The Cochin University of Science and Technology will hold its Common Admission Test (Cusat-CAT 2012) on May 5 and 6 across the country for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including B.Tech., five-year integrated M.Sc. photonics, five-year BA LL.B., two-year M.Sc., LL.M., and MBA courses. The notification will be published during the first week of January. www.cusat.ac.in.

The Amrita School of Engineering entrance examination will be held on April 22 across the country for admission to B.Tech courses. Plus Two students with physics, chemistry, and mathematics (with 60 per cent marks) are eligible to appear for the test. www.amrita.edu.

Sainik School, Amaravatinagar, Udumalpet, Tamil Nadu, has invited applications for an entrance examination to be held on January 8 for admission to classes VI and IX. Applications forms and other details are available on www.sainikschoolamravathinagar.edu.in. Last date: December 10.

The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, Chennai, has invited applications for admission to a Ph.D. programme for the January 2012 session. Last date: November 21. www.iiitdm.ac.in

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology, established by the Reserve Bank of India, has invited applications for admission to a Ph.D. programme in computer science and information technology with focus on banking technology for the session starting in January 2012. Last date: November 20; www.idrbt.ac.in

Indian Maritime University, Chennai, has invited applications for a common entrance test to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 18 for admission to a diploma course in nautical science leading to a B.Sc. degree. Students who have studied physics, chemistry, and mathematics in Plus Two are eligible to apply. Download application forms and other details from www.imu.tn.nic.in. Last date: November 30.

The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Girinagar, Pune, has invited applications for admission to Ph.D. programmes in science and engineering. Last date: November 25. www.diat.ac.in

The Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, has invited applications for admission to an MD course in psychiatry, a diploma course in psychological medicine and psychiatric nursing, a Ph.D. programme in clinical psychology, and M.Phil. programmes in medical and social psychology and psychiatric social work. Last date: December 9. www.cipranchi.nic.in

The University of Delhi south campus has invited applications for admission to the Master of Business Economics and Master of Finance and Control programmes. Last date: December 12. www.mbe-du.org, www.mfc.edu.