To find the right career fit, I needed to do more than move from job to job

As 170 people sat down to dinner, I breathed a sigh of relief: The conference was going well. Running it was part of my job as a university program manager, working on a project to boost biotech collaborations between academia and industry. When I started in the role a few years earlier, I thought that maybe, after years of career exploration, I had finally found the right job for me. But at the conference, I found myself wondering whether that was really what I wanted from my career. I’m a…

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UGC allows all higher edu institutes to offer online courses: Is this a good move when classroom education is still filled with problems?

The UGC decision allowing higher education institutes to offer online courses could have many pros and cons. Check out the most common questions about the decision. The University Grants Commission (UGC) released a circular on January 4 inviting online applications from all from all eligible Higher Educational Institutions (HEls) to grant courses/programmes in online mode from 2019-20 academic session. This move takes forward the decision taken last year to open up HEIs to online courses to enhance access to higher education in India. But when even regular education mode with classroom teaching is…

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In rare move, India’s top bad-debt buyer eyes consumer loans

While India’s soured debt is still among the biggest in the world, fresh bad loan formation for the top five banks has leveled off By Anurag Joshi and Saloni Shukla India’s massive pile of bad business debt has kept asset-reconstruction companies busy in recent years. But as signs emerge that the supply of such assets may be leveling off, the nation’s largest buyer of bad loans is considering a rare move to start purchasing soured consumer debt. Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction Co. is setting up a team for that and seeks…

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All boards to move towards common curriculum, papers

NEW DELHI: The Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) will curb the “malpractice of spiking of marks” and implement a more scientific moderation policy from 2018. The Delhi high court had restrained the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) -primarily because of the timing of the board’s decision -from doing away with its moderation policy this year. The HRD ministry has set up an inter-board working group (IBWG), comprising eight boards, to work out the details for stopping of moderation and upward revision, or spiking, of marks. IBWG will…

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