December 17, 2002,
A nursery for MBAs
How to face an interview?
A nursery for MBAs
The department is not lagging in promoting research work in order to meet the emerging demands of industry and global competitiveness. It has so far produced 52 Ph.Ds in varied functional areas. At present 22 Ph.D scholars are working on various research projects.
Dr Dwivedi feels that as a part of future designing, the institute needs to focus on building the management competence of students rather than imparting knowledge using computer based and allied simulations of business reality. The institute has introduced effective management education for meeting the future managerial needs of the corporate world. It is planning upgradation of teaching and bringing innovative methods so that the organisational capabilities of the future managers are strengthened.
Dr Dwivedi, who has been associated with the department since its inception as a separate entity in 1976, aims at creating better liaison between industry and the department so that students could take up research projects in order to solve the problems which have beset industrial growth. The main concept is to turn the department into a learning laboratory. The department is also taking steps so that MBAs are capable of saving thousands of business and industrial units dying because of cut-throat competition in a globalised economy. To achieve this, the department utilised a Rs 7 lakh grant by the UGC for strengthening its equipment and library facilities.
It organised two national seminars on (a) "Corporate Restructuring" and (b) "global competitiveness and Indian corporate sector" to achieve its aim of providing innovative management education.
The courses have been revised several times in line with the requirements of business and industry. The model curriculum of the UGC was introduced in March this year. All this the department is achieving with a comparatively far less as compared to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMS).
The Chairman has fixed a deadline of
100 per cent placement of the passing-out students by February-end. As
many as 15 to 20 business houses are expected to visit the department
after January 15 for placements.
How to face an interview?
The exponential rise in unemployment has had a cascading effect on our youth. Competition is becoming harder. The survival of the fittest is the password. The youth, after obtaining qualifying degree, have to pass through several stages to reach the goal.
There are thousands of applications for a few posts and screening tests aggravate the already grim state of affairs. Many applications are rejected on scrutiny. In a nutshell, only few candidates are called for the interview and this is where the final battle is to be won.
In an interview, a candidate is not only judged for his subject knowledge, but also other abilities — expression, confidence and mannerism.
We can say that an interview is a widely used method for personality assessment.
Most interviews are unstructured, but some use a set questions in a given sequence. Skilled interviewers pay attention to what is said and take notice of how a response relates to a non-verbal cue such as posture and facial expression.
The very first thing the candidates should keep in mind is their dress and looks. A well-groomed candidate indicates that he cares not only for himself, but for others too. When a candidate enters the interview hall, his first impression conditions the mind of the interview board. A graceful and pleasing figure can be perpetual letter of recommendation.
The second noticeable thing is body language. His confidence and voice is important. I remember the case of my four-year-old son who could not cope with his nursery teacher. The teacher though intelligent, had a harsh voice and unpleasant looks. Two days in her class proved bad for my child and on the advice of school staff, I had to withdraw my son from the school.
You can always improve upon your voice and looks. Tape your voice and listen carefully or stand in front of a mirror and watch your face expressions. Remember your qualifying degree and medals are not enough for selection. Bad performance in interview may act as a spoilsport. For example, in teaching profession, a candidate with good communication skills, pleasing personality and clear audible voice may prove to be a better teacher in comparison with others.
While appearing for interview, on
should be relaxed and attentive. You will be evaluated for your
ability to combat strain. There may be some questions related to
general awareness and your intellectual level too. So next time to go
for an interview, remember to put your foot best forward.
Mar 3: Veterinary Council of India, 16/15, WEA, Arya Samaj Rd, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 110005
All India Common Entrance Exam: (For 15% seats in Vet colleges for BVSc & AH)
Elig: Cl 12 (PCB & Eng, 50%). Age: 17 yrs (on 31 Dec ’03).
Selectn: All India Exam: May 11 ’03.
Appln F: Send Rs 700/- by DD favouring "Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi" with unstamped, self-add env (24 x 18 cm) by 17 Feb to above add.
Jan 31: Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management-Gwalior, (Deemed Univ) Char Shahar Ka Naka, Morena Link Rd, Gwalior. www.iiitm.ac.in
(1) MBA Prog:
(MBA; MBA: IT Enabled Service; Infrastructure Mgt; Public Sectors Mgt & E-Governance; Non Formal Sectors).
(2) PhD Prog:
Elig: For 1: Bachelor’s in Engg Tech (60%). (MCA Grads can only apply for MBA).
For 2: Website.
Selectn: For 1: Written Exam (23 Feb), GD & Interview.
For 2: Written Test & Interview: 4 Jan.
Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "Director IIITM, Gwalior" payable at Gwalior to Chairman Admissions, at above address or to Project Manager (Admissions, IIITM-G), EducationalConsultants India Ltd., Ed.CIL House, 18-A, Sector 16-A, Noida 201301 by Jan 23.
Apr 9: Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi 110024
BSc (H) Nursing (4-yr)
Elig: SSC/ICSE (PCB & Eng, 50%). Age: Min 17 yrs (on 1 Oct ’03).
Selectn: Test (20 Jun ’03).
Appln F: Send Rs 150/- by IPO/DD favouring "Principal, RAK College of Nursing" payable at Delhi to above add by 21 Mar ’03.
Jan 15: Central Industrial Security Force, RTC, Arakkonam, PO-Suraksha CISF Camp, North Arcot Dist 631152 (TN)
Recruitment of Bandsmen
(1) Head Constables (Trumpet, Clarinet)
(2) Constables (Euphoniums, Slide Trombone, Tanner Sax-O-phone, Cornet, Horn).
Elig: Matric/Cl 10. Age: 18-23-yrs (on 1 Aug ‘02) relaxation for SC/ST/OBC, only eligible ex-servicemen can apply.
Appln F: Employment News 7-13, Dec.
Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2002. www.pri.res.in, www.imsc.res.in
PhD Programmes: (in 14 Research Institutes)
Jan 8: (1) Physics, (2) Theoretical Computer Sc,
Jan 31: (3) Mathematics
Elig: (1): MSc (Phy)/ MSc/ ME/ MTech (BE/ BTech at few centres); (2): MSc (Math)/ MSc/ ME/MTech in rel disciplines; (3): MSc/ME/MTech in Comp Sc/rel disciplines.
Selectn: For 1 & 2: JEST (16 Feb). For 3: At-Home Exam, Interview.
Appln F: For 1: Write to "The Coordinator, JEST-2003, Physical Research Laboratory, Navarangpura, Ahmedabad 380009, with a self-add, stamped (Rs 45/-), env (25 x 30 cms) or download from website.
For 2 & 3: Write to "The Registrar, IMSC, CIT Campus, Tharamani, Chennai 600113 with a self-add, stamped (Rs 15/-) env (19x27 cms) or download from website.
Details: See website / Employment News 7-13 Dec ’02.
Jan 23: Maritime Education Training & Research Institute* (Div of South East Ship Mgt Pvt. Ltd.), Falta Industrial Growth Centre, Sector IV, Falta, 24, PGNS (S) (WB). Ph: 03174-222069.
Pre Sea Training for Ratings:
(1) GP Seamen, (41/2 mths, resid).
(2) Deck Seamen (31/2 mths, resid).
(3) Cook/Stewart/Saloon Seamen (41/2 mths, resid).
Elig: For 1 & 2: Cl 10 (Sc, Maths & Eng).
For 3: Cl 10 with Eng.
Age: 171/2 - 21 yrs (on Mar 3 ’03).
Selectn: Test & Interview (25 & 26 Jan).
Appln F & Details: Employment News (7-13 Dec).
*METRI is approved by DG Shipping.
Feb 3: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641046 (TN)
(1) MCA (Reg & Dist, 3-yr)
(2) MBA (Reg, 2-yr/Dist, 3-yr)
Elig: For 1): BE/BSc (50%); with Maths/ Stats/ Comp Sc/ Appl Sc/Comp Tech/Phy/Chem with Maths/ Electron/ Appld Geol)/ BCom/BBM/BBA.
For 2: Bachelor’s degree (50%).
Selectn For Reg: Written Test: 16 Feb (at 12 centres), Interview. For Dist: Written Test: 16 Feb (at 12 centres).
Appln F: Send Rs 300/- (per course) by DD favouring "Registrar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 641046" payable at Coimbatore by 20 Jan or apply online.
Jan 10: Jamia Hamdard, Hamdard Nagar, New Delhi 110062
(1) MBA (2-yr)
(2) MCA (3-yr)
(3) PhD (Mgt/Comp Sc) (2-yr Min)
Elig: For 1: Bachelor’s degree (50%). For 2: Bachelor’s Degree (50%, with Maths).
Test: 8 Feb ’03 (at 5 centres), GD & Interview (25 & 26 Feb ’03).
Appln F: Send Rs 275/- by crossed DD favouring "Jamia Hamdard" payable at New Delhi with self-add env (10 x 12") to the Registrar at above add.
Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025
May 19: Regular Courses:
(1) BTech (Civil/ Elect/ Mech/ Electron & Comm/Comp Engg)
(3) MSc (Electron)
(4) MTech (Environ Sc & Engg) (PT)
(5) Dip (Civil/ Elect/ Mech/ Electron & Comm/Comp Engg)
Sep 29 Evening Courses:
(2) BE & Dip (Civil/ Elect/ Mech/Electron & Comm/Comp Engg).
Appln F: Send Rs 100/- by DD favouring "Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-25" with self-add, stamped (Rs 48/-), env (9"x12") to Ms. Maktaba Jamia Ltd. at above add.
Jan 16: University of Hyderabad, Centre for Distance Education, Central University PO, Hyderabad 500046 (AP)
PG Dips (1-yr, Corresp) in:
(1) Comp Sc
(2) Planning & Project Mgt
(3) Environ Educn & Mgt
(4) Translation Studies in Hindi
(5) Human Rights
(6) Library Automation & Networking
(8) Chemical Analysis & Quality Mgt
(9) Professional Ethics
(10) Cyber Laws & Legal Info Sys
(11) Environ Eco
Elig: 1 to 5: Bachelor’s degree; 6: BLSc; 7: Bachelor’s degree with Maths/Phys/Electron; 8: Bachelor’s degree with Chem.
Selectn: Based on merit in qualifying exam.
Appln F: Send Rs. 200/- by crossed DD favouring "The Finance Officer, University of Hyderabad" payable at H’ bad to the Assistant Registrar (DE), at above add.
Dec 27: Regional Vocational Training Institute for Women, (M/o Labour, GoI) Thandi Sarak, New Sabzi Mandi, Hisar-125001.
Basic Course in Hair & Skin Care (1-yr)
Elig: Age: 15 yrs.
Appln F: Employment News 14 Dec or website.
Pervin Malhotra, Director, CARING (Career Guidance India), New Delhi.
Red Alert !!
Agriculture Dec 20:
Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 125004
(1) PhD (Agri/Animal Sc/Basic Sc/Home Sc/Vet Sc)
(2) PG Dip (Agri Mktg & Mgt)
Armed Forces Dec 28:
Indian Navy, Post Bag No. 5270, Chanakyapuri PO, New Delhi 110011
Short Service Commissioned Officers in the Tech Branches (Submarine Cadre) - Aug ’03 Course
Dec 28: Indian Navy, Post Bag No. 5270, Chanakyapuri PO, New Delhi 110011
SSC Officers in Tech Br - Aug ’03 (SSC, 7-yr)
Jan 15: Indian Army, HQ Recruiting Zones (13)
Surveyor Automated Cartographer as Havildar in Corps of Engineers
Art & Design Dec 20:
Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), A-223, Okhla Industrial Area, Ph I, New Delhi 110020 (Sponsd by Apparel Export Promotion Council M/o Textile, GoI)..
Ph: 6814251 / 6372721
(1) Dip in Apparel Mafg Tech (AMT)/Fashion Sampling/Co-ordination (1-yr)
(2) Production Supervision & Quality Control Course (6-mth)
(3) Pattern Cutting Master Course (6-mth)
(4) Machine Mechanic Course (4-mth)
(5) Measurement & Quality Control in Appparel (3-mth)
(6) Apparel Merchandising (3-mth)
(7) Sewing Machine Operator Course (3-mth)
(8) Finishing/Packaging Supervisor Course (3-mth)
Engineering Dec 26:
Karnataka State Open University, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006
www.ksoumysore.com or www.vetb.org
(1) BSc (IT) (Reg: 3-yr; Lat Entry: 2-yr)
(2) MSc (IT) (Reg: 2-yr; Lat Entry: 1-yr)
Environment & Forestry
Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment, Saidulazaib, Green Gate, Paryavaran Complex, Saket-Maidangarhi Marg, New Delhi 110030.
PG in Ecol & Environ (2-yr, Dist)
Sri Venkateswara University, Directorate of Distance Education, Tirupati 517502 (AP)
(1) MBA (Comp Sc)
(2) MSc (Comp Sc)
Medicine Dec 23:
Centre for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Uppal Rd, Hyderabad 500007 (AP)
PhD Programme (Biotech & Biomed, Genetics & Evol, Cell Biol & Devp, Molecular Biol, Biochem & Biophy).
Vocational Dec 27:
Regional Vocational Training Institute for Women, (M/o Labour, GoI) Thandi Sarak, New Sabzi Mandi, Hisar-125001.
Basic Course in Hair & Skin Care (1-yr)