Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year to All

Hi All

May this new year bring many opportunities to your way,
to explore every joy of life
may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm,
turning all your dreams into reality
and all your efforts into great achievements.
Happy New Year to you & your loved ones.

Commercial Pilot License by Chimes Aviation Academy

The programme is specifically designed for potential students looking at pilot training and will offer practical education and training, on practices, legal and regulatory aspects of pilot training .The course module is spread over a period of 2 months and would include 15 hours of Single Engine flying along with the basic understanding of ground school procedures. This is not just a coaching course as what they earn during the training i.e. flying & ground school hours are credited to their pilot training records if they decide to go ahead and take up the pilot training. The course is nominally priced at Rs 2 lakhs, which is 1/10th, the price of a regular CPL, which costs close to Rs. 23 lakhs, hence bringing down the entry barrier for people who earlier could not even try out this expensive course and also for aspirants who want to spread their training w.r.t time & cost and yet not compromise on quality. This course would also help aspirants to de-mystify Pilot Training, which is often just viewed as a glamorous, globetrotting career, but there is lot of hard work and academic study behind it.


Eligibility Criteria: One can enroll for the course as young as 16 years. For grant of CPL, license candidate needs to be minimum of 18 years.

Program Duration: 45-60 days

Batch strength: 10-15 students

Registration: All applications at CAA are processed online through their website After submission of forms, students undergo a written test and interview for their final selection.

About Chimes Aviation Academy
Chimes Aviation Academy a part of Chimes Group is India's Largest Fully Integrated pilot training academy. CAA has redefined the pilot training in India with its state of art academy located at Dhana (M.P). Established on a "Global World Class Scale "CAA is equipped with latest fleet and modern infrastructure with a capacity to train 120 CPL (Commercial Pilot License) per year.

For more info & online registration visit-:

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Accounting Technician Course


* To become an Accounting Technician………
Enrol for Common Proficiency Test (CPT) after passing Class 10 examination
Pass 10+2 examination and CPT
Enrol for Accounting Technician Course (ATC)
Successfully complete 9 months of Study Course
Successfully complete Orientation Course of one week spanning over 35
hours and covering topics, such as, personality development, communication
skills, office procedures, business environment, general commercial
knowledge, etc
Successfully complete Information Technology Training (ITT) or Computer
Training Programme
Pass Group I of Integrated Professional Competence Examination (IPCE)
Group I is composed of four papers
Successfully complete one year work experience under a chartered
accountant in practice or in industry
Get ATC Certificate
Designate as Accounting Technician
* Scope for acquiring CA qualification, even after becoming
Accounting Technician:
Enrol in Group II of Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC)
Register as Articled Assistant for a period of 3 years
Pass Group II of IPCE
Appear in IPCC Final Examination during last 6 months of 3 years of articled
Pass both the Groups of IPCC Final examination
Complete remaining period of articled training, if applicable
Successfully complete the Course on General Management and
Communication Skills
Get IPCC Final Examination Certificate
Enrol as a member of ICAI and designate as “Chartered Accountant”
For more info

Alagappa University M.B.A. Distance Education 2009

Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu invites applications for the following PG/ PG Diploma Programmes through School of Distance Education.

Post - Graduate Programmes (2 Years)
• M.B.A.
• M.B.A. (International Business)
• M.B.A. (Investment Management)
• M.B.A. (Banking and Finance)
• M.B.A. (Corporate Secretaryship)
• M.B.A. (Project Management)
• M.B.A. (Hospital Management)
• M.B.A. (Tourism)
• M.B.A. (Education Management)
• M.B.A. (Human Resource Management).
• M.C.A. ( 3 Years)

Post - Graduate Diploma Programmes (1 Year)
• Computer Applications (PGDCA)

Integrated MBA Program (5 Years) for +2 holders.

Cost of Application : Rs.300/-

Application and Prospectus can be obtained from:
The Director, Directorate of Distance Education, Alagappa University, on payment of prescribed fee by means of Demand Draft drawn in favour of "The Director, DDE, Alagappa University" payable at Karaikudi.


The approved Study Centres (refer website on payment of prescribed fee


In case of downloading the application through University website, the candidates have to remit the cost of application alongwith filled-in application to the Directorate.

For details contact
Dr.V. Balachandran Director/
Dr.E. Ilamathian Registrar
Phone : 04565-229230
Fax : 04565-225216
Website : :

Monday, December 29, 2008

GAT – 2009 GITAM University Online Test

GAT – 2009 - A Computer Based Online Test

Programs & Eligibility-:
1) B.Tech Programs : The candidate should have passed (10+2)/12th examination of recognized Board in 2009 or 2008 (but not earlier) with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.

2) B.Tech. Biotechnology & B. Pharmacy: The candidates with Biology are also eligible.

3) UGM (Undergraduate Management) Programs: Pass in 10+2 Examination with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade.

4) POT (Postgraduate Technology) Programs: A minimum of 50% marks in qualifying examination.

5) PGM (Postgraduate Management) Programs: A minimum of 50% marks in any Bachelor’s Degree.

6) MCA (Master of Computer Applications): Pass in any Degree with 50% marks and Mathematics at +2 or Degree or equivalent.

Application procedure-:
Candidates can apply choosing one of the following methods :

1) Download the application form online at .

2) Applications are also available throughout India at selected branches of Union Bank of India and Indian Banks from 29-12-2008.

3) Obtain the application by post from Director-Admissions by sending a request on plain paper giving the candidate’s name with complete mailing address and accompanied by a DD for Rs.1,100/- (Rs. 700/- for female candidates) drawn in favour of GITAM UNIVERSITY payable at Visakhapatnam from any scheduled Bank. Requests by post will be accepted only till 06 March 2009.

The filled-in application along with a DD for Rs.1,000/- (Rs. 600/- for female candidates), drawn in favour of GITAM UNIVERSITY, payable at Visakhapatnam from any scheduled Bank, should be sent to

The Director-Admissions, GITAM UNIVERSITY, Gandhi Nagar Campus, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam-530 045, A.P., INDIA.

Test Centers Bangalore, Bhubaneshwer, Chennai, Delhi, Guntur, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Kurnool, Nagpur, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangel.

Courses Offered A. Undergraduate Programs

a) GITAM Institute of Technology ( GIT ) - 4 years : B.Tech : Biotechnology | Civil Engineering | Computer Science Engineering | Electrical and Electronics Engineering | Electronics and Communications Engineering | Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering | Information Technology | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering ( Manufacturing & Management)

b) GITAM Institute of Management ( GIM ): MBA 5 year Integrated | MFC 5 year Integrated | BBM 3 years

c) GITAM Institute of Pharmacy ( GIP ) - 4 years: B. Pharmacy

B. Postgraduate Programs

a) GITAM Institute of Technology ( GIT ) - 2 years: M.Tech : Biotechnology | Computer Aided Mechanical Design and Analysis | Computer Science and Technology | Digital Systems and Signal Processing | Electronics and Instrumentation | Information Technology | Machine Design and Farm Machinery| Management Engineering| Power Systems and Automation| R F and Microwave Engineering| Software Engineering | Structural Engineering and Natural Disaster Management| V L S I Design

b) GITAM Institute of Management ( GIM ): MBA 2 years | MFC 2 years | MHRM 2 years | M.Sc Management (University of Glasgow) 1 year | PGADRIM 1 year

c) GITAM Institute of Science ( GIS ): MCA 3 years

Important Dates=:
Last Date of Receipt of filled in Applications: 16 - 03 - 2009

Issue / Download of Hall Tickets: 25 - 03 - 2009

Online Tests at different Centers: 16 - 04 - 2009 to 05 - 05 - 2009

Announcement of Test Results: 10 days from the completion of GAT 2009

For more info vist-:

Amrita Schools of Engineering admissions 2009

Amrita Schools of Engineering under Amrita University conducts an entrance examination (AMRITA ENTRANCE EXAMINATION-ENGINEERING-2009) for selection of students for the First year of B Tech programmes at the three campuses in Coimbatore, Bangalore, and Amritapuri

Programmes offered
Aerospace Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering

1. A pass in 12th standard or equivalent examination from CBSE or any State Board or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks separately in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

2. Age: Born on or after 01st July, 1988.

Important Dates-:
Date of Entrance Examination : 19th April 2009 FN (Sunday)
Sale of Application forms begins on : 5th January 2009.
Last date of receiving filled-in application : 16th March 2009.

How To Apply-:
In Person,
from the University counter of Amrita Schools of Engineering at Amritapuri, Bangalore and Coimbatore on payment Rs 850/- by demand draft favoring Amrita School of Engineering payable at Coimbatore
From designated branches of AXIS Bank/ Dhanalakshmi Bank on Payment of Rs 850/-. For list of branches, visit University web site

By post
from the Admission Co-coordinators of the three campuses (address given below) by sending DD for Rs 850/- favoring Amrita School of Engineering payable at Coimbatore

Download the application from University web site

Entrance Examinations will be conducted All over India

Sunday, December 28, 2008

MAT February 2009

All India Management Association (AIMA)

Centre for Management Services (CMS) is the specialized division of AIMA undertaking testing and other management services. The testing services have been in operation since 1988 under the trademark All India Management Aptitude Testing Services (AIMATS) facilitating academia, industry and government to screen and select candidates for higher studies, recruitment, promotion etc. Hundreds of organizations and lakhs of candidates have availed these services. AIMATS has the unique distinction of being the first to be awarded with ISO 9001: 2000 Certification for the range of services under its scope.

Date of Exam:
February 01, 2009 (Sunday)
Time of Exam:
10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM

Reporting Time:
09:15 AM
Last date of Availability of MAT Bulletin:
January 10, 2009
Last date for Receipt of Filled form:
January 14, 2009 (Wednesday)
Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
(Final year degree course students can also apply.)

How to Apply for MAT February 2009
You can obtain the MAT Bulletin and Application Form by following methods:
Send a Demand Draft of Rs. 790 to AIMA-CMS, drawn in favour of AIMA-CMS payable at New Delhi alongwith two self-addressed slips/adhesive stickers. Send your request to
The Manager - CMS,
All India Management Association,
Management House,
14, Institutional Area,
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110 003.
MAT Bulletin and Application Form can be had on cash payment of Rs 750 at AIMA counter at Delhi (Tel: 011-24653382)

Participating Management Institutes for MAT Feb 2009:

A total of 371 Management Institutes will participate in MAT February 2009 Entrance Exam


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Siva Sivani Institute of Management PGDM 2009

Siva Sivani Institute of Management offers the following Two Year Full time Management Courses approved by the AICTE (under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India):

1. PGDM (HR with IT)
2. PGDM (Marketing with IT)
3. PGDM (Triple specialization)
4. PGDM (Banking, Insurance, Finance And Allied Services)


1.A Graduate in any discipline with MAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/JMET/ANY OTHER STATE LEVEL MANAGEMENT CET. Students who have appeared for the final year degree examinations and are awaiting results can also apply for June-July session, provided they show a proof of having passed the degree examination at the time of admission into the programme.
Registration fee :

Rs 800 by cash/DD (fvg SIVA SIVANI INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT,payable at Hyderabad.


April session:

PGDM (Marketing) and PGDM:(HR)

June session:

PGDM (triple specialisation) and PGDM (Banking,insurance: e,finance and allied services)


The entire selection procedure is in three stages viz.,
(1) Written Test of MAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/JMET/I-CET (2) Group Discussion and (3) Personal Interview.

1. Written Test:

A candidate has to take the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) conducted by the AIMA-CMS between September and May each year or CAT/XAT/ATMA/JMET/I-CET. Students who wish to join SSIM should apply to the institute separately by obtaining the prescribed application form and complete other formalities such as Registration etc. Advance intimation will be sent to the candidates who have registered themselves with the Institute to attend the selection process of Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Students may also register online.

2.Group Discussion:

Group discussion for a group of 8 to 10 candidates will be conducted.

3. Personal Interview:

Interviews will be conducted after the group discussions for all the registered candidates of respective center.

Weightage for Selection

Written Test (MAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA): 50%

Group Discussion : 20%

Personal Interview : 15%

Academic Performance : 10%

Work Experience : 5%

(Selection list will be made as per the above weightages and will be hosted on the website program wise)

Centers for GD and Personal Interviews

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhilai ,Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Fareedabad, Gauhati, Gaziabad, Gwalior, Hubli, Hyderabad, indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai , Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Tirupati, Trichy, Trivandrum, Vijayawada, Vizag.

For more info-:

Siva Sivani Institute of Management
NH-7, Kompally, Via-Hakimpet,
Phones: 040-65457236, 65457237
(958418 Local) 08418-232727, 08418-232735
cell : 09393332652, 09393332654, 09391115085

Friday, December 26, 2008

Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Dec 2008 results out

MAT Results for Management Aptitude Test (MAT) exams conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA) is out now. The exams were held on December 7th.

The MAT results 2008 are supposed to be viewable at the following link:-
As per the AIMA website, the results are also available via SMS. Here are the details :-
SMS as

MATSFORMNODOB(ddmmyy) to 54242 or 57333

Eg: MATS 200391 030985 to 57333
Eg: MATS 200391 030985 to 54242

It is applicable to All Phone Operators

PG in Technical Communications now in India

The Writers Block (TWB) has announced the launch of India's first professional post graduate course in Technical Communications. The program is in response to the growing need for quality Technical Communicators by the industry, since technology reliance and quality of communication are key factors driving any business today. The program also fills in the gap that the university set up has failed to plug in. In countries like US, UK, and Australia, Technical Communication is a preferred academic and career option but the trend is picking up in India now.

The program is a one year course and is divided into three semesters. There are only 25 seats for the PGDTC program and TWB provides assured job letters on admission for a minimum salary of Rs.3.8 lakhs p.a. The admission is through a written test and a personal interview. This is the first of its kind diploma program in the country and has a strong accent on industry internships and placements. More information about the course can be found at

The Writers Block (TWB) is already home to technical communication in India and offers very successful short term certifications in Technical Communication. TWB also runs hugely successful TWB Alumni, TWB OnCampus and TWB Mentorship initiatives, which have allowed its students to gain a strong industry foothold. Over 50 percent of trained Technical Communicators and Technical Writers in the industry are from TWB. More than 300 companies from sectors that include software, IT, telecom, pharma, biotech, nanotech, defense, aerospace, manufacturing, service, e-learning, services, publishing, digital media and FMCG hire TWB graduates as part of their technical communication teams.

Who is TWB?
The Writers Block (TWB) is Asia's leading technical communication and publishing services provider and caters to the needs of technology and process driven industries. TWB provides world-class technical communication outsourcing, training and publishing services to companies globally. TWB's expertise spans industries that include IT, Technology Products & Outsourcing, ITES, Financial, Aerospace, Defence, Ship Building, Manufacturing and Discrete & Process Industries. More information on TWB is available on

The Writers Block
#421, B-Wing Carlton Towers,
Airport Road
Bangalore – 560008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Anna University Online and Distance Education admissions 2009

Offers Quality Professional Programmes Through Distance/online Education Mode
MBA/MCA/MSc/BBA/BCA/PG Diploma/Advanced Diploma Programmes Admission – 2009

Courses offered-:

MBA (4 Semesters)
● Airline and Airport Management
● Banking, Insurance & Financial Services
● Biotechnology
● E-Business
● E-Governance
● Energy Management
● Financial Management
● Food and Agri Business Management
● General Management
● Healthcare and Hospital Management
● General Management
● Healthcare and Hospital Management
● Hotel Management
● Human Resource Management
● Infrastructure Management
● International Business Management
● Marketing Management
● Pharmaceutical Management
● Port Management
● Product Engineering Management
● Retail and Supply Chain Management
● Software Enterprises Management
● Telecom Management
● Textile Management
● Tourism Management
● Transport Management
● Venture Capital & Capital Market
Eligibility: Any Degree
Pattern: Semester

Credit Exchange: Exemptions are given in MBA Programmes for courses already passed as per University Norms.

MCA (6 Semesters)
● Call Centre Management
● IT Enabled Services
● Networking
● Software Quality Assurance
Eligibility: Any Degree with Maths/Statistics/ Computer Oriented subjects in degree level or Any Degree with Mathematics at Plus two level or equivalent.
Pattern: Semester

P.G. Diploma (1 Year)
● Animation & Multimedia
● Bioinformatics
● Business Administration
● Business Process Outsourcing
● Computer Applications
● Enterprise Resource Planning
● Environmental Management
● Foreign Trade
● Financial Management
● Hospital Management
● Human Resource Management
● Industrial Safety
● Information Technology
● Investment Management
● Intellectual Property Rights
● Labour Management
● Marketing Management
● Materials Management
● Retail Management
● Supply Chain Management
● Transport Management
Eligibility: Any Degree
Pattern: Non Semester

MSc (4 Semesters)
● Computer Technology
● Computer Science
● Information Technology
● Software Engineering
● Software Project & Quality Management
Eligibility: B.Sc. Mathematics/ Computer Sciences/ Physics/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering/ Applied Science/ Computer Technology/ Computer System Maintenance and Networking/ Electronics/ BCA or equivalent
Pattern: Semester

BBA (6 Semesters)
● Bank Management
● Computer Applications
● General Management
● Hotel Management
● Human Resource Management
● Marketing Management
● Retail and Supply Chain Management
Eligibility: A Pass in Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or Equivalent
Pattern: Semester

BCA (6 Semesters)
Eligibility: A Pass in Higher Secondary Examination of Tamil Nadu or Equivalent
Pattern: Semester

Advanced Diploma (1 Year)
● Architectural Computer Aided Design
● Animation, Graphics & Multimedia
● Computer Aided Design
● Computer Aided Manufacturing
● Interior Design
● Network Administrator
● Software Testing
● Tool and Die Making
Eligibility: Three Year Diploma in Polytechnic College or Equipment
Pattern: Non Semester

Applications are accepted through out the year. Admission are given in the immediate next batch

How to apply-:
Applications can be obtained at the office of the Directorate of Online and Distance Education, Anna University Coimbatore, Jothipuram, Coimbatore-641047 or at any Learning Centre or by post

Cost of application
In Person: MBA/MCA/MSc/BBA/BCA Rs. 500/-, PG Diploma/Advanced Diploma Rs. 300/-
By Post: MBA/MCA/MSc/BBA/BCA Rs. 550/-, PG Diploma/Advance Diploma Rs. 350/-

● By handing over the DD at the University office or at Learning Centre
● By sending DD to the Director, DODE, Anna University Coimbatore, Academic Campus, Jothipuram, Coimbatore-641047
● By downloading the application and sending it along with DD as mentioned in the table

Overseas students can downloaded the application and send it along with DD for $ 150 towards application fee.

Demand Drafts must be drawn in favour of “Director, DODE, Anna University Coimbatore” payable at Coimbatore. Remittance can be made by DD drawn in any Bank (if there is no branches for that Bank add bank charges in DD) or through challan at Karur Vysya Bank Branches. Karur Vysya Bank does not charge any fee for these remittances.

Last date for application for this batch is 31.01.2009

For more info-:
The Director, Directorate of online and Distance Education
Anna University, Coimbatore, GCT Campus, Coimbatore – 641013.
Phone: 0422-2455353

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Annamalai university PG Medical admissions 2009

Applications are invited for admission to the following programmes for the academic year 2009 – 2010


1. M.D (General Medicine)
2. M.D (Paediatrics)
3 M.D (Anesthesia)
4 M.D (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
5. M.D(Radio Diagnosis)
6. M.D(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy)
7. MS (General Surgery)
8. MS (Ophthalmology)
9. MS (Otorhinolaryngology)
10. M.S (Orthopaedics)
11. M.D(Anatomy)
12. M.D. (Physiology)
13 MD Biochemistry
14- M.D (Pathology)
15. M.D (Microbiology)
16. MD (Pharmacology)


1. D.C.H.
2. D.A.
3. D.G.O.
4. D. Ortho.
5. D.O.
6. D.L.O.
7. D.M.R.D.
8. D.D.V.L.
9. D.C.P.
10. D.P.M.R.


1. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
2. Periodontics
3. Pedodontics
4. Orthodontics
5. Prosthodontics
6. Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
7. Oral Medicine & Maxillofacial Radiology
8. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics


Candidates possessing M.B.B.S. degree of a University recognized as equivalent to the M.B.B.S. degree of Annamalai University and who have completed CRRI training on or before 30.04.2009.


Candidates possessing B.D.S. degree of a University recognized as equivalent to the B.D.S. degree of Annamalai University and who have completed CRRI training on or before 30.04.2009.

Application procedure: Cost of Application:

For MD/MS/PG Diploma (including Entrance Examination Fee): Rs.1000/-

For MDS (including Entrance Examination Fee): Rs.1000/-

Application form and prospectus can be obtained from THE REGISTRAR, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY, ANNAMALAINAGAR - 608 002 from 31-12-2008 onwards on payment of prescribed fee noted above in Person (OR) by sending a Demand Draft obtained on or after 22-12-2008 drawn in favour of THE REGISTRAR, ANNAMALAI UNIVERSITY, ANNAMALAINAGAR from ANY BANK payable at CHENNAI along with a self-addressed stamped Thick Kraft envelope of size 30 cm x 24 cm (stamps affixed to the value of Rs. 40/-) with the name of the Programme for which the application is required should be super-scribed boldly on the envelope. The Name of the Programme should be clearly indicated in the requisition letter. The Name and Address of the Candidate and Programme for which application is made should be clearly indicated on the back side of the Demand Draft also.

Last date of submission of Forms: 31.01.2009 up to 5.00 PM

Date of Entrance Test : MDS: 07.02.2009 at 10.00 AM ; ; MD/MS/PG Diploma: 08.02.2009 at 10.00 AM


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

VITEEE 2009 on April 18, 2009

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamilnadu invites applications for Vellore Institute of technology) Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE 2009) for admission to the following B.Tech Programmes:

1. Bioinformatics
2. Bio-Medical Engineering
3. Biotechnology
4. Chemical Engineering
5. Civil Engineering
6. Computer Science & Engineering
7. Electronics & Communication Engineering
8. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
9. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
10. Information Technology
11. Mechanical Engineering
12. Mechanical & Energy Engineering

Resident or Non Resident Indian candidates who born on or after 1st July 1987 with the following qualifications are eligible to apply.

• A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with a minimum average of 60% of marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics or Biology (PCM / PCB)
• A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with 50% average marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics or Biology (PCM / PCB) for candidates belonging to SC/ST and Students hailing from Jammu & Kashmir and from the North Eastern States of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
• Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) candidates are eligible for all the programmes
• Physics, Chemistry & Biology (PCB) candidates are eligible only for B.Tech. Bioinformatics, Biotechnology & Biomedical Engineering programmes

Issue Of Application Forms (VITEEE - 2009)

The main brochure and the information brochure for the B.Tech. programme–2009, along with the necessary enclosures which include the Application Form and a printed self–addressed envelope, can be obtained against cash payment of Rs.750/– from the various post offices as mentioned in the VIT website:

Candidates can obtain the application form in person from the VIT University at Vellore or from the Administrative Office, New No. 6, (Old No. W–73), Second Street (Opposite Towers Club), Anna Nagar, Chennai – 600 040 (Phone: 044–42016555, 65480555, Fax: 044–26222555), by handing over a Demand Draft for Rs.750/– drawn in favour of “VIT University”, payable at Vellore.

Candidates can also obtain the application form through post by sending a Demand Draft for Rs.750/–drawn in favour of “VIT University”, payable at Vellore, with a covering letter addressed to “Admissions Officer”, VIT University, Vellore–632014, requesting for the application form and indicating their complete postal address. On receipt of the DD, the application form with the enclosures will be sent by post. The postal charges will be borne by the Institute. Candidates should write their name and address on the reverse of the DD.

Important Dates :
Last date of Issue & receipt of application - February 23rd 2009
Entrance Examination - Saturday April 18, 2009

For Admission Details Contact

Admissions Officer
VIT University
Vellore-632 014,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: + 91-416-220 2125,
220 2157, 220 2168
Fax: +91-416-224 5544, 224 0411

Check this when applying for education loan

Along with growing awareness about the importance of education to succeed in the knowledge economy, the cost of quality education too is growing fast. Parents too are willing to bear that extra cost to fund their child's higher education. Education loan is the most cost effective means to fund your education if you are unable to get a full scholarship or do not have a generous aunt or uncle willing to sponsor your education.

Though most banks do provide educational loans, it is the public sector banks that are in the forefront in providing education loans.

In recent years, a large number of students, especially those pursuing professional courses in India or abroad, are availing of education loans.

According to latest data from the Reserve Bank of India, education loans disbursed by Indian banks rose 51% to Rs 15,000 crore for the financial year ending March 2007 from Rs 9,962 crore at the end of March 2006.

Following are a few points you need to check while applying for an education loan.

Repayment Options

Like for all other loans, you have to pay interest on education loan too. But unlike other loans, education loan provides the option of a moratorium period or a repayment holiday, which means, the borrower can suspend repayment of the loan till the education course for which the loan was taken is completed.

An education loan typically has three repayment options:

Education loan with repayment moratorium. Many banks stipulate repayment within 1 year after completing the course or 6 months after getting a job, which ever is earlier.

Interest alone is paid during the period of course. After the course completion, you start paying the actual EMI (principle and interest)

You start repaying the loan through EMI immediately after loan disbursement, in which case you could get the loan at an interest rate lower by about 1 per cent.

The repayment conditions vary from bank to bank. So, talk with as many banks as possible to get the repayment option that suits your requirements.

Interest Rates

Interest rate on education loan is usually lower than a personal loan but slightly higher than a home loan.

Some banks offer a fixed rate of interest while others offer floating rate of interest on education loan. If the difference between fixed and floating rate is only about 1%, it is advisable to opt for fixed rate as education loans have shorter repayment tenures of 5-7 years. Many banks do not offer genuine fixed interest rate where the interest rate remains fixed for the full tenure of the loan. They, typically offer a fixed rate loan with a reset clause. This means the bank will have the right to revise interest rate after 2 or 3 years or whenever the bank feels it necessary to increase interest rate. So make sure that you take a genuine fixed rate loan. If it is a fixed rate with reset clause, a floating rate may be a better option.

Finally, the choice between a fixed and floating rate is dependent on the risk appetite of a loan taker. If you are totally risk averse and do not want to face the prospect of your EMI or repayment tenure shooting up in the event of an upward movement of interest rate, then you should definitely go for a genuine fixed rate education loan. However, if you strongly feel interest rate will go down during the loan tenure and is willing to take a risk on that count, you can perhaps opt for a floating rate loan.

Many banks, especially public sector ones, have special schemes for girl students. Some banks offer 1% lower interest rate for girl students. So check with your bank about al special schemes.

Processing Fee

Many banks do not charge a processing fee for education loan. So if your bank asks for a processing fee, you might be able to persuade the bank to waive it.

Prepayment Fee

Again, in almost all cases, banks allow foreclosure or pre-payment of the education loan without charging a penalty if the borrower makes the payment from his own sources. Banks charge a pre-payment penalty (usually up to 2 per cent of the loan amount) if the loan is transferred to another bank.

Expenses covered by education loan

The definition of expenses, which education loan covers differ from bank to bank. The amount of education loan sanctioned is in relation to the expenses that you will incur wile pursuing the course. The most common expenses covered include:

* Fees payable to college/school/hostel

* Examination/Library/Laboratory fees

* Purchase of Books/Uniforms

* Caution Deposit/Building Fund/Refundable Deposit

* Travel Expenses/Passage money for studies abroad

Besides the above mentioned, there may be other costs incurred for the completion of the course. Like the cost of instruments, lap-top and other aids necessary for completion of the course. Some banks like SBI also offer loans up to Rs 50,000 for two-wheelers as part of education loan. Banks provide about 80% to 90% of the cost of education as education loan. But the important factor to check here is the education expenses that are recognized by your lender.

If part of your education (course fee, for example) is funded through a scholarship, you could still get a loan to cover the balance expenditure. In such cases, most banks include the scholarship amount as part of the total cost of education. This way you could end up financing the entire cost of your education through loans and scholarships.

Lastly, it is always advisable to check with as many banks as possible before finalizing your lender to get the best deal.

AIPVT 2009 on 09th May, 2009

AIPVT Entrance Examination 2009

In exercise of the powers conferred under regulation 7 (7) of Veterinary Council of India – Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education – Degree Course (BVSc&AH) Regulations, 2008, the Veterinary Council of India shall conduct the All India Pre-Veterinary Colleges for the academic session 2009-10 on Saturday, the 09th May, 2009 (time 2 to 5 p.m.) at different centres throughout the country. A detailed notification containing the eligibility criteria, age, availability & last date of submission of Application Form etc. will be issued on 22ND December, 2008 in the leading newspapers. The information shall also be available on the website of the Council

DATE AND VENUE OF EXAMINATION :, the 9Th May, 2008 at the centers (cities) stated in the Information Bulletin/Website.

APPLICATION FORMS will be available from 22ND December, 2008

DURATION OF COURSE: The duration of B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree course is spread over five complete academic years including a compulsory rotating internship of six months.

Qualifying Examination:
(i) A candidate must have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination ( after a period of 12 years of study) the last two years of study with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Education Research and Training or equivalent qualification as prescribed in the Veterinary Council of India - Minimum Standards of Veterinary Education –Degree Course (B.V.Sc. & A.H) Regulations, 1993. OR

Candidates who have passed the B.Sc. examination from a recognised University with not less than two of the following subjects - Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany/ Zoology), and has passed the earlier qualifying examination with the following subjects - Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

(ii) To be eligible for appearing in entrance examination, the candidates must have passed the qualifying Examination obtaining not less than 50% of the aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. In respect of candidates belonging to the SC/ST or other special category of students as specified by the Government from time to time, marks required at the qualifying examination shall be 10% less than that prescribed for general category.

(iii) A candidate who is taking up the qualifying examination prior to the Entrance Examination, or whose result is awaited, may also apply and take the examination but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the B.V.Sc. &A.H. Programme, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required percentage of marks as prescribed at 3(ii) above, on or before 30Th June, 2008 and submit the documentary proof during counseling, if selected.

4 Age:-
(i) The candidate has attained or will attain age of seventeen (17) years on 31st December, 2009.

Information Bulletin and Application Form
The Information Bulletin and Application Form can also be obtained by hand from the below mentioned places on payment of _____ for General Category and _____ for SC/ST category through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Veterinary Council of India Examination Fund" payable at New Delhi on any Scheduled Bank:-

(i) Veterinary Council of India, ‘A’ Wing, 2ND Floor, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066.
(ii) The Registrar, Andaman & Nicobar UT Veterinary Council, Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, HADDO (P.O.), Port Blair-744 102.
(iii) The Registrar, Kerala State Veterinary Council, Peroorkada PO, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala- 695005.
(iv) The Registrar, Manipur State Veterinary Council, Sanjenthong, Imphal 795001, Manipur.
(v) The Registrar, Mizoram State Veterinary Council, Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Aizawl-796 001, Mizoram.
(vi) The Registrar, Nagaland State Veterinary Council, Directorate of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry, Kohima-751 003, Nagaland.
(vii) The Registrar, Tripura Veterinary Council, Astabal Veterinary Complex, Agartala - 799 001, Tripura.
(viii) The Registrar, Sikkim State Veterinary Council, Deptt. of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Krishi Bhawan, Tadong, Sikkim- 737602

Monday, December 22, 2008

NMIMS Part Time MBA in Social Entrepreneurship

Part Time MBA in Social Entrepreneurship

Programmes in Social Entrepreneurship aim at:
Providing innovative business education to potential and current social entrepreneurs.
Connect practitioners, academics and students working in this field across nations, sectors and disciplines.
Help social sector practitioners and volunteers to incubate new ideas and spin out new social ventures.
Support the dissemination of new ideas and the adoption of good business models and practice.
As a part of our provision of innovative business education, we aspire to train potential students concerned about social change to apply entrepreneurial approaches to social problems.

The weekend part-time programme aims at providing managerial inputs for those who have work experience in the social development sector and also to those who wish to develop their career in the social sector.

Graduation in any discipline.
Minimum two years work experience in social sector

Important Dates
Three Year Part Time M.B.A. Programme – Social Entrepreneurship (Batch 2009 – 2012)
& One Year Part Time Weekend Diploma Programme – Social Entrepreneurship (Batch 2009 – 2010)

1. Start of Issue of Applications forms
(Rs. 1,000/- PT MBA) (Rs. 1,000/- Diploma) 24/11/2008
2. Last date of issue of Application forms 27/12/2008
3. Last date of receipt of Application Forms (NMIMS Mumbai) 27/12/2008
4. Conduct of Entrance Test (Essay Test & Personal Interview) at 1:00 P.M. (Reporting time 12:30 P.M.) 11/01/2009
5. Result of Entrance Test & List of selected candidates for admission on website (5:00 p.m.) 23/01/2009
6. Payment of fees (11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) 14/02/2009
7. Registration & Inauguration at NMIMS, Mumbai 04/07/2009
8. Commencement of regular classes 11/07/2009


Armed Forces Medical College MBBS admissions 2009

Applications are invited for admission to the MBBS course at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, commencing from 01 Aug 2009

Eligibility: Applicants must have passed the XII standard /pre-professional /premedical examination or equivalent examination of statutory Indian University/Board or any other recognized Board / Univet1ity as a regular student in all the subjects opted for in FIRST ATTEMPT with the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology securing not less than 60% of aggregate marks in the three science subjects taken together, not less than 50% marks in each of the science subjects and not less than 50% marks in English.

They must have also passed an examination in Mathematics at least of the matriculation standard. A graduate of B.Sc. examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry. Biology (Botany or Zoology) and also must have passed the earlier qualifying examination i.e. XII standard/'Pre professional (Med) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and obtained marks as stated above.

NOTE (a) Candidates who are to appear in the qualifying examination (10+2 or equivalent) up to 02 May 2009 may also appear for the test provisionally.

(b) The following categories of students are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply :- (i) Candidates who have passed in Domestic Science, Domestic Arithmetic, Lower Maths separately or in combination with other subjects like General Science, Social studies in High School / Higher Secondary (Multi Purpose) or equivalent examination (ii) Candidates who have passed only Pre-University / Pre-Degree (one year course) or Pre-Professional in Agriculture/ Veterinary/ Dental Examination (iii) Candidates who have passed the Pre-Professional or equivalent qualifying examination as private candidates.

Age Limit: Must have attained the age of 17 years on 31st December 2009 but must NOT have attained the age of 22 years on the date i.e. not born earlier than 01 January 1988 and not later than 31 December 1992, if the academic qualification of the candidate is 10+2 or equivalent. A candidate who has passed B.Sc. examination or will be appearing in final B.Sc. examination and seeks admission, he/she must not have attained the age of 24 years on 31 December 2009 i.e. must have been born not earlier
than 01 January 1986.

Application procedure: (a) Prospectus and application forms can be purchased for Rs. 250/- in cash at the General / Head / Central / Main Post Offices located at the under mentioned places from 22 Dec 2008 till stocks last or 28 January 2009 WHICHEVER IS EARLIER :

Agra Cantt HPO, Ahmedabad GPO, Ahmednagar HPO, Aizwal HPO, Allahabad HPO, Ambala Cantt HPO, Aurangabad HPO, Bagdogra PO. Bangalore GPO, Bareilly HPO, Bathinda HPO, Belgaum HPO, Berhampur HPO, Bhopal GPO, Bhubaneswar GPO, Chandigarh GPO, Chennai GPO, Coimbatore PO, Darbhanga HPO, Dehradun GPO, New Delhi (Gol Dakhhana) GPO, Delhi (Kamla Nagar) PO, Delhi (Krishna Nagar) HPO, Delhi (Rohini) PO, Delhi ('Lodhi Road) HPO, Delhi (Ramesh Nagar) HPO, Dharamsala HPO, Dharwad HPO, Ernakulam HPO. Ferozpur HPO, Guwahati GPO, Gwalior HPO, Hyderabad GPO, Imphal HPO, Indore-HPO. Itanagar HPO, Jabulpur HPO, Jaipur GPO, Jalandhar HPO, Jammu HPO, Jhansi HPO, Jodhpur HPO, Jorhat HPO, Kanpur HPO, Kolkata GPO, Kozhikode HPO, Lucknow GPO, Madurai HPO, Meerut HPO, Mumbai – GPO, Nagpur HPO, Pathankot HPO, Panaji HPO, Patna GPO, Pondichery HPO, Port Blair HPO, Pune HPO, Raipur GPO, Rajkot HPO, Ramgarh Cantt HPO, Ranchi GPO, Sambalpur HPO, Shillong HPO, Shimla GPO, Siliguri HPO, Srinagar GPO, Surat HPO, Tezpur HPO, Tinsukia HPO, Tirucharapallai HPO, Thiruvananthapuram HPO, Udaipur HPO, Vadodara HPO, and Visakhapatnam HPO.

Note :- While purchasing prospectus from above HPOs/GPOs candidates must ensure that they have received one copy of the Application Form also. Demand draft is NOT required to be sent along with these applications.

b) Prospectus and application forms can also be obtained by post from Officer-in-Charge (Admission Cell), Armed Forces Medical College, Sholpur Road, Pune- 411 040 on payment of Rs. 250/- per copy only by Bank Draft of any nationalized bank payable at Pune in favour of Commandant, AFMC,
Pune, along with full postal address of the candidate on two separate slips of paper (size 9 cms X 5 cms). Please ensure that the Demand Draft bears the code number of the issuing bank.

The candidate must write his/her name & address on the back of the Demand Draft. The candidate should enclose an application for obtaining prospectus and application form giving his/her particulate and address and enclose self addressed envelope of 11" X 13" size and affix postage stamp of Rs.55/- Bank Drafts on any other banks other than nationalized banks, Money Orders, Cash or Postal Orders will not be accepted.

Each request should be accompanied by a separate demand draft. Combined demand draft for more than one application will not be accepted. Request for prospectus to be sent by post will be accepted from 22 Dec 2008 to 19 Jan 2009 up to 4 pm only.

Application form and prospectus can also be downloaded from from 22 Dec 2008 to 28 January 2009. Such forms, printed on A4 size glossy paper, duly completed in all respect along with a Crossed Demand Draft of a sum of Rs 250/- drawn In favour of " Commandant, AFMC, Pune on any nationalized bank payable at Pune be forwarded to AFMC Pune so as to reach there not later than 05 Feb 2009 at 04 PM. The candidate must write his/her name & address an the back of the Demand Draft.

Last date of submission of Forms: 05th February, 2009 up to 4.00 pm

Last date of Issue of application form : 28 January 2009

Date of Entrance Test : Competitive written test:03 May 2009

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC}
Sholapur Road , Pin - 411040
Tel: 020 - 26306030, 26306010


Applications are invited for registration to Diplomate of National Board (Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation) course of National Board of Examination, New Delhi at All
India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai -34, for January, 2009
NUMBER OF SEATS : 2 (Two) Seats
ELIGIBILITY : M.B.B.S and appeared National
Board of Examination - CET.
DURATION : Three years

Stipend is to be paid to trainees and training charges to be levied as per
National Board of Examinations guidelines.
Candidates should submit their application along with detailed Bio-Data
(With one Photograph) and attested photocopies of all their relevant certificates.
The applicants are required to appear before selection committee for aptitude test
on 19th January, 2009 at 11.00 a.m. with all their Original Certificates at this
Candidates have to appear for the aptitude test at their own expenses and
arrange for their own accommodation at Mumbai.
The list of selected candidates will be displayed on the notice board on
20th January, 2009.

Haji Ali Park, K.Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400 034.
Website, Phone No. 022-23544341/32

Saturday, December 20, 2008



Eligibility: For admission to any of the above Integrated First Degree programmes Candidates should have passed the 12th examination of 10+2 system from a recognized Central or State board or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Further the candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 80% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in 12th examination, with at least 60% marks in each of the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects and should have adequate proficiency in English.

Students who are appearing for 12th examination in 2009 or who have passed 12th Examination in 2008 only are eligible to appear in the BITSAT-2009 test. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2007 or earlier are NOT eligible to appear in BITSAT-2009. Students who are presently studying in BITS at any of its campuses are not eligible to appear in BITSAT-2009..

Admissions will be made purely on merit. The merit position of the candidate for admission will be based on the score obtained by the candidate in the BITSAT-2009. However, their eligibility for admission is subject to fulfilling the requirement of minimum marks in 12th examination, as mentioned above.

Direct Admission to Board Toppers: In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. Continuing this tradition, the Institute will give direct admission to first rank students of all the central and state boards to the programme of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2009 score.

Eligibility criteria for admission under ‘Direct admission to Board toppers’ scheme:

To be eligible for admission under the 'Direct admission to Board toppers' scheme, the candidate should be the topper from the science stream having taken Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subjects in 12th. To identify the topper, the following criteria will be adopted. a) has taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 12th and

b) has obtained the highest aggregate percentage of marks in 12th among all the students who have taken Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in 2008 from the Board. For the purpose of calculating the aggregate percentage, the aggregate marks should include the marks of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects in addition to other subjects which are required to pass the 12th examination from the Board under consideration. Further, the Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics subject marks should be included in the aggregate, irrespective of whether the Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics subjects are identified as main/optional/elective in his mark-sheet(s).

Applicants under the scheme should attach documentary proof in support of their claim, along with the 12th mark sheet and a letter from the Board declaring the candidate as the topper in the specified stream. The Institute will also make efforts to get these data from the different boards on its own. In all cases, the Institute will be guided by the data provided by the concerned Board. In cases where for a particular board, the data available before the deadline is insufficient or inconclusive, the admission committee may decide not to make any offer under the scheme for that specified Board. In all such cases, the decision of the Vice chancellor will be final and binding on the applicants.

Application procedure: Interested candidates should register their names for BITSAT-2009 by applying in the prescribed application form online. Complete the application form Online at and take the print out of the filled form. The completed application form along with the prescribed fees of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for female candidates) should be sent to Admissions Officer, BITS, Pilani – 333 031. Details for payment of fees are available at the website while applying online.

Special provision for Female candidates: The BITSAT application fee for female candidates is Rs. 500/- only instead of Rs. 1000/-. Further, the Institute will try its best to accommodate all female candidates at their first preference of test centers.

Application form by can also be obtained by post from the Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani by sending a request on plain paper giving the candidate’s name, and gender with complete postal address, accompanied by a crossed demand draft for Rs. 1100/- (Rs. 600/- for Female candidates). This amount includes the prescribed fees and Rs. 100/- towards postal and handling charges. The form will be sent by Speed Post / Registered Post. Requests by post will be accepted only till 21st January 2009. Demand drafts should be drawn in favour of ‘Birla Institute of Technology & Science’ payable at State Bank of India, Pilani (code: 1976) Or State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Pilani (Code: 10398) or UCO Bank, Vidya Vihar, Pilani (Code: 0150) Or ICICI Bank, Jhunjhunu (Code: 0799)

Deadline to apply for BITSAT-2009 by submitting the completed form to the Admissions Office, BITS Pilani is 5.00 PM on 31st January 2009.

Those who register for the test and reserve test dates have to download the ‘Hall ticket’, along with instructions, from BITS website as per the schedule given earlier. The tests will be conducted during 9th May – 12th June 2009.

Courses Offered Integrated First Degree Programmes

A. Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Pilani Campus:

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical, B.Pharm.(Hons.) M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics M.Sc.(Tech.): General Studies, Engineering Technology, Finance, Information Systems

Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Goa Campus:

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Mechanical M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems

Programmes Offered at BITS, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus: B.E.(Hons.): Chemical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, B.Pharm.(Hons.) M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Physics M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems

How to apply-:
In addition to applying for and appearing in BITSAT-2009, candidates have to also apply for admission to BITS giving details of their 12th marks and preferences to different degree programmes offered. The prescribed application form for admission, the detailed application procedure and the final list of Degree programmes offered will be available at the BITS website, by 20th May 2009. All the Candidates have to fill the form and a fee of Rs. 200/- has to be submitted with the form. The completed form with the required application fee of Rs. 200/- has to be submitted so as to reach the under-mentioned on or before 5.00 PM on 30th June 2009.

Completed application forms for BITSAT-2009 and for admission are to be sent by registered post/speed post or personally submitted to the under-mentioned so as to reach him before the announced deadlines: The Admissions Officer, BITS, Pilani – 333 031, Rajasthan

Test Centers 1. Pilani, 2. Goa, 3. Hyderabad City, 4. Ahmedabad, 5. Bangalore, 6. Hyderabad Campus of BITS 7. Chandigarh, 8. Chennai, 9. Bhubaneswar, 10. Delhi, 11. Gurgaon, 12. Coimbatore, 13. Indore, 14. Kolkatta, 15. Lucknow, 16. Mumbai, 17. Nagpur, 18. Noida, 19. Visakhapatnam, 20. Vijayawada

BITSAT Online tests: 9th May – 12th June 2009


Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for students


The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India
has introduced a new scholarship scheme titled “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and
University Students” with the objective to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income
families to meet day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.
The Scheme shall be effective for Class XII students w.e.f. 2008 Examination.
The scholarships shall be awarded on the basis of the results of Senior Secondary Examination (class XII)
of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and have scored a minimum of 80% marks. 82000 fresh scholarships per
annum (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls) will be awarded for graduate / postgraduate studies in
colleges and universities and for professional courses such as Medical, Engineering etc.
The total number of scholarships will be divided amongst the State Boards based on the State’s
population in the age group of 18-25 years, after segregating share of CBSE and ICSE on the basis of
number of students passing out from various Boards in the country. The number of scholarships allotted
to a Board would be distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams of
the Board in the ratio of 3:2:1 with equal number among boys and girls. Within the specified quota, the
selection shall be made on merit.
The detailed guidelines regarding “Scheme of Scholarship” and “Instructions for CBSE Candidates” of
this scholarship scheme may be seen in the Board’s website
Depending on the number of scholarship available for the CBSE students, candidates who have secured
the cut-off marks (as per table below) in the Senior School Certificate Examination 2008 conducted by
CBSE are being provisionally considered for award of scholarship under this scheme:
Letters to 18745 CBSE candidates as per above Cut-Off marks have been dispatched to candidates
through schools. Candidates may collect their letters from the school from where they have passed
Class XII in 2008.
This is a provisional offer only and final selection will depend on the student satisfying the eligibility
criteria and number of scholarships available for CBSE’s quota under each category of stream. Within the
specified quota, however, the selection will be purely on merit.
In case the candidates have passed Class XII from CBSE in 2008 and satisfy the eligibility criteria of this
Scholarship Scheme and have secured aggregate marks as per above table, may visit Board’s website and fill up the Application as per “Instructions for CBSE candidates” given in Board’s website.

Last date for submissions of application-:31st December 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

ITM PGDM admissions 2009

The 2 year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management is ITM's Flagship Masters Program in Business. The PGDM is an AICTE approved program, offered at four ITM campuses:
ITM Bangalore • ITM Chennai • ITM Navi Mumbai • ITM Warangal

Eligibility Criteria
Graduates in any discipline with 50% minimum marks from any university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities are eligible. Candidates in their final year of graduation may also apply.
Having Work Experience is not a requirement for admission to the program, however candidates with work experience are welcome.

Entrance Test Score Submission
ITM uses standardized management entrance test scores as a part of its overall selection process. Candidates are not selected/disqualified on the basis of their test scores only. The test score is just one part of an overall candidate profile.

The following test scores are accepted:

• CAT (Common Application Form)

• XAT (Xavier's Management Test)

• GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test)

• MAT ( Management Aptitude Test)

Submit an attested copy of your Test Score Card along with the application form. If you have not received your test score, give details of Test Registration Number, Test Centre Code, etc.

How to apply-:
Purchase an Application Kit
The PGDM 2009-11 Application Kit may be acquired at a cost of Rs. 200/-
The Processing Fee, to be submitted along with the application, is Rs. 00/-
Program fees are payable only at the time of accepting admission.
The selection process for all ITM Business School campuses is centrally conducted at ITM Business School, Navi Mumbai.
The Application Kit, which contains the PGDM prospectus and other materials is a definitive source of information about ITM Business School and the program.
There are several ways to purchase an Application Kit:
In-Person: Candidates may purchase an Application Kit for Rs.200/-from:
Any of the ITM Campuses in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderbad, Navi Mumbai and Warangal. For a quick list of campus addresses, click here
At all IMS Learning Centers across India.
For a list of IMS centers and their addresses, click here
At all PT Education Centers across India. For a list of PT centers click here
At all T.I.M.E Centers across India. For a list of TIME centers click here
At all Career Launcher Centres across India. For a list of CL centers click here
At CEREBRAL HEIGHTS For a list of CEREBRAL HEIGHTS centers click here
By Post: Candidates may purchase an Application Kit by post:

Send a Cheque or Demand Draft for INR 200/-, in favor of "Institute for Technology and Management" to the address below- requesting a PGDM Application Kit.

Important Dates
Last date to purchase an Application Kit: March 30, 2009

Last Date to submit Application for PGDM 09-11: March 31st, 2009

Last date to submit Scholarship Application: December 31st, 2008

GD/PI Schedule: February 2009 onwards

For more info-:
Send ALL communications to:

The Admissions Coordinator (PGDM 2009-11)
Institute for Technology and Management
25/26 Institutional Area, Sector 4, Kharghar (East)
Navi Mumbai 410210
Phone: (91) (22) 2774 0903 / 2774 0904



Candidates with B.Sc. Degree in Hospitality & Hotel Administration (Ist Division) from NCHMCT-IGNOU or Bachelors Degree in Hotel Management (Ist Division) from Institutes approved by AICTE and affiliated to a recognized University may apply for enrollment to above program, which will begin from 15th January 2009 at:

*Institute of Hotel Management, Library Avenue, Pusa Complex, New Delhi-110012
*Institute of Hotel Management, CIT Campus, TTTI-Tharamani (PO), Chennai-600113

The program fee is fully funded by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India to create a pool of qualified and trained faculty who can be considered for contractual appointment to faculty positions in Hotel Management Institutes/Food Craft Institutes affiliated with NCHMCT.

Assistanceship up to Rs.4000/- per month to meet the cost of living shall be paid to the candidates who are enrolled to the program.

Interested candidates may download Application form from web site and forward the filled application together with attested copies of testimonials and Registration fee of Rs.500/- through Demand Draft drawn in favour of NCHMCT payable at NOIDA so as to reach Director (A&F), NCHMCT at the above given address latest by 2nd January 2009.

(set up by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India)
A-34, Sector 62, NOIDA – 201 301

Thursday, December 18, 2008

National Award for Technology Business Incubators 2008

National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB)

Department of Science and Technology , Government of India

Invites Applications for
National Award for Technology Business Incubators For the year 2008

In order to recognize and reward the work done in the area of techno-entrepreneurship development through promotion of knowledge driven and technology based start-up ventures by organizations such as Science and Technology Entrepreneur’s Park, Technology Parks, Technology Business Incubators, Innovation Centres, Software Technology Parks etc., the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, has instituted a National Award for Technology Business Incubators.
Who can apply : Applications are invited from Indian Organizations/Institutions engaged in incubating new businesses and nurturing techno-entrepreneurship by way of providing specialised facilities, infrastructure support and value added business support services in emerging Technological areas.
Award Details: A Cash Prize of Rs. 1 Lakh and a trophy
Eligibility: Organizations in operation for at least three years. (This award is not for an individual).
Application format: Can be downloaded from website /
Last Date for submission of application: 15Th January, 2009

Applications to be sent at following address:
Dr. Anita Gupta
Scientist -E
National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB)
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi-110016
Ph: 011-32997059/ Telefax: 011-26517186

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) CET 2009

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU),has announced the schedule of its Common Entrance Tests (CETs) for the academic session 2009-10.

The University will be holding 26 CETs for making admissions to almost 50 academic programmes like BBA, BCA, Master of Mass Media, B.A. LLB (Hons.), B. Ed., MBA, B. Tech., B. Pharma, MA (English & Communication Studies), MBBS, LLM, MCA, M. Sc. (Environment Management) and BJMC, to mention prominent ones, under four different categories - Professional programmes, Engineering programmes, MBBS programme and PG Medical programmes.

The CETs will be conducted for admitting about 14,000 students in various courses, offered by the University at its 10 University Schools of Studies and over 90 affiliated colleges.

The first entrance test will be for PG Medical courses on May 19, 2009 and the last CET will be the Stage-II exam of MBBS on June 21, 2009.

The CETs for most of the courses will be of two-and-a-half hours duration and will be held in two time slots i.e. 10.30 am to 1 pm and 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm, except for MBBS and PG Medical courses which will be of three hour duration.

The new programmes included by the University for CET-2009 are: M. Sc. (Biodiversity & Conservation), Master of Education, Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics, B. Tech. (Tool Engineering) and B. Tech. (Environmental Engineering).

GGSIPU is planning to conduct the CETs for four of its most sought-after courses MBA, MBBS, Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA), at 10 cities across India in 2009, including Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhopal, Noida, Jalandhar and Nagpur, in comparison to eight cities last year.

For rest of the courses, the entrance exams will be held only in Delhi.

More than 1.61 lakh students had appeared for the various CETs of the University in 2008, which was an increase of 23 percent from the previous year.

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SRM University PG Medical Programmes 2009

SRM University invites applications for the following PG Medical Programmes for the academic year 2009
Selection will be made on the basis of marks secured in the Entrance Examination conducted by the university on all-India level. No domicile restriction and candidates belonging to any state/union territory can apply.
Programmes and Eligibility:
MDS With Specialisation in
Conservative dentistry and endodontics
Oral Pathology
Oral and Maxillofacia Surgery

Eligibility: BDS

MPT With Specialisation in
Bio mechanics
Community Rehabilitation
Hand Conditions
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatric Neurology
Sports Physiotherapy

Eligibility: BPT

MOT. -Masters in Occupational Therapy with Specialisation in
Community Rehabilitation
Hand Conditions

Eligibility: BOT (Bachelors in Occupational Therapy)

M.Sc. Nursing with Specialisation in
Community Health.
Medical Surgical Nursing
Paediatric Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing

Eligibility: B.Sc. Nursing with minimum 55% aggregate marks and 1 year experience. Post basic B.Sc. Nursing candidates need not have experience. Should have registered in state council of nursing.

M.Pharm with Specialisation in
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacy Practice

Eligibility: B.Pharm

Masters in Public Health with Specialisation in
Health Management
IT in Health Care
Occupational and Industrial Health
Health systems and Clinical Research

Eligibility: Bachelors Degree in Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Pyhsiotherapy, Veterinary Sciences with 50% aggregate marks. Other graduates 55% marks.

M.Sc. Human Anatomy
Eligibility: B.Sc. Zoology (not less than II class)

M.Sc. Human Physiology
Eligibility: B.Sc. Zoology (not less than II class)

M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry
Eligibility: B.Sc. - Biochemistry (main only) / Medical Laboratory Technology / Chemistry (main only) (not less than II class)

M.Sc. Medical Microbiology
Eligibility: B.Sc. - Zoology / Biochemistry / Chemistry / Biotechnology / Medical Laboratory Technology / Life Sciences (not less than II class)

Issue of Application Forms
Application Forms and information brochures will be available at the University Office and at the University Campus on payment of in person, Rs.1000/- for MDS and Rs.750/- for other courses. by cash or by post with a DD for Rs.750.00 favouring SRMIST, payable at Chennai.

Candidates can also apply online at or download the application form from the University website.
Form can also be obtained on cash payment of Rs.750 from all main branches of State Bank of India, Indian Bank, City Union Bank Limited, Karur Vysya Bank Limited and Post Offices. For a detailed list of the same visit

How to Apply
There are three ways to apply.
* The application form obtained on payment can be filled and sent to the Dean (Admissions)
* Applications downloaded from the web can be filled and sent along with a DD of Rs.1000.00/ Rs.750.00 favoring SRMIST, payable at Chennai, to the Dean (Admissions)
* Candidates can also register, submit the application and pay Rs.1000.00/ Rs.750.00 online
The completed application should be sent to the university so as to reach before the last date specified. Once the candidate is selected, he/ she will be notified of the date and time of counseling. The counseling procedure will be on the basis of the performance in the SRM EEE.

Important Dates:
Last Date for receipt of filled-in application: 15-01-2009
Date of Entrance Examination: 31-01-2009

The Dean (Admissions), SRM University
SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur,
Kancheepuram District-603203, Tamil Nadu.
Phone: +91-44-27455715. Fax: +91-44-27453622

PG Programme in Infrastructure Management (PGPIM) 2009

Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Management (PGPIM)
PGPIM is a One-Year, full time, residential, Post Graduate Programme in Infrastructure Management.
PGPIM, a unique programme in Infrastructure Management, is being launched from September, 2009.

Many European Business Schools and some American Business Schools have been offering a One-Year full time Executive MBA Programme for over two decades now. Until recently, the Business Schools in India were offering only Two-Year MBA Programmes. However, in recent years, several reputed Indian Business Schools have also launched One-Year Post Graduate Programmes and many of these programmes are very well received by both participants as well as recruiters.

However, all One-Year programmes currently being offered by Indian Business Schools are essentially General Management Programmes. Some Business Schools offer One-Year programmes with specialization in either Ports & Shipping, or Oil & Gas, but no reputed foreign or Indian Business School offers full time One-Year Programme covering the entire spectrum of infrastructure and allied sectors. PGPIM aims at filling this gap.

The programme is meant for bright & young executives with significant work experience. The candidate should have
A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
Minimum 25 years of age as on September 01, 2009
GMAT score / CAT score of the test taken after January 01, 2006

Admission Procedure
Admission to PGPIM will be a two stage process : Stage I will be the Assessment of Candidate’s Profile coupled with GMAT or CAT score; and stage II will include personal interview. The final selection will be based on the following criteria :
Academic Record
Professional Experience
Accomplishments (academic, professional and extra curricular)
GMAT Score or CAT Score

Programme Fee for the inaugural batch (2009-10) will be INR 10.00 Lakhs. The programme fee includes tuition fees, basic programme material, library & network charges, and accommodation on single occupancy basis.

More specifically, the Programme Fee does not include the expenses on food, the costs of the Study Visits within India and overseas and the cost of Laptop, which will have to be borne by the participants. Total expenses on food and study visits are likely to be around INR 2.25 lakhs.

Admission Calendar

Online Application Opens on December 01, 2008 February 20, 2009
GMAT Score should be Obtained during January 01, 2006 to February 19, 2009 January 01, 2006 to April 27, 2009
Last date of Receipt of Application February 19, 2009 April 27, 2009
Interview March 12 - 30, 2009 May 14 - 21, 2009
Announcement of Admission Offers April 09, 2009 May 28, 2009
Programme Inauguration September 03, 2009 September 03, 2009

Those who have taken CAT 2006, CAT 2007, CAT 2008 can also apply.

How to Apply

The Application process is fully online. Online applications will commence on December 01, 2008. You can first register as a potential PGPIM applicant and then submit your application within the stipulated dead lines according to your convenience.
There will be Two cycles for Admissions to PGPIM. The first cycle will commence on December 01, 2008 and the deadline for submission of applications in Cycle 1 will be February 19, 2009. The Deadline for submission of applications in Cycle 2 will be April 27, 2009.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management
Adani House,
Ahmedabad - 380 009.
Tel: +91-79-25555684
Fax: +91-79-25556151
Website: www.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Competence in Software Technology (CST) 2009 exam on January 25, 2009

The Competence in Software Technology (CST) 2009
C-DAC, Mumbai and Electronics City, Bangalore operates from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Bangalore. The Competence in Software Technology (CST) examination was started first in September 1994.

CST 2009 like all the earlier conducted CST examinations is a multipurpose examination that offers several options to those who take it. These are described below.

1.Admission to FPGDST 2009 if you have taken CST 2008 (use Form A2 Form) or are taking CST 2009 (use Form A-1)

2.Admission in reputed institutions/university courses (list given below) – (Use Form A1 to apply)

3.Job opportunities at CDAC centres – (Use Form A1 to apply)

4.Opportunity to improve the scores for those who have taken CST 2008 – (Use Form A1 to apply). The candidate has to take the entire CST 2009 examination and the best score in individual papers will be taken while providing score reports.

5.Dissertation Project fellowships at CDAC

Taking CST examination also enables one:-

6.To obtain standardised scores which they can use while applying for employment in the IT industry

7.To obtain standardised scores which can be used in seeking admission to post-graduate courses of other educational institutions

Last Date for Receipt of application: January 08, 2009

Date of CST 2009 Examination: January 25, 2009

Examination Centers: Allahabad; Bangalore; Chennai; Coimbatore; Delhi; Goa; Hyderabad; Kolkata; Mumbai; Nagpur; Pune; Thane; Thiruvananthapuram; Visakhapatnam

For more information contact-:
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) (Formerly NCST)
Gulmohar Cross Road No. 9 Juhu, Mumbai 400049
Telephone: +91 22 2620 1606, +91 22 2620 1574
Fax: +91 22 2621 0139, +91 22 2623 2195

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Manipal University launched 24 new courses

The Manipal University has launched 24 new courses in various disciplines for the academic session 2009-10. It was announced by Manipal University Registrar G.K. Prabhu here recently.

He also announced that admissions for the 195 courses in 14 disciplines giving Bachelors and Masters Degrees for the academic year 2009-10 were open.

The new courses are: Pharm D, Pharm D Post Baccalaureate, P.G. Diploma in Dental Materials, M. Tech in Industrial Biotechnology, M. Tech in Geo-informatics, M. Tech in Microelectronics, M. Tech in Power Electronic Systems and Control, M. Tech in Printing and Media Engineering, M.Sc in Hospitality and Tourism Management, M.Sc in Phytopharmacy and Phytomedicine, M.Sc in Nutraceutical and Cosmeceutical Sciences, M.Sc in Nano-pharmaceuticals, Master of Social Work, B.Sc in Cardiovascular Technology, M.Sc in Cardiovascular Technology, M.Sc in Medical Imaging Technology, M.Sc in Photonics, MS in Geopolitics and International Studies, MA in Cultural Studies, P.G. Diploma in Indian Art and Culture, P.G. Diploma in Corporate Communication, P.G. Diploma in Gender Studies, P.G. Diploma in Marine Tourism, and Certificate in Emergency Nursing.

As a part of the outgoing initiative, meritorious candidates joining MBBS, BDS, and B.Pharm. courses within the first 500 ranks and BE course within the first 1,000 ranks of the respective merit list are offered 100 percent course fee waiver (subject to ceiling of 5 per cent of seats).

For the academic session 2009-10, Rs.7.93 crores is budgeted as freeships.

Manipal University has taken pioneering steps to implement the AICTE proposed scheme of tuition fee waiver for women, physically handicapped and economically backward (less than Rs.2.5 lakhs per annum) meritorious students for admission to BE, B.Pharm. and BHM courses, for 10 per cent of the student intake.

This session top information technology multi-national companies are coming forward to sponsor the candidates admitted to M.Tech in Software Engineering course. In addition, there are scholarships from Philips, GE, ITC, The Indian Society of Lighting Engineers, Harish B. Memorial Scholarship for MS students in Embedded Systems, and Medical Software courses to the students of the university.

Apart from these, Moulana Azad Scholarship and Konkani Linguistic scholarships were also available for the deserving students.

Online examinations for PG courses in medicine and dental streams will be held from January 18 to January 27. For the undergraduate courses, online examinations will be held from April 3 to May 28.

For details log on to or call Ph: (0820) 2571978 or email at

Candidates can write to the Director-Admissions, Manipal University, Manipal 576104. They can also apply online.

They can buy application form from the Admission Office or from select branches of State Bank of India or Axis Bank, by paying Rs.500.

Manipal University is known for its ability to foresee future needs and demands from the industry and keeping everything in mind it designed the curriculum with the help of academics and industrial experts.

Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology-Distance mode

Graduate Diploma in Packaging Technology-Distance mode

Duration-:A year and half

Eligibility-:those with science/engineering/commerce/arts/technology background/with one year diploma in technology and two years experience in industry or packaging industry

The course covers basics of packaging,conventional and modern forms of packaging,packaging techniques,quality control and so forth.

Fees-:Rs 26000/-

Accreditation-: Course accredited toThe Asian Packaging Federation.

For more information contact-:
Indian Institute of Packaging
E-2 MIDC area,andheri east

Monday, December 15, 2008

Banaras Hindu University PMT-2009

The Banaras Hindu University will hold All India COMPETITIVE WRITTEN TEST for admission to MBBS course (63 seats) in TWO stages: PMT-2009 SCREENING and PMT-2009 MAIN, and to BDS (28 seats)/BAMS (57 seats) / B. Pharm. (28 seats) and B.Pharm.(Ay.) (Paid seats - 30) courses in ONE stage: PMT-2009 Screening. PMT-2009 SCREENING shall be held on Wednesday, the 6th May 2009 at Varanasi, Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad Centres, to screen candidates for eligibility to take PMT-2009 MAIN examination for MBBS course which will be held on Sunday, the 14th June 2009 at Varanasi Centre only. For BDS/BAMS/B.Pharm./B.Pharm(Ay.) courses, candidates will be selected on the basis of their merit in the PMT-2009 SCREENING.
ELIGIBILITY : QUALIFICATIONS - Passed Intermediate, 10+2 or equivalent examination in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology + Botany) taken together; (i) For MBBS/BDS/BAMS/B.Pharm.(Ay.) – A minimum of 50% for general and 40% aggregate marks for OBC/SC/ST candidates; (ii) For B.Pharm. – A minimum of 60% marks for general & OBC and 55% aggregate marks for SC/ST candidates. Candidates appearing in qualifying examination may also apply.
DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS: M.B.B.S.(63 seats) : General - 42; OBC – 7; SC – 9 and ST – 5; BDS and B.Pharm. (28 seats each): General – 19; OBC – 3; SC – 4 and ST – 2; BAMS (57 seats) : General – 36; Foreign National – 3; OBC – 6; SC – 8 and ST – 4; B.Pharm.(Ay.) (Paid seats, 30): General – 15; OBC – 8; SC – 5 and ST – 2. Three percent seats are reserved for Physically challenged candidates in all the categories of the above courses.
AGE: Completed 17 years but not crossed 25 years as on 31st December, 2009 (Candidates born after 1st January, 1993 and on or before 31st December, 1984 need not apply).
SALE OF APPLICATION FORM STARTS FROM Indian Post Offices : Monday, 05.01.2009
LAST DATE FOR SALE OF APPLICATION FORM FROM Indian Post Offices: Saturday, 28.02.2009*
Prescribed Application Form along with the Information Booklet for PMT-2009 can be obtained:
BY CASH : on payment of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 600/- for SC/ST candidates) from the following branches of Indian Post Office.
(i) VARANASI – (1) BHU Sub Post Office, near Central School (2) Varanasi HPO, near Kotwali Police Station, Vishvesvarganj and (3) Varanasi Cantt. HO, near TV Station (ii) DELHI–(1) Delhi GPO, Connaught Place, Gole Dakghar (2) New Delhi Head Office, near Kashmiri Gate (iii) LUCKNOW – GPO, Hazaratganj (iv) KANPUR – HO, Civil Lines, Bara Chauraha, Mal Road (v) KOLKATA – GPO, Dalhousie Square (vi) HYDERABAD – GPO, Aabidas (vii) NAGPUR – HPO, Civil Lines (viii) MUMBAI– GPO, CST Railway Station (ix) JAIPUR – GPO, near Jaipur Railway Station (x) RANCHI – GPO, near Shaheed Chowk (xi) CHANDIGARH – GPO, Sector 17 (xii) CHENNAI – GPO, near Rajaji Salai (xiii) BHOPAL – GPO, Royal Market (xiv) PATNA – GPO, near Patna Railway Station.
* Application Form can be obtained from BHU Sub Post Office, Varanasi only upto Thursday, 05.03.2009 till 4:00 PM.
BY POSTAL CHANNEL : From the Office of the Director (PMT-Cell), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005 by sending a written request through Registered Post along with Crossed Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque (MICR only) of Rs. 1100/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ST candidates) of a Nationalized Bank, drawn in favour of “The Director, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU” payable at Varanasi. Application form will be sent by Speed / Registered Post. However, Institute will not be responsible for any loss or postal delay. The request for application form must include the name and address of the candidate, and full particulars of the enclosed DD/BC (write candidate’s name and address on the back of DD). Two self-addressed, preferably typed, white paper slips of 10 cm × 6 cm size MUST also accompany it. The ENVELOP containing requisition for PMT application form should be super scribed “Request for Application for PMT-2009, BHU”. Last date of requisition for PMT form by post is Wednesday, the 18th February 2009. Incomplete/non-cashable Draft (under amount/unsigned/ without Bank Code No. & Seal) shall not be accepted. NOTE: (a) Separate Bank Draft will be required for each application form. (b) M.O./I.P.O./Cheques shall NOT be accepted under any circumstances. Application Forms from the Office of the Director (PMT-Cell), Institute of Medical Sciences, can be obtained by POST only and not in person. In case forms are not available at Indian Post Offices, the same can be obtained by post from Director’s Office upto 18th February, 2009.
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM : Application form duly completed must be sent through Registered Post so as to reach THE DIRECTOR (PMT CELL), INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, VARANASI-221 005 latest by MONDAY, the 9th March 2009 till 5.00 PM. Application forms received after the last date shall not be accepted. Foreign Nationals are not required to appear in the PMT examination for MBBS/BAMS course. They may seek admission through the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, as per the rules laid down for the purpose and their nomination must reach by Thursday, the 16th July 2009.

Traineeship/Studentship in Bioinformatics Apex Biotechnology Information Centre

Government of India
Ministry of Science & Technology
Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
The Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India has established a nationwide Bioinformatics Network in
the country known as Biotechnology Information System (BTISnet), to accelerate Biotechnology R&D and
industry activities. The Apex Biotechnology Information Centre (BTIC) of this network is situated in the
Department of Biotechnology to coordinate the activities of the BTISnet. As part of the human resource
development activities in Bioinformatics, the BTIC offers 6 month Traineeship/Studentship in bioinformatics.
Applications are invited for the Traineeship/Studentship for undertaking advanced training and to carry
out project work in the area of Bioinformatics. Applicant should possess PG degree/PG diploma in
Bioinformatics for traineeship whereas those pursuing PG degree/PG diploma in Bioinformatics are
eligible for studentship. The traineeship and the studentship are awarded for a period of six months from
the date of joining and are not extendable. The selected candidates are entitled to receive a stipend of Rs
5000 per month for a period of 6 months.
The applications should be submitted to Dr T. Madhan Mohan, Adviser, Department of Biotechnology,
Block-2, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110 003, by 15 December 2008, in the prescribed
format which is available at

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Just Careers Common Admission Test (JC CAT) 2008

Just Careers Common Admission Test (JC CAT) is established to screen and select candidates for higher studies in Business Schools/Management Institutes/Management Colleges/University Departments/Study Centres, etc. participating in JC CAT administration. JC CAT has been operational for more than a year, and availed by a number of B-schools and candidates.

JC CAT is conducted four times a year in 60 centres across India. The minimum qualification for appearing in the JC CAT is graduation in any discipline from a recognised university or equivalent recognised degree. A student appearing for the final year bachelor's degree /equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed the degree requirements but are awaiting results can also apply. The number of participating B schools may vary from test to test.

All India Entrance Test for recognized programmes
Accepted by a number of Leading B-Schools
Use of the Latest Technology in Evaluation and Result Processing
Individual Score card with candidate's photograph
Test Centers are located in 40 Cities all over the country
Widespread Network for the sale of bulletins
The cost of bulletin includes registration and test fees.
Send your queries regarding JC CAT exam at

Last Date for Sale of JC CAT Bulletin and Registration Form:
19 Dec. 2008
Date of JC CAT Exam:
Sunday, December 28' 2008
Reporting Time: 09.45 AM
Test Time: 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes

For more info visit-:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

British Council Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2009

Dr Manmonhan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the World Stage. In honour of Dr Singh St John’s College, the University of Cambridge launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships in Delhi last year. These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.

Applications in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies will be of particular interest

Eligibility Criteria

An Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India. Below 35 years of age as on 31 December 2008. Not already had significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding.
Should hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised India university/institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/field
Evidence of leadership qualities (to be assessed from personal statements e.g. extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area.)
Keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing by September/October 2009
Fluent in spoken and written English
Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the university.

Value of the Award

Academic fees
International airfare
Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
UK Visa
Application process

It is the responsibility of the applicants to identify a suitable Doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge, apply for a place for September/October 2009 and secure admission.

1. Identify a suitable doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge.
2. Applicants to visit the Board of Graduate Studies (BoGs) website and make formal application to the University at the same time as to the Dr Man Mohan Singh Scholarships.
3. Applicants to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their BoGs application form.
4. Applicants to indicate on their BoGs form that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University.
5. Apply for the Scholarship on the prescribed format by 31 December 2008 and submit it to the British Council. Please visit the British Council Website to download the application form.

• Only those applicants who get an offer of admission at St John’s College will be eligible for the award of the Scholarship.
• Candidates should NOT approach St John’s College directly at this stage.


Candidates for these scholarships are selected through a process of short listing from the applications received by the British Council, followed by personal interviews, which will be held in New Delhi .

Subsequent to the interviews the selection committee identifies the required number of candidates for the awards. The decision of the selection committee will be final. Selection results will be communicated within a month following the interview.

Post selection

Pre-departure briefings, UK visa and travel arrangements for the selected candidates will be co-ordinated by the British Council.

General Notes

The British Council will acknowledge receipt of applications through the emails provided on the application form. For this purpose, applicants are requested to provide their latest email ids. However, the British Council will not be responsible for failure of on-line delivery.
The British Council will further contact only the short-listed candidates inviting them for interviews. Applicants are requested not to contact the British Council office directly.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in New Delhi in April 2009. Candidates will be expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

The deadline for submission is 31 December 2008

For more information and please contact:

Vishu Sharma
British Council
17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110001, India

Tel +91 (0)11 23711401 (extn. 272)
Fax +91 (0) 11 23710717
Direct tel: +91 (0)11 41497272

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