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The Changing Scenario of Management Education in India
Prof. C. S. Venkataratnam, Member, FICCI Higher Education Committee & Director, IMI, New Delhi
Ms Shobha Mishra,
Joint Director & Team Leader, Education & Health Services Division, FICCI
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CAT gets Online

Aspiration IndiaCome November 2009, almost 3 lakh aspirants seeking admission in the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be able to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) online, as India’s premier management institutes seek to transform an over three-decade old examination system and provide more flexibility to aspirants. The new computer-based test will be embraced by IIMs across Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Shillong, and would allow students to select a convenient day from a list of 10 dates. According to Professor Amarnath Krishnaswamy of IIM Bangalore “The computer-based CAT will be candidate-friendly in terms of flexibility in the selection of the test date, ease of registration, better physical environment and test experience.” It is also expected that the new system would help the IIMs to cope effectively with the rising number of candidates every year.

India launches Spy Satellite

Aspiration IndiaIndia now has a spy eye in the sky after its successful launch of Israeli made spy satellite on 20th April 2009. ISRO has confirmed that the satellite has been successfully put into orbit. The Satellite has all weather, day and night viewing capability. India's smaller rocket the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will put it in orbit. The satellite promises to have many advantages over the current ones. The government says it will use the Israeli satellite to predict floods, cyclones, and help forecast paddy yields. But apart from that, it will add some punch in monitoring hostile neighbours. The satellite can take close up pictures from its perch of over 500 kilometers above Earth of objects as small as a motorcycle.