Tata Steel Women-of-Mettle Scholarship Programme

Tata Steel Women-of-Mettle Scholarship Programme Tata Steel announces the Women-of-Mettle Scholarship Programme for female students from selected engineering institutes in India Programme aimed at identifying and grooming female students for the manufacturing sector Jamshedpur, January 17, 2017: Over the years, Tata Steel has introduced several progressive HR policies and pioneering initiatives for its human resource and female employees in particular. In keeping with its commitment to the young generation, Tata Steel today announced a scholarship programme titled ‘Women-Of-Mettle’, a pioneering Read More …

Introduction to the Verbal Reasoning Measure The Verbal Reasoning measure of the GRE® General Test assesses a candidate’s ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts. Verbal Reasoning questions appear in several formats, each of which is discussed in detail in the corresponding sections linked to below. About half of the measure requires the test taker to read passages and answer Read More …

GRE Preparation – Books for enhancing Verbal skills

The Verbal Reasoning measure is an important part of the GRE Examination. This assesses a candidate’s ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts. It is important to score well in the verbal reasoning section to land a high GRE General Test score. Some useful books and CDs that help one build their vocabulary, and gain other required skills to crack the Read More …

Best Books for GRE

Buying and using the right books is an important part of the strategy to Crack the GRE exam. How does one decide to buy books? The first step is to understand what the GRE is – what is the overall pattern, what are the sections, etc. Hence, before going into buying books that help develop section-specific skills (like verbal), the following books will help understand the big picture and are widely used for preparing for GRE. The Official Guide to the Read More …

Scholarships by the British Council

The British Council (India) provides a series of scholarships for those planning to pursue various degree programmes in the United Kingdom (U.K.) including the following: Goa Education Trust Scholarships 2017 The Goa Education Trust (GET) Scholarship is an opportunity to pursue Masters in the UK. Hornby scholarships 2017 The Hornby Trust supports the teaching of English as a foreign language and awards scholarships to English language teachers from developing countries. Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship This is an annual scheme made Read More …

TOEFL overview

TOEFL stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to students utilise their skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing and is one of the most widely respected and recognised English-language tests in the world. Most people who take the TOEFL are planning to study at a university or college where English is the medium of instruction. However, the test is also used by immigration departments to issue residential and Read More …

All about IELTS

The IELTS is a globally recognised English test. Statistics show that over 1.4 million applicants take the test each year to apply for overseas education and employment. Over 6,000 institutions in 135 countries recognise this test. The IELTS is conducted in over 500 international centres, four times in a month. A number of people from different backgrounds appear for the test, making it one of the most accepted forms of international testing. This makes it imperative for aspirants to plan Read More …

Studying in the US – Cost estimate

What will be the budget for studying in the USA? Here are some pointers to expenditure types. Pre-departure Expenditure When we talk about the budget for studying in the US, we also have to consider the amount you will spend before departure, during the application process. i) University Application Fee The fee will vary from USD 30 to USD 110 (INR 2,004 to INR 7356). You will also need to mind the courier charge you will have to incur since Read More …

Types of Overseas Scholarships

There are 5 types of study overseas scholarships that are well known in the mainstream: Merit-Based: Merit Based aid originated as a result of top tier universities finding themselves in a bidding war for desirable students. Troy Miller once stated, ‘Instead of students competing to get into the best colleges, have the colleges competing to get the best students’. Merit based awards are hence typically granted on the basis of academic, artistic, athletic or other extracurricular based superiority.   Need-Based: Read More …

Important Exams for Higher Studies Abroad

Various universities prescribe different qualifying exams as a pre-requisite for studying abroad. Some important Exams are listed below: 1.  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) TOEFL can evaluate the ability of a student or an individual to understand and use English in a setting which is academic in nature. This is a requirement for non-English speaking natives at most of the English universities and colleges. This is also a requirement for scholarships. The scores of TOEFL is  valid Read More …