Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sep
9
2011

Grant from Hewlett Packard – ICIE Aurobindo Society

In another step towards encouraging innovative ideas and projects, the India Council for Integral Education (ICIE), a unit of Sri Aurobindo Society, has received a $1 million grant called Education Innovation Fund for India (EIFI). The grant is sponsored by Hewlett Packard through its office of global social innovation and is managed by ICIE. The fund was formally launched in the presence of eminent people including the US Consul General for Chennai, Jennifer A. McIntyre.

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Sep
8
2011

ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING AT NEWCASTLE: A WORLDCLASS SPECIALIZATION

Few in India know that in the UK electrochemical nanoparticle engineers hold some of the most well acknowledged and highly paid jobs. What do these engineers do? Some make silicon chips, smartphones , and high-end integrated circuits while others contribute to pharmaceuticals; still others to oil, petroleum, and gas sectors, or to the chemical and power sector. They are extremely skilled professionals and can branch out to any of these fields after completing their term. One thing that is absolutely imperative in this relatively complex stream is to have sound numerical and quantitative skills and to grasp the essence of logic, argument, and science.

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Sep
7
2011

FULBRIGHTERS, AHOY!

As part of the 2011 Fulbright-Nehru fellowship program, 58 student researchers, and 7 teachers are in India. Started in 1946 in the United States as the flagship international educational exchange program, the Fulbright fellowships have had till date 116,900 participants from the US and 192,800 from other countries. To avail of this fellowship, one needs to choose a research subject that one is passionate about and also take time to formalize one’s thoughts and research goals before writing the application essays.

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Sep
7
2011

YOUR TELECOM IDEAS COULD WIN BIG PRIZE MONEY! LAST DATE SEPT 15, 2011

How often have your felt that the distance between a great idea and great change is only a matter of funding? The United Nations is organizing a competition to help bridge just that gap; the winners get to share a prize money of $63,000 as well as receive help from industry mentors to transform winning ideas into a real-world solution.

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Sep
6
2011

The 2011 QS World University Rankings

It was through the most wide-ranging surveys of their kind ever conducted that the 2011 QS World University Rankings were compiled. Numbers alone do not tell the whole story, especially since universities are complex. While other rankings focus primarily on measures of research productivity such as citations, the QS exercise counterbalances this information with the views of global academic and graduate employers drawn from a truly representative global sample. Thus QS has dramatically increased the scope of its surveys in 2011. This year’s rankings draw on the views of over 33,000 academics and 16,000 graduate employers from around the globe.

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Sep
6
2011

No Indian University in Top 200 of World Rankings

Continuing its domination of the world rankings, the United States has taken 13 of top 20 and 70 of top 300 places, while 14 of 19 Canadian universities have ranked lower than 2010. Germany, a recent entrant as an educational destination, has no university making it to the top 50 despite its Excellence Initiative. University of Cambridge retains its number one spot ahead of Harvard, according to the QS World University Rankings 2011. Meanwhile, MIT jumps to the third position, ahead of Yale and Oxford. In Asia, many institutions—especially those from Japan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China—have fared well at a discipline level in subject rankings produced by QS this year; this is particularly true in technical and hard science fields.

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Sep
6
2011

Oxford University Introduces an MA in English Language

For the first time in its history, Oxford University has introduced a one-year master’s degree program in English language.

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Sep
6
2011

Careers in Civil Aviation

Owing to the introduction of low-cost flights, liberalization in the aviation sector, and entry of private airlines, India’s aviation industry is poised to grow significantly, and that only means excellent career opportunities that will suit many interests and backgrounds––from the most mundane to the most sophisticated and thrilling.

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Sep
6
2011

Career as an Online Security Analyst

While the netizens of the world are keen about what’s hot and happening on the internet, very few of them have any idea about the internet space beyond the obvious interface. Behind all the slick front of the World Wide Web, the threat of criminal hackers who misuse confidential data continues to loom large. There are innumerable intrusions into private and confidential spaces happening all the time out there in the cyber world that––when not prevented or deterred––can prove to be disastrous; hence the need for online security analysts who can handle such complications.

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Sep
5
2011

What Hirers Want: Do Our Best Business Schools Know?

Talking about B-schools, K. Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, spoke of the main questions for which he has been searching answers: Why were B-schools set up? Who do they serve? How do we evaluate their fulfillment of purpose and their efficacy? Based on his association with B-schools for over 20 years, he gave an analysis that is summarized below.

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