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Thursday, October 7, 2010

24th Convocation on 12th November 2010 - Thapar University

Thapar University (TU)
Registrar 0175-2393021
Fax: 0175-2364498

24th Convocation

It is to inform you that the 24th Convocation of the University will be held at University Open Air Theatre (COS) on Friday, November 12, 2010 as per the programme given below

Rehearsal 11.11.2010 Thursday 5.00 P.M.

Convocation 12.11.2010 Friday 5.00 P.M

Sh Pawan Munjal, Managing Director & CEO, Hero Honda Motors Limited has very kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. Degrees and Medals will be presented to the candidates who have graduated during the year 2010.

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Ph.D in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Earth & Environment Science Admission January 2011, IISER, Mohali

Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali
Transit Campus: MGSIPAP Complex, Sector 26 Chandigarh 160 019.
Telephone & Fax: +91-172-2791024-28

Applications are invited from prospective candidates for admission to the Ph.D program at IISER, Mohali in the areas of

Earth & Environment Science

For beginning in the January 2011

Eligibility: The applicant should have Masters degree in Sciences / B.Tech / MBBS / M.Tech with a good academic record and should be GATE/CSIR or UGC-NET/JEST / NBHM - JRF / ICAR - JRF / ICMR - JRF / DBT - JRF qualified.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting institute website

Last date: The online application facility will be open till 17:00 hrs, October 25, 2010

Application by post must reach the office of Dean Academics, IISER, Mohali by November 01, 2010

For more details, visit:

2010 Nobel Prize Announcements

Nobel Prizes

2010 Nobel Prize Announcements

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 - Mario Vargas Llosa

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2010 - Richard F. Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2010 - Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2010 - Robert G. Edwards

Prize Announcement Dates

Announcements of the 2010 Nobel Prizes

Physiology or Medicine - Monday 4 October, 11:30 a.m. CET, 9:30 a.m. GMT, at the earliest

Physics - Tuesday 5 October, 11:45 a.m. CET, 9:45 a.m. GMT, at the earliest

Chemistry - Wednesday 6 October, 11:45 a.m. CET, 9:45 a.m. GMT, at the earliest

Literature - Thursday 7 October, 1:00 p.m. CET, 11:00 a.m. GMT.

Peace - Friday 8 October, 11:00 a.m. CET, 9:00 a.m. GMT

Announcement of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel will be held on Monday 11 October, 1:00 p.m. CET, 11:00 a.m. GMT at the earliest.

Live Webcast For Nobel Prizes 2010

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Infosys - Campus Connect - ACM ICPC - 2000 Universities Participating

Infosys Campus Connect

Programming Contest for Association for Computing Machinery-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC)

Infosys Campus Connect has been organizing Aspirations 2020 online programming contest across India for the last four years. Aspirations 2020 is a platform for students of colleges to prepare themselves to become Global Professionals. Currently, we are joining hands with Amrita University for ACM ICPC.

The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multi-tier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University. The contest involves a global network of universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. Participation has grown to several tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines at almost 2,000 universities from over 80 countries on six continents. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world.


Online at your college/Home/Internet Cafe. Team size is 3 or 4 students of any year of any branch.

Last date to Register the contest is Sunday, 10th October, 2010.

Online Internet Contest

17th October, 2010-Online at your College/Home/Internet Cafe

Expecting about 1500 teams from about 700 institutions across Asia. 180 teams will be short listed. Participant certificates in soft copy form can be downloaded from portal.

Regional Contest

Regional Contest will be held at two sites on 11th & 12th December, 2010 at Amritapuri Campus, Clappana, Kollam, Kerala OR Ettimadai Campus, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu

120 teams at Kerala campus and 60 teams at Coimbatore campus from Asia will participate. 3 or 4 teams will be shortlisted for world finals out of 180 teams. Certificates and prizes will be awarded.

World Finals

March 1st week 2011- Cairo, Egypt. About 100 teams from about 2000 institutions from about 100 countries will compete for top honors.

For more details, visit:

International Post Graduate Diploma - Admission 2011, Institute of Insurance and Risk Management (IIRM)

Institute of Insurance and Risk Management (IIRM)
Plot No. 38/39, Financial District, Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500 032
Andhra Pradesh, India.
Phone: +91 40 23002041, 23002042, 23002043, 23000005 , 32584618, 32584626
Fax: +91 40 23000254

Admission Notice For Academic Year 2011 - 2012

International Post Graduate Diploma In

Life Insurance
General Insurance
Risk Management

Eligibility: Graduation of any discipline including engineers from any recognized university with minimum 50% marks or any professional qualifications. post Graduation of any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks if the candidate secure less than 50% marks in their graduation

Application can be obtained from the office of the Institute against payment of Rs. 300 payable by demand draft from any schedule bank favouring IIRM, payable at Hyderabad. Applications can also be downloaded from Institute website and sent to the Institute along with a DD for Rs. 300.

Last date for submission of applications: 31st May 2011

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Hallticket for Comprehensive Examination(s) on October 23-24, 2010 - BITS, Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Off-Campus Work-Integrated Learning Programmes

Hall-Ticket for Comprehensive Examinations (First Semester 2010 - 2011)

Please note that the Hall Tickets will not be sent by post.

If you wish to change your Exam Centre now, please email your preferred exam centre with your Name and IDNo to Mrs.Vani Gupta at before October 15, 2010.

To check your Hall Ticket go here

BITS, Pilani - BS & MS Admission 2010 - Off-Campus Work-Integrated Learning Programmes

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Off-Campus Work-Integrated Learning Programmes

Admission to the academic session starting in December 2010

Applications are invited for the following work integrated learning programmes for employed professionals

Integrated First Degree Programmes (6 Semesters)

1. B.S. Engineering Technology (ET)

2. B.S. Information Systems (IS)

Eligibility: Employed professionals holding a Technical Diploma or an undergraduate degree such as B.Sc. with minimum two year relevant experience in Engineering Industries (for ET) or IT Industries (For IS).

Higher Degree Programmes (4 Semesters)

3. M.S. Manufacturing Management (MM)

4. M.S. Software Systems (SS)

Eligibility: Employed professionals holding an Integrated First Degree of BITS or equivalent such as B.E. / M.Sc. with minimum one year relevant experience in Engineering Industries (for MM) and IT Industries (for SS).

Application Procedure: Application form and programme details can be downloaded from the BITS website (

Deadline for submission of duly completed application form (alongwith the requisite processing fee of Rs. 1,500/- to be paid as per procedure specified in the form) to the undersigned is 5.00 PM on October 30, 2010.

Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Crafting Creative Communications Admission 2011, MICA

Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA)
Shela, Ahmedabad 380 058
Phone: +91 2717 237946 - 51, 2717 308250
Fax: +91 2717 308349

Admissions open for 20th Batch of Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Crafting Creative Communications

Crafting Creative Communications (CCC)

Six-month Certificate Course for Aspiring Art Directors, Copywriters and Television Commercial Makers

How To Apply: The completed form should be sent along with a crossed demand draft for Rs. 1750/- only in favour of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, payable at Ahmedabad. (We are in the process of taking this procedure online.) The same also can be obtained from the Programme Office, MICA. After receiving the completed Admission Form along with DD for Rs.1750/-.

Important Dates:

Last date for submission of forms : March 18, 2011
Date for online written test : March 30, 2011
Personal Interview : May 11/12/13, 2011
Final list of the candidates : May 23, 2011
Last date for Submission of Fee : June 10 , 2011
Programme Commencement : Mid June, 2011 (The date will be announced later)

For detailed notice, visit:

PGDM (Communications) Admissions 2011-2013, MICA

Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA)
Shela, Ahmedabad 380 058
Phone: +91 2717 237946 - 51, 2717 308250
Fax: +91 2717 308349

Admissions Open For 2011-2013 Batch of PGDM (Communications)

Eligibility: Bachelor's Degree with minimum 50% marks or on an equivalent qualification in any discipline.

Important Dates:

Online applications and admission form available

Issue of Form Ends: 22nd January 2011

Last date of submission: 24th January 2011

Apply online at Appear for MICAT (MICA Admission Test)

PhD Admissions in Humanities and Social Sciences - IISER, Mohali

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

PhD Admissions in Humanities and Social Sciences - January 2011 Session

The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research invites applications for an interdisciplinary PhD in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Currently, the disciplinary specializations offered are in the areas of Architecture, Disaster relief, Gender Studies, Human geography, Social theory and Urban studies. We are also particularly interested in candidates interested in working at the interface between Science and Society. We welcome students that wish to cut across conventional disciplinary and methodological boundaries and explore intersections.

Eligibility for admission:

MA/MS/M.Tech/M. Phil or equivalent degree in any subject with minimum 60% marks (or equivalent grade) and should have qualified a national level test such as GATE/NET.

Criteria for selection:

Please send email to with the following:

Statement of intent outlining research interest and previous experience
Graduate transcripts
Names and contact details of 3 referees

The last date for submitting application for the January 2011 session is November 10th, 2010. The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for a research aptitude test and an interview at IISER, Mohali.

For more details, visit:

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