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What an idea

Kaho..What’s Your Idea, a national inter-school programme, conceptualised by IDEA Cellular, came to a grand closure in Calcutta after being launched in September 2010. Aimed at developing skill sets among school children beyond academics, more than two lakh children from three thousand schools across 100 cities clashed in a battle of wits and intelligence in the unique contest conducted by quiz master Derek O’Brien. Aftab Ashraf Chitalwala from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai was declared the winner. He was felicitated by Mr. Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular.


Educational Testing Service (ETS) recently announced that the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test is now accepted by more than 500 business schools worldwide for their MBA programmes. In the last four years, the number of business schools accepting the GRE General Test for MBA admissions has quadrupled. Since 2009, ETS has seen 57 per cent growth in the number of business schools accepting the GRE General Test for admissions. With the recent addition of the University of Missouri, Temple University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Oklahoma, the GRE General Test is now accepted by 52 per cent of the US News and World Report top 100 US programmes. International additions include INSEAD, Central European University Business School and Caucasus University.

ICICI-Praxis tie

ICICI Bank Limited, India’s largest private sector bank and Praxis Business School, owned by AIM Education Private Ltd recently signed a memorandum of understanding to establish and promote banking and financial services at the institute by endowing the dean’s chair.

IIJT courses

Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT) is offering certificate courses in retail, finance, information technology, job skills and sales. Application forms are available at all IIJT centres across India. Special emphasis is laid on personality assessment, career seminars by industry experts and placement guidance for students who enroll for any of these courses. For further information email

Indian Education Congress

Some of the top policy-makers, educationists and corporates came together at the Indian Education Congress 2011, the national convention on the business of education, for interactions on various topics related to the best practices, regulatory issues and future trends in the education field. The event was organized by Franchise India and presented by S. Chand Group. Among the speakers at the congress were Sudhir Kapur, chairman, CII sub-committee on education, Dilip Chenoy, chairman, National Skill Development Corporation, Prof. Raj Shekhar Pillai, vice chancellor, IGNOU and others.

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