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Sunday, March 1, 2009

The XIX Convocation of Birla Institute of Technology


The XIX Convocation of Birla Institute of Technology for conferring the Degrees/ Diplomas to all PhD Scholars, Postgraduates & Undergraduate candidates who have qualified in their respective programmes after January 2008 will be held on Monday, the 30th of March 2009 at 10.30 AM in the Institute Campus at Mesra, Ranchi.

Hon’ble Chancellor of the University H. E. the Governor of Jharkhand

Shri Syed Sibtey Razi

will preside on the occasion.

Mr. G. Madhavan Nair

Chairman, ISRO & Secretary, Department of Space, Govt. of India has very kindly consented to deliver the Convocation Address.

The recipients of Degree/ Diploma are cordially invited.

Detailed Notification and Application Form for attending convocation/obtaining degree in absentia are posted at:

Candidates are requested to post/courier their application forms so as to reach the Registrar latest by 20th March, 2009.

Candidates are required to collect their gowns on Sunday, 29th March 2009 between 3PM-6PM.

Candidates without gowns will NOT get Degree /Diploma during the convocation ceremony.

Candidates who are unable to attend the convocation ceremony should also apply for their Degree/Diploma in absentia by submitting the form available on the site for prompt postal delivery.

Candidates may contact Asst. Registrar for any assistance on 0651-2275444/896 Extn. 630. Mail enquiries may be sent to

Click here for Instructions & Application Form

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MBA Admissions 2009 - Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra

Mesra, Ranchi – 835215
Ph: PBX: 0651-2275444 / 896, 2276249 / 267 / 432 Ext. 469, 2275868 (Dir),
Fax: 2275401 / 2276007


Applications are invited for admission to the full-time MBA Programme 2009 – 2011 at Mesra, and our Extension Centres at Lalpur, Noida and Jaipur. Please see below for details and addresses of Centres.


(A) Candidates must have appeared in CAT 2008.

(B) They must hold a Bachelor’s degree (minimum 10+2+3) or equivalent in any discipline recognized by the UGC / Ministry of HRD / AIU.

(C) Candidates of B.Sc. / B.A. / B. Com. Honours must have minimum 55% marks in average (45% for SC/ST) in their Honours subject. Candidates of BBA and other graduate courses must have minimum 55% marks in average (45% for SC/ST) in graduation, marks to be computed as average of marks obtained in ALL subjects in which candidate has appeared (excluding optional subjects). Candidates graduating in 2009 can also apply, provided they can submit marksheets by 31 October 2009. Candidates with qualifications acquired through correspondence or distancelearning programmes are eligible only if they acquired such qualifications as working professionals / while in employment.

(D) Candidates must have Verbal Percentile Score at least 40 (25 for SC/ST) and Total Percentile Score at least 40 (25 for SC/ST) in CAT-2008.

Counselling & Selection Procedures:

Each Centre will shortlist candidates for counselling on the basis of their Total Percentile Scores in CAT-2008, provided they have applied for that Centre, and fulfill the eligibility criteria. Counselling schedules for each Centre, will be displayed by 7 May 2009 on the Institute website and Notice Boards at Mesra and concerned Extension Centres only. No separate intimations will be sent to candidates. The counselling process will be held tentatively between 13 to 22 May 2009 at Jaipur, Mesra and Noida. Candidates may appear for counselling at Jaipur or Mesra or Noida as per their choice indicated in their application form.

Provisional selections will be based on Total Percentile Scores in CAT-2008 of such candidates who have applied and fulfill the eligibility criteria mentioned above. The Institute will not use group discussions or personal interviews in the selection process. Separate selections will be made by each Centre. If seats remain vacant at any Centre, there may be subsequent notification(s) on our website. No separate intimations will be sent to candidates.

How to Apply:

The MBA 2009 Application Material including the Information Brochure 2009 can be obtained from all our Centres at the addresses given below (a) In person from 2 March 2009 to 21 April 2009 on payment of Rs. 1,200/- and (b) By post on payment of Rs. 1,250/- (All payments by crossed DD in favour of Birla Institute of Technology, payable at Ranchi). Postal requests must be received by 15 April 2009, and must include covering letter & two slips of paper (10x10 cm) with name, address in
capitals and phone number.

To apply for the programme, eligible candidates must EITHER

A) Complete the online application form on our website, and send a printout of the completed form with 2 recent colour photographs (one pasted on the form and one attached by clip to the form), along with photocopies of all certificates, and a crossed Demand Draft for Rs. 1,200/- in favour of Birla Institute of Technology, payable at Ranchi, to the office of Dean Admissions, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi – 835215 positively by the due date,


B) Complete the printed application form provided with the MBA 2009 Application Material, and send the duly completed form with 2 recent colour photographs (one pasted on the form and one attached by clip to the form), along with photocopies of all certificates, to the above address by the due date.

Important dates for online applications:
The link for filling the online form will be active from 9 am on 27 Feb 2009 and will be closed at 4 pm on 21 April 2009.

Last date for counter sale: 21 April 2009

Last date for receipt of postal requests: 15 April 2009

Last date for receipt of completed forms: 24 April 2009

The Institute will use CAT-2008 for short-listing candidates for its full-time MBA programme. The IIM’s have no role in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

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Click here for Online Applications for MBA 2009

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Bit Student Win National Championship of Anveshan 2009

Bit Student Win National Championship of Anveshan 2009

Ravi Tiwari & Minakshi Kumari; Master of Engineering students in Quality Engineering & Management BIT Mesra, won the First Prize in Management & Social Sciences Category at the ‘ANVESHAN‘, THE All India Annual Students Research Convention organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) held at Bengal Engineering & Science University Howrah from 23 to 25th Feb ’09.

They received a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh in addition to International scholarships for France & Netherlands worth 2200 Euros per month for doctoral research. Ravi Tiwari & Minakshi Kumari were also declared as the OVERALL NATIONAL CHAMPION for the Research Convention among all the categories and were awarded the very prestigious Dr. S K Mukherjee Gold Medal for Research Excellence.

They have developed an Analytical Quality Assessment Tool for Television News Media that can be implemented for assuring the quality of news broadcasting. The Tool employs Value Engineering Concept for its functioning. As a current matter of debate, this tool may be a relief to the prevailing vacillations regarding ‘Self-regulation’ by the news channels & also to the I&B Ministry of India.

Another team from BIT consisting of BE students Nirmalya Sanyal, Pawan Kumar Gupta bagged the third prize in Engineering Tech. Category for their project on 'Intelligent Traffic Control System Through Lasers And GPS’. The project uses a Class-1 laser and regulates the switching over of traffic lights. This technology also works to gather data for traffic congestion. They received a cash prize of Rs.50000 & scholarships for higher studies.

The awards were presented by Dr. D.Dongaonkar, Present Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities New Delhi, Foreign Delegates from France and Netherlands were present during the Convention

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Visiting Students Program 2009 - IGIDR

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)

Visiting Students Program 2009

As part of its outreach activities, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is seeking applications for the Visiting Students Program 2009.

Visiting Students Program is meant as an exposure towards the research environment in IGIDR for first year Master’s (M.A., M.B.A., M.Com., M.Sc. and M.Stat.) and third year engineering (BE, B.Tech.) students of other Colleges/Institutes/Universities.

Eligibility: For those pursuing their Master’s in Economics, eligibility for this program is at least a Second Division at their Bachelor’s level. For students of other disciplines, eligibility is a First Division in their previous degree obtained (for B.E./B.Tech. students, their performance in the first two years or whatever is available will also be taken into consideration).

Selection would be based on a statement of purpose of one page (about 300 words), curriculum vitae and recommendation letter from their College/Institute/University with all communication details of the concerned authority.

Emoluments: Selected participants will be paid Rs.4000/- per month, to and fro second-class train fare and allowed to stay at IGIDR for a period of four-to-eight weeks at a stretch, any time during the year. During their stay, they would be provided free accommodation at IGIDR.

Faculty guidance and visit time: Selected students would be assigned a faculty member for guidance although they are free to interact with all the faculty members and students. The time of visit to be decided by the participant in consultation with the faculty s/he is assigned with, but this has to be done within the calendar year of 2009.

Requirement: At the end of the stay, the participant is required to submit a report (self-study or survey of issues among others). The report will be archived at IGIDR. Further academic outcomes from the stay should be duly acknowledged and the same intimated to IGIDR.

Foreign students are also encouraged to apply. However, in such cases there would be no financial commitment by the institute. The institute may provide local hospitality.

Applications can be sent electronically (supporting documents should be scanned) or by post (only self-attested copies of supporting documents be sent now) to reach IGIDR by 20 March 2009. The subject head for email and top of the envelope for post should indicate APPLICATION FOR VISITING STUDENTS PROGRAM 2009. Selected participants would be intimated about the decision by end April 2009.

Communication details

Visiting Students Program 2009
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)
General A. K. Vaidya Marg
Goregaon (E)
MUMBAI 400065
Telephone: +91-22-28416200
Fax: +91-22-28402752

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M.Sc. & M.Phil. & Ph.D. commencing from August 2009 - IGIDR

(An Advanced Research Institute Established by Reserve Bank of India)
(A Deemed University with NAAC Accreditation A++)

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) invites applications for admission to the following programmes:

1. M.Sc. (Economics): This is a two-year programme commencing August 2009.

Eligibility: Minimum qualification: B.A./B.Sc. in Economics/B.Com./B.Stat./B.Sc. (Physics or mathematics)/B.Tech./B.E. with at least a second division for Economics discipline and first division for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

Some need based scholarships are available to Masters students as per Institute’s norms. The second year Masters students are eligible to express interest to work as Graduate Assistants and depending upon the availability and norms, might be awarded such assistantships.

2. M.Phil./Ph.D. (Development Studies):
These are interdisciplinary programmes commencing August 2009. The duration of M.Phil. programme is two years and that of Ph.D. programme is four years.

: Minimum qualification: M.A./M.Sc in Economics/M.Stat./M.Sc. (Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science or Operations Research)/M.B.A./M.Tech./M.E./ B.Tech./B.E. with at least 55% aggregate marks for Economics discipline and 60% aggregate marks for other disciplines. The applicant must have studied mathematics at the higher secondary level or should be able to demonstrate equivalent mathematical ability.

Stipend: M.Phil./Ph.D. students receive a monthly stipend of Rs.12,000/- in the first two years. Those students, who fulfill the terms and conditions for Ph.D. registration, would receive a monthly stipend of Rs.18,000/- after Ph. D. registration in the third year.

Selection Procedure:
Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in a written test and an interview. The written test emphasizes general aptitude, analytical ability and mathematical skills. The test will be held on April 26, 2009 at the following centres:

Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram.

The test venue will be notified in the call letter. Based on the performance in the written test, short listed candidates will be called for an interview at IGIDR around the first week of July 2009. Second class return rail fare by the shortest route from the place of residence will be paid to the candidates interviewed. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

How to Apply: Application forms and prospectus may be purchased from the Institute Students’ Office by paying cash on a working day (Monday to Friday, 9.15 a.m. to 5.45 p.m) or via post by sending a bank draft of Rs. 200 (non-refundable) payable to Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) at Mumbai to the Admissions Office, IGIDR, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Goregaon (East), Mumbai 400 065 (E-mail: Payment in any other form will not be accepted. The request for the application form in plain paper, along with the candidate's name, date of birth, sex, address, academic qualifications, choice of test centre must reach IGIDR by March 20, 2009.

Internet Download:
Application form can also be downloaded directly from the website of IGIDR (

Reservation: Reservation of seats for SC/ST/Physically disabled categories will be as per the Government of India rules. Such applicants need not submit any application fee but are required to enclose a copy of the Caste Certificate/Medical Certificate (as the case may be) along with their request for application form. Those SC/ST/Physically disabled applicants submitting forms downloaded from the website are required to attach a copy of the necessary Certificate.

Last date for issue of application forms by post: March 20, 2009

Last date for receipt of completed application forms:
March 23, 2009

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