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IIM Indore student to get 34 lakh per year

A post-graduate program student of IIM-Indore has received a job offer with a salary package of Rs.34 lakh per annum.
The spokesman of the institution was not ready to divulge the details of the student. He does not even disclose the name of the company which recruited the student. The only info right now is that a post-graduate programme student of IIM Indore was offered Rs.34 lakh per annum.
A total of 432 students and 142 companies participated in the campus placement programme and the average salary offered was Rs.12.1 lakh per annum.  Most of the jobs have been provided in sales and marketing sectors. A total of 29 percent jobs offered were in these sectors.

Indian girl made ripples by score better IQ than Einstein

A 12-year-old Indian girl made an incredible feat by scoring an IQ score of 162, which is more than that of scientist Albert Einstein and physicist Stephen Hawking. Neha Ramu, now studying in London has made ripples all over world.
Nobody tested the IQ level of Einstein (during Einstein’s period IQ test does not exist), but it is believed that Einstein has an IQ of 160 only. It is also believed that software billionaire Bill Gates and physicist Stephen Hawking also have an IQ score of 160 (they both also have not participated in Mensa IQ test).
 Mensa, a British society for people with high intelligence scores, invited Neha Ramu to test her IQ as she made academic wonders by scoring 740 out of 800 on a section of SAT exam. She also scored 280 out of 280 on an entrance exam for Tiffin Girls’, a high-achieving grammar school. A devoted Harry Potter fan and keen swimmer, Neha admitted to have found the Mensa test “quite hard”. After scoring a high 162, Neha will be joined as a member of M…

Kerala strives to be the global hub of knowledge

Kerala once again has proposed a new dream plan on education and here it is for creating a global hub of knowledge which provides world class education. This new dream move is part of the Kerala Perspective plan 2030.
Plan is to create framework to address the challenges faced by the education sector and to make the state a global hub of knowledge. The plan report says the state is emerge as a key player to the global knowledge network by 2030. And it is expected that Kerala will achieve a significant share of the global market in education. The perspective plan 2030 was prepared by the Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). This report was formed for the stating planning board.
The new strategy places education at the core of sustainable prosperity. The report conceives education as a growth driving sector rather than a social sector. There are effective strategies for the revamp of higher education, vocational education and schooling.

To help the education…

QS gives higher rank for IIM-A

If you consider the graduate employability as a parameter to measure the reputation of an education institution, then Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is one among the top rank b-schools in Asia Pacific region. In a recently held research, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has ranked IIMA among the top-three business schools in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in terms of graduate employability. IIM-A stands at the second rank position in APAC region, the report says. The report looking into the MBA graduate employability has identified London Business School, INSEAD-France and Harvard Business School as the preferred choice of international recruiters. The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report was trying to highlight the value of MBA programmes around the world according to the qualification’s end consumer: the MBA employer.

Kerala on the top of Civil Services glory…

When the UPSC declared the results of the Civil Services Examinations in 2013, Kerala is on the cloud nine. After a long hiatus of 22 years, a Kerala-girl bagged first rank in Civil Services Examinations. Haritha V. Kumar, hailing from Trivandrum, has brought this glorious achievement to Kerala. Raju Narayana Swamy, a Kerala bureaucrat in Kerala who secured the first rank in the same examination in 1991.

This time Keralites, V. Sriram and Alby John Varghese secured second and fourth ranks respectively. These two toppers are doctors; Dr. Sriram is doing his PG programme at a hospital in Cuttack, Orissa, and Dr. Varghese works at a public health centre at Kunnukara, near Paravoor. 

ADGP Prisons, Alexander Jacob, who is a civil services trainer, told that around 50 candidates from Kerala appear to have found a place in the rank list.

This time some Civil Services training centres of Kerala also came into the limelight. By netting three of the top five ranks, including the first, Kerala Sta…

Finally, Kerala's own maritime institutes...

KOCHI: Kerala Government has taken initial steps to set up maritime institutes in the state.

The Government has taken initial steps in this regard to open two such institutes in Neendakara in Kollam and Kodungallur. 

Though Kochi is a major port city on the western coast of India by the Arabian Sea, Government could not consider of setting up a maritime institute until now. Commercial maritime facilities of the city include the port of Kochi, an International Container Transshipment Terminal, the Cochin Shipyard, offshore SPM of the Kochi Refineries and the Kochi Marina. After the establishment of the Vallarpadam Container Terminal, immense career opportunities are developing in the maritime sector.

The institute at Neendakara will be set up in14 acres of land owned by the State Ports Department. The Chief Minister has laid the foundation stone for the project for which the Government is envisaging initial investment of nearly Rs 25 crore. DGS-approved courses at the institute are ex…

Rajagiri B-school’s convocation

The fourth convocation of Rajagiri Business School’s 2011-2013 PGDM batch was held at the school’s Kakkanad campus.

Chandan Mitra, Member of parliament and Managing Director, Pioneer, was the chief guest. He shared valuable lessons that young citizens have to imbibe in their life and career. Delivering the convocation address on “Future of India and its youth” as Chief Guest, Mitra said, “the most important prerequisite for pushing the nation’s progress forward through development of research and development is the distancing of the Government, which has a tendency to regulate and control, from the higher education sector”.

The total R&D spending of India is less than that of certain corporate houses. Education should provide the thrust for R&D, and deregulation of college education is necessary for this- he said. Government should have no role in college education. Education in the private sector will be costly but the advantage is that it will push R&D forward. India has …

Kerala-born student strikes gold with cancer research

A 16-year-old Kerala-born student in Canada has amazed experts with cutting-edge research into an experimental therapy that deploys nanoparticles of gold to kill cancer cells. Killing cancer cells using nanoparticles of gold is a fledgling technique in medical science now. Arjun Nair, a native of Neeleswaram in Kasargod district who is a high school student of Webber Academy of Canada, won the top honour on Teusday (April 9,2013) in the 2013 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada.

The challenge gives high school and general and vocational college students across Canada the chance to pour their creativity, curiosity, and scientific skills into cutting-edge research projects that tackle some of the day’s toughest challenges- from cancer and Alzheimer’s to crops and environment.

Arjun was awarded the top prize of $5,000 by a panel of eminent Canadian scientists at the Ottawa headquarters of the National Research Council of Canada. The prize was presented to him by Canada CEO of Sanofi Jon Fa…

SC verdict throws cat amongst the pigeons

By making a controversial verdict, the Supreme Court has made a whirlwind during the MBA admission season(MBA 2013-2015) this year. Supreme Court in its April 25 ruling has made it clear that the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approval was not required for conducting MBA as MBA is not a technical course.
So the immediate impact of the Supreme Court verdict is that MBA colleges affiliated to Universities can run MBA courses without any permission from AICTE. At present, AICTE’s role is more significant at government universities where the council grants approvals and renewals to the programs every year, subject to the guidelines being followed. But the April 25 ruling has said the AICTE has no authority to issue any sanctions on universities and colleges affiliated to varsities on running MBA courses in India. 
“……The role of AICTE vis-à-vis universities is only advisory, recommendatory and one of providing guidance and has no authority empowering it to issue or enfor…