EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, June 13, 2000, Chandigarh, India
Helping wards of defence personnel
By V.P. Prabhakar

ARYANA is the only state in India which has established Sainik Parivar Bhavans and gives free facilities for vocational training to war widows, widows, ex-servicemen and defence personnel.

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Helping wards of defence personnel
By V.P. Prabhakar

HARYANA is the only state in India which has established Sainik Parivar Bhavans and gives free facilities for vocational training to war widows, widows, ex-servicemen and defence personnel.

After the 1971 Indo-Pak war, the Haryana Government started a welfare scheme for war widows and their dependents through the Rajya Sainik Board under which a ďWar WidowĒ home (later on named as Sainik Parivar Bhavan) was started at Chhachhrauli in Yamunanagar district.

On the success of this scheme, other seven Industrial Training Centres (ITCs) of Sainik Parivar Bhavans (SPBs) were opened at Panchkula, Rohtak, Hissar, Rewari, Dadri, Jind and Jhajjar to give training to war widows, widows, wards of war widows, widows, ex-servicemen and serving defence personnel in computers, stenography in Hindi and English, and cutting and tailoring.

Lieut-Col Prakash Chander (Retd), Manager, Sainik Parivar Bhavans, says these courses are recognised by the Directorate General of Employment and Training, Government of India, Ministry of Labour. In addition, a one-year course in handloom is run at Chhachhrauli.

The main aim of Sainik Parivar Bhavans, an organisation working on behalf of the Rajya Sainik Board, is to impart training in these courses to war widows, widows, their children, children of ex-servicemen and serving defence personnel for a better life. So far 2629 students have been trained and this year 321 students are undergoing training in various ITCs of SPBs.

In addition, a number of career guidance courses are also run by SPBs. Six courses in a year are run in Bhiwani. A coaching course for preparation for the PMT/CET/BDS entrance test is run at Rohtak. A coaching course for category ĎBí and ĎCí posts and for the National Defence Academy entrance test is run at Sainik School, Kunjpura. A coaching course for admission to military schools, Sainik Schools and RIMC is conducted at Chhachhrauli.

Lieut-Col Prakash Chander (Retd) says that no fee is charged for providing vocational training in SPBs. Haryana is ahead of every other state in this.

The state government has also reserved seats in technical institutions for wards of defence personnel, ex-servicemen and their dependents, with three per cent reservation in the Moti Lal Nehru Sports School, Rai, 25 per cent in the Sainik School, Kunjpura, three per cent in ITIs, six per cent in B.Ed, four per cent in polytechnics, three per cent in laboratory technicians course, and three per cent in the nursing course.

Two seats are reserved in the deaf and the dumb, school for the Gurgaon, three seats in Rohtak Medical College, one in DAV Centenary Dental College, Yamunanagar, and four per cent in the engineering college.

As there is no building for the headquarters of the Sainik Parivar Bhavans earlier, one was constructed in Panchkula where a computer centre for girls was started.

It was inaugurated by the then Chief Minister, Mr Bansi Lal, on May 20, 1999. One hundred and fiftyeight girl students have been trained in computer courses so far and 20 students are under training in a one-year ďcomputer operator and programming assistantĒ course in Panchkula for the session 1999-2000.

Before this building was constructed, the course was run in a rented building. Successful students are given a certificate.

Lieut-Col Prakash Chander (retd) says a new computer centre for 20 students with hostel facilities for boys has been started at Rohtak from this year. At present the computer centre is run in a hired building. 


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I am a student of Class XII. Could you please tell me about the job prospects after doing a BTech course in Dairy Technology.

Kiran, Patiala

Increased production of milk and milk products in India has opened up lucrative career avenues for dairy technologists. These specialists can seek employment both in the public and private sectors. Milk co-operatives (including the State Dairy Co-operative Societies) and federations provide ample scope. The job involves collection, production and processing of milk, quality control and even the manufacture and marketing of dairy products like cheese, butter, ice-cream, chocolates, milk foods, cream etc.

Amul, Mother Dairy, etc. are leading milk co-operatives in the country. There are several dairies and dairy development boards in the public sector where the pay and perks are as per government grades. The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) and the state level dairy development co-operatives offer excellent pay packages for dairy technologists. In the private sector, Hindustan Lever, Vadilal, Nestle, Glaxo, Smith Kline Beecham, etc. are some of the leading companies that employ dairy technologists.

To begin with, dairy technologists are recruited as trainees and shift officers in dairy plants. They move on to become assistant managers and senior managers and even consultants to private enterprises.

While dairy farming can be a challenging career offering exciting prospects for the trained professional, those joining this field must be prepared to live in remote areas and roll up their sleeves and work hard.

After completing Class XII, I am interested in doing a Bachelorís course in Library & Information Science (BLISc). Could you please tell me about the job opportunities available in this field.

Daljeet, Chandigarh

After your graduation in Library & Information Science, you have a wide choice of options to choose from. As a librarian, you will find openings in government and public libraries, universities and other academic institutions, cultural institutions, information centres, museums and galleries, photo and film libraries, besides companies and organisations with large information-handling requirements. With computerisation playing a key role in information management, there is scope for diversifying into hi-tech areas like systems analysis, research assistance, database operations and management, printing and publishing, documentation, corporate and even freelance consultancy, or information marketing.

I am doing BSc in Home Science. I intend to pursue further studies in Food & Nutrition. Can you please suggest which institutes, in Delhi and outside which offer a postgraduate programme or diploma in this subject and also the job prospects.

Rashmi Singh, Jalandhar

The following universities offer MSc (Home Science) with specialisation in Food & Nutrition:

* Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore 641043. Course: Food Science & Preservation.

* Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Distt. Nainital, Pantnagar 263145

* Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005. Course: Food & Fermentation Technology

* Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005. Course: Food & Fermentation

* National Institute of Nutrition (Indian Council of Medical Research), Jamai Osmania, Hyderabad 500007. Ph: 701823 Fax: 7019074. Email: Course: MSc (applied Nutrition) (9 months). Elig: MBBS/MSc (Biochem/Physiology). Notification Feb Deadline 30 April.

* Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur 482001

* Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Womenís University, Mumbai 400020. Course: Food Service Management

* University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580005.

* University of Madras, Chennai 600005. Course: Food Science & Preservation

* University of Mysore, Mysore 570005. Course: Food Analysis & Quality Assurance

I would like to take up a diploma course in Railway Engineering. Can you please suggest me the institutes offering this course.

Akshaya Kumar, Karnal

The Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India), a technical body under the Ministry of Railways, offers a 1-yr diploma-level course in Railway Engineering, through correspondence.

Diploma holders in Engineering or graduates with Science/Maths as one of the subjects in Class XII are eligible for this course.

A diploma in Railway Engineering is accepted by the Ministry of Railways as a desirable additional qualification for recruitment to various posts through Railway Recruitment Boards.

For further information, you could contact:

* Institution of Permanent Way Engineers (India), G-11, Railway Board, Rail Bhawan, Raisina Road, New Delhi 110001.

I am a student of Class XII keenly interested in taking up Tourism as a career. Could you please tell me about the institutes offering a course in Tourism.

Mahima Sharma, Ludhiana

The following universities offer a BA course in Tourism:

* College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007

* IGNOU, New Delhi 110068. Courses: Bachelorís, Diploma and Certificate courses

* Madurai-Kamaraj University, Madurai 625021

* Manipur University, Imphal 795003

* Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014. A course in Travel & Tourism is offered at the University of Bombay, MG Road Fort, Mumbai 400032.

The other institutes being:

* Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India), 9, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021. Course: Diploma in Travel & Tourism Management. Duration: 2-yr, regular. Eligibility: Class XII

* Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001. Course: Tourism & Travel Management. Duration: 4 months. Eligibility: Preference to graduates and working people, 10+2 also eligible

* Skyline Business School, Campus at Laxman Public School, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110016. Course: IATA-UFTAA diploma. Duration: 4 months. Eligibility: Graduates & undergraduates.

* YMCA, Delhi. Course: Travel & Tourism Management. Duration: 6 months.

* South Delhi Polytechnic for Women, Behind Lady Shri Ram College, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi 110024. Course: Diploma in Travel & Tourism. Duration: 1-year, 2 years, 3 years. Since you are keen on a career in Tourism, after your graduation, you could study further in this discipline at the following institutions:

* Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa 486003, M.P. Course: Masterís in Tourism Administration (MTA)

* Jiwaji University, Gwalior 474011. Courses: Masterís in Tourism & Travel Administration (MTA); 1-yr full-time PG diploma in Tourism & Travel Management

* Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014. Course: MTA

* University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226007. Course: MTA

* Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021. Course: PG diploma in Tourism Management

* Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India), Govindpuri, Gwalior (M.P.) 474011. Course: Diploma in Tourism Management. Duration: 14 months, full-time. Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline. Age: 28 years. Selection Procedure: Entrance test, group discussion and interview.

* Skyline Business School, Campus at Laxman Public School, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110016. Course: PG diploma in Airlines & Travel Business Management. Duration: 1-yr, part-time. Eligibility: Graduates & final year degree students

* Institute of Rail Transport, Room No. 17, Rail Bhavan, Raisina Road, New Delhi 110001. Course: Short-term Certificate course in Travel & Tourism Management: Eligibility: Graduation

* Institute of Tourism Management, MMS Birla Hostel, Moti Mahal, 2, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow 226001. Duration: 16 months

* Institute of Management Studies, C-238, Bulandshahr Road, Ghaziabad 201009. Course: PG diploma in Tourism Management. Duration: 2-yr, full-time. Selection Procedure: Admission test.


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Pervin Malhotra, Director CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi.





May 25 University of Madras, Univ Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai-05.

* Masterís & MPhil (FT & PT) under Credit Based Semester System (CBSS.

June 30 MD & Dip in Clinical Pathology (not under CBSS)

July 31 Master of Law (Intnl & Constitutional)

Appln F: Send DD favouring "The Registrar, University of Madras, Chennai" for Rs. 250/- plus Rs. 100/- for each additional appln for MA/MSc/MCom courses, Rs. 250/- for MPhil courses along with self-addressed stamped envelope (30 x 28 cm), Rs. 230/- for courses under F/o Med/ML, Rs. 120/- for Dip in Clinical Path with s-a-s-e (28 x 13 cm).

June 12 Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067.

* PhD Programmes (i) International Studies (ii) Soc Sc

(iii) Lang, Lit & Culture Studies (iv) Computer & Systems Sc (v) Physical Sc & (vi) Biotechnology

Elig: MPhil with min. FGPA of 6.00/10.00 or research exp in recog univ/res instt/res publication.

Appln F: Send DD/IPO/Bankerís Cheque for Rs. 110/- favouring "Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi with self-addressed envelope (28 x 20 cm) superscribed "Direct Admission to PhD Programme". Also in cash at counter.

June 16 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, Punjab.

* MPhil, MSc, MBE, Masterís in Sports Physio, MCom, MLib & Inf Sc, MA (H) Punj, MA, MPEd, LLM (2-yr, F.T.), LLM (3-yr, P.T.), PG Dip in Translation (Punj), PG Dip in Printing Tech & Mgt.

* BLib & Info Sc, BPEd, LLB (3-yr), BSc (H, Sch) Economics, BA (H) Punj, Eng, Sans, Dip/Cert in various Languages

* Courses at GNDU Campus, Jalandhar: MPhil Punj, MA Eng & Punj, LLM (2-yr), LLB (3-yr), MMC, MJMC

* Courses at GNDU Reg Centre Gurdaspur: MBA, LLB (5-yr)

June 26 MA Music (Voc & Instr)

July 7 Bachelor in Physiotherapy

July 10 MA Relig Studies

Appln F: Send DD for Rs. 180/- favouring "Registrar, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar", payable at Amritsar to Astt. Registrar (Gen.), GNDU, Amritsar. Also in cash at counter.

June 20 University of Delhi ( F/o Science), Delhi 110007.

* MSc: Phy, Chem, Bot, Zoology, Geol & Anthropol

Test: July 3 - 5.

Appln F: Send DD for Rs. 50/- (for each course) favouring "Registrar, University of Delhi", payable at SBI, Service Br New Delhi (Code No. 7687) with self-addressed, stamped (Rs. 12/-) envelope (25 x 17 cm) (DD should be purchased only from SBI branches). Also in cash at counter.


Regional Engineering College, Warangal 506004 (AP).

May 29 (1) MTech (11/2-yr): Civil, Elect, Mech Engg,Electron & Commn, Metallurgical, Chem, Comp Sc & Engg deptts

* (2) MTech (By Research)

* (3) MSc: Maths & Humanities, Phy & Chem deptts

June 6 (4) MCA (2-yr)

Appln F: Send Rs. 400/- (Rs. 200/- for SC/ST) by crossed DD favouring "The Principal, Regional Engineering College, Warangal" payable at SBH, REC Branch (Code No. 2149), Warangal, along with a self-addressed, stamped (Rs. 18/-) envelope (A-4 size) to the Astt. Registrar (Academic) at the above add.

Fashion Technology

June 23 National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016. Ph.: 6850468

* Photography Course

Selection: Personal interview at Del, Míbai & Bílore.

Appln F: Available at CE Deptt., NIFT on payment of Rs. 100/- in DD favouring "NIFT", New Delhi.

Information Technology

June 17 Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab.

* Master of Information Technology (3-yr)

Elig: Comp Sc/Comp Appln/Comp Maintenance at bachelorís level (50% agg).

Appln F: Send DD/IPO of Rs. 450/- favouring "Principal, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar", payable at Jalandhar. Also in cash at counter.

June 30 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Post Bag No. 2, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068.


* Bachelor of Information Technology (3-yr)

* Adv Dip in Information Technology (1-yr)

Elig: BIT: 10+2 from recog board

ADIT: Bachelorís from recog univ.

Appln F: Send DD/IPO for Rs. 350/- favouring "IGNOU" payable at the city from where it is reqd. Also in cash at counter and downloadable from IGNOU website.


June 14 Indraprastha College for Women, 31, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi 110054.

* Bachelorís Degree in Mass Media & Mass Comm (3-yr)

Elig: Girl students with 55% agg in 10+2.

Selection: Obj Test: June 28, Creative Ab Test:.Jul 3, Interview: Jul 7-8

Appln F: Send self-addressed stamped (Rs. 15/-) envelope (19 x 25 cm) to the "Principal, IP College, Delhi. Also in cash at counter.


June 9 University of Delhi (F/o Law), Delhi 110007.

* LLB (3-yr)

* LLM (2-yr/3-yr)

Elig: Grad/PG deg with 50% agg (pass marks for SC/ST)

For LLB & LLB deg with 50% agg (45% for SC/ST) for LLM.

Test: LLB: July 2, LLM: July 9.

Appln F: Send DD for Rs. 125/- favouring "Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi", payable at Delhi. Also in cash at counter.


June 30 Indian Statistical Institute, Documentation Research & Training Centre, 8thMILE, Mysore Rd, Bangalore-560059.

* Associateship in Documentation & Info Sc (2-yr)

Elig: BLiSc or Masterís in any subj or a 4-yr deg or 2 yr of Lib/Doc/Info-handling exp.

Appln F: Send DD for Rs. 50/- favouring "Indian Statistical Instt, Bangalore" to the Head, DRTC at the above add.


June 30 Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani 333031.

website: http://

* (1) Integrated First Deg Prog (FD) (4-yr)

(i) BE (H) (ii) MSc (H)& MSc (Tech)

* (2) Hr Degree Prog (HD) (3 Sem)

(i) M.E. (ii) M.Pharm

* (3) Doctoral Prog leading to PhD.(PH)

Elig: (1): 10+2 or equiv with Phy, Chem, Maths and proficiency in Eng

(2): Any integrated first degree of BITS or equiv with adequate prep in Bio-Chem and Microbio.

(3): Any Hr Degree of BITS or equiv.

Off-Campus Distance Learning & Collaborative Prog

* (1) Integrated First Degree Prog(BZ)

(i) BS Engg Tech (ET) (ii) BS Info Sys (IS) (6 Sem)

* (2) Higher Degree Prog-(MZ)(3 Sem)

(i) MS Software Systems (SS), (ii) MS Mfg Mgt (MM)

* (3) Collaborative Prog (With Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai)

(i) BS Optometry(BZA) (4-yr) (ii) MS LabTech(MZZ) (3-yr) (iii) MPhil Optometry(MZZ) (2yr)

(4) Collaborative Prog (With Instt of Cardio-Vascular Diseases,Chennai)

(i) B.S. Physicianís Astt.(BZB) (4-yr) (ii) MPhil Physicianís Astt.(MZZ) (2-yr).

Appln F: Send request on plain paper mentioning name and code of programme, your name, complete add & details of DD for Rs. 500/- (Regd PP) or Rs. 600/- (Regd Letter/Speed Post) or US $25/- or equiv (for foreign countries) favouring "Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS), Pilani" payable at State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur , Pilani (Code: 1398) or UCO Bank, Vidya Vihar, Pilani (Code: 0150).


June 30 M/0 Human Resource Development (GoI),A-1\ W-3 Curzon Road Barracks,Kasturba Gandhi Marg,New Delhi 110001

* Italian Government Scholarship (2000 - 2001):

(i) Category "A": Corso Superiore (level-V) in Italian

(ii) Category "B": (level-III & IV) in Italian

(iii) Category "C": Corso Media (level-IV) in Italian

(iv) Category "D": Refresher Course for Teachers of Italian in India.

Duration: A & B: 6 mth., C: 3 mth & D: 1 mth at Univ for Foreigners, Perugia.

Courses for Category A, B & C will commence from April 2, 2001, & for D in Jul-Aug, 2001.

Elig: A, B & C: Bachelorís degree, good knowledge of Italian (Dip or Cert).

Age: Below 45-yr.

D: Masterís degree, Proficiency in Italian (Dip or Cert). Teachers of Italian with level-V Dip from Univ of Perugia preferred.

Appln F: See Employment News May13-19.

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

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi.