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Some Reflections on Cross-level Peer Mentoring

June 30, 2011


Author:  Sanjay Goel, ________________________________________ Mentoring has been defined as a process for the informal transmission of knowledge, social capital, and psychosocial support perceived by the recipient as relevant to work, career, or professional development; mentoring entails informal communication, usually face-to-face and during a sustained period of time, between a person who is perceived to […]

Guest Article: Lament for IITs

June 6, 2011


Author:  Prof M N Faruqui   (1952 -56 IIT Kharagpur student; 1958 – 1990 Faculty at IIT Kharagpur) In his fourth guest article in this repository, our  author,  Prof.  M.N. Faruqui, Former Deputy Director, IIT Kharagpur and Former VC, AMU, shares his views and ideas  about the recent debate on IITs.    Prof.   Faruqui  can be approached at  naseem.faruqui AT _________________________________________________________________ The […]

Do we care?

June 1, 2011


Author:  Sanjay Goel, ________________________________________ The acceptance rate at Cambridge is 21%, and at Oxford 18%. Columbia, Yale, and Stanford admitted less than 8%   applicants.   In 2010, 35,000  students applied to Harvard, and the acceptance rate was 6%. Let us contrast this with Indian situation.    At IITs, overall acceptance rate (including latest IITs) is around 1% .   NITs […]