Even as the IITs, IIMs, NITs and universities like JNU, Bombay University are world acclaimed, more and more students are shifting abroad to pursue higher education. For years, Indian colleges have made it to the global lists highlighting universities with academic excellence. Even then our young minds are drifting away. Little do they know that… Continue reading 14 World Leaders who have studied in Indian Universities
It's been 10 years since the iPhone first went on sale back in 2007, and lots of stories behind the device's creation are spilling out. One new story suggests that the iPhone might have turned out entirely differently, except for one two-week sprint where a team of elite Apple employees worked around the clock and… Continue reading ‘This isn’t good enough’ – Steve Jobs gave the original iPhone design team a 2-week ultimatum
Noida-based Fastudent.com is India’s first and only B2B2C DIY education e-commerce platform, catering to the academic needs of students across age groups - from play school to post graduate students - by supplying them a range of education products and services. It sells everything right from textbooks to stationery for students. The startup has partnered with… Continue reading This unique education e-commerce marketplace is giving Indian students what they needed for the longest time
We're excited to go back, but the struggles of not living at home are DEFINITELY real... 1. Nobody wants to be the first to buy loo roll... It's not that its expensive, it's just we're all broke. And we'd rather buy vodka. 2. There is mould all over your new house... ...it’s disgraceful, we should definitely complain!… Continue reading 13 Struggles of your Week Back at College
This may surprise you, but Sal Khan used to skip classes at MIT. They were too long and boring, he often thought, particularly lectures. “I found it much more valuable to learn the material at my own time and pace,” he says. “I learned a lot more going into the computer lab or the science… Continue reading Khan Academy Founder: No, You’re Not Dumb. Anyone Can Learn Anything.
With a population of 315 million, Indian students would make for the fourth biggest country in the world, nearly touching the US with a population of 318 million. This is a number that gives great hope to us as a country. It is also the right time to bring another number here. According to the… Continue reading The Big Difference Between IITs and MIT
Over 62 percent of India’s population falls in the working age group. This advantage that India possesses has attracted global attention because of the immense potential it offers is not just for India but also for the world. However to realize the rewards of a young workforce, we need to ensure they are employable. 1. Address Gaps in Education and Skill Training The harsh reality is that only 4.69… Continue reading How India Can Best Utilize Its Demographic Advantage
Break out of a rut by giving another persona a try. Do you feel like you are creatively blocked? Well, we have a solution for you: psychological halloweenism. No, you’re not going to wear orange and black, play the Monster Mashand try to figure out the Wolfman’s childhood trauma. Well, you could, but you might get… Continue reading You Can Boost Your Creativity by Imagining You’re Someone Else
A BJP MP wrote to Aligarh Muslim University last month, demanding to know why a portrait of Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah was hanging on the wall of the students’ union office. AMU explained that Jinnah was a founder member of the university court who had been given life membership of the union 80 years… Continue reading Salil Misra on Mohammad Ali Jinnah and why he still provokes.
Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement, aka the uprising of the masses against the tyranny of the one percent? I bet you’re wondering whatever happened to that? What happened is it fizzled out in a heartbeat, and for one simple reason: It wasn’t credible. The movement did not represent the 99 percent as claimed. It represented… Continue reading Can’t Find a Job? Try This Instead.