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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Kerala Public Service Commission: Notice for 117 posts released. Here’s how you can apply

Kerala Public Service Commission: Notice for 117 posts released. Here’s how you can apply

Kerala PSC (Public Service Commission) is inviting candidates for 117 posts. Details are available on Kerala’s PSC’s official website, keralapsc.gov.in. Applications will be accepted online till June 14. Candidates have to be 20 to 31 years old and should have a graduate degree from a recognised university or institute. The posts are for village field assistant, higher secondary school teacher, medical officer, police constable, driver, pharmacist, math lecturer, assistant professors in infectious disease, gastroenterology, lower division clerk, and laboratory technical assistant, various media reports say. A written test for the…

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UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

UPSC Civil Services: Here’s everything you need to know about The Interview

The personality test, which is the final gateway to the so-called corridors of power – to the foreign, civil, police and other services, is perceived as the proverbial X-factor in the success story of a candidate. The Civil Services examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, is one of the most arduous and keenest competitions in India, involving over five lakh aspirants vying for a mere 800-1000 seats. Spread over a period of nearly a year, the preliminary, main examinations and the interview (personality test) represent the three phases…

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Here’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to know from Trump’s education pick

Here’s what Elizabeth Warren wants to know from Trump’s education pick

In advance of this week’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday sent Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, a litany of questions that raise concerns about the billionaire’s qualifications for the job. “The Secretary’s actions can make a real difference in whether or not Americans can get a fair shot in reaching the American Dream,” Warren wrote in the letter to DeVos. “Given that you have virtually no experience with these important responsibilities, your testimony … will be critical to assessing you readiness for the position.” [Democrats…

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Students, want to excel in Data Science? Here’s what you must do

Students, want to excel in Data Science? Here’s what you must do

Within the purview of Data Management, a new discipline called “Data Science” has emerged. It should not be confused with Analytics—the buzzword of the 21st century. Unfortunately, however, Data Analysis, Data Analytics and Data Science are used interchangeably in the Indian context. It is an emerging, highly impacted and a rapidly expanding area of studies. Its usage can be found in various industries across different sectors, including but not limited to banking, telecom, manufacturing, logistics and healthcare. As far as pure Data Science is concerned, the National Institute of Securities…

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Here’s why an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu & Kashmir is a good idea

Here’s why an Indian Institute of Management in Jammu & Kashmir is a good idea

Following the decision of the Modi government on Oct 13, 2016, to set up an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) school in Jammu as a part of its Rs 80,000-crore development package for the state, things may actually start to look up for the violence-infested state. IIM-Ahmedabad campus. Last month, at an all-party meeting Prime Minister Modi had announced the package, which includes improved facilities for education and health, employment for youths, agriculture, and push for tourism. The announcement of IIM, though, is an ambitious one, and hopefully, it will…

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