EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, January 15, 2002, Chandigarh, India

Q Could you please tell me about the entry procedure for joining the judicial services in the armed forces? I would like to know if one could enter through the Combined Defence Services Exam?



Q Could you please tell me about the entry procedure for joining the judicial services in the armed forces? I would like to know if one could enter through the Combined Defence Services Exam?

Vivek Chauhan

A There is a division in the Indian Army known as the Judge Advocate General Branch for which Law graduates and young advocates (male) are enrolled directly for providing legal assistance to the Army to deal with civil cases and for disciplinary action against serving personnel. These legal officers advise on evidence for court martial, drafting charges and conducting prosecutions. They also provide general legal advice to the staff. Entry is not through the Combined Defence Services Examination, but through a written test and interview conducted by the SSB. Instead, look out for separate advertisements in Employment News and leading national dailies or log on to their respective websites.

The Indian Navy offers direct entry to law graduates in the Law Cadre, Executive Branch.

Unmarried males qualify for both Permanent as well as Short Service Commission, whereas their female counterparts only get the latter. Selection is through a 4-day SSB interview at Bangalore/Bhopal followed by the mandatory medical exam.


Q How long does it take for a Reader to be promoted as Professor?

Ritu Beri

A The University Grants Commission has recently decided that a reader must complete 8 years in the grade to be eligible for promotion to the grade of a professor. This works out to a minimum of 21 years of service for becoming a professor — if you meet all the other necessary requirements that is, like attaining specified professional standards while being engaged in fruitful academic activities. Understandably, teacher activists are up in arms against this decision and the UGC has had to discontinue the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS) for colleges. However, the scheme will continue to operate for readers in university departments.

One of the necessary requirements for college lecturers in the selection grade under the UGC revised pay scale (1996) is that they have to clear the mandatory number of refresher courses (in states other than their own if necessary), with a gap of one year between courses.


Q I’m keen on making a career in the film industry as a dubbing artiste. Is it a viable option?

Krishan Sharma

A Considering the multilingual nature of our country, there is a great demand for dubbing artistes. Some of the larger film and television production houses have their own in-house dubbing departments.

As a dubbing artiste you should not only be fluent in the language but also versatile enough to match your inflections, tone and pauses to synchronise with the original sound track and visuals. For example, the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, which were originally made in Hindi, have now been dubbed in most of the Indian and several foreign languages. Also, almost every Hollywood film, big or small, which is now screened in India, has a Hindi release. Similarly, a large number of popular serials and ‘infotainment’ programmes are now being dubbed in Indian languages to increase their viewership.

In TV serials, dubbing artistes are paid about Rs. 1000/- per episode, but depending on the artiste’s capability and the length and complexity of the role, they command as much as Rs. 10,000/- per episode. In films you can make as much as Rs. 75,000/- by lending your voice to a single character on the screen, if you are really good.


Q I want to do BA (History) from IGNOU. Could you please tell me the admission criteria?

Karan Singh

A The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers History as a course in its graduation programme. Depending on you educational qualifications, you could choose from two modes of entry for graduation courses offered by IGNOU.

For the Non-formal Open University Graduation Programme (3½-yr) you should be 20 years old but need not possess any formal qualifications. You will be admitted only after passing the entrance test. The eligibility for the regular Graduation programmes (3-yr) is a pass in Class XII.

For further information, you could contact Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre, Mamangalam, Palarivattom, P.O, COCHIN 682 025 (Kerala) or log on to Ph: 0484-340203/348189/ 330891


Q I am a student of class XI. I would like to join the BSF. Could you please guide me?

Gurjinder Gill

A The Border Security Force (BSF) is responsible for the collection of intelligence reports, protection of life and property in the border areas and prevention of smuggling and infiltration. At times at the request of the state governments, BSF personnel are also deployed for internal security duty.

During war, BSF protects vital installations such as airfields and bridges against enemy raid. It holds ground till the main forces arrive and assists the army in maintaining the line of communication.

BSF has two main branches: — (i) The General Duty Service (ii) Technical Service (including Communication). There is also the Medical Service branch that looks after the Force’s medical needs.

For a successful career in the Paramilitary Forces, suitable candidates are usually above average graduates with a sense of adventure and interest in tough outdoor life though there are few openings in this field for women as constables and researchers. In all the protective services, importance is given to physical fitness, i.e. height, weight, chest measurement, etc. in addition to academic achievements.

Matriculates are recruited as Constables and Guards.

The Special Selection Board (SSB) of the Central Police Organisations (M/o Home Affairs, GoI) recruits graduates below 25 years as Assistant Commandant/Deputy Superintendent of Police/Company Commander in the BSF and CRPF.

The 3-stage selection process includes a written exam, a physical efficiency test and an Interview followed by a medical exam.

For further information, contact:

Deputy Director (Pers), BSF HQ, Block No. 10, CGO Complex, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi 110003


Q I am in my final year of Geography (H). I would like to do a postgraduate degree or diploma course in population studies. Could you please tell me about the courses and prospects of this field?

Radhika Chugh

A Population Studies offers opportunities to work with international aid agencies like USAID, Population Council, Ford Foundation, UNFPA, Care etc. Central Government offices like the Census Office, Registrar General and Census Commission and Ministry of Family Welfare also employ students specializing in Population Studies.

You could do your Masters in Population Studies from the following Universities:

International Institute of Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400088. Course: Master in Population Studies (1-yr). Eligibility: Masters degree (Statistics, Maths, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Geography).

Annamalai University, P O Annamalainagar, Cuddalore District 608002 (TN).

Bharathiar University, Maruthamalai Road, Coimbatore 641046 (TN).

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 517502 (AP).

If you wish to pursue higher studies in the subject, you could opt for M Phil in Population Science from JNU. Eligibility for the programme is MA in Geography. The course will cover fields like Human Settlement, Methodology, Morality, Urbanization, Census and Vital Statistics etc.

Besides these, there are around eight Universities offering diploma-level courses in the subject.


Q After Class XII, I am keen on taking up a course at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Could you please give me some information about the undergraduate courses offered at this institute?

Rajat Gupta

A The National Institute of Design (NID), Paldi, Ahmedabad, is one of the country’s premier institutions for state-of-the-art research, education, advanced training and consulting in design. It is an autonomous institution set up by the M/o Commerce & Industry, GoI.

NID offers both Graduate as well as Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in Design. While the former are open to students with a pass in Class XII, the latter are meant for graduates in specific fields.

The 4-year GDPD comprises the following areas of specialisation under 4 faculty streams:

Industrial Design (Product Des, Furniture & Interior Des, Ceramic Des) Exhibition Design (Exhibition Des)

Communication Design (Graphic Des, Animation Film Des, Film & Video Communication)

Textile & Apparel Design (Textile Des, Integrated Prog in Textile & Apparel Des).

Although eligibility for these diploma courses is a pass in Class XII, competence in maths, science, social studies, drawing, technical and related subjects is considered an advantage. Admission to these courses is through a series of tests and an interview. For details of the test log on to NID’s website



Admission deadline


Feb 5 Jawaharlal Instt of Postgrad Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry 605006. MD (Gen Med/Obst & Gynaecol/Pathol/Microbiol/ Physiol/ Pharmacol/Paediatrics/ Radio-Diagn/Anaesthesiol/Derm, Vene & Lep /Biochem/Community Med/Psychiatry/TB & RD)

MS (Gen Surg/Orthopaed/ Ophthalmol/ENT/Anatomy) DCH Dortho DO DMRD DLep

Selectn: Entrance Exam (17 Mar).

Appln F: Send Rs 400/- by DD favouring "Accounts Officer, JIPMER" drawn on Bank of Baroda, Pondicherry Branch with a stamped (Rs 33/-), self-add envelope (30 cm x 22 cm), to the Dean, at the above add by 17 Jan.

Details: Employment News (29 Dec - 4 Jan).

March 04 Banaras Hindu University, Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi 221005.



Elig: 10+2 (PCB & Eng, 50%). Age: 17-25 yrs (31 Dec).

Selectn: For MBBS: PMT (4 June) at Ch ‘nai, Del, Kol & V ‘nasi.

For BAMS: Written test (16 June) at V ‘nasi.

Appln F: Send Rs 550/- by crossed DD favouring "Director, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU" drawn on at SBI (code: 0211), Varanasi with 2 self-add slips (10 cm x 6 cm) to the Director by 16 Feb, at the above add. Superscribe "Request for appln for PMT or BAMS Entrance test 2002, BHU" on envelope. Separate appln form for each course.

March 20 Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, PO Sevagram, Wardha 442102 (Mah).

MBBS (2002-03)

Elig: 10+2 (PCB, 50% & Eng).

Selectn: Entrance Exam (21 April) at Nagpur, New Del, H ‘bad & Mumbai.

Appln F: Send Rs 800/- by MO only favouring "Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Sevagram, District Wardha 442102" to the Dean, at the above add.


Feb 15 Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli 620015 (TN).

Ph: (0431) 500061-65


1) MBA

2) MCA

Elig: For 1: Bachelor’s/PG degree. For 2: Bachelor’s degree (60%) with Maths/Stats as main/ancillary subjs.

Selectn: For 1: Entrance Test, GD & Interview. For 2: Entrance Test (24 Feb for both).

Appln F: Send Rs 700/- by crossed DD favouring "Principal, Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli" drawn on SBI (code: 1617), Tiruchirappalli, to the Coordinator - MBA/MCA Admissions Dean (Acad Prog), at the above add.

Details: Employment News 29 Dec - 4 Jan.


The Scindia School, Fort, Gwalior 474008 (MP).


Scholarship Admission Test-2002

(for Class VI, VII & VIII)

Elig: Boys between 11-13 yrs of age (on 1 Jan).

Test: 6 April at Del, Kolkata, L ‘know, Mumbai & Gwalior.

Appln F: Send Rs 750/- by DD favouring "Principal, The Scindia School" payable at Gwalior, to the above add or download from website.


Jan 14 Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 125004.

1) PhD (Agri/Animal Sc/Basic Sc/Home Sc/Vet Sc)

2) MVSc

Appln F: Send Rs 400/- by crossed DD favouring "Registrar" payable at SBI, HAU, Hisar to the Asst Registrar (Academic) by Registered Post, at the above add.


Jan 28 Airports Authority of India, Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi 110003.

Recruitment of

1) Hindi Translator G II

2) Jr Executive (Legal)

3) Sr Asstt (ATC)

4) Jr Steno

5) Sr Asstt (Electron)

Appln F: Send in prescribed format with Rs 100/- by crossed DD favouring "Airports Authority of India (National Airport Division)" payable at New Delhi, to the HR Cell, at the above add.

Armed Forces

Mar 15 Army Welfare Education Society, 153, Kashmir House, Rajaji Marg, New Delhi 110011
Ph: 3018702/3018363

1) BE (Mech/Electron & Telecom/Comp Engg/IT) at AIT (affil to Univ of Pune).

2) BDS (4-yr) at ACDS (affil to NTR Univ of Health Sc).

3) Hotel Mgt (4-yr) at AIHM & CT (affil to Bangalore Univ). Website:

4) BA, LLB (5-yr) at AIL (affil to Punjabi Univ)

Elig: For 1: 10+2 (PCM, 50% agg). For 2: 10+2 (PCB, 50% agg). For 3: 10+2 (with Eng). For 4: 10+2 (50%).

Selectn: Written Test. For 1 & 2: 24 Apr. For 3: 25 Apr. For 4: 26 Apr.

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring the Director of the institute where course is to be pursued and payable at the location of the institute.

Details: Employment News (5-11 Jan).

Art & Design

Feb 15 Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai 600020

1) Certificate in Leather Processing, Leather Goods, Leather Garments, Leather Footwear(26 weeks)

2) Diploma Leather Goods, Leather Garments (40 weeks)
At Chennai & Regional centres

Elig: Age: 30 yrs (on 11 Mar). For 1: SSLC (55%). For 2: 10+2 (55%).

Selectn: Entrance Test (2 Mar), Interview (3 Mar) & Trade Test (for candidates with work ex in this Ind).

Appln F: Send Rs 100/- by crossed DD favouring "Central Leather Research Institute" with stamped (Rs 4/-), self-add envelope (30" x 15") to the Head, CHORD Division, at the above add by 8 Feb.

Bioinformatics (Dist)

Jan 30 Bioinformatics Institute of India, B-502, Sec 19, Noida 201301 (UP) (under JSS-ITBI, DST, GoI)

Ph: (0120) 4442815/16
Website: www.bioinformaticscentre. org

PG Diploma in Bioinformatics (1-yr, Dist)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree.

Appln F: Send Rs 65/- by DD favouring "Bioinformatics Institute of India" payable at Noida/New Delhi with stamped (Rs 15/-), self-add envelope (8" x 12") to the above add or download from website.


April 23 Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad-826004 (Jhar) (Deemed Univ)

Fuel Engg, Mineral Engg, Mine Planning & Des, Opencast Mining, Rock Excavation Engg, Longwall Mine Mech, Indl Engg & Mgt, Petro Engg, Mining Geophys, Mineral Explor, Egg Geol, Petro Explor, Environ Sc & Engg, Comp Appln, Maintenance Engg & Tribology, Mining Machinery.

Applied Phys/Chem/Maths

Selectn: Merit in GATE/NET & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- DD favouring "Registrar, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad," payable at SBI, ISM Campus Br, Dhanbad (code: 1641) to the Asstt Registrar (Acad), at the above add along with a self-add envelope (23 cm x 15 cm) superscribed with "Request for PG Admission Form" by 15 Apr.

Details: Employment News (5-11 Jan).

July 25 Indian Institute of Fire Engineering, Iqbal Manzil, Chhaoni, Katol Rd, Nagpur 440013. (Recog by DTE & Maharashtra Govt)

1) Adv Dip in Fire Safety Engg(1-yr).

2) Post Dip in Fire Engg (1-yr).

3) Adv Dip in Industrial Safety (1-yr).

4) Dip in Fire Safety Engg (1-yr).

5) Cert in Fire Safety Engg (6-mths)

Elig: For 1 & 2: BE/BTech/BSc OR Dip (Engg/Tech) OR Bachelor’s degree (40%) plus 2 yrs ex in Fire Field. For 3: Degree/Dip (Engg/Tech) OR BSc (Phy/Chem) with 2 yrs workex in Mfg/Maint/Safety/Res/Trng/ Safety Admin. For 4: 10+2/ITI. For 5: Class 10. Physical stds as specified.

Appln F: Send Rs 150/- by DD favouring "Director, IIFE", payable at Nagpur, to the above add. Details: Employment News (5-11 Jan).


Feb 28 Institute of Company Secretaries of India, NIRC Bldg, Plot No 4, Prasad Nagar Instnl Area, Rajendra Place, New Delhi
Ph: (011) 4617321-24

Intermediate Course in CS

Elig: Bachelor’s degree (excluding Fine Arts).

Appln F: Send Rs 140/- by DD favouring "The Institute of Company Secretaries of India" payable at New Delhi, at the above add.



Lesson in English
W.L. Gordon

Words often misused: Distinguish between enviable (arousing envy) and Envious (feeling envy). Thus: "His enviable position in the community has made many people envious of him."

Often mispronounced: Vagary (whimsical notion or action; unpredictable change of fluctuation). Pronounce as vagair-i with accent on the second syllable.

Often misspelled: Severely — harshly; seriously. Severally — separately; singly.

Synonyms: Poise (noun) — equanimity, composure, self-possession, peace-of-mind, calmness, serenity, tranquility.

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: Cogent (adj) — convincing; compelling; appealing conclusively to reason; E.g. "The speaker’s address contained some cogent points."