EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, May 14, 2002, Chandigarh, India





Pervin Malhotra

Q I am in final year of LLB at MDU. Can I supplement my income through teaching?

Gurpreet Dhami

A In a landmark judgement, the Delhi High Court has ruled that no full time law teacher of Delhi University can practise as a lawyer or enroll as an advocate.

However, this ruling does not apply to part-time law teachers who are allowed to practise or enroll as advocates. You will, however, have to check whether this ruling applies to other states as well.

Defence Studies

Q: After postgraduation, I would like to pursue research in Defence and Strategic Studies. Please suggest institutions.

Damanpreet Gill

A: The relevant institution to contact would be:

*  United Services Information Service, Rao Tula Marg, New Delhi 110057. USIS conducts ongoing research in defence studies.

* Institute for Defence Studies & Analyses, Block#3, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110067 also recruits research fellows for security and strategic studies. For details log onto

The following universities also offer research facilities in this area:

* University of Chennai, Department of Defence & Strategic StudiesCentenary Buildings Chepauk, Triplicane PO, Chennai 600005.

* University of Allahabad, Strategic Studies Centre, Allahabad 211002 (UP).

* Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Strategic Studies, Aligarh 202002 (UP).

* Maharshi Dayanand University, Department of Defence Studies & Statistics, Rohtak (Har).


Q: I am a student of Class XII (Humanities). Please suggest some career options which do not require a formal academic degree.

Sukhpreet Kaur

A: There are a number of attractive options you can opt for. These include, desk-top publishing, beauty & hair care, fashion design, hotel management and catering, modelling, travel & tourism, photography, sales & marketing, secretarial work, insurance and IT-enabled services like call centres, medical transcription, etc.

However, it is always advisable to have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of your choice, (albeit through correspondence) as most jobs today require graduation as the minimum eligibility at the entry-level.

Besides, should you wish to study further at any time in the future, your graduation will prove handy.

Q: I’m 23 and have done PGDBM specialising in IT & Marketing. I am working with a US-based company dealing in e-commerce payment facilities (credit card & e-cheque transactions). They don’t have any plans for India as of now. I am responsible for their website updates (new pages/sections etc.), content development and revision and database research for prospective US clients. In all, the work profile is US-oriented and involves no marketing inputs from any angle. This my second job, the first being a corporate sales job in a web training firm. The reason for switching from this firm was escaping from a "Training institute" profile. Please tell me what to do as I am in a ‘FIX’ over what I am currently doing which is very different from what I have learnt.

Dinesh Johri

A: Firstly, I do think it would be a good idea to complete at least one year in your present job for at least two good reasons:

You are working with an US-based company which is using India as a "back-end". Given the fast-paced changes in this area, your present employer may well decide to upgrade its India operations;

Secondly, different job changes, each job being held for just a few months, wont look good on any resume.

So, complete a year with a positive attitude, learning from your present job all that you can.

As to switching jobs, whenever you do, you could look at:

Sales and marketing jobs, particularly in IT marketing — given your industry association;

Alternatively, you could be looking at managerial jobs in the fast-growing IT-enabled services industry which is forecast to boom in the years to come. You have the relevant experience.

Biomed Engg

Q: Where is M.Sc (Biomedical) engineering taught and what are the prospects in this field?

Digesh Chauhan

Some of the universities offering M.Sc Biomedical engineering are:

Banares Hindu University, Varanasi; Calicut University, Kerala; Central University, Hyderabad; Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore; G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pant Nagar; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; M S University of Baroda; Madurai Kamraj University.

Biomedical Science and Technology is an interdisciplinary field that bridges life sciences and engineering. The course includes study of biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, biotech principles of design, materials science, biomechanics and life sciences.

A Bioengineer or a Biomedical Engineer applies mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and evaluation of biological and health systems and products such as instrumentation, diagnostic aids, life-support systems, medical info systems, artificial organs, prosthetics and orthotic devices, health management and health care delivery systems.

To take just one example, lakhs of knees and hips are replaced in India alone each year. Bio-medical engineers are needed to develop longer-lasting and better functioning artificial joints.

As a bio-medical engineer you can also opt for pure research in institutes like the Department of Biotechnology, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science & Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, besides several other agricultural, horticultural institutions. You can also work in the R&D departments of pharmaceutical industries keen to upgrade the quality of their products.

Property Mgmt

Q: I have been working in the hotel industry since seven years. Of late I have been hearing the emergence of Property Management? What it is about? Can I diversify into this area?

Zoravar Singh

A: Property management provides hospitality professionals an option to branch out from the routine chores in a hotel to a related but more adventurous career.

What is property management? Well it’s a proactive, efficient and scientific method of optimising the life of a property through timely maintenance and upkeep, resulting in a safer and more harmonious environment.

Instead of concentrating money, manpower and time on property management related activities, many hotels now opt for property management service providers/consultants who in turn recruit hospitality professionals and students who are well trained in the various facets of cleanliness, hygiene and maintenance.

Property management services can be broadly classified into 3 sections:

Services Management: security systems installations and providing security staff, pest control, gardening, housekeeping services, electrical installation as well as maintenance, carpentry and plumbing services.

Facilities Management: Air-conditioning, plant-maintenance, fire-fighting operations, water pump installations, health club, elevator maintenance and providing trained plant operators.

Minor Repairs: Painting, plaster repairs, water-proofing, furniture maintenance and repairs.


Q: I have been working as a secretary for some time now. But I want to opt for a career in management. Kindly suggest some management courses through correspondence.

Manvi Ahuja

A: An MBA through correspondence is fine for someone who needs to supplement her work experience with formal qualifications.

The following Universities offer MBA programmes through the distance learning:

The following Universities offer MBA programmes through the distance learning:

* Andhra University, Department of Commerce & Management Studies, Visakhapatnam 530003

* Annamalai University, Directorate of Distance Education, Annamalainagar 608002

* Bharathiar University, School of Distance Education, Coimbatore 641046

* Bharathidasan University, Centre for Distance Education, Tiruchirapalli 620024

* Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Institute of Management Studies, Department of Management Studies, Takshashila Campus, Khandwa Road Indore 452017

* 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. Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of Supervisory/Managerial /Professional experience.

* Karnatka State Open University, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006

* Kota Open University, Rawatbhata Road, Akelgarh Kota 324010

* Madhya Pradesh (Open) University, Red Cross Bhawan, Shivaji Nagar Bhopal 462016

* Madurai Kamaraj University, D/o Management Studies, Distance Learning Programme, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai 625021

* Punjabi University, D/o Business Management, Patiala 147002

* Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, College of Materials Management, Post Box No. 3, Jabalpur 482001

* Sambalpur University, Distance Education Cell, Jyoti Vihar, Burla, Sambalpur 768019

Eligibility for almost all the courses is graduation with minimum 50% marks and the selection is through an entrance exam. IGNOU however also requires 3 years supervisory experience or Professional/Master’s degree.

Besides these, there are several AICTE-recognised institutions in the private sector that offer PGDBM through correspondence. Since they also have contact programmes, make sure you enrol in those, which have centres in or around your city.

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

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.





May 31 IIT - Guwahati, Guwahati 781039 (Assam). 0579


1) PhD (Comp Sc & Engg/Electron & Comm Engg/Mech Engg/Civil Engg/Design/Chem/Maths/Phys/HSS)

2) MTech (Comp Sc & Engg/Electron & Comm Engg/Mech Engg/Civil Engg)

3) MSc [(Phy/Chem/Maths (Maths & Computer Engg)]

Elig: See Employment News (27 Apr – 3 May).

Appln F: Send request letter, superscribed "Request for PhD/MTech/MSc Application form" with self-add, unstamped envelope (24 cm x 15 cm) by 24 May or download from website.

May 22 Bengal Engineering College, Howrah 711103 (WB) (Deemed Univ) 0555/May 22

Telefax: (033) 6689313


1) MTech (IT, 2 ½-yr, PT)

2) PGDIT (1-yr)

Elig: For 1: BE/BTech. For 2: BSc/BE/BTech

Selectn: Admission Test (For 1: 9 Jun, For 2: 8 Jun) followed by Interview (For 1: 29-30 Jun, For 2: 22-23 Jun).

Appln F: Send Rs 600/- by DD favouring "PDSIT-BECDU" payable at Kolkata to Purabi Das School of Information Technology, 3rd Fl, Applied Mechanics Block at the above add.

Details: Employment News (27 Apr – 3 May).

Jun 14 Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology

(M/o Chemicals & Fertilizers, GoI). 0565

1) PG Dip in Plastics Engg (1-yr)

2) PG Dip in Plastics Processing & Testing (1 ½ yr)

3) PG Dip in Plastics Mould Design (1-yr)

4) PG Dip in Machine Maintenance (1-yr)

5) Dip in Plastics Mould Tech (3-yr)

6) Dip in Plastics Mould Making-Technicians (2-yr)

(At 12 Centres)

Elig: For 1: BE/BTech/BSc Engg (Mech/Chem/Prodn/Polymer/Tool Engg. Age: 26 yrs.

For 2: 3-yr degree in Sc with Chem. Age: 24 yrs.

For 3: 3-yr Dip (Mech/Plastic Tech/Tool Engg & CIPET DPMT). Age: 24 yrs.

For 4: 3-yr Dip (Mech/Elect/Electron Engg & CIPET DPMT). Age: 24 yrs.

For 5: Class 10 with Maths, Eng & Sc. Age: 18 yrs.

For 6: ITI Trade Cert in Turning/Fitting Machinist. Age: 22 yrs.

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring "Director General, CIPET" payable at respective centres with self-add, stamped (Rs 25/-) envelope (35 cm x 25 cm) to the following CIPET Centres: 1. T.V.K. Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai 600032;

2. Plot No.630, Phase IV, GIDC, Ahmedabad-382445;

3. Rayon & Silk Mill Post, Amritsar 143104;

4. Sector "G", Govindpura Indl. Estate, Bhopal 462023;

5. B-25, C N I Complex, P O – Patia, Bhuabaneswar 751031;

6. Post Bag No.3, HCL-Oist, Cherlapally, Hyderabad 500051;

7. C-12, Industrial Estate, Takyalpet, Imphal 795001;

8. B-27, Amusi Industrial Area (Nadar Ganj), Lucknow 226008;

9. 437/A, Hebbal Indl. Estate, Hebbal, Mysore 570016;

10. Patliputra Industrial Estate (PIADA Administrative Building), Patna 800013;

11. NSIC Complex, Balitikuri, Howrah 711402;

12. Industrial Area, Amingaon, Guwahati 781031.

May 21 IIT-Roorkee, Roorkee 247677. 0566




1) Alternative Hydero-Energy Centre/Arch & Planning/Chem Engg/Civil Engg /Earthquake Engg/Elect Engg/Electron & Comp Engg/Hyderology/Mech & Indsl Engg/Metallurgical & Materials Engg/Pulp & Paper Tech/ Water Resources Devep Training Centre.

2) Bio-Sc & Bio-Tech/Chem/Earth Sc/Maths/Phys

3) Humanities & Social Sc/Mgt Studies

Elig: Relevant Master’s degree.

Appln F: Send Rs 250/- by DD favouring "Registrar, IIT, Roorkee" to the Assistant Registrar (Academic) at the above add or download from website.



May 10 Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad 500007. (0583)


* CIEFL, Hydrerabad: 1) MA English (2-yr) (TESL/Media & Communication /Linguistics/Appld Linguistics/Eng Literature/Literary & Cultural Studies); 2) MA (2-yr) in (TESL/Media & Communication/Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/English Literature /Literary & Cultural Studies); 3) MA (Hons, 1-yr) (TESL/Linguistics/Phonetics)

* School of Language Sc: 4) MPhil (1-yr) (Linguistics/Phonetics/Appld Linguistics);

5) PhD (3-yr) (Linguistics/ Phonetics/Appld Linguistics)

* School of Eng Language Educn: 6) MPhil (1-yr) (Eng Language Educn);

7) PhD (3-yr) (Eng Language Educn); 8) PhD (PT) (Eng Language Educn)

* School of Critical Humanities: 9) MPhil English Literature (1-yr) (Coursework & Dissertation); 10) MPhil (1-yr) (English Literature through course work); 11) PhD (3-yr) (English Literature);

12) PG Dip in Translation Studies (1-yr) (French-Eng; German-Eng; Eng-Telgu)

* School of Distance Education: 13) PG Dip in Teaching of Eng (1-yr);

14) PhD (4-yr) (Linguistics & Phonetics/Eng Language Educn/Eng Literature)

* School of Foreign Languages: 15) MA (Face-to-Face, 2-yr) (Arabic/French/German/Russian/ Spanish); 16) MA (Distance Mode, 3-yr); 17) PG Dip in Teaching of Arabic/French/Russian /Spanish (1-yr); 18) MPhil (Face-to-Face, 1-yr) (Arabic/French/Russian/Spanish);

19) MPhil (Distance Mode, 2-2 ½-yr) (Russian/Spanish); 20) PhD [(Arabic & French, (I &III Sem); Russian/Spanish (3-yr, Face-to-Face; Russian (Distance Mode)]

* Educational Media Research Centre, Hyderabad: 21) BSc (Electronic Media, 3-yr, Self-Financing)

* CIEFL, Lucknow: 22) MA (English, 2-yr); 23) PG Dip in Teaching of English (1-yr);

24) PG Dip in Communication (1-yr); 25) MPhil English (1-yr) (Linguistics & Phonetics)

* CIEFL North East Campus, Shillong: 26) MA English (2-yr); 27) Diploma in Mass Comm (1-yr)

28) MPhil (1-yr) (ELT/Eng Literature)

Elig: See Website.

Selectn: Entrance Test (Except for 13).

Appln F: Send Rs 200/- by DD favouring "Registrar, CIEFL" payable at Hyderabad to the Registrar at the above add or download from website.

CARING (Career Information & Guidance), New Delhi




1. Name India’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations.

2.Who is the new Speaker of the Lok Sabha?

3.Which airport was recently voted the world’s best in a survey based on views of 1.4 million passengers?

4. Name the man, considered to be the father figure of the Indian hotel industry, who passed away recently.

5. Which country holds the record of winning the football World Cup four times?

6. Name the grandson of famed pioneer aviator Charles Lindberg who recently repeated his grandfather’s historic solo trans-Atlantic flight 75 years ago.

7. Name the Chairman of the Infosys company.

8. Which Hollywood movie recently smashed the three-day record gross collection of $90.3m of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcer’s Stone’?

9. Name the world’s largest flower which is a native of the rainforests of Sumatra.

10. Expand OIL.

11. In which country was the nuclear reactor of the world’s first atomic power plant recently decommissioned?

12. Name the country’s largest brackish water lagoon where 38 new fish species were found recently.

13. Name the narrow gauge line on which another Palace on Wheels train is likely to be started from October.

14. How many players have made triple century in Test cricket?

15. Which player holds the record of 13 goals in a single football World Cup?


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

Winners of quiz 156. The first prize by draw of lots goes to Achal Justa, X, JCB Public School, Sector-III(3), New Shimla, Shimla.

Second: Nishchay Verma, V-A, St Joseph’s, Sector 44, Chandigarh.

Third: Tenzin Ngodup, X-B, LTCV School, Khanyara road, Dharamsala, district Kangra-176215.

Answers to quiz 156:1853;Bholu; VT/Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus; Kanwal Sibal; Man Booker Prize for Fiction; Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence; Pirellone;1016.80; Xanana Gusmao; Lonar; Guatemala City; Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; Michael Shumacher;Sir Donald Bradman; 26.


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