Sunday, 28 May 2017

National School of Drama Bengaluru Centre invites application foe admission to its residential One year Certificate Course in Acting. The course will begin from 15 July 2017.

Any Indian throughout the country (India) can apply but preference would be given to candidates from Southern States of India i.e. Kamataka, Scemandhra, Telangana, Tamilnadu., Kerala and Union territory of Puducherry, Lakshadweep).
Minimum qualification is Graduation or equivalent degree in any discipline from a recognised Indian university. It is relaxable in the case of extraordinary talented candidates from the tribal, folk and traditional performing art families.

Age Limit: Minimum  18 years and Maximum 30 years as on 1 June 2017

No. of Seats : 20

Medium of Instruction:  English. Medium of instruction shall be English & South Indian Languages
The language of performance will be multilingual (South Indian Languages)

How to Apply
The application form can be downloaded from the website
Application form and prospectus is also available at NSD Bangalore Centre, Kalagrama, Mallthalli, Benaluru-56 between 10am to 1pm.

The application form along with attested copies of certificates and testimonials with a DD for Rs. 150/- in favour of NSD Bengaluru Chapter should be sent to
The Camp Director
NSD Bengaluru Centre
Mallathalli (Behind Bengaluru University)
Bengaluru - 56

Last Date: 25 June 2017

Selection Process
The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the final selection through a 2-4 days workshop at the centre.
Finally selected candidates for the course will be given scholarship of Rs. 4500/- per month for the academic year.

Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) is an autonomous body in the field of packaging and working under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The Institute was established on 14th May, 1966 with its headquarter and principal laboratories in Mumbai. The Institute set up its first branch office at Chennai in 1971, followed by branches at Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad in 1976, 1986 and 2006, respectively. 

Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging (PGDP)
The two-year programme leads to a Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging.
The course is conducted at Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
The course has 4-semesters.
3 Semesters are at the Campus of the Institute, while during the 4th semester, students work on projects in different industries in the country.
After successfully passing the required examinations held in every semester and industrial projects, the students are awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging.
The qualification equips them to pursue a career in packaging in different types of industries in India and overseas.
Allocation of Seats at IIP: The seats for every academic year are as follows:

  • Mumbai - 280 Seats
  • Delhi - 100 Seats
  • Kolkata - 80 Seats
  • Hyderabad - 40 Seats

Seat reservations are as per the Government norms as below:

  • OBC - 27%
  • SC - 15%
  • ST - 7.5%

Fresh Graduate / Graduate in Science / Engineering / Technology who have completed their education in the following area of specialization from recognized university or AICTE approved institution with minimum second class and maximum age of 30 years as on 31/05/2017 with age relaxation of 03 years for OBC and 05 years for SC/ST are eligible to apply.
B. Sc. - Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Life Sciences, Material Science, Bio-Technology, Zoology, Botany, Agricultural Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, Veterinary sciences, Dairy science, Food Science & Applied Nutrition, Electronics, Environment Science, Polymer chemistry / science, Fishery Science, Nano Science.
B. Pharm. Courses or 3 year B. Sc. in Pharmaceutical sciences.
B .Tech. / B.E. Courses – Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Civil, Bio Chemical / Bio Technology, Food Technology, Pulp & Paper Technology, Plastics Technology, Polymer Technology, Oils & surfactants Technology, Computer Tech / IT, Agricultural engineering, Dairy Technology /engineering, Pharmaceutical Technology, Green Technology, Nano Technology or any other Engineering / Technology.
Those with equivalent overseas qualification would also be eligible for admission. The candidate needs to have consistently high academic performance and sound general knowledge. Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying examinations can also apply, however, they must submit their results/ provisional results (as given by University) latest on the day of the personal interview and selection, as without their degree result, student are not eligible to appearing for personal interview and will be eliminated from the admission process.

The prospective candidates are required to appear for the PDGP Common Entrance Test (PGDPCET) conducted by IIP which will be held on 15th June, 2017 and Personal Interview in the third week of July 2017 based on their performance in PGDPCET-2017.

(Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging Common Entrance Test – 2017) 33rd Batch (2017-19)
A candidate seeking admission to the PGDP Course will be required to appear in the written Entrance Examination which will comprise of multiple choice questions. The syllabus for the written test is at the graduate level and the subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering

Personal Interview
Candidates, who clear the written examination as above, will be called for Personal Interview which will be held at the Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad centers of the Institute. The Institute has the discretion to fix minimum qualifying marks for Personal Interview which will make a candidate eligible for further consideration for admission.

The national selection of candidates for admission to the course will be done in the order of their merit which will be based on the aggregate of marks calculated in each case according to the following weightage:
Marks obtained in 10th Class/Matriculation : 10%
Marks obtained in 12th Class/Sr. Secondary : 10%
Marks obtained in Graduation level : 30%
Marks obtained in the Entrance Examination : 30%
Marks obtained in Personal Interview : 20%

ONLINE Application Form for Full Time Post Graduate Diploma in Packaging Programme -2017 can be submitted till 9th June, 2017

Click here to apply online (Candidates will have to register as new user and then click on Online Registration)

Friday, 26 May 2017

The LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, invites applications for admission to two-year professional diploma courses in paramedical streams in government and private self-financing institutions. The notification will be published normally in the month of June.

Name of the Courses
1. Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm)
2. Diploma in Health Inspector (DHI)
3. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)
4. Diploma in Radiological Technology (DRT)
5. Diploma in Ophthalmic Assistance (DOA)
6. Diploma in Dental Mechanics (DMC)
7. Diploma in Dental Hygienist (DHC)
8. Diploma in Operation Theatre & Anesthesia Technology (DOTAT)
9. Diploma in Cardio Vascular Technology (DCVT) 
10. Diploma in Neuro Technology (DNT)
11. Diploma in Dialysis Technology (DDT) 
12. Diploma in Endoscopic Technology (DET)
13. Diploma in Dental Operating Room Assistance (DORA) 
14. Diploma in Respiratory Technology (D Resp.T)

Only Indian citizens are eligible for admission unless otherwise notified. Holders of Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards/ OCI (Overseas Citizen of India), will also be treated at par with Indian citizens for the limited purpose of admissions. However, PIO/OCI candidates will not be eligible for any kind of reservation. Candidates seeking admission to the courses will be categorized as Keralite and NonKeralite.
(A) Keralite: A candidate of Kerala origin will be categorized as a ‘Keralite’. Children of All India Service (AIS) officers (Non-Keralites) allotted to Kerala cadre are deemed to be ‘Keralites’ as per G.O.(Rt) No.822/08/H.Edn dated 29.05.2008. But they will not be eligible for Communal/ Special/ Persons with Disabilities reservation. 
B) Non-Keralite: A candidate who is not of ‘Kerala origin’ but who has undergone the qualifying course in 
Kerala, and who is the son/daughter of the following categories of Non-Keralite parents will be categorized as Non-Keralite: 
i) Employees of the Government of India and defense personnel posted to Kerala.
ii) Employees, who are serving the Government of Kerala, subject to the condition that the employees have served in the state of Kerala or for the state of Kerala, for a minimum period of two years. 
(C) Non-Keralite candidates will be considered against ‘State Merit’ seats only and will not be eligible for 
Communal/Special/Persons with Disabilities reservation. 

 D Pharm (DP) 
Candidates who have passed the Higher Secondary Examination of the Kerala state with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics/Biotechnology/Computer Science as Optional subjects or equivalent thereto are eligible.
VHSE of Kerala from 1994-1995 sessions with group A and B only are considered as equivalent exam for admission to DPharm Course (Group A – NCERT syllabus in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/Biotechnology/Computer Science; Group B - NCERT syllabus in Physics, Chemistry and  Biology.)
(a) Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible. Relaxation of 5% marks will be allowed to SC/ST candidates.
(b) In the absence of candidates as per clause 6.2.2 (a), those who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 40% marks in any group of subjects put together, are eligible. Relaxation of 5% marks will be allowed to SC/ST candidates.
Paramedical Courses (Courses other than D Pharm and DHI)
(a) Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala, or examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology put together, are eligible. Relaxation of 5% marks will be allowed to SC/ST candidates.
(b) Candidates who have passed VHSE with 40% marks put together for Physics, Chemistry and Biology  are eligible. Relaxation of 5% marks will be allowed to SC/ST candidates.
(c) Candidates who are eligible as per clause 6.2.3 (b) and who have passed VHSE with Medical Laboratory Technology, Maintenance and Operation of Bio Medical Equipments as well as ECG and Audiometric Technology are further eligible for the seats reserved for DMLT(ML), DOTT (OT)and DCVT (CV).
Except for service candidates, all other applicants shall have completed 17 years of age and upper age limit is 35 as on December. No relaxation in the age limit shall be made on any  account, except for Management quota seats of D Pharm course where maximum age limit is exempted.

Application for admission to Professional Diploma Courses 2013 in Pharmacy, Health Inspector and other Paramedical Courses in various Government/Self Financing Institutions can be registered only online through a single application. The provision for applying online is available at the website Submission of more than one application by a candidate will lead to rejection of the candidature.
Application Fee
(A) The application fee will be as follows:
For General candidates : Rs.400/-
For SC / ST candidates : Rs.200/-

Last Date: July
For further information and online application visit

Maharaja's College is a Government Autonomous College established in the year 1875. It is one of the five Centres of Excellence in the State of Kerala. It is a special grade college affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and placed under Section 2(f) by the University Grants Commission (UGC). It is re-accredited (third cycle) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council in 2013 at 'A' level.
Applications are invited for admission to the following full time Undergraduate programmes for the 
academic year 2017-18
B.A. Programmes
Social Sciences:
Islamic History
Political Science
Fine Arts:
Honours Programme:
B. Com Programme
B.Com. with Computer Applications
B.Sc Programmes on Cost Sharing Basis:
Chemistry (Environment and Water Management)
Physics (Instrumentation)

Applications shall be submitted online, at
Eligibility criteria, admission schedule and other norms shall be referred from the detailed prospectus
available for download in the above website. '
Students seeking admission in Sports and Arts quota and Differently Abled category shall register at
LBS and should submit separate application form through the college office.

Application for UG Programmes can be submitted online from 15-05-2017 onwards, till three days after publishing CBSE(+2) results.
Applications can be submitted online for various Diploma Courses in Government and Self Financing Polytechnic Colleges of Kerala now.

The selection of candidates to Polytechnic colleges will be done district wise. The submission of applications will be “Online”.  Candidates can use single application for submitting applications for any number of districts.
Separate application shall be submitted remitting fee in each case for the following categories
i) Application for regular seats in Government/ Government Aided Programmes/ Government seats in Self Financing Programmes/ Special batch of Hearing Impaired (HI)
ii) Application for the management seats under Aided programmes to be submitted at respective Polytechnics
iii) Applications under NCC quota

iv) Applications under Sports quota

Important Dates (2017 admission)

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Last Date is May 29, 2017

 Prospectus & Applications Fee
The prospectus can be downloaded from the website “” in English and Malayalam languages. The prospectus will also be available from any government/aided/self-financing Polytechnic colleges in the state of Kerala on payment of Rs. 20/-.
The application fee shall be Rs. 150. For scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe candidates, it shall be Rs. 75/-. It should be remitted at the Polytechnic College at the time of submission of the printout of application processed online, along with relevant documents. 


All candidates who have passed SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examination, with eligibility

for higher studies are eligible to apply for admission, subject to the following conditions.
a.  The candidate should be a citizen of India.
b. The candidate should be native of Kerala or undergone a qualifying examination from an institution in Kerala State or his/her parent should be a permanent employee in Central/State/Quasi Government/Public Sector undertaking in Kerala State.
Candidate who has taken more than two chances to secure eligibility for higher studies in SSLC/THSLC or equivalent examinations is not eligible for admission. Appearances for “Betterment” or “SAY” Examination will not be considered as a chance.
For CBSE / ISCE candidates the Marks / Grades obtained in Science is considered for calculating grade in science in the place of Physics and Chemistry.
Hearing Impaired candidates who have passed SSLC/THSLC or equivalent  examination, with eligibility for higher studies with 6 0dB or above hearing loss in better ear are eligible to apply for admission to Special Batches for Hearing Impaired.

Sports Quota
Submit the application online at the website link SPORTS QUOTA. Take the printout and register the application with attested copies of relevant certificates in the nearest Govt./Govt Aided Polytechnic by remitting application fee is Rs. 150/-. Copy of the application with attested copies of relevant certificates should be submitted to the Secretary, Kerala Sports Council, Thiruvananthapuram

NCC Quota
Submit the applications online at the website link NCC QUOTA.Take the printout and register the application with attested copies of relevant certificates in the nearest Govt./Govt Aided Polytechnic by remitting the application fee Rs. 150/-. Copies of the application with attested copy of relevant certificates should be submitted to the NCC Directorate through the respective Unit Officer

Management Qu0ta
Submit the applications online at the website link MANAGEMENT SEATS. Register the application (printout) with self attested copy of relevant certificates in the respective Aided Polytechnic Colleges remitting the required fee.

Tuition Fee
Tuition Fee for the Government seats in Self financed programmes is Rs. 22,500/- per year.

In addition to the sanctioned intake in Polytechnic Colleges, 5% of seats in each programme in every Polytechnic College are provided under the Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme for Women / Economically backward and Physically Challenged meritorious students. The 5% seats provided additional to the sanctioned intake in each programme shall be filled in the ratio 1:1:1 for Women / Economically Backward and Physically Challenged students based on merit

Programmes, Institutions & Seats
There will be two streams of diploma programmes.
Stream1: Diploma in Engineering/Technology.
Stream2: Diploma in Commercial Practice/Diploma in Computer Application and Business Management 
The list of Polytechnic Colleges and the various programmes/ branches offered during the academic year 2017-18
Please see the Prospectus for further information

Library and Information Science is a profession which has undergone tremendous changes in the recent past. From the role of being the custodians of libraries and books, librarians has evolved to be information managers, knowledge mangers and information analysts. The required skill set to be a library and information professional has also changed.

Employment Opportunities
There is a lot of scope for career in the field and one can find employment in the following institutions.

  • Public/Government libraries
  • Academic Institutions - Universities/colleges/schools/training centres
  • R&D  Centres/Special Libraries
  • News agencies and organisations/Radio and Television
  • Private organisations/Corporate companies
  • Foreign embassies/High Commissions
  • Information centres/documentation centers
  • Museums and galleries
  • Banking sector
  • Publishing Houses (Indexing and Abstracting/Cataloguing)
  • Digital Library Projects

To become a grade I librarian or assistant librarian in a college or university department, the requirement is M.LISc. and UGC- NET.

Courses in Library Science
There are a number of courses offered by various universities and institutions ranging from diploma courses to doctorate degrees.
Certificate in Library & Information Sc. (CLISc)/Certificate in Library Sc. (CLSc).
Matric/10+2 or equivalent
Certificate in Information, communication & Technology (ICT) Application in Library (CICTAL)
10+2 with CLISc/DLSc
Diploma in Library & Information Sc (DLISc)/ Diploma in Library Sc (DLSc)
10+2 or equivalent
Bachelor of Library & Information Sc (BLISc)/Bachelor of Library Sc (BLSc)
Graduation or equivalent
Post Graduate Diploma in Libaray Automation & Networking (PGDLAN)
Master of Library & Information Sc. (MLISc)/ Master of Library Sc. (MLSc)
MLISc/MLSc (Integrated Course)
Graduation or equivalent
Associateship in Documentation and Information Science (ADIS) [Equivalent to MLISc/MLSc
BLISc/BLSc/MBBS/BE/PG/ or equivalent
Associateship of Information Science (ALS) [Equivalent to MLISc/MLSc]
BLISc/BLSc/MBBS/BE/PG/ or equivalent
MSc (Information Science) [equivalent to MLISc/MLSc]
Graduation/MBBS/BE/B.Pharma/or equivalent
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.
MLISc/MLSc or equivalent
Doctor of philosophy ( Ph.D)
MLISc/MLSc or equivalent
Doctor of Literature (D. Litt)

Most universities in India offer one year Bachelor's degree in library and information science or two year integrated Master's degree. Many universities offer graduate and postgraduate course in library and information science through distance education mode. Other prestigious organisations offering specialized courses in the field are the following

  • M.S. Library and Information Sciences (2 years)
    Selection of candidates for the M.S. programme will be based on academic records and performance of the candidate in an all-India written entrance test and interview. There is no tuition fee for the programme and all eligible students will receive a stipend.
  • Junior Research Fellowship (4 1/2 year)
    Masters in Library and Information Science/Associateship in Documentation and Information Science by DRTC/Associateship in Information Science by INSDOC or any exam equivalent from a recognized Indian or foreign university (obtained after a minimum of 12+3+2 years of education) with at least 60% marks in the qualifying examination.
    Selection of candidates for the JRF programme will be based on academic records and performance of the candidate in an all-India written entrance test and interview. There is no tuition fee for the programme and all eligible students will receive a stipend.
Associateship in Information Science (AIS)
AIS is a two years course equivalent to Master degree in Library & Information Science recognised by Govt. of India & many Universities. The students for this course are selected through a written test and interview held at Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai. Persons having a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in (i) Master's degree or (ii) four-year plus degree like B.E./M.B.B.S or (iii) Bachelor's degree and B.Lib.Sc. with one year of relevent experience are eligible to apply.

A pass in SSLC or its equivalent is the minimum required qualification'
A stipend of Rs, 900/- per month will be given to the students during two months training under "Earn While You Learn" scheme

Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN)
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and University of Hyderabad offers one year Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking (PGDLAN) in distance mode.
Applications are invited from married/unmarried MALE Engineering Graduates for 126th Technical Graduates Course (commencing in Jan 2018 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun) for permanent commission in the Indian Army.

(a) Nationality: A candidate must either be :
(i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject of Bhutan, or (iii) A subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. 

(b) Age Limit: 20 to 27 years as on 01 Jan 2018. (Candidates born between 02 Jan 91 and 01 Jan 98, both dates inclusive). NOTE : The date of birth entered in the Matriculation or an equivalent examination certificate only is accepted by this office. No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

(c) Educational Qualification for Applying: Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. The candidate studying in the final year of Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing by 01 Jan 2018 and produce the Engg Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at IMA. Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at IMA as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite Degree Certificate within the specified time.

Total vacancies : 40
Discipline wise vacancies see detailed notification

(a) Grant of Commission: Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt from the date of commencement of the course or the date of reporting at IMA, whichever is later and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training. 
(b) Permanent Commission: On successful completion of training cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt. 
(c) Ante Date Seniority: One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted to Engineering Graduates of TGC Entry

 TRAINING: Duration of training is one year at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.

(a) Applications will only be accepted online on website “”. Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’

The selection procedure is as follows:-
(a) Short listing of Applications. Integrated HQ of MoD(Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks for each Engineering discipline/stream without assigning any reason. After shortlisting of applications, the centre allotment will be intimated to the candidate via their email. After allotment of Selection Centre, candidates will have to log in to the website and select their SSB dates on a first come first served basis, upto a specified date.
(b) Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cutoff percentage will be interviewed at Selection Centres, Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP) and Bangalore (Karnataka) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer. Call Up letter for SSB interview will be issued by respective Selection Centres through candidate’s registered e-mail id and through SMS only. Candidates will not be interviewed locally. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of DG Rtg, IHQ MoD (Army) and NO request for changes are entertained in this regard.
(c) Candidates will put through two stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day. Duration of SSB interviews is five days excluding day of arrival and details of the same are available at official website of Rtg Dte This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage II.
(d) Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be issued joining letter for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available.


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