XLRI Jamshedpur not invited toppers (Process glitch)

This year due to some glitch in selection process students who have scored to be in the top 1 percentile of the entrance test and despite having cleared the cutoffs, the Xavier’s Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur, which owns the XAT, does not consider them fit enough for an admissions interview to its post-graduate Business Management (BM) or Human Resources Management (HRM) programs. XLRI declared its interview shortlist on January 26, 2011, a day after declaring the XAT results.

According to the XLRI website, the criteria it has used to shortlist candidates for the BM and HRM programs are,

For Human Resource Management Programme around 650 applicants having more than 85 percentile in VA, 70 percentile in QA, 75 percentile in AR, and overall 91 percentile have been shortlisted for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

For Business Management Programme around 550 applicants having more than 70 percentile in VA, 90 percentile in QA, 80 percentile in AR, and overall 92 percentile have been shortlisted for Personal Interview.

However on Friday, January 28, the affected candidates received some respite. There was a clarification put up on the XLRI website which said,

Candidates having percentile scores higher than respective cut off scores for BM/HRM (as given in http://www.xlri.ac.in/scripts/admprocess.php), AND have submitted their application for these programme(s) to XLRI within deadline, AND have not been shortlisted, are requested to send an email to admis@xlri.ac.in or Fax to 0657 398/665 3200.

An XLRI aspirant from Gandhinagar has also reportedly received a reply which says that the issue will be resolved by the second week of February 2011.

IIM Trichy admissions criteria are announced in the IIM-B website.


Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

Admission to the 1st Batch of Two Year

Post-Graduate Programme in Management


Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli will be releasing the shortlist of candidates who appeared in CAT 2010 and fulfill shortlisting criteria as shown in Table 1 and Table 2.


Table 1

Qualification Cut Off Marks %
X 75 70 60 55 60
XII 70 65 55 50 55
UG 65 60 50 50 50


Table 2

CAT Component Cut off Percentile
Total 90 80 60 60 60
Verbal 85 70 55 40 55
Quantitative 80 70 50 40 50
DI 75 60 50 40 50

Reservation : As per Government of India Norms.

Venue for GD and PI : Mumbai, Kolkata , New Delhi and Bangalore (Dates will be notified

Final Admission Poilcy of IIM Kozhikode is out

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Criteria for short listing – PGP Admissions 2011
The following describes a three stage procedure which is used for short listing and further selection of candidates for the 2011 batch at IIMK.
The first stage of short listing of candidates based on their overall CAT percentile and sectional cutoff’s only. We will consider all the candidates meeting the minimum cut off and create an initial pool from which further short listing will be done. The candidates in the initial pool are asked to register online for IIMK registration process at our website. The respective percentile cut-offs both sectional and overall are provided below for various categories. Please note that the registration process at this stage is mandatory for any candidate interested to participate in IIMK interview process but the registration does not ensure your selection for the interview shortlist (criteria provided in detail in stage 2 of selection process).
Note: last date of stage I online registration is 21st January, 2011.

In stage 2, an index score is computed with 50 percent weight for the overall CAT score, 20 percent weight for academic performance in secondary school, 20 percent weight for higher secondary school and 10 percent to graduation. The academic performance of secondary school as well as higher secondary school is taken as the percentage of marks reported by the candidates and will be standardised (also across various HSC disciplines like arts and humanities, commerce, science and others) across the boards using the data available with IIMK for four years including the current year. In each category, the top ranking candidates based on this index score is called for personal interview process. The short listed candidates at this stage are once again required to register online for the second stage of IIMK online registration process with some more information and complete the personal profile form online. A candidate who does not register online in both the stages will not be considered for the interview process.
Stage 3: Final selection Criteria for admission to PGP 2011-13 batch
The final selection can be based on a composite score of various elements with following weights:
• Index arrived at stage 2 for short listing : 30%
• Writing Task (Essays) : 20%
• Personal Interviews : 35%
• Profiles : 15%
The candidates will be asked to write an extempore essay on a topic. Topic will be announced at the venue just before the writing task. 30 minutes will be the time assigned. Finally, the cumulative score (considering the above categories) will be computed and offers will be made based on the rank obtained.

Ahmedabad's Nirma University will now accept AIEEE

Ahmedabad’s Nirma University will now accept AIEEE marks from the current academic year.
Previously, Nirma used to conduct two different entrance exams for admission to its engineering course.

From this academic year, there will only be one exam – AIEEE for entry to engineering courses in the varsity.

This means students from Gujarat who wish to study in Nirma will have to appear and clear this test. Vice-chancellor of Nirma University Dr. NV Vasani has already put a proposal before the government about this switch over.”On the lines of other universities in Gujarat like PDPU, we too have decided to switch to AIEEE” said Dr. Vasani.

He also said that students from Gujarat will get the benefit of 50% reservation in the final merit list.

Indian Engineering Servicess (IES/ES)

Indian Engineering Servicess (IES/ES) are the Technical Services that meet the technical and managerial functions of the Government of India. Government spending comprises more than 15 percent of India’s GDP. Given the extent of tasks and functions managed by the public sector this extends to a fairly broad segment of the economy covering the Railroads, Military, Public works, Power, Telecommunications, etc.[1]

Like in most countries, the Government of India recruits its civil servants and officials on the basis of merit. The middle management positions in the bureaucracy are filled through competitive exams. Large number of people take these exams competing for limited seats. Some seats are Reserved in India for the underprivileged sections of society.

A combined competitive examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC); for recruitment to the Indian Engineering Services (IES).

The test is conducted in June every year at centres across India, namely: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur (Guwahati), Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar,Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Sambalpur, Shillong, Simla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Vishakapatnam.

Recruitment to Group – A Services / Posts and Group – B Services / Posts are made under the following categories of Engineering:

* CATEGORY I – Civil Engineering
* CATEGORY II – Mechanical Engineering
* CATEGORY III – Electrical Engineering
* CATEGORY IV – Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.

The Indian Railways cadres are the most sought after in all these categories.

Civil Engineering :

Group A Services/Posts

(i) Indian Railway Service of Engineers.

(ii) Indian Railway Stores Service (Civil Engineering Posts).

(iii) Central Engineering Service.

(iv) Indian Defense Service of Engineers (Civil Engineering Posts).

(v) Indian Ordinance Factories Services (Engineering Branch) (Civil Engineering Posts)

(vi) Central Water Engineering (Gr. ‘A’) Service (Civil Engineering Posts).

(vii) Central Engineering Service (Roads) Group-A (Civil Engineering Posts).

(viii) Assistant Executive Engineer (Civil) in P&T Building Works (Gr’A’) Service

About IES Selection Process


The Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) in the month of June India wide. There are objective as well as subjective papers. One paper for GS (General Science) is part of the assessment system apart from the engineering subject of the candidate. The entire technical subject is divided into two papers (PAPER 1 and PAPER 2. There is a three day schedule of the written examination, comprising of in all 5 written examination.

The first day is allocated for the General Studies (GS) paper. This exam is of 2 hrs duration. On the first day there is just one exam.

The second day is allocated for the Objective Papers. There are two objective exams for each paper separately and each being of 2 hrs in duration.

The third day is allocated for the Conventional (Subjective) Papers. There are two subjective exams for each paper separately and each being of 3 hrs in duration.

The subjective answer sheets of a candidate are evaluated only once he qualifies the objective examinations.

Interview The candidates who qualify the written exam are called for Interview by the board which is appointed by The President of India.

The notification of the examination is updated in the UPSC calender and is available on their web site.



A candidate must be either:
(a)    A citizen of India or
(b)    A subject of Nepal or A
(c)    A Tibetan refugee who     January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in
(d)    A person of Indian origin, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries  of Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia settling in India.
Provided that a candid     and (d) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit:
(A) candidate for this examination must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 30 years on the 1st August, of the current year.
(B)The upper age-limit of 30 years will be relax able up to 35 years in the case of Government servants of the following categories, if they are employed in a Department/Office under the control of any of the authorities mentioned in column 1 below and apply for admission to the examination for all or any of the Service(s)/Posts mentioned in column 2, for which they are otherwise eligible.

(c) The upper age-limit prescribed above will be further relaxable :
Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a scheduled caste or a scheduled tribe.
Upto a maximum of three years in the case of candidates belonging to OBC category.
Upto a maximum of five years if a candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to the 31st day of December, 1989.
Upto a maximum of three years in the case of defense service personnel disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area, and released as a consequence thereof;
Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service as on 1st August, and have been released (i) on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from 1st August, ) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or (iii) on invalidment; (vi) Upto a maximum of five years in the case of ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Services as on 1st August, and whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defense issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and they will be released on three months notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.
Upto a maximum of 10 years in the case of blind, deaf-mute and Orthopaedically handicapped persons.

Educational qualification:
Obtained a Degree in Engineering from a university incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as universities under section-3 of the university grants commission act, 1956; or
(b) Passed Section Aand B of the Institution Examinations of the Institution of Engineers (India); or
(c) Obtained a Degree/Diploma in Engineering from such foreign University/College/Institution and under such conditions as may be recognised by the Government for the purpose from time to time, or
(d) Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India); or
(e) Passed Associate Membership Examination Parts II and III/Sections A and B of the Aeronautical Society of India; or
(f) Passed Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Radio Engineers, London held after November, 1959.
Provided that a candidate for the post of Indian Naval Armament Service (Electronics Engineering Posts and Engineer Group ‘A’ in Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing/ Monitoring Organisation) may possess any of the above qualifications or the qualification mentioned below namely: M.Sc. degree or its equivalent with Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics or Radio Engineering as a special subject.

MAH-CET 2011 application process starts; last date to apply is Feb 8


Applications are invited for MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2011 for admission to First Year of two-year Full Time  Post  Graduate  Degree  Courses  in  MBA/MMS  and  PGDBM/PGDM  in  the   Government, University Managed, University Departments and Unaided Institutes in the Maharashtra State.

A candidate should obtain minimum 50 per cent aggregate in graduation from any recognized University. Maharashtra State and Outside Maharashtra State (OMS) candidates who have appeared for the CAT 2010 are considered eligible for admission against the All India Seats subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure. Such candidates are also required to procure the Information Brochure along with Application kit and submit & confirm the Online Application form.


Sr.                                                                                                                                                   Schedule

No.                                             Activity                                                                First Date  Last Date

1. Sale of the Information Brochure at select post offices 27-01-2011 08-02-2011
2. Online submission of the “CET Application Form” through computer            connected         to      Internet         on                       the                  web                    site www.dte.org.in/mba for    Maharashtra   State   /OMS/J&K

candidates  and  receipt  of  the  Hall  Ticket  for  the   MAH- MBA/MMS-CET 2011.

Note: Candidates who have appeared for the CAT2010 and

aspiring to claim admission against the All India seats are also

required to submit the online CET application form.



Up to 5:00pm

3. Date and timing of the MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2011 27-02-2011 (2.00 p.m.)


Declaration of the results of the MAH-MBA/MMS-CET 2011

on the website www.dte.org.in/mba

11-04-2011 at 5.00 p.m.


Registration for the Group Discussions(GD) and Personal

Interviews(PI) and receipt of call letter



Up to 5:00pm

6. Conduct of GD and PI at select centers 10-05-2011 31-05-2011


Submission of the Work Experience Certificate (In

Proforma-G) at SIMSREE, Mumbai only by Registered Post.



Up to 5:00pm


Document verification, updation and confirmation of

Application Form for Admission at ARC for Maharashtra

State/OMS/J&K candidates.




Display of the provisional merit lists (Maharashtra State, All

India and J&K candidates) on the web site


16-06-2011 at 5.00 p.m.


Submission of grievance applications of Maharashtra, All

India and J&K candidates, if any, at respective ARC



Up to 5:00pm


Display of the final merit lists (Maharashtra State, All India and J&K candidates) on web site www.dte.org.in/mba

23-06-2011 at 5.00 p.m.

IIM Indore invites applications for executive Post Graduate Programme in Management

IIM Indore MBA

Indian Institute of Management Indore is a state funded management institute in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Instituted in 1998, IIM Indore is the sixth addition to the prestigious IIM family.

Program Name:
Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
About Program:

The Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) is an intensive one-year residential program exemplifying the academic rigor and progressive thinking at IIM Indore. Specially designed to enhance knowledge, skills and capabilities essential for managing and leading organizations, the programme combines skill-building with exploration of good management practices. The exposure to new perspectives, contemporary theories and approaches in management lends focus to leading in turbulent times. In addition to a comprehensive functional core module, the electives provide opportunities to specialize in Strategy, Leadership, and International Business.

The Candidate must have
i) A Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in any discipline.
ii) A valid CAT /GMAT score
iii) Minimum 5 years of managerial/ entrepreneurial/ professional experience after graduation.

The programme is open to all nationalities.
Admission Process:

Interview of short listed candidates will be conducted at various locations depending on the number of candidates from that region. Short-listing of candidates for interview will be done based on a number of criteria like CAT /GMAT score, Academic performance, work experience etc as decided by the admissions committee.

Selection & registering for the programme:
Candidates will be selected based on CAT /GMAT score, academic performance, achievements, performance in the interview, work experience etc as decided by the admissions committee. Selected candidates have to register for the programme in Sept 2011.

Application Process:

Candidates seeking admission to the one-year EPGP programme of IIM-Indore (2011-12 batch) either have to appear in the Common Admission Test (CAT 2010) or submit their GMAT score. The GMAT score should have been obtained between Jan 1, 2008 and March 31, 2011. They will have to send in a separate application form which can be downloaded from official website  www.iimidr.ac.in.

The completed application form along with the processing fee should reach IIM Indore on or before 20th April, 2011. The application processing fee is Rs. 3500/- for resident Indians and U.S. $ 110/- for other nationals and non-resident Indians. Please enclose a D/D for the application-processing fee drawn in favour of IIM Indore payable at Indore along with the application.

Candidates applying through CAT 2010 have to mention their CAT Application Form number in the EPGP Application form. Candidates applying through GMAT have to submit their GMAT score along with the EPGP Application form.


The associated programme code for One Year Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Management(EPGP) is “2ZX-H9-35”
Forms Available:
Mon, 2011-01-17 – Wed, 2011-04-20
Form Submission Till:
The programme fee is Rs. 18,00,000/- (Rupees Eighteen Lakhs only) for Indian Nationals (Indian passport holders) and US $45,000 (U.S.D forty five thousand only) for Foreign Nationals (Foreign passport holders)
Postal Address:

For clarifications/enquiries contact:
Officer – EPGP Office
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Prabandh Shikhar, Rau –Pithampur Road,
Indore – 453 331
(M.P). India




Social network Boon or Ban

Favor (Boon)

  • Social networks are new meaning of staying in touch with whole world.
  • The Internet a tool that an increasing number of people are choosing to use with great frequency. Too many of these people forget that the Internet is a unrestricted, unregulated, and uncontrollable grouping of millions of people, their data, their opinions, and there interests.
  • Public sharing of private lives has not led to a rethinking of anything. It’s just reminded people to use extreme caution when publicly sharing their private lives. If you wouldn’t do something in front of everyone you know, don’t do it on the internet.
  • Laws should –never– be extended to allow privacy protection for things that people say and do in the public domain. Perhaps the greatest part of the internet is the lack of control, the utter and complete freedom of speech. What is needed is a basic warning from parents or friends to those who are new to the internet, warning of the possible pitfalls that can come with such freedom.
  • Humans are social animals by our nature and social networks are just one other outlet for humans to interact. We should not look at social networks are threats but as opportunities for us to interact with people globally. I myself am an active user of social networks and have made many friends and business contacts online that I would otherwise not have had the same level of opportunity or interaction.

Against (Ban)

  • Social-networking sites allow seemingly trivial gossip to be distributed to a worldwide audience, sometimes making people the butt of rumors shared by millions of users across the Internet.
  • Public sharing of private lives has led to a rethinking of our current conceptions of privacy.
  • Existing law should be extended to allow some privacy protection for things that people say and do in what would have previously been considered the public domain.
  • A guy who posted a video on YouTube weightlifting,skiing, and performing karate exhibitions. He was fired from his job for showing to much Bravado.
  • like other human social interactions which are transient, e.g. talking to friends over lunch, the Internet keeps a permanent record of what we say to each other. If you are having an online conversation with your friend(s) then you should be aware that conversation can be seen by countless others and that a record of that conversation will be kept somewhere on the Internet. Indeed, now with some social networks introducing geolocation services a record of where we go and how long we spend there will also be maintained.
  • There was one incident where robbers using user’s geolocation on face book to find out when target is at home or not.
  • People need to be aware of the environment within which they are communicating to others. If you are discussing things in a public forum then all that information is available to everyone else in that forum. Therefore hey should take a common sense approach to what they should and should not discuss. In the real world we only talk about sensitive issues when we are in private and with people we trust. I think though that when people are online they can fall into a false sense of security because there are physically in a secure place using their computer either in their office or their home which results in them divulging information they should not.


  • Social network is indeed boon for human race as it is bringing people closer and letting them communicate with each other without any fear and barrier.But still one nee to cautious of what level of personal information they are revealing on the social networks.

Nova Southeastern University NSU


NSU students can participate in online courses from any location in the world with an Internet connection. Online courses use a Web-based instructional platform as a centralized location for educational materials, course content, and communication—both synchronous and asynchronous. The online course platform enables a wide range of online activities that facilitate frequent student-teacher and student-student interaction.

Faculty members and students interact via real-time electronic classrooms, discussion forums via threaded bulletin boards, real-time electronic classrooms that support graphical presentations and audio, and online submission of assignments in multimedia formats. NSU provides an email address and a directory for publishing assignments and resources to the Web for all students and faculty members. The Electronic Library provides access to online databases, many of which contain full-text documents.

NSU offers a wide range of online programs. Seventy-six of the university’s online undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs have been certified by the Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus, and are offered through this highly successful consortium. The SREB certifies that the online programs and courses it approves for this program are in full compliance with its comprehensive set of Principles of Good Practice.

Online courses

Professional courses

  1. Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.)
  2. Occupational Therapy (Dr.OT)
  3. Occupational Therapy (Ph.D.)
  4. Physical Therapy (Ph.D.)

Graduate courses

  1. Accounting (M.Acc.)
  2. Biomedical Informatics (M.S.BI.)
  3. Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  4. Business Administration in Finance (M.B.A.)
  5. Child Protection (M.H.S.)
  6. Clinical Vision Research (M.S.)
  7. Coastal Zone Management (M.S.)
  8. College Student Affairs (M.S.)
  9. Computer Information Systems (M.S.)
  10. Computer Science (M.S.)
  11. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (M.S.)
  12. Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Ph.D.)
  13. Counseling (M.S.)
  14. Criminal Justice (M.S.)
  15. Cross-Disciplinary Studies (M.A.)
  16. Education (Ed.D.)
  17. Education Law (M.S.)
  18. Employment Law (M.S.)
  19. Health Law (M.S.)
  20. Health Sciences (D.H.Sc.)
  21. Human Resource Management (M.S.)
  22. Information Security (M.S.)
  23. Information Technology (M.S.)
  24. Information Technology in Education (M.S.)
  25. Instructional Technology and Distance Education (M.S.)
  26. International Business Administration (M.I.B.A.)
  27. Leadership (M.S.) – Business On-Campus
  28. Leadership (M.S.) – Education & Human Services
  29. Management Information Systems (M.S.)
  30. Master of Health Sciences (M.H.Sc.)
  31. Mental Health Counseling (M.S.)
  32. Nursing (M.S.N.)
  33. Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  34. Physician Assistant (MMS)
  35. Public Health (M.P.H.)
  36. Speech-Language Pathology (M.S.)
  37. Taxation (M.Tax.)

Undergraduate courses

  1. Business Administration
  2. Computer Information Systems
  3. Early Childhood Education (A.A.)
  4. Education – Child Development
  5. Elementary Education Major
  6. Entrepreneurship
  7. Exceptional Student Education
  8. Health Science
  9. Human Resource Management
  10. International Business Administration
  11. Leadership
  12. Management
  13. Marketing
  14. Nursing
  15. Prekindergarten / Primary Education
  16. Psychology