Month: June 2008

PG Diploma in Environmental Management

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PG Diploma in Environmental Management

Directorate of Distance Education, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, has invited applications for Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management (PGDEM) course.

Eligibility: Bachelors Degree in any discipline.

How To Apply: The Prospectus can be obtained from the Directorate of Distance Education, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, on cash payment of Rs 400 (Rs 100 for SC/BC of Haryana). These can also be obtained by sending DD of Rs 450 (Rs 150 in case of SC/BC of Haryana) favouring Registrar, GJUS and T, Hisar. The students can submit their admission form either directly to the Directorate of Distance Education or through the Study Centres, the list of which h is available on University website.

Closing Date: October 31, 2008 For More information contact Directorate of Distance Education (DDE), Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana. Ph: 01662263158, 263141, 263135, 263157. Email:


MA in Tribal Studies

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MA in Tribal Studies

North Orissa University has invited applications for the course MA in Tribal Studies.

Eligibility: Graduate in any discipline How To Apply: Request for application form, by post, can be sent to The Chairman, PG Council, North Orissa University, Takatpur, Baripada -757003 and Orissa. The cost of application form and prospectus is Rs 200 by hand and Rs 250 by post. The application form can also be downloaded from the University Website and be submitted to the University with a Bank Draft of Rs 200. All amounts should be paid through Bank Draft in favour of Comptroller of Finance, North Orissa University, payable at any Nationalised Bank at Baripada. A self addressed A-4 size envelope should be submitted for the purpose.

Completed application forms may be submitted directly in the office of the Chairman, PG Council, North Orissa University, Baripada by hand or by registered post/speed post.

Closing Date: July 29, 2008 To know more details about this course, contact North Orissa University, Sriram Chandra Vihar, Takatpur, Baripada Mayurbhanj, Orissa.

Ph: 06792-255127 /278275 /256906 Website:

Masters in Occupational Therapy

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Masters in Occupational Therapy

All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR), affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences has invited applications for Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) course.

Eligibility: Candidates who have passed Bachelor Degree in Physical Therapy or Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy with completion of compulsory six months Internship on or before July 31, 2008 from the University outside Maharashtra State Reservation: As per Prevailing Provisions at Government of India Institutes and as amended from time to time.

How To Apply: Application forms can be obtained between 9.00 am to 1 pm Monday to Friday from the Academic Section of the Institute against Demand Draft of Rs 100.

If required by the Registered post; enclose Demand Draft of Rs 100 and self addressed envelop of size 23 cm x 11.5 cm fixing postage stamp of Rs 32, super scribed as “Application: BPO or MOTh / MPTh or M Sc (P&O) of course – 2008 – 2009.

Forms can also be downloaded from the institute website and forwarded to Institute along with Demand Draft of Rs 100. Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Director, All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai–34” Payable at Mumbai.

For more details, contact All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Haji Ali, K Khadye Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Ph: 91-22-24964331/ 32/ 40/ 41, 91-22-24935035. Email:, Website:

Last Date: 30-06-2008

Career opportunities in Genetic Engineering

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Career opportunities in Genetic Engineering
Monday June 23 2008 16:47 IST Kalavathi Amarachelvam for EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE

I am a BE (ECE) student from Chennai. I am interested in studying Nanotechnology course and wanted to pursue a career in nanotechnology. Please help me with the name and details of training centres in Chennai. —Ramesh, Chennai

Nanotechnology, which is at a nascent stage now, has created a lot of ripples in the recent years. This is one of the most exciting research areas at present, which may lead to many great scientific and technological advances.

According to Nasscom, the worldwide need for Nanotechnology workers is expected to reach two million by 2015. Since you want to pursue a career in this field, you must be aware that you could get into the actual course on Nanotechnology only in your PG. So, you are on the right track with your BE degree. Anna University offers M Tech in Nanotechnology from this year. IIT, Chennai also offers course in Nanotechnology. Aappin Knowledge Solutions has a center in Chennai which offers certificate course in Nanotechnology through e-learning.

I have just completed my 12th standard and I would like to take up B Tech Biotechnology for higher studies. What course should I take up later to become a Genetic Engineer? What are the career prospects of genetic engineering and which are the institutes offering this course? What exactly does genetic engineering comprise of ? What will be the starting salary in the field?


Genetic Engineering means the deliberate modification of the characters of an organism by the manipulation of its genetic material.

Genetic Engineering (GE) is a highly complicated and advanced branch of science which involves a wide range of techniques used in changing the genetic material in the DNA code in a living organism. Genetic engineering comes under the broad heading of Biotechnology There is a great scope in .

this field as the demand for genetic engineers are growing in India as well as abroad.

In certain developed countries, there are openings for genetic counselors, but in India the concept of genetic counseling is not so widely known and most of the genetic counseling where necessary is being done by medical doctors themselves.

Genetics, like other fields of Biotechnology, is a field where you can’t expect a job immediately after your graduation or even at the PG level. So if you are prepared for long years of academic pursuit, have high analytical and mathematical skills and have a lot of patience and commitment to do prolonged research work, then this can be the career for you.

Some of the universities which offer genetic Engineering courses at postgraduate and doctorate levels are the Bio-Informatics Centre of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) New Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur and Delhi), Delhi University, University of Calcutta, MKUCoimbatore, Birla Institute of Technology (Pilani Rajasthan), University of Lucknow, Jadavpur University (Kolkata, West Bengal) etc.

As regards the salary at the entry level you may get anywhere between Rs 8000 to 20,000. But once you have gathered experience you will be much sought after.

PG Programme in Management

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PG Programme in Management
Monday June 23 2008 16:47 IST

SMOT, the academy for management and business education has SMOT has announced admissions for its 16 month PGPM, a regular course starting in Sep 2008. Graduate students with a good track record are eligible to apply. The nationwide entrance test and interview will be held on 5, July Aspiring students can register for the test online at

SMOT offers PGPM in Management Consulting Practice leading to highly rewarding careers in Finance, Marketing, HR and IT. Specialisations offered at SMOT are unique as students prepare themselves for a specific career in their chosen area.

SMOT, the academy for management and business education, is sending a delegation of six highly acclaimed professors to Canada on a six day industry visit. Scheduled to happen between June 13th and 20th, the delegation will visit some of the top companies, and consulting firms. The delegation is also scheduled to interact with the officials of some of the business schools for exchange of faculty and students. Research in Motion (RIM), headquartered in Toronto, is partnering with SMOT in offering BlackBerry Solutions to the students of SMOT. The delegation will also meet Canadian Association of Management Consultants, SMOT’s professional partners.

SMOT offers a wide range of in demand career tracks relevant to industries such as IT, Manufacturing, Services, Healthcare and Retail. The major focus in this program will be specialisation in career verticals. Many companies have already booked slots for campus placement program and the current students are expected to close the year with an impressive average CTC.

The teaching faculty consists of a good mix of professors from some of the top universities in the US and Canada, professors from well known business schools in India (Including IIMs), leaders in the industry with a passion to teach, private consulting professionals and our own permanent faculty .

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Advanced Diploma in Software Testing

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Advanced Diploma in Software Testing
Monday June 23 2008 16:47 IST

The Chennai-based Softsmith Infotech, a software services provider, specialising in independent third party testing and quality assurance services, has launched an advanced diploma programme in Software Testing.

The diploma programme encompasses a rigorous course work in the areas of functionality testing, automation testing using software such as Win-runner, Load runner, Test director, QTP and Rational Robot with multiple real time projects that would give a hands-on-experience in executing testing in real time situations.

The duration of the programme is for one year and the course fee is Rs 79,000.

The admission to the ADST programme is only through written test in aptitude and English. Students who have completed BE / MCA / M Tech are eligible for the programme.

For registrations and enquiries Call 2433 3312 / 99406 72338 / or walk into the office at # 170, Sundaram Complex, 2nd Floor, Usman Road (Near Siva Vishnu Temple), T Nagar, Chennai – 17.

Night hours for workers

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Night hours for workers

Monday 30 Jun, 2008 for 7DAYS

Contractors are planning additional working hours to compensate for time lost during the midday breaks which starts from tomorrow. An official from the UAE Contractors Association said that companies might opt for extra work hours to finish the projects on time.

“Night schedules are much better than the morning hours because of the heat. Contractors, like others, are concerned about the health of the workers and it is a good move by the Ministry of Labour to have midday break,” said Dr Imad Al Jamal, vice-chairman of the technical committee of the UAE contractors Association.

Earlier this month, Ministry of Labour announced hat construction workers will get a break from 12.30pm to 3pm from July 1. The break period will continue till August 31.

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