Education loan a boon, but interest rate a pinch: Students

Education loan a boon, but interest rate a pinch: Students

BENGALURU: While education loans help many students pursue higher education in the country, they are seen as a burden when it comes to higher interest rates. Rajesh Bhatt, who is pursuing M Tech in highway technology at the governmentrun Sri Krishnarajendra Silver Jubilee Technological Institute, is still haunted by the burden of an educational loan he’d availed from a nationalised bank while studying his engineering degree, though he has been managing to pay it off. “Without taking a loan it is not possible to study engineering even at a government college….

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Indian institutes pay heed when foreigners point out flaws but ignore our researchers

Indian institutes pay heed when foreigners point out flaws but ignore our researchers

Interestingly, Indians are not bad at spotting bugs but are just wary. Indian hackers have topped bug bounty charts of Facebook, Uber, Google and others. BENGALURU: Indian ethical hackers are reaching out to Baptiste Robert, a French cyber researcher, to alert firms of flaws in their online assets as they fear local laws in the country does not give them protection for calling out such vulnerabilities. Organisations such as Bharat Sanchar Nigam(BSNL), the India Post and Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) have fixed those flaws after Baptiste Robert flagged the chinks in their…

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THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE World Rankings 2018: More Indian Universities In Asia’s Top 200, But Lose Rank

THE Rankings: More Indian Universities In Top 200 Asian Universities NEW DELHI:  TIMES Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking has released the rankings for educational institutes in Asia and only two Indian institutes have made their way to the top 50 Asian institutes. The two institutes that have made their way to the top 50 are Indian Institute of Science at 29th place and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay at 44th rank. Other institutes which have made their way to the top 100 are Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Indian Institute…

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Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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India’s engineering graduates have loans to pay but no jobs – so who is clearing their debt?

India’s engineering graduates have loans to pay but no jobs – so who is clearing their debt?

  Four years after receiving his bachelor of technology degree in electronics and communication, B Jeyachandiran was forced to concede defeat. He had graduated in 2011 from the private Periyar Maniammai Institute of Science and Technology in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He applied for engineering jobs but with no success. Between 2012 and 2013, he sold insurance in Chennai. The following year, he became a data-entry operator with a construction company in Thanjavur. But this job did not satisfy him and his salary was not enough to repay his education loan….

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Report: Degree-holders boosting tech resume with online courses, but rewards divided

Report: Degree-holders boosting tech resume with online courses, but rewards divided

According to Codecademy, 2017 might have been the year of re-education. New research from the online coding resource said more than half of its users this year hold a college degree, using their free time to boost their skill set by learning to code. About 55% of Codecademy’s users reported having some kind of college degree, showing that tech professionals are finding ways to expand their resume and stay relevant in a constantly changing field. “We’re hearing increasingly from people learning to code to get a leg up in their current…

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Climb career mountains but return safe

Climb career mountains but return safe

By Prabir Jha One of the biggest myths for career seekers is their belief that it is an easy linear slope. This is the reason many struggle with some career plateaus. Some are surprised with sudden career cliffs; others are scared of the stiff heights of career hills. Career building in today’s world of turbulence and opportunity is more like adventure sport. Exhilarating and scary, possibly at the same step. You need to be spirited and yet you must avoid missteps. That is how new age careers will need to be –…

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India vs Sri Lanka: Cheteshwar Pujara’s stop-start Test career turns 50, but there’s a long way to go

India vs Sri Lanka: Cheteshwar Pujara’s stop-start Test career turns 50, but there’s a long way to go

Cheteshwar Pujara is on the verge of his 50th Test match for India. The landmark brings both a sense of sadness and relief. The boy wonder from Rajkot, the man who was the highest run-getter in 2006 U19 World Cup, the one who stormed the domestic scene with three triple hundreds in 2008, that guy should have played a few more Tests for India by now. But then we shouldn’t get too greedy. A pure Test cricket technician, almost a one of his kind batsman in this era lasting this…

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A career in photography: Time is right but competition is intense

A career in photography: Time is right but competition is intense

Photography has come a long way and careers are now booming in the field. Here is what you need to know to make your way in the 110.79 billion USD industry (by 2021). photography career RELATED STORIES 5 tips on emotional intelligence to get along with your office colleagues better 9 tips to make it big as a real estate consultant Top behavioural skills IT professionals need for a faster hiring Quick tips on creating a women-friendly workplace 5 tips to prepare for your next performance appraisal meeting We live…

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Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

Is this the future of college: Online classes, but no degree

In this photo taken April 27, 2017, founder Adam Braun poses at MissionU in San Francisco. MissionU, which began accepting its first applications last month, offers a one-year program in data analytics and business intelligence with an upfront tuition of $0. As part of a profit-sharing agreement, MissionU students will be giving back 15 percent of their salary for three years after graduation, given that they make at least $50,000 per year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Connor Mitchell’s university classes take place online, he doesn’t have any exams and he studies…

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