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Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics

M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore will be conducting a 100-hour Certificate Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics for undergraduate and post graduate students during the months of July to December, 2012.

Topics covered will include the sun, solar system, stars, Milky Way galaxy, other galaxies, space astronomy, radio astronomy, astrobiology, cosmology and much more.

This course is open to students of B.Sc and M.Sc who have taken Physics as their main subject as well as to all engineering students (who are studying or have completed their B.E. / B.Tech and above) having an aptitude for Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Classes will begin on July 28, 2012 and thereafter will be held every Saturday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:40 pm until December 8, 2012. Applications on prescribed forms may be submitted at the Institute on or before July 26, 2012. The number of seats is limited to 30 and admissions will be made on a first-come-first-served basis.

For further details, contact: The Director, M P Birla Institute of Fundamental Research, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Campus, 43/1, Race Course Road, Bangalore – 560001. Telephone:  080-22385956, 080-65959780.

PG programme in Finance Management

The National Stock Exchange (NSE), in association with the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), will conduct online tests to enrol students for its post graduate programme in Finance Management (PGP-FM), a full-time residential programme, on June 30 and July 1, 2012, in Bangalore.
The exam will be held at NSE iT, Azeem Gold, 13, 2nd Floor, Mosque Road, Frazer Town, above McDonald, Bangalore – 560005.

NSE has tied up with NIFM (Faridabad) to launch post graduate courses on financial markets. PGP-FM is a full time, residential programme for graduates and will be jointly certified by NSE and NIFM.

For the full time programme, the selection criteria will include — academic profile (20 per cent), NIFM-NSE online test or CAT, MAT, XAT Score (50 per cent) and personal interview (30 per cent). Those candidates who do not have a valid CAT/MAT/XAT score are required to appear for the online test conducted by NIFM-NSE. Interested candidates are required to register on the NSE website, www.nseindia.com. The last date to apply for PGP-FM is June 25, 2012.
Vocational courses

PREET, a recognised AVI centre of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is offering vocational courses in the following disciplines: Diploma in Radiography (two years), Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE - one year), Certificate in Fire Prevention and Industrial Safety (six months) and Certificate in Community Health (one year). The last date for admission is June 28, 2012. PREET is also offering a one-year Advanced Diploma in Montessori Education and one-year Advanced Diploma in Nursery Education with a 100 per cent job placement guarantee. For further details, visit: www.pstti.com, or call 9844557052, 080-65791715.

Certificate in Montessori Training

Vidyanjali Montessori Training Institute (VMTI) brings to you a unique course to become a teacher is offering a certificate course in Pre-Primary Diploma in Montessori Training. The four months pre primary diploma course will be conducted through June 25 – November 2, 2012, at the Vidyanjali Montessori Training Institute, Cholanayakanahalli, RT Nagar.

The certification will give the applicant a complete understanding on subjects like Arithmetic, Geometry, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Astronomy, Geology and Languages English and Hindi/Kannada of Montessori education. The duration of the course is four months with full day sessions (10.00 am – 3.30 pm) from Monday through Friday and the cost of the course is Rs 25,000. The applicant will receive a diploma certificate upon completion of the course from the Institute for Montessori Studies (IIMS). For more details on the course call 9611803826 / 9008202222.

Bachelor’s degree in Optometry

Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology & Research has announced admissions for B.Sc Optometry (four years duration including one year internship) for the batch 2012-2016 and a certificate course in ophthalmic technician compromising of six months theory and six months of practicals.

Eligibility: For students completing their 12th and 10th standards (PUC & SSLC), or PUC (+2) with Science combination. How to apply: Application forms are available at the admission office of The Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology & Research, # 45, 32nd Cross, 4th Block, Jayanagar (Behind bus stand), Bangalore -  560011. Contact: 9620041987. Application closing date: June 30, 2012.

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