BTech (Fail): Empty seats, ghost campuses, unskilled graduates
An Express Investigation - Part I: Why an undergraduate engineering degree in India is rapidly losing value — and currency
Fluency in computer programming will engage Indian students in meaningful interaction with the new digital species and help them create something original.
Campus placements have been under 50% for the last five years, AICTE, the apex body for technical education in the country data suggested. Previous year, roughly eight lakh BE/BTech students graduated, but only about 40 per cent got jobs through campus placement.
Voleon is among investors deploying machine learning, a technology in which computers develop trading strategies. It’s harder than it sounds.
Learn to relax and recharge yourself during exams to avoid having a burnout
While other retailers focus on cities, the thriving discount chain is building thousands of stores aimed at lower-income shoppers in small towns
There are 2 versions of 4G, WiMax(Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) and Long term evolution (LTE) . Wimax can provide download speeds upto 100 Mbit/s and upload speeds upto 50 Mbit/s while LTE can have download speeds upto 128 Mbit/s and uploads ranging to 56 Mbit/s.
Diplomacy after the election is not the same as collusion before the election.
From Silicon Valley startups to the U.S. Department of Defense, scientists and engineers are hard at work on a brain-computer interface that could turn us into programmable, debuggable machines
Controversial speakers are being shut down on campus because today’s college students are obsessed with psychological safety and have little experience with negotiating conflicts
For millennia humans have relied on one another to recall the minutiae of our daily goings-on. Now we rely on “the cloud”—and it is changing how we perceive and remember the world around us.
Technologies that enhance the human brain will be essential to avoid a dystopian future fueled by the rise of artificial intelligence
What does it take to conquer life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods
Today’s sexual-harassment scandals don’t tell us much about how ordinary men and women should interact at work. It may be time to rethink the rules.
If you think you can’t improve because you’re just not naturally charismatic, you’re wrong. It’s true that no amount of training or practice will turn you into Churchill or Martin Luther King Jr. But the CLTs can make you more charismatic in the eyes of your followers, and that will invariably make you a more effective leader.
Smartphones have digitally connected everyone--yet disconnected us from the world.
Technology promised to make living easier—but complicated it instead. The answer? More tech that helps curb your reliance on your phone.
The digital currency has gone from tech curiosity to mainstream topic, leading its value to jump more than 10-fold in 2017.
Investment manias throughout the centuries have ranged from tulips to tech stocks to housing; is #bitcoin different?
Q. How do physicians assess a patient’s risk for heart attack, and what factors are taken into consideration? After 20 years of resisting medication and being told my cholesterol numbers were so off the chart I was at extreme risk for a heart attack, I was told at my last checkup that my 10-year risk for a heart attack was only 9 percent.
"Onion Book of Known Knowledge", an encyclopaedia containing facts we already know that bear a satirical re-telling, is short on accuracy but long on laughs.
Stay interviews are frequent, one-on-one meetings with top performers and high potentials, essentially acting as a performance review on the company.
Dawn Zier showed a company with abundant customer data how to think like an engineer.
‘You’re not going to exercise your way to skinny. You tone up, but it comes down to the food you’re eating.'
I’ve got round to reading the New Scientist‘s 60th anniversary issue, published in November, which tries to look forward in the general direction of 2076. There are 14 short “What If…” essays, on everything from “What if we engineer new life forms?” (we’ll need a ‘kill’ switch) to “What if we found a theory of everything?”
It’s convenient, but bad for the scalp. So bad it might lead to hair loss.
Remember learning about the food pyramid in health class? As it turns out, the pyramid was based on a lot of misinformation about nutrition. In this episode of School Myths, we explore the source of some of the pervasive myths about healthy foods and fitness—and the new science shaping health class today
When done right, frequent testing helps people remember information longer. Testing is terrible for learning, destroys student and teacher morale, and impedes opportunities for productive, meaningful teaching. This oft-repeated axiom has become accepted as true without proof.
WE’VE all been there: you feel especially smart and funny when talking to a particular person, only to feel hopelessly unintelligent and inarticulate in the presence of another.
Studies show that spacing out learning over time works best
Too often school assessments heighten anxiety and hinder learning. New research shows how to reverse the trend
For generations, classes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have been built around a steady diet of lecture-based learning. Soft skills, such as creative problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration, are often given short shrift. Now educators and education researchers are calling for change. They argue that a slew of ‘twenty-first-century skills’, which include creativity, persistence and motivation, can and should be taught and fostered through well-designed courses
The idea of food as medicine has been a controversial topic in this country in recent years. For decades the fight that Robert Atkins and his low-carb acolytes had with mainstream medicine has been as vitriolic as a religious war. There are food cures for everything from cancerand heart disease to cataracts
“Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution,”
'The Diet Myth is fascinating, and now I'm obsessed with microbes!' Nigella Lawson Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still getting fatter?
Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology and Founder of TwinsUK. He has demonstrated the genetic basis of a wide range of common diseases, previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment
We’ve all heard the saying “learn from your mistakes” but what does that look like in action? When it comes to failure, is there a right way to be wrong? How companies use their missteps to move forward. Failure is the basis for learning. We need to teach our students that it is ok to take a risk and possibly fail.
The answer is simple but not easy. It's not what they read. It's how they read. Passive readers and active readers.
“I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
The institute had seen a slump in the number of offers in the first phase of the placements in December last year
Boyce’s visit is a part of the institute’s ‘Engineering for Humanity’ vision, which was launched earlier this year to bring about innovative research that has a positive impact on humanity — a sustainable, healthy, secure, connected and creative humanity
A recent study raises some serious concerns about the wisdom of taking ibuprofen during exercise, at least among endurance athletes. http://bit.ly/2z9dLqo
Your smartphone is not deliberately losing speed just because your phone maker has a new gadget for sale. For devices that do slow down, here are some fixes.
All these methods work, but some require patience, and others a tolerance for pain. And results will be only temporary.