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Straight Talk: India Still has a Chance to Become a Higher Education Hub

Dr. Pushkar discusses how India can emerge as not just a consumer of education but a quality supplier.

How to Make the Most of Studying Abroad: Q&A with Dr. Panchanathan

May 20, 2019 |
Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan, Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Arizona State University, chatted with Uma Asher, editor of BrainGain magazine, about how to make the most of studying abroad in a Facebook live session held on 22nd September 2016. He talked about the importance of inter-disciplinary studies, financial planning and his own experience as a PhD student. Watch the video to find out more.

Here are the secrets to a successful college application

May 20, 2019 |
Representatives from Macquarie University, Arizona State University, University of Cambridge in respond to student concerns about finding the right college, being the right fit, and the application process. For more, watch the video.

This is how you can reduce the cost of studying abroad

A giant magnet to the higher-ed dreams of the Indian student, American universities require no less than a fortune to open their gates. But, is there a more dystopian(?) path to lessen the burden of financing such a dream? Hello, Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) by College Board!

Paneer, Cottage Cheese, and Cultural Diversity

May 20, 2019 |
Indian cookbooks sometimes translate 'paneer' as 'cottage cheese', but is that correct? If so, how would one translate the hundreds of kinds of European cheese in a way that reflects the diversity of other cultures? Sometimes, it's better not to translate – understanding another culture in its own terms is a good way to broaden one's horizons.

Straight Talk: Can Institutions of Eminence overcome the challenges that lie ahead?

Among other things, they will need to hire and retain quality, research-oriented faculty, and to transform the stifling academic culture that prevails at even top universities in India today.

Making Education Matter: Q & A with Dr. Subir Gokarn

May 20, 2019 |
BrainGain Magazine spoke with Dr. Subir Gokarn about the philosophy and practice of education. Topics included homeschooling, assessing creativity and the creation of minimally invasive teaching environments.

Breakfast Roundtable: Smarter Learning for a Better Future

May 20, 2019 |
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.

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