From Russia with
Russian B-schools and universities are going all out to woo
West-bound Indian students in a bid to bring about a ‘reversal of routes.’
by its economic resurgence, Russia
is now seeking to lure a chunk of the US-bound Indian students to what it
professes are its ‘world-class’ business schools, and is flaunting its
universities for their proven strength in engineering and natural sciences. "Many of our universities
are world class. We want more Indian students to study in Russia," Evgeny
Butko, deputy head of the Federal Agency of Education, told this correspondent
during a recent visit.
The reduction in communication, transportation and courier service costs is an obvious advantage.
Set of choices
I have just completed my BFA and I am interested in art direction or set
designing for films. Can you please suggest some relevant courses and what does
— Divyajot Sarna
it’s the opulent sets of a mega-budget film like "Jodhaa Akbar" or
a more modest, minimalist set for parallel cinema or recreating the historical
aura of a period film, it’s the the set designer who puts it all together
from scratch making it look authentic.
offer concrete jobs
Construction sector a big draw for
The Indian Institute of
Management-Calcutta has received a total of 148 lateral placement offers across
various sectors and the average annual package offered was Rs 14.15 lakh.
As many as 42 companies visited
the campus over a period of 45 days offering key responsibilities within India
and abroad, including major business locations such as US, Europe, West Asia
and South-East Asia, an IIM-Calcutta press release said. The average annual
package offered was Rs 14.15 lakh with a highest domestic offer of Rs 21 lakh,
hire CAs and lawyers
Global BPO giant Cognizant has said it will expand its headcount in India by
about 14,700 this year and would also broadbase its talent pool by hiring
doctors, lawyers and CAs.
The move comes at a time when global giants such as Yahoo and IBM as also
some Indian companies are cutting their workforce in the backdrop of wage
inflation, rupee rise and economic uncertainties in the US, which have dented
The workload on bank employees
has nearly halved in the last few years due to the installation of ATM
facilities in various areas, industry chamber Assocham has said. According to an estimate of the
industry chamber, workload on over 65,000 cashiers has fallen by 50 per cent in
the last five years due to growing installations of offsite and onsite ATM
facilities in urban, semi-urban and rural bank branches.
up tech lab at IIT
Microsoft Corporation India Pvt
Ltd recently announced the inauguration of a technology lab it has set up at
the Chennai-based Indian Institute of Technology. Microsoft is investing Rs 90 lakh
initially in Microsoft Windows Technologies Lab that will harness innovation
through research and provide a platform for faculty members and students to
leverage it for a variety of research and training, Prof T A Gonsalves, Head,
Department of Computer Science Education, IIT-M, told newsmen during the
Never too late to understand boss's philosophy on overtime
A reader writes: I work
for a company as a middle manager and right now I am supervising only
one person in my section. I usually work 8-5 but stay late if I have to
or sometimes take my work home. My boss has a philosophy that no matter
what, managers have to come early and leave late even if there is no
urgent need. She has reminded me a couple of times that I need to quit
the habit of leaving at 5 pm. and stay late. A couple of other managers
do stay late (2-3 hours) and she always mentions them.
has always been an integral part of our
aesthetic sensibilities. We admire new products that look different and exotic
— the flat TV screen, the slim mobile phone, the fancy blackberry, the sleek
lines of the latest car are all products we admire and hanker after. It is for
this reason that certain products are remembered for not only their usability
but also the design. Among the classic industrial designs the VW Beetle, the
iPod, and the Coke bottle, are considered as much works of art as of
CSC-India to double headcount
New York Stock Exchange-listed Computer Services Corporation (CSC) recently said it would double its employee strength to 32,000 in the next two-and-a-half years and plans to expand operations to tier-II cities in the country.
CSC, which recorded 16.1 billion dollars revenue for 12 months ended December 28, 2007, started its Indian operations in 1991.