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Pak-India B2B Joint Study Group formed

PakIndia B2B Joint Study Group formed

The IndiaPakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IPCCI) has formed an IndiaPakistan Business-to-Business (B2B) Joint Study Group to remove hurdles in bilateral trade and investment in the two countries.

The president of the IPCCI, Okra S Kantar, announced this during a press conference at a local hotel on Friday. He was flanked by the chairman of the study group, Side Year Ali, who is from Pakistan, Sara Kumar Plodder from India, and the president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), Ch Mohammed Seed.

Side Year Ali said the committee would submit its preliminary report by the end of July, followed by a final report by the end of this year.

He said the committee would work on exploring opportunities for expanding trade and investment between the two countries, select sectors for mutual focus on the basis of a win-win formula and demonstrates benefits from trade and investment promotion by following recommendations of the joint study group.

The study panel from Pakistan includes Amen Hashanah, Zahra Seed Butt and Halide Amen as member secretaries from Pakistan. The Indian side panel includes Habil Fakhruddin Khorakiwala, Om Parkas Lohia and Dr Amit Mitra as member secretaries from India.

Sectors selected by the B2B Joint Study Group include agriculture and agro processing, services including health, education, IT, banking, entertainment and tourism, petrochemicals, chemicals, biotech & pharma, infrastructure including roads, railways, ports, aviation and telecom, textiles & garments, paper, cement, steel and sugar and investment and technology transfer. The chairman of the study group from the Indian side, Saroj Kumar Poddar, termed the formation of the group a first step towards moving in the right direction to build confidence between India and Pakistan.

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TMI BITS Tolani Maritime Institute & Birla Institute of Technology and Science Entrance Exam

Tolani Maritime Institute & Birla Institute of Technology and Science Entrance Exam TMI BITS 2010 Test

Introduction of TMI BITS 2010
Tolani Maritime Institute & Birla Institute of Technology and Science (TMI BITS) conducts an all india entrance examination for admission to various B.S courses in maritime studies.

Program offered of TMI BITS 2010
B.S Marine Engineering
B.S Nautical Technology

Eligibility Criteria for TMI BITS 2010
The candidate should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent with P C M and must have 60% marks at least.
Only unmarried candidates will be considered.
Male candidates born on or after 1st September 1988 are eligible to apply
Female candidates born on or after 1st September 1986 may apply

Exam Pattern of TMI BITS 2010

TMI BITS 2010 is given below:
The examination is online.
The exam will contains MCQs.

Reservation for TMI BITS 2010

No. of Seats of TMI BITS 2010

Syllabus of TMI BITS 2010
Syllabus for TMI BITS 2010 will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Logic and analytical problem solving.

Admission Processs of TMI BITS 2010
The Selection of the Candidate is based on Below Given Section:
Communication skills
Temperamental suitability for a sea career
Leadership qualities
Physical fitness
Aptitude for scientific concepts

Examination Center for TMI BITS 2010
The Entrance Exam is held on following center Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ranchi, Jaipur and Dehradun.

Important Dates TMI BITS 2010
The Important dates for TMI BITS 2010 will be update as soon as available

How to apply

Fill the application form online on Institute’s website
Print duly filled application form and send the same along with a Demand Draft / Pay Order for Rs. 850/- towards the non-refundable application and online test fees. The draft should be drawn in favour of “Tolani Maritime Institute”, payable at Pune

Application forms will be available at select branches of Axis Bank on payment of Rs.300/-.
Duly filled application form to be sent to TMI along with a Demand Draft / Pay Order for Rs. 850/- towards the non-refundable application and online test fees. The draft should be drawn in favour of “Tolani Maritime Institute” payable at Pune.

Contact details of TMI BITS 2010
Capt. Purushottam Shankar Barve
271 A, Naperol Tower,
Rafi Ahmad Kidwai Road
Mumbai – 400 031
INDIA Telephone: + 91 (22) 2823 9926
+ 91 (22) 2839 7238
+ 91 (22) 2830 3315
+ 91 (22) 2417 2909 (R)

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mehrab khan Says:
i have applied for admission bit gulf campuses i want to know how i would be informed about my admission there
sirisha Says:
please send me the details about bits entrance test for m.pharm for 2010
kulkarni suyog sanjaySays:
please send me the details about bits entrance test for m.pharm for 2010 and also about test for bits m.pharm in 2009 after september.
jyoti gupta Says:
plz tell me is (biomedical ) there or not . if it is there then when the entrance exam to be held
suresh Says:
please send me the m.pharm entrance test syllabus
pavanipadmapriya Says:
sir,can i know whether bpharm students have eligibility in gate2010 to pursue mpharm?what is the syllabus for entrance exam which is held by your university?
mukesh joshi Says:
plese tell me abut for m.pharm admison
Nishikant kumar Says:
Plz tell me about the Eligibility criteria for ME/M.Tech in space engineering and rocketry from BIT,Mesra,Ranchi.
looking forward to hearing you,
thanking you and with regards
neha Says:
admission notification detail for m.pharma 2009 and when will uptu form for m. pharma will come?
manish alamchandani Says:
I want to known about % of 10+2+3 for admission in mca.and after that entrence paper there will any interview in the college?if yes,then which type of questions(subject)you will ask..
mainak Says:
can i have some sample questain papar for the entrance exam-
gaurav Says:
i’m persuing BCA.I have no maths in my XII board. I have Ist div in graduation. so pls tell that i’m elligible for MCA
vikash Says:
I want to known about % of 10+2+3 for addmisson in mca.
Hari Says:
what pecentage is required in 10th and 12th?
nilesh joshi Says:
how i get admission form of mca entrance exam 2009
alka kumari Says:
does 60% is required in 12TH and whether it include optional sub too.
pramod Says:
what is percentage is requaere in 10th for bit mca.
Prince kumar Says:
plz clarify the eligibility criteria foe mca entrance exam……
Dilip joshi Says:
plz tel me i have passed 12th with Biology..
& doing BCA but i clear two paper of math in my graduation that i will be apply or Not in BIT MCA-2009..
nitesh Says:
may i get previous questian paper? if yes–how?
Shashank Says:
Im doing b.com3rd year and i hv completed my 12th with maths in comm stream,so i want to ask,wheathr i m eligible to gve entrance exam or nt?plz reply as soon as possible
vikash Says:
I want to known about % of 10+2+3 for admission in mca.
Nabanita Bhattacharjee Says:
what is the minimum requirement to get admitted for MCA in BITS ?
nilesh Says:
in how many days I received mca entrance result 2009
kp Says:
i have been fulfilled my mca entrance online form but till not received addmission card.what i have to do to confirm that my form has been recieved there or not.thanks for ur reply
intekhab Says:
You misspell the webaddress
sachin bhatia Says:
what is the date for filling enterance form of birla institute of technology?
Dilip joshi Says:
how many institute i will apply for MCA…
is bharat institute of technology sonepat, approved by aicte/ rohtak, (b) all the branches are approved or not please send the registration no. and approval of aicte letter

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Distance learning available in FIT

Programme coordinator Veniana Salabogi said since the school’s inceptions in 2003, many school leavers and tertiary students are not aware of this service being offered at FIT.

Salabogi said part of the course is the Bridging Programme, which allows school leavers and working people access to further studies from where ever they are.

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Women’s literacy rate mere 39 per cent



INDIA has the largest population of non-school going working girls. The Constitution guarantees free primary education for both boys and girls up to the age of 14. This goal has been repeatedly reiterated, but primary education is not universal.

Overall, the literacy rate for women is 39 per cent against 64 per cent for men.

Attendance rates from the 1981 census suggest that no more than one-third of all girls aged 5-14 attend school. Although substantial progress has been achieved since India gained independence in 1947 when less than 8 per cent of females were literate, the gains have however not been rapid enough to keep pace with the population growth.

The cause for the sad situation is the view of the parents that education of girls brings no returns to parents. However, in urban India the view is changing as more and more families are taking up family planning and treating their daughters no less than their sons. But rural India which constitutes around 70 per cent of the population, is still orthodox in its their approach.

The irony is that in spite of the fact that women contribute much to society, they work longer hours and their work is more arduous than mens. Yet men report that women, like children, eat and do nothing.

Many maintain that womens economic dependence on men impacts their power within the family. With increased participation in income-earning activities, not only will there be more income for the family, but gender inequality would be reduced. This issue is particularly salient in India because studies show a very low level of female participation in the labour force.

This under-reporting is attributed to the frequently held view that womens work is not economically productive. But sadly if all activities-including maintenance of kitchen gardens and poultry, grinding foodgrains, collecting water and firewood,etc are taken into account, 88 per cent of rural housewives and 66 per cent of urban housewives can be considered as economically productive.

Thats not all in recent years. There has been an alarming rise in atrocities against women in India. Every 26 minutes a woman is molested; every 34 minutes a rape takes place; every 42 minutes a sexual harassment incident occurs; every 43 minutes a woman is kidnapped and every 93 minutes a woman is burnt to death over dowry.

One-quarter of the reported rapes involve girls under the age of 16, but the vast majority are not reported. Although the penalty is severe, convictions are rare.

An overview of the situation shows that there remains lot to be desired in the field of women empowerment. The irony is that in spite of 2001 being the Year of Women Empowerment, the Women Bill which was introduced in Parliament in 1998 and seeks to reserve a certain percentage of seats in Parliament, still waits to see the light of dawn. Can we still call ourselves progressive? ANI

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IGNOU and IMM will jointly organise an education summit on Marketing of Indias Higher Education

Edu Summit
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Institute of Marketing Management (IMM) will jointly organise an education summit on Marketing of Indias Higher Education : world wide from November 12.The objective of the proposed summit three-day is to take stock of the level of technology/ upgradation in selected fields and measures which need to be undertaken to transform India into a world class destination for higher education with global quality, but at a much lower cost compared to developed countries. The meet will deliberate over areas, such as management education; IT and ITES: distance education; agriculture; medical and pharmaceutical; among others.

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SRF adopts school at Bhiwadi

SRF Foundation, which runs the reputed Shri Ram Schools, has taken formal government approval to adopt a primary school at a village near its chemical plant in Bhiwadi. The foundation will run and manage the primary school.

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Lady Meherbai DTata Scholarships are to be awarded for higher

Lady Meherbai DTata Scholarships are to be awarded for higher

Lady Meherbai Scholarships
Lady Meherbai DTata Scholarships are to be awarded for higher studies abroad in the field of social work; education and welfare of children with special needs, family/child health and welfare, status, health and empowerment of women, womens studies, health planning and education, public health – community health and rural organisation work for academic year 2006-2007.

Requirements: Female Indian graduates from a recognised Indian university, having a consistently good academic record, having applied for admission or secured admission to universities of Europe or America for 2007-2008.

To apply: Apply for the forms giving full particulars of academic record to Lady Meherbai DTata Education Trust, Bombay House, Homi Mody Street, Mumbai-400001.

Submission: April 27, 2007 for completed application.

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U.S, Canadian Institutions Named 2005 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders

NEW YORK, The Goldman Sachs Foundation and the Institute of International Education (IIE) today announced that an extraordinary group of 20 sophomores from leading U.S. and Canadian colleges have been named as 2005 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders, the fifth class of students to be so honored. For five years, the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program, developed by The Goldman Sachs Foundation, has been a pioneer in identifying and developing some of the worlds most promising future leaders. Todays honorees are among 100 outstanding second-year students selected this spring from over 70 of the worlds top colleges and universities.

Goldman Sachs Global Leaders, who represent more than 40 countries to date, are chosen precisely because they already know how to make a difference in the world. In addition to their academic achievements, many have already begun to find solutions for problems across the globe. For example, one student founded a scholarship program for Ugandan refugees, while another raised funds to provide clean-burning stoves to rural Peruvian communities, and a third created an organization that is helping to develop a computer laboratory in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Global Leaders are extremely talented academically and have already shown proven leadership abilities and a strong interest in global affairs, said Stephanie Bell-Rose, President of The Goldman Sachs Foundation, as she announced the 20 U.S. and Canadian 2005 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders. Goldman Sachs and IIE created this program to help these promising young people – at a critical juncture in their academic careers – develop their leadership skills and goals in order to become even more effective agents of change.

The U.S. and Canadian students selected as 2005 Goldman Sachs Global Leaders are:

Krystal Banzon, Smith College
Eman Bataineh, Barnard College
Mira Christanto, Northwestern University
Eric Glustrom, Amherst College
Priyanka Handa, University of Miami
Raj Hathiramani, Princeton University
Viet Minh, Huynh Stanford University
Adeel Iqbal, University of California, Berkeley
Robert Klaber, Brown University
Carly Knight, Duke University
Richard Ludlow, Yale University
Eniola Mafe, Spelman College
Christine Nguyen, University of Texas at Austin
Megan Peppel, University of Pennsylvania
Edward Smith-Lewis, Morehouse College
Matthew Zedler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pamela Chan, University of Western Ontario
Homan Cheng, Queens University
Julia Ishak, McGill University
Tiffany Vogel, University of Western Ontario
Five hundred students from around the world have been identified and honored as Goldman Sachs Global Leaders since the program began in 2001. They have built an extensive network with one another and, with modest seed funding from the programs Social Entrepreneurship Fund, have joined forces to launch innovative social ventures, including a school in rural India, a technology education program in China, an art therapy program for AIDS-affected children in Namibia, a micro-enterprise initiative for women entrepreneurs in Macedonia, a Malaria prevention campaign in Nigeria, a recycling program in Albania, and a meals program for schoolchildren in Sri Lanka.

Each Global Leader receives a $3,000 grant for educational expenses. In addition, 50 of this years 100 Global Leaders, including 10 from U.S. and Canadian universities, will also be selected to participate in the annual Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute, July 10-15, in New York City. At the Institute, they will spend time with renowned leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors, learning about leadership and global issues. Past Institute speakers have included experts in leadership; diplomats from the United Nations; executives from Goldman Sachs and other private companies; and leaders of influential NGOs, including the International Crisis Group and the International Rescue Committee.

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Distance Education director appointed

Associate Professor Mark Brown has been seconded to be Director of Distance Education, making him responsible for the delivery of extramural programmes.

The announcement was made last week by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Research) Professor Nigel Long.

Professor Long says Dr Brown, from the College of Education, has an outstanding record of teaching, research training and research mainly in the area of distance education.

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Italian University LUISS Guido Carli in Rome is currently looking for five Indian students to join its Master of Science course in general management

Italy Calling
The renowned Italian University LUISS Guido Carli in Rome is currently looking for five Indian students to join its Master of Science course in general management. It is a two-year course with three specialisations commencing October 2007. A Bachelor degree and fluency in English are minimum requirements to join the programme. After successful inscription, the candidate will have to either provide the result, minimum 550/900, of a completed GMAT test or to participate in the selection test specially organised by the university in Mumbai. The test would take place in June 2007, the exact date will be communicated directly to the applicants. Interested students will have to fill in an application form and send it with a detailed CVto; The deadline for application is May 31, 2007. The five successful candidates will benefit of a scholarship to cover their living and housing expenses.

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A new Course Launched by Jamia Hamdard University

Another overseas university is making its presence felt in Delhi. Jamia Hamdard University in collaboration with Educe qualifications, United Kingdom has launched an integrated degree course in Master of Business Administration, amongst other courses through distance learning.

The University in its efforts to spread quality education through distance learning, is keen to offer degrees, namely as Bask (It) and MBA, integrating Drexels qualifications form the UK, said Prof Muhammad Equal, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Hamdard. The announcement comes at a time when a class XII CBSE results have recently been announced and the university hopes to lure them. University official are not sure about the fess structure for the courses. The five year MBA will cost up to Rs 20,000 per year.
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IIM-A grads do it again: Kick good packages to follow their passion

IIM-A grads do it again: Kick good packages to follow their passion

Music, food and now lingerie. What makes these IIM-A students take the road less travelled? In one word, passion!

So when Deutsche Bank approached six students of the prestigious institute with a pay package of over Rs 1 crore— the placement season hasnt set in yet— two of the students spurned the offer. For they had chalked out a different course for themselves!

Sharpening their business acumen are Debashish Chakravarty and Vineeta Singh who are all set to debut in the domain of womens innerwear after they complete their masters in March.

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The National Board of Accreditation awarded accreditation to the Apeejay School of Management

The National Board of Accreditation awarded accreditation to the Apeejay School of Management

The National Board of Accreditation awarded accreditation to the Apeejay School of Management -Dwarka on March 15, 2007 for its PGDBM programme. The accreditation holds effect for a period of three years. ASM was also ranked as an A+ institution in a survey conducted by Business India magazine (published on October 22, 2006).

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MS Widens Support To IT Education

Microsoft India is widening its effort to further IT education in the country.

To increase the developer base in the IT Nation, Microsoft has stated that it will continue to invest significantly at the grassroots schools and universities to widen the developer strength in the country.

The corporation also added that it will deepen its relationship with the venture capital community to take the concepts to the commercialisation stage.

In one such effort, Microsoft India has concluded the national finals of its Imagine Cup 2005, a global contest conducted by Microsoft to help students across the world showcase their software development skills before an international audience.

This is the third edition of such an event being organised by Microsoft. The theme for this years event is Breaking Down Boundaries and students were encouraged to conceptualise technology solutions to help address emerging social issues.

The winners of the India leg were two Pune-based students of MES College of Engineering who have worked on a project called City Pulse, a traffic management system using global positioning system. The team will represent India at the global finals in Japan. It will have a total prize money of $50,000.

Said Ravi Venkatesan, chairman, Microsoft India: India has emerged as the worlds IT capital and students have a big role to play in ensuring that we continue to compete successfully in the global market. Indian students are talented and amongst the most innovative technical minds in the world.

Microsoft recognises this fact and is committed to helping the Indian student community hone and display their skills.

This year, Imagine Cup was open to both the school and university students, and among other areas students were encouraged to submit applications that address social issues.

The contest included nine open categories such as software design, technology business plan and rendering, besides others.

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Microsoft Inks Pact With Maharashtra

Microsoft Corporation India Private Limited on Wednesday announced the signing of a comprehensive memorandum of understanding with the Government of Maharashtra.

The MoU underlines a joint commitment by Microsoft and the state government for accelerating IT literacy in the state, enabling delivery of effective e-governance services and ushering in local language computing at the grass root.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh by Ravi Venkatesan, chairman, Microsoft Corporation India. Also present at the signing ceremony was Will Pool, vice president (Windows Client Group), Microsoft Corp.

Commenting on the partnership, Deshmukh said, Our partnership with Microsoft compliments our government`s unique focus and vision for creating a unique edge for the state of Maharashtra on the IT front. We believe that through technology, we can create a skilled resource base in our state comprising of the next generation of professionals both at the grass root level as well as in terms of high-end IT talent.

Elaborating on Microsoft`s partnership with the Government of Maharashtra, Venkatesan, said, India is synonymous with IT success today and is mirroring the new face of IT led development in emerging economies. As a long-term partner for India, at Microsoft we strive to be a key contributor to this success and at the same time help create a digitally-inclusive society where technology reaches out to the over one billion strong population especially the marginalised sections at the grass root level to realise their full potential. We seek to work closely with Indian governments for realisation of this vision.

A key deliverable of the MoU for collaboration in education entails implementation of Microsoft`s Partners-in-Learning Program in the state at the school level and Microsoft`s University Relations Program for academia and student engagement at the university level.

Microsoft is setting up a third IT academy in the state in addition to two IT academies that have already been set-up in Pune and Nagpur. The aim is to train over 20,000 teachers at these IT academies who in turn will train 2,00,000 students (From class III to class XII) over a 5-year period.

For ushering in local language computing under the aegis of Project Bhasha, Microsoft will roll-out Marathi language interfaces for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, working in close collaboration with the state government. The availability of a Marathi interface will enable IT access for the large Marathi speaking population of Maharashtra.

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2.76 lakh aspirants get ready for CAT

Come November 16 and about 2.76 lakh aspirants across the country will appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2008, rated as one of the world’s most demanding entrance examinations for any graduate institute.

CAT is the stepping stone for MBA aspirants to get admitted in reputed management schools of India.

Apart from the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode and Shillong, CAT is also a mandatory entrance examination for several other leading institutes like Kirloskar Institute of Management, Mudra Institute of Communication (MICA) Ahmedabad, Nirma Institute of Management, S.P. Jain Institute, TAPAI and several others.

Some people feel that CAT is more of a rejection process than a selection process. ‘It rejects those who can’t make their minds work at break-neck speed for two and a half hours non-stop’.

The entrance exam, designed to test a student’s managerial aptitude, has seen an increase of 23 percent in the total number of applications this year and nearly 40 colleges have added their names to the list of colleges that decide admissions on CAT scores.

With a 15 percent rise from last year’s 2.4 lakh and an acceptance offer to just one in 138 candidates this year against one in 120 last year, CAT 2008 promises to be bigger and better.

From the NCR region alone, more than 50,000 students will appear for the entrance exam.

The increase in the number of students this year has forced the IIMs to arrange for more test centres. IIM Lucknow, which coordinates the exam in the NCR, has setup about 60 centres to handle around 59,000 students.

IIM-A is handling over 51,000 applications, IIM Bangalore is handling over 60,000 applications and IIM Calcutta would take care of over 50,000 students.

Of the 2.76 lakh candidates taking the exam this year, nearly 54,000 are women.

Arks Srinivas, Director, Triumphant Education, a well-known coaching institute for CAT, says, “There has been an increase of 20 percent in the enrolment of women candidates for CAT. This is mainly due to the availability of opportunities for women in sectors such as finance, human resource and marketing.”

“Of the 54,000 women, at least 13 percent have a chance of getting a call. Even though the success rate of women in IIMs has not seen a remarkable rise, the 100-odd institutes which consider CAT scores may have pushed the number of women applicants”, Srinivas further said.

Neha Shukla, an aspirant, said, “I attempted CAT last year, but I did not score well in the Data Interpretation (DI) section. I have improved a lot in that section and I am determined to secure a seat in one of the IIMs.”

The CAT committee had received more than 2.9 lakh applications this year. The number, however, comes down substantially after a screening of applications. This year, more than 7,000 aspirants have been disqualified from CAT due to minor errors in the application forms.

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IIM-C revamps post-grad curriculum

To keep pace with the changing business environment, the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C), has revamped its curriculum. All compulsary courses for the Post Graduate Diploma programme have been assigned for the first year and all optional courses for the second year, said Dean Saibal Chattopadhyay.

“ The students had to study compulsary papers in both years and did not get a chance to concentrate on optional papers,” a teacher said.

The change has been made assesing the situation and requirments of the students. There have been some changes in curriculum in 2002 and 2004 but it is a major revamp this year.

A compulsory paper on Business Ethics has been started. Besides, there are two compulsary courses on communication — one module will comprise oral communication and the other written communication.

The institute is also offering new courses in Strategy , Finance , Behavioural sciences and Management Information System.

Three streams — sociology , regional development and environmental sciences — have come together and will offer interdisciplinary courses.

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Scholarship winner takes studies to heart

REFINING techniques to better treat heart patients is taking Pakuranga student Kieran OBrien across the globe.

The Auckland University Bioengineering Institute student is set to take his knowledge of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to Oxford University with the help of an $11,000 scholarship.

The William Georgetti Scholarship recently presented to Mr OBrien allows him to further develop work hes done towards a PhD studying aortic stenosis – narrowing of the aortic valve.

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HRD wants faculty quota in IIT

New Delhi: It is almost as if the OBC quota is not enough. The Human Resource Ministry under HRD Minister Arjun Singh has now ordered a quota for the teachers, leaving the IIT teaching staff fuming.

The Government diktat was signed by the Director of Technical Education in the HRD ministry, Seema Raj, and read: “I am directed to say that the matter relating to reservation of SC, ST, OBC categories in recruitment to teaching (faculty) posts in the IITs was considered in the second meeting of the SCIC (Standing Committee of IIT Council) held on 11/2/2008. The recommendations made by the SCIC have been accepted by the chairman of (the) IIT Council. Accordingly, it has been decided to implement reservation for SC, ST, OBC, in recruitment to teaching (faculty) posts in IITs with immediate effect.”

In the latest diktat, the HRD Ministry has ordered IITs to introduce quotas for teachers with immediate effect. The move seeks to create 15 per cent quota for Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribes and 27 per cent for Other Backward Classes in teaching positions.

The matter assumes importance because of the massive recruitment drive IITs will have to undertake as they increase their faculty after the OBC quota implementation and the subequent expansion plans. Almost 250-300 teachers are to be recruited by IITs in the next three years.

IITs currently have reservations for backward category candidates for administrative posts – from attendants to the level of deputy registrar. However, there is no reservation for the teaching staff.

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JMI and the Ministry of External Affairs plan to jointly organise an international seminar on Prospects of Peace in West Asia

International seminar on Peace in West Asia
Jamia Millia Islamia and the Ministry of External Affairs plan to jointly organise an international seminar on Prospects of Peace in West Asia from November 19-21. 2007. Sociologists, political economists, academics, and journalists are expected to attend the event Among those likely to present papers at the seminar are Wis-sam Al Zahawie, Secretary General, Arab Thought Forum; Michael Jansen, Correspondent, Nicosia, Cyprus; Rami Khouri, Editor, Daily Star, Lebanon; Sadik Al Azm, Professor, Damascus University; Jamal Hilal, Sociologist, Palestine; Faisal Odeh Al-Rfouh, Associate Professor, University of Jordan; Mustafa Hamareih, Head, Strategic Studies Centre; and Salim Tamari, Institute of Jerusalem Studies.

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