Companies feel it is 'inferior' to have a distance education qualification, says Nagaraj Shenoy. Photograph: Kind courtesy Pexels A friend, whom I have known for a long time, went for a job interview with a reputed organisation. I was aware of his capability and competence and was expecting a positive result. When he returned, I was taken aback to find out he had been rejected. But it was the reason the organisation had given that I found shocking. They had not rejected him because they found his competence unsatisfactory; they rejected him because they had a problem with his MBA degree, which he had earned through distance education from the Indira Gandhi National Open University. My friend was told that, as per their policy, the organisation could not accept distance education qualifications. In the process of applying for the job, he had cleared the preliminary rounds based on his competence and experience; they were happy with his performance. In the final round, during … [Read more...] about Have a distance education degree? Getting a job may be hard
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Super 30, starring Hrithik Roshan in the lead role of Bihar-based mathematician Anand Kumar, opened to a good response on Friday. The film collected Rs 11.83 crore on its first day. Super 30’s box office opening is said to be higher than Ajay Devgn starrer Raid and Akshay Kumar starrer Padman. The collections are also higher than Hrithik’s last film, Kaabil, which released in 2017 with opening collections of around Rs 10.43 crore. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the opening figures of the film on Twitter. He wrote, “Super30 has a decent Day 1... Biz picked up at metros/urban centres [Mumbai and South specifically] towards evening... Mass pockets are ordinary/dull... Should witness growth on Day 2 and 3... Sustaining and proving its mettle on weekdays crucial... Fri Rs 11.83 cr. India biz.”#Super30 has a decent Day 1... Biz picked up at metros/urban centres [Mumbai and South specifically] towards evening... Mass pockets are … [Read more...] about Super 30 box office collection day 1: Hrithik Roshan starrer opens higher than Kaabil, collects over Rs 11 cr
New Delhi: Ramesh Kumar, 22, a student of the School of International Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), had cleared the multi-tasking staff exam in Jharkhand and was ecstatic about earning Rs 20,000 a month that would end all the financial problems back home. Kumar had been considering taking up the job at the expense of dropping out of higher education. He was then studying in St Xaviers’ College in Jharkhand. However, his professor, who was an alumnus of JNU, encouraged him to sit for an entrance test at the country's premier educational institution. He cleared it. "And today, I am not the same Ramesh Kumar. After having studied for a year in JNU, I am a transformed individual. I can speak in English and I understand world politics. However, I don't know if I can continue to aspire. The fee hike will break the back of my family as they cannot pay so much for my education. They would think a peon's job with a monthly pay of Rs 20,000 was safer,” he told … [Read more...] about ‘If Not for JNU, I’d be a Peon in My Hometown’: Student Unsure of His Future after Proposed Fee Hike
Almost all the central level examinations, barring the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), have now moved towards a computer-based test (CBT) format. The shift has been faster after the launch of the National Testing Agency (NTA). This has changed the exam pattern from a descriptive to a multiple-choice question (MCQ) format. However, scholars and students have opposed this development, as they believe the new format cannot assess students holistically. Students from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have been among the most vocal in opposing this trend. Sarika Chaudhary, vice president, JNU Student Union (JNUSU) stated, “MCQ or objective-type questions are not the right way to judge a student’s capability. While in social sciences, there is no one correct option and the perspective and thought process of the student matters, in science-related courses too, MCQs eliminate the steps-wise marking that incentivises conceptual clarity.” Raj Singh, … [Read more...] about Why are all online tests going MCQ-based and how does it fail holistic assessment?
For this 18-year-old girl student (her name has been withheld to protect her identity), an inmate of a child care home in the national capital, even scoring 91% in her class 12 exams was not enough to fulfil her dream of studying journalism at Delhi University. She, like several others from child care homes, are realising that merit alone was not enough to land them the college of their choice. The girl is unable to apply under the newly introduced economically weaker section (EWS) category as she does not have a family income certificate — a requisite for all applicants in this category. At least 13 other inmates from different government recognised child care institutions (CCIs) in the city who have passed class 12 exams with a score of 70% and above have written to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) , as they have not been able to secure admissions in DU colleges for want of certain documents that, given their … [Read more...] about For kids from care homes, merit alone won’t get them to DU