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Radio ga-ga!

Two new courses on ‘radio management’. Are they worth joining? JAM finds out. With 338 new licenses being awarded to private broadcasters in 91 cities all over India, radio is all set to boom. And so are jobs in this field – in sales, marketing, content development, engineering and of course, presentation and announcing. Most of the people in radio ...

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E4SI Fellowship 2010

The Engineers for Social Impact (E4SI) fellowship program has commenced its third annual rigorous recruitment process to match the most talented undergraduate students from twenty-five elite Indian engineering schools with partner enterprises that are catalyzing development through enterprise and market-based solutions. E4SI fellowships promise to be highly entrepreneurial in a way that combines the best of consulting, technology, and social ...

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Cake Making

Cakewalk A career that’s off the eaten track. The Cake Studio in Lokhandwala Complex is a favorite with both plebs and celebs. JAM speaks to owner Desiree, who’s been in the baking business since 1991, to find out the secret of her success. Q. What are the different types of cake you make? A. Theme cakes, tea time cakes, desserts, ...

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Broadcast Journalism

A CHANNEL FOR SUCCESS: A Career in Broadcast Journalism A lot of people perceive broadcast journalism to be a glamorous career that’s like a ticket to instant fame. But being the ‘face of the news’ involves a lot of hard work, grit and determination. Most importantly, you have to absolutely love your job, discovers Sulakshana Gupta. BROADCAST VS PRINT Are ...

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GLOBAL LESSONS

A new wave of global opportunities has presented itself through organisations like AISEC and the international exchanges and tie-ups that colleges arrange. Pooja Bhula gets students to share their experiences St. Xavier’s College Akshay Kohli (17), from St. Xavier’s College participated in the International Leadership Exchange Program (ILEP) that aims at creating global leaders, hosted by NYU Stern. “The topic, ...

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Competition is the Key

The Education Minister has taken two major decisions this year. One is to shutdown 35 Engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh and the other is to allow foreign universities to set up campuses in India. Pooja Bhula shows you the common impact that both decisions will have. 500 of the 692 Engineering Colleges in Andhra Pradesh do not meet the standards ...

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Carry on Trainee Doctor

When resident doctors went on strike in Maharashtra, interns went on duty. Sumedh Hoskote (Intern, Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital), Parel) recounts the experience The elation of passing (rather, surviving) the final MBBS examinations soon makes way for the bewilderment at the prospect of facing the year ahead – that of internship. It’s the period where, one is ...

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An NGO for NGOs

iVolunteer is a unique NGO which provides volunteers to other NGOs. Prachi Parekh talks to Ruchika Beri about their India Youth Fellowship Programme What is iVolunteer all about? iVolunteer is an initiative of MITRA Technology Foundation and was founded in 2000 by Shalabh Sahai, Rahul Nainwal, Rahul Bakartaky who are graduates from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). They came ...

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Medical College Rankings

Medical College Rankings 2003 In 1998 the Government of Maharashtra decided to form a single university which dealt with all medical and paramedical fields of education. Hence, the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) was born. To regularize admissions into these fields, the Common Entrance Test (CET) was introduced in 1999. The changes completely altered the complexion of medical education ...

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Mumbai Community Card

IITians Nikhil Dhoka and Amit Kumar introduce consumer cards that will donate part of payment to a social cause They say, “In Mumbai, nobody has time for nobody,” but in this fast-paced metro, there are exceptions all around. We met two IITians who created an unconventional career, which will benefit the underprivileged and everyone who is involved in it. Founder ...

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