Information technology has brought with it a revolution in the job sector. Though the recent stint with recession had hit this industry badly, but it is reviving fast. With the government announcing friendly schemes for entrepreneurs, along with entrepreneurship, there would be a rise in number of potential job seekers as well.

Bachelor’s of Computers Application [BCA] followed by a Master’s in Business Administration [BCA] or Master’s in Computer Application [MCA] is one of the favored paths for those seeking a career in the field of Information Technology [IT].

However, when students have to make choices, they either rely on parents & teachers for opinions. Many times, this might not turn out correct since they might not have the complete visibility about that particular college/university. CollegeDunia provides an exhaustive list of MCA & BCA colleges in India. The search & review feature is a boon for students in making insightful & well-informed decisions. You can find the best MCA colleges in India & best BCA colleges in India.

We hope that these tips would help our student readers & also parents to make “right decisions” to turn their career in the right direction.

Web services provider ResellerClub has launched a slew of promotions across all its hosting products and security add-ons all through February to mark its birthday. According to the terms of the offer, both existing and new resellers of ResellerClub can take advantage of fantastic discounts across a wide array of products like servers, shared hosting, website security & backup, website builder as well as popular gTLDs, emerging new gTLDs and ccTLDs.

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Shridhar Luthria, General Manager & Business Head of ResellerClub said

We’ve come a long way from where we started and over the past couple of years have focused aggressively on providing our resellers with a comprehensive product portfolio of hosting and domains as well as consistently rolling out new feature upgrades.

These discounts are our gesture of thanks, a salute to the dedication and acumen of our Resellers who have made it big in the domains and hosting business and helped us complete yet another fruitful year. We welcome each one of you to be a part of our big birthday bash! We hope resellers make the most of these promotions and grow their businesses even further.

Well, if you are a startup or SMB, there are some deals up for grabs:

  • Servers : Upto 30% off, starting at Rs. 600/month
  • Shared Hosting : Upto 50% off, starting at Rs. 160 per month
  • Codeguard & Sitelock Website Security : Upto 33% off, starting at Rs. 45/month
  • Comodo SSL Certificates : Upto 40% off, starting at Rs. 750/year
  • Website Builder : Upto 20% off, starting at Rs. 100/month

In addition to these products, the company is also offering fantastic discounts on popular gTLDs and New gTLDs such as .PW, .HOST, .CO, .GLOBAL and more.

About ResellerClub

The ResellerClub platform powers some of the world’s most popular web hosts, domain resellers, web designers and technology consultants. ResellerClub provides scalable and secure shared hosting, reseller hosting, VPS solutions, dedicated servers, managed servers as well a host of website security products, in addition to a comprehensive suite of gTLDs, ccTLDs, new gTLDs & other essential web presence and website security products.

Current Partners : Over 200,000
Domains Served : Over 5 Million
Server Locations : US, United Kingdom, India, Hong Kong, Turkey

For more information about these and other promotions that ResellerClub is currently offering, please visit http://india.resellerclub.com/promos?hosting

Sokrati, India’s leading Ad technology and Analytics Company, was felicitated at the Google “India Premier SMB Partner Awards”. Out of the eighteen Google partner contenders, Sokrati has been announced as the winner in the ‘Best Quality Accounts’ & ‘Largest increase in Absolute Revenue [Ad Spends]’.

The SMB Partner programme by Google, provides small businesses with the most effective AdWords advertising solutions. Sokrati won the award for ‘Best? Quality Accounts’ consecutively for the second time.

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Delighted at the felicitation, Santosh Gannavarapu, SMB Head, Sokrati said

Winning two major awards from Google is a validation of our product as premium ad technology in India.

We are excited to extend our award winning platform to the SMB space and grow their business multi-fold by getting them qualified & exclusive leads through online traffic. We gear SMB’s to leave the worries of gaining more business to our proprietary platform & encourage them to focus on the nuts and bolts of their trade instead.

Also commenting on this, Ashish Mehta, CEO, Sokrati said

We are very excited to see our association with Google growing manifold with Sokrati as one their largest partners within 5 years of operations. These awards further validate our resolve to provide our clients with the best possible efficiencies from their marketing spends. Our investments in technology & analytics platform has been instrumental in delivering unparalleled value to our clients and we are eager to making 2015 our best year yet !!!

About Sokrati

The concept of Sokrati, India’s leading Ad technology and Analytics Company was founded in 2009 out of a desire to make digital marketing an intelligent exercise. Co-founded by three friends and former colleagues from Amazon.com, Ashish Mehta, Anubhav Sonthalia and Santosh Gannavarapu, Sokrati today, is Google’s largest preferred partner in India.

In 5 years’ time since its inception, Sokrati has fabricated proprietary algorithms to manage performance driven marketing spends on paid search, social and display networks. Sokrati services around 3,000 clients currently from various fields like E-Commerce, travel, finance, baking and technology to name a few among 280 categories.

About the Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program

The Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program [PSP] connects Google’s trusted & experienced AdWords partners with small- and medium-sized businesses that want expert help in creating, managing and optimizing their online advertising campaigns. In addition to in-depth AdWords expertise, PSP partners provide full-service campaign management, detailed reporting, one-on-one customer support & broad marketing guidance to help advertisers make the most of their campaigns.

For more information on PSP, pleas visit the PSP official page here

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Legal education in the India generally refers to the education of lawyers before entry into practice. It is offered at different levels by the traditional universities and the specialised law universities and schools only after completion of an undergraduate degree or as an integrated degree [Source – Wikipedia].

During a discussion with one of my friends in my apartment, he informed that his son aims to be “Criminal Lawyer” but he does not much idea about it i.e. be it about the pre-requisites, entrance exam, colleges & it’s future. Hence, we came out with this article since like my friend’s son, there would be many “wannabe Lawyers” who might not have the detailed information.

As far as the Law degrees go, here is the complete list [Source – Wikipedia]

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In India, a student can pursue a legal course only after completing an undergraduate course in any discipline. However, following the national law school model, one can study law as an integrated course of five years after passing the senior secondary examination.

  • Bachelor of Laws [LL.B] – The LL.B. is the most common law degree offered and conferred by Indian universities which has a duration of three years. Almost all law universities follow a standard LL.B. curriculum, wherein students are exposed to the required bar subjects.
  • Integrated undergraduate degrees – B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA. LLB., B.Com. LL.B. These degrees are mostly offered in the autonomous law schools having a duration of five years.
  • Master of Laws [LL.M] – The LL.M. is most common postgraduate law degree which has a duration of one/two years.
  • Master of Business Law
  • Doctor of Philosophy [PhD]
  • Integrated MBL-LLM/ MBA-LLM. – Generally a three years double degree integrated course with specialization in business law.

Now that you know about the Law courses in India, here comes the tougher choice; selection of the right law college that would match your requirements. Either you hunt around online-forums for information or talk to people in that field for more information, but in both the scenarios; the information could either be in-correct [read Paid Review] or it could be biased [based on that person’s experience]. So, what does a student do to solve this problem ??? Well, they can head over to CollegeDunia which is a sort of “Yellow-Pages” for Colleges. They have trusted & curated information on colleges across India.

When I referred this website to my friend, his son was delighted to get list of Best law colleges in India. For LLB aspirants, they have a trusted database of Top LLB Colleges in India So, all the aspiring Jethmalani’s out there, we hope that these tips would get you an admission in the college of your choice & here’s wishing you a great career ahead !!!

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Cheap medical education in countries like China, Russia, Ukraine, Philippines and Nepal is attracting many aspiring doctors from India who cannot afford the exorbitant cost of private medical education in India and are unable to make it to the limited seats in government medical colleges. We spoke to couple of students who aspire to become dentists or doctors but their major concern was the lack of information available around that subject.

Many of the students were not even aware of the pre-requisites of entering into MBBS or B.Des college. In order to join MBBS, there are two medical entrances which are well-known others are also there, but these two are the main exams.

AIPMT- All India Pre Medical Test

The eligibility of the same is below:

  1. The age of the candidate should be between 17-25 years.
  2. The Educational Qualification needed is that one should have passed 12th or equivalent qualification with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology.
  3. The candidate should have scored at least 50% marks in PCB and English, taken together.

AIIMS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences

The eligibility of the same is below:

  1. The age of the candidates should be minimum 17 years.
  2. The educational qualification of the applicants must be that he/she should have passed 12th or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English.
  3. He/She should have scored a minimum 60% marks in PCB and English all together.

For any other information regarding MBBS, please check the following link. You can also have a look at the Top 9 entrance exams for aspiring doctors.

However, once the student has cleared the entrance exam, depending on his/her liking for the subject, they either choose MBBS for becoming general practitioner or choose B.Des in case they are interested in becoming dentists. when it comes to choosing the right college or university, students should only go to trusted sources & ensure that they check the genuine reviews of the colleges where they are interested to join. If students are looking for genuine reviews on colleges & are stuck on the question “Which college should I join?”, they can turn to their reliable partner – CollegeDunia. If you are an MBBS aspirant, you can have a look at the exhaustive list of MBBS Colleges in India For students aspiring to become dentists, you can have a look at Top B.Des colleges in India

We are aware that opportunity once missed, rarely comes back. Choosing the right college for your degree esentially becomes the very first step to choosing the right career path. All students out there, choose wisely & take your career to the right track with CollegeDunia !!!

Mindtree, a global technology services company, announced that it is working with the Kellogg Company, the world’s leading cereal company & second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savoy snacks, to manage its global digital marketing platform. Mindtree will manage and support the marketing IT infrastructure to execute Kellogg’s brand efforts and digital marketing innovation across 400+ digital properties.

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As the sole managed services partner for all of Kellogg’s digital marketing properties, Mindtree will support Kellogg’s industry leading digital initiatives with more than 100 monthly production deployments. While managing a diverse pipeline of projects & technologies, Mindtree will leverage the latest in security technologies & cloud infrastructure to support global efforts across more than 50 brands.

Special attention will focus on quick turnarounds and increasing speed to market, all while partnering with 10 creative and digital agencies, as well as many other specialists.

This partnership will take advantage of Mindtree’s Gainesville Delivery Center, providing Kellogg a U.S. based team that will be augmented by other global offices for round-the-clock service.

Speaking on the engagement with Mindtree, Erik Kamman, Senior IT Director, Kellogg Company mentioned

I’m excited about the new partnership between Mindtree and Kellogg’s.  They have brought a metrics driven approach to supporting our digital marketing platform, which is speeding up our ability to deliver, allowing us to focus on delivering superior Marketing capabilities.  This is a big win for both our Marketing & IT organizations.

Radha R, Executive Vice President & Head of Retail, Consumer Products & Manufacturing, Mindtree said

Today’s consumers demand near real-time engagement with their favourite brands and our goal is to help take Kellogg’s to the next level of speed, efficiency and customer engagement.

To manage Kellogg’s dynamic digital marketing IT infrastructure, Mindtree will use the Mindtree MWatch, infrastructure management platform ensuring uptime for all their consumer-facing properties globally.

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IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council NASSCOM [SSC NASSCOM] announced that it has developed “Career Guides” which will provide clarity for all stakeholders, especially students about the career opportunities available in the IT-BPM industry.

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions, especially for students. These guides provide details about the skills & competencies required, to join the IT-BPM industry. The career-paths provided are for various job roles starting from entry to leadership level, including details of vertical & horizontal mobility within this industry and across other industries.

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According to the National Skills Mission, about 350 million professionals would need to be skilled by 2022 to make them employable. To be able to achieve this target, a structured approach is required involving all stakeholders. One of the critical actions required is to create awareness with students about the career opportunities available in the IT- BPM industry across the four sub-sectors, namely IT Services [ITS], Business Process Management [BPM], Software Products [SPD]Engineering & Research Development [SPD].

On the occasion Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, SSC NASSCOM & Vice President, NASSCOM said

In the last couple of years SSC NASSCOM has made great in-roads in identifying unique job roles/ qualification packs across all IT-BPM industry sub-sectors. We are pleased to announce that they are now packaged in a comprehensive manner as “Career Guides”. Career guides will be available on our website www.sscnasscom.in

Informed career decisions about one’s aspirational career role will greatly benefit the individual, the companies and the community at large, thus creating a strong value proposition for all concerned.

About Sector Skill Council, NASSCOM

“IT-ITES SSC NASSCOM” is the skill standard setting body of the IT-ITeS industry and is the education & skill development initiative of NASSCOM. The council works with NASSCOM industry members, select academic and skill development institutions to help improve the quality and quantity of the employable workforce available to the industry.

About NASSCOM

NASSCOM is the premier trade body and the chamber of commerce of the IT-BPM industry in India. NASSCOM is a global trade body with more than 1400 members, which include both Indian and multinational companies that have a presence in India. NASSCOM’s member and associate member companies are broadly in the business of software development, software services, software products, consulting services, BPM, e-commerce and web services, engineering services and animation and gaming. NASSCOM’s membership base constitutes over 95% of the industry revenues in India and employs about 3.1 million professionals.

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Hike messenger, India’s only homegrown chat application, introduces free ‘HikeCalls’.

The introduction of this feature will allow hike users to call each other for free, over 2G, 3G & Wi-Fi and across the globe in over 200 countries. The introduction of hike calls has come in within a month of hike making it’s first acquisition – a free calling app – Zip Phone.

Hike calls are optimized to consume very little data, giving its users more calling minutes per MB of data. Given that a majority of the mobile-internet users of India are still experimenting with data & are not on a high-bandwidth connection, this optimization becomes critical for the Indian market.

Commenting on the launch of the calling feature, Kavin Bharti Mittal, Founder and CEO, Hike messenger

While building free hike calls, we kept two things in mind. Firstly, India is a very cost sensitive market and as a result we have ensured that our service is extremely efficient on data. It means our users can pack in more minutes per MB when calling on hike.

We have made hike’s free calling service available globally in over 200+ countries. Hikers from India can now speak with their loved ones in India & across the world for free.

The free hike calling feature has been launched in beta on Android, which contributes to over 90% of hike’s user base. The iOS and Windows versions are slated to release by the end of this quarter.

Some of the screenshots of “Hike Calls” are below:

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Current User-Base & Funding

Launched in December 2012, Hike has over 35M users as in August, 2014 and has raised $86M from Tiger GlobalBSB till date. The app also boasts of a fairly young user base with over 90% of its users being under the age of 25 and residing in India.

The chat application has localized features, which are developed keeping in mind the infrastructural and cultural requirements such as Hike Offline – lets you message your friends even when they’re offline, Hidden Mode – allows users to hide their private chats with a password, Regional Stickers – helps users express more in their own language, amongst many others.

Do give “Hike Calls” & share across your feedback in the comments section…

Additional information

You can download the app at – http://get.hike.in/

For more information, please visit the Hike Blog