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Most girl students in India prefer career in STEM

Press Trust of India  |  * New Delhi 

A majority of girl students in prefer to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for a stable profession and satisfying remuneration.

The study was conducted in December 2016 across 2,270 girls between the age group of 12 - 25 across six countries in Pacific. The total sample in was 105.

According to Mastercard Girls in Tech Research, parents were identified as the key barriers for girls to choose STEM subjects.


Ashoka Univ ties up with Dalmia Group to nurture start-ups * Ashoka University's Centre for Entrepreneurship in association with the Dalmia Group and Accelerator announced application calls for the second cohort of its AIM Smart City Accelerator programme.

The joint initiative is aimed at nurturing innovative and committed early-stage startups with unique solutions focused on building a smarter and sustainable

"It further advocates government's focus on developing smart cities and gives bright minds a platform to nurture their ideas under the finest academic and industry networks and resources," Priyank Narayan, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Ashoka University said.


DDI India Appoints Dipali Naidu as Head of Consulting * Global talent management consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) today announced the appointment of Dipali Naidu as Head of Consulting in India.

Her responsibilities as DDI's Head of Consulting include formulating and executing DDI India's consulting business strategies and practices; steering large-scale client implementations to address a variety of talent management challenges and leading a team of consulting professionals who design and deliver solutions.

Dipali has earlier worked with prominent corporates like The Nielsen Company, Shoppers Stop and DHL World Wide Express in various capacities.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 18:07 IST