Jawaharlal Nehru University will hold an entrance examination from May 22 to 25 for admission to its various full-time programmes, including the MA courses in economics, politics, geography, history, sociology and arts and aesthetics, the M.Sc. programmes in life sciences, environmental sciences, and physics, the MCA course, the M.Tech. programme in computational and systems biology, and the MA programmes in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Persian, Russian, and English and M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes.

The test centres include Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore, Madurai, Chennai, Bangalore, Goa, Pondicherry, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. Online applications can be submitted till March 21 on www.jnu.ac.in or www.jnuonline.in. Applications can be submitted offline too.

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, has invited applications for admission to its four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) programme in biology, chemistry, environmental science, materials, mathematics, and physics commencing on August 1. Those who have passed Plus Two or equivalent examinations with physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology or computer science, etc., with at least 60 per cent marks or equivalent grade are eligible to apply. Selection is based on merit in any one of the national examinations such as the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology, the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, the All India Pre-Medical/Dental Test or the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana of the Department of Science and Technology of the Union government. Apply online before April 30. www.iisc.ernet.in./ug.

The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, has invited applications for a national-level entrance test for admission to its integrated Ph.D. programmes for first-class science graduates and various programmes such as ME or M.Tech., M.Des., M.Mgt., M.Sc. engineering and Ph.D., and Ph.D. programmes. Apply online now on www.iisc.ernet.in.

Applications are invited for a common entrance test to be held across the country on March 18 for admission to a general purpose (GP) rating course commencing in July. The course will provide an opportunity for 10th, 12th, and ITI students to secure a career in the crew of merchant ships. As many as 2,360 seats are available at 34 training institutes approved by the Director-General of Shipping.

Those who have passed Class X with science subjects scoring 40 per cent marks in aggregate and 40 per cent in English in Class X or Plus Two may apply. Those who have passed an ITI course with minimum 50 per cent marks are also eligible. The applicants' age should be between 17 and a half and 25 as on July 1. The test fee is Rs.800 (Rs.400 for those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and women). Website: www.seafarers.edu.in.The National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Kozhikode, has invited applications for admission to postgraduate diploma courses in embedded system design, VLSI design and embedded hardware design, information system security, networking and mobile computing security, software technology, industrial automation system design, and so on. The courses will start during February and March. Apply now on www.doeacccalicut.ac.in.Gopakumar Karakonam