Wednesday, August 19, 2009

DesignChef - Online Design Contest

DesignChef Logo Challenge Rules, Guidelines, Deliverables and Selection Process


* The first DesignChef Logo Challenge is to create a new logo and favicon for the site.
* You will be able to register and upload your submissions on the site from July 1st to August 1st.
* You can submit multiple entries.
* A panel of experts will judge all submissions.
* Winners will be announced on Aug 5th.
* Although the competition is open to anyone, only users from India are eligible for prizes.


* The logo must include the words "DesignChef" written as "DESIGNCHEF" or “DesignChef”. The logo must also include the words “A Directi Initiative” using the Directi Logo.
* Only submit ORIGINAL work - No cliparts or stock photos please.

* Your submission must be in Vector AND JPG format.
* You must submit logo variation in color and black and white.
* You must include a 16x16 favicon in a .ico format.

Selection of Winner

For this contest a panel of creative, latte-drinking, all-dressed-in-black wearing stunner shade folks will be the judges. More details on the judging panel will be announced soon.

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TCS IT Wiz Quiz Competition 2009

About TCS IT Wiz

TCS IT Wiz, India's biggest IT quiz for schools, started in 1999, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2008. The quiz, in the last decade, has become a benchmark in the inter-school quizzing circuit for the level of research, the intensity with which teams compete and the sheer numbers that it draws.

The Journey so far

The TCS IT Quiz was launched in Bangalore in August 1999 and was eventually extended to other cities in the South in 2000. The Quiz rebranded as "TCS IT Wiz" was launched in six cities in 2005.

The year 2006 witnessed an eight city event. Due to overwhelming response from other cities the quiz was extended to 11 cities in 2007. Over the years, we have witnessed high standards of quizzing, intense competition and edge-of-the-seat excitement during the event.


The Quiz strives to enhance IT awareness among students, keeping them abreast of the latest developments in the world of Information Technology, as IT has become an integral part of our lives today and has today put India on the global map.

Entry and Eligibility

* There is NO entry or registration fee.
* Students from 8th to 12th Std. are eligible to participate.
* Multiple teams per school (2 members per team) will be allowed to participate.
* Maximum of 8 teams per school in Bangalore.

Contact Details

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
InfoTower I., Infocity, Airport Road,
Gandhinagar - 382009, Gujarat.
Ph: 079 - 66712546

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
SJM Tower #18 Sheshadri Rd, Gandhinagar,
Bangalore - 560009.
Ph: 080 - 66607805

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
IT/ITES SEZ Plot - 35, Chandaka Industrial Estate,
Patia, Bhubaneswar - 751024.
Ph: 0674 - 6645052

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
21/22, II Floor, TS 140 Block 2 & 9,
Elnet Software City, CPT Road,
Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600113.
Ph: 044 - 66161005

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
Vishala, 51, Kalingarayar St.,
North of JeJe Travels, Ramnagar,
Coimbatore - 641009.
Ph: 0422 - 2231010/11/12

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
4th Floor, PTI Building,Parliament Street,
New Delhi - 110001.
Ph: 011 - 66506442

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
Plot No 1, Survey No. 64/2, Software Units Layout,
Serilingampally Mandal, Madhapur,
Hyderabad - 500019.
Ph: 040 - 66674107

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
6th Floor, Vismaya Building, Infopark,
Kusumagiri Post, Kakkanad.
Ph: 0484 - 6618903

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
Plot C, Block EP, Salt Lake Electronics Complex,
Sector V, Kolkata - 700091.
Ph: 033 - 23398506

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
Awadh Park, 1/1 Vibhuti Khand,Gomti Nagar
Lucknow - 226010.
Ph: 0522 - 6661133

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
(TCS House) Raveline Street, 21 DS Marg,
Fort Mumbai, Mumbai - 400001.
Ph:- 022 - 67789081

TCS IT Wiz Coordinator
Tata Consultancy Services
Raja Shree Bldg., 8 Tadiwalla Road,
Pune - 411001.
Ph:- 020 - 66086532

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NTPC Scholarships 2009

NTPC Limited, a public sector enterprises in power sector invites application from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes students pursuing full time diploma course in Electrical / Mechanical / Instrumentation / Electronics / Civil in any of the institution recognized by the Government. The scholarship will be given for academic year 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.

Scholarship will be given to students of second year. Scholarship amount of Rs. 1000/- (one thousand rupee) will be given for 12 months in a year excluding the first year of curriculum. Students in receipt of NTPC scholarships will not be entitled to draw any other scholarship / Financial Aid / Stipend. Other terms and conditions will be followed as per NTPC Scholarship Scheme. Candidates can apply for the scholarship on or before 15.09-2009 in Ihe prescribed application format to be duly forwarded by Head of Institution / College. The application must be accompanied by an attested copy of caste certificate, birth certificate, educational eligibility, and mark-sheet of passed examinations. Application if not found as per the format mentioned will be cancelled.

The application forms can be obtained from Manager(HRD), NTPC Limited, Southern Region Headquarters, 5th Floor, MCH Complex, Secunderabad - 500 003 by post and the duly fil!ed-up application may be sent on the address of AGM (HR), NTPC Ltd., Southern Region, Headquarters, S* floor, MCH Commercial Complex, R.P.Road, Secunderabad - 500 003.

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NIIT Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship Test 2009 on September 13

THE 19th Bhavishya Jyoti Scholarship Test‘ will be conducted on Sunday, September 13, by Global Talent Development Corporation, NIIT, across the country.

The 19-year old annual scholarship program rewards fee waivers to meritorious students and graduates desirous of building successful careers in diverse industries that require Information Technology skills. NIIT plans to offer scholarship to the students in the country, this year, based on their performance in class XIIth score and personal interview. For select career programs, scholarships will be awarded based on their performance in the competitive written test, personal interview and Class XIIth score.

With the theme of `Have Something Bigger to Celebrate’, this year’s program will offer Merit based fee waiver of up to Rs. 34,000 on NIIT’s IT training programs. This is NIIT’s gesture to enhance employability of meritorious students and make them job ready to meet the industry needs. As a part of the high aptitude community, they also get to pursue Global Vendor Certification backed program and get the benefit of collaborative learning.

The application forms for the test are available at NIIT education centers across the country. Students can also log on to to get more details.

The last date for receipt of application is September 12, 2009.

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SNAP 2009 Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

SNAP Test for Symbiosis Postgraduate Programmes

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common written test for the admission processes of Symbiosis postgraduate institutes. These institutes are either affiliated to SIEC Deemed University or approved by AICTE. SNAP Test is conducted under the aegis of SIEC Deemed University.

It is a mandatory written test for admission into any postgraduate programme at Symbiosis. However, it is only the first step. Each institute has its own selection process and a student aspiring to do higher studies at Symbiosis needs to do the following:

SNAP 2009 Test Date: 20th December 2009.

Registration for SNAP:

Starts in the month of September 2009. However exact date will be published on the web site and in news papers. All Post Graduate programmes of constituent institutes of SIU.

Process of Registration:-

Register for SNAP Test at will generate your SNAP ID. For different modes of payment different ‘Payment Advice’ formats are created. Choose payment mode and print a ‘Payment Advice’ form online.

Mode of Payment:-

Cash Payment at Axis Bank.

Demand draft : Get a demand draft from any Nationalize Bank in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Sign the single copy of the ‘Payment Advice’ for DD and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only.

Payment through Credit Card : Students may pay directly through either Master or Visa card online.
Prospectus will be sent to candidates by Symbiosis Test Secretariat.

The candidate has to make separate registration and payment for the particular institute where he is interested to take admission. For this the mode of payment is either by Credit Card or by Demand Draft. For candidates both the above mentioned processes are mandatory i.e. candidate has to pay for Test Fee + Prospectus Fee and pay separately to the institute as a particular institute’s registration fee.

International Students.

Symbiosis International University takes care of international students through The International Office. All international students aspiring for admission to the institutes of Symbiosis International University are required to contact this office.

SNAP Test Structure

SNAP Test duration is 120 minutes.

SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.

The four sections are:
General English,Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Symbiosis Postgraduate Programmes

Programmes Offered
2-year residential full time “Post Graduate Diploma in Management” (PGDM)
The following are the specializations some of which may be shifted to the Bangalore campus when it becomes operational.

Programmes offered in January 2008 Session & June 2008 Session (Pune)
• IT Business Management Software Development and Management (June Session)
• Information System and Security (Jan & June Session)
• Networks & IT Infrastructure (June Session)
• Software Development & Management (June Session)
• Systems (June Session)

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

National Level Science Talent Search Examination-2010

Unified council is India’s leading scientific assessment organization. National Level Science Talent Search Examination NSTSE has been providing a strong foundation to the younger generation and helping them to succeed.

Know where your child stands on a nationwide platform compared to his/her peers.

Performance report: Discover your child’s strengths and weaknesses with this first of its kind analysis report that provides valuable, detailed diagnostic analysis for specific improvements and further development

Exclusive School Analysis Reports are provided for all the schools. Schools interested in participating from any place (even if not mentioned here) may write to us. Your school can be the test centre for your students.

Test Centres: Over 250 centres spread across the Nation including Agra, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ambala, Bhiwani, Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mathura, Mohalil, Mohindergarh, New Delhi (south, north, east, west, central), Noida, Panchkula, Panipat, Rohtak, Rewari, Sirsa, Sonipat and Yamunanagar

Exam fee: Rs. 100/-

Date of Exam: 31.01.2010 (Sunday)

We are looking for co-ordinators across the country from all cities and towns, interested persons may contact us

An opportunity offered first time in India

Every student who enrolls for NSTSE will receive a Success Series Book, the most comprehensive book on Memory Techniques, Effective Study Techniques, short cut methods to solve problems in Maths etc., absolutely free of cost

For a free prospectus, send us a self addressed envelope (with stamps Rs 5/-) or download the registration form from the website/Online payment facility available.

For 11th and 12th students: This is an excellent simulation test for aspirants of IIT/AIEEE/All engineering and medical entrance exams.

Prizes worth Rs 50 lakhs

Unified Council
(India’s first ISO 9001:2000, Certified organization in this sector)
#16-11-16-1/B, Saleem Nagar, Malakpet, Hyderabad-500036, Ph: 040-24545862, 24557708, 66139917, Fax: 24542215, Email:,

India’s most popular assessment exam

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