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PGDRM admission at NIRD

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PGDRM admission at NIRD

Oct 21: National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD) under the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, located at Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad-500030, has invited applications for admission to the fully residential Post-Graduate Diploma in Rural Development Management (PGDRDM) for 2010-11. The programme of one year duration extends from August 2010 to July 2011.

The applicant should be Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University. Those who are in the final year of the qualifying course and expect to complete all the requirements of Graduation before 1st August 2010 can also apply.

There are 60 seats for the course of which 10 seats may be allotted to Indian in-service applicants and international applicants. Reservation for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) and Persons with Disability (PWD) will be made as per Government of India Rules. Details are available at

Selection to the programme will be based on an All India Entrance Test followed by a Group Discussion and Interview for the candidates short-listed based on the test.

Entrance Test will test the verbal, analytical and quantitative competence of the applicants and will be held on 24.1.2010 at Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Kohima, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Siliguri, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

Prospectus cum Application form can be obtained free of cost till 11.12.2009, during working hours (9 am to 5.30 pm) from the Admissions Officer, Centre for Post-Graduate Studies (CPGS).

Application form also will be given at NIRD-NERC Office at Khanapara, Guwahati, and at the Eastern Regional Centre of NIRD at Patna.

Request for application forms by Post will be accepted till 11.12.2009 and should be accompanied by a self- addressed envelope of size 12″ x 10″, with stamps worth Rs.13/- affixed.

Application can also be downloaded from

Filled in application form should be submitted to the Admissions Coordinator, Centre for Post-Graduate Studies (CPGS), National Institute of Rural Development, Rajendra Nagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh-500030, with an application fee of Rs.1200/-(Rs.600/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates) by way of an ‘Account Payee’ Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘NIRD, Hyderabad’ and US $ 50 for international applicants who should use Swiftcode SBHYINBB052 A/C No. 62052905893 for remittance, so as to reach there latest by 18.12.2009. The last date for receipt of applications from those residing in the North Eastern States is 24.12.2009 and that for international students is 8.1.2010.

For details, visit nird.

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IGNOU invites applications

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IGNOU invites applications

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited applications for entrance test for its management programmes including MBA, to be held on August 16, 2009.

Graduates in any disciplines with 50 per cent marks (45% for reserved category students) are eligible to apply.

Application form and prospectus can be downloaded from the web site
The duly filled in application along with a demand draft for Rs.550 drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi should be sent to the Registrar (SED), Block–12, IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi–110068 by registered post so as to reach the addressee on or before July 15, 2009.

Courses in Nano-biotechnology

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Courses in Nano-biotechnology

The International Centre for Nano-biotechnology of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University at Rajakkamangalam, Kanyakumari District, will offer a Master of Technology (M. Tech.) and a Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Nano-biotechnology.

The eligibility for the M. Sc. course is a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, plant sciences, animal sciences, chemistry, physics, medical science, agricultural science or environmental science.

The eligibility for the M. Tech. course is a B.E. or B. Tech. in biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering, biomedical engineering or chemical engineering. Students who have completed a PG in any life science are eligible for M. Tech.

Details at .

The world of book editing

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The world of book editing


In an expanding publishing industry, book editors with an eye for detail are in great demand.

Does reading books for a living seem like a dream job? Then book editing may be the perfect profession for you. Book editors do primarily what their job title suggests, which is editing books. However, being an editor also involves many other activities.

According to Sandhya Rao, Chief Editor of publishing house Tulika, a typical day in the life of an editor would involve such tasks as “looking at manuscripts, working with production, interacting with authors and illustrators, and in the case of books in different languages, interacting with translators.”

Book editing has many subfields and specialisations, ranging from mystery novels to biographies. This is why Rakesh Khanna, co-founder of Blaft Publications, feels that it is wise to “obtain two skills.” As an example, he cited an editor of biology textbooks, who “should be really strong in English as well as biology.”

Also, while editors at small and independent publishing houses generally edit manuscripts as well as interact with authors, editors at multinational publishing houses usually focus on one of the two tasks. Copy editors correct grammatical and spelling errors, whilst ensuring that the book is cohesive and factually accurate. Acquisitions editors are responsible for obtaining manuscripts, selecting those which show promise and communicating with the author.

The Indian book publishing industry is flourishing, and was worth Rs. 8,000 crore in 2006. Since then it has been growing rapidly. Ms. Rao of Tulika believes that there are several reasons for this. “The industry is expanding because the market has grown,” she says, adding that “so many foreign players are coming into India because India is a huge potential market, due to the large English-speaking population.” In fact, India is the third largest producer of books in English, after the United States and Britain. However, as Ms. Rao points out, the best-selling books in India are probably textbooks; with the number of school-going children increasing every year, the demand for these books should not diminish in the near future.


The qualifications required to become an editor are not set in stone. Manjula Ramesh, Head of Production at Emerald Publishers, says that a degree in any field is sufficient, as long as you have “a very good knowledge and a good flow in English.” The same applies if you are interested in editing books in other languages. This was reiterated by Mr. Khanna of Blaft Publications, who says that “whatever language you are editing, it should be the language you’ve grown up with and the language you read a lot.” Mrs. Rao of Tulika believes that while it is better to have a “postgraduate degree in a language,” it is not an absolute necessity.

Being a book editor calls for certain practical skills and abilities. According to Mr. Khanna, the job requires an aptitude for “paying attention to various small details.” A talent for negotiating with other people, such as authors, is also beneficial. Mrs. Ramesh of Emerald Publishers adds that an editor should “be creative, should have the patience to peruse the book once or twice or even more and should have high concentration,” but above all else, they should have a passion for books.

You can prepare to enter the industry by reading books in every possible genre, editing a school or college magazine and working part-time as a freelance editor while still in college. Gaining experience is invaluable to a budding editor. Publishing houses generally provide a pleasant environment to work in. Alternatively, if you prefer working from home, freelance editing might be a good option. Ultimately, a book editor enjoys reading, is proficient in English or other languages and actively tries to discover new writing talent. If you thrive in the world of words, there’s a great career waiting for you!

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BITS Admission : Apply by June 30

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BITS Admission : Apply by June 30

June 14 : Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani has invited applications from candidates who had appeared for BITSAT-2009 and who fulfill the eligibility criteria, for admission to the Integrated First Degree Programmes – BE (Hons); B.Pharm (Hons); M.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc (Tech) – offered by the Institute at its Pilani, Goa and Hyderabd Campuses.

Details of programmes are given at

Admissions will be based on merit determined by the score obtained by the candidates at BITSAT-2009. Interested and eligible candidates should apply for admission as per the procedure prescribed. Only those candidates, who have passed their 12th year examination in 2009 or 2008 and have appeared in BITSAT-2009, will be included in the merit list for admission. Students who have passed 12th examination in 2007 or earlier are not eligible for applying.

First Rank holders of Central and State Boards in India will be given direct admission to the Programme of their choice irrespective of their BITSAT-2009 score, subject to their fulfilling the eligibility conditions. They should have obtained the minimum of 80% aggregate marks in PCM subjects with at least 60% in each of the PCM subjects in their 12th examination. For this purpose, the topper should be from the Science stream having taken Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects in 12th examination. The aggregate marks should contain the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects, in addition to other subjects considered by the board as required to pass the 12th examination.

Candidates have to apply online at and take out a printout of the application submitted. The completed application from along with the prescribed fee of Rs.200/- and other enclosures should reach the Admissions Officer, BITS, Pilani-333031-02, latest by 5 pm on 30th June, 2009.

The procedure for payment of application fee of Rs. 200/- is given at the site where registration is to be done. The fee structure is given at

The cut-off BITSAT scores for admissions to I Semester 2008-09 to different programmes are given at the link ‘BITSAT Cut-off Scores (For 2008-09 Admissions)’, at Candidates should note that the cut-off scores vary from year to year.
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Engg admissions at DCE and NSIT Delhi

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Engg admissions at DCE and NSIT Delhi

June 14 : Delhi College of Engineering, Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi-110042 has issued the Admission Notice for B.E. Courses under Faculty of Technology (University of Delhi) for 2009-10 at Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), for Delhi Region/Outside Delhi Region/Kashmiri Migrants.

Candidates who appeared in Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) 2009 conducted by University of Delhi for admission to B. E. Courses under Faculty of Technology (University of Delhi) in Delhi College of Engineering (DCE) and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) are eligible for admission under the ‘Delhi Region seats through CEE-2009’ category.
Admission will be made on the basis of Rank of CEE-2009, from amongst those, who apply in the prescribed form.
For Those who have appeared in AIEEE-2009 and have been declared eligible for Central Counselling by CBSE, will be considered for admission to B.E. Courses in the two institutes for 15% seats for outside Delhi Region under ‘Outside Delhi Region seats through AIEEE-2009’ category. Admission will be made on the basis of Rank of AIEEE-2009.

Application form can be obtained from 16th June, 2009 up to 1 pm on 6th July, 2009, from the Reception Counter, Administrative Building, Delhi College of Engineering, Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi-110042 in person on all working days from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm on submission of a Pay Order or Crossed Demand Draft of Rs. 500/-.

Application form can be obtained through Post by sending a Demand Draft of Rs. 600/- (inclusive of postal charges) along with 3 address slips of size 10 cm X 5 cm, to which the application form is to be sent with the envelope containing the DD and address slips inscribed with ‘Request for B.E. admission form’, on top and to reach the ‘Administrative Officer, Delhi College of Engineering, Shahbad Daulatpur, Main Bawana Road, Delhi-110042’, latest by 25.06.2009.

The application form can also be downloaded from or and submitted along with a DD of Rs. 500/-.

Demand Draft should be drawn in favour of ‘Director, Delhi College of Engineering’, payable at ‘Delhi.’
Completed Form should reach the DCE latest by 4 p.m on 06.07.2009 (Monday).

Applicants desirous to be considered for Kashmiri Migrants seats (1 each in DCE & NSIT) should indicate their preferences at the appropriate place in the application form and attach attested photocopies of (i) Certificate of registration as Kashmiri Migrant issued by the Relief Commissioner, Jammu or Divisional Commissioner, Delhi (ii) Proof of property in Kashmir of the parent of the candidate (iii) Proof of current residence such as Ration Card, Photo Identity Card issued by the Election Commissioner, Driving License etc. Other conditions for admission of Kashmiri Migrants will remain same as mentioned above for others.

There are a total of 670 seats for BE at Delhi College of Engineering of which 569 will be filled based on CEE and 101 based on AIEEE. The branches, total seats, seats to be filled through CEE (85%) and seats to be filed based on AIEEE (15%) at Delhi College of Engineering are as follows.

(i) Electronics and Communication Engineering (120;102; 18)
(ii) Electrical Engineering (90; 76; 14)
(iii) Mechanical Engineering (120; 102; 18)
(iv) Civil Engineering (70; 59; 11)
(v) Production and Industrial Engineering (30; 26; 4)
(vi) Computer Engineering (90; 76; 14)
(vii) Polymer Science & Chemical Technology (40; 34; 6)
(viii) Environmental Engineering (30; 26; 4)
(ix) Information Technology (60; 51; 9)
(x) Bio-Technology (20; 17; 3)

At Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, there are 500 seats of which 425 will be filled based on CEE and 75 based on AIEEE.
Details are as follows.

(i) Electronics and Communication Engineering (120; 102; 18)
(ii) Computer Engineering (120; 102; 18)
(iii) Instrumentation and Control Engineering (120; 102; 18)
(iv) Manufacturing Process & Automation Engineering (60; 51; 9)
(v)Information Technology (60; 51; 9)
(vi) Bio-Technology (20; 17; 3)

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June 14 : Indira Gandhi National Open University Regional Centre, Cohin-682017, in collaboration with Kerala Managements Association has announced admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Research in Management (PGDTRM) for July, 2009 session.

Those who have completed Post Graduation in Management, Commerce and in allied disciplines and practicing Managers will be eligible for admission.

The Programmes consists of courses in Teaching Skills in Management, Institutional Management, Management Research, Management Consultancy and Entrepreneurial Development, Training and Development, Live Cases/Case Studies & Training in Software Packages for Management Research.

The Programme duration is minimum 1 year and maximum 4 years and the Programme fee is Rs.15000/-
Enrolled students will be attached to KMA, Cochin and other Chapters of KMA in Kerala. Counselling sessions and other academic support services will be rendered through the KMA Centres. Initially, the Programme will be offered in Kerala. The Programme is being conducted in the distance learning mode.

Application forms along with student handbook are available at IGNOU Regional Centre (0484-2533021) and at office of Kerala Management Association, Management House, Panampally Nagar, Kochin-36 (0484-2317966) for Rs.100/- in cash. It can be obtained by Post by sending a Demand Draft for Rs.150/- drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at Cochin.

Last date for receipt of filled in application at IGNOU Regional Centre, Cochin accompanied by the requisite enclosures as per the checklist in the Handbook and a Demand Draft for Rs.15,000/- towards Programme fee drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at Cochin is 30th June, 2009.

Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management Research New Delhi PGDM, PGPRM (Retail) Admissions open 2009-11 (14th Batch)

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Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management Research New Delhi PGDM, PGPRM (Retail) Admissions open 2009-11 (14th Batch)
by NewsIn on Jun.14, 2009,

Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management Research New Delhi Admissions open 2009-1114th Batch) PGDM, PGPRM (Retail) (Approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, GOI) Increased seats and an autonomous status have created a good opportunity for those who have missed out the chance to get admission in SriSIIM. You should explore the SriSIIM opportunity, before we run out of seats. There are several good reasons for you to choose SriSIIM 1. Excellent Placement Record with a record salary package of Rs 30 lakhs + given to 12 of its students. 2. 16 innovatively designed full credit courses in addition to the MBA course being offered by other institutes. These include creativity and innovation, Indian Wisdom, Personality Development, New Product Development (NPD), Business Communication, BARS (Business Analytics & Research Systems), Marketing in India, Crisis Management, Environmental Management, Organisational Leadership & Leading through Teams, Management Consultancy & Project Management, General Case Study & Analysis, Emotional Intelligence and Transactional Analysis, Macro Economic Policy Analysis, Economics of HR & Knowledge Management. 3. First class in the morning is always the SADHNA class where the students share the wisdom of the Bible, Guru Granth Sahib, Quran, Geeta and the Vedas. An important part of this class is Meditation and Prayer which sets the mood and the tone for the whole day. 4. A State of the Art Auditorium, Modern Class Rooms, a New Library and an Upgraded Computer Lab are under construction at the campus and will be ready before the new session. 5. The institute has implemented the 6th Pay Commission to ensure that the salaries of the faculty are at par with the best. This has attracted some of the most respected names to join SriSIIM. 6. SriSIIM University Press has been recently launched to ensure good quality of books and course material for the students in collaboration with the best around the globe. 7. Hostel facilities are available for the girl students with transport facilities. To explore further please email at , SMS or call Shubhi at 9958291341 or our admission cell at 011-26124090/91. Theyare planning to visit Dehradun, Rishikesh, Varanasi, Allahabad, Guwahati & Kolkatta for GDPI in June. Please reserve your seats by calling Shubhi at 9958291341, 011-26124090, 91 or sending her an sms. Alternatively you can send an email to Shubhi at or . Candidates of Varanasi & Allahabad can call Satish at 9335008045, 0542-6531423. You can also visit their campus on any Sunday in June-July 2009 at 10 am for the GDPI. You would need to bring Photostat copies and original certificates of your 10th, 12th and graduation mark sheets with your CAT/MAT/XAT score. The fees for the Entire process is Rs. 1000/-. Lunch is provided at the campus and the results are handed over the same day by 4.00 pm.

Campus: Plot No. 7, Phase-II, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070, Ph: 26124090/26124091, Fax: 26124092, Mobile: 9958291341,
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SRM varsity introduces new courses

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SRM varsity introduces new courses
15 Jun 2009, 0325 hrs IST, TNN

CHENNAI: The SRM University (deemed) near Chennai will introduce undergraduate courses in nano technology, infrastructural engineering, nuclear
engineering, architectural engineering and fashion technology this academic year.

Its chancellor T R Pachamuthu announced this while distributing admission letters to students on Friday last. According to a press release, the university has enhanced its cumulative scholarship for meritorious students from Rs 6.5 crore last year to Rs 9 crore now.

“Under the Founder’s Scholarship, 20 toppers of the SRM Engineering Entrance Examination would be granted free admission into the B.Tech course of their choice. Besides, another Rs 2 crore would be offered as scholarship in addition to a stipend of Rs 1,000 per month,” the press release said.

Pachamuthu offered free education to all the 32 district toppers in Tamil Nadu and a 50% waiver in tuition fees for 200 students who had scored an aggregate of 90% or above in their CBSE Plus Two examination and 95% and above in the State Board higher secondary examinations.

“Apart from this 77 seats would be allotted under the sports quota which also comes under the Founder’s Scholarship programme. Of the 77 seats, 25 would be for B.Tech, 22 for MBA and the balance for other fields like science and humanities,” the release added.

BHMS at NIH, Kolkata

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BHMS at NIH, Kolkata

June 13 : National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block-GE, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 106, an autonomous Institution under Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, has invited applications from Indian Nationals for admission to 5½ years Degree Course in Homoeopathy (BHMS) (including one year Compulsory Rotatory Internship) at the National Institute of Homoeopathy, Kolkata, affiliated to The West Bengal University of Health Sciences for the academic year 2009-10.

Those who have passed Higher Secondary (10+2)/equivalent examination with five subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and obtained 50% marks in aggregate (45% marks for the SC/ST) are eligible to apply. Applicant should attain 17 years of age by 31st December, 2009. Blind (including colour blind), deaf, and/or dumb candidates are not eligible to apply for the course.

There are 60 seats of which 14 seats are reserved for nominees, one each from Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, , Nagaland, Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry and 2 each from Mizoram and Tripura. Six seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals of which 5 are for candidates from BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand) nominated by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and One for Foreign National candidates under self-financing scheme nominated by the Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India. Ten seats are reserved for candidates sponsored by Govt. of Sri Lanka through the Dept. of AYUSH, Govt.of India. The remaining seats will be filled through All-India Admission Test.

Reservation for various categories will be made as per rules. Application has to be submitted in the format available at, on three A4 size paper (two pages for the application proforma and one page for the identification card).

Filled in application, in candidate’s own handwriting, should reach the office of the Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, Block-GE, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 106 on or before 20th July, 2009 along with (i) a self addressed (with Pin code) envelope of size 31 cm X 12 cm (ii) Bank Draft for Rs.500/- drawn in favour of Director, National Institute of Homoeopathy, payable at Kolkata (No Bank draft is required in case of SC/ST candidates but they have to attach a copy of caste certificate attested by a Gazetted Officer with the application) (iii) 4 identical copies of recent passport size (3.5 cm X 4.5 cm) colour photographs of the applicant taken without spectacles and cap/hat, after 15th May, 2009 with a placard showing candidate’s name and date of photo, of which 2 copies are to be pasted on the specified area on the application, which should be attested by a Gazetted Officer after pasting, with part of signature on the photograph and part of signature on the application form and the other 2 not pasted, signed on the reverse by candidate.

Admit Card and Prospectus will be sent by Post to the applicants. List of candidates with their Roll numbers and Centres will also be available at

The All India Entrance Examination will be held on 9th August, 2009 (Sunday) at Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thiruvanthapuram and Bhopal. In case the number of candidates opted for a particular centre are less, then the centers at Hyderabad, Thiruvanthapuram and Bhopal will be cancelled and the candidates will be allotted the nearest centre. Accordingly candidate who opts for Hyderabad / Thiruvanthapuram/Bhopal has to mention his/her second choice of center of examination from amongst Kolkata/New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai. The examination will be of 3 hours duration with 200 multiple choice questions from Physics (60), Chemistry (60), Biology (60) and General Knowledge (20). There will be negative marking for wrong answers

The result of Admission Test will be announced on 17th August, 2009. Counselling for Admission will be on 28th & 29th August, 2009. Result of the qualified candidates will be communicated by post and the merit list will also be available at

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