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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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Reason to cheer

This post is for all my Indian friends who still have their jobs. ECA International expects India to see an average salary increase of around 10.8% this year, down from the double-digit growth seen in the last few years but still the highest in Asia Pacific. The average pay hike for the region is expected […]

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Change is in the air

Cracks in the Chinese textile and clothing export machine have started showing with shipments to the US in the first quarter of this year declining by nearly 10% from the same period in 2007. A new report from Textiles Intelligence states that the country is losing its competitive edge in this industry on the back […]

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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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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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R&D pays!

Looking for a high-paying job? How about investing in a PhD degree first? The Indian R&D sector is booming and so are salaries even as companies struggle to find scientists. The boom is being led by the pharmaceuticals sector with both Indian companies and multinationals expanding their R&D units to take advantage of India’s scientific […]

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