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CBSE material for open book exam

All formalities for holding the open book exam in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have now been completed. On Tuesday, the CBSE released the text and pictorial material from which the question paper for the Open Text Based Assessment (OTBA) will be prepared.

CSIR PhD Admission 2014
Applications of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Fellows (SPMF) will be considered for direct admission. Interested candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can apply online at http://acsir.res.in. Online application will close on October 24, 2013.
For details candidates may visit http://acsir.res.in. Candidates who want to apply directly to NCL can download the application form at http://www.ncl-india.org and send the duly filled application to “The Chairman, Students Academic Office, CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008″ so as to reach on or before October 24, 2013.
Eligibility -for PhD (Science): Candidates holding a Master’s degree in Chemical /  Physical / Biological and related Sciences / Technology or a Bachelor’s degree  in Engineering/ Technology / Medicine or B.S (of 4 year duration) and having a  valid National level research fellowship offer (JRF/SRF) of various funding  agencies (CSIR, UGC, DBT, ICMR, BINC, DST etc), INSPIRE or other equivalent  research fellowships.

HEC Paris launches MOOC
HEC Paris has become the first Business School in France to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) hosted on the Coursera platform. In light of this, HEC Paris endeavors to boost its academic experience and allow its teaching to go forth, beyond the confines of the campus.
HEC’s courses will be available on Coursera from early 2014 and will start with two MOOCs led by HEC Paris Professors Alberto Alemanno and Pascal Quiry.
The initial two courses will be on the topics of European Law and Corporate Finance respectively, with one course in English, and one in French. Both are being specifically developed for the platform and will take advantage of all the technological potential only MOOCs can offer. This will thus open up the opportunity for students and entrepreneurs across the globe to benefit from the expertise of the HEC faculty.

Life skills workshop
Prerana Academy has announced an eight-week workshop on Life skills for preteens and teens based on WHO guidelines.Venue : Prerana Academy; Age-group : 10 to 16 years. Timings: Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm - 12th October to 7th December (8 weekends). Call at 99800-72005 / 90084-22688 to register.

Workshop for pre-school teachers
Pre School Teachers Training Institute has announced workshop for all aspiring Pre School Teachers. The workshop will cover the basics of language teaching (Phonics) & also learn the intricacies of presenting effective rhymes and stories with proper voice modulation & body language.
The institute has also organized a 2 days hands-on experience workshop on handling montessori manipulatives. Interested candidates & institutions who wish to attend can register their details by logging onto our website: www.pstti.com or Call @ 9844557052, 080-65791715. E-Mail ID: pstti.bng@gmail.com

Computational biology
The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur is organising a programme in computational biology from October 28 to November1 for those who are interested in building a career in bioinformatics. The course will include details on algorithms for computational biology, probalistic methods in bioinformatics, machine learning approaches, structural biology, systems biology, drug design and biostatistics. Eligibility is post graduation. To apply online www.iitkgp.ac.in

Simplilearn programme
Simplilearn programme is for those interested in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation exam. Training materials include audio-video chapters, practice questions and quizzes. Graduates are eligible. Duration is 30 days. Admissions are open round the year. Apply online www.simplilearn.co.in

Professional skills development
The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India has introduced this course to train CA students and newly-qualified Cas to imbibe professional skills.
Students who have passed chartered accountancy, IPCC/PCC/ PE-II examination and pursuing last year of article training or completed articleship are eligible. Duration November 25 to December 22. Admissions are on first-come, first-served basis. Apply online www.icai.org

Sustainable enterprise programme
Índian Institute of Management, Bangalore is organsing a programme that aims to explore relationships between the ecological/ social environment, stategy and competitive advantage. Eligibility postgraduates, mid-senior level managers. Duration November 13 to 15. Last date of admission is October 23. Apply online www.iimb.ernet.in

Postdoctoral fellowship
Central Institute of Classical Tamil, Chennai is awarding postdoctoral fellowships 2013-14. Application forms may be downloaded from our website (www.cict.in) or collected from our office in person or by post. The completed application may be sent to: The Registrar, Central  Institute of Classical Tamil, IRT Campus, 100 Feet Road, Taramani, Chennai -  600 113. The last date for receiving the applications is 31st Oct 2013. The evaluation of candidates will be made through a written test followed by an interview. Ph D Degree holders in Literature, Linguistics, or allied disciplines such as Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Archaeology, Epigraphy, Musicology, Performing Arts, Folklore, and Philosophy are eligible to apply.

Innovation Fellowship
The Department of Biotechnology is awarding Tata Innovation Fellowship 2013-14. Application (six copies) may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website www.dbtindia.nic.in and duly submitted latest by 31st October, 2013. Other details regarding the proforma may be seen at www.dbtindia.nic.in Eligibility: The applicant should possess a Ph.D degree in Life Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, Engineering or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology /related areas. The applicant must have put in several years of work in the specific area.

Mangalore Varsity Phd programme
Application  and other details such as regulation and guidelines governing Ph.D programme are  available in the university website www.mangaloreuniversity.ac.in Prescribed application forms along with the detailed notification may be  obtained from the Registrar, Mangalore  University, Mangalagangothri-574199, DK or the Principal, Field  Marshal KM Cariappa College, Madikeri or the Principal, University College, Hampankatta, Mangalore. For more details, candidates may contact the respective Chairman of the PG Department/Head of Research Centre/ Principal of the concerned college. Last date of submission of application form: 26th October, 2013. Eligibility: A candidate who has obtained any Master’s Degree of Mangalore University or any other University with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade.

Master of Public Health
The National Institute of Epidemiology has invited admissions to Master of Public Health (MPH). Last date for receipt of application: 31st December, 2013. Course commences 1st July, 2014. The prescribed application form can be downloaded from the Institute’s website: www.nie.gov.in
Eligibility: MBBS degree recognized by Medical Council of India, working in public health, preferably regularized and  permanent employees of State or Central Government Department or Medical  institutions, sponsored on deputation for two  years on full-time basis. Three years experience in public health related activities.
There is no course fee for the candidates sponsored by the State/Central Government Departments/Armed forces.

Integrated MSc-PhD programmes
National Brain Research Centre, Gurgaon has announced admissions to PhD and integrated MSc-PhD programmes.
Online  applications can be submitted on website www.nbrc.ac.in Offline applicants may download the prescribed application form and send the completed application to Registrar, National Brain  Research Centre, Manesar-122051, Dist Gurgaon (Haryana).
Last date to fill (Online/Offline) application from at NBRC: 16th December, 2013.
Eligibility: PhD (Neuroscience): Master’s degree or equivalent in any branch of science from a recognised Institute/University. Integrated MSc-PhD (Neuroscience): Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any branch of Science.

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