EDUCATION TRIBUNE

Opening new avenues
What are the latest choices available for students? The Tribune’s correspondents in Haryana report on the new courses that have been introduced by Kurukshetra University, GJU, Hisar, MDU, Rohtak, and Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa 

KURUKSHETRA
responding to the needs of the newly emerging job market, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, has introduced several professional courses from the current academic session. Apart from M.Sc (Electronic Media), MBA (Service Management) and M.Pharma courses, the university has introduced PG diploma courses in Management of Developmental and Welfare Services, Fish Farm Technology, Forensic Sciences, Floriculture, Banking and Finance.

HISAR
GURU Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology has been introducing courses in newer disciplines every year or so. This year, the university has introduced M.Tech and B.Tech courses in Food Engineering and B. Tech course in Packaging Technology. These courses have been introduced in view of the importance being given by the Centre to the food processing and packaging industry.

ROHTAK
TILL recently, Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) at Rohtak was popular among students for its traditional academic courses, especially those in life sciences, applied sciences, humanities and commerce disciplines.

SIRSA
WITH the new emerging trends in education and to meet the present-day requirements of the students of the region, Chaudhary Devi Lal University is planning to start two new courses, Bachelor of the Computer Application and Bachelor of the Business Administration, through its distance education programme

Campus Notes

  • GND University, Amritsar
    Ban on ragging

  • Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
    Faculty-development
    programme at IMSAR

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Opening new avenues
What are the latest choices available for students? The Tribune’s correspondents in Haryana report on the new courses that have been introduced by Kurukshetra University, GJU, Hisar, MDU, Rohtak, and Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa 
KURUKSHETRA

responding to the needs of the newly emerging job market, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, has introduced several professional courses from the current academic session. Apart from M.Sc (Electronic Media), MBA (Service Management) and M.Pharma courses, the university has introduced PG diploma courses in Management of Developmental and Welfare Services, Fish Farm Technology, Forensic Sciences, Floriculture, Banking and Finance.

The university has also set up an Institute of Mass Communication and Media Technology (IMC & MT) where a number of professional courses have been started, including M.Sc (Mass Communication), M.Sc (Electronic Media), PG Diploma in Graphics and Animation, PG Diploma in Web Media, PG Diploma in Internet Journalism and B.Tech (Printing Graphics and Packaging). The students who have passed 10+2 (non-medical) can apply for a B.Tech course in printing, graphics and packaging, while for the mass communication course, a BA degree is must. The entrance tests for both the courses will be held on July 31 and August 31, respectively. The last date for the submission of application forms is July 27.

The Directorate of Distance Education of the university has introduced a new course to meet the requirements of the hotel and tourism industry. This three-year course is designated as MBA (Hospitality Management). The directorate has also received a letter of intent offering a two-year B.Ed course through the distance mode. It is making all out efforts to launch this course by the end of July or early August, 2007. The directorate also offers courses in various areas for the empowerment of the masses. One such course is Bachelor's Preparatory Programme, which provides an opportunity to those who could not pursue their school education up to the 10+2 level.

In a bid to enhance the credibility of its new-age programmes in engineering and technology in the national and international markets, the university has adopted the credit system of study. It has made provision for award of 'grades' in B.Tech (Instrumentation) and M.Tech (Process Control Instrumentation), being run in the Institute of Instrumentation Engineering.

The university has also drawn up a time-bound plan to give a required fillip to research work. Adopting austerity approach, research laboratories for the various science disciplines are being revamped and modernised by acquiring the needed equipment, informed the Vice-Chancellor, Dr R.P Hooda.

Besides, the university is assiduously engaged in formalising several crucial and strategic support service centres such as Centre for Science and Technology to cater to the research needs of the industry, Center for Corporate Research to meet the human resource requirements of the business world, Centre for Haryana Development Studies to guide and advise the State Government on development issues, Centre for Remote Sensing, Geographical and Geophysical Studies for disaster and water resources management, Centre for Dalit Amelioration Studies to devise appropriate policies and welfare schemes for this disadvantageously placed section of society, said Dr K.K Kathuria, Director, Public Relations, Kurukshetra University.

— Nishikant Dwivedi

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HISAR

GURU Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology has been introducing courses in newer disciplines every year or so. This year, the university has introduced M.Tech and B.Tech courses in Food Engineering and B. Tech course in Packaging Technology. These courses have been introduced in view of the importance being given by the Centre to the food processing and packaging industry.

The processed foods industry in the country is currently valued at Rs 3 ,00,000 crore . There is vast opportunity ahead in the food-processing sector in the country. Keeping this in view, Indian government has recently taken some steps to support food-processing industries. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, has introduced a Food Safety and Standards Act to encourage manufacturers and retailers of processed foods.

It proposes a powerful Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, which will be the single window agency for setting rules and regulating the sector. Efforts are also underway to establish large numbers of food parks in the country to enable entrepreneurs to set up cluster of food industries.

The objective of programme is to train the best talents of the nation in order to provide a support base for the country's food security. The syllabus is framed to enable the students to comprehend the whole gamut of the fast-changing food scenario of the world. The programme is designed to expose the students to state-of-art laboratory facilities, created with the assistance from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and various other agencies. Hands-on training in commercial food processing industries, students' project work, exposure to national and international seminars and multi-disciplinary approach are the highlights of the courses.

The scope of packaging industry is ever expanding. However, the lack of trained manpower is one of the biggest concerns of the industry. The Department of Printing Technology of the university has come up with B.Tech (Packaging Technology) course to produce trained manpower for the industry. The students will get acquainted with the theoretically as well as practical aspects of packaging technology. Recently, the department has procured four-colour Web-Fed Offset printing machine, a four-colour Web-Fed Gravure Printing Machine, a Web-Fed Flexographic printing machine and a programmable Single-Knife Trimmer so that the students get maximum exposure to these machines before entering the industry. The industry has great potential and placements for the students of this four-year course are expected. — Raman Mohan

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ROHTAK

TILL recently, Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) at Rohtak was popular among students for its traditional academic courses, especially those in life sciences, applied sciences, humanities and commerce disciplines.

However, in the past few years, an attempt has been made to transform the university's academics by introducing various technical, professional and job-oriented study programmes.

The latest courses introduced at the university include two-year M.Sc programmes in Medical Biotechnology and Food Processing Technology, which are offered by the Advanced Centre of Biotechnology recently set up on the MDU campus.

Then, the there are specialised MBA courses, including MBA (Business Economics) at the Department of Business Economics and MBA (International Business) offered by the university's Institute of Law and Management Studies, Gurgaon. Last year, the Department of Mathematics launched a two-year M.Sc degree in Mathematics with Computer Science, which is among one of the sought-after courses.

Besides, master's-level programmes in hotel management and tourism management are also there. This year, the MDU authorities have started a certificate course in the Urdu language under the Department of Hindi. The university also runs certificate and diploma courses in the French and Spanish languages, while M.Phil in clinical psychology and some other new courses are on the anvil.

The B.Pharma, MCA and MBA courses of the university are attracting many students, as job prospects are bright in these programmes. Besides, the Directorate of Distance Education of MDU also runs various bachelor's as well as postgraduate courses in different streams. — Sunit Dhawan

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SIRSA

WITH the new emerging trends in education and to meet the present-day requirements of the students of the region, Chaudhary Devi Lal University is planning to start two new courses, Bachelor of the Computer Application and Bachelor of the Business Administration, through its distance education programme.

Besides, with the increasing resources from its distance learning courses and the government aid, the university is planning to set up three new language departments, including Hindi, Punjab and Sanskrit. Last year, over 10,000 students had registered for the distance education courses. The university has been running 16 departments, which offer 21 career-oriented and specialised courses to the students. These courses are M.Tech. (Computer Science and Engineering, MCA, M.Sc in various subjects like biotechnology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, food science and technology, energy and environmental sciences, MBA, M.Com, B.Ed, MP.Ed, DP.Ed, CP.Ed, Master of Arts in English, economics, public administration, journalism and mass communication and LLB.

Dr J. N Sharma, Joint Director, Distance Education, said besides these courses, the university was also offering M.Phil courses in management, education, computer science, physics, chemistry, mathematics, botany, zoology, biotechnology, microbiology, commerce, economics, English, journalism and mass communication, library and information science through distance education. — Kiran Deep

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Campus Notes
GND University, Amritsar
Ban on ragging

Guru Nanak Dev University has banned ragging on all its campuses as per the Supreme Court directions.

Prof Sarup Singh, Dean Students Welfare, has, through a circular, directed the students to strictly desist from ragging and said that strict action would be taken against the students found indulging in the illegal act. He said display of disorderly conduct, teasing, rude treatment, manhandling, any kind of psychological abuse, asking students to do any act which they would not have done in an ordinary course or which causes them embarrassment, etc., would be treated as ragging.

Prof Singh said punishment for the defaulters would include holding of results, debarring them from representing institutions in any national or international sports meet and festivals, suspension or expulsion from the hostel and rustication from the institute.

Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak
Faculty-development
programme at IMSAR

A three-day faculty-development programme (FDP) on "Pedagogy in Management" was organised by the Institute of Management Studies and Research (IMSAR) of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) here recently.

Research orientation in management faculty, effective teaching techniques to develop entrepreneurial skills in students, use of case study method in teaching and essential skills for effective teaching were discussed during the FDP.

In a special address, Prof Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, focused on the key components of teaching. He gave effective tips on the art of teaching to the participants.

Prof G.S. Batra from Punjabi University, Patiala, threw light on the various aspects of management research. The Director, IMSAR and Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Prof A.K. Rajan, maintained that this FDP was merely a beginning. "IMSAR intends to organise a slew of FDPs, MDPs (Management Development Programmes) and EDPs (Executive Development Programmes) in future," he added.

— Contributed by Sanjay Bumbroo and Sunit Dhawan

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Armed Forces
Indian Navy, Post Box No 5270, Chanakya Puri, PO, New Delhi 110021 
www.nausena-bharti.nic.in

Sailors for Artificer Apprentices for AA-123 Batch – February 2008
Eligibility: Unmarried Indian males; 10+2 (PCM, 60%) 
DOB: 01 February ‘88 - 31 January ’91
Selection: Written Test; Physical Fitness Test; Medical Exam
Application Form: Download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 09 July 2007

Art & Design
Government College of Art, Sector 10 C, Chandigarh 160011 (Punj)
1) BFA 
2) Special Diploma Courses in Applied Art / Painting / Graphics (Printmaking) / Sculpture (For Deaf & Dumb / Mentally Challenged), 4 years) 
Eligibility: For 1: 10+2 (40%).
For 2: Class 10 (40%) 
Selection: Common Aptitude Test: General Pool: 02 July 2007
UT Pool: 04 July 2007.
Application Form: Available at the College.
Application Deadline: 20 June 2007

Civil Services
Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi 110069 www.upsc.gov.in

1) Indian Economic Service Examination – 2007
2) Indian Statistical Examination – 2007
Eligibility: For 1: Masters degree in (Economics / Applied Economics / Business Economics / Econometrics)
For 2: Masters degree in (Statistics / Mathematical Statistics / Applied Statistics)
Age: 21-30 years on 1 January ’07
Details: Employment News (09 – 15 June 2007) / Website.
Application Deadline: 16 July 2007

Engineering
The Punjab State Board of Technical Education & Industrial Training, 1A, Sector 36A, Chandigarh (Punj)

Lateral Entry in 2nd year Diploma Level Engineering Courses & Diploma in Modern Office Practice in affiliated Polytechnics
Eligibility: Class 10+ ITI course; 10+2 Vocational (60%); Punjab domicile
Application Form: At counter: Rs 250/-
Application Deadline: 27 June 2007

National Institute of Technology, Silchar 788010 (Assam) www.nits.ac.in
PhD Programmes: Semiconductor Device Modeling & Simulation / VLSI Design / Fiber Optic Communication
MTech: Microelectronics / VLSI Design
Application Form: Request from Dean Academic by sending self-addressed A-4 size stamped envelope (Rs 50/-) / download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 10 July 2007.

Environment & Forestry
Forest Research Institute, PO IPE, Kaulagarh, Dehradun 248195 (Utt) (Deemed University) www.icfre.org

Diploma in Pulp & Paper Technology (1 year)
Eligibility: Bachelors Degree (Science with Chemistry)
Application Form: Send Rs. 100/- by DD favouring “Registrar, FRI (Deemed University)”, payable at Dehradun, to the above address / download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 30 June 2007

Finance
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi 110002 www.icai.org

Common Proficiency Test
Exam: 05 August ‘07.
Eligibility: Candidates who have registered with the Board of Studies
Application Form & Details: Website 
Application Deadline: 26 June 2007

Languages
Regional Institute of English, Sector 32 C, Chandigarh (Punj)
www.rieni.org

PG Certificate in English Teaching (3 months)
Eligibility: MA English / B Ed (with teaching experience in English)
Age: below 55 years (for working teachers); below 45 years (for would-be teachers).
Application Form: Download from website
Application Deadline: 10 July 2007

Law
Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136119 (Har) http://kuk.edu.tripod.com 

1) LLB (Professional) (3 years; Morning & Evening)
2) LLM 
Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors / Masters Degree (45 %).
For 2: LL.B (Professional Degree, 55%)
Selection: Entrance Test: For 1: 15 July 2007.
For 2: 05 August 2007.
Application Form: Send Rs. 450/- by DD favouring “Registrar, K. U”, payable at Kurukshetra to the Manager (P & P) at the above address / download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: For 1: 02 July 2007
For 2: 27 July 2007

Management
International Institute for Insurance & Finance, PGRRCDE, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad 500007 (AP) www.itm.edu/iiif 

PG Diploma in Insurance & Risk Mgmt (1 year)
Application Form: Download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 30 June 2007

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, PO Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun 248007 (Utt) www.upes.ac.in
1) MTech (Petro-Informatics / Gas Engg / Refining & Petrochemical Engg / Health, Safety & Environmental Engg / Offshore Engg / Pipeline Engg) 
2) MS (Energy Systems / Energy Trading)
Application Form: Send Rs. 850/- by DD favouring “UPES Fee Account”, payable at Delhi at the above address / download from website 
Details: Website

Medicine
University of Delhi, Faculty of Ayurvedic & Unani Medicines, 6th Floor, VP Chest Institute Building, Delhi 110007 www.du.ac.in

BAMS / BUMS
Application Form: Send Rs 300/- by DD favouring “Registrar, University of Delhi”, payable at Delhi on any nationalized bank to the Assistant Registrar at the above address by 28 June 2007 / download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 09 July 2007

Heritage Hospitals Ltd, Lanka, Varanasi 05 (UP) www.heritagehospitals.com
DNB Courses in Family Medicine (3 years)
Eligibility: MBBS; completed Internship of 1 year by 30 June ‘07 
Application Form: Download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 10 July 2007

Dr BR Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Nanak Pura, Moti Bagh, New Delhi 110022 www.delhihomeo.com 
BHMS (5½ years)
Eligibility: 10+2 (PCB) from schools of NCT of Delhi, 60%
Application: At Extension Counter GGSIPU Campus, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi 110006
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 25 June 2007.

Scholarships
D/o Science & Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110016 (M/o S & T), 
http//dst.gov.in / www.serc-dst.org
Boyscast Fellowship 2007-08 (3-12 months)
1) Atmospheric & Earth Sciences
2) Chemical Sciences
3) Engineering Sciences
4) Life Sciences
5) Mathematical Sciences
6) Physical Sciences
Eligibility: Indian Scientists and Technologists with ME / MTech / PhD (Science & Technology) / MD or equivalent.
Age Limit: 35 years (on 1 April ‘07). Employed in a recognized S&T Institution / University / College
Fellowship: US $2400 pm up to 6 months and US $2000 pm from the 7th month onwards with the maximum duration of the fellowship being 12 months.
Application Form: Send in prescribed format to Dr. P.K. Malhotra, Scientist ‘F’, SERC Division (BOYSCAST Programme), at the above address. Application must be forwarded by head of agency / organization / university.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 31 July 2007

United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI), Fulbright House, 12, Hailey Road, New Delhi 110001 www.fulbright-india.org 
Fulbright Doctoral & Professional Research Fellowships (9 months) 
Area of Specialization:
1) The United States
2) Special Education
3) Strategic Studies
4) ‘New India’ Fields
Eligibility: Indian Citizen; working on their PhD
Age: Below 45 years
Fellowship: The fellowships provide a monthly stipend / limited health insurance / round-trip economy class air travel / applicable allowances / modest affiliation fees, if any. Selected scholars will have opportunities to audit non-degree courses / conduct research and gain practical work experience in suitable settings in the U.S. 
Application Form: Download from website
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 16 July 2007

Sciences Social
International Institute for Population Sciences, PO Box No 8307, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai 400088 (Mah) (Deemed University) www.iipsindia.org
1) Master of Population Studies (1 year)
2) Master of Philosophy in Population Studies (1½ years)
Eligibility: Masters Degree in (Economics / Sociology / Psychology / Social Anthropology / Geography / Social work / Population Studies / Mathematics / Statistics / Public Health), 55%
Age: 25 years (On 1 August ’07)
Fellowship: Rs 2,500/- pm (For 1)
Selection: Written Test & Viva-Voice: 25-27 July ‘07
Application Form: Download from website
Details: Website
Application Deadline: 09 July 2007

National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museology, National Museum Campus, Janpath, New Delhi 110011 (Deemed University) (M/o Culture, GOI) 
1) MA (History of Art) 
2) Museology Course 
3) MA (Conservation)
Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree (50%); a background in Social Sciences / Liberal Arts / Fine Arts desirable.
For 2: BA / BSc (Hons) / BA / BSc / BFA (3 years) in Humanities and Social Sciences. Candidates with PG Diploma in subject related to History of Art / Museum Studies preferred. 
For 3: Bachelors degree / PG / Diploma in (Chemistry / Physics / Geology / Botany / Zoology / Computer Science / Fine Arts / History / History of Arts / Architecture / Designing) Candidates with knowledge of Sanskrit / Persian / Arabic / Greek / Latin / German / French / Italian etc and training / experience in preservation of artwork preferred.
Selection: Written Exam and Interview.
Application Form: Send Rs 250/ - by DD favouring “NMIHACM” on any Nationalized Bank in Delhi to the Registrar at above address.
Details: Employment News (09 – 15 June 2007) / website
Application Deadline: 25 June 2007

University
Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak 124001 (Har) www.mdurohtak.com

1) MSc / MA / MCom / MEd 
2) PG Diploma in (Translation (Hindi - English) / Certificate Course in Urdu
Selection: For 1: Entrance Test: 04-07 July 2007.
Application Form & Details: Download from website
Application Deadline: 27 June 2007 

Punjabi University, Patiala (Punj) www.universitypunjabi.org
1) PG Diploma in Agricultural Marketing Mgmt / Computer Application (1 year)
2) PG Diploma in Computer Maintenance & Networking (1 year) 
3) BSc (Biotechnology) (3 years)
4) BCA (3 years)
5) BA (3 years)
Eligibility: For 1, 2: BA / BSc / BCom
For 3: 10+2 (Medical / Non Medical)
For 4, : 10+2
Application Form: Download from website.
Details: Website
Application Deadline: For 1: 04 July 2007
For 2: 05 July 2007
For 3, 4: 07 July 2007
For 5: 10 July 2007

 

Pervin Malhotra,
Director, Career Guidance India (CARING)
(www.careerguidanceindia.com)


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