Cover STORY

International education: Fact vs fiction

It is a fact that there are far too many myths about studying abroad. From costs to the getting admission to lack of information, Indian students are still apprehensible about an international education. ... Read More

MBA BUZZ

Should B-schools focus on Big Data & Analytics?

Today, Big Data is fast becoming a much heard of term. Almost all businesses are looking to identify, analyse and interpret the enormous amounts of data that is readily available. ... Read More

News in brief

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Student SILHOUETTE

Deciding which test is as important as the prep

With a 99.92 percentile in the CET, VARUNA KAMATH claimed the state's 20th rank overall. Her score was a result of smart preparation, determined use of limited time, and probably most importantly, the correct assessment of which test to write. ... Read More

Count DOWN

Top 10 movies every business student must watch

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Corporate WORLD

The first 100 days: The Modi government's agenda

It is with a strong mandate that the Narendra Modi government came to power, and there a whole host of issues that it now has to tackle in its 100-day agenda. From controlling inflation to creating an efficient bureaucracy, the government has a lot on its hands. ... Read More

Alibaba - Rise of the emerging Internet giant

Although little known outside China, Alibaba is a giant in that country's e-commerce space, and is now gearing up for an historic IPO in the US. Whether it will succeed in overthrowing the stigma attached to Chinese e-commerce ... Read More

Budget 2014-15: India's expectations

The NDA government will be facing its first massive test soon - announcing the Budget for FY 2014-15. In this article, we discuss what needs to be done, what is expected, and how the budget will be a test of the government's plans ... Read More

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Study HOUR

Test Q&As : Are you a Brainiac?

In this section, we shall explore several different types of questions from the various areas of entrance exams like the CAT, CET, GMAT, etc, and how to best to solve them. ... Read More

Word Dose

Case was twenty-four. At twenty-two, he'd been a cowboy rustler, one of the best in the Sprawl. He'd been trained by the best, by McCoy Pauley and Bobby Quine, legends in the biz. ... Read More

Globescan

A quiz to boost your General Knowledge ... Read More
CAT 2014 notification
IIM-I has announced the dates and a few changes with regard to CAT 2014. The test is to be held on two days: 16th and 22nd of November in sessions of two each. The registration for the CAT 2014 will be open from August 6 till September 30. Students will be able to download admit card from October 16 till examination date. The results will be declared in the third week of December 2014. Another major change coming in is that the exam duration has been increased from 140 minutes to 170 minutes and the questions in quantitative ability and data interpretation, verbal ability and logical reasoning has been increased to 50 in each section from existing 30 questions. Candidates will also be able to switch between sections during the examination.
Campus placement up by 36%
According to an Economic Times study, India's top recruiters are on a hiring binge. Ten of India's best recruiters have hired more than 774 MBAs from 21 top B-schools this year whereas last year the number was 567. Cognizant and ICICI bank have recruited more than 100 MBAs each and Amazon and Flipkart have hired 41 MBAs. Among the list of top recruiters were names like Accenture, Reliance, HCL, BCG, Capgemini, Bharti Airtel etc.
IT industry adding fewer employees
The IT industry added only 13,000 employees for year ending March 2014 whereas in the year 2013 it required 26,500 employees, according to data from software industry grouping Nasscom. They are embracing automation and are looking for graduates with more specialised skills. This is a warning sign for graduates looking for a job in the IT industry. Engineering graduates are now facing stagnating wages and fewer jobs as supply far outstrips demand as IT firms pick quality over quantity.
Academia unhappy with Modi's "IIM in every state" plan
The Modi government's plan to set up IITs and IIMs in every state has not gone down well with the academia. Instead of increasing the number of these institutions, improving the quality of the existing infrastructure and facilities and increasing the pay structure of the faculty to retain talent is more important, they say. Currently, nearly every IIT has vacant positions ranging from 19 to 38% of the required faculty strength, and more in some cases. Moreover, the academia has argued that more IIMs would mean diluting the IIM brand and what it stands for.
Ivy League's Brown University to start offering MBA degree
Brown University has decided to offer a Master's degree in Business Administration for the first time. Currently, the university offers an Executive MBA programme in collaboration with Madrid's IE Business School, where students are awarded a degree from the latter. Now, students will receive degree from both universities. With this move, Brown University joins the likes of Harvard, Cornell, Columbia, et al in the Ivy League, whose students receive the prestigious Ivy League degrees. This leaves Princeton as the only Ivy League school not offering an MBA degree.
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