EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, March 14, 2000, Chandigarh, India

Senior secondary schools only in name
TARN TARAN: Vacant posts of lecturers in government senior secondary schools is bound to affect education in the area. A survey shows that in all 12 Government Senior Secondary Schools at Kot Dharm Chand Kalan, Chabal. Shahbazpur, Naushehra Pannuan, Chohla Sahib, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Kairon, Kang, Bath and Tur villages, the posts of Principal are lying vacant. Senior Secondary School, Fatehbad (Girls), is the only exception where Ms Pritpal Kaur is working for the past two years.

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Senior secondary schools only in name
From Gurbax Puri

TARN TARAN: Vacant posts of lecturers in government senior secondary schools is bound to affect education in the area. .

A survey shows that in all 12 Government Senior Secondary Schools at Kot Dharm Chand Kalan, Chabal. Shahbazpur, Naushehra Pannuan, Chohla Sahib, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib, Kairon, Kang, Bath and Tur villages, the posts of Principal are lying vacant. Senior Secondary School, Fatehbad (Girls), is the only exception where Ms Pritpal Kaur is working for the past two years.

Though at every school posts of lecturer are vacant, the tale of Chohla Sahib’s girls school is exceptional. there not a single post of lecturer has been filled, including that of Principal.

The school was upgraded up to the plus 2 level in 1994. For years together admission for plus 1 and plus 2 classes was not done. Ms Sukhwinderjit Kaur, officiating Principal, says there is not a single Class IV employee.

Ninetyfour students of Classes plus 1 and plus 2 come and return home without being taught a single word. Out of five sanctioned posts, two are vacant at Kot Dharm Chand Kalan and two at GGSSS, Fatehbad.

The situation at Chabal, Shahbazpur, Kairon, Tur, Bath and Kang is more or less the same.

On the other hand there are schools where there are teachers in different subjects but no student. At Government Senior Secondary School, Khadoor Sahib 12 posts have been sanctioned by the Education Department for plus 1 and plus 2 classes, including Lecturer of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, but there is not a single student of these subjects in Class XII. The same is the case at Goindwal Sahib and Naushehra Pannuan where there are teachers of various subjects and no student.

Mr Kulwant Singh, a former Chairman, Block Samiti, Chohla Sahib, says this attitude by the Education Department will result in the failure of the experiment of senior secondary schools, especially in rural areas.

He says repeated requests to fill vacant post of lecturers in these school has not been in vain. People demand that in the absence of regular teachers, “sikhya karmcharis” be appointed.Top


Gates’ largesse
In one of the largest gifts to schools in the USA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a $ 350 million, three-year initiative to support the school-reform movement. The first to benefit will be the Seattle School District, scheduled to receive nearly $26 million, reports The Seattle Times. Other Washington public and private schools will receive more than $125 million over the next few years, 35 per cent of the total. The gift is believed to be the second-largest to US schools, behind the $500 million Annenberg Challenge, a five-year effort that created a national network of school-improvement projects. The Gates plan has a clear agenda that advocates smaller schools with no more than 600 students (400 is better, they say); research-based instructional programs with evidence they help students learn; better leadership by superintendents and principals; and technology as a powerful agent of change.

Computer for every lap
Governor Angus King of Maine, USA, has announced a plan to give every seventh grader in the state a laptop computer to use at school or at home. Under the plan, the first such statewide initiative, about 17,000 students a year would receive computers as well as Internet service, beginning in fall 2002. Within six years, all Maine students above the sixth grade would have laptops that would be theirs to keep. The $65 million plan, part of the governor’s revised budget proposal for the two years ending June 30, 2001, immediately met with scepticism from members of the Legislature, many of whom said they saw far more pressing needs in Maine’s education system. Maine is facing a $200 million backlog of school repair projects.

Size matters — small is good
Common sense tells us that when classes are small, students can learn more. Proposals to reduce class size have become increasingly popular with educators, parents, and politicians; but research proves that the idea is more than just popular, says a National Education Association, USA, report. Studies support what teachers have always known: small classes mean better education, and now a new wave of findings reveals that students in smaller classes under test projects continue to outperform their peers in larger classes. KSBTop

Career Hotline

I’m in Class XII (science stream). I wish to join the Naval College of Engineering. Is the selection procedure similar to that of other engineering colleges?

Manoj Deshmukh, Ludhiana

Besides the conventional route of joining the Indian Navy via the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam and the Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE), you can seek admission to the Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala after completing Class XII. Successful candidates are granted permanent commission in the engineering and electrical branches of the Indian Navy as Technical Officers.

Eligibility: Unmarried males between 16-19 years; 10+2 (70% agg) in PCM and 50% marks in English either in Class X or XII.

Selection: Written test, SSB interview/test followed by medical examination.

On selection you will undergo a 6-month Naval Orientation Course at the Naval Academy. Goa, followed by 4 yrs engineering course at the Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavala. On completion of the course, a BTech is awarded by the Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The notifications appear in the leading national dailies in the months of April/May and Sept./Nov. each year.

For further information, you may contact:

  • Director, Manpower Planning & Recruitment, Naval HQ, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110011.

I am interested in astrology. Are there any recognised courses?

Gautam Bindra, Chandigarh

Due to the growing interest in ancient Indian disciplines of learning like Vastu Shastra, Yoga, Astrology, Palmistry, etc., these subjects are now being formally integrated into the university curriculum.

One such step is the opening of a Department of Astrology by the Potti Sreeramulu Telugu University, Hyderabad 500004, which offers PG Degree and diploma course in astrology (both regular and correspondence). It also offers a Certificate course in astrology. The department is planning to introduce a PG diploma in astro-medicine (Jyothirvaidyam).

  • Karnatak University, Dharwad 580003, also offers 2-year PG diploma in astrology.
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati 517507, A.P., offers BA with Joytisha as well as a Master’s in the subject.
  • Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Sree Sankarapuram, PO Kalady 683574, Ernakulam Distt., Kerala, offers MA in Jyouthisha for which eligibility is BA.
  • The Institute of Astrology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001, offers 1-year course in Jyotish Alankar (English & Hindi medium).
  • The Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Madhya Marg, Sector 27, Chandigarh, offers Jyotish Parveena (for beginners) and Jyotish Visharada. Both these courses are also offered through correspondence.
  • lharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Jyotish Bharati Institute of Research & Training in Astrology & Astronomy offers Diploma/PG Diploma/Certificate courses in Astrology, Palmistry, Teletherapy.

For further information, you may contact:

Vice Principal, Jyotisha Bharati, Bhavan’s College Bldg., II Floor, Munshi Marg, Chowpatty, Mumbai 400007.

What is the status of DOEACC courses in computers?

Amit Aggarwal, Solan

The DOEACC Society (an autonomous body of M/o Information Technology, Gol) conducts an established accredition and certification programme in computer education. Under the DOEACC Scheme, computer training institutes in the non-formal, i.e. private sector are given accredition for conducting specified levels of courses subject to meeting certain norms and criteria. Presently, over 600 institutes have been accredited. Four levels of (AICTE-approved) courses are offered under this scheme:

  • The O-Level, or Foundation Course, certifies your competence as an assistant programmer or equivalent level.
  • The A-Level, or Advanced Diploma Course, certifies a candidate’s skill as a programmer. Minimum duration: 1-yr.
  • The B-Level, or Graduate Level Course, is equivalent to BTech, MCA or MSc and attests to a candidate’s proficiency to work as a systems analyst or software engineer. (MCA degree is awarded by the GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi, to B-Level qualifiers who successfully clear a comprehensive 3-hour test).
  • The C-Level, or Master’s Level Course, is equivalent to MTech and certifies you as being fit for systems manager or equivalent post.

The ‘O’ and ‘A’-Level courses have been recently diversified and restructured to include recent state-of-the-art technologies. Top



Apr 21 Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan, Pusa, New Delhi 110012.

Combined Examination for ICAR-Jr Research Fellowship & Admission to Master’s Degree Programmes in State & Central Agricultural Univs & DUs

Exam: on 4 June at 27 centres including B’lore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Karnal & Solan.


  • Graduation in the concerned field with 60% agg (55% for Sc/ST).
  • For TNAU & TNVASU, the minimum eligibility is 70% marks.
  • For Veterinary Sc: BVSc & AH with Internship.
  • Non-agri grads eligible only for specified subjs for 3 yrs Master’s programme.
  • Admission as well as JRF is available only if you opt for Master’s degree programme in a Univ/Instt other than from where you obtained Bachelor’s degree (except DUs which admit on the basis of All India Entrance Test).
  • Min Age: 19 yrs as on 31 Aug, 2000.

Appln Form: Send Rs 280/- (Rs 155/- SC/ST) by DD favouring “Deputy Director General (Edn.), ICAR, New Delhi” payable at New Delhi 110012 along with a self-addressed, unstamped envelope (30x25cm), to Sr. Scientist (Exam Cell), Room No 405, at above address, or Rs 255/- (Rs 130/- for Sc/ST) in cash at Syndicate Bank’s counter at Pusa, New Delhi. Forms also available on cash payment from Registrar’s office of State Agri Univs (SAUs) & Central Agri Univ (CAU), Imphal (Manipur).

Last date for issue of Forms: by Post: 8 Apr.

At Syndicate Bank, SAUs, CAU: 14 Apr.

Armed Forces

Territorial Army, Army Headquarters, ‘L’ Block, Church Rd, (Near North Block), New Delhi-110001.

Ph: 3018165, 3011186

Recruitment of Officers

Elig: Ex-Short Service Commissioned Officers

Max age: 42 yrs

Appln Form: Send Rs 10/- by IPO favouring “Additional Director General, Territorial Army” payable at DHQ PO, New Delhi

Govt. Jobs

Apr 30 Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi 110011.

Geologists’ Examination, 2000.


Master degree in Geol/Appl Geol/Marine Geol/Mineral

Exploration/Hydrogeology or Dip of Associateship in Applied Geology of the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

Age: 21-32-yrs as on Jan 1, 2000.

Selection: Exam: 20 Aug. And interview.

Detailed Info: Employment News, 4-10 Mar.

Hotel Mgt & Tourism

International Institute of Hotel Management, EC, 37 Salt Lake, Calcutta 700064.

Ph: 033-3219546/3599044.

Diploma in Hotel & Catering Mgmt (3 yrs)

Elig: Class XII. Age limit: 22 yrs.

Written Test: May 10 at eight centres including New Delhi & B’lore followed by GD & Interview

Appln Form: Send Rs 300/- by DD/MO favouring “International Institute of Hotel Management” payable at Calcutta.

A. Shama Rao Foundation, G.H.S. Rd, Mangalore 575001, Karnataka.


Hotel Management

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management (BHM) (4-yrs)

2. PG Diploma in Tourism & Hotel Management (1-yr)


3. MBA (2-yrs)


4. Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy (4-yrs)

Elig: For (1): 10+2 (45% agg)

For (2): Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

For (3): Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (50% agg)

(For (4) PUC/Pre-Degree/XII (10+2) with PCB (45% agg).

Appln Form: Send Rs 300/- by DD/IPO favouring “A. Shama Rao Foundation” payable at Bangalore for each of the above courses.


Apr 17 National Law Institute University, PO Box No. 369, Central T.T. Nagar HO, Bhopal 462003

Integrated BA, LLB (Hons) (5-yrs)

Elig: 10+2 (55% agg) (45% for SC/ST/OBC). Age: Below 21-yrs (23-yrs for SC/ST/OBC) as on July 1, 2000.

Admission Test: May 14 at Bhopal & Delhi.

Appln Form: Send Rs 250/- by DD favouring “PEB, Bhopal” to the Director, Professional Examination Board (PEB), Madhya Pradesh, Chayan Bhawan, Chinar Park (East), Bhopal 462011 till 10 April.


Apr 07 Management Development Institute, Mehrauli Rd, Sukhrali, Gurgaon 122001 (Haryana)


PG Programme in Management (3-yrs, PT)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree with 3-yrs executive work exp.

Selection: Written test & Interview.

Appln Form: Send Rs 650/- by DD favouring “Management Development Institute” payable at Gurgaon, Haryana or Rs 600/- in cash at counter or from MDI’s Liaison Office at Flat No. 401-402, Pahwa Plaza, H-17A, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019.

Mar 31 Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Shastri Sadan, Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector-III, RK Puram, New Delhi 110022


PG Programme in Information Tech Mgt (1-yr, F/T)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from Indian or foreign Univ.

Selection: GD, Interview, academic record & work exp.

Appln Form: Send Rs 750/- by DD favouring “LBS Institute of Management” payable at New Delhi or Rs 700/- in cash at counter till March 27.


Apr 18 Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi 221005.

MD (Ay)/MS (Ay)

Elig: BAMS/MBBS (for supernumerary category only) with 6-month house job/1-yr internship by July 31, 2000. Age limit: 35 yrs (40-yrs for SC/ST and supernumerary candidates) on July 31, 2000.

Written Test: July 2 at Varanasi.

Appln Form: Send Rs 600/- by crossed DD/Banker’s Cheque favouring “The Director, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi” payable at SBI, BHU Branch, (Code No 0211) along with self-addressed, stamped (Rs 23) envelope (25x16 cm) superscribed “Application for MD (Ay)/MS (Ay) Entrance Test-2000, BHU” to the Director at the above address before March 31 or at counter till Apr 15.


Apr 15 Institute of Physics (D/o Atomic Energy, Gol), Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar 751005.


Predoctoral (post-MSc) Course in Advanced Physics (1-yr)

Elig: Master’s in Physics.

Selection: Academic record upto MSc, written & oral tests in Bhubaneswar.

Appln Form: Write to the Admin Officer, Institute of Physics, at the above address.

Unless otherwise specified, the dates mentioned above are deadlines for receipt of completed application forms.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New DelhiTop