EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, October 10, 2000, Chandigarh, India

University to revalidate MoU
From Rashmi Talwar

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University and the institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, have decided to revalidate the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on June 7, 1997, for another five years to initiate academic and research programmes in the areas of bio-sciences, biotechnology and chemical sciences. 

Australia favoured destination for studies
BY Veena Ahuja
THE Australian Education system is divided into four levels of instructions — primary school, secondary school, vocational education and university education. In all these sections the institutions are government funded as well as private. Overseas students coming to Australia for studies, generally enter the system for the last two years of secondary school. 

Career Hotline
by Pervin Malhotra




University to revalidate MoU 
From Rashmi Talwar

AMRITSAR: Guru Nanak Dev University and the institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (IHBT), Palampur, have decided to revalidate the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed on June 7, 1997, for another five years to initiate academic and research programmes in the areas of bio-sciences, biotechnology and chemical sciences. Four major research projects were undertaken identification, cloning and characterisation of stress inducible genes in the grains of wheat at different stages of development” under the MoU. These were funded by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Two collaborative projects entitled ‘Isolation and characterisation of brassiosteroids from different clones of tea’ and ‘Role of brassionosteroid in seed development of tea’ have been submitted for active consideration of Department of Science Technology (DST) and the CSIR, respectively. Another project on ‘Invitro management of kinnow in Punjab” has been submitted for funding to the CSIR. Under training programmes, eight teachers/scientists Dr G.S. Virk, Mr Jaspreet Singh, Ms Navtej Kaur, Mr Manoj Kumar Sharma, Dr P.K. Verma, Ms Bandana Gambhir, Mr Ashok and Mr Gurprit Singh were sent to the IHBT to work there in collaboration with other scientists on different areas of biosciences. Ten scholars of the IHBT have been enrolled with GND University for Ph.D. They are Ms Anupma Sharma, Mr VHK Verma, Mr Chandan Sharma, Mr Amit Kharkual, Mr Lakhvir Lal, Mr Rajesh Gupta, Ms Jyoti Dadwal, Mr Dheeraj Vyas, Mr Dharam Singh and Ms Bandana. They will undertake research on various aspects of bio-Sciences. Dr P.S. Ahuja, Director, IHBT, has been nominated member of the Biotechnology Board of Studies of the university. In a DBT sponsored “refresher course in biological sciences” organised by the Academic Staff College of the university, Dr PS Ahuja, Mr MP Singh, Dr PK Nagar, Dr AA Zaidi and Dr AK Sinha of the IHBT have delivered lectures on various topics of bio-sciences. Under this revalidated agreement, IHBT scientists will participate in teaching programmes of biotechnology, biochemistry microbiology, pharmaceutical chemistry, botany and chemistry. Guru Nanak Dev University would recognise this institute as an accredited centre for pursuing research. The IHBT will provide training facilities to students with a strength of 10 at a time and the institute scientists would help prepare teaching material for the students. The Director of the IHBT would nominate a member each on various research degree committees (RDC) and two members on research board (RDB’s) of Guru Nanak Dev University. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) have realised the need for a close link between national laboratories and universities in terms of research and academic activities.

Australia favoured destination for studies
BY Veena Ahuja

THE Australian Education system is divided into four levels of instructions — primary school, secondary school, vocational education and university education. In all these sections the institutions are government funded as well as private. Overseas students coming to Australia for studies, generally enter the system for the last two years of secondary school. The Institutes of training and further education (TAFE) are placed somewhere between secondary school and university. They offer a safe pathway into higher education. These are government funded institutions with a strong vocational focus offering a blend of theory and practical training. There are about 1 lakh international students on the rolls of educational institutions. Why is Australian education becoming so popular the world over and more importantly in North India, particularly Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh where it is a dream for most aspiring youngsters to enroll themselves in the prestigious institutions? Mr Naresh Gulati, a resident of Australia who has studied and lived there and now is Director of Oceanic Consultants, representing Australian Education in India, claims “Australia is one of the most multicultural societies of the world. People from more than 140 nationalities live in Australia.” Indian students find it very easy to settle in Australia. They can find Indian food in supermarkets, films, Indian newspapers and even radio programmes in Indian languages. Mr Gulati says another advantage is that a community of people living there. With “a mission to improve and empower the students to make well informed decisions and encourage realistic sense of optimism, the oceanic helps them to create a fulfilling future” claims Mr Gulati. Col Tur, whose daughter Aman Tur completed her Master of Applied Science in Information Technology at the RMIT University, Melbourne, says: “The main reason of popularity of Australian education is the high education standards and its worldwide recognition in countries like the USA, Canada and the UK. Another reason is the curriculum in consonance with the technological development and India’s proximity to Australia. Australian being a crime-free country offers a very safe place for the girl students”. Mrs Rinki Singh whose both sons are studying hotel management at the Regency Institute of TAFE, says Australia is comparatively an inexpensive country for studies, far less expensive than either Britain or the USA. Adesh Gupta, a Delhi-based businessman whose son is studying computing at the Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, says he finds “Australian education as a gateway to education in the 21st century. The country is pleasant, friendly and safe.” 



Career Hotline
by Pervin Malhotra

I am going to the USA for PhD. My I-20 says that my funding is for a year, after which it will be reviewed. Am I required to show funds for the rest of the 3-4 years of study? Can I take my child and wife along?

At the Visa Office students are required to show funds (academic plus living) for one year and access to funds for the subsequent period. If your aid covers overall expenses for the first year, that should suffice.

In case your child or spouse accompany you, your living expenses would double or triple. You will then have to account for this as well.

I am enrolled with the Aeronautical Society of India for a course in Aeronautical Engineering. After completing the course, will I be eligible to apply for positions of an engineer with the armed forces?

K. V. Prasad, Delhi

The Aeronautical Society of India (ASI) conducts an Associate Membership Examination. The good news is that Sections A and B of this examination have been recognised by the Ministry of Education, at par with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from an Indian university. Accordingly, you stand eligible to apply for positions of an Engineer with the Armed Forces.

I have done BA in history. Could you tell me about the career options after graduation/postgraduation in history.

Andrew Kiths, Chandigarh

History is the study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesising, and analysing of evidence and theories about past events. As you must be aware by now, it includes study of historiography, historical research methods and studies of specific periods.

History offers three main specialisations: archaeology, museology and archival studies. With a background in history, you can specialise in these fields as most of these courses are offered at the postgraduate-level.

An archaeologist’s work is either research-based or field-oriented. Excavation work is only one aspect of archaeology. Archaeologists attempt to glean knowledge of the past from the study of ancient coins, weapons, sculptures, pottery and other objects. Most of them specialise in particular objects of study and thereby become experts on coins (numismatist), weapons, sculpture, deciphering of inscriptions (epigraphist), etc. Archaeologists are employed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), state departments of archaeology of different state governments, museums and research institutions.

Museologists on the other hand, work in museums and much of their work is a combination of research, administration and public relations. As a museum curator, you could specialise in natural history, metals, terracotta, textiles, paintings, etc. This profession requires an artistic and aesthetic bent of mind combined with administrative skills. Your work would also include maintaining a record of each item i.e. from where it has been acquired, its age, conservation treatment and such details. MA as well as Phd in Museology and History of Art are offered by the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museology, National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi 110011

Archivists focus on the selection, preservation, arrangement and description of documents. Public and administrative records need to be catalogued and maintained for ready reference and preserved as archival records. For future historical significance, archivists assess the value of research papers currently prepared by historians and various research organisations and also prepare for reference purposes, records which were produced in the past. An archivist must be familiar with the methods of preservation, repair of parchment and paper and microfilming of the documents. Such professionals find placements in museums, libraries, the National Archives of India and in different state archives.

History is also a popular optional subject for the Civil Services examination. There is scope for teaching history in schools and colleges. Historians are employed as researchers in historical research organisations such as Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) and Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR). Knowledge of history is also an asset in journalism.

I wish to study for graduation through correspondence. What will be my chances of procuring a job after getting the degree?

Chandralekha Joshi, NDSE-I

The chances of landing a decent job straight after graduation are similar in both cases, irrespective of the fact that you have acquired the degree through correspondence or a regular course. But certainly the prospects are bright if you acquire a professional postgraduate qualification subsequently. Since mere graduation is not sufficient to equip you with the skills required to enter a profession, the postgraduate professional course of study which you take up subsequently is what will really matter. Besides, the best part is that the degree that you get at the end of a correspondence undergraduate course does not specifically mention the fact that you have studied through correspondence.

I am keen on doing BE with specialisation in Automobile Engineering. Could you suggest some recognised courses?

Girish Bhattacharya, New Delhi

The following institutions offer 4-year BE in Automobile Engineering:

1. Anna University, Sardar Patel Road, Guindy, Chennai 600025 (TN). Ph: 041-2352312/2351126, E-mail:

2. Basaveshwar Engineering College, PB No. 53, Bagalkot-587102. Ph: 50560.

3. BLDE Association’s College of Engineering & Technology (affiliated to Karnatak University), Bijapur 586103. Ph: 08352-21120, Fx: 52609.

4. Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (affiliated to Gulbarga University), Bidar-Mailur Road, Bidar 585403. Ph: 08482-26635/26949

5. Hindustan College of Engineering, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Padur (Via) Kelambakkam, Chennai 603103. Ph: 04114-74262/74395, Fx: 74208.

6. HKE Society’s Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering (affiliated to Gulbarga University), Gulbarga 585102. Ph: 08472-20172/24360 E-mail:

7. Institute of Road Transport Technology, Erode 638316 (TN). Ph: 0424-533279/533590. Fx: 533590

8. KE Society’s College of Engineering (affiliated to Shivaji University), Rajaramnagar Post, Sakharale 415414, Distt. Sangli, Maharashtra. Ph: 02342-22329/23001, Fx: 22989, E-mail: ceprsak/

9. Malnad College of Engineering (affiliated to University of Mysore), Post Box No. 21, Hassan 573201. Ph: 08172-68293 Fx: 64683

10. MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering (affiliated to University of Mumbai), 8 Shepherd Road, Byculla, Mumbai 400008. Ph: 3081294/3082640

11. PES College of Engineering (affiliated to University of Mysore), Mandya 571401, Karnataka. Ph: 08232-74103 Fx: 22075

12. Rural Engineering College, Hulkoti-582205, Dist. Gadag, Karnataka. Ph: 08372-89097.

13. Sree Chitra Thirunal College of Engineering, Pappanamcode, Thiruvananthapuram 695018, Kerala. Ph: 0471-490572.

14. Sri Jagadguru Mallikarjuna Murugharajendra Institute of Technology (affiliated to Kuvempu University), Chitradurga 577502. Ph: 08194-22866

Of late, I’ve been deluged with hundreds of queries (mainly unaddressed) sent directly to my office. As much as I would like to, you will appreciate that I can’t possibly accommodate them all in my columns or reply to each one personally.



Distance Education

Oct 28 Indian Institute of Management Technology, Distance Educn Dept., Hisar 125005


1) Dip in Business Mgt (6 mts)

2) PG Dip in Business Mgt (1 yr)

3) PG Dip in Business Admin (4 sem)

4) Fellow Research Program in Mgt

Elig: 1): 10+2

(2) & (3): Bachelor’s degree


Appln F: Send Rs. 120/- by MO. At counter: Rs. 100/- (cash).

Education Tribune: 

DEADLINE (90) (06-10-2K)

Armed Forces

Oct 31 Indian Navy, D/o Manpower Planning & Recruitment (R&R), Naval Headquarters, Room. No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110011.

Recruitment of Short Service/Permanent Commissioned Officers in:

1) Air Traffic Control

2) Logistics

3) Education Branch


MSc (Phy & Maths) (55%) with Phy at grad.

BE/BTech (Civi/Archi)/BCA with deg/dip in Materials or Fin Mgt/CA.

MSc (Phy or Maths) with phy at Bachelor’s/BE (Mech/Electl).

Age: (1) & (2): Born: 2 Jul’76 - 1 Jan’82.

(3): Born: 2 Jul ‘76 - 1 Jul ‘80.

Appln Format: HT/ToI Oct 2; Trib Oct 3.


Oct 28 Tata Instt. of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005.

PhD Program in the School of Natural Sciences

(Physical, Chemical & Biological Sc)

Areas of Research:

Theoretical Physics & Astrophysics; Experimental Astronomy (X-ray, Gamma-ray, IR, Optical); Radio Astronomy & Astrophysics (at NCRA); Hi Energy Physics, Cosmic Rays, Gravitation; Condensed Matter Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Materials Sc; Nuclear Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Optical Sc; Chem Sc; Biol Sc.


Physical Sc: MSc (Phy; Astro; Appld Maths or Physical Chem/BE/BTech/BSc with exceptional records).

Radio Astrophysics: MSc (Phy; Astro; Appl Phy)/BSc (Engg)/BE/BTech

Chemical Sc: MSc (Chem, Phy or Biosc).

Bilogical Sc (Incl Phy in Biol): MSc (Biol, Chem, Phy & Maths)/BSc (Int pHd).

Test: Dec 17 at 10 centres including B’lore, Cal, Del.

Appln F: Send Rs. 250/- appln fee(Wavied if accompanied by letter from the Princi or HoD) by DD favouring "Tata Instt. of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai with plain paper appln form stating add; d/o birth; subj; centre preferred, copies of marks sheets from high-sch level, 2 pp photos; self-add envelope (25 x 17 cm) superscribed "ET-2001" to the above add.


Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (M/o Civil Aviation), Fursatganj Airfield, Raebareli 229302 (UP).

Commercial Pilot’s Licence (CPL) Training Course.

Elig: a): 10+2 (Phy & Maths). b): Current Indian PPL c): 60-hrs (min. 30 hrs solo) Flying exp during the last 3-yrs.

Test: Oct 16

Appln F: Employment News 30 Sep-Oct 6.

Distance Education:

Nov 30 Indian Society for Training & Development, B-41, Institutional Area, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016.

Diploma in Training & Development (18-mths)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree with 2-yrs exp in training/HRD or PG degree/dip in relevant discipline.

Prospectus: Send Rs. 200/- by DD/MO favouring "ISTD (Diploma Programme), New Delhi" to above add.


Oct 30 Regional Engineering College (REC), Warangal 506004, AP.


Elig: BE (55%)

Exam: Nov 04

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- (SC/ST: Rs. 250/-, with cert) by crossed DD favouring "The Principal, REC, Warangal" payable at SB of H’bad, REC Branch (Code No. 2149), Warangal, with self-add, stamped (Rs. 15/-) envelope (A-4 size) to the Dean (Acad Affairs).

Nov 10 All India Management Association-Centre for Mgmt Services (AIMA-CMS), Mgmt House, 14 Institutional Area, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi 110003.

MAT (Management Aptitude Test).

Test: Dec 03, 2000

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- by DD favouring "AIMA-CMS" payable at New Delhi along with 2 self-add slips/adhesive stickers. At counter: Rs. 450/- (cash) from AIMA Nodal Centres and select branches of IOB at Del, B’lore, Mysore, Ambala Cantt, Jalandhar.

Nov 30 D/o Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007.

Master of International Business (MIB) (2 yrs, F/T)

Master of Human Resource & Organisational Development (MHROD) (2 yrs, F/T)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (50%)

Exam: Dec 24 at 9 centres including Delhi & B’lore.

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- (Rs. 800/- for both courses) (Reserved Cat: Rs. 400/- (Rs. 600/- for both courses) by DD favouring "The Registrar, University of Delhi "payable at SBI, Service Branch (Code No. 7687) with stamped (Rs. 45/-), self-add envelope (28 x 22cm). Write your name, add, centre and the course(s) on reverse of DD.

Nov 30 University of Delhi, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi 110007.

MBA (PT 3-yrs)

MBA Health Care Administration (PT 3-yrs)

Elig: (1): Bachelor’s degree (45%)/PG Degree (55%)/Dips in: Personnel Mgmt/Mgt/Sales & Mktg/Admin Mgmt (60%) + 3-yrs exp as exec or administrator in Comml, Indstl or Govt establishment as on Aug 1 of the admission yr.

(2): MBBS with 5-yrs exp in Hosp Admin, sponsored by present employer.

Test: Jan 28, 2001.

Appln F: Send Rs. 550/- (SC/ST: Rs. 175/-) by DD favouring "Registrar University of Delhi" drawn on SBI (Code No. 7687) to the above add to reach before Nov 24. At counter: selected branches of SBI (Ring Rd, Lajpat Nagar, CP, DU Branch, IIT New Delhi) for Rs. 500/-.

Dec 11 Narsee Monjee Instt. of Management Studies (NMIMS), V.L. Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400056.

Postgraduate Dip in:

1) Business Administration (2-yr, FT).

2) Advertising & Communication Management (2-yr, FT).

3) Rural Marketing (2-yr, FT).

Elig: Graduation in any discipline (50%)/600+ in GMAT (of last 2-yrs).

Test: NMAT: 4, Feb 2001, at 20 centres including: B’lore; Cal; Ch’garh, followed by interview & GD.

Appln F: Send Rs. 800/- by DD favouring "Narsee Monjee Instt. of Management Studies" payable at Mumbai along with a self-add, stamped (Rs. 65/-) envelope (91/2" x 12") to the Registrar. In cash at counter: before Nov 20.

Dec 15 Goa University, D/o Mgmt Studies, Goa 403206.


Elig: Bachelor’s degree.

Selectn: CAT-2000 scores, Interview and/or GD. Work ex. preferred.

Appln F: Send Rs. 600/- by DD favouring "Registrar, Goa University" payable at Panaji (Panjim).

Dec 18 University of Delhi, D/o Financial Studies, Room No. 305-A, Arts Faculty Buldg, South Campus, Benito Juarez Rd, New Delhi 110021.

Master of Finance & Control (MFC Programme) (2 yrs, F/T).

Elig: Bachelor’s/PG Degree in any discipline (50%).

Test: 28, Jan 2001 at 10 centres including Del, B’lore, Ch’garh.

Appln F: Send Rs. 350/- (SC/ST: Rs. 125/-) by DD favouring "Director, University of Delhi, South Campus" payable at SBI, (Code No. 7687) with 2 self-add slips (2" x 5") to the Admissions Co-ordinator at the above add. At counter: Rs. 300/- (SC/ST: Rs. 75/-) in cash.


Oct 30 National Instt. for the Orthopaedically Handicapped, B. T. Rd, Bon-Hooghly, Calcutta-700090.

PG Diploma in Disability Rehabilitation Mgt (1 yr)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree in Rehab/Med/Psycho/Sociol/Soc Wrk/Educn. 2 yrs wk ex preferred.

Selctn: Interview

Appl F: Send Rs. 50/- by DD favouring "Director, NIOH, Calcutta" along with stamped, self-add envelope to The Director at the above add. Appln Forms downloaded from website can also be sent along with DD for Rs. 50/-.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi

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