The University Grants Commission (UGC) will hold the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Junior Research Fellowship and Lectureship in 78 arts and humanities subjects, including languages, at 74 university centres across the country on December 24.

The test will be conducted in various subjects, which include economics, political science, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, anthropology, commerce, education, social work, defence and strategic studies, home science, public administration, population studies, music, management, physical education, labour welfare or human resource management, law, library and information science, mass communication and journalism, performing arts: dance, drama and theatre, museology and conservation archaeology, criminology, women studies, visual arts, social medicine and community health, forensic science, environmental science, computer science and applications, electronic science, human rights and duties, tourism administration and management, Hindi, Malayalam, English, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

Those who have secured at least 55 per cent marks in the Master's degree examination in the subjects concerned (50 per cent for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and those visually challenged) may apply. Those appearing for the qualifying examination or have appeared and awaiting results may apply.

The upper age limit for the fellowship is 28, relaxed by five years for students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, the physically challenged, and women.

There is no upper age limit for applying for lectureship eligibility.

Apply online on or before October 25. Two copies of the printout of the online application form, a copy each of the attendance slip and admission card, a fee receipt, and attested copies of certificates should be sent to the test centre opted by the candidates so as to reach there on or before October 31.

Application fee for the general category is Rs.450, for those in the other backward caste category, Rs.225; for belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and those physically challenged, Rs.110. For details, visit

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Valiyamala, Thiruvananthapuram, will hold its national-level admission test, ISAT 2012, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on April 21 for admission to four-year, full-time B.Tech. courses in aerospace engineering, avionics, and physical science. There are 157 seats. Application can be submitted online on from November 1. In Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode are the test centres.

The IIST is a Space university (deemed), which offers free and quality education and jobs. Those who have passed Plus Two or equivalent examinations in the first chance with 70 per cent marks in physics, chemistry, and mathematics taken together and the 10th standard examination with minimum 70 per cent marks are eligible to apply. There will be no tuition fee, and the Department of Space meets the entire expenses of study. Free boarding and lodging will be provided. An official notification of the admission test will be published shortly.


The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will hold the Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE, 2011) on April 8 for admission to undergraduate courses, such as BE, B.Tech., integrated M. Tech., dual-degree M.Tech., and B.Des courses, conducted by them and those offered by the Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University, and the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.

Paper I will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Paper II from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Each paper will have separate sections in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The objective-type questions will test the comprehension, reasoning, and analytical ability of the candidates. Applications can be submitted online from October 31 to December 10. Sale of offline application forms starts on November 11.

The last date for the receipt of the completed applications is December 15. A detailed notification will be published on October 22.

Banking management

The Symbiosis School of Banking Management, Pune, has invited applications for admission to an MBA banking management programme. The two-year programme can lead to a career in finance.

Admission is through the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP). Graduates with minimum 50 per cent marks in the degree course and those in the final year of the degree course may apply.

Register online for the test on before November 23 and for admission to the school on before December 28.

Send the completed application forms, along with attested copies of the certificates and the fee, to Symbiosis School of Banking Management, Pune-412 115.

Gitam MBA

The Gitam School of International Business has invited applications for admission to two-year, full-time MBA programmes with specialisations in international business, international banking and finance, and global logistics and supply-chain management. Graduates with 50 per cent marks in aggregate in the degree course and those awaiting results of the final-year examination may apply.

The applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of valid test scores in the Common Admission Test of the Indian Institutes of Management, the Xavier's Admission Test of the Xavier's Labour Research Institute, or the Management Aptitude Test. GET 2012 is an entrance test conducted by the school and its score will be considered for shortlisting candidates for group discussion and interview in the absence of applicants with scores in the three tests.

GET will be held on January 29. A group discussion and an interview will be held on March 10 and 11. For details, visit