EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 

Govt considering proposal to eliminate multiple entrance tests
V. P. Prabhakar
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HE Central Government is considering a proposal to save students from the ordeal of multiple entrance tests to engineering institutions on the one hand taking initiatives to upgrade and strengthen these institutions on the other.

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Govt considering proposal to eliminate multiple entrance tests
V. P. Prabhakar

THE Central Government is considering a proposal to save students from the ordeal of multiple entrance tests to engineering institutions on the one hand taking initiatives to upgrade and strengthen these institutions on the other.

This indication has been given in the annual report for the year 2000-2001 of the Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. If the proposal is given a shape, it will end the anxiety of both students and parents.

Education is on the concurrent list of the Constitution. The technical education system at the union level consists of All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), six Indian Institutes of Technology (IITS), six Indian Institutes of Managements (IIMS), three deemed-to-be universities, 17 regional engineering colleges (RECs) and other technical institutes in the central sector such as the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), Mumbai, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Longowal (Punjab), and the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar. Besides, each state has a large number of engineering colleges approved by the AICTE.

At present, anxiety starts from the day the students take admission in the plus one class. The tempo rises as they take the senior secondary examination. During these two years, the burden of extra classes, coaching classes, and the process of applying for various entrance tests starts. Getting prospectuses and sending application forms are no doubt a difficult job.

Some state governments have started conducting common entrance tests for engineering institutions falling in their respective jurisdiction. But students are also supposed to apply to individual institutions after the declaration of results. In case a student fails to apply in a particular institution, he is not considered for that institution at the time of the interview.

At present separate entrance tests are held for IITs, Regional Engineering Colleges, other institutions under the Centre, deemed universities and state universities by respective state governments.

Recently, the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashed the entrance test for engineering colleges held by Hisarís Guru Jambeshwar Technical University and directed it to hold the test afresh.

The university has gone to the Supreme Court against this order. One can imagine the plight of students who had taken the entrance test conducted by this university.

About two years back, the Punjab Technical University had also bungled in the declaration of results of its common entrance test. When the court ordered re-checking of papers, a large number of mistakes were detected as a result of which admissions were delayed.

Even this year admissions to Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, Chandigarh College of Architecture and Chemical Engineering of Panjab University were delayed as some students had approached the High Court.

The Central Government is doing some thinking. The annual report says: "Aiming to mitigate the trauma of students and their parents in taking up multiple entrance examinations for getting admission to a professional institute, a proposal to conduct a combined test for admission to all programmes in engineering and technology is under active consideration of the Government of India."

Although no details have been given, it is presumed that the AICTE might be entrusted with this job as it is the highest body in this field. If this is done every student will get equal chance for admission into central as well as state institutes.

This step will also help in filling all seats in engineering colleges. It is proposed to strengthen and restructure RECs for ensuring high standards of education and research in these colleges on the pattern of IITs. These shall be pace-setting institutions in their respective regions.

This transformation will be brought about by

(a) declaring these as deemed universities with academic autonomy to facilitate academic innovation, promote greater interaction with other institutions, industry and society

(b) professionalising their governance by inducting people from industry on the Boards of Governors. Each Board shall be headed by an academician or a professional of eminence.

It shall provide direction and leadership to the functioning of the institutions

(c) increasing financial support to these institutions and bringing these under the Block Grant System of IITs and IIMs for achieving greater effectiveness and efficiency and

(d) increasing focus on postgraduate education and IT education.

Consistent with these changes, the report says, the RECs will be renamed. Principals will be redesignated as directors and will have a term of five years in place of three at present.

Their selection procedure will also be amended to attract academician and professionals of eminence to head these institutions.

Also in line with the overall policy approach to upgrade technical institutes wherever possible to the level of IITs, the University of Roorkee, the report says, is being converted into an IIT and will be consequent to taken over by the
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Age: (1) & (2): Born 02 Jul í77 - 01 Jan í83. (3): Born 02 Jul í77 - 01 Jul í81.

Appln F: Send complete appln forms in prescribed format, superscribing the envelope "Application for Air Traffic Control Cadre, Logistics Cadre or Educational Branch" as the case may be at the above address.

Distance Education

Sep 29 Pondicherry University, Directorate of Distance Education, Pondicherry-605014. (1)

Bachelorís Degree (3-yr): Business Admin, Commerce, Corporate Secretaryship, Mktg Mgt, Foreign Trade, Computer Appln

(2) Masterís Degree (2-yr): Mktg Mgt, Financial Mgt , Foreign Trade, HR Mgt, Public Mgt, MA (Hist/Sociol/Hin/Pol Sc)

(3) PG Dip (1-yr): Business Admin, Intnl Business, Mktg Mgt, Financial Mgt, Banking & Fin, Opr Res, Portfolio Mgt, HR Mgt, Tourism Admin, Compu Appln (18 mths), Pharma Mktg, Software Mktg, Agri Mktg, Co-op Mgt, Insurance Mgt Elig:

(1): HSC (10+2/11+1) or Diploma (3-yr, Polyt). (2): Bachelorís Degree (10+2+3/ 11+2+2/ 11+1+3). (3): Bachelorís Degree/ Masterís students in Govt recog univs/ instts/ colleges. PGDCA: Bachelorís Degree (non-open univ)/AMIE/IETE.

Appln F: Send Rs. 100/- by DD favouring "The Finance Officer, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry", payable at Pondicherry with 2 self-addressed slips. At spot admission centres: Rs 100/-(cash).

Details: See Employment News 01-07 Sep.

Centre for English Studies, School of Distance Education CIEFL, Hyderabad-500007 (AP).

Sep 30 MPhil (Eng, 2-yr)

Jan 01í02 PG Cert in Teaching of Eng (PGCTE, 1-yr) Elig: MPhil: PGCTE/PGDTE (GPA of 3.00); PGCTE: MA (Eng). Appln F: Send Rs 200/- by DD favouring "Registrar, CIEFL" payable at Hyderabad to the Chairperson at the above address.

Engineering

Sep 14 Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi - 110025. Website: www.jmi.nic.in B Arch (5-yr) Elig: 10+2 (PCM, 45% agg). Selectn: Test 22 Sep Appln F: Obtain from M/S Maktaba Jamia Ltd , Jamia Nagar or download from website. Details: See website

Oct 03 Regional Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur-831014 (Jhark). MTech (11/2 yrs): (1) Metallurgy (Extractive Metallurgy/Foundry Tech); (2) Electl (Electl Power Sys); (3) Mech (Compt Intg Design & Mfg) (4) Chemistry (Surface Sc & Engg)

Elig: (1), (2) & (3): BE in relevant discipline; (4): BE (Chem, Mech, Metallurgy)/MSc (Chem) with BSc (Phy & Maths)/ MSc (Phy) with BSc (Chem & Maths).

Selectn: Interview (18 Sep)

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring "Principal, RIT, Jamshedpur" payable at SBI, RIT, Jamshedpur to PG Cell (Acad Sec) at the above address.

Details: See Employment News 01-07 Sep.

Oct 03 Madhav Institute of Technology & Science, Gwalior-474005 (MP).

ME (1Ĺ yrs):

Civil (Constr Tech & Mgt); Electl (Indl Sys & Drives); Electronics (Constr Ctrl Netwkg)

Elig: BE in relevant discipline/AMIE (55% agg).

Appln F: Send Rs. 250/- by DD favouring "Director, MITS, Gwalior". At counter: Rs. 200/- (cash).

Management

Nov 06 Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), PB No. 60, Anand-388001 (Guj). Website: www.irm.ernet.in (1)

Fellow Prog in Rural Mgt (3-yr, residential)

(2) PG Prog in Rural Mgt (PRM) (2-yr, residential)

Elig: (1): PGDRM (IRMA)/PG Dip in Mgt (GPA of 2.65 out of 4.33) with min 2 yrs of wk ex or OYP (IRMA, GPA of 2.5) with 3 yrs of wk ex or Masterís Degree (55% agg) with min 2 yrs of wk ex or MPhil (55% agg). (2): Bachelorís degree (50% agg).

Selctn: Written test (Dec 16) and interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 100/- by DD favouring "Institute of Rural Management, Anand" payable at Anand along with three self-addressed slips (3" x 3") to the FPRM or PRM Admissions Coordinator at the above address or download from website.

Details: See website.

Dec 07 Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management, Management House, College Square (W), Kolkata-700073 (Affil: Kolkata Univ).

MBA (2-yr)

Elig: Bachelorís degree (Hons/proff i.e Engg etc.).

Selctn: CAT (09 Dec)

Appln F: Send Rs. 650/- by DD favouring the institute, payable at Kolkata. At counter: Rs. 600/- (cash).

Dec 08 Fore School of Management, B-18, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016.

Ph: 6533928, 6969534

Website: www.fsm.ac.in

PG Dip in Business Mgt

Elig: Bachelorís Degree

Selectn: CAT (09 Dec).

Appln F: Send Rs. 975/- by DD favouring "Fore School of Management" payable at New Delhi. At counter: Rs. 925/- (cash).

Details: See website.

Dec 15 Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Yantrapur PO, Harihar-577602 (Kar).

Website: www.kiams-hrr.org

Ph: 08912-41269, 41483 PG Dip in Mgt (2-yr)

Elig: Bachelorís Degree (50% agg)

Selectn: CAT (09 Dec).

Appln F: Send Rs. 750/- by DD favouring "Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies" payable at Harihar to the Admissions Co-ordinator, at the above address. At counter: Rs 750/- (cash) or download from website.

Details: See website.

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Sept 30 Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, 56-57, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058.

Scholarships for pursuing Sanskrit studies (incld Pali & Prakrit as one of the languages) in:

(1) Intermediate/Pre Univ;

(2) BA/BA (Hons);

(3) MA/Acharya;

(4) PhD

Elig: (1): Pass in qualifying exam & 50% agg in Sanskrit; (2): Sanskrit as subject in all 3 yrs of Bachelorís Degree; (3): BA/Shastri degree.

Appln F: Send appln in prescribed format along with necessary docs to the above address through your Head of the Inst/Registrar of Univ.

Details: See Employment News 01-07 Sep.

Sep 30 D/o Atomic Energy, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, 4th Fl, Central Complex, Trombay, Mumbai-400085 (Mah). Website: www.barc.ernet.in/webpages/brns/brns_fellowship.html

Dr K.S. Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA) in various branches of Engg & Sc

Elig: Indian scientists having 2 yrs wk ex in R & D with PhD (Sc/Engg)/MSc (Engg). Age: below 30 yrs.

Details: See Employment News 01-07 Sep or website.

Oct 05 D/o Biotechnology, Block 2 (6-8th Fl), CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003.

National Bioscience Awards for Career Development (2001-02)

Elig: Indian scientists wkg in field of Biosciences & Biotechnology. Age: below 45 yrs.

Appln F: Apply in prescribed format (5 copies) along with enclosures to the HRD Adviser at the above address.

Oct 31 External Scholarships Division, ES4 Section M/o HRD (Depp of Education), A1/W3 Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001.

Commonwealth Scholarships:

(1) Masterís (1-yr)/ Clinical Trng (1-yr, Med or Dentistry)

(2) PhD (3-yr) in:

Med, Engg, Technology, Sc (pure & applied); Agri & allied fields, Humanities, Social Sc

Elig: (1): Bachelorís Degree (in relev field, 55% agg in Humanities and Social Sc and 60% agg for Med, Engg & Tech, Sc/Agri group) along with one page justification for pursuing Masters in UK. (2): Bachelorís Degree (in relevant field; 55% agg in Humanities & Social Sc and 60% agg in Med, Engg & Tech, Sc & Agri). Masterís Degree (in relevant field) with 2 yrs of teaching/research/practical ex. Age: below 34 yrs (below 30 yrs pref).

Appln F: Apply with reqd documents to The Secretary at the above address.

Sep 15 University Grants Commission, IC-II Sectn, Room No 505 Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110002.

German Fellowships (DAAD)

1) Long-term Fellowships/ Scholarships

a) Research Fellowships

b) Sandwich-Model Fellowships (Natural Sc & Law)

2) Short-term Fellowships

Elig: a): Young scholars & post-doctoral scholars; b): Regd PhD scholars;

2) Regd PhD students of Ger cul, hist, eco, philo, educn & natural sc.

Details: See Employment News 25-31 Aug.

Oct 15 Science & Society Div, D/o Science & Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Rd, New Delhi-110016.

National Award for Womenís Development Through Application of Science & Tech (2001)

Elig: Resident Indian Citizen/Institution; 10 yrs ex in application of

Sc & Tech at the grass root level for womenís dev; Individuals/Institutions that have not received this award.

Details: See Employment News 25-31 Aug.

School

Central Board Of Secondary Education, Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092.

Secondary and SSC Exam (2002, Delhi Reg)

Sep 14 Private Candidates

Sep 21 Regular/Patrachar Vidyalya Candidates (X & XII)

Appln F: At designated Syndicate Bank branches/above add (for Pvt Cand only) Rs 10/- (cash)

Vocational

Sep 15 National Open School, B-31 B, Kailash Colony, New Delhi-110048.

Vocational courses: Tech; Agri; Home Sc; Health & Paramed; Secretarial Practice, Library Sc & Computer Appln.

Appln F: At accredited Vocational Instts all over the country: Rs. 25/- (cash).

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

Medicine

Sep 23 Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth, National Academy of Ayurveda, Dhanwantari Bhawan, Rd No 66, Punjabi Bagh (W) New Delhi-110026.

1) Member of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (Acharya Guru Sh), 2-yr)

2) Certificate of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth (Chikitsak Guru Sh), 1-yr

Elig: 1): MAMS in relevant subj/BAMS with 5 yrs of teaching ex in any Ayurveda college and good knowledge of Sanakrit; 2) BAMS .

Appln F: Send Rs 130/- by DD favouring "Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth" payable at New Delhi to the above address. At counter: Rs 100/- (cash).

Details: See Employment News 25-31 Aug.

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