April 30, 2012
LIVE: Get Nagaland Class X and XII results here
The Nagaland Class X and Class XII results are live now. Here's how you can get them via SMS and web. 10 myths about career planning BUSTED!
From procrastinating to submitting oneself to inadequate information, Suchitra Surve, Director, Growth Centre identifies the 10 common myths about choosing a career and tells you why it will affect you in the long run.
April 27, 2012
Apply for the Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship
Apply for the Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship in Biomedical Technology Innovation or the S K Patil Loan Scholarships to study abroad. Read on for details
We are now on the verge of a 'b-school bubble burst'
Instead of stifling B-schools with autocratic punitive powers, an AICTE-like regulator should instead be aiding them with faculty development, upgradation and internationalisation, argues BIMTECH Noida Director Dr Harivansh Chaturvedi.
April 26, 2012
'Asking Indian docs to return after higher studies unfair'
India's Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad would like Indian doctors travelling to the US for further studies to sign a bond assuring that they'd return to India after completing their course. weighs in the pros and cons.
6 BLOOPERS you must avoid in office communication
It is not competence and hard work alone that makes you succeed. Your conduct matters much more than you give it credit for.
When Kiran Rao was mistaken for a stuggling actress
From inspiring stories of women who have carved a niche in their career to differently-abled women who fought against social and psychological barriers, the CII event was an eye-opener to the fact that India still has a long way to go towards women empowerment
April 25, 2012
Meet the MBA who now sells vegetables
Kaushalendra Kumar, an IIM-A alumnus is currently doing some pioneering work in the field of vegetable retail.
April 24, 2012
What it takes for an MBA to build a career abroad
There are three ways an Indian MBA can hope to build a career abroad but each path requires clarity and richness of work experience, says guest writer Abhishek, Director of Global Merchant Services at American Express in New York.
Intermediate 2nd year results 2012 for AP out now!
Andhra Pradesh Year 2 General Results and Year 2 Vocation Results are available now on
April 23, 2012
Tips to fast-track your career in the IT sector
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers Ramaswamy Kavalapara, HR Head, Xchanging India offered tips on how they could make a winning career in the information technology sector. Pre-register: AP year 2 general/vocation exam results
Results of Andhra Pradesh's Year 2 General and Vocation stream will be announced soon. You can pre-register to get your results on SMS once the results are announced. Mah-CET topper on just how he cracked the test!
As the last ever results for the Maharashtra management Common Entrance Test are declared, a topper says CAT prep was enough to get a good score.
April 20, 2012
Live: Get your Andhra Pradesh Year 1 General Results here
Andhra Pradesh Year 1 General Results and Year 1 Vocation Result are available now on 9 tips to ace the Common Law Admission Test
With barely a month left for the Common Law Admission test, Harsh Gagrani, Director of Legaledge tutorials tells you how to prepare and ace the Current Affairs section section of the paper.
April 19, 2012
India's bestselling authors tell YOU how to become one!
From finding the right publisher to having faith in and defending your own work, here are some tips every aspiring writer should keep in mind.
Issues young Indians face today
From parental pressures to lack of values and absence of heroes to look up to; students, teachers, psychologist and career counsellors tell us just what issues dog Indian youth today.
Want to be a student brand manager for Nissan?
Apply for the Nissan student brand manager programme; win scholarships to study in India and abroad and more. Read on for details
April 18, 2012
'Sustainability of IIM education questionable'
Guest writer and IIM Ranchi director Prof MJ Xavier argues that India's business schools should go deep enough into teaching Indian business to develop their own brand of education that international applicants will find palatable.
April 17, 2012
Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan: Why going to office is so 2010!
Blogger and writer Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan loves to work out of her home and tells us just why going to office is such a passe. Write an essay and win $ 1000
Participate in the All India Essay Competition and win a chance to earn $ 1000 or apply for degree in homeopathy at NIH, Kolkata.
April 16, 2012
Top 5 lessons to learn from Instagram
Here's what made the 2-year-old start-up an overnight star
April 13, 2012
Shah Rukh Khan at Yale: 'Do not be afraid to walk alone'
On April 12, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan became the first Bollywood personality to be honoured with the prestigious Chubb Fellowship at Yale University. We bring you the original transcript of the lecture he delivered as a Fellow amidst cheering fans and students.
Applications invited for 60 Jubilee Scholarships
British Council and UK government have announced up to 60 Jubilee Scholarships that are aimed at fresh graduates or young professionals with excellent academic record.
April 12, 2012
5 tips to decide the right country to study abroad
Karuna Survase, Executive Director, Grad-Dreams Education Consulting explains why students must research enough about the country before planning to take up a course
'Don't get caught in the wrong job'
While reflecting on your professional life, the key issue you need to address is what you are really after -- is it a job, a career or your calling?
April 11, 2012
'SELL yourself at every stage in life'
From books that will inspire you to dreaming beyond the obvious, read on for life lessons from these successful IIM alumni.
Being a social worker can be a gratifying experience
In this ongoing series to educate you about the unusual careers, here's why being a social worker can help you better the lives of people around you
April 10, 2012
What ails India's b-school education
In an exclusive interview with PaGaLGuY, K Ramkumar, executive director (human resources, customer service and operations) at ICICI Bank voices his views about the importance of MBA classroom diversity from a recruiter's perspective, where b-schools are going wrong and what they could do better.
11 things you must do to land a dream internship
Sarvesh Agarwal, founder, tells us why aspirants must avoid mass mailing and not forget to follow up with the employer after sending the application
April 09, 2012
'Should I pursue engineering in India or abroad?'
Samir Bubere and Shaileza Joshi, Skillsoft Overseas Education help students choose the right career
10 tips to be successful at work
Being punctual, saying the right things over the phone and helping your co-worker can help you climb up the success ladder
April 06, 2012
9 HOT careers students can consider after class 12
From core careers like CA and CS to design and fine arts, here's a wide range of options for students to choose from. Read on
9 types of people you will meet at the IIM
From the free rider who does things at his own place to the Kotler derivative who lives by the rules, meet the specimens you can bump into at IIM-Ahmedabad
April 05, 2012
Indians may be put off as UK closes post-study work visa
A facility that allowed Indian students to work here for two years after their courses are over will be closed from tomorrow as part of the Cameron government's drive to cut migration, which may put-off those aspiring to study in the UK. Will HE be the next Chetan Bhagat?
Debutante author Kartik Sharma, from the same alma mater as bestselling writer Chetan Bhagat, is also an investment banker by profession. But is he destined for similar success?
Train yourself to be a leader this summer!
Enrol in a 2-week leadership programme at Gurgaon or study MA in Public Policy at Jindal School of Government and Public Policy.
Six interesting ways to wear a formal jacket!
Corporate etiquette trainer Shital Kakkar Mehra tells us how the jacket can be worn in a variety of ways to suit different occasions.
April 04, 2012
Hypnosis as a career: Less mumbo-jumbo, more help!
From weight loss to smoking cessation and pain control, people are turning to hypnotherapy for solutions. Read on to know how you can pursue a career as a hypnotherapist
April 03, 2012
Top 20 B-schools of India 2012
India's leading MBA preparatory resources website has announced its annual B-school rankings for the year 2012.
April 02, 2012
6 HOTTEST Science careers to choose after class 12
In the first part of this 3-part series, we bring you hottest science careers students can choose after class 12
Unusual careers: Making tea, telling stories is her job
Meet Snigdha Manchanda Binjola, a 29-year-old entrepreneur who is a tea sommelier and a 'chief storyteller'. So what is it that she does exactly? takes her out for a cup of tea and returns with this story.
March 30, 2012
DON'T MISS: Summer jobs for India's young
We invited employers looking out for summer interns to post openings in their companies. Here we post the first batch of summer jobs that are up for grabs across the country. 'Indians speak too fast, too loud and do not listen'
Corporate etiquette trainer Shital Kakkar Mehra identifies the challenges facing young Indian professionals and tells us why one should not feel guilty about making investments on one's attire and communication skills for success in career.
Tips to STAND OUT in the job market
In an online chat with Get Ahead reader Shekhar Sanyal, Country Head, Institution of Engineering and Technology for India discussed career opportunities for fresh engineers. He also gave them advice on how they could make an impression in the job market.
A four-step guide to become an entrepreneur
There are no shortcuts to success. The entrepreneurial journey is extremely difficult and challenging but if pursued with a plan, it enhances your chances of success.
I wanted to be an Air Force pilot: Sachin Pilot
The young minister of State for Communications and Information Technology shares his views on how his professional education has helped him shed the stereotypical image of a politician.
March 29, 2012
Qualities MNCs look for in young candidates
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on March 28, career counsellor and head of PurpleLeap Amit Bansal answered queries on dos and don'ts of writing CVs and offered advice to young graduates on how they can become more employable.
Study Abroad: Why you must choose New Zealand
Suchitra Surve, Global Education Counsel insists that lower education fee, quality programmes and security are attracting more students to study in New Zealand
Unusual careers: What it takes to be a spa professional
A career in the wellness industry can bring in anything between Rs 10,000 to a lakh per month, depending on one's knowledge, position, skills and experience.
March 28, 2012
'How many hours should I prepare for IIT-JEE?'
In an online chat with readers, Dr Sanjeev Verma and Dr Gaurav Gaurav Sharma, experts, Vidya Mandir Classes addressed queries related to cracking the IIT-JEE.
5 traits entrepreneurs must look for in angel investors
Mukund Mohan, CEO of Jivity, a leading social commerce company offers 5 tips to angel investors who want to help young entrepreneurs fund their start-up.
March 27, 2012
Will YOU pay Rs 1,00,000 for this ONE-WEEK course?
A unique programme by Columbia Business School charges Rs 1,00,000 to train students for entrepreneurship in seven days.
7 HOTTEST jobs CAs can consider
From audit and taxation to investment banking, the realm of options for CAs has only widened over the years.
March 26, 2012
Top 10 medical exams you MUST take after class 12
Long hours, over a decade spent in education, and eventually an erratic personal life. Yet, medicine is a noble profession, and one that is not for the faint-hearted.
DON'T MISS: Oscar winner's convocation speech at IIM-K
Academy award winning musician Resul Pookutty attempted to drive home the importance of respect, labour, skill, art and inventiveness in achieving success in today's dynamic world.
March 23, 2012
Top 11 science exams you MUST take after Class 12
With over 89 different fields from aeronautics to textiles, these entrance tests cater to the whole gamut of disciplines.
March 22, 2012
Study Abroad: Want to study in Singapore?
The presence of globally ranked institutions like INSEAD and National University of Singapore is one of the many reasons that make Singapore a promising destination for international students to study in the country, says Suchitra Surve, counsellor, EGE Global Education.
March 21, 2012
Unusual careers: Here's how tattoo artists make money!
While the market is relatively fresh for India, young tattoo artists tell us what makes them so popular and why some of them make over Rs 25,000 a month.
10 things you MUST DO in a JOB interview
Piyush Bhatia, corporate communication trainer, Founder and CEO of BM English Speaking explains why doing your homework and asking the right questions will help you bag that dream job offer.
March 20, 2012
10 tips for effective Twitter marketing
Follow these quick tips to promote your start-up better on the social networking site.
March 19, 2012
DON'T MISS: Pranab Mukherjee's advice to young Indians
Union Finance Minister addressed students of the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) in Ghaziabad (UP) during their annual convocation. Here is what he had to say.
Top 3 REALLY IMPORTANT rules of e-mail communication
Here's an excerpt from Sheetal Kakkar Mehra's recently released book 'Business Etiquette -- A guide to the Indian professional' which explains the importance of email communication
The MBA who runs a library on a bicycle
G Murgaraj, an MBA from Anna University quit his cushy job in a multinational company to create awarenss about world literature.
March 16, 2012
Chem students, dream big: Margaret Thatcher was one!
Most international students struggle with basic mathematics, says Prof Mike Green, Head of School, Newcastle University, UK.
5 TIPS for women entrepreneurs
Suruchi Wagh, founder and COO of explains why entrepreneurship is not harder for women, but different
8 BLUNDERS students make while deciding a career stream
Purva Arora, career coach, Manushya Consulting tells us why it is important to choose a career that matches one's aptitude and interest.
March 15, 2012
Study abroad: Do you want to study in Germany?
Suchitra Surve, counsellor, Global Education Counsel says Germany is popular among engineering students, but is fast emerging as a destination for other streams as well.
DON'T MISS: The spelling quiz you must take
Take this quiz to find out if you can spell these words correctly.
March 14, 2012
Study smarter, not harder: All India CS topper
-year old Shruti, who is simultaneously studying for CA, aims to join the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in the future.
Are you absolutely sure you want to study an MBA?
IIM Ahmedabad student SG Shrinivas believes that the actual life as an MBA student is far from what is portrayed in the media, and those preparing for admissions should not base their decisions on sensational placement reports.
March 13, 2012
First batch of IIM-Rohtak bags highest salary of 28.5L
HSBC and Tata group were among the top companies who hired the first batch of IIM-Rohtak graduates.
BUSTED: 5 myths about business planning
If your business hasn't started making profits yet, it's time you break these myths before you start planning all over again.
Your belief can change your life: Prakash Iyer
Ever heard of Hasil Adkins? A multi-talented musician, his story can inspire us all, says Prakash Iyer, Executive Coach and MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever.
March 12, 2012
UNUSUAL CAREERS: How you can shop AND get paid for it
If you enjoy shopping more than any other pleasure in life and have a flair for picking up styles and trends, then learn how to turn your passion into your work as a personal shopper.
10 worst mistakes people make while changing their career
While you may be tempted to buy your friend's recommendation, find out what's best for you and let money not be the only incentive for your career choice.
March 09, 2012
MBA or MS: What is best for YOU?
Ashish Dudhani and Rajeev Soni, mentors, EGE Global Education share their experiences and tell us how to make an informed decision.
7 things a fresher must do to bag that dream job
Dressing appropriately and saying the right things to the right people in your interview can advance your chances to bag that dream job you are looking for.
March 07, 2012
IN PICS: Women who drive India's economy!
On International Women's Day we bring you images from across the country of working women -- the iron ladies -- who keep the wheels of the Indian economy running.
March 02, 2012
10 tips to handle REJECTION at a job interview
One must use the time to build their skills and perform better in the next.
March 01, 2012
QUIZ: 20 most commonly misspelt words
Do you know the correct spelling of these words? Take this quiz and find out.
February 29, 2012
SHOCKING! Over 82% Indian IT engineers unemployable
The national employability report compiled by Aspiring Minds revealed that only 17.45 percent of technical graduates in the country are ready to be employed.
5 tips to make the right business presentation
The way you communicate an idea is limited not by what you can do, but by what you think you can do. It's your attitude that makes the difference.
February 28, 2012
DON'T MISS: How blind students cope at IIM
Suresh Reddy and Vishal Kumar Jatin, visually impaired students from IIM Calcutta IIM Lucknow share their experience of clearing the CAT and tell us how they cope with the rigour of studying in the country's top B-school.
February 27, 2012
'Indian business schools produce CLERKS'
N Ram Kumar, Executive Director of ICICI bank hits out at the abysmal standards of today's B-schools
10 tips to revise properly before a board exam
Carl Laurie, principal, Christ Church School, Byculla explains why students must make the most of their revision time.
February 24, 2012
POLL: Do you agree with the new class 10 grading system?
Last year, most state governments in the country upgraded their system of evaluating performance in the class 10 exam from ranking system to grades in order to equalise the boards and reduce stress on students. Do you think the new system has helped students?
5 things that matter MORE than good grades
Sanket Dantara an IIMA alumnus and author of From Cubicle 2 Cabins: A survival guide to your first job tells us about the five things that matter more than your grades.
February 23, 2012
Toll free number for board exam students
Calls made to the number are absolutely confidential, anonymous and free of cost.
6 tips for parents of students taking the board exams
Even small deeds of parents can work wonders for their child's performance in a board exam.
VOTE: Should pornography be taught in schools?
According to an expert, school kids must be taught pornography. Tell us what you think!
MUST READ: 10 common mistakes Indians make at work
, corporate communication trainer, Founder and CEO of BM English Speaking tells you why it is important to avoid these common communication mistakes at work.
February 22, 2012
Maharashtra HSC exams: Students face inconveniences
Students who appeared for their first class 12 Higher Secondary Certificate exam on February 21 in Mumbai complained of inconvenience due to poor co-ordination among authorities at the exam centre.
The rise of student entrepreneurs at B-schools
Students from KJ Somaiya Institute of Management and Research (SIMSR) are setting up businesses inside the campus thus demonstrating that one's enterprising drive need not wait until after graduation.
February 21, 2012
REVEALED: Why women do better than men in job interviews
Researchers feel that even though women experience more anxiety, they cope better to stress compared to men who were also found to be less proactive.
Want to work with The Oberoi Group? Read this!
Here's your chance to be a part of The Oberoi Group or study at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science.
Top 10 mistakes you must AVOID in a job interview
Watch out for these common mistakes to avoid when you appear for a job interview next.
February 20, 2012
6 signs to know that you are being taken for a ride
Comic artist Deepak Gopalakrishnan illustrates 6 daily life events where you can be taken for a ride.
10 last minute tips for board exam aspirants
Prof Chitra Jaykumar of Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala tells us about the 10 things you must do before and during the board exams so that you avoid stress and make the most of your time and abilities.
February 17, 2012
PHOTOS: Top 15 student friendly cities in the world
QS recently released its list of the 50 most student friendly cities in the world.
February 16, 2012
2,500% increase in employment: An Indian job revolution!
A public-private partnership is changing the way the youth from rural India is enabling themselves to become job-ready.
Sibal's new entrance exam plan draws flak from IITians
On February 14, students from IIT-Delhi, Patna and Roorkee expressed dissent over the HRD ministry's latest announcement to scrap JEE and AIEEE for ISEET since 2013.
Rani Mukerji: Don't just work for a paycheck
Rani, of the amber-coloured eyes, has grown from a childlike girl to an actress with a wider perception of cinema.
February 15, 2012
Join the Armed Forces: Do you have it in YOU?
The 'obey first culture' of the armed forces can be slightly stifling but for those who brave the odds, the uniformed life still remains an attractive option.
Surge of job offers at XLRI Jamshedpur
per cent students get offers in first three days of placement season.
2012's HOTTEST GD topics you MUST be ready for
Abhilash Kanaparthi, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Raipur tells you why you can expect these 6 hottest subjects in a B-school Group Discussion this year.
February 14, 2012
6 ways to negotiate for the salary YOU want
Follow these simple tips to rake in the moolah and climb your career ladder!
February 13, 2012
The inspiring story of a heart patient who braved the odds
Divyani Lamba who is pursuing Bachelor in Mass Media from Ruia College, Mumbai talks about making the most of the opportunities given to her after her heart surgery as a baby.
10 common study abroad mistakes you must AVOID
From incomplete application forms to choosing the wrong university, here are some common study abroad mistakes Indian students make.
February 10, 2012
'Which is the best book to prepare for GMAT?'
In an online chat with readers on February 8, Naveenan Ramachandran, expert from 4GMAT, Mumbai addressed queries related to preparing for the GMAT exam.
Here's why you MUST learn a foreign language
Learning a foreign language can enable you to be a translator, interpreter, language teacher or linguist.
How to answer these 6 common questions in an interview
, an alumnus of NMIMS, Mumbai identifies 6 commonly asked questions in an MBA interview and tells us how to answer them.
February 08, 2012
'Entrepreneur before 25 or after 25?
In an online chat with readers on February 6, Amit Grover, founder, Nurture Talent Academy addressed queries on how to be a successful entrepreneur.
4 life lessons to learn from a teabag
Don't build a wall around you that prevents people from reaching out to you says , Executive Coach and MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever while sharing 4 lessons he learnt from a teabag.
February 07, 2012
Want to apply for a student visa to Canada? Read this!
In the last part, counsellor Suchitra Surve of Global Education Counsel offered advice on studying in Canada. Here, she takes us through the Canadian student visa application process.
February 06, 2012
The inspiring story of a boy who fought dyslexia
Maitrik Kamdar, an SYBCom student from KC College, Mumbai recounts how he emerged as a dedicated student and an aspiring businessman from being a troublesome child.
We need more Indian B-schools in FT Top 20: Naina Kidwai
Naina Lal Kidwai, Country Head, HSBC India and the first Indian woman to have graduated from the Harvard Business School, in 1982 speaks about the importance of hard work, women in IIM classrooms and more.
February 03, 2012
Indian student alleges bias at Harvard, Princeton
The unnamed Indian-American student has levelled allegations of racial discrimination during admissions against the Harvard and Princeton University in the US.
Do you want to study in Canada? Read this!
In the fourth part of the study abroad series, Suchitra Surve, counsellor, Global Education Counsel tells us why Canada is an emerging destination to study abroad and offers advice on the education system and student life in the country.
'Companies don't need only MBAs for all their jobs'
Managing director and CEO of BSE Institute, Ambarish Datta, explains why courses offered by it are valuable and why those doing these courses stand a better chance in the job market.
CA topper: Everybody who's hardworking inspires me
All India CA topper Roohie Agarwal talks about how she cracked the exam while sharing her inspiration and strategies to success and more.
February 02, 2012
MAHCET 2012 application process begins, exam on March 11
The last date for filling MAHCET applications is February 18, while the exam will be held on March 11, Sunday.
Top 20 Indian scholarships to fund your MBA
Want to explore options beyond an education loan to fund your MBA? Here's a list of the top 20 scholarships that will help your education.
She quit a cushy IT job to become a foodie
Shaheen Peerbhai aka The Purple Foodie, talks about how she kicked up a cushy job for the love of baking, the most prestigious culinary scholarships that she has been awarded and the blog that changed her life.
February 01, 2012
Top 100 B-schools: NONE from India in TOP 10
According to the recently released global MBA rankings of Financial Times, the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad at number 11 and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad at number 20 are the only two schools that find a place in the top 100.
January 31, 2012
She makes Rajinikanth and Prabhu Deva dance to her tunes
National award winning choreographer Brinda Master who has worked with veterans like Rajnikant and Kamalhasan takes us through her childhood and revisits her passion for the art.
Study filmmaking; participate in a finance fest and more
Study the nuances of filmmaking at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune or participate in the annual Finance Fest in Delhi. Read on for details
January 30, 2012
He quit his job to build shelters for the homeless
Shashank Shukla, currently pursuing second year of the Teach for India (TFI) programme has helped set up five homeless adult shelters across Delhi in the last few months and is also running three existing residential homes for children.
January 27, 2012
How to crack CA exams: Topper reveals all
A second All India Ranker in the CA Final exam conducted in December 2011, Pawan Dilip Sarda, 21, has been an achiever all the way. Here, he tells us how he cracked the exam.
Here's when you MUST quit your job
Would you quit your job if you did not enjoy the food served in your office canteen? Or if you found that a co-worker is bitching behind your back? While these reasons may seem trivial, here are the top 10 reasons why you really should explore new options.
Meet the IIM-A graduate who founded Faking News
Rahul Roushan, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad and a journalist by profession went on to start, India's first satire based business in 2008. Here he tells us how he did it.
January 25, 2012
MBAs to take lessons from Anna and Kolaveri Di
The Indian Institutes of Management and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune are using Anna Hazare and Kolaveri Di as case studies to teach management to students.
January 23, 2012
Want to study in the US? Read this!
In the third part of the Study Abroad series, Suchitra Surve, counsellor, Global Education Counsel tells you everything you need to know about studying in the United States
Working with non-Indian colleagues: Get savvy!
While working in a multi-ethnic workplace, there are certain etiquettes that you have to familiarise with, says this author.
January 20, 2012
Want to be a model? Lakme is looking for you!
Lakme is inviting applications from both male and female models in the country for its Summer installment which will be held between March 1 and March 6, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
14 common interview mistakes to avoid
In the first part, Charanpreet Singh, Associate Dean, Praxis Business School, Kolkata listed 15 common blunders most people make at an MBA Interview. Here, he tells you 14 more things to avoid at a B-school interview.
January 19, 2012
Convert your weakness into strength in 4 easy ways
Is your weakness overshadowing your strengths? Shivani Manchandra, Career Consultant and Director of Career Track, suggests four easy ways to convert your weaknesses into your strengths.
January 18, 2012
Study UK: You need that visa? Here's how to get it!
Suchitra Surve, counsellor, Global Education Counsel provides information on how to apply for a student visa to the UK and answers commonly asked questions.
15 B-school interview mistakes to avoid
Charanpreet Singh, Associate Dean, Praxis Business School, Kolkata lists the 15 common blunders most people make at an MBA Interview and tells you how to deal with them.
Topperspeak: CAT is very easy but highly competitive
Subhashish Bhadra, a final year student of Economics at the St. Stephens College, Delhi University who cracked CAT 2011 with a 100 percentile tells us how he did it.
January 17, 2012
Looking for internship? Register for Internfair!
Apply for a scholarship at one of the United World Colleges, study law at the National Law University, Delhi or participate in the Internship fair online and stand a chance to win Rs 2 lakh. Read on!
10 things an aspiring entrepreneur must do
Want to be an entrepreneur and don't know where and how to start? Here, Prof Dhargalkar head of InnoWE, the Entrepreneurship Cell of Welingkar Institute from Mumbai lists the 10 things an aspiring entrepreneur must do.
How I got my first job: 'By being honest'
Juhi Seth Kapoor, a senior public relations executive from Mumbai recounts the nervousness and excitement of appearing for her first job interview and cracking it.
January 16, 2012
5 things you MUST do on the first week of your job
Is it your first week at work? Here's what you must do to ensure that you leave the right impression.
January 14, 2012
Cracking CAT: It's not how good you are but how fast
Srikanth Lanka, a student of Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai scored 99.99 percentile in CAT 2011. Here's how he did it.
January 13, 2012
How to crack CAT: Think like an examiner -- and READ!
Sri Ram Prasad Pemmasani, who scored a supercool 100 percentile at CAT 2011, on how he achieved the unthinkable.
Full time MBA programme in financial markets from BSE
MBA in financial markets is a two-year full time program offered by BSE Institute Limited in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to cater to the needs of the fast-growing financial world with a keen focus on financial markets.
January 12, 2012
CAT 2011 topper: IIM-Calcutta is the best for finance
Kolkata software engineer who scored a perfect 100 percentile in CAT 2011 says that he is looking forward to he wants to be an investment banker and will join IIM-Calcutta because it is the best management institute to study finance.
CAT topper's success mantra: Focus. Speed. Accuracy
Ajinkya Deshmukh is one of only nine people in the country who scored a 100 percentile in the CAT exam. How did he do it?
CAT 2011 results: 9 candidates score 100 percentile
The results of the Common Aptitude Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, was announced today. In 2011, 1.85 lakh students took the examination. The aspirational 100 percentile was managed by nine students, while 1,800 students crossed the 99 percentile barrier. 10 most commonly asked B-school interview questions
The B-school interview panel has experts who could smell fakes from a mile. So do not overtly attempt to impress them. Be yourself is the best policy in such situations.
January 11, 2012
What after CAT 2011: A 100 percentiler reveals
Rajesh Balasubramanian, one of the 9 toppers to score 100 percentile at CAT 2011 explores the odds for aspirants and advises the way forward.
Chanda Kochhar: It's fashionable to change jobs every 3 years
Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Bank talks about the education system in India and offers advise on how parents can help in the decision making process of a child's career.
January 10, 2012
FMCG sector most preferred by B-school students: Nielsen survey
The 2012 'Campus Track' survey results by Nielsen suggests that majority of MBAs preferred to work with FMCG firms, followed by consulting and banking firms in that order.
'Only school level questions are tested at GMAT'
In an online chat with readers on January 9, 2012, Vimal Gopinathan and Naveenan Ramachandran, experts from 4GMAT addressed reader queries related to the GMAT examination.
Management lessons from a 500-rupee note
Prakash Iyer, MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever and Executive Coach shares two important management lessons he learnt from a 500-rupee note. Read on.
5 ways to communicate effectively at work
Want to make the right impression at your workplace? Watch out for these five areas of communication.
January 09, 2012
10 ways to overcome 'exams burnout'
The intense desire to excel in an examination could lead to what is known as 'exams burnout'. With board exams just a month away, Manjiri Gokhale Joshi, author of the book Crushes, Careers and Cellphones shares a 10-point success formula that will help you sail through the stressful times with ease.
January 06, 2012
Want to study in the UK? Read this!
From Oxford to Harvard, United Kingdom is home to the world's best known universities. Suchitra Surve, counsellor, Growth Centre presents a lowdown on what you need to know before applying to a university in the UK.
14 things you MUST AVOID at a Group Discussion
In the first part, Charanpreet Singh spoke about 15 blunders to avoid at a B-school GD. In the second part here, he shares an additional list of 14 things you must avoid at a Group Discussion if you want to make the right impression.
Top 5 bosses we love to hate
Here are five types of bosses we'd love to hate in an organisation.
January 05, 2012
10 things you MUST DO to bag your dream job offer
Fresh out of college? Here are a few things you must consider while applying for a job for the first time.
January 04, 2012
What is the right time to appear for the GMAT?
In two online chats with readers on December 26, 2011 and January 2, 2012, experts Naveenan Ramachandran and Vimal Gopinathan from 4GMAT addressed reader queries related to cracking the GMAT exam and offered advise on how to prepare and score better.
January 03, 2012
10 things you MUST do while preparing for board exams
With board exams just a month away, Mohit Gundecha, CEO, suggests ten things you must do to ensure that you are better prepared for the D-day.
Job squeeze? Union Bank and Cathay Pacific are hiring
Amidst news of job squeeze tightening in India in 2012 we bring to you companies that are hiring in India.
Tips to ace your B-school GD and interview
From how to prepare to what to wear and what to avoid, management consultant Ashish Sood presents a lowdown on what a candidate must do to make the right impression in a Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.
January 02, 2012
BEWARE of these 8 managers in your job interview
Once in a while in a job interview you come across a bad manager who you realise could do more harm than good to your career. We help you identify the 8 bad managers you must be wary of in an interview.
Applying for a student visa to Australia? Read this!
Counsellor Suchitra Surve of Growth Centre offers a lowdown on the essentials you will require before applying for a student visa to Australia. Read on.
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