Monday, January 31, 2011

NIT MCA Common Entrance Test 2011


National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are premier technical institutions of national repute, fully funded by Government of India. The Curricula and Syllabi of Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme offered by NITs are designed considering the need of different IT Firms in India and abroad which has a high job potential in IT Sector. NIMCET is a national level entrance test conducted by NITs for admission to their MCA programme. The admission to first year of MCA prgoramme, offered by NIT Agartala, Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kurukshetra, Raipur, Surathkal, Tiruchirappalli and Warangal, for the year 2011-12 will be based on the rank obtained in NIMCET2011 ONLY. Candidate’s score and rank based on NIMCET2011 entrance examination is valid for admission to MCA course of participating NIT’s for 2011-2012 session only.NIMCET 2011 examination is scheduled on 15th May 2011 from 10.00 A.M to 12.00 noon at the various test centers.

Indian Nationals securing 60% marks or 6.5/10 CGPA (55% or 6.0/10 CGPA for SC/ST) in each of the examinations of
12th level with Mathematics and
Bachelor’s Degree of full time 3 year duration from a recognized University with any one of the following as one of the subjects
Business Mathematics
Discrete Mathematics
Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
Business Statistics
Computational Mathematics
Elementary Mathematics
Elementary Statistics
Those who have done Bridge Course in Mathematics are also eligible to apply. The percentages of marks for (i) and (ii) given above are to be calculated on the basis of method used by respective Board / University.Students completing degree from Open Universities are also eligible to apply provided their course is approved by UGC/AICTE / Distance Education Council (DEC) of Govt. of India.The candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply for NIMCET2011. Such candidates shall have to furnish the proof of fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NIMCET2011 preferably at the time of Counseling/Admission but not later than 31st August, 2011, failing which, their admission may be cancelled by the respective NITs.State quota is applicable only for the state of Tamil Nadu .Candidate passed / appeared for qualifying exam from Tamil Nadu will be eligible for Tamil Nadu State Quota of NIT – Trichurapalli. For all other NIT’s only all India quota is applicable.


NIMCET2011 examination will be of two hours and question paper will consist of 120 multiple choice questions with four choices for each question in Mathematics, Analytical Ability & Logical Reasoning, Computer Awareness and General English. Each correctly answered question will carry FOUR marks and each wrongly answered question will lead to NEGATIVE ONE mark. The candidates have to mark the responses in the OMR sheets at the time of examination. Candidates have to bring their own HB pencil, eraser and black ball point pen. Calculators, mobile phones or any other electronic gadget are not allowed in the examination hall.

WEB ENABLED ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM                                              Eligible candidates are required to fill in web enabled on-line application form from any place of their convenience. Candidates are required to create user login Id and password for themselves and should use the same as and when required. Candidates are not permitted to create multiple Ids’ in any case. If there is any problem in login creation then candidate are required to contact Secretary NIMCET 2011.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidates are required to read the instructions carefully before filling the online application form . They are also required to take a print out of the online filled in online application form and send it by speed post along with copies of mark sheets of Matriculation, High School and Graduation and a demand draft of Rs. 1500/- for open /OBC and Rs.750/- for SC/ST candidates in favor of “NIMCET2011” payable at SBI, MANIT Branch Bhopal at the following address so as to reach on or before Monday, April 11, 2011.
The Chairman/Secretary
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
Bhopal-462051 (MP)
Applications received after due date or received without demand draft will not be considered. Rights are reserved by NIMCET2011 for any change. P-9826757654,9893835357

PROCESSING FEEThe fee for entrance examination and counseling is Rs.1500 /- for OPEN/OBC and Rs. 750/- for SC/ST candidates. Candidates will have to submit a demand draft of appropriate amount, depending up on their category, in favor of “NIMCET2011”, payable at Bhopal. Candidates are required to write their name, address and mobile/phone number at the back side of the demand draft.

SCORE CARD AND VALIDITY OF NIMCET2011                                            The list of selected candidates for online counseling on the basis of NIMCET2011 rank will be published on Score card of all eligible candidates will be made available on . Candidate is required to download their score card using their login Id from the NIMCET 2011 website. No separate Score Card will be sent to the candidates. Candidate’s score and rank based on NIMCET2011 is valid for admission to MCA course to the Participating Institutes for 2011-2012 session only.

Important Dates

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Summer Internship Program - 2011( Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science,Bangalore)


Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science offers summer internship for bright and motivated second year or third year B.E./B.Tech(Civil Engineering) students. The program aims at motivating and promoting the culture of research at the undergraduate level in the Civil Engineering discipline. This programme is sponsored by the University Grant Commission, Govt. of India.The selected student is expected to work for a minimum duration of six weeks and programme could extend up to about twelve weeks depending on the individual progress and circumstances.The trainees are expected to avail the internship preferably during May-July 2011 and specific requests for any changes to suit academic calenders would be considered on case by case basis.

Highlights of Program
Mini Project in IISc
Meeting Young Researchers in the Department
Visits to modern research facilities in the Department and Institute
Participating in Department and Institute seminars and lectures during the stay.

Eligibility and Selection criteria
Undergraduate Students in second or third year B.E./B.Tech(Civil Engineering) are eligible to apply.
Selection will be based on the scholastic record of the student in 10th and 12th classes, percentage (or TGPA) obtained so far in B.E./ B.Tech and a brief research proposal.

Stipend, Travel and Accommodation

Stipend of Rs.3000 per month on prorata basis and a contingency up to Rs.1000 for academic expenses will be paid to selected students after successful completion of assigned work. No travel and daily allowances are admissible in this program. Presently we are not in a position to arrange for accommodation for the trainees.


Click here to download application.
Please fill in all the details and submit it to by email before 28th February 2011.

Important Dates
Last date for receipt of completed application form – 28th February 2011
Announcement of selection – 15th March 2011.

Contact :

The Chairman
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560012, India
Phone: +91 80 2293 2323 / 2324
Fax : +91 80 2360 0404

Indian Institute of Science(IISC) ADMISSIONS 2011

Applications are invited for admission to the following (i) Research Programme [Ph D / M Sc (Engg)] (ii) Course Programme [ME /M Tech/M Des/ M.Mgt] (iii) Integrated Ph D Programme and (iv) External Registration Programme (Ph D only) at the Institute. Complete eligibility criteria, specialization, areas of research and the other details are available at our website Candidates who have not yet completed their qualifying examinations and expect to complete all the requirements for the degree (including all examinations, project dissertation, viva-voce etc.) before July 31, 2011, are also eligible to apply.


Ph D in Science Faculty: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Ecological Sciences, High Energy Physics, Inorganic & Physical Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences(interdisciplinary), Microbiology & Cell Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics, Neuroscience, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Solid State & Structural Chemistry.

M Sc(Engg) and Ph D in Engineering Faculty: Aerospace Engineering, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Automation, Earth Sciences, Electrical Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Design & Technology, Instrumentation, Management Studies, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience and Engineering, Interdisciplinary in Nanoscience and Engineering, Product Design & Manufacturing, Sustainable Technologies, and Supercomputer Education & Research.


Applicants possessing a minimum of second class in the following are eligible to apply:

Bachelor’s or Master's degree in an appropriate field of Engineering/Technology/Architecture/ Medicine/ Agriculture/ Pharmacy/ Veterinary Sciences; or Master’s degree in Science in an appropriate field including Biotechnology, or Master’s in Economics, Geography, Social Work, Psychology, Management, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Computer Science/ Application as applicable to the respective departments.

Qualifying in one of the following appropriate Tests (with validity as on 1st of August 2011) is mandatory for the candidates applying for Ph D in Science Faculty and M Sc(Engg): CSIR-UGC NET for JRF; or UGC-NET for JRF; or DBT JRF; or ICMR JRF; or JEST 2011; or NBHM 2011; or IISc Entrance Test 2011; or GATE 2010/2011. Qualifying in these tests is not mandatory but desirable for candidates who possess a Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/ M Sc(Engg)/MS or MBA(post BE/B Tech) wish to apply for the departments in the Engineering Faculty.

IISc Entrance Test is conducted in Atmospheric Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Ecological Sciences, Mathematics, Management Studies, and Materials Science subjects.

Candidates with BE / B Tech or equivalent degree who may not have qualified in any of the above mentioned National Entrance Tests but possess an excellent academic record right from 10th Standard onwards may be considered for admission to a limited number of seats in Ph D programme in Engineering Faculty. The short listing for interview of such candidates will be based on their academic performance in 10th , 12th and the qualifying degree at the current stage.


(a) Master of Engineering (ME) in Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Microelectronics, Signal Processing, Systems Science & Automation, and Telecommunication Engineering.


Applicants possessing a minimum of second class in Bachelor's degree in appropriate field of Engineering/ Technology or equivalent degree with valid GATE score are eligible to apply.

Selection is based on valid GATE score only.

(b) Master of Technology (M Tech) in Electronics Design & Technology(ED), Computational Science (CP), Climate Science(CL), Transportation & Infrastructure Engineering(TI) and Instrumentation(IN).


Applicants possessing a minimum of second class in the following qualifying degree with valid GATE score are eligible to apply:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of Engineering/Technology; or Master’s degree in Science, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Instrumentation, Electronics or Master’s in Computer Application as applicable to the respective departments.

Selection for (ED), (CP) , (CL) and (CL) is based on an aptitude test and interview subsequent to short-listing based on valid GATE score and for (IN) based on valid GATE score only.

(c) Master of Design (M Des) in Product Design & Engineering


Applicants possessing a minimum of second class in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology / Design / Architecture with valid GATE/CEED scores are eligible to apply.

Selection is based on a Design Aptitude Test and interview subsequent to short-listing based on valid GATE / CEED scores.

(d) Master of Management (M.Mgt)


Applicants possessing a minimum of first class in Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology or equivalent degree with valid GATE/JMET scores are eligible to apply.

Selection is based on a group discussion and interview subsequent to short-listing based on valid GATE / JMET scores.


in (1) Biological Sciences(BS), (2) Chemical Sciences(CS), (3) Physical Sciences (PS) and (4) Mathematical Sciences(MS)


Applicants possessing a minimum of first class in Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, (including Pharmaceutical, Veterinary Sciences and Agricultural Sciences), Mathematical Sciences, or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology as applicable to respective disciplines.

All the candidates should ualify in IISc Entrance Test scheduled for 24th April 2011. The short-listing of candidates for interview is based on performance in the IISc Entrance Test.


It is a Research programme for working professionals from (1) R&D Organizations/Industries and (2) for Faculty members from Engineering, Agricultural, Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Medical Colleges/ Universities, recognized by the appropriate government agencies. The candidates must be officially sponsored by their employing organization.

Ph D in Science: All the Science departments as indicated in (i) except High Energy Physics and Solid State & Structural Chemistry.

Ph D in Engineering: All the Engineering departments as indicated in (i).


• Qualifications remain the same as for the regular candidates. Further, the candidates should have two years of continuous service in a permanent position in the present organisation • Age: NOT higher than 40 years as on 01.04.2011.

Desirable: Qualifying in one of the tests;IISc Entrance Test,CSIR-UGC NET for JRF,UGC-NET for JRF, DBT JRF,ICMR JRF, GATE, NBHM, etc.

Selection will be based on candidate’s performance in the interview to be conducted at IISc.

(v) Reservation for OBC/SC/ST/Physically-Handicapped(PH) and Kashmiri-Migrant(KM) candidates: As per the Government of India regulations. Grade/Class of qualifying examination is relaxed to a “pass class” for SC/ST candidates.

(vi) Scholarships: All the regular students who join the Institute are eligible for IISc scholarship / fellowship from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ MHRD/ AICTE/ NBHM/ as the case may be. Scholarships from many Indian and multinational agencies and business houses are also available for meritorious students.


(a) Application Forms for Research, Course and Integrated Ph D programmes

may be obtained by any of the following three methods:

(1) Against a cash payment of Rs.700/- from select CANARA BANK Branches$ .

(2) By sending a written request for application form with 2 address slips (stickers), and a demand draft (Rs.700/- for general/OBC categories, Rs.350/- for SC/ST/PH categories, along with copy of an appropriate certificate) to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012. The DD must be drawn in favour of “Registrar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore”.

(3) Online application – Online submission of application may be made by accessing the IISc website w.e.f. 07.02.2011. Online application fee is Rs.600/- for general/OBC categories and Rs.300/- for SC/ST/PH categories. A printed copy of the online application should also be posted as detailed below.

For External Registration Programmes - Candidates should write to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, IISc, Bangalore - 560 012, enclosing a DD for Rs.1500/- drawn in favour of “Registrar, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore”.

(b) Submission of Application Forms.

Filled-in off-line application forms/ print out of the online application forms should reach the Deputy Registrar (Academic), Admissions Unit, IISc, Bangalore-560012 on or before 21.03.2011.

Separate application form should be used for each programme viz Research or Course or Integrated Ph D. Only one application form will be considered for each programme.


- Commencement of issue of Information Brochure and Application Forms (at select Canara Bank Branches and at IISc) and submission of online Application Forms 07.02.2011

-Last date for issue of Information Brochure and Application Form (at select Canara Bank Branches and at IISc)            18.03.2011

Last date for:
Submission of online application form (website closure)   18.03.2011

Receipt of completed offline Application form and hard copy of online Application Forms at IISc

 IISc Entrance Test     24.04.2011

The applicants may contact concerned Departments for more details regarding specific academic programmes. Details may also be obtained by visiting

Note: Posters giving information about admissions to IISc are displayed at select Canara Bank branches, and are posted to a large number of Engineering/Science Colleges and Universities. Helpline (24 hrs) : 080 – 22932977 (during February - July)

$ Select Canara Bank Branches where applications are issued:

Canara Bank Branches at Ahmedabad (Bhadra), Allahabad (MG Marg), Amritsar (DS Market), Bangalore (IISc. Campus, Indiranagar, Jayanagar Complex, Majestic), Bhopal (Berasia Rd), Bhubaneshwar (Bapujinagar), Calicut (Cherooty Rd), Chandigarh (Sector 17C), Chennai (Mount Road, T.Nagar, Guindy), Coimbatore (RS Puram), Delhi (Karolbagh, RK Puram, F-19 Connaught Circus), Dharwad (Market), Durgapur, Ernakulam (South), Gulbarga (Fort Rd), Guwahati (Fancy Bazar), Hyderabad (Abids Rd), Jaipur (Arvind Marg), Jamshedpur (Gulmohar Market), Kanpur (Mall Rd), Kolhapur (Laxmipuram), Kolkata (Chowringhee, Jadavpur, Brabourne Rd), Madurai (Grand Central), Mangalore (Hampankatta), Mumbai (Fort, Dadar West, Santacruz East, Chembur, New Mumbai), Mysore (Statue Square), Nagpur (Central Avenue), Panaji, Patna (South Gandhi Maidan), Pondicherry, Pune (Camp), Rourkela, Secunderabad (MG Rd), Srinagar (Residency Rd), Surat (Kotsafil Road), Surathkal (Main Rd), Thiruvananthapuram (Puthechanthai), Tiruchi (Teppakulam), Tirupathi, Vadodara (Raopura), Varanasi (Bansphatak), Vijayawada (Gandhinagar), Visakhapatnam (Suryabagh), Warangal (Station Rd).

Admission to Indian Institute of Science (IISc){INTERNATIONAL FULL TIME STUDENTS}

If you are applying for admission to IISc

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.Sc.(Engg) degree programme at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). IISc is happy to announce that fellowships will be awarded to the most promising students who are selected for admission to one of these programmes. Further details are given below.

Basic eligibility criteria

Only those who are NOT citizens of India are eligible to apply for admission through this mechanism. Indian citizens i.e. those holding an Indian passport (whether residing in India or abroad) need to apply through the the regular admission process.

Foreign students are eligible to apply only for a Ph.D. programme or an M.Sc.(Engg) programme. They are NOT eligible to apply for an integrated Ph.D. programme, ME/MTech programme, the proposed undergraduate programme etc.

Eligibility Criteria for Individual Programmes
For Ph.D. programme: A Masters degree or a four-year undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Departments offering a Ph.D. programme and their respective eligibility criteria are listed in this page.

For M.Sc.(Engineering) programme: A four-year undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Departments offering a M.Sc.(Engg.) programme and their respective eligibility criteria are listed in this page.

Application Procedure
Complete the online application form

Required supporting documents
Transcripts, degree certificate (if available) and three recommendation letters from persons familiar with the academic credentials of the candidate.
Optional (to be reported if available): GRE scores.

Additional Information
Each applicant can select a maximum of 3 Departments/Centres.
There is no application fee.
For any questions, contact

Applications must be submitted online before January 31, 2011.

Application Processing
After ensuring completeness of your application form, International Relations Cell (IRC) will forward it to the appropriate Departments/Centres.

If a Department shortlists you, a Departmental Committee will interview you using the web or the telephone.

If you are selected for a programme at the IISc, IRC will mail admission offer letters by end of April, 2011.

You are required to join the Institute by August 1, 2011 after completing all the necessary formalities.

Financial Support
If you are selected, you will be offered hostel accommodation and a fellowship by IISc. The fellowship amount will be equal to that offered to Indian students. This fellowship is usually adequate to pay tuition fees, hostel and mess fees and cover your living expenses.

If you have already secured admission to IISc

If you have already secured admission to IISc, information regarding pre-arrival formalities etc can be found here.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SIDDHA - Notification for Research Fellowship 2011 -2012

National Institute of Siddha (NIS) is located alongside Grand South Trunk Road (GST road) at Tambaram Sanatorium in Chennai. It is at a distance of about 6 km from Chennai Airport, about 24 km from Chennai Central Railway Station, just 2 km from Tambaram Railway Station and about 100 Meters from Tambaram Sanatorium Railway Station. It is about 13 km from The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University to which it is affiliated.

Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for award of Research Fellowship for research work for Ph.D. deree in Siddha for the year 2011-12.

Click here to download Application format

Click here to download Information brochure

Filled in applications along with a DD for Rs.1000/- drawn on any Nationalised Bank in favour of "The Director. National InstituteofSiddha" payable at Chennai should reach officeof the Director, within 3 weeks from the publication of this notification.

For more informations visit :

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research(Fellowships & Extension Programmes )

           JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CENTRE FOR  ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC                                                             RESEARCH 
                                              (A Deemed University) 
                                          Jakkur, Bangalore 560 064.  

                     Phone : (080)-22082776, Fax : (080)22082980
             Advt. No.42 / 2010-2011 E-mail: 


These programmes, conducted in summer for 6-8 weeks (~ mid May to July), are aimed at infusing creativity and scientific temper into undergraduates, and involve lectures, laboratory projects and research work. Selected students are expected to work at the Centre for three consecutive summers, and will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 6000 per month during their period of stay at the Centre. Upon successful completion of the programme, the students will receive a Diploma in Chemistry or Biology from the Centre. Those who complete the POCE/POBE programme with outstanding performance will be eligible for admission to the MS-PhD programme in the Centre subject to satisfactory performance in the interview.

Last date for receiving written request for application form by post - February 21, 201
Last date for download of application form – February 28, 2011
Last date for submission of completed application form - March 7, 2011

POCE: Students presently studying in 1st
year B.Sc (preferably with PCM combination).
POBE: Students presently studying in 1st
year B.Sc (preferably having Biology as one of
the subjects).

Detailed information and relevant application forms may be downloaded from the
URL: or can be obtained by writing to the following
address with a self-addressed envelope of 16 x 25 cms with stamps of Rs 15/-
The Assistant Coordinator
Fellowships & Extension Programmes
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064

SSN School of Advanced Software Engineering( MSIT Admissions 2011)

The Program

This fulltime residential program spans one and a half year. The first year is offered at SSN School of Advanced Software Engineering (SSN SASE) in Chennai. Experienced faculty of the SSN SASE and practicing professionals conduct the courses using Carnegie Mellon Courseware.

On successful completion of the one year curriculum in India candidates can qualify to proceed to Carnegie Mellon University to complete the program towards a MSIT degree.
Courses Offered:
MSIT - Software Engineering


Last date to receive completed applications (including PDF through eMail):
21st February 2011

Date of interview at Chennai:
24th February 2011

Minimum 70% score in graduate or post graduate degree in engineering or MCA
Valid GRE score by February 2011
Valid TOEFL score by February 2011
Industrial experience is preferred
Those in the final semester can also apply

Application Form

Download the application for SSN SASE admissions - 2011.

Download the application form
Complete the form in all respects and attach necessary supplementary materials.
Scan the completed form along with the supplementary materials and create a single PDF file. Mail that PDF to
Get a demend draft for Rs. 1500/- (Rupees one thousand and five hundred only) in favour of SSN School of Advanced Software Engineering payable at Chennai
Send hard copy of completed form along with supplementary materials and the DD to the following address:

The Coordinator
SSN School of Advanced Software Engineering
New #211, V. M. Street, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004
Telefax: +91 44 3290 9138 / 9855 Ext. 271 Fax Ext. 230
Mobile: +91 96772 26274
Email (for sending PDF and for any queries):

Selection Procedure
All the applications will be evaluated based on academic performance, TOEFL and GRE scores, recommendation letters, critical essay, work experience, etc.
All those who meet the minimum criteria for selection will be sent call letters for interview by SSN SASE faculty.
Further shortlisted candidates will be called for a joint interview in Chennai conducted by SSN SASE and Carnegie Mellon faculty.
All admitted candidates will be offered a letter of admission by Carnegie Mellon University.

Friday, January 28, 2011

National Council for Hotel Management(NCHMCT JEE 2011)


Date of NCHMCT JEE 2011 Examination : 16th April, 2011 ( Saturday) 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. ( 3 hrs)

Last Date for receipt of completed Application Form : 28th February, 2011

For online submission of applications from 10th December, 2010, visit and follow the instructions given therein. Candidates can pay the application fee through credit/debit cards. Fee for online mode is Rs 900/- for General/OBC candidates and Rs 450/- for SC/ST/PH candidates

Sale of information brochure and application form: Through designated bank and affiliated institutes of hotel management from 27th December, 2010

Full details about name and addresses of the institutes and banks shall be displayed in website on 24th December, 2010

NCHMCT JEE Pattern for Written Examination  
             SUBJECT                                              No. of Question
Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude                30

Reasoning and Logical Deduction                            30

General Knowledge & Current Affairs                   30

English Language                                                    80

Aptitude for Service Sector                                   30

JEE 2011 Application Form can be down loaded from Council’s website Down Loaded Application Form duly filled should be sent by Registered Post / Speed Post only to the above given address enclosing therewith requisite fee of Rs.950/- for General/ OBC categories and Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PH categories through Demand Draft / Pay Order drawn in favour of National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, payable at Noida. The down loaded Application without requisite fee shall be invalid. The last date for sending downloaded Application Form is 28th February, 2011

Admission shall be based on marks obtained by the candidate in All India (Written Test) JEE-examination to be held on 16th April, 2011. Allotment of Institute shall strictly be in order or merit & rank.

Jaipuria Institute of Management( PGDM 2011-13)

The Programme is targeted at individuals with high potential for success in business and industry. Such individuals must have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree or equivalent (under 10+2+3 system) with at least 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline from a University recognized by Association of Indian Universities / AICTE.

Candidates appearing in the final year of their bachelor's degree are also eligible, provided they complete all formalities of their examination before June 30 for the academic session beginning from July.

Selection Process 

The criteria for final selection are based on scores in CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The evaluation for GD is based on English communication, team work, awareness, analysis & synthesis. The assessment for personal interview is based on subject knowledge and personality. Credit is also, given to the past academic achievements and work experience of the candidate. The admission offers are made on pure merit.

The merit list is prepared for candidates who have qualified in the GD and Personal Interview. The rank of the student in t he admission merit list is obtained by giving weights of 60%,10%, 10% and 20% to the CAT/MAT/XAT/ATMA, past academic achievements and work experience, GD and Personal Interview scores respectively. Successful candidates will be informed of their final selection by mail. The selected candidates must pay their first installment of fees within the stipulated time mentioned in the admission offer letter.

K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

The K C Mahindra Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies Abroad is an interest free loan scholarship which is awarded to deserving graduates interested in pursuing their post graduate studies overseas. This scholarship has been ongoing since 1956. Announcement of the scholarship is done at the month of January in leading newspapers throughout India. Currently the maximum amount awarded per scholarship is Rs. 95,000/. From last year, KCMET has also announced the KC Mahindra Fellows Fund where the 3 most deserving candidates selected for the abovementioned scholarship are awarded an interest free loan scholarship ranging from Rs 5 to Rs 8 lacs, based on merit and need.

To be eligible, the candidate is required to possess a First Class degree or equivalent diploma of the same standard from a recognized university. The candidate must have secured admission or at least have applied for admission to a reputable university or institution abroad at the time of submission of the application form. The application form can be collected from our office at the end of January. Shortlisted students are called for the final interviews which are held in July. At the time of the interview you should have secured admission into the institute.

Click here to download Application Form

Note : Instructions for printer
1) Please print form on - Paper quality - ledger paper Green colour, Page size - legal
2) For further queries please email Mr. Rodrigues on

Thursday, January 27, 2011

VEE 2011 Admission

Admission to the following courses will be based on a common entrance examination to be conducted by Vels University on 07th May 2011 (Saturday) on All India Basis at select centers across India.

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E), Master of Engineering (M.E), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm), Pharm.D, Pharm.D (Post Baccalaureate), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A), Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A).

Important Dates for VEE 2011
Entrance Exam: 7th May 2011 (Saturday)
Issue of application starts: 05th January, 2011
Last date for receipt of filled-in application: 27th April, 2011

Eligibility Criteria for VEE 2011
A pass in 10 + 2 or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics (PCM). Candidates appearing for their Board Examination during March/April 2011 are also eligible to apply.

Application form Procedure for VEE 2011 Examination
Through Designated Axis Bank Branches (For bank branch details please Click Here).
Payment of cash Rs.500/- towards application form and prospectus. A Demand Draft for Rs.300/- favouring 'Registrar, Vels University" payable at Chennai should be enclosed along with the filled-in Entrance Examination Application Form.

Download Application Forms from the site
Download the application forms and Prospectus (PDF Files) and mail the filled in application form along with a Demand Draft for Rs. 800/- favouring 'Registrar, Vels University" payable at Chennai - Click here.
Applying Online
Candidates can submit their application forms online. Payments can be made using any Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking. To apply Click here.

Request for Application Forms by post
By sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with a D/D for Rs. 550/- favouring "Registrar, Vels University" payable at Chennai to the address mentioned below.
Purchase of Application Form and Prospectus in person.
By remitting cash Rs.500/- at the Office of Vels University, Chennai.

A Demand Draft for Rs.300/- favouring 'Registrar, Vels University" payable at Chennai should be enclosed along with the filled-in Entrance Examination Application Form and sent to the address mentioned below:
Mailing Address

Vels University
Velan Nagar
P.V.Vaithiyalingam Road
Chennai 600 117
Tamil Nadu

Important Note:
All the applications duly filled in along with Fee should be sent either by Registered Post or can be handed over in person at the office of University.
Application Forms should be completely filled in all respects. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Entrance Examination Centres for VEE 2011                                                           Tamilnadu Chennai, Trichy, Madurai
Kerala Kochi, Trichur, Kottayam, Calicut
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada, Nellore, Hyderabad
Karnataka Bangalore
Orissa Bhubaneswar
Bihar Patna, Muzzafarpur
West Bengal Kolkatta
Jharkhand Ranchi
Chattisgarh Raipur
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow
Rajasthan Jaipur
Assam Guwahati
Meghalaya Shillong

Procedures for VEE 2011 Admission
Selection of candidates will be based on the performance of candidates in the VEE 2011, and their marks in the qualifying examination.
The last date for receipt of completed application form for admission, enclosed along with the entrance examination application kit, at the University office is the tenth day from the date of publication of the results of the qualifying examinations for UG Courses (Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Examinations) and 15 days after the publication of the results of under graduate course examinations for PG Courses. The dates will be published in National dailies.
Application forms will be received even after the stipulated last date. Such applications will be registered as "Late Applications" and will be considered only after all the applications received in time have been exhausted.
All the applications duly filled in along with Registration Fee should be sent either by Registered Post or can be handed over in person at the office of University and should be enclosed with:
Three Passport Size photographs of the applicant.
Two self addressed stamped (Rs.10/-) envelope along with photocopy of:
Mark Sheet of the qualifying examination or equivalent.
Provisional Pass Certificate / Degree Certificate of the qualifying examination.
Transfer Certificate and Conduct Certificate from the Institute last studied.
Community Certificate.
Applicants who have passed from other Universities, should get Eligibility Certificate.
Entrance examination mark sheet.
Any other document / certificate required by this University / Commissioner of Technical Education / Govt. of Tamilnadu.
All communications should be addressed to Registrar of University indicating on the cover "Application for Admission to …………………… course"
Foreign students must also submit
No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
Eligibility Certificate from the respective University.
Appropriate Student Visa.
Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Contact Us
Velan Nagar
P.V. Vaithiyalingam Road
Chennai - 600 117
Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: + 91 - 44 - 2266 2500 / 2501 / 2502 / 2503
Fax: + 91 - 44 - 2266 2513


BEd Programme: One Year, Full Time, NCTE recognized.

1. #ARMY INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (AIE): (address): Kandhar Lines, Ring Road Delhi Cantt, New Delhi-110010. Tele/Fax: 011-25683535, E-Mail:, Website: No of Seats: 100. Affiliated to GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi.

Qualification: Graduate (except Commerce) with minimum 45% aggregate marks. Age: Below 35 years as on 01 Aug 2011.

2. #ARMY CENTRE OF EDUCATION (ACE): (address): C/o AEC Trg College and Centre, Pachmarhi, (MP)-461881. Tele/Fax: 07578-252206/252239, E-mail:, Website: No of Seats: 60. Only for female candidates. Affiliated to Barkatullah University, Bhopal.

Qualification: Graduate with minimum 45% aggregate marks. Age: There is no age limit for admission to BEd.

3. #ARMY INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (AIHE): (address): Nalwa Bridge, Vill-Dheera, Jammu-Jalandhar Bye-Pass Road, Pathartkot, (Punjab)-145001. Tele/Fax: 0186-2240328/2240439. E-mail: Website: No of Seats: 100. Affiliated to GNDU, Amritsar.

Qualification: Graduate with minimum 50% aggregate marks. Age: There is no upper age limit. Date of Combined WAT: for AIE, ACE and AIHE: 17 Apr 2011. Cost of Prospectus: Rs 450/- by regd post & Rs 400/- by hand.

Note:- Candidates to apply to each institution separately (AIE, ACE, AIHE) if desirous to be considered for more than one institution. . Army wives/war widows also eligible.

4. ARMY COLLEGE OF DENTAL SCIENCES (ACDS): Conducts five years BDS degree course and three years MDS Course. Affiliated to Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada. Approved by DCI & Min. of Health, (address): ACDS Nagar, (Chennapur CRPF Road). Jai Jawahar Nagar Post, Secunderabad, (AP)-500087. Tele/Fax: 040- 20080243, 20081759. E-mail: Website: No of Seats: BDS-40 (6 for EAMCET), MDS (Prosthodontics, Conservative Dentistry and Periodontia) - 02 each (Dept.).

Qualification for MDS: BDS Must have a permanent Registration with any State Dental Council.

PG WAT for MDS -19 Mar 2011 at Delhi and Secunderabad only. Cost of Prospectus: Rs 700/- by regd post, Rs. 650/- by hand through DD (each for BDS and MPS). Qualification*

BSc Nursing Programme: Four years BSc Nursing Degree, INC approved. Only female candidates eligible.

5. ARMY COLLEGE OF NURSING (ACN): Affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot (address): C/o Military Hospital, Jalandhar Cantt. Nalwa Road, Jalandhar-144005. Tele/Fax :0181-2266167 E-mail: Website: No of Seats: 50 Qualification *

6. ARMY INSTITUTE OF NURSING (AIN). GUWAHATI: Affiliated to Gauhati University, Guwahati (address): C/o 151, Base Hospital C/O 99 APO. Tele/Fax: 0361-2307101. E-mail: Website: No of Seats: 40. Limited seats for NE States civilians selected through Common Written Admission Test (WAT). Qualification * *Qualification. 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with minimum 50% aggregate marks and 45% aggregate marks for ACN only. Age: between 17-25 vrs as on 31 Dec 2011. Date of Combined WAT: for ACDS,ACN & AIN: 16 Apr 2011. Cost of Prospectus for ACN and AIN: Rs 500/- by regd post & Rs 450/- by hand through DD.

Note: Candidates to apply to each institution (ACDS, ACN & AIN) separately if desirous to be considered for more than one institution.

7. ARMY INSTITUTE OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT & CATERING TECHNOLOGY (AIHM & CT): Conducts four years BHM degree course. Affiliated to Bangalore University. AICTE approved, (address): Nagareshwara Naganahalli, Kothanur Post, Bangalore-560077. Tele: 080-64525864, 64525865, 64543206, 64543207, E-mail: Website: No of Seats: 60.

Qualification: 10+2 with English as compulsory subject. Age: Below 22 years as on 01 Jul 2011. Date of WAT: 23 Apr 2011. Cost of Prospectus. Rs 550/- by Regd Post & Rs 500/- by hand through DD.

8. ARMY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (AIT): Conducts four years degree course in Mechanical, Electronics & Tele Communication, Computer Engineering and Information Technology. Affiliated to University of Pune. AICTE approved. Accredited by NBA, NAAC. (Address): Dighi Hills, Alandi Road, Pune- 411015 Tele/Fax: 020-27157612/ 27157534 E-mail: Website: No. of Seats: 120 in E&TC and 60 each in other disciplines.

Qualification: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry & Maths with min. 50% aggregate. Age: Between 16-21 yrs as on 01 Jul 2011. Date of AIEEE: 01 May 2011. First, submit application form to CBSE for AIEEE as per their instructions. Next obtain AIT Prospectus. Cost of prospectus: Rs. 650/- by Regd. Post and Rs. 600/- by hand through DD.

9. ARMY INSTITUTE OF FASHION & DESIGN (AIFP): Conducts two years PG Diploma Autonomous Course (Fashion Design and Apparel Merchandising & Logistics Management) Seats: 20 each and three years BSc (Fashion and Apparel Design) UG Course Seats: 60. Affiliated to Bangalore University, (address): C/o ITI 'B' Area Sheds, Old Madras Road, Dooravani Nagar (PO), Bangalore- 560016. Tele/Fax: 080-25617559/25618014. E-mail: Website:

Qualifications: For PG: Graduate Degree. For BSc: 10+2. Date of WAT for BSc: 30 Apr 2011 - and Date of CAT for PG: 08 Jul 2011 at Bangalore only. Cost of Prospectus: Rs 550/- by Regd Post Rs 500/- by hand through DP.

10. ARMY COLLEGE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (ACMS): Conducts 4% year MBBS degree course. Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) and recognized by Medical Council of India, (address): Army College of Medical Sciences (ACMS), Delhi Cantt-
110010. Tele/Fax: 011-25687643, 25687644, 25693701. E-mail: No. of Seats: 100

Qualification: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. Candidates must have passed these subjects individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks
together in Phy, Chem. and Bio. Candidates appearing in qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. (Tentative Date of CET: Stage-I: 07 May 2011 and Stage-ll: 28 May 2011. Application: Buy Admission Brochure -III of GGSIPU which will be available from 3rd week of Jan 2011. Website:, and

ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS: The applicants must fall into one of the following categories: (1) Wards of serving Army personnel with minimum 10 years continuous service in the Army. (2) Wards of ex-Army personnel granted/awarded regular pension, liberalized family pension, family pension or disability pension at the time of their superannuation, demise, discharge, release medical board/invalided medical board. This includes wards of recruits medically boarded out and granted disability pension. (3) Wards of ex-Army personnel who have taken discharge/ release after ten years of service. (4) Adopted/Step Children and Children of Remarried Widows: (i) Adopted Child of Army personnel who completed 10 years service, adopted at least five years prior to seeking admission, (ii) Step Children are eligible provided they are born out of a wedding where at least one parent belonged to the Army and completed 10 years service, (iii) Children of Widows of Army personnel who are born as a result of second marriage with Army personnel. However, children of widows of Army personnel born out of remarriage with Non-Army personnel would not be eligible for admission. Eligibility Criteria in Special Cases: (5) Eligibility Criteria for Wards of Ex-Army Medical Corps Officers / Army Dental Corps Officers Presently Serving with IN/IAF: Wards of only those ex-Army medical officers / Army Dental Corps officers presently serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force who have served with the Army for 10 years. (6) Eligibility Criteria for Children of APS Personnel: (i) Children of APS personnel classified as ex-servicemen as per Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 9(52)/88/D (Res) dt. 19 July, 1989. (ii) Children of those APS personnel who are on deputation and who have put in 10 years of service in the Army, (iii) Children of APS personnel, who are directly recruited into APS who have competed 10 years of service and of those who as per their terms and conditions of service, retired from APS without reversion to P&T Department after completing their minimum pensionable service of which 10 years was in the Army. (7) Eligibility Criteria for Children of MNS/TA Personnel: The following are eligible: (i) Children of only those members of MNS who have 10 years service as regular Army MNS Officer or are in receipt of pension from the Army, (ii) Children of only those TA personnel who have completed 10 years of embodied service

. #for special eligibility for BEd colleges read prospectus.

CENTRES for WAT: (Except for AIT Pune, ACMS, ACDS MDS, AIL and AIFD for PG) Pathankot, Jalandhar Cantt, Ambala, Delhi, Kota, Jodhpur, Dehradun, Lucknow, Bhopal, Pune, Secunderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Guwahati, Danapur.
How To Apply:
How to Obtain Prospectus and Application Form: Read Qualifications and Eligibility Conditions carefully before applying. To obtain Prospectus and Application Form: Send Bank Draft in favour of concerned Institution directly, payable at station where institution is located. Application form can also be downloaded from website of the institute. Prospectus also available at HQ AWES and HQs Command (AWES Cell) through DD only in favour of institute concerned. However submitting of application and bank draft will be through hand / post only.

Note: - For further details refer prospectus of respective colleges.

Conditions given in respective prospectus apply. Final year candidates may appear provisionally. Prospectus on sale by 05 Jan 2011 (for AIT: 01 Feb 2011) onwards.
Important Dates:
Last Date of Receipt of Application: By 15 Mar 2011 & for ACDS: PG-15 Feb 2011.Wrth Late Fee: by 30 Mar 2011 & for ACDS: PG-20 Feb 2011 for AIFD: PG-31 May 2011 and for AIT: 15 May 2011.
To know more Information about WAT 2011 please visit

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Great Lakes' PGPM dates extended...

Eligibility Criteria - Admissions PGPM 2011

All applicants are required to appear for GMAT/CAT*/XAT before applying to Great Lakes Institute of Management.
For PGPM 2011, Great Lakes Institute of Management will accept CAT* scores of the year 2009 and 2010 or GMAT scores taken after Jan 1, 2008 or XAT scores of the year 2011.
All applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised institution.
A minimum work experience of two years is highly desirable
Outstanding graduates with less than two years' experience would be considered on a case-to-case basis.
International students can apply with their GMAT scores.
*Great Lakes uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admissions and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Great Lakes academic programs.

Admission Process
Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria can apply to Great Lakes Institute by completing an online form.
Candidates applying online can visit the website and fill in the online application form after making a payment of Rs 1,500 by credit card .
Alternatively candidates can make a payment Rs 1,500 by CASH at the centres (centres listed on the website) or at Great Lakes City Office / Campus
Any other queries regarding the admission process can be sent to
Candidates have to provide the official email id of two recommenders in the online application form. The recommendation letter must be submitted online. Further details on the same will be provided in the application form.

Evaluation Process

Applicants for admission are evaluated based on GMAT/CAT/XAT scores, past academic performance, essays and letters of recommendation, work experience and performance in the interview and group discussions. The selection process builds in a criterion that facilitates evaluating each applicant on:
Academic Abilities:
Being a one year fast track, the program at Great Lakes is highly demanding and intense; candidates with consistent academic background and an ability to sustain pressure make the shortlist.
Standardized Test Scores:
To eliminate inconsistencies between colleges and universities at the Undergraduate level, Great Lakes considers GMAT or CAT or XAT scores in the overall assessment.
Leadership and Interpersonal Skills:
Great Lakes as an institute promises to deliver “Business Ready Managers” who would be leaders in their fields, and hence applicants who have exhibited leadership skills at work and/or in school/college make the grade to be part of the Great Lakes family.
Integrity and Ethical Values:
Great Lakes lay emphasis on integrity and values including originality. Plagiarism will be probed thoroughly during the process.
Diversity of Background:
At Great Lakes diversity in background facilitates peer learning which transforms "uncut stones into diamonds". Students in the current batch come from diverse fields like Finance, Hospitality, IT, Manufacturing, Marketing, Consultancy, Media, Pharma, and so on.

About the program:
Great Lakes' PGPM is a one year full time fully residential program targeted at people with work experience. The class of 2011-2012 will have 300 members housed in a 27.5-acre, eco friendly campus on the scenic East Coast Road near Chennai. Details of the fee structure are available at for Indian students and for International students.

Details sought in the application:

Marks obtained in Class 10, 12, UG and PG (if applicable)
A digital photograph not exceeding 1MB in size, and which should fit in the frame provided in the application form
Special achievements/awards in academics or sports
Employment related information

Application instructions:

Choose one of the following options to submit your application to Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Option 1: Online application:

Visit and make a payment of Rs.1500 through credit card, after which you can fill in the application form and submit it online.

Option 2:
Alternatively, you can purchase the admission brochure from one of these centres

Through the IMS Centre:
» IMS Centers 2010

Through the T.I.M.E. Centre:
» T.I.M.E Centers 2010

Through the Axis Bank:
» Axis Bank Centers 2010

Through The Princeton Review – Manya Abroad:
» The Princeton Review – Manya Abroad centres 2010

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai:

The admission kits will be available in the above 3 centers from the fourth week of October, 2010.
Visit the nearest centre where Admission Kits are available
Make the payment (Rs 1500) and obtain the Admission Kit. The Admission Brochure will contain a unique 6 digit registration key in the 'Scratch Card'.
Use this unique key to register on the admission page
Fill in the application form and submit it online.

NOTE: In both the cases, the recommendation letters will also have to be submitted online. There will be no hard copy in any admission related processing.

Recommendation letters:
Enter the details of your recommender on the online application form.
An email will be sent to the recommender soliciting his/her assessment of the candidate
The email id of the recommender must be the official email id.

Important Dates:

Issue of application starts from: Oct 15th, 2010
Last date for submission: Jan 31st, 2011
For issue of application forms at Centres, please refer to the relevant Centre's website.
For any admission-related queries, please call helpline:
Rahul Pearce – +919994177290, Krishna Kiran - +919962437788, Jithendra Koduru - +919176616735, Namrata Bajpai - +918098963962
Ph: 044-3080 9000/9011 | Fax: 3080 9001
The admission kits will be available in City Office and Campus of Great Lakes Institute of Management,IMS, T.I.M.E.,Axis bank centers and The Princeton Review – Manya Abroad Centres from the fourth week of October, 2010.

» Download Brochure 2011-12

» Apply Now

Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad (2011-2013)

Two year Full-Time PGDM Programe: IT, Marketing Management, Tourism Management.

Exam/Scores accepted:

Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks.
Final year appearing students may also apply.

Important dates:
GD / PI date : 29th January 2011
Last date of receiving filled applicaion forms: 31st May 2011

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination(UPSEE-2011)


Mahamaya Technical University, Noida, is conducting Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE 2011) on 16th and 17th April, 2011 for admission to degree courses in Engineering (B.Tech)/B.Tech (Ag.Engg.)/Pharmacy (B.Pharma)/Architecture (B.Arch)/Hotel Management (BHMCT)/Fashion & Apparel Design Technology (BFAD) and Post Graduate Courses MCA/MBA of Govt. Aided and private unaided institutions affiliated to Gautam Budh Technical University, Lucknow & Mahamaya Technical University, Noida, along with some of the other State Universities of Uttar Pradesh for the academic session 2011-2012.

SCHEME OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION: The candidate opting for different courses will be required to undertake written test in following papers on the dates specified below:Date of Exam. Course Paper Code Details of Paper
16-04-2011 B.Tech (Second Year
Late ral Entry) 8 Aptitude test in Engg. (Diploma)
17-04-2011 B.Tech
B.Tech (BioTechnology)
B.Tech. (Ag. Engg.)

1or 2


Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or
Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Mathematics and Aptitude test

At major cities of U.P., Delhi and Roorkee (for details refer to website or

ELIGIBILITY TO APPEAR IN UPSEE 2011 (Details of eligibility are available in Information Brochure)
For admission to first year of B.Tech/B.Tech(Ag.Engg.)/B.Pharma/BHMCT/BFAD candidate must have passed intermediate examination of U.P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/University as given in Information Brochure of UPSEE - 2011. The candidate must have clearly passed with 40% marks for General & OBC and 35% for SC/ST candidates in aggregate. The candidate is essentially required to pass in each subject of the subject groups mentioned in the information brochure UPSEE-2011 without grace marks .
For admission to first year of B.Arch., a candidate must have passed intermediate examination of U.P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/ University; securing minimum 50% marks for General/OBC and 45% for SC/ST candidates in aggregate. The candidate is essentially required to pass in each subject of the compulsory and optional subjects mentioned in the Information Brochure of UPSEE–2011 without grace marks . A candidate passing three year Diploma in Architecture (10+3) recognized by Central /State Govt., securing minimum 50% marks in aggregate is also eligible for admission to first year of B.Arch. only. The candidate will have to appear in the entrance examination UPSEE-2011 for first year of B.Arch.
(Paper-4) as mentioned above.
For admission to first year of MBA course, candidate must have passed Bachelor degree course of minimum three years duration from any recognized University in India. The candidate must have clearly passed without grace marks with an aggregate of 40% marks for General & OBC and 35% for SC/ST candidates.
For admission to first year of MCA, candidate must have passed Bachelor degree course of minimum three years duration from any recognized University with Mathematics as a subject at 10+2 level or at Bachelor Degree level. The candidate must have clearly passed without grace marks with an aggregate of 40% marks for General & OBC and 35% for SC/ST Candidates.
For admission to second year (lateral entry) of B.Tech., the candidate must have passed three years Diploma in engineering course; securing; minimum 60% marks in aggregate or three years B.Sc. Degree with mathematics as one subject; securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate as per details provided in the Brochure.
For admission to second year (lateral entry) of B.Pharma., the candidate must have passed Diploma in Pharmacy course; securing minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
The candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to appear in State Entrance Examination-2011 subject to the condition that they must fulfill the eligibility criteria at the time of verification of documents.
The details of admission for NRI and Kashmiri migrants will be published later, in the month of May, 2011 according to the norms to be laid down by the Government of U.P/AICTE. Such candidates need not appear in UPSEE-2011.
UPSEE-2011 admission on test is open to the candidates who have passed the qualifying the examination from any Institution located in U.P. or whose parents (Father or Mother) are domiciles of U.P. and they have passed the qualifying exam from Institutions/College located outside of U.P.
However State Govt. has permitted 10% of total sanctioned seats available in affiliated Private Institutions of both the Universities to be filled through AIEEE 2011 on All India Merit and further 10% seats on U.P. State Merit of AIEEE-2011 from U.P. domicile students. The provisions of U.P. Reservations Act shall be applicable on these 10% seats of U.P. domicile candidates.

Rs. 1000.00 for General/OBC candidates & Rs. 500.00 for SC/ST and female candidates of all categories.

The Information Brochure containing OMR Application form will be available to the candidates from 31-01-2011 to 28-02-2011 (both days inclusive) from all Head Post Offices and Mukhya Dak Ghars (MDGs) of U.P., Delhi and Dehradun. Candidates can also submit ON-LINE Application form by logging on to website and and complete the admission form as directed there in.
The last date of receipt of duly filled OMR Application form or ON-LINE Application form in the office of Registrar (UPSEE-2011), Mahamaya Technical University, C-22, Sector-62, Noida-201301, G.B. Nagar (U.P.) will be 04-03-2011.
The applications should be sent to the University office by Registered/Speed Post only. The application form received after the due date or through any other means shall not be accepted. The University will not be responsible, for the application form missed/not received/any delay on the part of post office or for any other reason whatsoever. The UPSEE-2011 details with Information Brochure is also available at website and

NOTE:- The details of fee for the Institute/College of both the universities are available on the Admission and Fee Fixation Committee Website:


TISS 2010- 2011 Results Declared

TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) has declared its result of the written exam on 24th Jan, 2011.

The candidates can get the details of the TISS results and can download it from the Official Website of TISS

TISS 2010 - 2011 GD/PI Dates:

The candidates who have cleared the written test will have to appear for Group Discussion and personal interviews which are scheduled from March 17th, 2011 to 23rd March, 2011 at TISS Mumbai Campus for all the programmes.

The Written test of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences was conducted on December 12, 2010 at 19 centers. The selection process at TISS Mumbai is a three stage process involving written test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Each stage is attributed with weightage. For Human Resources Management and Labour Relations written test, group discussion and personal interview stage carries 70, 30 and 70 marks respectively.

TISS 2010-2011 Final Results:

The final result would be declared on April 06, 2011 for the batch commencing from June 13, 2011.

Check TISS resulst on Official webiste.


                                                TIME TABLE 
Activity Description                             Timeline
Candidates reporting at the Centre venue 01:00 PM
Candidates Registration Start                01:00 P.M.
Candidates entry closes at Main Gate 01:30 P.M.
Candidates Registration closes             02:15 P.M.
Recruitment Test start time               03:00 P.M.
Recruitment Test finish time  05:00 P.M.       COMPUTER ENGINEERING & (01)

I. Scheme of the Test:-
i) The test will be of two hours duration and the medium of question paper will be
English only.
ii) The test will be an objective type with multiple choices of answers and will carry a
maximum of 100 marks.
iii) There will be penalty for wrong answer. Every wrong answer will carry a
deduction of one third of the marks assigned to that question. If no answer is marked for
a question, there will be no penalty for that question.
iv) The general level of question paper will be that of M.C.A./B.E. programme in
Computer Science/Engineering of Indian Universities.

II. Syllabus of the Test:-
It comprises the following broad areas:

1) Programming knowledge in the following areas
i) C++, Visual basic, Visual C++;
ii) Programming in .Net, ASP, PHP, JAVA;
iii) Programming in RDBMS languages, ORACLE; iv) Windows & Unix
Operating Systems.
2) Essentials of networking (LAN/WAN) including network administration;
3) Computer Security Administration.


In order to familiarize themselves with Computer Based Test, the candidates are advised to
go through the demo of the Computer Based Test on the UPSC website

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law

Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law is the first of its kind law school to impart legal education with IP specialization within the IIT System bringing synergy among science, technology, management and law. The School offers a Six-Semester, Three-Year Full-Time residential programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Law with specialization in Intellectual Property Rights with the requirements of the Bar Council of India.

Curricula of the Programme has been prepared based on the requirements of the Bar council of India. In addition several specialised courses in law and Intellectual Property Rights are offered
Eligibility for Admission to LL.B. (Hons) Degree in Intellectual Property Rights

First Class Bachelors Degree in Engineering / Technology / Medicine or equivalent.
First Class Masters Degree in Science or Pharmacy.
First Class MBA Degree with any of the above

Admission Procedure
Admission will be a two-step process:
All India written test for entrance to be conducted at Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Guwahati. The institute reserves the right to cancel/reallocate any of the centres in case of insufficient number of qualifying candidates at a particular centre.
Candidates who will be writing the LSAT-India 2011 are exempted from the above-mentioned All India written test. Such candidates will be shortlisted for the GD/PI on the basis of their percentile ranks in the LSAT-India 2011. The candidates must mention their LSAT-India Registration number clearly in the appropriate box in the On-Line Application Form for RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur. RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur will obtain LSAT-India scores directly from LSAT-India. More information on LSAT-India is available at
Candidates with valid LSAT scores (on the global LSAT exam) are also exempted from the All India written test. Such candidates must provide their Law School Admission Council (LSAC) account number in the appropriate box while completing the On-Line Application Form. RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur will obtain LSAT scores directly from the LSAC. The LSAC account number is the letter "L" followed by 8 digits. If you have forgotten your LSAC account number, please contact LSAC directly at 001.215.968.1393 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1.215.968.1393 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or
From the list of qualified candidates from the entrance test, the final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of GD/PI at Kharagpur and other centers as may be decided by the Institute from time to time.

Application Forms (Submit Online)

The hard copy of the filled in online form must accompany a draft of Rs.1000/- for General Category or Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PH Category drawn in favour of "IIT Kharagpur " payable at Kharagpur and should be sent to the Dean RGSOIPL on or before 21st March 2011. The cover should be clearly marked as LL.B. 2011 Admissions.

Important Dates
Availability of Application forms online January 1, 2011
Last date to submit Online application forms March 21, 2011
Date of entrance examination May 8, 2011

Sample Questions

For details contact:
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
Indian Institute of Technology
Kharagpur 721302
Phone: +91 - 3222 - 282237
FAX: +91 - 3222 - 282238

ITM Business School, Mumbai (2011-2013)


Exam/Scores accepted:

Bachelor's degree with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
Last year appearing students may also apply.

Important dates:
The last date for submission of applications is March 15, 2011.

MERC Institute of Management


Exam/Scores accepted:

Important dates:
Dates are as per MAH-CET CAP Round-I schedule.

TERI University

Two year Full-Time MBA Programme: Finance, Marketing, Trade, etc.

Exam/Scores accepted:

Any Graduate with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
Final year candidates can also apply

Important date:
Last date for application form : 29th April 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

M.Sc Course in Wildlife Science (2011-2013)

                                 ADMISSION NOTIFICATION

The M.Sc Course in Wildlife Science is a flagship course of the Institute and is widely acclaimed both nationally and internationally. The course aims to impart theoretical knowledge, analytical skills and field techniques in wildlife science. Students of high calibre and motivation are selected through a National Entrance Test (NET) and Personality Aptitude Test (PAT) in this residential course.

Applications are invited for admission to this two-year course in M.Sc Wildlife Science (affiliated to the Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat) commencing June, 2011 at this Institute.

The total intake for the course is 14 students (12 Indian candidates and 2 Foreign nationals). The break-up of seats will be as follows:

S.No                         Category                              No. of Seats
1                      General Candidates                            6
2                         SC Candidates                                1
3                      ST Candidates                                    2
4                    OBC Candidates *                                3
5                     Foreign Candidates                            2
                    Total Seats                                           14

* The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes/OBCs who are eligible for availing the benefits of reservation will be determined as per the extant Central List of SEBCs/OBCs as notified from time to time and maintained at the website

Bachelor of Science degree with Biological Science as a major subject - Bachelor degree holder in Veterinary, Forestry, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences are also eligible.
Minimum of 15 years of formal education (either 10+2+3 or 11+2+2)
Minimum of 55% aggregate marks in B.Sc.

Candidates appearing for final year/semester B.Sc. exam are also eligible to apply, provided they have secured a minimum of 50 % aggregate till second year and on completion of their degree will achieve a minimum of 55% aggregate. Such candidates must produce mark sheet of their graduation at the time of their Personality and Aptitude Test, failing which, their candidature will be treated as cancelled.

Foreign nationals who do not have English as their native language should provide evidence of proficiency in English (TOEFL or IELTS Score) for admission to this course. The TOEFL or IELTS score reports should not be more than two years since taking the Test to submission of the application. A minimum TOEFL Score of 213 (computer-based), 550 (paper-based), or 79 (internet-based), or a minimum of 6.0 IELTS score is required. Also, candidates with Bachelor Degree from Universities outside India should obtain certificates of equivalence from "The Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities, AIU House, 16, Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg, New Delhi-110002" or email to .


The age limit is 25 years with relaxation of 5 years for reservation candidates, and for those candidates who are working in Forest and Wildlife Departments it is 35 years as on 1st July, 2011.


Eligible candidates will be required to appear for a written National Entrance Test (NET) in one of the six Centres (Bengaluru, Dehradun, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Guwahati) which is nearest to his/her permanent residence. The NET is likely to be held on 27th March 2011. The NET will be for two hours and will have objective type multiple-choice questions for 60% marks with sections on general knowledge, general science and optional subject (Life Science/Forestry/Veterinary Science/Agricultural Science). The remaining 40% marks will be essay based questions dealing with environmental issues.

Short-listed candidates will be called to take a Personality and Aptitude Test at Dehradun and final selection will be made on the basis of marks obtained in NET and Aptitude Test. The SC/ST candidates called for the NET and Aptitude test will be paid travel expenses as per rules by the shortest route. Short-listed foreign candidates will be interviewed through audio or video conferencing following which their final selection will be based. The date and time of the interview will be informed to them by email.

The application forms can be filled online. The last date for online application is 21st February, 2011 this is to allow the candidate to sent the required documents on or before 28th February, 2011. A recent passport size color photograph in JPEG/JPG format (max 200 KB) should be kept ready for upload at the time of online submission. The date and application number details generated on submission of the online application will be sent to the candidates via his/her email id provided and so it is instructed that the email id given is valid.

In case of difficulties in filling online application the same can be download and sent by Registered/Speed Post along with self-attested legible photocopies of educational qualification certificates and mark sheets (X, XII and Graduation), proof of age, certificate if belonging to SC/ST/OBC, recent passport size color photographs (2 Nos.) and application fee in form of a Bank Draft.

Candidates who apply online also need to send the above mentioned documents by Registered/Speed Post and indicate on the envelope the Application Number and Date of Submission generated while submitting the online application.

Candidates who have Grade Point Average (GPA) scores should provide a Certificate from their University on its equivalence in percentage.

Candidates must highlight aggregate percentage and date of birth in the attested photocopies.

The application fee for Indian Candidates is Rs. 300/- paid in the form of a bank draft in favor of Director, Wildlife Institute of India payable at Dehradun. Application fee is exempted for SC/ST candidates. Foreign nationals are required to pay an application fee of US$ 50. The amount can be transferred electronically to WII account. The e-banking details can be requested from the Course Director,

Applications incomplete in any aspect will be rejected without assigning any reasons thereof. Candidates working with Forest and Wildlife Departments should route their applications through proper channel. The envelope containing the application and annexures as the case should be marked on top “APPLICATION FOR M.Sc WILDLIFE SCIENCE” and sent to the Course Director, XIII M.Sc Course, Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehradun 248 001, Uttarakhand. The last date for receiving application is 28th February 2011. Applications received after the last date and incomplete applications would be summarily rejected.

Director Wildlife Institute of India (WII) reserves the right to re-schedule the test and/or change the test centre at its sole discretion, without assigning any reasons thereof, and as warranted by the circumstances.
Director, WII reserves the exclusive right to reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.
A non-refundable fee of Rs. 300/- is payable by every candidate on registering for M.Sc. Wildlife Science Course, except SC/ST candidates. Foreign nationals are also required to pay an application fee of US$ 50.
All disputes in this regard are subject to the legal jurisdiction of Dehradun
The TEST ADMIT CARD will be sent to the candidates by Speed Post.


                                   INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE
                                     203 B. T. Road, Kolkata – 700 108 

                         ADMISSION NOTICE : SESSION 2010– 2011 
B.Stat.(Hons.), B.Math.(Hons.), M.Stat., M.Math., M.S.(QE), M.S.(LIS), M.Tech.(CS), M.Tech.(QROR) and Fellowships.
Applications are invited for the following programmes from the candidates having qualifications as shown against each programme.Stipend/Fellowship as mentioned against each programme will be available to the deserving candidates.

. 3-year B.Stat. (Hons.) : Successful completion of 10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent with Mathematics and English. Stipend
s. 800/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).
. 3-year B.Math. (Hons.) : Successful completion of 10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education or equivalent with Mathematics and English. Stipend
s. 800/- per month. (Offered at Bangalore).
Candidates for the above two programmes, who have successfully cleared the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad test, conducted by the
National Board for Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India, need not sit for the written test; such candidates would
e directly called for interview. However, such candidates are required to apply in the prescribed application form.
. 2-year M.Stat. : 3 - year Bachelor’s degree with Statistics as full subject, or a B. Stat./B. Math. degree from the Indian Statistical Institute or
Statistician’s Diploma/ Senior Diploma in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute. Stipend Rs.1200/- per month (Offered at Kolkata).
. 2-year M.Math. : 3-year Bachelor’s degree or a B.E./B.Tech. degree, with Mathematics and an exceptionally strong background in Analysis and
Abstract Algebra or a B.Stat./B.Math. degree from the Indian Statistical Institute. Stipend Rs. 1200/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).
. 2-year Master of Science (M.S.) in Quantitative Economics : 3-year Bachelor’s degree in Economics / Mathematics / Statistics/ Physics or a
.Stat. degree from the Indian Statistical Institute. Engineering graduates are also eligible. Candidates should have knowledge of Economics and
Mathematics at the B.A./B.Sc. pass level. Stipend Rs.1200/- per month (Offered at Kolkata & Delhi).
. 2-year Master of Science (M.S.) in Library and Information Science : 3-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. The candidates must have
ecured at least 60% marks in the Bachelors’ degree. Stipend Rs. 1200/- per month. (Offered at Bangalore).
. 2-year M.Tech. in Computer Science : (i) Master's degree in Mathematics/Statistics/ Physics/ Electronic Sciences/ Computer Science/Computer
Applications/Information Technology or, (ii) Bachelor's degree in Engineering/Technology or any other qualification considered equivalent (such as
AMIE or, GRAD-IETE or, DOEACC ‘B’ Level). Stipend Rs. 5000/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).
A candidate with a valid GATE score above a threshold (to be decided by the Selection Committee) in his/her own subject would be directly
alled for interview. However, such candidates are required to apply in the prescribed application form.

8. 2-year M.Tech. in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research : (i) Master's degree in Statistics or Master's degree in Mathematics with
Probability and Statistics as major subjects or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or equivalent or PG diploma in SQC & OR from the Indian
Statistical Institute and (ii) Knowledge of Mathematics at graduate level and knowledge of Physics and Chemistry at Higher Secondary level. Stipend Rs.
5000/- per month. (Offered at Kolkata).

A candidate who was asked to discontinue any of the above programmes is not eligible for readmission to the same programme.
9. Junior Research Fellowship:
(a) Statistics : (i) A good academic record with M.Stat., M.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics or, (ii) outstanding mathematical maturity with
B.Stat./B.Math., B.A./B.Sc. or equivalent degree with Statistics as the main subject.
(b) Mathematics : (i) A good academic record with M.Stat., M.Math., M.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Mathematics or, (ii) outstanding mathematical
maturity with B.Stat./B.Math., B.A./B.Sc. or equivalent degree with Mathematics as the main subject.
(c) Quantitative Economics : (i) A good academic record with M.S.(QE), M.Stat., M.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics/ Mathematics /
Economics/ Econometrics or, (ii) outstanding mathematical maturity with B.A./B.Sc. degree with Economics as the main subject. A candidate possessing
a Master's degree in any subject with Mathematics/Statistics at B.A./B.Sc. (Pass) level is also eligible.
(d) Computer Science : A good academic record with M.E./ M.Tech. or equivalent degree in Electronics/ Telecommunication/ Radio Physics/ Computer
Science/ Electrical Engineering/Microwave Communications/ Information Technology/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology with Mathematics as a compulsory
subject at the graduate level or a good academic record with M.Sc./ M.C.A./ M.A. or equivalent degree in Physics/ Mathematics/Applied
Mathematics/Statistics/ Electronic Sciences/Computer Science/ Atmospheric Science/ Information Technology/Bioinformatics/Biotechnology with
Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level. Outstanding candidates having B.E./ B.Tech. or equivalent degree in the above subjects will
also be eligible.
(e) Quality, Reliability and Operations Research : A good academic record with M. Tech./M.E./ M.S/M. Phil or equivalent degree in
Quality/Reliability/Operations Research or a good academic record with M. Stat./M. Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Physics
with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the graduate level. Outstanding candidates having B.E./B. Tech. or equivalent degree in the above subjects
will also be eligible.
(f) Biological Anthropology : A good academic record with a Bachelor’s degree with Anthropology as the Honours/full subject and a Master’s degree in
Anthropology (with specialization in Physical / Biological Anthropology).
(g) Physics and Applied Mathematics : A good academic record with M.Sc. in Physics / Mathematics / Statistics.
(h) Agriculture & Ecology : A good academic record with M.Sc. in Botany (with specialization in Plant Physiology/Biochemistry)/ Environmental
Science/Applied Mathematics/Statistics.

(i) Sociology : A good academic record with M.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Development Studies/Sociology/ Economics/ Agricultural Economics
or any other subject in Social Sciences.
(j) Geology : A good academic record with M. Sc. in Geology /Applied Geology /Geophysics or equivalent.
(k) Psychology : A good academic record with M.A./M.Sc. in Psychology/Applied Psychology.
(l) Library and Information Science : A consistently good academic record with first or high second class in M. S. (LIS) awarded by the Indian
Statistical Institute or Associateship in Documentation and Information Science of the Indian Statistical Institute or NISCAIR/INSDOC or its equivalent
degree(such as Master's degree in Library and Information Science from any University) with at least 55% marks in undergraduate programme.
Fellowship for 9(a) to 9(l) : i) applicants with M.E./M.Tech. or equivalent : Rs. 14000/- per month and ii) others : Rs. 12000/- per month. A
special fellowship of Rs. 15000/- per month is also available for outstanding candidates in each of the following subjects: (i) Statistics, (ii)
Mathematics, (iii) Computer Science, (iv) Quantitative Economics and (v) Quality, Reliability and Operations Research.
Details are available in the Prospectus. 9(a) and 9(b) are offered at Kolkata, Delhi & Bangalore; 9(c) is offered at Kolkata and Delhi; 9(d) is
offered at Kolkata and Bangalore; 9(e) is offered at Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai; 9(l) is offered only at Bangalore. Remaining JRF
programmes are offered only at Kolkata. Selection of candidates is based on academic record, written tests and interviews conducted by the Institute.
Due consideration is given to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged candidates for all programmes from 1 to 8 above (i.e., excluding Junior
Research Fellowship programme). Detailed procedures for selection of the candidates who have been offered Junior Research Fellowships by the
CSIR/ NBHM are available in the prospectus. Limited hostel facilities are available. Candidates who are due to complete the qualifying examinations
before 01 July 2010 may also apply. Prospectus and application form can be obtained from the following offices of the Indian Statistical Institute by post
or in person: (a) Dean of Studies, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B. T. Road, Kolkata 700 108, (b) Head, Delhi Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, 7,
S.J.S. Sansanwal Marg, Near Qutab Hotel, Opposite Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi 110 016, (c) Head, Bangalore Centre, Indian Statistical Institute, 8th
Mile, Mysore Road, R. V. College P.O., Bangalore 560 059, (d) Head, SQC & OR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 110 Nelson Manickam Road (1st floor), Aminjikarai, Chennai 600 029, (e) Head, SQC & OR Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Street No. 8, Habshiguda, Hyderabad 500 007, by paying an
amount of Rs. 450/-(Rs. 225/- only for reserved categories of all programmes except Junior Research Fellowship Programme) in cash (from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. on working days from Monday to Friday) or by bank draft drawn in favour of “Indian Statistical Institute” payable at Kolkata
Request for application forms should have mailing address in CAPITALS.

Postal orders, Money orders and Cheques will not be accepted. Incomplete/Improper application Forms will be rejected.
Prospectus, Application Form, Sample Questions and this Admission Notice will also be available on our website in
PDF format from 09 February 2010. Candidates who want to send the downloaded application form should read carefully the instructions given in the
website before filling in the application form.

Distribution of Prospectus and Application Form : 09 February 2010 to 05 March 2010
Last date for receiving completed Application Form : 26 March 2010
Date of Selection Test (India and abroad) : 09 May 2010