EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 30, 2001, Chandigarh, India

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Can one avoid ‘stating the salary expected and at present drawn’ in the covering letter?

Q I am interested in modelling as a career. How do I go about it?

Baljit Singh, Ludhiana

A Modelling offers a glamorous but short-lived career which involves much hard work. It is a profession where educational qualifications are relatively insignificant and physical attributes and personal qualities assume importance. Good models are very well-paid and can make a fortune within a few years besides acquiring a celebrity status. They are also in great demand to compere live shows and anchor TV shows.

Your decision to go in for modelling as a career should be based on an objective and realistic self-assessment.

Depending on the assignments you get and what you enjoy doing, you can choose between ramp or live modelling; photographic (fashion) modelling or modelling for press advertisements or TV commercials. Modelling for different media calls for different attributes. While a photogenic face is essential for the print media, TV commercials require some acting skills and ramp modelling calls for stage presence, poise and a tall, slim figure to show-off the clothes to perfection.

Personality Traits/Physical Attributes

* Besides oodles of self-confidence and tenacity, it helps to have a glowing complexion and lustrous hair and photogenic features. Most of the top female models are tall - over 5 ft 6 inches (a must for ramp modelling) and very slim.

* The ability to keep smiling and remain calm while appearing poised and interested even in a boring and back-breaking work schedule coupled with a highly disciplined lifestyle (regular exercise, sleep and diet) are the essentials you will have to master in this profession.

Before you start looking for work, have a professionally shot portfolio of your pictures ready. Select two or three of the most flattering pics (profile, close-up and full-length) and have a set of copies made for handing over to fashion houses, advertising and modelling agencies, top fashion photographers, etc. Don’t stint on this investment. It is your calling card for fetching you that much needed first assignment!

Q I am a second-year BA student and am interested in doing BTech in Computer Sciences. Could you please tell me about the institutes offering BTech in this discipline.

Ritika, Chandigarh

A Since the list of BTech courses offered by various universities across the country runs into hundreds, it’s impossible to list all of them here. However, the following institutions (confined to northern India) offer Computer Science at the graduation level:


* Delhi College of Engineering, Bawana Road, Delhi 110042.

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs); Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Maths, Chemistry

* Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Sector 3, Dwarka, New Delhi 110045: Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016:

Course: BTech (Computer Science & Engg.) (4 yrs)

* Indraprastha University, Delhi College of Engineering Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006. Course: BTech (Information Technology).

Uttar Pradesh

* Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology, Aligarh 202002 (Aligarh Muslim University):

Course: BSc (Engg.) (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Institute of Technology, Varanasi 221005 (Banaras Hindu University):

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur 228118 (Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University):

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College, Gorakhpur 273010 (University of Gorakhpur):

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* College of Technology, Udhamsingh Nagar, Pantnagar 263145 (GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology):

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Pauri Garhwal 246001 (Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University):

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad 211004:

Course: BE (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur 208016:

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Kumaon Engineering College, Distt. Almora, Dwarahat 263653 (Kumaon University):

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sitapur Road, Lucknow 226021 (University of Lucknow):

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bareilly 243006 (Rohilkhand University):

Course: BTech (Computer Science & Information) (4 yrs)

* University of Roorkee, Roorkee 247667:

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur 208002 (Shri Shahu Ji Maharaj University):

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)


* Chhotu Ram State College of Engineering, Murthal, Distt. Sonepat 131039 (Guru Jambheshwar University):

Course: BE (Computer Science & Engg.) (4 yrs)

* Seth Jai Parkash Mukand Lal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Radaur (Yamuna Nagar) 132133:

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, Haryana 132119:

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, Birla Colony, Bhiwani 125021:

Course: BTech (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Vaish College of Engineering, Rohtak 124001:

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Vishwakarma Government College of Engineering, Hisar 125001:

Course: BE (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Maharishi Markendeshwar Engineering College, Mullana (Ambala) Camp College: Arya Chowk, Ambala City 134003


Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Dr. BR Ambedkar Regional Engineering College, GT Road Bye-Pass, PO Suranussi, Jalandhar 144027:

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005:

Course: BTech (Computer Engg.) (4 yrs)

* Beant College of Engineering & Technology, Village Barlar, Pathankot Road, Gurdaspur 143521:

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh 160012 (Panjab University):

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engineering & Technology, Moga Road, Ferozepur 152001:

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Department of Computer Science & Applications, Punjabi University, Patiala 147002:

Course: BTech (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Baba Banda Singh Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 140407:

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Distt. Sangrur, Longowal 148106:

Course: BTech (Computer Science & Engg.) (3 yrs)

* Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala 147001:

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)


* Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Post Box No. 12, Pilani 333031:

Course: BE (Hons) (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* MBM Engineering College, Faculty of Engineering, Jodhpur 342011 (Jai Narain Vyas University):

Course: BE (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Engineering College, Akelgarh, Rawat bhata Road, Kota 324010 (University of Rajasthan):

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

Madhya Pradesh

* Govt. Engineering College, Zone-I, Plot No. 9-10, Maharana Pratap Nagar, Bhopal 462011 (Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya):

Course: BE (Computer Tech.) (4 yrs)

* Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal 462007:

Course: BE (Computer Tech.) (4 yrs)

* Oriental Institute of Science & Technology, Road No. 7, Industrial Area, Govindpura, Bhopal 462023:

Course: BE (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Samrat Ashok Technological Institute, Vidisha 464001:

Course: BE (Computer Tech.) (4 yrs)

* Shri GS Institute of Technology & Science, 23 Park Road, Indore 452003:

Course: BE (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Institute of People’s Science & Technology, Distt. Satna, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh 485331 (Mahatma Gandhi Gramoday Vishwavidyalay:

Course: BTech (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Govt. Engineering College, Jabalpur 482011 (Rani Durgawati Vishwavidyalaya):

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

* Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jhansi 284001 (Bundelkhand University):

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs)

Himachal Pradesh

* Regional Engineering College, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh 177005:

Course: BTech (Computers) (4 yrs)


* Birla Institute of Technology, PO Mesra, Ranchi 835215

Course: BE (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Maulana Azad College of Engineering & Technology, Anisabad, Patna 800002 (Magadh University):

Course: BSc (Engg.) (Computer Science & Engg.) (4 yrs)

* Bihar Institute of Technology, PO Sindri Institute, Dhanbad 828123, Bihar (Vinoba Bhave University):

Course: BSc (Engg.) (Computer Science) (4 yrs)

* Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur 831014:

Course: BSc (Engg.) (Computer Science & Engineering) (4 yrs)

Jammu & Kashmir

* Govt. College of Engineering & Technology, Old University Campus, Canal Road, Jammu 180001:

Course: BE (Computers) (4 yrs).


Pervin Malhotra, Tribune’s career expert answers all your career queries.

Q When answering a recruitment ad that asks applicants to state the ‘salary expected and at present drawn’, can one avoid doing so in the covering letter without jeopardising one’s chances of being considered for the job?

Suresh, Jalandhar

A There is an old Chinese proverb which says "To guess is cheap. To guess wrong is expensive". In practical terms, listing salary information at the very outset in your covering letter weakens your bargaining position. While a figure too low would devalue your abilities, one too high may outprice you for the job. The safest rule while responding to a premature request for such information would be to simply stall mentioning any figures till you actually get the job offer. After that, just play it by ear.

I personally doubt if any interviewer would reject your application merely because this particular piece of information is lacking in an otherwise complete and impressive resume.




Advertising & Marketing

Mar 05 The Times School of Marketing, 10, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110002.

Ph: 3273514/3266081-87

* PG Diploma in Marketing Management (1 yr, F/T)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree (50%)

Written Test: March 25, GD & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 600/- by DD favouring "The Times School of Marketing" payable at New Delhi along with self-addressed, stamped (Rs. 25/) envelope (10 x 12 cm).

At counter from: Ch’garh: 779016-18.

Armed Forces

Feb 20 Indian Air Force

* Male Engineers for Commission in the Technical Branches:

1) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

2) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Age: 18-28 yrs on 1 Jan ‘02 (Unmarried if below 25 yrs)

Elig, Appln F & Details: See leading newspapers or website.


Mar 09 Indian Instt. of Technology, Kharagpur 721302.

* PG Dip in Information Technology (PGDIT) (2 sem, F/T)

at: Kharagpur, Calcutta & Bhubaneswar.

Elig: BTech/BE; MSc in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Stats, Computer Application (Maths at grad) (60%).

Written Test: 22 April at IISc, B’lore; IITs: Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Chennai, Kharagpur, & Calcutta & Bhubaneswar extn centres.

Appln F: Send Rs. 800/- (SC/ST: Rs. 400/-) by crossed DD favouring "IIT, Kharagpur" payable at Kharagpur with two self-add slips to the Chairman, GATE, at the above add till 26 Feb (by post).

At counter: (cash) from main branches of Canara Bank in selected towns/cities before 2 March. At counter (Kharagpur IIT): before 9 Mar.

Apr 09 Indian Instt. of Information Technology (IIIT), Nehru Science Centre, Kamla Nehru Rd, Allahabad 211002, UP.

Website: &

* BTech in Information Technology (2001-2)

Elig: 10+2 with PCM, born after Oct 1 ‘76 (SC/ST/PH: 5-yrs relaxation).

Exam: 30 May at 28 centres including B’lore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Shimla & Thiruvananthapuram.

Appln F: Send Rs. 600/- (SC/ST: Rs. 300/-) by crossed DD favouring "IIIT, Allahabad" payable at Allahabad to the Coordinator (Admission) at the above address or Project Manager (IIIT-Allahabad), Educational Consultants India Ltd., Ed. CIL House, 18A, Sector 16A, Noida 201301.

Forms also available at designated Vijaya Bank branches for Rs. 560/- (SC/ST 280/).

For details: See: Employment News Jan 13.


Mar 16 Indira Gandhi Instt. of Development Research, Gen. A. K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400065.


MPhil (2-yrs)

PhD (4-yrs)

* (Areas: Economics, Energy & Environmental Policy Issues)

Elig: (i) MA in Eco (55% agg) or (ii) MBA/MMS with Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Engineering or Physical Sc or (iii) MSc in Physical/Environ Sc (with Maths at greaduation)/Maths/Op Res/Stats or (iv) MTech/BTech/BE

For (ii), (iii) & (iv): (60%).

Selectn: Academic record, written test on Apr 29 (at 18 centres including New Delhi, B’lore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram) & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 100/- by DD favouring "Indira Gandhi Instt. of Development Research" payable at Mumbai with application on plain paper stating your name, date of birth, sex, address, academic qual, choice of test centre to the Admissions Office at the above address before 16 Mar. Applications downloaded from website to be submitted with DD for Rs. 100/- as mentioned above.

Mar 31 Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068.

* PhD in Education (Phase-1) Programme-2001

Elig: Master’s degree (55%) (SC/ST: 50%)/MPhil in Educn/MPhil in any discipline with 2 yr work experience for employees of Distance Open Lerning Institutions.

Appln F: Send Rs. 350/- by DD favouring "Indira Gandhi National Open University" to the Director (SRED) at above add before: Mar 31 for July 2001 session & Sept 30 for Jan 2002 session.

At counter: from following Regional Centres against DD favouring "Indira Gandhi National Open University" payable at respective cities.


New Delhi 110002, Karnal 132002, Shimla 171002, Jammu 180001, Shillong 693014, J&K 190008


Apr 21 Vellore Engineering College, Vellore 632014.

Ph: 0416-243091/93. Fax: 0416-243092. Website:

* 1) MCA (6 Sem)

* 2) MBA (4 Sem)

* 3) ME (Power Electronics) (3 sem)

* 4) ME (CSE) (3 Sem)

* 5) ME (CAD) (3 Sem)

* 6) ME (Environmental Engg) (3 Sem)

Elig: (1): Bachelor’s degree (Maths at +2) with Maths/Stats

(2): Bachelor’s degree.

(3): BE/BTech (Elect/ Electronics/ Elect & Electronics/ Electronics & Comm.).

(4): BE/BTech/AMIE (Comp Sc & Engg/Electrical/Electron/Electl & Electron/Electron & Comm/Electron & Instru/Instru & Control/IT.

(5): BE (Mech/Prod) or equivalent.

(6): BE (Civil/Chem/Mech)/MSc (Environ Sc/Chem)/or equivalent.

Selctn: Merit in qualifying exam, entrance test on 6th May at 10 centes including B’lore, Cochin & New Delhi followed by interview.

Appln F: Send Rs. 600/- by crossed DD favouring "Vellore Engineering College" payable at Vellore, mentioning the course. At counter: (cash).


Feb 15 National Board of Examinations, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029

* Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme in Sub-Specialities (2 yr):

Critical Care Medicine; Trauma Care; High Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology; Vitreo-Retinal Diseases; Paediatric: Opthalmology, Orthopaedics, Cardiology; Cardiac Anaesthesia; Interventional Cardiology; Reproductive Medicine; Minimal Access Surgery; Peripheral Vascular Surgery; Hand Surgery; Spine Surgery.

Elig: DNB/MD/Mch/MD/MS in respective areas.

Appln F: Send application on plain paper stating name, add, date of birth, qualifications, wk ex etc. to the Executive Director at the above add.

Feb 28 National Board of Examination (Autonomous body of M/o Health & Family Welfare), MG Marg, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029.

Diplomate of National Board in: (Equiv to MD/MS in broad specialities and post doctoral (MD/MCh in higher specialities):

(1) Broad Specialities

(2) Super Specialities

(3) Direct 5-yr Course after Internship

Elig: Postgraduates in any speciality from universities recognized by MCI are exempted from Primary Exam.

Exams: Primary (MBBS Level) & Final, Jul 14 & 15.

Appln F: Send Rs. 40/- by DD favouring "National Board of Examinations" payable at New Delhi, along with stamped (Rs. 18/-) envelope (30 x 15 cms) superscribed "Appln for Diplomate of NBE (Primary/Final)" to the "Executive Director, NBE" at above address. Or from counter by DD.

Merchant Navy

Feb 28 Tamil Nadu Maritime Academy (Autonomous body under the G/o TN), C/o Poompuhar Shipping Corpn. Ltd., 473, IV Floor, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai 600035. /

Seaman Rating (Deck)

Engine Room Rating (Engine)

Elig: Class X (Science & Maths) (50%) (SC/ST: Pass marks)/unmarried male. Age: 18-22 yr.

Selction: Medical/Eye Test.

Appln F: Send Rs. 300/- by DD favouring "Tamil Nadu Maritime Academy" payable at Chennai with self-addressed envelope (27 x 12 cm) to the Director at above address before Feb 16.


Feb 22 Indian Instt. of Science (IISc), Bangalore 560012.

* DBT-Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research in Biotechnology & Applied Biology

* Elig: PhD (Science, Engineering) (or) MD in Medicine with research interests in Biotechnology & Life Sciences.

* Selection: Based on CV & Interview.

Appln F: Send application on plain paper listing publications (attach 2 reprints), copies of acad certs, 1 page synopsis of PhD/MD thesis, 2 letters of recommendation (academic) along with biodata to: Prof. K. Muniyappa, Coordinator, DBT-PDF Program, D/o Biochemistry at the above add, superscribing the envelope "DBT-PDF".

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi



Why do we say that?
Born with a silver spoon in his mouth

IF people think someone has always been very rich, they will say he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

The saying goes back to the 16th and 17th century when it was customary for godchildren of wealthy families to be given sets of silver spoons as christening presents. Silver remains a traditional christening present among those who can afford it, though the baby of rich parents is far less likely to be fed with a silver spoon these days.