September 28, 2020
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Ankit Kapoor, Managing Director, Pratham Test Prep

As far as his career is concerned, there remains a threshold for students of class 12th with a lot of unanswered questions inside their heads, which confuse them. The most common assumption that students make when deciding to choose the right career revolves around how to choose the right career, which course to choose and which they are good at, among many others.

Such thoughts can give rise to oscillating, confusing, and ambiguous frame of mind between questions about the future. In such a dilemma the one thing that becomes an integral part and exacerbates the confusion is, “Should I take a drop if things don’t pan out the way I planned?”

However this question is a hard nut to crack, which requires countless self-introspection, where you can rapidly answer it, especially when everything seems to be at stake. The notion of skipping a year has always been recognized with wasting the year and the student has been left behind by his batchmates in terms of academic session. But now the scenario has completely reversed and if a student is determined to go to the college of his dreams with the support of a parent, then if a student does not score well according to the desired result in the entrance examination, they will spend a year. Choosing to leave.

Fall in a Year – Waste or Investment?

With a very thin line gap between waste and investment, there is no precise answer to the question of whether one should give up a year. It is all about the mindset of the person, and according to experts one will definitely invest. With a disciplined approach, dedication in preparing candidates aiming for their dream career is contributing to positive investment towards their future.

But it is not black and white to make up his mind on this question so soon. After reflecting on various points, we reach this question –

  1. College Remembered by Whisker – A wise student should evaluate the difference between the target and the actual score. If the difference between the two is small and seems realistic they can easily reach the required score according to a little more hard work and preparation strategy. However, if the difference is a major one then the probability is negligible with some extra effort. The fact is to look for an alternative career path. And in other cases where a student enters a good college, but it is not his dream college, he should join the college and continue instead of skipping a year.
  2. Poor score on both board and admission – This is a difficult situation but as they say, every situation is solved. A child should be very sure about his career path. Although many people see this as a dead-end situation, it is not the end of the road and many options exist –
    1. Me. New Age Career / Skill-Based Career
    2. Admission in Tier-2 colleges
    3. private university
    4. If none of the above points work, and if one considers skipping a year to go to a good college, then join some certificate courses that will enhance your performance.
  3. Need time for preparation and planning again – Preparation for entrance exam requires perseverance despite hard work and entrance examination. In this scenario, one must evaluate what were the reasons for the previous performance. Self-questioning about failure to prepare well also opens up clarity, and seeking guidance from a career counselor before taking the plunge also helps to re-prepare the preparation strategy.

In all these scenarios, one has to think artistically before arriving at the decision of taking college this year or skipping a year. This is not an end of the road. If you are skipping a year, it is just that you are taking an extra year to shape your career the way you want. Also, don’t listen to whoever tells you that dropping a year is not a crime. In the end, what matters is that you consider all your options well and do well. A happy mind is always capable of performing miracles.


Colleges and universities across the country will begin the new academic session from November 1, with shorter winter and summer vacation to make up for the time lost due to the Covid-19 outbreak.


Esports is a growing area that offers several viable career options to people, though it may not yet be common knowledge to everyone.There is still a misconception held by some that playing video games is a waste of time and not constructive or valuable to a person’s development or career.

But esports actually presents job seekers with genuine opportunities. Esports is set to generate almost $500m in global revenues in 2016, and there are more companies getting involved in this space than ever before. This means there are more jobs becoming available, both for newcomers and those already experienced within the industry.There are many different roles within esports – some more hands-on than others – and more non-endemic companies are opening esports divisions or adding roles that work within the space.

There are several ways to get your foot in the door. Firstly, the good news is there are more jobs in esports than ever before, which means it’s easier than it was to get involved – and get paid for it.

Online games like PUBG, Minecraft, Fortnite, CO: GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive), etc. are scoring high in viewership charts and companies want to invest more in this booming industry.

However, before venturing into this industry one must understand that eSports is not only about gaming. Digital sport is a versatile industry and there is a huge scope for professional gamers as well as other jobs like casters, commentators, and other support staffs appointed by the eSport tournaments like producers, editors, analysts, product manager, game tester, referee, production crew members, event managers, social media managers, etc. 

The bad news is it usually requires a lot of hard work and dedication, and it can get pretty competitive, so you’ll want to make sure it’s something you’re passionate about.
Abhishek kumar


Arindam Chaudhuri, director of the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), was arrested by the CGST South Delhi Commissionerate on August 21 over tax irregularities.

He was apprehended for wrongfully claiming Central Value Added Tax (CENVAT) of service tax credit (in the pre-GST regime) amounting to around Rs 23 crore.

Chaudhuri is facing charges under Section 89 of the Finance Act. Chaudhuri’s colleague, Gurudas Malik Thakur, another director of IIPM, has also been apprehended under the same offence and sent to 14 days judicial custody by a Delhi court. Meanwhile, an investigation is underway and may cover other properties held by Chaudhuri and his company in India and abroad.

Chaudhuri made a credit entry of CENVAT of around Rs 23 crore following a cash shortage to pay the service tax. He showed the amount (of Rs 23 crore) in next year’s balance sheets but never paid it.

The once high-flying management guru’s books like, “Don’t count your chickens till they are hatched” were a big hit amongst students.

This is not the first time Chaudhuri has been caught on the wrong side of the law; his famed institute, IIPM, had been in the news earlier as well for similar cases of financial bungling.

Chaudhuri was apprehended on March 14 (2020) for allegedly submitting a forged medical certificate after police asked him to join the probe with respect to a 2016 case. He was subsequently released on bail.

Delhi Police had in 2015 registered an FIR against IIPM following the complaint of UGC that the institute was ‘misleading, cheating, and fooling’ students as it was not recognised by any regulatory body.


On 6 August 2020, a Gazette notification by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare introduced post-graduate diploma courses in eight medical specialties under the prestigious National Board of Examinations. These are two-year courses that can be undertaken after completing the MBBS degree. According to the regulations, these structured training programs can be run by any well-equipped public or private hospital with over 100 beds and staffed with senior medical specialists.

The regulatory change brought about by this notification will transform healthcare in India, making ours the first nation in the world to dissociate healthcare from affluence.

Why do we need more post-graduate seats?

Every year, approximately 1,70,000 doctors write the NEET post-graduate exam to apply for about 50,000 post-graduate seats under the Medical Council of India and the National Board of Examinations (this includes 15,000 non clinical seats). This means that, annually, the remaining 1,20,000 doctors who do not get one of these seats will not return to clinical work. They may waste two to five years attending coaching classes in Kerala or Kota and in the end, some even give up on becoming doctors.

Adding a few thousand seats in post-graduate diploma courses will immediately bring these doctors back to patient care in accredited government or private hospitals. It also gives them the option to apply for an MD or MS seat after completion of the course. It is an attractive alternative for bright young doctors from poor families, because the diploma course is available at a nominal cost, and they earn a stipend
during the program which can be used to support their families.

What kind of specialists are we lacking?

Even though women and children comprise 60% of the population, India has one of the worst maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. We need gynaecologists, paediatricians, family physicians, anaesthesiologists, and radiologists to take care of women’s and children’s health. Most public hospitals, especially in tier 2 and tier 3 towns, suffer an 80% shortage in the availability of these medical specialists. If those hospitals introduce diploma training courses in all these specialities, the shortfall of medical specialists can be completely made up in two to four years.

Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology:

In India, a woman dies during childbirth every 20 minutes. We need to perform at least 4.2 million caesarean sections every year for 24 million pregnant women, and this requires at least 2,00,000 gynaecologists. But we have only about 40,000 practicing gynaecologists, of which a significant number of them do not practice obstetrics, and most of whom live in big cities. With the diploma, this huge shortfall can be bridged in a short period of time, dramatically reducing maternal mortality.

Diploma in Paediatrics:

Every year, thousands of infants die in hospital ICUs across India, with the scale of these recurring tragedies capturing national media attention. The 24 million babies born every year have only about 24,000 paediatricians to take care of them. This course will quickly and efficiently produce passionate doctors trained to manage new born babies on ventilators in the ICU, thus helping to reduce our infant mortality rate.

Diploma in Anaesthesiology:

No surgeries can be done without anaesthesiologists. However, we have only 30,000 practicing anaesthesiologists available for the 65 million surgeries needed annually. Of these, only 26 million surgeries can be performed, while the rest slowly perish and become statistics. The shortage of anaesthesiologists in rural India is the primary cause of this calamity. Critical Care is the country’s fastest growing health care requirement, and this department is managed by anaesthesiologists. Unless we produce enough anaesthesiologists, there cannot be critical care units. During this
time of the coronavirus, they are the true “corona warriors” because their expertise is required to manage COVID patients on ventilators.

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Disease:

Pulmonologists are primarily involved in treating the diseases of lungs, and they are at the forefront of the COVID pandemic. India is the respiratory disease capital of the world, with millions of Indians suffering from tuberculosis, pneumonia, and asthma. These numbers are increasing in a post-COVID world, and there are less than 3000 pulmonologists in the country. With the launch of this diploma, we can produce thousands of specialists to fill the gap in a short period of time.

Diploma in Radio Diagnosis:

No major procedure can be performed on the human body without a scan, and this scan needs to be seen by a radiologist. For example, thousands of pregnant women have foetal abnormalities that go undetected because they have not been seen by a radiologist. Unfortunately, India has only about 11,000 radiologists. This course is a vital requirement, especially in rural India where the shortage is even more acute.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Diploma in Ophthalmology and Diploma in ENT:

These Diplomas will make an impactful difference in the shortfall of doctors in these specialities, especially in rural India. No large and busy hospital today can function efficiently without post-graduate students managing patient care. These youngsters are at the frontline, taking care of sick patients with guidance from their seniors. When taluk and district hospitals
become vibrant post-graduate training institutions attracting passionate young doctors, the quality of healthcare in small towns will undergo a dramatic transformation.
Thanks to the vision and foresight shown by our country’s Prime Minister, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NITI Aayog and National Board of Examinations, this will open a new chapter in the history of Indian healthcare delivery.

  • जेननेक्सट मेंटर्स के 3 दिवसीय वर्चुअल एडु फेस्ट में सामने आया तथ्य
  • तीन दिनों में 30 स्कूलों के करीब 1500 छात्रों ने लिया भाग, विदेश में पढ़ने संबंधित ज्यादा पूछताछ

नई दिल्ली।
भले ही कोरोना का खौफ दुनियाभर में फैला है, इसके बावजूद भारतीय छात्रों में विदेश में शिक्षा हासिल करने का क्रेज़ अभी भी कायम है। इस तथ्य का खुलासा ‘जेननेक्सट मेंटर्स’ की ओर से आयोजित तीन दिवसीय ‘वर्चुअल एडु फेस्ट’ में हुआ है। इस फेस्ट में करीब 1500 छात्रों ने भाग लिया, जिसमें करीब 60 फीसदी छात्रों ने विदेश से शिक्षा प्राप्त करने की इच्छा जताई।

जेननेक्सट मेंटर्स की डायरेक्टर ज्योति अग्रवाल ने बताया कि उनकी तरफ से एक से तीन अगस्त तक आयोजित ‘वर्चुअल एडु फेस्ट’ में 30 स्कूलों के करीब 1500 छात्र-छात्राओं ने भाग लिया। 12वीं पास कर चुके इन छात्रों में कोरोना का डर तो दिखाई दिया, लेकिन भविष्य और कैरियर की चिंता भी उनमें साफतौर पर देखने को मिला। फेस्ट में शामिल छात्रों में से जहां 40 प्रतिशत छात्रों ने भारतीय विश्वविद्यालयों में पढ़ने में रुचि दिखाई तो 60 प्रतिशत छात्रों ने विदेश के विभिन्न शिक्षण संस्थानों में दिलचस्पी दिखाई।

ज्योति अग्रवाल ने बताया कि तीन दिनों तक चले इस वर्चुअल एडु फेस्ट के तहत छात्रों को देश-विदेश की यूनिवर्सिटीज में दाखिले के विकल्पों की जानकारी देने के साथ-साथ कैरियर कॉउंसलिंग, स्कॉलरशिप की व्यवस्था, विदेश में पढ़ाई के लिए फाइनेंसियल प्लानिंग और गाइडेन्स मुहैया कराई गई। इसके अलावा छात्रों को विदेशी यूनिवर्सिटीज में पढ़ चुके पूर्व छात्रों से बातचीत करने का अवसर भी मिला।


Chennai, 4th August 2020: Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), ranked No.1 in India Rankings 2020 by NIRF, opened its application process for the newly launched world’s first ever online BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science. Students may fill the application form to enroll in the Qualifier process and also upload the required documents and pay the application fee of Rs. 3000. The fees paid will give access to 4 weeks of course content for the qualifier process and the qualifier exam. Learners can fill their applications on The maximum number of applications are limited to 2,50,000. Applications will be closed once it reaches 2,50,000 applications or on 15th September 2020, whichever occurs first.

The programme is open to anyone who has passed Class XII, with English and Maths at the Class X level. Even the current batch of students who are completing their Class XII in 2020 are eligible to apply. Graduates and working professionals can also enroll themselves to this programme, as IIT Madras aims to remove all barriers of age, discipline or geographic location and provide access to a world class curriculum in programming and data science to all aspirants around the country. For more details on eligibility, please check the website.

Prof. Andrew Thangaraj, Professor-in-Charge, IIT Madras Online Degree Programme while talking about the program said, “Since the launch of the programme, we have received an overwhelming interest from prospective students. We believe that this programme not only embraces the trend of moving education online but also provides a platform to create skilled and employable graduates in programming and data science.”

As part of the application process, all applicants will have to go through a Qualifier Process, wherein they will get access to 4 weeks of video content for the four foundational level courses. Along with the content, the first three weeks will also include a weekly assignment for each course that needs to be completed and submitted online within the given deadline. Only learners who get minimum required average assignment scores in all four courses will be eligible to appear for the in-person invigilated Qualifier Exam.

Prof. Prathap Haridoss, Professor-in-Charge, IIT Madras Online Degree Programme added “With our rich experience in the online education space, we are well-equipped to handle scale, provide an enriching and engaging experience to all the learners.”

IIT Madras aims to provide equal opportunity to learners from all over the country and even from remote areas into this unique and first of its kind online undergraduate degree programme. IIT Madras will ensure that students who opt for the course have a high-quality educational experience from the comfort of their homes. For more details about the programme, please visit


Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure is OUT NOW

From #1 New York Times bestselling author – Jeff Kinney, comes an entirely new, awesome, friendly, and truly fantastic fantasy quest – Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure; the second novel in his series of Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid. This epic adventure has evolved from the imagination of Wimpy Kid’s Rowley Jefferson and is bound to take all readers on an escapade like never before!

About the Book

You’ve never seen the Wimpy Kid World like this before – an entirely new, awesome, friendly, truly fantastic fantasy quest from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney!

From the imagination of Wimpy Kid’s Rowley Jefferson comes an adventure of epic proportions! Join Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they leave the safety of their village and embark on a quest to save Roland’s mum from the White Warlock. Will our heroes survive? Find out in Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure!

And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s first book, the instant #1 bestseller, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.

About the Author

Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favourite Book. Wrecking Ball, book 14, was published in November 2019, and was an instant #1 global bestseller. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal was published in April 2019, was an instant #1 global bestseller. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.


In case you’ve been living under the rock, there’s a new talk of the town. You must have heard the name Binod all over the internet, but do you actually know how he came into the limelight?

Technical Guruji, Bhuvan Bam, Tanmmay Bhatt and every famous youtuber who does a live stream, their comments sections are flooded randomly with the name Binod. Not only that, even our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s live session on his youtube channel wasn’t spared. The name has also travelled internationally as NASA live streams were also flooded with the same name in their comment section.

The only one thing the nation wants to know right now is who is Binod? The new internet sensation of which, no one has an idea where did he pop up from. This crispy name on a video and his comment was brought to light by one of the best and wittiest content creators of India, Slayy point, who in a video described how Indian comment sections are filled with absurd comments which makes absolutely no sense.

Slayy point are witty, entertaining and charismatic creators whose videos are always trending with ctgreat reach and are especially loved by young audiences. The creators Gautami Kawale and Abhyudaya Mohan, never fail to surprise us with their new and fresh content.

Here’s the link to the video


मोदी सरकार ने नई शिक्षा नीति को मंजूरी दे दी है. बुधवार को कैबिनेट की बैठक में इसपर फैसला लिया गया. कैबिनेट बैठक में लिए गए फैसलों की जानकारी केंद्रीय मंत्री प्रकाश जावड़ेकर ने प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस में दी. उन्होंने बताया कि 34 साल बाद भारत की नई शिक्षा नीति आई है. स्कूल-कॉलेज की व्यवस्था में बड़े बदलाव किए गए हैं.

2030 तक हर जिले में या उसके पास कम से कम एक बड़ा मल्टी सब्जेक्ट हाई इंस्टिट्यूशन होगा.
2040 तक सभी उच्च शिक्षा संस्थानों को मल्टी सब्जेक्ट इंस्टिट्यूशन बनाना होगा जिसमें 3000 से अधिक छात्र होंगे.

संस्थानों का पाठ्यक्रम ऐसा होगा कि सार्वजनिक संस्थानों के विकास पर उसमें जोर दिया जाए.
संस्थानों के पास ओपन डिस्टेंस लर्निंग और ऑनलाइन कार्यक्रम चलाने का विकल्प होगा.
उच्च शिक्षा के लिए बनाए गए सभी तरह के डीम्ड और संबंधित विश्वविद्यालय को सिर्फ अब विश्वविद्यालय के रूप में ही जाना जाएगा.

मानव के बौद्धिक, सामाजिक, शारीरिक, भावनात्मक और नैतिक सभी क्षमताओं को एकीकृत तौर पर विकसित करने का लक्ष्य.