December 30, 2011Want to intern with the Indian ministry of Finance? Read this!
The Deparment of Economic Affairs is inviting applications from undergraduate and post graduate students for an Internship Programme for the academic year 2012-13.
Management lessons to learn from Anna Hazare's village
A set of 'uncertified' managers in Ralegan Siddhi, social activitist Anna Hazare's hometown, have been giving management lessons to many B-school students and corporate employees over the years. Read on to find out how they are doing it.
TOP 7: Best entrepreneurship programmes across the world!
Entrepreneurship is the single-most sought after business subject across the world for ambitious students. Those who want to learn more about starting a business from the ground up can learn at the top institutions across the world.
'If the youth act with integrity, they will help change India'
In this interview, social activist Aruna Roy talks about quitting Civil Services to pursue social service and how the youth of the country can play a role in bringing soci-political change and more. Read on
December 29, 2011Can't decide about a PG in finance? Here's help
Aditya Ahluwalia of Finstructor debunks the FAQs on the two popular post graduate finance certifications. He differentiates them by their career scope, skills required and more.
December 28, 2011'What is the minimum requirement to start a business?
In an online chat with readers on December 21, Amit Grover, founder, Nurture Talent Academy addressed reader queries on how to become a successful entrepreneur, mistakes to avoid and more. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
4 effective interview tips to land your dream job
Youth Inc lists down four things you must do at the job interview to land up your dream job offer.
December 27, 2011Reader response: How to avoid trouble in the UK
As an Indian student lost his life in an unprovoked murderous attack in England, we asked readers to share with us tips on how one can avoid getting attacked in the United Kingdom. Here are the first set of responses.
How to avoid trouble in the UK: Tell us!
As an Indian student lost his life in an unprovoked murderous attack in England, we are asking you, Dear Readers, to share with us tips on how one can avoid getting attacked in the United Kingdom.
Top 10 things you MUST consider when choosing a B-school
Careers360 lists down 5 things each to look in and be careful about while choosing your B-school. Read on.
'Can we learn the skills to write a good essay?'
In an online chat with readers on December 20, Aziz Manva, head of Testfunda.com addressed reader queries related to writing an impressive essay for admission to a B-school. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
10 ways to deal with a layoff
With the job squeeze coming up, it may be a good time to assess your strengths and weaknesses, be prepared and move on if you must. Vikas Shirodkar, Vice President HR, General Motors lists out the ten most practical ways to deal with this impending situation.
December 26, 2011Executive MBAs: Are they worth it?
Most executive education programmes promise to catapult you to the next level in your career. Careers360 examines what is on offer in the classroom for experienced working professionals.
17 reasons why you could LOSE your job
Did you know that lying on your CV, sleeping on job and turning up drunk to work could be some of the reasons why you could be sacked? Read on to know the top 17 reasons why you could lose your job.
December 23, 2011TISS abolishes placements, encourages entrepreneurship
The MA in Social Entrepreneurship course at the Tata Institute of Social Studies (TISS), Mumbai, which was launched four years ago, has decided to put an end to placements starting this year to encourage students to encourage its students to take up entrepreneurship.
Top 6: HOTTEST job sectors for young grads in 2012
Prof Dr Pradeep Pendse, Dean IT/E-Business/Business Design, Welingkar Institute of Management Development And Research explores the leading sectors that will create jobs for young graduates in the country. Read on.
December 22, 2011Top 6: HOTTEST job sectors for young grads in 2012
Prof Dr Pradeep Pendse, Dean IT/E-Business/Business Design, Welingkar Institute of Management Development And Research explores the leading sectors that will create jobs for young graduates in the country. Read on.
'GMAT scores are very useful for getting scholarships'
In an online chat with readers on December 19, Naveenan Ramachandran, expert from 4GMAT addressed reader queries related to cracking the GMAT exam and more. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript
SNAP 2011 'goofs' SHOULD NOT affect students!
The SNAP 2011 exam allegedly featured questions taken from Web sites of coaching institutes, repeated answer options, incomplete information besides spelling and typography errors. checks if these allegations have any merit.
December 21, 201115 blunders you MUST AVOID in Group Discussion
Charanpreet Singh, Associate Dean, Praxis Business School, Kolkata lists the 15 common blunders most people make at an MBA Group Discussion and tells you how to deal with them.
'Experience is not a criteria for success in entrepreneurship'
In an online chat with readers on December 14, Amit Grover, founder, Nurture Talent Academy addressed reader queries on how to be a successful entrepreneur. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
5 things your boss WILL NOT tell you
Sanket Dantara, an IIMA Alumnus and author of From Cubicles 2 Cabins: A survival guide to your first job lists out the things your boss won't tell you and expect you to know. Dantara offers the boss' perspective
December 20, 2011Top 20 Indian B-schools for 2011-12, IIM-B ranked number 1
A recently published survey by magazine careers360 has revealed that IIM-Bangalore tops the list of b-school rankings in the country. Read on.
December 19, 2011PHOTOS: Indian School of Business celebrates 10 years
The Indian School of Business-Hyderabad recently celebrated its tenth anniversary. We trace the school's successful journey over the years and find out why it's so special.
7 common career mistakes young people make
Dr Uday Salunkhe, group director, Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai lists the seven common mistakes young people make while deciding a career and suggests the way out.
December 16, 2011Is the job squeeze in India for real?
Will the current slowdown in the Indian job market become a tight squeeze for young people? Will freshers find it increasingly tough to get jobs? What will the employment scenario be in 2012 for new entrants and young people in the job market?
9 useful tips to choose the RIGHT B-school
Dr Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, Welingkar Institute Of Management Research And Development suggests nine key factors every student must take into consideration before deciding on a business school.
December 15, 2011CBSE puts class XII sample papers on its site
The CBSE has mounted 32 sample papers of Class XII and of 28 other examinations on its website and students can download them free.
December 14, 2011Tips to advance your career with distance education
In on oline chat with Get Ahead readers on December 9 Prof Ramesh Murthy, Director of Sikkim Manipal University answered readers' queries on distance learning courses and career opportunities they offer.
My lover has a start-up and I want to burn it down
Krithika Nelson of Shopo sheds some light on what it really is like to be a start-up entrepreneur's partner.
December 13, 2011No common test for MBBS this year
The national common entrance test (CET) slated by the Medical Council of India (MCI) on May 13, 2012, for admissions to the MBBS courses across all government and private medical colleges across the country is off, at least for this year, because of the Supreme Court deferring a hearing against it to January.
5 inspiring lessons for success from Abraham Lincoln
Next time you find disappointment and failure staring at you, think like Lincoln, says Prakash Iyer, Executive Coach, MD, Kimberly Clark-Lever.
December 10, 2011QS Global 200 B-schools 2012, IIM-A ranked number 2
As per the results of the annual QS Global 200 Business Schools Report Indian Institute of Management-Ahmebadad has been ranked second next to INSEAD, Singapore in the Asia Pacific region. Read on.
December 07, 2011'I became the only person in Bhopal to get calls from all 6 IIMs'
In response to our 'Life After CAT' series, Get Ahead reader Saurabh Uboweja narrates his journey from being the 'first' person in Bhopal to get calls from 6 IIMs after the CAT exam and the challenges he faced as he ventured into entrepreneurship. Read on.
'XAT would be similar to CAT in terms of difficulty'
In two online chats with readers on November 25 and December 2, ARKS Srinivas, ex-director of T.I.M.E. addressed reader queries on cracking NMAT, SNAP and XAT exam. For those who missed the live chats, read on for the transcript.
Top 7 unconventional applied science courses you can consider
Explore unconventional courses in Aerospace, Avionics and Physical Science, Postgraduation in Radio Astronomy, MSc in Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics and cyber security offered by specialised institutes. Read on
10 things to consider before signing your employment contract
So you have cleared all the rounds of group discussions and infinite rounds of interviews and landed a job. Next you just need to sign this contract and that's that! But hold on! Before you sign on the dotted line, there are a few things you should do.
December 06, 201110 common mistakes that KILL a start-up
Amit Grover, founder, Nurture Talent Academy that trains young entrepreneurs, lists out ten common mistakes made by young entrepreneurs and offers solutions to tackle the same. Read on.
December 05, 2011Effective tips to crack Group Discussion round
Knowledge, analytical skills and speaking in a cogent manner with respect to other team-mates is all it takes to clear the GD.
December 02, 2011QUIZ: 10 Common English mistakes Indians make
Can't differentiate between words that sound similar? Take the quiz and find out where you are going wrong.
December 01, 2011Last minute tips to crack SNAP 2011
In an online chat with readers on November 29, Aziz Manva, head of Testfunda.com addressed reader queries related to cracking SNAP 2011. For those who missed the live chat, here's the transcript.
Top 9 social science courses you can consider
Study aspects of social formation, structure and form of society through courses ranging from diplomas in transportation to craft design. Also, courses on geriatric care, infrastructure, child care and counselling and population studies. Read on
November 30, 2011Secret to success: Run with your mind, be unstoppable
Success in life is not defined just by talent and physical ability, says Prakash Iyer, Executive Coach and MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever. Read on.
November 29, 2011Last minute tips to prepare for MAT 2011
Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a leading second tier management entrance examination in India. MAT is held four times in a year and with December MAT fast approaching on December 4, 2011, Prateek Rai, Center manager for TIME coaching institute in Baroda shared his insights for MAT preparation.
How twinning courses let you study in India and abroad
Twinning programmes allow you to study partly in India and partly in a foreign institution. It's a great way to earn a foreign degree and save money, provided you avoid the pitfalls.
November 28, 2011States seek ban on new engineering college as students dwindle
With more colleges and less students, engineering colleges from three Indian states have requested the statutory body, AICTE to stop granting permissions for newer colleges.
10 mistakes young Indians make on their first job
Sanket Dantara, author of From Cubicles 2 Cabins: A survival guide to your first job talks about the ten mistakes that we make on our first job.
All you need to know about studying in Australia
With Australia relaxing its visa norms to accomodate more Indian students, the country could well be a good option to study abroad, says counsellor Suchitra Surve of Growth Centre.
November 25, 2011Top tips for aspiring chefs from a masterchef
From working in a Japanese restaurant to heading F&B services for a five-star chain of hospitals, and judging culinary championships, Chef Randy Chow has had diverse experiences in the field. Now, heading the faculty team At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, Singapore, Chef Randy shares his recipe for the creation of a top chef.
November 24, 2011The inspiring story of how a single mother made it to Harvard
This student bagged half a million US dollars in scholarships and educated herself after being left on the road with a baby to look after.
November 23, 2011What to do after BTech: Start working or study further?
Whether it is higher education or job search, decide wisely says Dr Brijesh Nair, an Associate Professor at VIT, Vellore. He did his Master's and PhD from Arizona State University, Tempe, US.
Tips to ace the Bank PO exam
The Indian Bank Personnel Selection common written examination for selection of candidates for clerical positions in 19 listed banks in the country is scheduled on November 27, 2011, Sunday. In an online chat with readers, Aziz Manva, head, Testfunda.com addressed reader queries related to cracking the exam. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
Golden rules to succeed at work
Ashish Garg, director of recruitment at Convergys, India, explains what it takes to succeed at the workplace.
He shunned a seven-figure salary to become an entrepreneur
From a IIM aspirant in 2005 to a IIM trainer in 2008, Vineet Patawari brilliantly used the experience gained during his college days to start not one, but three ventures namely Quickermaths.com, Fireup, and more recently CareerSkills to help students prepare and perform better. Here, he shares his entrepreneurial journey.
November 22, 2011'IIFT exam tends to be tougher than CAT'
In an online chat with readers on November 21, expert Naveenan Ramachandran of 2IIM addressed reader queries related to cracking the IIFT exam. The exam is scheduled on November 27, 2011, Sunday. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
Youth of the Year contest
Maruti Suzuki along with Dun & Bradstreet announced the launch of Colors of Youth 2011, a national level talent search competition for students pursuing professional courses in the country. Read on for details.
Five things Yahoo! wants in a candidate
What does an innovative and creative Internet company like Yahoo! look out for in potential employees? Aparna Ballakur, Vice President -- Human Resources, Yahoo! India, shares the five key qualities she always looks for in a potential recruit.
Meet the world's MOST influential Rhodes scholars
The Rhodes scholarship is an annual scholarship awarded to people who perform exceptionally well in academics, sports and community service. Winners of the scholarship are given the opportunity to study at the prestigious Oxford University. We profile some of the notable personalities who have won the scholarship.
How to write an impressive resume
A good CV, sharp covering letter and focused presentation in the interview are the keys to land the right job says Stephen R Covey and Jennifer Colosimo.
November 21, 2011Parliamentary debates: Lok Sabha comes to college
Think logically, speak convincingly, shed your inhibitions, and become a team person.
November 18, 2011Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellowship
PMRDF is an excellent opportunity for committed young people to contribute to enhancing development and welfare of the people in rural and tribal areas of the country.
The next HOT career: Mobile content developer!
# Over 80 crore mobile phone users are in India, offering a world of opportunities in mobile content space. This industry needs a lot more than just technical skills. Read on
November 17, 2011'I received calls from all IIMs except IIM-A'
In an exclusive online chat with readers on November 16, CAT 2010 topper Vidit Agarwal from Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow addressed reader queries related to cracking CAT and also guided aspirants on the way ahead. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
'Wasting one year is not always a good option'
In an online chat with readers on November 11, ARKS Srinivas, ex-director of T.I.M.E. addressed reader queries related to cracking CAT and other b-school exams. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
How this techie achieved his entrepreneurial dream
Ankit Rastogi, co-founder, IndianHotelReview, speaks about his start-up journey, career lessons, start-up dos and don'ts and his success mantras.
How Moscow transformed this IFS officer into a poet-artist
Poet, artist and award-winning diplomat Abhay K whose sixth book Candling the Light was released recently at the Sahitya Akademi in New Delhi tells Rediff about his life in the Indian Foreign Service and how he maintains a balance between his career and creative life.
November 16, 2011'Indian society not very encouraging towards entrepreneurs'
Gaurav Bhushan Sharma, an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad is a busy entrepreneur these days. His one year old start up C2B Consulting, which is primarily a crowd-sourced strategy consulting firm today employs young graduates and aims to cater to the SME (small to medium enterprises) segment of the market. On our request, he shares his journey and tells us how his life changed after one CAT exam.
India's top 25 B-schools of 2011, ISB-Hyd topples IIM-A
Recently, The Week announced the results of their annual b-school survey for business schools in India. Interestingly, ISB Hyderabad leads the top 25 list of business schools in India, ahead of IIM-Ahmedabad.
November 15, 2011Top 12 B-school entrance exams beyond the CAT
With over 8,000 seats IIMs can only satisfy about three percent of the total aspirants for the elusive business degree. But over the years a host of other institutions have come into being, which are as good as IIMs. Read on to find out more.
US sham univs: Obama admin puts onus on students and families
Obama administration says onus on students and their families to make sure they are not hoodwinked by US sham universities
November 14, 2011The entrepreneur who trains fellow entrepreneurs for a living
Amit Grover, founder India's first institute for training entrepreneurs tells Divya Nair how life changed for him after CAT and IIM.
Six dos and don'ts on your first day at work
Your first day at a new job can be one long and awkward exercise. Sanket Danatra, author of From Cubicles 2 Cabins: A survival guide to your first job tells us what you should and shouldn't do on the big day to make the right impression on your colleagues.
'There is no age limit for TOEFL test takers'
In an online chat with readers on November 10, Teresa Sanchez-Lazer, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program and ETS Spokesperson addressed reader queries related to cracking the TOEFL exam. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
November 11, 2011'CAT has become a test of accuracy than speed'
In an online chat with readers on November 3, Vinayak Kudva, head of IMS Learning addressed reader queries related to cracking the Common Admission Test and other b-school exams. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
Apply for the TOEFL Scholarship 2012
ETS is inviting applications from Indian students for the TOEFL India Scholarship 2011. Read on for details.
FREE mock CAT to test your speed
In the second part of on ongoing series of MBA preparation, we will bring to you a set of mock questions that will help you practice better for the b-school entrance exams -- from the Common Admission Test to the NMAT, SNAP, XAT and also the GMAT.
November 10, 2011Life after CAT: 'IIMs truly test your perseverance levels'
Siddhesh Joglekar, founder of Estatelister.com and alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta talks about how the CAT exam changed his life. Read on.
7 things they'll never teach you at B-school
Business schools will teach you a lot of things but there are certain things that you won't be able to learn from even the best in the business. Here are seven such qualities.
November 09, 2011Don't be trapped in the next Tri-Valley!
Horror stories like Tri Valley University and University of Northern Virginia, where students were enrolled in unaccredited institutions which violated visa norms, are still fresh in the minds of many. Don't fall prey to these traps, warns Rahul Choudaha, Director of Development & Innovation at WES, New York.
Life after CAT: 'It was the right thing for me'
The first IITian to graduate out of MICA, Anshul Sushil is now Vice President of a start up in Gurgaon. Here he tells us how the then pen and paper Common Admission Test gave an altogether different meaning to his life. Read on.
November 07, 2011'Rankings don't matter for an IIM graduate!'
In two online chats wid readers on October 28 and November 4, 2011, ARKS Srinivas, ex-director of T.I.ME. addressed reader queries related to cracking CAT 2011 and other b-school exams. For those who missed the live chat, here are the combined transcripts.
Meet the man behind CATapp, the mobile CAT application
Meet Ashish Chowdhary, a student of PGDM in Business Entrepreneurship at the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India who has co-developed the CATapp, a unique mobile application that will help students prepare better for the Common Admission Test (CAT).
November 04, 2011GMAT Quant vs CAT Quant: An analysis
Are you appearing for CAT and GMAT this year? Want to know what is the difference between the two? Ashish N of EducationAisle decodes it right here.
November 03, 2011Indian diplomat Abhay K to release his book of poems today
Release of Candling the Light, a collection of poems written in Moscow by poet and diplomat Abhay K.
November 02, 2011NMAT 2012 vs CAT 2011: A comparative analysis
Are you planning to appear for NMAT this year? The Narsee Monjee Aptitude Test conducted by Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai for admission to its MBA programmes began on October 31, 2011. Here's a first hand account of the NMAT 2012 exam.
'The level of difficulty of XAT is typically higher than CAT'
In two online chats with readers on October 27 and November 1, 2011, Aziz Manva of Testfunda.com addressed reader queries related to cracking the CAT and other b-school entrance exams. For those who missed the live chats, here's the unedited transcript.
November 01, 2011Tips to excel at job interviews
In an online chat with Get Ahead readers on October 19, Ashish Garg, Director of Recruitment at Convergys Corporation in India, discussed how one can excel at a job interview. Here's the unedited chat transcript.
'Don't treat CAT preparation like a gym membership'
In two online chats with readers on October 24 and 31, respectively, experts Naveenan Ramachandran, Rajesh Balasubramanian and KS Baskar from 2IIM addressed reader queries related to cracking CAT 2011 and more. For those who missed the live chats, here are the unedited transcript.
A visually impaired student's inspiring journey to IIM-A
Amit Jain was one of the first visually impaired students to have sought admission to the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad. Read on to know more about his journey
Now, dial a rickshaw for a smooth ride
In city that's always on the edge over rickshaw fares and rude auto drivers, Rickshawale.com is trying to change things in Mumbai with its first ever dial-a-rickshaw service.
October 31, 2011Test your speed with this free MOCK CAT
In the days to come we will bring to you a set of mock questions that will help you practice better for the b-school entrance exams -- from the Common Admission Test to the NMAT, SNAP, XAT and also the GMAT.
October 28, 2011All you need to know to crack the new GRE
Counsellor Suchitra Surve of Growth Centre explains the revised changes in the GRE exam pattern and offers tips for aspirants to crack the exam.
TOP reasons why candidates fake CVs
Praveen Kumar Parameswaran, India Head, Sourcing, UST Global lists seven reasons why candidates fake their resume and also suggests ways to identify them.
Preparing for a b-school exam? Read this!
Nearing a b-school exam? Don't know where to start? Here's a list of what you should do and avoid while preparing for a b-school exam. Read on.
October 27, 2011IIT coaching centres gear up to brace the new JEE
Even as the official announcement of the new changes in the JEE exam is yet to be made, IIT coaching centres from across the country are already gearing up their strategies two months in advance.
IIM-C widens net to catch more students
For those who fail to make it to the famed IIMs or other premier management institutes, IIM-Calcutta has plans to offer quality online courses to more than 5,000 students in the coming years.
POLL: Do students prefer the top IIMs only for fat packages?
The Common Admission Test 2011 that qualifies admission to 13 Indian Institutes of Management commenced October 22, 2011. Take the poll and let us know what you think about the quality of CAT, IIMs and more.
Here's how he made it to India's leading b-school
Maruthi Raj, a first year post graduate student of IIM-Ahmedabad finds time to pen down his journey right from cracking the CAT to getting into India's leading b-school. He shares his experience here. Read on.
October 25, 2011'CAT 2011 was easier than expected'
We invited readers to share their CAT experiences. Here, author Rav Gandhi shares his experience of writing the CAT on the first day and tells us why he found the paper to be relatively easier than last year. Read on.
'If you solve what you really know, you can get into IIMs'
In an online chat with readers on October 21, ARKS Srinivas, ex-director of T.I.M.E. addressed reader queries related to last minute strategies to crack CAT 2011. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
10 cheap and innovative alternatives to MBA
Industry focus, verifiable skills, cutting-edge knowledge are the primary drivers of these unique courses, which come cheap at about less than Rs 4-5 lakh for a 2-year programme, but offer careers which are comparable to the costlier MBA.
October 24, 2011Pointers on how to ace CAT 2011
, Chief Operating Officer of Ahmedabad-based test-preparation institute Endeavor Careers, analyses the first-day-first-slot of CAT 2011 and identifies pointers that test-takers in the later slots could use.
CAT 2011 Tips: Attempt 24 questions with 85 percent accuracy
In an online chat with readers on October 20, Vinayak Kudva, head, IMS Learning addressed last minute queries to solving problems in CAT 2011. The Common Admission Test that qualifies admission to various post graduate programmes in the 13 Indian Institutes of Management and 150 other b-schools commenced October 22 and ends November 18, 2011. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
CAT 2011: 'IIMs and Prometric have done a terrific job'
We asked experts who gave the CAT 2011 exam on the first day to give us a detailed analysis of the new pattern. Here, expert Naveenan Ramachandran of 2IIM shares his views about the exam.
10 questions to ask yourself before you go for an MBA
It is easy to get swayed by your peers getting themselves the much hyped business administration degree. But should YOU get one too? Sameer Kamat, author of Beyond the MBA: A Guide to understanding and Surviving B-Schools lists out the questions you must ask yourself before taking the big step.
October 22, 2011CAT 2011 unplugged: No surprises in the exam
There were hardly any surprises in CAT 2011 exam, says , author and IIM Calcutta alumnus.
First day, first show: 'CAT 2011 wasn't great'
Rediff.com's visited the IBSAR centre at Belapur on the first day of CAT 2011 and spoke to students to find out how the first day went by. While most students do not prefer to take the CAT on the first day, we spoke to some students who braved it on the D-Day.
CAT 2011: Day 1 students face system errors, login issues
Crashing computers, log-in problems upset students on the first day of Common Admission Test, 2011 at the IBSAR centre at Belapur CBD, Navi Mumbai. As many as 3,000 students appeared for the first day of the CAT exam. reports.
October 21, 2011From an IIM student to an IIM aspirant
Mangesh Zope, a student of Post Graduate Diploma in Management at IIM Calcutta finds time to pen down a few essential notes to CAT aspirants. Interestingly, he scribbled this while waiting for a train at Munich railway station. Read on.
One day to CAT 2011: What to do, what to avoid
In the third and last part of the CAT series ARKS Srinivas, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and ex-Director at T.I.M.E presents a low down on what to do one day before the exam.
'To crack CAT, you need to be smart, not intelligent'
Aroop Chaudhari, 26 from Mumbai, who has cracked the Common Admission Test five times in a row since 2005, says that if your concepts are clear, you can easily crack the exam. Read on.
'Indian institutes are also good for MBA'
In an online chat with readers on October 18, Aziz Manva, IIM-Lucknow alumnus and head of Testfunda.com addressed reader queries related to cracking CAT 2011 exam, which will commence from October 22, 2011. For those who missed the chat, here's the unedited transcript.
Don't miss! How to get a job at Oracle
Oracle plans to hire 3,500 people by may 2012. of Careers360 tells you what you need to know to land a job at Oracle India.
October 20, 2011'If you think you are IIM material, nothing can stop you'
In the first part of last minute CAT 2011 preparation series, ARKS Srinivas, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and ex-Director at T.I.M.E. Mumbai spoke about the mental strategy. In the second part, here, he shares tips and strategies to solving Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation sections. Read on
Last minute tips from CAT 2010 toppers
While it is obvious to hear the traditional set of last minute tips, we bring you some essential tips from various students who cracked the Common Admission Test last year (CAT 2010), some of whom are also studying at the Indian Institutes of Management. Read on.
Jobs are back in 2011, reveals survey
A recently announced Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey revealed that placement figures for 2011 graduates have increased considerably since last year and that graduates who did an internship stood a better chance of being employed. Read on.
October 19, 2011The 10-point mental strategy for CAT 2011
With CAT 2011 commencing on October 22, 2011, expert ARKS Srinivas, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and ex-Director at T.I.M.E. Mumbai advises aspirants on what to bear in mind while appearing for CAT 2011 this year. Read on
MBA in banking, retail management and more
Applications invited for full time MBA programmes in Banking Management; MBA Retail Management; BTech at IIST and Executive MBA in International Programme in Management. Read on for details.
50 MOST important formulae for CAT 2011
With CAT 2011 commencing on October 22, 2011, here's a list of 50 most important formulae that will help you crack problems in the Quantitative Ability section. Read on.
October 17, 2011CAT topper: Focus on your strengths, let it reflect in your score
year old Sumar Loomba from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh who scored 99.91 percent in CAT 2010 did not attend a coachng class.
Find out what this farmer plans to do with his MBA degree
year old Hariharan V is a farmer from Tamil Nadu who is pursuing an MBA degree at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. With his education, he plans to contribute to farming industry in a better way. How? Read on.
Nominations invited for Spirit of Humanity Awards
The AmeriCares India Spirit of Humanity Awards 2012 is India's first healthcare awards to honour and recognize individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions towards improving healthcare and empowering a healthier and stronger society.
October 14, 2011All you need to know about the SAT 2011 exam
Plan to do your graduation abroad? You will have to appear for the Scholastic Assessment Test or SAT, which is an entrance test that will qualify your admission to undergraduate programmes in the US. Counsellor Suchitra Surve from Growth Centre tells you all about the exam -- from registration to tips to crack the exam. Read on.
CAT tips: How to speed up your calculations
Ravi Handa, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and a faculty at IMS Learning helps you decode strategies to solve Data Interpretation problems in CAT. Read on.
October 13, 2011GATE 2012: Exam dates announced!
The online examination for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2012 is scheduled on January 29, 2012 while the offline exam will be held on February 12, 2012, Sunday. Read on for details.
CAT Tips: Practice different question types
In an online chat with readers on October 11, Aziz Manva, IIM-Lucknow alumnus and head of Testfunda.com addressed queries related to cracking CAT, XAT and other b-school entrance exams. While the CAT 2011 is scheduled between October 22 and November 18, 2011, the Xavier T is scheduled on January 8, 2012. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
October 12, 2011Online registration for XAT 2012 ends on Nov 30
November 30 is the last date for online registration for Xavier Admission Test (XAT) 2012 conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. Read on for details
Five tips for taking study abroad decisions
Be ready for self-discovery and conscious adaptation to fit yourself in a new culture.
How Facebook and Twitter can cost you your job!
On October 3, 2011, Pierre Sormany of Radio-Canada faced suspension after he reportedly posted false statements on Facebook implicating another broadcaster. Read on to know how your cyberspace activities could cost you your job and more.
October 11, 2011Students will not be left in lurch: TASMAC
The London campus of Pune-based TASMAC School of Business suddenly closed down on October 6. Although the exact reason for its abrupt closure remains unknown, the move comes in the wake of UK's efforts to tighten norms in tier-4 student visas.
10 dos and don'ts while asking for a raise
Everyone could do with that little extra cash but how do you sell the idea to your boss that you deserve it. Vikas Shirodkar, Vice-president, Human Resource Development, General Motors, India lists out these dos and don'ts to follow.
Managing people at work: 5 key HR trends
HR professionals are today looked upon to provide strategic business partnership and play key roles in developing better business leaders and shaping world-class organisations. Here are five key trends prevailing in the human resource space today.
October 10, 2011Harvard Business School announces four new programmes for India
Harvard Business School (HBS) will be offering four new Executive Education programmes for the first time in India. Read on to know more about the programmes.
Around 80 percent of MBAs in each b-school are engineers'
In an online chat hosted on October 4, Aziz Manva, an IIM-Lucknow alumnus and head of Testfunda.com addressed reader queries related to post CAT strategies to crack Essays, Group Discussion, Personal Interview and more. For those who missed the live chat, here's the unedited transcript.
Beware! 9 regulations that put students in a soup
From MBBS to biotechnology, across academic and professional programmes, the regulators have consistently been betraying the trust students place in them. Read on to find out how.
October 07, 2011PICS: World's best univs; ZERO Indian institutes in top 200!
According to the annual results of top 200 world universities released by Times Higher Education magazine, California Institute of Technology, US ranks number one. Unfortunately, no Indian University has featured in the top 200 list. Read on to find out the top 10 institutes of the world for 2011-12.
'India lacks good sports managers'
In his recent visit to India, Prof Shilbury, Chair, Sport Management Program, School of Management & Marketing, Deakin University pointed out at the dearth of sports managers in the country and addressed the importance of sports management as a lucrative career option both in India and abroad. Read on.
CAT: How to solve cube and matchstick problems in LR
Ravi Handa, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and faculty at IMS learning shares strategies to solve cube and matchstick problems in Logical Reasoning.
October 04, 2011Faking credentials could cost you your career
Faking software knowledge, ability to work on a package or even experience in a firm are par the course for many. Pradeep Soundararajan explains why it spells trouble.
'Never do more than one mock test a day'
In an online chat with readers on September 29, Aziz Manva, an IIM-Lucknow alumnus and head of Testfunda.com addressed queries related to cracking the CAT 2011 in one month. For those who missed it, here's the transcript:
October 03, 2011CAT topper: Fine tune strategies instead of mugging new concepts
With the Common Admission Test fast approaching aspirants are giving finishing touches to their preparation. Uday Mehta, who secured 100 percentile in CAT 2010 shares his success mantra and offers tips to crack the exam. Read on.
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