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Ayesha Banerjee

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

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‘Internet addiction is a disease’

A high research output, pathbreaking collaborations, a fired-up faculty... IIT Guwahati has all the makings of a success story but it has its share of problems, too, says Professor Gautam Biswas, director of the institute.

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Updated on May 07, 2014 09:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

How to make it to THE list

What has IIT-Guwahati been doing right to secure 87th rank in the Times Higher Education list of promising young institutes under the age of 50?

Updated on May 07, 2014 10:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Do rankings really make a difference to students?

How attractive are university rankings to students? Should they make a choice based purely on how renowned a university or college is? Popular opinion veers towards the right fit. If you find a course of a college that offers a programme that seems to be tailormade for you, just apply, no matter what the rank.

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Updated on Mar 19, 2014 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘India is the only BRIC nation not to have a top-ranking university’

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, feels it is a “rigorous global measure of academic prestige,” and talks about why the results have been ‘disappointing’ where India is concerned

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Updated on Mar 19, 2014 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Pardon us, your ‘slip’ is showing

One can’t quite figure it out. The Times Higher Education World Reputation rankings were out recently, and Indian universities were nowhere around the top 200. Think about it.

Updated on Mar 19, 2014 11:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Do we teach B-school students how to think, asks Harvard prof

Srikant M Datar, Arthur Lowes Dickinson professor of accounting at Harvard University and co-author of Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads, says there is a need to question the relevance of management education in today’s environment.

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Updated on Jan 17, 2014 01:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Surviving sexual violence on campus

An interview with Denise Labertew, an expert on gender issues and campus safety, who is helping universities in the US look holistically at how they are responding to sexual violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses.

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Updated on Jan 04, 2014 05:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘Global education must for next-gen leaders’

Technology no match for the ‘human touch’ of international varsities.

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Updated on Dec 11, 2013 11:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The best of both worlds

Peter Tufano, dean of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, talks about the recently introduced 1+1 programme, which results in two master’s degrees

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Updated on Dec 03, 2013 01:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Unique landscape of Germany

Clusters help universities reach out to research centres and industries, says Germany’s ambassador

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Updated on Nov 13, 2013 10:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The academia-industry handshake

Forbes Marshall Limited, a Pune-based company working in the area of process efficiency and energy conservation, some time back, donated `50 lakh to the College of Engineering, Pune, an autonomous institute of the government of Maharashtra.

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Updated on Nov 13, 2013 10:48 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

It’s the entrepreneurial spirit that counts

The institute encourages its students and staff to work on new ideas for businesses and financially supports a Science Park in the City set up for new ideas and start-ups. About 60 business have been started by the university’s students.

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Updated on Oct 30, 2013 11:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Moulding clay, metal and bright, inquiring minds at Umea

Peter Alwin is a design whiz constantly thinking about interesting stuff -- like how, by 2050, when a space crunch will make kitchens smaller, portable cookers with a silicon base and induction coils underneath will be the rage.

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Updated on Oct 30, 2013 11:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Innovation hothouse

Churches, cobbled pathways, sculptures, fountains, mansions, and the most beautiful library building imaginable… Lund is an old university town so lovely that you want to move in here and start studying all over again.

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Updated on Oct 30, 2013 11:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

An eye on the future

Big breakthroughs in science and technology have been made possible with the strong focus on research in some top Swedish universitie

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Updated on Oct 30, 2013 11:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

No fear of glitches in AIPGMEE online test

The All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) 2014 for admission to all-India 50% quota of MD, MS, PG diploma courses offered at government medical colleges and institutions, will be held as a computer-based test.

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Updated on Oct 30, 2013 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

A look at the ‘very stoic’ Swedish Nobel tradition

Expecting fireworks when a Nobel prize winner is announced? You are going to be disappointed.

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Updated on Oct 15, 2013 01:49 AM IST
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Learning from Gandhi, being inspired by him and wanting him to be around

Had he been alive today, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi would have a lot of young people demanding his time and energies and sage advice. College students in Delhi share what they would want to ask him to help improve their lives and build a better India.

Updated on Oct 07, 2013 11:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Gandhi changes lives

International students, too, make a beeline for the Dept of Gandhian Studies in Chandigarh.

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Updated on Oct 01, 2013 02:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The Gandhi factor for young India

What makes the Mahatma’s legacy so wonderful is that young people in this fast-paced world continue to be inspired by him.

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Updated on Oct 01, 2013 01:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Top chefs and their recipes for success

There are no ‘sacrifices’ in this business because these Michelin Star chefs love what they do, says Ayesha Banerjee.

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Updated on Sep 24, 2013 03:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘There are no takers for forensic entomology in India’

Blow flies and bodies in suitcases are the subject of a fascinating study on forensic entomology.

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Updated on Apr 14, 2015 02:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Reach out and touch

The battle has just begun for Moksha, an NGO run by college students.

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Updated on Aug 13, 2013 12:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Climb Every Mountain

Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Institute helps you touch the skies... well almost!

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Updated on Jul 09, 2013 03:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Life is nothing but a beach

Want to ride the wind and surf the waves? Do a short course at The National Institute of Watersports in Goa and spend the rest of your life near a beach doing things you love.

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Updated on Jul 09, 2013 03:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

All about the dollar and the UK visa

What is the way out for those planning to go abroad for higher studies? Many of them have been hit hard by the double whammy of a falling rupee and the decision (not finalised) of the UK government...

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Updated on Jul 03, 2013 02:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘There’s synchronicity in its randomness’

In Varanasi, if an ‘auntieji’ goes missing, the regulars at her chai stall feel a sense of emptiness, says Banaras Hindu University alum Rohit Singh Dangi.

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Updated on Jul 02, 2013 06:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Spell Bengaluru for entertainment

Understanding the meaning of good food, young crowds and a great pub scene… with some studies thrown in, too, for good measure.

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Updated on Jul 02, 2013 06:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

When Robert Burns ignited Bengal

The poet and his tender feelings for his native Scotland taught Bengalis a thing or two about patriotism. Nigel Leask, head of the School of Critical Studies and Regius professor of English language and literature, University of Glasgow, talks to Ayesha Banerjee about the university’s attempt to build up specialism in Anglophone poetry in colonial India.

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Updated on Jun 18, 2013 04:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The world’s oldest B-school

Though it has maintained its European identity, ESCP Europe is a B-school with a global perspective.

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Updated on Jun 04, 2013 03:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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