Ayesha Banerjee is responsible for Hindustan Times’ weekly supplements, including HT Estates, HT Education and HT ShineJobs.
Articles by Ayesha Banerjee
India’s unrelenting drought underscores the need for experts who can train communities in saving, storage and reuse of water
Making a mark: IISc is the only Indian institute to find a spot in the Times Higher Education rankings for 100 engineering and technology universities, in which Stanford, CalTech and MIT grabbed top slots.
Both bodies require accredited schools to cover a demanding set of standards across the major operations of a business school.
The latest rankings of Times Higher Education’s (THE) under-50 universities (that is universities below the age of 50), released last week, disappointed again as no Indian institute made it to the list.
Lord Meghnad Desai, chairman, Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics (MDAE), Mumbai, professor emeritus London School of Economics, Life Peer, British House of Lords, talks to HT Education about the need to relearn economics in India.
The figures are dismal. Just 8,449 disabled students (0.5%) out of 15,21,438 students, are enrolled in more than 150 top Indian colleges, a survey on Status of Disability in Higher Education has revealed.
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is, taking over the management of the NMAT exam in India from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). HT Education catches up with Sangeet Chowfla, president and CEO of GMAC, to find out how NMAT by GMAC will work.
From low-carbon innovation for harnessing solar energy to treatment of autism and dementia to wildlife conservation – more and more Indian institutes are engaging with the University of Edinburgh, the sixth oldest in the English-speaking world, for research support to find solutions to critical challenges the world faces.
It couldn't get any worse than this. In the latest ranking of world universities released by The Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2015, not a single Indian university figures in the list of top 100.
Denice Labertew is a US-based advocate in the field of violence against women. Currently serving as the director of advocacy services for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and as faculty in the Los Angeles Community College District, she speaks to HT Education about violence and need for change on campuses.
It’s a relationship which spans a century. The first Indian students came to the University of Birmingham, (UoB) UK, in 1909, to study for degrees in mining and commerce. Today, health and law projects are strengthening bonds between the university and Indian institutes.
The UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund is aimed at strengthening joint programmes in science and research, says UK science minister Greg Clark
As her feet move, Rajika Puri also sings songs in ancient Greek, uses Greek rhymes, talks, cries, is powerful and sometimes vulnerable. Eleni’s story is uniquely narrated by her on stage with chants, vocalised rhythmic syllables, and songs she sings herself. Puri is Helen personified.
The Shanghai Rankings were out on the day India celebrated Independence day. Most disappointingly, however, except for Bangalore’s Indian Institute of Science listed at a lowly 327, no other institute in the country figured in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Centre for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Smriti Irani and 90 Indian MPs have participated in the programme since it was established in 2007. They have included members of 20 different political parties; from rural and urban constituencies; and national and regional parties.
By becoming the only Indian member of CEMS, an elite club of 28 premier business schools from across the world, 70 multinational companies and four NGOs, the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIMC) has come close to realising its vision of becoming an institute of international repute. In a chat with Prof. Ashok Banerjee, dean new initiatives and external relations and professor of finance, IIM Calcutta, we find out more about the programme
Indian students have been attracted to the quality of education and research in the city’s universities.
Industries have a direct interest in enhancing the quality of education in technical institutes and the quality of engineers that are produced by them
This college has effectively leveraged its ties with top and local industries to offer students and faculty state-of-the art centres for CAD/CAM, cable technology, embedded systems and more
When towns get polluted and effective use has to be found for waste material, industries turn to this institute
From funding to setting up labs to offering internships to students that have been converted to jobs, industries have given a high five to this technology college in Pune
The College of Engineering, Pune, offers its students ample scope for all-round development. From helping people during floods to assisting the cops manage Ganeshotsav crowds, these clubs are doing some fantastic work.
Work on the third edition of the All India Council for Technical Education and Confederation of Indian Industry survey of industry-linked technical institutes has started. AICTE chairman Dr SS Mantha tells Ayesha Banerjee about the new changes
Technology colleges have more to lose than B-schools if they do not reach out to industries, says Shalini Sharma, head-higher education, CII
Rohin Kapoor, senior manager, education practice, Deloitte, talks about the need to streamline the role of regulators and increase focus on research
IMS embraces the entire gamut of practises and traditions pertaining to industry academic partnerships, says Dr Kamaljit Singh
Business wise: Dr Julia Roloff who heads the Centre for Responsible Business at ESC Rennes says that innovation and change management are two key processes through which MNCs can contribute to sustainable societies while remaining competitive in terms of business
The collaboration between academia and industry at the Master School of Management has brought lasting benefits to both. Where students got a chance to see how theory can be applied, faculty members gained an understanding of job skill requirements
XLRI has always shared a stable rapport with the industry. Throughout the year XLRI organises and participates in various industry-led events which provide a platform for our students to come face-to-face with business leaders, says Dr Pranabesh Ray, dean, academics at XLRI
Asia has a few key education powerhouses that India should learn its lessons from as more and more Asian students seek to identify countries in the region as education destinations. Ben Sowter, head of research at Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) talks about the 2014 ‘QS Asia Pacific University Rankings,’ unveiled recently