EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, August 20, 2002, Chandigarh, India

Ragging on despite ban
V.P. Prabhakar
n one such incident of ragging, which can be described as the worst, freshers in an engineering college of Uttaranchal had to leave their hostel under fear of being assaulted by seniors.

Pathways — school with a difference
Prabhat Jain
athways World School, an international school coming up in the tranquil surroundings of Aravali Hills, 25 km away from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, opens immense opportunities for a large number of children in North India, especially Punjab and Chandigarh. Students from small towns of Punjab can now get world-class education standards at Pathways.




Ragging on despite ban
V.P. Prabhakar

Notwithstanding the claims by the Administration, incidents of ragging are being reported from universities and professional colleges.

In one such incident of ragging, which can be described as the worst, freshers in an engineering college of Uttaranchal had to leave their hostel under fear of being assaulted by seniors.

The seniors entered the hostel of freshers by breaking open the lock of the main gate in the night and hurled abuses at them. They were asked indecent questions.

Those who either refused to obey their orders or did not answer to their ‘vulgar questions’ were not only beaten up by the seniors, but some were even asked to take off their clothes.

At least 100 freshers fled the hostel in the night itself.

The college administration of G.B. Pant Engineering College, Ghurdauri (Uttaranchal), were able to catch hold of some of these students and pursuaded them to return. Sixty students (freshers) reached Devprayag on foot and left for their homes from there.

Keeping in view the hostile atmosphere and tension prevailing in the area because of this incident, the college authorities announced a week’s vacation for the B.E. (I) students. Though a resentment prevails among the students and parents, no case had been registered with the police, perhaps because of fear of a backlash.

In fact the incidents of ragging in this institution have been occurring for the past few days. Even senior girl students are reported to have scared a fresher so much so that she had to move to her residence for a few days. Some seniors are reported to have thrashed a junior till he fainted and had to be sent to Dehra Dun for treatment of his ears.

According to a report from Kurukshetra University, the university fined 33 girl students for allegedly indulging in ragging of freshers. However, the students, who were fined, are learnt to have said that they were not involved in the incident. They were being falsely implicated. No officer had caught them indulging in ragging. But an official insisted that students found indulging in ragging had been fined.

In another incident at Kurukshetra University, a hosteller beat his next-door neighbour, a fresher, so severely that he suffered injuries in the nose, the chest, feet and hands. Students of the B.Ed College observed a strike in protest against the brutal ragging.

According to a report fearing ragging, attendance among freshers in Himachal Pradesh University is thin.


Pathways — school with a difference
Prabhat Jain


 * Proximity to the location of the school
 * Stepping stone to foreign education-IB & IGCSE recognised by all international universities
 * Adopts unique teaching methodologies based on multiple intelligence theory, anytime-anywhere learning, student-centered learning.
 * Well-qualified teaching faculty
 * Flexible, student-friendly environment.
 * Offers termly, fortnightly & weekly boarding options
 * Tranquil, pollution-free surrounding for complete development of children.
 * Well-equipped sporting facility.

Pathways World School, an international school coming up in the tranquil surroundings of Aravali Hills, 25 km away from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, opens immense opportunities for a large number of children in North India, especially Punjab and Chandigarh. Students from small towns of Punjab can now get world-class education standards at Pathways.

Among one of the first schools in northern India to offer international curriculum, the school will offer primary years and diploma programmes of International Baccalaureate Organisation of Geneva and International General Certificate of Secondary Education of University of Cambridge, England. Both IB and IGCSE are recognised by the association of Indian Universities and all leading institutions such as IIT’s IIM’s and AIIMS. Pathways graduates will be prepared for entry to degree courses in first-class universities in India, the USA, the UK and all over the world. The school will offer courses from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Commenting on the need for a school like this, Mr Prabhat Jain, promoter, Pathways World School said: "There has been a perceptible shift in the environment in which we live, but the schools have been following the same age-old patterns. With increasing internationalisation, we could perceive a need for a school that not only replaces rote learning and lends an international mindset to the children, but also a school that adapts learning-based education rather than teaching based. At Pathways we will aim at making learning an enjoyable experience and ensure that our students grow as global citizens."

The school will pioneer approaches to teaching and learning well-tried elsewhere but in India. Pathways will adopt a student-centred learning system with ample opportunities for project work and discovery learning, guided by a well-qualified international teaching faculty with generous access to quality in-service training, both in India and abroad.

The school will apply the multiple intelligences approach, developed by Dr Howard Gardner of the University of Harvard.

The school offers a flexible temperature-controlled environment designed for anywhere-anytime learning. There will be subject-based classrooms; universal radio networking and every student from Grades 6 to 12 will be equipped with a laptop computer.

The school will have six laboratories, a spacious Library-Media-Centre and studios for Art, Music, Dance, Theatre and Craft-Design-Technology. Sporting facilities include an Olympic-size football field, a 400-metre track, a 25-metre pool, a diving pool, a hockey field, a well-equipped gymnasium, squash, tennis and basketball courts and weight-training equipment.

Residential facilities are designed on the model of British boarding schools. The school also offers the flexibility of day, weekly, fortnightly and termly boarding options. Pathways World School will encourage its student community to participate in energy conservation measures through undertaking special methods as water harvesting and solar energy.

IB is recognised as equivalent to the 10+2 system of education in India by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) which recognises IGCSE of Cambridge University as equivalent to the class X of school board examinations.



Study Abroad

Oct 1 Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 5, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi 110001

Website: main/canstud1.html

Fellowships for Canada, 2003-04:

Canadian Studies Faculty Research (5 wks)

Faculty Enrichment Research (5 wks)

Canadian Studies Doctoral Research (Canadian Studies Graduate Awards, 10 mths)

Elig: India citizens/permanent residents proficient in Eng/French (Details: website).

Appln F: Send self-add, stamped (Rs. 50/-), envelope (26 x 30 cm) to above add by Sep 30 or download from website. Superscribe category of fellowship on env.


Armed Forces

Sep 9 Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Rd, New Delhi 110011

Ph: (011) 3385271/1125


Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2003

For admission to:

1) Indian Military Academy

2) Naval Academy

3) Air Force Academy

4) Officer’s Training Academy

Elig: Unmarried Indian males. For 1: Bachelor’s degree. DoB: 2 Jan ’80-1 Jan ’85;

For 2: BSc (Phy & Maths) / BE. DoB: 2 Jan ‘82-1 Jan ‘85.

For 3: Bachelor’s degree (with Phys & Maths) / BE. DoB: 2 Jan ’81-1 Jan ’85;

For 4: Bachelor’s degree (with Phys & Maths in Cl 12) DoB: 2 Jan ’79-1 Jan ’85.

Exam: 19 Jan 2003.

Appln F: At designated HPOs/POs: Rs 20/- (cash).

Details: See Employment News (10-16 Aug) or website.

Sep 20 Indian Navy, Directorate of Manpower Planning & Recruitment, R&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi 110011


Permanent Commissioned Officers in Educn Branch

Elig: Unmarried Indian males with { ii) Master’s degree in Phys, Chem/Maths (II Div) and prescribed physical stds. Age: 21-25 yrs (DoB: 2 Feb ’78 - 1 Feb ’82).

Appln F: Employment News (10-16 Aug) or website.


Art & Design

Sep 15 National Institute of Fashion Technology, NIFT Campus, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016. Ph: (011) 6965080/ 059/4771


Fashion Retail Mgt & Tech (9 mths)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree

Appln F: Contact CE Deptt, or Course Co-ordinator at above add.



Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, Sec-15, Plot No 103, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614 Ph: (022) 7562562


Graduateship Exam in Industrial Engg (equiv to Bachelor’s degree)

Elig: Class 12 with 2 yrs wk ex / Bachelor’s degree with 1 yr wk ex or / Dip Engg/Tech with 1 yr wk ex / Passed Yr-2 of Engg/Tech / BE/BTech.

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring "Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering" payable at Mumbai to the above add.

Details: Employment News (10-16 Aug).

Sep 9 IPIRTI, PB No 2273, Tumkur Rd, Bangalore 560022

PG Dip in Mechanical Wood Industries Tech 2002-03 (1-yr)

Elig: Bachelor’s in Sc/Engg. Age: below 28 yrs (on 1 Nov ‘02)

Selectn: Merit in qual exam.

Appln F: Send Rs 250/- by DD favouring "Director, IPIRTI, Bangalore", to the above add by Aug 23. At Counter: 250/- (cash/DD)

Details: Employment News (10-16 Aug). IPIRTI is an autonom. body of M/o Environ & For, GoI.



Aug 31 Institute of Company Secretaries of India, NIRC Bldg, Plot No 4, Prasad Nagar Institutional Area, Rajendra Place, New Delhi 110005

Ph: (011) 5763090, 5767190


Intermediate Course in CS (Jun 2003)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree (excluding Fine Arts)

Appln F: Send Rs 150/- by DD favouring "The Institute of Company Secretaries of India" payable at New Delhi, to the above add. At Counter: Rs 100/-(Cash).



Aug 27 Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar 144011.

Distance Education Prog (2-hrs daily at study centres)

1) MSc (IT) / MSc (CAM) (2-yr, each) / PGDCA (1-yr)

2) MSc (IT) Lateral (1-yr)

3) BSc (IT) / BSc (CST) / BBA / BCA (3-yr)

4) BSc (CST) (Integrated) (5-yr)

5) BSc (CST) (Lateral) (2-yr)

Elig: For 1: Bachelor’s degree

For 2: Bachelor’s degree with PGDC/ PGDIT/ PGDST OR BTech/ BE OR DOEACC ‘A’ Level

For 3: Class 12

For 4: Class 10

For 5: Engg Dip OR Class 12 with DOEACC "O’ Level

Appln F: Rs 100/- by cash from PTU Distance Educn Dept., Lado Wali Rd, Jalandhar. Also available at Affiliated study centres.



Sep 3 Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Radiodiagnosis Deptt., Govt. Medical College, Amritsar.

Radiographer Training Course (2-yr)

At Govt. Medical College, Patiala & Amritsar

Elig: Punjab domicile, Class 12 (PCB & Eng). Age: 16 yrs

Selcctn: Interview.

Appln F: Send in prescribed format with attested certs, 3 photos and 2 self-add regd env to Head of Radio-Diagnosis Deptt at the above add.

Sep 23 All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029

Post MD/MS Training Programme in Medical Biotech (1-yr)

Elig: DBT Sponsored, In-service MD/MS

Appln F: Send in prescribed format with bio-data & 2 pg summary of proposed res prog to the Head, D/o Biotechnology at above add.

Details: See website.


Recruitment (Aviation)

Sep 14 Indian Airlines Ltd., PB No. 12026, Cossipore PO, Kolkata 700002

Recruitment of Cabin Crew (For E / W / N/ S Regn)

Elig: Bachelor’s degree/10+2 & 3-yrs Dip/Degree in Hotel Mgt & Catering Tech, IA-specified physical std . Age: 18-25 yrs.

Selectn: Written test, Group Dynamics & Personality Assessment Test, Interview.

Appln F: Send in prescribed format with reqd certs. & DD for Rs 100/- favouring "Indian Airlines Ltd, New Delhi" at the above add. Superscribe env with "Application for Male/Female Cabin Crew for _________ Region"



Sep 30 Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun (UA).

Admission Test for Jul ’03 Term

Elig: Boys studying/passed class VII (on 1 Jul ’03). Age: 11½-13 yrs

(DoB: Jul 1 ’90-1 Jan ’92).

Test: 1 & 2 Dec.

Appln F: Send Rs 175/- by DD favouring "Commandant, RIMC, Dehradun" to the Commandant at the above add. At counter: Rs. 160/- (cash).



Sep 12 Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001.

1) BA / BCom (3-yr)

2) MA (2-yr):Hin, Engl, Sans, Eco, Pol Sc, Hist, Pub Admin

3) MA/MSc (Maths) (2-yr)

4) MCom (2-yr)

5) Masters Degree in Global Business Mgt (2-yr)

6) BLISc (1-yr)

7) Prabhakar (2-yr)

Elig: For 1: Class 12

For 2: BA/BSc/BCom,

For 3: BA/BSc with Math,

For 4: BCom/BA (Eco),

For 5: Bachelor’s degree,

For 6: Bachelor’s/Master’s degree (45%)

For 7: Class 10

Appln F: For 6: Send Rs. 135/- by DD favouring "Finance Officer, MD University, Rohtak" to the Dy. Registrar, Publications Cell, MD Univ, Rohtak. At counter: Rs. 100/- (cash). For other courses: contact Local Coordinators at designated Coll: Rs. 20/- (cash).

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

Pervin Malhotra, Director, CARING (www.careerguidanceindia.


Red Alert !!

Aug 24 Indian Army

Havildar Education in Sc & Arts Stream (Gr ‘X’ & ‘Y’)

Aug 25 NOS, New Delhi

Foundation, Sec & Sr Sec Courses

PG: Lateral Entry

Oct 31 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (

Fellow Programmes in Mgt (FPM)

Nov 15 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (

Fellow Programme in Mgt

Nov 23 Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (

PG Programme in Forestry Mgt (2-yr)

Nov 29 Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (Deemed Univ)



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