Monday, December 29, 2008

Western International University

Edunewslive is back with some more university options for all you professional degree seekers.The University that has lately interested me is Western International University or better known as WIU.Western International University has provided degree programs designed specifically for working adults for over thirty years.They know that earning your degree can change your life. That's why they committed to offering you personal service and flexible options to make sure that your education fits your lifestyle.

Why WIU?
Western International University (WIU) provides a broad educational foundation, including a focus on business and technology, designed to prepare students for leadership positions in a dynamic, global marketplace.Also WIU provides courses having strong theoretical as well as practical framework with locations conducive to student population.Also they provide for the personal and professional development of staff and faculty through education, training, and encouragement of professional and community involvement and help for continuous development of an individual.

To tell you more about Western International University, it was founded in 1978 in Phoenix, Arizona as a non-profit institution and was accredited by The Higher Learning Commission in 1980. On September 1, 1995, WIU became part of Apollo Group, Inc., one of the leading educational corporations in the United States.Today, WIU is a for-profit corporation committed to the effective management of its human and financial resources to provide educational innovation and high-quality degree programs.

Getting Started
So Getting Started at WIU is quite easy with some courses and conducive locations.Their Arizona campuses are located in Phoenix, Chandler, Peoria, Scottsdale, and Fort Huachuca, with international campuses in China and India and also have virtual campus, WIU Interactive Online.They have a team of dedicated professional to guide you.So you will never be let down.

Degree Programs
WIU offers a variety of degree programs in business,accounting,legal studies,Human resources etc.It offers MBA in Finance,Marketing,Information Technology,Information Systems Engineering etc.
BSB Minors are available in Accounting, Criminal Behavior, E-Business, Finance, Health Services Administration, Human Resource Management, Informatics, International Business, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Small Business Development, and Supply Chain Management.

So guys don't wait and start enrolling for your degree courses.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Indian students record highest average GMAT scores

Indian students enrolled for Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (PGPX) in Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) have the highest average Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 728 among successful candidates, which is the highest in the world. Indian institute has surpassed the prestigious Stanford University which marked the second highest of 725, the highest for any one-year management executive programme in the world . IIM-A’s average GMAT score has shot up from 695.42 in 2006.

IIM-A was followed by the Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad’s one-year programme which recorded an average GMAT score of 714 for the 2008-09 batch, ranking it third in the world. In 2006-07, ISB’s average GMAT score was 707, rising to 710 in 2007-08.

Unlike the two-year MBA programmes, executive management programmes have a minimum work experience criteria — five to seven years, though those who sign on usually have average work experience of eight to 10 years.

“We look for high GMAT scores, leadership qualities and quality of work experience while evaluating a candidate,” said a spokesperson for ISB, which pioneered the one-year executive management programme concept in india.

Source : Business Standard

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Tamilnadu Law College Admission through CET - Madras High Court

Admission of students to the law colleges in Tamil Nadu is to be regulated by holding a competitive common entrance Test (CET), the Madras High Court said on Monday.

Framing a set of measures to restore the glory of the institution and to improve the legal education , the First Bench comprising Chief Justice A K Ganguly and Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla observed that the measures should be strictly implemented in the interest of the students, their parents and the public at large.

The Bench said that admission of students was to be reorganised and if necessary one more law college within the city might be opened. The heritage building of the law college should be renovated and restored to its original stature.

The Bench further said the sanctioned strength of the teaching faculty should be increased. The salary of part-time lectures to be increased from Rs 5,500 to not less than Rs 10,000 per month. The remuneration of guest lecturer/advocate to be increased from Rs 100 per hour with a maximum of Rs 4,000 per month to not less that Rs 500 per hour to a maximum of Rs 10,000 per month.

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Tips for selecting the right B School for you

Most students tend to give more than one MBA admission exams rather than sitting for just one and waiting for the results. So most of the times students are flushed with offers, there are institutes within your own state and if done better than other states. At this time, most students remain confused about the College they would want. This article shall provide an insight into choosing the best.

When selecting a B-school, one needs to look for various aspects of the university like infrastructure, area of specialisation, faculty, placement record, alumni networks, and foreign affiliations, among others. It is important for students to realize that most of the stuff mentioned here might clash like infrastructure and faculty but one should bear in mind to choose what is best for him.

One factor that plays an important role in choosing a B-school is location. This location is with respect to student's home. Not many would opt for a college in Mumbai when Delhi suits them better. The other part of this location factor is its location with respect to interaction it provides with the corporate world. Even though most of the colleges are situated in places that are free from all the noise and utterances of a city but there are colleges like JBIMS which because of its prime location offers a better interaction option for the students.

The next factor is area of specialization, this shall depend upon the student. This is an easier option to look for as usually colleges have built a reputation in a particular field.

Placement records are in fact a very important factor to look out for. A better placement in a particular area suggests that specialization in that area is good which in turn suggests a good faculty. Though, companies offer placements in almost all colleges but the number of placements they offer in a college says it all.

Alumni networks, industry linkages, and international linkages are also important. Good international linkages suggest good opportunities with international companies. Alumni networks speak a lot about the college and its reputation.

All these factors should be kept in mind while choosing a B-school. If you are wondering where you can get all this information, then looking at the top 10 or 25 institutes is a good option. You can avail of that facility here in Success Cds itself. There are magazines like Business World that provide an annual report on B-schools.

So, when you choose a B-school remember to follow the guidelines

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BITSAT 2009 - Birla Institute of Science & Technology Admission Notification 2009

BITSAT Online Tests

Admissions to Integrated first degree programmes, at Pilani campus, Goa campus and Hyderabad Campus for I Semester 2009-10 will be made through a computer based online test conducted by BITS. This test is referred to as ' BITS Admission Test', in short as BITSAT.

1. Integrated First Degree Programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2009:

Integrated First Degree Programmes to which admissions will be made on the basis of BITSAT-2009:

(i) at BITS, Pilani – Pilani Campus:

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical; Civil; Computer Science; Electrical and Electronics; Electronics & Instrumentation; Mechanical;


M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics; and

M.Sc.(Tech.): General Studies; Engineering Technology; Finance; Information Systems.

(ii) at BITS, Pilani – Goa Campus:

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical; Computer Science; Electrical and Electronics; Electronics & Instrumentation; Mechanical;

M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics; and

M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems.

(iii) at BITS, Pilani – Hyderabad Campus :

B.E.(Hons.): Chemical; Civil; Computer Science; Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Electronics; Mechanical;


M.Sc.(Hons.): Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Economics; Mathematics; Physics; and

M.Sc.(Tech.): Information Systems.

All students admitted to M.Sc(Hons.) programmes will be given an opportunity to work under the dual degree scheme for one of the B.E. (Hons.)/B.Pharm.(Hons.) programmes, assignment being made by competition on their performance at BITS at the end of first year, separately in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad campuses.

2. BITSAT Eligibility:

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

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

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

Direct Admission to Board Toppers:

In the past, admission process of the Institute always ensured guaranteed admission to all the students who obtained first ranks in their respective board examinations. This has given a very vital input of highly meritorious students from all over India. First rank students of all the central and state boards in India for the year 2009 will be given direct admission to the program of their choice, irrespective of their BITSAT-2009 score as per the eligibility criteria mentioned above. Further details about this scheme will be available at BITS website by 20th May, 2009.

3. BITSAT Test Details

‘Computer Based Online test’ means the candidate sits in front of a computer and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate submits the answers through the use of keyboard or mouse. Each computer is connected to a server, which prepares the question set and delivers it to the candidate on the computer. This is unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test, which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates. BITSAT-2009 will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the center, the day and time of his/her convenience to take the test, as described in the later sections.

BITSAT-2009 Test Format

BITSAT-2009 will be of total 3-hour duration (without break). The test consists of four parts:

Part I : Physics

Part II : Chemistry

Part III : (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning

Part IV : Mathematics

All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers, only one being correct choice. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark. No marks are awarded for not attempted questions. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer.

There will be 150 questions in all. The number of questions in each part is as follows:


No of questions

Part I



Part II



Part III

(a) English Proficiency

(b) Logical Reasoning



Part IV





There is no time limit for individual parts of the test. The candidate can go back and change any of his/her answers among the 150 questions.

If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.

The questions are so designed that a good student will be able to answer 150 questions in 180 minutes. The extra questions (a maximum of 12) will give a chance to highly meritorious candidates to score higher. However, candidates should keep in mind the fact that there is negative marking for wrong answers and any attempt to answer the questions by pure guessing of the answers is not likely to have any advantage, but may result in a reduction in the total score.
The questions will be selected at random from a large question bank. Different candidates will get different question sets. An expert committee will ensure that the question sets are of comparable difficulty level, content, question type etc. In this matter, the decision of the expert committee will be final and binding on the candidate.

All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only.

Each candidate who registers for BITSAT-2009 will be instructed to download a ‘Hall Ticket’. Candidates with the hall ticket only will be allowed inside the test centers. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centers. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles.

All centers are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities will be recorded using web cameras and/or closed circuit TV cameras. Anyone violating the rules of the test center will not be allowed to continue with the test and will be automatically disqualified

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GURU GOBIND SINGH INDRAPRASTHA UNIVERSITY Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) 2009 Exam Dates Notification


The University is pleased to announce the following schedule of Common Entrance Tests to be held for admissions to various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of the university for the academic session 2009-2010

Test Code


Date of CET



Master of Computer Application/ MCA (SE)

24.05.2009 (Sunday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


Master of Business Administration

30.05.2009 (Saturday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


Master of Mass Media

31.05.2009 (Sunday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


Master of Education

31.05.2009 (Sunday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


Master of Physiotherapy (Neurology/Musculoskeletal)

01.06.2009 (Monday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


Master of Occupational Therapy (Neurology/ Musculoskeletal)

02.06.2009 (Tuesday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


Master of Prosthetics and Orthotics




Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/BBA (Computer Aided Management)/ BBA (Banking & Insurance)/ BBA (Tour & Travel Management)




M.Sc. (Biodiversity & Conservation)

03.06.2009 (Wednesday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology

03.06.2009 (Wednesday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


Bachelor of Journalism (Mass Communication)

04.06.2009 (Thursday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


Bachelor of Physiotherapy/ Bachelor of Occupational Therapy/ Bachelor of Pharmacy/ Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics

05.06.2009 (Friday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


Bachelor of Education

05.06.2009 (Friday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing (Only for unmarried females)

06.06.2009 (Saturday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


M.Sc. (Environment Management)

07.06.2009 (Sunday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


MA (English & Communication Studies)

07.06.2009 (Sunday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


Lateral Entry to Bachelor of Pharmacy for Diploma Holders (2nd year/3rd semester)

08.06.2009 (Monday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


Bachelor of Computer Application

08.06.2009 (Monday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.



09.06.2009 (Tuesday)

10.30 – 01.00 p.m.


BA., LL.B (Hons.)/BBA, LL.B (Hons.)

09.06.2009 (Tuesday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.

Engineering Programmes


B.Tech. (Information Technology, Computer Science & Engg., Electronics & Communication Engg., Mechanical & Automation Engg., Power Engg., Electrical & Electronics Engg., Civil Engg., Instrumentation & Control Engg., Tool Engg., and Environment Engg.) B.Tech/M.Tech. (Dual Degree) Computer Science & Engg. B.Tech/M.Tech. (Dual Degree) Information Technology B.Tech/M.Tech (Dual Degree) Chemical Engg

30.05.2009 (Saturday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


Lateral Entry to B.Tech (Engineering/ Technology) programmes (2nd year/ 3rd semester) for Diploma Holders

01.06.2009 (Monday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


Lateral Entry to B.Tech for B.Sc Graduates

01.06.2009 (Monday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.


B.Tech/M.Tech (Dual Degree) Biotechnology

07.06.2009 (Sunday)

02.00 – 04.30 p.m.

MBBS Programme


MBBS (Stage-I)
MBBS (Stage-II)

24.05.2009 (Sunday)
21.06.2009 (Sunday)

02.00 – 05.00 p.m.
02.00 – 05.00 p.m.

PG Medical Programmes


PG Medical Degree/ Diploma Courses

19.05.2009 (Tuesday)

10.30 – 01.30 p.m.

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VITEE 2009 Important Dates

*Issue of application forms from: 22-12-2008
*Last date of receipt of application: 23-02-2009

VITEEE 2009 Date - Engg. Entrance Exaimination will be held on 18th April 2009

B.Tech. PROGRAMMES 2009 Batch

B.Tech Programmes Offered: (Duration – 4 Years)

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

VITEEE 2009 Eligibility :

■ Candidates who are Resident Indian or Non Resident Indian whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1987 are eligible to apply for VITEEE-2009. They should have studied in regular, full time formal education in their schooling.
■ A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with a minimum average of 60% of marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics or Biology (PCM/PCB).
■ A pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with 50% average marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics or Biology (PCM/PCB) for
● Candidates belonging to SC/ST
● Students hailing from Jammu & Kashmir and from the North Eastern States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizroram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

■ Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) candidates are eligible for all the programmes.
■ Physics, Chemistry & Biology (PCB) candidates are eligible only for B.Tech. Bioinformatics, Bio-Medical Engg. & Biotechnology programmes.
■ Candidates appearing for the 10+2 examination in March/April 2009 are also eligible to apply.

Vellore Institute of Technology Admission Procedure:

Entrance Examination Centres
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ananthapur, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gangtok, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hissar, Hyderabad, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nainital, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Puducherry, Pune, Raebareli, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkela, Salem, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Udaipur, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal

Issue of Applications will start on Monday, 22nd December 2008:
● The application form can be obtained
► From the designated branches of Post Offices on cash payment of Rs. 750/-. Details of branches from which applications will be sold is available in the VIT website:
► By sending a Demand Draft for Rs. 750/- drawn in favour of “VIT University”, payable at Vellore, to the Admission Officer with a request letter containing the full address of the applicant. (or)
► By handing over a DD for Rs. 750/- in person at VIT University, Vellore (or) at our Chennai Administrative office.

- Publication of VITEEE results in leading websites.

- Call for counselling in batches and allotment of branches on the basis of the rank.

Contact Details

For admission details, visit our website: or contact
Admissions Officer
VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamil Nadu, India, Ph: 0416-4207070 (4 lines), 2202168, 2202157, Fax: 0416-2245544, 2240411, Email:

Chennai Administrative Office
New No. 5, (Old No. W-73), Second Street (Opp. Towers Club), Anna Nagar, Chennai-600040, Phone: 044-42016555, 65480555, Fax: 044-26222555

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Friday, December 19, 2008

University of Phoenix

Hey guys I am back with a solution for all you degree seekers.University of Phoenix is an excellent center of learning where you can earn your degree at your terms. University of Phoenix offers degree courses in both options online as well as classroom courses.

Now I will tell you something about University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix was founded in 1976 with a view to help working students achieve their goals by helping them get their degree side by side.They are now the largest private university in North America.They have nearly 200 campuses and learning centers as well as a flexible online learning format available in most countries around the world. Regardless of where or how you attend class, you'll receive a real-world education with real value.

Now you can take an example of myself.I am working now and want to find a location where I can complete my graduation studies.Now i keep getting messed with family problems,work problems etc and hence was searching for a place where i can have some flexibility.Finding University of Phoenix ended my search.

Mentioned below are some of the feature points of University of Phoenix

# Earn your degree sooner than you think.

# Attend class at times and places that fit your busy schedule.

# Learn from instructors who hold advanced degrees and have substantial experience in the fields they teach.

# Acquire valuable knowledge and skills.

# Receive personal attention in small, interactive classes.

# Effectively apply what you learn to your career.

The University of Phoenix offers classroom courses where the classes are chosen among location close to your home or your workplace.Classes are held just once a week. Classes are held in the evening and on weekends. Some campuses offer day classes.Complete assignments on your own, as well as with your learning team.So its pretty convenient.

The online learning sessions are as helpful as the classroom sessions.Complete coursework through electronic forums.Receive lectures, questions and assignments from your instructor electronically. Study them at your convenience.Log in at least four days per week for University of Phoenix courses or three days per week for associate's degree courses through Axia College of University of Phoenix. You choose the days and times.Build teamwork skills by collaborating on additional assignments with a learning team.

Now if you are worried about financing options.Let me tell you University of Phoenix offers numerous options for financing your education. Our cash-paying plans let you pay for one course at a time rather than an entire semester or year at once. Alternatively, pre-paying tuition will guarantee that your rate will not increase for the duration of your program.

Here are some of the testimonials written about University of Phoenix:

"I like that there is diversity in the classes at University of Phoenix. I’m learning with people of all ages and various backgrounds. I’m making friends with people I would never have met otherwise and I’m learning a lot from them."
—Jennifer Kahtz, Bachelor of Science in Health Administration, 2007 graduate

"University of Phoenix enabled me to earn both my bachelor’s and my master’s degrees on my schedule. I was able to earn my degrees and still have time for my kids and work."
—Deborah Monaghan, Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing—Health Care Education, 2006 graduate

After reading all this I am sure you have no confusion as to where you need to complete your degree.So just head towards University of Phoenix!!!

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Anna University Coimbatore MBA, MCA, MSc Course Distance Education Admission Notice 2009

Anna University Coimbatore
Directorate of Online and Distance Education
Academic Campus, Jothipuram, Coimbatore-641047, Ph.: 0422-2694433, 6544555, Email:, Website:

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

Last date for application for this batch is 31.01.2009

Customized Programmes for Corporates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visiting Faculty in India
Applications are invited from qualified persons residing in different states in India for teaching various courses for our 71 Distance Education Programmes. To apply for accreditations refer our website for further details.

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No GATE Exam for M.Pharma Admissions from 2010 - TOI

Coming 2010, there will be no GATE examination for pharmacy students. 2009 will be the last year when the Indian Institutes of Technology, jointly with the Indian Institute of Science-Bangalore, will conduct the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) for pharmacy students wanting to pursue their master’s programme.

This may come as a blow to lakhs of meritorious students who have, for years, taken the GATE examination for admission to the two-year MPharm programme in institutes across the country. In a Right To Information application

filed by Vinay Sonawane, a pharmacy student, the IITs acknowledged that they would stop conducting this entrance exam for pharmacy students after 2009. These institutes have always conducted the admission test but have never offered the course.

There are close to 1,000 colleges offering pharmacy courses in India and a GATE-qualified student is entitled to a monthly scholarship of Rs 5,000. Students will now have to queue up in front of private colleges where, academicians fear, admission standards will be compromised.

IIT-Guwahati director Gautam Barua maintained that the institutes’ faculty members were stretched and the IITs and IISc had to depend on faculty members from other pharmacy colleges to conduct the test. “It was getting more and more difficult to ensure that outside faculty members maintained the same standards as ours,” he added.

Similarly, IIT-Roorkee director S C Saxena confirmed that the decision to discontinue the entrance test was taken by the national co-ordinating committee.

GATE is conducted for students wanting to take up master’s in 74 areas, including engineering, architecture and life sciences.

Source : Times of India

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Banaras Hindu University BHU Varanasi All India PMT for MBBS Admission in 2009

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will hold All India Written Entrance Test for admission to MBBS course in TWO stages: PMT/PAT-2009 SCREENING and PMT-2009 MAIN

BHU PMT/PAT-2009 SCREENING shall be held on Wednesday, the 6th May 2009 at Varanasi, Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad Centres, to screen candidates for eligibility to take PMT-2009 MAIN examination for MBBS course which will be held on Sunday, the 14th June 2009 at Varanasi Centre only. For B. Pharm. course, candidates will be selected on the basis of their merit in the PMT/PAT-2008 SCREENING.

The BHU PMT 2009 Admission Notice says :

[MBBS/BDS/BAMS/B. Pharm./B. Pharm.(Ay.) COURSES]

The all India Screening Test, BHU PMT-2009 for admission to MBBS / BDS / BAMS / B. Pharm. / B. Pharm.(Ay.) Course will be held on Wednesday, the 6th May 2009 at Varanasi, Delhi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad Centres. The selection of the candidates for all the above stated courses other than that of MBBS would be done exclusively on the basis of their merit in the PMT-2009 Screening Test. The PMT-2009 Main for MBBS course would however be held on Sunday, the 14th June 2009 for those who are short listed under PMT-2009 Screening Test at Varanasi Centre only.

Other Details awaited . Will be updated as son as the Notification is out

Last year (in 2008) the details are given as under:

ELIGIBILITY : QUALIFICATIONS - Passed Intermediate, 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks (40% in case of SC/ST candidates) in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology + Botany) taken together. Candidates appearing in qualifying examination may also apply.

DISTRIBUTION OF SEATS: M.B.B.S.: General - 40; SC - 9; ST - 4; Physically disabled (PD) - 2; B.Pharm.: As per Government of India Reservation Policy.

AGE: Completed 17 years but not crossed 25 years as on 31st December, 2008 (Candidates born after 1st January, 1992 and on or before 31st December, 1983 need not apply).

Prescribed Application Form along with the Information Booklet for PMT/PAT-2008 can be obtained:

BY CASH : on payment of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 600/- for SC/ST candidates) from the following branches of BANK OF BARODA.
(i) VARANASI - (1) BHU, (2) Ram Katora, and (3) Orderly Bazar Branches.
(ii) DELHI-(1) Parliament Street, (2) Shakti Nagar, and (3) Nehru Place Branches.
(iii) LUCKNOW - Charbagh Branch. (iv) KOLKATA - College Street Branch.
(v) HYDERABAD - Hyderabad Main Branch, ABIDS Circle (vi) PUNE - Station Road Branch (vii) BHOPAL - TT Nagar Branch (viii) JAIPUR - DCM Branch.
* Application Form can be obtained from Bank of Baroda (BHU Branch, Varanasi only), upto Thursday, 06.03.2008 till 4:00 PM.

BY POSTAL CHANNEL : From the Office of the Director (PMT-Cell), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005 by sending a written request through Registered Post along with Crossed Demand Draft/Bankers Cheque (MICR only) of Rs. 1060/- (Rs. 660/- for SC/ST candidates) of a Nationalized Bank, drawn in favour of "The Director, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU" payable at Varanasi. Application form will be sent by Speed / Registered Post. However, Institute will not be responsible for any loss or postal delay. The request for application form must include the name and address of the candidate, and full particulars of the enclosed DD/BC (write candidate's name and address on the back of DD). Two self-addressed, preferably typed, white paper slips of 10 cm 6 cm size MUST also accompany it. The ENVELOP containing requisition for PMT/PAT application form should be super scribed "Request for Application for PMT/PAT-2008, BHU". Last date of requisition for PMT/PAT form by post is Wednesday, the 20th February 2008. Incomplete/non-cashable Draft (under amount/unsigned/ without Bank Code No. & Seal) shall not be accepted.

(a) Separate Bank Draft will be required for each application form.
(b) M.O./I.P.O./Cheques shall NOT be accepted under any circumstances. Application Forms from the Office of the Director (PMT-Cell), Institute of Medical Sciences, can be obtained by POST only and not in person. In case forms are not available at Bank of Baroda Branches, the same can be obtained by post from Director's Office upto 20th February, 2008.

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM : Application form duly completed must be sent through Registered Post so as to reach THE DIRECTOR (PMT CELL), INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, VARANASI-221 005 latest by SATURDAY, the 8th March 2008 till 5.00 PM. Application forms received after the last date shall not be accepted. Foreign Nationals are not required to appear in the PMT examination for MBBS course. They may seek admission through the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi, as per the rules laid down for the purpose and their nomination must reach by Wednesday, the 16th July 2008.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Supreme Court - Vacant OBC Quota Seats to Go to General Category

The Supreme Court on Monday said that the seats remaining vacant after the implementation of 27% OBC quota in central educational institutions, including IITs and IIMs, will go to the general category candidates.

The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on a petition from P.V. Indiresan, former Director of Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, for a direction that the 432 vacant seats in SC/ST/OBC categories in the IITs be filled by general category candidates.

A five-judge Constitution Bench consisting of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justices Arijit Pasayat, C.K. Thakker, R.V. Raveendran and Dalveer Bhandari issued the notice after hearing senior counsel K.K. Venugopal for the petitioner and Solicitor-General G.E. Vahanvati for the Centre.

Mr. Venugopal submitted that as per the April 10 judgment, vacancies in the reserved seats would go to the general category.

He said the court should clarify whether such seats could go to the general category. There were 432 vacant seats which had not been filled and this had created confusion. If these seats remained vacant the infrastructure created in the institutions would go waste, he said. As per the judgment, the vacancies could not go waste.

Mr. Justice Pasayat intervened and told counsel, “What is the confusion? The judgments [of Mr. Justice Pasayat and Mr. Justice Thakker and Mr. Justice Bhandari] have clearly stated that the vacant seats will go to the general category. This is very clear as the intention was the seats should not remain vacant.”

Mr. Justice Bhandari also said that there was no confusion in the judgment.

Mr. Vahanvati said he would take instructions and file the Centre’s response in two weeks.

In his application Mr. Indiresan said that despite the judgment, it was clear that the IITs, Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University and the HRD Ministry were of the view that the vacant seats in the reserved quota would not revert automatically to be filled by students from the general category and that it would not be possible to further lower the cut-off mark to accommodate more OBC candidates.

The petitioner pointed out that according to the judgment cut-off marks to the extent of 10 per cent could be reduced for reserved candidates but the Central educational institutions had not acted on it.

He sought a clarification that the reserved seats be filled from the general category candidates and a direction to implement the direction on cut-off marks for admission of students in the reserved category.

The Bench posted the matter for further hearing on September 29.

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IGNOU OPENNET - Merchant Navy Entrance Test - B.Sc Nautical Science - 2009 Admission Notice

School of Engineering & Technology
Indira Gandhi National Open University

Admission Notice

B.Sc. (Nautical Science) February 2009 Session

Indira Gandhi National Open University and the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai announce admission in B.Sc. (Nautical Science) programme commencing from 2nd February 2009. This programme of IGNOU has been developed in collaboration with the DGS and is aimed at orienting the cadets for the equivalent life at sea by providing vocationally oriented education and training so as to help them become officers in the Merchant Navy.

Eligibility Criteria:

(A) Educational (1) 10+2 WITH Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) with not less than 55% marks in PCM aggregate from a recognized Board OR with Physics as an individual subject in any one of the years of B.Sc with not less than 50% in the final year of B.Sc. from a recognized University provided that the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board OR B.E./B.Tech. Degree from I.I.T. or from a college/University recognized by AICTE/UGC/DEC. And (2) Should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course, conducted by a Board or University. [Note: Those appearing in education eligibility qualifying examination are also eligible to apply provided they meet all the eligibility criteria on or before the commencement of the programme and produce the certificates to that effect.]

(B) Age (As on 2nd February 2009): Not more than 25 years. The age limit is relaxable by 2 years for female candidates and by 5 years for SC/ST candidates. (C) Physical and Medical Standards: Medically fit as per the standards prescribed by M.S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000, and Eye sight: 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and normal colour vision. (Note: The candidates are strongly advised to get themselves medically examined so as to avoid any last minute embarrassment.]

Selection Procedure: Candidates will be selected on the basis of an Entrance Test (OPENNET) which will be held on 30th November, 2008. Reservation in number of seats for SC/ST/OBC shall be prescribed by the Government of India rules. For further details please refer to the Student Handbook and Prospectus. The candidates who have been declared Qualified in Opennet examination held on 15th June, 2008, should take admission as sponsored students or attend second round of counseling for allotment of institute. Date of second round of counseling will be announced at

Last date for submission of Application to Registrar (SRD)-in-charge, IGNOU, New Delhi: 07th November 2008.

The programme will be offered through selected Training Institutes approved by DGS and IGNOU. Details of these Institutes are available in the Students Handbook and Prospectus.

The Prospectus can be obtained from IGNOU headquarters, New Delhi on weekdays during working hours on payment of Rs. 100/- in cash from 20th October, 2008. It can also be downloaded from IGNOU website i.e. from 07th October 2008 onwards. The filled-in Application form (Form-A) along with the requisite fee of Rs. 500/- (Rs. 600/- in case of downloaded forms) in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at Delhi should reach in an envelope super-scribed “Application form for B.Sc. (Nautical Science)” to the Registrar (SRD)-in-charge, Block-12, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 on or before the last date of submission of applications.

Live interaction with prospective candidates: 10th October 2008 (Friday) 11:00-13:45 and 24th October 2008 (Friday) 14:30-16:30 on Gyan Darshan-2 TV Channel of IGNOU (available on Doordarshan’s Free DTH service and Channel No. 979 of Zee’s Dish TV DTH). Call Toll-Free no. 1800-11-2345 (from MTNL and BSNL landlines) during the interaction.

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Anna University, Chennai - Distance Education MBA, MCA, M.Sc 2009 Admission Notice Distance Education Online Entrance Test 2008

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission to MBA, MCA and M.Sc. degree programmes of distance mode for the Calendar Year 2009/Academic Year 2009-10 .

Admission Notice

All Application shall be allowed to take the online Entrance Test. However Provisional admission shall be given only to candidates who have passed the online test and who satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Admission Based on online Entrance Tests

All Applicants shall be allowed to take the Online Entrance Test. However provisional admission shall be given only to candidates who have passed the Online test and who satisfy the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

MBA (4 Semesters)

1. MBA - General Management
2. MBA – Technology Management
3. MBA – Financial Service Management
4. MBA – Retail Management
5. MBA – Health Services Management
6. MBA – Human Resources Management


(I) Any Bachelor Degree* and (II) a pass in the entrance test conducted by Anna University Chennai

*All degrees must have been obtained in 10+2+3 pattern

MCA (6 Semesters)


1. Call Centre Management
2. E-Learning
3. Health Care
4. Trading and Equity Management
5. Banking Technology


(I) Any Bachelor degree*. The candidate should have studied Core Mathematics either at +2 level or Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Oriented subject as one of the subjects at the degree level and (II) a pass in the entrance test conducted by Anna University Chennai

*All degrees must have been obtained in 10+2+3 pattern

M.Sc. (4 Semesters)

M.Sc. – Information Technology

(I) B.Sc.* Mathematics/Computer Science/Information Technology/Software Engineering/ Electronics (or) B.Sc.* (Physics/Statistics/Chemistry)/B.E.S.* with Mathematics or Computer Science as allied subject (or) B.Sc.* Applied Sciences (Computer Technology/Information Technology/Computer Systems Maintenance and Networking) (or) B.C.A.* (or) B.E.*/B.Tech.* (any branch) and (II) a pass in the entrance test conducted by Anna University Chennai

* All degree must have been obtained in 10+2+3 pattern

Online Test and Admission Procedure

1. Online Tests will be conducted in specified online test centres at specified dates and timing.
2. Online test centres will operate only if sufficient number of candidates opt for that centre.
3. As far as possible we will try to accommodate the preferences of candidates for online test centres. However the allotment of Date and Centre for Online Test is vested with the Centre for Distance Education, Anna University Chennai and it is final.
4. The results of the Online entrance test will be announced on the same day of the test.
5. Candidates who are unable to appear for online test on a specified date can have an alternate date for online test, on payment of an additional entrance test fee of Rs. 200/- in the form of a Demand Draft.
6. Candidates are required to bring Original Certificates (SSLC, HSC, Diploma and Degree Certificate) along with one set of Xerox copies when they come for Online Entrance Test for scrutiny and provisional selection, to speedup admission procedure.
7. The xerox copies of certificates of selected candidates of online entrance test will be scrutinized by the Centre for Distance Education and the list of eligible and provisionally admitted candidates will be announced on the web.
8. The actual admission process and payment of fees will take place the online test centres/study centre subsequently.
9. However the selected candidate can get admitted through the Centre for Distance Education also.

Important Note

Cost of Application
Mode – A, C, D
Rs. 650/- for Application including Entrance Test Fees*

Mode – B
Rs. 700/- for Application including Entrance Test Fees*

* For Writing Entrance Test for any one Programme MBA/MCA/M.Sc. (refer Website)

Important Dates

Commencement of Downloading Blank Applications Form/Applying Online: 01.11.2008

Commencement of Issue of Application Form: 10.11.2008

Last Date for Request of Application by post for Calendar Year 2009 batch: 28.12.2008

Last Date of Receipt of filled Applications for Calendar Year 2009 batch: 05.01.2009

Commecement of Contact Classes:

Calendar Year 2009 batch (CY 2009): April 2009

Academic Year 2009-10 batch (AY 2009-10): September 2009

Specialized Programmes for corporates Contact: 64502507

Special Features

► Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applicants are eligible for admissions* for any one programme for next immediate two batches (CY 2009 batch or AY 2009-10 batch).
► TANCET score is also valid for admission* to MBA/MCA of distance education. (However candidates have to send applications and admission is subject to validity of TANCET score).
► Candidates selected through entrance test are eligible for admission in any one of the programmes MBA/MCA/MSc in any one of immediate two Successive batches of admission* (CY 2009 batch or AY 2009-10 batch).

► Refer website for list of current study centres.

► Candidates with AMIE or similar qualification awarded by Professional Institutes approved by MHRD are also eligible for admission* to MBA/MCA degree programme, if they have i. Two years experience after obtaining AMIE or similar certificates and ii. a valid score in TANCET* or entrance test conducted by the Centre for Distance Education.
► Online tests shall be conducted periodically on receipt of a specified number of applications on first come first served basis and the date of online test shall be intimated to the candidates. However candidates may have to be ready to appear for the online entrance test within a short period from the date of Receipt of application by the Centre for Distance Education.

Conditions Apply

Mode for Applying

(A) In Person (B) By Post (C) By Downloading Blank Application Forms (D) Online

Demand Drafts: All Demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of “The Director, Centre for Distance Education, Anna University Chennai” payable at Chennai and be obtained from any Nationalized Bank on or after 23.10.2008.


1. Study Centres will operate in selected sale/online test centres where there are sufficient number of candidates.
2. Candidates should send only one application irrespective of the number of programmes (MBA/MCA/MSc) for which he/she would like to apply.
3. Applications are invited from candidates from all over India.
4. Candidates will be required to produce copy of the relevant provisional/degree certificate at the time of admission.

Currently Offered MBA Programmes in study centres

MBA General Management: Chennai, Ayikudi, Coimbatore, Karur, Pottapalayam, Vellore, Allahabad, Bangalore, Calicut, Cochin, Lucknow, Kolkata, Pune.

MBA Technology Management: Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad.

MBA Human Resource Management: Chenaii, Coimbatore, Erode, Kovilpatti, Pollachi, Thuckalay, Trichy, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Dhanbad, Hyderabad, Kollam, Pondicherry, Mala

MBA Retail Management: Chennai, Malappuram

MBA Financial Services Management: Chennai, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Gwalior, Mumbai

MBA Health Services Management: Chennai, Malappuram

* Additional MBA programmes may be offered at the above study centres, if sufficient number of candidates join.

Study Centres for MCA Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy, Vellore, Bangalore, Mumbai
Study Centre for M.Sc. only at Chennai

Online Test Centres

Allahabad: Kareli Public School Ph: 9335128601, Ayikudi: J.P. College of Arts & Sciences Ph.: 04633-326355, Chennai: Centre for Distance Education Ph: 044-22203112, Bangalore: Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology Ph: 080-23218534, Bangalore: The South East Asian Education Trust’s Ph: 080-25613741, Bhubaneswar: Utkal Engineering College Ph: 0674-2580240, Calicut: Indian Institute of Knowledge Management Ph: 0495-2385735, Cochin: KETEES Ph: 0484-4029890, Coimbatore: Kumaraguru College of Technology, Ph: 0422-2669401, Dhanbad: Coxtan Administrative & Management College Ph.: 0326-2312364, Delhi: Virtual Education Trust Ph: 011-27347789, Edore: Nandha Engineering College Ph: 04294-223711, Gwalior: Maharaja Institute of Management & Technology Ph: 09009550660, Hyderabad: Vision Informatics & Management Education Society (VIMES), Ph: 040-23034991, Karur: M. Kumarasamy College of Engineering Ph: 04324-270755, Kollam: Bishop Catalani Centre for Education Ph: 0474-3290996, Kolkata: Bengal School of Business Ph: 033-24852229, Kovilpatti: National Engineering College Ph: 04632-222502, Lucknow: North Indian Education Trust Ph: 0522-4024703, Mala: St. Joseph’s College Ph: 0480-2893226, Malappuram: Regional Management College Ph:0483-2736777, Mumbai: Southern Charitable Foundation Ph: 09967211744, Pollachi: Sree Ramu College of Arts & Science Ph: 04259-286230, Pune: Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society Ph: 020-26449092, Pottapalayam: KLN College of Engineering, Ph: 0452-2090971, Pondicherry: Sri Manakulu Vinayagar Engineering College, Ph: 0413-2641151, Trichy: Jamal Mohammed College Ph: 0431-2331035, Thuckalay: Noorul Islam College of Engineering Ph: 04651-251866, Vellore: Pentech Computer Education Ph: 0416-3207666.

Applications are invited for opening study centres in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Nagpur, Patna, Tiruvananthapuram, Kolkata

Study centre forms available in website

For further details contact:
The Centre for Distance Education, Anna University Chennai, Chennai-600 025, Ph: 044-64502506, 044-22203112
Exclusive Email address to CY 2009:

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UPSC Civil Services Examination 2009

UPSC Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2009

(Last date for receipt of applications: 05.01.2009)

Civil Service Examination, 2009
(Commission’s website:

F.No. 1/9/2008-E.I(B):

Preliminary Examination of the Civil Services Examination for recruitment to the Services and Posts mentioned below will be held by the Union Public Service Commission on 17th May, 2009 in accordance with the Rules published by the Department of Personnel & Training in the Gazette of India extraordinary dated 6th December, 2008.
(i) Indian Administrative Service
(ii) Indian Foreign Service
(iii) Indian Police Service
(iv) Indian P&T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Non-technical)
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group ‘A’
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Officer in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’
(xviii) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group ‘A’
(xix) Armed Force Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade)
(xx) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakhadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group ‘B’
(xxii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group ‘B’
(xxiii) Pondicherry Police Service, Group ‘B’
The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 580. The number of vacancies is liable to alteration.

Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes. Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.

1. Candidates to ensure their eligibility for the examination:
The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.
Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.
2. Application Form:
Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the Notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty only). Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination. In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s “Form Supply Monitoring Cell” over Telephone No. 011-23389366/Fax No. 011-23387310.
Candidates are advised to read carefully the “Instructions for filling up the Application Form” given in Appendix-II of this Notice.
3. Last Date for Receipt of applications:
All applications must reach the “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069” either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 5th January, 2009.
The candidates should note that applications will be received by hand only one at a time at the designated country(s) and not in bulk, till 5 PM only.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote localities specified in Para 6 of this Notice the last date for receipt of applications by Post/Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 12th January, 2009.
4. Penalty for Wrong Answers (in objective type papers):
Candidates should not that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
5. Facilitation Counter for Guidance of Candidates:
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.
6. Mobile Phones Banned:
(a) Mobiles phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured.

Plan of Examination:
The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages (vide Appendix I Section-I below).

1. Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and (ii) Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts noted above.

Applications are now invited for the Preliminary Examination only. Candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified for admission to the Main Examination will have to apply again, in the Detailed Application Form which would be supplied to them. The Main Examination is likely to be held in October/November, 2009.

Eligibility Conditions:
(i) Nationality
(1) For the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, a candidate must be a citizen of India.
(2) For other services, a candidate must be either:-
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Provided further that candidates belonging to categories (b), (c) and (d) above will not be eligible for appointment to the Indian Foreign Service.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.
(ii) Age Limits:
(a) A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on 1st August, 2009, i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1979 and not later than 1st August, 1988.
(b) The upper age limit prescribed above will be relaxable:
(i) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe.
(ii) upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes who are eligible to avail of reservation applicable to such candidates.
(iii) upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from the 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
(iv) upto a maximum of three years in the case of Defence Services personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
(v) upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2009 and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, 2009) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment.
(vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years Military Service as on 1st August, 2009 and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
(vii) upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and orthopaedically handicapped persons.

How to apply:
(a) The UPSC have developed an Application Form common for all their examinations which will be processed on computerised 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 Offices/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. Since this Form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the Application Form, correctly. While filling up the Application Form, please refer to detailed instructions given in Appendix-II of this Notice. The candidate should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their Application Form Number (8-digit) and the name of examination. The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs. 6/- on the Acknowledgement Cards and send the same along with Application Form to UPSC. If an applicants fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount his/her Acknowledgement Card will not be dispatched and Commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of Acknowledgement Card by the applicant. The duly filled in Application Form and the Acknowledgement Card should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. The candidates should also write the name of examination viz. “Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, 2009” on the envelope before dispatching it to “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069”.
(b) All candidates, whether already in Government Service, Government owned industrial undertaking or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission. If any candidate forwards his/her application through his/her employer and it reaches the Union Public Service Commission late, the application, even if submitted to the employer before the closing date, will not be considered.
Persons already in Government Service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/ Department that they have applied for the Examination.
Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

Last date for receipt of applications:
(i) The completed Application Form must reach the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069 on or before 5th January, 2009.
(ii) In respect of applications received only by post (by post/speed post) from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of applications is 12th January, 2009 till 5 P.M. only. The benefit of extended time will be available only in respect of applications received by post/speed post from the above mentioned areas/regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of the place of residence of the applicant.

Plan of Examination
The competitive examination comprises two successive stages:
(i) Civil Service (Preliminary) Examinations (Objective Type) for the selection of candidates for Main Examination; and
(ii) Civil Services (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various services and posts.
2. The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 450 marks in the subjects set out in sub-section (A) of Section-II. This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year in the various Services and Posts. Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in a year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.
3. The Main Examination will consist of a written examination and an Interview Test. The written examination will consist of 9 papers of conventional essay type in the subjects set out in sub-section (B) of Section-II. Also see Note (ii) under para I of Section-II (B).
4. Candidates who obtain such minimum qualifying marks in the written part of the Main Examination as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, shall be summoned by them for an interview/for a Personality Test vide sub-section ‘C’ of Section-II. However, the papers on Indian Languages and English will be of qualifying nature. Also see Note (ii) under para 1 of Section-II (B). The marks obtained in these papers will not be counted for ranking. The number of candidates to be summoned for interview will be about twice the number of vacancies to be filled. The interview will carry 300 marks (with no minimum qualifying marks)
Marks thus obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination (written part as well as interview) would determine their final ranking. Candidates will be allotted to the various Services keeping in view their ranks in the examination and the preferences expressed by them for the various Services and Posts.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

AIPVT 2009 Entrance Examination Notification -All India Pre Veterinary Test 2009 Notification

AIPVT 2009 Entrance Examination Notice

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

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

APPLICATION FORMS will be available from 22nd December, 2008

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

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

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

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

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

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

Information Bulletin and Application Form

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

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

Detailed Notification on Dec. 22, 2008

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Monday, December 1, 2008

LFSI Scholarships

Scholarship Details:

Applications are invited for LSFI free scholarships. For more Details visit Website:

Purpose of Scholarship:


Number of Scholarship available:


Application Process:


Last date of submission: 31 August

Selection Process:


Amount of Scholarship:

Rs. 1000 pm (variable)

Contact Details

Name : Dr. Hiregoudra

Contact No. : 9902412100

Email :

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