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In 2015, Frankfurt was adjudged the most sustainable city in the world, as per a new ranking presented by the consultancy Arcadis' Sustainable Cities Index. A sustainable city can be defined as one that functions without causing difficulties for either the citizens or the environment in the future. Frankfurt’s environment department announced that as much as 50 percent of the city is green. A large part of the city – which comprises of landscapes like woodlands, meadows, grasslands, gardens, parks, grass verges and water bodies – has been designed with an aim to minimise carbon footprint. As a system that concerns the development and designing of land, sustainable town planning can be described as a process that supports an effective functioning of resources, including transportation, communication and distributed networks without bringing about issues that can adversely affect the environment. Effective planning, to this end, includes considering the requirements of peopleREAD MORE
Since the 1960s, the need for sustainability in the modern architectural domain has enhanced dramatically with the introduction of what has been referred to as “Green Buildings”. Today’s ecologically conscious world calls for using innovative techniques while developing buildings that are environmentally friendly; thereby, lowering the adverse effects of construction through factors like efficient energy consumption and development space. By addressing the undesirable and unfavourable impacts of buildings, sustainable architecture takes into account design technologies, development space and energy that do not pose harm to the environment or the ecosystem. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), sustainable architecture aims at limiting the wastage of energy and water. To reach maximum energy efficiency, sustainable architects construct buildings out of recyclable or renewable materials. In an effort to preserve the environment from practices that are detrimental to the community, the need for sustainable architecture has increased by leaps and boundsREAD MORE
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A MICHELIN STAR CHEF? Every culture is manifested in the type of food and ingredients that are typical of the region or community. Today, chefs like Gaggan Anand, Vikas Khanna and Sanjeev Kapoor are all household names, with the fame and popularity that rivals those of cricketers and even, film stars. Even in the West, the names Nigella Lawson, Emeril, Bobby Flay are all master epicures as well as Master Chefs in their own right. Being a Chef needs the person to have a balance of creativity and the scientific precision of a researcher to draw the exact taste on the palate as can be. Chef Vikas Khanna is an alumnus of the Welcome Group School of Hotel Administration, Manipal, as is Chef Kunal Kapoor, both of whom have popularised the MasterChef India series. However, few know that to gain exposure toREAD MORE
As computers revolutionise the world around us, spilling into every aspect of our lives, right from banking, financial markets, e-commerce, manufacturing, healthcare and many more sectors, the demand for computer technologists is on the rise. Similarly, several fields that intersect with Computer Science have surfaced, which require a combination of skill sets for successful execution. With students being absorbed in various roles in companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook as well as at start-ups and small and medium enterprises, these graduates having diverse backgrounds are very much in demand. The combination of skills has helped them take up prime positions in industries like bioinformatics, medicine, finance, telecommunications, media and many others. As young aspirants contemplate switching over to Computer Science or allied fields like Data Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or Business Analytics, they are wracked by apprehension, self-doubt and a feeling of moving out of safe territory. This has dissuadedREAD MORE
Career after BE in Civil Engineering
Career after BE in Civil Engineering Civil Engineering involves designing, constructing, building and maintaining of structures in a physically built society. It includes basic civic amenities like roads, bridges, dams, sewage treatment systems, airports, energy systems, infrastructure for beautifying the environment and so on. Career after BE in Civil Engineering By the time a student finishes his 4 year bachelor’s course in civil engineering, he is well versed with mathematics, statistics, engineering mechanics, fluid dynamics etc. He is then prepared to step into the work environment and apply the knowledge gained practically. Career after BE in Civil Engineering Within the industry, a civil engineer is also known as a City engineer or a Transportation engineer. Civil Engineers mostly work indoors, however sometimes they need to visit the construction sites to monitor progress. A civil engineer’s role typically involves the following: Analyzing survey maps and planning projects, reports, presentation etc. Efficient planning takingREAD MORE
When to apply Fall or Spring intake
When to apply fall or spring intake ? The decision to apply to universities abroad is followed by a series of preparations that students need to undertake. Being a relatively new process, students are often plagued by a horde of questions and one such question is when to apply, during spring or fall semester? Students often wonder if applying for the fall season has any benefits and what are the pros and cons of applying for either of these intakes. Coming to a conclusion requires a comparative analysis of the various advantages and disadvantages, which can help the student to arrive at a well-planned and carefully thought out decision. When to apply Fall or Spring intake? Fall vs. spring intake When to apply Fall or Spring intake? Check if university offers both intakes When to apply Fall or Spring intake? It is important to ascertain whether the universities in question accept applications for both theREAD MORE
SAT Test Format and Scoring
SAT Test Format and Scoring What is SAT? SAT Test Format and Scoring The SAT is a standardized and general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning which is required by many US colleges and universities as part of their admission process. Originally, it was called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, and now it is known as SAT. It is a three-hour test that measures the verbal and mathematical reasoning skills that students have developed over time. Many colleges and universities use the SAT as one of the admission criteria among others such as, class rank, GPA, participation in extracurricular activities, personal essay and letters of recommendation.  SAT Test Format and Scoring SAT consists of two different examinations:  SAT Test Format and Scoring The SAT Reasoning Test (Earlier known as SAT I) The SAT Subject Test (Earlier known as SAT II) Some institutions require only one of these tests whereas some require both. The SATREAD MORE
how to build your profile for masters
Gaining admission in universities abroad is becoming increasingly competitive. With thousands of applications pouring in against only a few hundred seats, students need to create a profile that stands out and immediately makes the Admission Committee take notice. While it is imperative to work towards creating a strong and unique profile to secure admission into a prestigious university, students are often confused and unsure of how to create a glowing profile. Here are a few pointers that will help to build an excellent profile for Master's and make a difference. 1)  Identify your USP (Unique Selling Point) Many applicants will have a similar or even better academic record and test scores than you.  In order to stand out and make your profile unique, you must identify your USP and highlight it to bring it to the notice of the admission committee. Start by jotting down your strengths. Give specific examplesREAD MORE
Importance of career counselling
Importance of Career Counselling Students often find themselves at crossroads when they reach Class XII. The question is, “What next?”, to which they do not have definite answers. They consult their parents, peers or class teachers who are, in reality, ill-equipped to guide them due to their limited knowledge of the many career options available today. In such instances, a student would benefit greatly by consulting a qualified and experienced career counsellor, who would have a holistic approach in determining a suitable choice of career. Importance of Career Counselling Career counsellors assist in discovering a student’s potential and aptitude, and accordingly suggest the right course of study to enhance the student’s career prospects. They usually test students for 3 three key factors – aptitude, interest and personality. These aspects help them in deciding the right career path for a student. Why is Career Counselling Important? Importance of Career Counselling Choosing aREAD MORE
Field Change after Engineering

Field Change after Engineering

| Field Change after Engineering : Felt the need to take a different specialization in your masters? | Field Change after Engineering

What are the things you need to keep in mind during a Field Change after Engineering (E.g. Engineering in EXTC to Masters in CS)/ changing fields after engineering? (Engineering in CS and masters in ECE)

Have you ever got bored of studying the branch of engineering you are in? Have you ever felt the need to change your field in order to avail of better job opportunities? If your answer to the above questions is yes, then read on.

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