Friday, September 26, 2008


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IIT JEE 2009 Entrance Exam Notification


* Bombay
* Delhi
* Guwahati
* Kanpur
* Kharagpur
* Madras
* Roorkee


For admission to undergraduate course at seven Indian Institutes of Technology, IT – BHU, Varanasi and Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad.

IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE 2009) Schedule

April 12, 2009 (Sunday)

09.00 –12.00 hrs Paper – 1
14.00 - 17.00 hrs Paper - 2

Paper – 1 and Paper – 2 will each have three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Both the papers will be objective types, designed to test comprehension, reasoning and analytical ability of candidates.

Eligibility requirements for this examination and syllabus for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Aptitude Test will be available on the websites of all IITs and will also be given in the Information Brochure of JEE – 2009.

Candidates will have the option of submitting either on – line through internet) or paper application form- offline.

* Important dates regarding Application Form and Brochure:

Sale at designated branches of Banks and at all IITs: Nov 19 - Dec 24 2008

Postal Request of Application form: Nov 19 - Dec 16 2008

Last date of receipt of completed application forms at IITs : Dec 24 2008

Further details on application form will be published in Employment news paper on the 08th of NOV 2008

IIT Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2009 Notification will be Updated as soon as it is announced.

For Ready Reference for IIT JEE in 2008 , Here are a few points


Question Papers

There will be two question papers, each of three hours duration. Both the question papers would consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Questions in these papers will be of objective type, which are to be answered on a specially designed machine-gradable sheet (ORS – Optical Response Sheet) using HB pencils only. Incorrect answers will be awarded negative marks.

Language and Font of Question Papers

Candidates can opt for Question Papers either in English or in Hindi. This option should be exercised while filling the application form, and it cannot be changed at any later stage.

Visually impaired candidates will be provided with question papers with 20% enlarged font. However, to avail this facility, candidates should make a request along with the application form.

Calculators and Log Tables

Use of calculators and log tables is NOT permitted in JEE-2008.

Aptitude Test for B.Arch. and B.Des.

Candidates called for counselling and desirous of joining the B.Arch. and B.Des. courses will be required to qualify in an Aptitude Test to be conducted at each counselling institute on June 21, 2008. The test will consist of two papers, each of two hours duration – from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon, and from 2.00 pm to 4:00 pm. Candidates who fail to qualify in the Aptitude Test will not be eligible for admission to either B.Arch. or B.Des. courses. Question papers for aptitude test for B.Arch and B.Des will be in English only.


Only those candidates who attempt both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be considered for the ranking. Marks in Physics will be equal to marks in Physics section of Paper 1 + marks in Physics section of Paper 2. Similar procedure will be followed for Chemistry and Mathematics. Based on the cut-off marks in the individual subjects as well as the aggregate marks in the Examination, a common merit list will be prepared without any relaxed criteria. In addition, separate merit lists of candidates belonging to the SC, ST, and PD categories will be prepared with different relaxed norms relevant to their categories. While preparing these merit lists, if a candidate belongs to more than one category of relaxed norms, then he/she for the purpose of ranking shall be considered in all the categories in which he/she qualifies. There will be no separate list of wait-listed candidates.

Eligibility Conditions in IIT JEE 2008

A candidate has to satisfy all the eligibility conditions given below :

* A candidate can attempt JEE only twice, in consecutive years.
* Candidates appearing for JEE-2008 should have either passed in 2007 or should be appearing in 2008 in the qualifying examination listed in section 7.1 and should satisfy the eligibility criteria listed in section 7.2.
* Candidates should meet the age requirements given in section 7.4.
* Candidates should not have accepted admission by paying full fees at any of the IITs, IT-BHU, Varanasi and ISMU, Dhanbad, through earlier JEE.

IIT JEE 2008 Syllabus




Aptitude Test

Sale of Application Forms

List of Bank Branches for IIT JEE 2008 Application Forms

How to Apply for IIT Joint Entrance Examination 2008 ?

You can apply offline or online

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

GATE 2009 Entrance Exam Notification

What is GATE ?

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India examination
administered and conducted in eight zones across the country by the GATE Committee comprising faculty from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India.

Admission to post graduate programmes with MHRD and some other government scholarship/assistantship at engineering colleges/institutes in the country are open to those who qualify through GATE. GATE qualified candidates with Bachelor degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy or Master degree in any branch of Science/Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Applications are eligible for Master/Doctoral programmes in Engineering/ Technology/Architecture/Pharmacy as well as for Doctoral programmes in relevant branches of Science. To avail the scholarship, the candidate must additionally secure admission to such a postgraduate programme, as per the prevailing procedure of the admitting institution. GATE qualification, however, is not required for candidates with Master degree in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy who may be seeking scholarship/assistantship for relevant doctoral programmes.

The overall coordination and responsibility of conducting GATE 2009 lies with Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, designated as the Organizing Institute for GATE 2009.

GATE 2009 - Important Dates

Commencement of :

1) sale of information brochure and offline GATE 2009 application forms

2) online application form submission



22 Sept 2008

22 Sept 2008

Last date of issue of information brochure and application forms :

1) by post from GATE Offices

2) at bank counters

3) at GATE office counters




17 Oct 2008

24 Oct 2008

29 Oct 2008

Last date for submissions:

1) Online application form submission (website

2) Receipt of completed Online/offline application form at different GATE Offices



24 Oct 2008

29 Oct 2008

Date of the GATE 2009 examination


08th February 2009

Announcement of GATE 2009 results


15 Mar 2009

GATE 2009 Eligibility

The following categories of candidates are eligible to appear in GATE 2009:

  • Bachelor's degree holders in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/Pharmacy (4 years after 10+2) and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

  • Master's degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Computer Applications or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.

  • Candidates in the second or higher year of the Four-year Integrated Master's degree programme (Post-B.Sc.) in Engineering/Technology or in the third or higher year of Five-year Integrated Master's degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/Technology.

  • Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE (e.g. AMIE by IE(I), AME by ICE(I)) as equivalent to B.E./B.Tech. Those who have completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible.

How to Apply for GATE 2009

Application fee OFFLINE Application fee ONLINE
General & OBC Rs. 1000 General & OBC Rs. 900
SC/ST/PD Rs. 500 SC/ST/PD Rs. 400

There are two different ways by which candidates can apply for GATE 2009 examination. They are

Online :

Step. 1 Obtain a Demand Draft

The candidates must obtain a Demand Draft, drawn on any nationalized bank in favor of Chairman of the corresponding zonal GATE Office, the website of which the candidate wishes to submit online Application.

2.Fill in the ONLINE application form Click here

You will have to first register to access the online application form. For registering, you will have to provide a login Id, password, first name, last name and email Id.

Click on 'online application' to view the form. FILL in the appropriate data. You will have to FILL in the payment details also. Therefore, it is essential that before you fill in the online application form make sure that you have the Demand Draft as mentioned above. You must enter the Demand Draft number, the 9-digit Bank Id or the MICR No. (that is next to the Demand Draft number on the DD) and the Bank name for the payment details.

3.PRINT the online application form
After submitting the online application, you will be able to generate a PDF document of the online application with your specific details/data. For this you must logon to the GATE website from a computer that has Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 and above. From the onscreen view of the PDF document that your browser projects, you must PRINT the generated PDF online application form.

Step 5. Post/Submission

Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to the Chairman, GATE of the Zone, the website of which has been used for making ONLINE registration on or before Wednesday, October 29, 2008.


It can be handed over personally to respective Zonal GATE Office.


Step. 1 Procurement of Application Form

Candidate can obtain a packet containing (i) OFFLINE Application Form (ii) Information Brochure (iii) Acknowledgment Card (iv) Envelope from:

  1. Designated Bank Branches corresponding to each zone on cash payment.
  2. Zonal GATE Office by sending a request letter and TWO self-addressed slips along with a Demand Draft for appropriate amount.
  3. Zonal GATE Office after handing over Demand Draft for appropriate amount.

2.Fill in the BDS cum application form
Read the Information brochure. FILL in the BDS cum application form by referring to the chapter-5 of the Information brochure.

Step 3. Obtain SC/ST/PD/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificate

SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) and Disability Certificate should be obtained from appropriate authority, if applicable.

Authorities who can issue SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificates.

Step 4. Post/Submission

Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Registered or Speed post to the Chairman, GATE of the Zone, where the candidate prefers (corresponding to the 1st Choice of Examination City) to appear for the examination, on or before Wednesday, October 29, 2008.


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New course is a win-win for students, university

MUMBAI: The University of Mumbai has tied up with UK varsities to offer a one-year master's courses from next year. Some foreign universities have adopted collaborative arrangements with Indian institutions, mainly deemed universities, to offer programmes where students are taught on a desi campus for a part of the programme but take home a foreign degree. But the University of Mumbai will be the first state varsity to enter into such an arrangement which, incidentally, will reach out to over 5 lakh students.

The university's academic council, which is meeting later this month, is likely to clear the draft curricula for the one-year courses. They include a master's in management, master's in international business, master's in human resource management and master's in medical technology and laboratory management (see box). Affiliated arts, science and commerce colleges will then be permitted to apply to the varsity to offer these courses, which will take off from the 2009 academic year.

Currently, the university has a similar tie-up with the University of Westminster for a course in animation, in which students can start the course on the Kalina campus and then move on to London for the remaining six months and receive a master's degree from there. But this new initiative for the master's courses will allow thousands of city college students to get a degree from a world-class foreign university.

The Mumbai varsity and UK colleges will soon plan details on fees and scholarships. The arrangement, city college principals feel, will allow students to avail of an international education and degree at a lower cost. This, apart from allowing the Mumbai university and its affiliated institutions more flexibility in course-designing at a time when foreign varsities are knocking on Indian gates.


Master of management Master of marketing communication Master of international business Master of human resource management Master of medical technology and laboratory management Master of holistic health and fitness Master of quality assurance in food and pharmaceutical industry Master of women studies and development PG diploma in higher education.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

UPSC CMS 2009 Combined Medical Services Examination 2009



The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) will hold the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2009 on 18th January, 2009. The examination will be held at various centers across the country.

Salient features of the examination are published herein for general information of candidates. For details regarding Eligibility Conditions, Syllabus and Scheme of the Examination, Centers of Examination, and Guidelines for filling up the Application form etc. aspirants must consult the detailed notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 6th September 2008.

Last Date For Receipt Of Applications: 06.10.2008

Conditions of Eligibility:

  1. Age Limits:

A candidate for this examination must not have attained the age of 32 years as on 1st January, 2009, i.e. the candidate must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1977.

The upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes/Physically Handicapped and certain other categories of candidates to the extent specified in the Notice.

  1. Educational Qualifications:

Educational Qualification:

For admission to the examination a candidate should have passed the written and practical parts of the final M.B.B.S. Examination.

NOTE 1: A candidate who has appeared or has yet to appear at the final M.B.B.S. Examination may also apply. Such candidates will be admitted to the examination if otherwise eligible but the admission would be deemed to be provisional and subject to cancellation, if they do not produce proof of having passed the written and practical part of the final M.B.B.S. Examination along with the Detailed Application Form which will be required to be submitted to the Commission by the candidates who qualify on the result of the written part of the examination.

NOTE 2: A candidate who has yet to complete the compulsory rotating internship is educationally eligible for admission to the examination but on selection he/she will be appointed only after he/she has completed the compulsory rotating internship.

Application Form:


(a) The UPSC have developed an Application Form common for all their examinations which can be processed on computerized machines. This Application Form alongwith an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the Form, an Acknowledgement Card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Office/Post Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This Form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates must use the Form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form.

4. Fee:
Rs. 100/- (Rupees One hundred only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stem only. SC/ST/PH candidates are exempted from payment of Fees. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fee).

Important Dates:

Last Date for Receipt of Applications - 06 Oct 2008

Date of Examination : 18th January 2009 (Sunday)

For More Information : Visit UPSC Website

SCHEME of UPSC Medical Services Examination

The examination shall be conducted according to the following plan:-

Part-I WRITTEN EXAMINATION - (500 marks) The candidates will take the written examination in two Papers, each Paper carrying a maximum of 250 marks. Each Paper will be of two hours duration.

Part-II Personality Test carrying 100 marks of such of the candidates who qualify on the results of the written examination.

(A) Written Examination: The components and syllabus of two Papers and the weightage to different components in the two papers are given below: -

Paper I (Code No. 1) Maximum Marks : 250
(a) General Ability 30 questions
(b) General Medicine 70 questions
(c) Paediatrics 20 questions

Total questions in Paper I = 120 (30 General Ability, 70 General Medicine and 20 Paediatrics)

Paper II (Code No. 2) : Maximum Marks : 250

(a) Surgery - 40 questions

(b) Gynaecology & Obstetrics - 40 questions

(c) Preventive & Social Medicine - 40 questions

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AIPGMEE 2009 - All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination Notice 2009


Admission Notice No. 4/2008
All India Post Graduate Entrance Examination For Admission Under 50% Seats Quota In MD/MS/Diploma And MDS Courses In Medical & Dental Colleges

Last Date for submitting AIPGMEE 2009 Application Form - Oct. 10, 2008

Applications are invited in the prescribed form for All India Post Graduate Medical/Dental Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE-2009) to be conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Sunday, the 11th January, 2009 for admission under 50% seats quota in various Postgraduate (MD/MS/Diploma & MDS) courses in Medical and Dental Colleges in the country run by the Union of India, State Governments (except Government of Andhra Pradesh and J&K) and Municipal or other local authorities.

AIPGMEE 2009 Eligibility Criteria:

(1) Only Indian nationals are eligible to apply.

(2) The candidate must possess MBBS/BDS degree from a recognized Medical/Dental College or a foreign degree included in the schedules to the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 AND full registration either from the Medical/Dental Council of India or State Medical/Dental Council after completing the compulsory rotating internship.

(3) Candidates who have obtained MBBS/BDS from Medical/Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible to apply. However, candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare/D.G.H.S., New Delhi) to do MBBS/BDS from Medical/Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir are eligible to apply, subject to submission of requisite documents specified in the Prospectus.

(4) The candidates should complete the required period of 12 months pre-registration internship from a recognized Hospital on or before 31st March, 2009.

The Prospectus-cum-Application Form costing Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC candidates and (Rs. 800/- in case of SC/ST candidates) inclusive of examination fee can be obtained in the following manner:

(I) Against cash payment from any of the following branches of State Bank of India between 11.09.2008 to 03.10.2008. ( See Next Col. Last)

(II) By Post: The Prospectus-cum-Application Form can also be obtained through Speed Post/Registered Post by sending a written request with an account payee Bank Draft for Rs. 1050/- for General & OBC candidates and (Rs. 850/- in case of SC/ST candidates) in favour of “AIPGMEE-2009”. The Bank Draft issued by the S.B.I. should be drawn on State Bank of India, Service Branch (CODE NO. 7687), New Delhi and should be valid upto March/April 2009. The request must reach the Assistant Controller of Examinations, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 608 before 03.10.2008. Request received thereafter will not be entertained. Money Order/Cheque/Postal Order/Cash or any other form of payment will NOT be accepted for postal sale. The words “REQUEST FOR APPLICATION FORM FOR AIPGMEE-2009” should be written on the envelope containing request for application form, and also on top of the request letter. The address at which Application Form is required should be written clearly in CAPITAL LETTERS and with Pin code. AIIMS will not be responsible for delay in/non-receipt of Application Form caused by illegible or incomplete address.


(1) Candidates must obtain Prospectus-cum-application forms ONLY from an authorized branch of S.B.I. or by post from Examination Section of AIIMS. Forms obtained from an unauthorized source will be rejected.

(2) Candidates are advised to procure prospectus-cum-application forms as early as possible instead of waiting for the last date. If the Application Forms are sold out before the last date of sale and the same are not available, AIIMS/State Bank of India or its specified branches will not be responsible for any consequences that may arise due to non-availability of forms. In case a candidate does not get the form through Post Office in time, AIIMS will not be responsible for such lapses.

Schedule for the sale of Prospectus-cum-Application Forms:

1. Against cash payment by above listed branches of S.B.I. (except Ansari Nagar, New Delhi): 11.09.2208 to 03.10.2008

2. Against cash payment from S.B.I., Ansari Nagar, (AIIMS Campus Branch), New Delhi: 11.09.2008 to 10.10.2008

3. By post against Bank Draft from the Office of Asstt. Controller of Examination, A.I.I.M.S.: 11.09.2008 to 03.10.2008

Last date for receipt of completed applications in Examination Section, A.I.I.M.S.: 10.10.2008 upto 5.00 p.m.

Note: After the last date, applications received by courier or by any other means will not be accepted, irrespective of the date of booking.

This Admission Notice is also available on the internet at and

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

MU to introduce nine ‘intensive’ postgraduate programmes

The courses will make students ‘ready for the market’, say educationists who studied UK system

The recent visit by a delegation of Mumbai educationists to the universities in the UK, will prove to be a beneficial one for future postgraduate aspirants. The reason — Mumbai University, and some of its affiliated colleges are now in the process of introducing one-year, intensive postgraduate programmes that aim to mould students to become more adept in their respective fields.

The delegation — led by Mumbai Sheriff and HR College principal Indu Shahani, and Mumbai University vice-chancellor Vijay Khole, along with several other college principals — visited UK’s leading educational institutions to observe the top study policies being followed there.

“PG programmes in the UK are being converted from two years to intensive one-year programmes to aid students. So we mulled over the option of starting a similar system here, which will help students tremendously. Subsequently, we are now in the process of developing a total of nine such intensive, and important academic programmes of a one-year duration,” said Khole.

The primary focus is to design courses that are applied practically and make students “ready for the market”.

Prime minister Manmohan Singh was recently briefed about the observations made by the delegation during its UK visit. “We wanted to inform the PM about the intention of our visit, our learning and to receive his opinion on the matter. He was supportive of our suggestions, and stressed the need to implement more skill-oriented courses, and vocational education”, said Ruia College principal, Suhas Pednekar.

Colleges are also helping in developing the courses, with HR College helping to initiate four courses, and Sophia College developing five programmes for the university.
“Several other colleges are helping us in this endeavour. The programmes will have to go through the board of studies, and will have to be presented to the academic council for approval,” said Shahani.

Sophia College principal, Anila Verghese said, that the core content has been developed with the help of the university. “Once approved, they can be implemented from the next academic year. Colleges which want to run the programmes will have to seek the necessary permission from the university,” said Verghese.

She said that since the programmes will be of a 12-month duration, while developing the curriculum, the focus will be on quality.

“Utmost care was given to ensure that there is no compromise on quality,” said Verghese.

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