EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, March 13, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 


CAREER QUERIES HOTLINE

Pervin Malhotra, Tribuneís career expert answers all your career queries.

Changes in technical education mooted
NEW DELHI:
Upgradable learning modules have been suggested as part of structural changes in the technical education programme in the country. According to a study conducted under the Department of Science and Technology, both teachers and students need continually upgradable learning modules.

 

 



 

CAREER QUERIES HOTLINE

Pervin Malhotra, Tribuneís career expert answers all your career queries.

Q I am a graduate and wish to pursue studies in criminology. Could you please suggest some recognised courses? That is the eligibility criteria?

Sumit Manchanda.

A Forensic experts are independent professionals with degrees or their equivalents in a wide range of scientific disciplines. They work closely with the police to provide scientific evidence that is admissible in court. Only one university offers criminology as an individual subject whereas a course in Criminology & Forensic Science is offered at few universities both at postgraduate and diploma levels.

* University of Chennai, Chennai 600005. Course: MA (Criminology). Eligibility: Graduation

* Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar 470003, M.P. Course: MA (Criminology & Forensic Science). Eligibility: BA

* Karnatak University, Dharwad 580003, Karnataka. Course: MA (Criminology & Forensic Sciences). Eligibility: BA, BSc or BCom with 50% aggregate. Admission through entrance test.

* Forensic House, 35A Kamarajan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600004 Eligibility is BSC in Phy/Chem/Applied Science or MBBS, BPharm or BDS

* Punjabi University. Patiala 147002, (Msc. Forensic Science) Eligibility is BSc (Hons) or BSc with 50% marks aggregate. Criminology is offered as a specialisation with Masters in Social Work programme at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Post Box No. 8313, Sion-Trombay Road Deonar, Mumbai 400088. Diploma courses in Criminology & Forensic Science are available at the following universities:

*Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar 470003, M.P. Eligibility: Sponsored Police Officers.

* University of Jammu, Jammu 180004. Eligibility: LLB

* University of Lucknow, Lucknow 226007. Eligibility: LLB/Masterís degree in Social Sciences/Candidates working in Social Welfare Deptts.

* University of Chennai, Chennai 600005

* Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014. Diploma courses in Criminology & Criminal Administration are offered at the following universities:

* Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002

* Gujarat University, Ahmedabad 380009. Course: Criminal & Correctional Administration

* Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer 305001

* University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 302004.

* Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur 342001, offers a course in Legal Science & Criminology after LLB. Alternatively, you can do an MBBS and later specialise in Forensic Medicine at the MD level. You may also contact the following institutions:

* Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, 4-E Jhandewalan Ext., Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi 110055.

* National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science (under the Ministry of Home Affairs), Rohini, Delhi: conducts specialised courses for in-service officers from the police, judiciary as well as correctional services.

* Department of Forensic Science, Dr B R Ambedkar University, Senae House, Paliwal Park, Agra 282004

* Central Forensic Science Laboratory, 30 Gorachand Road, Kolkata 700014

 

Q I would like to pursue an MBA degree abroad but lack the required funds. Could you please tell me if there are any educational loans for students offered by Indian banks for management studies in India and abroad?

Maninder Dhindsa.

A Cheer up, hereís some great news for you and many others like you who were deterred by the high cost of professional education. Increasingly, degrees like MBA or MIT in India, and far more so abroad had priced themselves beyond the reach of most deserving students. Under the new budget unveiled by the FM, the Indian Banks Association (IBA) has formulated a comprehensive loan scheme that would cover all courses in schools and colleges in India and abroad. Under this new scheme, educational loans up to Rs 7.5 lakh would be available for studies in India and up to Rs 15 lakh for studies abroad.

No collateral would be stipulated for loans upto Rs 4 lakh. The interest would not exceed the prime lending rate (PRL). Interest levied on loans above this amount would be 1 per cent higher than the PRL. The loans are repayable over a period of 5-7 years with provision for a grace period.

For further information on these educational loans, you may directly contact the banks and the Student Welfare Wing of your university. Besides these, scholarships and loans are given by various universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC), several private organisations, trusts and foundations for needy and meritorious students.

 

Q I am interested in a bachelorís course in fishery science (BFSc). Could you please tell me about the various institutions offering this course and also the eligibility criteria?

Veer Dhameja.

A Fishery science is the study of the husbandry of fish populations for commercial, ecological and recreational purposes. It includes the management of marine life resources including the fisheries. At the undergraduate-level, Fishery Science, which is a 4-year course, is taught at the following institutions:

* Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad 500030. Eligibility: Class XII with Physical Science & Biological Science or vocational course in Fisheries.

* Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, Assam. Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) (50% agg).

* Gujarat Agricultural University, Krushinagar 385506, Gujarat. Eligibility: Class XII in Science stream with 55% aggregate.

* Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur 680654, Kerala. Eligibility: Class XII with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

* Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli 415712, Maharashtra. Eligibility: Class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Vocational courses.

* Rajendra Agricultural University, Samastipur 848125, Bihar. Eligibility: Class XII with Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Selection: Entrance test.

* Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Chennai 600007. Eligibility: Class XII (Academic or Vocational stream). Vocational stream candidates with 60% marks in Biology and Fisheries (for SC/ST mere pass in exam).

* University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore 560065. Eligibility: Class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Biology or any three of the following: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Botany, Biology, Zoology, Home Science and Agriculture (50% agg).

* West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Calcutta 700037. Eligibility: Class XII (Academic or Vocational stream) with Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English (60% agg).

Q I would like to pursue an MBA degree abroad but lack the required funds. Could you please tell me if there are any educational loans for students offered by Indian banks for management studies in India and abroad?

Maninder Dhindsa.

A Cheer up, hereís some great news for you and many others like you who were deterred by the high cost of professional education. Increasingly, degrees like MBA or MIT in India, and far more so abroad had priced themselves beyond the reach of most deserving students. Under the new budget unveiled by the FM, the Indian Banks Association (IBA) has formulated a comprehensive loan scheme that would cover all courses in schools and colleges in India and abroad. Under this new scheme, educational loans up to Rs 7.5 lakh would be available for studies in India and up to Rs 15 lakh for studies abroad.

No collateral would be stipulated for loans upto Rs 4 lakh. The interest would not exceed the prime lending rate (PRL). Interest levied on loans above this amount would be 1 per cent higher than the PRL. The loans are repayable over a period of 5-7 years with provision for a grace period.

For further information on these educational loans, you may directly contact the banks and the Student Welfare Wing of your university. Besides these, scholarships and loans are given by various universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC), several private organisations, trusts and foundations for needy and meritorious students.

Q I am interested in becoming an air-hostess. Can you please tell me how to go about it?

Priyanka Sharma.

A Apart from being well groomed and graceful, an AirHostess needs to be alert, courteous, patient and good humoured. You must enjoy being with people. Adaptability to flexible and unstructured work timings plus physical stamina to withstand long hauls are vital. It helps to be soft-spoken, caring and responsible with the ability to stay unruffled in a crisis. You must be unmarried and below the age of 25 years. You can send in your application to various airlines for the job of an AirHostess though most of them prefer graduates or diploma holders in hotel management/catering. Airlines insist on stamina and physical fitness, a clear complexion, pleasing personality, height: preferably between 154 cm to 170 cm (barefoot), weight: in proportion to height and normal .

While proficiency in English and Hindi are essential, familiarity with a foreign language is desirable. Knowledge of nursing/first aid and overall general awareness are an asset. Most airlines advertise for vacancies specifying the desired educational qualifications, extra-curricular activities and physical criteria. Short-listed candidates are called for a written test and interview. While government carriers only scrutinise applications after they call for them, interested candidates can also apply on their own to private airlines. During the selection process, an objective-type written test with multiple-choice questions evaluates general awareness and proficiency in language usage, mental ability and other areas followed by interviews and group discussions of the situational- analysis type. In Indian Airlines, selected candidates are further subjected to three flight observation tests to ascertain their tendency towards airsickness etc. Though your computer skills may not be necessary in your job as an AirHostess, they remain an added asset for you when later on in your Career you are absorbed in the ground jobs of the airlines.

Q I am 17 and will be appearing for my Higher Secondary Examination next year. I am interested in a career in the Indian Navy. Can women seek entry into the Indian Navy? If yes, please tell me about the eligibility requirements. Kindly provide me with an address where I can get direct information.

Manpreet Sethi

A Indian Navy recruits women only in the Short Service Commission (SSC) while Permanent Commission jobs are meant only for men. Unmarried women are eligible for several non-combatant posts in the SSC. The duration of SSC is 7 years, extendable to 10 years. Job opportunities for women exist in the following branches:

Executive Branch

Law Cadre: Eligibility: LLB with 55% aggregate and qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate. Age: 22-27 years.

Logistics Cadre: Eligibility: BA (Economics) or BCom with II Div. or Graduation in any subject with degree/diploma in Material/Financial Management. Age: 191/2-25 years.

ATC (Air Traffic Control): Eligibility: BSc II Div. with 50% marks in Physics and Maths. Age: 191/2-25 years.

Educational Branch

Eligibility: Masterís degree in one of the following with 55% aggregate:

Physics (with Maths in BSc) OR

Maths (with Physics in BSc) OR

Chemistry (with Physics & Maths in BSc) OR

Computer Applications/Computer Science (with either Physics or Maths in BSc) OR

Humanities (Eng/Eco/Hist/Pol. Sc.) OR

Engineering degree (Mech/Elect/ Computer Sc/Tech)

Age: 21-25 years.

 

Please send in your query preferably on a postcard along with your name, complete address and academic qualifications to: Editor, Career Hotline, The Tribune, Sector 29, Chandigarh.
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Admission deadline

Engineering

May 7 Central Electrochemical Research Instt, (CSIR, New Delhi) Centre for Education, Karaikudi-630 006 TN BTech (Chemical & Electrochemical Engg) (4 yr) Elig: HSC / 10+2 PCM. Test: 20 May at Karaikudi & Chennai. Appln & Prosp: Send Rs. 500/- by DD (per course) [Rs. 250/- for SC/ST (add community certificate)] favouring "Centre for Education, CECRI", payable at Karaikudi, plus a requisition letter and self-addressed envelope (12 x 8 cm) to the above address.

Hotel Management

Apr 30 MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly 243006. Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (BHM & CT) (4 yrs) Elig: Intermediate or equivalent (50% agg.) Test: 25 May

Appln F: Send Rs. 525/- DD favouring "Dean, Faculty of Management" at above address. At counter: Rs. 500/- (cash) or from Union Bank of India, New Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Gorakhpur & Jaipur.

Institutes

Apr 18 Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036. Website: www.iitm.ac.in (i) MSc (Chem/Maths/Phy) (ii) MS (with or without HTRA/Sponsored/Entrepreneurship) (iii) PhD / Integrated PhD (Chem) Elig: For (i) BSc (Chem/Maths/Phy) (60% agg) (ii) BE/BTech / MBBS (Maths at +2, 2yr Research/Training Exp. for biomedical Eng.).), or equiv (Ist Div) & GATE/NET (UGC-JRF/CSIR)/ (iii) Masterís degree in Sc/Socl Sc/Humanities/Commerce (1st Div.) (GATE/UGC-CSIR/NET/DAE-JEST): Integrated PhD: Meritorious BSc

Appln F: Send Rs. 250/- (Rs. 125/- for SC/ST) DD favouring "IIT, Madras" drawn on SBI, IIT Madras, a self-address envelope (5 x 10 cm). Superscribe "request for application for PhD/MS/MSc

Apr 10 Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014. Common Entrance Test (CET-2001): BE/BArch/BE (Chem)/BE (Agro Processing Tech)/MBBS/BAMS/BHMS/ BPharma/BSc (Hons)

Centres: Chandigarh, Delhi & Ludhiana.

Test: May 19.

Appln F: Send Rs. 1050/- DD favouring "The Registrar", payable at Chandigarh at above address. At counter: Rs. 1000/- (cash) from SBI - (Main Br. of Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Muktsar), Chandigarh (Sec-14), Delhi (DU).

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Regional Centre, Old Govt. College, Campus, Railway Rd, Karnal 132001. May 31 (i) Certificate Courses in: Food & Nutrition, Labour in Development, Guidance, Teaching of English, Computing, Rural Dev, Disaster Mgt, Environ Studies, Tourism Studies, Human Rights, Nutrition & Child Care, Participatory Forest Mgt, Consumer Protection, Women empowerment & Dev, Empowering & Women through Self Help Groups, Participatory Project Mgt.

(ii) Bachelorís Preparatory Programme.

Apr 20 (iii) MBA (Banking & Finance) Elig: For (iii) Bachelorís degree, passed CAIIB exam, 2 yrs work exp in banking or financial services sector, membership of IIB, Mumbai.

Appln F: For (I) & (ii), send Rs. 80/- (iii) Rs. 350/- DD/IPO favouring "Indira Gandhi National Open University" payable at Karnal mentioning your name address and programme on the reverse of DD. At study centres (cash): For (i) and (ii) Rs. 30/- and (iii) Rs. 300/-.

Management

Mar 13 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Kashmere Gate, Delhi 110006. Website: www.ggsipu.nic.in 1. MBA-E-Commerce (2 yrs) 2. MBA-International Mktg (2 yrs) 3. MBA-Computer Aided Mgt (2 yrs)

Elig: Bachelors degree (50% agg) (Maths & Eng at +2)

Appln F: Select Punjab & Sind Bank branches at Delhi or download from website.

May 15 Vaikunth Mehta National Instt. of Cooperative Mgt (VAMNICOM), University Rd, Pune 411007. (Mah) Email: vmnicom@pn2.vsnl.net.in PGDBA (2 yrs) Elig: Bachelorís degree (50% agg.) Test: 10 June at 12 centres including New Delhi, Chandigarh

Appln F: Send Rs. 250/- by DD favouring "The Director, VAMNICOM" at above address

Detail Inf.: See Employment News 3-9 March 01.

Mathematics

Mar 31 Chennai Mathematical Instt., 92, GN Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600017. Website: www.smi.ernet.in (i) BSc (H) Integrated (Maths and Computer Science) (3-yrs) (ii) MSc (Maths)

Elig: For (i) 10+2 & (ii) BSc/BMath/BStat/BTech.

Test: May 21 at 9 centres including New Delhi & Chandigarh.

Appln F: Send Rs. 100/- by DD favouring "Chennai Mathematical Instt" at above address.

Medicine

May 11 Christian Medical College, Ludhiana-141008, Punjab. Website: cmcadmin@jla.vsnl.net.in MBBS BDS BSc (Nursing) Appln F: Send DD for Rs. 350/- (per prospectus) or Rs. 1100/- (all courses ). Add Rs. 30/-for postage, favouring "Christian Medical College, Ludhiana" payable at Ludhiana drawn on SBI / IOB / PNB only.

Special Education

National Instt. for the Mentally Handicapped Manovikas Nagar, Secunderabad 500009 (AP). (M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, GoI)

May 07 (i) Bachelor in Rehabilitation Services (Mental Retardation)

(31/2 yr + 6 months Internship)

(ii) BEd Special Education (Mental Retardation) (1-yr + 3 mth Internship)

(iii) PG Diploma in Early Intervention (1-yr)

June 11 (iv) Diploma in Vocational Trg Employment (1 yr + 3 mth internship))

April 30 (v) Diploma in Special Education (1-yr + 3 mth Internship))

Elig: * For (i): 10+2 or equiv (50% agg.) * For (ii): Bachelors degree * For (iii): Bachelors degree in Medicine / BMR/BRS (MR) / Special Edn/OT/PT/ST / Masterís in Child Psychology (50% agg) * For (iv) & (v): 10+2 or equiv Test: For (i) & (ii): 2 June at 6 centres.

For (iii), (iv) & (v): see prospectus for Admission criteria.

Appln F: Send DD for (i) Rs. 200/-, (ii) Rs. 100/- (iii) Rs. 150/- . (iv) Rs. 40/- favouring "Director, NIMH" payable at Hyderabad

For (v) Rs. 50/- favouring "Course Co-ordinators", payable at respective centres.

May 4 National Instt. of Rehabilitation Trg & Research (NIRTAR) Olatpur, PO Bairoi, Dist Cuttack (Orissa)-754010. (M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, GoI) Common Entrance Exam for Bachelorís degree: 1) Physiotherapy (31/2 yrs) 2) Occupational Therapy (31/2 yrs) 3) Prosthetics & Orthotics (31/2 yrs) Elig: * For (1) & (2): 10+2 (five subjects) PCB & Eng (50% agg) * For (3): 10+2 (five subjects) PCB or PCM (50% Agg) * Age: 17-22 yr (on 31 Dec) (25 yrs for SC/ST/PH) Test: 10 June at Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Guwahati, Kochi, Secunderabad

Appln F: Send Rs. 400/- (Rs. 330/- for SC/ST/PH) by DD favouring "Director, NIRTAR" payable at SBI (Code 9029) Cuttack, a self addressed envelope (12 x 28 cm), to "The Director" at above address. At counter: Rs. 350/- (NIOH-Calcutta, NIM-Secunderabad, NIVH-Delhradun, CRS-Guwahati)

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

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi.


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Changes in technical education mooted

NEW DELHI: Upgradable learning modules have been suggested as part of structural changes in the technical education programme in the country.

According to a study conducted under the Department of Science and Technology, both teachers and students need continually upgradable learning modules.

If necessary, learner-centres multi-media programme should also be included, says the National Science and Technology Management Information System, which conducted the study.

The study has suggested a more flexible three-domain modular education programme in the formal sector. For meeting industrial needs, it has suggested development of an application skill learning module in collaboration with top academic institutions and the industry.

The country has production factor advantage in its large reserve of highly trainable, English-speaking manpower, the study says. A large domestic market should also be used.

Human resource development should be streamlined in such a way that the output from educational training becomes useful inputs for development of information technology infrastructure, it says.

The study has suggested implementation of the new model in some select industrial units and academic institutions. (UNI)
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