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Admission to BFSc. Nautical Science

The Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Kochi, has invited applications for an entrance test to be held on June 6 at Kochi for admission to its Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFSc.) Nautical Science course.

This a four-year course with integrated practicals and on-board training in fishing vessels. The course is affiliated to the Cochin University of Science and Technology and approved by the Directorate General of Shipping.

The entry qualification is a pass in Plus Two with at least 50 per cent marks in English and mathematics, and 50 per cent in aggregate in other science subjects.

Candidates belong to the Scheduled Caste/Tribe communities need only a pass in the Plus Two exams.

Applicants must be in the age-group of 17-20 as on October 1, 2010. The total number of seats is 22.

How to apply

Application forms and prospectus can be obtained from the Director, CIFNET, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-16, on payment of Rs.400 (Rs.200 for candidates belonging to the SC/ST communities) by demand draft payable at Ernakulam and drawn in favour of senior administrative officer, CIFNET. The demand draft should be sent along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs.15) envelope.

Application forms can also be downloaded from the website www.cifnet.gov.in .

Last date for receipt of filled-in applications is May 22.

The course will commence on July 22.

On completion of the course with 50 per cent marks in aggregate, candidates are eligible to enter as nautical deck cadets without pre-sea training.

Admission to BHU courses

The Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, has invited applications for an entrance test for admission to its various courses including the following:

Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.Mus, B.Sc. (agriculture), L.L.B., B.Ed., B.Ed. special, B.PEd.; MA, M.Sc., M.Sc. (Tech geology, geophysics), M.Com., MA (museology), mass communication, M.Lib.Sc., M.PEd., MFA, M.Mus, M.Ed., M.Ed. special, L.L.M., MCA, M.Sc. in health statistics, M.Sc. bioinformatics, M.Sc. (agriculture), agricultural economics, agronomy, animal husbandry and dairying, entomology and agricultural zoology, genetic and plant breeding, horticulture, plant physiology, MA (tourism management), Master of Personnel Management and Industrial Relations; M.Sc. (environmental science, applied microbiology, molecular and human genetics, petroleum geosciences), Master of Finance and Control (MFC), Master of Risk and Insurance Management (MRIM), L.L.M. Human Rights and Duties, MBA in agri business, M.Sc. (food science and technology, plant biotechnology), Master of Agri-business Management and M.Tech. in agricultural engineering (soil and water conservation engineering).

Special courses: Diploma in office management and business communication, tourism management, communication skills, health communication, journalism and mass communication, sports journalism, insurance management, industrial and intellectual property laws, environment law policy and management, counselling and psychotherapy and advertising design.

How to apply

For application forms and information bulletin, candidates must send a requisition letter along with a demand draft for Rs.100 drawn in favour of the controller of examinations, BHU, payable at Varanasi along with a self-addressed envelope to the entrance test cell, office of the controller of examinations, BHU, Varanasi so as to reach the addressee on or before February 26.

Candidates must write their name and the name the course they are applying for on the reverse side of the demand draft.

Last date for receipt of completed applications is March 10.

To know more about online application facilities visit website www.bhu.ac.in .

Admission to MBA

The University Business School of Punjab University has invited applications for admission to its two-year fulltime Master of business administration programme. Total seats: 66.

Graduates in any discipline with 50 per cent marks in aggregate or those who have qualified ICAI/ICWAI/ICSI or AMIE with 50 per cent can apply.

Those who are appearing for their final year qualifying exam are also eligible to apply. The selection is based on IIM-CAT score 2009.

Application forms and other details can be downloaded from the website http://purcl.puchd.ac.in/ubs .

The filled in application along with a demand draft for Rs.1,600 drawn in favour of the registrar, Punjab University, payable at Chandigarh should be sent to the Resident Coordinator, University Business School, Punjab University Regional Centre, Civil Lines, Ludhiana- 141001 on or before March 22.

For more details visit the website http://purcl.puchd.ac.in/ubs .

Flying training course

The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi, Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, has invited applications for a national level entrance test to be held on May 16 for admission to its flying training programme for commercial pilot license. The training course will commence in September.

The duration of the training is 15 months and the course fee Rs.24.60 lakh payable in four instalments. Total seats: 100.

Candidates who have passed their Plus Two exams with physics and mathematics and have scored 50 per cent marks in aggregate can apply. Candidates should have completed 17 years of age. The application fee is Rs.3,500.

For detailed information, visit the website www.igrua.gov.in . Last date for receipt of completed applications is April 8. Final selection is based on pilot aptitude test, viva and interview.

Medical entrance

The Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, 608002, has invited applications for a common entrance test for admission to its self-financing MBBS, BDS, BPT, B.Sc. (nursing) and B.Pharm. courses. The entrance test will be held on May 10.

Candidates from other States are also eligible to appear for the entrance test.

To get application forms and other details by post, candidates should send a requisition letter along with a demand draft for Rs.300 drawn in favour of the registrar, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar-608002 payable at Chennai and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Applicants should write their name and address on the reverse side of the demand draft.

Last date for issue of application forms is March 25. The last date of receipt of completed applications is March 31.

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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.

Eligibility

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: www.bhu.ac.in ; www.imsbhu.nic.in .

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 www.bhu.ac.in , www.imsbhu.nic.in .

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.

Eligibility

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 www.amrita.edu . 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 www.amrita.edu .

.Osmania Univ bags Rs. 14 crore project

Recognising the research potential of Osmania University, the Department of Bio Technology (DBT) has awarded a grant of Rs. 14 crore to set up an Inter-disciplinary School of Life Sciences for Advanced Research and Education (ISLARE), which will encourage research in the emerging areas of science for the benefit of society.

The OU Vice Chancellor, T. Tirupathi Rao told a press conference that the “DBT – OU ISLARE” was an important milestone in the university’s history since OU is the only State university in the country to have got such a project from the DBT. Out of the 35 universities that vied for the project, OU and the Banaras Hindu University were selected.

The five-year project will usher in the introduction of integrated, flexible, student choice-based credit system for post-graduate M.Sc in the five Life Sciences Departments – Biochemistry, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics, and Zoology along with strong inputs from two research institutes — Centre for Plant Molecular Biology and Institute of Genetics and Hospital for Genetic Diseases, according to K. Janardhan Reddy, Principal, University College of Science.

He said the programme will require a student to pass 12 core papers (core papers are offered by the parent Department, each paper is equivalent to 4 credits) and four optional theory or practical (offered by other participating Departments) for completion of the M.Sc course in Life Sciences. Each participating department will improve its infrastructure to incorporate a schedule for laboratory work for each choice-based credit. The funding will also help in acquiring the best of equipment for conducting world-class research in life sciences apart from providing fellowships to research scholars.

David Krupadanam, Dean, UGC Affairs said the DBT has also sanctioned a research project on Rice Genomics to the university. The Centre for Plant Molecular Biology, OU will be one of the six institutions in the country identified by the DBT along with the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; National Institute on Plant Genomic Research (NIPGR), New Delhi; University of Delhi; Madurai Kamaraj University and Directorate of Rice Research (DRR), Hyderabad.

This project worth Rs. 7 crore, is to develop male sterile rice plants through genetic engineering approach for the development of hybrids in popular local rice varieties.