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Indian University Rankings 2017

On April 3, 2017, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar released the India Rankings 2017, a ranking of all top educational institutions in India. Here is a list of the Top 10 Institutions by category: Top 10 Institutions – Overall Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (Bengaluru), Karnataka Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Mumbai), Maharashtra Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal Indian Institute of Technology, [...]

national-career-service

“Job Opportunities, Single Platform” – is the motto with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Career Service (NCS) initiative on July 20, 2015 at the 46th Labour Conference, organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. The Objective of NCS To create a comprehensive national web-based jobs platform that will bring together all job aspirants and potential employers on a single portal, to enable easy and efficient fulfillment for all [...]

Hospitality Vs Hotel Management

The concepts of “Atithi Devo Bhava” and “Atithi Satkaar” are deeply ingrained in Hindu philosophy and have been viewed as important values that we all Indians must understand and imbibe. “Atithi Devo Bhava” means that the guest is a manifestation of God, and “Atithi Satkaar” translates as welcoming and caring for the guest. Both phrases highlight the importance of a guest in our lives and point to caring for the guest in a similar way [...]

cbse Introduced Uniform Assessment From Class-VI Onwards

The Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) method of assessing a student, which was introduced in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools all over India in 2009, has now been junked. CCE will now be replaced by a new format, ‘uniform system of assessment, examination and report card’ for classes VI-to-IX from the academic year 2017-2018. CBSE aims at standardising the pattern of education and evaluation across the schools in India. This step is [...]

Students Beware: Fake Universities in India

In a shocking revelation, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has released a list of 23 universities and 279 educational institutions that are not recognised by the UGC and continue to dupe students. The degrees issued by them are not recognised by the UGC or the Government of India, and thus have no credibility or value. In a belated move, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, MN Pandey informed members of Rajya Sabha that [...]

Income Tax Saving Tips

At the end of the financial year, employees get a reminder call from the accounts department to submit their investment proofs or else their income would be subject to tax. Every professional, who falls in the tax slab, has to pay income tax. However, if you want to cut down on some of the taxes, here are a few tips that would help you to do so. Exemptions/ reimbursements Exemptions and reimbursements are a good [...]

How Counting of Votes is Done in India

India is a democracy, and the leaders of the country are just representatives of the people of India who have been selected by the latter to carry out the duties for the betterment of the citizens. Thus, it is absolutely essential that the correct and proper counting of votes be done after an election so that the right choice of the electorate finds expression. Counting of votes is the last phase of any election process. [...]

Civil Services Interview Preparation

The ‘Personality Test’, or ‘Interview’ for the UPSC Civil Services is expected to commence from March 20, 2017. The written examination was conducted earlier between December 3-9, 2016. Around 2,000 candidates are expected to compete at the interview stage for 900 posts. The candidates who have been shortlisted for the final leg must be very nervous and stressed while going all out to read up all they can, to have a final go at one [...]

Sports in School syllabus a must for pass in exam

Inside the country’s academic and non-academic corridors, debates have been going on for years to make sports part of the school curriculum. Last year, during the winter session of the parliament, the issue was raised in the Rajya Sabha when Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel told the House in a written reply that his ministry has sent a proposal to make sports a compulsory subject in schools. It was sent [...]

Ramayana & Mahabharata to be part of School Curriculum

During his speaking session, on his recently published book ‘Remembering the Raj’, at Jaipur Literary Festival on Sunday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that including the great Indian Epics such as the Mahabharata and the Ramayana in the curriculum was in fact a very important change that the Education System in India should look into. The inclusion of these epics would make the younger generation of India more aware of the country’s rich literary past [...]