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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Aditya Birla Scholars 2008-2009

The Tenth Aditya Birla Group Scholarship event took place on 27 September 2008 at the Ballroom, Taj Mahal Palace & Towers, Mumbai.

The top 20 students were invited from each of the premier institutes the - the IIMs, the IITs and BITS Pilani. Forty six candidates were shortlisted in Mumbai on the 27th September 2008, by an eminent jury. The jury selected the 21 'Aditya Birla Scholars', who we hope, will become future global leaders and do our country proud.

List of the newest Aditya Birla Group Scholars

Indian Institute of Technology

Mr. Ankush Agarwal — IIT Bombay
Mr. Nishant R Totla — IIT Bombay
Mr. Shitikanth — IIT Kanpur
Mr. Ish Dhand — IIT Kanpur
Ms. Vasuki N — IIT Madras
Mr. Akshay Kumar — IIT Delhi
Mr. Abhinav Garg — IIT Delhi
Mr. Pulakanti A Kumar — IIT Kharagpur
Mr. Nikhil Garg — IIT Delhi
Mr. Harsh Prasad — IIT Delhi

Indian Institue of Management

Aparajita Agrawal — IIM Bangalore
Chandrima Das — IIM Calcutta
Rohini Ramchandran — IIM Bangalore
Aditya Bisen — IIM Lucknow
Bogati Reddy — IIM Calcutta
Amit Gupta — IIM Ahmedabad
Shamiroh Tikoo — IIM Bangalore
Perseus Aspi Patrawala — IIM Ahmedabad
Vaishnaovi — IIM Calcutta
Shilpa Rangaswamy — IIM Bangalore

BITS Pilani

Mr. Piyush R Suraj

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Admission Notice 2008-09 for Masters Programmes in Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutics of NIPER Rae Bareli

Government of India

Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers

Department of Pharmaceuticals

Admission Notice

for Masters Programmes - October (2008-09)

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), Rae Bareli

Government of India has dedicated to start

Masters Programmes in Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmaceutics

At NIPER, Rae Bareli from the current academic session (2008-09). The courses will be held at the temporary location of ITI Ltd., Rae Bareli by Mentor Institute i.e CENTRAL DRUG RESEARCH INSTITUTE, LUCKNOW

Admission to the Master Programmes with monthly fellowship of Rs. 5000/- for these will take place through a Counselling to be held at NIPER, Setor - 67, S.A.S Nagar, (Mohali) Punjab on 15th (Wednesday) October, 2008 at 10.00 am on the basis of merit list of the entrance examination conducted on June 8, 2008 and notified by NIPER, SAS Nagar on website: Details about these Masters Programmes, distribution of seats, fees etc., to be paid by Demand Draft favouring Director, NIPER, payable at Mohali / Chandigarh, may be seen on the website of NIPER, SAS Nagar (Mohali). Candidates already admitted to NIPER, Ahmadabad, Hajipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwhati and SAS Nagar for the current session are not eligible to participate in the counselling for admission to NIPER, Rae Bareli.

The 2nd Counselling for admission top Masters Programmes of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Pharmacy Practice for NIPER, Guwhati would also be held for few seats on 15-10-2008 at 9:00 am.

For any further clarification:
Registrar NIPER
S.A.S Nagar, Punjab
Tel. No. 0172 - 2230068

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Admission Notice for MBA 2009 of Institute of Management - NIRMA University

NIRMA University

Institute of Management

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Commencing from June 2009

Admission 2009

The Institute of Management is a constituent institution of Nirma University of Science & Technology, which is recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. The Institute ha been ranked among the top 20 B - Schools in the country by leading B - School Surveys.

The Programme: The MBA programme (two year residential) offers dual specialization in Finance, Marketing, OB & HR, IT, International Business and Operations Management. The Programme emphasizes on academic excellence, networking with the corporate world and personal development. Graduates of the programme have been placed in the leading corporates and placement record of the institution has been consistently 100 percent.

Eligibility: A three year Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3) or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA. Students appearing in the final examination of a bachelor's degree can also apply.

Admission Process: The prospective candidates are required to take the Common Admission Test (CAT) to be conducted by IIMs on November 16, 2008. Application are required to fill in the application form of the Institute of Management, Nirma University in admission to the CAT form. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for personal interview and group discussion at selected cities.

Prospectus and Application Form: Requests for application form of the Institute should be accompanied with a demand draft of Rs. 1500/- in favouring "Institute of Management, Nirma University" payable at Ahmadabad and addressed to:

The Deputy Register,
Institute of Management,
Nirma University
S.G Highway, Ahmadabad 382 481

Application form can also be obtained directly from the Institute and from different centers of IIMs Learning Resources or from various branches of Axis Bank from October 13, 2008

The application form can be submitted online or downloaded from Institute's website:

Note: Subject t the approval of State Government. IMNU uses CAT scores as input for the admission process IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

Completed Application Forms should reach the Office latest by November 17, 2008

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11th CRSI National Symposium In Chemistry & 3rd CRSI-RSC Symposium

6 - 8 February 2009


3rd CRSI-RSC Symposium
5 February 2009

Jointly organized by

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Pune
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune University of Pune

Abstract and Poster presentation

The abstract for the poster presentation must be submitted before October 31, 2008. Please note that only one poster shall be accepted from each research group. However, there is no limit to the number of participants.

General Information

Pune is a historic place in the western part of India. The city of Pune is known as 'Oxford of East' for its excellence in the field of education. It is well connected by road, rail and air. The climate of Pune is cool and pleasant in February as it is situated at a higher altitude from the sea level.


The nature of accommodation available during the symposium will be posted on the conference website.

Important dates

Registration for the symposium before November 30, 2008
Submission of abstract before October 31, 2008
List of accepted posters will be announced on November 15, 2008


Dr. Sourav Pal
th 11 National Symposium in Chemistry
(Head, Physical and Materials Chemistry Division)
National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411 008, India.
Tel.: 91-20-25902635, Fax : 91-20-25902636
e-mail :
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Seventh CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Award (CDJIA) for School Children-2008

Seventh CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Award (CDJIA) for School Children - 2008

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) is the premier Industrial R&D Organisation in India. On the occasion of its Diamond Jubilee in 2002, CSIR initiated Invention Awards for school children to create awareness, interest and motivation for Intellectual Property amongst children.

On the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Day which is celebrated through out the world on 26th April, CSIR invites applications for the ‘Seventh CSIR Diamond Jubilee Invention Award (CDJIA) for School Children-2008’. The first prize winner would also become eligible for WIPO’s Young Inventor’s Award carrying a medal and a certificate.

Applicant must provide the details of the invention submitted for the award in not more than 5000 words in English/Hindi including an abstract (in not more than 100 words), authenticated (by giving seal and date) and sent through the Principal/ Head of the School where the student is enrolled and personal details on a separate page as follows: Name, date of birth, school and residential address, class, telephone no. (residence/school), e-mail address.

In case of proposals already selected for state, national, international or equivalent awards, only the subject matter covering the improvements need to be submitted for consideration of CDJIA-2008. Published inventions would be considered as per the provisions of the Patent Act.

The applications for the award not exceeding 5000 words in English/Hindi with requisite drawings will be considered. The write-up must describe the subject matter in a problem-solution mode and highlighting the novel and non obviousness feature of the invention and its advantages. Any Indian student enrolled in an Indian school below the age of 18 years as on 31st July 2008 can apply.

The invention submitted should be one that is globally novel, non-obvious and utilitarian. It could be a new concept or idea or a solution to an existing problem or completely a new method/ process/ device/ utility. It is not essential/ necessary that the invention should have been worked, only the concept of the invention should have been proved through a model, a prototype or experimental data. Details of any assistance/ guidance provided by teachers/parents/friends or others must be appropriately mentioned and acknowledged.

Typed applications to be sent by Registered Post/Courier to: Head, Intellectual Property Management Division, CSIR, NISCAIR Building, 14 Satsang Vihar Marg, Special Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110 067 with the envelope marked on top left hand corner 'CDJIA-2008'. You may also send application through addressed to However, a hard copy should also follow through post with Principal’s authentication.

Applications received on or before 31st October 2008 will be considered for the Award.

Prizes :

There are in all 60 prizes. Besides a certificate, the cash awards are:

First Prize (1 No.) Rs. 50,000/-
Second Prize (2 Nos.) Rs. 25,000/- each
Third Prize (3 Nos.) Rs. 15,000/- each
Fourth Prize (4 Nos.) Rs. 10,000/- each
Fifth Prize (50 nos.) Rs. 5,000/- each

The awardees will be selected by a high level Awards Selection Committee. If required, the short listed candidates may be called for Interview at Delhi or at any other appropriate place. The decision of the Awards Selection Committee / CSIR will be final and binding on the applicants and no enquiries/ correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

The Awards will be announced on January 1,2009, at New Delhi and would be communicated to the Awardees only.

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Admission Notice for Ph.D Programme (Junior Research Fellow) of National Chemical Laboratory

(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
PUNE 411 008.

Application for Ph.D. Programme (JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW)

National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), a premier Research Laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research ( is engaged in world class research in chemical and related sciences. NCL is a major knowledge based laboratory devoted to research in the following area:-

• Agricultural Biotechnology
• Artificial Intelligence
• Bioorganic Chemistry
• Catalysis
• Chaos Theory and Turbulence
• Chemistry of Materials including Nanomaterials
• Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering
• Energy Technology
• Fluid Modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics
• Green Chemistry
• Mathematical & System Biology
• Microbial and Mammalian Cell Culture
• Molecular Host-pathogene Interactions
• Molecular Marker Technology
• Nonlinear Dynamics
• Organic Chemistry
• Plant Tissue Culture
• Polymer Science
• Process Design Modeling and Simulation
• Reaction Engineering
• Separation Science
• Structure-function and Crystallography of Biomolecules
• Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Science

The research groups are supported by several high quality resource centers e.g. High Performance Computing facilities, Center for Materials Characterization, Central NMR facility, Catalyst Pilot Plant, Combi-chem-bio Resource Center and Digital Information Resource Center.

NCL has an active research program leading to Ph.D. degree in all the above mentioned areas. It provides a stimulating atmosphere, which fosters creativity and encourages innovative thinking and research. Various awards including travel grant to attend conferences abroad are provided to Ph.D. students. Additional incentives will be available for interdisciplinary research.

Applications are invited from candidates who are holding M.Sc. degree or equivalent
in all branches of Science and have qualified in CSIR-NET under CSIR/UGC fellowship scheme or DBT/ICMR JRF examination scheme or BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination, for admission to the Ph.D. programme. Selection for admission to the Ph.D. programme will be done on the basis of an interview to he held at NCL in broad disciplines of Organic Chemistry, Catalysis, Life Sciences, Physical & Theoretical Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Polymer Science and Chemical Engineering. The number of students to be selected in each of the above disciplines will depend on the vacancies that will exist for each of the disciplines. A candidate may choose to be considered in any three of the above disciplines. The candidates will be interviewed separately in each of the disciplines of his/her choice. Separate merit list will be prepared in each of the above disciplines.


The selected JRFs will be eligible for a stipend of Rs.12,000/- p.m. + House Rent Allowance (HRA) as admissible under rules and a Contingency grant of Rs.20,000/- per annum. On completion of two years, JRFs could be upgraded to Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) on assessment which will enable them to get Rs.14,000/- p.m. The total tenure including the fellowship period shall not exceed 5 years.


The candidate should have qualified in NET examination held on June, 2008 under CSIR/UGC category or should have valid award letter under the above or should have qualified under DBT/ICMR JRF examination scheme or BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination.

Application procedure and interview schedule:

Candidates who fulfill the above requirements may kindly send their applications in the prescribed proforma addressed to the Administrative Officer, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune 411 008, along with copies of testimonials in support of educational qualifications and CSIR-NET award letter issued by CSIR or DBT/ICMR JRF qualification letter duly superscribed “Application for Ph.D. Programme”. The proforma may be downloaded from Last date for receipt of application is Friday, 14th November, 2008. The interviews will be held on 27th and 28th November, 2008 at NCL in the Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Main Building. Please report at 9.00 a.m. on 27th November, 2008.

Please note that the candidates, who fulfill the above criteria of eligibility, may directly appear for the interview at NCL on Thursday, 27th November, 2008 and Friday, 28th November, 2008. However, submission of application form is mandatory. Merit list for different disciplines will be announced after the interviews i.e. on 28th November, 2008 itself. We are arranging presentation by research guides to facilitate choice of guides by students. You may consider staying back in Pune for two to three days more after the interview, so that in the event of your selection, you may complete the counseling and selection of research guides. In case it is not possible for you to stay back, your placement will be made as per the option of research guides to be exercised by you during the interview. Kindly note that no TA/DA, will be paid to you for attending the interview and completing the counseling and that NO further communication e.g. call letter will be issued for interview, separately. Please also note that the candidates, who have passed NET examination under Lecturer category are NOT eligible.

General Information/Details about the Fellowship:

1. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing in any influence political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification for the fellowship.
2. Interim enquiries will not be attended to.

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