Date : 30-Dec-2015
#1. Ambition is only a dirty word if it's an unclean ambition. Human beings are built to grow and progress. You are meant to shine.
#2. As you rise in authentic power, craft and impact, some will throw rocks at you. Take the High Road. And trust that the truth always wins.
#3. You can pursue shiny distractions. Or you can do epic work. You just don't get to do both.
#4. A rare-air dream requires an explosively great team. The smartest way to grow a company is to develop your people.
#5. Generosity is the cure for scarcity. Be the most giving person in every room you're in and life will reward you with uncommon blessings. Remember: doing good in expectation of some return is no gift--it's an exchange.
#6. Why worry about a disrupted economy when you can build your own economy via the pursuit of mastery.
#7. Happy people make happy leaders--which create happy teams. So work on your happiness.
#8. A smile to a stranger is a gift of vast proportions.
#9. Creativity breeds amid solitude versus noise.
#10. If world-class was easy, everyone would be doing it.
#11. A monumental vision means, en route to the summit, you're certain to experience monumental hurts. That's just the price of bravery. Stay in the game. Longer than any naysayers suggest you should.
#12. Being on time is hip. Keeping your promises is cool. Having good manners is in.
#13. Optimism is a gorgeous contagion.
#14. Busy isn't productivity. Fake work isn't real work. Fight for focus. And execute on what counts.
#15. Love is the antidote to fear.
Date : 31-Oct-2015
Jamia Millia Islamia is planning to admit students for its engineering courses through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The institute is likely do away with its entrance exam system.
“We have initiated the process for it and have approached the concerned authorities. There are certain procedures that need to be followed, hope-fully we will be able to admit the students through JEE exam from the next academic session," Jamia vice-chancellor Talat Ahmad said.
JEE is used as a selection examination for all central government funded technical schools, including the National Institutes of Technology (NIT's) and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT's). Students opting for the IIT's need to clear the JEE-Advanced exam also.
Date : 29-Oct-2015
For students willing to take up medicine after their 12 th, (PUC-II) below is the list of exams they can give.
1. AIIMS 2. JIPMER 3. Devraj Urs College Entrance Exam 4. KCET 5. St. Johns 6. VIMS
7. AIPMT 8. MAHE 9. CMC
Date : 17-Apr-2015
Choosing the undergraduate or post graduate program of your choice has become much easier with a variety of options on hand. Students looking for only high salaries without knowing what the job demands, end up without job satisfaction.They cannot change jobs if they do not have expertise in more than one domain. This leads to frustration. This all begins with the choice of a wrong course in the college.
If you do not follow your interest in choosing your academics, you will often end up dejected in your career. If you have a flair for languages, you can choose journalism or literature.
Today's research involves a combination of two or more subjects such as Physics, Computers, Astronomy, Biology and Chemistry.
1. Bio Informatics is a bridge between Molecular biology and Computer science. This is offered at post graduate level.
2. Astrophysics is what combines Physics with Astronomy. Some Universities and Public institutes offer this course for PhD-level and integrated MSc courses.
3. Biotechnology amalgamates Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Fermentation technology. The application of technology to biological processes spans fields such as medicine, agriculture, pollution control and forensic sciences. Research in medicinal biotechnology has lead to the development of contact lenses for glaucoma patients, spit tests to detect oral cancer non-invasively.
A science degree prepares you for a wide gamut of careers. For instance you may be surprised to find science students, who specialize in complex dynamics and parameter problems at advanced levels, work even as financial managers.
Date : 30-Mar-2015
The films such as 'Interstellar', 'Gravity', The Theory of Every thing' and a huge interest in machines like 'Large Hadron Collider LHC at CERN and Mars rover are creating a buzz around physics and leading to higher numbers of students applying to study the subject.
Date : 28-Mar-2015
Although, this website is dedicated by Sunil to help you all to succeed in competitive exams, the advice and references on soft skills provided on this page goes beyond that. The primary objective for this is to help visualize career development beyond the exams. This exercise will fortify the determination to succeed, reduce anxiety and fear of failure leading to hope and a positive mind-set.
We all have grown up learning about various leaders and freedom fighters. This learning was primarily focused on understanding the positive changes brought about in our society by determination, principles and sacrifice of the leaders led by Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma’s principles have been used in the past by leaders in other continents such as Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King. In the 21st century, these principles are being viewed from the perspective of a business leader. After having spent more than 25 years in my profession as an engineer, I found this perspective extremely interesting, refreshing and validating some experiences. Now what has this got to do with your studies and preparation for exams? Not much directly…except to give some perspectives on how business leaders are expected to think and where do they draw their inspiration.
Excerpts from “Gandhi CEO” by Alan Axelrod
Principle 1: Deciding
1. Put a face on policy (Whenever you are in doubt… apply the following test.) 2. Get ready to be a lonely leader (It is a superstition and ungodly thing to believe that an act of a majority binds a minority.) 3. Embrace transparency (Nothing … should be done secretly. This is an open rebellion. In this secrecy is a sin.) 4. Define your no compromise zones (I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes. There is, therefore, really no meeting ground between the school of violence and myself.) 5. Cultivate the courage of conviction (For the last twenty years we have tried to learn not to lose courage even when we are in a hopeless minority and are laughed at. We have learned to hold on to our beliefs in the confidence that we are in the right.) 6. Make time your ally
Principle 2: Do or die
1. Don’t want 2. No strategy without tactics 3. Harness the energy of impression 4. Stay dissatisfied
5. The tragedy of time loss 6. Expect success 7. Be miserly with your inspirational currency
Principle 3: The Genius of Non cooperation
1. Cooperation must be earned 2. The shell of obedience 3. Boycott a bad bargain 4. Opt out of argument
5. Use social Jiu-Jitsu (a collection of techniques by which you use an attacker’s own energy against him)
6. Ends cannot justify means
Principle 4: Give everyone a stake
1. Respect everyone … always 2. Give every job a high profile 3. Demonstrate you’re worth 4. Make your leadership organic 5. Your company is your family 6. Give uncommon people a common identity 7. Recruit results, not people 8. Never turn your back on dissent 9. Inflexible goals, flexible methods 10. Leaders never follow 11. Reconcile the irreconcilable 12. Lead toward enlightened anarchy
Principle 5: Learning and experience
1. Experience trumps education 2. Relevant decisions come from relevant experience 3. Absorb the ideas you need 4. Speak the language 5. The limits of precedence and prototype6. Abandon “foolish” consistency
7. Never surrender to mere orthodoxy 8. If your mind needs changing, change your mind 9. You will outlive your errors
Principle 6: Making it real
1. Pessimism is self-fulfilling 2. Never stand still 3. Never swap real values for apparent gains 4. Define your present reality 5. Define the change you want 6. Transform a distant goal into present objectives 7. Know the cost 8. Liberate the possible from the probable
Principle 7: Exemplary miracles
1. The power of one 2. Be a quiet example 3. Earn your stripes 4. Be an open book 5. Own (Don’t rent) your beliefs 6. Provide positive precedents 7. Be a synecdoche (a part representing the whole)
Principle 8: The nonviolent CEO
1. Disengage from your adversaries 2. Sow aggression, and aggression you will reap 3. Choose your battleground 4. Coerce another, defeat yourself 5. Keep your promises 6. Win through surrender 7. Replace unrelenting coercion with unrelenting truth
Principle 9: Principles and pragmatism
1. Think Utopian 2. Formulate a hierarchy of options 3. Reject the fetish of ideology 4. Never let best stand in the way of good 5. There is no virtue in necessity 6. Process defines result 7. Instruments are not values
8. Ethics is the oil of enterprise 9. Ask and answer the question of commitment 10. Demolish the deviation, not the original 11. Even an idealism must sometimes choose pragmatism
Principle 10: Reject tyranny, take responsibility
1. Create genuine relationships, not false labels 2. Decline to be a victim 3. Take responsibility, then take command 4. Be power’s steward, not its slave 5. Exploit the power of dissatisfaction
Principle 11: Revaluation as revolution
1. Bring your enterprise out of its shell 2. To see inside, step outside 3. Argue against yourself
4. Answer no question until you have made it your own 5. Build on what you have 6. Accept the necessity of process
Principle 12: Sacrifice and the servant leader
1. Lead talent 2. Be a good steward 3. Encourage a rising tide 4. Rethink executive compensation
5. Pick your fights, and pick them wisely 6. Live your values
Principle 13: Suasion in persuasion
1. Recruit volunteers 2. Competition requires a competitor 3. Aim for the heart 4. Understanding is optional
5. Marry intellect to emotion 6. Rehearse spontaneity 7. Retaliate? No, educate
Principle 14: Truth
1. Ask the question of truth 2. Demand truth 3. Truth always triumphs
Date : 04-Mar-2015
The explanation is based on photoelectric effect and formation of a standing wave.
The researchers took a metal nanowire and aimed a pulse of light on it. This energized the electrons and made them vibrate. The pulse of light traveling in the opposite directions in the wire produced a standing wave of light. This standing wave behaved like a light source for the experiment. Once the standing wave was achieved a stream of electrons was shot close to the wire. The electrons interacted with light on the nanowire and either sped up or slowed down. An ultrafast microscope allowed the scientist to photograph these changes in speed and position and allowed them to see the standing wave which is a finger print of wave nature of light.It also revealed the particle properties of light by showing an energy exchange between photons and electrons.
Date : 28-Feb-2015
The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs), are a group of most premier science education and research institutes in India. These institutions are intended to be the IITs of basic science. The institutes were created by the Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Five IISERs have been established across the country, namely IISER Kolkata in West Bengal, IISER Pune in Maharashtra, IISER Mohali in Punjab, IISER Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and IISER Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
For BS-MS dual degree programme admission is possible if you satisfy any one of the following criteria.
1. If you are a KVPY scholar qualifying SA(2013-14)/SX(2014-15)/SB(2014-15)
2. IIT-JEE Advanced 2015: If you have scored 60% of marks in class XII and securing a place in JEE Advanced 2015
3. State and Central Boards: ( You will have to appear and qualify IISER aptitude test.) With marks above the cut off declared by DST http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in
If you are eligible for scholarship for higher education (SHE)
For details please refer Times of India 28-02-2015
Date : 25-Feb-2015
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) is a prestigious group of autonomous engineering and management institutes of India. They are declared as "institutions of national importance". There are sixteen institutes located at Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Mandi, Mumbai, Patna, Ropar, Roorkee and Varanasi. Each IIT is an autonomous institution, linked to the others through a common IIT Council, which oversees their administration. The IITs award degrees ranging from B.Tech to PhD.
The IITs have a common admission process for undergraduate admissions. It was called IIT-JEE, which was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination in 2013. The post-graduate level program that awards M.Tech degree in engineering is administered by the older IITs (Kharagpur, Bombay, Madras, Kanpur, Delhi, Roorkee, Varanasi, Guwahati). M.Tech admission is done on the basis of Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). In addition to B.Tech and M.Tech programs IITs also award other graduate degrees such as M.Sc in Engineering, Maths, Physics and Chemistry, MBA, PhD etc. Admission to these programs of IITs is done through Common Admission Test(CAT), Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) and Common Entrance Examination for Design (CEED).
Date : 12-Feb-2015
Pop corn, for most of us, may be just a fun food but for a couple of French investigators pop corn is a biomechanical enigma waiting to be explained.
Cameras recording 2900 frames per second showed what happens with a kernel of corn before it pops. When the temperature reaches 1000C the moisture inside starts turning into steam and at 1800C the pressure inside becomes 10 times the atmospheric at sea level. Unable to withstand this stress, the shell breaks open. The first thing to come out from the fractured shell is a limb like thing that comes in contact with the surface of the pan and begins to compress under the heat. Tensed and then released, the "leg" causes the corn to leap up and emit a 'pop' from the sudden release of water vapour. A few milliseconds later the granules spewing from inside expand to form a spongy flake.
From fracture to flake takes less than 90 milliseconds.
The popcorn's leap results from a combination of thermodynamics and fracture mechanics rather than just blast of pent-up gases.
Date : 22-Jan-2015
Do you know what is GIAN ? It is an initiative that Modi government has taken,to bring top scientist to Teach in India. Mr. Manjul Bhargava, professor of mathematics at Princeton University and a winner of Fields medal ( considered the Nobel prize of mathematics ) is spearheading the initiative.
Global Initiative of Academic Networks plans to get around 1000 top scientists from all over the world to teach in India over the next year. But remember, these scientists will teach in Center-funded institutes like central universities, IITs, IIMs and others. The US has also decided to extend knowledge partnership for supporting Indian Institute of Technology (Gandhinagar). This will be to strengthen research and entrepreneurship capabilities.
Date : 17-Jan-2015
Admission to this Deemed to be University under Department of Space is also through Joint Entrance Exam. (Main and Advanced)
For general category a minimum of 20 % marks in aggregate and at least 5 % marks in each of the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) is a must.
You can take up 4 years B.Tech programme in Aerospace engineering, Avionics, Astronomy and Astrophysics or 5 year Dual degree (B.Tech and M.Tech) in Engineering Physics with Post graduate specialization in Solid State Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics or Optical Engineering.
Online registration for admission will be open in the month of June.
Each semester provides a financial assistance to students meeting the performance standards set by IIST (funded by Department of Space and Government of India) that covers fees, hostel charges including dining and medical needs.
On successful completion the student can be absorbed in DOS / ISRO as Scientist / Engineer
The admission brochure and important dates will be published on their web site www.iist.ac.in/admission/under-graduate by 30 th April 2015
Date : 16-Jan-2015
Present ISRO chairman Mr. Kiran Kumar was passionate about Science and pursued it intently. When he opted to study Physics in college, no one, including him could guess that his love for Physics could put him into ISRO chairman's post one day.
Do you know where did he get his primary education ? At Aralepete government primary school in Hassan.
High school ? Muncipal high school Hassan
PUC ? Government science college Hassan
Graduation ? From Bangalore University in Bangalore
Date : 13-Jan-2015
Welcome to Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), a unique institution devoted to the research, teaching and application of statistics, natural sciences and social sciences. Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959.
The Headquarters of ISI is located in the northern fringe of the metropolis of Kolkata. Additionally, there are four centres located in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur. Research in Statistics and related disciplines is the primary activity of the Institute. Teaching activities are undertaken mainly in Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore. Offices of the Institute located in several other cities in India are primarily engaged in projects and consultancy in Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research'.
Date : 12-Jan-2015
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university. The university has 15 academic departments, and focuses primarily on undergraduate education in engineering and the sciences.
The institute was established in its present form in 1964. During this period, the institute's transformation from a regional engineering college to a national university was backed by G. D.Birla. BITS has established centres at Goa, Pilani, Hyderabad and Dubai.
BITS administers the all-India computerized competitive entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test), Admission is merit-based, as assessed by the BITSAT examination. The fully residential institute is privately supported.