Why You Need a Career Mentor

 

Mentors are an important resource for success on the job. Finding one can be a task, positioning you to be selected as a mentee is another. Here are some helpful tips.

Mentoring used to be an informal and difficult process. Managers would identify potential success stories. You had to be likeable or someone who reminded the mentor of his or her early years. The golf course or a game of billiards would open opportunities to be groomed. Relationships would develop over cold beers. You guessed it, the “good old boy” network. If you did not hang out you were left out.

Companies today realize the organizational benefit of supporting and developing talent and are establishing formal mentor programs that ensure growth from the bottom to the top lasts from within. Will employees stay longer if they feel like they are being groomed for success? Are you the best option for a new opportunity if your career is being guided by manager, supervisor, coach, or a specialist?

Having a mentor allows access to information that may not otherwise be available to you. Mentors show you the ropes, they lend you a hand, and they provide insight into a world that continues to change as you navigate through it. Mentors provide quality information because more than likely they have made the same mistakes you are asking, so you benefit from the secret weapon. Think about your co-workers, everyone wants to get promoted all at the same time. You better believe if you have a strong mentor and you are following his or her advice you should have an edge. I have seen too many times one position opens and 3 employees want that new title. Read below for tips on why you need a career mentor.

Motivation – A good mentor has the rare ability to explain to you what you need to do and why, in a way that makes sense. An encounter with a mentor often becomes a turning point in your career or business.

Success – A mentor who shares their experience with you helps you to avoid mistakes that you would otherwise make. Achieving success faster and with less effort, would you consider that to be efficient and effective?

Honesty – A mentor is a person who is not emotionally involved in your situation, your friends, family, barber, or hairstylist love to give advice. These people either, do not know, are emotional involved, or tell you exactly what you want to here. A mentor’s advice should be free and straight to the point.

Positive Attitude – When “Murphy’s Law” kicks in to your life a good mentor knows you are bleeding internally, but they have a plan to get you patched up, in a step by step approach. Mentors always have a story to make you feel good and to give the necessary encouragement to move forward.

Improvement – Your mentor will expect some improve. You should expect to grow with knowledge. Mentors will advise homework, such …

Things You Should Know About English Schools

An English School refers to a school or institution where English is the ‘primary medium of imparting education’ to students in all subjects; this may also be the case where English is not the first language or the ‘mother tongue’ of the students.

A thorough knowledge of the English language is extremely valuable and useful for communication at a global level; since many countries have mandated that the English language is used as the normal education medium.

The spread of English around the world is associated with the rise of the British Empire. From its original homeland in the lowlands of Scotland to the rest or Ireland and Great Britain, the use of the English language spread far and wide increasing the cultural and economic influences of countries especially since the times of the World Wars.

Once English left the shores of the British Isles, it travelled quickly to the Commonwealth Countries such as Canada, Australia and large parts of Asia where the British Empire extended to.

Under Section 92 of the Canadian Constitution, education is a matter under provincial control. Large parts of Canada were occupied by French-speaking Europeans. During the 19th and 20th century, the English-only education laws culinated in the Manitoba Schools Question 1896 and Ontario Regulation 17 in 1912, which were strident against French and other European minority languages. Canada adopted official bilingualism in 1969 where English and French found their places, but for most part English remains the predominant language of education.

The Parliament of England passed the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542 annexing Wales as part of the English Kingdom; These laws are collectively referred to as ‘Acts of Union’.

In Ireland, the ‘Royal Schools’ proclamation by James I in 1608 was done with the intent of setting up on free school in every country for educating the youth in learning and religion.

Between 1494 and 1698 the Scots Parliament passed nearly ten acts to legislate and establish English among the aristocracy first and spread it down to all ranks of people.

The Charter Act of 1813 decreed that English as a language would be included in the Indian education system for students to learn although strictly not enforcing it as a replacement for existing indigenous languages. It was anticipated that English would continue to exist with other studies to reinforce moral laws and ethical values.

Colonial education

In South Africa, the Dutch Reformed Church Elders established the earliest European schools in the late 17th century in the Cape Colony to minister biblical instruction as a necessary requisite for church confirmations. Basic literacy abilities and math skills were taught in rural areas but by 1799, British mission schools had propagated with the arrival of the early delegation of the London Missionary Society.

Elsewhere, with the spread of English as the dominant language for learning and working, orthodox believers and fanatic opposers of the language fostered trouble by resisting the use of English in schools and teaching places; however, by the turn of the 21st …

Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow

School teachers always wanted to discover ways to connect with their students more effectively for a better learning experience. Thanks to such tools as ClassDojo, teachers can now easily have their students focused in class in no time (rather than spend precious minutes trying to manage students’ behavior).

ClassDojo likewise provides students with data on their own behavior, making them less disorderly, leading to a more conducive learning environment. Parents benefit from ClassDojo, too. Teachers can easily access every child’s classroom information and show them to the parents and make them engaged in their children’s development.

Three Ring is another techie tool for teachers who want to organize their students’ data digitally. This app allows teachers to upload student works from your smartphones or laptops directly to your own online stream.

You can use it during instruction inside the classroom, for planning lessons that are needed or will be enjoyed by the students, and for easily assessing the works of each of your students. Students can also see their progress through time through the uploaded pictures in the teachers’ stream. This can encourage them to do better in class.

Years of research on early cognitive development has paved way for new tools that will help children develop their cognitive skills. Scientific Learning®’s Fast ForWord Program strengthens children’s cognitive skills, helping them improve their reading-related skills such as comprehension, phonological and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, among others.

Fast ForWord also offers English language learning where children can improve on their English literacy rapidly. The program is also consistent in the use of brain exercises for better retention and faster improvement on the use of English language, no matter what your first language may be.

More and more grade school teachers are also excited about custom-designed curriculums which allow the use of apps and devices such as iPads. Elementary schools in several parts of the United States have participated in piloting this kind of programs. For example, students of Jessieville Elementary School in Arkansas used storybook apps for their language arts and science activities. Likewise, students from Van Meter Elementary School managed to create their own ebooks by using several apps and software such as FlipSnack, Evernote, Skitch, and Mackin VIA.

Teachers believe that technology should be used to make education and learning more fun and interesting for children who are exposed to the internet, video games, and devices (such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets) early in their lives.…

Top Universities in Singapore – NUS and NTU

Undoubtedly the top ranked universities in Singapore are NUS and NTU!

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked 33 in the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007.

According to the Financial Times (FT) 2006 EMBA ranking of the Top 85 EMBA programs, NUS Business School rises in rankings for Executive MBA programs to be among world’s Top 29.

NUS Business School did extremely well in two of the sub-categories – it came out Top 5 for the categories of ‘International Attendees’, and ‘Top Salaries in IT/ Telecommunications’.

According to the THES 2006 World Ranking in the field of technology, NUS Faculty of Engineering ranked 8th in the World’s top 100 in Technology

According to the Newsweek Ranking of Global University, NUS is ranked 36th in the top 100 universities.

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the world’s top 20 technological university!

According to the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007, NTU is ranked 69 in the world.

The university has 2 campuses in Singapore: NTU at one-north campus and the Yunnan Garden campus. NTU at one-north campus is located next to Biopolis, the Singapore biomedical research hub. NTU has strong reputation overseas, linkages with world famous universities such as University of Washington, Stanford University, MIT, Cambridge, to name a few.

It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Accountancy, Business, Communication Studies, Engineering, Science and Arts.

The university is recognized globally for its excellence in science and engineering. The College of Engineering is one of the world largest engineering colleges, with 6 engineering schools offering a variety of programs and specializations to meet the needs of many students.

It is also home to the National Institute of Education (NIE), which is the only teacher training institute in Singapore. NIE provides educational services to countries such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is the first Singapore professional art school offering courses in art, design and media.

Nanyang Business School (NBS) offers one of the world top 100 MBA programs. According to the Financial Times survey (published in Jan 2007), its MBA program is ranked Number 1 in Singapore and Number 2 in Asia.…

How To Sell Insurance Coverage at Any Stage of Your Career

Do you know How to Sell Insurance and Be Successful?

Being a desperate insurance agent, you are not sure where to begin and also you require the best tactics on how to sell insurance the best way. Insurance can be an incredible career for people that have a niche personality of persuasion selling. But what about the rest of you. I guarantee that for people that do not like selling, you will have a very disappointing career. The hardest part of Selling Insurance is trying to get leads and convert those leads to customers.

Whats the # 1 Secret on Insurance Selling?

Times have changed over the past few years. With the internet and different online ways to buy insurance, agents need to discover the new way to generate leads you can not spend all day trying to generate leads. Today’s insurance agents need to set up marketing systems and let the leads come to them. My # 1 secret is reduce the time on trying to generate leads, and spend more time on educating and networking with prospects.

Internet leads are the best way to get started. The one thing to understand is that there are 2 types of Internet leads. Most every insurance producer puts in a ton of effort and extremely tries trying to locate leads to bring in daily sales. To get leads daily and quickly is to buy them. The problem you may know with these leads, is that these prospects are price hunting. If the lowest price is not your competitive market, you still need to get them on your list and sell to them when they realize that “you get what you pay for”. The best way to get internet leads is through your own website that drives traffic directly to you. These people actually want to buy from you. This is the first strategy you need to focus on. Do not focus on finding leads. Set up a system, so the leads come to you. So what are the systems and how do you set them up? Keep reading, I think I can help.

The lead generation process should be a system of your organization. Online insurance marketing video clips from an insurance specialist are a great way to learn How To Sell Insurance and implement insurance marketing strategies.…

Renaissance Science – The Physics of Social Cancer

At a World Summit Meeting of Science in 1979 held at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, China’s most highly awarded physicist, Kun Huang, agreed with the director of the Australian Science-Art Research Centre in Australia, that modern physics had no capacity to embrace life energy forces as it could only dealt with mechanistic logic.

Classical Greek life science had been based upon the Golden Mean geometries associated with the harmonic movement of the Pythagorean Music of the Spheres concept. Celestial movement was also thought to use the forces of harmonic resonance to transmit evolutionary guidance information to the movement of atoms within biological systems. Huang suggested that by observing evolutionary patterning changes to the various Golden Mean designs recorded in the worlds seashell fossil record, it might be possible to deduce the nature of the new life energy physics laws.

During the 1980s the Science-Art Centre had several seashell life energy papers published by Italy’s leading scientific journal, Il Nouvo Cimento. In 1990 two of them were selected as being amongst the important discoveries of the 20th Century by IEEE in Washington. This institute is dedicated to the betterment of the human condition and is the world’s largest technical professional society. The Centre’s mathematician, generated the simulation of a living seashell creature. By lowering the formula’s harmonic order, he generated the creature’s 20 million year old fossil ancestor. By lowering the order by a lesser harmonic he obtained the simulation of the fossil, Niponites Mirabilis, becoming the first person in the world to link that fossil to any living creature.

In 1995 the seashell mathematics won an internationally peer reviewed first prize in biology for the discovery of new physics laws governing optimum biological growth and development through space time, validating Kun Huang’s original premise. Recently it was discovered that the first bone created in the human embryo is the sphenoid bone and that it was currently changing its shape under the influence of the same physics forces controlling seashell evolution. The sphenoid, known in Alchemy as Golden Mean is in vibrational contact with the sea shell design of the inner ear. Niponites Mirabilis was designed to keep the creature upright in water and the design of the inner ear keeps humans upright on the land. The Science-Art Centre is now working on a project to generate a futuristic human survival simulation in order to deduce the nature of new human survival technologies.

From the humanoid sphenoid fossil record, we can observe that each time it changes shape a new species of humanoid emerges. By running the Music of the Spheres life-forces through the humanoid fossil record it should be possible to generate a twenty million year human survival scenario. This vision of humanity’s futuristic healthy future would provide a reliable template from which to obtain the new survival technology. Such technology would be associated with a fractal logic process which functions in defiance of the physics laws governing the present scientific world view.

The moral reason …

Top 15 Strangest Scholarships

Thousands of soon-to-be students are hunting for extra financial assistance for college tuition. Without a perfect SAT score or the ability to run a sub 4.5 forty yard dash, you might find your chances of securing a scholarship aren’t looking too bright. However, you might not realize that your odd talent or hobby may make you the perfect applicant for one of these 15 strange but real scholarships.

Oink, Oink

Has your room been compared to a sty? Are you comfortable living in a messy habitat? These aren’t requirements for a scholarship, but they are attributes of the creatures you care about – pigs! If you’re interested in creatures of the bovine persuasion, this is the scholarship for you; the International Boar Semen (IBS) Scholarship is available for those interested in swine management. For more information, visit piggene.com/IBS/ibs_home.htm.

The Next Generation of . . . Klingons

Trekkies, leave your capes, figurines, posters and other memorabilia behind. Just bring, well, yourself! Klingon Language Institute, in an effort to promote language study, awards one lucky winner a $500 Kor Memorial Scholarship-but don’t worry, fluency in Klingon is not a requirement. Check out the requirements for this scholarship at: kli.org/scholarship/.

Think Tall Thoughts

You’ve got Michael Jordan’s stature but you’re about as agile as a water buffalo. That’s okay with Tall Clubs International! Males over 6’2″ and females above 5’8″ are encouraged to apply. The reward is no small (pun intended) amount either; Tall.org awards a whopping $1,000 scholarship to the winner. Find more info at: http://www.tall.org.

Yo, Shorti!

For the vertically challenged, the Billy Barty Foundation offers scholarships to students of “short stature”. Similarly, the Little People of America awards students – and their families – scholarships. To join, members must be 4’10” and shorter. Scholarship amounts range from $250 to $1000. Read all the requirements at: lpaonline.org.

More Trans fat, please!

Say goodbye to the cabbage soup, grapefruit only, or south beach diets! The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance encourages “fat” people to apply for one of their two merit-based scholarships. The scholarships, offered to already-existing NAAF members, awards $1,000 for first place, while the second place prize is $500. For more fat-friendly information regarding the scholarships, go to: naafa.org/newevents/shcolarship.html

For the Herbivores

Calling all veggie-lovers around the world! Two health-conscious winners will be awarded $5,000 in scholarship money from the Vegetarian Resource Group. But be forewarned: unless you love your legumes, this scholarship is not for you. Eligible applicants must not only exemplify a healthy lifestyle, but also promote vegetarianism within their community too. For more information visit: vrg.org.

Sk8 through School

Thanks to Tony Hawk and a few scrapes, bruises, and breaks, your skateboarding skills may have finally paid off. The Patrick Kerr Skateboard scholarship program awards four different scholarships each year. One applicant will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and three others will receive $1,000 awards. And your mother thought skateboarding would never get you anywhere! Requirements include maintaining at least a 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA, …

Career Opportunities After Hadoop Training

IT is an expanding field where technology keeps changing and data keeps mounting. Data soon becomes Big Data and it gets more and more complex to not just store, but manage this voluminous chink of piling data.

What is Big Data Hadoop?

Big data is synonymous with Hadoop these days. Hadoop is an open source tool that is used to manage huge amounts of data and analyze it so that the knowledge gained can be applied to take wise and calculated business decisions. Hadoop presents an easy and convenient way to manage disparate data and make sense of it so that managers can gain beneficial insights for better productivity & business growth. The best way to garner huge benefits from this technology is to get a Hadoop Certification and maximize the benefits of Hadoop in your organization.

Job Opportunities after Hadoop Training

A Hadoop Course from a reputed and authorized training partner is essential to get started in this domain. Once you get Hadoop training and subordinate a Hadoop Certification, you can go for the position of a Hadoop administrator, Hadoop Developer, Hadoop Architect or Hadoop analyst – depending upon the Hadoop Certification taken by the individual and his / her skill set in their relevant field .

1. Hadoop administrators are system administrators who should have knowledge of database management, Java and Linux in order to learn in-depth about MapReduce – the innovative programming algorithm for data processing.

2. Hadoop developers should have knowledge about SQL and Core Java to get started in creating Big Data Hadoop solutions.

3. Hadoop Architects ever became an expert in Java, MapReduce, Hbase, Pig, and Hive.

4. Hadoop Analysts must possess understanding of data analysis software solutions such as R, SAS, SPSS etc.

Industrial Applications of Hadoop

1. Retail industry: Needs Hadoop for connecting to customers in a better way, forecasting their buying patterns and preferences.

2. Banking & Finance: Implements Hadoop to find solutions to ease out workloads and improve efficiency.

3. Manufacturing: Needs to manage data using an efficient tool that can store data from various sources and streamline different processes from supply to equipment control processes.

4. Healthcare: Involves huge amount of data relating to patient records, clinical and financial data, and medical history to name a few.

5. Sports: Sports Industry utilizes Big Data for game analysis, player auctions, broadcasting past trends, and health and fitness management of players.

Apart from these industry sectors, Big Data Hadoop Certification is also needed for the following domains in order to reap benefits of big data analysis from Hadoop. Real estate industry, energy sector, utility companies and many others who wish to gain deeper insights and change the way business is done. …

Admission Procedure For MBA Courses

Many among us opt for MBA every year but, not all are selected. Why? Well, there can be many reasons to it. Mainly business colleges follow their specific admission procedure for different MBA courses. However, there is a 3 step admission procedure that is followed in most of the MBA colleges. That is:

– Fill in the online admission form
– If your skills, educational background and cut off percentage match with their selection criteria you will be called for a face to face interview.
– You will be asked field and subject related questions

In case you perform well in all these steps then you are selected! See how simple was that! Apart from this, you also need to give Cat or MAT tests for few MBA courses such as finance or accounts. So, you need to check out the details in various reputed online MBA sites to know more about it.

Any one who is interested to do MBA can opt for it. Those who have done post graduation may get a direct entry for this course with a minimum of 50-60% cut off marks. However, for diploma holders the percentage and criteria is different.

If you want to get direct admission in MBA in your desirable field, you must check out the following tips:

Check out the available business courses and select one: You can do MBA in many courses such as finance, media, human resource, marketing, international business initiatives and many more. Select one that suits you the best!

Keep a check on the future prospect: Take a look at the growth of your selected business course so that you can get a good career growth through this degree.

Compare the perks offered by various MBA institutes: Various MBA institutes offer special campus selection programs for their students with various multinational companies. Apart from this, there are other perks such as scholarships, foreign tours, etc. to help the students further.

Know the exact admission procedure for your MBA course and get selected in a reputed MBA college! Good luck! …

Career Track: Becoming An Engineer

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics defines engineers as those who "apply the theories and principles of science and mathematics to research and develop economic solutions to technical problems." In other words, engineers are the ones who solve complex problems for the rest of us.

There are approximately 1.5 million engineers in the US today. Engineering is a challenging job with decent pay (an engineer's pay is higher than most with just a bachelor's degree). In fact, the average salary for an engineer was reported at just slightly over $ 65,000 in 2002. The top 10% of all engineers earned more than $ 90,000. Of course, an engineer's salary extremely depends on their location and specialty.

Engineers find employment virtually anywhere innovation takes place. Engineers design and manufacture machines, processes, systems and even economic structures. They commonly work in the government, research, industry, military, teaching, management or consulting sectors.

There are more than 25 recognized career tracks for the engineer. And you can rest assured that as technology advances, engineering specialties will only grow in number. A few of the major engineering specialties include; aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical industrial, materials, mechanical, and software engineering.

You will at least need a bachelor's degree from a university engineering program to qualify for an engineering position. The degree must be from a college or university accredited by the ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

To get into most college engineering programs, a student is expected to have completed two years of high school algebra and one year of trigonometry. They should have also completed one year of both chemistry and physics.

As you've probably heard, engineers are typically very good at math and science. So if the thought of algebra makes you squirm, this career may not be the right one for you.

The best engineers enjoy complex problem solving, and are true inventors at heart. If you choose engineering as a career, you can expect to be right on the cutting edge of technology. You will turn ideas into reality and solve problems that better society. …

Image Degree Programs – Online Courses

Online courses, distance learning, or e-learning are all terms you are hearing more and more. That is because the popularity and acceptability of online college degree programs is increasing. Many traditional campus based colleges and universities are planning on adding more and more classes and curriculums for online students.

Online courses appeal to adult learners who have family, work, or other obligations. An online degree program allows this student who may not have been able to earn a degree to work at his or her own pace, around obligations. More adults who already have an associated or bachelors degree are utilizing online or distance learning to earn advanced or specialized degrees.

Young students who may be attending a campus-based college are taking online courses for convenience as well. Conflicting schedules are no longer a problem. They can even take an online course from a different school. Computer technology is a way of life for young people and they generally adapt very well to this type of curriculum.

An online college degree website can provide the potential student with lots of information about the different types of lessons and schools that are offering online programs. Free information about all aspects of online college courses and programs is available from the various schools.

Simply fill in a couple of lines of information and an advisor will contact the potential student to assist with any questions or concerns. Printed material is often miled as well to allow the student to make the right decision. Choosing the right school is an extremely important decision, so the student should make comparisons about the many programs that are available. …

A Close Analysis of a Computer Science Major

In the world of today, technology rules and older more traditional ways of doing things have taken a backseat to the use of computers and the new technologies of the world. Because of this fact, the most useful major for a student of today is one that will absolutely influence the future, Computer Science.

Computer Science is one of the newer majors in the world, mostly because of the rapid advancement of technology of the generations. Computer Science is the present and the future; it is the study of the information and the computations of today's technology. Because it is so new, it incorporates a large number of smaller fields of study such as computer graphics but it also deals with more computing problems such as computational complex theory. The bottom line is that it is what will lead the world into a new age of better technology and a world in which difficult things can be done with great ease.

Computers are the future of the world. Everything is getting smaller, but they are also becoming more powerful, more mobile, smarter and easier for the public to use. Almost all those things have to do with Computer Science. Scientists must understand how those things work, how to make them more accessible, how to make them more powerful, and most of all how to improve on a previous work. Cell phones are a perfect example of the rapid evolution of the phone. In the span of my lifetime, 17 years, the phones have from cars, to portable, to the size of regular phones, to less than a regular phone, to thinner, to more powerful, to browsing the internet, and to Bluetooth. All these things, happened in less than 15 years, imagine 15 years from now? How will phones and cars and computers be then? Only the works of Computer Scientists really tell how far these things can be taken. Without science the world fails to improve technologically. The computer that is stronger and smarter than the human brain, will never be created, cars planes and other vehicles fail to get better to help the environment, economy, and everything in between. More advanced machines for medical purposes will never be created, and the current ones never improved. The progress of man will stop. Computer Science is the way of the future.

Computer Science is simply the most important and useful major to humanity today and in the future. Computers have come of age in our generation and humanity should also come from age in this computer generation. Humans are at their best when dealing with computer science, because when one is working on computer science, he or she is working on their future, and the future of families and humans everywhere. …

The Rise of Free Online College Courses

To say that attending college is an expensive process is an understatement. As at 2012, total student debt in America is believed to have exceeded $1 trillion. In 2011, the New York Times reported that average student debt was approximately $26,500 and online college courses are not much cheaper. However, the advent of free online college courses, other known as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), could change the face of education forever.

It started off as an experiment but all signs point towards it being a huge success with large numbers of public universities set to offer MOOCs to anyone who applies in the hope that many of the participants will pass the course; enroll in the college and pay the normal tuition fees. In a country where a degree in religious and women’s studies in a prestigious university can cost up to $100,000, MOOCs could open up the world of education to students. Why are colleges interested in offering these free taster courses? Many American colleges are in huge debt and need some method of attracting more students.

Growth of a Phenomenon?

The University of Arkansas, the University of Cincinnati and Arizona State are just three of the well-respected colleges involved in the plan. The growth of MOOCs really spiked in 2012 as start-ups such as Udacity and edX came to the fore and offered hope to those who previously couldn’t afford education. These courses were founded by professors of top schools such as Stanford and Harvard with millions of people worldwide taking the teachers up on their offer.

At this stage, one wonders if MOOCs can one day replace college degrees. If this were the case, it would make a profound difference to an incredible number of would-be students. One issue was that colleges were not giving credit for MOOCs but even this looks set to change. A number of universities in Austria and Germany are giving credit for MOOCs and this could spread to American educational institutions as Colorado State has made noises about following the lead of its European counterparts. The University of Washington is also considering this course of action though students at the college will need to pay a fee and do extra work with a professor from the institution if it goes ahead with the plan.

The Future of MOOCs

These free online courses are no longer a novelty and will continue to be used as a tool to encourage prospective students to enroll in a university. The University of Texas in Arlington has teamed up with Academic Partnerships to offer free online college courses to would-be nursing students. To date, more than 80% of those that accepted the free offer returned and paid for the on-campus course. If nothing else, MOOCs give students a ‘try before they buy’ option, a valuable resource when courses are so expensive. Free online college courses could pose a threat to traditional education but if these institutions find a way to utilize MOOCs to their advantage like …

Know More About Engineering Colleges in Haryana

Haryana, as is evident from the past three decades, is rapidly transforming into a huge educational hub with major developments taking place in Sonipat. With a large number of public and private universities to accelerate its educational growth, Haryana is becoming premier center for education. And this growth is supported, to a large extent, by the engineering colleges in the state. Listed below are a few of the top engineering colleges in the Haryana:

1. National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra

NIT, Kurukshetra is government established engineering institute that provides undergraduate, post-graduate programs in Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy program in Humanities, Engineering and Sciences. It is one of the 31 NITs in the country.

Academics – The college provides four-year undergraduate programs in several fields. It also offers post-graduate courses in the similar fields. Besides that, it also provides Ph.D. research programs in various fields of science, humanities and engineering. It also offers MBA.

Admissions – Admission to the undergraduate courses is through JEE Main. Admission to post-graduate courses depends upon the course:

· Master of technology – through GATE score

· Master of Business Administration – though CAT / JMET followed by GD-PI

· Master of Computer Application – through NIMCET score

The Institute is ranked 10th among all the NITs in the country.

2. YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad

Established in 1969, started as an Indo-German project, YMCA University of Science and Technology is an autonomous institution of engineering.

Academics – The university offers undergraduate four-year B.tech programs in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Technology and various other fields. It also provides two-year M.Tech program and MBA.

Admissions – Anyone who wants to join any of the above mentioned courses in engineering needs to appear foe JEE. Admission will take place on the basis of JEE score.

For MBA, the admission is on the basis of CAT / MAT but first class engineering graduates will also be considered.

3. University Institute of Engineering and Technology Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak

The UIET Maharshi Dayanand University was established in 2005 with the aim of providing high quality education in engineering and technology.

Academics – The college provides four-year B.tech courses in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biotechnology, and various other fields. It also provides M. Tech in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronics Communication Engineering, etc.

Admissions- Admission to B. tech is through JEE-Main score and Admission to the M. Tech courses is through GATE score and also through institute separately separated test.

4. College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

Established in 1970, it is one of the largest agricultural universities in Asia. It is an autonomous agricultural institute that provides education in agricultural engineering.

Academics – The Institute offers undergraduate B. tech and B.Sc programs in various agricultural fields. It also provides post-graduate M. Sc and MBA programs and Ph.D. programs as a part of its curriculum.

Admissions – Admission to all undergraduate programs (except B. Sc Home Science and …