November 2012 - You visit

What are bacteria?

What are bacteria?
Bacteria are living things that are neither plants nor animals, but belong to a group all by themselves. They are very small--individually not more than one single cell--however there are normally millions of them together, for they can multiply really fast.

  •     See bacteria multiply in just a few hours in a 520 k time lapse movie.
  •     A simple and clear description about Bacteria is given..
  •     Here's what the specialist says: Enter "Microbe World". Have fun browsing through that one!
  •     OK, one more: a Description of bacteria.
A brief synopsis of the diverse world of bacteria, where you can learn that not all bacteria are harmful, is found in the Nature Bulletin. Another very informative site to visit is the Bacteria exhibit of the Museum of Paleontology, where you can also find a drawing and explanation of the inside of a typical bacteria. More details on bacterial structures are further explained in The New Microbial World, an introductory textbook for students of which the first 3 chapters are online.
    If you're curious what bacteria look like, check out our Special Feature Exhibit: Images of bacteria.

A number of bacteria cause disease, these are called pathogenic bacteria. They are the subject of Medical Microbiology and the exhibit pathogens deals with them. A separate exhibit explains about bacteria and food safety. Fortunately our immunesystem knows how to deal with them. However not all bacteria are 'bad guys'. We need bacteria to stay alive, as is explained in our exhibit commensals.

Bacteria are prokaryotes (single cells that do not contain a nucleus). It may seem weird to classify organisms according to such details, but having or not having a nucleus is not trivial at all. The division between prokaryotes and eukaryotes (all organisms with a nucleus inside their cells) is of extreme importance in biology, and is the result of a major evolutionary breakthrough. Visit our other exhibits if you want to know more about bacteria and evolution, or in what extreme environments bacteria can be found.

Microbiology is the study of prokaryotes, eukaryotes (as long as the organism is microscopically small) and viruses. What is the difference between bacteria and viruses?. Did you know that bacteria can be ill too? In our museum Bacteria are in the center of the picture, but there also are many other micro-organisms that can be useful to mankind or cause infectious diseases. 

Bacteriology is the study of bacteria.. Bacteria can be used for 1001 applications. That bacteria occpy a niche in teh ecosystem where they live is explained in our Special Feature Exhibit on microbial ecology.
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Top 10 Best-Selling Candy Brands of 2012

Top 10 Best-Selling Candy Brands of 2012

These sweet snacks are the most popular in the world

 Candy may seem like a sweet and simple follow-up for a meal, but it can often mean big business as well (and sometimes, big dividends). In fact, a recent report conducted by global market researcher Euromonitor International found out which brands were indeed the biggest, based on this year’s worldwide sales.

 The top ten list, including the best-selling Snickers candy bar, the Dove chocolate brand (which is sold as Galaxy in the U.K.), Orbit gum and Extra gum.

  a.  Snickers

Another one of the Mars candy products, the Snickers bar is well known all over the world and needs no real introduction to any candy lover. This bar is nutty and chunky which is one of the reasons why it has become so popular. A very filling bar packed with different types of flavors and stuffing in the form of nuts embedded in chocolate, it has many different versions since the original one came out and is also popular as a snack bar.


M&M’s is the chocolate candy manufactured in United States by Mars Inc and it is the world number one candy which makes the business of 1.8 billion dollars annually. M&Ms were first invented in 1941 by Forrest Mars and R.Burrice Murrie. M&Ms have been introduced in many colors and is sold in more than hundred countries. M&Ms have attracted their customer by introducing chocolates in different colors and character which gain the attention of many customers. They also come in different varieties of filling like almonds and peanuts!

  c.  Trident

Trident is chewing gum candy manufactured in Brazil makes the annual sale of 682 million dollars and it is the 3rd largest selling candy of the world. Trident is produced by Cadbury. Tridentis considered as the best chewing gum of the world and it is beneficial as it is sugar less and less calories in. Trident comes in different packings.

  d.   Reese’s

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a loved form of candy that was first introduced in 1928. As the name suggests it is a candy that has peanut butter in it and is shaped like a cup cake or a cup more often than not. A product of the Hershey company, it was earlier with the founder of the company HB Reese who later sold the company. Today it can be found in different shapes and sizes with different flavors and fillings

  f.   Dove/Galaxy

Galaxy is a brand of milk chocolate made and marketed by Mars Incorporated sold in the UK and Ireland. It is one of several related products riffing upon the name Mars by using an astronomical name. The brand was launched in 1960 and bought by Mars in 1986.

  h.   Milka

Milka as the name tells it is a dairy milk chocolate produced in Germany by Kraft. It is symbolize with the milk cow and is the largest selling candy of the world which make up the annual sale of almost 733 million dollars which make it largest selling candy of the world. It has been introduced in different packing and has variety of tastes inside it.

  i.   Cadbury Dairy Milk

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is the milk chocolate manufactured in United Kingdom by Cadbury. Cadbury rank # 2 in the world as its sales is 852 million dollars annually which is second only to M&Ms. Cadbury was first produced by George Cadbury in 1904. It has comfortably captured the worldwide market.  Cadbury has the strong edge of its popularity because it has the milk in it ingredient which is good for health. Cadbury’s was recently acquired by Kraft.

  j.   Orbit

 Orbit is considered as the 6th largest sales generating revenue candy of the world which is in the form of chewing gum as it has 455 milliondollars sales annually. It is produced in Russia by Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.

  g. Hsu Fu Chi

 Hsu Fu Chi the largest selling candy of China makes up the annual sales of 256 million dollars annually. It is manufactured by Hsu Fu Chi International. It comes in different varieties so is the reason why it is considered as the assorted candy with different tastes.

  k.   Kit Kat

 Kit-Kat is a timeless favorite that has practically made its way all around the globe. A chocolate wrapped wafer that is not only great to eat but also excludes some of the calories that complete bars have to offer, the name Kit-Kat has been immortalized by ads that tout it as a great bar to enjoy anytime you need a break (have a break have a Kit-Kat). The bar is manufactured in many shapes and sizes since 1911 when it was first made in England.

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National Institute of Bank Management, Pune:Admission 2013-15

National Institute of Bank Management, Pune:Admission 2013-15
National Institute of Bank Management, Post-Graduate Programme in Banking and Finance, Admission 2013-15

Important Dates          
Last Date for Receiving Duly filled in Application Forms at NIBM     :     5th December 2012
Group Discussion and Personal Interview                                               :     February/March 2013
Applications on the prescribed form are invited for admission to One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Banking and Finance (PGPBF) for academic session 2013-15.

NIBM is recognized by the University of Pune as an approved Centre for Post-Graduate Research and by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI, under the scheme of Scientific and Industrial Research Organizations.

Eligibility :
The candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA, awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956,or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government ofIndia. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirement and are awaiting results can also apply.

Admission Procedure:All candidates seeking admission to the above programme should appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) to be conducted by IIMs.

[Note : CAT is used for short-listing candidates who apply for admission to NIBM. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the Programme]

Candidates shortlisted on the basis of CAT scores will be called for Group Discussion and Interview for final selection during Feb-March 2013.

Accommodation will be arranged for the selected students.

Request for Prospectus, Application Form and Other Information :
Request should be accompanied with a Demand Draft of Rs. 1250/- drawn in favour of ‘National Institute of Bank Management’, and payable at Pune.

The request should specify the name of the candidate, mailing address, e-mail ID and telephone number.

Request for application should be mailed to :
The Dean, Education
National Institute of Bank Management
NIBM Post Office,
Kondhwe Khurd, Pune 411 048.

Applications can also be obtained on cash payment from the NIBM reception counter or can be downloaded from the institute's website :
(No claim of refund will be entertained on Prospectus once sold.)
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Admission Notice - Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar

Admission Notice - Asian School of Business Management, Bhubaneswar
Asian School of Business Management : PGDM Admissions 2013

Important Dates          
Last Date for Application to ASBM     :     30th November 2012
ASBM offers the following programmes approved and recognised by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt.of India and made equivalent to MBA by AICTE.
  1.     PGDM-Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  2.     PGDM-International Business
  3.     PGDM-Banking, Insurance and Financial Services
  4.     PGDM-Logistic & Supply Chain Management
  5.     PGDM-Retail Management
Eligibility :
Any Graduate with minimum 50% marks in aggregate (45% for SC/ST) in any discipline recognized by Association of Indian Universities is eligible to apply for admission into the two year programmes.

Candidates appearing for the final examination for the bachelor’s degree (or equivalent examination) can also apply, subject to furnishing evidence to that effect latest by 30th September 2013, otherwise they may be asked to withdraw from the programme.

Application Procedure :The candidate has to buy ASBM application form along with the information bulletin & programme brochure on payment of Rs. 950/- (Rupees nine hundred fifty only) by hand from our corporate office or campus. 

Application form can also be downloaded from the website at Candidates seeking admission to our Post Graduate Programmes will have to qualify either in CAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA.

Based on the performance in CAT/MAT/CMAT/ATMA and past academic performance, the candidate will be short listed for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

The final selection of candidate to the programme will be based on the performance of the candidate in GD and PI.
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The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) : Ph.D Programme Admission Notice

The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) : Ph.D Programme Admission Notice
The Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT): Ph.D Admissions 2013

Important Dates          
Last date of receipt of application form     :     10th December 2012
Exam Date                                                   :     6th January 2013

IDRBT now invites application for its full-time Ph.D Programme in Computer Science and Information Technology [with focus on Banking Technology] for the session starting in January 2013.

  1. Masters Degree in any Engineering / Technology; OR  
  2. M.Phil in Mathematics or Statistics or Electronics; OR 
  3. Bachelor’s Degree in B.E. / B.Tech. OR 
  4. Master’s Degree in Computer Applications / Computer Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Electronics / Information Systems / Internet Technology / Geo-Informatics / Bio-Informatics with a minimum of 60% marks in any of the above stated qualifying degrees (a relaxation of 5% marks is provided to SC/ST candidates).
All educational qualifications must have been obtained from recognized Universities/Institutions in India or abroad. If grades are awarded instead of marks, candidates should clearly indicate their numerical equivalent.

Entrance examination
The Entrance Examination for admission to the Ph.D. programme would consist of: i) A Written Examination of 75 marks for 2 hours from 10 am to 12 noon on January 06, 2013 (Sunday) at the University of Hyderabad campus at Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

The candidates must reach the venue by 9.30 a.m. The candidates may note that the venue is around 25 kilometres from the main city of Hyderabad and they should make their travel arrangements accordingly.
Candidates arriving after 10 am will not be allowed to take the Written Examination.

The results of the Written Examination would be announced on the IDRBT website by 9 pm on January 06, 2013 (same day).

(ii) Personal Interview (only for the candidates qualifying the written examination) on January 07, 2013 (Monday) for 25 marks from 9:30 am onwards at IDRBT, Castle Hills, Masab Tank, Hyderabad – 57, Andhra Pradesh.

The written examination and personal interview would be conducted at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh only.
Accordingly, candidates called for the selection process should make their own travel and accommodation arrangements in such a way that they can stay in Hyderabad for two days and the Institute shall have no responsibility in this regard.

ApplicationCandidates interested to pursue the Ph.D. Programme may apply in the prescribed Application Form which is available in the website.

 Incomplete applications/not in the prescribed format will be rejected and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained by the Institute. There is no application fee.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST category should submit along with the application a scanned copy of the certificate of their caste / tribe from a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar / Mandal Revenue Officer. Further, SC/ST candidates belonging to the state of Andhra Pradesh should submit an Integrated Community Certificate issued by the Competent Revenue Authority.

Candidates claiming OBC reservation must enclose an attested copy of the OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate issued by a competent authority without which their claim will not be considered in the OBC category.

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Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2013 : On February 17, 2013

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) 2013 : On February 17, 2013

Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

Important Dates          
On-line Registrations open for JEST 2013     :     November 10- December 10  2012
Last Date for online Form submission            :     10th December 2012
Joint Entrance Screening Test- JEST 2013     :     17th February  2013
Announcement of Results                               :     March  2013
Interviews will start from                                :     last week of April 2013

A number of reputed institutes in the country have come together to conduct a Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) for enrolment of students in Ph.D. / Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs in physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in physics) and Theoretical Computer Science.

JEST is conducted for selecting candidates to be interviewed for admission to Ph. D. Programmes in Physics/ Theoretical Computer Science in these institutions in the country.

Applications are invited from motivated students, with consistently good academic record, for appearing in JEST leading to enrolment in a Ph. D. Programme in Physics (including various inter-disciplinary research areas in Physics)/ Theoretical Computer Science, at any of the 24 premier participating institutions

Institutions participating in  JEST are :
  1. ARIES, Nainital
  2. IIA, Bangalore
  3. IISc, Bangalore
  4. IISER , Mohali
  5. IISER, Pune
  6. IUCAA, Pune
  7. JNCASR, Bangalore
  8. NCRA, Pune
  9. PRL, Ahmedabad
  10. RRI, Bangalore
  11. SNBNCBS, Kolkata
  12. NISER, BhubaneswarIISER, Thiruvananthapuram
  13. UGC-DAE CSR, Indore
  14. HRI, Allahabad
  15. IGCAR, Kalpakkam
  16. IMSc, Chennai
  17. IOP, Bhubaneswar
  18. IPR, Gandhinagar
  19. RRCAT, Indore
  20. SINP, Kolkata
  21. VECC, Kolkata
  22. HBNI, Mumbai
Ph.D. Programme

Physics : M.Sc. in Physics or M.Sc. / M.E. / M.Tech. in related disciplines. 
Candidates with M.Sc. in Mathematics / Applied Physics / Applied Mathematics / Optics and Photonics / Instrumentation / Electronics will also be considered at IIA. Graduates with a B.E. or B.Tech. will also be considered at IISc, IMSc, IUCAA, JNCASR, NCRA-TIFR, RRI, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune and SNBNCBS.

BE/ BTech/ BCA/ BSc students can also apply for the integrated MSc-PhD programme, see below. In addition, talented final year B.Sc. and first year M.Sc. (in Physics / Electronics / Astronomy / Applied Mathematics) students may also apply to be pre-selected for research scholarship at IUCAA. Similar pre-selection is open at SNBNCBS for candidates who also have specialization in Bio-Physics, Optics and Opto-Electronics. At IPR, candidates should have a Master's degree in Physics, Engineering Physics or Applied Physics.

Theoretical Computer Science : M.Sc./ M.E. / M.Tech. / M.C.A. in Computer Science and related disciplines, and should be interested in the mathematical aspects of computer science.

Integrated M.Sc./M.Tech. – Ph.D. Programme
  • At HRI, IISER Pune, NCRA-TIFR and SNBNCBS, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will also be considered for the integrated M.Sc. – Ph.D. programme in Physics.
  • At IMSc, graduates with B.Sc. / B.E. / B. Tech. degree will also be considered for admission to M.Sc. (Research) programme in Physics and Theoretical Computer Science, as part of an integrated Ph.D. programme. At SNBNCBS, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics/Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. degree will be considered for the integrated Post-B.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in subject areas mentioned above.
  • At IIA, graduates with B.Sc. (Physics / Mathematics) / B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical / Instrumentation / Engineering Physics / Electronics and Communications / Computer Science and Engineering / Optics and Photonics will be considered.

Integrated M.Tech - Ph.D. Programme at IIA
  • Graduates with M.Sc. (Physics / Applied Physics) / Post-B.Sc (Hons) 
  • B.Tech in Optics and Photonics, 
  • Radiophysics and Electronics / B.E. / B.Tech. 
  • degree in subjects mentioned above will be considered. Visit IIA website for details.

Visit websites of participating institutes for further details.

Exam  centers : 
  1. Agarthala(to be confirmed),
  2. Ahmedabad, 
  3. Aligarh, 
  4. Bangalore, 
  5. Bardhaman, 
  6. Bhopal, 
  7. Bhubaneswar, 
  8. Chandigarh, 
  9. Chennai, 
  10. Delhi, 
  11. Goa, 
  12. Guwahati, 
  13. Hyderabad, 
  14. Indore, 
  15. Jaipur, 
  16. Kanpur,
  17.  Kharagpur, 
  18. Kochi, 
  19. Kolkata, 
  20. Madurai, 
  21. Mumbai, 
  22. Nagpur, 
  23. Nainital, 
  24. Patna, 
  25. Pune, 
  26. Raipur, 
  27. Roorkee,
  28. Sambalpur, 
  29. Silchar, 
  30. Siliguri, 
  31. Srinagar,
  32. Thiruvananthapuram, 
  33. Udaipur ,
  34. Varanasi and 
  35. Visakhapatnam.

How to Apply :
Candidates for Physics / Theoretical Computer Science can apply for JEST-2012 ON-LINE through Although ON-LINE applications are preferred, for those who have difficulty in accessing internet, hard copy of the application form can be requested by writing to The JEST Coordinator, Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012. Email applications and photocopies of printed applications will not be accepted.

Candidates seeking admission to any of the institutes for a Ph. D. Programme in Physics / Theoretical Computer Science may appear for JEST (written test in Physics or Theoretical Computer Science as applicable) at the test center chosen by the candidate.
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ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test(IBSAT) 2012 all over India

ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test(IBSAT) 2012 all over India
ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test (IBSAT) 2012

Important Dates         

Last Date for Receipt of completed Applications     :     7th December 2012
Entrance Test                                                              :     15th December 2012 - 16th January 2013

IBSAT is an aptitude test conducted by the Federation of Universities (FedUni), for students seeking admission into the management programs. IBSAT consists of multiple choice questions. IBSAT is for 2 hours duration and is aimed to test the applicant's ability in quantitative techniques, data interpretation, data adequacy, vocabulary, analytical reasoning and reading comprehension.

  1.     2-year MBA Program
  2.     Postgraduate Program in Management (PGPM)
Eligibility :
    Graduates (any discipline) in English medium with 50% and above aggregate marks.
    Final year students awaiting results can also apply.

How to Apply
Applicants interested in appearing for IBSAT can apply by any one of the following methods.

A. OMR Application Form

Applicants are required to fill up the OMR Application Form enclosed and send it to the Admissions Officer, IBSAT Office (address given on the left hand side). The self attested copies of X Class, XII Class and graduation marks sheets are to be enclosed along with the OMR Application Form. The students in the final year of graduation may enclose the marksheets up to the current semester/ year.

B. Online Application

Applicants can apply online by filling up the Application Form available at website and make payment of Rs.1,200 towards the cost using Credit/Debit Card (Visa/ MasterCard/ Citibank Card) through secure internet payment gateway. Applicants applying through online should attach their scanned color photograph along with the Online Application. The IBSAT Application Material will be sent to such applicants.

C. Download of Application Form

Alternatively, applicants can download the Application Form from website, complete it and send it to the Admissions Officer along with the demand draft of Rs.1,200 towards the cost (DD in favor of "IUCF A/c IBS" payable at Hyderabad). The IBSAT Application Material will be sent to such applicants.

Documnets to be sent with application form :

The applicants applying through any one of the above modes should enclose the self attested copies of :
X Class, XII Class and graduation marksheets (Year wise/Semester wise) along with the OMR Application Form. The students applying online have to forward the attested copies of their marksheets to the Admissions Officer. The students in the final year of graduation may enclose the marksheets up to the current semester/ year.

Test Centres

IBSAT will be conducted all over India. The applicants can choose any one of the test center available for IBSAT.

The list of test centers can be obtained from the IBSAT website.

Please note that requests for change of test center will not be entertained under normal circumstances.

In the event of not having enough seats at the requested test center, applicants will be allotted the nearest alternative center. IBSAT Office reserves the right to add or delete a few test centers depending upon the situation.

The same will be intimated on the website for the benefit of applicants.

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Xavier Admission Test (XAT) 2013 - Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur

Xavier Admission Test (XAT) 2013 -  Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur
Xavier (Xavier Labour Research Institute) Admission Test (XAT) 2013

Important Dates      
Registration Starts from               :     August 20, 2012
Last date of online registration     :     November 30, 2012
XAT Exam 2012                        :     January 06, 2013 (10:30 am to 1.00 pm)

Conducted by: Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI)
XAT is a All India level Admission Test to select the most appropriate students for its management education. Applicants desirous of joining XLRI or any other institutions have to appear for the examination.

PG Programs Offered :
  1.     Master of Business Administration: Two year
  2.     Business Management Program: Two year full time
  3.     Personal Management and Industrial Relations Program: Two year full time
  4.     General Management Program: One year full time program for working executives
  5.     Executive PG Program: Three year part time program for working executives

Eligibility :

A three-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline recognized by the Association of Indian Universities as eligible for Post-Graduate studies in Management.

Test Centres :  
  1. Ahmedabad,                            
  2. Allahabad, 
  3. Amritsar, 
  4. Bangalore, 
  5. Berhampur, 
  6. Bhopal, 
  7. Bhubaneswar, 
  8. Chandigarh, 
  9. Chennai, 
  10. Cochin, 
  11. Coimbatore, 
  12. Cuttack, 
  13. Dehradun, 
  14. Delhi, 
  15. Goa, 
  16. Gurgaon, 
  17. Guwahati, 
  18. Hyderabad, 
  19. Jaipur, 
  20. Jamshedpur, 
  21. Kolkata, 
  22. Lucknow, 
  23. Mumbai, 
  24. Mehboobnagar(A.P), 
  25. Nagpur, 
  26. Noida, 
  27. Patna, 
  28. Pune, 
  29. Raipur, 
  30. Ranchi, 
  31. Rourkela, 
  32. Sambalpur, 
  33. Surat, 
  34. Trivandrum, 
  35. Vadodara, 
  36. Varanasi, 
  37. Vijayawada, 
  38. Visakhapatnam.
Outside India: Colombo, Kathmandu, Dhaka and Dubai.

Application procedure for XAT 2013:

The candidates are required to register online. For this visit:
The registration fee of Rs. 950/- for general candidates and Rs. 650/- for SC/ST candidates can be paid online through credit/debit card or through cash payment at the nearest branch of IDBI Bank.

The registration fee can also be paid through demand draft, drawn in favor of ‘XLRI Jamshedpur A/c XAT’ payable at Jamshedpur.

After paying the registration fee, the candidate has to download the confirmation page and send it along with the XAT pay-in-slip/DD to the ‘XAT office, XLRI, C H Area (East), Jamshedpur – 831001.
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Admission Notice - Banaras Hindu University: MBA Admission

Admission Notice - Banaras Hindu University: MBA Admission
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi : MBA Admissions 2013

Important Dates            
  1. Last date for receipt of requisition for sending the form through post     :     5 November 2012
  2. Last date of sale of forms from counter                                                :     26 November 2012
  3. Last date for receipt of completed forms by FMS, BHU                      :     27 November 2012
Applications are invited for admission to two year Post Graduate Programme in Business Administration for the academic session 2013-14
Programmes offered
  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of Business Administration-International Business (MBA-IB)
Candidates should have a bachelor degree under 10+2+3 pattern/ a degree in Agriculture, Technology, Medicine, Education or law/ a post graduate degree in any discipline under 10+2+3 pattern with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from any University/Institution recognized by AIU/AICTE. For SC/ST candidates, 45% marks is required.

(Candidates should also fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements for appearing in CAT 2012)

Candidates appearing in the final year of the qualifying examination can also apply provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by October 05, 2013 after completing all the requirements for obtaining the qualifying degree before June 30, 2013.

How to apply

Candidates seeking admission to FMS-BHU will be required to purchase CAT 2012 (conducted by IIMs) Voucher and appear in CAT 2012 (for details see CAT-2012 Notification in prominent dailies or visit 

Selection will be made strictly on the basis of the Combined Merit acquired by a Candidate in CAT 2012 (50% weightage), Academic Record (20% weightage) and Group Discussion & Interview (30% weightage).

The FMS, BHU uses CAT for short-listing the candidates for its two-year full time Post Graduate Programs in Management. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the program.

Candidates are also required to register at FMS, BHU through separate application form which has to be obtained from Faculty of Management Studies, BHU, Varanasi from 6 August 2012 either in person against crossed SBI Bank Draft (MICR) /Banker’s Cheque of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 650/- for SC/ST) till 26 November 2012 OR by post through a requisition along with Crossed SBI Bank Draft (MICR) of Rs. 1050/- (Rs. 700/- for SC/ST) and self-addressed envelope of 32x26 cm. till 5 November 2012 OR may be downloaded from the web site of BHU. 

The downloaded application form must be submitted along with demand draft of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 650/- for SC/ST Category). 

The Bank Draft/Banker’s Cheque should be drawn in favour of the Registrar, Banaras Hindu University payable at SBI, BHU Main Branch (Code 0211). SC/ST applicants must submit a copy of Caste Certificate for obtaining application form at concessional rate. 

Completed application form be submitted to “The Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005” on or before 27 November 2012.
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Probiotic bacteria may help burn belly fat

Probiotic bacteria may help burn belly fat
Supplements containing live bacteria, called probiotics, may burn abdominal fat, a new study has claimed.

The findings of the new small study suggest that a new probiotic supplement that prevents intestinal fat absorption could be an effective weight-loss tool.

The study was funded by Micropharma, the company that makes the probiotic supplements.

“Normally we digest all the food and absorb all the calories.

“We think the probiotics interfered with the absorption of those calories, so that more calories went out the tailpipe and there were less calories to pack on the abdominal fat.

However, the study looked at a small number of people who were only slightly overweight to begin with. The slimming effect was also fairly modest, so even if the results hold, probiotics wouldn’t eliminate the need to maintain a proper diet and exercise.

“People aren’t going to be able to just eat probiotics to reduce weight,” Jeremy Burton, microbiologist at the Canadian Research and Development Centre for Probiotics, who was not involved in the study.

Probiotics, or active bacterial cultures, can modify the ecology of the bacteria that colonize the human gut. Beneficial bacteria may improve depression, soothe stomach problems and even fight sinus infections.

Since other studies have shown that gut bacteria alter how the body absorbs calories from food, Jones and his colleagues wanted to see if the “bugs” could affect weight loss.

To isolate the effect of the bacteria, the researchers provided all of the food participants ate during the course of the study.

How probiotics work?
This bacteria reduced body fat by preventing the intestines from absorbing fat calories. The liver secretes soapy chemicals called bile salts, which mix with fat and help digest it.

“So by destroying those bile salts, which is what those hungry little bacteria do, they interfere with the absorption of fat.

Unlike other weight-loss drugs that prevent fat absorption in the intestines, the probiotics didn’t cause unpleasant digestive side effects.

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Best 9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

Best 9 Daily Habits That Will Make You Happier

Happiness is the only true measure of personal success. Making other people happy is the highest expression of success, but it's almost impossible to make others happy if you're not happy yourself.
With that in mind, here are nine small changes that you can make to your daily routine that, if you're like most people, will immediately increase the amount of happiness in your life:

1. Start each day with expectation.

If there's any big truth about life, it's that it usually lives up to (or down to) your expectations. Therefore, when you rise from bed, make your first thought: "something wonderful is going to happen today." Guess what? You're probably right.

2. Take time to plan and prioritize.

The most common source of stress is the perception that you've got too much work to do.  Rather than obsess about it, pick one thing that, if you get it done today, will move you closer to your highest goal and purpose in life. Then do that first.

3. Give a gift to everyone you meet.

I'm not talking about a formal, wrapped-up present. Your gift can be your smile, a word of thanks or encouragement, a gesture of politeness, even a friendly nod. And never pass beggars without leaving them something. Peace of mind is worth the spare change.

4. Deflect partisan conversations.

Arguments about politics and religion never have a "right" answer but they definitely get people all riled up over things they can't control. When such topics surface, bow out by saying something like: "Thinking about that stuff makes my head hurt."

5. Assume people have good intentions.

Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.

6. Eat high quality food slowly.

Sometimes we can't avoid scarfing something quick to keep us up and running. Even so, at least once a day try to eat something really delicious, like a small chunk of fine cheese or an imported chocolate. Focus on it; taste it; savor it.

7. Let go of your results.

The big enemy of happiness is worry, which comes from focusing on events that are outside your control. Once you've taken action, there's usually nothing more you can do. Focus on the job at hand rather than some weird fantasy of what might happen.

8. Turn off "background" TV.

Many households leave their TVs on as "background noise" while they're doing other things. The entire point of broadcast TV is to make you dissatisfied with your life so that you'll buy more stuff. Why subliminally program yourself to be a mindless consumer?

9. End each day with gratitude.

Just before you go to bed, write down at least one wonderful thing that happened. It might be something as small as a making a child laughs or something as huge as a million dollar deal. Whatever it is, be grateful for that day because it will never come again.

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Top 14 Bollywood's hottest new patakas

Top 14 Bollywood's hottest new patakas

The newest Bollywood girls are a motley lot. With their style and oomph factor, they have made their own way in the world of showbiz.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt, daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and Soni Razdan, made her dream debut in Karan Johar's Student Of The Year. With her fresh-faced appeal and dimpled beauty, Alia comes giftwrapped in sugar and spice.

Ileana D'Cruz

Southern sizzler Ileana D'Cruz is a fireball from down under. After establishing herself as one of Telugu cinema's leading actresses, she made a mark with her acting chops in Barfi! opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. 

Diana Penty

Although Diana Penty made her debut opposite one of Bollywood's hit jodis, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, she managed not to be overshadowed and was well received for her performance in Cocktail. A heady cocktail of looks and acting, the model-turned-actress is a bombshell in the making.
Don't get too close to her, she might spontaneously combust.

Sunny Leone

Hotness Hall of Famer Sunny Leone is an entire fireworks factory by herself. The adult film star's Bollywood debut, Jism 2 may not have created fireworks at the box-office but she made sure to send the mercury rising through the roof. With Ragini MMS 2 next on her cards, we have no doubt that Sunny's filmy future is anything but bright. 

Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta made it big as a model before developing her Bollywood ambition. She was Miss India International in 2007 and featured in the Kingfisher Calendar 2010. After making her Bollywood debut with Jannat 2 opposite Emraan Hashmi, she went on to act in big banners like Vikram Bhatt's Raaz 3 and Prakash Jha's critically acclaimed Chakravyuh.

Kristina Akheeva

Model-turned-actor Kristina Akheeva will be seen in the Yamla Pagla Deewana sequel. She has already invited enough publicity well before the film's launch next year and is a known face in the advertising world. The Russian born and Australian bred beauty is a rocket, and a noisy one at that.

Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson is a firecracker made in London. The British model has wasted no time making her presence felt, both on screen and off it after her Bollywood debut, Ek Deewana Tha. The movie was a box-office dud, but she's still sensational.

Yami Gautam

After a successful career on the small screen, Yami Gautam made her film debut in regional cinema, with Ravi Babu's Nuvvila and made a splash in Bollywood with Vicky Donor. Not only has the film been a hit, Yami's performance as a Bengali girl has also been well received. 
With Bollywood waiting to see more of her, looks like Yami is a chocolate bomb waiting to explode.

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra should come with a flammable warning. The first cousin to Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra is, in her own words, an "accidental actor". She made her debut with Ladies vs Ricky Bahl which may not have been the biggest hit in 2011, but this new girl in town swept all the best debut awards at all award functions. Her power-packed performance in her second movie, Ishaqzaade opposite newcomer Arjun Kapoor, also received positive response from critics and audience alike. 

Evelyn Sharma

Evelyn Sharma is a pocket sized rocket ready to explode with a loud bang. Even though her debut film, From Sydney With Love went unnoticed, she had already bagged four films even before the film released. Not to forget, Evelyn also managed to scorch the ramp in this year's Blender's Pride Fashion Tour.

Sana Saeed

Sana Saeed won everyone's heart with her role as adorable little Anjali in Karan Johar's Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. And now she's all grown up and was seen playing 'a high school hottie' in Student Of The Year. While director KJo surprisingly kept her away from the limelight during the promotions of the film, we hope she turns out to be all fire under the icy exterior in the future.  

 Nathalia Kaur

A deadly mix of Brazilian and Punjabi blood who won the Kingfisher Calendar Hunt 2012, bodacious Nathalia Kaur made her Bollywood debut with Ram Gopal Verma's film Department and sizzled in the item number to the much-hyped Dan Dan song. 

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Jab Tak Hai Jaan crosses the Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian box office

Jab Tak Hai Jaan crosses the Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian box office
Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yash Chopra's last directorial venture, continues to mint money. The romantic saga has earned Rs.101.26 crore at the domestic box office in 11 days since its release.

The movie, featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, released on 2,500 screens on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, on Nov 13.

Made at a budget of Rs.50 crore, the film has surpassed the Rs.100 crore mark in the Indian market, even though it had crossed the milestone figure in terms of worldwide collections within six days of hitting the screens.

Despite mixed reviews from all quarters, it had grossed over Rs.120 crore from all over the world in six days, and at the Indian box office, the movie had managed to get Rs.80.73 crore.

The figures only seem to be on a rise. The buzz for the film was immense, given the fact that it is Chopra's last directorial, a project he took up eight years after helming Veer-Zaara. It has also brought back Shah Rukh in his classic romantic avatar, which his female fans love him for.
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'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' First Look: Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz

'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' First Look: Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz
South actress Ileana D'Cruz will be seen romancing with Shahid Kapoor in director Rajkumar Santoshi's upcoming film.

The film titled 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero' is a Bollywood masala entertainer. 

The film is to be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, who has given hits like 'Ghayal', 'Andaz Apna Apna', 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani', will feature Shahid and Ileana in the lead.

Shahid is seen in a police uniform on the sets of the film. 

Shahid Kapoor tweeted on November 2 that 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero' has started to roll and was expected to be completed by February 2013.

The film will be produced by Ramesh Taurani's Tips Films. 

The film has been produced by Ramesh Taurani, Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Shahid and Illeana take a scooter ride in a shooting sequence of the film. 

Talking about 'Phata Poster Nikla Hero', Taurani said the film is a full fledged masala entertainer with elements of romance and action. It is an original story and not a remake.

The film went on the floors from November and will release next year.
  It is said that Shahid Kapoor has been confirmed for Prabhu Deva's next film, Namak, opposite Katrina Kaif, which is expected to go on floors early 2013.

 Ramesh Taurani is seen on the sets of the film chatting with Shahid Kapoor.

Shahid's 'Teri Meri Kahaani' wasn't a success and a lot of hopes are pinned on PPNH. We wish the star well for his upcoming ventures.
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The all new BMW X6 : New entrant Car

The all new BMW X6 : New entrant Car

 The all new BMW X6

BMW India has launched the face-lifted X6 in the country. It will come in via the CBU route and is priced at Rs 78.90 lakh for the xDrive40d and Rs 93.40 lakh for the xDrive50i trims.

The updated X6 gets cosmetic updates in the form of new BMW kidney-grille with three-dimensional chrome frames, repositioned fog lamps and LED tail lamps. 

Customers can also choose to deck their X6 with a powerdome bonnet. Additionally, they have a choice of going in for the Innovation or Luxury packages.

The former brings in head-up display, BMW apps and full LED lights while the latter package provides seats with emphasis on lumbar support and heating and ventilation capabilities. 

Inside sports seats are offered as standard while the leather upholstery has a choice of Beige, Black, Oyster/Black, Saddle Brown/Black and Vermillion Red/Black Finewood Ash Grain, Finewood Bamboo Grain Dark, Aluminium Flywheel Black and Aluminium.

Mechanical changes include upgrade in power for the diesel engine to 306PS from the earlier 235PS. 
Torque is also bumped up from the previous 530Nm to 600Nm. 
The petrol motor has a power output of 300PS and torque of 600Nm. Both the engines get new 8-speed sport automatic transmission.  

It is believed to unite apparent opposites, such as size with agility and sportiness with elegance. 
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