Ayesha Banerjee

Ayesha Banerjee is responsible for Hindustan Times’ weekly supplements, including HT Estates, HT Education and HT ShineJobs.

Articles by Ayesha Banerjee

CS (Professional) topper banked on TV series Suits, Sherlock for quick relief during gruelling phase of studies

Harsh Gupta grabbed the number two spot in the company secretaries professional programme; has secured rank 40 in the chartered accountancy final, been slotted at number four in CA IPCC and 14 in CS executive

A combo of coaching and self-study helped Harsh Gupta (looking sharp here in a suit) crack Chartered Accountancy and Company Secretaries examinations.(Handout)
Updated on Feb 27, 2017 09:07 AM IST

Feed the world love, not hatred – Sikh students in UK have an amazing message

Young people studying in Birmingham City University pooled resources and connected with a charity to organise a community meal for about 1,000 people with an important message - No matter what your religion, race, creed, ethnicity or sexual orientation, you have the right to feed others, ‘to sit together and enjoy lovely conversations with each other’

Young sevaks at the langar.(Handout)
Updated on Feb 25, 2017 05:57 PM IST

Study, love, marry and support a family – nothing’s impossible for people with special needs

At Srishti Welfare Centre in Kerala’s Munnar, schoolchildren and employees are taught the value of independence and dignity

Children of DARE live within a radius of 35-40 km and are picked up and dropped off in buses.(Ayesha Banerjee)
Updated on Feb 15, 2017 12:19 PM IST

No US presence in Times’ 20 ‘most global universities’

Oxford, Cambridge and London School of Economics made it to the top 20

Only one institute in the top 30, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at 22nd place, represented the US.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 02, 2017 01:53 PM IST

Budget 2017: Students to be free of ‘burden’ of preparing for multiple exams

Reforms in UGC will allow the education regulator to intensify focus on academic matters and promote excellence in education, say experts

(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 04:51 PM IST

India love: when Harvard and Tata Trusts joined hands for survival of artistic traditions

The 18-month project, Livelihood Creation in India also, focused on rural livelihood creation in the handicrafts and handloom sectors; educational, social and economic empowerment of women; and science and technology-based social entrepreneurship

Harvard South Asia Institute team members with women weavers in Mandapeta, Andhra Pradesh.
Updated on Jan 26, 2017 05:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Safe schools needed for students as well as teachers, say Delhi counsellors

The case of a 43-year-old English teacher being locked up in the washroom of an east Delhi school is a worrying reminder of increased cases of intimidation of teachers by students.

Intimidation, sexual harassment and stalking of teachers, especially young women, has become common in many schools, says a prominent counsellor in Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ HT file)
Updated on Jan 20, 2017 06:59 AM IST
New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Indians love philosophy, football: online courses draw them to top university

Of the 2.2 million participants in Edinburgh MOOCs, an average of 7% of overall participants have come from India

Prof Sir Timothy O’Shea, principal and vice chancellor of the university, is currently researching massive open online courses or MOOCs.(Handout)
Updated on Jan 18, 2017 04:50 PM IST

At Harvard, it’s time for Omar Abdullah, Baba Ramdev and Deepa Mehta to speak

Deepa Mehta’s movie on Nirbhaya, Kashmir and urbanisation in India will be highlights of India Conference at Harvard 2017

Harvard University’s India Conference 2017 will be held on February 11 and 12.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 17, 2017 12:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Stint at Raebareli hospital helped Nobel scientist develop cancer research links with India

Dr Harold Varmus was at medical school when his interest in practising medicine in countries like India, especially to research tropical diseases, led him to the Raebareli hospital

His interest in tropical medicine led Dr Harold Varmus to India.(Handout)
Updated on Jan 13, 2017 12:28 PM IST

GATE dates unchanged after assembly poll announcement

The upcoming Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 is unlikely to be postponed despite clashing with assembly election dates in five states next month, officials told HT on Saturday.

Representative Photo
Published on Jan 07, 2017 05:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Why is water management not prioritised for smart cities?

Cities need to connect better to water basins that supply their water, and work with stakeholders throughout the basin to ensure better water security and this is not easy

No Indian city yet supplies water 24/7 to its citizens.(iStock)
Updated on Jan 16, 2017 05:10 PM IST
ByAyesha Banerjee, Hindustan Times, Delhi

2016: Rohith Vemula, Kanhaiya Kumar and voices of dissent; 10th Boards and India’s own university rankings

A look at the year gone by and the major events related to education that impacted students and institutions

Kanhaiya Kumar, former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union, during a protest in New Delhi in June last year.(HT photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2017 12:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

When Indians played football in World War-1

New stories, photographs and letters of soldiers from the subcontinent who fought in World War-1 emerged recently

French children watch a British cavalry regiment play a match against Indian soldiers of the 18th Lancers.(National Army Museum and British Muslim Heritage)
Updated on Jan 04, 2017 07:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Practice makes perfect: Karun Nair used to hit cricket balls for 30-40 hours a week

Being noticed is not something that you can control but you can set a process in place which more often than not will not let you go unnoticed, the young cricketer had told HT Education some months ago

Young Karun Nair, who sailed past a record score of 300 against England at the Chepauk in Chennai today, believes in hard work - be these training sessions, gym or cricket practice sessions.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 20, 2016 06:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Computers, not classes: meet the man who teaches children all about self-learning

Considered to be a pioneer in creating a self-organised learning environment, Prof Sugata Mitra wants children to study through discovery, sharing, spontaneity and limited adult intervention

Prof Mitra supervises children at a SOLE centre.(Handout)
Updated on Nov 29, 2016 09:02 PM IST

Is Trump win an ‘unwelcome’ message for Indian students?

One school of thought says US attractiveness as a destination of choice for international students will be ‘hurt’. The other says such worries are unfounded

Will Indian students think twice before choosing US as a study destination after Trump’s election? Only time will tell.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 09, 2016 07:30 PM IST

Why should Indian students be looking at Canada now?

Canada’s recent announcements on immigrants and prioritisation of India in its education policy will definitely appeal to Indian students

The number of new immigrations to be allowed into Canada in 2017 was kept at 300,000, the same as 2016.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 09, 2016 06:07 PM IST

Research by Canadian universities valued at $13 billion

Canadian universities perform 40% of the nation’s total R&D, valued at $13 billion each year.

Indians in Canada (from left) Ankit Jain, Sushmita Prasad, Shrestha Roy Goswami, Medha Sharma, Shehbaz Jaffer, and Tirthankar Mitra at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Nuit Blanche - a cultural fest.(Handout)
Published on Nov 09, 2016 05:37 PM IST

What’s bothering Indians studying abroad? They’re homesick, miss family

Indians (42%) in the US seemed to be more homesick and lonelier than other international students (32% overall), says a study

Strong family bonds could perhaps be the reason why Indians were unhappy when studying abroad.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 01, 2016 04:46 PM IST

Young IITs join hands with medical institute for cancer treatment

Bio-X consortium, launched by IITs Ropar, Mandi and PGI Chandigarh, is poised to tackle complex challenges in medicine

The major areas for research are related to biomedical instrumentation, diagnostics, cancer and laser therapy, among others.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Oct 04, 2016 07:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Going digital is no mean feat for IIT Roorkee, with its 160-year-old legacy

Institute launched phase-1 of its enterprise resource planning system on Friday. Students to get online access to attendance records, grades, information on projects and sponsorships in the next phase

Going live on Friday with phase 1 of its ADVAITA enterprise resource planning (ERP), IIT Roorkee now has all the information that powers it available on a single digital platform
Updated on Sep 02, 2016 09:06 PM IST

Malvika’s MIT has a history: Delhi couple and their 6 homeschooled kids

‘One important part of homeschooling is to get them to read, to learn how to learn. Once you have taught them that they’ll learn anything they are interested in. You just have to provide them the access. So instead of giving school fees you have to buy them books, get aircraft models for those interested in craft,’ says Arun Rao

All parents, says Arun Rao, have to teach their children endurance, patience, perseverance and determination. “These are life’s qualities that have to be taught to each child. Despite all the high grades and qualifications and certificates, kids in India are taught to memorise and don’t have problem-solving abilities”(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 02, 2016 05:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

IIT Hyderabad students say no to graduation gowns, wear Pochampalli capes

Students give a high five to local craft, wear capes made by Pochampalli weavers of Telangana at convocation

Prof Deepak Mathew (centre) with IIT Hyderabad students at the convocation.(Handout image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2016 06:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Are you too young to be worried about climate change?

Everyone should be concerned, especially the young, who will actually experience worsening effects of climate change in the coming years. Research and innovations done now will help the world be better prepared for an uncertain future

Mihir Mathur demonstrating solar parabolic cookers to villagers in Maharashtra.(Handout)
Updated on Jul 18, 2016 05:09 PM IST

I used to hit cricket balls 30-40 hours a week, says Karun Nair

Focus and hard work gets you into the big league, says the young cricketer

Karun Nair of Delhi Daredevils in action during an IPL T20 match against Rising Pune Supergiants at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam in May 2016.(Vijayanand Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 25, 2016 06:21 PM IST

IITs way down the list in Shanghai engineering rankings

None of India’s premier institutes, except for Mumbai University (world ranking 151-200), could make it to the world’s top 200 in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016, released on Wednesday. .

None of India’s premier institutes, except for Mumbai University (world ranking 151-200), could make it to the world’s top 200 in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016, released on Wednesday.(Hemant Padalkar/HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2016 08:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Time to hear someone talk trash

About 4-6% of GHG emissions in India happen due to poor waste management systems. Experts are needed to help cities clean up their act

Sanjay Gupta (third from right) talking to a group of waste pickers and municipal officials in Taytay, Manila, Philippines.(Handout Image)
Published on Jun 02, 2016 06:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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