Admission Alert

Admission Alert

Astronomy & Astrophysics

»M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, is conducting a 100-hour certificate course in Astronomy and Astrophysics for undergraduate and postgraduate students during the months of August to December 2009. Topics covered will include the sun, solar system, stars, milkyway galaxy, other galaxies, space astronomy, astrobiology, cosmology and much more.

This course is open to students of B.Sc and M.Sc level with Physics as their main subject as well as to all engineering students (studying or completed BE/ B.Tech level and above) having an aptitude for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Classes will begin on Saturday, August 29, 2009, and thereafter will be held on every Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.

Interested students may collect the application forms from M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Campus, Race Course Road, Bangalore-560001. Contact 080 - 2238 5956, 6595 9780. Or email:

The last date for submitting the application forms is Saturday, August 22, 2009.

Junior Research Fellow

»Bangalore University invites applications from eligible candidates for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) position in a National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) sponsored research project titled ‘Development of National Forest Fire Danger Rating and Ecological Damage Assessment using Multi-sensor Satellite Data and Ground Data’ to Dr R K Somashekar, Professor and Chairman, Department of Environmental Science, Bangalore University, Bangalore - 560 056.

Applicants should have obtained first class M.Sc in Environmental Science/ Botany/ Remote Sensing/ Geoinformatics from a recognised university and should have an aptitude to work in the field as well as in the laboratories in Bangalore and outside.

The monthly fellowship is Rs 6,000.

Candidates should send application on plain paper enclosing resume, marks card and contact numbers on or before August 10, 2009 by post to Dr R K Somashekar, Principal Investigator, Department of Environmental Sciences, Bangalore University, Bangalore- 560056 or through e-mail (, and are requested to appear for interview on August 12, 2009 at the above address at their own expense.

Candidates with experience in the field Forest Ecology/ Plant Taxonomy will be preferred.

Skill-based vocational courses

»G R Educational Institution (GREI) - IGNOU community college invites applications for a certificate courses in the following: spoken English and personality development, water harvesting and management, four-wheeler mechanism, plumbing technicians, catering assistant, house electrician, DTP operator, beautician, home appliances repairing, mobile phone servicing, computer hardware servicing, tourism studies and accounting software in Tally.

Candidates, who have passed their class 10 board exams or are above the age of 15 are eligible to apply. Applications can be sent by e-mail to or by courier to G.R. Educational Institutions, B.M. Kaval Village, off Agara Main Road, Tataguni post, Bangalore South- 560 062. For further information, call 98451 91790, 94483 73437. The last date for applying is August 15, 2009.

Diploma in fashion designing

»V V S First Grade College for Women, Basaveshwaranagar, in association with Indian Institute of Fashion Technology, is conducting a three-month diploma in Fashion dsigning at the college premises. Interested students and housewives can call on 99800 97400, 2310 7668 to register.

Silk Machinery Maintenance

»Central Silk Technological Research Institute (CSTRI), Bangalore, is organising a 11-day course on Silk Machinery Maintenance from August 10 to 21, 2009. The training envisages basic engineering aspects of machinery as chains, glass, joints, keys, coupling, clutches, brakes, its lubrication and practical dismantling abd assembling of boiler reeling, twisting, weaving and wet processing machinery, and its maintenance aspects.

Interested candidates from silk industries, students who have passed ITI and unemployed youth may apply to the Director, CSTRI, Central Silk Board Complex, BTM Layout, Madivala, Bangalore- 560 068 for enrollment. Call 080-2628 2316 or email: for more details.

Embedded system design

»The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, Bangalore Centre, will be conducting full-time ‘Embedded system design’ practical-oriented course from August 10 to August 17, 2009, at IETE building, Bellary Road, opposite Ganganagar bus stop, Bangalore-560032. For details, call 080-2333 1133, 2333 7231. Email:

Free coaching for engineering

»Free coaching classes for Engineering students of odd semesters, that is first, third and fifth, will be conducted by the Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy Charitable Trust, 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-69, at the Ragigudda School premises. Application forms will be issued at the office on Sunday, August 9, 2009 at 10.30 am.

Interested students may contact the office between 5 pm to 6 pm on all working days. 

Contact: 080-2658 7646 / 2659 4244. E-mail:

Cinematography, Sound Engineering

»Government Film and Television Institute, under the Department of Technical Education,  has extended the date for issuing and receiving applications for Admission to Diploma in Cinematography and Sound Recording & Engineering Courses for the academic year 2009-2010 upto. Candidates who have passed Karnataka II PUC Science (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, and have secured 35% marks in individual subjects) are eligible to apply.

Candidates can collect the application personally by paying Rs 300 at Office of the Principal, Govt. Film and Television Institute, Hesaraghatta Post, Bangalore - 88. For further details, call 080-2846 6768, 94488 10161, 90087 97965, 98443 75386.

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