Priyanka Chopra is Tigmanshu Dhulia's new heroine

Since its announcement, there has been a lot of speculation about who will play the role of the female lead in Milan Talkies. Initially, there was talk that Sonakshi Sinha had bagged the role opposite Imran Khan in the Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed film. Then, sources claimed that Priyanka.

Chopra (PC) had been approached. Then a report suggested that since Imran has pushed the shoot from March to August, PC might get replaced by her cousin, Parineeti Chopra.
But the producer, Ekta Kapoor, has now confirmed that it is Priyanka, who will play the lead role in the film.  Milan Talkies will go into production in August and there is no doubt that Priyanka will feature opposite Imran.

A source close to the producer adds, “Priyanka fits the role perfectly. Plus, Ekta and Priyanka are very close. Ekta wasn’t pleased with all the speculation, so she has announced this confirmation now.”

Tigmanshu will start work on this film after wrapping up Bullet Raja. PC too will join the crew after finishing Gunday and the Zanjeer remake.

Priyanka will be seen playing the role of a typical small-town girl in Milan Talkies. Dhulia has earlier described the film as a ‘pure love story.  “The crux of the story is that even though communication has become easy thanks to mobile phones and everything, it is still difficult to fall in love in small towns.”
 

How to lose weight without dieting

If you want to slim down the healthy and painless way, try the following strategies. After all, it's not what you eat but how you eat.

CHEW MORE, EAT LESS Studies show that the longer time you spend chewing, the lesser calories you consume. Chewing for longer prevents over-eating, by giving the brain more time to receive signals from the stomach that it is full. It is not only great for digesting, but it also helps in limiting your portion size. Try chewing your food 35 to 50 times per mouthful.

DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST No matter how late you are running to work, avoid missing breakfast. There is a reason why it is called the most important meal of the day. Your body (rather your brain) expects to be refueled a few times each day, so when you skip breakfast, you feel so hungry that when lunch time comes, you overeat or maybe choose foods items that are not the healthiest choices. Missing breakfast slows down your metabolism. More importantly, always eat your breakfast, within an hour of waking up, as your body has gone without food the entire night.

CONCENTRATE ON YOUR FOOD How many times has your mother reprimanded you to not talk, read or watch TV while eating food? Not without a reason. When you are multitasking during meal times, your brain isn't focussing on the amount of food that you are consuming and you are more prone to piling on pounds. This doesn't mean that you cannot enjoy a meal with your friends. You can do so, but just pay attention to what you are putting in your mouth!

DON'T OVERCOOK YOUR MEALS Overcooking food kills or reduces the number of nutrients your meal contains, and when you don't get enough nutrients, you don't feel satisfied and soon start to get junk food cravings. To combat this, try eating more raw foods like sushi and salads. Steam, bake, blanch or grill vegetables and grill or bake meat and fish. Avoid microwaving.

FRUITS BEFORE MEALS It is advisable to eat fruits at least 30 minutes before any heavy meal. This way, the fruits will digest quickly. Eating fruits on an empty stomach detoxifies your system and supplies you with a great deal of energy for losing weight.

HAVE SMALLER MEALS, MORE OFTEN Ideally, you should eat five to six times per day, with a two to three hour break between each meal or snack. Eating more frequently gets your metabolism going and keeps it working at an elevated level continuously throughout the day. But don't use this rule as an excuse to overeat.

AVOID EATING AFTER 8 PM It's good to eat your last meal before eight in the evening. This way you don't land up binging on a snack before dinner time. If you find it hard to resist, have some herbal tea or brush your teeth after dinner immediately to switch your mind off from the idea of eating.

THINK AND DRINK While everyone knows it's necessary to drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water, very few know when one should consume it. When you drink is as important as what you drink. If you drink water in-between meals, the liquid slows down digestion, diluting the acid in your stomach and so the nutrients from the food that you eat are not well absorbed. To avoid this try to drink water 15 minutes before or after a meal, and if you really need to drink while you eat, limit yourself to small sips only.
 

‘Katrina most ideal wife for Salman’

Actress Katrina Kaif has topped the list of perfect matches for Bollywood’s famous bachelor, and her former beau, Salman Khan, according to a survey by a matrimonial site.

The survey by shaadi.com covered 21,000 respondents, and 69.84 percent believed that Katrina, 28, would make an ideal wife for Salman, 47.

Another interesting survey around the “Dabangg” star reveals that 62 percent of Indian men don’t want the actor to get married at all while 60.37 percent women want him to settle down as soon as possible.

In the survey, several fans from the south would like to see Salman’s “Dabangg” co-star Sonakshi Sinha as his off-screen life partner too while north Indians won’t mind seeing southern actress Asin as his better half in real life.

“Most individuals associate themselves with a celebrity at some point in their life.
 

Nokia Lumia 920 coming to India in Jan 2013

For Nokia fans who’ve been waiting for the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 in India, there is good news. The devices are likely to be launched in January 2013, reports Tech2. The report also states that the smartphone will support 9 Long Term Evolution (LTE) bands in India for 4G connectivity.  It will not support 4G completely however as 4G is currently run on 2300Mhz in India. Lumia 920 is supporting LTE 2100 Mhz and 2600 Mhz bands, according to Nokia’s website.

This is more that the iPhone 5, which supports only five LTE bands. It seems Nokia India also confirmed this on Twitter when a user, Notebook Grail, asked them about it. You can view the tweet here.

Tech2 has also managed to get their hands on the Nokia Lumia 920 and done a first impressions post of the smartphone.

 

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya:Admission Notice 2012-13

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Distance Education Admission Notice 2012-13
Important Dates          
The last date for submission of application for admission     :     December 31, 2012


Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, invites application for admission to following Correspondence Courses for the Session 2012-2013

S.No     Name of the Courses                                                         Eligibility        Annual Fee
 1           Master of Journalism (Communication)                                  BJ (C)        Rs. 9,000/-
 2           Bachelor of Journalism (Communication)                           Graduation      Rs. 7,500/-
 3          P.G. Dip. in Environmental Management                             ---do---          Rs. 9,000/-
 4          P.G. Diploma in Marketing Management                              ---do---         Rs. 7,500/-
 5          P.G. Diploma in Personnel Management                              ---do---          Rs. 7,500/-
 6          P.G. Diploma in International Business & Export Management   -do--        Rs. 7,500/-
 7          P.G. Diploma in Criminology & Police Administration             ---do---      Rs. 15,000/-
 8          P.G. Diploma in Psychological Counselling                              ---do---      Rs. 7,500/-
 9          P.G. Diploma in Yoga and Meditation                                     ---do---      Rs. 7,500/-
 10        P.G. Diploma in Script Writing                                                ---do---      Rs. 9,000/-
 11        P.G. Diploma in Finance                                                         ---do---       Rs. 7,500/-
 12       P.G. Diploma in Accounting                                                     ---do---      Rs. 7,500/-
 13       P.G. Diploma in Stress Management and Wellbeing                  ---do---      Rs. 7,500/-
 14       P.G. Diploma in Yoga and Psychotherapy                                 ---do---     Rs. 7,500/-
 15       P.G. Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy                                    ---do---     Rs. 7,500/-
   

Duration of each course is 1 year (one session).
The candidate will have to attend a personal contact programme of 15 days at Sagar.

How to apply: The interested persons may request for obtaining the Prescribed application form and the syllabus of the concerned course to the Director, Institute of Distance Education, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, SAGAR (M.P.) 470 003 by depositing the required amount of Rs. 300/- in the Power Jyoti Account No. 32000156472 of Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya at any nearest branch of State Bank of India. The copies of challans A, B, C can be downloaded from the university website www.dhsgsu.ac.in. Please send the copy of the challan (C) alongwith a selfaddressed envelope (9”x5” size) with postal stamps of Rs. 32/- affixed on it. However, the deposits can be made on previous challan with no charges. On our behalf no Agent or Institute is authorised to collect fee in any form.

Application form can also be downloaded from the institute website

More details are available on institute website www.dhsgsu.ac.in
 

Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH), Greater Noida

Birla Institute Of Management Technology, Greater Noida:PG Admissions 2013

Important Dates           
Application Form available from                               :     15th September, 2012
Last date for request & submission of applications     :     31st December, 2012
    
The fully residential campus of Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) located in National Capital Region, provides a highly conducive academic environment, interaction with hard working and industry-academia mix professors, proximity to the strategy makers of the industry and practitioners of the service and manufacturing companies, exposure to the international universities and companies, and a ready profile of strong alumni base spread through out the world.

TWO-YEAR FULL TIME POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMMES

I. Post Graduate Diploma in Management
2. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (International Business)
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Insurance Business)
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Retail Management)
5. Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Sustainable Development)

Eligibility : Candidates must hold Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised Indian with minimum 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates appearing in the final exam of Bachelors degree are also eligible to apply.

Selection to the programme is based on CAT 2012/XAT 2013/MAT-Dec 2012/Feb 2013/May 2013 performance, followed by Group discussion and personal interview.

Note:
Admission to Post Graduate Programmes are based on the marks obtained in Common Admission Test (CAT), MAT, XAT, JMET, ATMA, CET, JEE (State conducted tests / University tests), Group discussion, and Personal interview .Regular Admission is granted to those applicants who have fulfilled all the admission requirements and whose name appears in the regular merit list of successful applicants.

III. Application Procedure :

Interested and eligible candidates should apply through the prescribed application form online at www.bimtech.ac.in/ and take the printout of the filled form. Payment has to be made through credit card Fee is Rs. 1850/-

For more details, please visit the institute website.
 

Goa Institute of Management (GIM)

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) : PG Diploma in Management Admissions 2013

          
Important Dates 
 
Filling of online application forms            :     Sep 2012 to Dec 2012
Last date for online registration               :     31st December 2012
a. XLRI - XAT 2012                                   6th January 2013
b. AICTE - CMAT 2013-14-First Test   :    27-09-2012 to 01-10-2012
Second Test                                            :     Dates to be announced
Face to Face evaluation process              :     February/March 2013
Announcement of Final Admission results :     April 2013
Beginning of new academic session           :     June 2013
  
Eligibility :

Minimum 50% aggregate marks, (45% in case of candidates belonging to the Reserved category) in a three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) recognized by the Association of Indian Universities / AICTE. Candidates who will complete all requirements for the degree by 16th June 2013 may also apply. If an applicant does not complete all the requirements of his degree by 16th June 2013, or does not obtain 50% aggregate marks in his degree, the offer of admission made to him will stand cancelled. The intake capacity for full time PGDM course is 240. The qualifying cutoff for each year is determined on the basis of the scores of the applicants to the Institute, in the entrance test in that year. For admission to the post graduate programme in business management 2013-2015, only those candidates who register for the XLRI Admissions Test XAT 2013 of Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur or CMAT - 2013-14 (First Test and/or Second Test) of All India Council for Technical Education, may apply. Goa Institute of Management will not be able to consider candidates appearing for a competitive examination, if scores are not available latest by 5th May 2013.

Application Procedure
Candidates seeking admission to GIM are required to observe the following procedure:
  •     Applicants to GIM are required to take the XLRI Admissions Test XAT 2013 or CMAT - 2013-14 (First Test and/or Second Test) of All India Council for Technical Education.
  •     Apply online - Last date for online application is 31st December 2012.
  •     Interview centers : Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi (Subject to availability)
  •     Candidates who have applied for admission to GIM will be shortlisted on the basis of their XAT or CMAT scores, past academic performance and work experience. The shortlisted candidates will be called for face to face evaluation process for final selection in February/March 2013.
  •     The final selection will be made tentatively in April 2013 on the basis of competitive examinations XAT or CMAT scores (50% weightage), the candidate’s past academic performance (10% weightage), performance in face to face evaluation process (30 % weightage) and work experience, if any (10% weightage): This is Subject to desired proficiency in written communication and a minimum score for each evaluation component, except work experience.
  •     The session would begin in the first week of June 2013.
The qualifying cut-off XAT / CMAT score will be lowered by 15 points for candidates of Goan domicile/origin. Documentary evidence of domicile will have to be supplied along with the completed Application Form.

Please note: Admission to the Goa Institute of Management is strictly on the basis of merit and no donation in any form is sought or accepted in connection with admission. Ragging is totally banned at the institute, anyone guilty of ragging and/or abetting ragging is liable to be punished. Orders of Government and of Hon'ble Supreme Court on the Anti-Ragging measures are completely followed.

More details can be obtained from the institute website.
 

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2013-14 - From 21st to 25th February 2013

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2013-14 (Second Test)

Important Dates   
        
Registration window opens on          :     1st November 2012
Late date for online Registration        :     2nd January 2013
Availability of Hall tickets for print     :     From 11th February 2013
Date for computer based test            :     21st to 25th February 2013
Test Timing                                       :     9.30 am - 12.30 pm 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Declaration of Results                       :     13th March 2013
Print out of Score Card                    :     From 13th March to 13th April 2013

 
AICTE has launched the National level Management Admission Test (CMAT) for facilitating institutions to select suitable students for admission in all management programmes approved by AICTE.

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national Level entrance exam. AICTE decided to conduct CMAT twice in a year and students can sit for both the exams. It will be beneficial for the students because they can choose their best score while taking admission in any B school. The test will be conducted in different states and cities.

Eligibility

Graduates in any discipline or Final year students of Graduate Courses can apply for CMAT online

Registration Process
 
  • Candidates can register online at the website www.aicte-cmat.in/ from 1st November, 2012 to 2nd January, 2013
  • Choice of 3 cities for online examination in the order of preference
  •  Allotment will be based on first come first served. Actual allotment however will be subject to availability of the slots in a particular city
Test Fee for CMAT 2013-14
  •     For General/ OBC Candidates: Rs. 1200+Bank Charges
  •     For SC/ST/PD Candidates: Rs. 600+ Bank Charges

Note: Fee once remitted shall not be refunded under any circumstance

Mode of Payment: Net Banking/Credit/Debit Card (online through www.aicte-cmat.in)

Cash Payment : Through challan generated online and Cash deposited in any branch of State Bank of India.

Test Venue

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Ahmednagar, Allahabad, Amravati, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhavnagar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Gorakpur, Gulbarga, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Noida, Panaji, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar, Surat, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam

AICTE reserves the right to change or cancel any test venue/centre and/or change the test time and dates at their own discretion

Admission Process
  •     The detailed merit list will be provided to the respective State Governments for allotting the students through central counseling or otherwise as per their notified admission procedure.
  •     In case there is no central counseling Scores awarded will be used for admission in the AICTE approved Institutes/ University Departments.

 

Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - MD/MS Admission 2013

Important Dates           

Last Date for receipt of completed applications (Both Off-line & On-line)     :     10th January 2013
Date of Entrance Examination     :     10th February 2013


Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research is one of the oldest medical institutes in India established by French Government as “Ecole de Medicine de Pondichery” in 1823. In 1956 it was overtaken by Government of India and subsequently renamed as Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research. JIPMER has a large residential campus with 195 acres of land. It has all modern facilities and infrastructure along with highly skilled and experienced faculty.

The institute has a total of 100 seats in its MBBS course and out of these admission to 82 seats is through JIPMER entrance. Rest 18 seats are through nomination by Government of India and are are selected by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi.

Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates should have passed MBBS Degree recognized by the Medical Council of India.Must have either complete or due to complete 1 year of Compulsory Rotatary Internship by 31st March 2013.

Duration :

Duration of the course is 3 years

Selection: All the seats are being filled through the Competitive Entrance Examination to be
conducted by JIPMER on 10th February 2013 (Sunday).

Center of Examination:

For the MBBS course, the Entrance Examination is conducted at Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Calcutta and Puducherry.

Application Procedure :

  •     The application is available only Online. Completed application has to be posted with  Photograph, proof of payment (in case of DD) and necessary certificate as proof category

  •      On-Line Application: JIPMER MD/MS 2013 Applications can be submitted by an   ON-LINEprocess (Internet based) by accessing the website: www.jipmer.edu.in from on 10-01-2013. The Prospectus can be downloaded from the available link.

  •     Applicants may opt to remit the prescribed Application and Examination fee through one of  the following methods.
    (a) Through the Payment gateway available On-line (Credit/Debit cards/ Net Banking).
    The Transaction fee has to be borne separately by the applicant only.
    (or)
    (b) Bank Draft M.I.C.R. Demand Draft for Rs.1,000/- (For SC/ST: Rs.800/- only)
    issued by any Nationalized Bank, drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer,
    JIPMER” payable at Pondicherry.

For more details visit insitute website.http://www.jipmer.edu.in/
 

Nirma University, Institute of Management- Admissions 2013

Important Dates            

Offline Application form available from         :     October 03, 2012
Online Application form available from         :     October 08, 2012
Last date for submitting the form                  :     December 30, 2012
Short-listing of the Candidates                     :     January/February 2013
Written Communication Test/Personal Interview     :     March/April 2013
Final Selection                                             :     April 2013
Commencement of the Programme               :     End of June 2013

Applications are invited from candidates appearing for CAT 2012 for Admission to the MBA programme commencing from June 2013.
The institute is a constituent Institue of Nirma University, a statutory University, recognised by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f). The institute has been consistently ranked among the top 20 B-Schiils in the country.

Eligibility :

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

Number of Seats Available : 180
Fifteen percent of the intake is allocated for admission to NRI / NRI sponsored students. Over and above fifteen percent seats are also allocated to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Foreign Students / Children of Indian workers of Gulf countries and South East Asia.

Admission Procedure:

Application and Written Test (Common Admission Test)

Written Test
Applicants are required to appear for Common Admission Test [CAT 2012] conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The CAT examination will be conducted at different centres all over the country between October 11, 2012 and November 06, 2012 [refer CAT Bulletin for further details at www.catiim.in.] IMNU will receive the test scores from IIM for those candidates who have appeared in the CAT examination and have also applied to IMNU. IIM have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

Foreign students / NRI / Person of Indian origin / Gulf Countries and South Est Asia candidates can be considered for admission on the basis of their GMAT scores also [taken not earlier than January 2012]. However NRI sponsored candidates will be considered for admission only on the basis of CAT scores. GMAT scores will not be considered for NRI sponsored categories.

Application Form

Online Application Form


Online application form will available on our website www.imnu.ac.in from October 8, 2012 onwards. Fill in the on line application form and submit it along with an online payment of Rs.1500/- by credit card / debit card / net banking. (NRI/NRI sponsored/Foreign Students/Person of Indian Origin/Gulf Countries and South East candidates should make a payment of Rs.5000/- or US$ 115 as processing fee). The online application form will be open for registration and submission till December 30, 2012. IMNU admission brochure can be downloaded from our website www.imnu.ac.in.

Offline Application Form
To obtain the application form and prospectus, applicants should send a request along with a demand draft for Rs.1,500/- favouring “Institute of Management, Nirma University” payable at Ahmedabad addressed to:

Deputy Registrar
Institute of Management
Nirma University
Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway
Ahmedabad - 382 481 (Gujarat) INDIA
admissions@imnu.ac.in

Application forms can also be directly obtained from the Institute or from the various centres of IMS and TIME on payment of Rs.1500/ from October 8, 2012. NRI/NRI sponsored/Foreign Students/Person of Indian Origin/Gulf Countries and South East Asia candidates should enclose a bank draft for Rs.3,500/- or US$ 80 along with the completed application form in addition to the regular application processing fee of Rs.1500/- or US$ 35.

The candidates can also download the application form from the website www.imnu.ac.in and submit the completed application form along with a DD of Rs.1500/- drawn in favour of “Institute of Management, Nirma University” and payable at Ahmedabad. NRI/NRI sponsored/Foreign Students/Person of Indian Origin/Gulf Countries and South East Asia candidates should submit along with DD for Rs.5000/- or US$ 115 as processing fee).

Selection Process

Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their performance in different components of Common Admission Test will be called for Personal Interview and a Written Test (to test the written communication skill). The interview and the test will be conducted in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata. The candidates will be be finally selected for admission based on the candidates' performance in the CAT, Personal Interview, Written Communication Test, Academic Performance in X, XII and graduation.

The following weightage will be given for each component of the selection criteria :
Common Admission Test : 60%
Personal Interview : 20%
Written Communication Test: 10%
Academic Performance: 10%

An additional score up to 5 points will also be given for full-time relevant work experience in a professional organization.

More details can be available from the institute website.
 

Search of 30 new faces

Anil Kapoor, Abhinay Deo in search of 30 new faces

 Bollywood star Anil Kapoor, who has bought the rights of popular American TV series '24', is looking to cast 30 new faces in the Indian version of the counter-terrorism drama.

The original show, which ran for eight seasons, also had the 52-year-old actor in a cameo in the final season.
The Indian version is to be directed by Abhinay Deo, who has joined hands with the 52-year-old actor to launch new talent.

Deo and Kapoor have already started the auditioning process. They are also scouting for locations where the TV series will be shot.

“It is true that Abhinay and Anil are looking to launch 30 new faces for the Indian version of TV series.

'24' will go on floors by end of January as soon as the cast and locations are finalised. It will be aired on Colors.

In the Indian version Kapoor will play the iconic character of Jack Bauer, essayed by Kiefer Sutherland in the original.

 

Adele named Billboard top artist of 2012

Adele has been named Billboard's top artist of 2012, while her hit record 21 was named top album of the year in the music magazine's annual review.

The 24-year-old is the first to receive both accolades two years in a row.

Londoner Adele was also named top female artist, with hip hop star Drake named top male artist.

Former X Factor contestants One Direction rounded off a successful year of US invasion after being named top new artist and Maroon 5 were top group.

The honours for Adele come in a year which saw her win six Grammy awards and dominate the US charts.

Her second album 21 went straight to number one when it was released in March 2011 and did not leave the top 10 until the beginning of September this year. During that time, it spent 24 weeks at the top spot.

The year's top three songs were Gotye's Somebody That I Used to Know, Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe and Fun's We Are Young. respectively.

British acts in the top 10 - Ellie Goulding's Lights was at five, with Glad You Came by The Wanted at six and One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful at 10.

Other British successes included Mumford and Sons who topped the rock, alternative and folk album artist categories, as well as scoring the honour in each of the genres for their album Babel.

 

Vidya Balan marries Siddharth Roy Kapur

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has married her boyfriend Siddharth Roy Kapur at a ceremony in the western Indian city of Mumbai.

The wedding, a mix of Punjabi and Tamil traditions, was attended by the families of the bride and groom.

Balan, 34, has played the lead in many hit Bollywood films and won several Indian cinema awards for her acting.

Mr Roy Kapur is the CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, India's leading film and television production company.

The wedding festivities began on 11 December with a private dinner which was followed by a mehendi (henna) ceremony on 12 December.

The couple are due to host a reception in the southern city of Chennai.

Balan has acted in Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam language films.

She made her Bollywood debut with the 2005 film Parineeta and went on to act in the superhit Lage Raho Munnabhai.

She won critical acclaim for her roles in Paa (2009), Ishqiya (2010), No One Killed Jessica (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011) and Kahaani (2012)
 

Top Most 6 Biggest Celebrities of Hollywood on Facebook

Popular celebrities on Facebook is a unique list created for you. Popular Celebrities have owned the world of entertainment and our planet is full of legends and celebs everywhere. No matter what you watch, you come come upon these popular faces known as popular celebrities.

 1. Eminem

Eminem is a name which needs no introduction. The super hit chant I AM NOT AFRAID sung by Eminem has become an anthem for the youth! Currently in the list of biggest celebrities on Facebook, Eminem holds the first position as being the most popular celebrity on Facebook. The official Facebook fan page of Eminem has more than 56.70 million likes. Eminem ranks 1st in the Top 10 Biggest Celebrities on Facebook list.

 2. Rihanna

Rihanna holds the title of the most popular lady on Facebook. Although she is on number 2nd in our Celebrities on Facebook list as a whole, she still remains the most popular female on Facebook! With an outstanding career full of beautiful songs and a high profile life, Rihanna has created a permanent space in the hearts of her fans who are crazy about her. If you want to see a glimpse of her fame as compared to other Celebrities on Facebook, go to official Facebook fan page of Rihanna where you would find more than 55.48 million likes. Wait for couple of seconds and hit refresh. You will see the difference.
The "Talk That Talk" singer's page constantly posts photos of the singer from music video shoots and media.
Fans also have easy access to all of Rihanna's music videos and can stream more than 20 of her songs through her page, though the page gets slightly confusing with three different tabs for music.

 3. Lady Gaga

 Lady Gaga is one of those celebrities on facebook who have created a name for themselves in the shortest time possible. That’s right; the young lady has created such a powerful and appealing songs that anyone who gives it a listening becomes a fan instantly! The popularity streak of Lady Gaga keeps on increasing and increasing like a fire in the jungle! Lady Gaga is also very much famous because of her unique clothes. The videos of her songs are full of extraordinary effects and themes which make them even more interesting. The official Facebook fan page of Lady Gaga has more than 50.59 likes and she stands 3rd in the Top 10 Biggest Celebrities on Facebook list.
Lady Gaga writes messages to her little "monsters," shows off personal photos, offers a newsletter and membership into her "Born This Way" Foundation. Naturally, you can watch her music videos and shop T-shirts, Gaga sunglasses and more.

The Simpsons

The longest-running show in prime-time history posts daily commenting on highlights from episodes, sharing tweets and behind-the-scenes bits, and asking fans questions.

4. Shakira

Now who in this world would not be aware of the enchanting Shakira? In many dance parties you might hear the guys shouting “shake it like Shakira”. That’s right, the young and talented lady got famous all over the world not only because of her soul capturing voice but along with that one of the major reasons of her popularity was her belly dance moves with extreme body movement flexibility. Shakira currently ranks as the 4th biggest celebrities on Facebook in our list.  After the world cup song Waka Waka there was a massive boom in the official Facebook like page of Shakira and now it’s above 49.91 million likes.

 5. Michael Jackson

 The king of pop industry Michael Jackson cannot be forgotten when it comes to popular celebrities on facebook. Michael Jackson has been an icon, an ideal for any pop singer for decades and even after his death people remember him and listen to his songs. The moon walk created by Michael Jackson is still performed by thousands all over the globe and his dance steps have been copied by millions who try to be like him. The heart warming voice which Michael Jackson used to have has no alternative and the fan count of this pop king, pop legend can be seen by looking at official Facebook like page of Michael Jackson which has more than 48.4 million likes.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo

 Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular football player since the last 2 years. His dogging skills and activeness during the game along with a high speed and agility is the reason which has made him so popular. Apart from being on this list, Cristiano Ronaldo holds the first position as the football player on Facebook with maximum likes. In this list of most popular celebrities on Facebook, Cristiano Ronaldo holds the 6th position. The official Facebook fan page of Cristiano Ronaldo has more than 43.62 million likes.




 

What are bacteria?

Bacteria are living things that are neither plants nor animals, but belong to a group all by themselves. They are very small--individually not more than one single cell--however there are normally millions of them together, for they can multiply really fast.

  •     See bacteria multiply in just a few hours in a 520 k time lapse movie.
  •     A simple and clear description about Bacteria is given..
  •     Here's what the specialist says: Enter "Microbe World". Have fun browsing through that one!
  •     OK, one more: a Description of bacteria.
A brief synopsis of the diverse world of bacteria, where you can learn that not all bacteria are harmful, is found in the Nature Bulletin. Another very informative site to visit is the Bacteria exhibit of the Museum of Paleontology, where you can also find a drawing and explanation of the inside of a typical bacteria. More details on bacterial structures are further explained in The New Microbial World, an introductory textbook for students of which the first 3 chapters are online.
    If you're curious what bacteria look like, check out our Special Feature Exhibit: Images of bacteria.

A number of bacteria cause disease, these are called pathogenic bacteria. They are the subject of Medical Microbiology and the exhibit pathogens deals with them. A separate exhibit explains about bacteria and food safety. Fortunately our immunesystem knows how to deal with them. However not all bacteria are 'bad guys'. We need bacteria to stay alive, as is explained in our exhibit commensals.

Bacteria are prokaryotes (single cells that do not contain a nucleus). It may seem weird to classify organisms according to such details, but having or not having a nucleus is not trivial at all. The division between prokaryotes and eukaryotes (all organisms with a nucleus inside their cells) is of extreme importance in biology, and is the result of a major evolutionary breakthrough. Visit our other exhibits if you want to know more about bacteria and evolution, or in what extreme environments bacteria can be found.

Microbiology is the study of prokaryotes, eukaryotes (as long as the organism is microscopically small) and viruses. What is the difference between bacteria and viruses?. Did you know that bacteria can be ill too? In our museum Bacteria are in the center of the picture, but there also are many other micro-organisms that can be useful to mankind or cause infectious diseases. 

Bacteriology is the study of bacteria.. Bacteria can be used for 1001 applications. That bacteria occpy a niche in teh ecosystem where they live is explained in our Special Feature Exhibit on microbial ecology.
 

Top 10 Best-Selling Candy Brands of 2012

These sweet snacks are the most popular in the world

 Candy may seem like a sweet and simple follow-up for a meal, but it can often mean big business as well (and sometimes, big dividends). In fact, a recent report conducted by global market researcher Euromonitor International found out which brands were indeed the biggest, based on this year’s worldwide sales.

 The top ten list, including the best-selling Snickers candy bar, the Dove chocolate brand (which is sold as Galaxy in the U.K.), Orbit gum and Extra gum.

  a.  Snickers

Another one of the Mars candy products, the Snickers bar is well known all over the world and needs no real introduction to any candy lover. This bar is nutty and chunky which is one of the reasons why it has become so popular. A very filling bar packed with different types of flavors and stuffing in the form of nuts embedded in chocolate, it has many different versions since the original one came out and is also popular as a snack bar.

  bM&M’s

M&M’s is the chocolate candy manufactured in United States by Mars Inc and it is the world number one candy which makes the business of 1.8 billion dollars annually. M&Ms were first invented in 1941 by Forrest Mars and R.Burrice Murrie. M&Ms have been introduced in many colors and is sold in more than hundred countries. M&Ms have attracted their customer by introducing chocolates in different colors and character which gain the attention of many customers. They also come in different varieties of filling like almonds and peanuts!

  c.  Trident

Trident is chewing gum candy manufactured in Brazil makes the annual sale of 682 million dollars and it is the 3rd largest selling candy of the world. Trident is produced by Cadbury. Tridentis considered as the best chewing gum of the world and it is beneficial as it is sugar less and less calories in. Trident comes in different packings.

  d.   Reese’s

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a loved form of candy that was first introduced in 1928. As the name suggests it is a candy that has peanut butter in it and is shaped like a cup cake or a cup more often than not. A product of the Hershey company, it was earlier with the founder of the company HB Reese who later sold the company. Today it can be found in different shapes and sizes with different flavors and fillings

  f.   Dove/Galaxy

Galaxy is a brand of milk chocolate made and marketed by Mars Incorporated sold in the UK and Ireland. It is one of several related products riffing upon the name Mars by using an astronomical name. The brand was launched in 1960 and bought by Mars in 1986.

  h.   Milka

Milka as the name tells it is a dairy milk chocolate produced in Germany by Kraft. It is symbolize with the milk cow and is the largest selling candy of the world which make up the annual sale of almost 733 million dollars which make it largest selling candy of the world. It has been introduced in different packing and has variety of tastes inside it.

  i.   Cadbury Dairy Milk

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is the milk chocolate manufactured in United Kingdom by Cadbury. Cadbury rank # 2 in the world as its sales is 852 million dollars annually which is second only to M&Ms. Cadbury was first produced by George Cadbury in 1904. It has comfortably captured the worldwide market.  Cadbury has the strong edge of its popularity because it has the milk in it ingredient which is good for health. Cadbury’s was recently acquired by Kraft.

  j.   Orbit

 Orbit is considered as the 6th largest sales generating revenue candy of the world which is in the form of chewing gum as it has 455 milliondollars sales annually. It is produced in Russia by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

  g. Hsu Fu Chi

 Hsu Fu Chi the largest selling candy of China makes up the annual sales of 256 million dollars annually. It is manufactured by Hsu Fu Chi International. It comes in different varieties so is the reason why it is considered as the assorted candy with different tastes.

  k.   Kit Kat

 Kit-Kat is a timeless favorite that has practically made its way all around the globe. A chocolate wrapped wafer that is not only great to eat but also excludes some of the calories that complete bars have to offer, the name Kit-Kat has been immortalized by ads that tout it as a great bar to enjoy anytime you need a break (have a break have a Kit-Kat). The bar is manufactured in many shapes and sizes since 1911 when it was first made in England.

 
 

National Institute of Bank Management, Pune:Admission 2013-15

National Institute of Bank Management, Post-Graduate Programme in Banking and Finance, Admission 2013-15

Important Dates          
Last Date for Receiving Duly filled in Application Forms at NIBM     :     5th December 2012
Group Discussion and Personal Interview                                               :     February/March 2013
  
Applications on the prescribed form are invited for admission to One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Banking and Finance (PGPBF) for academic session 2013-15.

NIBM is recognized by the University of Pune as an approved Centre for Post-Graduate Research and by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, under the scheme of Scientific and Industrial Research Organizations.

Eligibility :
The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA, awarded by any of the Universities 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 a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956,or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government ofIndia. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply.

Admission Procedure:All candidates seeking admission to the above programme should appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to be conducted by IIMs.

[Note : CAT is used for short-listing candidates who apply for admission to NIBM. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the Programme]

Candidates shortlisted on the basis of CAT scores will be called for Group Discussion and Interview for final selection during Feb-March 2013.

Accommodation will be arranged for the selected students.

Request for Prospectus, Application Form and Other Information :
Request should be accompanied with a Demand Draft of Rs. 1250/- drawn in favour of ‘National Institute of Bank Management’, and payable at Pune.

The request should specify the name of the candidate, mailing address, e-mail ID and telephone number.

Request for application should be mailed to :
The Dean, Education
National Institute of Bank Management
NIBM Post Office,
Kondhwe Khurd, Pune 411 048.

Applications can also be obtained on cash payment from the NIBM reception counter or can be downloaded from the institute's website :
(No claim of refund will be entertained on Prospectus once sold.)
 

Admission Notice - Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar

Asian School of Business Management : PGDM Admissions 2013

Important Dates          
Last Date for Application to ASBM     :     30th November 2012
  
ASBM offers the following programmes approved and recognised by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt.of India and made equivalent to MBA by AICTE.
  1.     PGDM-Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  2.     PGDM-International Business
  3.     PGDM-Banking, Insurance and Financial Services
  4.     PGDM-Logistic & Supply Chain Management
  5.     PGDM-Retail Management
Eligibility :
Any Graduate with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST) in any discipline recognized by Association of Indian Universities is eligible to apply for admission into the two year programmes.

Candidates appearing for the final examination for the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent examination) can also apply, subject to furnishing evidence to that effect latest by 30th September 2013, otherwise they may be asked to withdraw from the programme.

Application Procedure :The candidate has to buy ASBM application form along with the information bulletin & programme brochure on payment of Rs. 950/- (Rupees nine hundred fifty only) by hand from our corporate office or campus. 

Application form can also be downloaded from the website at www.asbm.ac.in. Candidates seeking admission to our Post Graduate Programmes will have to qualify either in CAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA.

Based on the performance in CAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA and past academic performance, the candidate will be short listed for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

The final selection of candidate to the programme will be based on the performance of the candidate in GD and PI.
 

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) : Ph.D Programme Admission Notice

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT): Ph.D Admissions 2013

Important Dates          
Last date of receipt of application form     :     10th December 2012
Exam Date                                                   :     6th January 2013

IDRBT now invites application for its full-time Ph.D Programme in Computer Science and Information Technology [with focus on Banking Technology] for the session starting in January 2013.

Eligibility
  1. Masters Degree in any Engineering / Technology; OR  
  2. M.Phil in Mathematics or Statistics or Electronics; OR 
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in B.E. / B.Tech. OR 
  4. Master’s Degree in Computer Applications / Computer Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Electronics / Information Systems / Internet Technology / Geo-Informatics / Bio-Informatics with a minimum of 60% marks in any of the above stated qualifying degrees (a relaxation of 5% marks is provided to SC/ST candidates).
All educational qualifications must have been obtained from recognized Universities/Institutions in India or abroad. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate their numerical equivalent.

Entrance examination
The Entrance Examination for admission to the Ph.D. programme would consist of: i) A Written Examination of 75 marks for 2 hours from 10 am to 12 noon on January 06, 2013 (Sunday) at the University of Hyderabad campus at Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

The candidates must reach the venue by 9.30 a.m. The candidates may note that the venue is around 25 kilometres from the main city of Hyderabad and they should make their travel arrangements accordingly.
Candidates arriving after 10 am will not be allowed to take the Written Examination.

The results of the Written Examination would be announced on the IDRBT website by 9 pm on January 06, 2013 (same day).

(ii) Personal Interview (only for the candidates qualifying the written examination) on January 07, 2013 (Monday) for 25 marks from 9:30 am onwards at IDRBT, Castle Hills, Masab Tank, Hyderabad – 57, Andhra Pradesh.

The written examination and personal interview would be conducted at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh only.
Accordingly, candidates called for the selection process should make their own travel and accommodation arrangements in such a way that they can stay in Hyderabad for two days and the Institute shall have no responsibility in this regard.

ApplicationCandidates interested to pursue the Ph.D. Programme may apply in the prescribed Application Form which is available in the website.

 Incomplete applications/not in the prescribed format will be rejected and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained by the Institute. There is no application fee.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST category should submit along with the application a scanned copy of the certificate of their caste / tribe from a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar / Mandal Revenue Officer. Further, SC/ST candidates belonging to the state of Andhra Pradesh should submit an Integrated Community Certificate issued by the Competent Revenue Authority.

Candidates claiming OBC reservation must enclose an attested copy of the OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate issued by a competent authority without which their claim will not be considered in the OBC category.

 

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2013 : On February 17, 2013

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

Important Dates          
On-line Registrations open for JEST 2013     :     November 10- December 10  2012
Last Date for online Form submission            :     10th December 2012
Joint Entrance Screening Test- JEST 2013     :     17th February  2013
Announcement of Results                               :     March  2013
Interviews will start from                                :     last week of April 2013

A number of reputed institutes in the country have come together to conduct a Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for enrolment of students in Ph.D. / Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs in physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in physics) and Theoretical Computer Science.

JEST is conducted for selecting candidates to be interviewed for admission to Ph. D. Programmes in Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science in these institutions in the country.

Applications are invited from motivated students, with consistently good academic record, for appearing in JEST leading to enrolment in a Ph. D. Programme in Physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in Physics)/ Theoretical Computer Science, at any of the 24 premier participating institutions

Institutions participating in  JEST are :
  1. ARIES, Nainital
  2. IIA, Bangalore
  3. IISc, Bangalore
  4. IISER , Mohali
  5. IISER, Pune
  6. IUCAA, Pune
  7. JNCASR, Bangalore
  8. NCRA, Pune
  9. PRL, Ahmedabad
  10. RRI, Bangalore
  11. SNBNCBS, Kolkata
  12. NISER, BhubaneswarIISER, Thiruvananthapuram
  13. UGC-DAE CSR, Indore
  14. HRI, Allahabad
  15. IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  16. IMSc, Chennai
  17. IOP, Bhubaneswar
  18. IPR, Gandhinagar
  19. RRCAT, Indore
  20. SINP, Kolkata
  21. VECC, Kolkata
  22. HBNI, Mumbai
 Eligibility
Ph.D. Programme

Physics : M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines. 
Candidates with M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA. Graduates with a B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and SNBNCBS.

BE/ BTech/ BCA/ BSc students can also apply for the integrated MSc-PhD programme, see below. In addition, talented final year B.Sc. and first year M.Sc. (in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics) students may also apply to be pre-selected for research scholarship at IUCAA. Similar pre-selection is open at SNBNCBS for candidates who also have specialization in Bio-Physics, Optics and Opto-Electronics. At IPR, candidates should have a Master's degree in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics.

Theoretical Computer Science : M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

Integrated M.Sc./M.Tech. – Ph.D. Programme
  • At HRI, IISER Pune, NCRA-TIFR and SNBNCBS, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc. – Ph.D. programme in Physics.
  • At IMSc, graduates with B.Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to M.Sc. (Research) programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above.
  • At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics will be considered.

Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA
  • Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc (Hons) 
  • B.Tech in Optics and Photonics, 
  • Radiophysics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. 
  • degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered. Visit IIA website for details.

Visit websites of participating institutes for further details.

Exam  centers : 
  1. Agarthala(to be confirmed),
  2. Ahmedabad, 
  3. Aligarh, 
  4. Bangalore, 
  5. Bardhaman, 
  6. Bhopal, 
  7. Bhubaneswar, 
  8. Chandigarh, 
  9. Chennai, 
  10. Delhi, 
  11. Goa, 
  12. Guwahati, 
  13. Hyderabad, 
  14. Indore, 
  15. Jaipur, 
  16. Kanpur,
  17.  Kharagpur, 
  18. Kochi, 
  19. Kolkata, 
  20. Madurai, 
  21. Mumbai, 
  22. Nagpur, 
  23. Nainital, 
  24. Patna, 
  25. Pune, 
  26. Raipur, 
  27. Roorkee,
  28. Sambalpur, 
  29. Silchar, 
  30. Siliguri, 
  31. Srinagar,
  32. Thiruvananthapuram, 
  33. Udaipur ,
  34. Varanasi and 
  35. Visakhapatnam.

How to Apply :
Candidates for Physics / Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST-2012 ON-LINE through www.jest.org.in. Although ON-LINE applications are preferred, for those who have difficulty in accessing internet, hard copy of the application form can be requested by writing to The JEST Coordinator, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012. Email applications and photocopies of printed applications will not be accepted.

Candidates seeking admission to any of the institutes for a Ph. D. Programme in Physics / Theoretical Computer Science may appear for JEST (written test in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science as applicable) at the test center chosen by the candidate.
 

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test(IBSAT) 2012 all over India

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2012

Important Dates         

Last Date for Receipt of completed Applications     :     7th December 2012
Entrance Test                                                              :     15th December 2012 - 16th January 2013

IBSAT is an aptitude test conducted by the Federation of Universities (FedUni), for students seeking admission into the management programs. IBSAT consists of multiple choice questions. IBSAT is for 2 hours duration and is aimed to test the applicant's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

Programmes
  1.     2-year MBA Program
  2.     Postgraduate Program in Management (PGPM)
Eligibility :
    Graduates (any discipline) in English medium with 50% and above aggregate marks.
    Final year students awaiting results can also apply.

How to Apply
Applicants interested in appearing for IBSAT can apply by any one of the following methods.

A. OMR Application Form

Applicants are required to fill up the OMR Application Form enclosed and send it to the Admissions Officer, IBSAT Office (address given on the left hand side). The self attested copies of X Class, XII Class and graduation marks sheets are to be enclosed along with the OMR Application Form. The students in the final year of graduation may enclose the marksheets up to the current semester/ year.

B. Online Application

Applicants can apply online by filling up the Application Form available at website and make payment of Rs.1,200 towards the cost using Credit/Debit Card (Visa/ MasterCard/ Citibank Card) through secure internet payment gateway. Applicants applying through online should attach their scanned color photograph along with the Online Application. The IBSAT Application Material will be sent to such applicants.

C. Download of Application Form

Alternatively, applicants can download the Application Form from website, complete it and send it to the Admissions Officer along with the demand draft of Rs.1,200 towards the cost (DD in favor of "IUCF A/c IBS" payable at Hyderabad). The IBSAT Application Material will be sent to such applicants.

Documnets to be sent with application form :

The applicants applying through any one of the above modes should enclose the self attested copies of :
X Class, XII Class and graduation marksheets (Year wise/Semester wise) along with the OMR Application Form. The students applying online have to forward the attested copies of their marksheets to the Admissions Officer. The students in the final year of graduation may enclose the marksheets up to the current semester/ year.

Test Centres

IBSAT will be conducted all over India. The applicants can choose any one of the test center available for IBSAT.

The list of test centers can be obtained from the IBSAT website.

Please note that requests for change of test center will not be entertained under normal circumstances.

In the event of not having enough seats at the requested test center, applicants will be allotted the nearest alternative center. IBSAT Office reserves the right to add or delete a few test centers depending upon the situation.

The same will be intimated on the website for the benefit of applicants.

 

Xavier Admission Test (XAT) 2013 - Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur

Xavier (Xavier Labour Research Institute) Admission Test (XAT) 2013

Important Dates      
Registration Starts from               :     August 20, 2012
Last date of online registration     :     November 30, 2012
XAT Exam 2012                        :     January 06, 2013 (10:30 am to 1.00 pm)

Conducted by: Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI)
XAT is a All India level Admission Test to select the most appropriate students for its management education. Applicants desirous of joining XLRI or any other institutions have to appear for the examination.

PG Programs Offered :
  1.     Master of Business Administration: Two year
  2.     Business Management Program: Two year full time
  3.     Personal Management and Industrial Relations Program: Two year full time
  4.     General Management Program: One year full time program for working executives
  5.     Executive PG Program: Three year part time program for working executives

Eligibility :

A three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as eligible for Post-Graduate studies in Management.

Test Centres :  
  1. Ahmedabad,                            
  2. Allahabad, 
  3. Amritsar, 
  4. Bangalore, 
  5. Berhampur, 
  6. Bhopal, 
  7. Bhubaneswar, 
  8. Chandigarh, 
  9. Chennai, 
  10. Cochin, 
  11. Coimbatore, 
  12. Cuttack, 
  13. Dehradun, 
  14. Delhi, 
  15. Goa, 
  16. Gurgaon, 
  17. Guwahati, 
  18. Hyderabad, 
  19. Jaipur, 
  20. Jamshedpur, 
  21. Kolkata, 
  22. Lucknow, 
  23. Mumbai, 
  24. Mehboobnagar(A.P), 
  25. Nagpur, 
  26. Noida, 
  27. Patna, 
  28. Pune, 
  29. Raipur, 
  30. Ranchi, 
  31. Rourkela, 
  32. Sambalpur, 
  33. Surat, 
  34. Trivandrum, 
  35. Vadodara, 
  36. Varanasi, 
  37. Vijayawada, 
  38. Visakhapatnam.
Outside India: Colombo, Kathmandu, Dhaka and Dubai.

Application procedure for XAT 2013:

The candidates are required to register online. For this visit: www.xatonline.net.in
The registration fee of Rs. 950/- for general candidates and Rs. 650/- for SC/ST candidates can be paid online through credit/debit card or through cash payment at the nearest branch of IDBI Bank.

The registration fee can also be paid through demand draft, drawn in favor of ‘XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT’ payable at Jamshedpur.

After paying the registration fee, the candidate has to download the confirmation page and send it along with the XAT pay-in-slip/DD to the ‘XAT office, XLRI, C H Area (East), Jamshedpur – 831001.
 

Admission Notice - Banaras Hindu University: MBA Admission

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi : MBA Admissions 2013

Important Dates            
  1. Last date for receipt of requisition for sending the form through post     :     5 November 2012
  2. Last date of sale of forms from counter                                                :     26 November 2012
  3. Last date for receipt of completed forms by FMS, BHU                      :     27 November 2012
Applications are invited for admission to two year Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration for the academic session 2013-14
Programmes offered
  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of Business Administration-International Business (MBA-IB)
Eligibility
Candidates should have a bachelor degree under 10+2+3 pattern/ a degree in Agriculture, Technology, Medicine, Education or law/ a post graduate degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from any University/Institution recognized by AIU/AICTE. For SC/ST candidates, 45% marks is required.

(Candidates should also fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements for appearing in CAT 2012)

Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying examination can also apply provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by October 05, 2013 after completing all the requirements for obtaining the qualifying degree before June 30, 2013.

How to apply

Candidates seeking admission to FMS-BHU will be required to purchase CAT 2012 (conducted by IIMs) Voucher and appear in CAT 2012 (for details see CAT-2012 Notification in prominent dailies or visit www.catiim.in. 

Selection will be made strictly on the basis of the Combined Merit acquired by a Candidate in CAT 2012 (50% weightage), Academic Record (20% weightage) and Group Discussion & Interview (30% weightage).

The FMS, BHU uses CAT for short-listing the candidates for its two-year full time Post Graduate Programs in Management. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the program.

Candidates are also required to register at FMS, BHU through separate application form which has to be obtained from Faculty of Management Studies, BHU, Varanasi from 6 August 2012 either in person against crossed SBI Bank Draft (MICR) /Banker’s Cheque of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 650/- for SC/ST) till 26 November 2012 OR by post through a requisition along with Crossed SBI Bank Draft (MICR) of Rs. 1050/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ST) and self-addressed envelope of 32x26 cm. till 5 November 2012 OR may be downloaded from the web site of BHU. 

The downloaded application form must be submitted along with demand draft of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 650/- for SC/ST Category). 

The Bank Draft/Banker’s Cheque should be drawn in favour of the Registrar, Banaras Hindu University payable at SBI, BHU Main Branch (Code 0211). SC/ST applicants must submit a copy of Caste Certificate for obtaining application form at concessional rate. 

Completed application form be submitted to “The Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005” on or before 27 November 2012.
 

Probiotic bacteria may help burn belly fat

Supplements containing live bacteria, called probiotics, may burn abdominal fat, a new study has claimed.

The findings of the new small study suggest that a new probiotic supplement that prevents intestinal fat absorption could be an effective weight-loss tool.

The study was funded by Micropharma, the company that makes the probiotic supplements.

“Normally we digest all the food and absorb all the calories.

“We think the probiotics interfered with the absorption of those calories, so that more calories went out the tailpipe and there were less calories to pack on the abdominal fat.

However, the study looked at a small number of people who were only slightly overweight to begin with. The slimming effect was also fairly modest, so even if the results hold, probiotics wouldn’t eliminate the need to maintain a proper diet and exercise.

“People aren’t going to be able to just eat probiotics to reduce weight,” Jeremy Burton, microbiologist at the Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics, who was not involved in the study.

Probiotics, or active bacterial cultures, can modify the ecology of the bacteria that colonize the human gut. Beneficial bacteria may improve depression, soothe stomach problems and even fight sinus infections.

Since other studies have shown that gut bacteria alter how the body absorbs calories from food, Jones and his colleagues wanted to see if the “bugs” could affect weight loss.

To isolate the effect of the bacteria, the researchers provided all of the food participants ate during the course of the study.

How probiotics work?
This bacteria reduced body fat by preventing the intestines from absorbing fat calories. The liver secretes soapy chemicals called bile salts, which mix with fat and help digest it.

“So by destroying those bile salts, which is what those hungry little bacteria do, they interfere with the absorption of fat.

Unlike other weight-loss drugs that prevent fat absorption in the intestines, the probiotics didn’t cause unpleasant digestive side effects.

 
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