The LBS Centre for Science and Technology has provided online registration facilities for admission to various paramedical courses conducted at the government and self-financing colleges in the State for the year 2011-12. The courses will include B.Sc. nursing, B.Sc. MLT, BPT, B. Pharm., B.Sc. optometry, BASLP, BCVT, and Pharm D.

Select branches of Federal Bank will issue application number and security key from April 19 to May 13 on payment of Rs.500 (Rs.250 for SC/ ST candidates) so as to enable the applicant to register online through the web site www.lbscentre.org or www.lbskerala.com.

There will be two stages for submitting applications. In the first stage, applicants will have to register online their personal data and then take a print-out of the same.

They should send the completed form along with relevant documents to the Director, LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Nandavanam, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram- 695033 so as to reach the addressee on or before May 18. In the second stage, applicants should download the academic facing sheet from the web site www.lbscentre.org.

It should be self-attested and the same should be sent along with true copies of relevant educational certificates and marks lists duly attested by a Gazetted Officer, to the Director of the LBS Centre for Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram. Applicant should submit only one application for all the courses.

Prospectus

The prospectus containing detailed information about courses and the guidelines for submission of applications will be distributed through the District level LBS Centres, on production of application fee receipt issued from the Federal Bank.

The minimum eligibility prescribed for B.Sc. nursing, BPT, B.Sc. MLT, B.Sc. optometry, BCVT, BPT courses is a pass in Plus Two examination with 50 per cent marks in biology and 50 per cent marks in physics, chemistry and biology put together. For admission to BASLP course, the entry qualification is a pass Plus Two equivalent examination with physics, chemistry, biology/ mathematics/ computer science/ statistics / electronics / psychology with at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate.

For admission to the B. Pharm. course, the minimum eligibility is a pass in Plus Two examination with biology/ mathematics/ biotechnology/ computer science with 50 per cent marks. The applicant should have secured 50 per cent marks in physics, chemistry, biology/ mathematics/ biotechnology/ computer science put together.

For admission to Pharm D. course, the entry qualification is a pass in Plus Two examination with 50 per cent marks in biology/ mathematics and at least 50 per cent marks in physics, chemistry, biology/ mathematics put together. Applicants who have passed the diploma course in pharmacy (D.Pharm) with at least 50 per cent marks can also apply. About 20 per cent of the total seats of this course is reserved for D.Pharm. qualified applicants.

The SEBC applicants whose annual family income is less than Rs. 4.5 lakh are eligible to get relaxation of 5 per cent marks in the above qualifying examination. SC/ ST applicants require only minimum pass marks. Applicants should have completed 17 years of age as on December 31.

The LBS Centre for Science and Technology will prepare rank lists for all courses on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Rank holders can exercise their course wise and college wise options for seat allotment and admission. For more details visit www.lbscentre.org. The helpline numbers are 0471-2560361, 2560362.

G.K.