India’s engineering graduates have loans to pay but no jobs – so who is clearing their debt?

India’s engineering graduates have loans to pay but no jobs – so who is clearing their debt?

  Four years after receiving his bachelor of technology degree in electronics and communication, B Jeyachandiran was forced to concede defeat. He had graduated in 2011 from the private Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He applied for engineering jobs but with no success. Between 2012 and 2013, he sold insurance in Chennai. The following year, he became a data-entry operator with a construction company in Thanjavur. But this job did not satisfy him and his salary was not enough to repay his education loan….

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Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

Facebook is letting Groups create online learning courses – what could possibly go wrong?

  Facebook, a brand with an untarnished reputation and a pedigree for reliability, is getting into the e-learning game. The social media behemoth is quietly testing a feature that would let anyone running a group to create their own online classes, which would include units and discussions. I have no idea how this could possiblybackfire in any way. Follow Matt Navarra ⭐️ ✔@MattNavarra WOAH! Facebook is testing an online learning feature for Groups to compete with the likes of @udemy h/t @MariSmith 12:53 AM – 1 Jun 2017 1515 Retweets 3131 likes…

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British people don’t want religious school selection – so why is the Government pushing ahead with it?

British people don’t want religious school selection – so why is the Government pushing ahead with it?

“My son, who is now five, has missed out on a placement at all the schools in our catchment area. I am a single working mum and am struggling to cope getting him to a school miles away. It is affecting my job as we need to use public transport and three bus journeys to get him to school, which means I am often late for work. Over the last year he has slipped further and further down the waiting list and I am now very desperate for help.” This…

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Islamic school’s sex segregation policy is not discriminatory – High Court

Islamic school’s sex segregation policy is not discriminatory – High Court

An Islamic school’s policy of segregating its male and female pupils does not constitute discrimination, the High Court found, refuting claims published in a highly critical Ofsted report over the summer. In Tuesday’s ruling, Justice Robert Jay ruled that inspectors from the schools watchdog were “erroneous” in concluding that separation by sex amounted to unlawful discrimination. “Given that both girls and boys are denied the same opportunity of interaction with the opposite sex, it would be artificial to hold that each group has been discriminated against, in the sense of…

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This startup is a recruitment startup company – Zigsaw Consultancy

This startup is a recruitment startup company – Zigsaw Consultancy

The job market in today’s scenario has huge scope. With the growth in job opportunities, there is a growth in the job seekers as well. However, there definitely is a dearth of people who can bridge the gap between job seeker and a job provider. One startup that is working towards this direction is Zigsaw Consultancy. Founder Zigsaw Consiultancy Zigsaw, aims at helping the job seekers to get the most relevant job according to their skills, and the companies to get their best candidate. They basically recruit people for the companies. Their aim is…

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Online education – the way forward for 10 million hungry Indian minds

Online education – the way forward for 10 million hungry Indian minds

Education is the key to inclusive growth in any society. India is a young country with nearly 300 million people in the 19-35 age group. Based on the recent FICCI–EY report, currently India’s gross enrolment at 22 percent (30 million) is one of the lowest in the world, compared to 90 percent in the US, 62 percent in the UK and 31 percent in China. If we need to push our ratio even high enough to match China’s, then that amounts to educating an additional 15 million students – which…

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Higher education – Costs and scholarships

Higher education – Costs and scholarships

Costs Before you begin your studies, think carefully about the costs and how you will finance your studies. The cost of courses in the UK compares favourably with other major education destinations. The rate of international undergraduate student satisfaction with the cost of living in the UK is also higher than that of other top countries for study abroad (UK HE International Unit, December 2015). UK undergraduate and postgraduate courses are generally shorter than in other countries. This helps to keep tuition fees and living expenses down. Most full-time undergraduate courses…

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The ultimate guide to nailing any job interview – live chat

The ultimate guide to nailing any job interview – live chat

Competition for jobs is fierce, but if you’ve been asked to interview, you’ve already beaten the odds. On average jobs attract around 250 applicants and onlyfour to six of these are offered an interview. So if you’ve been invited to the office, you’re not far from success. But how can you make sure you get the job? The secret is preparation, says Andrew Fennell, founder of Standout CV. “Review the job specification and identify any requirements where your skills don’t match up. Once you understand your shortcomings, you can plan…

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I’m lucky – my manager supports me with my depression

I’m lucky – my manager supports me with my depression

My line manager has raised me from a newborn, guileless graduate to a fully fledged professional through her tolerance, patience, challenge and high expectations; I am, she says, her “little protege”. She believes in me more than I have ever believed in myself. So you can imagine the difficulty I had when it came to having to disclose my mental health condition. How not to talk to someone with anxiety Read more From the age of 16, the dark cloud of depression and anxiety has hung over my head. When…

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