Free coaching for Civil Services

Jamia Millia Islamia's Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, which offers free coaching to students belonging to minorities, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes, has invited applications for free coaching for the Civil Services 2011 examinations.

Students can get the application forms from the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning office at Jamia or download it from http://jmi.nic. in and submit it latest by August 16.

The selection of students will be through an entrance test to be held on August 21. The test paper will have one subjective and one objective component. The list of selected candidates shall be displayed on August 27.

Coaching will be provided for the general studies section of the prelims and mains, essays and optional papers in history, political science, public administration, law, geography, economics, sociology, Urdu, Hindi, Persian and Arabic

Classes will begin from September 7.

Aligarh Muslim University's J. N. Medical College organised a health camp earlier this week. Senior doctors examined poor patients and provided medication free of cost.

Twelve senior doctors, 28 medical students and one vaccinator who took part in the health camp examined a total of 717 patients and immunised 28 children against six killer diseases. OPDs for medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, ophthalmology and vaccination were set up where specialist doctors attended to patients. Drugs worth Rs.14,000 were distributed to patients and counselling was done on health and hygiene.

Pearl Academy of Fashion is organising an international case study competition on “Fashion retailing and marketing” on October 23. The competition is open to faculty members, trainers, researchers, students, consultants and working professionals.

Participants can register for the competition individually or in a group. They can submit case studies based on themes such as fashion and lifestyle retailing, fashion and marketing, visual merchandising, fashion design and retail, luxury retailing, buying and merchandising, retail operations, strategy, research and planning and sustainability.

The case study should reflect on issues faced by the fashion retail industry. Further, each study should challenge existing or new assumptions as an outcome.

To create awareness about ragging and inform new students of measures against ragging, Delhi Technological University organised an anti-ragging workshop earlier this week. Students were assured that they could use the campus without fear.

The campus authorities have installed CCTV cameras and complaint boxes to prevent and deal with any untoward activity. The first-year students were also provided with booklets containing contact details of authorities. The workshop culminated with a panel discussion, in which Deans, Heads of Departments and university officials participated and made suggestions to strengthen anti-ragging measures.

At the beginning of the semester, senior students and their parents were asked to submit the affidavits to the university guaranteeing that there will not be any ragging.

Rohtak-based Maharshi Dayanand University has issued the admission notification for post-graduate diploma courses in guidance and counselling and psychology in organisation for the 2010-11 session. The last date for submission of application forms is August 27. Details of the courses are available at

Urvashi Sarkar

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