1) Masters of Scale podcast by Reid Hoffman
Hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman this podcast delves into the stories of how companies grow from zero to a gazillion. The series unfolds like a music-infused detective story as Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders.
This show features a lot of important lessons from founders and executives who have created successful companies and scaled ideas. The fact that these are contemporary companies makes them all the more relevant.
Check it out here. 2) Stanford Graduate School of Business on Youtube
This Youtube channel is a fantastic repository of talks from accomplished leaders from various businesses over time. Whatever topic you are seeking inspiration, ideas or resources on, you can probably find them here.
Check it out here. 3) StartupSchool – MOOC by YCombinator
The first batch of this online course is over but the lectures are available for access and believe me, it is a treasure trove, especially if you are just starting up.
The lessons are taught by entrepreneurs and industry leaders with the aim of teaching people about how to start a startup, and equip them with the resources and tools to help prepare them now and in the future.
Check it out here.
According to the latest report on the All India Survey on Higher Education, there are 993 Universities, 39931 Colleges and 10725 Stand Alone Institutions. Here are some more vital stats.
Number of Universities: 993
Number of Colleges: 39931
Number of Stand Alone Institutions: 10725
Number of private universities: 298
There are 548 General, 142 Technical, 63 Agriculture & Allied, 58 Medical, 23 Law, 13 Sanskrit and 9 Language Universities.
60.53% Colleges are located in Rural Area. 11.04% Colleges are exclusively for women.
77.8% Colleges are privately managed; 64.3% Private-unaided and 13.5% Private-aided.
Source: All India Survey on Higher Education, 2019
The recently released data from the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), 2015-16 shows a fascinating picture on the status of college education in India. Out of the 799 Universities, 39071 colleges and 11923 Stand Alone Institutions identified by AISHE, 754 Universities, 33903 Colleges and 7154 Stand Alone Institutions have responded during the survey. [Data Source] [tabby title=”Course”]
Total enrolment in higher education has been estimated to be 34.6 million with 18.6 million boys and 16 million girls. Girls constitute 46.2% of the total enrolment. Here’s how the gender ratio varied between the various courses offered by colleges across India.
Gender ratio across the field of study offered by colleges across India.
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2656 Colleges were established in the year 2008.
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Top 10 courses in India by the number of students enrolled in them.
11 Indian companies have gone public so far in 2017, raising a total of over Rs. 6,500 crore.
All most all the companies were oversubscribed, with two companies — CDSL & DMart — being oversubscribed by more than a 100 times. The current value of these companies is approximately Rs. 9,300 crores (an increase of 42%. Some companies are yet to be listed)
Number of times oversubscribed
If one takes the over-subscriptions into account, investors bid more than Rs. 403650 into the market bidding for these shares (12% more than India’s Defence Budget for 2017 – 18).
Here’s a live tracker of how the companies are performing vis-a-vis listing
In the year 2016-17, India exported commodities to 233 countries, with a total value of over 17 lakh crore rupees.
Out of the 233 countries, the top 10 countries accounted for more than 50% of the exports. A quarter of the Indian commodities were exported to just United States of America and United Arab Emirates.
During this year, India exported commodities across 168 different categories, lead by petroleum products. The following 13 commodities make up more than 50% of the exports.
Some commodities like Drug products were exported to more than 200 countries. Check out which category of products were exported to how many countries in the graph below.
A word cloud visualization based on ~3800 tweets in English, from a sample set of ~4800 tweets during the week of 21st to 27th August . Words occurring less than 10 times have been not considered and common words like https, RT, amp, via etc have been removed.
Some interesting observations:
Approximately 3000 tweets or 62% of the tweets contained a link.
~20% of the tweets were in languages other than English
Tweets (ones that are not retweets or replies) used in this visualization, constituted roughly 50% of the overall twitter activity during the same time.