Education

B-schools, including IIMs, see strong summer placements amid jobs debate

While IIM Lucknow and IIM Kozhikode completed their summer placements within four days, XLRI Jamshedpur achieved 100% placement in two days. Photo: New Delhi: Amid concerns over falling employment opportunities in the country, several top B-schools, including some Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), have reported strong summer placements for their students with sales and marketing, finance and consulting being the top ... Read More »

Enabling access to vocational education can help bring down income inequality

A file photo of Maruti Suzuki’s centre of excellence for automobile skill training. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint Mumbai: As automation threatens to take away jobs, workers without skills for new jobs are likely to be hit the hardest. Focusing on vocational training rather than university education may be a better way to deal with this challenge, according to a new National Bureau ... Read More »

Khan Academy to create educational videos in Indian languages

Sal, founder & CEO, Khan Academy. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Khan Academy, a non-profit education organisation, is set to launch content in Indian languages. By 2018, the online provider of educational videos is expected to release content in Gujarati, Bengali and Hindi. “Currently, the content on Khan Academy’s portal which is also tailored to the Indian curriculum is available in English,” ... Read More »

Crack XAT in 30 days with the Right Preparation Strategy

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) is a national level entrance test conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur. Through this exam, more than 150 renowned B-Schools in India offer admission in their management and allied courses. As it is considered to be the most sought-after exam, every year lakhs of students dream of qualifying XAT. Some succeed in their endeavours while others lose hope ... Read More »

Delhi University: 5 SRCC grads bag Rs 20 lakh placement offers

Delhi University’s (DU) Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) students have recently bagged Rs 20 lakh offer from international consulting firm. As per reports, five students have bagged Rs 20 lakh offer from Boston Consulting Group. As reported by Indian Express, the college has announced that the average number of offers extended increased substantially, marking a great leap from last year. ... Read More »

Representing on the biggest stage

   Being a student and an outstanding athlete requires extreme dedication and a strong work ethic. These qualities are abundant in Geoffrey Cheah, who initially started swimming at a young age to fight his asthma. He went on to become a competitive swimmer for many years before he eventually got the chance to represent Hong Kong in the Olympic Games Rio ... Read More »

A teacher’s dream come true

  Having been brought up in the East End of London and taught in a working class area of Yorkshire for three years before moving to Hong Kong, it took Chris Forse a year working as an ESF teacher to adjust and “realise he had arrived in teacher heaven”. The year was 1974, and at a time when Island School ... Read More »

An ESF education is for life

  It was no exaggeration when Jal Shroff called King George V School (KGV) “his school”. As a former student of KGV who had spent nine years chairing the Foundation, he ensured that his children also attended KGV and in September 2017 his granddaughter Mia will start in the same school. “I can still remember the days when girls and ... Read More »

IIT Roorkee students win international competition by developing ‘Evacool’

As a part of the ‘Go Green in the City 2017’ held at the Schneider Electric headquarters in Paris, two IIT Roorkee students developed a low-cost earthenware cooling technology named Evacool. As a part of the ‘Go Green in the City 2017’ held at the Schneider Electric headquarters in Paris, two Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee students developed a low-cost ... Read More »

IIIT Hyderabad: Course introduced on ‘Foundations for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning’

The International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) has launched a programme on artificial intelligence and machine learning. The course, Foundations for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning was launched on Tuesday. PJ Narayanan, III-H director said, “Every corporate, every company is investing very heavily into artificial intelligence and machine learning. You must have heard about the efforts by the big corporates. But, ... Read More »