarship Program worth Rs 55 million.
Work-life balance: 'You have to sacrifice, but never quit'
Dr Surya Ramachandran from Trivandrum tells us how she juggled her family and career post marriage.
How to crack the toughest entrance exam
Now that you are fully equipped to take the much-awaited GRE/SAT/GMAT/TOEFL exam, make sure you follow the right strategy.
11 (more) things you should do before you start your first job!
Freshly-minted graduate, eager to bag your first job? Here are a few things that you need to do.
July 11, 2014Work-life balance: 'A woman is designed to multitask'
Komal Goenka shares her experience and tells us how she strikes a balance between work and family.
5 tips to be efficient at work
Concentrate your efforts on delivering before the deadline.
July 10, 2014Will the new IITs/IIMs benefit Young India? Tell us!
What does Arun Jaitley's Union Budget have for India's student population? We explore
Never EVER love the organisation you work for
A secure job is a myth. Follow these tips and future-proof both your life and career.
July 09, 20145 life lessons from the World Cup
The most celebrated sporting event also has a lot of lessons for you to learn from.
July 08, 2014'There is no work-life balance, only work-life integration'
Readers tell us how they balance their professional and personal lives.
The desi who wants to be Munnabhai
Meet Vignesh Selvakumaran, a bioengineering grad from the University of Pennsylvania who wants to be a doctor and believes that while medicine cannot heal every problem, listening to a patient's wishes and being compassionate can be just as effective.
July 07, 2014Work life balance: 'I feel both guilty and proud'
Shrimati V from Nashik tells us how she balances work and family.
10 things no one will tell you at your workplace
Here are 10 things no one will tell you about workplace ethics... because they expect you to know it.
Is IIT Kanpur losing its charm to Delhi and Mumbai?
Among the first 100 candidates who cleared the IIT-JEE this year, only two successful candidates have chosen Kanpur.
Indra Nooyi says women can't have it all! Do you agree?
In a frank interview the CEO of PepsiCo revealed that, as a mother, she is riddled with guilt for not being able to be there for her daughters.
July 06, 2014Women bust stereotypes! You can too!
These are photographs of women busting stereotypes. Tell us if you're are #Not-a-stereotype!
July 04, 2014Unbelievable! All India CBSE topper in St Stephen's waiting list
Sarthak Aggarwal who scored 99.6 per cent and topped the CBSE Board Examination this year is in the waiting list of Delhi's St Stephen's College.
PICS: What it takes to be a Lakme Model!
We give you a sneak peak into the recently concluded Lakme auditions in Mumbai.
July 02, 2014Are you a great leader?
Whether you are managing a small two-member team of coders or a group of employees in a multinational organisation, these traits distinguish you from the rest of the lot.
July 01, 2014Buying travel insurance? 6 things you must know
With a dependable insurance policy, you can easily guard against any unexpected financial burden in the event of sudden illness or injury.
'What are the loan prepayment charges at SBI?'
In an online chat with readers, Neeraj Saxena of Avanse Education Loans answered queries related to education loans and helped them make an informed choice.
10 reasons why your CV will be rejected
Any incomplete or inaccurate information can be held against you by the recruiter.
10 things you must do before you start your first job
So you're a freshly-minted graduate eager to prove yourself by bagging a job? Hit pause before you get into the rigmarole of everyday life.
June 30, 2014These social media mistakes can hurt your job search
In the latest survey, employers share the most unusual activities on candidates' social media profiles and tell us why it caused them to lose the job on offer.
My first job: 'Perseverance is the key'
Mechanical engineer and Get Ahead reader Subin Mohan tells us what he learned from his first job.
5 jobs where women earn more than men
These are not necessarily female-dominated industries, but in these professions women are moving up the payroll faster than their male counterparts.
June 27, 2014WAGS to riches: The 10 inspiring women superstars
These wives and girlfriends of sportsmen have the lethal combination of beauty with brains.
June 26, 2014FYUP fracas: Detained DU students to continue protest at UGC
The students, who were on their way to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to request his intervention and help arrive at a favourable conclusion in the UGC versus University of Delhi fracas over scrapping of the four-year undergraduate programme, have no plans to back down from their agitation yet.
10 highest-paying college degrees
Your choice of specialisation can have a huge impact on the salary you earn after college.
June 25, 2014DU students SpeakOut: 'We were treated like puppets'
Angry students from Delhi University vent out their frustration while sharing their experiences from the four-year undergraduate programme.
Top 10 jobs that make the world a better place
Workers from 454 fields ranked these professions to be highly satisfying.
June 24, 2014Jugaad rocks! India is best for entrepreneurs
According to the Global Entrepreneurial Report India is the global leader for entrepreneurism.
Why DU's 4-year programme should not be implemented
Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme in its current form will inconvenience students as opposed to benefiting them.
Gang of six attempts to revive Kerala's handloom heritage
Raqib Rasheed, Ashik Salim, Syamkrishnan P A, Anto D Akkara, Shehaz V B and Muhammad Junaid have innovative plans to revive the dormant handloom sector in God's Own Country.
June 23, 2014The top 10 productivity killers at work
A new CareerBuilder survey identifies what causes workers to waste the most time at the office.
My first job: Life was difficult in the first few months
Reader Kunal Roy talks about the lessons he learned from his first job.
No fee reimbursement for 40,000 Andhra students
According to a clause introduced by the Telangana CM, only those students from Andhra whose parents have studied in Telangana will be entitled for a fee reimbursement.
How to make your current job work for you
To find the solution of any problem, it is important to identify the reason behind its occurrence and fix it.
June 20, 2014What NOT to do on photo sharing websites
In the fourth and final part of the series on social media communication, we bring you expert tips on how to use your Instagram account.
June 19, 2014First job: Obama's daughter serves coffee! What did you do?
Tell us what you did in your first job and what you learned from it!
Do you have the courage to read this?
Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates spoke about the importance of optimism and empathy at Stanford's 123rd Commencement.
June 18, 2014What Obama wants YOU to know!
The American President's advice to the graduating class of University of California at Irvine wasn't just for the graduating class of University of California at Irvine.
How to get more followers online
Nothing makes a tweep's day than being retweeted or being mentioned by their favourite celebrity.
6 phone interview mistakes you are making
These mistakes could cost you the job.
June 17, 20145 things college will teach you (& a correspondence course won't)
Your time in college will prepare you for the real world in ways you can never imagine says .
5 things you're doing wrong on Facebook
In the second of a four-part series on social media communication, we tell you how you can make the most of your Facebook account.
'What's the difference between a resume and a CV?'
In an online chat with readers, Sudhanshu Arora, co-founder, director, Careesma.in answered questions on how to draft the perfect CV and offered tips on how to crack a job interview.
How I became a billionaire
In his commencement address at Istanbul's Koc University business tycoon and former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg revealed to students the secret to how he built a billion-dollar empire.
Check Maharashtra SSC Results on Rediff.com!
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Class X (SSC) Results will be declared on Tuesday, June 17 at 1 pm.
June 16, 201415 movies that inspire entrepreneurship
Failure, rejection, disappointment -- these films have answers to all your problems.
Ouch! Here's why LinkedIn is not working for you
In the first of a four-part series to help you optimise the use of social media tools, we bring you advice on how to use LinkedIn.
June 13, 201410 from Jammu and Kashmir crack UPSC 2014
Four from Kashmir valley and six from Jammu made the cut by cracking the prestigious civil services examination.
How to get into London Business School
Aditi Olemann, who is currently pursuing a Masters in Management from London Business School shares essential advice with management aspirants.
June 12, 2014How an MBA helps in redefining failure and success
, a recent graduate of Duke University Fuqua School of Business Daytime MBA Programme, on how failure - repeated failure - brings out the best in a person.
'What are the career options in the hotel industry?'
In an online chat with readers, Rony Kurien, Chief Operating Officer, Ecole Hoteliere Lavasa answered queries on career opportunities in the hospitality sector.
June 10, 201410 questions you must ask during a job interview
These questions will help you make the right impression.
June 09, 20144 months to CAT: Ace the test with these tips
Use these strategies to boost your chances of success significantly.
7 ways to deal with negative colleagues
Do not let your co-worker's bad behaviour to you affect your performance.
June 08, 20146 mistakes every MBA aspirant should avoid
From overanalysing mock tests to attempting only a single entrance exam, an MBA aspirant gives you a lowdown on how to prepare yourself for a management career.
June 07, 20144 exceptional tips to build a start-up
It all starts with developing the right business culture.
June 06, 2014Will the new HRD minister scrap DU's four year programme?
With the BJP now in power, unhappy teachers from Delhi University expect the party to deliver on its promise of rolling back the four year undergraduate programme.
Achche din for MBAs? 8 job sectors that will employ you this year
According to the latest GMAC survey, technology, manufacturing and healthcare will provide the maximum jobs in 2014.
June 05, 2014Must Read: 10 lessons to build a successful start-up
Some of these lessons will help you turn your million dollar business idea into a successful venture.
6 most common lies job seekers tell
To land up a job many candidates fib on their CV. Employers beware!
June 04, 20145 rules to build a highly effective network
Invest in building a vibrant network. It will stand you in good stead, says
Everything you need to know about education loans
Canara Bank's CMD RK Dubey tries to dispel students' doubts on eligibility criteria, methods of loan repayment and more.
8 tips to make a good first impression
A self-assured body language speaks volumes about your confidence level.
Good morning! Here's how you can have a productive day!
5 really simple time management tips to enhance your productivity at the workplace
June 03, 2014Young entrepreneur? 5 global trends that can change India
These trends not only provide opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures but can also change India, says
6 colleagues you must befriend right away!
These are people who make your work life tolerable. Find out how!
Her speech left the entire Harvard Law School in splits!
Indian-American television star Mindy Kaling had Harvard graduates in splits as she delivered her commencement speech.
June 02, 2014Here's how Parle CEO deals with competition
Schauna Chauhan, CEO Parle Agro, the force behind Parle Agro's innovation machine shares some key career lessons from her own journey.
Top 10 e-mail blunders Indians make
Do you start an e-mail with 'Dear Sir' or you just say 'Hi'?
Check Maharashtra HSC results on Rediff.com!
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Class XII (HSC) Results will be declared on Monday, June 2 at 1 pm.
June 01, 20148 HOT JOBS for young engineers
3D printing, UAV development, simulation tools, advanced materials, fuel cells, nanotech, energy systems and robotics will see a huge demand for skilled engineers
May 31, 2014A 10-point programme to create world-class engg colleges
Prof Rambabu Kodali, Director, NIT Jamshedpur lists out 10 parameters that would help transform engineering colleges and details the best practices that an aspiring institute must follow to become a world class
May 30, 2014Job hunting online? Try the velfie!
In the age of internet, video selfies help you stand a cut above the rest.
L'Oreal announces 50 scholarships for women
L'Oreal India is inviting applications from students of Class 12 for its For Young Women in Science programme.
Chat@3: How to decide the right education loan for you
Neeraj Saxena of Avanse Education Loans will answer your queries on how to pick the right education loan.
May 29, 2014My first day in college: Send us your photos!
With the new academic year set to start soon, we are asking you to send us pictures from your first day at college.
Top 10 engg branches in India; Computer Science leads, IT loses sheen
Computer science and mechanical engineering topped the list while IT seems to have lost its sheen.
5 questions you must ask your future employer
Find out more about the job profile and the company before you sign on the dotted line.
May 28, 20145 signs your boss hates you
Be smart; pick on these signs; act immediately
May 27, 2014CAT Tips: How to crack Critical Reasoning
Remember not to draw inferences or conclusions before reading the options.
Top 7 start-up mistakes to avoid
Avoiding these common mistakes will help you scale your business.
May 26, 20148 must-have attitudes for your first job
Do you have the 'bring it all' attitude in you?
May 25, 201410 smart steps to pick the right college for you
Be it medicine, engineering, law, fashion or commerce, choosing the right college for under graduation is crucial.
May 23, 20145 things Indian women entrepreneurs are tired of hearing
As a woman entrepreneur, you get appreciation from all corners of the world, but there surely will be a group of people who can be quiet a pain!
May 22, 20147 lessons you can learn from AAP's failure!
The Aam Aadmi Party's recent debacle tells us why just good intentions are not enough to succeed.
May 21, 2014Study Abroad: 10 things to know before you take off
If you're travelling abroad for the first time, here are some things you should be prepared with.
Lead a better life: 8 lessons from Sandra Bullock
The Oscar-winning actress shared some interesting pearls of wisdom in her commencement speech at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans.
May 20, 2014UPSC civil services exam to be held on August 24
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on August 24.
5 start-up mistakes I made that you should avoid
Serial entrepreneur Tarun Uppal reflects upon the mistakes and the lessons learned along the way.
May 19, 2014Applications invited for PHD scholarships 2014
The Agriculture Research Organisation is inviting applications for scholarships from Indian and Chinese students.
7 life lessons Candy Crush teaches you
The mind-numbingly, sweetened game is full of lessons that inspire you to be a go-getter.
May 17, 2014What entrepreneurs want from the new government
Indian entrepreneurs share their expectations from the Modi-led NDA government.
May 16, 20144 things NaMo can do to help start-ups
Since the last government took no concrete measures to eliminate unwarranted delays in starting a business, young entrepreneurs are looking up to Narendra Modi with great hope.
How to impress your future employer
If you want to impress your future employer, follow the PIE rule -- be positive, sound interested and engage them in the conversation.
May 15, 2014CAT 2014 prep: What questions to attempt first?
The thumb rule is to attempt questions from your strong areas first.
May 14, 2014QS world rankings: 17 Indian universities make it to top 100
The Asia list includes seven Indian Institutes of Technology in the Top 100.
5 skills employers seek in new grads
Irrespective of the industry you'll be working for, every employer expects you to have these basic skills.
May 13, 2014English Errors: 7 deadly writing mistakes
Identify these smelly socks and get rid of them.
May 12, 201410 reasons why working for a start-up rocks
There's more to start-ups than the lack of a formal dress code. Find out!
May 09, 2014The youth of India have voted -- for world-class education
As the long election season winds down, speaks to first time voters from across campuses to find out what is it they want from the government.
3 tips to write an exceptional cover letter
You'll be amazed to learn how little things in your cover letter can have a huge impact on your prospective employer.
May 08, 2014Student visa FAQs: What is the right time to apply?
The best time to apply for a visa is between May 20 and June 15. Be prepared to fulfill your study abroad dream!
5 beliefs that will make you stronger
Living by these beliefs will help carve your true personalities and lead you to success.
May 07, 2014Expert tips to crack the IIT-JEE Advanced
, expert FIIT JEE tells you how to ace the most difficult engineering entrance exam.
May 06, 20147 most inspiring rags to riches stories of all time
Let these ignite your never-say-die spirit and inspire you to become all that you can be.
May 05, 2014New Bachelor of Vocation course approved by UGC
The course will cover the skills required in various specialisations including retail marketing, hospitality management and carpentry. Those students who complete the first year of the programme will receive a certificate while a diploma will be given to those who complete two years of the programme and a degree to those students who complete all three years.
6 simple morning rituals to have a better day
Discover things that give you happiness and elevate your mood.
May 03, 2014World's top under-50 universities: IIT-Guwahati ranked 87th
IIT-Guwahati is the only Indian institute to have made it to the Top 100 list.
May 02, 2014Shocking! More than 200 management schools shut shop in 2013!
The salary packages offered at these b-schools have also been curtailed by 40-45 per cent as compared to last year, says ASSOCHAM.
May 01, 20144 superpowers that'll take you to the top
You don't need to be a superhero to ace these skills.
April 30, 201484% Delhi NCR grads prefer to work in India: Survey
The Youth Economics: Career Expectations survey by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry paints an optimistic picture.
April 29, 2014Top 5 interview questions and how to answer them
Chetan Mahajan, president, HCL Learning provides answers to some of the trickiest job interview questions and tells you how to leave behind a positive impression.
April 28, 2014How to crack the CAT in 6 months
CAT expert and IIM-Kharagpur alumnus Ravi Handa tells you how to ace the MBA entrance test.
She quit her job to make you laugh
Neeti Palta tells us what it takes to be a comedienne in India.
April 27, 20147 unusual tips to be wildly successful
Follow these tips to achieve your goals.
April 25, 20146 tips to speed up your online job hunt
Update your online profile and target your CV at the right employers by applying for the right jobs.
April 24, 2014How to ace your phone interview
The biggest advantage of a telephonic interview is that you don't have to face the interviewer.
April 23, 2014How to spot a scholarship scam
How does one distinguish a genuine financial grant from a fake?
April 21, 20145 signs it's time you quit your job
Dread Mondays all.the.time? Dislike the people you work with? It is perhaps time to move on!
April 18, 20147 books every entrepreneur must read
Learn how to clear obstacles, build relationships and push your start-up to success.
April 16, 20145 simple steps to be happy at work
Did you know that waking up earlier than usual can influence your mood at the office?
4 sales hacks to increase productivity
These are small yet extremely powerful tools to take your sales and marketing process to the next notch.
April 15, 2014Jobs: 7 things to do after you've been rejected
Everyone gets turned down at least once in their career. Here's how you can cope with this rejection!
April 14, 20145 reasons why your student visa will be rejected
Be watchful about what you say in the visa interview for it could go against you.
April 08, 2014These two ISB grads are roughing it out in a start-up
Meet Michael Lyngdoh and Anirudh Gupta who ditched the prospect of high-paying jobs to start up a cool new travel website.
'How much does a UG programme in the US cost?'
In an online chat, Anoop D'Souza, education tours expert, Thomas Cook and Kimberly Dixit, study in the US expert answered reader queries related to pursuing higher education abroad.
5 ways to deal with an unpleasant colleague
Instead of mulling over their behaviour, here's what you can do to overcome the situation.
April 07, 2014Azim Premji @ ISB: Success comes from the ordinary
At the convocation ceremony at ISB Hyderabad, the Wipro founder appealed graduates to aim for hardwork, perseverance and honesty.
5 tips to get the job of your dreams
Simply sending out resumes will not help you enough.
April 05, 201411 tips to make an effective presentation
Simple tricks to make your audience sit up and listen.
April 04, 20147 last-minute tips to crack the IIT-JEE Main 2014
Improving concentration and practising more tests should give you an edge.
April 03, 2014'How do deal with rejection in an interview?'
In an online chat, Sudhanshu Arora, director, Careesma.in addressed queries on how to prepare for a job interview.
3 steps to turn down a job offer graciously
How to say NO without offending your employer.
April 02, 20145 reasons why you must intern with a start-up
The things you will see and learn in these organisations will make it more than worth your while.
'MS or MBA? I am confused. Please advice'
In an online chat, Neeraj Saxena, CEO, Avanse Education Loans answered reader queries on how to pick the right international programme.
April 01, 20145 reasons you will most definitely fail your job interview
Can an inappropriate e-mail id cost you your dream job?
March 30, 201410 success mantras to kick-start your day
Dare to dream, be bold and see the big picture
March 29, 201410 tips to make the most of your appraisal
Management consultant offers ten tips that'll help you tilt the outcome in your favour.
March 28, 201410 tips for first-time entrepreneurs
Find out how prepared you are to start a new company.
4 things to do before accepting a job offer
Before you leap with joy and sign on the dotted line, assess these factors!
March 27, 2014Tips to deal with a difficult boss at work
'Look inwards. Before you complain how bad your senior is, ask yourself: Are you being the best subordinate to your boss?' Swapnil Kamat, CEO, Work Better India has advice for you.
March 26, 2014'How do banks decide eligibility of education loan?'
In an online chat with readers, Neeraj Saxena, CEO of Avanse Education Loans tackled queries on education loans, the documentation process and more.
March 25, 201410 signs you're choosing the wrong b-school
Look beyond fancy placement reports and global b-school rankings.
'Be honest... be open to learning'
Words of advice from award-winning Chef Veena Arora on what she wants you, our young readers, to know.
Kajol won't go to work because of her kids. Would you?
Dear readers, we would like to know what would you do when faced with such a situation? What would be your priority? Why?
March 24, 20147 tips to impress your boss on Day One
Start by doing exactly what your manager expects you to do in the first one month.
March 23, 2014Study Abroad: 5 things to consider before you apply
Increase the chance of getting admission in a great university abroad by focusing on the right thing at the right time.
March 22, 2014Start-up advice: How to survive a break-up
It's not bad to have obstacles. You just have to overcome them.
March 21, 2014'Which are the best MBA schools in Noida?'
Harpreet Singh, President, JRE School of Management-Greater Noida offers guidance on how to pick the right business school.
Guess what? There is a cure for Monday morning blues!
Here are the five things that smart people do on a Friday and over the weekend.
March 20, 201432 words that will make or break your CV
Words like 'team player', 'hard-worker,' and 'self-motivated' no longer impress employers, reveals a latest survey.
4 things every employer looks for in you!
What does an employer really want from you? Read on!
March 19, 2014The 3 marketing mistakes we make, all the time
Do we assume that we know our customers too well? Or have we lost focus? Why are we not able to sell an idea?
March 18, 20145 habits of highly successful people
High-achievers know when to strike, and how to promote their skills.
March 16, 2014The hottie who quit a career in designing for modelling
Meet Parul Duggal who discovered she'd rather prefer to be in the limelight.
March 12, 2014World's best universities: None from India in Top 200 :(
The US not surprisingly dominates the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings while India's Panjab University features in the unranked category between 226 and 300.
March 11, 2014Want to be irreplaceable at work? Do these 5 things!
Efficiency, consistency and perseverance should be your keywords.
March 10, 2014Secret to success: 10 tips that'll get you to the top
'If you have a dream, a goal, you must go ahead, money is not everything... If you have a solid idea it is easy to break barriers.' Entrepreneur Geeta Vishwanathan shares insights from her career journey.
March 07, 2014Career women, beware of these health traps
Iron, vitamin and protein deficiency along with stress can lead to serious health concerns for career women. But there is a way out!
March 06, 20147 Great Networking Tips!
'Be prepared to talk, but also learn to listen...' 'Don't be shy to drop names...' Some networking mantras that have stood social entrepreneur in good stead.
How to write a self-appraisal
The Appraisal Season is on. Here's how to best approach it...
March 04, 20148 CV mistakes that could ruin your career
Even a single spelling error could make you look bad before your employer.
March 03, 2014World's 100 best colleges 2014; IIT-B slips to Number 24
Only four Indian universities have made it to the YouthInc Global University Rankings 2014.
March 02, 2014Top 5 MBA interview questions, and how to answer them
Don't sound overambitious, guys!
March 01, 201411 countries where you can earn while you learn
Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, Switzerland, the UK, the US... It won't be tough to find a job in these student-friendly destinations.
'How many of us can go to other countries?'
'I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years, students sitting in Mumbai, Rajasthan ... earn higher education degrees without leaving their homeland.' Indians abroad discuss the challenges faced by India's higher education system and offer solutions as Rediff.com contributor listens in.
February 28, 2014General V K Singh's 'Five Cs' of leadership
'It is character that allows me to have the conviction, which allows me to have the courage, which allows me to stand up for what is right or wrong,' the former army chief tells the Harvard India Conference.
5 tips to create a killer first impression
How do you create the right impression even before you take a seat in a room? Check these tips out!
February 27, 2014Meet Prem Jain, the man behind a $863 mn start-up!
'Stay grounded; never try to become a star in the sky. There are many of those and chances are you'll get lost.' Lessons like these made Prem Jain, a serial entrepreneur, who sold his start-up for $863 million to Cisco and now serves as an advisor to its CEO John Chambers.
February 26, 2014How to crack JEE: Success mantras from a topper
A firsthand account of JEE Main preparation by Nikhil Chaturvedi, who scored an All India Rank 4 in JEE Main 2013
Smart investors: Madhuri, Devgn, Leone and more
Most (certainly not all) actors just act. But smart actors have been putting their monies in start-ups.
February 25, 2014Women on LinkedIn: Get more out of your network
Brag away, Women!
February 24, 201411 ways to speed up your job search
Improve your chances of finding your next job
February 23, 2014Study US: Top scholarships for Indian students
Choose from a range of funding options.
The most outrageous excuses for being late to work
Employers share the most unique excuses from tardy employees.
February 21, 20145 reasons your start-up died a swift death
Rectify it before it's too late!
February 20, 20144 co-workers who kill your productivity
From the ones who interfere needlessly to the ones who procrastinate, you'll meet these kinds in every organisation.
February 19, 2014Top 6: News stories that will make or break your career
, Dean, Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur tells you what to expect in your MBA admission interview this year.
Stylist, author, entrepreneur: Meet Indian fashion's rising star
Meet Pernia Qureshi!
February 18, 2014How to speak and write better English
In an online chat between 3 and 4 pm, today, Chander Madan, CEO of eAge Tutor addressed queries on how to improve English communication skills.
Five success principles for aspiring entrepreneurs
Prof Saras Saraswathy of the University of Virginia's Darden School shares some essential life lessons.
February 17, 2014Study US: How to choose a good university?
International admission experts help you pick the right course and university.
10 traits of an excellent manager
Do you have it in you to lead a team? Find out!
Expert tips to ace your board exams
Anthony Fernandes, founder of Shaalaa.com shares expert advice on how to prepare the board exam.
Using social media to find your next job
In the final part of the series on 'How to find your NEXT job', Ketan Kapoor, Co-founder and CEO, Mettl, underscores on how social networking sites can help you land up a job.
February 14, 20143 keys to a successful job search
Pramod Kumar Srivastav of PKS Management Consultants offers the nuts and bolts of finding a new job in the third part of the series on 'How to find your NEXT job'
Study Abroad Chat: Want to study in the US?
Between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm today, join us for a chat with Prof Nora Burke Wagner, Assistant Director, Student Affairs and Anjali Khavnekar, India Co-ordinator for University of Cincinnati, USA.
February 13, 2014Are you ready for your next job?
Deepak Lamba, president, Times Centre For Learning, stresses on the importance how resumes play an important part in finding a new opening, in the third part of the series on 'How to find your NEXT job'
February 12, 2014New job, new you?
Job change on your mind? In a series that begins today, four experts will offer tips on what to watch out for when looking for your next job.
February 11, 201410 tips to negotiate a higher starting salary
Follow these tips to get the salary you deserve.
February 08, 2014Board exams: How to make the most of your revision time
These expert tips will guide you to tackle the last leg of exam preparation.
February 06, 2014How to build the perfect CV: 7 smart tips for students
Follow these simple tips and create an impressive resume while you are in the campus.
Two in five workers plan to change jobs this year: Survey
According to a national survey, forty-four per cent of full-time workers plan to change jobs in 2014.
February 05, 2014Jaipur girl bags Rs 45 lakh job offer in the US
In a first, a third year Economics student from Jaipur has been offered the role of an analyst in a leading financial institution with an annual salary of US $70,000.
January 31, 2014How to use LinkedIn to promote your start-up
Viveka von Rosen, author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day and known internationally as the 'LinkedIn Expert', suggests five ways entrepreneurs can use LinkedIn to build their start-ups
January 30, 2014Top tips: How to convert your internship into a full-time job
Are you always that intern who gets passed over when it's time to get hired? Here's what you should be doing to get that job.
January 29, 2014How to get your first job
Three experts offer their advice on how to get your first job.
Working late is fashionable. What about worked to death?
Striving for promotions and senior positions is all very fine, but make sure there is a you to promote. No one gets out of life alive, but there is no bar on getting out of work alive, warns .
January 28, 2014Please make mistakes. That's how you learn about life: Kalki
The actress talks about her career, her love for theatre and storytelling, and her future plans.
Eight ways to improve your employability
With a college degree barely being able to help you land a job, we ask the pros what it really takes for students to improve their employability while still in college.
January 23, 2014Five interview mistakes that can cost you your dream job
Common yet committed often, unintentionally perhaps, these mistakes can affect your job prospects. Avoid these to land up your dream job.
January 21, 2014Five legal documents every startup needs
Starting a startup? Make sure you have the following legal documents in place.
January 20, 2014Quiz: What's your workplace personality?
The office space is filled with multiple personalities working in tandem. To figure out your personality and who you are most likely to succeed alongside, Susanne Rodrigues helps you out with this quiz
What to expect when you're interning
As part of an ongoing series, we asked five young students about their learnings in their various internships and for their advice to their young colleagues. With internships becoming a norm, it is crucial to understand just what you can and cannot expect in an internship.
January 17, 201495,000 CAT takers scored zero or less marks this year. Here's why!
Of the 1.74 lakh candidates who appeared for CAT 2013, 95,000 scored zero marks or obtained negative marks.
January 16, 2014Kate Moss at 40: A modelling career in pictures
The supermodel who redefined the rules of the game turns 40. We bring you some of the landmark moments of her career that spans more than quarter of a century.
January 15, 2014'Delhi University is not the state's property'
'Quota/reservation in any form is a threat to quality education'; 'AAP must take into consideration the interests of students from across the country'; 'Compulsory reservation is unfair and defeats the purpose', are some hard-hitting voices from students and professors against education minister Manish Sisodia's proposal to reserve 90 per cent seats in Delhi University to students from the state.
January 14, 2014All men, all engineers: Meet the CAT 2013 toppers
All the eight candidates who scored 100 percentile are engineers. While two have a master's degree in engineering, the others have a bachelor's degree.
Where are the jobs in 2014? Big data, mobile apps, social networks
A new category of jobs will be created in 2014 due to the whole social networking blast, say experts.
10 things we wished interns knew
Internships are slowly but surely becoming a norm rather than an exception. As part of an ongoing series, we asked Rishabh Gupta, the CEO and Co-Founder of Letsintern.com, one of the most prominent job portals exclusively dealing with internships on things he wished interns knew.
January 13, 2014CAT 2013 results to be announced January 14
Candidates will have to log on to the IIM's offical CAT website to secure their results.
The HOTTEST job titles that didn't exist 5 years ago
Leading social networking site LinkedIn had examined the data of over 259 million members' profiles to determine the top 10 most popular job titles that were non existent in 2008.
January 12, 2014'In India, women diet a lot, which is not good'
Style diva Kanika Subbiah tells you how to mix fashion and style and make an instant impression!
January 11, 2014Study Abroad: How to make the right decision
You have your mind set on a foreign country or university where you want your degree from, but do you know how to get there?
January 10, 2014Should you quit a job for money?
Avoid these seven career mistakes in 2014!
January 09, 2014Expert tips to crack the IIT-JEE
In an online chat with readers, Vivek Gupta, an IIT-B alumnus and co-founder, Plancess EduSolutions Pvt Ltd, offered advice on how to crack the Joint Entrance Examination.
90% reservation for Delhi students in DU: Do you agree?
What you think of this proposal? Dear readers, we want to know from you!
January 08, 2014GRE 2014: The 10 questions you need to master
GRE 2014 is your gateway to your overseas post-graduate dreams. If you are among the many aspirants who are looking to crack the GRE, here is the key to answer these seemingly simple questions
January 07, 2014What can a leader learn from honest outsiders?
A documentary on football and a biography of Jesus make mull over the lessons organisations can learn from honest outsiders.
January 06, 2014TopperSpeak: How to crack GATE 2014
Ashish Mittal who topped the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering last year shares his study secrets and strategies that helped him optimise his score.
January 04, 2014Master the art of saying NO in five easy steps
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes!
January 03, 20147 smart ways to manage your boss in 2014
Try these seven sure-shot tricks to make a comrade out of your boss.
December 30, 2013He dreams of paper microscopes, computers made of bubbles
In the concluding part of this series on three young Indians American who are pushing the boundaries in their respective fields, speaks with Dr Manu Prakash whose low-cost microscope and oral cancer detector that can save millions of lives were born out of empathy for poor people.
7 BIG lies employers tell you in a job interview
From salary hikes to training and induction, here's how employers fib with fresh hires in a job interview.
December 28, 2013What's so unique about IIT-Delhi's five-year BTech-MBA programme?
Hear all about it from Dr Kanika Bahl, Head of Management Studies, IIT-Delhi.
December 27, 2013Marshall Scholar fuses maths and Bharata Natyam
In the second part of the series on three Indian Americans who are pushing the boundaries in their respective fields, speaks with Kirin Sinha, winner of the prestigious Marshall Scholarships, who fuses dance and maths.
Why working hard is not good enough
Excerpt from bestselling author 's latest book.
This interview question can cost you your dream job
Be factual while talking of your strengths, smart about your weaknesses, says Viraja Devi Vakada.
December 26, 2013At 18, he helps US Army with unique infrared detector
Saumil Bandyopadhyay was named a recipient of the second annual American Ingenuity Awards by Smithsonian magazine, the flagship publication of Smithsonian Media, for a unique, sensitive infrared radiation detector.
'No matter what the crisis, always look for an opportunity'
"At my age my father had confronted bigger challenges," says Meghna Ghai-Puri, daughter of showman Subhash Ghai. In this interview with Prasanna Zore, the 35-year-old president of Whistling Woods International Institute for Films, Media, Animation and Media Arts talks about her struggles and the lessons she has learnt as an entrepreneur.
The best MBA programmes for you!
In an online chat with readers between 4 pm and 5 pm, Dr Ranjit Goswami, dean, IMT Nagpur answered questions on the various MBA programmes available in the country, the eligibility criteria for admission and offer advice on how to pick the right course and institute.
December 24, 2013Joy, hope and despair: How 2013 affected Indian students
As 2013 draws to a close, we take a look at the events that influenced the lives and careers of the student community and how!
December 23, 2013Birth of a leader: The inspiring story of Wipro's Senior VP
Sangita Singh, senior VP and head of Wipro's global IT business strategic unit shares key moments from her 21-year-old career journey and offers lessons in leadership for young professionals.
December 20, 2013The starting salaries for MBA grads
It has been revealed that most top companies in the world look to recruit only those fresh graduates who come out of top b-schools.
December 19, 2013The wonderful world of underwater photography
An accomplished underwater photographer, gives an account of his journeys in deep, mysterious oceans
December 18, 2013Choosing own business over job? Take a reality check
Ask yourself these soul-searing questions to find out if you have it in you to become one.
These four young men are taking on Facebook! Will they succeed?
Four youngsters think their social networking platform can become an alternative to Facebook.
December 17, 20138 things really smart people do
Brace yourself for some tongue-in-cheek advice on how to play smart when you're caught in intellectual company.
How she made it: Success lessons from Senior VP SAP
When Uma Rani started her career, she was the only woman deputed in the factory of an automobile company in Chennai. Having grown to be part of the global executive team at multinational organisation SAP, she shares her success secrets with young professionals.
December 16, 2013GRE 2014: The greatest blunder you're committing right now
Crucial tips to help you sequence your studies and make the most of the time available at hand.
December 15, 2013GATE 2014: 10 tips to help you ace the test
, Director, GATEFORUM shares advice on how you can optimise your preparation for the upcoming entrance examination for engineering graduates.
December 14, 2013Study abroad: How to find a job while you're in Germany
Linda Lounder, a student based in Germany writes about the opportunities international students can explore in the country and offers advice on how it'll help them meet new people, learn new skills and even make some quick money.
December 13, 2013English Vinglish: India's other half that struggles to keep up
As the Indian public education system struggles to produce English-speaking professionals, private training institutes step in and promise to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of young women and men who need the language to get good jobs. A look at India's 'other half' that labours hard to not get left behind.
December 12, 20137 things no one will tell you about running a company
Find out why and how these simple decisions could cost you dear while starting a business.
December 11, 2013Live Chat: How to pick the right business school
In today's chat, Naveenan Ramachandran, head, 2IIM Mumbai will take questions on how to pick the right MBA institute and offer advice on bschool admissions in India.
December 10, 2013From grit to glory: These managers define true leadership
Find out how they took the stress in good stride and actually made their respective teams shine.
December 09, 20136 types of candidates you'll meet in a GD round
From the ones waiting to pounce on an idea to the ones who succeed in creating trouble, here are some species of aspirants you will meet in a group discussion round.
You're welcome, Australia! India sent over 15k students this year
With total enrolments up by 3000 since last year, Indian students comprise the second largest student population in Australia -- 9 per cent, only next to China that constitutes about 30 per cent of international student enrollment.
Unbelievable! India Inc goes on ego trip at IIT placements
Disappointed for not being given the Day One slot, leading corporates are giving a hard time to candidates at the IITs. While many skipped the process, others chose to reduce hiring.
December 08, 2013Four IIT-Roorkee students get Rs 1.5-cr offers from Google
The IITs see nearly three times increase in Asian companies on campus this year
December 07, 2013Study abroad: 3 smart decisions that'll help you save money
Making the right choices about where and what to study can be crucial and influence your education budget.
December 06, 2013What it takes to reach the very top! IBM VP shares tips
Lula Mohanty, vice president, IBM India talks about the experiences that shaped her career and offers advice on how to be a good leader.
December 05, 2013Study Abroad Chat: How to pick the right course
Join us for a chat with Anshika Singh, Senior Vice President - Student Engagement at Univariety, an organization that works with students and helps them plan their college admission.
December 04, 2013Is US safe for Indian students? Diplomat says YES!
US Consulate manager Nelson Wu asks Indian students not to feel apprehensive about racism incidents in USA.
How to get back to work after a long break
Hear it from people who have been there and done that to understand why you should stop feeling guilty of taking that sabbatical and rather find ways to reclaim your career.
December 03, 2013I gave myself a voice: Rhodes Scholar Vinay Nayak
Rhodes Scholar Vinay Nayak, a senior at Yale and an expert in using the Internet for citizen engagement, talks about his achievements.
Should you mix business with friendship?
A few things to bear in mind if you do turn your buddy into a business partner or want to hire him/her in your start-up.
November 28, 2013Workshop: How to build a second career
A workshop to guide women to build a second career after a break.
November 27, 2013Top 10 FMCG firms offering highest salaries in India
With a growth rate of 10 to 12 per cent, pursuing a career in the FMCG sector promises you lots of opportunities to learn alongside a handsome pay package.
November 26, 2013Capturing memories of days gone by
Three engineers from India wanted their college memories to go beyond just a group-photo. They spun this thought into a start-up venture.
November 25, 2013Teen from Mumbai's red-light district still needs help
Shweta Katti, a girl from Mumbai's red-light district, who was able to come to the United States to study on a full scholarship at Bard College in upstate New York, still needs help.
'Glass ceiling is a myth. If it exists, it's in your head'
Aruna Jayanthi, CEO, Capgemini India shares some unconventional mantras for success from her own career journey.
'Indian entrepreneurs have 100 times more opportunities today'
Senthil Kumar, the co-founder of Real Image Media Technologies, a pioneer in bringing the latest audio and video technology to India, talks about his fascinating journey as an entrepreneur
November 24, 2013How to bag a study abroad scholarship
Here's a sequential line of action to help you get the funding you need.
November 23, 2013'Failure is the gateway to success'
Sathish Babu, Founder, UniverCell Telecommunications shares golden advice for young entrepreneurs from his own career.
November 22, 2013Applications invited for the Chevening Gurukul Scholarships 2014
Twelve future leaders of India will be offered an intense, all expenses-paid, 12-week course at the Kings College London (KCL) as part of the Chevening Gurukul Leadership Programme.
November 21, 2013IIT salaries increase by 10-20 per cent this year
Placement cells at the IITs have recorded an increase of 10 to 20 per cent in average salary levels of graduates against last year.
Mech Engineers: 10 organisations that pay the most
Mechanical engineering companies from India that offer handsome remuneration
November 20, 201310 things to watch out for before taking up that new job
With companies putting their best foot forward to please their potential employees, it becomes imperative for job applicants to know about the working environment to see if they can adjust in such a place.
November 19, 2013REVEALED: What made Zuckerberg and Jobs so successful!
Success mantras of the world's top tech CEOs
Eight hot new courses that will kickstart your career!
From sports science to aviation, here are some brand new courses that are available for Indian students at the post graduate level.
November 18, 2013Top 15 qualities of good leadership
Whether it be leading a group for a project or managing a committee for a college festival, leadership skills are invaluable. Here's how to make an impact!
Why the number of Indian students in the US is dropping
Rajika Bhandari of the Institute of International Education's lead researcher and co-author of the annual Open Doors report, believes that the decline of Indian students to US for the third consecutive year, is largely due to the devaluation of the Indian rupee.
November 16, 2013This desi is making waves in the global eyewear business
Meet Kajal Sanghrajka whose niche eyewear line norn out of Columbia Business Lab is going places.
What you must do after CAT 2013
After the mad prep for CAT, how can you make the best use of your time and energy in the days to follow.
November 15, 2013Why Cameron's promises to Indian students don't cut ice
Britain needs to control unskilled immigration, but extant rules dissuade even the 'best and brightest' of students that it seeks to attract.
JEE Main 2014 registrations begin; Apply before Dec 26
To register for the first phase of the joint entrance examination students will have to upload their photographs along with their signature and left thumb impression online.
How to travel the world at the government's expense
Find out how you can pursue a career in International Relations and travel the world as part of the job.
November 14, 2013What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur
There are certain key things that entrepreneurs miss out in the excitement of embarking in their journey. Read on to find out if you're on the right track
November 13, 201350 per cent IT engineers lack conceptual knowledge: Report
A survey reveals that more than 50 per cent IT graduates do not know the basics of programming and around 80 per cent of them are unable to apply them to real world problems.
The 25-yr-old who is spreading smiles through food
Vijay Abhimanyu Rajendran who founded Billion Smiles Hospitality Pvt Ltd in 2007 at age 19 talks about his inspiration behind launching the south Indian chain of restaurants and how he intends to spread smiles through his venture, both nationally and internationally.
'99% of decisions start-ups take is not because of vision'
Author of The Start Up Diaries, Gagan Jain, discusses how he wrote a book on entrepreneurs, in English, despite his vernacular background
November 12, 2013Study abroad: How to cut costs
Specific areas you can save money while on campus abroad
November 11, 2013Indian tech schools: Why they have lost their appeal
An increasing number of vacant seats, inadequate faculty and bleak hiring is threatening the growth of leading technical institutes in the country.
CHAT: How you can travel AND make money!
Taking up a career in travel and tourism can take you places. Find out how you can get into the business!
November 08, 2013Lessons I learnt as an entrepreneur
Tenzin Thargay, a start-up entrepreneur, discusses how his company metamorphosed from selling meals at parties into quick service restaurant business, the challenges they faced, how they overcame these challenges and lessons they learnt as a start-up.
She is in the business of making students employable
Megha Aggarwal of LEAP is working hard to provide Indian students with both vocation and life skills to make them employable.
November 06, 2013A bad boss may cripple your immune system!
A stressful workplace may dramatically change gene expression in your immune system and significantly impact your health, a new study suggests.
'Don't let money be the reason to enter designing'
Here's everything you wanted to know about becoming an art director in films.
November 05, 2013Your Facebook wall can make or break your career
Recruiting agencies both national and international are looking at your social media profiles to find out if you are fit to be hired. What are they looking for and what must you do to make the most of the opportunity?
Top 10 Analytics firms offering the highest salaries in India
With more than a lakh professionals working in this sector in India, it is important for you to know which companies are offering the best remuneration for data analysts.
November 01, 2013The 100 best business schools in the world!
India's premier management institute IIM-A has failed to make it to YouthIncMag's top ten list of best business schools in the world this year.
October 30, 20137 incubators that help social start-ups
These incubators, realising the importance of the intervention, have stepped in to develop and launch new ventures in the country.
October 29, 2013Live Chat: Is New Zealand a good destination to study abroad?
Join us for a chat with Jugnu Roy, Manager - Marketing & Strategic Relationships, South Asia to explore the opportunity of studying in New Zealand.
October 28, 2013Busted! 5 myths about studying abroad
If rise and shine is your ultimate motto in life, then break the shackles of ignorance before you hop on to the plane to study abroad.
Video Chat@3: How to write and speak correct English
On October 29, between 3 and 4 pm, Charmaine Ruth Jesudoss will answer questions on correct English usage via video.
October 26, 2013How I belled the CAT: An IIM-A grad reveals!
, a non-IITian who cracked the Common Admission Test and made it to the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad shares his experience with us.
Want to be a chocolate connoisseur?
Chocolates don't just add inches to your waist; they can also add money to your bank account if you take on the role of a chocolatier.
October 25, 201360% women get sexually harassed by male colleagues at work
Here's a weekly round up of all that affects you at your workplace and jobs.
Top 10 models who started their careers before 18
Even as the State of New York has passed a law to tighten rules for child models, we take a look at top models who started their careers well under the age of 18.
October 24, 20137 career lessons my dog taught me
Here are seven things you can learn from your pet.
'If you aren't happy, then you aren't really successful'
Fashion designer Kresha speaks about her tryst with fashion, brand Koesch, challenges she faced, and lessons she learnt as a young entrepreneur and offers her advice to young fashion designers.
Live Chat: How to choose the right study abroad destination
Chat with Anshika Singh, Senior Vice President - Student Engagement at Univariety, an organisation that works with students and helps them plan their college admission.
October 23, 2013Indian-American elected top national academician in the US
Subra Suresh is one of the only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies, the IOM, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.
October 22, 2013Missed CAT 2013? 10 tips to make the most of GATE 2014
The dip in campus placements has resulted in increased registrations for the GATE, making it more competitive.
Declining b-school placements: Who's to blame?
It is almost three months into the new academic session and still just 38 per cent of top
October 21, 2013 7 lessons you can learn from Sachin Tendulkar's life
There is a Sachin in each one of us and our job is to nurture it
IIT-B and Washington University to offer joint EMBA course
The programme commencing January 2015 will be offered in collaboration with the Olin School of Business, WUSTL
October 20, 20135 screw-ups, 5 learnings, 5 things right
Suresh Sambandam, founder and CEO of OrangeScape, a cloud service platform talks of the inspiring lessons he's learned from his entrepreneurial journey.
October 19, 2013How to pursue a fascinating career in human anthropology
The study of mankind's evolution can help you revisit the past and connect its dots to the present and future.
October 18, 2013Last minute tips to crack IBPS Bank PO exam III
In today's chat, Anil Nagar of CareerPower will take questions on how to prepare for the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection's Bank PO exam.
The MS university topper who has four gold medals
S Alagu who recently topped her post graduation in Science with 95 per cent is the first student from MS University to have aced three subjects to receive four gold medals -- the highest so far.
October 17, 2013View: Do university rankings really matter?
While they provide data-points for students to make better decisions, they also act as beneficial benchmarking tools for universities
Live Chat: How to crack the CAT 2013
IIM-K alumnus and CAT expert Nishant Priyadarshi will take questions on CAT 2013, MBA programmes and b-school admissions in an online chat from 4 pm to 5 pm.
CAT 2013 Review: 'High on risk and errors, but thrilling!'
A detailed analysis of the nation's most competitive management entrance exam that commenced October 16, 2013.
October 16, 2013Top 30 emerging Indian tech start-ups
Presenting a list of the brightest and most promising companies from India who will be participating in TechSparks 2013, a technology product recognition platform.
October 15, 2013Life lessons from the ping-pong table
It is not the prize money that matters as much as the will to win.
October 14, 2013How to make the switch from college to corporate life
Implement these important changes in your attitude if you want to positively cope up with the professional demands of corporate life.
Why this maulana runs an IAS academy from a Chennai mosque
Maulana Shamsudeen Qasimi, who runs the Azhagiya Kadan IAS Academy from Makkah Masjid, Chennai, believes that the Indian civil service forms the backbone of the government and can help the Muslim community earn its rightful place.
How Panjab University made it to the world rankings
The university, once split by Partition and then rocked by terrorism, is gradually making its academic presence felt.
48-hour strategy to crack the CAT 2013
In an online chat with readers, Rahul Reddy, IIM-Calcutta alumnus and co-founder, VistaMind Education, a CAT training institute, answered questions on how to crack the management entrance examination.
October 11, 2013India's best b-schools of 2013; IIM-A retains top slot
Business Today in partnership with MDRA has released the results of the top 100 business schools in India. We bring you the top 10 schools as per their findings.
Live chat: Last minute tips to crack the CAT 2013
Join us for a chat with ARKS Srinivas, IIM-Calcutta alumnus and CEO, VistaMind today, October 11 between 4 and 5 pm IST.
October 09, 2013CAT 2013: 10 last minute tips to ace it!
With seven days left for the exam to commence, here are some tips that'll help you optimise your CAT score.
Applying to a foreign university? Seven things you must know!
Watch out for these blunders before you hit submit!
October 08, 2013What you must know to make it big in animation
Senior creative professional Sanjoy Ghosh, who has seen turbulent times in his brief animation career, offers advice on how to cope with difficult times and make it big!
Top 10 qualities of a remarkable boss
Should he lead or should he demonstrate? Find out what qualities make an exceptional manager.
October 07, 20136 affordable destinations for Indians to study abroad
With the rising cost of education in the US and UK, read on to find out why studying in these countries will be an advantage.
Endless days, sleepless nights: What it takes to become a doc
At a time when young professionals are busy running after quick money and complaining how overworked and underpaid they are, 28-year-old Nithya Iyer, a post graduate medical student who topped the Mumbai division this year exemplifies an inspiring tale of perseverance and social responsibility -- two values, she's learned through her career journey.
CAT 2013: Frequently Asked Questions
Prometric as well as IIM-Indore provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by CAT takers this year.
October 05, 2013Most irritating colleagues and more office chatter
A round up of stories that affect you at your workplace.
October 04, 2013Two-week strategy to crack the CAT 2013
A few students from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) tell us what they did in their last 20 days before CAT.
October 03, 2013Great news! The 12th Five-Year plan will focus on education
Education is high on the agenda says Pallam Raju Union minister for human resource development while revealing details about the government's upcoming Five Year Plans.
Panjab University beats IITs in global rankings
In the recently released Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Panjab University makes a stunning entry among the top 400 universities in the world.
10 ways to be happy at work
Happier people not only are healthier but are also more creative, more productive, better to work with and needless to say more successful.
October 02, 2013'I want to do everything: be an actress, an entrepreneur'
Ayesha Kapur, the child actor from Black who took a break to continue her studies is now 18 and is juggling between the roles of a student, and entrepreneur among other things.
October 01, 20136 workplace lessons from Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Traits that make Indian cricket captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni an ideal manager at workplace.
September 30, 2013University rankings: Should India worry about its poor form?
Building newer institutions may not be the answer to our higher education woes if we do not arrest the decline in the ones we already have
Less competition for CAT aspirants this year
Registrations for the Common Admission Test 2013 have seen a 9.3 per cent drop against last year.
September 27, 2013How to create resumes that go VIRAL!
Leverage technology and the power of social networks to make your CV stand out from the clutter.
September 26, 2013Chat@3: The best scholarships for overseas education
Join us for a chat with Anshika Singh, Senior Vice President - Student Engagement at Univariety, an organisation that works with students and helps them plan their college admission. Singh will be available on Thursday, September 26, between 3 and 4 pm IST.
September 25, 2013How to negotiate your salary
Career planning expert Amit Bansal will answer queries on how to deal with job interviews between 2 pm and 3 pm on Wednesday, September 25.
Up for a challenge? Take this English grammar quiz
Think you know your verbs and pronouns well enough? Find out how well you score in this grammar test.
September 24, 2013Career advice: How to become a design manager
There is an increasing demand for management professionals who have a keen sense of design and can interpret it to develop businesses around it.
Life lessons from world's greatest leaders
We bring you an excerpt from the book 'The Superstar Syndrome' authored by Myra S White and Sanjay Jha.
September 23, 20135 reasons not to become a social entrepreneur
Too often the right people try to become social entrepreneurs for the wrong reasons.
First week at work? Make a GREAT impression!
, authors of You're Hired! tell you what you must do and what to avoid in your first few days of work.
September 20, 2013How to become a scuba diving instructor
From institutes that offer the course to remuneration and scope of career, find out everything you need to know about pursuing this niche vocation.
September 19, 2013How to overcome your fear of public speaking
The thought of going up to the dais and addressing a group of people gives most of us the heebie-jeebies. Here are some tips to fight the fear and anxiety of communicating in public.
September 18, 20132013's most underrated AND overrated jobs!
We bring you the most underrated and overrated jobs of 2013, as per California based jobs site CareerCast.com's findings.
She's helping independent artists launch their music for FREE!
Find out how Chinmayee Tripathy and her venture Songdew is helping several independent artists in the country launch their music for free.
September 17, 2013Study abroad: DITCH the education consultant and SAVE money
In the light of falling rupee adding up to your tuition costs, overseas education consultant explains what you can do to cut additional costs and fund your education abroad.
IIM-A slips 8 places on FT Masters in Management rankings
In the latest rankings for masters in management released by Financial Times, the country's premier management institute has slipped eight places down and is ranked at Number 18.
September 16, 2013How successful people start their Monday
Increase your chances of success by taking advice from these successful people.
Subroto Bagchi: Your purpose determines your power
Define your purpose in your mind, and from thereon, it becomes easy to scale, says entrepreneur Subroto Bagchi who recently released his fifth book The Elephant Catchers.
September 13, 2013Layoffs: Don't take your job for granted
A former employee from the IT industry rants about what's wrong with the sector and offers his lessons to cope with layoffs.
September 12, 2013How to become a successful model
Four male models on their first breaks, their struggles, their learnings and what it takes to become a successful model.
How to manage your BOSS
, author of the book Bosses from the Wild tells you how knowing your boss' personality can help you communicate better at work.
September 11, 2013'We don't need to get inspired by the West'
In an online chat with readers National Award winning fashion designer Neeta Lulla addressed queries on what it takes to build a career in fashion designing in India.
The top 20 universities in the world
Find out which universities feature in the QS World University Rankings for the year 2013-14.
Not a SINGLE Indian university among world's top 200!
IIT Delhi comes in way down at No 222, dropping from 212 last year, in the QS World University Rankings which is predictably dominated by US universities, with MIT grabbing the top slot and Harvard at No 2, pushing
September 09, 2013Do 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 08, 2013How to deal with arrogant colleagues
In an online chat with readers, Sabitha Rao, director, Cerebrus Consulting answered queries on how to deal with difficult colleagues and leave behind a positive impression at the workplace.
September 07, 2013CAT 2013: How to get the perfect score!
In an online chat with readers, Rajesh Balasubramanian, head, 2IIM, Chennai answered queries on how to crack the management entrance test and get into a good business school.
September 06, 2013POLL! What is the one thing that'll keep YOU happy at work?
Simple things such as car parks and car allowances keep employees happy, a new survey has revealed! What will make you happy? Tell us!
6 tips to crack CAT 2013. Share your advice!
who scored in the 99.73 percentile in CAT 2012 and secured admission at the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi shares her secret to success in the exam.
Life lessons from my heroes
Your hero may not be a celebrity, but he should be able to motivate you and give you hope when you are low.
September 05, 2013Chat@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.
'Which is the best country to study abroad?'
In an online chat with readers, Anshika Singh, Senior Vice President-Student Engagement at Univariety.com addressed queries on how to pick the right course and university abroad.
September 04, 2013He quit his IT career to start a dairy farm
Santosh Singh quit a cushy corporate job to start a dairy farm in Bangalore.
'What does it take to be a movie star?'
In an online chat, Rahul Puri, executive director, Whistling Woods International answered questions on what it takes to pursue a career in films
7 habits of highly successful people
Practice these seven easy habits and you'll be amazed at the results, says , chief evangelist at Perfios.com.
September 03, 2013Chat@4: Want to crack the CAT 2013?
On September 4, between 2 and 3 pm, Naveenan Ramachandran and Rajesh Balasubramanian, experts, 2IIM, Mumbai and Chennai will take questions on how to prepare for the Common Admission Test and secure admission in one of the top business schools in the country.
Job interview: How to beat the stress test
Even when your employer is trying to build up the pressure, here's how you can stay confident and make a lasting impression.
September 02, 2013Chat@2: So you wanna work in the movies? Here's how
Rahul Puri, Executive Director, Whistling Woods International will take questions on how you can pursue a career in the film industry on September 3, between 2 and 3 pm IST.
How to deal with an abusive boss
In an online chat with readers, HR expert Varda Pendse, director, Cerebrus Consultants answered questions on how to deal with various workplace issues.
Here's how YOU can work for the World Bank
Find out what it's like to work at one of the biggest international organisations whose decisions affect the entire world.
August 30, 2013Layoffs: 11 tips to bounce back!
, Vice President (HR), Dun & Bradstreet Technologies & Data Services tells you what you must do after you've received the pink slip.
August 29, 2013What on earth is a food stylist and how YOU can become one
Find out about an emerging culinary profession where taste and aroma are not a criterion, where looks matter the most!
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
10 ways to impress your boss
Keeping your boss impressed is an art and we tell you how
August 28, 2013Don't let Layoffs affect your career!
A former employee of a media company revisits the time she was laid off and shares the lessons she has learnt.
August 23, 201310 things to do when you're laid off
Tips to take control of the helpless situation.
August 22, 2013Layoff tales: They can happen anytime; be prepared
How to survive a layoff? A BPO employee who was sacked twice and is perhaps preparing for another one, reveals his successful fight against pink slips.
August 20, 20136 job interview MISTAKES you must avoid
Are you guilty of committing these mistakes too? lists out.
Lost your job? 5 things you must do NEXT!
Here's how you can weather the storm caused by a sudden job loss.
August 19, 2013A 27 year old's job survival ordeal in animation
A 27-year-old professional shares the ordeal he underwent in the last three years after pursuing a course in animation from Delhi.
How to crack the IBPS Bank PO Exam 2013
In an online chat, Anil Nagar, Director, Bank Power Institute, Delhi addressed questions on how to prepare for the IBPS Bank PO exam.
August 17, 2013How to become a travel advisor
Besides the opportunity of interacting with new people and exploring new places, the industry gives good returns and perks.
August 15, 2013Man on a mission: 28 jobs, 28 weeks, 28 Indian states!
Jubanashwa Mishra is the first Indian attempting an epic project of 28 jobs in 28 weeks across all 28 Indian states.
August 14, 2013The MOST expensive countries to study abroad
The HSBC global research team has compared average annual fees and annual cost of living in 13 major study abroad destinations.
August 13, 2013UPTET 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
The study abroad calendar every student must have!
Want to study abroad? Heres'a quick look at the annual calendar that includes everything from admission dates, visa processing cycle and the course commencement dates for the universities in 11 major study destinations.
CAT 2013: What books can I refer for Quant and Verbal?
In an online chat with readers, Naveenan Ramachandran, head, 2IIM, Mumbai shared tips and advice on how to prepare for the upcoming management entrance test.
August 12, 20136 tips to get noticed and rewarded at work
How to be a star performer at the workplace.
TOP 20 Indian universities with best websites
The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities has ranked these educational institutes based on their web presence, up-to-date information and the average digital traffic it receives.
August 11, 2013Tell people what to eat AND make money off it
This field positively impacts the health, fitness and the well being of millions of people, everyday...
August 08, 2013IIM-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.
Lion, Eagle or Frog: What animal personality is your BOSS?
Bosses from the Wild by author Manjiri Gokhale Joshi aims to explain how understanding animal behaviour can help professionals contribute better in an organisation. We bring you an excerpt.
August 07, 2013What do employers want from YOU?
We decode the answers to some of the most obvious questions you'd always wanted to ask your prospective employer.
August 06, 2013Study Abroad: How to spot a FAKE UNIVERSITY!
In the wake of University of North Virginia shutting down due to lack of accreditation, , director, Grad Dreams Education Consulting offers advice on how students can identify a genuine international university from a fake one.
August 05, 2013He left a cushy corporate job to turn rapper
Ashwini Mishra, better known in the music circuit as A-List, on fighting the good fight and more
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...
How she bagged a job at eBay
Ellora Nath who currently works as a product development engineer at eBay walks us through the interview process at the organisation and tells us how she bagged the job.
August 01, 2013What's so 'unique' about these 5 start-ups?
India's first angel-backed start-up accelerator VentureNursery will train them intensely for 13 weeks after which they will get to pitch for seed funding.
What you must know about the new GATE 2014
Starting 2014, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will be held online for all streams of engineering. Here's what you need to know before you register for the test.
July 31, 2013Common mistakes every entrepreneur makes
Anupendra Sharma, founder of Startup Leadership Program talks about the mistakes he's made in his career and what he learned from them
Legal Process Outsourcing: The hot new career in law
Through Legal Process Outsourcing, law graduates can help clients maintain profitability and reduce risk by standardising the legal work in a project-oriented manner
Job interviews: Worst blunders you can commit
Adman, entrepreneur and author of the book 'You're Hired!' Sandeep Goyal shares some crucial career advice with aspiring professionals.
July 30, 2013Why fit in when you can stand out?
18-year-old writes about fitting in with the 'it' crowd.
July 29, 2013Layoffs: 'I'd not recommend animation as a career to anybody'
As one of India's topmost animation companies lays off its employees, a senior employee talks about what went wrong, and raises the question: Should your children join the animation industry?
A career in disaster management: What you should know
An MA/MSc/MBA in Disaster Management helps you become expert who have a critical role to play in rescue and rehabilitation operation.
CAT 2013 dates announced; registration commences August 5
Students can register for the Common Admission Test between August 5 and September 24, while the exam will be held between October 16 and November 11, 2013.
July 26, 2013'Even Harvard MBAs do not have jobs these days'
Tata Sons director R Gopalakrishnan shares his views on MBA education in the country, its ills and why he never did an MBA.
Top 5 study abroad destinations for Indian students
with rising costs and stricter visa rules, Indian students are now choosing destinations beyond the Big Four (USA, UK, Australia and Canada).
July 25, 2013All pending IIT petitions transferred to Supreme Court
Reacting to a petition filed by the organising chairman of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (advanced) 2013, IIT-Delhi, the Supreme Court ordered the transfer of all petitions related to the IIT admissions that were pending in the Andhra Pradesh High Court to itself.
IT managers, engineers and accountants hardest to find: Study
An online survey conducted across US, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia and the UK by CareerBuilder has revealed the job profiles that take longer time to fill in. Read on for details
July 24, 2013Why Animation as a career isn't hot anymore
With leading animation houses like Crest Animation Studios and Rhythm and Hues facing financial crises, we speak to studio owners and creative professionals from different parts of the country to understand what a career in the industry means for young and senior professionals
US university with 90% Indian students ordered to shut down
The University of Northern Virginia has been asked to stop operations July 16 onwards because it has failed to get accreditation from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
'Nine out of 10 engineers never wanted to be an engineer'
Adman, entrepreneur and author of 'You're Hired!' Sandeep Goyal explains how unrealistic aspirations are nudging young Indian graduates towards unemployment.
July 23, 2013Take CHARGE of your life! Make your own DESTINY!
It's a story straight out of a Bollywood blockbuster. But here's the twist. One of the lead characters in the script could just be you! Learn from the role.
July 22, 2013Want to work for India's public sector banks?
With almost 25,000 seats up for the taking the Common Written Exam for Probationary Officers is a golden opportunity for candidates aspiring for jobs in India's public sector banks.
Bachelor degrees to make you a job-ready graduate
Here's a list of employment-friendly courses you can pursue after your class 12
July 20, 2013Study Abroad Advice: 'Work part-time to cover living costs'
Ashwin Shenoy from Australia tells us how he funded his education and advices students to consider working part time after college.
Guide to a career in social work
Besides a keen desire to make a difference, one needs concrete skills and understanding of the sector to excel in this field.
July 19, 2013The NEET-UG fiasco: A medical aspirant narrates his experience
Ishan Sardesai, who took the country's first NEET-UG on May 5, 2013 narrates the chaos he went through while appearing for the common medical entrance examination.
'Women do not assert themselves enough at work'
Radio City CEO Apurva Purohit takes questions on issues women face at work.
July 18, 2013Why the common medical entrance test failed to take off
Parents and medical students react to the Supreme Court judgement.
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.
Study Abroad: How to write a winning scholarship application
Dollar-rupee rate playing havoc with your study abroad plan? Expert tips to help you.
July 17, 2013Unhappy in your career? Follow these rules for success
Apply these simple concepts to have a stable and successful career.
Top study abroad scholarships for Indian students
These global scholarships cover a range of programmes at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. Read on for details
July 16, 2013Study Abroad:How are YOU coping with the falling Indian Rupee?
How should students aspiring to study abroad cope with the fall in the Indian rupee? Send us your ideas, suggestions and advice.
3 reasons why India will need more interns by 2020
An analyses of the trends that will influence the demand for Indian workforce in the world economy.
July 15, 2013Chat@2: How to apply for a US student visa
On July 17, US Consular Chief Nicholas Manring will take questions on how to apply for a US student visa between 2 and 3 pm IST.
7 tips to enrich your MBA experience
To begin with, there is plenty for you to learn outside the classroom.
July 14, 2013Study abroad: How to choose the right university
Deciding on a foreign university can be confusing and infuriating. Here are some pointers to guide you through the selection process
July 13, 2013Love animals? Become a vet!
A Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry degree helps to treat animals better. Learn how animals play vital role in our ecosystem.
July 12, 2013Private 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.
Start-ups: 3 tips to build a great website
Jim Rogers, Head of Marketing, Neustar Enterprise Services tells you how choosing the right address for your website can help improve traffic.
GRE opens toll-free support center for Indian test takers
Graduate Record Examination aspirants from India can access 000-800-100-4072 toll free Monday to Friday between 9 am and 5 pm IST.
July 11, 2013SC refuses to pass interim order on JEE controversy
Following disagreement on the new normalisation policy, the Supreme Court bench has agreed that it will pass the order only if it finds that the education policy violates the fundamental rights of students.
Cabinet approves first all-women university
Named Indira Gandhi National University for Women, the institute will be set up in Raebarelli in Uttar Pradesh.
Do YOU have it in you to be a journalist?
With postgraduate students getting preferences in
How Kerala students top the UPSC exams
The Civil Service Academy in Thiruvananthapuram that trains the Civil Service aspirants has attained national attention with three of their students getting the first, second and fourth ranks at the All India level this year. However, the Academy is not just meant for aspirants from Kerala, insists Dr D Babu Paul, Chief Mentor Emeritus of the Academy.
July 10, 2013AMAZING innovations by engineering students
Innovation has always been at the heart of the IIT culture. Here's a sneak-peek into what its students have been up to
July 09, 2013Is fear ruining your career? Here's help!
Don't allow fear to hold you back otherwise you will miss out way too many opportunities to do things, and meet people who will impact and shape your life forever.
How to survive your first month in college
When you're fresh from high school, it is but natural to be apprehensive on the first day of college. We tell you how you can get through those first few days...
Why are Indian students opting for dual-degree courses?
Many students have found integrated or dual degrees to be beneficial as they save time and help them build additional research skills in specific domains.
July 07, 2013Want to be a professional photographer?
If you have a sensitive vision and capture situations realistically, then photography is the career for you!
July 06, 20135 myths about social entrepreneurs BUSTED!
Do you think social enterprises don't make enough profits? Here's why you could well be wrong!
July 05, 201311 career tips for YOUTH in their 20s
Age and gender have ceased to be criteria when it comes to the corporate world. So do not think somebody out there is there to protect you.
July 04, 2013How to make a career in enviromental science
Earth just cannot support seven billion human beings! Find out how you can use science, social awareness and data analytics to come up with sustainable solutions.
July 03, 20135 DOs and DON'Ts for first-time entrepreneurs
Prof Kaustubh Dhargalkar, Associate Dean- Innovation at WeSchool, Mumbai, who has mentored a number of young MBAs and fueled their appetites for entrepreneurship shares some important fundas for start-up success.
At 21 she is a successful dubbing artiste!
Priya Adivarekar who has been dubbing for films since she was eight, talks about her journey so far and how life has changed for her.
July 02, 20138 simple ways to improve your English skills
These eight everyday tasks will help you improve your language ability
July 01, 2013Reduce stress by changing how you react
How to use the laws in physics to deal with multi-dimensional stress at work.
To be successful, get your foot off the brake!
Just take your foot off the break. Get rid of those self-limiting beliefs.
June 28, 2013No HC help to students who failed test due to wrong questions
The Bombay High Court has refused to grant relief to four students, who failed to qualify written test held by Maharashtra Public Service Commission for posts of Deputy Collector as the minimum marks required for passing were cut down due to incorrect questions asked in the papers.
7 things you should not tell your colleagues
Draw the line between a colleague and a pal. Know when to stop!
June 27, 2013Delhi University's first cut-off list touches 100 per cent!
If the first cut-off list released by Delhi University is of any indication, admission for the new four-year undergraduate programme in DU will not be any easier for aspirants as the cut-offs for the various courses remained high.
June 26, 2013'Raising angel fund in India is a huge challenge'
Start-up entrepreneur Ashish Chaturvedi speaks about the challenges start-ups face.
IIM-Kozhikode admits more than 50 percent women students
In an attempt in gender diversity, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, has admitted close to 200 women, about 50 per cent, in its Post Graduate programme of the 2013-15 batch, some of whom are national talents in various fields.
10 values MBAs must learn outside of B-school
These values guide our actions and the decisions we make in life and at work and are crucial for career success.
June 24, 201347 per cent Indian grads unemployable for any job: Report
India churns out tens of thousands of graduates each year but less than half of them are "employable" or possess the basic skills necessary for any
5 REALLY COOL companies to work for
profiles five organisations that make work seem more like play.
June 22, 2013India's BEST professional colleges 2013
In the fifth part of a series, we bring you the best colleges for fashion, fine arts and mass communication as per India Today's findings.
June 21, 2013India's BEST engineering colleges 2013
In the fourth part of a series, we bring you the best engineering colleges of 2013, as per India Today's findings.
June 20, 2013India's BEST arts colleges 2013
In the third part of a series, we bring you the top 10 arts colleges, as per India Today's findings.
June 19, 20133 BIG marketing mistakes to learn from
And avoid falling into the same trap again and again, explains entrepreneur Unmana Datta.
India's BEST commerce colleges 2013
In the second part of a series, we bring you the top 10 commerce colleges, as per India Today's findings.
Want to be a flight attendant?
Work with Jet Airways as a cabin crew professional or stand a chance to win a unique Rs 5 lakh-scholarship from Virgin Atlantic to study abroad. Read on for details
June 18, 2013India's BEST science colleges 2013
In the first part of a series, we bring you the top 10 science colleges, as per India Today's findings.
He wants to replace notebooks with tablets in schools
-year-old V Subramanian aims to revolutionise the education space with his new venture.
From SRK to Steve Jobs: Speeches to inspire you
We bring you inspirational excerpts from some of the most powerful and inspiring graduation speeches by the likes of Larry Page, Steve Jobs, Azim Premji and Shah Rukh Khan.
June 17, 2013He quit his job to build robots!
Meet Balaji Lakshmanan aka Robobalaji who lives, dreams and builds robots.
June 14, 2013Five lessons from Amitabh Bachchan's life
The quintessential actor's life is filled with lessons that motivate and inspire you to move ahead and chase your calling.
June 13, 2013Career lessons from a CEO
Sejal Gulati, CEO of Time Analytics Services, Bangalore talks about earning every penny by herself, making big mistakes and learning from them.
Life on Campus: Why SRCC, Delhi beats the rest
Students from Shri Ram College of Commerce write about what makes their college stand apart from the rest of the higher education institutes in India.
June 12, 2013Top 12: Most common email errors you MUST avoid!
Exclusive excerpt from Unscrambling Emails by !
June 11, 2013Applications invited for Rhodes Scholarship 2014
Selected students from India will win a fully funded scholarship to pursue a master's programme at the Oxford University in the UK in 2014.
How to make the right career choice after class 12
Your selection will decide your academic life and career prospects. Career counsellor Shivani Manchanda tells you why you must choose wisely...
June 10, 20135 tips to help you bag your dream job!
A crisp resume and a strong online presence will help impress prospective recruiters.
June 08, 2013Tips to cope with exam failure
Contrary to what society makes you think, marks are not the be-all and end-all of life.
June 07, 2013Indian engineers unwilling to sweat it out: IIT-K Director
The lack of right attitude towards understanding engineering has become a major concern today, says Prof Indranil Manna, Director, IIT Kanpur.
Life lessons to learn from ghee, trees and other oddities
These lessons will help you overcome your challenges and move ahead in your life and career.
June 06, 2013Maharashtra SSC Result 2013 on June 7
Results for the Class 10 Maharashtra SSC examination 2013 will be declared on June 7 at 1 pm. Students can get their results on rediff.com.
June 05, 2013Must-have skills for software engineers
For a lucrative career in the IT industry, aim for a combination of coding and communication skills.
Maharashtra CET Results 2013 announced today
Students can access their results on dte.org.in
June 04, 2013Why procrastination is good for you
In a world where deadlines define our daily tasks, it is often wise to give some thought to the old saying Take Time To Smell The Roses.
Uttar Pradesh Class X Results 2013 on June 8
The results will be available on the state board's website.
Uttar Pradesh Class 12 results on June 5
Class 12 students of Uttar Pradesh can access their results on the state board's website.
June 03, 2013JEE 2013 Analysis: Math tough, physics easier
, an IIT alumnus and education consultant shares his insights on the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam held this year.
He preserves musical gems for the next generation
Meet Moloy Ghosh who converts old records into new-age digital format for a living.
June 01, 2013Start-up advice: 5 things to do when you lose interest
When the chips are down, entrepreneurs look for hope and if they don't find it, their interest might start waning...
May 31, 2013West Bengal Higher Secondary class 12 results on June 3
The West Bengal class 12 examination results will be available online 11 am onwards.
Tamil Nadu SSLC results out today
Students will have to provide their registration number and date of birth to access the results
The entrepreneur who's creating waves in web technology
Find out how Abin Jose founded a web solutions start-up and made it successful
May 30, 2013Maha HSC results declared, 79.95 percent clear the exam
With an overall pass percentage of 85.88 per cent, Konkan region topped the list followed by Aurangabad and Kolhapur which reported an overall pass performance of 85.26 and 84.14 per cent each.
Shashi Tharoor backs DU's four-year degree programme
Minister of state for HRD Shashi Tharoor feels that the University's decision is a potentially positive one.
Dos and don'ts to prepare for JEE Advanced
These tips will help you crack the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced to be held on June 2.
CBSE Class X results: Girls score better than boys again
This year 98.94 per cent girls cleared the central board's class 10 board examination
15 Indian-American students qualify for Spelling Bee semis
A total of 15 Indian-American students, including six girls, have made it to the national Spelling Bee semifinals, making it almost one-third of the total 42 candidates who have qualified.
PHOTOS: How Mohit became Mahadev!
The protagonist of Devon Ke Dev, Mahadev reveals the secret behind his six-pack abs and his choice of career.
May 29, 2013Are YOU being bullied at work?
Here are some of the most difficult personality types in the workplace and how to deal with them.
Maharashtra HSC Board Result 2013 on Rediff
Results for the Class 12 Maharashtra state board examinations 2013 will be declared on May 30 at 11 am.
May 28, 2013What you MUST know as an engineering student!
Here's everything you wanted to know about engineering
Meet the marketing brain behind Ra.One and Vicky Donor
Tanaaz Bhatia shares her success journey.
May 27, 2013Stressed about exam results? Read this!
Dealing with stress is a two-way process that involves students and their parents.
CBSE Class XII results: Girls outshine boys again
This year 88 per cent gals cleared the exam against 78 per cent boys.
May 24, 2013Maharashtra HSC results to be announced soon
Class 12 students can access their result on the state board's website
CBSE Class 12 results to be declared on May 27
Students can access their results on the CBSE website 10 am onwards.
How to become a crime scene investigator
Through books on Sherlock Holmes and TV shows like CSI, forensic science is well known around the world. We bring you study and career options in India for this wide field.
May 23, 2013Top 10 traits of an exceptional boss
Does your current manager have these traits?
We continue to ignore yoga's importance: Narendra Modi
The chief minister stressed on the global importance of yoga while inaugurating the Lakulish Yoga University.
He wants to build awesome apps for your mobile
Resilience of Mumbaikars inspired Shiladitya Mukhopadhayaya.
May 22, 2013Good news! More jobs for MBAs graduating this year
The 2013 Corporate Recruiters Survey reports four per cent increase in hiring this year.
May 21, 2013These Harvard dropouts have solution to all your problems
How Umang Dua and Oisin Hanrahan founded Handybook, an online start-up.
May 20, 2013Include Hindi in Australian curriculum, says report
Skilled Indian migrants might teach Hindi in Australian schools
May 18, 20137 innovative social media strategies for start-ups
Effective ways to use the potent power of social media
Six INCREDIBLE facts about Indian universities
Check out what's so appealing about them
May 17, 2013Delhi University to host its first job fair on June 11
The two-day fair will be the first-of-its-kind in the city.
Want to crack the Civil Services Aptitude Test?
The Civil Services Aptitude Test is on May 26.
May 16, 2013Top 5 blunders fresh grads make in an interview
Some of these mistakes could cost you the job.
'Opera is just like Bollywood, full of drama'
Young opera artist Frazan Adil Kotwal shares his journey.
May 14, 2013Fake it. Break it. Make it: 3 steps to success
An entrepreneur from Australia shares how she made it big in India.
May 13, 2013How to be a 'super intern'
These tricks will help you make the most of your professional opportunity.
May 12, 20135 lessons to learn from a borewell
Dig deeper, success may be just one foot away!
May 11, 2013How incubators are transforming student ideas into reality
Mentors with domain knowledge are helping young entrepreneurs
May 10, 2013How to crack the CAT in 6 months
Smart tips to balance work and studies.
May 09, 2013Why a career as data scientist is hotter than ever
Get paid to analyse complex data.
Tamil Nadu HSC results announced
The results for the Tamil Nadu State Higher Secondary Examination were announced at 10 am today. Read for more details.
May 07, 2013IIT-JEE (Main) results declared
Those who qualify will be eligible for JEE Advanced.
6 work habits to impress your BOSS
These habits play a big role in getting a worker promoted.
Lessons from a death threat: True story of an entrepreneur
How to choose the right employee and more lessons
May 06, 20136 tips to ace a video interview
Dress appropriately and practice in advance.
May 05, 2013You are an entrepreneur, be proud to be one
Three reasons why you must feel proud about your unconventional start-up.
May 04, 2013BUSTED! The truth about IIM placements
Quality of jobs are being ignored.
May 03, 2013Kerala girl tops civil services exams
The IRS officer posted in Faridabad thought her friends we pulling her leg.
How to apply to the University of Cincinnati
Find out about the new courses, eligibility procedure and more
SHOCKING: How teachers are selected in India!
New universities don't know how to deal with the prospective faculty.
May 02, 2013How to crack a tough job interview
Shradhha Mehta tells us how she cracked one of the toughest interview rounds...
The BEST courses to make you job-ready!
Choose from a wide range of skills-based courses
May 01, 2013Planning to do your PhD abroad? Read this!
From finding your niche to picking the right institute, you must research well in advance before you take the plunge.
Subhash Ghai's advice to aspiring filmmakers
The veteran filmmaker talks about how he got his first break, and why formal training can give you an edge.
April 30, 2013She quit Google to become an entrepreneur
Ritika Sanghi quit her job at Google to start Atlogys, an IT consulting firm.
Do we have enough ready-to-use MBAs?
Business managers with engineering degrees have no clue about management subjects
April 29, 2013Improve your English speaking skills
Chander Madan, CEO of eAge Tutor will answer your queries.
12 tips to get your CV noticed online
Simple ways to be spotted on Linkedin
What start-ups can learn from Jacques Kallis
Lessons from the South African all-rounder.
April 27, 2013World's richest alumni: Mumbai University beats Cambridge
With 17 universities in the top 20, the United States of America dominates the global alumni rankings.
April 26, 2013Last minute tips to ace the SBI Bank PO exam
The most sought after exam for aspiring probationary officers will be held on Sunday, April 28.
What it takes to be an investment banker
Ridham Desai, MD, Research, Morgan Stanley tells us what the industry has to offer for aspiring investment banking professionals.
April 25, 2013What is the most powerful mantra for success?
Success in life is determined not only by intelligence
7 tips to boost your sales career
Do the right things to advance your sales career.
April 24, 2013Tips to ace the NEET 2013
In an online chat with readers Soumya Banerjee, CEO, Attano Media and Education Pvt Ltd, an interactive educational eBook store and Navin C Joshi, CEO, ENTRANCEi, a leading education services provider addressed queries on how to crack the medical entrance test for undergraduate programmes in India.
April 23, 2013Want to pursue a career in law?
In an online chat with readers Antony Alex, CEO, Rainmaker, an online learning company addressed queries on how to pursue a career in law.
Why DU's 4-year programme should not be implemented
Delhi University's four-year undergraduate programme in its current form will inconvenience students as opposed to benefiting them.
April 22, 2013All you need to know about DU's Four Year UG programme
The undergraduate programme spread across eight semesters will be implemented July 2013 onwards. Read on for details
7 must-have IT skills for job seekers
Gone are the days when MS Office and e-mail proficiency were top rated skills for professionals. Find out what the present day companies seek in you
April 20, 2013REVEALED: 6 universal truths about start-up founders
Every entrepreneur should accept these truths before taking the plunge
April 19, 2013How do students choose a university?
Despite glossy ads and television spots, the good old student feedback is the best means to rate a university.
April 18, 20135 tips to survive from failure at work
Making too many mistakes at work can shake your boss's faith in you and shatter your confidence. Before you get worked up, go through our list of tips to help you deal with failure at work
April 17, 2013Indians vote Australia as 2nd best destination to study
Despite race attacks, Indians rank Australia among the Top Four countries for their study abroad destination
'Do not focus on grammar while learning English'
In an online chat with readers, Chander Madan, CEO of eAge Software Services addressed queries on how to improve English communication skills.
Indian Universities: Who's the next Harvard in waiting?
A perceptible shift is seen in the way the young breed of edupreneurs look at the universities they have inherited. Is it for the better?
April 16, 2013Want to be featured in Vogue India?
The winner will get to feature in a fashion shoot in Vogue India along with a one-year mentorship programme with an industry professional.
Planning to start-up? Seven points to remember
Talvinder Singh, founder of Tushy.com, an online marketplace lists out seven key tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.
7 traits of successful job-seekers
Do you have any or all of these?
April 15, 2013Top 10 BLUNDERS in written English
Prof Malavika Nagarkar, faculty, Business Communication at WeSchool points out the common mistakes professionals make while writing English and tells you how you can avoid them
6 tips to get noticed at an online job fair
How to make the most of an opportunity and land yourself a job
DON'T turn entrepreneur just so you can play boss
If you're planning to quit your job and pursue a personal business venture, be prepared to face criticism, more challenges and excruciating work hours -- and that's just to start with.
April 14, 201310 reasons why dating an entrepreneur is a bad idea!
Written by a girlfriend to an entrepreneur who wanted to stay anonymous, this post will resonate with everyone related to the startup world.
April 12, 20133 Indian univs in Asia's top 100 universities 2013
Has your favourite Indian university made it to the list?
April 10, 20138 reasons you'll love your internship
Law student Srishti Aishwarya Shrivastava lists out the not-to-obvious reasons why you should look forward to an internship.
Top 8 start-up opportunities for college students
Rare insights and ideas for college/MBA students who want to start a business.
April 09, 2013Hiring drops in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai: Naukri
While Chennai reported the least hiring activity, cities like Mumbai and Delhi also saw a dip of 5 per cent from its February performance.
Tips to crack the SBI Bank PO exam 2013
In an online chat with readers Soumya Banerjee, CEO, Attano Media and Education Pvt Ltd and Deepak Agarwal, Founder Director, AIETS, addressed queries on how to prepare for the SBI Bank PO exam.
What ails India's education system
This professor shares what ails the Indian university system and tells who are the real driving force behind good universities?
April 08, 2013Top 10 job interview myths
If you think you know all about job interviews, you need a reality check
April 06, 2013Last minute tips to crack the JEE 2013
In an online chat with readers, Ramesh Batlish, head, FIITJEE, Noida centre addressed queries on how to crack the IIT-Joint Entrance Exam.
April 05, 2013Top 5 courses for commerce students
Those looking for a career in commerce can now opt for specialisations in Banking Law and Practice, e-Commerce and Insurance.
April 04, 2013'Delhi rape deters int'l students from coming to India'
The intake of foreign students in the country has reduced by 50 per cent post the incident.
Applying to the London Business School? Read this first!
Oliver Ashby, Senior Manager-Recruitments and Admissions, London Business School says the new visa rules do not affect Indian students and that they can continue applying for internships and jobs after completing their course at the institute.
April 02, 2013Want to be a high achiever? Learn from these top CEOs
Up at the crack of dawn to be a high achiever -- that's the message from top business people.
Want to improve English? Listen, read, practice!
In an online chat Chander Madan, CEO of eAge Software Services addressed reader queries on how to improve English language skills.
'Who cares what happens to the youth?'
Chairman of SEAA Trust, Dr Thothathri Raman examines how spiralling population will disturb career graph of youth.
April 01, 201310 common English mistakes desis make
Prof Malavika Nagarkar, faculty, Business Communication at WeSchool points out the common mistakes Indians make and tells you how you can avoid them.
March 30, 2013Entrepreneurs, stop imitating! Find India's true self
Indian entrepreneurs must try and put an end to their obsession with the imported and all things western and instead focus on exploring what's unique to the country.
March 29, 2013A career in statistics: Giving life to numbers
Statistics is more applied than mere Mathematics, and has the potential to impact many lives. A statistician's role is to give life to data, literally.
March 28, 20137 ways to get noticed at work
Do you suck at self promotion? Here are some tips on the subtle art of promoting yourself that invites others to take notice.
March 23, 2013'Marry someone 20 years older to get ahead'
Chairman and CEO of Xerox, Ursula Burns, has revealed that one of the keys to her success was marrying a great man 20 years her senior.
March 21, 2013Worst mistakes you can make on a new job
The first 90 days will make or break your success, say experts.
Resume writing tips for tech professionals
Here are nine tips to make your resume look just like how the tech companies want them to be.
March 20, 2013Ampush wins Facebook PMD Innovation Competition
The competition was designed to encourage PMDs to develop innovative marketing technology that effectively leverages Facebook's news feed. San Francisco based Ampush, won the competition for its Project YOGA (Your Open Graph Applications).
March 19, 2013How to deal with 'bitchy' co-workers
Workplace 'bitches' can be classified into 8 main categories. Here's how to deal with them.
March 18, 2013UPSC exam language war: Share your views!
What is it that you like or don't like about the new UPSC exam format? Share your views with us!
An uneducated person has more avenues: JNU-VC
For Dr Sopory, vice chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, education is much beyond employment. If you internalise it well, then it empowers your mind to serve the society in a different way, says he.
March 15, 2013Quitting your job to start a business? Read this
From tackling both internal and external conflicts to seeing your plans fall flat, here are some challenges a first-timer must be prepared for.
March 14, 2013Common job interview mistakes to avoid
Tackling that first job audition is an art. Find out about the tactics you need to bag your first job.
March 12, 201320 jobs where workers hate their bosses
These are the professions with the largest number of bad bosses, according to US jobs and salary website PayScale, News.com.au reported.
Entrepreneurship gives flexibility to women: Rashmi Bansal
Writer and entrepreneur Rashmi Bansal talks about her new book and the insights that she attained during the course of writing this book.
UPSC's new exam format: Get your FACTS right!
Students will mostly benefit from the new format, says Ajit Padwal, Founder, Lakshya IAS Academy, Mumbai. He decodes what the new paper holds for aspirants and tells us why the UPSC, barring a few exceptions, has mostly got it right.
March 11, 2013'Private school education costlier than higher education'
University Grants Commission chairperson Ved Prakash feels finances are vital but their generation should not give education a business orientation.
4 ways you can use social media to HIRE talent
Find out how you can use social networking sites to both attract and retain talent.
March 07, 2013New UPSC exam will focus on general studies
Ealier this week, the Prime Minister had okayed the proposal to attach more weightage to general studies in the upcoming civil services exam.
What WE the Women want
A simple demand, universal in nature, from a woman for women.
March 06, 2013ETS announces 21 TOEFL scholarships for Indian students
The annual scholarship programme comprises one US$10,000 TOEFL scholarship and twenty US$3,000 TOEFL scholarships for students in India.
'Office atmosphere is conducive for better productivity'
Readers' take on 'work from home vs work from office' debate
Work from home practice to stay in India: Experts
The trend of employees working from home is here to stay in India despite companies like Yahoo! banning the practice, experts have said.
March 05, 2013'Women must remain true to their own leadership style'
What keeps women away from leadership roles? Shanta Martin, CEO for ISC and Middle East, Allcargo Logistics, offers her take
'Technology has narrowed the gap between home and office'
Readers' take on 'work from home vs work from office' debate
6 BEST JOBS in the world
Tourism Australia is set to give away six "best jobs in the world" around the country as part of a 4-million-dollar youth tourism campaign.
Why Yahoo!'s 'work-from-office' policy makes sense
Four reasons why Yahoo! is right when it asks employees to come to office and work
March 04, 2013'India will gradually have to adopt the virtual office'
First response to 'Work-from-home vs work-from-office' debate.
Your say: Work-from-home vs work-from-office
What's your take on the debate? We will publsih the best articulated responses right here on Rediff.com.
Does your CV pass the 6-second test?
Six seconds is the average time a recruiter spends on a resume, before he passes or rubbishes it! How do you grab the employer's attention?
March 01, 2013Want to start a restaurant business? Here's what it'll take
Unlike what most of you think partnering with a big brand is just not enough, counsel entrepreneurs who manage some of the leading restaurant chains in the country.
Why the world will need 6 million project managers in 2013
Project-driven fields like IT and construction need professionals with unique skills set to ensure smooth execution of ambitious new ventures.
4 Indian universities in world's top 100
Harvard University and Stanford University were ranked in the first and second positions respectively.
February 28, 201310 things you must do to ace job interviews
Admitting your ignorance and saying thank you can help you leave a mark on the interviewer.
February 27, 2013DOs and DONTs to cope with exam anxiety
Students must pay attention to their health and avoid discussing the paper after the exam says Dr Samir Parikh, behavioural sciences expert from Fortis Hospital.
Stuck in traffic? This start-up offers help
Real time traffic updates and solutions to negotiate peak hour traffic with ease is what will make this start-up story a success, believe its co-founders.
IMAGES: Inside Silicon Valley's Facebook office
Sriram V Iyer, founder of United Mobile Apps had the good fortune of visiting Facebook and here is a leaf from his diary...
February 26, 2013Want to work with an MP? Apply for the LAMP Fellowship
The LAMP Fellowship places one legislative assistant to work with one MP for a period of 11 months.
IIPM DARES to take on the regulators
The business school has declared war on anybody who raises a question about its credibility. Here is a look at the slugfest
'What is the difference between CA and CS?'
In an online chat with readers, Dr Jinesh Shah, CA, FCA, Phd, Mphil, Mcom, BCom and Jeetendra Nair, CEO and MD of Edulight Learning Services addressed queries on how to pursue a career in CA, CS and ICWA among others.
How to handle OFFICE RUDENESS
Expert advice on how to deal with rude colleagues and bosses in your office.
Do you want to work for the world's largest HR company?
ADP, Inc., one of the largest service providers in the HR and human capital space seeks talented freshers in India
February 25, 2013IIM-Ahmedabad plans new fellowship for its students
The institute will provide financial support for those not wishing to join the corporate sector and instead pursue other interests.
6 CV mistakes that can cost you the interview
Vidhan Chandra, co-founder and director of iSource Services tells you why these mistakes can cost you dearly.
February 23, 2013For the love of dogs
Love for pets helped these Chennai youths become entrepreneurs
February 22, 20138 ways you can boost your MBA experience
Networking with the right people and making the most of your internships are just some ways to get started.
February 21, 2013'What is a decent GMAT score?'
In an online chat with readers, Ashish N of EducationAisle addressed queries on GMAT preparation and offered advice on how to choose a good international b-school.
Jobs: What ails India's fresh grads
It is not the lack of skills and poor education institutes, but the lack of passion to learn and poor choices that is holding India's young grads back.
5 things to consider before accepting a job offer
Here's why you must read the fine print before signing on the dotted line of your offer letter.
February 20, 2013CORE to launch its first International MBA in Sep 2013
The education company's first global MBA course will be a one-year full time course and will be conducted across Canada, UAE and India
Interested in a career in cinematography? Read this
Visual thinking, rigorous technique and a problem-solving approach, go into the making of a Director of Photography, the person behind the look and feel of a film.
February 19, 2013Study US: Want to apply for a Fulbright-Nehru fellowship?
The scholarship will allow you to study, research and offer teaching and professional development in the United States.
5 ways to successfully launch a product
It is important to be well prepared to not only grab the attention of your potential users, but also to sustain their curiosity and take it to the next level.
February 18, 201314 reasons why your CV will be TRASHED!
Vidhan Chandra, co-founder and director of iSource Services, a recruiting and executive search portal tells you why you must avoid making these mistakes in your CV.
February 16, 2013Start-ups: Top 5 tips for campus entrepreneurs
Saikat Ghosh, founder and CEO of Taskera says young entrepreneurs must be prepared to take risks and carve their own niche.
February 15, 2013Expert tips to crack the board exam
Anthony Fernandes, founder of Shaalaa.com addressed queries and offered advice to students on how to ace their preparation and crack the exam.
Job hunting online? Don't make these mistakes
Rajesh Nair, CEO, TopGear Consultants has advice for online job applicants.
February 12, 2013Top 5 mistakes students make in a board exam
With barely a week left for the board exams to begin, Dr Ruchi Seth, Principal of DPS Sushant Lok, Gurgaon appeals to students to best utilise the time available at hand and avoid these mistakes to score well
Want a friend for life? First, be one!
If you have a good friend -- or are in search of one -- here's a story you must remember.
February 11, 2013Here's how to get Google to hire YOU!
There are really three parts to this answer: getting the right experience, creating a good resume, and submitting it the right way.
February 08, 2013Last minute tips to crack the GATE 2013
In an online chat, Jitendra Sinha, co-founder and head of academics, Gateforum addressed students' queries on how to crack the GATE 2013.
Top 8 entrance exams beyond the IIT-JEE
Your opportunity to study at a leading engineering institute just got better.
February 07, 2013Top 10: Simple ways to be HAPPY at work!
Forget yearly appraisals, try these simple ways to be happy at work.
Board exams: 10 tips to revise better
Try out these cool new strategies and make the most of your revision time ahead of the exam.
February 06, 2013Cakes, pizzas and more: Bake your way to success
The baking industry which is touted to be a Rs 5000-crore industry by 2015 is expected to generate more employment and revenue in the next few years. Read on to know why this is the right time to pursue a career in baking and how.
February 05, 2013Want to study in Canada? Read this first!
An immigrant friendly nation, Canada has a lot to offer to international students besides its varied programmes most of which are good value for money.
He'll help you grow a forest in your backyard
Shubhendu Sharma's start-up Afforestt is helping build natural urban forests that grow in a short period of time and are maintenance-free.
February 04, 20136 tips to be an effective job-seeker
Keeping your CV up-to-date and networking with the right people are just some ways you can land your dream job.
She quit her job to explore India
Shivya Nath quit her corporate job to pursue her travel interests and explore a different India.
February 01, 2013Aadhar 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.
January 31, 2013Smart tips to crack law entrance exams
Law aspirants must focus on mastering English, follow developments in the legal field and improve awareness of current affairs
MBA in India: 90 percent graduates unemployable
The study revealed that campus placements in the new b-schools has gone down by 40 per cent since 2009.
Live Chat: How you can raise funds for your start-up
Join us for a chat with Founder, Nurture Talent Academy on mistakes young entrepreneurs make on Thursday at 4pm!
January 30, 2013Careers in Law: A step by step guide
You can pursue law in two different modes. Those who missed applying after Class 12, still have a chance to study after graduation.
Start-ups: 5 secrets of a winning product launch
The tact lies in building a story so that you keep the curiosity alive and engage your audience through the presentation.
January 29, 2013Summer placements: Finance firms offer MORE JOBS
Of the total 381 summer placement offers at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 24.4 per cent roles were offered by financial and banking services.
FT Global MBA Rankings: ISB, IIM-A fare poorly
The only two management schools from India that made it to the global rankings have slipped down further from last year.
How he bagged a Rs 1.16 crore offer from Google
Rushabh Agrawal, an alumnus of BITS Pilani was recently offered a job at Google for a package of Rs 1.16 crore. He shares his experience and offers advice to young aspirants.
January 28, 2013She helps create tomorrow's leaders
The story of Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach for India who helped transform the lives of over 16,000 underprivileged children so far and refuses to stop.
Top 5 reasons you won't be hired
Despite having everything going for you, why is it that you haven't heard from your prospective employer yet?
January 25, 2013MBA at IIMs: The truth about placement figures
The fourth of an eight-part series on one-year full-time MBA at IIMs looks at the salaries the graduates command
Chat: Tips to be a successful entrepreneur
Join us for a chat with Amit Grover Founder, Nurture Talent Academy on just what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur today at 4pm!
January 24, 20137 skills every professional must have
After making a great presentation, you often fumble over the questions posed by the listeners. Charanpreet Singh, Associate Dean, Praxis Business School, Kolkata tells you how to tackle the audience with finesse.
January 23, 2013Board exams: 10 tips to improve your memory
Here are 10 ways you can exercise your mind to improve concentration.
Want to study fashion? Admission guide to NIFT
The premier design institute has 15 centres offering design, technology and management programmes. Read on to know how to get in.
January 22, 20137 valuable lessons to learn from 2012's top movies
What is it about formula films and remakes that audiences love so much? Is there a lesson we can learn from their successes as young entrepreneurs? Pritam Roy, founder and CEO of Gomolo.com shares his insights.
Job interview: 6 tricky questions you WILL face
Be careful how you respond to these questions for some of them are meant to test whether you really have the skills and passion for the job, writes Rajesh Nair, CEO, TopGear Consultants.
January 21, 2013Apply for MA in Public Policy
Read on to know how you can pursue a masters degree at India's first public policy school.
GRE rescheduled: Prometric answers your questions
Prometric India asks students not to panic while it makes arrangements for alternate testing.
'The days of 20-30% salary hikes are gone'
Job seekers, brace yourself for a tough 2013!
January 18, 2013Column: Will NRIs take away top jobs in India?
Many Indian graduates today have neither the knowledge nor talent, which the industry needs. Hiring overseas professionals is inevitable, writes Thothathri Raman, chairman, SEAA Trust, New Delhi, the global accreditation advocacy and facilitation organisation.
The entrepreneur who lost sight but gained vision
The story of a gritty entrepreneur who walked the path of success despite an unexpected setback.
January 17, 2013Coming Soon: India's first 'skills university'
The TeamLease Skills University which will be the first-of-its-kind will open in Gujarat and be operational in July 2014.
Rigour of a global 2-year MBA in one year
The third of an eight-part series on the one-year full time MBA at IIMs looks at the extensive learning packed in a year.
Jobs: Top 5 emerging career trends in finance
If you're in the market for a new job, here are five emerging careers that are making a mark and poised for growth in the coming years.
January 16, 2013Fear: How we lost and discovered the courage of life
Entrepreneurs Himanshu Geed and Rajesh Sawhney share their thoughts on the most critical of all feelings: Fear
Top 18 companies that will provide jobs this year
A detailed analysis of the recruitment process of 18 big companies
GRE rescheduled in 6 cities, no extra charge for students
Prometric to arrange for alternate testing. Affected students being informed by phone and e-mail
January 15, 2013Career watch: Optometry and its future prospects
An upcoming field in India, there will be a demand for qualified optometrists in the years to come. However, the field still has no regulator.
'We have the potential to be the workforce of the world'
Shashi Tharoor, minister of state for HRD, outlines his plans for the young in India.
MBA at IIMs: An alumnus spills the beans
The second of an eight-part series on the One Year Full Time MBA at IIMs looks at the confusion regarding the course contents and value in the minds of students, the media and recruiters.
6 tips to survive office politics
Offices can sometimes be more brutal than a battlefield. Vatsala Chhibber tells you how to cope with the perils of office politics. Read on
January 14, 2013How the one-year MBA is different from an Exec MBA
Contrary to popular belief, the one year full time MBA programme offered by the IIMs is a 'regular' full time MBA and not an Executive MBA programme as perceived by many.
This start-up aims to reform India's political leadership
Harvard graduate Rwitwika Bhattacharya's start-up Swaniti aims to bring a change in the country's political leadership. Read on to know how more about how the young brigade plans to do so in the next few years.
The three words that'll change your life
Prakash Iyer, executive coach and MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever and author of The Habit of Winning says that one of the best pieces of advice he received was from a childhood cricketing hero, many years ago. No, it wasn't words of wisdom from Sunil Gavaskar, or Kapil Dev!
January 11, 2013Tips to crack the GATE 2013
In an online chat with readers on January 10, Jitendra Sinha, CEO, Gateforum addressed queries on how to crack the GATE and offered advice on the scope of career after scoring in the exam.
He cracked CAT 2012 in the first attempt
This 21-year-old mechanical engineering student from Pune credits his success to a modest upbringing and family support.
4 job-friendly diploma courses
Choose from a range of diplomas that promise you an exciting career ahead.
January 10, 2013Top 4 must-have job skills for 2013
Amit Bansal, CEO, PurpleLeap, an organisation that makes graduates ready for employment suggests young professionals to focus on developing these key skills to succeed in their careers this year.
MBA admissions: Your questions answered
In an online chat with readers on January 9, 2013, Rajesh Balasubramanian and Naveenan Ramachandran, mentors, 2IIM, addressed queries related to CAT 2012 and offered advice on how to choose the best b-school based on their scores.
January 09, 2013Is the rising cost of education affecting YOU?
With IITs and IIMs hiking their annual fees for the upcoming academic session, we'd like to know from you, dear readers, your views on the rising cost of education in India and how it affects your aspirations to study in these prestigious institutes and aspire for a better life.
CAT 2012 results: 10 score 100 percentile
The Common Admission Test 2012 results have been declared. 10 of the 1.91 lakh candidates who took the exam have got a perfect score of 100 percentile.
January 08, 2013'21st century belongs to creative minds'
Shipony Pavitran Suri talks to professionals who tell us why fine arts sees a positive trend in the 21st century and what aspirants must do to pursue a career in creative arts.
DON'T make these career mistakes in 2013
This year, find the time to explore the office beyond your cubicle and make reading a habit among other things, suggest experts.
IITs hike fees by 80 % for undergraduate courses
The fee revision that will be effective for the 2013 batch will be carried out periodically.
January 07, 2013Beware! Distance BTech under threat
As per an order by the ministry of HRD, technical education in distance mode will now be fully regulated by AICTE. Keep an eye before applying online.
Apply for the Imperial College PhD scholarship
Applications are invited from academically outstanding Indian students to study for a PhD at Imperial College London.
January 04, 2013Students from the US 'experience' Hinduism in Vrindavan
Students from Rutgers University, New Jersey will be introduced to music, art and rituals associated to Hinduism as a part of their course.
Top 5 study abroad destinations
Forget the US and the UK, Naveenan Ramachandran and Abhishek Bhide, mentors, 4GMAT, Mumbai tell us why these nations offer the best for international MBA aspirants.
6 lessons start-ups can learn from Walmart
John Fearon, CEO of Dropmysite Pte Ltd reflects upon the success of Walmart over the years and tells us what worked for it that did not for its competitors.
January 03, 201315 leadership quotes to inspire you in the New Year
We bring you inspirational sayings from famous people to motivate you to start fresh in 2013.
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