INDIA'S TOP PROFESSIONAL COLLEGES 2016
ESSAY
A common medical test looms large, engineering needs numbers. And in Outlook’s esteemed list, a raft of new names. See what is the buzz.
ARINDAM MUKHERJEE

LIFE LESSONS
Entrepreneurship, medicine, law, journalism, you name the field...there are as manys ways to success as there are examples. But what unites them all is the passion to get there.
PRAGYA SINGH, AJAY SUKUMARAN, USHINOR MAJUMDAR, ABHINAV SRIVASTAVA, STUTI AGARWAL, ARUSHI BEDI

LIFE LESSONS
Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman and CEO, Tractors and Farm Equipment Ltd.
PRAGYA SINGH

LIFE LESSONS
Dr Devi Shetty, Cardiac surgeon. Chairman, Narayana Health. Padma Bhushan awardee
PRAGYA SINGH

LIFE LESSONS
Dr Siddharth Mehta, Dentist, Padma Shri awardee
PRAGYA SINGH

LIFE LESSONS
Meena Ganesh, CEO, Portea Medical, home healthcare service provider. Serial entrepreneur.
AJAY SUKUMARAN

LIFE LESSONS
Raian Karanjawala, Solicitor. Managing partner & co-founder, Karanjawala & Co.
USHINOR MAJUMDAR

LIFE LESSONS
Kailash Satyarthi, Child rights and education advocate. Nobel laureate.
PRAGYA SINGH

LIFE LESSONS
Bachi Karkaria, Senior journalist. Columnist
PRAGYA SINGH

LIFE LESSONS
A.D. Singh, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur
PRAGYA SINGH

LIFE LESSONS
K.T. Ravindran, Dean Emeritus, RICS School of Built Environment
PRAGYA SINGH

LIFE LESSONS
J.J. Valaya, Fashion designer and couturier
STUTI AGARWAL

LIFE LESSONS
Wendell Rodricks, Fashion designer and Padma Shri recipient
ARUSHI BEDI
EXTRAPOLATIONS
Now, more than ever, schools must foster innovation and original thinking
A.K. BALAJI PRASAD
Notwithstanding uncharitable tweets from the likes of Abhishek Manu Singhvi (“Wish hunger could be solved by anulom vilom; unemployment...
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ESSAR TAPES
The Tapes No One
Wants To Hear
 
The complaint to the PM makes explosive allegations about tapping and about how things are ‘managed’ by corporates, but the government seems to be going slow on investigating them

MEETU JAIN

INTERVIEW
Digital forensic engineer and consultant Prashant Pandey on the rampant use of illegal software to tap phone conversations and obtain call data
UTTAM SENGUPTA INTERVIEWS PRASHANT PANDEY

JUMP CUT
In a world where information is power, snooping is common and even friends are not exempted.
MOHAN GURUSWAMY
OUTLOOK ROUND TABLE
Experts from different fields on all that currently ails Indian engineering education.
ARINDAM MUKHERJEE
ECOMMON MEDICAL ENTRANCE TEST
The common medical entrance debate makes progress. However, new roadblocks emerge.
BULA DEVI
NIRF RANKINGS
The first ‘official’ ranking of professional ­institutes is a mess of poor planning and worse execution
ARINDAM MUKHERJEE

INTERVIEW
DMRC managing director Mangu Singh on the nitty-gritty of managing an engineering-led enterprise.
PRAGYA SINGH INTERVIEWS MANGU SINGH

INTERVIEW
Head of the panel that has drafted the new education policy, T.S.R. Sub­ramanian on quality education, recommendations and other things.
ANOO BHUYAN INTERVIEWS T.S.R. SUBRAMANIAN

COMMON ENTRANCE EXAMSIt’s
The view of students and teachers from Kota on having common national entrance exams
ARUSHI BEDI

ONLINE EDUCATION
The internet was always expected to foster learning. The Age of the Autodidact is here.
SIDDHARTHA MISHRA
DOCTORATE GAMES
More PhD scholars are zeroing in on sports. It’s an area where hockey beats cricket flat.
QAISER MOHAMMAD ALI
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS
A bright, young and growing tribe is ­choosing the ‘for-profit’ path to bridge ­unmet social and ecological needs.
LOLA NAYAR

ART IN SCIENCE, SCIENCE IN ART
The engineer who made a profound contribution to history, and Hedy Lamarr, the actress who made a profound contribution to science
AROON RAMAN

A HELPING HAND
Mr & Mrs Arun Lal brought up a poor boy as their own. They now reap a harvest of pride.
DOLA MITRA
BOOK EXTRACT
An extract from his bio tells the story of how Anand ‘Super 30’ Kumar’s dream took shape
BIJU MATHEW

KARNATAKA
Much hinges on whether the CM has shuffled his cards well
AJAY SUKUMARAN
OPINION
‘Gliberal’ fakery must be picked up and pointed out
VRINDA GOPINATH
BMS ON FDI
President of the RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh on the easing of FDI norms and plans for disinvestment and privatisation
LOLA NAYAR INTERVIEWS BAIJ NATH RAI
LEADER COMMENT
The ability to admit to our mistakes seems to have all but disappeared
SHOWKAT A. MOTTA
LEADER COMMENT
For showing diplomats (and rabble-rousers) what real ­people-to-people contact can do to bring people closer
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REVIEW
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