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GIS and Remote Sensing

Most of the countries in the world have started specialising in Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS). In India, the lack of skilled workforce has always been a concern. With the advent of new and advanced technology, the importance of geospatial science is going to amplify. Accelerated growth and development prospects in India would encourage several industries and businesses to use GIS and Remote Sensing. These tools and techniques can be widely used [...]

Union Budget 2015 Focus shifts to Higher Education

The Union Budget of 2015-16 of the present government was presented by the Hon’ble Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha on 28 February. There was a clear indication of the focus being shifted to the higher education from school level in the national budget as the higher education budget has been increased to Rs 26,855.26 crore under the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry from Rs 23,700 crore in 2014-15. Budget allocation of the [...]

Armed foces as career option

There comes a time when one has to decide on a career that will not only bring monetary gains but also job satisfaction and the inspiration to achieve more. In recent years, the youth has been staying away from mainstream career options like engineer and doctor. Aspirations of career seekers have undergone a paradigm shift with most of them looking to establish oneself in not-so-common sectors like animation, fashion designing, etc. In such a scenario, [...]

March 13, 2015
Sex education for children

In a fast changing society which is growing economically, some mindsets are still caught in a regressive trap. Call it a lack of exposure or adhering to peer pressure, education on issues like consensual sex and rape are still taboo in certain sections of Indian society. Mixed reactions to ‘India’s Daughter’, the documentary on Nirbhaya, has left some aghast at it being made, while others believe Indians need to watch it, to know the roots [...]

Exam fever vs World Cup

It is that time of the year when board exams take centre stage and students set their eyes on putting up a stellar performance.  With Cricket World Cup reaching an exciting stage and every match throwing some surprises or the other, the children are caught in a dilemma – to watch or not to watch? As cricket frenzy grows stronger, we find that the parents divided in their opinions.  While some of them have no [...]

Board exam stress

 It is time for the Board Examinations. No, they are no longer looming over the horizon; they have reached you and it is time for you to meet them head on. Now whether you are going to allow it to overcome you because of stress or whether you are going to overcome it because you know how to manage stress is totally up to you; just keep in mind that you are not alone, for [...]

Demand of MBA graduates

The concern over job prospects of MBA graduates in India is hardly new. Mushrooming of MBA institutes in every nook and corner of India, the euphoria surrounding distance-learning education, and no guarantee of campus recruitment in most middle and low-tier B-schools are fast taking the sheen away from the valued degree. Adding to the worry is the 2014 Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) survey report. It indicates that applications to MBA schools in the Asia-Pacific [...]

Book clubs in schools

It is often said that books are a person’s best friend. The art of reading helps an individual travel across borders, reach uncharted territories and widen one’s horizons. Inculcating reading habit is rewarding, if started at an early age. What can be a better idea than to start book clubs for children in schools? It will not only help the kids to develop their imagination and creativity but also improve their literary skills. Reading is [...]

Free PG education in Bihar

India is a land of diverse culture and traditions. The nation has also seen the caste system from 1500 BC to 1952 AD, till it was abolished in the Constitution of India. People belonging to the lower castes faced discrimination, and lack of education rendered them weak. The Government of India recognised the importance of development of these weaker sections of the society, and the need for affirmative action like providing them quality education and [...]