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Chem engineers return to the fold

The economic crisis has led to one favourable result for the chemical industry. After years of seeing graduate chemical engineers migrate to more lucrative sectors such as IT or finance the chemical industry is now proving to be attractive. I recently had an opportunity to meet Professor GD Yadav of Mumbai’s Institute of Chemical Technology […]

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Students still love IT

Indian information technology (IT) companies may no longer be queuing up at campuses for fresh graduates but engineering students continue to rank this sector above all others, according to the latest Nielsen Campus Track T-Schools study. Chemicals, not surprisingly, does not figure on the list although oil and gas was seen as the ‘industry of […]

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Engineers in short supply

A new report confirms what you probably know – only a small fraction of the country’s fresh engineering graduates are employable. India churns out about 230,000 engineers every year but the standard of education is poor in many of the small colleges which suffer from weak infrastructure and inadequate faculty. Graduates from top colleges often […]

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Ask for more!

Indian managers looking for job opportunities in the Middle East will find this report interesting. A Middle East salary survey carried out by bayt.com (a Middle East-based jobs website) shows that while salaries rose by 12-17% last year, the cost of living climbed by 27-28%. The rise in cost of living was the fastest in […]

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Reliance plans EPC venture

After cracking the world of oil, gas, refining and petrochemicals Reliance Industries is setting its sights on the engineering, procurement and services (EPC) sector says this report in today‚Äôs Economic Times. A blueprint for a global EPC business is said to be ready and the plan with Reliance looking at a turnover of Rs50bn in […]

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Engineers are hot

There is fresh competition for Indian engineers. After IT, it is the turn of the legal outsourcing sector with engineers being recruited to work in the area of patents and intellectually property rights, says this report. Engineers are being hired to carry out research in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals industrial chemicals, electronics and telecommunications, evaluate existing IP […]

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Dow’s new challenge

It is more than twenty years since the Bhopal gas tragedy but the after effects continue to linger. Dow Chemical, which inherited the Bhopal legacy when it acquired Union Carbide, is reportedly facing opposition yet again and this time from students at Indian engineering colleges. This report by an Indian television channel says that students, […]

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