Banking programme

I am currently pursuing B.Com second year. Recently I saw a brief advertisement in a magazine about a leadership programme in banking on offer from ICICI. I am not able to get any details. Please help with the details, information and prospectus.

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The ICICI Business Leadership programme (Batch VII) ( is a two-year full-time residential course that will provide hands-on experience in banking and finance. On successful completion of the programme the participant gets placed as an officer in the mid-management level in a bank. The candidates also qualify for the MBA in Finance and Banking from the NIIT University. The programme has a total of eight terms, wherein each term is of three months. A total of four terms will be in the bank, which will ensure the linkage to the practicalities of banking.

Those who are engineers, graduates in any discipline, Chartered Accountants (CA) with a minimum work experience of three-years in pharma, steel, oil and gas, aviation, power, IT, to mention a few areas, besides banking and financial services, are eligible for the programme. The minimum academic achievements should be 60 per cent in 10th and 12th classes. In the graduation phase the prospective participants should have scored a minimum of 55 per cent.

The age of the applicants should not exceed 30. Admission is based on psychometric testing and personal interview. For further details browse the website or you can email:

Management courses

I am an employee in a SME manufacturing firm. There is lot of encouragement for employees to attend short-term programmes and MDPs once in two years. I have attended a programme with a leading B-school two years ago and now intend to attend a programme with ISB. Are there opportunities to attend MDP or any short-term programme in the general area of management or any specific area? I am into operations and strategy.

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The Indian School of Business (ISB) ( Centre for Executive Education (CEE) provides short-term programmes in various areas of management on a month-on- month basis. These provide for real time learning and help the participants to get to the pertinent aspects through peer interactions and discussions, which will surely have an impact on the organisations. By browsing on the website provided, you can get to the relevant programme and enrol in it.

Heritage studies

I want details of the Exeter-NIAS Ph.D. programme. I am a postgraduate with an M.Phil (through correspondence) in History, and I am keen to pursue research at the Ph.D. level in an institute of repute. I am currently working as faculty in an unaided college, teaching history.

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The Exeter University ( and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) ( offer a programme on heritage studies that provides opportunities for research under the joint Exeter-NIAS Ph.D. studentship which is awarded by the Exeter University and is funded by the British Council. The U.K.-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) of the British Council is the nodal agency which has ensured the success of the programme. The area of study that is offered is in the domain of Archaeology and Drama. One can get to new opportunities of research through this programme.

The University of Exeter has a world-renowned Archaeology Department with a well-established programme of research in a wide range of geographic, chronological, theoretical and methodological areas. NIAS focuses on archaeological science, along with broader research background and interests in psychology, consciousness, cognition, animal behaviour and performance studies.

Contact NIAS, IISc. Campus, Bangalore-560012. Ph: 22185000. Fax: 22185028. Email:

Unani course

I am seeking information on Unani medicine. Can you provide the eligibility conditions for BUMS and the names of colleges in Karnataka that offer the course?

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The Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) [Kamil-e-Tib-o-Jarahat] is monitored by the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), a statutory body of the Government of India. Those who have completed Senior Secondary (PUC) in the Science stream (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) are eligible for the programme. The age of the prospective candidates as on October 1 of the year of admission should be 17 years.

The institutes offering the BUMS programme in Karnataka are:

Government Unani Medical College, Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore-560079

Luqman Unani Medical College and Hospital, Bijapur-586101

Tipu Sultan Shaheed Education Trust Unani Medical College, Gulbarga-585104

National Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore-560091

HMS Unani Medicine College, Tumkur-572105

Ph.D. in economics

I am keen to know about the Ph.D. programme of the Madras School of Economics. I want to know which University awards the degree.

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The Madras School of Economics (MSE) ( conducts postgraduate and research programmes. The Ph.D. programme in Economics of MSE is recognised by Madras University and the Central University of Tamil Nadu.

The candidates who are interested in the Ph.D. programme should send their application along with a research proposal and CV to the Director, Madras School of Economics, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai-600025.

Mining engineering

I want to pursue a Bachelor-level programme in Mining. Please guide me.

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One of the best institutes is the Indian School of Mines University (1926) (ISMU) (, Dhanbad. The institute was granted the status of a deemed to be University under the UGC Act in 1967.

The Department of Mining Engineering of the ISMU commenced operations in 1926; and from then on it has gone from strength to strength. It conducts the following programmes:

(i) Four-year B.Tech in Mining Engineering.

(ii) Two-year M.Tech in Opencast Mining, Mine Planning and Design, Rock Excavation Engineering, Mining Engineering, Underground Space Technology and Geomatic Engineering.

Under the five-year Integrated Courses leading to dual degrees of ISMU are:

B.Tech. (Mining Engineering) + MBA

B.Tech. (Mining Engineering) + M.Tech. (Computer Applications)

Students seeking admission to the B.Tech and dual degree programmes have to qualify in the IIT-JEE.

For more details you can contact the Head of Department, Department of Mining Engineering, ISMU, Dhanbad-826 004, Jharkhand. Ph: 0326-2235222. Fax: 0326-2296563. Email: