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  • Explained: For the first time in its 98-year history, a Delhi University VC is  suspended. What were Yogesh Tyagi’s faults? Oct 29, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Explained: For the first time in its 98-year history, a Delhi University VC is suspended. What were Yogesh Tyagi’s faults?

    Tyagi’s tenure was to have ended in March 2021. The education ministry has brought into the open the brewing discontent between the ministry and the VC on the vacant faculty positions. It was also not happy with the way Tyagi handled the 2019 teachers’ protest.

  • Shiv Nadar Foundation sets up Shiv Nadar University in Chennai Oct 29, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    Shiv Nadar Foundation sets up Shiv Nadar University in Chennai

    The academic session for Shiv Nadar University will begin in August 2021. The university begins its programmes with the School of Engineering & School of Commerce and Management.

  • COVID-19 impact: Reverse migration leading to rise in demand for apprentices, says TeamLease report Oct 27, 2020 02:26 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Reverse migration leading to rise in demand for apprentices, says TeamLease report

    Apprenticeship refers to a skill development programme where a person is engaged by a company as a trainee to learn the trade or profession in exchange for a job for a fixed period.

  • WFH opens up new avenues, reorients career paths for women Oct 12, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    WFH opens up new avenues, reorients career paths for women

    The new workaround is working for those who would otherwise have had to ditch successful careers

  • CLAT 2020: SC refuses to pass interim order, asks petitioners to approach grievance redressal committee Oct 09, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    CLAT 2020: SC refuses to pass interim order, asks petitioners to approach grievance redressal committee

    The apex court said that the petitioners can file a complaint with the grievance redressal committee within two days. Petitioners had sought that CLAT 2020 exam be quashed and be re-conducted.

  • As placement season approaches, jobless old students seek option to sit for interviews again Oct 09, 2020 01:17 PM IST

    As placement season approaches, jobless old students seek option to sit for interviews again

    Though institutes can allow old students to come back and sit for placements within 2-3 years of passing out, it is only meant for students who opted out of placements to pursue entrepreneurial activities. Now, many institutes are looking at special arrangements.

  • How HUL is dealing with sexual harassment and ensuring women are safe at the workplace and beyond Oct 09, 2020 12:29 PM IST

    How HUL is dealing with sexual harassment and ensuring women are safe at the workplace and beyond

    Women employees are encouraged to complain about any sexual harassment without fear of retaliation. To prevent harassment and ensure their safety, women are encouraged to avoid late working hours. When one does work late, her line manager gets an automated alert. Female employees also have the option of having a male colleague escort them home if they leave office after 8:30 pm.

  • Work-from-home impact? Two in five professionals facing stress, anxiety shows LinkedIn report Oct 08, 2020 12:37 PM IST

    Work-from-home impact? Two in five professionals facing stress, anxiety shows LinkedIn report

    Findings also show that while 60 percent of Indian professionals felt lonely at some point while working remotely, 37 percent still feel lonely doing it now.

  • Pearson launches Pearson Classroom for high-stake English test preparation Oct 07, 2020 02:21 PM IST

    Pearson launches Pearson Classroom for high-stake English test preparation

    The Pearson Classroom content will offer more than 900 practice questions, 250 plus hours of teaching content for exams like PTE, OET and IELTS.

  • Your jobs, increments, bonuses are secure: HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri assures employees Oct 06, 2020 07:11 PM IST

    Your jobs, increments, bonuses are secure: HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri assures employees

    Even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, HDFC Bank’s Aditya Puri, who retires later this month, said the bank is doing well, has sufficient capital and does not have any strain on the loans that it has made

  • Why there has been an 8% increase in sexual harassment complaints at Nifty50 firms Oct 06, 2020 12:53 PM IST

    Why there has been an 8% increase in sexual harassment complaints at Nifty50 firms

    The rising number of such cases signals a growing awareness among women workers about their rights, forcing several companies to ensure safer workplaces

  • Total spends on gender diversity at 32% in India Inc, says new report Oct 05, 2020 05:00 PM IST

    Total spends on gender diversity at 32% in India Inc, says new report

    The 2020 Working Mother & Avtar Best Companies for Women in India study said that there is an increase in percentage of women hires moving from 31 percent in 2016 to 37 percent in 2020.

  • Helloverify's HelloV: Get instant background verification on WhatsApp Oct 03, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Helloverify's HelloV: Get instant background verification on WhatsApp

    Helloverify's new service is targeted at both individuals and small businesses, and people can use this service to verify their tenants, employees, drivers, nannies, security guards, cooks or other domestic help instantly. The service even checks for criminal records apart from identity and address checks.

  • UPSC Prelims 2020: Supreme Court dismisses plea to postpone exams Sep 30, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    UPSC Prelims 2020: Supreme Court dismisses plea to postpone exams

    Those suffering from Coronavirus will not be allowed to appear for the civil services prelims exams, said the Supreme Court. The apex court also said that merging 2020 and 2021 UPSC Prelims is not feasible.

  • Not just money: Here’s what employment exchanges and career centres in India need Sep 30, 2020 10:01 AM IST

    Not just money: Here’s what employment exchanges and career centres in India need

    Remodelling employment exchanges and MCCs to make them more IT ready and interlinking them with vacancies across the country could be the way forward. Millions of Indians had already been rendered jobless by the economic slowdown when the Covid pandemic broke, exacerbating the situation

  • Female workforce participation increased to 37% in July end from 30% in April, shows LinkedIn data Sep 29, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Female workforce participation increased to 37% in July end from 30% in April, shows LinkedIn data

    The LinkedIn report suggested the hiring of women in many developed countries followed a U-shaped trajectory in 2020, dipping in April before recovering in June and July. However, India bucked the trend.

  • Blacklisted institutes: State governments will be nudged to take action Sep 29, 2020 10:49 AM IST

    Blacklisted institutes: State governments will be nudged to take action

    Until now, it was the responsibility of the Central government and its agencies to ensure the shutdown or accreditation of these institutes, which have proliferated across the country. However, apart from battling Covid, many State governments are in election mode, with Assembly Polls due in 2021, and regulating blacklisted institutes may not be a key priority

  • UPSC Prelims 2020: SC to next hear exam postponement matter on September 30 Sep 28, 2020 11:51 AM IST

    UPSC Prelims 2020: SC to next hear exam postponement matter on September 30

    An SC bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, Krishna Murari and BR Gavai heard the matter and asked UPSC to file an affidavit citing the logical reasons for not postponing the examination.

  • CLAT 2020: SC lets one COVID-19-affected student appear for test Sep 28, 2020 11:44 AM IST

    CLAT 2020: SC lets one COVID-19-affected student appear for test

    One affected student who moved the Supreme Court will give the examination in a separate isolation room in the examination centre.

  • One page, two pages or four pages -- how long should your resume really be? Sep 26, 2020 11:09 AM IST

    One page, two pages or four pages -- how long should your resume really be?

    A one-size-fits-all resume will not work for all job applications. Don't go by social media posts to restrict your CV to merely one page if you have relevant skills and work milestones to highlight.

  • NEP 2020 | "Japan, France teach students in local languages, are they underdeveloped?" Education Minister Sep 25, 2020 03:30 PM IST

    NEP 2020 | "Japan, France teach students in local languages, are they underdeveloped?" Education Minister

    Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank questioned critics who have advocated use of English as a means of instruction in schools. National Education Policy states that mother tongue should be medium of instruction in schools atleast till the fifth grade.

  • Most Indian employees fear losing jobs to AI, automation; feel urgent need to reskill: Udemy survey Sep 23, 2020 02:27 PM IST

    Most Indian employees fear losing jobs to AI, automation; feel urgent need to reskill: Udemy survey

    As per the Global Skills Gap Report by Udemy, a majority (92 percent) of employees in India agree that there is a skills gap in the country and two-thirds (76 percent) of them feel personally affected by it.

  • Six months and counting: Small businesses feel the pinch as workers refuse to return Sep 23, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    Six months and counting: Small businesses feel the pinch as workers refuse to return

    The continuing Covid threat, fears over not having a job waiting for them, and the sustenance provided by social welfare schemes have made workers stay put in their towns and villages

  • IIIT Bill passed in Rajya Sabha: Five institutes to get 'national importance' status Sep 22, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    IIIT Bill passed in Rajya Sabha: Five institutes to get 'national importance' status

    The bill declares five IIITs in public-private partnership mode at Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur as 'Institutions of National Importance' by granting them statutory status.

  • CBSE Compartment Exam: Supreme Court says CBSE, UGC must coordinate on results, admissions Sep 22, 2020 02:49 PM IST

    CBSE Compartment Exam: Supreme Court says CBSE, UGC must coordinate on results, admissions

    The apex court has asked UGC and CBSE to ensure that students who are writing the compartment exam do not miss out on the college admissions.

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