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Breakfast Roundtable: Smarter Learning for a Better Future

May 21, 2024 |
International education experts, including principals of some of the top schools in India, discussed the challenges and opportunities in improving education as we prepare for a smarter future. The discussion was the subject of the Breakfast Roundtable, part of BrainGain Magazine’s Student Session held in February 2016. Watch the video to find out more.

Straight Talk: India’s higher education institutions need greater clarity of purpose

In this Straight Talk, Dr. Pushkar argues that a simple classification of India’s higher education institutions is not enough. The government must define roles and responsibilities to achieve results.

Expert Insight on International Education

May 21, 2024 |
International authorities on education met at a breakfast roundtable organized by Brain Gain Magazine to discuss the dream and reality of studying abroad. Their number included Neena Virmani (Pathways World School), Lisa Jain (The College Board), Jerry M. Hultin (NYU), George McLemore (University of Texas) and others. Watch them share insights into the common errors of applicants and their parents, as well as advice on how not to fail in the admission process.

5 Steps to Study in the US

May 21, 2024 |
Education USA Advisor - Dr. Zafeena Suresh, elaborates on the fundamentals of preparing for higher education in the USA, as advised by the US Department of State.

Political science research on the economics of jihad

May 21, 2024 |
Dr. Aisha Ahmad is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Director of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. In her book “Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power”, published last month by Oxford University Press, she argues that jihadists rise to power by exploiting local economies. But how does one interview smugglers, merchants, and extremists for one’s research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali, and Lebanon? Dr. Ahmad discusses how she did her field work, and shares some advice for students who are interested in doing political science research. She has worked on projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Connaught New Researcher Award.

Worried about financing your studies abroad? We have great advice!

Higher education can be expensive, but money should never stop you from applying to the university of your dreams.

How to be an Entrepreneur – Q&A with Gauri Singh

May 21, 2024 |
Founder of The Maids' Company, Gauri Singh, shares how she got there after doing a Bachelors in Architecture, and years of valuable experience with SEWA and UMA. She spoke to BrainGain Magazine about entrepreneurship, her degree in Architecture and the secret to success. A must watch for budding entrepreneurs.

Straight Talk: The Adjunctification of American Higher Education

'Adjunct' faculty is an increasingly common feature across USA's university campuses. Dr. Pushkar analyses why this is a concern for academics and students in the US as well as all over the world.

21st Century Education: Preparing for the Future

May 21, 2024 |
What is the role of education, learning and skills in the 21st century? What is the future of jobs? Are skills inbuilt or learnt? Watch BrainGain magazine’s panel of experts – Sandy Hooda (Vega Schools), Dr. Bennett McClellan (Sunstone Business School), Dr. Pushkar (BITS, Pilani -Goa), and Jerry Hultin (New York University) answer these questions and share valuable insights.

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