New Parameters Can Upset QS World University Rankings

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2019 places the two Australian universities, The University of Sydney and The University of Melbourne at 5th and 6th spot in Graduate Employability, ahead of the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, UC Berkeley and ETH Zurich. Interestingly, both the Australian universities don’t even feature in the top 30 […]

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6 Dishes You Must Try On A Student Trip To Ukraine

Ukraine, the Eastern European country is often referred to as the ‘breadbasket of Europe’. The subtropical climate allows farmers to grow barley, millet, wheat, and rye. Despite the fact that Ukraine had been under Russian domination for over two centuries, Ukrainians have successfully managed to preserve their native culture, tradition and traditional cuisines. While borsch […]

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3 Airport Packing Hacks To Carry Extra Luggage Without Paying Excess Baggage Fees

How can I carry more luggage than my specified baggage limitations? I was allowed to carry 23 kg check-in luggage and a hand baggage (+an accessory like a laptop bag) not exceeding 12 kg combined. So, in total, I could carry 35 kgs of luggage. After getting all kinds of stuff lined up for my grad […]

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16 Non-Schengen European Countries Indian Students In Europe Can Visit Without Visa

The possibility of exploring new cultures and getting international exposure are the perks associated with an international master or study abroad. I still get goosebumps thinking about my first flight which happened to be from New Delhi to Paris. It was the first time I had been out of the country for a summer internship. […]

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Secrets To Writing 1000-Words Article In 2 Hours

Stephen King, the famous novelist whose novels have been adapted into movies like ‘Shawshank Redemption’, writes almost 3 novels in every 6 months. We at ‘A Numb Mind‘ bring to you the writing tips Stephen King incorporates to write faster. In this article, we have also incorporated writing tips from several successful bloggers, copywriters, and […]

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Changes that I see after IT-BHU became IIT (BHU)

A motivating line which I came across once is “The journey is the ultimate destination.” I am writing about the journey of the oldest yet one of the youngest premier institutes of the country, that is a part of the Banaras Hindu University. Conceived from the ideas of a few legends, realized by the sacrifice […]

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A Falling Rupee May Hurt Your American Dream: MS In US

Amit, a student of Indian Institute of Technology Varanasi, aspires for a career in computational mechanics. He is inclined towards pursuing MS in USA because of the excellent research opportunities that the US universities provide. Further, the R&D job prospects that he is unlikely to get in India excites him. He is planning to join […]

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11 Fascinating Things About Paris You Never Knew

Paris, the fashion capital of the world, houses grandiloquent monuments that mesmerize travelers from across the globe. While the Baroque architecture, the reminiscence of the French Revolution and World Wars can rekindle the history buff in you, the restaurants offer the perfect romantic dining experience with your better half. However, among so many obvious things, […]

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Industry-Academia Collaboration in India: A Dire Need To Boost The Global Ranking of Universities

Research Questions: What is our current stand? The education scenario in India today speaks of over 1 million students passing out every year in the science background into careers across scientists, engineers and technicians. However only 10 per cent of this number is actually employable. There is a lack of proper practical training at the […]

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5 Ways to Effectively Use Your Internship Stipend

Parth was elated when he received a whooping ₹ 240,000 internship stipend for a two-month summer internship at Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). This is one of the most coveted internships for Mechanical and Chemical engineering junior undergrads in the Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). Even before the money was in his bank, he had made […]

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5 Skills To Learn From Famous Bloggers

In the Oscar-winning movie ‘The Social Network’, Mark Zuckerberg’s blog about his split with Erica Albright and the consequent launch of the ‘FaceMash‘ crashed the Harvard network. A decade earlier, blogging was just a hobby for many people. Today, it has become a full-time career for many. Nevertheless, several self-proclaimed digital entrepreneurs often fail to […]

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5 Challenges To Landing An Intern

https://www.forbes.com/pictures/efkk45ffmdl/nine-steps-to-landing-the-internship-you-want-3/#1bb8c6cf6049 Here are the 5 challenges Communication Skills Email Etiquettes Lack Of Technical Skills Poor Resume and Statement Of Purpose Lack Of Funds And Compensation Knowledge Of Internship Programs You are already ahead of the race to get your dream role if you are aware of the right time to apply and other nitty-gritty details of […]

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DAAD Wise Summer Internship in Germany Experience: Yash Mittal

Yash Mittal is a senior undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. He pursued his internship at TU Kaiserslautern. He was a recipient of the prestigious DAAD Wise scholarship 2017.  Yash shares his internship experience with ‘A Numb Mind’ team. We hope that his tips will be useful for […]

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JN Tata Endowment for Higher Education Interview Experience

Getting funds to finance your postgraduate study abroad is challenging. I have seen many talented bunches of students settling for lower ranked universities unable to afford the high cost of attendance. One of my seniors from Mechanical Engineering at IIT (BHU) had an exceptional profile with a GPA of 9.85 and received an admission offer […]

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Skills Required For Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering can broadly be viewed as an amalgam of following three streams: Design Engineering Production Engineering Industrial Management Most streams you have heard of like robotics, automobile engineering, aerospace engineering or bioengineering can be grouped into one of the above three streams. For example, ‘Medical Device Development’ is a key area of research in […]

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Internship Experience 3: Tushar Borekar

Among the many hurdles for an engineering intern, finding means to fund your stay and travel is a big challenge. While experience gained during internship plays a pivotal role in your career, it’s tough to find paid internships that give you international exposure. Among the few lucky ones, Tushar Borekar, a senior undergraduate in the Department […]

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32 Foreign Internship Programs For Indian Students

Travelling across several time zones, getting jet-lagged and posting your photos on Facebook with exotic landscapes in the background are not the only perks of a foreign internship. A foreign internship not only gives you the opportunity to work on a new research project but also exposure to a new culture. My foreign internship during the […]

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How to find a Summer Research Internship without Scholarship Programs?

A summer research internship is not just about quality research projects. It’s a lot about self-exploration. When your work takes you to places, you can explore new cultures and cuisines. Further, traveling brings in newer dimensions in you. I would like to emphasize the fact that it is better to have some research experience before […]

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Times New Roman And Arial Can Cost You Your Job

Your resume may not reflect your entire potential and may not reveal your amazing life experience. However, it reveals enough first hand information for a company to be interested in you. In a job interview, candidates who take an extra mile to showcase their readiness and professionalism through their dressing sense, behavior, and resume are […]

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10 Exoskeletons to Suit Up

Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) brings home the possibility of designing an intelligent exoskeleton. The latest advances in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, neurosensing technologies have shown promises of achieving this in the near future. Most existing exoskeletons are designed to serve two broad ranges of use, human strength augmentation and human […]

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Essential Documents and Services for a Summer Internship in France

A foreign internship not only makes you industry ready but also gives you the requisite experience to thrive in your career. I had an opportunity to undergo a research internship at Biomechanics and Bioengineering Lab, CNRS at Compiegne, France at the end of my junior undergraduate. The French education system, unlike the British or US […]

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11 Places In Europe All Music Lovers Should Visit

No wonder William Wordsworth was mesmerized by the melancholic strain of the solitary reaper in the Scottish highlands that he didn’t understand but contemplated deep in his heart. That’s the beauty of music! The evolution of certain genres of music has been endemic to a place. However, very few places or cultural centers are actually […]

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Why Globetrotting In Your 20s Should Be In Your Bucket List?

I always knew I would study abroad during my college career. I applied and was accepted to my program of choice, and was thrilled to have the opportunity to see Europe again. However, in the months leading up to departure, I was struck with a strange anxiety about leaving home and being in a completely new environment. […]

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Phineas Gage: A Classic Case in Neuroscience

The human brain is like a Pandora Box. Despite the advances in Medical Imaging techniques like fMRI, the functions of different regions of the brain is still a mystery in neuroscience. In the 19th century when medical imaging techniques were at an embryonic stage, understanding brain functionalities was a nightmare for scientists. Studying the brain […]

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Scope Of Textile Engineering In Biomedical Engineering

Biodegradable materials, such as polylactic acids (PLA), have been successfully used in suture and osteosynthesis systems. By using PLA as implant material a second operation for implant removal and longterm foreign body reactions are prevented. In vivo PLA is degraded by hydrolysis and degradation products are released, which can cause local acidosis. A successful approach […]

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7 Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

There is hardly an industry today that has been left out from the Midas touch of the Artificial Intelligence Revolution. Modern healthcare is not just about eradicating diseases. The Transhumanist Movement is a philosophy that seeks the evolution of human life beyond its current form. Transhumanists are working to get rid of human limitations like our […]

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Ultimate Guide To Tissue Engineering Master’s

I am pursuing a Common European Joint Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering with specialization in Tissue Engineering at RWTH Aachen Germany and Trinity College Dublin. Transitioning from Mechanical Engineering to Tissue Engineering has not been an easy ride for me, but it was something I had anticipated before delving into it. When I was a […]

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The Future Of Stem Cell Research In India

“You may call those scientists ‘crazy’ when they claim to have found the panacea for the treatment of autism, diabetes and even genetic diseases like Thalassemia which don’t have an established cure until now.” In the last decade of the twentiesth century (1998) when stem cells were successfully derieved from a human embryo by James […]

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