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Why choose a career in engineering in India?

Everyone wants their child to become an engineer. With the JEE Mains 2016 and JEE Advanced 2016 just around the corner, many aspiring engineers are busy filling out the JEE Mains application form as well as the JEE Advanced application form. The JEE mains admit card will also be soon available, meanwhile all the students are eagerly waiting for the latest ... Read More »

For a Fuller MBA Experience, Consider Studying Full-Time

If you have a love for business or finance and you want to take your education and career to the next level, pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration might be the right choice for you. According to the latest applicant research, Canada remains the third most popular MBA study destination in the world, so for anyone looking to pursue an MBA in ... Read More »

A-levels are not the only route to university, says Ucas

A-levels are not the only route to university, with a range of alternative qualifications securing a degree place, says the admissions service, Ucas. Ucas urges parents and teachers to be more aware of other options, as rising numbers of students apply to university without the traditional three A-levels. Ucas figures show more UK students are taking alternative qualifications, such as ... Read More »

Garden project helps pupils engage in school

Image captionBefore and after: Pupils in Birmingham tidied and replanted their school garden Taking part in a project, such as running a club or renovating a garden, can prevent pupils becoming disengaged from education, research suggests. The Demos study indicated working on a pupil-led “co-production” with teachers and school staff improved behaviour, confidence and social skills. The think tank set ... Read More »

Change in exam welcome but teaching rejig needed: Experts

The directorate of government examinations, as promised in circulars in 2015, has implemented changes in the exam pattern, which will be reflected in the Class 10 boards this year. But will these reforms yield positive results? That’s the larger question. Though schools and educationists have appreciated the move, they feel that until the teaching methodology is overhauled, students might not ... Read More »

Mystery of ‘missing’ carbon on Mars decoded

Scientists have found that ultraviolet (UV) rays from Sun caused Mars to lose its atmospheric carbon dioxide, solving the long-standing mystery of the ‘missing’ carbon on the red planet. Mars is blanketed by a thin, mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere that is too thin to keep water from freezing or quickly evaporating. However, geological evidence has led scientists to conclude that ... Read More »

Safety in numbers: Cracking the coefficient code

Decimal expansion of numbers was a common exercise in middle-school mathematics. Fractions like 1/5 and 1/4 were less taxing. Their decimal expansions terminated promptly at 0.2 and 0.25 respectively. But the fraction 1/3 was a little intriguing. Its decimal expansion did not terminate, but it soon became clear that a single digit, namely 3, started to repeat itself. For certain ... Read More »

IIT Roorkee introduces new grades in its marking system

Tapan Susheel | 16 hrs ago|The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R), which was in the eye of a storm recently over the expulsion of 71 students from the institute for not scoring the minimum 5 CGPA, has now introduced two new grades in its Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) grading system. [“source-Times of India”] Read More »

No paper admit cards for civil services main exam: UPSC

No paper admit card will be issued for this year’s civil services main examination, scheduled to begin from Friday, the UPSC has said. Candidates will have to download e-admit cards and take a printout thereof. About 15,000 candidates have qualified in this year’s civil services preliminary examination. [“source-Times of India”] Read More »

Uttarakhand govt seeks collaboration with NGOs on health, agriculture, education

Uttarakhand government struck a deal with the Hans Foundation to collaborate in a host of sectors including health, agriculture, education, forest, water, sanitation and welfare of the handicapped. The MoU was signed by Additional Chief Secretary S Raju and the CEO of the Hans Foundation S N Mehta in the presence of Chief Minister Harish Rawat at the latter’s residence, ... Read More »