Business Today Archive May 12, 2013 Issue

Edition: May 12, 2013

Cover Story

Brand IIT draws aspirants to Kota coaching factories

Brand IIT draws aspirants to Kota coaching factories

More than one lakh students come to Kota, the mecca of IIT coaching, every year.  The lure of some coaching centres is such that students even have to take an entrance test to join these institutes.
Editors note
The dramatic expansion in IIT slots, plus the democratisation of technical education with reservations for scheduled castes, tribes and other backward classes, has triggered an explosion in seat-seekers. Alongside, there is a great need for more and better faculty, a clamour for more research and innovation, and competition from private as well as "regional" engineering colleges in places like Surathkal, Manipal, Trichy and Pilani.
Book
Letters corporate celebrities wrote to their daughters and the lessons to be learnt from them.
People
Starring: Anisha Singh, Meera Sanyal, Caroline Hurley, Kalyana Raman Srinivasan, Daniel Sennheiser and Liu Thai Ker
Leadership Spotlight
Vijay Thadani, Co-founder & CEO, NIIT shares his leadership style.
Features
Demand in India for Bitcoins, a virtual currency maintained by peer networks, is largely from speculators - as it is worldwide.
BT More
Browsing the smart phone on your way to work is all you need to get smarter with taxes. These clever apps help organise, save and plan for all eventualities.
Columns
The solution for the euro crisis, for which Germany is partly responsible, can be summed up in one word: Eurobonds.
Letters
Your cover story on car sales (Ain't No Time to Disco, April 28) was worth reading. It has analysed quite well how and why India's car market flipped over leading to sales falling for the first time in a decade
Event
The fourth Business Today Best SME Awards, presented by YES Bank, was once again a memorable occasion.
Careers
Litigation in India is increasing, and many more young lawyers are taking to active practice than before. Corporate litigation, challenging the govt's tax and tariff demands or taking on fellow corporate houses over alleged breach of contract, is rising, and litigation-related work is thereby offering better opportunities.
Focus
Food inflation, the bugbear of policy makers, declined to 8.73 per cent in March from 11.38 per cent in February.

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