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Google Job Hunt

Think it’s cool to work at Google? Who doesn’t ?? Nikhil Taneja finds out what it takes to get a job at the ‘most wanted’ company visiting engineering campuses across India. Rachit Aggarwal, one of the three finalists from the NCR/ Delhi region for the Google ‘dream job’ is calm, cool and composed. A final year student from the National ...

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Getting the Right training

Many production houses have spawned off their in-house training facilities into a separate training business offering course. The advantage being you are eventually absorbed… the job guarantee exists! > Maya Entertainment Ltd has the training division ‘Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics’ (MAAC). MAAC is in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and many other cities. They offer a variety of packages to suit ...

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VGSOM students meet Warren Buffett

PRESS RELEASE\r\n\r\nVinod Gupta School of Management (IIT Kharagpur) students meet Warren Buffet in Omaha, USA\r\n\r\nDavid Sokol, CEO of Mid American, one of the many firms he has a majority share in, called him the \”Einstein of Business\”. He is the second richest man in the world. One share of his company Berkshire Hathway is worth close to 90,000 dollars. Yet, ...

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The right to a Good school

Scarier than a performance appraisal. More stressful than a root canal. It’s absurd, it’s insane… It’s your four-year-old’s nursery school interview… But what to do? Mere bachche ka (My child’s) admission is every urban parent’s fondest dream and festering nightmare. Seats are few, kids too many. So schools do what they have to. And parents, what they deem fit. Like ...

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Management Mantras from Mumbai Dabbawallas.

In their white pajamas and Gandhi topis, they may not sport the conventional corporate look. But Mumbai’s dabbawalas explained some basic principles of management with future managers. Crowned with the six-sigma quality standard, the dabbawalas shared their success mantras with students of Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research, last Saturday. Raghunath Dhondiba, President, Dabbawala Association and Gangaram ...

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The caste factor: Show me the numbers

Maybe I had one of those rare childhoods, but I grew up not quite realising the importance of ‘caste’. At some point, I figured I was a bania or vaishya, but it did not seem very relevant because my father was a scientist. I never made the connection between caste and profession. When I set up JAM (a magazine aimed ...

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Reservations about reservations

The increased reservation for OBCs in our country’s elite institutes has caused much furore amongst students. Criticism against this move has been overwhelming. In a poll conducted on our website, over 80% of the respondents were completely against this move; while a mere 5% felt the reservation justified. Reactions are coming in thick and fast. The Indian blogosphere is full ...

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Coach Coach Hota Hai

Ashish Shakya gives you an overview on a phenomenon peculiarly prevalent in Mumbai University – Coaching Classes for Engineering. Lazy, Crazy, Brilliant, Survivors – all popular perceptions of the Mumbai University Engineer. They say if you’ve completed your B.E here, you can pretty much take on anything the world throws at you, including firebreathing bosses, gut-wrenching deadlines and movies like ...

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Amity Business School Sued

UPDATE : Allahabad High court asks AICTE to decide afresh the matter of accreditation to Amity Business School (judgement dated Jun 1, 2007) Posted on July 7th, 2007 6 former Amity Business School students have taken the institute to court following the withdrawal of AICTE approval to Amity’s flagship course – the PGDM. This is the story of their quest ...

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Chetana Institute of Management lift IMPACT 2006

The 14th edition of the inter-b school cricket tournament saw hosts Welingkars clashing with Chetana in the finals. Chetana amassed 309 runs in 35 overs. Although Welingkar put up a tough fight they could only manage 296. Supporting their skipper, Harnish Shukla‘s decision to bat, Chetana‘s Ashwin Dhoot led the way, scoring 126 runs and taking 3 wickets. Abhishek Sharma ...

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