Outlook - July 04, 2016
Published from New Delhi, and printed at multiple locations, with editorial bureaux and contributors across India and the world, the general-interest magazine combines the quirky with the cutting edge in its coverage of Indian politics, business, international relations---and arts, culture, books and trends. The pages of Outlook have played host to the biggest names of Indian intellectualism. Its founder Editor-in-Chief was the redoubtable Vinod Mehta; the current Editor-in-Chief is Krishna Prasad.
The Outlook Group now comprises a Hindi edition, a travel magazine, a business magazine, and a personal finance magazine.
COLUMN 53 - A.K. BALAJI on fostering innovation beyond jugaad
ROUND TABLE ON ENGINEERING - 60 Four experts from different fields talk about what currently ails engineering education in the country
INTERVIEW 70 - Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh speaks of engineering courses, the current crop of students and how both might be improved
A NEET IDEA? 76 - The view of students and teachers from Kota on having common national entrance exams for medical colleges
INTERVIEW 82 - T.S.R. Subramaniam on the new education policy
LIFE LESSONS 86 - Successful people from various fields talk about their journeys and what drives them and their work
ONLINE COURSES 114 - The classrooms have shifted online. Finally, the age of the autodidact has arrived.
PHD IN SPORTS 120 - More PhDs are zeroing in on sports. It’s an area where hockey beats cricket flat.
SOCIAL COMPANIES 128 - Increasingly, young professionals are choosing the ‘for-profit’ path to address social and ecological needs.
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