EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, March 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India





Q I wish to do a course in Material Management. Could you please tell me about the courses offered by the Indian Institute of Materials Management, Bangalore?

Harseerat Kaur

A The Indian Institute of Materials Management offers the following courses:

Graduate Diploma in Materials Management. It is offered as a 2-year full-time program as well as a 3-year distance education program. Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Engineering. PG Diploma in Materials Management. Duration: 3 years (Dist). Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree (above 55% agg) with 2 years supervisory experience in materials management. For further information, you may contact: Indian Institute of Materials Management, NHQ Education Wing, 247, Raheja Arcade, Koramangala 560095. Indian Institute of Materials Management, NHQ Secretariat, 405, Kaliandas Udyog Bhavan, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025.

Civil Engg

Q I have done 10+2 from Punjab Board. I am interested in a career related to civil engineering or construction management. Please suggest a suitable option other than in the field of architecture.

Sameer Dhillon

A One suitable option could be Quantity Surveying. These skilled professionals are very much in demand both at home and abroad. But the demand is not sufficiently met. A QS is a professional who is well conversant with technical building and engineering aspects of construction as well as commercial aspects related to contracts. So we can say that he combines both the commercial as well as the technical aspects of construction which makes him extremely valuable.

A 10+2 or equivalent with PCM from a recognised institution is the basic eligibility for admission to the Surveyors Course. The examination is conducted by the Institution of Surveyors, New Delhi for Building & Quantity Surveying and other branches of surveying twice a year at various centres in the country. The institution conducts first, intermediate, final and direct final examinations.

The recently opened GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi is also planning to launch a Bachelor of Technology Programme in Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Contracting in association with CIDC.

A qualified surveyor performs a variety of jobs related to construction. He takes detailed measurements from the plan once it is approved by an architect. Before the construction goes on-line he calculates the cost of the works, prepares schedules to be priced by tenders for the purpose of valuation in lump-sum contracts. He assists in negotiations and obtaining quotations and administering the contract. He may also serve as an arbitrator when needed.

As far as employment prospects are concerned, a QS is in demand in both the public and private sectors. They are required by various government departments like the Military Engineering Services (M/o Defence), M/o Surface Transport, NPCC etc. and private corporate companies.

Agri management

Q I have completed BSc (Ag). Does any University offer MBA in Agriculture Management?

Ravi Malhotra

A IIM, Ahmedabad offers a 15-month Postgraduate Programme in Agri-Business Management (PGP-ABM). The course is oriented towards developing highly competent agri-business Managers with a rural as well as global orientation. The curriculum covers all the functional areas of business management with a focus on applications in the agricultural, food, rural and allied sectors of the industry. Need-based scholarships are also available. Admission to this programme is through the highly competitive Common Admission Test (CAT).

Those with a bachelors or masters degree in Agriculture or allied subjects are eligible. Graduates in other streams with at least 1-year of work-experience in a related field can also apply.

The following universities offer an MBA (Agricultural Mgt):

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University Hisar.

Selection: All-India written test. Elig: graduates/postgraduates in any discipline (50% agg).

GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar, UP

Selection: Written test, G D & Interview at the campus. Elig: 55% in B Sc (Horti/Forest/Agri/ Agri Engg/A H/Home Sc/Vet Sc/Fisheries) with 60%agg.

Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, D/o Management, Solan, Nauni

Selection: Written test, G D & Interview at campus. Elig: 55% in BSc (Horti/Forest/Agri/Agri Engg/ AH/Home Sc), BA, BCom, BBA.

Punjab Agricultural University, D/o Business Mgt

Selection: written test, G D & Interview at campus.

Elig: Bachelor’s/PG (Sc/Agri/ Engg/Vety/Home Sc) with 60% agg (OCPA 6.00 out of 10.00)

Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalya, Jabalpur

Elig: B Sc Agri/Bio (55%agg).

National Institute for Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar, Nr Hyderabad (AP). Eligibility: Bachelor’s in Agri or allied field from any agricultural university (1st div). Selection: Entrance Test (2-part). (An autonomous body under M/o Agriculture, MANAGE was ranked as the 4th best sectoral B-School in agri-management in the Outlook-MDRA survey).

University of Mysore offers 1-yr PG Diploma in Agri Marketing Management, Agri Planning & Mgt.

Fashion designer

Q My daughter is at an very impressionable age, insists on becoming a fashion designer like several of her classmates. She says there’s more money in fashion than in any other field of design. Is it true?

Rupneet Kaur

A Yes there is a lot of money in this field. But for a successful few.

The fancy salaries and glitzy photo-features that we see in the doublepage spreads of fashion glossies are only for the handful of genuinely talented designers graduating from the premier fashion schools. That too, after years of sweat and hard work. For the rest, establishing a toehold in the industry is no cakewalk.

What you can do as a parent is to arrange for her to meet a couple of designers so that she goes into the field with her eyes open. Then if she is convinced she is cut out for it, let her prepare for the entrance exams of some top-of-the-line institutes such as NIFT, NID, etc. If she makes it through the highly competitive selection procedure, you can be assured that she has the necessary aptitude. The course should hopefully groom and equip her with the necessary skills to make it in this industry.


Q Could you please tell me if there is any relaxation for reserved category candidates in departmental examinations in the state government?

Suresh Ram

A State Governments can lower the qualifying marks for scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates in examinations held for higher posts exclusively reserved for them in a department. A Supreme Court bench recently upheld the Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to lower the pass marks from 50% to 40% for SC/ST candidates in an examination for promotion to a reserved post. The court also ruled that successful reserved category candidates shall receive all benefits from the day of promotion.


Q I am thinking of doing Master’s in Oceanography. Could you tell me about the universities in India where this subject is taught and also the career prospects in this field?

Jagjit Kairon

A Oceanography is an inter-disciplinary science that is broadly divided into physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, geological oceanography and marine biology. At times these disciplines overlap because the marine environment is influenced by various chemical, physical and biological processes, which in turn makes this science so exciting. Studying the geophysical characteristics of coastal margins and harnessing the ocean’s mineral resources can be very interesting.

The following universities offer Master’s level courses in Oceanography:

Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.

Job opportunities for Oceanographers exist in private sector companies, particularly in the areas of production and research in marine industries, and in public sector organisations such as Oil India and in government establishments such as the Geological Survey of India and the Meteorological Survey of India.

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.




Air Force

Apr 15 Central Airmen Selection Board, PB No 11807, New Delhi 110010

Website: www.

Airman in Technical (Matric) Trades

Elig: Matriculation or equiv (Eng, Maths & Sc, 60%). Age: DoB: 1 Jan ‘84-1 Jun ‘87.

Selectn: Written test & Physical Fitness Test.

Appln F: Send in prescribed format to President at the above add.

Details: Employment News (16-22 Mar).

Art & Design

Centre for Electronics Design & Technology of India, PO Box No. 10, A-34, Phase VIII, Industrial Area, Mohali 160059

Ph: (0172) 257052/53/54/55


Adv Course on Graphics & Multimedia (12 weeks)

Elig: BA/BFA/BCom/BSc/BE & Matric pass.

Appln F: Send appln with copies of certs & fee by DD favouring "The Director, CEDTI" payable at Ch ‘grh to the Training Counsellor at the above add.


D/o Science & Technology, GoI


DST Awards to Students/Young Researchers in Chem

(to attend the meeting of Nobel Laureats and Students at Lindau, Germany)

Details: Website.


Apr 15 Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Rd, New Delhi 110011.

Ph: (011) 3385271/1125


Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2002

For admission to:

1) Indian Military Academy

2) Naval Academy

3) Air Force Academy

4) Officer’s Training Academy

Elig: Single Indian males with:

For 1: Bachelor’s degree. Age: DoB: 2nd July ‘79—1st July ‘84;

For 2: BSc (Phy & Maths)/BE. Age: DoB: 2nd July ‘81—1st July ‘84;

For 3: Bachelor’s degree with Phys and Maths in 10+2/BE. Age: DoB: 2nd July ‘80—1st July ‘84;

For 4: Indian males with Bachelor’s degree. Age: DoB: 2nd July ‘78—1st July ‘84.

Exam: 18 May.

Appln F: Available at designated HPOs/Pos: Rs 20/- (cash).

Details: Employment News (16-22 Mar) or website.

Government jobs

Apr 26 Staff Selection Commission, Block No 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh 160017

Recruitment of Jr Hindi Translators (CSOLS/SO), 2002

Elig: Indian nationals with Master’s degree (Eng/Hindi) with Hindi/Eng as compulsory and elective subj at degree-level or Bachelor’s degree with Hindi and Eng as main subject. Age: Below 30 yrs (on 1 Aug ‘02). Selectn: Competitive Exam (7 July).

Appln F: Send in prescribed format to the Dy Director (NWR) at the above add.

Details: Employment News (16-22 Mar).


Apr 15 IIT – Kanpur, Kanpur 208016 (UP)

Website: www.iitk. admissions.html

1) PhD & MTech (Engg): Aerospace/Biol Sc & Bio-Engg/Chem/Civil/

Comp Sc & Engg/Elect/Indsl & Mgt Engg/Materials & Metallurgical/

Materials Sc /Mech/Nuclear Engg & Tech

2) PhD (Sc): Chem/Math/Phy/ Stats

3) PhD (Humanities & Social Sc): Eco/Eng (Litt & Ling)/ Philo/Psychol/ Sociol

4) MTech: Environ Engg & Mgt/Laser Tech

5) MDes: Design

6) MSc (2-yr): Chem/Phys/ Maths/Stats

7) MSc-PhD (Dual Degree): Phys

Elig: For PhD: Relevant MTech/ ME or BE/BTech with GATE score.

For PhD (Sc & HSS): GATE/ UGC/CSIR score.

For MTech: BE/BTech (Engg)/ MSc & GATE score.

For 6 & 7: Bachelor’s degree with requisite %age.

Appln F: Send request to the Asstt Registrar (Academic) along with stamped (Rs 20/-), self-add, sturdy cloth-lined envelope (23 cm x 17 cm) to the above add specifying the programme applied for by 5 Apr or download from website. Separate appln for each programme.

Apr 23 IIT - Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016


1) PhD (FT/PT): App Mech/ Biochem Engg & Biotech/ Chem Engg/ Chem/Civil Engg/Comp Sc & Engg/Elect Engg/Hum & Soc Sc/Mgt Studies/Maths/Mech Engg/Phys/Text Tech

2) MTech (FT/PT): App Mech/Chem/Civil/Comp Sc & Engg/Elect Engg/Mech Engg/ Phys/Text Tech

3) Inter-disciplinary MTech: Computer Appln/Energy/Indsl Tribol/Instru Tech/Opto-Electro & Opt Comm/Polymer Sc & Tech/VLSI Design Tools & Tech /Telecomm Tech & Mgt

4) Mtech: Energy & Environ Mgt (Evening, PT)

5) MS (Res, FT/PT): App Mech/ Chem Engg/ Bio Chem Engg & Biotech/ Comp Sc Engg/ Elect/ Mech/Civil

6) MDes (FT, 4 Sem): Indsl Design

7) MSc (FT, 4 Sem): Chem/ Math/Phys

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- by crossed DD favouring "Registrar, IIT, Delhi" payable at SBI, IIT Delhi (A/c No 65318)/Canara Bank, SDA (A/c No 52707) with stamped (Rs 16/-), self-add envelope (25 cm x 20 cm) superscribed "Appln for Admission to ____ Prog" to the Asstt Registrar (PGS & R) at the above add by 16 Apr.

Details: Employment News (16-22 Mar).

Apr 24 IIT - Madras, Chennai 600036

MTech (4 Sem)

Aerospace Engg/App Mech/ Chem Engg /Civil Engg /Comp Sc & Engg /

Elect Engg/ Maths (Indsl Maths & Scientific Computing)/Mech Engg/

Metallurgical Engg/Ocean Engg/Phys (Solid State Tech)

Elig: BE/BTech/BArch or equiv/ Master’s degree (Maths/ Phys)/ AMIE etc with GATE score.

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring "IIT, Madras" payable at Chennai with 2 self-add slips (5 cm x 10 cm), to the Chairman, MTech Admission Committee at above add by 15 Apr.


May 31 Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, 15th Lane, Prabhat Rd, Pune 411004

Ph: (020) 5658233, 5673719


l PG Dip in Mgt (Dual Specialisation, Mktg/Fin/Sys & Opr)

l PG Dip in Mgt (PM & HRD)

(For Army Personnel & their dependents)

Selectn: Entrance Exam (2 June) at 10 centres incldg Ambala.

Appln F: Send Rs 850/- (for Regd Post) or Rs 900/- (for Courier) by DD favouring "The Director, SIMS, Pune" at the above add.

Management (Dist)

May 31 Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Bldg #4, Wing A-2, First Floor, New Ajantha Avenue, Paud Rd, Pune 411038 (Mah)

Ph: (020) 5454000


l PG Dip in Business Admin (2-yr)

l PG Dip in International Trade (2-yr)

l PG in Personnel Mgt & Indsl Relations (2-yr)

l PG Dip in Insurance Mgt (1-yr, in collab with New India Assurance Co Ltd)

Elig: Graduates/Dip holders with 5 yrs wk ex.

Appln F: Send Rs 800/- by DD favouring "Director SCDL" payable at Pune.


May 31 Thakur Hari Prasad Institute of Research and Rehabilitation for the Mentally Handicapped, Vivekanandanagar, Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad 500060 (AP)

Ph: (040) 4045454/6733

Website: www. thakurhari

PG Dip in Developmental Rehab

(Recog by RCI & affl to Osmania Univ)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree (Med/ Speech Pathol/O Th/Physio Th /Mental Retardation/PG Dip in Child Psychol & Child Devep)/ Bachelor’s degree with 3 yrs ex in rehab/Master’s degree (Psychol/Social Wk/Educn/Sociol/ Home Sc /Child Devep/Biol Sc/ Nutri/Rehab Sc).

Selectn: Entrance test & interview (14 June).

Appln F: Send Rs 200/- by DD favouring "THPI, Hyderabad" with stamped (Rs 20/-), self-add envelope (12" x 5") to the Director General at the above add.


May 15 TERI School of Advanced Studies, Darbari Seth Block, Habitat Place, Lodhi Rd, New Delhi 110003


Adv Research (FT/PT) leading to PhD

1) Faculty of App Sc: Plant Biotech/Microbiol Biotech/Natural Resource Mgt/

Energy & Environ/Renewable Energy

2) Faculty of Policy and Planning: Energy Analysis & Planning/Energy Efficiency Mgt /Resource & Devep Eco/Regulatory Theory & Practise /Utility Eco

Elig: For 1: Relev MSc/MPhil or BE.

For 2: MA/MPhil (Eco/Stats/ Maths/OR)/ MSc/BE/BTech.

Selectn: Written test/Interview (15-30 June).

Appln F: Obtain from Registrar at the above add by 15 Apr or download from Website.


Apr 15 M P Bhoj (Open) University, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal 462016 (MP)


BEd (Special Educn, 14 mths, Dist)

(In assoc with Rehabilitation Council of India at 57 study centres incldg J ‘ldhr)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree and any of the following: a) Has wk ex in any disability area, b) Has a disability, c) Has a disabled child, d) Has dip in Special Educn or e) Has undergone bridge course of RCI.

Appln F: Send Rs 250/- by DD favouring "Registrar, MPBOU" payable at Bhopal to the Director, DME at the above add or apply through On-line ‘Net-Form’.

Details: Employment News (9-15 Mar).

IMT, Ghaziabad

3 years P.G. Diploma (=MBA) in Marketing, Finance, HRD, I.B, systems & operations.

2-year P.G. Diploma in Marketing Management.

Eligibility: Graduate in any stream.

No entrance test for Defence personnels & working managers with 5-yr working experience.

1-year specialised Diploma courses in Marketing Management, Personnel Management, Financial Management, Prod & Operations.

Eligibility: 10+2& 5 yrs working experience or graduate.

Final year appearing candidates may also apply.

Through distance learning

Prospectus and application forms obtain from I.M.T. BXX-3050 Gurdev Ngr. (Ferozepore Road), Ludhiana 141001. Phone No. 0161-421520, 9814153399. Mail imt on payment of Rs 550 cash or by DD favouring "IMT" payable at Ghaziabad.


Apr 5 Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotony, 53, University Rd, Lucknow 226007 (UP)


Birbal Sahni Research Scholarships

Elig: MSc (Bot/Geol) or equiv with high acad achievements at UG & PG levels. Age: 28 yrs (Max, on 1 Apr)

Appln F: Apply on plain paper with copies of marksheets, certs, degrees, testimonials etc. forwarded by your prospective Supervisor in an Indian Univ to the Registrar at the above add.

Details: Employment News (2-8 Mar).


Apr 5 Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014

Common Entrance Test (CET-2002):

1) BE (Software, Telecomm & IT, Micro Electron & Biotech)

2) BE (Chem)/BE (Agro Processing Tech)




6) BPharm/BSc (Anthropol/Bio-Chem/Bio-Phys/Bio-Tech/Bot/Chem/ Comp Sc/Geol/ Maths/Maths & Computing/ Microbiol/ Phys & Zool, Hons)

Test: 22 May at Ch ‘grh, Delhi & Ludhiana.

Appln F: Send Rs 1150/- by DD favouring "The Registrar, Panjab University, Chandigarh", payable at Ch ‘grh to the Publication Bureau at the above add by 20 Mar. At specified SBI Brs (incldg Panjab Univ, Sec 14, Ch ‘grh): Rs. 1100/- (cash)

Apr 20 Indian Institute of Engineering and Technology, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly 243006 (UP)

1) BTech (Comp Sc & IT/Electron & Comm/Electron & Instru/Elect/Mech/Chem)

2) BPharm

Elig: For 1: 10+2 (PCM). For 2: 10+2 (PCM/PCB)

Selectn: Entrance Exam (27/28, May).

Appln F: Send Rs 600/- by DD favouring the "Finance Officer, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly 243006" at the above add.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi