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What you look for in a college programme

Planning to attend a college programme? Look for;
  • Whether curriculum is relevant for present market needs.
  • If the programme has international recognition
  • Is this a residential programme.
  • If admission is toughest in the town.
  • Who will guide you.
  • If college library have enough books in the subject.
  • How many research papers and or patents faculty has published.
  • Do college offer scholarships.
  • Whether college encourage students to pursue research.
  • Where you wish to go after college.
  • Where are past year students.
  • Why college was in news last year.
  • How many seminars, events, competitions etc they conduct over an year.
  • Whether exchange programme is available.
  • Internship and Job Placement options.
  • When in need or distress will you get enough help.

Why New Zealand is preferred study abroad destination post COVID-19

Success stories are many, you can read any from news and grin or smile, but there is a reason for big grin.
The outbreak of COVID-19 put world under tremendous pressure. Many of us started best hygiene practices as soon as we got to know there is something, and that something termed as coronavirus by health experts. Not of a medical background kid I simply followed WHO guidelines.
Coronavirus touched many nationalities which is unfortunate and heartbreaking. In those moments I recall the words from Sir APJ Abdul Kalam, who said, 'rebuilding is beautiful....'
The big question, coronavirus left on day one is who will rebuild, who will be architect, and a named poped up "Jacina Ardern-The Prime Minister of New Zealand". I am surprised to learn that during Corona outbreak in NZ she treated all people staying in New Zealand as Citizen, no one was treated as migrant, outsider or something like that.
In the very begining I realized Jacina Ardern will be the winner, and today New Zealand is declared Coronavirus free country. It's big, and Prime Minister deserves full respect.
She has shown us that man can do it. Once world has seen the victory of man when man landed on moon (Neil Armstrong), about which 'we' read and today we can see it, UNBELIEVABLE, and true.
Today if you ask me which country should I apply for study abroad, certainly I will say, NZ is one and then would follow more.
Study Abroad decision need many questions to be asked. But if you ask which country would be safe travel for study abroad post Covid-19, certainly my first answer would be New Zealand.

7 Tips to stay prepared for entrance examinations during COVID-19 lockdown

Without revisions you will forget almost 18% of lessons. Keeping things in memory is pretty tough task if you not revise. But hold a minute, there are activities you can do to remember better and keep lessons near 100% in mind. How? By doing activities. Your question might be then how to do that benzene ring activity or Bernoulli's Theorem or may be photosynthesis. To help you here are some suggestions.
1. Pick your Pencil and Paper or slate and chalk: Write your lessons, whatever you have learnt towards entrance exam preparation, write down. Much stuff will go in permanent memory.
2. Record audio-Listen your voice: Kill two birds shooting one arrow. You will learn public speaking and most importantly, when you say it loud, it goes better in permanent memory.
3. Record video lessons: Out there you may have access to many video platforms. Open your phone or computer and record it. Now it’s time to say 2H2+O2 ------> 2H2O
4. Teach your friends online: Make your group, go live, Teach. Test. Award marks for right answers and penalize for wrong answers.
(I used to test my students weekly, one mark for each right answer and may be -2/-5 marks for wrong answer and report shown to parents, better a student much harsh I was in awarding marks. And many to whom I taught secured top 10 position in class).
5. Get tired: I don't know if this thing will work for me, but for me it works often. When I feel like out of ideas I go for long long walk till my mind say, no I can't take more, I catch better sleep and next I get better ideas. You can't go out in COVID-19 lockdown, why not some rope jumping or sit-ups.
6. Design your question paper: Books, online material and many things you already have. Design your question paper and practice. You can ask to a friend too.
7. Eat right: What cookies do to our computer same happen to our brain when we eat mindlessly. Eat in limits and leave space for water in your tummy. Because you are indoors not mean to eat in plenty not good for health not for exams.

If I was in your place waiting for next exam dates I may have done all those things to stay connected with lessons. Thoughts are my own.

Thousand of US Colleges and Versities are dropping SAT/ACT requirement for Fall 2021 Admision

In the times of Pandemic COVID-19 that has hit humanity, taking a standardized test may not be a comfortable idea for many students. Normally 4-year colleges across ask for SAT/ACT score for SAT application. And the test score is also valid across many world locations. Though the college board is not leaving any stone unturned and promises home testing now with some upgrades. But if that is not enough and you are worried about Under Grad admission here is some more respite. 
Perhaps this will help many of you in better college planning even in times of crisis.

However, taking a test is better than not taking it at all. If you are comfortable writing SAT/ACT go for it, chose home testing / online testing. Its good decision of colleges to do away with the test or make test score optional, may students will be benefitted. But student life and exams go together. Take SAT/ACT as optional :-)
Stay safe!

When exams are rescheduled

Change in a schedule really put me off. And a rescheduled exam date is a complete put off for me. World over exam dates are changing, campuses are closing, students are asked to leave the hostel rooms, classes are going online; all because of novel corona virus
Nobody can help it, we have to go with the flow. For limited number of students a change in exam dates could be opportunity to learn those topics or prepare better, but for majority, a change in date is really a put off.
However, if you are the one who is waiting for the fresh exam dates here are some suggestions in case if you fall in my category.
1. Dates are rescheduled keeping your safety in mind, maintain social distancing. If you cannot leave hostel maintain proper hygiene. Biology says, bacteria and viruses loves dirty environment. I am not sure in what percentage keeping your surroundings clean will help in fighting with COVID-19 virus, but if you maintain a clean atmosphere, for sure you will prevent from many other diseases. However, take precautions to keep yourself safe from n-corona virus on very priority.
2. Pursue an indoor hobby. Since how long you have not played with Guitar or not seen your favorite movie. Chill, relax and make your day while staying inside. Learn cooking or read some books. Learn one new thing everyday that require to stay indoor and you will realize you have learnt a lot while alone.
3. Solve some old question papers: I suppose you are well prepared to take the exams any dates, download some old question papers, or may be older, and take the test in exam like conditions.
4. Pursue writing: Who knows you could be next Sidney Sheldon. Or redesign your home using old things. Or learn a new computer language. Why not to learn some Python instead. if all this not help take to Rubik's Cube. Period!!!
5. Relax. Though such holidays are really unfortunate that too when its require to stay locked, but make maximum of it. Do you remember when last time you really rested well without worry to catch up with something early morning. Give your body and mind complete rest, getting bored is not bad either.
Stay inside; stay safe.
Help the world to fight with novel corona virus, your contributions will make significant impact. 

TANCET: An opportunity opportunity to become software engineer

Do you like to sit in front of computers writing lengthy codes? Are you looking for a course that give you livelyhood while you pursue your interests at work? Then an MCA degree could be your choice. MCA as a study programme can be pursued from many different colleges, universities and institutions across India. However, basic requirement to do an MCA is a graduate degree in any discipline and pass in Class XII examination with Mathematics and English.
Do you know, to become a computer programmer first requirement is high level of English proficiency because computer programmes are written in English. If you can understand language of computers written in English and logic is food for thought then an MCA degree will help you to get a job and become a software engineer.
The duration of MCA course is 3 years, while if you are eligible for MCA lateral entry the course duration is 2 years, thus you will save an year.
The Annamalai University administers TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) for admission to MBA, MCA, MCA Lateral Entry, ME, MTech, MPlan, MArch programmes. Examination is purposed for admission to Universities, Colleges and Institutions in Tamil Nadu. Students from other states of India can also appear for the test.
TANCET MCA Entrance Examination is a two hours test. You will need to answer 100 questions; Multiple Choice Type (MCQs). Applications are open now. For more details like syllabus, exam pattern, application link etc see TANCET M.B.A. M.C.A./M.C.A. Lateral Entry M.Plan Admission

College accepting SAT Score outside United States

SAT is an international test. Its open to all however mainly taken by High School graduates looking for Under Graduate College Admission. If you live outside there might be a college near you accepting SAT Score. To help you here given list of Colleges outside USA accepting SAT Score

  1. Aalborg University (AAU)
  2. Aalto University
  3. Aarhus University
  4. Abdullah Gul University
  5. Abertay University
  6. Aberystwyth University
  7. Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna
  8. Acadia University
  9. Ada University
  10. Aga Khan University
  11. AGH University of Science and Technology
  12. Ahmedabad University
  13. Ahram Canadian University
  14. Alberta College of Art and Design
  15. Alfaisal University
  16. All Saints University of Medicine
  17. American Intercontinental University: London
  18. American University in Bulgaria
  19. American University in Cairo
  20. American University in Dubai
  21. American University in Kosovo
  22. American University of Afghanistan
  23. American University of Armenia
  24. American University of Beirut
  25. American University of Madaba
  26. American University of Malta
  27. American University of Paris
  28. American University of Rome
  29. American University of Science and Technology
  30. American University of Sharjah
  31. American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
  32. American Univesity of Technology: Lebanon
  33. Amsterdam University College
  34. Anglia Ruskin University
  35. Ankara University
  36. Arts Science & Technology University in Lebanon
  37. Arts University Bournemouth
  38. Ashoka University
  39. Asia Europe Business School of ECNU
  40. Aston University
  41. Athabasca University
  42. Athenaeum Pontificium Regina Apostolorum
  43. Australian Catholic University
  44. Australian National University
  45. Ave Maria College of the Americas
  46. Azim Premji University
  47. Bahamas Agriculture And Marine Science Institute
  48. Bangor University
  49. Bard College Berlin
  50. Bath Spa University Newton Park
  51. Beijing Foreign Studies University
  52. Beijing Language and Culture University
  53. Beijing University
  54. Beirut Arab University
  55. Bennett University
  56. Bermuda College
  57. Bilkent University
  58. Birzeit University
  59. Bishop's University
  60. BITS Dubai
  61. BITS Pilani, Vidya Vihar Campus
  62. BML Munjal University
  63. Bocconi University
  64. Bogazici University
  65. Bolton Institute of Higher Education
  66. Bond University
  67. Bournemouth University
  68. Brandon University
  69. British Columbia Institute of Technology
  70. British Columbia Open University
  71. Brock University
  72. Brunel University
  73. Brunel University London
  74. Cambridge University
  75. Camosun College: Lansdowne
  76. Canterbury Christ Church University
  77. Capilano University
  78. Cardiff University
  79. Carl Benz School Mechanical Engineering College KIT
  80. Carleton University
  81. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  82. Central European University: CEU Business School
  83. Central Queensland University Brisbane
  84. Charles University 2nd Faculty of Medicine
  85. Charles University Faculty of Medicine Hradec Kralove
  86. Charles University Prague Faculty of Social Sciences
  87. Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
  88. Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), School of Business Finance
  89. Chulalongkorn University International School of Engineering
  90. Chulalongkorn University: BBA Program
  91. City University London
  92. City University of Hong Kong
  93. CMH Lahore Medical College & Institute of Dentistry
  94. Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (CESA)
  95. College of New Caledonia
  96. College of the North Atlantic
  97. College of the Rockies
  98. Cologne Institute of Technology
  99. Concordia University of Edmonton
  100. Concordia University: SGW Campus
  101. Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  102. Copenhagen University College of Engineering
  103. Corvinus University of Budapest
  104. CQUniversity Rockhampton North
  105. Cracow University of Economics
  106. Crandall University
  107. Crown Princes Court International Scholarship Program
  108. Curtin Singapore
  109. Curtin University
  110. Cyprus College
  111. Cyprus West University
  112. Czech College
  113. Dalhousie University
  114. De La Salle University
  115. De Montfort University
  116. Deakin University
  117. Delft University of Technology
  118. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  119. Delta University Science & Technology
  120. Deree College The American College of Greece
  121. DigiPen Institute of Technology: Singapore
  122. Doshisha University Institute for the Liberal Arts
  123. Douglas College
  124. Durham University
  125. Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne
  126. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  127. Edinburgh Napier University
  128. Edith Cowan University
  129. Education University of Hong Kong
  130. Eindhoven University of Technology Bachelor Programs
  131. Emily Carr University of Art and Design
  132. Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
  133. Erasmus University College
  134. Erasmus University Rotterdam
  135. ESA Business School
  136. Esade Business School
  137. ESCP Europe Business School London
  138. ESCP Europe Business School Paris
  139. Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia
  140. Escuela Politécnica del Ejército (ESPE)
  141. Escuela Politecnica Nacional
  142. Escuela Superior de Economía y Negocios (ESEN)
  143. Estonian University of Life Sciences
  144. ETH Zurich
  145. Ewha Womans University
  146. Final International University
  147. FLAME University
  148. Flinders University-South Australia
  149. Florence Institute of Design International
  150. Florida State University, Panama
  151. Frankfurt School of Finance And Management GMBH
  152. Franklin University Switzerland
  153. Geneva University
  154. Georgetown University in Qatar
  155. German University of Cairo
  156. Ghent University
  157. Ghent University Global Campus
  158. Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute
  159. Glasgow School of Art
  160. Goldsmiths University London
  161. Grant MacEwan University
  162. Graz University of Technology
  163. Griffith University
  164. Gulf Medical University
  165. Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  166. Habib University
  167. Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus
  168. Haigazian University
  169. Hamad Bin Khalifa University Qatar Foundation
  170. Hame University of Applied Sciences
  171. Hebrew University: Degree Programs
  172. Heriot-Watt University
  173. Ho Chi Minh University of Technology
  174. Hong Kong Baptist University Ho Sin Hang Campus
  175. Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  176. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  177. Hosei University
  178. Hult International Business School
  179. IAU College France/American College of the Mediterranean
  180. IAU College of Medicine, St. Lucia
  181. ICESI University
  182. IE University
  183. Imperial College of London
  184. Independent University Bangladesh
  185. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Allahabad
  186. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi
  187. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur
  188. Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Design & Manufacturing, Kancheepuram
  189. Indian Maritime University (IMU)
  190. Indian School of Business and Finance
  191. Institute of Technology, Carlow
  192. Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Tamaulipas
  193. Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Xalapa
  194. Instituto Desarrollo
  195. Instituto Superior de Estudios Para La Familia
  196. Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
  197. Instituto Tecnológico Santo Domingo (INTEC)
  198. Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey : Monterrey
  199. Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente
  200. Instituto Universitario CEMIC
  201. International Christian University
  202. International Institute of Information Technology (IIT), Hyderabad
  203. Istanbul Bilgi University
  204. Istanbul Medipol University
  205. IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)
  206. Jacobs University Bremen
  207. James Cook University
  208. John Cabot University
  209. Kaist University
  210. Kasetsart University 
  211. Keele University
  212. Keio University
  213. Khalifa University of Science Technology Research
  214. King's College London
  215. Kings University College
  216. Kingston University London
  217. Koc University
  218. Krea University
  219. Ku Leuven University
  220. Kwansei Gakuin University
  221. Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  222. Kyoto University
  223. La Universidad Francisco De Victoria
  224. Lahore University of Management Sciences
  225. Lahti University of Applied Sciences
  226. Lakehead University
  227. Lancaster University
  228. Langara College
  229. Lebanese American University
  230. Leeds Beckett University
  231. Leeds Metropolitan University
  232. Leiden University / SEA
  233. Leiden University College The Hague
  234. Lincoln University
  235. Lincoln University College (LUC)
  236. Lingnan University
  237. Liverpool John Moores University
  238. London Metropolitan University
  239. London School of Economic and Political Science – International College of Economics and Finance (Moscow)
  240. London School of Economics and Political Science
  241. London South Bank University
  242. Loughborough University
  243. Luiss Guido Carli University
  244. Lums School of Science & Engineering
  245. Maastricht University
  246. Macquarie University Sydney
  247. Mahidol International Dental School
  248. Mahidol University International College
  249. Mahindra Ecole Centrale College of Engineering
  250. Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  251. Management Institute of Paris
  252. Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies
  253. Manav Rachna University
  254. Manchester Metropolitan University
  255. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  256. Massey University
  257. Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
  258. McGill University
  259. Mcmaster University
  260. Medical University of Warsaw
  261. Meiji Gakuin University
  262. Meiji University
  263. Memorial University of Newfoundland
  264. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  265. Metropolitan University College
  266. Middle East Technical University
  267. Middlesex University Dubai
  268. Middlesex University: London
  269. MISR International University
  270. MODUL University Vienna
  271. Monash South Africa
  272. Monash University
  273. Monash University Malaysia
  274. Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (MNNIT), Allahabad
  275. Mount Allison University
  276. Mount Saint Vincent University
  277. Mozarteum University Salzburg
  278. MSA University
  279. Mugla Sitki Kocman University
  280. Murdoch University
  281. Nagoya University
  282. Nanyang Technological University
  283. Nanzan University
  284. National American University
  285. National Chung Hsing University
  286. National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Aurangabad
  287. National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), Ranchi
  288. National Institute of Technology (NIT) Karnataka, Surathkal
  289. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala
  290. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Arunachal Pradesh
  291. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Calicut
  292. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Delhi
  293. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur
  294. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa
  295. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Hamirpur
  296. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar
  297. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur
  298. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurushetra
  299. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Manipur
  300. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Meghalaga
  301. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Mizoram
  302. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna
  303. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Puducherry
  304. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur
  305. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela
  306. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Sikkim 
  307. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar
  308. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar
  309. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli
  310. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Uttarakhand
  311. National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal Telangana
  312. National University Ireland - Galway
  313. National University of Computer and Emerging Scien
  314. National University of Ireland - Maynooth
  315. National University of Sciences and Technology
  316. National University of Singapore
  317. National University Singapore/Nanyang Technical University
  318. Nazarbayev University
  319. New College of the Humanities
  320. Newcastle University
  321. NIFT - National Institute of Fashion Technology
  322. Nile University
  323. NMIMS Deemed University
  324. North East Wales Institute of Higher Education
  325. North Island College
  326. Northern Caribbean University
  327. Northumbria University
  328. Northwest Community College
  329. Northwestern University of Qatar
  330. Notre Dame University: Louaize
  331. Nottingham Trent University
  332. Nscad University
  333. O P Jindal Global University
  334. OCAD University
  335. Okanagan College: Kelowna
  336. Oxford Brookes University Headington Campus
  337. Ozyegin University
  338. Pakistan Institute of Engineering And Applied Sciences
  339. Panamericana University, Campus Bonaterra
  340. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
  341. Parsons Paris
  342. PEC University of Technology, Changigarh
  343. Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University
  344. Politecnico Di Torino
  345. Pontifica Universidad Católica Argentina
  346. Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
  347. Pontifica Universidad Católica de Valparaiso
  348. Pontifica University Javeriana
  349. Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM)
  350. Qatar University
  351. Qinghua University (Tsinghua University)
  352. Quality Leadership University
  353. Queen Margaret University
  354. Queen Mary University of London
  355. Queen's University
  356. Queens University Belfast
  357. Queensland University of Technology
  358. Quest University Canada
  359. Rafik Hariri University
  360. Raphael Recanati International School
  361. Ravensbourne University London
  362. Redeemer University College
  363. Regent's University London
  364. Rhodes University
  365. Richmond The American International University in London
  366. Riga Business School
  367. Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
  368. Ritsumeikan University
  369. RMIT University Vietnam
  370. Robert Gordon University
  371. Roskilde University
  372. Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University
  373. Royal Academy of Music, London
  374. Royal College of Music
  375. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  376. Royal Holloway College
  377. Royal Veterinary College
  378. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  379. Ryerson University
  380. S P Jain School of Global Management
  381. Sabanci University
  382. Saint George's University School of Medicine
  383. Saint Louis University: Madrid
  384. Saint Marys University
  385. Sakarya University
  386. Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Punjab
  387. Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat
  388. SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) Hong Kong
  389. School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal
  390. School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
  391. School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada
  392. Sciences PO
  393. Selkirk College
  394. Seoul National University
  395. Shifa College of Medicine
  396. Shiv Nadar University
  397. Simon Fraser University
  398. Singapore Management University
  399. Singapore Polytechnic
  400. Singapore University of Social Sciences
  401. Singapore University of Technology and Design
  402. SOAS - School of Oriental and African Studies
  403. Sogang University
  404. Sophia University
  405. Southampton Solent University
  406. Southern Cross University
  407. Southern University of Science and Technology
  408. Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology
  409. SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  410. St. Francis Xavier University
  411. St. Thomas University
  412. Staffordshire University
  413. Stellenbosch University
  414. Sungkyunkwan University
  415. SUNY Korea State University of New York
  416. Swinburne University Technology
  417. Taiwan Normal University
  418. Talpiot College
  419. Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  420. Technion
  421. Tel Aviv University
  422. Temple University: Japan
  423. Texas A&M University at Qatar
  424. Texila American University
  425. Thammasat University BBA International Program
  426. Thammasat University Economics Department
  427. Thammasat University Faculty of Law Business International
  428. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
  429. The University of Birmingham
  430. The University of Derby
  431. The University of Lahore
  432. The University of Salford
  433. The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
  434. Thomas More Universitas
  435. Tilburg University
  436. Tohoku University
  437. Tohoku University Future Global Leadership Admissions
  438. Tokyo Metropolitan University
  439. Toulouse Business School
  440. Trent University
  441. Trinity College Dublin - The University of Dublin
  442. Trinity Western University
  443. UAC - Univ Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT)
  444. Ulster University 
  445. United Arab Emirates University
  446. Universidad Alberto Hurtado
  447. Universidad Anahuac
  448. Universidad Apec (UNAPEC)
  449. Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga (UNAB)
  450. Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila
  451. Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
  452. Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, School of Medicine
  453. Universidad Catolica
  454. Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
  455. Universidad Catolica Boliviana
  456. Universidad Catolica de Cordoba
  457. Universidad Catolica De Honduras
  458. Universidad Católica de Santa María
  459. Universidad Católica del Norte
  460. Universidad Católica del Uruguay
  461. Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua
  462. Universidad Central del Este (UCE)
  463. Universidad Ces
  464. Universidad de Chile
  465. Universidad De Ciencias UCC
  466. Universidad de Colima
  467. Universidad de la Integración de las Américas (UNIDA)
  468. Universidad De Las Americas - Puebla
  469. Universidad De Los Andes
  470. Universidad de Monterrey
  471. Universidad de Montevideo
  472. Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  473. Universidad del Mayab
  474. Universidad del Norte
  475. Universidad del Rosario
  476. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
  477. Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM)
  478. Universidad del Vina del Mar
  479. Universidad Evangelica Boliviana
  480. Universidad Finis Terrae
  481. Universidad Francisco Marroquin
  482. Universidad Iberoamericana
  483. Universidad Iberoamericana (Torreón)
  484. Universidad Internacional de Ecuador
  485. Universidad Internacional de México, A.C.
  486. Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
  487. Universidad Latina de Panamá
  488. Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  489. Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU)
  490. Universidad Nuestra Senora de La Paz
  491. Universidad ORT Uruguay
  492. Universidad Panamericana
  493. Universidad Politecnica de Nicaragua: Upoli
  494. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
  495. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana seccional Bucaramanga
  496. Universidad Privad de Santa Cruz de las Sierra
  497. Universidad Privada Boliviana
  498. Universidad San Francisco de Quito - Campus Cumbaya
  499. Universidad Santo Tomás
  500. Universidad Sergio Arboleda
  501. Universidad Tecnologica de Bolivar
  502. Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA)
  503. Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore
  504. Università di Torino 
  505. Universitá Europea di Roma
  506. Universitario Ritter Dos Reis
  507. Universitat St. Gallen
  508. Universite de Lausanne
  509. Universite De Saint-Boniface
  510. Universite Rene Descartes - Paris 5
  511. University College Cayman Islands
  512. University College Cork
  513. University College Dublin International
  514. University College London
  515. University College of the Cariboo
  516. University College Roosevelt
  517. University College Twente
  518. University College Utrecht
  519. University of Aberdeen
  520. University of Adelaide
  521. University of Agricultural Sciences, Vienna
  522. University of Alberta
  523. University of Amsterdam
  524. University of Applied Arts in Vienna
  525. University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz
  526. University of Auckland
  527. University of Balamand
  528. University of Balamand Dubai
  529. University of Basel
  530. University of Bath
  531. University of Bern
  532. University of Bologna
  533. University of Bradford
  534. University of Brighton
  535. University of Bristol
  536. University of British Columbia
  537. University of Buckingham
  538. University of Calgary
  539. University of Canberra
  540. University of Canterbury
  541. University of Cape Town
  542. University of Central England in Birmingham
  543. University of Chichester
  544. University of Copenhagen
  545. University of Dubai
  546. University of Dundee
  547. University of East Anglia
  548. University of East London Docklands Campus
  549. University of Edinburgh
  550. University of Essex
  551. University of Exeter
  552. University of Fribourg
  553. University of Glasgow
  554. University of Gloucestershire
  555. University of Graz
  556. University of Greenwich International - Avery Hill Campus
  557. University of Groningen
  558. University of Guelph
  559. University of Hertfordshire
  560. University of Hong Kong
  561. University of Huddersfield
  562. University of Innsbruck
  563. University of Johannesburg
  564. University of Kent
  565. University of Klagenfurt
  566. University of Leeds
  567. University of Leicester
  568. University of Leoben
  569. University of Lethbridge
  570. University of Limerick
  571. University of Lincoln
  572. University of Linz
  573. University of Liverpool
  574. University of London
  575. University of Louisville, Panama Campus
  576. University of Luzern
  577. University of Manchester
  578. University of Manitoba
  579. University of Melbourne
  580. University of Music and Dramatic Performing Arts, Vienna
  581. University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG)
  582. University of Neuchatel
  583. University of New Brunswick: Fredericton
  584. University of New South Wales
  585. University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
  586. University of Newcastle
  587. University of Nicosia
  588. University of Northern British Columbia
  589. University of Nottingham
  590. University of Nottingham China
  591. University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  592. University of Otago
  593. University of Ottawa
  594. University of Oxford
  595. University of Plymouth
  596. University of Portsmouth
  597. University of Prince Edward Island
  598. University of Queensland
  599. University of Reading
  600. University of Regina
  601. University of Roehampton
  602. University of Salzburg
  603. University of Saskatchewan
  604. University of Sheffield
  605. University of South Australia
  606. University of South Wales
  607. University of Southampton
  608. University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
  609. University of St Andrews
  610. University of Stirling
  611. University of Strathclyde
  612. University of Sunderland
  613. University of Surrey
  614. University of Sussex
  615. University of Sydney
  616. University of Tartu
  617. University of Tasmania
  618. University of The Arts London
  619. University of The Bahamas : Oakes Field Campus
  620. University of the Fraser Valley
  621. University of the Philippines
  622. University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus
  623. University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
  624. University of The West of England Bristol
  625. University of Toronto
  626. University of Tsukuba
  627. University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
  628. University of Victoria
  629. University of Vienna
  630. University of Waikato
  631. University of Wales College of Medicine
  632. University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  633. University of Wales: Swansea
  634. University of Warwick The
  635. University of Waterloo
  636. University of West London
  637. University of Western Australia
  638. University of Western Ontario
  639. University of Westminster
  640. University of Windsor
  641. University of Winnipeg
  642. University of Wolverhampton
  643. University of Worcester
  644. University of York
  645. University of Zurich
  646. University Tokyo PEAK Undergraduate Admissions
  647. USI Università della Svizzera Italiana
  648. U-Tad University of Technology Arts and Design
  649. Vancouver Island University
  650. Vesalius College
  651. Victoria University of Wellington
  652. Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
  653. Vienna University of Technology
  654. Vietnam National University Hanoi
  655. Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (NVIT), Nagpur
  656. VIT University
  657. Warnborough College
  658. Warsaw University of Technology
  659. Waseda University
  660. Webster University Ghana
  661. Webster University Thailand
  662. Webster University The Netherlands
  663. Webster Vienna Private University
  664. Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar
  665. Whu-Otto Beisheim School of Management
  666. Wilfrid Laurier University
  667. Writtle University College
  668. Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University
  669. Yale-NUS College
  670. Yamanashi Gakuin University
  671. Yeditepe University
  672. Yonsei University
  673. York Saint John University
  674. York University
  675. Zewail City of Science and Technology

Check points before you join a college

College degree comes for a price. Its tough to get a seat and pretty tougher to get a suitable seat. After going through all examination and interview process if you do not get a suitable environment environment all efforts may go waste. Before you join a college check following
1. Faculty members: You cannot go and ask directly for obvious reasons. Use a two way sword to know how much potential your would be teacher has. Meet seniors, try to mingle up. Best way is to ask a problem; stuck general conversation. For example where is library or where is that abc department. If you fail once no worry again a completely new fellow. Best students who may guide about college and faculty are college seniors.
2. Hostel: If you are supposed to live in college hostel, before you take check it out. Do not book your seat blindly. Tell the booking clerk that you want to see. Or go around hostels and stuck a conversation. If you feel good then take it. Check how many people they should accommodate in one room and what are the facilities offered.
3. Library: Prefer for a college that offer you at least two libraries one departmental and other central. Library is the best place to study and propel in academics. Here again seniors may help you. Check if they have enough of latest books and periodicals.
4. Mess: Normally mess facilities do not offer very good food. Ask your seniors what they get. And if food is not good what are alternates. Check if there is clean drinking water in the campus.
5. Sports: Look what sporting facilities are offered. You are going to live over there for 4/5 years.
7. Events: Prefer to join a colleges that organize extracurricular activities and events etc. These are important for overall personality development.
8. Medical Facility: What if you or one of your room mate got sick? What they offer? If a doctor is not available inside campus what are alternates?
9. Shop: Though this is not very important you can go out and buy daily needs for entire week. But if daily need shops are inside campus you will save lot of time and hassle.
10. Commute: Walking down from one department to other take lots of energy. Check if inside campus transport is available. Or buy a cycle.
11. Who are noted alumni of college? What they doing?
12. Is placement / internship available? How many companies visited last year. What was placement success rate?
13. Where can I go for internship? Are there many companies available in the area?
14. A coed college is better than male or female only. After college you will be part of work force.

Add your suggestions here

How to go for a career in medical research in India

This is question of a 5th grader who want to become a medical researcher

Study of medicine is the job of the ordinary. If you are the one who don't want to wear many hats and living anatomy is a question to you, seek solace in medical research. Choosing a career path is pretty easy and medical colleges are fun to live. No, don't ask about courses. Dip your own shoes and know. Only thing I know is professors come to class and teach. If you are not in study mood sleep or go cafeteria. Here are 5 steps

Study life sciences for class 11th and 12th
Write NEET
Get a medical degree
Write NEET PG
Get a PG Medical Degree
Write NEET SS
Get a DM/MCh

And you are done

Here are details about NEET SS, the test to pass to get into medical research program https://www.indiaeducation.shiksha/entrance-exams/medical/neet-ss.html


You are in 5th Grade, I would say enjoy your subjects, play and have fun.
All the best.

Me gonna play with my Guitar 

Papa Kahte hai bada naam karega.......

Re-Take Class 12th Board

Q. I did poorly in class 12th Board Examination. Should I take one more year and retake the exam to improve my grade? With such low marks I cannot get admission to any good college. Help.

Ans. First congratulations that you cleared the class 12th board exam, perhaps soon you are going to be eligible to get a driving license.
I understand your disappointment, you are felling bad now in the company of friends. And you are facing unhappy parents too.
You are most talked topic in relatives house.
So here your popularity graph is rising but for how long, only for few days, then it will return to a normal cycle.
The pain point is admission to a good college, right? But incidentally I know only about better colleges and better colleges recruit better students.
Why?
Because better students are better learners.
And want to do better by burning out one more year for some more marks.
Here before, you decide to study same curriculum again for next year, I would say
Look after your marks of past years.
Did you fared better in previous 3 or 5 examinations?
Did you know the reasons for low grades in the current exam?
What will be your strategy to improve grades in next year? If you don't like binomial or paper was tough this year, there is no guarantee for next year that paper will come easy.
If your grades were truly high in past 3 to 5 years, then yes you can take a break and prepare better for next year.
But if your grades were similar, give a leverage of +/- 5% then do not repeat for the same class indeed chose for a college programme where you can get admission. Look for skill based courses and there are plenty.
A good college does not define your career success. It's you.
And you are awesome.
If you are Indian child I will suggest you to go and kiss your mom. Next you will know the results :-)
Look ahead plan your career and when you have a question ask me through this forum.
Tell your worries to your parents, teachers, seniors, siblings and friends. If that is not enough go and meet a professional counselor.
Good Luck.

7 tips for making Video Statement of Purpose (VSoP) for college application

Writing college application is no more only pen and paper based work. Smartphones have changed everything so the way you write college application. Now many college ask for a video presentation i.e. Statement of Purpose (SoP) in a video. Admission officer want to know you in every possible way before short listing your application for interview. Though a Video SoP is optional till now but definitely make your chances even for college admission.

What is a crash course and for whom

Come entrance examination time and town walls get painted with posters like Crash Course, Quick Course, Revision Course, Two Month Crash Course, 3 Month Crash Course, 10 Day Crash Course, 3 Day Crash Course blah blah blah....
This is the time when all students are serious about their future. Even those who never attended full lectures in class start thinking big, bigger and much bigger. Parents want to send you in top college of the city.
If I keep aside discrepancies in entrance examinations commonly these exams are considered as fair exams where one do not get chance to cheating and selections are based on score and rank.
Fear sales, crash courses are administered during exam time and compartively cheaper than a full time course. Therefore, its good time of the year for coaching institutes to make some good money in less time for small efforts. Coaching institutes are not wrong, it’s a business to them, student is a product.
So if there is a crash course is on offer near you let’s understand Crash Course is for whom
Its for students
  • looking for quick revision
  • to clear some doubts
  • to take some mock test under examination conditions
  • to check last minute preparation
  • to gather some additional knowledge which may be useful during exam day
Anyone can attend a crash course but primarily its for those who are already prepared. Also those students can join who are in the mid of school year studies for knowledge about entrance examinations.

This article is written keeping in view Indian K 12 students. Opinions are personal.

ARIIA 2019: Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements

India Rankings 2019: Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions on Performance

The MHRD, Government of India has released NIRF 2019 Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions. This year the ranking also got another synonymous ARIIA (Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements) in the name of Pt. Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Former Prime Minister, Statesman, Author, Poet, World No. 1 of his time, politician and the man who placed India on a new technology base. His slogan after Pokharan II was Jai Jawan - Jai Kisan - Jai Vigyan

The Indian Institute of Technology IIT Madras is placed on top with No. 1 NIRF 2019. While my personal favorite and the leader among all in tech education and research IISc Bangalore is at No. 2. Following given Top 100 Higher Education Institutions in India according to National Institutional Ranking Framework NIRF 2019

  1. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  2. Indian Institute of Science IISc Bangalore
  3. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  5. Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  6. Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  7. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  8. Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  9. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
  10. Banaras Hindu University
  11. University of Hyderabad
  12. Calcutta University
  13. Jadavpur University
  14. Anna University
  15. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
  16. Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  17. Savitribai Phule Pune University
  18. Aligarh Muslim University
  19. Jamia Millia Islamia
  20. University of Delhi
  21. Bharathiar University
  22. Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
  23. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Pune
  24. National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  25. Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad
  26. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  27. Institute of Chemical Technology
  28. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi
  29. Andhra University
  30. Homi Bhabha National Institute
  31. Jamia Hamdard
  32. Vellore Institute of Technology
  33. University of Madras
  34. Panjab University
  35. Kerala University
  36. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology
  37. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Bhopal
  38. National Institute of Technology Rourkela
  39. Birla Institute of Technology & Science
  40. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Kolkata
  41. Siksha `O` Anusandhan
  42. King George`s Medical University
  43. Osmania University
  44. Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
  45. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed-to-be-university)
  46. Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar
  47. Alagappa University
  48. Tezpur University
  49. Mahatma Gandhi University
  50. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
  51. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
  52. SRM Institute of Science and Technology
  53. National Institute of Technology Karnataka
  54. Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
  55. JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research
  56. Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  57. Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research
  58. Indian Institute of Technology Patna
  59. Visva Bharati
  60. G. B. Pant Universtiy of Agriculture and Technology
  61. National Institute of Technology Warangal
  62. North Eastern Hill University
  63. Shanmugha Arts Science Technology & Research Academy
  64. Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
  65. Gauhati University
  66. Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Mohali
  67. Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences
  68. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  69. Madurai Kamraj University
  70. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
  71. Delhi Technological University
  72. Pondicherry University
  73. Sri Venkateswara University
  74. Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University (K L College of Engineering)
  75. Punjab Agricultural University
  76. PSG College of Technology
  77. Shiv Nadar University
  78. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering
  79. University of Kashmir
  80. Mysore University
  81. Guru Nanak Dev University
  82. Symbiosis International
  83. SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  84. Amity University
  85. Birla Institute of Technology
  86. Bharathidasan University
  87. Banasthali Vidyapith
  88. Bharati Vidyapeeth
  89. Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University
  90. Calicut University
  91. College of Engineering
  92. Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
  93. National Institute of Technology Durgapur
  94. Cochin University of Science and Technology
  95. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  96. Anand Agricultural University
  97. Periyar University
  98. KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research
  99. Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University
  100. NITTE

Career in Video Gaming

Video Gaming industry is worth multi-billion dollar. Its soaring. Budget smartphones and tablets added huge value to video game industry. Android made it truly viral. Today many pockets have smartphones supported by Android. Everyone loves to play video games and hence demand for human resources in video gaming industry is huge. "Worldwide game industry hits $91 billion in revenues in 2016, with mobile the clear leader, writes Dean Takahashi in Venture Beat. According to the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA), UK game sales in 2016 generated more revenue than either video or music, increasing by +2.9% to £2.96bn (Source). In 2017, size of global video gaming industry going to grow to 108.9 billion dollar which is +7.8% up Year on Year basis. In Asia and the Pacific region, the size of gaming industry is 51.2 billion dollar, which is approximately 47% of world's video industry. (Source)

How students can get hygienic meal

Many students starts living away from parents as soon they get enrolled for a college course or earlier. In fact at some point of time in life many lives away. Getting food is a challenge. No matter how much you spend, at 90% occasions you get two things; one, something to fill your stomach and two, free germs. Food is integral part of life and hygiene makes 50% of your meal. This is not a food blog but yes I want to keep my readers healthy. After eating street food, junk food, healthy food, fast food, premium food blah blah blah and after suffering many times over a year I observed couple things about restaurant food / take away kitchen. I suppose many of us know cooking but don't do it and often counts on food parcel or eat out. So here are some suggestions if you are hungry
1. Find restaurants in your area.
2. Check rate card.
3. Try different food joints till you find couple of them those interests your taste buds and tummy both.
4. When you visit a food joint or restaurant observe if they maintain hygiene. Of course you can't see their kitchen if its a restaurant but observe service, sitting area, attitude etc.
Once I visited a food joint and felt like I am sitting over garbage despite its mentioned as one of the good meal supplier in a top food delivery app.
5. If you take food parcel, pick yourself or order directly to restaurant. Keep online food delivery app as your last choice. Often restaurant pack less quantity for higher price when you order online.
6. Do not buy on credit, they will serve you third grade meal. Sometime restaurant manager trick you and give meal willingly on credit, show extra care for you saying you are regular customer. Don't get tricked. When you have a currency of 500 and bill is 100 bucks only, if you are regular normally cashier trick you saying pay later. This is trick to bring you back.
Every business need repeat customer but what I truly hate is when consumer is tricked or cheated.
7. A food deliver app should be your last choice. I observed prices of many restaurants and there is a huge gap in pricing when you visit and buy versus order food online.
8. Do not get tricked in the name of offers and discounts. Those offers are given out to make a habit of order online in you. That's a dirty trick. Nothing comes for half the price so can come your food?
9. Food parcel comes in plastic bags. I hope those contain enough germs. The dirtiest invention of century is plastic packaging.
10. Third grade raw material is used in preparing meal at food joints and restaurants and even top restaurants.
I have no personal enmity with people in food business but this happens largely across India. Health is the biggest luxury you have at disposal. Food makes life, what you eat that you become.Hygiene is first thing when feeding your stomach. Chose your meal wisely.

Ask any food delivery guy in how many day he sanitize his parcel career bag?

Idiots like me buy food from outside then write here. Good people cook their meal. Home cooking is not cheap but at home hygiene comes for little efforts and time.

Busy schedules, day long lectures, classrooms leave almost no time for activity like cooking but watch before you eat. If you stay in a hostel and joined mess ask for good hygienic meal. Do not accept junk or just anything. Hostel mess and canteen are notorious for serving waste meal. In case of problems DO NOT FIGHT give written complaint to those responsible for hostel administration.

Shall I booze in New Year

That is individual decision. Different governments has different drinking ages. If you are reading this blog I suppose you are around 20 year old. Whether you should booze or not is your choice. I can't control you. I am nobody to preach you, but if you ask me personally I would say buy your 1st booze out of your fist pay check and tell your mother and fiancee too.
Alcohol in any format is injurious to health. Its known culprit to make you inhuman. But I am pretty sure if you tell your mom, wife or girlfriend that you want to try a drink, you will never go insane. As someone has well said 'child learns first lesson of nationalism between mom's kisses and dad's affection.'
If you do not booze, Excellent
If you want to try, its OK
If your parents knowing what are you up to, it's perfect.
Definition of sin was perhaps not created by God but any action that hurts other equal human for no reasons is a sin. Drinking and driving is a Sin and Drinking is bad for health.
Over to you!!!

2018 Nobel Prizes

The legacy of ALFRED BERNHARD NOBEL proudly distributes 2018 Nobel Prizes for remarkable work in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Economics, Literature and Peace. Here is the list of achievements that won 2018 Nobel Prizes

2018 Nobel Prize in Physics
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded with one half to Arthur Ashkin "for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems" and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland "for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses".

2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded with one half to Frances H. Arnold "for the directed evolution of enzymes" and the other half jointly to George P. Smith and Sir Gregory P. Winter "for the phage display of peptides and antibodies."

2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation."

2018 Nobel Prize in Peace
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."

2018 Nobel Peace Prize in Economics

The 2018 Prize in Economic Sciences was divided equally between William D. Nordhaus "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis" and Paul M. Romer "for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis."

2018 Nobel Peace Prize in Literature

Postponed. To be awarded in 2019

Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/
https://www.dw.com/en/nobel-prize-in-literature-will-not-be-awarded-in-2018-swedish-academy/a-43650427
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/nobel-prize-literature-2018-no-winner-shortlist-jean-claude-arnault-women-rape-sweden-a8563426.html

5 keys to not fail in any examination

  1. Make a time table and stick to it. Our body releases necessary enzymes in set times to perform different tasks. You will perform better in set hours.
  2. Do not bunk classes. Attend every lecture. Even if the professor not interests you, then to be in class. How much boring a professor is but he / she always has mastery in certain topics. Wait for the D-day.
  3. Make notes in the classroom. Two reasons; 1. you will have important points handy, 2. when you write it leaves an impression in your mind. You are tend to remember better. Also when you have notes you can help a friend next day who was absent in class.
  4. Rewrite. You have short notes made from the classrooms. Rewrite a fresh copy in detail. You will remember better.
  5. Revise. We are tend to forget. That is human nature. Revise as often as you can.

How many hours to study for success

The big question every school student faces is how many hours he /she should study for success.
This is also worry point for many parents and educators.
I have seen parents pushing children to study more more and more. But how much is too much???
There is no quick fix formula, how much one should study depends on many things. Studying for more hours never applies directly for acquiring good grades.
You study to score better but how much?
Let's do a simple math here.
1. 1 day equal 24 hours.
2. 1 school day equal 8 hours.
3. Traveling to school equal 2 hours.
4. Time for a good night sleep equal 7 hours an average.
5. Time for sports equal 2 hours.
6. Time for other activities equal 1 hours.
7. Sum total of point 2 to 6 equal 20 hours.
8. Hours, remain in a day equal 4 hours.

No. Of hours may vary depending on for example may be distance traveled to school.
An average a student has 4 - 5 hours in hand.
So in my opinion a student should study 4 to 5 hours a day.
Success depends on how much you learn from studies and not on how much you remember.

Why physical exercise is essential for good grades

Good grades comes from burning mid night oil. But if you are not exercising your body muscles you are not studying it well. Reason, brain is part of body, if you are eating 2 almonds a day to boost your memory but not exercising your body muscles perhaps the nutrition won't work well. Burning energy is essential to create new energy.
I am not a medico or health professional but without hesitation I can say exercising works like cleansing. When you exercise, you sweat, in order body toxins washed out and create room for fresh new energy.
Exercise makes you thirsty and hungry, your body absorbs nutrition well, you drink more water and you sleep much better.
When your body is healthy, your brain will be healthy. And healthy brain question more?
To achieve good grades you need to ask more questions? Those questions shall come from brain, and when you ask a question, you seek answer of it and then ask bigger questions.
Physical exercise is not a magic bullet, but from experiences I know when I am physically active I perform better than the lazy days.
Create those healthy neurons, exercise daily, hit the Gym.