EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, April 24, 2001, Chandigarh, India

Studying IT from Indian perspective
Puneet Joy
T education is on the upswing despite a visible slowdown the world over. India despite having its own giants as Aptech and NIIT is also a witness to a new breed of IT education centres that are extension counters of some major colleges and universities from the developed world.

I am a BDS (Bachelorís in Dental Surgery) from a reputed institute and want to join the Army as a dental surgeon. Please tell me how to go about it.

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Studying IT from Indian perspective
Puneet Joy

IT education is on the upswing despite a visible slowdown the world over. India despite having its own giants as Aptech and NIIT is also a witness to a new breed of IT education centres that are extension counters of some major colleges and universities from the developed world.

The purpose ó the conspicuous caliber of the Indian software professionals that is well-tested, to be given a simulator experience on the Indian turf and subsequently to be absorbed in their own respective countries. This means a careful grooming of a top-of-the-line product to the optimum level so that the end result is far effective.

Canada has taken one such initiative by opening an extension campus of the Georgian College (Canadaís second largest Co-op institution) at SAS Nagar. Named the Canadian Institute of Computer Science and Technology, it is an institution run by Canadians. Even the Indian staff has been selected and trained by the Georgian College at Canada.

The USP at this institute at SAS Nagar, too is on the lines of its counterpart at Canada. It is Co-op training that has proven its mettle in the developed world and as a concept has been introduced in India by the CICST.

Co-operative education is about integration of education with real time-work experience and this is what sets the co-operative colleges apart from regular institutions.

Though on the regional front, Panjab University and various other major institutions are opening up to industry by offering consultancy in multiple streams, but the edge here is the direct co-ordination and involvement of not only students but also faculty members who take on a different role outside the institute, the role of project managers ensuring the required delivery and systematic operation during the co-op period of the students. Besides, even the training is kept in synchronisation of the requirements of the industry.

The first batch of the pass-outs of the first two semesters has been successfully placed for a period of four months with some major industries in the region.

A log is maintained on the performance of each student going through this practical experience to clearly identify gray areas and scope of improvement. This is done in complete co-ordination with the employers and the faculty.

The CICST in SAS Nagar offers Computer Programming Analyst course with an indepth study in System Analyses, Financial Accounting, Fundamentals of Communications, Visual Basic, System Design, Data Communication and Networking, Java Programming, OOPS, C++, Web Application Development, SQL, Delphi and Corporate Communications.

A BBA course is being introduced. Emphasis is laid on overall personality development with a major thrust on intra-personnel skills. This Indian campus of the Georgian College is a unique combination of Indian ethics and the western analytical skills ó especially in the stream of IT.

The Georgian College at Canada offers a full range of programmes in Business and Computer Studies, Transportation Studies, Engineering Technology, General Studies, Design and Visual Arts, Health Sciences and Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism and postgraduate studies at the Canadian campus.Top



I am a BDS (Bachelorís in Dental Surgery) from a reputed institute and want to join the Army as a dental surgeon. Please tell me how to go about it.

Dr. Rajni Sharma.

The Indian Army offers Direct Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission to civilian dental surgeons. The eligibility and selection procedure is as follows:

For Direct Permanent Commission:

BDS with 60% marks in final year/MDS

Possession of Dental Registration Certificate of Dental Council of India

Age: Postgraduates should not be completing 30 years of age and graduates 28 years of age as on 31 December.

Selection Procedure: Written (objective) test, clinical test and interview.

For Short Service Commission:


Possession of Dental Registration Certificate from Dental Council of India

Age: Below 45 years of age as on 31 December

Selection Procedure: Interview

All the selected candidates have to undergo medical examination.

For further information you may contact:

Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS/Dental), Room No. 9, ĎLí Block, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi-110001.

Q Could you please suggest some universities offering LLM through correspondence? How important is it to do LLM to be a sucessful lawyer?

Sarika Gupta.

A As a rule, full-time courses are preferable to those offered through distance learning.

However, if you are a practising lawyer who cannot take time out to attend a full-time course, or are opting for LLM because it will help you get promoted to a superior post, or you would like to study further to upgrade your professional knowledge or skills, the latter is a perfectly valid option.

As long as a course (regular or distance) is offered by a UGC- affiliated university, it is fully recognised.

The following universities offer LLM through correspondence:

Mahatma Gandhi University, School of Distance Education, Collectorate Post Office, Kottayam 686002.Duration: 3 yrs. Eligibility: LLB/3 yrs work experience.

Kakatiya University, School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, Warangal 506009.Duration: 3 yrs. Eligibility: LLB.

Kurukshetra University, Department of Distance Education, Kurukshetra 132119. Duration: 2 yrs. Eligibility: LLB (Professional) 50% (agg).

Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalainagar 608002. Course: Master of Law (ML). Duration: 3 yrs.

Amity Law School, Amity Campus, M-Block, Saket, N.Delhi-110027 Duration: 1-yr (PT). Eligibility: LLB.

There are 2 schools of thought on the question whether a LLM is important to be sucessful in the field of law. One school of thought considers a LLM not necessary at all for being a practising lawyer and considers it to be no precondition to a roaring law practice. However the other section feels that it gives depth and insight into the legal process and legal knowledge which LLB does not. If you intend to teach law or want to go in for research, LLM is a must. So its best for you to decide upon your future goals and whether you want study further after a LLB keeping those in mind.

Q I am interested in becoming a newsreader on a television channel. Is it important to be a journalist? Can you please tell me if there are any institutes offering training in newsreading?

Kamal Preet Singh.

A The following institutes offer courses in Newsreading:

Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU New Campus, New Delhi 110067. Course: Postgraduate diploma in Radio & TV Journalism. Duration: 9 months. Eligibility: Graduation in any discipline; postgraduation and media-related work experience is desirable. Selection Procedure: Entrance test and interview. The other courses being short-term training for Newsreaders in English and short-term training for Hindi Newsreading on TV.

Janakidevi Mahavidyalaya (Delhi University), Ganga Ram Hospital Marg, Delhi 110060. Course: Short-term course in Hindi Newsreading on TV (for women).

Bihar Institute of Film & Television (BIFT), Patliputra Colony, Patna. Course: Diploma in TV Journalism.

Besides these some TV personalities also conduct short-term courses on television presentation. However, do check out their offerings before you sign up.

It would be an added qualification to be a journalist or to have completed graduation in Journalism. You could also be a postgraduate in Masscommunication, Political Science, International Relations, Hindi, or English.

However, itís not absolutely essential to have done a course in newsreading. You could appear for an audition directly at the channel you wish to join as a newsreader

Q I am a graduate interested in making a career in computer hardware. Could you please tell me about the institutions offering courses in this field?

Ajit Rajput and Kalpana.

A A 1-yr PG diploma in Computer Hardware is offered by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli 620024, Tamilnadu.

Computer Maintenance is offered as a subject for BSc (Pass Course) students at Banasthali Vidyapith, PO Banasthali Vidyapith 304022 (Raj).

In Delhi, the following polytechnics offer full time 3-year diploma-level courses in Computer Engineering (computer hardware forms an essential part of the course):

Ambedkar Memorial Polytechnic (Govt.), Shakarpur (opposite Madhuban), Delhi 110092.

Bhagwan Parshuram Vidyapeeth, Vill. Mungespur, Delhi

Co-educational Polytechnic (Govt.), Rohini, New Delhi

Govt. Co-educational Polytechnic, New Delhi

Kasturba Polytechnic for Women (Govt.), Maharani Bagh, New Delhi 110065

Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Pharmacy & Technology (Pvt.), C-4, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058

Father Agnelís Polytechnic (Pvt.), Agnel Ashram, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi 110049

Aditya Institute of Technology (Pvt.), 318-A, Chirag Delhi, Near Shahid Bhagat Singh College, New Delhi 110017.

Womenís Polytechnic (Meera Bai Polytechnic) (Govt.), New Delhi.

University Polytechnic, Jamia Millia Islamia, Moulana Mohd. Ali Jafar Marg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi.

In the private sector, you could contact the following:

Indian Institute of Hardware Technology, B-78, Sector VI, Noida 201301. Also at A-166 Ashok Vihar Phase I (Opp D Block School), Delhi 110052. IIHT offers 1-3 year courses in hardware engineering, networking, telecommunications, robotics and automation.

Jetking Institute also offers courses in hardware maintenance.

If you were looking at a career in networking, an MCSE and CNE certification at the lower end and Cisco at the higher end would be an additional asset.

Q I am a student of BBA and would like to do a MBA. Please tell me about some universities that offer MBA through correspondence?

Tilak Raj.

A The following Universities offer MBA programmes through correspondence:

Mahatma Gandhi University, School of Distance Education, Collectorate Post Office, Kottayam 686002.

Kota Open University, Akal Garh, Rawat Bhata Road, Kota 324010.

Bharathiar University, School of Distance Education, Coimbatore 641046.

Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University, Department of Business Management, Road No. 46, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033

Indira Gandhi National Open University, School of Management Studies, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068.

Madurai Kamaraj University, Dept of Management studies, Distance Learning Programme, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai 625021.

Punjabi University, Department of Business Management, Patiala 147002.

Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalainagar 608002.

Bharathidasan University, Centre for Distance Education, Tiruchirapalli 620024

The eligibility for almost all the courses is graduation with minimum 50% marks and the selection is through an entrance exam.

Besides these, there are several AICTE-recognised institutions that offer PG diploma in Management through correspondence.

Pervin Malhotra, Director

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi.

Q I have done BSc in Industrial Chemistry and am working as a chemist in a quality control lab. Could you tell me where I could do postgraduation in this course preferably through correspondence?

Arjun Singh.

A A postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Chemistry is offered through correspondence at: Sambalpur University, College Development Council, (Distanse Education Cell), Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Saambalpur 768019.

Listed below are universities that offer PostGraduate courses (regular) in Industrial Chemistry and Applied Chemistry:

Alagappa University, Alagappa Nagar, Karaikudi 630003, TN.

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad 431004, Maharashtra.

Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar 125001, Haryana.

Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, Punjab.

Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana.

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388120, Gujarat.

Osmania University, Administrative Building, Hyderabad 500007, A.P. Course: MSc (Applied Chem).

Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin University PO, Kochi 682022, Kerala. Course: MSc (Applied Chem).Top


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School of Planning & Architecture, 4, Block B, Indraprastha Estate, New Delhi 110002.

May 28 (i) BArch (5 yrs); BPlanning (4 yrs)

(ii) MArch (Architectural Conservation, Indl Design, Urban Design, Bldg Engg & Mgt, Landscape Arch, MPlanning, Environmental Planning, Housing, Regional Plan, Transport Plan, Urban Plan

Jun 25 Doctoral Program in:

Architecture Planning, Urban Design, Indl Design, Architectural Conservation, Landscape Arch, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Environmental Plann, Housing, Transport Plan & Bldg Engg & Mgt

Elig: (i): 10+2 (60% agg).

(ii): BArch/BPlanning or equiv.

(iii): Masterís degree in respective fields (55% agg) or Bachelorís (55% agg) with 5 yrs Teaching/Research/Professional practice.

Test: For (i): June 17 & July 8 (Test I & II) at Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad & New Delhi.

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- by DD on SBI/UCO Bank favouring "School of Planning & Architecture" payable at New Delhi to the Registrar at the above address.

Armed Forces

May 14 Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Rd, New Delhi 110011.

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam, 2001


Unmarried males below 17 1/2 yrs.

For Army Wing at NDA: 10+2 (Pass).

For Air Force & Naval Wings of NDA and for 10+2 (Exec Br) course at Naval Academy: 10+2 with Phy & Maths.

Test: 16 Sep, at 40 centres including Bílore, Chennai, N Delhi, Jammu, Shimla, Srinagar.

Appln F: See Employment News Apr 14-20 or visit website.


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

Jun 4 (1) MTech (11/2 yrs)

in various branches of Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/ Electron & Comm/ Metallurgical/Chem/Comp Engg

(2) MTech (by Research)

(3) MSc in Math & Humanities/Phy/Chem/Industrial Chem

(4) MBA (2 yrs)

Jun 29 (5) MCA (3-yrs)

Elig: For (1-4): Bachelorís in respective streams.

For (5): Score in ICET (by Osmania Univ, Híbad).

Appln F: Send Rs. 400/- by 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 above address.


May 18 National Instt. for the Orthopaedically Handicapped,

(M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, GoI), B. T. Road, Bon-Hooghly,



Joint Entrance Examination for:

* Bachelorís in Physiotherapy (BPT)

* Bachelorís in Occupational Therapy (BOT)

* Bachelorís in Prosthetics & Orthotics (BPO)

Elig: 10+2 PCB/M & English (50% agg).

Age: Below 22 yrs.

Test: 17 June at eight centres including Delhi, Nagpur, Secunderabad.

Appl F: Send Rs. 250/- by DD favouring "Director, NIOH" payable at Kolkata along with self-addressed stamped (Rs. 25/-) envelope (12 x 28 cm) to The Director at the above address.


May 10 Ch. Charan Singh Univ, Meerut 250004.

Combined Entrance Test (CET) for professional UG/PG Courses

for 2001-02 (1) BCA (3 yrs) (2) MJMC (2 yrs) (3) BHM & CT (4 yrs) (4) MIB (2 yrs) (5) BBA (3 yrs)

(6) BPEd (1 yr) (7) BLib (1 yr)

(8) BPE (3 yrs) (9) MBE (2 yrs)

(10) MCS (2 yrs)

Selection: Entrance test for all except 6 & 8 on 26- 28 May at 10 centres including Delhi, Jaipur, Meerut.

Appln F: Send Rs. 400/- by DD favouring "Finance Controller, Ch. Charan Singh University Meerut" payable at Meerut with 2 self-addressed slips (10 x 5 cm) to Registrar, CCS Univ, Meerut or from Allahabad Bank, Meerut Univ Campus (Rs. 350/- cash).


May 17 Instt. of Informatics & Communication, University of Delhi (S. Campus), Benito Juarez Rd, New Delhi 110021.


1) MSc (Informatics) (2 yrs)

2) MIT (Master of IT (3 yrs).


(1): BSc/BSc(H)/B Appl Sc in Phy/Electron/Chem/Maths/Comp

(2): BE/BTech in any discipline.

Test: 3 June (CET) at Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata & Lucknow.

Appln F: Send Rs. 650/- by DD favouring "The Director, University of Delhi, South Campus" payable at SBI service branch (Code No. 7687). At counter Rs. 600/- (cash).

May 21 University of Jammu, Jammu 180001.

MCA (3 yrs)

Elig: Bachelorís degree in any discipline (50% agg).

Test: 8 July at Jammu.

Appln F: Send Rs. 100/- by DD favouring "Head, Department of Computer Science, University of Jammu, payable at Jammu along with stamped (Rs. 30/-) self-addressed envelope (19 x 27 cm) to the Head, D/o Comp Sc at the above address.

May 21 Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.


Information & Communication Technology (4 yrs)

Elig: 10+2 (PCM).

Age: Below 21 yrs.

Test: 23 June at 20 centres including Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chígarh, Thiruvananthapuram.

Appln F: Send Rs. 600/- by DD favouring "Educational Consultants India Limited" payable at New Delhi to The Project Manager (DA-IICT), ECL, "ED.CIL House", 18-A, Sector 16-A, Nioda 201301 (UP).


May 8 Ahilya Bai College of Nursing, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi.

BSc (H) Nursing (4-yrs)

Elig: Females, 10+2 or equiv with Eng Core/Elect, PCB (50% agg).

Age: Above 17 yrs.

Test: Jun 21.

Appln F : Send Rs. 100/- by DD favouring "Medical Superintendent, Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi" with self-addressed envelope stamped

(Rs. 23/-) at above address.

Performing Arts

May 21 Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, EM Bye-Pass Road, PO Panchasayar, Kolkata 700094.

E-mail: [email protected]

PG Dip (FT & Residential) (3 yrs):

(a) Direction & Screenplay writing

(b) Motion Picture Photography

(c) Editing

(d) Sound Recording

Elig: For (a, b, c): Graduate in any discipline or equiv.

For (d): Science graduate or equiv with Physics.

Age: Below 30 yrs.

Test: June 10 at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Guwahati & Imphal.

Appln F: Send Rs. 300/- by DD favouring "Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute" payable at Kolkata to the above address at counter (DD or Cash).


Apr 30 M/o Social Justice & Empowerment and M/o Tribal Affairs, (GoI), Room No. 240, ĎAí Wing, Shastri Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi 110001.

National Overseas Scholarships for SC, ST, ST converts to other religions, Denotified Nomadic & Semi-Nomadic Tribes & Children of Landless agri labourers and traditional artisans of communities for 2000-01

In various branches of Engg & Tech

(i) Masterís (3 yrs)

(ii) PhD (4 yrs)

(iii) Post Doctoral Research (11/2 yrs)

Elig: (i): Bachelorís degree (60% agg) with 2 yrs relevant work exp.

(ii): Masterís degree 1st Div (60% agg) with 2 yrs teaching/professional exp or MPhil in concerned field.

(iii): Masterís degree (60% agg) with PhD & 5 yrs research/teaching/ professional exp.

Age: Below 35 yrs.

Appln F: For details See Employment News Apr 14-20 or contact above address.

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

May 10 Ministry of Sc & Tech, (D/o Sc & Tech), Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Rd, New Delhi 110016.


Boyscast Fellowship 2001-2

Atmospheric & Earth Sc/Chemical Sc/Engg Sc/Life Sc/Mathematical Sc & Physical Sc


Master's in Engg, Tech or equiv or PhD in Sc or Tech or equiv or MD Medicine or equiv.

Age: Below 35 yrs.

Appln F: Format see Employment News 31 Feb - 6 Mar for details.

Sahu Jain Trust, Times House, 4th Fl, 7, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002.

May 30 (ii) Overseas Loan Scholarships (Rs. 50,000/- to Rs. 1,00000/-pm):

For Higher Studies Abroad (PG UG Tech only)

Jul 30 Inland Scholarships (Rs. 150/- to Rs. 1000/- pm):

(a) Tech Trade Courses including Comp & Infotech

(b) Professional Courses (Engg & Med)

(c) Grad, PG & other courses

Elig: Students of Indian origin with brilliant acad records.

Appln F: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope (9" x 4") to the Secretary at above address.

May 31 National Univ of Singapore, Div of Research & Graduate Studies, AS7, Level 6, 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570.

E-mail: [email protected].Top


Why do we say that?
Sleep like a top

The wooden spinning top is one of the oldest of toys, an unlikely source of comparison with anyone who enjoys a deep sleep.

But the people of medieval times were fascinated by the toy. They noticed that when it spun round fast enough, perfectly balanced on its point, the top appeared not to move. They joked the top was asleep. As far back as 1616, sound sleepers were therefore described as sleeping like a top.