December 28, 2012
'What is the cost of pursuing an MBA abroad?'
In an online chat with readers on December 27, Naveenan Ramachandran and Abhishek Bhide, experts, 4GMAT addressed queries on preparing for GMAT and offered advice on how to pursue an MBA abroad.
America's best colleges 2012: The top 14
If you are aspiring to study in the United States of America, here's where you must lay your bet on.
December 27, 2012
How 2012 affected Indian students
The year 2012 saw some interesting breakthroughs in the field of education for Indian students. While some brought joy, others spelt confusion and further added to their woes. We explore
December 26, 2012
Important things to consider when choosing a B-school
MBA aspirants must be careful not to be carried away by institute-sponsored advertisements and bogus placement figures, writes Charanpreet Singh, Associate Dean, Praxis Business School, Kolkata.
December 24, 2012
DON'T MISS: Hottest job sectors in 2013
Of the 10 lakh jobs that will be available in 2013, manufacturing and healthcare dominate the list of hiring sectors, while those looking for a job in the IT and IT enabled services may find it relatively harder, revealed hiring experts.
7 smart ways to fund your start-up
Nitin Mukadam, CEO at N M Consulting suggests seven smart ways to finance your business.
December 21, 2012
Why are actuarial science grads dropping out of college?
Many join the course but most either leave mid-way to take jobs or are not able to clear the exams.
The IIM student who is also a mother of four
The 34-year-old student of Indian Institute of Management Raipur who is also the mother of four children tells us how she deftly manages both academics and family affairs.
December 20, 2012
Start-up tips: How to raise funds for your business
In an online chat with readers on December 19, Amit Grover, founder, Nurture Talent Academy addressed queries on how to pursue entrepreneurship.
Applying for a dual degree programme? A checklist
Here are tips on what to look for before you invest your time and money in dual degree programmes.
3 key characteristics of effective leaders
Human resource professional and avid public speaker feels that a few leadership traits can be instilled in everyone and developed through self confidence.
December 19, 2012
Top 10 tips to ace your job interview
Focusing on your past performance and using references can help you land your dream job.
Startups: 5 commando op rules for extraordinary success
Girish Mathrubootham, Founder, Freshdesk spotted a lot of similarities between the functioning of commandos and start-ups. Here's his guide on succeeding in the start-up world.
December 17, 2012
6 tips for budding women entrepreneurs
Surabhi Dewra, co-founder and CEO of says the key to success lies in overcoming conventional thinking.
December 14, 2012
Expert tips to ace the IBPS Bank Exam 2013
In an online chat with readers, Anil Nagar, Director, Bank Power Institute, Delhi addressed queries on how to prepare for the exam.
December 13, 2012
Love making things attractive? Become a display designer
Eye-catching displays always grab a shopper's attention. The Indian retail industry is now recognising the visual merchandiser's role in attracting customers.
'I want to pursue MS in the USA. How do I prepare?'
In an online chat with reader, Dipti Punjabi, expert, EGE Global Education addressed queries on pursuing a course abroad and offered advice on how to choose the right institute and programme.
Meet Ramesh Srivats, entrepreneur and Twitter celeb
An alumnus of IIT-Madras and IIM-Ahmedabad, Ramesh Srivats may be a serial entrepreneur, but he is more popular for his witty one-liners on Twitter. In a candid interview, he tells us more about his source of ideas and his plans for the future.
December 11, 2012
Top 10 interview blunders that could cost you the job
You'll be surprised to learn that not showing up for interviews and being rude to potential collagues are among several common blunders that youngsters make in the job-hunt process. Read on to learn what behaviour to avoid, as it can lead to your immediate rejection.
Want to succeed? Run towards fear
The story of the Zen master and the dogs in the temple has often been told and the message is that it can and has changed lives.
December 10, 2012
'We lose 70 per cent of our bright students to the IITs'
Dr Nagesh Rao, President and Director of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad tells us why the Indian education system needs a global outlook and how we are losing a good number of students to the IITs.
7 lessons I learnt from Life Of Pi
Pritam Roy, founder and CEO of shares some of the lessons he learnt from Ang Lee's recent movie.
Hiring boom for MBAs in the New Year
A global survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council has revealed that a majority of employers are willing to hire MBAs graduating in 2013. Read on for details.
December 07, 2012
'Should I pursue an MBA from India or abroad?'
In an online chat with readers on December 6, Naveenan Ramachandran and Abhishek Bhide addressed reader queries related to pursuing an MBA abroad.
Facebook may decide if you will get an interview call
A new study has revealed that more than 90 per cent employers look for social media profiles before considering a candidate for a job.
India's top b-schools based on the alumni's job profiles!
For the first time, leading education magazine Careers360 has ranked India's top 75 b-schools on the basis of the companies where their alumni are employed and the type of profiles they enjoy. Read on to know where they are now and how much they are earning.
December 06, 2012
Federal Bank to hire 5k employees: How to bag the job!
Graduates from any discipline can aspire for a lucrative job at India's fourth largest bank. Here's everything you need to know about the Federal Bank.
December 05, 2012
'How much does an MBBS in China cost?'
In an online chat with readers on December 4, Dipti Punjabi, counsellor, EGE Global Education addressed reader queries about pursuing a course abroad and offered advice on how to choose the right programme and university.
10 reasons why employees quit their jobs
Lack of appreciation and work overload are some reasons why people quit.
December 04, 2012
Apply for the Manmohan Singh Scholarship 2013
Apply for the Manmohan Singh Scholarship and win a chance to study at the Cambridge University or take NIIT's Graduate Employability Test. Read on for details.
6 attractive scholarships for Indian students
You top every semester but inadequate finance pulls your aspiring feathers down? Try applying for the most attractive and profitable scholarships and bring down your cost of education.
December 03, 2012
IBPS Bank Exam 2013: New rules explained
Anil Nagar, Director, Bank Power Institute, Delhi explains the new changes in the IBPS bank exam and also tells us why a career in banking is prospective for the Indian graduate.
What to expect on your first day at work
It is advisable to ask your prospective employer about the documents you will require in advance to avoid delays in your new workplace advises Amit Bansal.
November 30, 2012
Study Abroad: 'China made me independent, self-reliant'
American student Megan Lee who went to Beijing Language and Culture University tells us how the experience helped her in her career.
8 courses to pursue after GATE 2013
With public sector undertakings giving prominence to GATE scores, the prospects for engineering graduates just got bigger and better. Read on to know how an additional certification can add value to your career.
November 29, 2012
8 things a graduate must do to become job-ready
Identify your calling, start early and invest in the right resources -- people. Towards the end of your graduation, you will have a job offer you can't refuse.
Apply for the Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships 2013
Thirty students who intend to pursue a Phd will be awarded a tuition waiver through the scholarship that is tenable up to three years based on individual progress.
November 28, 2012
Top tips to improve your English skills
Trying to learn the language by the book is one of the biggest blunders in English communication. Instead, we must try and understand the language better through regular reading, writing and speaking, says Sarah Deverall, Director of Exams and Customer Services, South Asia, British Council.
'What are the career options after class 12 in the UK?
In an online chat with readers on November 27, Dipti Punjabi, counsellor, EGE Global Education addressed queries about choosing a good programme and university and offered advice on how they can pursue a course abroad.
November 27, 2012
'How will I know what is the right job for me?'
In an online chat with readers on November 26, Mayank Gupta, COO, addressed queries on how to find the job that best matches one's skillsets.
7 habits that can kill your start-up
While some of these habits may work at the early stage, for those thinking of scaling up, these very attributes may bring your start-up down.
November 26, 2012
'How much should I score in CAT to get into an IIM?'
In an online chat with readers on November 23, Rahul Reddy, CMO and Centre Director of VistaMind Education addressed queries related to preparing for GD and PI and offered advice on MBA admissions and more.
Want an Ivy League education? Go online
Although India has woken up to the trend quite late, there has been a steady rise in applicants registering for online courses, share experts.
'What are the important subjects for ISEET 2013?'
In an online chat with readers on November 22, Vivek Gupta, co-founder, Plancess Edusolution addressed reader queries related to the new entrance exam for IITs and offered advice on how to prepare for ISEET 2013.
Study Abroad Experience: 'I got a full tuition waiver'
Reader Karan Desai who studied at the University of Westminster in London, UK shares his story with us.
November 23, 2012
Study Abroad: Reference letters that improve your chances
Rather than choose someone because of their stature in a professional field, ask for references from an individual who you've impressed and who will therefore write a good letter for you.
9 lessons in sales every entrepreneur must know
Kunal Gandhi and Gunjan Agrawal, co-founders at, an education start-up tell us why it is crucial for entrepreneurs to focus on selling their products and services.
November 22, 2012
What you MUST know before taking an education loan
Cases of students defaulting on loan payments prompted Indian Bankers Association to review the educational loan scheme. We explore what this means for students.
November 21, 2012
Register for Hitachi Scholarship, get trained in Japan
Three winners from India will be given the opportunity to be trained for six-months under the supervision and direction of Hitachi in Japan.
'What are the job prospects after MBA in the UK?'
In an online chat with readers, Dipti Punjabi, study abroad counsellor, EGE Global Education addressed queries on the eligibility criteria, various programmes, admissions, job prospects and more.
5 myths about entrepreneurs BUSTED!
Serial entrepreneur Himanshu Geed tells us why being an entrepreneur is much beyond the fancy bucks and CEO tag.
Is India the new destination to study abroad?
Just as Indian students travel overseas for higher studies, international students are coming to India for a range of courses. Technology, culture, English skills and more are attracting them to India.
November 20, 2012
What was your childhood dream job?
the most sough after job Indian men wanted as children was that of an engineer and most Indian women as kids dreamt of becoming teachers reveals a recent survey by professional networking company LinkedIn. Do YOU want to be a Maths wiz?
Explore a summer programme that encourages you to ask questions and work along with your teacher to solve complex Mathematics problems.
First Salary: It changed my life for good
Readers tell us about their first salary and how they spent it.
6 tips to make the most of your LinkedIn account
Employing these smart tips will help you use the professional networking site to your advantage.
November 19, 2012
Register for College Hunt USA and live the American dream
Two winners of the contest will get the opportunity to visit three colleges in the US for an admission interview and experience the American campus life.
Coimbatore students design robot for moon missions
A group of students from Coimbatore have designed a robot that is capable of conducting specific lunar missions. How this youngster is bringing jobs to students
Rishabh Gupta is a young entrepreneur who is helping the country's graduates find jobs, internships and more. Here, he offers advice to budding entrepreneurs and young graduates on how to make the most of their career.
10 things you MUST NOT say at a job interview
Do not give your employer the impression that attractive remuneration is the only incentive that attracted you to the job.
November 17, 2012
Game Designing: The sweat and toil behind the fun
From Pacman to Angry Birds, Farmville to the online Scrabble, we all like to play and score. But who creates these entertaining wonders? Meet the game designers.
November 15, 2012
5 important start-up lessons for entrepreneurs
Saptarshi, co-founder of Exit10/GamesINC is a geek-turned-heavy-metal-guitarist-turned-consultant-turned-entrepreneur. She takes us through the first two weeks of entrepreneurship and shares with us the lessons she learnt.
Why Indian universities don't make it to world rankings
While Indian universities stagnate, those in China are becoming engines of growth.
November 14, 2012
First Salary: I sent Rs 100 to my grandma
Readers tell us about their first salary and how they spent it.
'How honest should you be in a job interview?'
In an online chat with readers on November 12, Mayank Gupta, COO, Edukart addressed queries on how to perform better in a job interview.
Number of Indians studying in the US drops yet again
For the second successive year, the number of Indian students in the US drops; China leads among the countries that send its students to the US for studies.
How to get a job at Symantec
As consumers around the world create more data, innovative techies must find ways to secure it. And if you have the passion for innovation, Symantec could be a great place for you to start.
November 12, 2012
Start-ups: Five common mistakes entrepreneurs make
Most great ideas fail due to lack of vision and execution, writes Bharati Jacob, founder-partner, Seedfund, one of India's leading early stage investors.
8 tips to improve your written communication skills
A well-thought out e-mail, report or presentation gets recognised in college and at work. Here's a beginner's guide to honing your writing skills.
November 10, 2012
First salary: 'I laminated the first 100-rupee note'
We asked you, our readers, to tell us about your first salary and how you spent it. Here's the latest set of responses we received.
November 09, 2012
Study US: 'Don't be fooled by big scholarship claims'
Dr Jonathan Weller, dean of international admissions at the University of Cincinnati, USA, offers Indian students advice on how to make an education abroad possible.
First Salary: I bought an electric sewing machine for mom
Readers tell us about their first salary and how they spent it.
November 08, 2012
10 questions every employee must ask the employer
Even though the attractive remuneration combined with added responsibilities seems to tempt you, ensure that your prospective employer has the answers to these 10 questions.
First Salary: 'I bought a sari worth Rs 75 for my wife'
Readers tell us about their first salary and how they spent it.
November 07, 2012
First Salary: I still have a photocopy of my first cheque
Readers tell us about their first salary and how they spent it.
Kickstart your animation career with these diplomas!
If you are keen on pursuing animation, brush up your VFX passion and technical skills before you join the industry.
November 06, 2012
First salary: In 1954, my first paycheque was Rs 75
Readers tell us about their first salary and how they spent it.
First Salary: I received the cheque and broke down
Last week, we asked you readers to tell us about your first salary and how you spent it. here's the sixth set of responses we received.
Must Read: A life lesson from porcupines
They appear harmless, but when provoked, all those 30,000 quills are quickly out to get you! Prakash Iyer, Executive Coach and MD, Kimberley-Clark-Lever tells us what we can learn from them.
November 05, 2012
First salary: I spent Rs 2,500 on my family
Last week, we asked you readers to tell us about your first salary and how you spent it. Here's the fourth set of responses we received.
A career at sea: Many risks, but prospects look high
A job in the merchant navy allows you to earn big bucks and travel the world Veena Gomes-Patwardhan tells you more
November 02, 2012
He wants to make 150 mn youth employable
Globsyn Skills, a Kolkata based vocational training organisation is far from complaining about the unemployability of our graduates. Besides having mentored and trained thousands of technical graduates to identify their aptitude, they now aim to employ 150 million youth across various Indian states by 2022. They tell us how.
Berlin School offers 53,000 euro Piyush Pandey Scholarship
The scholarship for creative leadership will provide full tuition support for a leading creative executive from India to study at the Berlin School starting March 2013.
'What is the ISEET 2013?'
In an online chat with readers on November 1, Nitesh Salvi, co-founder and director, Plancess Edusolution Pvt Ltd addressed reader queries related to the entrance exam and offered advice on how students can optimise their preparation and score better.
First Salary: The VP who made Rs 50 per week!
Earlier, this week, we invited you readers to tell us about your first salary and how you spent it. Here's the fourth set of responses we received.
November 01, 2012
IIM-A among WORLD's top 10 B-schools
Youth Inc researches, aggregates and ranks the best business schools in the world.
First Salary: I bought wristwatches for my family
We asked you readers to tell us about your first salary and how you spent it. Here's the third set of responses we received.
October 31, 2012
Super 30 founder is People magazine's 'People's Hero'
People magazine's India edition names Anand Kumar as People's Hero for this remarkable achievement.
First Salary: 'I bought woollen socks for my grandparents'
Reader Raghav Rohatgi from Hyderabad tells us how he spent his first salary.
'Is work experience important to pursue MBA in the US?'
In an online chat with readers on October 30, Charlie Schwartz, Assistant Director for International Admissions, University of Cincinnati addressed queries related to new programmes, merit scholarships available at the university and offered advice on how to write a good essay.
Top 7 job-friendly courses for finance graduates
Financial programmes backed by institutions are highly focused and intensive in nature unlike a general management programmes, where the key aim is holistic development.
October 30, 2012
First Salary: 'I bought a watch worth Rs 650'
In the first of responses to a reader invite, reader Sankara Narayan from Chennai tells us why his first salary is memorable to him.
October 29, 2012
Students get travel discount in Oz to prevent race attacks
The 35 per cent travel discount comes in the wake of racist attacks made on international students including Indians and aims to benefit students who stay away from their colleges or universities in particular.
8 things you will NEVER learn at IIMs
Rohit Salaria, the protagonist of IIM C alumnus Mayank Jain's Stop Me If You Can learnt some rare skills during his two years at the IIM-C. He offers a tongue-in-cheek account of the things he missed learning at the b-school.
Ehsaan's first salary was Rs 300. What was yours?
A composer and guitarist in his own right, Ehsaan Noorani of Shankar Ehsaan-Loy, talks about music composition as a profession.
10 reasons why entrepreneurship is like being pregnant
Abhishek Agarwal, founder of Revelri, a site that aims at making this world a happier place reflects upon how the journey of an entrepreneur is similar to that of a mother delivering a baby.
October 26, 2012
REVEALED: What salaries Indian employees expect
In a survey Cerebrus Consultants, a leading HR consulting firm, sought the views of employees through an online survey hosted by Here are the key findings of this pioneering study.
'How is ISEET 2013 different from the IIT-JEE?
In an online chat with readers on October 25, Vivek Gupta, co-founder, Plancess Edusolution addressed reader queries related to cracking the ISEET 2013 and offered advice on how to optimise their preparation to get into the IITs.
10 things you MUST do before you graduate
Are projects, lectures and deadlines making you glum? Here's a bucket list to add some excitement to your college life.
October 25, 2012
Bihar's Super 30 inspires Japan to start Global 30
A group of Japanese universities began a 'Global 30' on the line of Bihar's Super 30, to select poorest of the poor children across the world to provide free higher education.
October 24, 2012
7 tips to make YOUR start-up media-friendly
At some point in time, every entrepreneur aspires for attention from the media. Here are some things that'll take you closer to the goal.
October 23, 2012
Tips to make your resume stand out
Assistant professor of English Jayprakash J from Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRM University, Chennai offers advice on why it is essential to choose the right font and format for your CV.
October 22, 2012
Want to work for Google? Pursue data management!
With companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook having their offices world over, science and engineering professionals working in data centres are key assets for a country's economic stability and security. Focused programmes and adequate attention to traditional educational programmes will help build a pool of skilled people.
Lessons from a failed start-up
Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, IIM alumnus Rahul Chigopkar jumped into one of the most lucrative area of 2011 in India- Deals. But what happened to IzziDeals? Rahul shares his experiences with us.
October 19, 2012
Top 11: Job interview questions everyone hates!
Suffering from pre-interview jitters? Aparna Sundaresan tells you how to tackle the most unsettling questions with ease.
October 18, 2012
Study abroad: Work after studies in Australia
Here's everything you need to know about studying in Australia.
Startups: 475 days of unemployment, 14 lessons
Pravin Jadhav and Kulin Shah, Co-Founders at Wishberg share with us the 14 lessons they learnt while setting up their business.
October 17, 2012
Planning to study in the UK?
Many modern insitutes today are inspired by doyens like Oxford and Cambridge. The legacy lives on as UK universities continue to attract the best of talent, writes Naveen Chopra, Founder, The Chopras.
October 16, 2012
'I am a fresher. What should I highlight in my CV?'
In an online chat with readers, Mayank Gupta, COO, addressed reader queries on how to write a winning CV and get the right job.
Want to study in the US? Get used to learning by doing!
Here's everything you wanted to know about studying in the United States of America.
October 15, 2012
5 reasons why Indians want to study abroad
In the first of an ongoing series to help students aspiring to study abroad, we present you an exhaustive list that will enable Indian aspirants plan well in advance and avoid any hassles. Read on...
CV tips: Dos and don'ts for freshers
Little things like updating your CV and applying for jobs that meets your requirements will fetch you better results, writes T Muralidharan, Managing Director, TMI e2E Academy.
October 12, 2012
Student Speak: Studying abroad made me a better person
Working professional Maninder Pal Singh shares his student experience at George Mason University, Virginia, USA, where he pursued an MS in Electrical Engineering.
CAT 2012 Review: Exam was competitive, but no surprises
ARKS Srinivas, CEO, VistaMind Education Pvt Ltd who took the exam on the first day shares his experience and offers advice on what students must do to optimise their performance this year.
10 tips to help your teammates think better
Vipin Thomas, Product Manager, MangoApps suggests that motivation and promotion play an important part in stimulating innovation at the workplace. Read on.
October 11, 2012
CAT 2012 begins TODAY: Share your experience!
Over 2 lakh aspirants will be appearing for the test scheduled between October 11 and November 6, 2012.
Foreign languages: Be a linguistic tour guide
A keen interest in our country's history, architecture, culture, and knowledge of a foreign language, can open new vistas for graduates.
October 10, 2012
6 lessons from a failed entrepreneur
Amarpreet Kalkat, Founder, Ciafo, a software products start-up focused on building consumer products for the web shares the lessons he learnt while setting up the company.
11 job-friendly diplomas for IT graduates
Available in various forms and specialisations, these courses aim at overall skill development of people willing to join or excel as professionals in the information technology domain.
October 09, 2012
Chat: How YOU can ace that DREAM JOB interview
Join Abhijit Bhaduri, the Chief Learning Officer at Wipro, for a chat on how you can ace that dream job interview on Rediff ZaraBol at 2pm today.
Writing CVs: 10 tips to IMPRESS recruiters
With placement season round the corner here's what fresh graduates must include in their CVs!
October 08, 2012
9 tips to improve your e-mail writing skills
Using the right words and prioritising content will enable you improve your email communication.
No such thing as 'the best company to work for'
Abhijit Bhaduri, the Chief Learning Officer at Wipro, looks at annual lists of 'best companies to work for' with some amount of skepticism. Here's why:
'What are the 10 things to know while appearing for CAT?'
In an online chat with readers on October 5, 2012, ARKS Srinivas, CEO, Vista Mind and ex-director, T.I.M.E. addressed queries related to the CAT, b-schools and admissions.
Jay Leno started his career at McDonald's! Will you? founder Jeff Bezos, American comedian Jay Leno and the CEO of McDonald's Corporation Jack Skinner all started their career from McDonalds. Prakash Iyer, MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever and Executive Coach tells us what we can learn from each of their lives about career success.
October 05, 2012
Harvard falls further in world university rankings
The haloed university that had topped the Times Higher Education rankings in 2010-11 slipped to number four position this year. Read on for more details.
October 03, 2012
Apply for PhD at the IIT-Kharagpur
Read on to know more about how to apply for a PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur and the programmes at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.
MBA diaries: 4 life lessons from the wild
What can one possibly learn from a trek to the hills and interacting with the country folk, you may ask. A bunch of young MBAs who did exactly that came back with interesting insights about life and management.
7 things I HATE about Indian entrepreneurs
Paul Singh, partner at 500 startups tells us what he dislikes about Indian entrepreneurs and their way of fuctioning.
October 02, 2012
Shocking! When study abroad consultants lie to students
Recently, a Careers360 team member went undercover as a student seeking advice from a well-known study abroad counseling company. The correspondent chronicles the study abroad racket...
October 01, 2012
'I have nothing against MBA or number-crunching'
While hiring an MBA may seem like the most reasonable thing to do in a business, sometimes, entrepreneurs also need to look at the other side of things, says Prem Sagar, Founder,, a startup that rents photographic equipment to enthusiasts.
Top tips for YOUR next job interview!
While, steering away from your weaknesses and focusing on your strengths may well put you at an advantage, your optimism and willingness to handle new responsibilities is what recruiters will like the most about you.
September 28, 2012
Register for the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2012
The Embassy of Sweden is inviting entries from interested students from Pune and Mumbai to register for the Qualifying Round of The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Quiz 2012. 'What is an ideal GMAT score?'
In an online chat with readers, Vimal Gopinathan and Naveenan Ramachandran, experts, 4GMAT, addressed queries on how to crack the GMAT and offered advice on b-school admissions in India and abroad.
Ethical hacking: Meet the James Bonds of cyberspace!
Traditionally, hackers have played havoc in the digital era, giving them a bad name. But a new breed of professionals are using their hacking skills to protect data and fight cybercrime.
'Selection at IIM-A has never been based entirely on CAT'
Dr Samir Barua, director, IIM Ahmedabad suggests that b-schools in our country must pool their resources and conduct placements collectively to ensure employability of its graduates.
September 27, 2012
Land a job with the WORLD's top recruiter 2012!
In the next three years, PayPal, believed to be the world's most successful online payment service provider will absorb engineering freshers in product development. Do you have what it takes?
September 26, 2012
Last minute tips to crack the CMAT
In an online chat with readers, Aziz Manva, head, addressed last minute queries related to the CMAT and offered advice on how to optimise preparation to score well in the test.
25 tips to ensure YOUR start-up is a success!
Apoorve Dubey, founder and CEO of Kreyon Systems Pvt. Ltd, an IT and mobile application development company lists out the 25 things that will help you make your start-up successful.
September 25, 2012
Students beware! Degrees for SALE
An investigation carried by Careers360 reveals the dubious nexus between state universities, education intermediaries and private/public educational institutions, who flout norms with impunity, often endangering the careers of students by conferring on them a degree, which may not be legitimate. All this happens as the regulators choose to look the other way. Read on!
September 24, 2012
9 things to tolerate if your boyfriend is an entrepreneur
Besides craving for together time and coping with your newfound independence, having an entpreneur as your partner can expose you to newer situations that you have to tackle almost everyday.
September 21, 2012
Top 9 job-friendly diplomas for management grads
Offered in various functional specializations, some management diplomas aim at skill development of people willing to join or excel as professionals in the management domain.
September 20, 2012
'The calibre of Indian students is extremely high'
In an interview with , Stephen Toope, President, University of British Columbia, reveals why there is a growing need for the Indian government to collaborate with universities abroad in order to meet the academic needs of talented students.
Indian students of Herguan Univ face uncertain future
It took almost 24 hours for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to rescind the status of 600 students, mostly of Indian origin, who were declared "out of status" creating nightmare for the students of Herguan University who now face an uncertain future, reports Ritu Jha.
September 18, 2012
11 lessons from cricket to help you ace the CAT this year
Fully aware that we are a cricket loving nation, an expert from Testfunda has shared these interesting tips that will help you prepare for your MBA exam.
4 tips to make the most of your Linkedin account
Professional networking site LinkedIn has over 135 million members, and counting. Sunder Ramachandran shares a beginner's guide to making meaningful connections for career growth.
September 17, 2012
30 BEST emerging INDIAN tech start-ups
is proud to present the 30 Best Emerging Tech Product Start-ups in India as part of TechSparks 2012 TECH30 Report. Here are the profiles of the 30 promising tech start-ups
How to discover your genius formula
At the age of eight, Gillian Lynne's teacher suspected her of having a learning disorder. But a kind psychologist changed her life forever...
September 15, 2012
Engineering India: Rebooting innovation in cloud, mobility
On Engineers' Day Vijay Mhaskar, vice president, Information Management Group, Symantec, shares his insights on how India can offer innovations in the sunrise sector of cloud computing
September 14, 2012
9 job-friendly diploma courses for science students
A host of professions are opening up in the healthcare and primary sectors that yield very high levels of satisfaction. Read on...
September 13, 2012
Best tips for effective time management
Career expert Amit Bansal's top tips for effective time management at the workplace
'Are grammar skills important to crack TOEFL?'
On September 12, Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, spokesperson for the TOEFL addressed reader queries related to the TOEFL preparation and TOEFL scholarships to study abroad.
Revealed: The 7 darkest secrets of entrepreneurs
Think you know entrepreneurs well enough? Ha! Think again! These are seven dark secrets that they will never reveal about themselves.
September 12, 2012
The world's top 10 universities 2012
The QS World University Rankings for this year feature six universities from the United States and four from the United Kingdom. And India missed a place in the top 200 once again.
Just what is wrong with India's engineering graduates?
Why is the majority of fresh graduates in the field deemed unemployable? speaks to industry leaders, recruiters and academia who analyse the crisis and explain why there is a demand in institutes for trained faculty, as well as a mechanism to test and upgrade job-relevant skills.
Right now I am on a career high: Masaba Gupta
Fashion designer Masaba Gupta discusses her success mantras and what it means to be a young and successful fashion designer.
September 11, 2012
EXCERPT: Office myths and realities REVEALED!
In his latest book, 101 Myths & Realities @ The Office, Utkarsh Rai seeks to do just that -- bust the myths of the corporate culture. We bring you an exclusive excerpt from the book.
How HR managers are helping make workplaces better
As more companies acknowledge that employees are their top asset, the role of HR will expand and become increasingly important.
September 10, 2012
Chat@3: Office myths and realities
Join Utkarsh Rai, author of 101 Myths & Realities @ The Office, for a chat on the myths and realities of appraisals at 3pm on Wednesday, September 12.
I don't fear anything except God: Mary Kom
Boxing champ Mary's secret to success lies in her unwavering dedication to boxing, and her belief that sports other than cricket are gaining recognition, slowly but surely.
September 07, 2012
Distance learning helped them achieve career success
Learners opt for distance mode education for various reasons. But rather than dim ambitions, it spurs on the determined. What's more, this mode has opened the doors for many.
'Does an MBA abroad add value to my career?'
In an online chat with readers, Naveenan Ramachandran, expert, 4GMAT addressed queries related to cracking the GMAT, admission at global b-schools and MBA abroad.
Design a mascot, win Rs 1,00,000!
The Income Tax Department invites all artists and designers, both professionals and amateurs, to develop a Mascot to be used in all advertising and communications of the Department.
Awesome-foursome: How they helped build a great start-up
It was four employees who believed in their young founder, and did everything they could to make the tech startup FusionCharts what it is today.
September 06, 2012
ISB announces 40 scholarships worth Rs 2.5 crore
The Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced 40 Diversity Scholarships of totalling INR 2.5 crores for students of its incoming post graduate batch of students. Love backstage action? Become an event manager
Considered a sunrise industry, it covers much more than weddings and fashion shows.
September 05, 2012
Can technology replace classroom learning?
Distance learning is shedding its conventional garb of courier correspondence and moving on to high-tech avatar. Are you motivated enough to leverage technology for your academic excellence?
MUST READ: Amitabh Bachchan's advice to young Indians
In an attempt to address issues of gender discrimination and denial of basic right to education, Amitabh Bachchan emphasised on the importance of knowledge and its power to liberate one's future at a charity event in Mumbai.
September 04, 2012
Rakhi's Swayamwar, yoga at MBA inductions this year
From aura-scanning to lessons in spirituality, this year's MBA students had their fair tryst with learning and fun while being inducted into the school.
September 03, 2012
Go from fresher to well-paid investment banker!
This is how Imarticus Learning plans to train freshers become job-ready as investment bankers
'How can I break the 90 percentile barrier in CAT?'
In an online chat with readers, ARKS Srinivas, ex-director, TIME and CEO, Vista Mind addressed queries on CAT 2012, MBA, b-school admissions and more.
'Hide facts, but DON'T hype your resume'
In this interview, Munish Bhargava, author of Winning Resumes and Successful Interviews tells you how to create that winning resume and offers advice on how to put your best foot forward in a job interview.
September 01, 2012
Want to work in a bank? Master these 4 skills for success!
This customer-centric, technologically advanced, competitive sector needs those who can manage people, money and risk. Do you have it in you?
August 31, 2012
'Design for the love of creation, money will follow'
Footwear designer Karan Berry talks about creating a.k.a bespoke designs and setting up the label.
An EMPLOYEE's advice to start-up employers
A growing start-up must provide freedom to employees and have the heart to understand their priorities objectively.
SHOCKING! Placement reports at DMS, IIT-D misleading!
After crosschecking the data with senior alumni members, it was realised that the actual remuneration provided to IIT-Delhi students via campus placement is much lesser than what's claimed on the placement report.
August 30, 2012
Turn your cooking passion into a living!
The right mix of imagination and love for cooking can take you places, literally!
August 29, 2012
Campus journalism: Get ahead of the pack in college!
Students learn to fight for their democratic rights with a little help from their campus newspapers, which is why student journalism is important.
August 28, 2012
Appointing university Ombudsman: Will it help students?
AICTE has directed technical institutes and universities to appoint ombudsmen to address student grievances faster. Is this a good move?
'Indian parents are worried about return on investment'
An expert's take on why it is important to plan in advance to secure your career, how studying abroad helps shape your life and offers advice on how to make the most of your experience.
August 27, 2012
'How to crack CAT in two months? Pls advice'
In an online chat with readers, ARKS Srinivas, ex-director, TIME and CEO, Vista Mind addressed queries related to CAT 2012, b-school admission and more.
Pankaj Advani: Hang in there till the very last minute
Pankaj Arjan Advani, an Indian billiards and snooker player, won seven World Titles and is considered to be the one of the best billiards players in India.
August 24, 2012
'My GK is low. How can I prepare for the CMAT?'
In an online chat with readers on August 23, Aziz Manva, head, fielded queries on the CMAT exam and offered advice on how to optimise preparation for success.
August 23, 2012
'My budget is 4 to 5 lakhs. Can I study abroad?'
In an online chat with readers, Dipti Punjabi, counsellor, EGE Global Education addressed queries related to studying abroad and offered advice on courses, tuition fee and more.
Current Salary Trends Survey: What's YOUR take?
The objective of the survey is to find out employee salary expectations. The results will be out in September 2012 and featured on
Hindi, Sanskrit graduates: Explore multiple career paths!
The upgrading of undergraduate courses in Hindi and Sanskrit is opening up the job portals, slowly but surely.
August 22, 2012
Indian student wins Cambridge competition
Sruthi Vijaychandran has won the top prize of a scholarship to study for an MBA in London after upstaging eight other contestants in the Best Young Speaker from Asia competition held at the University of Cambridge Wildlife Conservation: Saving nature takes passion!
Professionals in this field wear multiple hats irrespective of their credentials -- scientist, researcher, writer, advocate and activist, to name a few.
Now get medical education for Rs 1000 a month
Eight years since it was first announced by the NDA, admissions have commenced in six institutes in the country offering the course to medical aspirants.
August 21, 2012
10 ways to make a boring presentation look interesting!
Advances in technology are enabling students and professionals to make slide presentations more appealing, engaging and effective.
August 20, 2012
IITs an integral constituent of 'Brand India': Dr Singh
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was the chief guest at the Golden Jubilee Convocation at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay at Powai. This is how he inspired the students of the prestigious institute.
Now, become an entrepreneur while still in college!
Premier engineering institutes across the country are offering a supportive environment to students with an idea and the goods to back it up. Read on to know how these young graduates have risen to be successful entrepreneurs.
August 18, 2012
National leaders needed from science fields: PM
India today needs "national leaders" from the fields of science and engineering, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Mumbai on Saturday.
August 17, 2012
Focus on what interests you: SAT and TOEFL topper
-year old Shreya's secret was extensive reading and not merely for the purpose of exams. Read with a general interest, says the young achiever.
August 16, 2012
Look beyond classrooms: Get job-ready in college
Don't let a 'bad college' determine the fate of your career. Today, there are multiple ways to build knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
'Most Indian pulp fiction authors write terrible English'
Quick fire interview with Varun Agarwal, author-turned-entrepreneur, whose debut novel How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is creating ripples amongst India's youth.
August 14, 2012
Want to be successful? Think like Thomas Edison
Not big on formal education qualifications, the American inventor looked for people with open minds and lots of curiosity!
Study Abroad: 7 things you must do before you go
Counsellor Navneeta Sen Gupta from EGE Global Education tells you why it is important to plan in advance and interact with as many people as you can, before you take that trip abroad.
August 13, 2012
Should YOU spend lakhs to become a pilot? Read on!
With the airline industry in recession, those training to be pilots may not find a job after spending lakhs on their airborne dreams. Is there any hope?
August 10, 2012
Hurdles to cross for your foreign degree
Put the four Cs -- country, course, college and cost -- in place, and you will sail through
US firm hires NIT-T grad at annual pay of Rs 70 lakh
A US-based company has hired a NIT-Tiruchirappalli Computer Science and Engineering Graduate at an annual package of $1.25 lakh (about Rs 70 lakh), a senior faculty of NIT T has said.
August 03, 2012
Ragging = CRIME: Know your rights
Perpetrators can be charged with offences punishable under the Indian Penal Code. A listing of helplines and advice.
August 01, 2012
Unhappy at work? Make your start-up dream a reality!
outlines how two IT graduates broke free from their mundane jobs to carve out a new future and exhorts India's youth to do the same.
July 31, 2012
Would you change your RELIGION for college admission?
As cut-offs get more competitive, students are resorting to desperate measures.
There are no surprises in CAT 2012: CAT Convenor
New CAT convenor, Prof SSS Kumar of IIM Kozhikode, lists his priorities for CAT 2012.
Meet Ankit: From apparel seller to TOEFL scholar
Ankit gave a presentation during his interview, an act that clicked to win him TOEFL scholarship.
July 30, 2012
Sibal now wants 'one nation, one test' for all disciplines
Union HRD minsiter Kapil Sibal now wants 'one nation, one test' format for admissions to all disciplines. 'No cap on international students coming to the UK'
The president of Universities UK has spoken out against the myth that it has become more difficult for international students to study in Britain.
July 27, 2012
Start-up tips: How to get those first 1,000 users
Here is a step-by-step process to a compelling marketing plan that will attract the first 1,000 users to your service.
July 26, 2012
Pre-register: Karnataka PUC Supplementary Results 2012
The Karnataka PUC supplementary results 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS. What your email sign-off says about you
Choose your words carefully because the way you sign off your email tells a lot about your personality.
July 25, 2012
'For TOEFL, focus on your grammar and spoken skills'
Darshan Shah, who scored 116 out of 120 in the TOEFL won a scholarship and will be heading to Imperial College in London to pursue his Masters in bio-engineering this September.
July 24, 2012
50% of Indian engineers LACK basic ENGLISH skills!
Despite the complexities of their vocation, it has been found that Indian engineers struggle when it comes to the use and comprehension of the English language
Want to launch your OWN business? Answer these questions
Commitment, flexibility and sound financial back-up are some of the prerequisites an aspiring entrepreneur must possess before taking the plunge -- that's advice from Sainath Gupta, founder of online service OnMobilePay.
So you're an English wiz? Take this quiz
Join us on Rediff ZaraBol and find out how well you know the language you speak!
July 20, 2012
Want a great job? SHOOT YOURSELF!
An audio-visual resume brings an applicant's personality to the fore, showcasing the job seeker in away totally impossible on paper.
She recycles liquor bottles into personalised lamps
What Sharanya Menon started as a hobby to supplement her income, has transformed into a start-up that also spreads the message of recycling and reusing waste materials to promote a greener way of life.
July 19, 2012
5 lessons for the entrepreneur from Gangs of Wasseypur
Success mantras entrepreneurs should learn from the movie Gangs of Wasseypur.
Study abroad: Is your UK degree of value in India?
The one-year Post Graduate programme from the UK is not recognised in India. The three-year professional degrees are also not valid. These norms restrict students from pursuing further education in India, and prohibits them from taking faculty positions in Indian colleges, finds Urmila Rao.
July 18, 2012
CAT 2012 dates announced
Indian Institute of Management-Kozhikode has announced that the sale of vouchers for CAT 2012 will commence July 30 onwards while the exam will be held between October 11 and November 6 this year.
Taking a break from your studies? READ this!
A break in one's academic life needs good reason because you may not get a second chance. Stay focused on the main goal -- building a career.
11 tips to build a great start-up team
Shradha Sharma, founder and chief editor of feels that building a start-up team is equal to reaching nirvana.
July 17, 2012
Pre-register: Andhra Pradesh Class X Supplementary Results 2012
Students can pre-register to get their results on mobile by messaging AP10 followed by their roll number to 57333. Want to be a Rhodes Scholar? Apply now!
Apply for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and stand a chance to study at the Oxford University in London or participate in a theatre workshop in Mumbai. Read on for details. Impressions DO matter: Dress RIGHT for job success!
A combo of good hygiene and a balanced wardrobe can give you a more professional look for interviews and work.
July 16, 2012
So you're an English wiz? Take this quiz
Join us on Rediff ZaraBol and find out how well you know the language you speak!
How to get a job at Cognizant!
This global workforce reshapes how companies around the world operate, innovate and compete, informs Shankar Srinivasan, Chief People Officer, Cognizant
July 13, 2012
Start-up competitions: Are they worth it?
For a cash strapped start-up, getting free publicity through the right competition could be hugely helpful, says Anand Daniel, a venture investor with Accel Partners.
Career watch: The fine art of mixing drinks
Have a keen interest in nightlife and the food and beverage industry? Try out bartending, a non-traditional yet lucrative career choice.
July 12, 2012
6 steps to crack CAT 2012: An expert guide
Planning to appear for the CAT this year? ARKS Srinivas, CEO, VistaMind Education Pvt Ltd tells you how to strategise your planning and preparation so that you can optimise your performance.
Live: Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2012
Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2012 is live now. Here's how you can get your result on SMS and online.
July 11, 2012
TIPS to help you survive your first year of college
Kiran Bajaj, principal of Greenlawns High School, Mumbai, talks about easing the transition from school to college.
Top 7 tips for start-up training firms
Success mantras for those in the business of training people. Facing obstacles? Think the Ponting way!
You can often learn vital life lessons by listening to achievers. Their secret to success may be hard to emulate. But it can be the trigger you need to change your beliefs, says Prakash Iyer.
July 10, 2012
'What is the difference between the new and old GRE?'
In an online chat with readers, Dawn Piacentino, Director of Communications, GRE programme at Educational Testing Service (ETS) fielded questions related to the new GRE and offered advice on how to prepare for the exam.
'What are the job prospects after MBA in Australia?'
In an online chat with readers, on July 4, 2012, Dr Pete Manasantivongs, Director of the Full-time MBA programme at Melbourne Business School, Australia addressed queries related to pursuing MBA in Australia and offered guidance on the admission process at the Melbourne Business School.
7 smart start-up ideas for HOUSEWIVES
Last time, Murtuza Rohawala, founder and CEO of Edfin Consultancy suggested 10 brilliant start-up ideas for college students. Here, he shares 7 interesting start-up ideas for homemakers.
July 09, 2012
New UK visa step to detect bogus Indian students
Britain today announced a targetted interview system for student visa applicants from India and other non-EU countries to prevent abuse and to ensure that they are refused visas if immigration officials have doubts about their genuineness as students. 6 start-up tips from a college dropout
Deepak Ravindran who co-founded Innoz, a VAS and wireless communication venture after he dropped out of college shares some interesting insights for young entrepreneurs.
July 06, 2012
Pre-register: Karnataka SSLC Supplementary Result 2012
Students can pre-register to get their results on mobile by messaging KAR10 followed by their Roll No. to 57333 'Indians value individual excellence more than teamwork'
Arun Rao, director of Focus Adventure, an experiential and fun-based corporate learning company tells us why we need to value our colleagues at work and make their lives better, and offers advice on how to build leadership without inducing professional jealousy.
9 tips to ace your MBA admission essays
Worried about what to include and what to avoid in your MBA admission essay? Sameer Kamat, author of the bestselling Beyond The MBA Hype offers help!
Inspired by lotus leaf, students develop green aircraft
Inspired by water droplets slipping off a lotus leaf, three students innovate a way to prevent ice formation on aircraft surfaces, in turn saving fuel and reducing pollution. Read on to know more about their creation that helped them win an internship at Airbus.
July 05, 2012
Meet the DJ who mixes academics and music
A first year student of mass media, Aarish Daruwalla talks about how he balances being both a student and a professional disc jockey.
What recruiters look for in engineers
Engineering requires creative imagination to discover useful applications, critical thinking for flawless implementation, capped with finesse. But do our BTechs fit the bill?
July 04, 2012
10 BIG IDEAS to wake up Indian entrepreneurs
According to the author, these ideas will change the way entrepreneurs think and succeed in their ventures.
8 ways to succeed at your first job
The experience of moving from your carefree campus life to a professional at work can be quite daunting. Read on to find out how you can cope better.
July 03, 2012
Meet 5 engineers with NO engineering degrees
Find out how ordinary Indians with no premium degrees but exceptional engineering aptitude use their analytical abilities and critical approach to have come up with grassroots inventions aimed at making everyday tasks easier.
July 02, 2012
Live: Get your EAMCET 2012 results here!
EAMCET results 2012 are now available online on and via SMS. This is how you can get it. 'Career in politics like a dream with an unknown outcome'
In an interview, Rajeev Gowda, Professor of Economics and Social Sciences, of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, explains how management education can connect to a career in politics and why women are seen in smaller numbers in both b-schools and in the political arena. The question is how many of us are willing to get our hands dirty? Read on!
June 29, 2012
Pursue an international degree in public health in Jaipur
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, United States has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research in Jaipur to offer a masters programme in public health in the country. Top 7 GOLDEN RULES of management
How you coach the new recruits, how you teach them and how you get the work done by them will help shape their careers and lives
10 BRILLIANT start-up ideas for college students
Murtuza Rohawala, founder and CEO of Edfin Consultancy suggests a few ideas you can get started with in India right away.
LIVE: So you're an English wiz? Take this quiz RIGHT NOW!
Join us on Rediff ZaraBol and find out how well you know the language you speak!
June 28, 2012
IIT exam row resolved; advance test from 2013
The decision was taken at a meeting of the IIT Council by representatives from the government and directors of 16 institutes held on June 27. First job? DUMP that MNC. Go for a start-up!
Although MNCs may tempt you with a plump package, you may also want to consider sitting on the bench or copy pasting data unlike a start-up where you get to learn and master your skills from scratch.
Live: Get your Orissa Class X Result here!
Orissa Class 10 Results 2012 are now available online on and via SMS. This is how you can get it.
June 27, 2012
IIMs to start awarding degrees instead of diplomas
A decision to that effect was taken at a meeting of directors of various IIMs here Tuesday. The meeting was presided over by Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal. Freshers, be ready for b-school: Here's how!
If you have just enrolled in b-school and want some gyaan to prepare you for this fresh academic start, here are some helpful tips.
June 26, 2012
Chat@3: Delhi College Admissions 2012
Varun Pasricha, co-author of the Delhi College Guide 2012 will take questions on the best colleges for you in the country's capital!
DU admissions: No 100 per cent cut offs this year
The upper limit cut off for Hindu College being the highest at 99.25 per cent, the cut offs for popular courses like Economics and BCom (hons) have increased marginally across leading colleges in the university this year.
8 job-friendly courses to pursue after Class 12
From culinary art to criminology and avionics, take a look at some exceptionally specialised programmes you can pursue after Class 12.
June 25, 2012
Apply for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award 2012
Apply for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award organised by British Council India or nominate a girl student for the Sharmila Erom scholarship and help fund their education. The TOP 10 professional colleges of India 2012
Outlook magazine has released the results of its annual survey of the best Indian colleges 2012. We bring you the top 10 professional colleges, as per their findings.
How to negotiate salary during interviews and appraisals
Here are important insights you must keep in mind while negotiating salary as freshers or during appraisals.
June 23, 2012
The TOP 10 Arts colleges of India 2012
India Today has released the results of its annual survey of the best Indian colleges 2012. In the concluding part of a series, we bring you the top 10 arts colleges, as per their findings.
June 22, 2012
Government must leave the IITs alone
IITs are ready for and deserving of the autonomy they seek, being the only remaining institutions of excellence in India that are relatively untainted by the general institutional decay we see all around, says Shashi Shekhar
June 21, 2012
The TOP 10 Commerce colleges of India 2012
India Today has released the results of its annual survey of the best Indian colleges 2012. In the fourth part of a series, we bring you the top 10 commerce colleges, as per their findings.
7 ways to be more effective at work
Being efficient at work is essential, but to rise above the rest one needs to be 'effective' as well. Read on to find out how you can achieve carreer success.
June 20, 2012
New IIT entrance test format to stay for 2013: Sibal
In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Human Resource Development minister Kapil Sibal explains how the Joint entrance exam has led to the decline of school education, why the new format will stay for 2013 and why he is unfazed about the autonomy of IIT-Kanpur.
YOUR SAY: Best companies to work for in India
Tell us, which company, according to you is the best in India to work for! Post your comments right below! Union Bank of India invites applications for 1636 jobs
India's leading listed public sector bank is hiring and here is how YOU can apply! The TOP 10 science colleges of India 2012
India Today has released the results of its annual survey of the best Indian colleges 2012. In the third part of a series, we bring you the top 10 science colleges, as per their findings.
June 19, 2012
Chat@3: Chennai college admission 2012
Anuradha Nadar from Chennai teaches students from Class 11 and Class 12 and will be on ZaraBol to take questions on what are the best colleges for you in Chennai! The TOP 10 medical colleges of India 2012
India Today has released the results of its annual survey of the best Indian colleges 2012. In the second part of a series, we bring you the top 10 medical colleges, as per their findings.
June 18, 2012
Are you guilty of stereotyping people?
Are you being too quick to jump to conclusions? Let's take a step back and take stock, says Prakash Iyer.
The TOP 10 engineering colleges of India 2012
India Today has released the results of its annual survey of the best Indian colleges 2012. In the first part of a series, we bring you the top 10 engineering colleges, as per their findings.
Chat@3: Delhi College Admissions 2012
Piyush Surana, co-author of the Delhi College Guide 2012 will take questions on the best colleges for you in the country's capital!
June 15, 2012
Autonomy of IITs will remain intact: PM to Federation
All India IIT Faculty Federation secretary AK Mittal made the announcement after meeting prime minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the new common engineering entrance examination.
LIVE CHAT: Best Maharashtra colleges after Class 10 & 12
Career counsellor Vivek Shukla will take in questions on what are the best colleges for you in Mumbai. Live: Get your Assam Class X 2012 Result here!
Assam Class 10 Result 2012 are now available online on and via SMS. This is how you can get it. Now, get your dal-chawal online too!
A start-up by three young Indians is making it easier to order in your daily groceries. This is their story.
5 questions you MUST discuss with your business partner
How you treat your co-founder decides the success and future of your start-up. Here are some questions you must never discuss with your co-founder.
June 14, 2012
Mah SSC results: Only 2 per cent score above 90
While the overall pass percentage in the state has increased by 5 per cent from last year, the percentage of students scoring above 90 per cent has come down by 3 per cent this year. Read on. 'St Stephens College is like a medallion on the chest'
a 2006 Mathematics (H) graduate from St Stephens College writes to us about the heady days that led him to the haloed institution and the three years that followed.
4 tips to concentrate better at work
Is your email and text messaging impairing your concentration at work? Learn how to prioritise your information.
June 13, 2012
Chat@2: Best colleges in Maharashtra after Class 10 & 12
Career counsellor Vivek Shukla will take in questions on what are the best colleges for you in Mumbai. Recommend a college in YOUR city to students!
Dear readers, this is your chance to help youngsters who will leave school and enter college this year. Why we will continue to value the IIT and the IAS
In a nation beset with class, caste, gender and other kinds of bias, prejudice and inequity, we still have managed to retain a functioning system of predominantly merit based selection for some of the most sought after slots, says BS Prakash.
Top 3 start-up tips from an IT veteran
Learn from your successes more than your failures remarked Ashok Soota at an event held in Bangalore.
9 tips to choose the right course and college
Which college, which course, is there a job at the end? The decision tree for a college is very complex. Careers360 decodes it for you.
Live: Get your Maharashtra SSC result 2012 here!
The results of the Maharashtra class 10 Secondary School Certificate examination are now available online and on SMS.
June 12, 2012
IIT-G Director comes under attack from faculties' body
A statement released by the All India IIT Faculty Federation says it was 'shocked and pained' by IIT-Guwahati's director Gautam Barua's decision to support the 'one-nation one-test' proposal
Sibal ready to address objections raised by IITs
The HRD minister says he doesn't want to impact the autonomy of IITs and insists that the exam that is being contemplated is going to be set by the IIT, not by the government.
Dear readers: Help students with their college admissions!
Here's your chance to help your juniors pick the right college. Write in to us and we'll tell you how.
Sibal's intent may be good, but 2013 is too early
Having a single entrance exam will not put an end to the coaching-class culture, nor help reduce stress, but will only aggravate it further, say academicians. While Sibal's plan may not be foolproof, having independent exams is not the solution too. So, then, is there a middle way out? We deliberate the situation.
June 11, 2012
Want that dream internship? Click on!
Students need an opening and firms want juniors who'll fit, without spending time and effort in hiring. Online portals are filling the gap.
IIT Kanpur's move legally unsustainable, say IITs
It is likely that other Indian Institutes of Technology may not join IIT-Kanpur in its resolve to take on the new entrance exam.
Maharashtra SSC results 2012 on June 13
The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will announce the results of the class 10 Senior Secondary Certificate examination on June 13 at 1 pm. 'B-schools never produce an entrepreneur'
Young Indians must preserve our intellectual legacy and strive towards creating an India where jobs will provide hope and security, feels bestselling author and founder of MindTree, Subroto Bagchi.
June 09, 2012
Don't miss the chance to work hard: Prof Banik
Director General at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Prof. Paritosh K. Banik, could barely speak English as a child. But nothing could dampen his spirits!
June 08, 2012
Naseeruddin Shah: My first salary lasted me two weeks
Shortcuts are not part of Naseeruddin Shah's dictionary and you can see the love he has for his chosen profession when you watch him do a Paar or Sparsh with as much passion as he does The Dirty Picture. Lata Kubchandani finds out what evokes such commitment in one of the most talented actors in India.
Andhra Pradesh Year 1 & 2 Supplementary results on SMS
The Andhra Pradesh Year 1, 2 Supplementary results will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS. Board toppers' success mantras: Be consistent, don't cram
Every passing year, the performance of students in the board exams warn you of the stiffer competition awaiting you. spoke to a few toppers from across the nation who have been there and done that to help you prepare for the big year ahead.
June 07, 2012
How to choose the right engineering college
With more than 2,000 colleges in the country, you may be spoilt for choice during admission season. It is important to research well before you take the plunge, says .
June 06, 2012
5 key traits of a successful entrepreneur
A keen eye for detail will help you spot trends, but having an affirmative spirit is essential to overcome failures and battle negative criticism writes Dr Cheema, Dean and CEO of Institute of Future Education and Entrepreneurship Learning, Pune.
June 05, 2012
UP Board 12th results declared!
The Class 12 results for the UP Board of intermediate examination have been declared today. Delhi University admissions: 48,000 forms sold on Day One!
Forms fly off the shelf as admissions for the 2012-13 batch of DU get underway.
'Kapil Sibal broke his promise'
Somnath Bharti, president, IIT Delhi Alumni Association and Supreme Court lawyer explains why the HRD minister's dream of 'one country, one exam' is a myth.
June 04, 2012
India likely to get 20 more IIITs
Rajasthan, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura among states that will set up an institute each.
AIEEE results to be declared on June 15
The results for the All India Engineering Entrance Exam 2012 will be announced on June 15 this year Pre-register: Madhya Pradesh Class X exam results
The Madhya Pradesh Class X result 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS. Live: Get your West Bengal Class XII results here
West Bengal Class XII result is live now. Here's how you can get your result on SMS and online. Tamil Nadu SSLC results to be declared today
Results of the Tamil Nadu SSLC class 10 board exams will be announced by 1.30 pm today.
7 things that could RUIN your CV
Neelam Gill Malhotra, Vice President, HR, CSC India tells you why it is important to focus on your achievements and strengths and part with irrelevant information on your CV.
June 02, 2012
It's time you got YOUR point across at the office!
While it is easy to lose your cool in extreme situations, letting go of your ego-states and understanding the 'self' will help you improve the way you communicate at work.
June 01, 2012
'India's not ready to experiment with lingerie yet'
Pooja Upadhyay, the only Indian designer who will be showcasing a lingerie creation at the international Triumph Inspiration Awards 2012 talks about her choice of career, why Indian women must experiment with their innerwear and offers tips to aspiring designers.
'Entrepreneurship is a pretty selfish decision'
Neeraj Kakkar, CEO of Tzinga who has a double MBA from MDI Gurgaon and Wharton talks about how entrepreneurship is different for those who first spend a substantial number of years in the corporate world.
May 31, 2012
Get Mumbai Police Recruitment 2011 Final result on SMS
The Mumbai Police Recruitment 2011 Final result are out. Here's how you can get your results on SMS. India's best engineering colleges 2012
For the first time, has taken the lead to rank over 1000 colleges of a universe of 4200 plus colleges. Read on to find out the state-wise rating.
May 30, 2012
Live: Get your Orissa Class XII results here
The Orissa Class XII results 2012 for Science, Commerce and Arts are live now. Here's how you can get your results on SMS and online. B-school survey: Four IIMs in top 8 bracket
From over 2,400 business schools in the country, less than 200 schools made it to the final list. Read on for details.
May 29, 2012
Pre-register: West Bengal Class XII exam results
The West Bengal Class XII results 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS. Uttarakhand Class X and XII 2012 results
The Uttarakhand Class X and XII 2012 results are out and are now available on Science scholarships for young women
L'Oreal India will award 10 scholarships worth Rs 2,50,000 each to deserving Class XII Science girl candidates from Delhi, NCR and Maharashtra. Live: Get your West Bengal Class X result here
The West Benga l Class X results 2012 are out and are now available on Pre-register: Orissa Class XII exam results 2012
The Orissa Class XII results 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS.
May 28, 2012
7 career change tips for working professionals
Thinking of changing your career? Take the right step forward.
Live: Get your Madhya Pradesh Class XII result here
The Madhya Pradesh Class XII results are out and are now available on
May 25, 2012
Pre-register: West Bengal Class X exam results
The West Benga l Class X results 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register now to get your results on SMS. HSC result: Girls outperform boys in Maharashtra again!
While the overall pass percentage for the state is 74.46 per cent, maximum number of girls have passed from Konkan region.
May 24, 2012
Live: Get your Andhra Pradesh Class X Result here
Andhra Pradesh Class X 2012 results are out and are now available on How an Indian student's career was shattered in NZ
A cold approach to a student's woes, then a 'trespass notice' slapped via e-mail. Is New Zealand still an ideal study destination? A story in a student's own words...
May 23, 2012
Live: Get your Karnataka PUC 2012 Result here
Karnataka PUC 2012 Results are out and are now available on Don't want to become a couch potato? Start running
Procrastination and diversions are part of our existence. Given a chance we will play rather than work. The author tells us how to fight the habit.
5 reasons why India can become an education superpower!
Thanks to the impact of globalisation and the relatively low cost of education, several international students are looking at India as the next big destination to study.
May 22, 2012
Digital classrooms open a new chapter in schools
With the foray of private players like Tata Interactive Systems and Birla Shloka Edutech, the market for digital classrooms is expected to grow at 25 per cent in 2012.
6 reasons why Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg deserves the position because he dreamed it, planned it and worked it out.
May 21, 2012
4 things you must do at work on a MONDAY!
If listening to your favourite music is not helping much, try a small conversation with someone who makes you happy.
May 18, 2012
'Entrepreneurial spirit of 'jugaad' not limited to India'
The book Jugaad Innovation co-authored by Jaideep Prabhu, Navi Radjou, and Simone Ahuja suggests that the Indian concept of 'jugaad'-- seeking opportunity in adversity -- can be adopted by western companies as well.
IIT JEE 2012 results declared: Delhi zone boy tops
Results of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for admissions into prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) were declared this morning. Arpit Agarwal from Faridabad, Bijoy Kochar from Chandigarh and Nishant Kaushik from Bhilai secured the first, second and third places respectively.
5 tips to MAXIMISE productivity at work
Instead of wasting precious time reading and replying to emails all day, sticking to a to-do list can go a long way in helping you sort, prioritise and finish things on time.
May 17, 2012
How to future-proof your journalism career
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on May 16, Siddhartha Dubey and Sharon Moshavi (details below) discussed how they make a career in digital journalism. ICSE and ISC-2012 results to be announced on May 19
The class 10 (ICSE) and class12 (ISC) results will be announced online on May 19, 3 pm onwards. LIVE: Get Karnataka SSLC results here
The Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate exam results are live now. Here's how you can get them via SMS and web. IIT-JEE results to be declared on May 18
The results for IIT-JEE exam held on April 8, will be announced on May 18. Read on for details.
10 tips for building your start-up brand
Besides choosing the right tagline for your brand to making the most of the resources, start-ups must ensure that they customise their strategies from time to time.
May 16, 2012
US students now owe almost $1 trillion in student loans
Fearing that hiking student interest rates would further increase the already ballooning education loan levels, academics and members of student unions make a fervent plea to the US Congress to subsidise such loans. Pre-register: West Bengal JEE 2012 exam results
Results of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2012 will be announced soon. You can pre-register to get your results on SMS once the results are announced. Let your career bloom, become a floral designer!
Opting for a career in floral designing is ideal for those who want to explore their creativity, finds Beverly Pereira
May 15, 2012
Apply for a post-PG Dip in Geoinformatics in Earth Science
You can opt for a one-year Graduate Diploma in Mineral Engineering at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar or pursue post-PG Dip in Geoinformatics in Earth Science at GSI Training Institute Hyderabad. Read on for details. Why MBA grads DO NOT want jobs anymore!
Many join an MBA programme to bag a lucrative job. But some students are skipping placement season to plan their own ventures.
Top tips to ACE your bank interviews
Simple tips to prepare for bank interviews from , a HR professional and author of the book Guide to Bank Interviews.
May 14, 2012
177 Indians to participate in Fulbright programme
As part of the programme, these students will pursue projects in various disciplines in the United States during 2012-13.
9 tips and strategies to ace the new GRE
Education Testing Service, the administering body for GRE tells you how to make the most of the resources you have and prepare for the exam.
Pre-register: Karnataka SSLC (Class X) exam results
Results of Karnataka's Secondary School Leaving Certificate exam will be announced soon. You can pre-register to get your results on SMS once the results are announced. Tata scholarship for Indian women grads to study abroad
Announcement of the Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust's scholarships to Indian women graduates of recognised Indian universities to pursue higher education abroad.
May 12, 2012
'Entrepreneurship is not taught in a b-school'
An engineer from IIT-Guwahati and alumnus of IIM-Bangalore Deepak Nanwani opted out of placements to start on his own. While two of his earlier ventures did not take off as planned, he's learnt his lessons and wants to revive his success with the third one.
May 10, 2012
'Medical students still rely on archaic, dated text books'
A dentist by profession, Dr Reshma Nayak who is currently spearheading the country's leading health portal feels there is a dearth of good medical writers in India.
May 09, 2012
4 tips to perfect the art of 'business kiss'
The business kiss is slowly finding its way into the country. But does it work its charm always?
May 08, 2012
Apply for PhD in Physical Sciences at the CSIR, Delhi
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-NPL is inviting applications from MSc/ MTech students to pursue PhD in Physical Sciences at the institute.
May 07, 2012
7 HR functions start-ups should not ignore
From defining job profiles to employee relations and grievance management, one cannot ignore the role of a human resource manager in a start-up, says Saurabh Deshpande
May 04, 2012
Shena Aggarwal tops UPSC Civil Services exam
The Union Public Service Commission exam results were announced today. The first two spots were taken by Shena Aggarwal and Rukmani Riar. Prince Dhawan from Mumbai came third.
Tips for a ROCKING career in IT/BPO sector
Useful tips on how to make a great career in the IT and BPO sector. 5 things an entrepreneur must do to impress the investor
If you want to scale your business it is important to plan in advance and make the investor believe in the growth of your company.
The inspiring story of women's empowerment in rural India
From spearheading India's first rural bank for women, to running a business school, a women's chamber of commerce, farmer-turned-entrepreneur Chetna Sinha has come a long way. In this interview, she credits her success to the many women in her village who've inspired her all along.
May 03, 2012
5 really simple tips to write a GREAT cover letter
The cover letter could almost seal the fate of your career. So make sure you say the right things and put your best foot forward.
May 02, 2012
Top 10 courses YOU MUST pursue this summer
From photography to bartending, here are top 10 courses you can pursue during vacations without missing out on the fun and action.
Shiv Khera on how YOU can be successful too!
# This back bencher was forced into taking Science. As a result he flunked and repeated the class. But now he feeds his mind with positive thoughts.
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