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Word Nerd: 10 insults that sound clever just because they’re in Latin

9 Jan

We at BrainGain Magazine believe there is some good in the worst of us. But we also understand that there are limits to human patience. We all suffer moments when we want to gnash our teeth and cuss someone out, but we often refrain from doing so due to notions of decorum. Now there’s a […]

Do you suffer from academic anxiety? Then this hilarious video is for you!

2 Dec

The good folks at Arizona State University understand that college students suffer from anxiety due to a number of reasons. That’s why they made this, uh, totally scientific and informative video. Millions of students experience stress, sleep deprivation, academic status report denial, and a host of other symptoms. If you have any of those symptoms, […]

10 Most Popular Books of 2015

21 Jan

Reading is a valuable gift that never stops giving. There are a number of reasons to read. If you’re wondering on what you should read – this is a nice place to get started. Here are 10 of the most popular books of 2015. 1. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff The novel places a […]

Seeing Isn’t Always Believing: Digital Literacy for Students

13 Jan

Khan Academy receives 10 million unique visitors each month. Meritnation, India’s largest online platform for K-12 education, is used by more than one crore students. 81% Millennials are on Facebook. It is an understatement to say that students today are good at surfing the web. They are digital natives. Most of the generation X, Y, […]

Young Leaders Conclave in New Delhi

11 Aug

Modern School Vasant Vihar is playing host to the second Young Leaders Conclave (YLC), until August 12, 2014. Hosting with the theme of ‘leadership with an eye on governance’, the gathering is comprised of 69 students from 18 schools across India – including The Scindia School, Gwalior;  Mayo College, Ajmer; La Martiniere Kolkata;   Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun;  Maharani […]

An extra year for international students?

25 Jul

The Guardian Education website today asks a question pertinent to many who are planning to cross international waters to go further their education in the U.K. That question essentially includes this one: should international students be farmed off into a separate year-long course in university, before being allowed to merge with the domestic courses? This […]

Debunking the Standardized Test Myths: The College Board

17 Jul

Perhaps because standardized tests are an integral part of applications to universities abroad, many myths exist around it. It’s important to understand the truth behind these tests though, as that can have a direct and significant impact on your applications. In this article, I have attempted to shatter some of the myths or hearsays that […]

New IITs, IIMs in India’s Latest Education Budget

14 Jul

India’s budget release was a much anticipated event last week. Released on Thursday 10th July, the country’s new government kept everyone waiting to find out how much money will be setting the agenda for the coming year. Education-wise, the hot news was that five new IITs and five new IIMs will be established. The proposal is […]

Straight Talk: Good riddance to junk engineering colleges?

3 Jun

Straight Talk: Good riddance to junk engineering colleges? By Pushkar Many of India’s private engineering colleges are in a jam. Over the past few years, several of them, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, are reportedly unable to attract sufficient number of students to break even. As a result, their owners want to reduce the […]

5 Quick Tips to Tackle Standardized Tests: The College Board

16 May

Standardized tests are a critical component of your application to universities abroad – whether it’s the SAT or ACT for undergraduate admissions to the US, the GMAT, or the GRE for postgraduate admissions worldwide. Taking standardized tests are often projected as being overwhelming, stress-filled experiences, but they don’t need to be. Here are 5 tips to […]