Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All the universities in Maharashtra and their contact details

S.No. Name of Institution Concerned Authority
VC: Vice Chancellor
1. Amravati University
Amravati-444 602

E-Mail: amuni@mah.nic.in

VC: 91- 721- 662373
Reg:91- 721- 662173

FAX:91- 721- 662135

2. Dr. Babasahb Ambedkar Marathwada University
Aurangabad 431 004

VC: 91 -240- 331069
Reg: 91- 240- 334104

FAX: 91 -240 -334291
PBX: 91- 240- 334431-37

3. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University
PO Goregaon, Lonere 402 103,
Distt. Raigad
VC: 91 -2410- 50101
Reg:91- 2410 -50381

FAX: 91 -2410 -50440

4. Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
Krishinagar, Akola 444 104
VC: 91- 724- 58365
Reg:91 -724- 58372

FAX: 91- 724 -58219
PBX: 91- 724- 58200-58216

5. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400 076

E-Mail: director@ganga.admin.iitb.ernet.in

VC: 91- 22 -5783488
Reg:91 -22- 5783645

FAX: 91- 22- 5783480
PBX: 91- 22 -5786530

6. Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya
Waghele Banglow, Mouda Road Turn,
Ramtek Road, Ramtek 411 106
VC: 91 531298
7. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth
Distt. Ratnagiri, Dapoli 415 712
VC: 91 -2358 -82064
Reg:91- 2358 -82065

FAX:91 -2358- 82074
PBX:91- 2358 -82025-26

8. Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences
Anand Valley Gangapur Road,
Nashik 422 005
VC: 91 -253- 54343
Reg: -- do --

FAX: 91- 253 2620502

9. Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya
Camp: C-2/43, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi 110 011
VC: 91- 11- 3381708
Reg: -- do --

FAX:91- 11- 3387319

10. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth
Rahuri 413 722, Distt. Ahmednagar

E-Mail: ysnerkar@mpkv.ren.nic.in

VC: 91 -2426- 43208
Reg:91 2426 -43216

FAX: 91 -2426- 43302

11. Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth
Parbhani 431 402

E-Mail: vc@mau.ren.nic.in

VC: 91 -2452 -23002
Reg:91- 2452- 23801

FAX:91 -2452- 23582
PBX:91- 2452- 23801-5,7&8

12. University of Mumbai
M.G.Road, Fort,
Mumbai 400 032
Home Page: www.mu.ac.in
VC: 91 -22- 2656789
Reg:91- 22 -2656913

FAX: 91- 22 -2652832
PBX: 91- 22- 2652819

13. North Maharshtra University
P.B.No.80. Umavinagar
Jalgaon 425 001
VC: 91- 257- 222181
Reg:91- 257- 222185

FAX: 91 -257- 222183
PBX: 91- 257 -222187-90

14. University of Pune
Pune 411 007

E-Mail: puvc@unipune.ernet.in

VC: 91- 212- 353868
Reg:91- 212 -357388

FAX: 91- 212 -353899
PBX: 91 -212 -356061-65

15. Shivaji University
Vidyanagar, Kolhapur 416 004
VC: 91 -231- 656222
Reg:91 -231- 658268

FAX: 91- 231- 656133/359433
PBX: 91 -231- 655571-80

16. SNDT Women's University
1 Nathibai Thackersey Road,
Mumbai 400 020

E-Mail: sndt@bom2.vsnl.net.in

VC: 91- 22 -2014775
Reg:91- 22 - 2031879

FAX:91 -22 -2018226
PBX:91- 22 -2031879

17. Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Gautami nagar, P.Box No.87, Vishnupuri
Nanded 431 603
VC: 91 -2462- 26847
Reg:91 -2462 -21441

FAX: 91 -2462- 26119
PBX: 91 -2462 -26203-4

18. Yahswantrao Chavan Maharasthra Open Univeristy
Dnyangangotri, Near Gangapur Dam,
Nashik 422 005

E-Mail: app@ycmou.ernet.in

VC: 91- 253 -350028
Reg: 91 -253 -354459

FAX: 91 253 351716
PBX: 91 253 351714-15

19. Nagpur University,
Ravindranath Tagore Marg,
VC: 91-712-523045
Fax: 91-712-532841

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Education Loan Offering Banks

SBI(State Bank of India) & its Associate Banks
1. State Bank of India (SBI)
2. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
3. State Bank of Hyderabad
4. State Bank of Indore
5. State Bank of Mysore
6. State Bank of Patliala
7. State Bank of Saurastra
8. State Bank of Travancore

Other Public Sector Banks
9. Allahabad Bank
10. Andhra Bank
11. Bank of Baroda
12. Bank of India
13. Bank of Maharastra
14. Canara Bank
15. Central Bank of India
16. Corporation Bank
17. Dena Bank
18. Indian Bank
19. Indian Overseas Bank
20. Oriental Bank of Commerce
21. Punjab and Sind Bank
22. Punjab National Bank
23. Syndicate Bank
24. UCO Bank
25. Union Bank of India
26. United Bank of India
27. Vijaya Bank

Some Private Banks
28. AXIS Bank (Formally UTI Bank)
29. IDBI Bank
30. HDFC Bank
31. ICICI Bank

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Education is central to the Human Resources Development and empowerment in any country. National and State level policies are framed to ensure that this basic need of the population is met through appropriate public and private sector initiatives. While government endeavour to provide primary education to all on a universal basis, higher education is progressively moving into the domain of private sector. With a gradual reduction in government subsidies higher education is getting more and more costly and hence the need for institutional funding in this area.

The scope of education has widened both in India and abroad covering new courses in diversified areas. Development of human capital is a national priority and it should be the endeavour of all that no deserving student is denied opportunity to pursue higher education for want of financial support. Loans for education should be seen as an investment for economic development and prosperity. Knowledge and information would be the driving force for economic growth in the coming years.

Based on recommendations made by a Study Group, IBA had prepared a Model Educational Loan Scheme in the year 2001 which was advised to banks for implementation by Reserve Bank of India vide circular No.RPCD.PLNFS.BC.NO.83/06.12.05/2000-01 dated April 28, 2001 along with certain modifications suggested by the Government of India. In line with the announcement made by the Hon'ble Finance Minister in his Budget Speech for the year 2004-05, IBA had communicated certain changes in the security norms applicable to educational loans with limits above Rs.4 lakhs and up to Rs. 7.5 lakhs.

We have been receiving enquiries from members seeking clarifications on the various provisions of the scheme based on feedback received from the branches. With a view to ensure that the scheme is implemented in letter and spirit, it was decided to review the scheme and make modifications in the scheme to facilitate smooth operation at bank branches. Towards this, a Working Group of General Managers drawn from select banks was constituted at IBA. This revised model scheme has been prepared based on the suggestions made by the Group.


The Educational Loan Scheme outlined below aims at providing financial support from the banking system to deserving/ meritorious students for pursuing higher education in India and abroad. The main emphasis is that every meritorious student though poor is provided with an opportunity to pursue education with the financial support from the banking system with affordable terms and conditions. No deserving student is denied an opportunity to pursue higher education for want of financial support.


The scheme detailed below could be adopted by all Commercial Banks. The scheme provides broad guidelines to the banks for operationalising the educational loan scheme and the implementing bank will have the discretion to make changes suiting to the convenience of the students/ parents to make it more customer friendly.

The scheme details are as under :


4.1 Student eligibility:
# Should be an Indian National
# Secured admission to professional/ technical courses in India or Abroad through Entrance Test/ Merit Based Selection process.

4.2 Courses eligible

a. Studies in India: (Indicative list)
# Graduation courses : BA, B.Com., B.Sc., etc.
# Post Graduation courses : Masters & Phd.
# Professional courses : Engineering, Medical, Agriculture, Veterinary, Law, Dental, Management, Computer etc.
# Computer certificate courses of reputed institutes accredited to Dept. of Electronics or institutes affiliated to university.
# Courses like ICWA, CA, CFA etc.
# Courses conducted by IIM, IIT, IISc, XLRI. NIFT etc.
Regular Degree/Diploma courses like Aeronautical, pilot training, shipping etc., approved by Director General of Civil Aviation/Shipping, if the course is pursued in India. In case the course is pursued abroad, the Institute should be recognized by the competent local aviation/shipping authority
# Courses offered in India by reputed foreign universities.
# Evening courses of approved institutes.
Other courses leading to diploma/ degree etc. conducted by colleges/ universities approved by UGC/ Govt./ AICTE/ AIBMS/ ICMR etc
Courses offered by National Institutes and other reputed private institutions. Banks may have the system of appraising other institution courses depending on future prospects/ recognition by user institutions.
# Courses, which are not covered under the criteria mentioned above, individual banks may take a view to consider extending
education loan under the scheme taking into account the future prospects/recognition by user institution.

b. Studies abroad :-
# Graduation : For job oriented professional/ technical
# courses offered by reputed universities.
# Post graduation: MCA, MBA, MS, etc.
# Courses conducted by CIMA- London, CPA in USA etc.

4.3 Expenses considered for loan :

* Fee payable to college/ school/ hostel.
* Examination/ Library/ Laboratory fee.
* Purchase of books/ equipments/ instruments/ uniforms.
* Caution deposit, Building fund/refundable deposit supported by Institution bills/receipts, subject to the condition that the amount does not exceed 10% of the total tuition fees for the entire course.
* Travel expenses/ passage money for studies abroad.
* Purchase of computers - essential for completion of the course.
* Insurance premium for student borrower
* Any other expense required to complete the course - like study tours, project work, thesis, etc.


Need based finance subject to repaying capacity of the parents/ students with margin and the following ceilings.

* Studies in India - Maximum Rs.10.00 lacs.
* Studies abroad - Maximum Rs.20 lacs

Upto Rs 4 lacs Nil
Above Rs. 4 lacs : Studies in India 5%
Studies Abroad 15%

- Scholarship/ assistantship to be included in margin.
- Margin may be brought-in on year-to-year basis as and when disbursements are
made on a pro-rata basis.

Upto Rs 4 lacs:- Co-obligation of parents.No security

Above Rs.4 lacs and upto Rs7.5 lakhs : -Co-obligation of parents together with collateral security in the form of suitable third party guarantee. The bank may, at its discretion, in exceptional cases, waive third party guarantee if satisfied with the net-worth / means of parent/s who would be executing the document as "joint borrower".

Above Rs.7.5 lakhs:- Co-obligation of parents together with tangible collateral security of suitable value, along with the assignment of future income of the student for payment of instalments


* The loan documents should be executed by both the student and the parent/ guardian as joint-borrower.
* The security can be in the form of land/ building/ Govt. securities/ Public Sector Bonds/Units of UTI, NSC, KVP, life policy, gold, shares/mutual fund units/debentures, bank deposit in the name of student/ parent/ guardian or any other third party with suitable margin.
* Wherever the land/ building is already mortgaged, the unencumbered portion can be taken as security on second charge basis provided it covers the required loan amount.
* In case the loan is given for purchase of computer, the computer has to be hypothecated to the Bank.

Upto Rs 4 lacs :-BPLR
Above Rs. 4 lacs:- BPLR + 1%
# Simple interest to be charged during the Repayment holiday/ Moratorium period.
# Penal interest to be charged as applicable to individual banks.

# In the normal course, while appraising the loan the future income prospects of the student will be looked into. However, where required, the means of parent / guardian could also be taken into account to evaluate re-payment capability.
# The loan to be sanctioned as per delegation of powers preferably by the Branch nearest to the place of residence of parents.
# No application for educational loan received should be rejected without the concurrence of the next higher authority.
# The loan to be disbursed in stages as per the requirement/ demand directly to the Institutions/ Vendors of books/ equipments/ instruments to the extent possible.

Repayment holiday/Moratorium Course period + 1 year or 6 months after getting job, whichever is earlier.

The loan to be repaid in 5-7 years after commencement of repayment. If the student is not able to complete the course within the scheduled time, extension of time for completion of course may be permitted for a maximum period of 2 years. If the student is not able to complete the course for reasons beyond his control, sanctioning authority may at his discretion consider such extensions as may be deemed necessary to complete the course.
# The accrued interest during the repayment holiday period to be added to the principal and repayment in Equated Monthly Instalments (EMI) fixed.
# 1% interest concession may be provided for loanees if the interest is serviced during the study period when repayment holiday is specified for interest/ repayment under the scheme.


Banks may arrange for life insurance policy on the students availing Educational Loan. Individual Banks may work out the modalities with insurance companies


Banks to contact college/ university authorities to send the progress report to the bank at regular intervals in respect of students who have availed loans. In case of studies abroad, bank may obtain the Unique Identification Number (UIN)/Identity Card and note the same in the bank's records.


No processing/ upfront charges may be collected on educational loans for studies in India.


Banks can also issue the capability certificate for students going abroad for higher studies. For this purpose financial and other supporting documents may be obtained from applicant, if required.

(Some of the foreign universities require the students to submit a certificate from their bankers about the sponsors' solvency/ financial capability, with a view to ensure that the sponsors of the students going abroad for higher studies are capable of meeting the expenses till completion of studies.)


a. Meritorious Students
Banks which wish to support highly and exceptionally meritorious/ deserving students without security may delegate such powers to a fairly higher level authority.

b. Multiple Loans
In case of receipt of application for more than one loan for student borrower from a family, the 'family' as a unit has to be taken into account for considering the loan and security taken in relation to the total quantum of finance disbursed, subject to margin and repaying capacity of the parent/student.

c. Minimum Age

There is no specific restriction with regard to the age of the student to be eligible for education loan.

d. Change of Address

In cases of student staying with parents and where such parents have transferable jobs or there is change in address, the bank may provide in the system of noting the ‘address for correspondence' for tracking purpose.

e. Top up loans

Banks may consider top up loans to students pursuing further studies within the overall eligibility limit, with appropriate re-schedulement, subject to taking required security.

f. Co-obligator

The co-obligator should be parent(s)/guardian of the student borrower. In case of married person, co-obligator can be either spouse or the parent(s)/parents-in-law .

No Due Certificate

No due certificate need not be insisted upon as a pre-condition for considering educational loan. However, banks may obtain a declaration/ an affidavit confirming that no loans are availed from other banks.

Disposal Application

Loan applications have to be disposed of within a period of 15 days to 1 month, but not exceeding the time norms stipulated for disposing of loan applications under priority sector lending.

Flexibility in terms

In order to bring flexibility in terms like eligibility, margin, security norms, banks may consider relaxation in the norms on a case-to-case basis delegating the powers to a fairly higher level authority.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

BPUT 2008 Exam Results Announced

Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela has announced results of M.tech 1st and 2nd year,B.Tech and B.Pharm 6th semester results.
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Minorities Economic Development Scholarship 2008

Students, who belong to the minority communities and pursuing post-graduation or degree level or any kind of technical courses from either a government or a recognized private educational institution, are invited to apply for the ‘Department of Minorities Welfare & Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic Development Scholarship 2008’. It is a project introduced by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The total numbers of scholarship allotted in the entire Tamil Nadu are seven hundred and sixty seven. Further, the students who have already received this scholarship for the year 2007-08 and continuing their studies in the year 2008-09, are also eligible to avail this scholarship scheme.

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Radio Jockey As a Career Avenue

Education in India : Radio Jockey

Looking for a Career Option as a radio jockey? This section features radio jockey as a career option, elaborated with reference to the job profile, personality traits required, the courses and training involved, premier institutions and future prospects.

The popularity of radio is suffering badly because of internet and television, but FM radio on the private channels gives new life to the radio. Radio jockey is very challenging, promising, and exciting option for those having favor of music. In this occupation, someone can be identified by their voice. The job of Radio Jockeys (RJ) is to anchor music related programs on the radio. RJ entertains audience by playing songs and conveying messages in very effective and sophisticated way. They play requests from guests, listeners, arrange/manage contests and gives information related to music, traffic or weather. Presence of mind and hard work is necessary for this occupation. Youngsters are mostly recommended for this post because they have new ideas and concepts regarding the shows. Each RJ has the friendly, warm, dynamic, and spontaneous and must have good communication. Every RJ has their own style to communicate with audience.

Personality Traits

RJ should be diplomatic because they have to speak with different types of people ond on different subjects. They must keep down-to-earth nature and good attitude so that listeners contentedly calls and speaks without any botheration.


Any formal training is not necessary for making the radio jockey.

Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai
Academy of Radio Management, Delhi
Take One Academy of Broadcasting, Chandigarh

Placements And Prospects

Radio Jockey is having diversifying nature depends on the subject of the programs. Their job is nor regular. They may be called at any time for hosting or anchoring any show. The job of RJ includes writing scripts for show, presenting show, and select proper music suitable to that show. RJ becomes successful depending on shows presented by him and also depends on the listeners of the show. The speech should original, effective and interesting to the listeners. Radio jockey should write a script for the program and should have knowledge of old and latest movie and the songs. Radio jockey familiar with the computers and sound equipments.

Scope Abroad:

The government has allowed 20% Foreign Direct Investment in the broadcast media. This has cleared the road for big foreign players of the media business. Consequently, opportunities for Radio Jockeys abroad has increased. But, a good grip over the foreign language and an understanding of accents are very important if you aim to be a RJ outside India.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme

LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme

LIC Scholar - LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme for students of economically weaker families.

LIC Golden Jubilee Foundation is pleased to announce 1000 scholarships in All India (10 scholarships per Divisional Centre of LIC equal number of boys and girls: 5 each) for students belonging to economically weaker families for pursuing higher studies in Medicine, Engineering and Graduation in any discipline, Diploma Course in any field and Vocational Course of Graduation Level through Government Recognized Colleges/ Institutes which leads to immediate employment.

Who can apply

Only candidates who have passed Class XII Exam in Academic Year 2007-08 with at least 60% of marks, and family income of Rs.60,000/- and below per annum need apply.

For details of the Scheme and Online application, Log on to www.licindia.in
Contact nearest LIC branch or Divisional Office.
Last date of making online application is 9th August, 2008. Only Online Application
Best Wishes From www.scholarshipsinindia.com

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Applications are invited from outstanding graduates holding at least a first class honors in degree in Pure or Applied Sciences, Humanities, Law or Medicine of Indian Universities for five scholarships, for a course of study leading to a degree of the University of Oxford (UK).

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Candidates in the final year of their degree course with exceptional academic record may also apply. Candidates must demonstrate their continuing interest and achievement in extra curricular activities such as sports, theatre and community work. They must be below 25 years of age on October 1, 2009.

For application form send stamped (Rs.6.00) self-addressed envelope (10 x 23 cm) to:

The Secretary
Rhodes Scholarships (India)
St. Stephen’s College,
University of Delhi,
PO Box No. 2108, Delhi – 110 007

Forms also available at : www.rhodesscholarships-india.com

Application must be returned by August 1, 2008.

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

NTSE-2009 National Talent Search Examination Notification - Scholarship Exam

National Talent Search Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas. The scheme, therefore, covers areas like Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law. It honours and helps talented students by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly scholarship. For the course in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences and Commerce, this assistance is provided up to Ph.D. level. For professional courses like Engineering, Medicine, Management and Law; this assistance is given only up to Post Graduation. For the selection year 2009, The NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class VIII only.

1. Scholarships: On the basis of the examination conducted, 1000 scholarships will be awarded for each group of students appearing for Class VIII examinations.

2. Reservation: 15% scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to the SC category, 7.5% scholarship for students belonging to the ST category and 3% for Physically Challenged Group of Students each in respect of the class VIII.

3. Scholarship: Awardees of NTS Examination will receive a sum of Rs. 500/- per month as per NTS rules.

4. Selection: There will be two-stage selection process for award of scholarship. For Stage-I, selection will be done by States/UTs through a written examination. Students who qualify Stage I will be eligible to appear for Stage II examination conducted by NCERT.

5. Important Dates: Dates for Submission of Application Form and conduct of examinations are given below in the table:




Stage I

Last Date for Submission of Application Form

Examination in Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Examination in All other States and Union Territories

30 August 2008 (Saturday)

15 November 2008 (Saturday)

16 November 2008 (Sunday)

Stage II (National)

Examination in All States and Union Territories

10 May 2009 (Sunday)

6. Eligibility: Students of Class VIII studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear Stage I examination conducted by the States/UTs in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.

7. Examination: The pattern of written examination for Class VIII will be as follows:

● Stage I examination at the State/UT level will comprise two parts, namely (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

● Stage II examination at the National level will comprise (a) Mental Ability Test (MAT), (b) Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) covering social sciences, sciences and mathematics, (c) Interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination at the National Level will be invited for the interview.

8. State Quotas: Each State/Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a specific number of candidates for the Stage II examination, the details of which will be made available on the NCERT website. However, there will be no States/Union Territory Quota for the final award of scholarship after the Stage II examination. Reservation for SC, ST and Physically Challenged will be as notified in para 2 above.

9. Application Forms: Application Forms may be downloaded from the NCERT website www.ncert.nic.in. All correspondences related to Application Forms should be addressed to the State Liaison Officers (LOs) whose addresses are given at the end/Website: www.ncert.nic.in

10. The completed application form duly signed by the Principal of the school should be submitted to the LO before the last date i.e. 31 August 2008.

11. Fees: States and Union Territories may notify the fee required (refer to NCERT website) which will be paid for the Stage-I examination. However, NCERT does not charge any fee for the Stage-II examination.

12. Announcement of Results: Results of the Stage-I examination will be announced by the respective State Governments/Union Territories. Results of Stage-II examination will be announced by NCERT.

13. Indian Students Studying Abroad can appear directly for Stage II NTS Examination under conditions prescribed in the NTS brochure for Class VIII which is available on the NCERT website. Candidates may fill up relevant items of the Application Form available on the NCERT website and send in to the undersigned along with a photocopy of the mark sheet of previous examination latest by 31 March 2009.

HOD, Department of Educational Measurement and Evaluation
National Council of Educational Research & Training
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016

Disclaimer: NCERT has not authorized or approved tests conducted by any other agencies for issue of certificates or award of scholarships and bears no responsibility whatsoever for them.

List of Addresses of NTS Liaison Officers of Southern States/UTs for 2008-09

Deputy Commissioner, Office of Director of Govt. Examinations, Chapel Road, ABIDS, Hyderabad – 500 001 Phone: 040-23237343, 23237344
Director, DSERT, No. 4, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari, 3rd Stage, Bangalore – 560 085, Phone: 080-26422239, 26422372/306
Assistant Professor, SCERT, Vidhya Bhavan, Poojappura (P.O.), Thiruvananthapuram – 695 012, Phone: 0471-2340323
Principal, Govt. Sr. Secondary School, Kavaratti Island UT of Lakshadweep, Phone: 04896-262874
Joint Director, Directorate of School Education, Anna Nagar, Puducherry- 605 005, Phone: 0413-2207203
Director, Directorate of Govt. Examinations, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai- 600 006, Phone: 044-28272088, Fax: 044-28221734

For the addresses and phone numbers of Liaison Officers of other States and UTs, visit the NCERT Website: www.ncert.nic.in

Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi- 110 016, www.ncert.nic.in

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Civil Services as a Career Avenue in India

Civil Services
Looking for a Career Option in the Field of Civil Services ? This section features Civil Services as a career option, elaborated with reference to the job profile, personality traits required, the courses and training involved, premier institutions and future prospects.

The Civil Services are among India's largest employers. They offer opportunities to graduates from all career fields and disciplines. The Civil Services have always conjured up visions of fantasy and glory for many a youth and numerous parents who keeping entertaining ambitions and dreams of their children blossoming into I.A.S and I.P.S. officers. The Civil Services considered as one of the premier services, offer an attractive and challenging career to the ambitious, the aspiring and the talented, with a wide variety of jobs having relatively greater sphere of authority and power than any other services in India.

Higher Civil Services under the Central Government are classified into All India services and Central Services. The All India Services comprise the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Police service and the Indian Forest service. These Services are named so because they are common to both central as well as the state Governments. The Central Services constitute those services which work for the Central Government and comprise services like the Indian foreign Service, Indian Revenue Service, Indian Customs & central Excise Service, Indian Railway services, Indian postal Service, Indian Information Service etc.

Personality Traits

Intellectual capability, mental alertness, capacity to grasp all the issues involved in a problem, the ability to weigh up facts, and conflicting opinions and advice, clear and logical exposition, balance of judgment, variety and depth of interest, ability for social cohesion, ability to hold and delegate authority, the art of inspiring loyalty and stimulating and channelising enthusiasm, tact for dealing with politicians, staff and outside enthusiasm, tact for dealing with politicians, staff and outside parties, intellectual and moral integrity and enjoyment of responsibility help in garnering success in this profession.

Modes Of Entry

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) carries out the process of selection for entry into the civil services. The actual procedure is set in motion six months prior to the conducting of the preliminary examination, when the date and syllabus of the examination process are announced in the Employment News Weekly/Rozgar Samachar.

Graduates between 21 and 30 years of age are allowed to make a maximum of four attempts at the civil service examination. The UPSC grants relaxation in age and number of attempts to candidates belonging to SC/ST (Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes) if they are otherwise eligible. OBC candidates are allowed a maximum of seven attempts while there is no restriction on the number of attempts for SC/ST candidates.

The preliminary examination is an objective type with multiple choice questions in 2 papers - general studies and an optional subject. The preliminary is meant to serve as a screening test and about 12 to 13 times the total approx. number of vacancies to be filled in the year are declared qualified to be admitted to the main examination. The main examination consists of a written examination and an interview test.

Complete details of the examination are available in the section of The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Placements And Prospects

Through the civil services examination the UPSC recruits personnel to services such as IAS, IPS, IFS and the many services falling under Central Allied group "A" and group "B". Candidates are allotted to various sections keeping in view their rank in the examination and the preferences expressed by them.

Initially after the appointment, candidates are sent for a certain period for training to the academic staff colleges linked to their allotted service. Thereafter they are placed in the various departments in the actual work environment.

The civil services constitute the mainframe of our nation and offer prestige and executive power. Promotions are time-bound with automatic increase in privileges. Service facilities are good and there are very good social welfare facilities extended to the civil servant after retirement from services.

In the civil service the pay structure is good and there is job security. Civil servants are entitled to subsidized accommodation, telephone and transport facilities. They enjoy unparalleled social status.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Audio engineering as a Career Avenue

Audio engineering is a part of audio science dealing with the recording and reproduction of sound through mechanical and electronic means. The field draws on many disciplines, including electrical engineering, acoustics, psychoacoustics, and music. Unlike acoustical engineering, audio engineering generally does not deal with noise control or acoustical design. However, an audio engineer is often closer to the creative and technical aspects of audio rather than formal engineering. An audio engineer must be proficient with different types of recording media, such as analog tape, digital multitrack recorders and workstations, and computer knowledge. With the advent of the digital age, it is becoming more and more important for the audio engineer to be versed in the understanding of software and hardware integration from synchronization to analog to digital transfers.

An audio engineer is someone with experience and training in the production and manipulation of sound through mechanical (analog) or digital means. As a professional title, this person is sometimes designated as a sound engineer or recording engineer instead. A person with one of these titles is commonly listed in the credits of many commercial music recordings (as well as in other productions that include sound, such as movies).

Audio engineers are generally familiar with the design, installation, and/or operation of sound recording, sound reinforcement, or sound broadcasting equipment, including large and small format consoles. In the recording studio environment, the audio engineer records, edits, manipulates, mixes, and/or masters sound by technical means in order to realize an artist's or record producer's creative vision. While usually associated with music production, an audio engineer deals with sound for a wide range of applications, including post-production for video and film, live sound reinforcement, advertising, multimedia, and broadcasting. When referring to video games, an audio engineer may also be a computer programmer.

In larger productions, an audio engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of a sound recording or other audio production, and works together with a record producer or director, although the engineer's role may also be integrated with that of the producer. In smaller productions and studios the sound engineer and producer is often one and the same person.

In typical sound reinforcement applications, audio engineers often assume the role of producer, making artistic decisions along with technical ones.

Some colleges offering Audio Engineering

SAE Technology College, India, (Tamil Nadu)
Chennai (Head Quarters) : 29/8, Jayalakshmi Estates, 6th Floor, Haddows Road, Chennai - 600006

American University
Washington, DC, USA

Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA, USA

Cleveland Institute of Music
Cleveland, OH, USA

Five Towns College
Dix Hills, NY, USA

Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI, USA

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Eight more new IITs approved this year

Eight more new IITs approved - As many as eight new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) would be set up in the country during the current academic session to impart high quality technical education, reports the Economic Times
The new IITs would come up in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Gujarat, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Indore in Madhya Pradesh at an estimated cost of Rs 6,080 crore, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said after a meeting of the Union Cabinet.

With the creation of new IITs, high quality technical education will become accessible to bright students as hardly two per cent of about three lakh students, who appear in the Joint Entrance Examination could get admissions in them, he said. The Cabinet also approved creation of 30 faculty posts per year in the first three years of establishment of each of the new IITs, besides approving the posts of a director and Registrar. A decision was also taken to raise the grade of all existing IIT Directors to Rs 26,000 (fixed) from Rs 25,000 now.

The IITs of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat would commence their classes for about 120 students each for B.Tech programmes through temporary campuses and would be mentored by IITs of Madras, Guwahati and Bombay respectively.

The three IITs of Rajasthan, Punjab and Orissa will start their classes in the campuses of their mentor IITs at Kanpur, Delhi and Kharagpur respectively, while the IITs at Indore and Himachal Pradesh will begin their sessions from the academic session 2009-10.

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Over 26,000 jr college seats still vacant in Mumbai | Admissions starting from Monday 21st July

MUMBAI: Of the 1.29 lakh students who cleared class X from Mumbai, only around 1.03 lakh have managed to secure a seat in a city college.

The good news though is that after the fifth merit list, there are still 26,115 vacant seats in junior colleges in Mumbai, including top cityones like Ruparel, Ruia, N M, Mithibai and Podar. The break-up is-5,944 arts seats, 6,133 science seats and 14,038 for commerce.

Of the 410 colleges in Thane, the deputy director of education has collated figures for vacant seats in 286 colleges. The figure works out to 15,925. In Raigad, there are about 871 vacant seats. The second round of admissions will begin on Monday for those who have not yet secured a seat in any college.

The department will open three guidance centres in Mumbai, nine in Thane and one in Raigad. In Thane, over 1.02 lakh students have cleared class X and there are 1.01 lakh seats in all (including the 141 new colleges). Despite this, there are still well over 16,000 vacant seats in Thane. "This is because a lot of Thane students seek admission to Mumbai colleges," said the education officer.

Source:Times Of India

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Govt decides to open extra divisions in juniour colleges in Mumbai

At a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, the government said that it was determined to go ahead with the 70:30 quota rule for the 2008-09 academic year, despite the fact that the circular was sent to the colleges after the first merit list was released. Colleges that don’t comply will be penalised, state education minister Vasant Purke reiterated. Other points discussed were:

Extra divisions: Colleges will be allowed to open extra divisions so that their overall tally meets the 70:30 quota.

Two districts in Mumbai: As per the rule, 70 per cent of a college’s seats must be kept for students in its district. Mumbai is divided into two districts - city and suburbs.

70:30 in future lists: If colleges have not paid attention to the quota in the first two lists, they will have to in lists they release later.

New admission committee: A cabinet subcommittee, headed by the CM has been formed to oversee admission-related problems.

New colleges: 154 proposals to start colleges in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad were sanctioned. These 154 colleges will have 226 divisions and will accommodate 18,000 to 20,000 students. Of these divisions 55 will be in Mumbai, 154 in Thane and 17 in Raigad.

More divisions: The state government has given its nod for 556 new divisions in existing colleges, of which 40 divisions are in Mumbai, 111 in Thane and 35 in Raigad.

Source:mumbai mirror

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Day after 70:30 put on hold, city junior colleges resume admissions | 70:30 Rule to be implemented next year

Mumbai, July 15 A week after the admission process was temporarily stayed by the Bombay High Court, colleges in the city resumed admitting students on Tuesday, after the Maharashtra government had informed the High Court on Monday that it would not implement the 70:30 rule during admissions in junior colleges this academic year.

The High Court had stayed the admission process last week after a petition was filed against the admission formula according to which 70 per cent of the seats will be filled with students from the same district as the college. While all colleges carried on with admissions of students selected in the third merit list, few put up the fourth merit list. Dadar-based Kirti College principal M Kekare said that all seats in his college except those in the reserved category had been filled up after the third list. “Every year we put up five lists. However, this year we had to stop at just three. This is because of the good results of tenth standard and a high pass percentage.”

Mithibai College, Vile Parle put up only Science and Arts list. According to principal Dr Kiran Mangaonkar, the college would not put up a fifth list. Colleges which implemented the 70:30 rule in the second or third lists have decided not to redo the lists and have carried on with the admissions of selected students.

Meanwhile, the delay in the admission process which will subsequently delay all the important activities including exams in this academic year has college principals worried. Kekare said, “We are tensed because we will have to manage the workload. Our junior college usually begins on July 10. I do not know as to when we will be able to start junior college classes this year.”


* July 15- 10 am to 5 30 pm- Admissions of students whose names were listed in the third merit list, 5 30 pm- display of fourth merit list

* July 16- 10 am to 5 30 pm- Admissions of students whose names were listed in the fourth merit list, 5 30 pm- display of fifth merit list

* July 17- 10 am to 5 30 pm- Admissions of students whose names were listed in the fifth merit list

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Environmental Science & Engineering career courses in India

Environmental science and engineering is becoming an interesting career option because of the increase in consciousness about the environment. Environmental scientists and engineers are now playing the important role of the guardians of the environment. Coupled with tremendous economic development India has also witnessed a high degree of environmental pollution. The onus now lies on the environmental engineers and scientists to make India tread the path of sustainable development.

Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses both in environmental science and environmental engineering are offered by several institutes across the country. Courses on Environmental Science and Engineering, their duration and qualifications required are –

B.S.C (environmental science), Duration: 3 years, Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their subjects

M.S.C(Environmental Science), Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.S.C in environmental science, zoology, botany, physics or chemistry.

PG Diploma courses in Environment Management and Environmental Science

B.E in Environmental Engineering, Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their subjects.

M.Tech in Environmental Science & Engineering, Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.E / B.Tech. In environmental/civil engineering

M.Tech in Energy & Environment Management, Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.E / B.Tech. In environmental/civil engineering

M.Tech (Environmental Engineering), Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.E / B.Tech. In environmental/civil engineering .

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Environmental Science Careers in India

Environmental Science: The Profession
The efforts towards clean air, water protection, noise abatement, waste management, pollution control and the like requires new goods and services, creating many more fresh jobs. Environmental science as a profession promises tremendous employment opportunities. Environmental science is a composite of both natural and social sciences. Resource management and resource technology are also significant features of environmental science. Opportunities in this field are immernse. Not only for environmental scientists but also for environmental engineers, environmental biologists, environmental modellers and envionmental journalists.

Environmental Science: Areas of Work
Environmental science is a broad term, incorporating various different activites. In can be applied in the following fields:

* Industry
* Research and Development
* Social Development
* Environmental Journalism
* Environmental Modelling

Work of Environmental Scientist
An environmental scientist's job is to utilize the knowledge of various principles and concepts of science and engineering disciplines, in order to protect and preserve the environment. Environmental scientists also conduct research studies in order to develop theories or methods of abating and controlling the sources of envionmental pollution.

So the major tasks performed by environmental scientists consists mainly of proactive and research-oriented work. It may involves tasks like:

* Administrative Tasks
* Advisory Tasks
* Protective Tasks

Eligibility for Environmental Science
Environmental science is generally taugh as an MSc. programme and therefore a bachelor's degree in any discipline of science is an essentail prerequisite. However there are few institutions which offer envionmental subjects at the BSc. level.

Job Prospects in Environmental Science
Career opportunities in this field are immense today. The horizons in this field are widening in India as well as abroad.

Waste treatment industries, refineries, distilleries, mines, fertilizer plants, food processing industries and textile mills employ environmental scientists. NGOs are growing, both in numbers and in strength. there is greate scope in these organizations. The growing concern over environmental protection has also made the industry more concious or ensuring that industrial waste and other industrial materials are not hazardous to the environment, hence creating more jobs environtal science.

Depending on the qualification and the area of work, levels of remuneration also varies. In NGSs and other social organizations, the starting salary vary between Rs 8,000 to Rs 12,000 per month. In private industries, the starting salaries range from Rs. 11,000 to Rs 16,000 per month. Salaries are similar in research field.

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IIM in Shillong inaugurated

Shillong: The seventh Indian Institute of Management started imparting lessons here on Friday, becoming the first IIM in the northeast. Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy would do the formal inauguration in the evening.

The institute, which would connect the region with the world's growing marketing and management realities, is named Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM). It will functioning in the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) campus for the time being.

"This is a dream fulfilled for the people of the region and we hope this prestigious institute would contribute to the manpower of tomorrow, not only in the northeast, but also in the whole country and abroad," the chief minister said.

IIM Shillong is the seventh IIM in the country after Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore and Kozhikode.

Initially, 60 students, who cleared the the Common Admission Test (CAT), will attend the institute's flagship programme - Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM).

The intake of students will be subsequently increased to 120 in the third year and 180 in the sixth year. The permanent campus, currently under construction, is spread over a sprawling 120 acres provided by the Meghalaya government.

"The institute would provide a new impetus to the quality management education in the northeast with its mission of modernising and globalising the country through the promotion of higher education," Roy said.

The institute would later introduce courses like tourism and hospitality management, tele-services and telemedicine, information systems and technology, and subjects such as horticulture, besides hydel power. IANS

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Stockbroking Colleges

Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi

Course:Stock broking institutions -Post-graduate membership course in capital market and financial services.
Duration: NA

Institute of Capital Market Development, 1965, Arya Samaj Road, Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110005

Course:Postgraduate programme in fundamentals of capital market development.
Duration: 1 year

All India Centre for Capital Market Studies, J. D. C. Byte Institute of Management Studies and Research, Nashik-422 005

Course:Post graduate programme in capital market studies, in collaboration with the Mumbai Stock Exchange Training Institute, leading to a diploma from the University of Pune.
Duration:1 year
Eligibility:The course is open to graduates through an all-India selection process.

Mumbai Stock Exchange Training Institute, Stock Exchange Building, Fort, Mumbai

Course:Course for Stock market study

Institute of Financial and Investment Planning, B/303, Ventex Vikas, M. V. Road, Andheri East, Mumbai
Course:Certificate courses are run periodically throughout the year.course leading to a diploma in financial and investment planning.
Duration:1 year correspondence cum lecture

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Career in Stockbroking

Stock exchanges are like market places where stockbrokers buy and sell securities for individuals or institutions. Stock markets have gone through tremendous improvements to match the expectations of the growing industry. The introduction of norms for greater transparency in operations and the international trading and investment exposure, as well as support of professional analysis have brought about tremendous improvements in this sector.

As the opportunities are many with a wide choice of organisations and jobs to choose from, professionals in this sector can hope for a good future. Indian stock exchanges, today, are dealing with big numbers and big buyers. The capital markets are undergoing transformation. Today's progressive brokers deal in billions rather than in millions. Brokers now have all their operations computerized and employ qualified industry specialists to advise on buying and selling of stocks.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been empowered by an Act of Parliament to protect the rights of investors and ensure the promotion and regulation of the capital markets. It is the regulatory body in charge of the country's capital markets.

Personality Traits

Brokers or stock market professionals are now either playing host to foreign investment bankers, who are looking for opportunities on the Indian stock market, or visiting fund managers abroad seeking investment here.

Stock market houses are redefining themselves and the business of stock broking is highly visible today. Communication links between the dealing room and the trading ring are being improved.

The National Stock Exchange or NSE (inaugurated on 23 July 1994) provides nationwide facilities with access to investors all over the country. The automated, screen-based trading system using state-of-the-art technology makes market operations transparent. Stock broking business requires the services of specialists (in varied fields) - economists, accountants, finance managers, financial analysts, capital market specialists, and investments and financial planners.


1. Postgraduate courses in economics and commerce are available in most universities in the country.
2. Finance managers may be MBAs with specialization in finance from the reputed institutes of management or from the departments of business administration of the major universities.
3. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), New Delhi, conducts the chartered accountancy course for the plus two level through the foundation course and directly for graduates.

Placements And Prospects

Placements in Stockbroking:

1. Stock market transactions are carried out on computerised systems and deals are recorded for inspection at any time.
2. Stock brokers independently may deal with the following:
3. Operations for private clients and institutional clients.
4. Some brokers act only as dealers (client investment managers) while others are principally advisors (equity sales advisors).
5. Some brokers provide services for portfolio management and constantly review investments in the light of trends and developments in the market.
6. Financial services brokers specialise in bond issues, handling institutional accounts or mutual funds.
7. In large firms, stock brokers work in the following areas:
8. Deal with, and advise, smaller firms
9. Securities brokers work on behalf of firms with private clients to understand the investment plans and objectives of the client i.e expectation for returns and interest in risk taking. They are representatives of brokerage firms and execute orders to buy and sell securities. They are equipped with both knowledge and experience to give advice on the sale and purchase of scrips and management of financial investments.
10. Advise for investments.
11. Carry out market transactions.
12. The financial services in firms concerns pre-sales, sales and after sales services. These firms have departments to manage the sales and trading for the owners of securities, investment banking for firms and the government for the issue of securities, and capital markets which form an essential arm for trading activities.
13. As Securities Analysts – Brokers may be required to advise on floatations of shares in conjunction with the merchant banks. They are expected to have knowledge of the market to be able to anticipate certain trends and make predictions.
14. As Investment analysts – The Investment Analysts provide accurate information to investors and fund managers. There are two major roles:


Prospects for the stock broking business are bright and for those who are qualified to handle this business and have the necessary personality traits to cope with it, the openings are many. Foreign firms are waiting in the wings to secure government clearance for participating in the stock exchanges. Indian brokers will, therefore, have to come to terms with real competition and ensure international standards of services to the investor.

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Directorate Of Technical Education, Maharashtra State - MBA / MMS Submission of Online Option/Preference Form for Centralized Admission Process

Submission of Online Option/Preference Form for CAP Round-I, II & III and the Counseling Round of Admission (CAP Round-IV) of the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) for the Academic Year 2008-09

This Notification is being issued only for those eligible candidates (whose names are appeared in the Final Merit of MBA/MMS/ PGDBM/ PGDBA published on 25th June 2008 on http //www.dte orq.in/mba) to be admitted to seats available for respective CAP rounds of admission in First Year of Post Graduate Degree courses in MBA/MMS/ PGDBM/PGDBA in the institutes participating in the CAP for the academic year 2008-09.

The Candidates who are eligible (as per rule no. 2.1, 2.2 & 2.3 mentioned in the information brochure) for admission to First Year of Two Year Full Time Post Graduate Degree Courses in MBA/MMS/ PGDBM/PGDBA are required to submit the Online Option Form for various CAP rounds on website www.dte.org.in/mba through their login ID. Candidates are required to submit and confirm the online option form by himself/ herself ( candidates are not required to go to ARC for verifying & confirming online option form). Once the candidate confirms his/her Option/preference form online through his/her Login ID for the respective admission rounds, will not be able to change the option/preference submitted under any circumstances.

Separate lists of candidates eligible to participate in each of CAP Round II, III & IV, will be published on the website as per schedule and shall be subject to the `Rules of Reporting` set out in the Annexure-l of the Information Brochure.

• Candidates are required to pay Rs.50/- in cash as a facilitation fee for each of CAP Round I, II and III at ARC if the facilitation of ARC is availed by the candidate for submitting the online option form.

■ Candidates are required to pay Rs.100/- in cash as a processing fee for CAP Round IV (Counselling Round) at the Counselling Centre.

• Procedure for Filling up of the Online Option/Preference Form for CAP Round-I, CAP Round-ll and CAP Round-lll, through Candidate`s Login and Reporting to the allotted institutes after allotment is given in information brochure. Candidates are advised to read these instructions carefully.

All the candidates except Backward Class Category of Maharashtra Sate are required to pay full fees as approved by the Government for Govt./Govt. Aided/ University Department/University Managed institutions and as approved by Shikshan Shulka Samitee for unaided institution at the time of confirming the admission in the allotted Institute. (Refer Rule 9.0 and 9.1)

■ Admission Round by counseling i.e. CAP Round-IV Only MS candidates whose names have appeared in the list of candidates eligible to participate in the CAP Round-IV, are required to report in person at the following Centre of Admission as per the schedule:

Department of Management Sciences, University of Pune, (PUMBA)
Ganeshkhind, Pune-411007 Phone no.- (020) 25693380

Note: Candidate who will be offered admission in CAP Round-IV, is required to confirm the said admission on the spot by paying part payment of fee Rs 10,000/- (in cash) which is non refundable. Candidates are required to report to the respective institute as per the schedule.

Provisional Schedule of activities for CAP Round-I, II& III (by allotment) and CAP Round-IV (by Counseling)

Display of revised sanctioned intake of existing Institutes, Seat Distribution and new Institutes along with their Choice codes on website: 03/07/08 at 5.00 pm

Submission and Confirmation of Online Option/Preference Form of CAP Round-I by eligible Maharashtra State and All India candidates through candidates Login through the web site: 05/07/08 to 09/07/08 up to 5.00 pm

Display of provisional allotment of CAP Round-I for Maharashtra State & AII India Candidates on website: 11/07/2008 at 5.00 pm

Reporting to the institute as per allotment in CAP round-l by Maharashtra Stale candidates and All India candidates.: 18/07/2008 at 5.00 pm

Display of seats available and list of Maharashtra State and All India candidates, eligible to participate in CAP Round-ll, on website: 18.07.2008 up to 5.00 pm

Submission and Confirmation of Online Option/Preference Form of CAP Round-ll by eligible Maharashtra State and All India candidates through candidates Login through the website: 19/07/08 to 22/07/08 at 5.00 pm

Display of provisional allotment of CAP Round-ll for Maharashtra State & AII India Candidates on website: 22.07.2008 at 5.00 pm

Reporting to the institute as per allotment in CAP round-ll by Maharashtra State candidates and All India candidates.: 23/07/08 to 25/07/06

Display of seats available and list of Maharashtra State and All India candidates, eligible to participate in CAP Round-lll, on website: 28/07/2008 at 5.00 pm

Submission and Confirmation of Online Option/Preference Form of CAP Round-Ill by eligible Maharashtra State and All India candidates through candidates Login through the website: 29.07.2008 to 31/07/08 up to 5.00 pm

Display of provisional allotment of CAP Round-lll for Maharashtra State&AII India Candidates on website: 01/08/2008 at 5.00 pm

Reporting to the institute as per allotment in CAP round-Ill by Maharashtra State candidates and All India candidates.: 02/08/08 to 04/08/2008

Display of available seats for CAP Round-IV and merit list of Maharashtra State candidates eligible to participate in CAP Round-IV (by counseling) on website: 06/08/2008 at 5.00 pm

Admission Round by counseling in person i.e. CAP Round-IV at PUMBA, Pune: 08/08/2008 to 09/08/2008

Reporting by the candidates as per allotment of CAP Round-IV to the respective Institute: 09/08/08 to 12/08/08

Commencement of classes: 04/08/2008

Cut off date for all MBA/MMS/PGDBM/PGDBA admissions: 22/08/2003

Admission by Counseling for the J&K Migrant Candidates at SIMSREE Mumbai:

Round of admission by counselling only for J&K Migrant Candidates: 01/08/08 at 11 am

Reporting to the institute as per admission in Counselling by J & K Migrant candidates: 02.08.2008 to 04.08.2008


1. The Candidate has to submit and confirm the Online Option/preference Form for CAP Round I/I I/Ill through candidate login by himself hers elf. It is not required to report to ARC for confirmation.

2. The ARC shall act only as facilitation centre for the Candidates to submit and confirm the Online Option/Preference Form. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to submit and confirm the online Option form by himself/herself.

3. Candidate can modify preferences, add choices, delete choices before confirmation of the online option/preference form

4. The Option/preference form just submitted, but not confirmed by the candidate himself/herself will not be processed for allotment for respective CAP Rounds.

5. The Online Option/preference form once confirmed by the candidate will not be cancelled.

6. The online Option/preference form once confirmed by the candidate can not be changed/cancelled.

7. Candidate should keep the printout of the online option/preference form after confirmation by the candidate for future reference.

8. All institutes will remain open from 11 am to 5 pm on all days of reporting.

9. The schedule displayed above is provisional and may change under unavoidable circumstances. The revised schedule, if any, will be notified on website www.dte.org in/mba Please refer the website or contact the office of the Joint Director of Technical Education, Regional Offices or ARCs or contact on helpline numbers 022-22626853/22626854 for further information.

sd/-l/c Director, Technical Education,
Maharashtra State, Mumbai.

Directorate Of Technical Education, Maharashtra State
3, Mahapalika Marg, Post Box No. 1967, Mumbai 400 001.

Tel 022 – 2262 6853 / 54
Fax: 022 – 2269 2102
Website: www.dte.org.in

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Saturday, July 12, 2008


CA/CPT Examination Results 2008 to be declared today on 12 July 2008

The institute of Chartered Accountants in India is scheduled to announce the CA results for Common Proficiency Test (CPT Results) that was conducted in June 2008 and the results of CA final exams that was conducted in May 2008 on their website www.caresults.nic.in on July 12 2008.

The direct url to check for CA exam results is

You can also opt to receive the results in your mailbox. The results will show up in your inbox immediately after the results are made public. This way students dont have to bother if the websites showing results go down due to high traffic.

To register for CA Exam Results of Common Proficiency Test Results - June 2008 go to http://caresults.nic.in/camailreg_cpt.htm

To register for CA Exam Results of Final Results - May 2008 go to

You will need to provide your Name, Roll number and Email Address to receive the results in your email inbox

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)


The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.

The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

The Institute admitted its first students in 1865, four years after the approval of its founding charter. The opening marked the culmination of an extended effort by William Barton Rogers, a distinguished natural scientist, to establish a new kind of independent educational institution relevant to an increasingly industrialized America. Rogers stressed the pragmatic and practicable. He believed that professional competence is best fostered by coupling teaching and research and by focusing attention on real-world problems. Toward this end, he pioneered the development of the teaching laboratory.

Today MIT is a world-class educational institution. Teaching and research—with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle—continue to be its primary purpose. MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass 34 academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as numerous interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.

Range of Fees

Most students are charged by MIT for the 2007-08 academic year $34,986.

Basic TOEFL/IELTS requirements

Some departments at MIT require international applicants to submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please check the Graduate Application for the requirements of your department.

The MIT Committee on Graduate School Policy requires newly admitted international graduate students whose primary language of instruction was not English to take the English Evaluation Test (EET) as a means of determining the current level of their English language skills. Information about the EET is available from the MIT English as a Second Language Program.


http://web.mit.edu/housing/grad/ gives information on graduate and family housing.
Accommodation Range

Housing (on campus) can range from $4,725 to $13,365.

PG Courses

Masters of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program (ZLOG)
Program Description

The MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program offers the unique combination of a world-class supply chain degree taught in a truly global setting.

The ZLOG program builds on the top-ranked curriculum at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nine months of challenging coursework, cutting edge research, and industry interaction provide ZLOG graduates with the problem solving and leadership skills that companies seek in an increasingly complex and dynamic marketplace.

Based in Zaragoza, Spain, ZLOG is part of the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program – a unique research and education partnership among academia, industry and government that develops and disseminates innovative supply chain concepts alongside the creation of the largest logistics park in Europe. While there,students have the opportunity to interact and learn from faculty, researchers, and fellow students from across the globe.

The strong combination of international experience and supply chain expertise provides ZLOG graduates with opportunities to make an impact in a wide range of industries around the world.
Program Details

Institution:Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) MLOG and ZLOG
Duration :9 Months
Study Level:Masters
Study Mode:Full Time
Entry Requirements:Completion of a four year undergraduate program equivalent to Bachelor's Degree is required. Work experience from a variety of operational and managerial environments provides a valuable background for the ZLOG program; however, we do admit exceptional students with little or no work experience. While applicants are expected to have an aptitude for analytical thinking, a previous degree in engineering is not required.

For more information, go to the admissions page of the ZLOG website www.zlc.edu.es/zlog

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The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and almost 50,000 students.

The university’s reach goes far beyond the borders of the main campus with satellite campuses and research centers across Texas, including the J.J. Pickle Research Campus, the Marine Science Institute, the McDonald Observatory, the Montopolis Research Center and the Brackenridge tract.

With an enrollment of 11,000 students and more than 3,500 master’s and doctor’s degrees awarded annually, the graduate school is a national leader in graduate degrees awarded and one of the largest graduate schools in the nation.

More than 8,700 bachelor’s degrees are awarded annually in more than 170 fields of study and 100 majors.

The university has one of the most diverse student populations in the country and is a national leader in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded to minority students.

The university is annually ranked among the country’s very best public research universities and many of its colleges, schools and departments are considered among the finest in the nation. Because of its high academic quality and relatively low cost, the university is consistently cited as one of the best values in American higher education by publications such as the Fiske Guide to Colleges, the Princeton Review and the Kiplinger Business Magazine.

The Times of London, in a 2004 survey of colleges and universities around the world, ranked The University of Texas at Austin the 15th-best university in the world.

In the latest survey by the National Research Council, seven doctoral programs ranked in the top 10 in the nation, and 22 departments ranked in the top 25. Among Texas colleges and universities, The University of Texas at Austin ranked No. 1 in 30 of the 37 fields in which it was evaluated.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Agricultural Engineering

Applies engineering principles to all activities related to agriculture and horticulture. Improvement in agricultural farm machinery, farm structures, rural electrification, biogas, new technologies in the design and manufacture of agricultural products and also conservation of soil and water, are some of the jobs handled by an agricultural engineer.

This basically implies looking after the mechanization of agricultural activities for the smooth functioning and efficient increase in food productivity.

Necessary Qualifications

BE in agricultural engineering is a must.

Academic Programme

The Bachelor's degree course covers basic physical, engineering and agricultural sciences. Soil conservation, drainage methods, irrigation practices, farm machinery, dairy engineering, are some of the areas dealt with.

At the postgraduate level, specialization in crop process engineering, farm machinery and power, soil and water conservation, etc. are taken up. At IIT, Kharagpur, and at IARI (Indian Agricultural Research Institute) New Delhi, a Ph.D. degree of three years duration is also offered.

Job Opportunities

Agricultural engineers may be involved in the sales, marketing and servicing of farm equipment and agricultural implements, in designing and constructing farm buildings, in product planning, mechanizing procedures and crop storage and processing. They could also work for tubewell borings, irrigation and drainage projects, canal irrigation programmes, land reclamation and soil conservation projects.

Jobs in mechanized farms, for rural electrification, and in agro-industrial corporations are also increasing. Agricultural engineers also work as assistant engineers, designers, management trainees, and technical officers in banks. Besides teaching and technical journalism, large numbers of these engineers are absorbed in Central and state governments departments of agriculture.

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Marine Engineering

4-year degree course module recognizes the wisdom in what was stated by the great philosopher hundreds of years ago! While preparing the students for Marine Industry through extensively covered theoretical classes, practical engineering education at the in-campus workshop, out-of-campus Shipyard & Shipboard training, the curriculum ensures sufficient exposure to Electronic, Computer & Information technologies. There are total 8 semesters.
The course details are as follows:-
The subjects include
- English
- Applied Mathematics
- Physics and Electronics
- Computer Science
- Marine Management.

Topics such as Ship Operation Technology and other applied subjects (Maritime Commerce, Marine Engineering, Environmental Science, Control Systems etc.) are also focused upon. The training programmes help the candidates to inculcate qualities necessary for the profession, both mental and physical. Practicals that are conducted are in the following subjects - Astronomy, Chart Work, Practical Navigation, Magnetic and Gyro Compasses, Electronic Navigational Aids (Radar, Decca, and Satellite Navigator etc.).

Prizes are given to cadets for Academic Excellence & General Proficiency. Apart from these, there are a number of prizes for Extra Curricular Activities & Sports.

Minimum Requirement for Marine Engineering.
Unmarried (male/female) Indian Citizens. Limited foreign nationals may be admitted with approval of Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India.

Maximum: 20 years old on 1st October in the year of admission.
SC/ST: relaxable by 5 years

Academic Qualification
As per requirement of IIT-JEE. (Indian Institute of Technology - Joint Entrance Examination)
For more information on this Joint Entrance Examination, you may visit any of the Indian Institute of Technology web sites - Kharagpur, Kanpur, Mumbai or Delhi,

Future Prospects
Shipping Industry Growth
Recent Studies world over, predict a steady growth of International Trade. What this means is, "Shipping" as a mode of international and intercontinental transport system can never go out of fashion - it being the easiest & still the cheapest mode!

Agreeably, advancement in Engineering techniques & technology has had an effect on growth in terms of increase in the number of ships plying the seven seas as compared to the increase in cargo volume movement. However, with advancement in Technology, the demand for Qualified Marine Engineers has increased exponentially. Consequently, students passing out of all the institutes have continued to remain as one of the most sought after with the Ship Owners, globally.

The curriculum is geared to ensure that every student receives sufficient guidance that will help him/her to appear for the MEO-Examinations, under Ministry of Shipping, (MOS) during the Service life. Additionally, we encourage you to visit the relevant page of the D.G.Shipping Website to learn more about the rules pertaining to MANNING OF SHIPS - Certificates of Competency and EXAMINATIONS for Certificates of Competency

Many of Marine Engineers prefer pursuing higher studies than joining the Merchant Navy immediately on graduation. The popular choices remain -

" Business Management Institutions for MBA.
" Universities Overseas for M.S./PhD in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and even Master's Degree in Marine Law.
" Computer Science & Information Technology Institutions for MCA

Apart from remaining within the Shipping or Related Industry (National & International Shipping Companies, Marine Workshops, Surveying Concerns, Navy, Diesel Engine Manufacturers etc) on shore based jobs, the marine Engineers today are occupying important & key positions in varied & diversified industries - from IT Sector, to Consultancy Organizations such as PriceWaterhouse Coopers & DCL, to Brick & Morter Companies - Power, Steel, Electronics/White Goods, to Service Sector organizations like Hotel Industry etc. A few have also joined the Indian Government Services.

A vast many with entrepreneurship skills, are very successfully running their own business establishments too. Needless to say, the Savings Potential while at the Merchant Navy, has assisted in setting up their own business establishments.

While many Marine Engineers have dedicated their post-Merchant Navy services to Academic Institutions related to Marine Engineering, a number of them also hold enviable & highly respected positions in Technical Schools & Colleges overseas.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Work with one of the most technologically advanced branches of engineering. The aeronautical engineers are concerned with the design and construction, testing and operation as well as maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components.

The main thrust in this area is on design and development, which extends even to space and satellite research. It is an exciting field with scope for growth and job satisfaction. An aeronautical engineer needs to be physically fit and fully dedicated to his work.

Necessary Qualifications

Eligibility: 10 + 2 Science; high percentage of marks in Science subjects and qualifying exam (JEE)
To be an aeronautical engineer one should be a BE/B.Tech. in aeronautics. The Madras Institute of Technology offers a year postgraduate programme in aeronautical engineering for B.Sc. students. One can also study for M.Tech. and Ph.D. in aeronautics from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Those who have passed the Associate membership exam conducted by ASI (Aeronautical Society of India), which is at par with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, can also become aeronautical engineers. It is possible to take a degree in electronics or physics to work in this field and leave more options open

Academic Programme

The Bachelor's degree programme stresses the fundamentals of propulsion, electronics, and automatic control guidance, theory of aerodynamics, structural analysis, material science, and fluid dynamics.

Job Opportunities

Work for an aeronautical engineer can be with airlines, particularly the government carriers, Air India, Indian Airlines, Pawan Hans, and aircraft manufacturers, Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd. and other organizations concerned with the aircraft industry.

There is limited scope in this branch of engineering, therefore, a large number take on work in R&D areas in the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Civil Aviation, in defense research laboratories, or civil aviation departments.


* Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai 400076 (Maharashtra)
* IIT, Kharagpur 721302 (WB)
* Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai 600036 (Tamil Nadu)
* Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai 600044 (Tamil Nadu)
* Hindustan Inst of Engineering Technology, 40 GST Road, P.O.Box No.1306, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai 600016 (Tamil Nadu)
* Nehru College of Aeronautical and Applied Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
* School of Aviation Science and Technology, Delhi Flying Club, Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi
* Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh 160011
* IIT, Kanpur 208016
* Indian Institute of Aeronautics, Patna Airport, Patna 800014 (Bihar)
* Institute of Aviation Technology, 1265, Sector 6, Bahadurgarh, Haryana 124507
* VSM Aerospace, Chelekere Village (Near Kammanahalli), Bangalore 560008 (Karnataka)
* Hindustan Electronics Academy, 61, Cambridge Road, P.B.No.806, Ulsoor, Bangalore 560008 (Karnataka)
* Indian Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, 179, Kalidas Road, Dehradun 248001 (Uttaranchal)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Centralised Admission Process Activity (CAP) Merit Lists

Centralised Admission Process Activity (CAP) for Engineering/Technology Admission is on and complete procedure can be seen here.

The Merit Lists are Out

Check Final Merit Status for Maharashtra Candidates
Check Final Merit Status for All India Candidates (AIEEE)
Check Final Merit Status for J&K Candidates
Check Final Merit Status for MKB Candidates

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