Education

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Education

IIT-B students find their Professors are incompetent and boring!

Students at IIT-B (Bombay), Mumbai are saying that [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/88-of-IIT-B-students-say-professors-inept/articleshow/19435098.cms] the professors at the Institute are not serious or worse incompetent! > Around 88% Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) students claim that they do not study as their professors do not manage

08 Apr 13 2 min read
Education

Hi Tech Cheating in Exam by the MBBS students

When passing an exam becomes the main entry point to the world of money and riches and that certification can be had by cheating, then people go all out to get by any means possible.  This story of HI-Tech cheating methods being used in a MBBS Medical school exams in

17 Jan 13 2 min read
Education

How Professors are using Pinterest to engage with students

Whether we like it or not, Social Media is here to stay.  And the creative educationists and teachers are using it well.  Here is an interesting infographic on how professors are using Pinterest to engage with the students.  Pinterest now has over 10 million users. Courtesy: Worldwide Learn [http://www.

21 Nov 12 1 min read
Careers

Indian kids’ Dream jobs: Men wanted to be Engineers and Women wanted to be Teachers

In a survey across the globe [http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/jobs/linkedin-research-reveals-data-about-the-top-childhood-dream-jobs/articleshow/17280864.cms] by Linkedin, where it asked the respondents about their dream jobs when they were kids and if they were currently in those dream jobs, 415 Indian participants also replied. It seems becoming an

20 Nov 12 1 min read
Education

Do Teachers destroy many students’ careers by subtle behavioral cues?

This morning, NPR carried a very interesting story [http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/09/17/161159263/teachers-expectations-can-influence-how-students-perform] .  One that related Expectations the teachers have with students, Behavior of the Teachers towards the students, the subtle messaging that happens, and the results of the kids. In one study, Harvard

17 Sep 12 2 min read
China

Manipal University to Open Institute in China

One of the premier Private University – Manipal University – in India is planning to make inroads [http://www.thehindu.com/education/article3483998.ece] into China.  It already has overseas campuses in Malaysia, Nepal, Dubai, and Antigua. > The Karnataka-based private university is exploring a tie-up with two Chinese universities, Tianjin University and

11 Jun 12 1 min read
Education

Indian Budget increases spending on Education

India is planning to spend Rs 9 billion ($189 million) on education programs which will leverage IT and Communications network within the country to reach the poorest.  The budget laid this out. Although for India’s size this is paltry.  If I take India’s population as 1.5 billion,

06 Jul 09 1 min read
Education

Yashpal Committee report on Higher Education in India

Yash Pal graduated with a degree in physics from Punjab University in 1949 and was awarded a PhD degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958. During a long academic and research career he served as a visiting professor at the Niels Bohr Institute, the California Institute

26 Jun 09 1 min read
Education

Canada recognizes all common law countries' grads as equivalent

Entry of law graduates from Common law countries has become easier into Canada as lawyers. > “The National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) has decided that three-year full-time law degrees from Common Law Countries including India, England and Australia should be treated equivalently regardless of their country of origin. It is a

12 Jun 09 1 min read
Education

Virginity rates by Course major

This is a rather interesting chart of how the students in the different departments fare in terms of virginity rates in Wellesley College [http://www.wellesley.edu/].  It is regarded as arguably the best women’s college in the US.  It also has a very diverse student population frm 66

21 Mar 09 1 min read
Education

How to read and get non-Copyrighted Books

There are a lot of books – great ones at that – in public domain.  You can find them at Project Gutenberg [http://www.gutenberg.org] or Google Books. [http://books.google.com/books?rview=1] But how do you know if their copyright has expired or not?  Well, here is a

15 Feb 09 1 min read
Education

Japs have new English instructors – US Presidents!

The Japanese want to learn English and they seem to have hit upon a great tool – Speeches by US Presidents and Presidential candidates.  Hopefully they haven’t been learning from George Bush and some others before him! [1] Well, the compilation of speeches by Barack Obama has sold more than

21 Jan 09 1 min read
Education

Hatred for India and Hindus in Pak school text books

In an article in the Times of India, Arif Mohammad Khan, a former Union Minister cites some interesting instances from the school text books in Pakistan that try to inculcate hatred towards India and Hindus in particular. – The British had the objective to take over India and to achieve this,

26 Dec 08 1 min read
Education

Tough School for tough kids

This is a picture of students walking all the way to their school in China in Gulu village, Sichuan province.  It lies halfway up a mountain and climbing up from the base takes five hours. At the narrowest point the path is 1 ft and 4 in and there is

07 Nov 08 1 min read
Education

Bounty of IIT prep courses and the mess in Indian education

We had read the story of an IIT grad and grandson of Indian freedom fighter, Veer Savarkar found begging [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=content/iit-graduate-found-begging-streets] on the streets.. and that IITs are not being able to pay their salaries now [http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drishtikone/?q=

03 Jul 08 1 min read
Education

View of competition in Indian education

People often talk about the competition in education in India.  Sometimes they do not appreciate the extent of it.  The competition is high even for the University courses… which eventually lead you nowhere.  There is no one out there hiring a person who has an undergrad degree in Commerce or

21 Jun 08 1 min read
Education

Super 30 creates 30 super ones!

Here is another story along the lines of the work that has been done at Springdales [https://drishtikone.com/?q=blog/simple-scheme-big-results].Super 30 [http://www.super30.org/] is a school started by Anand Kumar, mathematics teacher; and Abhyanand (BIhar’s Additional Director-General of Police), who teaches physics; for preparing

30 May 08 1 min read
Education

Simple Scheme.. Big Results

It is a very simple scheme [http://in.news.yahoo.com/hindustantimes/20080524/r_t_ht_nl_general/tnl-scholarship-scheme-bears-fruit-7244580_1.html] – kids from the weakest sections of the society, who are studying in the not so great environments of a Government school, are picked by teachers every other year based

24 May 08 2 min read
Education

Girls save the boys in school

If it wasn’t for the girls, we men would not have been able to do anything much! 🙂 Such is the refrain from the fairer side.  Well, that may be true to a large extent now.  A study by Tel Aviv University now says that Girls have a calming effect

16 Apr 08 1 min read
Education

IITs cannot pay their salaries now!

There is something wrong in the entire picture… in this term, Dr. Manmohan Singh has really disturbed my sensibility!  Honestly.  For a person who so highly values education, to have the highest institutions of one’s own land go downhill so spectacularly is difficult to explain!  This is what happened

17 Jan 08 1 min read
Education

Two Indian Doctoral students found killed!

Two Indian Doctoral students at the Louisiana State University (LSU) were found dead – shot and strangled in their apartment complex.    The deaths was found by the pregnant wife of one of them: > The two slain students, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, were found at Edward Gay apartment complex,

15 Dec 07 1 min read
Education

Two Indian Doctoral students found killed!

Two Indian Doctoral students at the Louisiana State University (LSU) were found dead – shot and strangled in their apartment complex.    The deaths was found by the pregnant wife of one of them: > The two slain students, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, were found at Edward Gay apartment complex,

15 Dec 07 1 min read
Education

Indian Muslim Girls and Co-ed

This is finally a good indicator.. when the leaders amongst the Muslims come forward to move the girls’ education ahead! > THE NATIONAL Commission for Minority Educational Institution’s (NCMIM) recent view that Muslim girls should stay away from academic institutions where boys are studying has not found favour among elite

14 Dec 07 1 min read
Education

Indian Muslim Girls and Co-ed

This is finally a good indicator.. when the leaders amongst the Muslims come forward to move the girls’ education ahead! > THE NATIONAL Commission for Minority Educational Institution’s (NCMIM) recent view that Muslim girls should stay away from academic institutions where boys are studying has not found favour among elite

14 Dec 07 1 min read
Business

Rural B-School Empowers Women in India!

In 1990, I went to Insitute of Rural Management, Anand [http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irma.ac.in%2F&ei=8bYfR-bIDZjceonThLcN&usg=AFQjCNHL6Atu72YADg2ARk_w9lK-S3h8tA&sig2=mzDGYMmSwi-ZJ1RggDlrRQ] . It was and remains one of the premier Business School that caters to

25 Oct 07 2 min read
Business

The MBA school divide in India

There seems to be a divide amongst the Bschool graduates in India. Those from metros and top-tier MBA schools are going for the corporate jobs, while those in the second tier cities are opting for the public sector. > Students from those business schools which are located in tier-II cities, such

22 Oct 07 1 min read
Education

How do Languages Evolve?

Languages change in strange manners. There are words in Indo-European languages that are still very similar – like the pronunciation of the word for numeral 2 – Dos (Spanish), Do (Hindi), Dva (Russian). Yet, there are many words, obviously, that are very different! There’s a reason why Japanese translations [https://word-connection.

12 Oct 07 2 min read
Education

Islam and Science – a detailed analysis

There is a widespread belief in the non-Muslim world that the Islamic world has been in the throes of illiteracy and even when education is discussed it is only in context of Quran and Islamic education.  Secular education – specially science based – is frowned upon and indeed termed as Anti-Islamic.  It

07 Sep 07 5 min read
Education

Islamists bomb Girl Schools in Pakistan.

Again.. this time the Islamic radicals are not only content with saying girl education is unIslamic…. they are actually moving on to BOMB the schools as well in Pakistan!!  That should help their man-hood a bit.. wouldn’t it? > In what appears to be an escalating spree over the last

25 Aug 07 1 min read
Education

Poverty amongst Indian Muslims and the Reasons

Indian Muslims are the second largest community on religious basis (over 20% of India’s population is Muslim).  Now, of course, to an outsider a Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim.  But is it true?  No!, says Mohib.Here [http://indianmuslims.in/things-people-do-and-stuff-journos-make-up/] is why: > Also, Sunnis are not

10 Aug 07 3 min read
Education

Faster Mathematics through Vedic Mathematics Rules

Here is a video where the author teaches an interesting multiplication trick using the Vedic mathematics rule: Human Calculator [http://www.metacafe.com/watch/742717/human_calculator/] – For more funny movies, click here [http://www.metacafe.com/]Powered by Qumana [http://www.qumana.com/]

01 Aug 07 1 min read
Education

Delhi University – Where men are an After-thought!!

There is a crisis in the Delhi University for guys [http://hindustantimes.com/Frames.htm?pageid=http://hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/FullcoverageStoryPage.aspx?id=1d0a2389-d835-4d73-b2cd-10083193611bWhatafter12th_Special&MatchID1=4468&TeamID1=2&TeamID2=4&MatchType1=1&SeriesID1=1110&PrimaryID=4468&Headline=What+about+boys+in+%e2%80%98girl+courses%e2%80%99%3f]

09 Jun 07 1 min read
Education

Teach a kid Russian to Improve his Reading Skills

Learning to read and write Russian early in life helps one’s reading skills later in life too.  I KNEW IT!  No wonder my reading skills are so kick-ass better than the other ordinary mortals… although it took me until 6th grade to start the Russian lessons though!  😉 But what

16 May 07 1 min read

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