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Vikram Chaudhary

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New IITs: What are they doing differently?

The second-generation IITs are galloping, and in the next few years a few of these may outperform some older IITs.

IITs on NEP 2020: New education policy will help make India a knowledge hub

IIT Gandhinagar director Prof Sudhir Jain said that the new NEP has numerous progressive elements that the new IITs will find easy to implement, considering their young faculty that tend to be more open to change.

MG Hector Plus: What all the Innova Crysta challenger has on offer

Over the above the Hector, in the Hector Plus you get an extra row of seats, and a few tech and design updates, for Rs 65,000 extra. Here is what all the Innova Crysta rival offers at its price.

Pre-owned car sales: More women and first-time car buyers for Spinny

Used car platform Spinny sees 65% first-time buyers. Moreover, the brand sees a 400% rise in queries and home test drive request from women.

Employment during Covid-19: ReadyAssist to hire 12,000 mechanics

ReadyAssist that currently operates in eight cities (including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mysore, Mangalore, Hubli, Shimoga and Vijayawada), and will soon be providing services in Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Pune, Kolkata, Cochin

Engineering: Collaboration is the future — re-calibrate study options

Founded in 2018 by the Atria Group, Rahiman says Atria University offers a new model of higher education that is matched in its innovative approach by the best institutions in the world.

On engineering education, he says that we need to first acknowledge that conventional roles are transforming due to advancements in technology.

Research has helped us build a distinct identity: Jamia Hamdard VC

In NIRF, since 2016, we have been ranked in the top three in pharmacy, and in 2019 and 2020 we continue to be at number one

Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain, Vice-Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard

Used car sales shoot up during lockdown as auto industry struggles for momentum

April-June period saw passenger vehicle sales dropping by 78.43%, making it possibly the worst-ever quarter since the time such data were being compiled. On the other hand, green shoots are visible in the used-car market.

A modern car is mostly about software: In conversation with Kishor Patil, Co-founder, MD & CEO, KPIT Technologies

In an interview with FE’s Vikram Chaudhary, Patil adds that it will be KPIT’s largest global software integration and technology centre in areas of electrification, autonomous driving, AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System

Social distancing due to Covid-19 may boost demand for buses: VECV

VECV says that traditionally, February to July is the period when schools buy a lot of buses. This year, because of the lockdown, schools are closed, so very little buying has happened. Also, because tourism has stopped (it w

The HR-V may fit the midsize SUV space: Honda Cars India

In a recent interview with FE’s Vikram Chaudhary, Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, HCIL said that that the company is brainstorming which would be the right SUV from Honda’s global portfolio to fit the Indian midsize

KREA University: Teaching students how to learn to learn

KREA University’s vice-chancellor Sunder Ramaswamy says that none of its classes are about dispensing information, rather it makes students learn how to think like a mathematician, a scientist, a philosopher

A pre-lockdown photo of KREA University faculty and students

All theory can be taught digitally: Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON

The private sector will have to play a bigger role as efforts by the government or the private sector alone will not suffice.

Venguswamy Ramaswamy, Global Head, TCS iON

Haryana joins hands with SBI Capital Markets and IndusInd Bank to improve students’ learning outcomes

A CSR-funded Development Impact Bond project aimed at improving foundational language learning is underway in Haryana; Social Finance India leads the design of pay-for-outcomes structure; project to last till March 2022; Rs 1

Only 30% of children enrolling in Grade 1 in India graduate from Grade 12

Car world is going electric: Quick look at Nissan Ariya Electric, Maserati Ghibli hybrid and more

The world's largest carmaker plans to launch 70 ne EVs by 2028, and the first of these, the ID.3, will go on sale in Europe starting 20th July. Nissan also unveiled the Ariya EV, and Maserati the new Ghibli electric hybrid, t

Jawa Perak deliveries to start from 20th July: Key highlights of India’s most affordable Bobber

The engine on the Jawa Perak BS6 is now good for producing 30.64 PS of power and 32.74 Nm of torque, breathing out through signature twin Jawa exhausts chopped for the authentic bobber stance.

Audi India betting big on RS models, here’s why

The German carmaker says it will launch more RS models in India this year. Here is why Audi India is currently betting big on the RS.

Hyundai car buyers aren’t downgrading in terms of variants: 60% Creta bookings for sunroof trim

On Tuesday, HMIL launched the new flagship SUV, the Tucson, in both diesel and petrol engines, at a price of Rs 22.3 lakh for the base variant. Garg said while there is an apparent shift in the industry towards petrol, Hyunda

The new automotive lingo: Here’s how a new in-car language is taking shape

From ‘Hello Kia’ and ‘Hello Blue Link’ to ‘Hello MG’ and ‘Alexa, ask Honda’, cars in India have come a long way in terms of the connected features. Here is how a new in-car language is taking place.

New 2020 Hyundai Verna: Not just a City slicker

The new Verna, especially the one powered by the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, is engaging, exhilarating to drive; feature-loaded it anyway is. Here is what all the new Verna has on offer!

Jobsgaar: A job search portal which focuses on localised jobs

Jobsgaar aims to connect employers with employees at the source location, helping workforce to find district-level jobs.

While there are local job portals such as BabaJob and AasaanJobs that focus on smaller towns, the major players such as Naukri and Monster primarily focus on jobs that are in big cities, he adds.

The world today needs younger change-makers: Bill Drayton, founder – Ashoka

Ashoka Young Changemakers are young people who have had the “your dream, your team, your changed world” experience.

Bill Drayton

Investing in stock markets is a life skill: Vivek Bajaj, founder – Elearnmarkets

Elearnmarkets has seen a jump in the number of students during lockdown. Elearnmarkets offers over 100 career-oriented online courses.

Vivek Bajaj

Local manufacturing still a possibility for Polaris India

Lalit Sharma, Country Manager, Polaris India recently had an interaction with FE’s Vikram Chaudhary in which he talks about market conditions, impact on business due to Covid-19 and the localisation possibility.

SafeJob: A new job portal takes shape – how it is different from other such websites

Unlike some other job search engines, Safejob uses data analytics and artificial intelligence to help job-seekers connect to the right job.

The IIT Mandi man: Prof Timothy A Gonsalves completes a decade at IIT Mandi

Prof Timothy A Gonsalves completes a decade at IIT Mandi

2020 Honda City: New City is the talk of the town, here’s what makes it different

The fifth-generation City is the largest sedan in its segment. It is also India’s first ‘connected car’ with Alexa remote capabilities. Here is what all the new City has on offer in its latest avatar to give you an idea

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