Ayesha Banerjee is responsible for Hindustan Times’ weekly supplements, including HT Estates, HT Education and HT ShineJobs.
Articles by Ayesha Banerjee
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Technology no match for the ‘human touch’ of international varsities.
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
Clusters help universities reach out to research centres and industries, says Germany’s ambassador
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.
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.
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.
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.
Big breakthroughs in science and technology have been made possible with the strong focus on research in some top Swedish universitie
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.
Expecting fireworks when a Nobel prize winner is announced? You are going to be disappointed.
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.
International students, too, make a beeline for the Dept of Gandhian Studies in Chandigarh.
What makes the Mahatma’s legacy so wonderful is that young people in this fast-paced world continue to be inspired by him.
There are no ‘sacrifices’ in this business because these Michelin Star chefs love what they do, says Ayesha Banerjee.
Blow flies and bodies in suitcases are the subject of a fascinating study on forensic entomology.
The battle has just begun for Moksha, an NGO run by college students.
Darjeeling’s Himalayan Mountaineering Institute helps you touch the skies... well almost!
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.
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...
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.
Understanding the meaning of good food, young crowds and a great pub scene… with some studies thrown in, too, for good measure.
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.