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Placement Training Platform–A Student Council Initiative

As final year students gear up for placement tests and interviews, doubts and questions flood their way. The Centralised Placement Training Program is an initiative by the Student Council of MIT, Manipal. It contains practice tests with a repository of questions and are aimed to better equip students in their bid to enter the professional world.

A Dance With the Dragon—India’s Amendment to the FDI Policy

China’s FDI has grown five-fold since 2014 and, as of December 2019, its cumulative investment in India exceeded $8 billion. On 17 April 2020, India modified its FDI policy such that all countries sharing a border will have to gain government approval before investing in a home business. Understandably, this caused quite an uproar on the world’s economic stage.

Hope for a Better Tomorrow—Aashayein by Youth For Volunteering

With the onset of COVID, the usual hubbub of activities have come to a halt. However, Youth For Volunteering has overcome the boundaries placed on their regular social service activities. Through Aashayein, volunteers and children were able to connect and interact in the virtual world. Regardless of the current situation, this fun-filled event put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Stranded in a Home Away From Home

With the country gradually lifting lockdown, there is no knowing when students stranded in Manipal will be able to make their way home. Living away from family and friends for an indefinite amount of time has its pitfalls. However, MIT is doing all it can to ensure their students are well taken care of.

Octopus—An Alien in the Ocean

Octopuses are mysterious creatures that inspired a bizarre mixture of curiosity and horror in humans to such an extent that they were thought to be aliens. Their defence mechanisms and overall structure have often inspired technological advancements. With their genome being sequenced, we are now a step closer to understanding them.

Navigating The Path To Opportunity—A Guide to Summer Research Internships by ACM-W Manipal

Summer research internships provide students with invaluable exposure to their area of study. With the ACM-W Manipal’s guide to applying for such programmes abroad and in India, participants were made aware of the do’s and don’ts of writing emails to professors, various programme specific tips, and the best ways to approach the application process.

Satyajit Ray’s Bengali Holmes

In the year 1965, Satyajit Ray introduced young readers to a hero they could look up to, relate to, and emulate. Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series, Ray’s writing gives the Indian audience an indigenous version of the popular western hero through the protagonist Prodosh C. Mitter, popularly known as Feluda.

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