EDUCATION TRIBUNE

Arts or science?
An either-or-approach is of no help, says Nonika Singh

UNDENIABLY, both arts and science are windows to the world steeped in knowledge and imagination. However, in Indian academic structure, not only a firm line has been etched between the two but also we have created a hierarchy of subjects, a pyramid in which science continues to reign supreme.

Bringing dead facts to life
Amarinder Sandhu

SOCIAL studies is a very wide subject and a major part of the school curriculum is devoted to the teaching of this subject. It is also an established fact that a social studies teacher needs to acquire a background of various related subjects of political science, geography, history, sociology, psychology, economics, etc. History forms a major part of the social studies taught at school. History is an intricately woven tapestry of human experiences, a recording of the past events arranged in chronological order dating from the earliest times to the present. 

Campus Notes
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

33 students placed

The university is once again emerging as the most-preferred destination in the state for campus placements. Recently, as many as 33 students were offered jobs with pay packages ranging from Rs 3.6 lakh per annum by Bharti Retail Walmart to Rs 1.75 lakh per annum by Integral Biosciences. The companies, which visited the campus and recruited the students in the last two weeks, are IDBI Bank (14), HDFC Insurance (5), Jubilant Chemsys (5), Integral Biosciences (7), Sonalika International Tractors (2) and Bharti Retail (2).

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Arts or science?
An either-or-approach is of no help, says Nonika Singh

UNDENIABLY, both arts and science are windows to the world steeped in knowledge and imagination. However, in Indian academic structure, not only a firm line has been etched between the two but also we have created a hierarchy of subjects, a pyramid in which science continues to reign supreme.

Science vs arts is not merely a subject at school debates but a tangible reality that first manifests itself soon after the Class X examinations. So, come Class X board results and academic lines are drawn. Students are segregated and the best (read those securing higher percentage) walk away with the honour and the privilege of studying exalted science subjects. The assumption behind the prevalent norm (higher cut-off percentage for science students) is implied and also obvious—you need more brains to pursue science.

“Rubbish,” fumes Dr Richa Puri, reader, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Chandigarh. She says: “Science is a bent of mind. In some students, logical skills are more pronounced and while others could be artistically inclined. But to measure brain power on the basis of which subject one chooses in life is preposterous.”

Dr Karan Vasisht, chairperson and professor, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University Chandigarh, remarks: “It is fallacious to assume that science is more important than, say, history. Even the Vice-Chancellor has often suggested an open credit system so that if a science student desires to study ancient history or say French, he or she should be allowed to do so”.

The CBSE, in its bid to be in step with changing times from time to time, has been introducing new subjects to facilitate newer permutations and combinations. Though it is unanimously agreed that science does require more discipline and hard work, the mad scramble for science subjects in Class XI is a pattern that can be discerned almost all over India.

“Invariably,” quips Priyanka Batra, an English teacher at Sardar Teja Singh Kandhari School, Patiala, “Even today when more and more career choices in arts are opening up, the first preference of most students in Class XI is science”. The reasons are not far to find. Educationists in India opine that education for the sake of education is a rare phenomenon rather it is invariably related with job markets.

To be “suitably employed” is the rasion d’etre of the student community and the thrust of India’s education system that explains the mushrooming of engineering and medical colleges. In fact, what to talk of arts even pure science is no longer a favoured choice for over 60 per cent of science graduates according to a survey were found unemployed. Ironically, despite science being the natural choice, a large majority of students don’t seem to have a natural aptitude for it. Any wonder, tuitions in science subjects are a foregone conclusion. Anju Talwar a chemistry teacher at St. Joseph Convent School, Jalandhar, reasons, “Sadly, our syllabus is so designed that application abilities do not find enough representation and do not enable children to tackle questions posed in examination on their own.”

Indeed, science teaching in schools needs a radical overhaul to stop students losing interest, according to India’s first national science survey. Precisely, this is the reason why a lesser number of students opt for pure sciences and why research in India is lagging. A study “Engineering Education in India” highlighted that, in 2006, about 2.3 lakh students graduated in engineering but only 20,000 master degrees and 1,000 PhDs were awarded in the same year. It also found that only 1 per cent of students graduating in B.Tech opt for an M.Tech and only 2 per cent of M.Tech students opt for a PhD.

Ironically, while the science students are considered brainy, they are also assumed to be less imaginative, a trifle less creative than their art counter parts. Dr Neevi Kumar, a senior lecturer in English, DAV College, Sector 10, Chandigarh, busts this myth, too, “Perhaps in language one needs to be more creative, but subjects like psychology and economics are as much about facts and theories as any science subject.” Dr Richa adds, “Science calls for an imaginative mind. After all, what is a hypothesis but a scientist’s imagination?” Certainly, science too emanates from creativity. If it didn’t, so many scientific inventions wouldn’t have been made. Great art often requires mathematical precision and proportion.

In the final analysis, perhaps what Indians needs is a clear departure from a compartmentalised approach. As Dr Vasisht points out, “What kind of a scientist are you if you don’t know how India’s President is elected?” The holistic way of looking at things by realising that the two disciplines are intertwined alone can ensure that our children acquire knowledge not just degrees. After all, one of the greatest scientists Albert Einstein did say, “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” 

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Bringing dead facts to life
Amarinder Sandhu

SOCIAL studies is a very wide subject and a major part of the school curriculum is devoted to the teaching of this subject. It is also an established fact that a social studies teacher needs to acquire a background of various related subjects of political science, geography, history, sociology, psychology, economics, etc. History forms a major part of the social studies taught at school. History is an intricately woven tapestry of human experiences, a recording of the past events arranged in chronological order dating from the earliest times to the present. The subject is so vast that only a dedicated teacher can make the subject really interesting. It can be a killjoy in the hands of a teacher who is teaching just for the heck of it.

As the new session began, I met my new seventh class students and asked them about their favourite subject. “I like geography and civics, but history is so boring because you have to remember so many dates,” said one of the students, Richa Rattan. “During the examinations I attempt the geography and the civics sections and leave out history because the answers are so long that I cannot learn them,” chipped in another student. This got me thinking—Are we just asking the students to mug up facts without explaining or is the teaching so inadequate that the students do not even attempt the subject?

History with its vast panorama of people and civilisations pinpoints towards the accomplishments of culture. It is an art that brings dead facts to life. A history teacher has to be an excellent actor, a performer par excellence who can put life into dead emperors and generals. The new millennium child with the bombardment of information is already aware of many facts; he wants to know something more than the textbooks. Thus, the teacher has to go beyond the realms of the textbook. The history teacher has to be a spellbinding narrator who does not distort the facts and still captures the interest of the child. The teacher does not have to make the characters larger than life. The greatness of Akbar does not have to blown out of proportion, telling the students that he was illiterate will make him appear more human.

It is difficult for students to relate to unknown lands, civilisations and cultures. A good history teacher has to be resourceful. He has to bring the world to the classroom. If the school has a multi-media room, a PowerPoint presentation is an excellent way of teaching a lesson that is totally foreign to the learners. If the school is not technology savvy, as is the case in many government schools, the teacher can carry encyclopaedias and pictures downloaded from the Internet to class to acquaint the children with certain aspects of history. How can a child understand about the land of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs if he does not know what a pyramid is or what does the Sphinx of Giza look like? The social studies teacher has to put in a lot of time for self-study and in preplanning a lesson, so that correct information reaches the students.

The history teacher has to be a specialist who can guide the students into critical thinking. He has to take the students beyond bookish knowledge and allow them to perceive more as they grow. History is not merely feeding facts to the learners, it is also about speculation, co-relation, critical and creative thinking. The teacher has to be a magician who can turn a ‘dry subject’ into an interesting one. Film strips, comics, pictures, maps, charts, time lines, role-playing, Internet, etc., are a few tools at the disposal of the teacher who has to be innovative to put them to the best of use. The teacher has to simplify the facts and make her charges thinking students. He has to take them from the lower-order thinking to the higher-order thinking.

Rajinder Kumar Sharma, an ex-sergeant and a social studies teacher, uses his vast experience working with the defence establishment to teach history. “My postings in places like Rajasthan and the South prove handy when I have to teach topics like the Rajputs, Sangam literature, Chola period, etc. I ask questions like if there was no Khyber pass what would have been the course of history. This gets all the students thinking and imagining.”

Let history be taught as a fun subject and not merely as a factual one.

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Campus Notes
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
33 students placed

The university is once again emerging as the most-preferred destination in the state for campus placements. Recently, as many as 33 students were offered jobs with pay packages ranging from Rs 3.6 lakh per annum by Bharti Retail Walmart to Rs 1.75 lakh per annum by Integral Biosciences. The companies, which visited the campus and recruited the students in the last two weeks, are IDBI Bank (14), HDFC Insurance (5), Jubilant Chemsys (5), Integral Biosciences (7), Sonalika International Tractors (2) and Bharti Retail (2).

Dr Sukhdev Singh, director placement, said apart from Guru Nanak Dev University, Bharti Retail had also invited few B-schools from Punjab to participate in the final selection at Gurgaon. He said Jubliant Chemsys, Noida, and HDFC Standard Life Insurance had selected 10 students with a salary package of Rs 1.80 lakh and Rs 2.2 lakh per annum, respectively. He said many more companies would visit the campus to recruit the students and it was expected that more than 500 students would be placed by June-end.

He said 422 students of the 2009 batch had been placed in 31 different national and multinational companies by mid of this month. These students would join their jobs in June this year after their final examinations, he added.

Pharma students shine

As many as 10 students of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences have cleared the GATE examination during the 2008-09 session while a number of students have been recruited in various reputed pharmaceutical companies.

Revealing this, Dr Preet Mohinder Singh Bedi, professor and head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, said a senior research student of the department had received the Young Scientist Award and Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship, while one of its final year students of B-Pharmacy participated in the USA summer training programme for a period of three months.

He said department was well equipped with modern facilities for effective practical training of the students and had been recognised by the Pharmacy Council of India and the All-India Council for Technical Education.

Refresher course in Punjabi

The university has invited applications on prescribed proforma for a three-week refresher course in Punjabi to be held from May 20 to June 9 under its Academic Staff College in collaboration with the School of Punjabi Studies.

Dr H. S. Bhatia, director, ASC, said Dr Kawaljeet Kaur Jassal, professor in the School of Punjabi Studies, had been appointed as the course coordinator. He said college and university lecturers in the discipline of Punjabi may apply immediately for the course on the prescribed form available at the Academic Staff College or can be downloaded from the university website www.gndu.ac.in.

Contributed by P. K. Jaiswar 
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Art & Design

Apeejay College of Fine Arts, New Jawahar Nagar, Mahavir Marg, Jalandhar 144001 (Punj)
www.acfa.apeejay.edu

UG Courses:
1) Bachelor of Fine Art / Design / Multimedia / Performing Arts (4 years)
2)3) BA Humanities (3 years)
4) BCom / BBA / BCA / BSc (Economics / Computer Sc / IT), 3 years
PG Courses:
1) MA (Music Vocal / Music Institute / Indian Classical Dance / Drawing & Painting / Accounting & Finance), 2 years
2) MCom (Accounting & Finance), 2 years
3) MSc (IT / Computer Sc / Maths), 2 years
4) PGDCA / PG Diploma in Commercial Art / Counselling / Professional Photography (1 year)

Application Details & Deadline: Websit

Pearl Academy of Fashion, A 21/13, Naraina Industrial Area, Phase II, New Delhi 110028
www.pearlacademy.com

PG Diploma Programme in Knitwear Design (2 years, in Delhi, Jaipur, Chennai)
Other PG Programmes:
Fashion Merchandising / Garment Manufacturing / Fashion Retail / Fashion Design / Textile Design / Home Fashion & Home Fashion Marketing

Selection: Entrance Test: 31 May 2009

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 23 May 200

Engineering

Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Cheluvamba Mansion, Mysore 570020 (Kar)
www.cftri.com

Flour Milling Technology Course (1 year)

Eligibility: Degree / Diploma in Engg / Technology / Bachelors degree / City & Guilds Certificate in Flour Milling

Selection: Entrance/Aptitude Test: 19 July 2009 (Mysore & Delhi)

Application Form: Send Rs. 150/- by DD favouring the "Director, CFTRI, Mysore" to the Head at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 31 May 200

Devi Ahilya University, School of Energy & Environmental Studies, F/o Engineering Sciences, Takshashila Campus, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017 (MP)
www.sees.dauniv.ac.in

1) MTech (Energy Mgmt) (Distance)
2) MTech (Energy Mgmt) (Regular)

3) MPhil (Energy & Environment) (Regular)

Eligibility: For 1: BE / BTech / MSc (Physics / Electronics / Agriculture / Instrumentation / Maths & Energy) / PG Diploma in Energy Mgmt (55%)

For 2: BE / BTech / MSc (Physics), 55%
For 3: PG degree (Environmental Science / Energy; 55%)

Selection: For 2: Interview: 02 July 2009
For 3: Interview: 11 July 2009

Application Form: Download from website.

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: For MTech (Distance): 30 May 2009
For MTech & MPhil (Regular): 25 June 200

Anna University Chennai, Chennai 600025 (TN)
www.annauniv.edu/tnea2009

Tamil Nadu Engg Admissions 2009
(For admission to BE/ BTech Degree courses at the University departments of Anna University, Govt and Govt Aided Engg colleges, seats surrendered by Self-Financing Engg Colleges)

Application Form: Send Rs 700/- by DD favouring "The Director, Admissions, Anna University, Chennai" payable at Chennai drawn on any Nationalized Bank to the Secretary, Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions 2009 to above address by 30 May ‘09 / Download from website. Mention name & address on rev of DD

Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 31 May 200

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Aeronautics, Opp. Sanganer Airport, Jaipur 302011 (Raj) (DGCA, GoI)
www.rgmca.co.in

Aircraft Maintenance Engg

Eligibility: 10+2 (PCM 50% in Maths & Physics) / Diploma in Engg from polytechnic college. (60%)

Application Form: Send Rs 500/- by DD/MO favouring "Director, RGMCA," payable at Jaipur at above address / Download from website.

Details: Websit

National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Hatia, Ranchi 834003 (Jhar) (GoI Society, under M/o HRD)
www.nifft.ernet.in

1) Post Doctoral and PhD
(Material Science / Manufacturing Engg / Material Processing Technology / Environmental Science & Engg / Computational Material Engg)
2) MTech (2 years):
a) Foundry-Forge Technology
b) Manufacturing Engg
c) Material Science & Engg
d) Environmental Engg
3) Advanced Diploma (18 months)
a) Foundry Technology
b) Forge Technology

Eligibility: For Post Doctoral: PhD
For PhD: Masters degree (60%)
For 2(A):
Bachelors degree (Mechanical / Metallurgical / Production Engg) or equivalent with valid GATE score.
For 2(B): Bachelors degree (Mechanical / Metallurgical / Production / Electrical / Aeronautical / Chemical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engg)
For 2(C): Bachelors degree (Mechanical / Metallurgical / Ceramic / Material Science & Engg) / MS (Physics / Chemistry)

For 2(D): BE / BTech / MS (Physics / Chemistry / Environmental Science)
For 3: Diploma (Mechanical / Metallurgical / Production Engg) conducted by State Board of Technical Education / BSc (PCM); 50%. Knowledge of English is important.

Selection: Merit / GATE score; For 3: Written Test: 19 July 2009

Application Form: Send Rs 350/- (For 2) & Rs 300/- (For 3) by DD on a nationalised bank favouring "National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology," payable at Ranchi with stamped (Rs 25/-), self-addressed envelope (28 cm x16 cm) to the Chairman, Academic Affairs at the above address. Mention name of course.

Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 29 June 200

Hotel Mgmt

Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, No. 1, Sector 10, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai 400614} (Affiliated to University of Mumbai)
www.theparkhotels.com

BSc in Hospitality Studies (3 years)

Eligibility: 10+2 (50%)

Selection: Entrance Test; Interview.

Application Form: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "Apeejay Institute of Hospitality", payable at Mumbai to the above address / Download from website.

Details: Websit

IT

Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC), Advanced Computing Training School (ACTS) HQ, 5th Floor, NSG IT Park, Aundh, Pune 411007 (Mah)
http://acts.cdac.in

1) Diploma in Advanced Computing (24 weeks)
2) PG Diploma in Advanced Computer Arts - Multimedia (24 weeks)
3) PG Diploma in Information System & Cyber Security (24 weeks)
4) PG Diploma in Wireless & Mobile Computing (24 weeks)
5) PG Diploma in VLSI Design (24 weeks)
6) PG Diploma in Geoinformatics (24 weeks)
7) PG Diploma in Language Computing (24 weeks)

Eligibility: For 1: Engineering graduates / MCA / MCS (after BSc) / BCA / BCS
For 2: Bachelors degree in (Arts / Advertising / Commercial Artists / Painting / Textile / Fashion Designing / Interior Decoration)
For 3: BE / ME or equivalent (AMIE / AIETE) / BSc (Engg) / BTech / MCA / MCA (after BSc) / MSc (Electronics / Instrumentation) / MCM (with BSc) / MBA (Systems) / BCS / BSc (IT / Computer Sc) / BCA / BIS
For 5: BE / BTech / Science PG in (Electronics / Instrumentation / Computer Sc)

For 6: BE / BTech / Science PG / Bachelors degree with 2 year work-ex

For 7: BE / BTech / MTech / MCA / MSc (Computer Sc / IT) / PG in (Linguistics / Applied Linguistics / Language / Literature)

Selection: Common Entrance Test:
For 1 & 3:
30-31 May ‘09
For 2 & 5: 16 May ‘09
For 3, 6 & 7:
20 June ‘09

Application Form: Website

Details: Employment News (02 -08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: For 1 & 3: 25 May ‘09
For 2 & 5: 13 May ‘09
For 3, 6 & 7:
17 June ‘0

National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) Ltd, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi 110020 (GoI)
www.nsic.co.in

1) CAD / CAM / CNC, Multimedia Courses
2) Electronics Courses
3) Computer Courses

Eligibility: Website

Selection: First-come-first-serve basis.

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Anusandhan Bhawan, C 56/1, Sector 62, Noida 201307 (UP) (GoI, M/o Comm & IT, D/o IT)
www.cdacnoida.in

MBA (Software Enterprise Mgmt) (1 year)

Eligibility: BE / BTech / MSc (Computer Science / IT / Electronics)/ MCA (60%)

Selection: Entrance Test: 28 June 2009

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 15 June 200

Language

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, 56-57 Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi 110058 (MHRD, GoI)

www.sanskrit.nic.in

Pre-Research (PhD) & Shiksha-Acharya (M.Ed) Entrance Test 2009

Eligibility: Acharya/MA (Sanskrit), Shiksha Shastry / B.Ed with Sanskrit (55%)

Age: minimum 21 years (On 01 October ’09)
Selection:
Pre-M.Ed Test (PSAT) & Pre-Research Test (PRT): 20 June 2009

Application Form: Send Rs 300/-by DD favouring "Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi" payable at The State Bank of India, Delhi Cantt Branch, New Delhi (Code-0733)

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 30 May 2009

Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Symbiosis Bhawan, 1065 B, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune 411016 (Mah)
www.scdl.net

1) PG Diploma in Industrial Design (1 year)
2) Advance Diploma in Creative Writing in English (1 year)
3) Diploma in Creative Writing in English (1 year)

Eligibility: For 1&2: Bachelors degree / Diploma with minimum 5 years of supervisory experience.
For 3: Age: 16 years or above or +2 pass

Application Form: Send Rs 1100/- by DD favouring "The Director, SCDL, Pune" payable at Pune at the above address.

Details: Website

Management

Institute of Tourism Management, MMS Hostel, Moti Mahal, 2, Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow (UP) (D/o Tourism, Govt of UP)

1) Tourism & Travel Mgmt Program (1 year)
2) Certificate in Hotel Operations (1 year)
3) International Air Ticketing on IATA Pattern with CRS online & Indian Railway Reservations with E-Ticketing (6 months)
4) Personality Development & Business English (6 months)
5) French Language course (3 months)
6) Certificate Course in Front Office Operations (3 months)

Application Form: Send Rs 300/-by DD favouring "Institute of Tourism Management" payable at Lucknow at the above address.

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009)

Application Deadline: 30 May 200

Institute of Technology & Management (ITM) Business School, 25/ 26, Institutional Area, Sector 4, Kharghar (E), Navi Mumbai 410210 (Mah)
www.itm.edu/cfib

Executive PGDM (Corporate Finance & Investment Banking) (15 months, Full Time)

Eligibility: Graduates (50%) with CAT / XAT / GMAT / GRE scores with 5 years work-ex

Application Form: Send Rs 1000/- by DD favouring "Institute for Technology & Management" payable at Mumbai to Prof. KS Murthy, Dean-ITM Business School at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 15 June 200

NMIMS University, School of Business Management, VL Mehta Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai 400056 (Mah) (Deemed Univ)
www.nmims.edu

Doctoral Programme in Mgmt

Eligibility: Masters degree (55%) with min 5 years work-ex in industry / academia / Govt at executive level.

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 20 June 200

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), A 16, Site 3, UPSIDC, Industrial Area, Meerut Road, Ghaziabad 201003 (UP)
www.imt.edu / www.imtdubai.org

MBA (2 years, Full Time) at Dubai Campus

Eligibility: Bachelors degree (50%)

Selection: Interview

Application Form: Send Rs 1600/- by DD favouring "Institute of Management Technology" payable at Ghaziabad or Dubai at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 15 May 200

International Management Institute (IMI), B 10, Qutab Institutional Area, Tara Crescent, New Delhi 110016

PG Diploma in Management (Part Time)

Eligibility: Bachelors degree with 2 years post-degree full time work exp at executive level.

Selection: Entrance Test: 17 May 2009; Interview.

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 13 May 200

Mass Comm

University of Delhi, Indraprastha College for Women, 31, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi 110054

Bachelors Degree in Mass Media & Mass Communication (3 years, Full Time)

Eligibility: Girls only, 10+2 (55%).

Selection: Entrance Test: 20 June 2009, Creative Ability Test: 27 June 2009, Interview: 2-3 July 2009.

Application Form: Send Rs.150/- by DD favouring "Principal, IP College Delhi," with self-addressed, unstamped A-4 size envelope to the above address.

Application Deadline: 15 June 200

Medicine

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, Southern Region Centre, Manovikas Nagar, Secunderabad 500009 (AP) (M/o Social Justice & Empowerment / GoI)
http://ayjnihh.nic.in

1) Master of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (2 years)
2) Bachelor of Education Special Education (Hearing Impairment) (1 year)
3) Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (4 years)
4) Diploma (Hearing Language and Speech) (1 year)
5) Diploma in Education (Special Education) (Hearing Impairment) (2 years)
Application Form: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "The Assistant Director, AYJNIHH, Secunderabad" payable at Secunderabad at the above address / Download from website.
Details: Website

Application Deadline: For 2 & 3: 29 May 2009
For 1, 4 & 5: 12 June 2009

Himachal Pradesh University, Entrance Tests Section, Summer Hill, Shimla 171005 (HP)

Entrance Test for BPharm - 2009
(At Government College of Pharmacy, Rohroo, Shimla and Private unaided BPharmacy colleges in the state of Himachal Pradesh)

Eligibility: 10+2 (Physics & Chemistry with Maths / Biology / Bio-Technology / Computer Science). Bonafide / Domicile of HP eligible for 85% state quota seats.
DoB: Born on or after 01 October 1984

Exam: 27 June 2009

Application Form: Send Rs 1050/- by IPO/ DD favouring "Finance Officer, H.P. University, Shimla- 5" to the Deputy Registrar (Entrance Tests) at the above address by 03 June 2009. Mention "BPharmacy Prospectus – 2009 is required," in capital letters with your telephone number.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 03 June 2009

Medvarsity Online Ltd, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Complex, Sarita Vihar, Delhi-Mathura Road, New Delhi (Certification by Royal College of General Practitioners, UK)
www.medvarsity.com

Diploma in Family Medicine (1 year)
Diploma in Emergency Medicine
(1 year)

Eligibility: MBBS (MCI registration)

Details: Contact Vishal Sinha (9899411505), Amar Matlani (9811771855) / WebsiteSri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai 600116 (TN)
www.srmc.edu

1) Master of Physiotherapy
2) MSc (Nursing / Audiology & Speech / Clinical Nutrition)
3) MPhil Clinical Psychology
4) MBA Hospital & Health System Mgmt
5) Master of Pharmacy
6) D Pharma (Post Baccalaureate)
7) MSc (Medical Chemistry / Human Genetics / Biotechnology / Bio-informatics)
8) MSc (Anatomy / Physiology / Biochemistry / Micro-Biology & Applied Molecular Biology / Medical Laboratory Technology / Neuroscience / Renial Science & Dialysis Technology / Medical Imagining Technology)
9) PG Diploma in Medical Secretarial Science
10) BSc (Nursing / Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology / Biomedical Science / Optometry / Allied Health Science / Nursing-Post Basic / Emergency & Trauma Care Technology)
11) Bachelor of Physiotherapy
12) B Pharmacy
13) D Pharma

Selection: Entrance Test: For 1,2,3,5,6,7: 07 June 2009
For 4,8,9: 08 June 2009

Application Form: Send Rs 775/-by DD favouring "The Registrar, Sri Ramachandra University" Porur, Chennai-600116 / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 25 May 2009

Institute of Clinical Research (India), A 201, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase I, New Delhi 110020
www.icriindia.com

1) MSc in Clinical Research (2 years, Full Time)
(Awarded by Cranfield University, UK)

2) MSc in Clinical Research Mgmt (2 years, Full Time)

(at Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad & Ahmedabad campuses)

Application Form & Details: Website

Tata Memorial Hospital, Service Block, 4th Floor, Room No. 215, Tata Memorial Centre, Parel, Mumbai 400012 (Mah)
http://tmc.gov.in / http://tmh.gov.in

DM/MCh Super Speciality Courses:
1) DM (Medical Oncology)
2) MCh (Surgical Oncology)

Eligibility: 55% min in MMBS; PG (MD/MS) cleared in max 2 attempts on or before 31 May 2009
For 1:
PG MD Degree in General Medicine, Paediatric, Radiotherapy recognized by MCI
For 2: MS degree in General Surgery / ENT / Gynaecology / Orthopaedics

Selection: Entrance Test: 14 June 2009

Application Form: Send Rs 1000/- by DD favouring "Director, Tata Memorial Centre" payable at Mumbai at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 25 May 200

Scholarships

Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust, Mulla House, 51 MG Road, Mumbai 400001 (Mah)

Lady Meherbai D Tata Scholarships for Higher Studies Abroad 2009 - 2010
Fields:
Social Work, Education & Welfare of Children with Special Needs, Family / Child Health & Welfare, Status, Health & Empowerment of Women, Women’s Studies, Health & Planning and Education, Public Health (Community Health), Rural Organization Work.

Eligibility: Indian women graduates with good academic record. Must have applied for or secured admission to university abroad in US / UK

Application Form: Send request for application form with your detailed academic record to the above address.

Application Deadline: 25 May 2009

British Council Division, British Deputy High Commission, Mittal Tower, 'C' Wing, 2nd Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 (Mah)
www.scotlandscholarship.com

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship Programme to pursue a Masters programme in a Scottish institution.
(Scholarships are aimed to encourage bright, talented and hard-working individuals to live, work and study in Scotland)
Fields: Science, Technology, Arts, Creative Industries, Financial Services, Clean & Renewable Energy

Eligibility: Bachelors degree; applicants should have a place at a Scottish University and ability to meet the costs of living and remaining tuition fees.
Scholarship: A total of £2000 inclusive of tuition fees, return economy airfare and living allowance.

Application Deadline: 12 June 2009

London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentServicesCentre/
financialSupportOffice/PgAppDeptAwards/
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LSE Department of International Relations Awards (up to 1 year)
1) Goodwin Scholarship: For research interest in Foreign Policy Analysis
2) Montague Burton Studentship: For those interested to enter teaching in the field of international relations
3) RJ Vincent Scholarship: For research interest in International Relations theory

Eligibility: MPhil / PhD students

Scholarship: For 1: Up to 4000 pounds
For 2: 3000 pounds
For 3: 1000 pounds

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 12 June 2009

Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohanpura Campus, Mohanpura, West Bengal 741252 (WB) (GoI)
www.iiserkol.ac.in

Admission to Integrated PhD Programme 2009-10

PhD in Areas of Biological, Chemical, Earth, Maths & Physical Sc

Eligibility: BSc / BE / BTech / MBBS (60%)
Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2009

DRDO-BU Center for Life Sciences, Bharathiar University Campus, Coimbatore 641046 (TN) (M/o Defence, DRDO)
www.b-u.ac.in

MTech in Remote Sensing & GIS
(A Collaborative Course by DRDO-BU CLS and DRDO SASE)

Eligibility: Bachelors Degree in (Engg / Medicine / Agriculture) / PG in Science

Selection: Entrance Test

Application Form: Send Rs 300/- by DD favoring "The Registrar, Bharathiar University", payable at Coimbatore to the Director at the above address / Download from website

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 29 May 2009

Sciences Bio

Devi Ahilya University, School of Biotechnology, Khandwa Road, Indore 452001 (MP)
www.davvbiotech.res.in

MSc Genetic Engg
MSc Bioinformatics

Eligibility: Bachelors degree in (Biological Sciences / Physical Sciences / Agricultural Sciences / Veterinary Sciences / Fishery Sciences) / BTech / BE / BPharma / BS (Physical Assistant / MBBS / BDS), 55%

Selection: Entrance Test: 06 July 2009

Application Form: Download from website.

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (CSIR), Mall Road, Delhi 110007
www.igib.res.in

PhD in (Biological & Chemical Sc / Molecular Medicine & Disease Biology / Environmental Biotechnology / Bioinformatics)

Eligibility: Masters degree (55%) (Physical Sciences / Chemical Sciences / Life Sciences / Biotechnology / Maths / Statistics / Computer Science) with special interest in Biology / MBBS / MCA;
MSc candidates should also hold CSIR-UGC (JRF) / DBT (JRF) / ICMR (JRF)
Age: 28 years (On 25 May ’09)

Application Form: Download from website

Details: Employment News (02 -08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 25 May 2009

Sciences Social

School of Archival Studies, National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi 110001

Certificate Course in "Care & Conservation of Books, Manuscripts & Archives"

Eligibility: Bachelors Degree (Science preferred)
Age Limit: Below 30 years

Duration: 06 July – 28 August 2009

Application Form: Send in prescribed format with attested copies of documents and Rs 100/- by DD favouring "Administrative Officer, National Archives of India, Janpath, New Delhi 110001" to the Director General of Archives, at above address.

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009)

Application Deadline: 05 June 2009

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar National Institute of Social Sciences, AB Road, Dr Ambedkar Nagar, MHOW, Indore 453441 (MP)
www.baniss.org

MPhil (Social Science)

Eligibility: PG in (Social Science / Education / Law / Women & Child Development / Home Science / Philosophy / Humanities), 50%

Selection: Written & Oral Test: 07 June 2009

Fellowship: Rs 1500/- pm; Contingency Grant: Rs 2000/- pa

Application Form: Download from website.

Details: Employment News (02 - 08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 25 May 2009

Teaching & Education

National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), Regional Institute of Education, Shyamala Hills, Bhopal 462013 (MP)
www.riebhopal.ac.in

1) BSc, BEd (4 years, Integrated)

2) BEd (2 years)

3) MEd (RIE) (1 year)

Eligibility: Only for candidates belonging to Madhya Pradeshm Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

For 1: 10+2 (PCM / PCB, 45%)

For 2: BA / BSc (45%)
For 3: PG degree (Science / Humanities / Social Science) with BEd, 50%
Application Form: Send Rs 50/- by DD / IPO favouring "Principal, Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal," payable at SBI, RCE Branch, Code No 2889, Bhopal with a stamped (Rs 25/-), self-addressed envelope (23 cm x 10 cm) to the Principal at above address by 01 June 2009 / IPO payable at Central TT Nagar Post Office, Bhopal at the above address. Superscribe "Admission for 2009-2010" on the left hand top corner / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (02 – 08 May 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 11 June 2009

Pervin Malhotra,

Director, Career Guidance India (CARING)

(www.careerguidanceindia.com)

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