EDUCATION TRIBUNE

The semester way
Nonika Singh explores the pros and cons of the system that promises less pressure on students
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffler
There is little doubt that the Indian education system as it exists does not equip its students, especially at higher levels, to truly understand the import of this maxim. Time and again, reports have indicted the present ways of both teaching and learning.

CET modalities finalised
The Punjab Technical University and National Informatics Centre (NIC) have jointly finalised the modalities for online CET counseling which is being held for the first time for nearly 25,0000 candidates this year. The counseling process is being executed through a newly uploaded site www.ptuadmissions.nic.in.

Campus Notes
Dayanand University, Rohtak
Management programme
 In order to provide advance knowledge to students in the field of management, the Institute of Management Studies and Research (IMSAR) of MDU will introduce a new management programme, MBA (Hons), from the coming academic session.

n Admission notice
n Inter-varsity youth festival





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The semester way
Nonika Singh explores the pros and cons of the system that promises less pressure on students

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Alvin Toffler

There is little doubt that the Indian education system as it exists does not equip its students, especially at higher levels, to truly understand the import of this maxim. Time and again, reports have indicted the present ways of both teaching and learning. The need to reform it has been increasingly felt and often steps have been taken in this direction. Now, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed all central, state and deemed universities in the country to adopt a semester-based system and to introduce the credit system in place of marks and grades.

Yet ironically, when Delhi University decided to implement the semester system at undergraduate courses, it met with stiff resistance from the teaching community. So what is it about the student friendly system that evinces a heated debate? According to Dr Jasmeet Principal, SR Government College for Women, Amritsar: "It is nothing but our tubular vision, the automatic inbuilt response resistant to change."

It isn’t as if the concept is new to India that has largely been following the British model of education. IITs have been experimenting with the semester since 1953 with the inception of IIT Kharagpur. Closer home in PAU, the splitting into smaller study modules have worked well.

Interestingly, as was with Delhi University many colleges and universities are simultaneously running both annual and semester systems. This is exactly what Dr Atamjit Principal, Amardep Singh Shergill Memorial College, Mukandpur, is against. Says he: "I am in favour of semester system, but certainly not in the present format where both systems running parallel to each other create enormous problems on the ground."

In fact he rues that teachers are so preoccupied with taking exams that it leaves little room for actual teaching and more often than not due to the extended vacations the semester is reduced to a four-month period. As for the charge that teachers may be biased for and against certain students, he quips: "Let us differentiate between the semester and internal assessment oriented pattern. Besides if one is questioning the conduct of teachers, they will not be able to deliver in any system. Character crisis is a subject of debate that has little to do with the merits or demerits of a particular pattern".

Among the many advantages that he perceives of the semester system are "It is learning-oriented, grants the students the chance to improve as well as the flexibility to study many more subjects." As for internal evaluation, he deems that it strengthens the teacher-taught relationship for when internal assessment becomes more vital student’s interaction with teacher’s increases.

The UGC Chairman, Prof Sukhdeo Thorat, has already declared: "Another area of reform is the need for internal assessment". But Dr Shivinder Gill Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University, Faridkot, feels that internal evaluation is not a feasible solution for it keeps the doors open to blatant favouritism by teachers and with greater "local breeding" that is the teacher is also the evaluator it closes doors to invigorating learning influences from outside. As for lessening the burden on students, he quips: "Let us not pamper the students." Indeed, he has a point for education is not only about taking off the burden but also meritocracy. But then who can question the standards of excellence in the IIT’s and JNU where semester system prevails.

Dr Sucharita, Principal, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar, too feels that internal evaluation can address many ills including student absenteeism. Says she: "The present crop of students bunk classes without any fear or pressure. But if there is greater emphasis upon internal evaluation they are compelled to not only attend classes but also complete assignments and follow instructions of their teachers."

Yet another educational reform that of choice based credit system too is being advocated by the UGC. Dr Jai Rup Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Central University, Bathinda, only too eager to implement the credit system feels that semester and credit system go hand in hand. Under the credit system in which students have to accumulate certain fixed credit hours, there is also a provision for science students to take up one arts subject and vice versa, thus widening their horizons. Agrees, Dr Jai Rup that, it can help provide the missing edge of holistic learning.

However, Dr Raghbir Singh, Registrar and Dean Academic Affairs, GND University, Amritsar, while acutely aware of the ills plaguing our education system that focuses upon "what is this instead of why is this" however opines that India as yet is not prepared to make the complete shift especially at the undergraduate level and in colleges. Incidentally, it was the implementation of semester at undergraduate level that had stirred the hornet’s nest in Delhi University.

Dr Jasmeet, too, asserts that given the dynamics of colleges more so in rural areas it will take a while before the system can be put in place. The UGC has given two years to the universities. Whether the educational institutions can do so in the specified time period may be uncertain. However, never mind the few voices of dissent, the semester system that makes study more manageable and comprehensive is here to stay. When it will completely replace the make or break annual system? That remains to be seen.


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CET modalities finalised
Deepkamal Kaur

The Punjab Technical University and National Informatics Centre (NIC) have jointly finalised the modalities for online CET counseling which is being held for the first time for nearly 25,0000 candidates this year. The counseling process is being executed through a newly uploaded site www.ptuadmissions.nic.in.

The process of admission to B.Tech and B.Pharmacy began on June 8 with candidates downloading the CET or AIEEE fee deposit slip from the site and paying up Rs 2500 cash in designated banks. The fee deposition continued till June 19.

The next step in the process is getting registered which the CET coordinators pointed out would be possible only from June 29. Specifying the modalities for the same, they said that the candidates would need to fill up their roll number, rank, name and date of birth on a registration form that will appear on the screen.

Found correct, the system will generate a new registration screen in which the candidates will have to fill up their roll numbers as ID and a password on their own. The officials have passed on strict directions on keeping the password confidential to avoid any misuse. They said that the students would also have an option to change their password in case they felt that it had somehow got leaked.

Giving a demonstration of choice filling, the officials showed that the candidates would have a list of options of colleges, streams offered and number of seats available in front of them. "The list can be re-arranged college wise or stream wise. Right across the list, will be another similar column wherein the students will be able to prepare their preference list picking up choices from the left column. While doing the same, the students will have short cuts of re-arrange and swapping preferences from buttons given atop", CET chief coordinator-cum-dean academics Dr V.K. Arora elaborated the methodology.

"The students have been instructed to fill maximum number of choices. They have a provision to fill all choices any number of times in any number of sittings till July 5 night," he said.

The result of provisional seat allotment will be out on July 9. "The reserved category candidates will also get their status through general category in case they get a more preferred seat through the latter mode. All the steps including choice filling and seat allotment status can be printable. Getting a printout of the seat allotment status is mandatory for the candidates need to take it (alongwith other testimonials) to the allotted college. In case they do not deposit fee before July 13, their claim on the seat will get cancelled?, they added.

There will be another round of counseling for which only those students will have to deposit fee who have not done it earlier. While the first round will be held jointly for Punjab and outside state students, the second round is segregated with Punjab students going from July 17 to 19 and outside Punjab students from July 29 to 31.

Seats to be filled through manual counseling

1. Sikh minority seats

2. All sports category seats

3. Rural area seats in Rampura Phul and Talwandi Sabo

4. Defence category

5. Disabled category

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Campus Notes
Dayanand University, Rohtak
Management programme

In order to provide advance knowledge to students in the field of management, the Institute of Management Studies and Research (IMSAR) of MDU will introduce a new management programme, MBA (Hons), from the coming academic session.

Professor A. K. Rajan, director, IMSAR, said 60 seats would be available in this programme and the entrance test for admission would be conducted on July 5 at Rohtak.

The results of the entrance test would be declared on July 8, he said, adding that the group discussion and personal interview would be held on July 21-22 and the final merit list would be displayed on July 23, while admission counselling would be held on July 28 and the classes would commence on August 3.

Rajan said curriculum of the course had been designed accordingly to make it higher-end management course. This management programme is open to students who have done BBA, B.Com, BCA, B.Engg, B.Tech., B. Pharmacy and M.Com with 50 per cent marks (minimum pass marks in case of SC/ST students).

Admission notice

The university has issued the admission notice for MP.Ed., BP.Ed and CP.Ed courses for the academic session 2009-2010. The last date for the submission of application forms for admission to these physical education courses in the department of physical education and colleges of education affiliated to the university is June 30. Details of these courses and application forms are available on the university website www.mdurohtak.com. The prospectus for these courses containing admission forms can be obtained from the University Publication Cell.

Inter-varsity youth festival

The university will host the All-India Inter-University Youth Festival during the academic session 2009-2010. The Cultural Council of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has decided to entrust the responsibility of holding the youth festival to MDU in its meeting held in Mumbai recently. The students and youth welfare office of the university has started making arrangements for the hosting of this national-level mega event, which usually held during the year-end.

— Contributed by Ravinder Saini

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Armed Forces

Indian Coast Guard, Recruitment Officer, PO Box No 127, Noida 201301 (UP)
www.indiancoastguard.nic.in

1) Yantrik
2) Navik (General Duty)
3) Navik- Domestic Branch (Cooks & Stewards)

Eligibility: Indian males with specified physical standards
For 1: Matric with 3 year AICTE-recognised Diploma in Mech / Elect / Electron / Telecom Engg (Radio) / Power Engg
For 2: 10+2 (with Maths & Physics), 55%
For 3: 10+2, 50%

DoB: For 1 & 2: 01 January ’88 - 01 January ’92.
For 3: 01 April ’88 – 01 April ‘92
Selection: Written Test; Interview; Physical Fitness Test

Application Form: Download from website. Send to above address "Under Postal Certificate" only.

Details: Employment News (06 – 12 June 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 06 July 2009

Art & Design

College of Art, 20-22, Tilak Marg, New Delhi 110001 (Govt of NCT of Delhi, affiliated to Delhi University)
http://colart.delhigovt.nic.in

1) BFA: Applied Art, Painting, Sculpture, Art History, Printmaking, Visual Communication (4 year)
2) Diploma Course in Fine Art (For deaf & dumb students only) (4 year)
3) MFA: Applied Art, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Visual Communication (2 year)
4) PG Diploma Course in Fine Art (2 year) (For deaf & dumb students only)

Eligibility: For 1:10+2 (50%)
For 2:
Class 10,
For 3: BFA (50%)
For 4: Diploma Course in Fine Art

Selection: For 2 & 4: Aptitude Test.

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: For 1: 03 July 2009
For 3: 10 July 2009

Arts Performing

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, College of Music & Dance, 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi 110001

Courses in Dance & Music: Ballet / Chhau / Contemporary Dance / Classical Vocal / Sitar / Sarod / Bharatanatyam / Kathak / Odissi / Tabla / Light Classical Vocal

Application Form: Collect from the Kendra

Details: Contact at (011) 43503333 / 23386428/29

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

Engineering

National Power Training Institute, Subramanyapura Road, Banashankari II Stage, PO Box No 8201, Bangalore 560070 (Kar) (M/o Power, GoI)
www.kar.nic.in/psti

Employment Oriented Course on Operation & Maintenance in Transmission & Distribution Systems (26 weeks)

Eligibility: BE (Power / Electrical & Electronics / Electrical).
Age: 27 years (01 August ’09)

Selection: Merit (% of marks obtained in the BE or equivalent exam as per University norms)

Application Form: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "PSTI," payable at Bangalore with an A4 size self-addressed envelope / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (06 – 12 June 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 03 July 2009

Indo-German Tool Room, Plot 5003, Phase IV, GIDC, Vatva, Ahmedabad 382445 (Guj) (M/o of MSME, GoI)
www.igtrahd.com

1) Diploma in Tool & Die Making (4 years)

2) Certificate Course in Machinist-Tool Room (2 years+1 year paid internship)

Eligibility: Class 10 (Science, Maths & English)

For 1: 60%

For 2: 50%

Age: 15-19 years on (01 August ’09).

Selection: Merit in Class 10; Entrance Test: 30 June 2009

Application Form: Send Rs. 400/- (For 1) / Rs.300/- (For 2) by DD favouring "Indo German Tool Room, Ahmedabad", payable at Ahmedabad on any Nationalised Bank with a stamped (Rs 50/-) self-addressed envelope (24 cm x 17 cm) at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (06 – 12 June 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), CCPD, Block C, SOET, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068
www.ignou.ac.in

1) Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Supported by M/o Power, GoI)
2) Advanced certificate in Power Distribution Management (6 months)
(In collaboration with National Power Training Institute, Faridabad)

Eligibility: For 1: Technician / Equivalent Trade man / Manpower working in power sector / private electricians at least 8th pass
For 2:
BE / BTech / Diploma in Engg / Science / Commerce / Arts graduates with 2 years experience in Power Utilities / Electricity Sector (PCM, 55%)

Application Form & Details: Employment News (06 – 12 June 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: Available round the year

Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, District Sangrur 148106 (Punj) (GoI)
www.sliet.ac.in

PhD Programmes: Chemistry / Chemical / Civil Engg / Computer Science & Engg / Electrical & Instrumentation Engg / Electronic & Communication Engg / Food Engg & Technology / Humanities (English) & Mgmt / Maths (including Statistics) / Mechanical Engg / Physics & Interdisciplinary areas
Eligibility:
Masters degree in (Engg / Technology / Science / Humanities / Mgmt), 55%
Selection: Interview

Application Form: Download from website

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 10 July 2009

Punjabi University, Patiala (Punj)
www.universitypunjabi.org

BTech (6 years, Integrated)
(At Yadavindra College of Engg, Punjabi University, Guru Kashi Campus, Talwandi Sabo)

Eligibility: Matric (55%)

Selection: Merit

Application Form: Send Rs 80/- by DD favouring "Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala" payable at Patiala with self-addressed envelope (7"x 4") to the Publication Bureau at Yadavindra College of Engineering and at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

Hotel Mgmt

Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Library Avenue, Pusa Complex, New Delhi 110012
www.ihmpusa.net

1) PG Diploma in Accommodation Operation & Mgmt (1 year +6-month Industrial Training)
2) MSc in Dietetics & Food Service Mgmt (2 years +6-month Industrial Training)
3) Diploma in Food & Beverage Service (1 year +6-month Industrial Training)
4) Diploma in Bakery & Confectionery (1 year +6-month Industrial Training)
5) Craftsmanship Course in Food Production & Patisserie / Food & Beverage Service (1-year+6-month Industrial Training)

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree with English at College / SSC.
For 2: PG Diploma in Dietetics Public Health & Nutrition / Bachelors degree in Home Sc with Nutrition & Dietetics / PG Diploma in Hospital Food Service from the background of: Food Sc & Tech / Sciences / Healthcare / Medical / Pharmaceuticals / Catering
For 3 & 4: 10+2 (English)
For 5: Class 10 with English
Age Limit: For 1 & 2: 25 years For 3, 4, 5: 22 years

Application Form: Send Rs 750/- by DD favouring "Principal, Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi" at above address by 22 July ’09 (For 2, 3 & 4) & 09 July ’09 (For 1 & 5)

Details: Website

Application Deadline: For 1, 3, 4, 5: 27 July 2009, For 2 & 5: 13 July 2009

Delhi Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Behind LSR College, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi 110024 (Govt of NCT of Delhi)

Trade Diploma Courses (1˝ years):
Food Production / Bakery & Confectionery / Accommodation Operation / Front Office Operation / Food & Beverage Operation

Eligibility: Class 10 / 10+2 (with English, 50%).
Age Limit: 25 years (on 01 August ’09).

Application Form: Send Rs 550/- by DD favouring "Delhi Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology, New Delhi" payable at New Delhi at above address.

Application Deadline: 03 July 2009

Home Science

Government Home Science College, Sector 10, Chandigarh (Punj)
www.homescience.nic.in

1) BSc (Home Sc / Fashion Designing), 3 years

2) MSc Home Sc (Food & Nutrition / Clothing & Textiles / Child Development), 2 years

3) PG Diploma in (Nutrition & Dietetics / Fashion Design), 1 year
4) Advanced Diploma (Child Guidance & Family Councelling), 1 year

Eligibility: For 1: 10+2 or equivalent
For 2: BSc (Home Science / equivalent)
For 3: BSc / BA Home Science / Graduation in any related subject
For 4: BA / BSc / BEd / MA

Selection: Interview

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 08 July 2009

Law

National Law Institute University, Kerwa Dam Road, Bhopal 462044 (MP)
www.nliu.com

PhD program (Full Time)
2) Distance courses: PG Diploma in (Criminology & Forensic Sc / Human Rights / Environmental Law / Gender & Law / Mass Media, Law & Culture / Advocacy Skills
3) PG Diploma in Environmental Law, Science & Technology (1 year, Regular)

Eligibility: For 1: LLM (55%).

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 26 July 2009

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Law, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068
www.ignouonline.ac.in/pgdlpo / www.ignou.ac.in

1) PG Diploma in Legal Process Outsourcing (1 year)
2) Diploma in Paralegal Practice
3) Master of Intellectual Property Law (2 years)
4) Other Programs: PhD in Kaw / PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights / PG Certificate in Cyber Law / PG Certificate in Patent Practice / Certificate in (Human Rights / Consumer Protection)

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree
For 2: 10+2
For 3: Law graduates
Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: For 1, 2 & 3: 01 August 2009
For 4: 30 June 2009

Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur 602105 (TN) (M/o Youth Affairs & Sports, GoI)
www.rgniyd.gov.in

Job-Oriented MA Programmes in Youth Work:
MA (Youth Empowerment / Career Counselling / Gender Studies / Local Governance / Life Skills Education)

Eligibility: Bachelors degree (40%

Selection: Entrance Test; Interview

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

Management

Indian Retail School, A 21/12, Naraina Industrial Area, Phase II, New Delhi 110028
www.indianretailschool.com

1) PG Diploma in Retail Mgt / Visual Merchandising & Store Design (1 year)
2) Diploma in Retail Mgt (2 years)
3) BA (Hons) in Retail Mgmt with Marketing (3 years)

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree
For 2 & 3: 10+2

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 26 June 2009

SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058 (Mah)
www.spjimr.org

PG Program in Management

Eligibility: CAT / XAT / GMAT; at least 5 years work experience

Selection: Interview

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 07 July 2009

Medicine

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh (Punj)
http://pgimer.nic.in

BSc Medical Technology (Laboratory / Radiodiagnosis & Imaging / Operation Theatre / Radiotherapy / Perfusionist) (3 years)

BSc (Audiology & Speech Therapy) (4˝ years)

Bachelor of Physical Therapies (4˝ years)

Eligibility: Age: 17-25 years (31 August ‘09).

Exam: 20 August 2009

Application Form: Send Rs 500/- by DD of SBI branch favouring the Director of the Institute (A/c No. 65541), payable at SBI Medical Institute Branch (Code No. 1524) Chandigarh with a self-addressed stamped (Rs 25/-) thick envelope (24 cm x 15 cm) at the above address by 30 June 2009. Mention Category (i.e. general or SC/ST).

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 10 July 2009

Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical Mission Hospital, Ernakulam District, Kolenchery 682311 (Ker)
www.moscmm.org

DNB Course in General Medicine / General Surgery / Paediatrics / Anaesthesiology (3 years / 2 years)

Eligibility: PG Diploma; CET conducted by NBE
Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 01 July 2009

National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block GE, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106 (WB) (Autonomous Organisation under M/o Health & Family Welfare, GoI)
www.nih.nic.in

BHMS (5˝ years)

(Affiliated to WB University of Health Sciences)

Eligibility: 10+2 (PCB & English, 50%)

Age: 17 years (On 31 December 2009)

Entrance Test: 09 August 2009

Application Form & Details: Website
Application Deadline: 20 July 2009

Lady Reading Health School, Bara Hindu Rao, Delhi 110006 (GoI)

ANM 10+2 (Vocational) CBSE Training Scheme (2 years)

Eligibility: Class 10 (50%) Delhi / New Delhi domicile.
Age: 15-20 years (on 01 July '09).

Selection: Written Test: 04 July 2009.

Application Form: Send in prescribed format with required documents by registered post with acknowledgement due to ‘The Officer in Charge’ to the above address.

Application Deadline: 23 June 2009

All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Haji Ali Park, K. Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400034 (Mah) (GoI)
www.aiipmr.gov.in

1) Master of Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy
2) Diploma in Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy)
Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree in (Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy) with completion of 6 months internship before 31 July ’09.
For 2: Bachelors degree / diploma in (Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy) with completion of 6 months internship before 31 July ’09.
DoB: For 1: Born on or before 01 August ‘09
For 2: Born on or before 01 September ‘09

Selection: Entrance Test: 16 July ‘09

Application Form: Download from website

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 05 July 2009

Scholarships

Indian Council of Social Science Research, Post Box No 10528, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067
www.icssr.org

Award of Doctoral Fellowships 2009-10:
1) Centrally Administered Doctoral Fellowships (40 seats): in Education / Economics / Commerce / Management / Business Admin / Psychology / Political Science / International Relations / Public Admin / Sociology / Social Work / Criminology & Social Science aspects of Anthropology / Demography / Geography / Law & Linguistics.
2) Institutional Doctoral Fellowships (76)

Eligibility: PG in Social Sciences (55%); NET qualified / MPhil / 2 years research experience; Must have registered for PhD.
Age Limit:
35 years (as on 01 July ‘09).

Selection: Interview

Scholarship: Rs 6000/- pm for 2 years, Rs 12,000/- pa as contingency grant.

Application Form: Send in prescribed format with required documents to the Director, Research Fellowships Division at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (06 – 12 June 2009) / Website.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

D/o Biotechnology (DBT), Block 2, 7th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003 (M/o Science & Technology, GoI)
www.dbtindia.gov.in

Ramalingaswamy Fellowship (5 years)

Purpose: For scientists, physician researchers and bio-engineers of Indian origin working outside the country in various fields of Biotechnology, Agriculture, Health Sciences, Energy, Bio-Engg, Bioinformatics, Environment etc to pursue R&D in India.

Eligibility: PhD / MD or any higher degree

Fellowships: Rs. 75,000/- pm consolidated; Contingency Grant: Rs 5 lakh pa.

Application Form: Send your application in the prescribed format with the required enclosures to Dr Meenakshi Munshi, Joint Director at the above address.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 31 July 2009

Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla 171005 (HP)
www.iias.org

Advanced Research Fellowships:
(in Social, Political & Economic Philosophy / Comparative Indian Literature (incl Ancient, Medieval, Modern Folk & Tribal) / Comparative Studies in Philosophy & Religion / Comparative Studies in History (incl. Historiography & Philosophy of History) / Education, Culture, Arts (incl. Performing Arts & Crafts) / Fundamental Concepts & Problems of Logic & Maths / Fundamental Concepts & Problems of Natural & Life Sciences / Studies in Environment / Indian Civilization in context of Asian Neighbours / Problems of Contemporary India in context of National Integration & Nation Building)

Eligibility: Scholars working in and on the North-Eastern region & weaker sections preferred.

Application Form & Details: Website.

D/o Biotechnology, Block 2, 6-8th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
www.dbtindia.gov.in

Tata Innovation Fellowship (3 years, extendable to 2 years)
(To recognize and reward scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences to find innovative solutions to major problems in health care, agriculture and other areas related to life sciences and biotechnology)

Eligibility: Indian resident holding a regular position in a University / Institute / Organization with relevant work experience; PhD (Life Sciences / Agriculture / Veterinary Science / Or Masters degree Medical Sciences / MTech or equiv in Biotechnology
Age Limit: 60 years.

Fellowship: Rs 20,000/- pm + Rs 5 lakh contingency grant

Application Form: Send in prescribed format with nominations (10 copies) duly forwarded by the host institute to Dr Meenakshi Munshi, Principal Scientific Officer at the above address.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 31 July 2009

School

Rashtriya Military School, Shimla Hills, Chail 173217 (HP)
www.indianarmy.nic.in

Common Entrance Test for Admission to Military Schools in Class VI (Academic Session 2010-11)

Eligibility: Boys, Class V, (Age: 10-12 year on 01 July ‘10)

Selection: Test: 20 December ’09, Interview & Medical Exam

Application Form: Send Rs 25/- by DD favoring "Principal, Rashtriya Military School" with a stamped (Rs.27/-) self-addressed envelope (31 cm x 25 cm) to the above address or 4 other military schools at Bangalore, Ajmer, Belgaum, Dholpur.

For Prospectus & Application form send DD for Rs 200/- alongwith stamped (Rs 42) self-addressed envelope (31 cm x 25 cm).

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 10 September 2009

Sciences Social

Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, Red Fort Complex, Delhi 110006 (GoI)
www.asi.nic.in

PG Diploma in Archaeology (2 years)

Eligibility: Masters degree (Ancient / Medieval Indian History) / (Archaeology / Anthropology / Indian Classical Language such as Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Arabic, Persian / Geology with knowledge of Pleistocene age; 55%).
Age Limit: 25 years (on 31 July ’09)

Stipend: Rs 1500/- for unemployed students for the period of 2 years

Application Form: Send Rs 250/- by DD favoring "Director, Institute of Archaeology" payable at New Delhi with a self addressed envelope (32 cms x 22 cms or A4) at the above address by 21 July 2009 / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (06 – 12 June 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 31 July 2009

National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation & Museology, National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi 110011 (Deemed University) (M/o Culture, GoI)
www.nmi.gov.in

1) MA (History of Art)
2) MA (Museology)
3) MA (Conservation)
4) PhD (History of Art)
5) PhD (Conservation)
6) PhD (Museology)

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree (50%); a background in Social Sciences / Liberal Arts / 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, 50%
For 3: Bachelors degree / PG / Diploma in (Chemistry / Physics / Geology / Botany / Zoology / Computer Science / Fine Arts / History / History of Art / Architecture / Archaeology / Museology / Designing), 50%
For 4: Masters degree (55%) in (History / History of Art / Archaeology / Anthropology / Aesthetics)
For 5: Masters degree (55%) in (Chemistry / Physics / Life Sciences / Conservation / Architecture / Museology)

For 6: Masters degree (55%) in (History / Ancient Indian History / Archaeology / Museology)

Selection: For MA: Written Exam: 02 July ‘09 and Interview: 02 or 03 July ‘09

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

Teaching & Education

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068
www.ignou.ac.in

Certificate Program in Early Childhood Special Education Enabling Inclusion- Cerebral Palsy (1 year)
(In collab with Rehabilitation Council of India)

Eligibility: Class 10

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR), Shamla Hills, Bhopal 462002 (MP) (M/o HRD, GoI)
www.tttibhopal.com

Master of Technical Education (MTech Ed) Programme - 2009 (2 years)

Eligibility: BE / BTech (1st Division) with 3-year teaching / administration experience in and sponsorship by Technical Education System / Industry / Organisation

Application Form: Send Rs. 200/- by DD favouring "Director, NITTTR," payable at Bhopal to the above address / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (06 – 12 June 2009) / Website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

University

Punjabi University, Arts Bock No 6, Patiala 147002 (Punj)
www.punjabiuniversity.ac.in

1) MBA
2) MCA
(at Punjabi University, Patiala / Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar / Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar)

Selection: For 1: MET-2009: 19 July ‘09
For 2: PAM-CAT-2009: 19 July ‘09

Application Form: Send Rs 660/- by DD favouring "Registrar, Punjabi University, Patiala" payable at Patiala, (State Bank of Patiala) self-addressed envelope (12" x 10") to Incharge, Enquiry & Information Centre at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 03 July 2009

Vocational

National Vocational Training Institute for Women, D 1, Sector 1, Noida 201301 (UP) (M/o Labour & Employment, Directorate General Employment & Training, GoI)
www.dget.nic.in

Short Term Courses under Modular Employment Skills in Toy Making Sector
Trades: Pattern & Mould Maker / Cutter & Fixer of Toy parts / General Sewing Machine Operator / Willower & Stuffer / Finisher & Painter

Selection: First-cum-first-serve Basis
Age: Above 14 years

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 30 June 2009

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

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