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

KU decides on weekly seminars
D.R. Vij
In order to implement the recommendations of the NAAC peer team on institutional accreditation of the university and to explore remedial measures for bringing further improvement in the working of the university, the Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Mr R.S. Chaudhry, convened a meeting of Deans of various faculties of Kurukshetra University here recently.

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

Admission deadline


Lesson in English
By W. L. Gordon



KU decides on weekly seminars
D.R. Vij

KURUKSHETRA: In order to implement the recommendations of the NAAC peer team on institutional accreditation of the university and to explore remedial measures for bringing further improvement in the working of the university, the Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Mr R.S. Chaudhry, convened a meeting of Deans of various faculties of Kurukshetra University here recently.

The committee unanimously opined that the basic aim of the university was to promote the study of Sanskrit and Indology be kept in mind along with the present-day needs, globalisation and market requirements. It stressed on the need for new courses in accordance with modern trends/needs of society.

All departments of the university were asked to arrange regular weekly seminars of the students and teachers in their respective departments. It was also decided that the refresher orientation courses be organised not only for Lecturers or Readers, but also for Professors and top Central/state governments officers be invited. Senior professors from all parts of the country having significantly contributed in their field of specialisation be invited.


The university has decided to increase the timings of the library and Computer Centre for the benefit of students. Besides, the students will be oriented on the use of computers and latest editions of books will be made available in the library along with Internet services.

The Director of University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) has been asked to expedite the process to provide Internet facilities to the teaching departments. A new telephone exchange has started functioning in the university.


For inter-disciplinary research and teaching promotion, various committees have been constituted which would arrange small disciplinary discussions on various topics. The Board of Studies involved in inter-disciplinary research will meet to discuss various aspects of inter-disciplinary research. The Dean will be the final authority for recommendations in such cases and the senior most Professor will Chair the meeting.

In case of consultancy services, a committee has been constituted to explore areas where consultancy services can be promoted. The University teaching departments have been encouraged to take up projects with the industry. The projects will be such that could help students in gaining knowledge on its utility in the industry. Besides, placement services in the university will also be organised.


The university has decided to strengthen its public Relations Department in order to highlight the academic input of the university. Small pamphlets about the available courses will be published so that students from other countries can be attracted to pursue various courses in the university.

The Vice-Chancellor has constituted a committee as per the UGC guidelines for ensuring quality education. A voluntary audit in supposed to provide a feedback to the teachers and officers in the university on improving teaching, research and institutional management. Since it is first exercise of its kind, all employees are collectively working to achieve the purpose for which it is created. The committee members include experts from outside and senior members of the faculty. Experts from outside are persons of calibre like Dr S.P. Singh, former Vice-Chancellor, Dr O.P. Bhardwaj (IAS retd.) and Dr R.K. Behl (retd principal). The Dean, Academic Affairs, the Dean, Law, and the seniormost Professor of the university are on this Committee.

The members will probe all possible aspects of the functioning of the university and make observations. Suggestion will be made to streamline the working of various offices in the university. After studying the feasibility of the suggestions, the university will make the desired changes.


Adequate steps have been initiated to expedite the publication of examination results. A committee comprising senior teachers of the university and the Controller of Examinations have already been constituted for regular feedback to the examination section. The constituted committee will regularly review the functioning of the examination branch. The Controller of Examinations has been asked to give results of the university various classes on the Internet.


The Dean of College has been asked to strengthen the inspection committees for colleges to improve the quality of education in affiliated Colleges. In future, senior faculty members of the university will be nominated on governing bodies of colleges, Selection committees and Inspection committees, Besides, orientation courses/Camps/seminars on Inter-disciplinary subjects will be arranged for every year in the Colleges.


Regarding filling of the vacant teaching posts, the university is approaching the state government to lift the ban on filling the posts for the smooth functioning of the university.


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

Q Is there a minimum height requirement for those wishing to opt for the Indian Police Service through the UPSC Civil Services Examination? I’m also slightly myopic. Will that be a disqualification?

Gurbir Mansingh

A The various services of the Govt. of India have been classified under two categories, namely technical and non-technical.

The Indian Police Service and other Central Police Services Group ‘B’, the Indian Railway Traffic Service and Group ‘A’ posts in the Railway Protection Force constitute the technical category.

The minimum height prescribed for the Indian Police Service is 165 cm. This is relaxable to 160 cm for men and 145 cm for women in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled tribes and races such as Gorkhas, Garhwalis, Assamese, Kumaunis, Nagaland tribals, etc. whose average height is distinctly lower.

For the technical services mentioned above and as well as for any other service concerned with public safety, the total amount of myopia (including cylinder) must not exceed minus 4.00 D. Also, your total hypermetropia must not exceed plus 4.00 D.


Q I have passed Class XII with commerce (without maths) and on doing BCom IIIrd. I took commerce because of parental pressure I have always had an interest in sciences. Could you please tell me if I can get admission in BSc (Maths) through correspondence in any university?

Mandeep Gill

A For a regular BSc course, the minimum eligibility at all universities is a pass in 10+2 with Science. However, the following three universities offer admission in BSc (Maths) through correspondence in the Open category. The only condition is that you must be above the stipulated age. No other formal qualifications are necessary as long as you clear the entrance test.

* Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalainagar 608002. Age: 20 years.

* University of Chennai, Institute of Correspondence Education, Centenary Buildings, Chepauk, Chennai 600005. Age: 21 years.

* Madurai-Kamaraj University, Directorate of Distance Education, University Buildings, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai 625021. Age: 20 years.


Admission deadline


Dec 14 University of Delhi, D/o Financial Studies, South Campus, Benito Juarez Rd, New Delhi 110021.


Master of Finance & Control (2-yr, FT)

Elig: Bachelor’s/Master Degree (50% agg).

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

Appln F: Send Rs. 350/- by DD favouring "Director, University of Delhi, South Campus" payable at SBI, Service Br (Code No. 7687) with 2 self-add slips (2" x 5") to the Admission Co-ordinator, Prof OP Gupta (Room No 305-A) Arts Faculty Building at the above add. At counter: Rs. 300/- (cash).

Dec 15 Institute for Technology & Management, Plot 25/26, Institutional Area, Sec 4, Kharghar (E), Navi Mumbai 410210.

Ph: 7580903/7562793


PG Diploma in Business Administration (2-yr, FT)

Elig: Bachelor’s Degree.

Selectn: CAT (09 Dec).

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- by DD favouring "Institute for Technology & Management" payable at Mumbai to the above address or download from website.



Oct 25 Directorate of Training & Technical Education, Muni Maya Ram Marg, Pitam Pura, Delhi 110088.

Trade Test conducted by National/State Council for Vocational Training for Pvt Candidates

Elig: Candidates working FT in establishments located in NCT, Delhi, implementing Apprenticeship Trng Scheme/Small Estab and shops covered under Factory Act or reg with any Govt/Local authority, with min 5-yr FT indl/teaching ex in the relevant trade possessing the min prescribed qual.

Selectn: Trade Test

Appln F: Room No. 207 (A), Examination Br at the above add till 4 pm on wkg days before 10 Oct.

Nov 05 ONGC, Tel Bhavan, Dehradun-248003 (Uttaranchal).

Scholarships for SC/ST

(students pursuing higher studies in Engg, Geology, Geophysics & MBA)

Elig: Full Time BE (2nd yr)/MSc Geol/Geophys/MBA (1st yr) at any recog IIT, Univ/Instt. OGPA of 6.5 on 10 point scale or equivalent in the 1st yr of Engg.

Appln F: Send in prescribed format with a recent attested photo, copy of mark sheet and caste/tribal cert to the Dy General Mgr (Admn), at the above add.

Details: See Employment News 6-12 Oct

Nov 30 Directorate of Education (Scholarship Br), Patrachar Vidyalaya Bldg, Room No 27 & 28, Timarpur, Delhi 110054.


Merit Scholarship for OBC/EDS Students

Elig: 10+2 (agg 70% or above), pursuing studies in college/professional Instt. Parent’s income below Rs 48,000/- pa.

Appln F: Available free from above address or download from website.

Dec 08 The Hindu, 859 & 860, Anna Salai, Chennai 600002.

The Hindu-Hitachi Scholarships

Power/Indl/Bldg/Info & Telecomm Syst; Semiconductors; Home Appliances; Digital Media;

Elig: BE/BSc (Engg) and min 1-yr of wk ex (preferably in above areas). Age: Indian citizens below 30 yrs.

Appln F: Applln on forms available on payment of Rs 5/- from The Hindu at the above add or it’s branch office at 210, Ansal Bhavan, 16, KG Marg, New Delhi-110001.


Security Services

Oct 27 Haryana Police.

Recruitment of Lady Constables in Haryana Police

Elig: 10th. Age: below 27 yrs. Height: 5’-2".

Selectn: At Vachhar Stadium, Madhuban (Distt Karnal). Physical measurements Physical Efficiency test, Interview & Personality Test.

Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "Superintendent of Police" payable at concerned District Headquarters. Name of selection centre should be mentioned after the phrase "Superintendent of Police". Sports quota candidates would give demand draft/postal order of Rs 500/- in favour of "Deputy Inspector General of Police", payable at Panchkula.



Nov 20 nisiet, Yousufguda, Hyderabad 500045 (AP).

Ph: (044) 36085444


National Corporate Placement Aptitude Test (NCPAT) 2001

(for HRM, Mktg, QMS, Finance, Software Devp & Engg fields)

Elig: Bachelor s Degree. Age: below 30yrs.

Selectn: Aptitude Test (2 Dec) at 30 Centers including B lore, Ch garh, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkatta & Mumbai followed by Personality Appraisal Test (3rd week of Dec) at campus.

Appln F: Send Rs. 350/- by DD favouring nisiet, Hyderabad payable at H bad with C V in prescribed format to the Head LPC along with specified enclosures to the above add. Superscribe Application for NCPAT-2001 on envelope.

Details: See Employment News 20-26 October.


1. Name the two countries that were recently inducted into the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

2. Which Hindi film was recently nominated as India’s official entry for the Oscar awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film?

3. How many countries are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)?

4. Name the first Harry Potter film that was premiered in London recently.

5. Who was recently re-elected Prime Minister of Australia?

6. Name the US Defence Secretary.

7. Who is the Chief Minister of Uttaranchal?

8. Who was recently appointed the Chief Minister of Pondicherry?

9. Which countries are on the "rogue states" list of the USA?

10. What is the capital of Ireland?

11. Who has been appointed the new Chief of the Air Staff?

12. Who has been appointed the new Chief of the Naval Staff?

13. Expand SIDBI.

14.In which city is King George Medical College(KGMC) situated?

15.Who recently became the second Indian and the youngest player in the Test cricket history to score 7,000 runs?



School address.........................

Winners of quiz 143. The first prize by draw of lots goes to Tenzin Choegyal, Lower TCV school, Kangra Road, Dharamsala.Pin-176215.

Second:Sudhanshu Arya, CAKF Model Sr. Sec. School, Sector 4, Naya Nangal, district Ropar - 140126. Third: Nikhal Tandon, VI-A, New Public School, Sector 18-A, Chandigarh-160018.

Answers to quiz 143: Asha Bhonsle, Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance, Bacillus anthracis, Gagan Ajit Singh, Dr A.Q. Khan, Paras, Peter Carey, Kerala, Sarus, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Advanced Light Helicopter, October 27, Hockey, Madrid, Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly.

Cash awards of Rs 400, 300 and 200 are given to the first, second and third prize winners, respectively. These are sent at the school address.

— Tarun Sharma


Lesson in English
By W. L. Gordon

Words often misused:

Be sure to say, "I agree WITH you," and "I agree TO your proposition."

Often mispronounced:

Calumniate (to speak falsely and maliciously of). Pronounce as ka-lum-ni-ait with accent on the second syllable. DO NOT pronounce as ka-loom-ni-ait.

Often misspelled:

Hysterical — starts with "hys."

Historical — starts with "his."


Soothe (verb) — quiet, calm, comfort, compose, pacify, smooth, mitigate, allay, still, appease, assuage, tranquilise.

Word study:

"Use a word three times and it is yours." Let us increase our vocabulary by mastering one word each week.

Today’s word: Paraphrase (verb) — to reword or restate a passage or work, as for clarity. E.g. "The speaker paraphrased one of the great poems."