 Candidates interested in appearing for the IIT Joint Entrance Examination 2010 to be held on April 11, 2010 can apply online from November 1. The last date for applying online is December 7. The notification for the examination will be published in leading newspapers and the Employment News on October 31. Candidates should have passed the Plus Two examination with minimum 60 per cent marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics by the time of admission.

 Christian Medical College, Vellore, has invited applications for admission to its postgraduate courses for 2010. The entrance test for the various courses will be held on November 28 at various centres including Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. Last date: October 31; web site: www.cmcvellore.ac.in/admissions/admin.htm. Phone: 0416-2283108, 2282445

 The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, has invited applications for admission to its Ph.D. programme in science subjects. Last date: October 31 October 2009; web site: www.iiserbhopal.ac.in

 IIT Roorkee has invited applications for admission to its Ph.D. and post doctoral fellowship programmes. Application forms and other details can be downloaded from www.iitr.ernet.in. Last date: October 30.

 The Software Training and Development Centre of C-DAC, Vellayamablam, Thiruvananthapuram, will conduct a training programme on IBM mainframe from October 14. Phone: O471-2726531; web site: www.cdactvm.in.

 University of Madras has invited applications for admission to its MA degree course in Bharathanatyam under private study (two years). Last date: October 16; web site: www.unom.ac.in.

 The last date for registering for IIM Common Admission Test 2009 has been extended up to October 11. Web site: www.catiim.in.

 The All India Institute of Medical Sciences has invited applications for admission to its various courses for 2010. Last date: October 14. Web sites: www.aiims.ac.in, www.aiims.edu

 The Union Ministry of Culture has invited applications for the award of scholarships to young artistes in different segments like the Indian classical music, classical dances theatre, visual art and so on. Applicants should be in the age group of 18-25. Last date: October 31; web site: www.indiaculture.nic.in.

 Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, has invited applications for admission to its postgraduate diploma in direction and screenplay writing, cinematography, editing and audiography. Graduates in any discipline can apply. Last date: November 19. Web site: www.srfti.gov.in.

 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore, has invited applications for admission to its mid-year research programme (Ph.D. or M.S.). Last date: October 27. Web site: www.jncasr.ac.in.

 The Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, has invited applications for admission to its postgraduate programme in management. Last date: November 20. Web site: www.mdi.ac.in .