The Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, has invited applications for admission to integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Tech.-Ph.D. and Ph.D. propgrammes. Apply online on www.iiap.res.in before November 6. The screening test will be held on December 10 at various centres. www.iiap.res.in (phone: [80] 255 30672/6).

The Regional Institute of English, Bangalore, has invited applications for admission to a B.Ed. English course affiliated to Bangalore University and recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education. Sixteen of the 100 seats are earmarked for students from Kerala. Selection is based on marks obtained in the qualifying examination and an entrance test.

Application fee is Rs.500 (Rs.250 for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes).

Last date: November 19. www.riesi.co.in (ph: [080] 232 13243/18452).

The LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, allows online registration till October 25 for admission to diploma courses in pharmacy, health inspector, and various other paramedical courses. Remit the application fee of Rs.300 (Rs.150 for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) in any branch of Federal Bank and obtain the application number and the security key number and register online by using these numbers. Last date for receipt of the completed applications is October 27. www.lbscentre.org. (ph: [0471] 25603 61-65). Submit only an application for various courses.

The Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, Guindy, Chennai, has extended the last date for the submission of applications for admission to Ph.D. programmes to October 31. Downloaded application forms and details from www.cipet.gov.in

The School of Distance Education of the University of Calicut has invited applications online for admission to MA, M.Sc., M.Com., BA, B.Sc., B.Com., BBA, postgraduate diploma in foreign trade, B.Sc. counselling psychology, and other programmes. Apply now. www.universityofcalicut.info

The National Institute of Technology, Calicut, has invited applications for admission to Ph.D. programmes under full-time, part-time, and external registration schemes in architecture and chemical engineering, chemistry, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, biotechnology, nanoscience and Technology, and management studies. Those with a first-class Master's degree in the relevant discipline (60 per cent marks, 50 per cent for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) are eligible to apply. Selection is based on an entrance test and an interview. Application fee is Rs.600 (Rs.300 for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes). Last date: November 8. www.nitc.ac.in.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, has invited applications for admission to MS and Ph.D. programmes in science and engineering. Those who have qualified in the National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship, the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering and such other qualifying examinations are eligible to apply. Last date: November 2. www.jncasr.ac.in/admit.

The College of Nursing under Christian Medical College, Vellore, has invited applications for admission to the M.Sc. nursing, post-basic B.Sc. nursing, and post-basic diploma in nursing programmes and for fellowships in nursing. Download application forms and other details from http://home.cmcvellore.ac.in/admissions/admin.htm. Last date: October 22.

The National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, has invited applications for admission to postgraduate diploma courses in industrial management, industrial safety and environment management, and information technology management. Last date: December 12. www.nitie.edu.

Gopakumar Karakonam