New session, same old anxieties
Jayanti Roy
ANOTHER school session is beginning amidst the old anxieties over report cards and admissions and new excitement over new classes, new books and new classmates. Another opportunity to mould the impressionable minds and hearts into responsible citizens — or is this the beginning of another routine year for the kids getting into the rut, boarding the school bus in the morning and getting back home, sans novel ideas and fresh insights?

Concern over UK student visa cuts
TOUGHER restrictions aimed at restricting the amount of time foreign graduates can stay in Britain on student visas could force more companies to go abroad, one of David Cameron’s business advisers has warned.

Campus Notes



New session, same old anxieties
Jayanti Roy

The stuff that is available to children in many school canteens is  full of empty calories, unhealthy and sometimes unhygienic
The stuff that is available to children in many school canteens is full of empty calories, unhealthy and sometimes unhygienic

ANOTHER school session is beginning amidst the old anxieties over report cards and admissions and new excitement over new classes, new books and new classmates. Another opportunity to mould the impressionable minds and hearts into responsible citizens — or is this the beginning of another routine year for the kids getting into the rut, boarding the school bus in the morning and getting back home, sans novel ideas and fresh insights?

Is there something freshening that can be done to fight the staleness of practises that we follow in our schools, without thinking, year after year? Are there small changes that we as school authorities, parents, teachers or citizens can bring up within the existing set-up to put our children on the righteous path?

Malaise of birthdays

Approximately 40 days in a year or so, depending upon the number of students in the class, kids come home carrying packets containing chocolates, toffees, candies, pencils, erasers or small toys declaring happily, “Today was Amol’s birthday!” I have often heard them complaining, “Oh, Khushi did not give us anything on her birthday. She is such a miser” or “The cars Param gave on his birthday are far better than the ones Gaurav gave”. This trend of distributing gifts without a proper context is only making the children greedy, hungry for freebies, ready to show off, status-conscious and crassly material- minded. They are also becoming victims of superiority or inferiority complex. They think that this is the only way to celebrate birthdays, that material things matter and that people can be judged by the gifts they give. While schools show their helplessness, most of the parents say they feel pressurised to go with the trend instead of swimming against the tide. How I wish the school authorities strictly prohibit this trend this year and forbids parents to indulge the children in this way!

Onslaught of junk food

We do not need research findings to substantiate that the stuff that is available to children in school canteens is junk, full of empty calories, unhealthy and many a times unhygienic. But school authorities turn a blind eye towards them. In spite of school heath policies and programmes, nothing concrete is done in this direction. Fat-filled potato chips, synthetic sugary drinks, sticky candies, etc., keep on assaulting our children’s tastes, health and food habits. I am ready to send my child any day to a school that takes serious note of what she consumes in her lunch break and how it shapes up her physical well-being today leading to a healthy future in comparison to a school which bows and bends silently to commercial and market forces ignoring the child’s welfare.

Vice of disposables

Every year the bookseller insists on selling new school bags, paint boxes, sketch pens, crayons, marker pens, pencil boxes and lunch boxes, in addition to the set of books for the year. Some sensible parents have to struggle hard to make him understand that our old articles are doing fine and we’ll replenish them as and when we need to. I am reminded of the old days when even the textbooks were hand-me-downs. No school today allows the kids to use old books. Everyone must buy a new set. The quality of the books has improved, but so has our dispensable income. Schools speak of practical difficulties in developing a mechanism to allow old books, but just think of the paper that will be saved if old books are recycled. Because of the abundance of sketch pens, pencils, erasers and other articles of stationary, our kids fail to appreciate the true value of anything, whether it is an object or a relationship. We are letting go of a precious opportunity to drill in our kids a respect for resources and to ward off the evil eye of materialism and use-and-throw attitude. Will this year provide us wisdom to see this issue with new eyes?

Hackneyed package tours

Recently, one of the schools took the children for a school picnic — a package tour to a privately managed artificially created site. They charged a hefty sum for each child, which included a heavy meal and activities like rifle shooting. Many of the kids fell ill after the picnic. Do you think the children enjoyed the artificial surroundings or a package which was thrust upon them? The whole exercise was thoroughly unimaginative on part of the school authorities albeit hassle free for them. What happened to the good old school outings where there were healthy snacks and activities involving lots of running, jumping, singing, dancing, just plain playing and taking in the serenity of nature — all organised by the school staff and senior students? That way we learnt organising skills, team spirit, and sense of pride in our school. Today, most of the school authorities blame the parents for demanding hi-fi facilities for their wards, but I think the schools are also happy to wash their hands off and outsource the whole thing. Will this year bring a change?

I am sure as you read this, you will be nodding your head and saying these things cannot be done, too much idealistic, too impractical. Parents or students or schools will not agree to this, but no excuse should be strong enough to distract us from achieving our goal of holistic well-being of our children. Don’t you think so?


Concern over UK student visa cuts

TOUGHER restrictions aimed at restricting the amount of time foreign graduates can stay in Britain on student visas could force more companies to go abroad, one of David Cameron’s business advisers has warned.

Vacuum cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson, who sits on the Prime Minister’s business advisery group, said he was “extremely concerned” at recent changes which will cut the number of non-EU students in the country.

Last week, UK Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled plans that could cut the number of foreign students and their dependants coming to Britain by around 1,00,000 a year.

She announced tighter restrictions on how long students could stay in the UK, before and after the end of their courses — including a rule that they must find a job that pays at least £20,000 a year.

Theresa May said: “We will limit the overall time that can be spent on a student visa to three years at lower levels, as now, and five years at higher levels.”

But Sir James, who also headed an innovation taskforce for Cameron, said it was “sheer madness” to be “effectively chucking out” skilled engineering graduates from the UK.

He told BBC Radio 4’s The World this Weekend: “I am extremely concerned because already England is under-producing the numbers of engineers it needs by 50 per cent.

“There are 37,000 vacancies a year and about 20,000 graduates. So already it is very, very difficult to find engineers.

“I think it is sheer madness to be effectively chucking out graduates who we desperately need.

“I am afraid what it will end up doing is driving firms like us abroad because we simply can’t get people to do our research and development.”

Put to him claims by the government that of the students affected, only about half end up in skilled employment in the two years they stay on after graduating and around a fifth end up unemployed, Sir James said: “I don’t think that is the case with engineering students, I would be extremely surprised if almost any of the engineering students were not finding gainful employment almost immediately.”

Sir James said the government had “done some of the right things” in the Budget to encourage research and development but on visas said: “Think again on engineering, I don’t know about people learning English and that sort of thing, but when it comes to technology give them the visas and keep them here.” — The Independent


Campus Notes
Students win best poster award
 Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

A poster entitled "Sustainable Solutions for Solid Waste Management — A Review", presented by Mandeep Kaur, Rajneet Kaur Soodan, Vaneet Kumar, Jatinder Kaur Katnoria and Avinash Nagpal of the Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences of the university, was adjudged the best poster in a poster presentation contest held during a UGC-sponsored national seminar on "Solid Waste Management". The seminar was orgainsed by the P.G. Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar.

TCS honours topper

A two-member team of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a well-known IT company, visited the university campus recently to honour the topper of B.Tech (Computer Science and Engineering) of the 2011 batch (till 6th semester), Manveet Kaur. The TCS team included Shaquat Hussain and Rajit Sikka. Dr Inderjit Singh, Registrar, was the chief guest. He presented a gold medal, certificate of appreciation and cash reward of Rs 10,000 for her outstanding performance in academics on behalf of TCS.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said time management and hard work were the keys to success. Earlier, Dr Hardeep Singh, Professor In Charge, Placements, welcomed the chief guest and the TCS team. Dr K. S. Kahlon, Dean, Faculty of Engineering; Harish Sharma, Professor In Charge, Public Relations; Amit Chopra, Assistant Placement Officer; and other faculty members of the Computer Science and Engineering Department were also present on the occasion.

Seminar on employment generation

A national seminar on "Infrastructure and Employment Generation in Punjab: Perspectives and Challenges" was organised under the UGC’s special assistance programme recently. The seminar highlighted the lack of marketing infrastructure in Punjab, shortage of infrastructure in rural border areas, especially in terms of lack of health, education facilities, sewerage, impassable roads, etc., and fall in organised industrial employment in manufacturing sector.

Dr Janak Raj Gupta, UGC emeritus fellow and member of the Pujab State Planning Board, in his keynote address stressed the need for PPP (public private partnership) model for building infrastructure, particularly on the BOT (build own and transfer) principle, where by the private sector was encouraged to build and operate a particular infrastructure facility like road, power, etc., for a specified period as agreed with the government. After the expiry of the period, the facility would go back to the government. Prof. Surinder Singh, Dean, Academic affairs, highlighted various malpractices in the implementation of the MNREGA programme in Punjab. He also recommended that the wage rate, labour-material ratio and funds for public health services be increased under the programme.

New appointments

Prof. Rajinderjit Kaur Pawar of the Law Department has been appointed as Dean, Academic Affairs, for a period of one year beginning from April 1, while the term of Prof. M.P.S. Ishar, Dean, Students Welfare, and Prof. Hardeep Singh, Dean, Alumni Association, has been extended till March 31, 2012. Prof. Pawar will also hold the additional charge of Director, Department of Life-Long Learning, for the same period. According to Dr Inderjit Singh, Registrar, the appointments have been made by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ajaib Singh Brar.

Meanwhile, the term of Dr Pawan Kumar as Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, at the University Regional Campus, Gurdaspur, has also been extended till March 31, 2012, while Prof. Tejinder Kaur, who is holding the same office at the University Regional Campus, Jalandhar, will continue till her superannuation falling on August 18 this year.

— Contributed by G. S. Paul



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Central Insitute of Fisheries Nautical & Engineering Training, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi 682016 (Ker) (GoI) (Affl. to CUSAT, Kochi & approved by DGCA)

Bachelors of Fisheries Science (4 years)

Eligibility: Class 10+2 (with 50% in Maths & Science)
Age Limit: 17 - 20 years (on 01 October ’11)

Selection: Entrance Test: 05 June 2011; Interview: 18 July 2011

Application Form & Details: Employment News (19 – 25 March 2011) / Website

Application Deadline: 20 May 2011


Armed Forces

The Indian Army, HQ Rtg Zone, Independent Rect Office, Delhi Cantt 110010

Junior Commissioned Officer (Religious Teacher) for RRT 66 Course:

Eligibility: Indian male graduates; religious qualification (Pandit / Padre / Bodh Monk); robust physique and mental health
Age: For 1: 27 - 34 years
For 2: 25 - 34 years

Selection: Physical Fitness Test; Screening; Written Exam: 29 May 2011; Interview.

Application Form: Send application in prescribed format to the concerned HQ Recruiting Zone / IRO Delhi Cantt / Ladakh Scout Regimental Centre, Leh / Jakli Regimental Training Centre, Srinagar / ARO Secunderabad / Trichy / Mangalore / Trivandrum / Regimental centres with 2 self-addressed envelopes. Superscribe "Application for JCO (Religious Teacher) RRT - 66 Course" on envelope.

Application Deadline: 09 April 2011


Indian Navy, INS Kunjali, Colaba, Mumbai 400005 (Mah)

Sailors for MR (Musician) -- 2/2011 Batch

Eligibility: Unmarried Indian males; Class 10, proficient in music with theoretical knowledge & practical skill on any instrument.
DoB: 01 October ’90 - 30 September ’94.

Selection: Preliminary Screening Test (04 – 08 July 2011); Physical Fitness Test; Medical Test

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 19 April 2011


Civil Services

Staff Selection Commission, CGO Complex, Block No 12, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110504

Combined Graduate Level Exam 2011
Inspectors of Income Tax / Inspector (Central Excise / Preventive Officer / Examiner) / Assistants Enforcement Officer / Compiler / Divisional Accountant / Auditors / UDCs / Tax Assistants / Junior Accountants / Assistant/Sub-Inspectors in CBI / Statistical Investigator Grade II (in various Central Government Departments / Offices)

Eligibility: Bachelors degree

Exam: 19 June 2011 & 26 June 2011

Details: Employment News (19 – 25 March 2011) / Website

Application Deadline: 15 April 2011


Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi 110069

Indian Forest Service Exam - 2011

Eligibility: BE / BTech / Bachelors degree (Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Sc / Agriculture / Forestry / Botany / Chemistry / Geology / Maths / Physics / Statistics / Zoology).
Age: 21-30 years (on 01 July ‘11), Physical standards (as specified)

Selection: Exam: 09 July 2011

Application Form: Available at designated HPOs / POs: Rs 20/- (Cash).

Details: Employment News (19 - 25 March 2011) / Website

Application Deadline: 18 April 2011



Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT – Madras), Chennai 600036 (TN)

In D/o: Aerospace Engg / Applied Mechanics / Chemical Engg / Civil Engg / Computer Sc & Engg / Electrical / Mechanical / Metallurgical & Materials Engg / Ocean Engg / Maths (Industrial Maths & Scientific Computing) / Physics (Solid State Technology), & Clinical Engg (in collab with CMC, Vellore & Sree Chitra Tirunal Instt of Med Sc & Tech, Trivandrum)-2½ years
MTech in Catalysis Tech, Nuclear Engg, Petroleum Engg

Eligibility: a) Bachelors degree in Engg / Tech / Architecture / Masters degree in Chemistry / Maths / Physics / Life Sciences / Related subjects / Professional Qual e.g. AMIE etc

b) Valid GATE score. (2010 or 2011)

IIT BTech degree holders with CGPA of 8.0 and above (7.5 for SC/ST) can apply without GATE score.

Assistantship / Fellowship: HTTA: Rs 8000/- pa; Graduate Fellowship under Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for Mechanical Engg / Chemical Engg: Rs 20,000/- & one-time educational material allowance: Rs. 5,000/- for 2 candidates (Details:

Application Form: Send Rs. 200/- by DD drawn on a nationalized bank favouring the "Registrar, IIT, Madras" payable at Chennai to the Chairman, MTech Admission Committee, GATE Office at above address by 04 April 2011.

Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 07 April 2011


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT - Delhi), Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016 /

Admission to PG / PhD Programmes 2011-2012:
1) PhD
2) Interdisciplinary Research Programmes
3) MTech
4) Interdisciplinary MTech
5) Special part-time MTech in Energy & Environment Mgmt (Evening)
5) MS (Res.)
6) MDes (Industrial Design), Full-Time

Application Form: Send Rs. 300/- by DD favouring "Registrar, IIT, Delhi" payable at SBI, IIT Delhi or Canara Bank, SDA with stamped (Rs. 15/-) self-addressed envelope (25 cm x 20 cm) to Deputy Registrar (PGS&R), Room No.AD-229, IIT at above address by 08 April 2011 / Download from website.

Details: Employment News (19 – 25 March 2011) / Website.

Application Deadline: 14 April 2011


Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Azad Hind Fauj Marg, Sector 3, Dwarka, New Delhi 110078

Admission to MTech 2011-12 (Full Time / Part Time)
(In disciplines of Signal Processing / Information Systems / Process Control)

Eligibility: BE / BTech (Electronics & Communication / Electronics / Computers / Electricals / Instrumentation & Control) OR passed AMIE (India) Exam in related specialization; valid GATE score

Selection: Written Test

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 20 April 2011


International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB), PO Box 10504, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067

Admission to PhD Programme 2011-12:
Plant Biology and Human Health

Eligibility: MBBS / MTech with fellowship from CSIR / ICMR / DBT / DST or any other JRF exam.

Selection: CSIR-UGC (NET) / ICMR / DBT / JRF Examination; Written Test; Interview: 23 – 24 May 2011

Application Form: Send Rs. 300/- by DD favouring "ICGEB, New Delhi" payable at New Delhi to the Chief Administration, ICGEB at the above address.
Superscribe: "Application for PhD Programme – 2011-2012 and the Choice of Stream"

Application Deadline: 30 April 2011


Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Gandhinagar 382007 (Guj)

1) MTech (Information & Communication Tech), 2 years
2) MSc (IT), 2 years
3) MSc (ICT in Agriculture & Rural Development), 2 years
4) MDes (Communication Design), 2 years
5) PhD (3-5 years)
6) BTech (Information & Communication Tech), 4 years


For 1: BE / BTech / MSc (ICT / CS / IT / EE / ECE / I & C), 60%
For 2: Bachelors degree (60%)
For 3: Bachelors degree in Agricultural & allied disciplines (60%)
For 4: 4-year degree/diploma after 10+2 (55%)
For 5: MTech / MPhil / BE / BTech / MSc / MS / MCA (60%)
For 6:
10+2 (PCM), 50%

Selection: For 1, 2 & 3: Test / Interview;

For MTech (ICT): Valid GATE score
For 6: AIEEE ’11

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 06 May 2011


Environment & Forestry

Forest Research Institute University, PO IPE, Kaulagarh, Dehradun 248195 (Utt)

PhD Programme in Forestry

Selection: Entrance Test: 19 June ‘11

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 21 April 2011



The Indian Law Institute, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi 110001

Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights & Information Technology in Internet Age / Cyber Laws (3 months)

Eligibility: Class 12; Diploma / Degree with access to computer & internet
Fees: Rs 4000/-

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 31 March 2011



Nirma University of Science & Technology, Institute of Management, Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad 382481 (Guj)

1) MBA (Family Business & Entrepreneurship)

2) PhD Programme in Management (Full Time)

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree/ Equiv; Must belong to a business family.
For 2: Masters degree (60%);
Selection: Entrance Test: 30 April ‘11
Stipend: For 2: Doctoral students will be paid monthly stipend of Rs 12,000/- in the first two years and Rs 14,000/- for the remaining period.

Application Form: Send Rs 1500/- (For 1) Rs 1000/- (For 2) by DD favouring "Institute of Management, Nirma University" payable at Ahmedabad to the Deputy Registrar at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 23 April 2011


Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC), C-56/1, Anusandhan Bhavan, Institutional Area, Sector-62,
Noida-201307 (UP) (M/o Communications & IT, GoI)

MBA (Software Enterprise Management) (2 years, FT)
(In affiliated with GGSIPU)

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

Selection: Test: 22 May 2011

Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 25 April 2011


Institute of Health Management Research, 1, Prabhu Dayal Marg, Sanganer Airport, Jaipur 302011 (Raj)

1) PG Diploma in Hospital & Health Management (2 years, FT) at IHMR, Jaipur & IIHMR, Delhi, IHMR, Bangalore
2) PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Management (2 years, FT) at IHMR, Jaipur
3) PG Diploma in Rural Mgmt (2 years) at IHMR, Jaipur

Eligibility: For 1: Bachelors degree (50%)
For 2: Bachelors degree in (Pharmacy / Mgmt / Medicine / Science / Biotech) (50%)
For 3: Bachelors degree in (Mgmt / Medicine / Nursing / ISM / Economics / Commerce / Science / Rural Development / Social & Behavioural Sc / Agriculture / Social Work)

Selection: MAT Scores, GD & Interview. Mid-career professionals, For 1: medical graduates with 2 years experience in the relevant field
For 2: with 5 years work-ex
For 3: with 2 years work-ex in rural/development sector
exempted from MAT exam.

Application Form: Send Rs 1000/- by DD favouring "IIHMR", payable at Jaipur to the Dean, Academic and Student Affairs at the above address by 20 May ’11 / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 04 June 2011


Maths & Stats

Chennai Mathematical Institute, H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Padur P O, Siruseri 603103 (TN)

1) BSc (Hons) in Maths (3 years, integrated course in Maths and Computer Science) / BSc (Hons) Physics
2) MSc (Application of Maths)
3) MSc (Maths)
4) MSc (Computer Science)
5) PhD (Maths)
6) PhD (Computer Science)
7) PhD (Physics)

Eligibility: For 1: 10+2
For 2: BSc (Math / Physics / Stats) / BMath / BStat / BE / BTech.

For 3: BSc (Math) / BMath / BStat / BE / BTech

For 4: BE / BTech / BSc (Computer Science) / BSc (Maths) with a strong background in Computer Science.

For 5: BE / BTech / BSc (Math) / MSc (Math).

For 6: BE / BTech / MSc (Computer Science) / MCA.
For 7: BE / BTech / BSc (Physics) / MSc (Physics)

Selection: Entrance Exam: 26 May 2011, Interview for PhD and MSc programmes in Maths and Application of Maths

Application Form: Send Rs 500/- by DD favouring "Chennai Mathematical Institute" payable at Chennai (write your name, address & course applied for) to above address.

Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 25 April 2011



MP Professional Examination Board, ‘Chayan Bhavan’, Main Road No 1, Chinar Park (East), Bhopal 11 (MP)

Pre Medical Entrance Test (PRE-PG- 2011)
(For admission to MD, MS & MDS)

Selection: Entrance Test: 17 April 2011

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 02 April 2011


Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012 (Punj)

1) First Year Junior Residents (MD / MS)
(Anesthesia / Biochemistry / Community Medicine / Dermatology / ENT / Forensic Medicine / Internal Medicine / Medicinal Microbiology / Nuclear Medicine / Obst. & Gynecology / Ophthalmology / Orthopaedic Surgery / Pathology / Paediatrics / Pharmacology / Psychiatry / Radio-diagnosis / Radiotherapy / General Surgery / Transfusion Medicine /)

2) First Year Junior Residents (House Job) for Oral Health Sciences) / MDS (Oral Health Science) Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry
3) Master of Hospital Administration (MHA)

4) DM / MCh
(Cardiology / Clinical Pharmacology / Endocrinology / Gastroenterology / Hepatology / Paediatric Neurology / Haematopathology / Neurology / Nephrology / Clinical Hematology / Neonatology / Pulmonary Medicine / Cardiac Anaesthesia / Neuro Radiology / Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery / Pediatric Surgery / Plastic Surgery / Urology)

5) PhD
6) Master of Public Health

7) MSc MLT / MSc Courses Medical Technology (

8) Post MD Certificate Course (Cytopathology / Medical Biotech)

9) Certificate Course (Immunopathology)

10) Post Doctoral Certificate Course in Vascular Neurosurgery

Selection: Entrance Test: For 1: 22 May 2011
For 2: 01 June ’11
For 3, 4: 15 June ’11
For 5: 05 July ’11
For 6, 7: 23 June ’11
For MSc Pharma/Biotech/Biochemistry/Anatomy: 21 July ‘11

Application Deadline: 09 April 2011

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi 110029 or

Post Graduate / Post Doctoral Courses – July 2011
(MD / MS / MCh (6 years) / MDS / MHA / DM / MCh / PhD)

Exam: For MD / MS / MCh (6 years) / MDS: 08 May 2011
For DM / MCh / MHA: 15 May 2011
For PhD: 03 July 2011

Application Form: Send Rs 1050/- by DD favouring "Accounts Officer (Exams), AIIMS-PG-July 2011" payable at New Delhi to the Assistant Controller of Examination at the above address by 11 April 2011 with your address and PIN code.
Superscribe "Request for Application Form for AIIMS - PG / Post Doctoral Courses,July 2011 Session" on envelope.

Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2011

Consortium of Medical Engineering & Dental Colleges of Karnataka, #132, IInd Floor, 17th Cross, 11th Main, Malleswaram, Bangalore 560001 (Kar)


(For admission to UG Courses in Private, Unaided Medical & Engg Colleges in Karnataka)


Selection: COMEDK UGET: 08 May ’11

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 19 April 2011


National Centre for Disease Control, 22, Sham Nath Marg, Delhi 110054 (D/o General of Health Sciences, M/o Health & Family Welfare) /

Master of Public Health – Field Epidemiology (2 years)
(affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University)

Eligibility: MBBS
Age: 35 years (on 01 August ‘11) (45 years for in-service candidates)

Selection: Entrance Test: 15 May 2011

Application Form & Details: Website


Sciences – General

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, MGSIPAP Complex, Sector 26, Mohali, MGSIPA Complex, Sector 26, Chandigarh 160019 (Punj) (under M/o HRD, GoI)

Admission to PhD Programme 2011
(PhD in Areas of Physics / Biology / Chemistry / Mathematics / Earth & Environments Sc)

Eligibility: MSc / BTech / MBBS / MTech with good academic record; valid GATE / CSIR / UGC-NET / JEST / NBHM-JRF / ICAR-JRF / ICMR-JRF / DBT-JRF
Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 07 April 2011

Biotech Consortium India Ltd, 5th Floor, Anuvrat Bhawan, 210, Deen Dayal Upadhayaya Marg, New Delhi 110002 (M/o Science & Technology, D/o Biotechnology, GoI)

Biotech Industrial Training Programme (6 months)

Eligibility: MSc / MTech / BE / BTech / PG diploma in bioinformatics / BINC qualified candidates completed in 2008-09 or 2009-10 with minimum 60%.

Application Form: Apply online

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 10 April 2011

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Computer Science Building, CET Campus, Thiruvananthapuram 695016 (Ker) (GoI)

Admission to PhD Programme:

Eligibility: MSc in (Physical Sc / Chemical Sc / Biological Sc / Maths / Stats (60%) a valid GATE / CSIR-UGC-JRF / JEST / ICMR / NBHM
Application Form & Details: Website.

Application Deadline: 11 April 2011



Bharathiar University, School of Distance Education, Coimbatore 641046 (TN)

PG degree / PG diploma Courses 2011-12

Entrance Test for:
(Maths / Maths with Computer Applications / Physics / Medical Physics / Nanoscience & Tech / Chemistry / Zoology / Animal Biotech / Environmental Sc / Biotech / Industrial Biotech) / MSW / BPEd / MPEd

Direct Admission for:
MCom (Finance & Comp Applications / Finance & Accounting),
MSc (Stats / Stat (with Computer Application) / Electronics & Instrumentation / Plant Science / Computer Sc / IT / Textiles & Apparel Design / Applied Econometrics / Applied Psychology)

(Tamilology / Linguistics / English Literature / Educational Communication / Business Eco / Sociology / Population Studies / Career Guidance / Women Studies)

PG Diploma in (Nanoscience & Tech / Cheminformatics)

Application Form & Details: Website

Application Deadline: 30 April 2011


Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Raebareli Road, Lucknow 226025 (UP) (Central University)

1) MA (Economics / Political Science / Sociology / History)
2) MLISc / MPharm
3) MCA / MBA
4) MSc (Applied Animal Sciences / Biotechnology / Environmental Science / Environmental Microbiology / Horticulture) (Ag) / IT / Human Resource & Family Studies / Applied (Physics / Chem / Maths & Stats / Plant Sc))
5) Masters Degree in Mass Communication & Journalism
6) LLM (Human Rights / Law)

Selection: Test: 30 May – 04 June 2011

Application Form: Send Rs 300/- (For PG) or Rs 200/- (For PhD) by DD favouring "Finance Officer, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow," payable at Lucknow to the Admission Cell at the above address / Download from website.

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 30 April 2011


Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Gour Nagar, Sagar 470003 (MP) /

1) Under Graduate Courses (BA / BSc / BPharm / BCom / BLibSc / BJC / LLB)
2) Post Graduate Courses (MA /MSc /MEd /MCom /MTech /MCA /MIibl Sc /MCJ /MBA
(Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology / Anthropology / Criminology / Economics / English / Geography / Hindi / History / Linguistics / Mathematics / Music / Philosophy / Political Science / Psychology / Public Administration / Sanskrit / Sociology / Urdu and Yogic Science
MSc (Anthropology / Botany / Chemistry / Biotechnology / Forensic Science / Geography / Mathematics / Physics / Yogic Science / Zoology
MCom / MPharm / MEd / MBA / MJC / MLibISc / LLM / MCJ / MTech (Applied Geology)
3) Self Financed courses:
MCA / MA Rural Studies / MSc Microbiology / Industrial Chemistry / Biotech / BCA / BBA / LLB (Hons) / BSc (Industrial Microbiology / Pharmaceutical Chemistry / Industrial Chemistry)

Selection: Entrance Test: 08 – 09 June 2011
Application Form: Send Rs 650/-by DD favouring "Chief Coordinator, Admission Cell, SBI Saugor University, Branch (1143), Sagar (MP)", payable at Sagar at the above address / Download from website

Details: Website

Application Deadline: 25 April 2011


Bundelkhand University, Jhansi 284001 (MP)

1) Through Entrance Test"
MPhil courses
PG Courses
MSc (Ag)
Masters Courses:
Travel & Tourism / Finance & Conrol / Business Eco / MSW / Mass Comm & Journalism / MPharma / LLM
UG courses
MEd / BPEd / MBA / MCA / BTech / BPharma / BArch
2) Direst Admission through Merit:
MSc / MA / BSc / BSc (Hons) / BA (Mass Comm & Journalism)
BBA / BLib Info Sc / M Lib & Info Sc / BTA / BCA / BPE / PGDBM / BCom (Hons) / BFA
Advanced Diploma in Food Microbial Tech / PG Diploma in Forensic Sc
Entrance Test: For 1: 15 May 2011
Application Form & Details:
Application Deadline:
For 1: 21 April 2011
For 2: 20 June 2011


Pervin Malhotra,

Director, Career Guidance India (CARING)