quality of education, internationally recognised qualifications and
shorter duration of courses is attracting Indian students in large
numbers to pursue studies in the United Kingdom.
degree from Britain is the ticket to a plum job”
a part of its ‘Education UK Initiative’, the British Council has
been organising a series of road shows, seminars and exhibitions in
different cities. Such events, says Ruchika Castelino, Head, Education
UK India, British Council, are an opportunity to get the right
information about courses and universities, about scholarships, staying
Earn while you learn
Known to be an expensive
country to study in, with strict visa rules, the UK is now making itself
more attractive for the youth looking for options to earn and learn
abroad. For, not only has it made its visa rules more flexible, now it
is also providing students a lot of opportunities to work part-time
while studying, to help fund their stay there. Foreign students in the
UK can now work up to 20 hours per week and full-time during vacations.
Sir, whose RAM did you say we should increase? The man’s or the machine’s?
Get ahead in
the CAT race
Common Admission Test (CAT) is upon us again, slated for November this
year. This year, the expected figure of students appearing for CAT is
about 1,60,000. Make sure you stand out in this crowd. If you have
missed out anything, don’t forget to take Prac-CATs. Prepare for it as
if it is the real thing. There is still time for you to test yourself.
is unique in the sense that the attributes required to clear it are more
than what meets the eye. Not only is knowledge important, a capacity to
stay cool under time constraint is also required. Intelligence is no
doubt crucial but a basic common sense plays an equally important role.
Shop for work in
Hindustan Levers wants to launch a new soap, they need to first
decide on who will buy the soap. Is the target consumer, a man or a
woman? Should it be a face or bath soap? What fragrance should it
have? These and other such questions will need to be asked to help
the company take important decisions regarding the new product.
Detailed data is required to be collected before planning a campaign
in order to explore possible markets for a product or service. This
is what market research is all about.
workaholics find it as difficult to cut back their hours as shopaholics
do to trim their spending, even though their behaviour can damage health
and home life. Workaholics believe
they make rational decisions about the time they put in but may misjudge
costs and benefits, says Joel Slemrod of the University of Michigan, who
with Daniel Hamermesh, of the University of Texas, recently wrote a
paper on the subject for the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Workaholism, the economists say, is acquired early in a career and shows
up as more hours. Workaholics skew the money-for-effort equation. Some
even delay retirement. "Both
of us certainly struggle with this," says Slemrod. "In my
business, it’s a badge of honor to say you’re too busy."
Better to apply for the
US Fall session