Friday, October 24, 2008

Fishery Science Courses

Fishery science is an interdisciplinary subject involving oceanography, ecology, biology, economics and management combined together in an effort to manage and understand the functioning of fisheries. A vast coastline spanning over 8,000 kilometers and 10 states make India a good hub of studying fishery sciences. The various environmental factors regarding fishing are also brought under the purview of this subject. Factors such as the availability of fishes, the impact of fishing on the ecological balance and on the environment are studied under this subject. Though posed with many challenges this is a very interesting field of work. There are several colleges and institutions in India that offer fishery science courses.

Both undergraduate as well as post-graduate courses can be pursued in Fisheries sciences. If a candidate wishes to pursue a B.S.C (Fisheries) or B.F.Sc course, he or she must have passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as subjects.

For pursuing the M.F.Sc course one has to have a B.S.C degree in fisheries or a B.S.C in Zoology. Admission to this course is usually done through an all-India agriculture postgraduate combined entrance test conducted by the Indian Council for Agricultural Research. Postgraduate diploma programs in inland fisheries administration and management is also offered by few institutes. Requirements for this course are a B.S.C degree in Zoology or B.F.Sc along with 2 years of experience.

A 3 year Ph.D program is also being conducted by several institutes, the minimum requirement for which is 60% marks in the master's degree in the subject concerned.

The major institutes which offer courses on Fisheries sciences are:
The Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai - this is a deemed university which has several branches all over the country in cities like Kolkata, Rohtak and Kakkinada
College of Fisheries, Panangad, Ernakulam (under Kerala Agriculture University, Vellanikara, Thrissur - 680654) M.FSc
Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram - 695581
Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi - 682022
School of Applied Life Sciences, Pathanamthitta, under Mahatma Gandhi University. MSc Fishery Biology and Aquaculture

With high tech trawling and development in the preservation and marketing of sea products, fisheries science is the 'in demand' course. After completion of the post graduation one can find jobs in the fields of fish genetics and biotechnology. Sea food export being one of the major revenue earners for India, trained personnel from the field of fisheries science are in demand.

Scopes in India
Aquaculture technology, industries based on fishing and research works are few of many options available to a fisheries science student.

Jobs at the disposal of fishery science students are:
Farm management
Fisheries inspector
Hatchery management
Processing of stock & post harvest management.

Scopes Abroad
Other than the career opportunities in fisheries listed above the western countries like U.S.A provide for certain other job opportunities as well, they are
Marine-Fisheries Interviewer
Environmental Project Manager
Information Technology Specialist
Eco-toxicologist or Aquatic Ecologist

Stephen Hawking to give up Cambridge chair

London: British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking will retire from teaching next year, the University of Cambridge has announced.

Hawking, who suffers from a motor neuron disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has left him almost paralysed and only able to communicate through a computer, will hand over the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics to a successor in the new academic year, a statement said early on Friday.

Hawking, who reaches the Lucasian chair's retirement age of 67 in January, will continue his research at the university.

The Lucasian Chair of Mathematics is renowned and was occupied by Isaac Newton in the 17th century.

Hawking has held the chair for almost 30 years.

He is one of the most famous cosmologists in the world, and author of the popular science book A Brief History of Time, which has sold nine million copies, according to publishers Bantam Dell. IANS


Govt to setup Ayurvedic institute on lines of AIIMS

Delhi: The Central Government has approved the establishment of an All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) at Sarita Vihar, New Delhi as a Centre of Excellence focused on fundamental research, drug safety evaluation, standardization, quality control and scientific validation of Ayurvedic medicine.

The institute would also offer post-graduate and doctoral courses in the aforesaid disciplines.

In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Mrs. Panabaka Lakshmi, Minister of State for Health & family Welfare said that the institute will have a 200-bed research and referral hospital for facilitating clinical research.

"The All India Institute of Ayurveda will be setup on the lines of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)", Lakshmi added.

It would be fully functional by the end of the Eleventh Five Year Plan i.e. by March, 2012.

When fully functional, the institute will treat about 250-300 O.P.D. patients daily in addition to IPD patients initially.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has also said that six new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand will be ready in the next three years.

"The AIIMS in Bihar would not only help people of the state but also residents of Nepal and Assam who lack good healthcare facilities", he added.

Govt launches new scheme for girl's hostels

New Delhi: The Central Government has launched a new scheme for the construction and running of girls' hostels for students of secondary and higher secondary schools.

The scheme will replace the centrally sponsored scheme for 'Strengthening of Boarding and Hostel Facilities for Girls', which was implemented during the 10th Five Year Plan.

While the earlier scheme provided for financial assistance to voluntary organizations only for running girls' hostels, the revised scheme envisages financial assistance for both construction and running of girls' hostels by State Governments, in educationally backward blocks.

The revised scheme provides for construction of 3,500 hostels, each with a capacity of 100 inmates, through State Governments in the educationally backward blocks in the country in addition to recurring grants to meet the needs of inmates.

The main objective of the revised scheme is to bring the girl child to school and to retain her in school at secondary and higher secondary stage. The girl students studying in classes IX to XII and belonging to SC, ST, OBC, Minority communities and BPL families will form the target group of the scheme.

Girls belonging to above groups and studying in classes IX-XII in a recognized school in the EBB (run by any authority, State, District or NGO) with a valid certificate from school Head Master will be eligible to stay in the hostels. At least 50 percent of the girls admitted to the hostels should belong to SC, ST, OBC or Minority communities.

The hostels will be constructed in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) wherever spare space is available. If spare space is not available in KGBVs or no KGBV has been sanctioned in the block, the hostels will be constructed in the compound of a secondary or higher secondary school selected by the State Government.

Students passing out of KGBV will be given preference for admission in the hostel. In blocks without any KGBV, students in all government-aided schools in the vicinity of the hostel will be eligible for admission.

Rs.2,000 crores has been allocated for the scheme under the 11th Five Year Plan. Out of this, Rs.80 crores has been provided in the budget for 2008-09.

The sharing pattern during the 11th Five Year Plan between the Centre and the States will be in the ratio of 90:10. The scheme is being implemented from the current financial year.

2066 students get NIFT degrees at convocation

New Delhi: Union Minister of Textiles, Mr. Shankersinh Vaghela awarded degrees to the graduating 2066 students of the batches of year 2007 and 2008 at the 14th Convocation of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), here today.

Addressing on the occasion, Vaghela called upon the students to uphold the finest traditions while they carved out brilliant careers for themselves in their chosen fields.

Vaghela hoped that fears of a recessionary trend seen globally could be allayed to a certain extent in the Indian context. "I also look to you, the youth, the graduates of leading institutions such as NIFT to create conditions for future growth", he said.

Director General of NIFT, Mr. Rajiv Takru said that in 2006-07, NIFT added the post-graduate programme in Design Space, thereby completing its offer of master level programmes with one programme each in Design, Management and Technology.

He also announced the introduction of doctoral and post-doctoral programmes in the current academic year thereby completing the bouquet of professional programmes as envisaged in the NIFT Act of 2006.

Takru also informed that in 2008, four new centres of NIFT have been opened and inspite of the manifold increase in the number of students, the institute could attract the best placements in the fashion industry.

He said that in 2007 alone, 49 students were sent to study abroad and nine students from foreign universities of the Netherlands, UK, Australia and France came to NIFT. Currently, NIFT has 26 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with foreign fashion schools.

Chairman of the Board of Governors of NIFT, Mr. D.P. Singh was also present on the occasion.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

IIM students launch portal to help new consultants

Lucknow: Interested in a career in business consultancy, but don't know where to begin? Well, for starters, you could log on to, a portal launched by three students of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM).

"The portal has been designed in such a way that it acts as a one-stop shop for all those who want to know about consulting or want to start their career in the field," said IIM Lucknow (IIML) student and co-founder of the portal Karan Ahuja.

The portal's other founders are Alok Rustagi, a student of IIM Kozhikode, and Rajat Kashyap of IIML.

"As there was no comprehensive portal dedicated to graduate students, management students or beginners who want to make a career in consulting, we thought of designing such a website," added Ahuja.

The portal has also been linked to industry experts in order to provide expert guidance.

The other highlight of the portal is its 'Ask the expert' section where beginners can find answers to their queries and questions.

According to the IIM students, there are still lots of speculations and myths about consulting as a profession.

Most of the students don't have a clear focus towards consulting. This is primarily due to traditional preference for finance oriented jobs and lack of dedicated courses designed to train people in consulting skills, they said. IANS

Academic session of new Sainik School at Rewari from 2009

New Delhi: The academic session of the new Sainik School at Rewari (Haryana) will start from April next year. The Sainik School at Rewari is the second in Haryana.

Giving this information here today, Minister of State for Defence Production, Rao Inderjit Singh said that the admission process will be held from January 4 to March 15, 2009.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony had laid the foundation stone of the Sainik School at village Tappa Gothra Khori in Rewari on August 29, 2008.

"While the construction of the school campus has started, the school will temporarily function from accommodation made available in the Primary School building, Community Hall and the Youth Hostel in Rewari town", said Rao Inderjit Singh.

The Minister said that Col. A. Kaul has been appointed the school's first principal and Lt. Col. Rattan Singh, the headmaster.

"Besides, seven teachers and 15 administrative staff have been deployed from other Sainik Schools to ensure that the new school's first academic session opens on April 1, 2009", he added.
The entrance examination for class sixth boys of Sainik School, Rewari, will be conducted by the Principal, Sainik School, Kunjpura (Karnal).

Financial Management

Qualifications for Financial Management
The minimum educational qualification required to join a course in financial management is to be a graduate in Commerce or Economics. The various courses available on financial management are -
Chartered Financial Analysis (CFA)
MBA with specialization in Finance and Marketing,
Chartered Accountancy
Cost and Management Accountancy
Management of Business Finance
Certified Treasury Manager
Certified Public Accountant
Certified Investment Banker
Certified Risk and Insurance Manager
Fellowship Program in Finance
Basic Business Finance
Foundation in Financial Planning
Management Development Programs
Financial Management Institutes
The institutes offering courses on Financial Management are -
Association Of Financial Planners
312, Turf Estate, Dr E Moses Road
Mahalaxmi, Mumbai - 400 011 Maharashtra

International College Of Financial Planning
(Bajaj Capital Ltd.,)
Bajaj House, 97, Nehru Place
New Delhi - 110 019

Wigan & Leigh College
A Central Avenue, Sainik Farms
New Delhi 86- (Centers in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune )

Financial Planners & Advisory Academy Pvt Ltd.,
7, Readymoney Terrace
167, Dr Annie Besant Road,
Worli Naka, Mumbai - 400 018 Maharashtra

Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India (ICFAI)

Institute of Financial and Investment Planning
B/303,Ventex Vikas, M.V.Road, Andheri(E) Mumbai 69

Financial Management Benefits
The Corporate accounting system has shifted from simple to integrated control systems based on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). To perform these duties highly trained professionals are required. These courses on financial management help to groom talents in the desired way so that the country never faces a dearth of trained individuals.

Scope in India
Job opportunities in the field of financial management are plenty. With the rise of the Indian economy the Indian corporate sectors are also rising. Thus a career in this field is quite rewarding. The main job of a finance expert is to help his company earn more, to make future financial plans, to handle the liquidity or to plan the acquisition of another company. The highest post that one can acquire within a company is that of the Chief Financial officer (CFO) or director (Finance). One needs to constantly update his or her knowledge about the subject and its developments to maintain his position within the company. Beginners usually get something around Rs. 10,000- Rs.40, 000 per month. Experienced persons can draw a salary of up to Rs.1.5 Lakhs. One can also decide to be a financial planner who gives financial advices to individual clients.

Scope abroad
Financial management provides really god job opportunities abroad. International financing, including lending and borrowing provide a major area of action for such professionals. One can also find job opportunities in MNCs and even in multi-currency trading.

Film Making and Film Production Courses

Film Making and Film Production Courses trains an individual about the intricate art form involving a thorough understanding of human psyche, collective consciousness and the contemporary global scenario. It also enables individuals to learn more about history, art and aesthetics coupled with technical prowess imagination, meticulous observation and rapier sharp understanding of the economics of film making.

Beneath the superficial razzmatazz, the hype and hoopla that surrounds the film world, lies the struggling phase for getting the right break as a director or a technician which one should face with determination. This site encompasses each and every detail about the courses available in India and the attributes required by one to become a future Satyajit Ray or Yash Chopra.

Candidates who have qualified their 12th standard examination in any stream are eligible to apply for a Technical course in Film Making. In other streams like direction and sound engineering one can be a graduate in any discipline. However, for sound engineering some institutes generally prefer Physics graduates.

One can learn the intricacies, technical finesse and creative aspects of film making in a professional atmosphere from the eminent film makers and technicians. A student can also learn how to overcome the hurdles which come in the way.

Courses in India

There are several institutes that offer film making and film production courses in India like:
Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road, Pune 411004.
Academy 18, Studio18 Ltd, 8, Balaji Estate, Guru Ravi Das Marg, Kalkaji, New Delhi110019
University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore 570005
Bihar Institute of film and Television, Pataliputra Colony, Patna
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute EM Byepass, Kolkata 700094
Whistling Woods International, Mumbai

Scope in India
One can become an independent film maker, join a production house, advertising agency, television channel or even work as a freelancer. With the boom in the media industry a plethora of opportunities have opened up for filmmakers in India and with the multiplex culture engulfing India, many new filmmakers are getting the "golden opportunity" to make small budget movies to carve a niche for themselves in the film fraternity. Bollywood is the ultimate destination for all film makers in India.

Scope Abroad
You can join a production house, assist a filmmaker, work in a television channel, ad agency or work as a freelancer producing and directing films with foreign collaboration. The Indian market for films abroad is growing by leaps and bounds and many Indian films are jingling the cash registers abroad. Indian filmmakers like the late Satyajit Roy and the charismatic Shekhar Kapoor are a name to reckon with in the international film arena. If a trained filmmaker is desirous of making a 'crossover' movie then he or she can go in for a collaboration with a Hollywood production house


Environmental Science & Engineering Career Courses in India

Environmental science and engineering is becoming an interesting career option because of the increase in consciousness about the environment. Environmental scientists and engineers are now playing the important role of the guardians of the environment. Coupled with tremendous economic development, India has also witnessed a high degree of environmental pollution. The onus now lies on the environmental engineers and scientists to make India tread the path of sustainable development. Candidates willing to build a career in this field may opt for a formal training program or course. There are quite a number of institutes that offer environmental science & engineering career courses in India.

Undergraduate and Post-graduate courses both in environmental science and environmental engineering are offered by several institutes across the country. Courses on Environmental Science and Engineering, their duration and qualifications required are given below:
B.S.C (environmental science), Duration: 3 years, Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their subjects
M.S.C (Environmental Science), Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.S.C in environmental science, zoology, botany, physics or chemistry.
PG Diploma courses in Environment Management and Environmental Science
B.E in Environmental Engineering, Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as their subjects.
M.Tech in Environmental Science & Engineering, Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.E / B.Tech. in environmental or civil engineering
M.Tech in Energy & Environment Management, Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.E / B.Tech. in environmental or civil engineering
M.Tech (Environmental Engineering), Duration: 2 years, Eligibility: B.E / B.Tech. in environmental or civil engineering .

1. Institutes offering B.S.C (Env. Sc.) :
South Gujarat University, Surat-395007
University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Berhampur University, Berhampur-760007 (Orissa)
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore-641046
University of Mysore, Mysore-570005
University of Pune, Pune-411007

2. Institutes offering M.S.C and PG Diploma are:
Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune-411043
University of Mumbai
SNDT Women's University, 1, Nathibai Thackersey Road, New Marine Lines, Mumbai-20
University of Chennai, Chennai-600005.
Indian Institute of Environment Management (SIES), Sri Chandrasekarendra Saraswathy Vidyapuram, Plot 1E, Sector V, Nerul, Navi Mumbai-400706

3. Institutes offering B.E courses are -
Kolhapur Institute of Technology's College of Engineering, Kolhapur-416234
P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya -571401
Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi-110042
Gujarat University, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad-380015
Visveswariah Technological University, AIT, Chikmagalur-577102

4. Institutes offering M.E and M.Tech courses are -
IIT, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras
Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya , Indore (MP)
UP Technical University (Instt of Engg & Tech) Lucknow
Visveswariah Technological University, AIT, Chikmagalur-577102
Thapar Instt of Engg & Technology, Patiala

This subject deals with environmentally relevant matters like pollution control, industrial hygiene, radiation protection, hazardous waste management, toxic materials control, water supply and other allied areas in this field.

Scope in India
Limitless job opportunities are provided by Environmental Science & engineering . Engineers can be recruited in Central and State pollution control boards. Engineers with a B.E degree receives a salary anywhere between Rs.15,000 - Rs.30,000. Candidates with a postgraduate degree may start with a decent salary range of Rs. 35000 - Rs. 50000 and with a Ph.D it becomes Rs. 50000 - Rs. 75000. A licensed engineer can expect a salary of Rs. 1 lakh per month.

Scopes Abroad
International firms related to environmental projects offering lucrative pay packages, recruit Indian engineers from this field.

Dairy Technology Courses in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, a state of fairs, handicrafts and folk culture in India, is a favorite destination of not only the tourists but also of entrepreneurs looking forward to investments with high potential for returns. The presence of a large number of cattle in this region makes local dairy industry thriving with growth opportunities for professionals interested in this field. Rajasthan is also one of the few states in India which rank high in dairy production. It is better left unsaid that the well-developed dairy industry of this state needs trained manpower with specialized knowledge in this field.

And catering to the same, several institutes have come up offering courses in several aspects of dairy science including Dairy Cattle Breeding, Animal Biotechnology, Dairy Engineering, Dairy Chemistry and other related areas. Students can choose to study even Dairy Technology Courses in Rajasthan.

Types of Dairy Technology Courses in Rajasthan:

You will get the scope to learn about various aspects of Dairy Technology by enrolling in a B.Tech program in the same field in Rajasthan. Students are admitted to this course on the basis of their merit in an entrance test. This test called Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test (RPETAP) is organized by the technical Board of Government of Rajasthan. However, applicants under ICAR quota, are exempted from appearing in this test. After completing a course in Dairy technology, you can be absorbed in dairy plants for execution of several projects requiring in-depth knowledge of this field.

Below mentioned is a list of the institutes offering Dairy Technology Courses in Rajasthan-

College Of Dairy Science,
Rajasthan Agricultural University
Udaipur 313001
B.Tech 10+2 or equivalent with PCM and English with 60% aggregate marks 4 years

Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture & Technology,
College of Dairy & Food Science Technology,
Udaipur, Rajasthan
Ph: 0294-2471101, Telefax: 2470682,
B.Tech 4 years

Dairy Technology Courses

Dairy Technology Courses are prepared with the objective of imparting valuable training and guidance to the students on packaging, processing, transportation, storage and distribution of dairy products. Dairy technology is based on the sciences of nutrition, bacteriology and biochemistry. As you enroll in a course in this technology, you will learn about various methods and processes involved in the prevention of wastage and damage of milk and milk products.

The concept of dairy technology was popularized in India by Anand Milk Union Limited (AMUL) in 1946, giving the impetus for imparting education in dairy technology. The National Dairy Institute in Karnal, Haryana was the first to introduce a course in dairy technology in India. Rapid development in the dairy industry is a boon for the dairy technologists as it also generates employment opportunities in dairy equipment manufacturing and technical consultancy.

Courses in Dairy Technology offered in India:
A candidate can enroll for a 4-year Bachelors degree course in dairy technology after qualifying in an entrance test held every year on an all-India basis. Two- year diploma courses in dairy technology are also offered by some institutes. Many universities also offer dairying as a vocational subject at the 10+2 level. A Masters degree in dairy science, animal husbandry and dairy science, dairy microbiology and dairy chemistry can also be acquired by individuals who have already graduated in dairy technology.

Qualifications for Dairy Technology Courses:
A candidate is required to pass the Higher Secondary or 10 + 2 Examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects to take an entrance test for admission to an undergraduate course in Dairy Technology. A post-graduation degree in Dairy Technology can be acquired by an applicant, who is a graduate in this subject.

Benefits of a Career in Dairy Technology:
With the advent of "Operation Flood" and formation of the National Dairy Development Board, there is a huge demand for industry-ready dairy technologists to take charge of the designing, development and execution of the projects essential for smooth running of the dairy plants in this field. A career in dairy technology also opens up job profiles in a dairy equipment manufacturing plant.

Scope for a Career in Dairy Technology in India:
After completing Dairy Technology Courses, one can work as a supervisor in a dairy plant either in equipment and plant design or project execution. S/he can also be a dairy consultant or take up entrepreneurial ventures in milk plants or ice cream units.

Scope for a Career in Dairy Technology Abroad:
Plenty of job opportunities are available abroad in countries like Australia, Switzerland and Denmark for research work in dairy technology with the help of state-of-the-art infrastructure. Jobs of food inspectors and quality controllers are also available in the dairy plants of Australia and New Zealand where dairy is a leading industry.

Institutes in India offering courses in Dairy Technology:
Some of the premier institutes where you can enroll for Dairy technology courses include the following:
Dairy Science Institute, Mumbai
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (College of Agricultural Engineering), Jabalpur
Kerala Agricultural University (College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences), Thrissur
National Dairy Research Institute, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Haryana
Rajasthan Agricultural University, College of Dairy Science, Udaipur
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences


Creative Writing Courses

Creative writing requires plenty of imagination, observation and the innate ability to paint word-pictures out of anything under the sun. All works of fiction, poetry, drama and other non-journalistic writings feature an amalgamation of these attributes. If there is a Wordsmith dwelling inside the confines of your heart, set him free so that he can engage his ingenuous talents in creative writing. However, you also need to learn when not to use a liberal sprinkling of words and when to use your imaginative power in order to make your work of art an enjoyable experience for the readers and yourself. For a formal training, willing students can enroll in several creative writing courses available in India.

Qualifications for Creative Writing Courses:
Although all of us who have had a formal education can write a smattering of words here and there, a course in creative writing streamlines the unorganized writer in us and helps us embark on the correct and desired path to a career of success.

A candidate must have passed the Higher Secondary or 10+2 examination with humanities or arts in order to apply for a Bachelors degree course in creative writing. For acquiring a Masters Degree in creative writing one must be a graduate in English, Comparative Literature or allied subjects. Besides these academic qualifications, a creative writer must have the flair and the panache for writing. He must also be pragmatic, able to conceive themes, ideate subjects, sell his work and have the nerve and patience to convince the world around of his work.

Benefits of Creative Writing Courses:
A person with appropriate skills and trained in creative writing courses can endear himself to millions of readers across the world with his writing dexterity and ability to lend color to his thoughts. A writer who is creatively geared can write different types of fiction, memoir, poetry, novel, non-Fiction, science-fiction, lyrics, play, script, travelogue and romance. S/he can also write features, interviews, criticism and reviews for newspapers, magazines and journals.

Creative Writing Courses in India:
Creative writing courses are offered by several institutes in India including the following:
The British Council located in all the major metro cities of India
Xavier's Institute of Communication, Mumbai
Central Institute of Indian Languages, Karnataka

Dance Courses

Dance is an art form, which involves the use of well-coordinated body movements for expressions as well as performance. In India this performing art form originated in temples, princely courts and villages thousands of years ago, leading to evolution of various kinds of dances largely influenced by the culture of a particular region. While some dance forms have a religious significance, others reflect simply the ecstasy of the human mind. In today's context in which it is a perennial source of entertainment involving physical movements, subtle facial expressions and various emotions, Indian dance courses are of great interest to the world.

Traditional Indian dance form was adapted from the fundamental doctrines of Natyashastra, written by Bharatamuni. Apart from the folk forms, Bharatantyam of Tamil Nadu, Kuchipudi of Andhra Pradesh, Kathakali of Kerala, Odissi of Orissa and Manipuri of Manipur are some of the popular dance forms of India. Besides the aforesaid, several modern dance forms have evolved in the country. Most of the dance schools here believe in the traditional "Teacher - Disciple" methodology in which the students learn the dance courses and imbibe the spiritual fervor of it, while staying with the teacher in his school known as the "Gurukul".

Qualifications for Dancing Courses:
For obtaining a Bachelors degree or a certificate in dancing, the pre-requisite is that one must have passed the Higher Secondary Examination or 10+2 level. For acquiring a post-graduate degree, one should have a Bachelors degree in dancing. A good dancer should have a perfect orchestration of the mind, body and soul. S/he should also be versatile and diligent.

Dance Courses:
You can choose from certificate course, 3 years Bachelors Degree Course, 3 years Post Graduation Course or 3 years Diploma Course in Dancing. Since dance courses are available in several dance forms, you can enroll in the one that suits your area of interest.

Benefits of Dance Courses:
A dancer can derive artistic pleasure by showcasing his /her dancing skills to live audiences and receiving acclaim worldwide.

After completing dance courses, you will learn to coordinate your expressions and make powerful use of rhythms to bring out a metaphysical bliss during the performance.The dancing schools provide training to the dancers in the nuances of body movements, grace, poise and facial expressions and help them become exponents in their own fields.

Dance Institutes:
The Kathak Kendra in Delhi, the Kalakshetra in Chennai, Bharatiya Kala Kendra in Delhi are some of the premier dance institutes in India. Daksha Seth, Astad Daboo, Mamata Shankar are some of the acclaimed Indian dance exponents who provide training in contemporary dance. Other schools imparting dance courses include:
Kala Sadhanalaya
Kala Sampurna
Kalabhavan Talent Residential School
Kathakali Sadanam
Kerala Kalamandalam
Lasya Academy of Mohiniyattam
Mamata Shankar Ballet Troupe
Natya Dance Theatre
Scope in India:
An individual with appropriate training and qualification in dancing have the scope to be a choreographer, a performer in a dance troupe, solo performer, or a teacher in a dance school or academy. The Sangeet Natak Academy, India provides candidates with Research Fellowships on dance projects and a reasonable amount of stipend along with it. Various leading newspapers and journals or magazines employ eminent dancers for writing reviews on dance performances or related programs. A post graduate degree in dance can come of help to an individual planning to earn a doctorate degree in dance and join a university as a professor or lecturer.

Scope Abroad:
After passing out of dance courses, qualified and expert dancers can join an international dance troupe, perform solo shows abroad, and conduct workshops on various dance forms globally as there is a huge demand for learning Indian dance forms, abroad.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Bangalore based hospital to set up medical college in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: Bangalore based Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital will set up a medical college in Gujarat on an investment of Rs.2.5 billion ($507 million).

A 1,500 bed hospital is planned as part of the project that will come up in the state capital Ahmedabad.

Chandil Kumar, medical administrator of the hospital, told sources "We are working on the project and focusing on getting necessary approvals."

A fact sheet brought out by the Gujarat government ahead of January 2009 Vibrant Gujarat Summit said the Bangalore hospital's project is part of the special effort being made to expand medical education facilities in the state.

Government sources said the state has begun to attract investments including foreign on a substantial scale.

According to state data, there are currently 42,285 registered doctors and 17,751 trained nurses in Gujarat.

The fact sheet says besides Narayana Hrudayalaya, medical colleges are also being planned by the Fortis group, Bombay Hospitals and the Artemis Group of Hospitals belonging to Apollo Tyres Limited.

Artemis has proposed to set up a Rs.5 billion medical education hub on the Vadodara-Ahmedabad highway.

The Bombay Hospitals belonging to the Reliance Group is joining hands with MS Hospital in Vadodara to establish a medical institute that will offer both under- and post- graduate medical courses.

Apart from these new projects, expansion projects are also on the anvil.

The Ahmedabad-based Sterling Addlife India Limited which is running a multi-specialty hospital in the city is planning to invest Rs.7 billion to set up a 150-bed hospital in Surat, 125-bed hospital in Rajkot and 100-bed hospital in the Mundra Special Economic Zone.

The Healthcare group (HCG) of Banglaore has already set up a multi-specialty hospital in Ahmedabad at a cost of Rs.1 billion. IANS

Delhi schools begin nursery admission process

New Delhi: Here is good news for parents planning to put their kids in pre-primary schools of the capital. While the nursery admission process has started in some schools, others are likely to follow after the festive season.The registration forms are available at most of the schools. Schools plan to admit students by November. Mr. S.L. Jain, Chairperson National Progressive School's Conference (NPSC), said, "It is a good idea to sell forms on different days. It will lessen burden on parents, who otherwise would have been running around to get them. The system should not be uniform in all schools because a person can go to one or two schools in a day".Some schools in Delhi like Laurel School, Pitampura; Maxfort Senior School, Dwarka and DAV Public School, Pitampura have started selling admission forms from October 20, whereas Adarsh Public School, Vikaspuri and Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar will start selling the forms from October 25 and 31 respectively.Some schools including Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura and St. Thomas School, Dwarka have closed the admission process.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hindustan Latex ties up with Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

Thiruvananthapuram: City-based healthcare products manufacturer Hindustan Latex Ltd (HLL) has entered into a tie-up with the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) to set up a technology business incubator, a company official said here on Tuesday.

The HLL spokesperson told sources the agreement for setting up the incubator at the RGCB in Thiruvananthapuram to carry out research work was inked last month.

HLL, a mini-ratna company, achieved turnover of Rs.2.44 million during 2006-07 and it has set a target of Rs.10 billion by 2010.

In August this year, the ministry of health and family welfare handed over nearly 300 acres to HLL at Chengalpet, about 45 km from the Chennai airport, for setting up a medical equipment park and vaccines project.

"The 'MediPark' is envisaged to be an integrated manufacturing facility complex of international standards in the field of healthcare. The MediPark shall comprise manufacturing industries for medical diagnostics, equipment, disposables and devices. The complex will also house for knowledge and healthcare business outsourcing services," said the HLL spokesperson.

The development and management of the park is proposed to be undertaken through public-private partnership (PPP) model.

HLL's infrastructure development division is currently involved in setting up and up-grading various hospitals across the country.

The central government has also appointed HLL as the internal consultants for setting up six institutes similar to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in various parts of the country. IANS

IIM Lucknow launches management course for Defence Officers

Lucknow: The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) today announced its fifth six-month General Management Programme (GMP) for Defence Officers.

The 24-week programme would provide the officers with varied managerial inputs across all functional domains, preparing them for a career in the corporate world.

The objective of the GMP is to provide the participants with a basic understanding of the managerial systems and processes.

The programme has been designed to provide the Defence Officers with basic functional inputs in subjects such as accounting and finance, decision sciences, organizational behavior, human resources management, communication skills, marketing, strategy, information technology and business environment.

Rajeev Karsolia, Principal Director of Employment was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session.

The first four programmes conducted by IIM Lucknow received an overwhelming response with the 49 officers of the first programme, 60 of the second and 59 of the third getting good job offers.

The fourth General management Programme is running at IIM Lucknow's Noida Campus with 59 Defence Officers out of which 7 candidates are lady officers.

In the 5th programme, after meeting the selection criteria, 65 officers (44 Army, 11 Air Force and 10 Navy) including 21 lady officers have been selected for the programme.

"We at IIM Lucknow will provide our participants with the latest management skills and techniques, which are the primary requirement of the corporate sector. The idea is to familiarize the officers with the requisite analytical tools and techniques; and develop a holistic perspective and global mindset to understand issues of an enterprise and provide the defence officers with a second career choice after retirement", said Prof. Prakash Singh and Prof. Arunabha Mukhopadhyay, programme coordinators.

The Indian Armed Forces carefully selects officers and continuously trains them in the art, science and craft of WINNING. Every year, hundreds of these officers retire, with rich experience in learning, critical reasoning, objective decision making, creative thinking, leading and motivating people, running organisations and managing projects.

The aim of the programme is to capitalize on these skills of the officers and optimize them to suit the corporate world's requirements.

"The fifth programme is expected to generate an enthusiastic response from the corporate world and given the intense nature of the programme, it is sure to equip the participants with the necessary skill set so very essential to conquer the corporate world", the coordinators added.


Monday, October 20, 2008

End animal experiments in medical colleges - PETA

New Delhi: The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has urged the Medical Council of India (MCI) to re-evaluate and amend regulations allowing medical colleges to end the use of animals in their curricula and opt for alternatives to animal experimentation.

Drawing the attention of MCI, a government body that regulates medical colleges in the country, to the fact that majority of medical schools in USA, Canada and the UK have ended the use of animals in their curricula, PETA said prominent medical associations now encourage medical schools to replace the use of animals with non-animal teaching methods.

In its October 15 letter to the MCI president, Dharmesh Solanki, PETA's Senior Vivisection (the practice of experimenting on live animals) Campaign Coordinator said many colleges have expressed their inability to end the practice because of MCI requirements.

"We respectfully ask your office to re-evaluate the position on this issue and to amend the Graduate Medical Education Regulations 1997, to allow medical colleges to prohibit the use of animals in their curricula," Solanki said.

He said: "Prominent medical associations now encourage medical schools to replace the use of animals in curricula with non-animal teaching methods."

"Leading medical professors and researchers in India support ending the use of animals for medical education," he added.

"Prominent government agencies are now urging a paradigm shift to using cutting-edge, non-animal research methodologies because numerous recent studies have shown that animal experiments often waste lives - both animal and human - and precious resources by trying to infect animals with diseases that they would never normally contract," Solanki said.

"As the world moves forward with newer and safer technologies, India should take a lead - not lag behind," he added. IANS

Commercial Pilot Courses

About Commercial Pilot Courses

Commercial Pilot Courses offer the students a perfect platform to prepare for a challenging career in the aviation sector. These courses involve extensive training and comprise of several steps before one can become a certified commercial pilot. At present there are quite a number of institutes that offer commercial pilot training courses in India. The duration of these courses is generally for a period of 2 to three years. Prior to starting the commercial pilot training, one has to get a Student Pilot License (SPL). For this purpose, students should also join training programs for getting Private Pilot License (PPL). Following the PPL, they have to undergo a 190 hours of flying training needed for acquiring a Commercial Pilot's License (CPL).

Commercial Pilot Courses Eligibility Criteria
For admission to the Commercial Pilot Courses offered by various institutes, applicants are required to pass 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks in Math and Physics. 17 years is the minimum age limit for the students willing to join this commercial pilot training course.

Institutions offering Commercial Pilot Courses
In India there are several institutes that offer courses in commercial Pilot Training. One of the leading institutions is Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy located in Hyderabad. It offers one of the best pilot trainings in India. However, one needs to meet the eligibility criteria for being a part of the top commercial pilot training institutes in India. The other Institutions offering commercial pilot courses include the following:

Assam Flying Club, Guwahati Airport
Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd
Andhra Pradesh Flying Club
Coimbatore Flying Club, Civil Aerodrome, Coimbatore
Flying Club, Civil Aerodrome, Indore
Flytech Aviation Academy,
Government Aviation Training Institute, Civil Aerodrome, Bhubaneshwar.
Government Flying Training School, Jakkur Aerodrome, Bangalore
Gujarat Flying Club, Civil Aerodrome, Baroda
Jamshedpur Co-operative Flying Club Ltd. Sonari Aerodrome, Jamshedpur
Ludhiana Aviation Club, Civil Aerodrome, Ludhiana

Commercial Pilot Courses in Maharashtra and Delhi

With the expansion of the market and entry of private players in the Civil Aviation sector in India, it is natural that several young people are looking forward to a career in this industry. However, it is essential that for a career in this sector, a person should have requisite expertise and skills in the field of his interest. Several aviation academies have come up across India to produce such trained professionals in areas ranging from Aviation Management, Air ticketing, in-flight management and several other services. You will also find the scope to pursue Commercial Pilot Courses in Maharashtra. As you enroll in these pilot training courses, you will gain knowledge of flying from practical as well as theoretical aspects.

Types of Commercial Pilot Courses in Maharashtra:
Interestingly enough, the course module of commercial pilot training courses in Maharashtra are designed so as to provide basic education in the subject as well as upgrade the individual skills to the level of handling the job professionally. The Commercial Pilots License course trains a candidate with the basics in Meteorology, Navigation, Regulations, Aircraft General, Radio Telephony Restricted and Aircraft Specific. It also includes 200 hours of flying for training a pilot.

A student needs to have perfect sight for being considered eligible for this course in flying. S/he also needs to pass 10+2 level with Mathematics and Physics. Above all, s/he needs to be physically fit and mentally sound to pursue Commercial Pilot Courses in Maharashtra.

Below mentioned is a list of the institutes offering Commercial Pilot Courses in Maharashtra-

Commercial Pilot Courses in Maharashtra

Name & Address Phone & E-mail Degree / Course Eligibility
Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd.,
MUMBAI 400 054 Ph: 91.22.56258016 / 39462852
FAX: 91.22.26602734
1. SPL (Students Pilot Licence)
2. PPL (Private Pilot Licence)
3. CPL (Commerical Pilot Licence)
1. 16 year Age completion, 10th Pass, Class II Medical Test by D.G.C.A Approved Doctor, Oral xamination in Basic Aviation
2. 17 year year Age completion, 10th Pass, Class II Medical Test by D.G.C.A Approved Doctor, Oral Examination
Commercial Pilot Courses in Delhi
Sahara India Aviation Academy,
249/250 Block A, Road No.6, National Highway No.8, Mahipalpur,(Near I.G. International Airport)New Delhi-110 037.
Ph: 26782574, Fax : 26782573


Pilot Training Institutes in India

Pilot Training Institutes train an individual on the various skills required to fly an aircraft. It teaches a pilot the process of flying an aircraft through the air with proper direction and control. It also teaches the students to understand the weather forecasts. A qualified pilot is supposed to be an expert in leading his crew and the passengers even in trying circumstances and a leader par excellence. Besides academic qualifications, a commercial pilot should have a sound mind in a healthy body, lot of courage, determination and self-confidence. There are quite a good number of flying schools in India that are recognized by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and provide excellent training to individuals aspiring to become pilots. Scroll down this page to learn more about pilot training institutes in India.

Popular Pilot Training Institutes in India

One of the most reputed commercial pilot training institutes in India is the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Academy at Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. Some other Commercial Pilot Training Institutes in the country are Academy of Carver Aviation Pvt. Ltd, Andhra Pradesh Flying Club, Assam Flying Club, Bangalore Aeronautics Technical Services, Mysore Aerodrome in Karnataka, Flying Club in Indore, Flytech Aviation Academy and West Bengal Flying Training Institute.

Benefits of these Pilot Training Courses

Pilots trained in the commercial pilot training institutes in India can fly both passenger planes and cargo planes. A commercial pilot should be well aware of his responsibilities which include mastery and control over the equipments and machines he handles, the ability to chart out flight timings and schedules and above all the dexterity and mental strength to land an aircraft to safety. With the opening up of the private sector for airline operations, the opportunities for commercial pilots have amplified by leaps and bounds leading to increase in the popularity of commercial pilot training courses in India.

Eligibility Required for Pilot Training Courses

A candidate desirous of enrolling in pilot training institutes in India should pass his/her Higher Secondary Examination with at least 50% marks in Physics and Mathematics and should be over 17 years of age. The entrance test for a Private Pilot License course is taken on subjects like English, General Knowledge, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Applications for this test have to be sent to the Director General of Civil Aviation, Safdarjang Airport, New Delhi 110003 in the month of April.

Scope for Commercial Pilots in Abroad

With globalization, economic liberalization and a boom in the aviation industry, jobs as commercial pilots are available in airline companies outside India also. However, a commercial pilot needs to have a certificate for flying in the country he chooses. With the highest number of airlines, the US is the most desired destination for most commercial pilots. Even UK, Australia and some European countries can also be happy hunting grounds for ambitious commercial pilots.

Commercial Pilot Institutes
Commercial Pilot Institutes in Andhra Pradesh
Commercial Pilot Institutes in Assam
Commercial Pilot Institutes in Delhi
Commercial Pilot Institutes in Maharashtra
Commercial Pilot Institutes in Tamil Nadu
Commercial Pilot Institutes in Uttar Pradesh


Biomedical Engineering Courses in India

Biomedical Engineering course educates a student on how to gain technical expertise in biology and medicine simultaneously and contribute effectively in the development and improvement of healthcare solutions. This unique field encompasses bio-instrumentation, bio-materials, bio-mechanics, medical imaging, genetic engineering, orthopedic surgery cellular and tissue engineering. Biomedical engineers device artificial organs like kidneys, pacemakers, sophisticated therapeutic and surgical devices like magnetic resonance imaging machine, laser system for eyes and more.

They strive towards attaining perfection in the world of medicine and healthcare. They even try to enhance the life of the suffering patients. This course proves to be very handy for the career development of the students. When someone does his or her career planning, the scope of the career course has to be analyzed carefully.

However, the job prospects for bio-medical engineering course are really bright. There are several institutes that offer biomedical engineering courses in India.

Before enrolling in a biomedical engineering course, a candidate should pass the Higher Secondary or 10+2 examination with science as the main discipline. Biomedical engineering can be chosen as a special subject in engineering and a post-graduation degree can also be acquired. A flair for research coupled with excellent academic records can allow the candidate to obtain a doctorate degree from India or abroad.

Biomedical engineering is a trendsetter in establishing a symbiotic relationship between engineering, medicine, biology, and physics. The main objective of the subject is to bring about an improvement in the overall quality of healthcare. Biomedical engineers can derive creative satisfaction by designing prosthetics, synthetic blood vessels, automated patient monitoring systems, blood chemistry sensors, ultrasound, and artificial intelligence for clinical decisions. State-of-the-art infrastructure helps engineers to delve profoundly into the highly regulated feedback mechanism at the genetic level and render humanitarian research activities.

Biomedical Engineering Courses in India are available in the following institutes:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Banaras Hindu University Institute of Technology
Varanasi-221005, UttarPradesh

Jadavpur University
Jupiter Building, Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032, West Bengal Tel.:033-24146129

Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering
Mumbai-400056, Maharashtra.

Scope in India
Immense job opportunities in diverse spheres like medical equipments manufacturing, orthopedic and rehabilitation engineering, molecular, cellular and tissue engineering in public as well as in corporate sectors are available for the biomedical engineers in India. They can also be absorbed in hospitals to provide valuable advice on the status of medical equipments. Biomedical engineers can also engage themselves in research activities by working harmoniously with doctors in the field of computational mechanics, physiology, medicine and invent cutting - edge technology. They can also develop biomaterials to blend living cells and biomechanics and provide a match for living tissues. This domain of research work is regarded as the most sought after research and the jobs on offer bring with it a handsome pay package.

Scope abroad
There is a huge demand for biomedical engineers abroad. Clinical engineers who monitor and maintain the databases of medical instrumentation and work with physicians to adapt instrumentation for the specific needs of the physician and hospitals are most sought after in hospitals abroad. Rehabilitation engineers who develop hardware and software computer adaptations and provide cognitive aids to assist patients with memory impairment are also much sought after. Golden opportunities also await orthopedic engineers who improve the quality of life of patients by developing prosthetics, artificial limbs, hips and other organs.

Audio Visual Media Course

course in Audio Visual Media includes among others, film making, journalism, brand promotion, media promotion and planning, media studies and even photography. If you have a burning zeal to showcase your creative prowess along with your communication skills through a lens based media, then Audio Visual Media Course is your domain.

For pursuing an undergraduate course in Audio Visual Media studies you need to pass the Higher Secondary Examinations (10+2) in any discipline. However, for the post graduate course you need to have a graduation in either Audio Visual Media studies or other related fields of study.

By pursuing a course in Audio Visual Media studies one can gain a high degree of competency in filmmaking, screenplay writing, editing, journalism, documentary film making and many other interesting and potentially challenging fields of study. The era of globalization and consumerism is creating a huge demand for professionals in the audio visual media. Therefore, the course prepares an individual on both the theoretical and practical aspects of this field of study and enables him to make a career out of it.

Courses offered
In India the following seats of learning offer courses on audio visual media studies:
DR.B.S.Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad - 431 004
Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road, Pune - 411 004
Indian Institute of Mass Communication, PPB No.21, Dhenkanal - 759 001
Indian Institute of Mass Communications, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU, New Campus, New Delhi - 110 067
Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milla Islamia, New Delhi
MS University, Vadodara - 390 002, Gujarat
National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad-7
National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Rabindra Bharati University, 6/4, Dwarakanath Tagore Lane, Calcutta - 700 077
Rupam National Institute of Electronic Communication, Kunda, Amber, Jaipur - 303 101
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, E.M.Bye Pass Road, Calcutta - 700 094
St.Xaviers Institute of Communication, Mumbai - 1
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC), Senapati Bapat Road, Pune - 411 004
University of Mysore, Mysore - 570 005
University of Rajasthan, Gandhi Nagar, Jaipur - 302 004
Scopes in India
After acquiring a degree or a diploma in audio visual media studies an individual can join the bandwagon of main stream filmmakers, documentary film makers, television film makers, screenplay writers and other creative fields of activity concerning the media. A professional in this field can also become a part of the crew of a television channel, media house, production company, advertisement agency, animation studio and learn the nuances of this industry. Modern day India boasts of prestigious film production companies, news channels advertisement firms and animation studios. The Hindi film industry in Mumbai popularly known as Bollywood, provides plenty of job opportunities for deserving aspirants. A lot of tenacity and diligence is required to come out with flying colors in the field of audio visual media studies.

Scopes abroad
Media in the USA and other European countries are much more advanced than their Indian or Asian counterparts. Therefore, job opportunities for media personnel in these countries are always a distinct possibility. However, it is rather difficult for media personnel or a film maker or script writer to immediately make a mark since he needs to get acquainted with the culture, language and lifestyle of the people of these countries. Some of the U.K. channels like BBC and Sky TV provide ample job opportunities to Asians. Hollywood production companies like MGM, Sony Pictures and others offer trained individuals the scope of joining as a media planner, assistant director, production designer, editor and screenplay writer. Individuals having aptitude in multimedia can join companies like Toons Network and others which offer job opportunities as animators. You can also work as a freelance filmmaker, journalist, ad filmmaker, editor, or screenplay writer in some of the leading companies in the entertainment industry.

Acting Courses

If you want to unleash your acting prowess and sharpen your thespian skills, then this article definitely will be your goldmine. Acting is synonymous with glitz, glamour and fame. If you are an imaginative person, a keen observer of human psyche and sensitive to the events around you then you fit the bill to be an actor. Every potential actor like you needs to chisel his histrionic skills through proper training and exposure to various forms of theatre and cinema.

Qualifications: You need to be a graduate in any discipline to enroll yourself in an acting school.

Benefits: The schools which provide training hone your acting skills and tap your latent talent by emphasizing on emotional flexibility, improved perspective, extraction of subtexts from dramas, improvisations to make you stage and camera free and the various other subtle nuances of stage and film acting.

Many movement classes on dance and mime will enable you to synchronize your mind and body. Acting in theatre will teach you to modulate your voice with the clarity and

mood of speech. Very few people can take acting as a profession as success depends on the contacts, public relation in the film fraternity and above all on luck. If you have the panache and the confidence and above all a zest for acting, then this may be the ideal career option for you.

Colleges and Institutes offering Acting Courses in India:

There are a good number of institutes in various parts of India, which offer acting courses. Some of them include:

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, University of Mysore
Faculty of Fine Arts, Rabindra Bharati University
University of Rajasthan, Gandhi Nagar, Jaipur
Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Burla
Faculty of Performing Arts, M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara
Pondicherry University, Kalapet, Pondicherry
Osmania University, Hyderabad
National School of Drama, Bahawalpur
Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts (autonomous Training Institute, Deptt. of Culture) Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
Film and TV Institute of Tamil Nadu, Chennai
Imago Acting School, Brahma Studio, Film City, Noida
Ashok Kumar Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mumbai
Asian Academy of Film & Television, Noida

Career Prospects

Scope in India: The recent boom of satellite channels in India has provided ample opportunities for actors to perform in mega serials, telefilms, count down shows, reality shows and game shows. Nowadays actors also taking on the role of anchors and organizing chat shows and issue based programs on television. However, the tinsel town of Bollywood is the ultimate dream destination for a budding actor in India as a stroke of good luck and one or two box office hits can propel him to the zenith of fame, glory, glamour and stardom.

For those who are more interested to perform on stage rather than on the celluloid screen, the National School of Drama can be the ideal place for training. Candidates can join renowned repertory companies after the completion of the course.

Scope Abroad : If you can prove yourself as a versatile actor and you are fluent in English then try your luck in "Crossover films" or in Hollywood where Indian actors like Om Puri, Nasseruddin Shah, Gulshan Grover, and other talented Bollywood artists have already showcased their talent.

Institutes offering Animation Cartoon Courses in Delhi
Name of Institute Address Phone No. & Email
Academy of Animation and Gaming
B-10 , Sector -2, Noida 201301,
INDIA P.No:0120-4231 611
Mob. 09810557341,
Website :


Kota ideal location for new IIT - Rajasthan Govt

Jaipur: The Government of Rajasthan has proposed Kota as the ideal location for the new Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to come up in the state, ahead of Jaipur, Pilani, Udaipur, and Jodhpur.

Kota, over 250 kms from here, is known as the Education City. According to the 2001 census, Kota has an average literacy rate of 70 percent, which is much higher than the national average of 59.5 percent.

Kota, which once was Rajasthan's biggest industrial hub, is now coaching a large number of IIT aspirants in the country and some figures claim that one-third of the students who crack the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) are groomed in the city.

It is estimated that more than 20,000 students from different parts of the country land at Kota every year to realize their IIT dreams. Of which, around 1,500 students succeed, which is one-thirds of the total seats of IITs and allied institutes.

The coaching classes of Kota have, year after year, produced exceptionally high success rates in the all-India entrance exams to the IITs and medical colleges.

Kota's success story in churning out IITians is not new, but the Central Government is not in favour of the site proposed by the state government for the IIT.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has asked the state government to search for a location other than Kota for the institute.

An official from the HRD Ministry said, "The state government is proposing no place other than Kota, which is far-flung and 200 kms from the capital Jaipur. So logistics and access are a concern. The other and more worrying area of concern is that since Kota is a major IIT-JEE coaching hub, setting up an IIT here is not very desirable as it would encourage the coaching lobby. While sites at Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur are being talked about and we are open to any of them and preferably Jaipur, which is best connected, the state government is not ready to talk anything other than Kota".


IGNOU announces admissions to engineering programmes

New Delhi: The School of Engineering and Technology of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced admission to its various academic programmes.

The admission forms for B.Sc. (Nautical Science) of IGNOU in collaboration with Director General of Shipping will be available from October 20, 2008 for the February 2009 session.

Admissions to the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management are also open along with B.Tech Civil (Construction Management), B.Tech. Civil (Water Resources Engineering), B.Tech. Mechanical (Computer Integrated Manufacturing), Diploma in Civil Engineering, Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management, Certificate in Craft & Design (Pottery), Certificate Programmes in Footware Technology for the January 2009 session.

The prospectus can be obtained from IGNOU Headquarters on cash payment of Rs.100. Alternatively; it can be downloaded from the varsity's website, and sent along with a demand draft of Rs.100.

The last date for submission of admission forms for B.Sc. (Nautical Science) is November 7, 2008.

For all Diploma programmes, B.Tech programmes, Certificate programmes and Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management programme, the last date is October 30, 2008.

For the PG Certificate in Project Management (PGCPM), the last date is November 30, 2008.

India's first vaccine for cervical cancer launched

Kolkata MSD Pharmaceuticals India, part of US pharma giant Merck & Co, on Monday launched India's first vaccine to help prevent cervical cancer.

"Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women in India, well ahead of breast cancer," said Anjana Narain, MSD's director vaccine, during the launch here.

The vaccine, Gardasil, was launched in the US in 2006.

In India, each dose of the vaccine will cost Rs.2,800, and one needs to take three doses.

Narain said low awareness of this type of cancer is the sole cause behind high mortality rate among women.

"Every year, there are 132,000 new cases of cervical cancer in India and 74,000 women die every year because of it," she said. IANS

Govt to setup 1500 new ITIs - Oscar Fernandes

New Delhi: The Planning Commission has given its "In-principle" approval for opening of 1500 new Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and 5000 Skill Development Centres in un-serviced blocks across the country.
This information was given by Minister of State for Labour and Employment Mr. Oscar Fernandes in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
With an aim to improve the supply of skilled professionals, the Central Government has approved the up-gradation of 500 Government ITIs - 100 with domestic funding and 400 with World Bank assistance.
The up-gradation of the remaining 1396 Government ITIs through Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode has also been approved.
Fernandes further said that the establishment of new ITIs and strengthening of the existing ITIs in Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir and the North-Eastern states has been given top priority.
Imparting of short term modular employable skills under the scheme "Skill Development Initiative" in 340 modules covering various sectors of the economy has also been taken up.

New academic session at Ezhimala Naval Academy from 2009

Ezhimala (Kerala): A state-of-the-art Naval Academy will soon come up in Ezhimala, fulfilling India's dream of having a world class academy to train navy personnel.

The Ezhimala Naval Academy is under construction at present. The Academy will conduct a B.Tech. course for 750 cadets/commissioned officers with effect from the academic session commencing in 2009.

The B.Tech. programme has been drawn up by the Navy in conjunction with the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The Academy is being setup so that all officers joining the navy pass through this academy and the entire officer cadre is initiated into naval life from a common controlled background.

The academy will also train officers from friendly nations, helping India project its image as a friendly maritime power.

In the intervening period, Naval Orientation courses are being conducted to utilize the available basic training infrastructure since June, 2005. So far, six such courses have been completed.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Career in Electronic Media

A Career in Electronic Media often requires you to be creative and hard working. The prime job of electronic media persons is to communicate the transmission and the production of a certain program. The young generation of today is seen seeking jobs in Electronic Media as it is regarded as one of the glamorous industries. The technology of today is rapidly growing and thus opening numerous jobs in the field of electronic media. The field of electronic media can be divided into television and the radio. These are considered as the fastest modes of media to communicate the news or a series of events to the public.

Colleges Offering Electronic Media CoursesCareer in Electronic Media offer excellent job opportunities and the training program in this field comprises of different techniques. Different colleges and universities all over the country offer courses in mass communication and other relate areas. Some of the colleges that offer electronic media related courses are - Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages , Hyderabad, AJK Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia , New Delhi, Indian Institute of Mass Communication , Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU New Campus, New Delhi, Xavier Institute of Communications, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai,Film & Television Institute of India, Pune.

Scope of Career in Electronic MediaMany companies are in continuous need of quality professional from the field of electronic media. The want for people of the technical section is in greater demand and has better prospects. Prior qualification in film making i.e. the film and the production of the videos is an added advantage. Candidates with good creativity levels and those who can think out of the box have bright career opportunities in this field. Thus jobs in the electronic media are available in the fields of pre- production, postproduction, production assistant, broad casters, editors, animation and computer graphic designers, set designers and many more.With so many television channels and mediums of entertainment cropping up in India, the scope of a good career in Electronic Media has increased by leaps and bounds.

Career in Electronic Media

A Career in Electronic Media often requires you to be creative and hard working. The prime job of electronic media persons is to communicate the transmission and the production of a certain program. The young generation of today is seen seeking jobs in Electronic Media as it is regarded as one of the glamorous industries. The technology of today is rapidly growing and thus opening numerous jobs in the field of electronic media. The field of electronic media can be divided into television and the radio. These are considered as the fastest modes of media to communicate the news or a series of events to the public.

Colleges Offering Electronic Media Courses Career in Electronic Media offer excellent job opportunities and the training program in this field comprises of different techniques. Different colleges and universities all over the country offer courses in mass communication and other relate areas. Some of the colleges that offer electronic media related courses are - Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages , Hyderabad, AJK Communication Research Centre, Jamia Milia Islamia , New Delhi, Indian Institute of Mass Communication , Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, JNU New Campus, New Delhi, Xavier Institute of Communications, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai,Film & Television Institute of India, Pune.

Scope of Career in Electronic MediaMany companies are in continuous need of quality professional from the field of electronic media. The want for people of the technical section is in greater demand and has better prospects. Prior qualification in film making i.e. the film and the production of the videos is an added advantage. Candidates with good creativity levels and those who can think out of the box have bright career opportunities in this field. Thus jobs in the electronic media are available in the fields of pre- production, postproduction, production assistant, broad casters, editors, animation and computer graphic designers, set designers and many more.With so many television channels and mediums of entertainment cropping up in India, the scope of a good career in Electronic Media has increased by leaps and bounds.

Career in Data Entry

A career in data entry has gained more importance in recent times and infact become a major component of BPO industry. The scope for data entry operators is continuously increasing. They ensure the smooth handling of information by entering the data into computer, keying in text, operating various office machines and other clerical duties. The data entry operators could be typists, word processors and data entry keyers. The beginners in data entry start with keying the headings on form letters, preparing standard forms on computers and addressing envelopes. The skilled and experienced workers handle the highly technical material, combine and rearrange materials from different sources, plan key complicated statistical tables or prepare master copies. There are various types of data entry services including online data entry, image data entry, catalog data entry, database data entry, data entry of surveys, data entry of b-books, data entry of company reports, data entry from yellow pages and data entry of insurance claims etc.
Scope of data entry jobs in IndiaAs BPO industry is significantly growing in India, there is wide scope for data entry operators and other related jobs in the country. India is a hot destination for this sector as it is rich in talented human resource. Numerous companies from various big cities in India including Hyderabad, Noida, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Cochin, Pune and Chandigarh offer excellent job opportunities for the data entry workers and associated workers. Career in data entry includes the related jobs like data management, document management jobs, data processing, data mining, data conversion and document imaging and data digitalization.
Some Companies offering career in Data EntryThe companies like Cleave Global E-Services, SM Telesys, Transoffshore in Noida, Data Entry Outsourcing, Data Entry Services India, Unisoft, Prime Technologies in Ahmedabad, Intercom India, Aranis, Stylus Systems Pvt Ltd in Bangalore, Bhawani Infotech Private Limited, International Data Entry Services, Search Engine Optimization Services in New Delhi, Paven Technologies, Deccan Chronicle, Runaware Software Pvt Ltd, Polaris Software Labs, Saaki Search and Devine Software Technologies Pvt Ltd in Hyderabad offer the recruitment for the skilled and qualified fresher and experienced workers in various positions like data processing executives, data entry operators, customer support executives, team leaders, managers, project officers etc. As there is no dearth of jobs of data entry in India, one can easily think of a career in data entry in India. source:

Career in Marketing

Marketing is regarded as the most important element in the growth of any company. Therefore, a career in marketing can be very challenging and rewarding at the same time. While some companies offer the job of marketing after graduation in any stream, with an MBA , B.Com or M.Com, it becomes much easier for getting a job in marketing. Some of the most common corporate positions in the field are- brand manager, marketing manager, market research analyst, new product manager etc. Therefore, it is not difficult to find institutes that offer marketing courses in India.

Skills required for a Career in MarketingGraduation from any stream is the basic qualification for getting enrolled in the MBA in marketing. Candidates should be fluent in communication skills and in the art of convincing someone. MBA in marketing is a two-year degree program. Apart from the regular courses, MBA in marketing through distance-learning mode is also available. Admission to this course is generally given after the candidate has cleared an aptitude exam as well personal interview taken by the particular college or institute. However, apart from the marketing management courses, one can also pursue various courses in marketing.

Scope for Career in Marketing in IndiaAs India is fast growing as a corporate hub of the world, a career in marketing becomes very exciting. With the emergence of more and more multinational and domestic companies joining the tide, opportunities for marketing professional are abounding. From joining as a marketing executive, one can go on becoming a marketing manager or product manager within a very short span of time. Thus, those with a vision and passion for climbing up the ladder with hard work can choose a marketing career.

Prominent Industries offering Career in MarketingAll the industries require qualified marketing executives who can lead their company to the pinnacle of success. However, some of the leading industries in India are Reliance, Tata, Bajaj, Hero Honda, ICICI, ABN Amro, Bank of Baroda, Birla Sun Life and so many. source:

Career in Modeling

Modeling is one of the most fascinating career options and extremely popular among youngsters. Known for its glamour and competition, Modeling is an exciting as well as lucrative profession dominated by women. Good earnings and instant popularity are the main advantages that a career in modeling can offer. As Modeling is also considered as a gateway for entry to the film industry, the competition in the modeling career is also very high although there is constant demand for fresh faces to launch and promote various branded products. This glamorous field offers opportunities to travel and meet different classes of people.

Scope of modeling career in IndiaToday, modeling is one of the most popular career options in India. And a career in modeling doesn't demand high educational qualifications. Physical attributes are more important. Modeling in India is mainly categorized into print modeling, television modeling, still modeling, showroom modeling, ramp/live modeling, advertising modeling etc. The job opportunities are available in product advertising, live fashion shows, music videos, in garment fairs and acting in television programs or films. Keeping in mind the craze for modeling career, various institutes have started offering modeling courses in India . They generally provide instructions on make-up, diet and exercise, beauty care, hair styling, how to walk and many more. Before staring a career in modeling, one must know all the details about this profession. This profession needs dedication, lot of hard work and perseverance for being successful. It is a short-term and highly competitive career. Modeling requires a lot of patience and stamina. The models have to face a very hectic schedule and physical and mental stress.

Prominent Modeling agencies in IndiaThere are several modeling agencies in India that can give a good break to start the career in modeling. Some of the popular modeling agencies in India are Face 1, Ozone Models Management, Mayrose Management Services in Mumbai, Catwalk, Platinum Models, Glitz, The Ramp, The Tina Factor, The Bridge in New Delhi, Aditi Modeling Service in Bangalore, Passion EC 191 in Kolakata and Profilez Estd. in Hyderabad. source:

Career in Aviation Sector

With liberalization of aviation industry in India, several job profiles have opened up for experienced job-seekers as well as freshers. Those desirous of a career in aviation sector have plenty of option to look out for. From customer support, ticket reservation, transportation of perishable cargo, regulation of traffic to cargo reservations, aviation administration and cockpit resource management, the aviation sector offers plenty of job opportunities. Even the government or aviation regulatory bodies offer numerous job profiles related to this field.
Aviation job profilesIf you are interested in a career in Aviation sector, then look out for job opportunities suiting your interests and qualifications.

Jobs for Pilots: Candidates with training in flying may join any of the reputed airline companies in India or abroad as pilots.

Jobs for Aeronautical Engineers:Candidates with degrees in aeronautical engineering have excellent career opportunities in the aviation industry. Several aircraft manufacturers hire aeronautical engineers for entry level openings as well as senior positions.

Jobs for Air Hostess: This profession attracts smart and young women who love to do a lot of traveling and believe in hard work. Several companies offer lucrative pay packages and other facilities for the pleasure of their employees in this field of work.

Jobs in Airline Ticketing: Candidates with the requisite qualification may join any of the airline companies. The job includes reservation and booking of flight tickets for the customers. You will also have to help them in planning their route.

Customer Service Jobs: There is a great demand for young and hardworking people in this field. Customer satisfaction is the main priority for all the airlines today. Customer service executives are entrusted with the duty of looking after various problems and requirements of the clients. Apart from these, one can also look out for job opportunities in administration, traffic regulation, cargo management, ground operations, aircraft maintenance and other areas related to this field.
Companies offering Aviation Jobs
The following list of companies in India offers various jobs in the aviation sector:

Sahara India
Indian Airlines
Indian International Airways Ltd
Kingfisher Airlines
Haytrans I Pvt Ltd,
Flywell Aviation Pvt Ltd,
Deccan Airlines,
Multi Track Air Charters
SRC Aviation, Panda Logistics Ltd
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Bird Group
Trans Asian Aviation,
Varman Aviation Pvt Ltd
Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Limited and Sam Air Pvt Ltd The rapidly growing aviation industry in India has witnessed a remarkable transformation with the entry of private airlines and low cost carriers. There are excellent prospects for those interested in a career in aviation sector. For more information on aviation courses in India browse through our site.

Career in IT-ITES Sector

Recently NASSCOM reported that IT and ITES sector in India, annually grows at the rate of about 25% and sustains nearly 2 million jobs. Indian IT - ITES sector is its flagship economy builder and every single rupee spent by IT-ITES sector accounts for two rupees in Indian economy. The Information Technology - Information Technology Enabled Services sector is fast changing overall Indian business standards. In addition, every job created in IT-ITES sector accounts for creation of four jobs in rest of the economy. That is very giant leap by Indian economy, thanks to the IT-ITES sector. IT-ITES sectors include companies from software development, consultancies, BPO (business process outsource), software management and online services. These are fastest growing industries and are favorites among the new graduates and students. Career in IT-ITES Sector is very lucrative and one can attain high success in this versatile and vast field.
Scope of IT-ITES industry in IndiaThere is very bright scope for IT-ITES industry as it is strongest industry sector in India. Today the exports for the IT-ITES sectors are growing with increasing rate and the overall global market is very healthy. If one needs to know what the scope of IT-ITES sector is, just have a look at the quarter end financial results of the IT-ITES sector. The reports are outstanding and it seems that the rise of the IT industry is not going to stop so easily.Recently, economic survey revealed that IT-ITES sector created almost 3 million additional jobs this year and number will go on in the immediate future. The main reason behind this is that, the requirement is far more than the current supply of the technical manpower. Thus, the scope for the sector is enormous in India. As the requirement is huge, more and more colleges and courses are offered to meet the manpower needs of the industry. Because of this, more and more students in India are opting for a career in IT-ITES Sector. However, according to some of the top industry experts, the attrition rate is high making jobs in the IT-ITES sector vacant. Moreover, the gap between demand and supply of skilled employees is cause of concern.
Companies providing jobs in IT-ITES Sector in IndiaBecause of dedicated hard work and effective strategies of the IT companies, India has made a global mark in world trade. Some of the flagship companies that are providing good career in IT-ITES sector are - Infosys technologies, TCS, Wipro Technologies, Tech Mahindra, Persistent, Cognizant, Amdocs, Cybage, Castech, HCL technologies, Satyam Computers, Patni, Mphasis, Convergys, Firstsource solution, L&T Infotech, Genpact, Intelnet Global services etc. source:

Career in Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics or computational biology relates to the use of information technology in the field of molecular biology. It involves the application of computer technology for analysis and management of biological data. The computers are used to collect, analyze, store and merge the biological data. The aim of bioinformatics is to collect the wealth of biological information and use it to improve the living standards of human beings. Bioinformatics is applied in various fields like human health, environment, agriculture, biotechnology and energy to advance the biomedical research and development. It is used in the field of molecular medicine to produce the customized medicines for the prevention or cure of the disease. Bioinformatics is today rapidly growing field all over the world. Therefore one can start a career in Bioinformatics and find employment opportunities in biotechnology , biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, in industries, hospitals and research institutions.

Bioinformatics Career Eligibility A career in Bioinformatics is suitable for the graduates or post-graduates in genetics, chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, veterinary science, pharmacy, mathematics, physics and also for the IT professionals, engineers and medicos. Various courses in bioinformatics are available such as B. Tech in Bioinformatics, Master's Degree in Bioinformatics, Advanced Diploma in Bioinformatics and M. Tech in Bioinformatics.
Bioinformatics Institutes in IndiaThese courses are offered by numerous reputed institutes in India including Calcutta University in Kolkata, SRM University in Chennai, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology in Bangalore, Madurai Kamaraj University in Madurai, Indian Institute of Information Technology in Allahabad, Pondicherry University in Puducherry and Jamia Millia Ismalia University in New Delhi.

Scope of bioinformatics in India : Bioinformatics career in is increasingly attracting the youngsters in India today. The scope of bioinformatics is in areas like database design and maintenance, sequence assembly, proteomics, clinical pharmacologist, sequence analysis, informatics developer and bio-analytics. Excellent job opportunities are available in Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies in India. Indian companies like Wipro, Reliance, Satyam, TCS and companies like Accelrys and IBM Life Sciences Pubgene, Silicon Genetics and Tessella offer good employments to the bioinformatics candidates. Due to increasing demand of bioinformatics candidates, a career in bioinformatics offer good prospects.