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Brain Drain – Unpatriotic, but its for my Survival.

Onions Rs 80 per kg, Petrol Rs 80 per litre and the inflation continues. It’s a night mare for the middle class people of India they say, but I believe it’s a more cruel reality for budding professionals like us. I had recently completed my Bachelors in Engineering in Instrumentation and have just stepped into the job market. I got ...

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10 reasons why you couldn’t land a job after engineering.

1.  The first and foremost reason why couldn’t you get a job is that engineering is not your cup of tea. You take engineering like every typical Indian teenager, build expectation while graduating and regret a lot in the end. 2. You are just another engineering graduate. Not an Engineer. You hate to admit that you even lack fundamentals of your niche. ...

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Life of an engineering student in a “3rd tier” college

You don’t have to study much after you join a college they said. After 1 year of frequent unit and revision tests I entered my college with so much of expectations that gets fed during the last months of school days. I imagined that my college life would be like what they show in movies and tv shows. Bunking classes, ...

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Unanswered questions about the IIT- JEE

Ankit Agrawal raises a lot of important questions – the exam format, the English language issue, normalisation of scores across boards…\r\n\r\nStarting 2013 a student would be permitted multiple attempts at JEE in a year. At first glance it seems that this move would reduce the pressure on students somewhat but a lot of questions remain unanswered. The devil is very ...

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Are coaching classes hampering the quality of IIT education in India?

With increase in the number of coaching classes the number of students attending them have increased phenomenally. With the result, the number of students getting admitted in IITs has also increased. Those with raw intelligence are left behind if they don’t attend a coaching centre. Coaching gives you an idea of the various kinds of problems that may appear on ...

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Technovanza 2013, VJTI, Mumbai, Dec 28-30

Technovanza is VJTI’s annual techno-management festival with the motto of ‘Taking Technology to the Society’ is scheduled for Dec 28-30, 2013. Since 2001, Technovanza has been a three day fest, which has included a number of social initiatives and outreach programmes. Technovanza’12 attracted a tremendous footfall of 23,000 people, with a significant outstation participation of 15,000 including corporate and many ...

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Amreekan Desi – you can’t take ‘India out of the Indian’

Amreeka! It’s every Indian’s fantasy to live the American Dream, or should we say, the Amreekan dream. Atulya Mahajan does far more than to just paint a picture of US-of-A, its culture and the people. While everybody else in their book are busy milking the “Engineering experiences in India” cow, for his maiden book, Atulya has weaved a story on ...

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I don’t regret my decision to do B. Tech. (But I am not happy)

So what happens when someday you stand face to face with reality, when the pressures of your life are just waiting for you to open the doors to your mind so that they can just squeeze into the meagre space that you’ve left for yourself, or when the truth, the questions that you’ve been trying to evade confront you, when ...

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Study Abroad – Going to France

Post graduation in France – on a scholarship: I finished my B.Sc. in Mathematics from the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, at Pondicherry in 2008. Like all citizens in this beautiful part of India, I was fairly conversant with French. I knew the language and had been practicing it for 15 years. When I got a scholarship to do ...

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Student Species

Nimish Varadkar takes a look at various student species. Hotel Management His attachment with the course suddenly changes his behaviour. The very same guy who 6-7 months ago believed in burping and talking while eating, suddenly starts displaying a 17th century English etiquette. Never go out with him to a restaurant because he may spoil your appetite by his constant ...

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