Apply online from September 2 to October 3 for GATE 2014 to be held on Saturdays and Sundays between February 1 and March 2. GATE will be conducted only online. The GATE score is valid for two years. www.gate.iitm.ac.in, www.gate.iitk.ac.in

Register online from September 16 to October 16 for the Joint Admission Test (JAM) to be held on February 9 for admission to integrated Ph.D. programmes at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and M.Sc., M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Sc.-Ph.D. dual-degree programmes at the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Bhubaneswar , Bombay, Delhi, Gandhinagar, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee. Visit http://gate.iitk.ac.in/jam.

The IIT, Kanpur, will be the organising institute for JAM 2014.

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research , Mumbai, has invited applications for admission to its Ph.D., integrated Ph.D. and M.Sc. programmes beginning August 1. Visit http://univ.tifr.res.in for details, including the application procedure.

The National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management , Hyderabad, of the Union government has invited applications for admission to the two-year postgraduate diploma programme in Agri Business Management. Graduates with minimum 50 per cent marks in Agricultural and Allied Sciences are eligible to apply. Last date: December 30. www.manage.gov.in. Selection is based on the score in the Common Admission Test conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management.

Applications are invited for the International Olympiads 2014 in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy and Junior Science. Visit http://onlympiads/hbcse.tifr.res.in and www.iapt.org.in for details.

The Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, has invited applications for admission to its postgraduate diploma programmes. The XLRI registration ends on December 21.

Gopakumar Karakonam