EDUCATION TRIBUNE Tuesday, March 4, 2003, Chandigarh, India
University makes giant strides
K.G. Dutt
R R.S. Chaudhry, Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, whose three-year term ends on April 5, 2003, has left an indelible impression on various facets of university life. He is the only Vice-Chancellor who has undertaken and got completed construction work and projects worth over Rs 20 crore during his tenure.


University makes giant strides
K.G. Dutt

Vice-Chancellor R.S. Chaudhry
Vice-Chancellor R.S. Chaudhry

MR R.S. Chaudhry, Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, whose three-year term ends on April 5, 2003, has left an indelible impression on various facets of university life. He is the only Vice-Chancellor who has undertaken and got completed construction work and projects worth over Rs 20 crore during his tenure. His singular contribution of the expansion of the university in the field of academics, sports, introduction of new courses and construction work is unparalleled.

Kurukshetra University has seen scholar Vice-Chancellors like Dr A.C. Joshi, Mr Suraj Bhan, Dr Vikas Mishra, Dr Ganpati Chander Gupt, Dr Bhim Singh Dahiya and Mr M.L. Ranga. Among the top administrators who worked as Vice-Chancellor were Dr S.K. Dutta, Lt-Gen Balaram and Mr K.K. Sharma.

The main contribution by Mr Chaudhry has been the revision of courses of B.Tech classes at Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra. Interestingly, the revision of courses in the college had not been done since 1972. Mr Chaudhry got the courses revised to make these compatible with the market needs, the syllabi of the All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and other leading engineering institutes of the country. It was a Herculean task which was completed by Mr Chaudhry in record time.

Likewise, the syllabi of all courses run by the university was updated as per the instructions and requirements of the UGC.

The Department of Distance Education progressed by leaps and bounds during his tenure. In 1999-2000, when Mr Chaudhry took over, the number of courses being run by Distance Education were 39 and the student strength 24,000. Now the number of courses has risen to 57 with a student strength of nearly 34,000. Likewise, the income as well as expenditure has experienced a phenomenal rise.

The expenditure of correspondence courses incurred to provide numerous facilities to the students has risen from Rs 2.5 crore to above Rs 4.00 crore. The correspondence courses started nine new courses during 2000-2001 session. The number of courses has increased to 57 with the addition of eight new courses during the present session.

Mr Chaudhry is credited to have taken a personal interest in the expansion of Directorate of Distance Education under the supervision of Dr L.C. Gupta, Director, Distance Education so that those students who could ill-afford to get education through regular courses could benefit.

The syllabi for BA (I) B.Sc (I), MA (P), M.Sc (P), M.Phil, Commerce Education and Laws was revised during 2002-2003 on the pattern of the model curriculum of the UGC.

In order to make Sanskrit popular, Mr Chaudhry got started a Sanskrit speaking course. Besides, Master of Hotel Management in the Department of Tourism was started.

The library is the core of academic activity in any university. The Vice-Chancellor undertook major renovation work of Nehru Library. An amount of Rs 72 lakh was sanctioned for air-conditioning of the first and second floors. The networking of the library was completed and above all 13,000 books valued at Rs 39.64 lakh purchased.

In order to rationalise the examination conduct system and the declaration of results in time, Mr Chaudhry introduced spot evaluation from September-2000. Because of this, it was ensured that results were declared in time. Similarly, unfair means cases were disposed off quickly. During the March 2002-2003 session about 3432 cases of UMC were received for which five UMC committees were constituted. As a result, 3200 UMC cases have been decided at 14 meetings.

Among the major construction projects completed during his period were the building of National Institute of Laws, Correspondence Courses building, Home Science and Social Sciences building, boys hostel for five-year law students, engineering block, Dr Ambedkar Bhawan (for girls), 16 H-type houses, 8 D-type houses for employees, extension of Vice-Chancellor’s office, extension of Department of Electronic Science, library, University Colege building and examination hall building. The third gate of the university was renovated and named Shri Krishan Dwar.




Armed Forces

Apr 15: Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun (UA).

RIMC Entrance Exam

Elig: Boys in/passed Cl VII. Age: 111/2-13 yr (1 Jan ‘04).

Exam: 2 & 3 June.

Appln F: Send Rs 175/- by DD favouring "Comdt RIMC" to The Commandant, RIMC, Dehradun (UA) at above add.


Apr 7: Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Techno Campus, Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar 751003.

Joint Entrance Exam - 2003

For: BTech/ BArch/ MBBS/ BDS/ BPharm/ MCA & Lateral entry to BE/ BTech courses.

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- by DD favouring "JEE - 2003", drawn on any nationalised bank at Bhubaneswar with stamped (Rs. 75/-), self-add env (30 x 25 cm). Also available in cash at desig. branches of Syndicate Bank/ IOB/ Andhra Bank & UBI.

Elig & Details: Website.

April 5 Institute of Engineering & 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/B)

Selectn: Entrance Exam (13 & 14, May).

Appln F: Send Rs 630/- by DD favouring the "Finance Officer, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly" to the Co-ordinator, EE- 2003 at above add.

Apr 19 Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad 211004 (UP)


Admission to: FT Management (MCA/ MBA/ MMS/ MCM/ MFC/ MTM/ MMEM & MIBM) and MCA courses in UP Tech Univ & other univs, colleges & pvt instns in UP approved by AICTE.

Elig: For Mgt Courses: Bachelor’s Deg.

For MCA: BSc Deg with Maths/ Stats (for MNNIT, Allahabad); BCA. BSc/ BCom/ BA with Maths at 10+2/ grad (for UP Technical Univ). For other univs: See Info Brochure.

Selectn: For Mgt Courses: Written Test, GD & Interview. For MCA: Written Test.

Test: 29 May.

Appln F: Send Rs 580/- by DD favouring "UPMCAT-2003" payable at Allahabad with self-add slip mentioning course to the Coordinator, UPMCAT-2003 to above add.

Film & TV

Mar 25: Film & Television Institute of India, Law College Road, Pune 411004.

(1) 3-yr Diploma Courses (Direction, Cinematography, Editing & Audiography)

(2) 1-yr Certificate Courses (Direction, Videography/ Electronic Cinematography, Video Editing, Audiography & TV Engg)

Elig: Bachelor’s Deg. (Physics in 10+2 for Audiography & Audiography & TV Engg).

Selectn: Admission Test (27 Apr at 11 centres incl Del & Ch’garh).

AppIn F: Send Rs 400/- by DD favouring "Accounts Officer, Film & Television Institute of India" drawn on SBI or Indian Bank, payable at Pune along with stamped (Rs 49/-), self-add env (27 x 20 cm) to above add.

Details: Website.


Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering, Sector 15, Plot No 103, CBD, Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614.

Graduateship Exam in Industrial Engg (equiv to BTech)

Elig: 10+2 or equiv with 2 yrs wk ex or Bachelor’s Deg with 1-yr wk ex or Dip in Engg/ Tech with 1-yr wk ex or passed 2 yrs of BE/ BTech or BE/ BTech.

Exam: Jan & Jul (every yr at 28 centers).

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

Details: Employment News (22-28 Feb) & website.

Hotel Mgt

Apr 15: Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Valley View International, Manipal 576119 (constituent coll of MAHE, Deemed univ).

Ph: 08252-571101

Bachelor’s Deg in Hotel Mgt (4-yr)

Elig: Cl 12 (50%, first attempt)

Selectn: Entrance exam (Mid Apr at 5 centers incl Del), GD & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 500/- by crossed DD favouring "Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration" payable at Manipal/ Udupi to the Admissions Coordinator at above add.


Mar 31: T.M. Bhagalpur University, Bhagalpur 812007 (Bih)

MCA Entrance Test - 2003

Elig: Bachelor’s Deg (50%) with Maths in 10+2.

Test: Entrance Test (20 Apr)

Appln F: Send Rs. 550/- by DD favouring "T.M.B.U. MCA A/C" to Director, Computer Centre" at above add.


Apr 2: Professional Examination Board, Chayan Bhavan, Main Rd No 1, Chinar Park (E), Bhopal 462011 (MP).

Ph: (0755) 578801-4


Entrance Test:

BA, LLB (Hons) - 2003

(For National Law Institute Univ, Bhopal)

Elig: Cl 12 (55%).

Test: 25 May (at 5 centers incl Del)

Appln F: Send request letter with Rs 1,050/- (Rs. 650/- for SC/ST of MP only) by A/c payee DD favouring "Professional Examination Board" payable at Bhopal to above add by 15 Mar.

Apr 19: Nalsar University of Law, 3-4-761, Barkatpura, Hyderabad 500027

(1) BA, BL (Hons) (5-yr)

(2) LLM (2-yr)

Elig: For (1): 10+2 or equiv (50%). Age: Below 20 yrs (on 1 Jul ’03).

For (2): LLB/BL deg or equiv (55%).

Selectn: Entrance Test (18 May at 7 centres incl Ch’grh & Del)

Appln F: Send Rs 1000/- (For SC/ ST: Rs 500/-) by DD favouring "Registrar, NALSAR", payable at H’bad to the Deputy Registrar at above add by 12 Apr.

Travel & Tourism

Mar 27: University of Jammu, D/o Management Studies, Jammu-180006

Master of Tourism Mgt (2 yr)

Elig: Bachelor’s Deg (50%)/ CA/ CWA/ CS/ AMIE (50%).

Selectn: Admission Test (30 Mar at 4 centres incl Del & Ch’grh)

Appln F: Send Rs. 500/- by DD favouring "Head, Department of Management Studies, University of Jammu" with stamped (Rs. 50/-), self-add env (22 x 32 cm), to the Head, D/o Management Studies, at above add by Mar 15.


Apr 14: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016 (Deemed Univ).

MBA 2003-06 (Intnl Business, Evng). Elig: Bachelor’s Deg (50%) with 3 yrs wk ex in managerial cadre

Selectn: Written Test (3 May at IIFT Campus) GD & Interview.

Appln F: Send Rs 250/- (For SC/ ST: Rs 125/-) by DD favouring "Indian Institute of Foreign Trade" payable at Delhi to above add. (SC/ STs must attach caste cert).

Details: Website


Apr 11: Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, PO Sevagram, Wardha 442102 (Mah).


Elig: Cl 12 (PCB & Eng, 50%, single attempt). Age: Born bef 1 Jan ’87)

Selectn: Entrance Exam (11 May at 4 centers incl Del).

Appln F: Send Rs 1050/- by MO favouring "Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, District Wardha 442102".

Apr 15: National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, J.M. Street, Parel, Mumbai 400012.

PhD Prog for Medical Grads

Elig: MBBS/ MVSc (MD prfd) Age: Below 30 yrs (on 1 Jan ’03).

Appln F: Send Rs 300/- (For Sc/ ST: Rs 100/-) by DD favouring "Director, NIRRH, Mumbai at above add with details of acad record & self-add env (10 x 8 cm).

Details: Employment News (8-14 Feb).



Red Alert!!

Mar 10: Central Airmen Selection Board, PB No. 11807, New Delhi 110010.

Airman in Technical (Intermediate) Trades

Mar 10: Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House,

New Delhi 110069.

Indian Forest Service Examination - 2003

Mar 10: Public Service Commission, Uttar Pradesh.

Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services (Prelim) Exam - 2003

Mar 10: North Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, PO: Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh 791109

NERIST Entrance Exam (NEE) 2003:

(1) Base Modules in Tech/ Forestry

(2) Dip Module in Tech

(3) Deg Module in Tech/ Forestry

Mar 10: Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302

PG Dip in IT (2 sem, FT)

(At Kharagpur, Kol ‘ta & Bhubaneswar)

Mar 10: ’03 Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Loyola College, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034. Ph: 8175353/ 4 /5 /6 /7.


Mar 10: School of Medical Science & Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302 Masters in Medical Sc & Tech (3-yr)