Saturday, January 16, 2010

Links ...

  1. Hemali Chhapia in ToI: IIT Placement Diktat - Coaching Classes Not Allowed.

  2. Ranjani Iyer Mohanty in NYTimes: No Idiots:

    Today, in an emerging and more affluent economy, there are a variety of ways to be successful. And in such a time and place, the simple but liberating message of “3 Idiots” — enjoy what you’re doing, and success will follow — may inspire many to do just that.

  3. Daniel Bardsley in The National: Dubai may revoke [foreign] university licences.

    Some university branches in Dubai have not convinced regulators they are matching the standards of their home campuses and could be closed this year, the head of the group that governs free-zone institutions warned yesterday.


  1. Anonymous said...

    Coaching classes not allowed: This is really interesting; IITs don't want to work out a exam pattern which no coaching classes can replicate rather they just slam coaching classes by not allowing them to hire recent IIT graduates.
    1) I understand that any new system of exam will have a pattern and coaching classes will be able to replicate that but this is just non-sense in a free-market democracy that you don't allow someone to hire because you don't like coaching classes. I wonder what would be the response of IITs if 'Kaplan' comes on IIT campus to hire.
    2) IITs say they want students to join core engineering companies, does that mean Infosys should also be banned from campus placement. Because there clients ask them to make softwares for Banking/Insurance/Car-rental/Health-care systems and does not involve core engineering aspects ?