IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

IIM students are donating back to the institutes after graduating. Here’s how

Globally Wharton, Yale and Harvard are the best known institutes whose students believe in giving back pickups once they are established in their life. And the trend seems to be catching up well with Indian business schools as well. This month, IIM-Ahmedabad has raised Rs 7.5 crore from its alumni Vishwavir Ahuja, managing director of RBL Bank, and Aprameya R and Raghunandan G, cofounders of TaxiForSure, to support infrastructure funding, according to an ET news report. “Alumni response has been overwhelming,” Ajit K Motwani, head of the development office at IIM-A told ET. What helped was…

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Are online classes and course work worth it?

Are online classes and course work worth it?

Students, like myself, choose online or hybrid classes for their simplicity, easy time management and the guaranteed passing grade. Other hybrid classes, such as math, require online aspects of teaching. In the math class I’m currently taking, my professor’s exact words were, “It’s like you don’t even need me here, I’m just talking out of the textbook.” This results, from my personal experience, in you not showing up to class because the professor doesn’t take attendance, so you eventually end up slacking and failing the course. Thirty percent of my…

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These Certifications Are Likely To Benefit You In Logistics Career

These Certifications Are Likely To Benefit You In Logistics Career

Global Logistics and Dispatch Career Training People with training in this course can choose from a wide range of career opportunities in transport and other public and private industries. The Global Logistics and Dispatch Certificate Program provides training and employment for many career choices in a variety of areas including logistics, aviation operations, warehousing distribution, import/export customs and managing revenue based transportation services and common carriers. Graduates in this course may get a job title as Dispatcher, Cargo Agent, Freight Broker, Shipping and Receiving Clerk Traffic, Manager Documentation, and Logistics…

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Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

Staff crunch: Teachers say new distance learning rules are impossible to implement

On Friday, the higher education funding and regulating agency, the University Grants Commission, notified new rules for open and distance learning programmes in India. These courses that deliver printed, recorded or online learning material to students so that they can study on their own time and at home have proliferated since the Dr BR Ambedkar Open University, in Telangana, and the Indira Gandhi National Open University in Delhi were founded in the 1980s. They hold classes periodically and do not require students to attend classes regularly in an institution. The…

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Are Online Classes for Everyone?

Are Online Classes for Everyone?

When I was given the opportunity to take ECON 201 as an online course for the Spring 2017 semester, I seized it right away, even though I had never taken an online class through NJIT before and had no real idea of what to expect. The discussion surrounding the effectiveness of online courses was enough to make me feel comfortable registering for the class, despite my slight reservations. This scenario is not uncommon, as over the past decade online classes, also known as “distance learning” courses, have developed a strong…

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Here Are 8 Career Opportunities For Indian Army Wives In The Internet Era

Here Are 8 Career Opportunities For Indian Army Wives In The Internet Era

Being an army wife is a tough job. To add to that, husband’s hectic schedule and frequent transfers make it difficult for an army wife to pursue a full-time career. I have seen many talented and qualified women letting go of their career due to dearth of good opportunities in smaller towns where their husbands are posted. However, with telecommuting slowly becoming a popular option in India, a lot of new career opportunities have opened up for army wives now. I am an army wife and I work full time…

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‘Schools are in jeopardy’: teachers renew funding plea in run-up to polls

‘Schools are in jeopardy’: teachers renew funding plea in run-up to polls

Headteachers in England have called for school funding to be at the top of the political agenda in the run-up to the general election, warning that widespread budget cuts threaten to undermine the education system. As political campaigning gathered pace, teachers predicted that progress in education would stall and academic standards would start to decline if schools continued to come under “unacceptable levels of financial pressure”. Russell Hobby, the general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) union, called on all the parties seeking to form the next…

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7 Marine Corps online-training classes are on the chopping block

7 Marine Corps online-training classes are on the chopping block

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Marine Corps is axing some online courses and adding more face-to-face training, according to an early copy of an internal message obtained by Stars and Stripes. The cuts, which include seven classes representing five hours of annual training, take effect May 1, the message said. Those courses are Hazing, Tobacco Cessation, Unit Marine Awareness and Prevention Integrated Training, Marine Corps Records Management, Combating Trafficking in Persons, Violence Prevention and Social Media Conduct. Online training on operational security, terrorism awareness and cybersecurity will continue, the…

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Two UK schools are testing body cameras for teachers in the classroom

Two UK schools are testing body cameras for teachers in the classroom

Two schools in the UK are testing the use of body cameras worn by teachers in order to deter bad behavior in the classroom. The move is part of an “unstoppable” trend for the adoption of this technology, says criminal justice researcher Tom Ellis, who revealed the existence of the three-month trials in a report for The Conversation. According to Ellis, the cameras are optional, only turned on when it is “legitimate, proportionate, and necessary,” and are intended to help teachers resolve conflicts and reduce low-level disturbances. “The cameras are…

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Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

When I reached my mid-50s I decided to make a radical career change. I’d spent 25 years in industry in a series of increasingly senior HR roles with high profile companies and I had no real reason to abandon a career that was developing very well. No real reason, that is, except one, crucial one. I wanted something different. Much to the surprise of my friends and colleagues, instead of being a senior executive in an international company, I decided to become a teacher. It could, as many of them…

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