Monday, September 15, 2014

Engineers Day


One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word.
Who is this other man? This other man is the engineer. We cannot expect the continuation, existence and growth of civilization without the pivotal role of engineers. Observe closely and you will find that a man by birth is an engineer. Even a one-year old kid is more interested to break open his toy car and see how it works rather than just play with it. Human’s with to question, the appetite for knowledge, the hunger for seeking logic in every magic makes every human being as an engineer.

With the passage of time and with the more structural growth of civilization, the role of engineering has become even more relevant. The engineers have now come up as better solution providers. It has been observed and is evident that the engineers can handle, simulate and solve the problems more methodically than the others. It’s evident in the upsurge of the career as a Manager for engineers. We can witness that the IIMs and other top B-schools have a considerable number of engineering graduates in their intakes.

When clubbed with professional management studies the professionally trained engineers tend to add better value to their employer organizations, they have an understanding of the production machinery in technical terms and they are more empathetic to the people they are leading since they have exact feel of the work.

In the words of Edwin Powell Hubble, a great Astronomer, Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.

Man by nature is inquisitive, he asks questions for everything he sees and lives in. Man wants to know the reason behind everything. This is the main reason for the growth of our race as compared to other species. We do not just live in it rather we also have a conquest for learning and knowing, “Why it happens?” We may get enthralled by magic and illusions but internally we want to know the logic and science behind. Engineering is the creator of these illusions and engineering is the answer to all questions on illusions.

For the growth of humanity and making the world a better place we need more and more people to take up the role of solution providers and come up as engineers, we need more engineers and even more who can add value to human lives by taking up the roles of educationists, managers, politicians, social leaders and what not. The society must have and mechanism to let everyone be an engineer.

On this day I thank all the engineers who have ever chosen this role, in time and history and all those who will be the future of engineering for making the world more connected, more understandable and more interesting.

Happy Engineers Day!

All the best!

Friday, September 5, 2014


We were humans, Teachers made us a civilization

Anyone who is wise and doesn't keep the wisdom restricted to himself and spreads it across is a teacher.  So if we look upon our lives very closely we will see that at one point or other there is many people who have played a teacher’s role. In addition, we have also played teacher in many lives. When wisdom is not kept safe in a lock and it is let flow and learned by others, a chain reaction of wisdom happens and a civilization takes birth. No system, economy, governance, sport or anything can ever be imagined to exist without civilization.

On this auspicious day I take the opportunity to salute all my teachers, all the teachers across the time and geography and all the people who have ever played roles of teachers in whatever small or big form.
I believe that as a human we should regard the role of a teacher with highest dignity. Confucius, the great philosopher has said,” If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

When we take up being teacher as a profession, then the means and ends of life become intelligence and knowledge. A true teacher is one who:
1.       Let’s the students wonder
2.       Let’s them question whatever comes to their minds
3.       Let’s them to criticize
4.       Let’s them write and share
People say it’s a noble profession. I’ve witnessed many of my colleague teachers studying till late night and preparing for their classes although having rich experience in their fields. I salute their appetite for learning and their commitment towards making the coming generations more efficient.

There are moments we get stopped in our lives. We do not know what to do and where to go. Just think of a teacher whom you admired the most. Magically, his voice speaks from within and the solution is there. I have tried it and it works. Now that we live in the well-connected age of social networking, we must ensure that we keep in touch with our beloved teacher’s throughout our lives.

The great management guru Peter Drucker says, “Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals,' the ones who somehow know how to teach.

Whenever the opportunity comes be a teacher, enrich others, lead a generation. It’s not only a profession, it’s a mission. It’s a journey that leads many journeys, all in different directions and to different distances, yet connected. It’s like taking the entire civilization to the next level of intelligence. Humans have evolved just because there have always been some of them who choose to be teachers.
A teacher is a leader, a preacher, a manager, a friend, a philosopher, a critic, a social engineer and whatever we could ever imagine.

A grand salute to the Teachers

Wish you a very Happy Teachers Day!!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Freedom: What does it really mean?

Come the 15th day of August and all around us find a spontaneous upsurge of patriotism. The 3 colors of the tricolor paint more places than ever. We love the place that made us. We admire the fact that we are residents of a free land. We are free to choose our thoughts and we are free to chase our dreams. I’ve tried to compile a simple explanation of freedom and how it should really be put in practice. It’s not a wisdom lesson but a walk through I gathered from my own learning and experience.
F – Faith in Positivity: For every growth that has ever happened anywhere in the human evolution the basis has always been faith. Some had faith that a gigantic metallic structure carrying hundreds of people would fly and reach to destinations through the sky route and so were the aircrafts born. Whatever technology we live in today was once “faith” of one person and “impossibility” for others. Faith won and freedom from old practices was achieved for the entire humanity. So, remember have faith in the positive thoughts and ideas you have. You will surely bring freedom to many through them.
R – Re-engineer constantly: Adapt to the dynamic and ever changing environment around. Nothing is constant and static and so should be your inner self. You must continuously build and “unbuild” yourself as per the demand of the situation. Start a change within yourself as if today is the first day of your life. There is always a room for turning around. There is always a scope to re-build. Any day and every day is an opportunity to begin.
E – Energize people: Freedom doesn't come in solidarity it comes in and brings along a wave for the entire society. Keep energizing the people around this will create an invisible yet powerful chain reaction of positive energy flow around you. Speak positive about things happening around, avoid discouraging people for what they do or choose. Appreciate small things and acts of people around you. Guide and support people as much as you can. Your small efforts will initiate a huge chain reaction of positivity.
E – Evaluate before you execute: Every act we enact has its repercussions and effects on people, places and events related to them directly or indirectly. Whatever planning you have done must not hurt the freedom of others in the way of execution. Risk return should be evaluated not only for oneself but also for all who are associated with the execution. Proper and simulated evaluation before the actual execution is the key to freedom.
D – Distribute: Whatever small happiness we gather out of our success must be distributed equally and unconditionally among the people around, the nature and the society. Plant a tree each time you achieve; however small your achievement is, celebrate it. Share your happiness with family and friends.  Each tree you have planted once will remind you of your potential and will help your confidence to catalyze your mettle for further miles.
O – Overcome your fears: “There is no secret ingredient to success; It’s you” I take it as a small yet one of the most powerful quotes. Success comes as soon as you get up and walk after failure laid you down.  The beginning and end of fear lies nowhere but in our own mind. Organize your thoughts; stay patient; believe in yourself. Struggle may be ling but not forever. Keep fighting victory is inevitable. Train your mind to conquer the fears and teach your own mind that however tough the time may be it will get over for sure. The sun would rise and so would you.
M – Move out: Reach out, move to new places, meet new people, learn newer things and keep breaking the shell you live in day by day. Life would grow awesome. Make yourself free from mental junk. Train your brain to run the “Clear-Trash” command time to time. You will be free and freedom will be yours sometimes in the form of success and each time in the form of happiness.
Just have a belief in these 7 small commandments for freedom and love the nation.
In the words of Rabindra Nath Tagore: “Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Quick Guide to Structured Preparation for Aptitude Tests

Imagine a hard working aspirant. Try writing first three features that come to your mind. Conventionally we would imagine late night hours, an aspirant spending majority of hours each day in studies and a tensed family for the child’s health and falling diet. These are the common attributes of an average Indian aspirant for any of the aptitude tests. But is it the quantity of time and studies and books referred that matters? I would choose to say, “NO”
Killing social life and putting health on stake is not the right way. Rather it may turn out to be even fatal when it comes to defining true happiness as a balanced life. Here I present a quick guide for the aspirants for a balanced and structured way of preparing:

1.  Instead of solving endless questions, revise 2-3 concepts per subject each day and then solve not more than 8-10 questions per concept. These questions should be solved within a set time limit. The question for practice may be chosen from any study material. It should be ensured that all these questions are from same topic but conceptually somewhat different.

2.  Go for a quick and introspective analysis after you have solved the questions aforementioned. Don’t worry about the questions that went wrong or the questions you weren't able to attempt. Rather refer the explanation or solution for that question and analyse what went wrong. There may be many reasons for a question to go wrong :

a.     I was not aware of the formula/ concept required for solving that problem.
b.    I was not understanding the language of the question
c.    I made a calculation error.
d.    Some silly mistake has happened
e.    I was not having sufficient time
f.    Others.

Likewise may be reasons for not attempting a few questions. Do introspect categorically upon each of the wrong or unattempted problem and train yourself to correct it from the very next time.

3.  Add 20 new words to your English vocabulary unfailingly on a daily basis. Maintain a neat and clean register of your vocabulary. Refer any study material and write down 20 new words neatly in this format: Word(part of speech i.e. adj/adv/verb/noun) : Meaning, synonyms, antonyms, a sentence showing usage of that word. Just revisit you Vocabulary Register quickly once in a day and by the passing time you will have impeccable vocabulary.

4.  Read Editorials of newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times. It will give you an insight of the contemporary events. It will also let you know the thought process involved over analyzing any event taking place and you will learn as to how the events are related to its cause and effects. This will add to your Group Discussion and interview skills which generally is the round-2 for selection exams.

5.  Have your food properly and take proper diet. Do not sacrifice food for preparation. A healthy mind resides in a healthy body. With improper health you would no longer be able to concentrate on your preparation. Take breakfast, lunch and dinner on proper time.

6. Socialize well. Do not kill your social life. Call your friends, talk to your family, attend the invitations and give time to your social life. This will act as a stress buster and you will feel rejuvenated each time. Remember, life is a lot beyond studies and preparation. You cannot afford to kill other aspects and concentrate on just one

Preparation and studies are just some of the phases each one has to pass through. The topper of the exam is not the only person who gets selected. You just need to clear the minimum cut off marks and you will be there. You can do it while living your social life, your healthy life and your family life as well. Take your mother for shopping, go for a birthday party for an old school friend, send messages to your friends, stay connected with them, keep posting your cool pictures on facebook and tumblr. Live life, and spend some sincere 2-3 hours as mapped in the above points. You will sail through and sail better.


All the best !!!


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CLAT Achievers 2014 of Career Launcher, Allahabad


Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a centralized test for admission to prominent National Law Universities in India. The test is taken after the Higher Secondary Examination or the 12th grade for admission to integrated under graduation programmes in Law (LL.B) and after Graduation in Law for Master of Laws (LL.M) programmes conducted by National Law universities.

There were about 1600 seats in the National Law Universities all over India for which approximately 35,000 students appeared in 2014 CLAT examination. The GNLU conducts the examination for admissions into various UG and PG courses of law. There are total 14 National Law Universities in which the qualifying candidates will be able to take admissions.

Career launcher Allahabad, under the able guidance of Mr. Gaurav Agrawal and Mr. Vishal Gulati, started off with CLAT preparatory classes since 2005 and has produced many able lawyers and the countdown is still on. Career Launcher Allahabad, has been the only institute who gave CLAT TOPPER every year. This year also Career Launcher has taken the lead and made Allahabad proud.

Below are the names of the TOPPERS in CLAT 2014 from Career Launcher Allahabad:
  1. Meghna Singhal
  2. Anand Shankar Dev
  3. Purvi Priya
  4. Deevashish Pathak
  5. Tejaswa Gupta
  6. Neelesh Raichandani
  7. Suchita Mehrotra
  8. Sara Usmaani
  9. Saurabh Sonkar
  10. Ajay Singh
  11. Subhendu Anand
  12. Manas Sonkar
  13. Pranjal Singh
  14. Pooja Kusum
  15. Jeeshan Ali
  16. Amit Pandey
Career Launcher CLAT students have also taken a forefront while scoring in Symbosis Law Entrance Test. Symbosis also conducts their own Entrance Exam for Law Aspirants, through which students are able to get admissions to Symbosis Law School Pune and Noida. The admissions are based on the score of the candidate.

Below are the names of the students who are on Merit for Symbosis Law School.
  1. Rangoli Tiwari
  2. Aprajita Singh
  3. Saagar Srivasatava
  4. Prakhar Khanna
  5. Shishir kumar
  6. Twinkle Manocha
  7. Vishaka Rai
  8. Neelesh Raichandani
  9. Manas Sonakar
  10. Rushil Puranik
  11. Sai Shyambhavi Singh
  12. Meghna Singhal

Today, CLAT has become one of the most competitive admission tests in India with an acceptance rate of only 2% under general merit. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

UDAAN 2014



Panacea Careers & Management Private Ltd., founded in 2001 is a diversified education, employability & business solution provider. Panacea reaches out to over 15000 students, 5000 corporate professionals & 200 organizations every year.

Panacea is spearheaded by its CEO Mr. Gaurav Agarwal & is driven by more than 50 highly qualified, young & dynamic professionals who are committed to take Panacea to the dream destination. It also has a powerful & able team of advisors & board members from various industries & backgrounds.

Testgyan.com, one of the units of Panacea People, an online platform that not only will bring together the finest Edu-Knowledge available out there but also promises to present the same in the most Edu-Training way as well.
  
We, Testgyan.com, are again back with UDAAN with CHETAN BHAGAT, our annual event where we exceed the expectations of our clients and the aspirants who are eager to know the exact career to pursue. Mr. Chetan Bhagat has given his consent to come again to Allahabad (confirmation letter attached) just for the students of Allahabad.

“UDAAN 2014” to be held on 27th of May 2014 in Allahabad at Bishop Johnson School. Some of our old sponsors are, O.P Jindal Global University, S.P Jain, is one of the lead sponsors of UDAAN 2014. (Confirmation letter attached)

TEST GYAN will also play a very pivotal role in the way Education happens in India and abroad and will be the first of its kind SINGLE LARGEST UNIFIED PLATFORM for all educators and learners to come together, share Edu-Knowledge in an Edu-Training format and enhance their knowledge spectrum. UDAAN 2014 will be a mega career fare/seminar for students who are confused about what career to choose after 12th or even after graduation. Mr. Chetan Bhagat will be guiding students on how to choose the right career and how to excel in the same. There will be Interactive games and fun activities giving students an opportunity to win exciting prizes. Mr. Chetan Bhagat, will giving his time to the aspirants and clearing their doubts for choosing the right career.

Career Counseling session, Career counseling or career guidance includes a wide variety of professional activities which focus on supporting people in dealing with career-related challenges - both preventively and in difficult situations (such as unemployment). Career counselors work with people from various walks of life, such as adolescents seeking to explore career options, experienced professionals contemplating a career change, parents who want to return to the world of work after taking time to raise their child, or people seeking employment. Career counseling is also offered in various settings, including in groups and individually, in person or by means of digital communication.

 

Chetan Bhagat is the author of six blockbuster novels – Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of my life (2008), 2States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011) and What Young India Wants (2012).

Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release, and have been adapted into major Bollywood films like “3 idiots” on Five point Someone, “Hello” on One night at the Call Centre, “Kai Po Che” on 3 mistakes of my Life and the recent Super hit “2 States”. The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history.’ Time magazine named him in the “100 Most Influential People in the world” and Fast Company, USA listed him as one of the world’s “100 most creative people in business.” Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker.

One of the main strengths of TESTGYAN is that it is for all ages and all fields of education. One united world on the web that continues to take education to newer heights. It will not only be an opportunity for the students of Allahabad to meet the top colleges, but get themselves counseled & choose the college & institute for further studies.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Seminar on IIT-JEE held at Kanha Shyam

“The road to IIT” a seminar based on the IIT-JEE entrance examination was held at Hotel Kanha Shyam on 24th Nov. The event was co-hosted by Education Times & Career Launcher Allahabad part of Panacea People; its main purpose was to throw light on philosophy, scope & content for IIT-JEE. Panacea People being a diversified unit has been in to education sector since more than 15 yrs. Partnered with some of the esteemed organization Panacea People is also providing employability and business solutions.

The main speaker was Mr. Sanjeev Mishra who has been into teaching since over a decade and has helped thousands of students preparing for IIT-JEE and other competitive examinations. He apprised the participants about JEE Main & JEE Advanced question paper and how one should prepare for these examination. On the basis of JEE Main one can get admission in NIT’S & IIIT’S while JEE advanced is mandatory for IIT’s and ISM Dhanbad. The audience included students from almost all the reputed schools of Allahabad who are aspiring to have engineering as their dream career. Mr. Mishra gave detailed understanding about the various sections of the entrance paper. He briefed the participants about the syllabus and how to manage their time while preparing for these competitive examinations. The students of class X, XI & XII find it extremely different to manage their school curriculum and simultaneously preparing for these national level competitive exams. The syllabus for these exams is very wide and students find it extremely difficult to comprehend. Thereby the need arises for proper guidance and support. Mr. Mishra even shared “Success Mantra” on how to crack IIT-JEE.

The event witnessed a footfall of 1500+ Participants and approx. 400+ parents were also present. Roughly 200 were denied entry owing to the limited capacity.

Adding on this occasion Mr. Gaurav Agarwal & Mr Vishal Gulati of CL Allahabad stated that CL has been involved in many such initiatives designed for the benefit of the students. They even thanked Education Times for lending support in making this event a success.

Mr. Mehul Rawal North India Head Career Launcher was indeed very delighted to see this enthusiasm among the student, went on records saying “It’s surprising to see that the parents are so much involved and are taking time out of their busy schedule and helping their children in choosing their careers.” Career Launcher invited all the students to appear for a Scholarship cum Aptitude test on 1st December 2013 at its Allahabad centre in two slots; between 11:00am to12noon and 4 pm to 5:00 pm. All the students interested in pursuing engineering can write this test and avail the benefits of it.  

The event was appreciated by the students and parents and they look forward to more such events in the future as these are very informative and help them make the right choice.