Tag Archives: higher education

How to Nurture Your Child’s Passion – Advice for Parents

12 Oct

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan is Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer of Knowledge Enterprise Development at Arizona State University. He is also a parent. As part of a conversation with BrainGain Magazine, he discussed the unique path his daughter took while deciding what she wanted to do with her life. He also talked […]

How a homeschooled Mumbai teen won a scholarship to MIT

20 Sep

A 17-year-old girl from Mumbai with no formal schooling for the last four years just started her first semester at MIT. Her credentials? A-grade programming skills and three medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics. Malvika Raj Joshi’s story is an extraordinary one. Her story is about the happy coincidence of rare talent and good […]

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 […]

Is The Digital Degree the Future?

27 Jun

The Economist published a thought-provoking piece on whether the future of higher education was a digital degree; June 28th 2014. The article combined three key points – briefly summarized: 1.  the university model has remained unchanged for years – the lecturing, the cramming, and the examinations that follow are more or less the experience of […]

PSAT and How it can Help High School Students: The College Board

17 Jun

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), is a comprehensive, standardized assessment administered at schools on fixed dates each October that helps prepare students for the SAT. The PSAT is an important step in a student’s path to university success. It assesses subject matter learned in high school and problem-solving skills in three areas: […]

Debate: The Foreign Universities Bill

12 Jun

The Foreign Universities Bill was a creation of the former Indian UPA government – a measure which, if passed, would enable top-notch institutions from around the world to set up campuses in India – has been revived by the current Modi-led government. Human Resources Development Ministry, led by Smriti Irani, is said to have this bill […]

Straight Talk: Do College Rankings Matter? Part 2

6 May

Straight Talk: Do College Rankings Matter? [Part 2 in a 2 part series] By Pushkar   Very few Indian colleges and universities offer good quality education. Most institutions, even if they are ranked by national magazines or have won some award or another, do not provide the knowledge and skills you need to become employable. […]

The JOSH Wrap

11 Apr

JOSH, an initiative started by a few college students in Delhi, aims to inspire and motivate today’s youngsters to get up and follow their passion and turn their dreams into reality. Their first conference – JOSH Talk 2014 – held at the Air Force Auditorium, New Delhi on the 6th of April, featured a panel […]