Coming up -2(Careers/Jobs/Oppurtunities)

Apply for Common Law Admission Test (CLAT- 2010) to be held on May 9 across the country for admission to eleven National-level Law Universities including National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. Detailed notification will be published during first week of January 2010. Forms will be issued from January 11, 2010. Last date: April 2, 2010. .

Apply online for all India Online Entrance Test (ENAT 2010) to be conducted from February 17 to February 26, 2010 for admission to postgraduate programmes in medicine and dentistry conducted at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and Mangalore, and Manipal College of Dental Sciences at Manipal and Mangalore . Last date: January 31, 2010. .

AIMS test for Management Admission (ATMA- 2010) will be held on February 14 from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. across the country. Register online before January 25, 2010. .

AIMA will conduct its next Management Aptitude Test (MAT) during February. Candidates can take MAT as a paper-based test on February 7 or computer-based test from February 13 onwards. Graduates in any discipline and final degree student are eligible to apply. Register online before January 24, 2010. .

DOEACC Centre, Calicut, conducts online course in NET Technologies for software professionals. Course will start from February 1, 2010. Duration: 3 months. Website:

JSS University, Mysore, has invited applications for admission to its various postgraduate degrees and diploma courses. Last date: march 10, 2010. Website: .

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for admission to its Ph.D. programme starting from February 2010 in the areas of aerospace engineering, avionics, chemistry, Earth and space sciences, mathematics and physics . Last date: December 31, 2009. Website: .

Bharath University has invited applications for admission to its MD/ MS / MDS programmes. Last date: January 5, 2010. Website: .

Apply now for Kerala Medical/ agriculture/ veterinary/ engineering/ architecture degree entrance examination. Last date: January 6, 2010. Website: .

VIT University has invited application for its engineering entrance exam (VITEEE- 2010) to be held on April 17, 2010 for admission to B.Tech. programme in various disciplines. Last date: February 20, 2010. Website:

SRM University has invited applications for admission to its various courses such as MDS, MPT, MOT, M.Sc. Nursing, M.Pharm., M.Public Health. Last date: January 15, 2010. Entrance test will be held on January 31, 2010. Website: .

Coming Up–1 (Careers/Jobs/Oppurtunities)

Apply online for ISAT-2010 (IIST admission test) to be held on April 16, 2010 for admission to the B.Tech programmes in aerospace engineering, avionics and physical sciences. , . Last date: January 31, 2010.

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram, has invited applications for entrance examination for admission to Lateral Entry B.Pharm. course. Last date: January 9, 2010. Website: .

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode has invited applications for admission to its fellow programme in management (FPM). The areas of specialisation includes finance accounting and control, IT and systems, marketing, organizational behaviour and human resources, quantitative methods and operations management. Last date: January 31, 2010. Website:

The National Board of Examinations has invited applications for DNB-CET (superspeciality) examination and fellowship entrance test. Last date: January 7, 2010. Website:

The School of Management under the Pondicherry University has invited applications for admission to two-year fulltime MBA programme. Selection is based on CAT 2009 score, group discussion and personal interview. Website: .

The University of Delhi has invited applications for admission to the M.Tech. programmes in nuclear science and technology, nano science and nano technology, chemical synthesis and process technologies and MCA. Selection is based on JAM test score and interview. Website: .

The DOEACC Centre, Calicut, has invited applications for admission to its postgraduate diploma in embedded system design, wireless and mobile applications from February 17, 2010. Website:  (: 0495-2287266, 2287268)

The National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, Hyderabad, has invited online registration from January 1, 2010 for admission to its two-year postgraduate diploma in management (agriculture) and one-year postgraduate diploma in intellectual property and technology management in agriculture. Last date: January 31, 2010. Website: ,

The School of Management Studies under the National Institute of Technology, Calicut, has invited application from engineering/ technology/ architecture graduates for admission to its two-year fulltime MBA. Selection is based on IIM-CAT score. Last date: February 5, 2010. Website: ,

The Veterinary Council of India has invited applications for all India level Entrance Examinations to be held on May 8, 2010 for admission to 15 per cent seats in B.V.Sc and AH course conducted at veterinary colleges across the country. Application forms will be distributed from January 4 to February 15. Last date: February 22, 2010. Website:

The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, has invited applications for admission to medical postgraduate (MD/ MS/ MDS) and PG diploma in various disciplines. Last date: 29 {+t} {+h} January 2010. Admission test will be held on February 21, 2010. .

The MG University, Kottayam, has invited applications for admission to M.Ed. courses conducted at its affiliated training colleges. Last date: January 20, 2010.

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  BHU entrance

 The Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi, under the Banaras Hindu University has invited applications for its all-India level entrance examination (PMT 2010 screening and main) for admission to MBBS/ BDS/ BAMS/ B.Pharm. courses.

The PMT 2010 screening shall be held on May 12, 2010 at Varanasi, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad centres to screen candidates eligible to appear for the PMT 2010 main examination for MBBS course.

The main exam will be held on June 13, 2010 at Varanasi only. For BDS/ BAMS/ B.Pharm. courses, candidates will be selected on the basis of their merit in the PMT 2010 screening test.


A pass in Plus Two or equivalent examination with 50 per cent marks in English, physics, chemistry and biology taken together for admission to MBBS. BDS/ BAMS programmes. For B.Pharm. course a minimum of 60 per cent marks in the qualifying exam is needed.

Candidates should have completed 17 years of age. Their age should not exceed 25 years as on December 31, 2010.

How to apply

Application forms and information brochure can be obtained by post on sending a requisition letter along with a demand draft of Rs.1,200 drawn from a nationalised bank in favour of the Director, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, payable at Varanasi before February 19, 2010.

Candidates must include two self-addressed envelopes (10 X6 cm) also with the request. Address:

The Director (PMT cell), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005. The last date for receipt of filled-in applications is March 9, 2010.

Website: ; .

MD/MS course

The BHU has invited applications for its postgraduate medical entrance examination to be held on February 21, 2010 at Varanasi for admission to MD/ MS courses.

Those who have passed MBBS degree recognised by the Medical Council of India and completed one-year compulsory internship on or before April 30, 2010 can apply.

Application forms and other details can be downloaded from the websites , .

The filled-in application along with all required documents should be sent to the Director, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi-221005 so as to reach the addressee on or before January 9, 2010.

A demand draft of Rs.1,600 drawn on a nationalised bank and payable at Varanasi in favour of Director IMS, BHU should be enclosed along with the application.

Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam 2010

Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetham has invited applications for engineering entrance examination to be held on May 2, 2010 across the country for admission to B.Tech. programmes being offered at the Amrita School of Engineering in Amritapuri (Kollam), Bangalore and Coimbatore. Disciplines available for engineering courses are aerospace, civil, chemical, computer science, electronics and communication, electrical and electronics, electronics and instrumentation and mechanical engineering.


A pass in Plus Two/ equivalent examination with 60 per cent marks separately in mathematics, physics and chemistry or a three-year diploma in engineering with a minimum 60 per cent marks is needed.

Those who are appearing for the final year qualifying exam in April/ May 2010 are also eligible to apply.

Application form and prospectus can be obtained from December 21 onwards from any of the Amrita School of Engineering colleges at Amritapuri, Bangalore, Coimbatore on payment of Rs.850 by demand draft drawn in favour of Amrita School of Engineering payable at Coimbatore or from the selected branches of Axis Bank, Dhnalakshmi Bank and State Bank of Hyderabad functioning at Kerala.

To receive application by post, write to the admission coordinator in any of the campuses mentioned below with a demand draft for Rs.850 drawn in favour of Amrita School of Engineering payable at Coimbatore.

For getting application by post, write to the Admission Co-ordinator in any of the campuses mentioned below with a demand draft for Rs. 850 frawn in favour of Amrita School of Engineering payable at Coimbatore.

Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai. P.O, Coimbatire – 641105 Phone : 0422- 2656422.

Amrita School of Engineering, Kasavanahalli, Carmelaram. P.O, Bangalore – 560035, Phone : 080- 28439565/ 66.

Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri, Clappana. P.O, Kollam – 690525, Phone: 0476- 2809400/ 02.

Online application facilities will be made available from December 21, onwards through . Sale of application form closes on March 27, 2010.

Completed applications should be sent only to Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore before March 30, 2010.

For more details, visit .

CMAT to be held on Feb. 28 in 44 cities

Calibre Management Aptitude Test (CMAT), a national-level management aptitude test held for admission into over 50 business schools in the country will be held on February 28, 2010. Forms would be available till February 6 and the last date for submitting the forms in February 10.

The test will be held at select centres in 44 different cities in India.

This high quality test, the scores of which will be used in the admission process, is a reliable analytic of the scholastic aptitude of post-graduate management programmes. The two-hour examination has four sections of total 100 questions.

Sample test

The entrance test will fully assess the students’ ability for business studies and apart from individualised score card given to students the scores will be provided to participating B-Schools selectively in respect of those candidates who apply to a particular B-school.

The test paper pattern and sample test is available on .

Reality show for budding entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurship Cell [E-Cell] of IIT-Bombay is conducting a reality show for budding entrepreneurs who have established their start-up and is giving them a unique opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors to receive funding from them.

This dynamic version of the conventional investor’s pitch, called the Vulture’s Nest, is a competition whose finals are to be hosted in the first week of February during E-Summit 2010, which is the networking event held by E-Cell, IIT-Bombay.

The finals will have investors as well as the general public as the audience which will make the event much more happening as against a routine pitch.

These entrepreneurs will get a chance to showcase their ideas to a panel of investors in 15 minutes.

This is an excellent opportunity for start-ups who do not have access to large venture capitalists and private equity firms to gain capital and visibility. The contest will go on air on some television channels in January.


IIT-B is inviting submissions in the form of presentations till January 4. Those selected will pitch their ideas at auditions in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai on January 16 and 17.

The final round will have 10 candidates wooing four investors, one of whom is U.S.-based venture capitalist Taj Haslani.

All 10 participants might get funding if the panellists like their presentations.

Details can be had from Pragya Maheshwari, Coordinator, The Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT-Bombay, on 097692 53090 or by email: .

GATE: get set for the toughest test


GATE-qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR-sponsored projects.

 One of the toughest examinations with intense competition but rarely in the news is the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), administered by the IITs and IISc for admission to all the post-graduate courses in engineering in the country.

These courses are offered as M.E., M.Tech. and M.S. courses depending on the university and the institutions that design the courses.


Though in some States, including Andhra Pradesh, a separate entrance is held for M.Tech and ME courses and those qualifying in that are given a seat after the GATE qualifiers are exhausted.

Some institutions specify GATE qualification as mandatory even for admission of self-financing students to postgraduate programmes.

The GATE-qualified candidates are also eligible for the award of Junior Research Fellowship in CSIR Laboratories and CSIR-sponsored projects.

Top rank holders in some GATE papers are entitled to apply for ‘Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellowship’, which is awarded by the CSIR.

Also some government organisations prescribe GATE qualification as a requirement for applying to the post of Scientist or Engineer.

Before applying, candidates must ensure that they have chosen the right paper, which qualifies them to become eligible to seek admission to the specific programmes they are interested in.

Offline test

The test will be held in the normal mode for all the streams except Textile Engineering and Mining Engineering for which an online test is held. The offline test will be held on February 14 and the online test on February 7, 2010. The results would be announced on March 15.

There are 21 different papers (one for each stream) in GATE including engineering streams such as ECE, CSE, EE and pure sciences such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Career in engineering physics



Have a strong interest in physics and an aptitude for science and engineering? A primer on the courses available in engineering physics 

Only a few institutions offer B.Tech-level programme in engineering physics. Four-year-long B.Tech course, five-year integrated M.Tech course and five-year dual degree M.Tech programmes are being offered by institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and the Institute of Technology of the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Selection to these institutes is through a national-level IIT joint entrance examination conducted annually. 

Meritorious students who have passed Plus Two or equivalent examination in the regular stream with 60 per cent marks in aggregate in physics, chemistry and mathematics are eligible to apply for IIT-JEE. Final year Plus Two students are also eligible to appear for the exam. 

Study facilities 

IIT-Madras, Bombay and Delhi offer B. Tech programmes in engineering physics. Institute of Technology at Varanasi under the Banaras Hindu University offers five-year integrated M.Tech course in engineering physics. IIT-Bombay offers five-year dual degree M.Tech programme in engineering physics with specialisation in nanoscience. The Department of Physics of IIT Bombay offers both B.Tech and dual degree M.Tech in engineering physics. The B.Tech programme is the oldest of its kind in the country. The curriculum lays stress on the basic physics that underlies new technological developments. The engineering physics students are also offered electives in several applied areas such as VLSI technology, electronics instrumentation and fibre optic communication. A dual degree programme in engineering physics was started in 2005-06. After the five-year-long programme students are awarded a dual degree B.Tech and M.Tech in engineering physics with specialisation in nanoscience. 


The Institute of Technology (IT) of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi offers a five-year M.Tech integrated course in engineering physics which trains young students in the area of space physics, plasma physics and fibre optics. Courses in solid state physics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamic, statistical mechanics, materials physics, applied nuclear science and remote sensing are also included. For more details visit . Admission is based on IIT-JEE that covers three separate sections on chemistry, mathematics and physics. For more details visit 

Career prospects 

Those who successfully complete the above courses will have employment opportunities with government organisations such as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), and National Physical Laboratory apart from teaching profession. Campus placement facilities are also available in IITs. 

Higher study options 

Those who successfully complete B.Tech. in engineering physics can utilise the following higher education facilities. GATE qualified candidates are eligible to get scholarship/fellowship. 

Indian Institute of Technology, Roorke–247667 conducts M.Tech. in solid state electronic materials. It is a suitable higher study option for meritorious B.Tech. degree holders in engineering physics. The institute also offers M.Tech. in computer science and engineering and M.Tech. in information technology. Entry qualification is BE/B.Tech. degree in any branch. ( ). 

Amrita School of Engineering, Ettimadai, Coimbatore-641105 under the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham conducts M.Tech. in remote sensing and wireless sensor networks. Entry qualification is BE /B.Tech in any branch or M.Sc. Maths/physics/computer science with minimum 70 per cent marks ( ). 

International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore–560100 offers M.Tech. programme. A first class BE / B.Tech. is the minimum qualification for admission. Selection is based on an online admission test and interview (

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata- 700108 offers M.Tech. programme in computer science; M.Tech. in quality, reliability and operations research. Meritorious engineering/ technology graduates are also eligible for admission ( ). 

Amrita Centre for Nanoscience under the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi – 682041, conducts M.Tech. course in nanomedical science courses. B.Tech. holders are also eligible for admission (

National Institute of Industrial Engineering, NITIE, Vihar Lake. P.O, NITIE, Mumbai – 400087 offers PG diploma in industrial engineering. GATE qualified first class engineering/ rechnology graduates in any branch are eligible for admission

BU-DRDO Centre for Life Sciences under Bharathiar University Campus, Coimbatore- 641046 conducts M.Tech. in remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Any graduate in engineering are eligible for admission. Selection is based on an entrance test and interview (

Rajiv Gandhi Poudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal – 462036 offers M.Tech. in energy technology and environment management. BE/ B.Tech. holders with 55 per cent marks and above are eligible for admission ( ).