Saturday, September 13, 2014

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Ph.D. Admission for Spring Semester 2014-15

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Ph.D. Admission for Spring Semester 2014-15

Admission to Ph.D Programmes for Spring Semester 2014

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D. programmes for the Spring Semester of the Session 2014-15. Ph.D Programmes are available in all departments/centres including Institute Instrumentation Centre, Centre of Excellence in Transportation Systems, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Mitigation & Management and Centre of Excellence in Nanotechnology.

 The candidate is required to register and fill the application online from September 09, 2014 to September 25, 2014 by accessing  After finalizing the application, download the online filled application and Bank Challan (in triplicate) simultaneously. The requisite fee of Rs. 200/- for GEN/OBC and Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PD category candidates must be deposited for each department in any branch of State Bank of India throughout the country through bank challan on next working day of finalization of online application and or before the last date i.e. September 27, 2014. Bank will retain a copy and will return two copies to you. Out of two copies, retain the Candidate’s copy with you and attach the IITR’s copy with the print out of downloaded application form and send it to PG admission office.

1. The fee shall not be accepted through any other mode.
2. Separate application be sent for each department/centre and for each department/centre separate fee shall be required. However, total fee be deposited together using single challan. An original copy of
challan be used with the application form for one department and Xerox copy of the challan form can be
attached for other departments (if applicable).

Apply online (Website Open) Sept. 09, 2014 (Tuesday)
Last Date for Applying Online (Website Closure) Sept. 25, 2014 (Thursday) at 5:30 P.M.
Last date for deposit of application fee Sept. 27, 2014 (Saturday)
Receiving of downloaded Application Form at PG Admission Office, IIT Roorkee Oct. 01, 2014 (Wednesday)

Admission will be offered subject to availability of seats, faculty in the Specialization and the Institute Assistantship.

Indian School of Business Management Programme for Family Business (MFAB)

Indian School of Business
Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500 032
Phone: +91 40 2318 7700


ISB’S MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FOR FAMILY BUSINESS (MFAB) is a comprehensive general management programme. The programme is designed for young business leaders of family businesses who intend to manage their business and for individuals who aspire to work in family business.

The programme duration is 15 months and allows participants to continue to contribute to the success of their business. The course content will be contextualized to the needs of family business. It helps participants understand their business better, prepares them to sustain it through phases of transition and to grow it in an environment of increased competition.

The programme draws from best management practices in family business from across the globe and aims to groom business scions in areas like planning, objective setting and astute management of their family’s business. While each family’s situation is unique, there are many best practices which can be applied to all family businesses

Management Programme for Family Business (MFAB)


Bachelors’ Degree or an equivalent qualification (like CA, etc.) Applicants should have completed the Bachelors Degree as the time of submitting the application.

No work experience is required for admission. However, the ISB strongly feels that an experience of 4-5 years will add a lot of value

Selection Criteria
Participants will be evaluated on a combination of factors:
Family business knowledge
Business leadership potential
Work experience
Undergraduate degree performance
Performance in BAT
Scale, size, complexity of business and length of existence of business

The application for academic year 2015-16 will be available from September 1, 2014. Results for both rounds will be announced together.

Applications Open          September 01, 2014       
*Early Application Deadline       October 30, 2014              ₹5,000
*Final Application Deadline       November 30, 2014         ₹15,000
BAT        January 28, 2015              

*Admission Offer Results            March 15, 2015 
Application Fee

A non- refundable application fee will have to be paid at the time of submission of the application. Payments can be made only via credit card. It also includes the fee for BAT. The fee amount is dependent on the date when the application is submitted.

Fee for Early Applications will be ₹5000/- (Applications submitted by October 30, 2014, 5:00pm (IST) will be considered as early application).

The application fee for final deadline will be  ₹15,000/- (Applications submitted after October 30, 2014, 5:00pm (IST) will NOT be considered as Early Application and will automatically be charged ₹15,000/-).

* On or before mentioned dates

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Admissions Calendar
Admissions to academic year 2015-16 will commence from September 1, 2014. The fee amount is dependent on the date when the application is submitted. The programme will accept early applications till October 30, 2014. The final deadline for application submission will be November 30, 2014.

For more details:
MFAB Office
Indian School of Business
Gachibowli, Hyderabad-500 032
Phone: +91 40 2318 7700


International Management Institute (IMI) ADMISSIONS FOR 2015-2017

International Management Institute (IMI)



Post Graduate Diploma in Management……(PGDM) Delhi, Bhubaneswar & Kolkata
The two year program is designed to prepare students for careers in industry, across functional areas of management and was started in 1993 in Delhi Campus. It attracts candidates from across education streams, be it engineering, medicine, architecture, social sciences or economics and commerce. Fresh graduates as also those with work experience are eligible to apply. Entry is through the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the IIM’s and GMAT. IMI’s Bhubaneswar & Kolkata campuses started in 2010 and offer this program too.

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management……PGDHRM- Delhi
This two year program was commenced in 2006 to equip students from across functional disciplines, for careers in human resource development, realizing that one among the key differentiators for competitive advantage is the people related skills. It attracts candidates who are fresh out of colleges or even those who have prior work experience and wish to acquire new skills in this domain.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Banking & Insurance)..PGDM(B&I) Delhi
IMI’s two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Banking & Insurance) is designed to prepare students for careers in ba nk ing a n d insura nce industry. The program equips students with strong conceptual skills to manage banking & insurance businesses in an integrated manner. The emphasis is on developing a holistic manager with a vision to take on the challenges of the future in a socially sensitive manner.

IMI’s Admission portal for Admissions in Delhi, Kolkata & Bhubaneswar Campuses.



Online Admissin Process :-
Users should create a new account while applying online. The login details will be used for filling the admission form and checking the status of the application later.
After successful login the admission form will be displayed.
Applicant should complete the online application form and submit the same along with the admission fee which is non-refundable. IMI does not accept Admission applications off-line.
Admission to the PGDM Programs at IMI DELHI CAMPUS is only through CAT and/or GMAT test scores.
Admission to the PGDM Bhubaneswar & Kolkata Campus is through CAT and/or GMAT and/or XAT test scores

For complete information refer to the Admission Bulletin 2015. Please note that after making payment the candidate can not edit or change any given information.

Payment Instructions :- The admission application fee will be as follows:-
An applicant desirous to apply to any program of IMI Delhi campus will required to pay Rs. 2000/-.
PGDM Bhubaneswar and/or PGDM Kolkata application fee will be Rs. 300/- for each program
All three campuses total 5 program fee will be Rs. 2000/-
example:- A candidate is wishing to apply to Delhi campus any program will pay Rs. 2000/-. If candidate is wishing to apply only to the Bhubaneswar or Kolkata campus the cost of the application form will be Rs 300/- each campus. If candidate is wishing to apply to both Kolkata and Bhubaneswar campuses then he will pay Rs. 600/-. If a candidate is wishing to apply to the PGDM program at all three campuses will be required to pay Rs. 2000/-
The admission fee can be paid through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Bank Transfer through the designated payment gateway. No receipts are to be sent to IMI’s Admission Office.
Payment can also be made by Demand Draft, drawn in favor of International Management Institute, payable at New Delhi for all campuses, giving the CAT / GMAT /XAT (XAT is only accepted for Kolkata & Bhubaneswar Campus) registration number and campus reference on the reverse of the Demand Draft. In the absence of the CAT / GMAT/XAT registration number and campus reference the application will be treated as incomplete and liable to be rejected. You are required to fill in the details of the Demand Draft while completing the form, hence keep the same handy.
Applications, completed in all respect, should be submitted online of IMI Delhi by midnight of 15th November 2014. Incomplete forms are liable to be rejected summarily.

Please fill in the data carefully as incorrect data could lead to the application being rejected.

1.            Laster date for online submission of application forms and payment through the following methods:
- Netbanking
- Credit/Debit Card
- Demand Draft Midnight of 15th November 2014
2.            Display of shortlist for Interview process*          Tentatively 2nd week of February 2015
3.            Interview Delhi *            Tentatively in 3rd week of February 2015
4.            Interview Outstation*  Tentatively in 2nd week of March 2015
5.            Interview Kolkata & Bhubaneswar Campus*      Will be communicated later
6.            Display of final results*                Around 2nd week of April 2015
7.            Commencement of Program*   2nd or 3rd week of June 2015

*Exact dates will be communicated later.

In Case of any difficulty the candidates may contact admission office – email id –

Call Between
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

(Saturday & Sunday Closed)

Delhi Campus nos.

Email id   
website :-

Kolkata Campus nos.
+91 8697147008

Bhubaneswar Campus no.


JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY (JNU) Direct PhD Admission 2014-2015


Direct PhD Admission 2014-2015

Applications have been invited by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067 for admission to Direct PhD Courses as follows during 2014-15.

The School / Centre and Field of Study Codes are given below:
(A) School of International Studies
(i) Centre for East Asian Studies
Chinese Studies
Japanese Studies

(ii) Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament
1. International Politics
2. International Organisation
3. Diplomacy and Disarmament
4. Political Geography

(iii) Centre for South Asian Studies.
South Asian Studies

(iv) Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies.
South-East Asia / South-West Pacific / Indo Pacific Studies

(v) Centre for Inner Asian Studies.
Inner Asian Studies

(vi) Centre for African Studies
African Studies

(vii) Centre for West Asian Studies
West Asian Studies

(viii) Centre for Comparative Politics and Political Theory
Political Thought or Theory, Comparative Politics of Indian Politics

(B) School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
(i) Centre of Persian and Central Asian Studies

(ii) Centre of Arabic and African Studies

(iii) Centre for Japanese, Korean and North-East
Asian Studies

(iv) Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies

(v) Centre for French and Francophone Studies

(vi) Centre of German Studies

(vii) Centre of Russian Studies

(viii) Centre of Spanish, Portugese, Italian and Latin American Studies

(C) School of Social Sciences
(i) Centre for Economic Studies and Planning
Economic Studies & Planning

(ii) Centre for Historical Studies
Modern History
Medieval History
Ancient History

(iii) Centre for Political Studies
Political Studies

(iv) Centre for the Study of Social Systems
Social Systems

(v) Centre of Philosophy

(vi) Group of Adult Education
Adult Education

(vii) Centre for Women's Studies
Women's Studies

(viii) Centre for the Study of Discrimination and Exclusion
Study of Discrimination and Exclusion

(ix) Centre for Media Studies
Media Studies

(x) Centre for Informal Sector & Labour Studies
Informal Sector & Labour Studies

(xi) North East India Studies programme
North East India Studies

(D) School of Life Sciences
Life Sciences

(E) School of Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences

(F) School of Arts & Aesthetics
a) Visual Arts
b) Theatre and Performance Studies
c) Cinema Studies

(G) School of Compputational and Integrative Sciences
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

(H) School of Biotechnology

(I) Centre for Molecular Medicine
Molecular Medicine

Application forms can be downloaded from the link:

1. Candidates are requested to fill in separate Application Form for each discipline.
2. Candidates are requested to fill in the Application Form in al respects. Duly filed in Application Forms can be submitted
by Registered Post o Section Officer (Admissions), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi -1067 or in person
in Rom No. 28, Administrative Block of the University on or before 15th October, 2014. CANDIDATES ARE REQUESTED
3. Before filing in the Application Form, please make sure that you fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements as prescribed
by the University for Direct admission to Ph.D. programme;
4. Candidates are required to enclose Demand Draft drawn in favor of JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY payable at NEW
DELHI as per the following rates towards cost of application form and processing fees with the Application Form:
For General and OBC Category : Rs.420/- (Rs.20/- for cost of application form + Rs. 20/- for  processing fee)
For candidates belonging to SC/ST and Physically Challenged (PH) Category : Rs.310/- (Rs.20/- for cost of application form + Rs. 10/- for  processing fee)
For candidates belonging to BPL Category : Rs.10/- for processing fee
For Foreign National candidates : Rs.1750/- (Rs.20/- for cost of application form + Rs. 150/ - for processing fee)

Last date for submission of duly filed in Application Forms:  For Winter Semester: 15th October, 2014

(Before submitting the application form to admission in winter semester please check the Schools/Centres where the admission is to be made in the winter semester)

For details including eligibility, see the link:

ISRO Space Cente Bangalore

ISRO space center, Bangalore

Technical Assistants

ISRO space center, Bangalore has invited applications for the post of technical assistants in electronics /Mechanical/ Computer Science.

First Class Diploma (minimum 3 years duration) in Electronics Engineering from a recognized

How to apply:
The application for on-line registration will be hosted in the ISRO web-site till 26.09.2014. Applications will be received on-line only. Upon registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. E-mail ID of the applicant will have to be given in the application compulsorily.

Application Fee: 
There will be an Application Fee of RS.100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) (non-refundable) for each application for male candidates belonging to UNRESERVED (UR) AND OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES (OBC). The candidate before filing his/her application has to take a DD for Rs.100/- from any of the Nationalized Bank in favour of the Accounts Officer, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, payable at Bangalore. The applicant should enter the DD Number, date and name of the Bank in the space provided for the same in the web application. After filing the online application, the applicant has to send the DD with his/her Full Name (as entered in the web application), Post Number and Registration No. written on the reverse of the DD to Sr. Administrative Officer (RMT), ISRO Satellite Centre, Old Airport Road, Vimanapura Post, Bangalore -560 017 by ordinary post superscribing "RECRUITMENT TO THE POST OF ____________________________ (Post Name) [ _____________ (Post No.)]" on the envelope within 10 days of filing of application and in any case not later than 06.10.2014.

For details, see the link:

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM) Bhubaneswar

KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), Bhubaneswar

MBA (RM) Admission Notice 2015-2017

The KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM), Bhubaneswar under KIIT University has invited applications for admission to MBA (Rural Management) course of Academic Year 2015-17.

MBA (Rural Management): Graduate in any discipline recognized by the AIU with a minimum of 15 years (10+2+3) of education and having minimum 50% aggregate marks (or equivalent CGPA) with valid CAT score. The percentage of aggregate marks is to be calculated as per the practice followed by the concerned University/ Institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree.

The students who are appearing for final year graduation exams are also eligible to apply and will be given provisional admission subject to submission of their final results before 30th September 2015.

Those students who are interested in getting admission in our MBA(RM) Programme 2015-17 can appear for CAT 2014. However, they have to submit a separate application form (downloadable from KSRM website: along with valid CAT score on or before 31st January, 2015.
Application forms for admission to KSRM will be available online from September 10th, 2014 onwards.

Basis of selection:
Candidates shall be shortlisted on the basis CAT and other exam scores for appearing in Group Discussion (GD) and / or Personal Interview (PI) at Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.

The final selection shall be based on CAT or other exam scores, career marks and performance in GD & PI. Successful candidates will be intimated of their final selection through admission offer letter containing the terms and conditions of admission on or before 31st March, 2015.

Application forms for admission to KSRM will be available online on  from 10th September 2014 onwards SRM last date for registration to CAT 2014 is 30th September 2014

For details, see the link:  

University of Calcutta Admission to Ph.D Program in Physiology

University of Calcutta

Department of Physiology

Advertisement for Admission to Ph.D Program

Applications are invited for admission to PhD programme 2014 at the Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta from the eligible candidates. Candidates are required to apply in the prescribed format (available in University of Calcutta website). The duly filled in application form along with receipt of challan indicating deposition of Rupees 100 (one hundred only towards admission test and interview fee) in University of Calcutta cash counter of UCSTA, Rashbehari campus (Rajabazar Science College) to be submitted to the office of Head Department of Physiology, CU within September 24, 2014. The candidates will be required to appear in admission test as detailed below. The syllabus of the test will be available in the University of Calcutta website. Candidates with NET/NET-LS/GATE or equivalent qualification will be exempted from appearing in the written test however they have to submit application to The Head of the Department. All the candidates desirous of enrolling in the subsequent PhD course work are required to appear in the interview.

Total number of vacancy: 40 : (Reservation policy will be followed as per the rules.)

Last date of submission of filled in application form along with a copy of stamped challan:
September 24, 2014

Admission Test
(maximum marks: 50) (duration 2 hours)
October 16, 2014
12: 00 – 2 : 00 pm
Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta
October 22, 2014
At 12: 00 noon
Department of Physiology, University of Calcutta
*subject to change

University of Calcutta Admission to the Ph.D. Programme in Statistics: 2014

University of Calcutta

Admission to the Ph.D. Programme in Statistics: 2014

1. The conditions for eligibility will be guided overall by the rules specified in the notification titled University of Calcutta (Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.), Regulations 2009
2. Eligibility: Candidates with an M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Statistics and allied subjects from any UGC recognized University/Institute are eligible to apply for admission in the Ph.D. programme.
3. The admission procedure consists of a written test followed by an interview for candidates successful in the same. Those who have qualified NET / SET (Mathematical Sciences) / GATE (Mathematics) or hold a UGC Teachers’ Fellowship or already obtained M.Phil. in Statistics and allied subjects or M. Tech. (QR&OR) degree of ISI prior to the application deadline will be exempted from the written examination but will have to appear in the interview.
4. The written test is common to the Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes for the year 2014. A candidate who qualifies for the Ph.D. programme is automatically eligible to join the M. Phil. programme instead, if he/she chooses. However, for exercising this choice, such a candidate must have applied also for the M. Phil. programme by the relevant deadline.
The two programmes cannot be pursued simultaneously.
5. Number of seats in the Ph.D. programme: 58
6. Reservations will be applicable as per existing rules.
Date of Advertisement       :    
Last date of submission of application form    :   September 26, 2014
Date of common written test                    :   October 14, 2014 (12 noon ‐ 2 p.m.)  
Result of common written test                                       :            October 21, 2014
Date of Interview         :   November 05, 2014 (from 12 noon)
Date of publication of selection list     :   November 17, 2014
Please note that candidates who are eligible for waiver of the written test are also required to complete and submit the application form by the above deadline.

Course Work (PhD Programme):
One Semester Course Work of 20 credits as follows:
1. Literature Review and seminar : 4 credits
2. Seminar Presentation : 4 credits
3. Research Methodology : 4 credits
4. Evolution of Statistics : 4 credits
5. Statistical Computing : 4 credits

Structure of the written examination:
1. There will be 25 multiple choice questions each carrying 2.5 marks out of which one has to answer 20 questions. If a candidate answers more than 20, only the first 20 answered will be evaluated.
2. There will be 15 short answer type questions of 5 marks each out of which one has to answer 10 questions. If a candidate attempts more than 10, only the first 10 attempted will be evaluated.
3. Pass marks for the test will be announced in due course.
4. Candidates successful in the written examination would have to compete with other eligible candidates who have already cleared NET / SET / GATE / M. Phil / M. Tech. (QR&OR) at the interview stage. The list of finally selected candidates would be posted in the University website and Departmental Notice Board.
5. Candidates selected for the final interview will be required to specify his/her areas of interest by a specified date before the interview. However, the selection committee may, at its discretion, require a candidate to opt for a topic/area other than his/her initial choice before admitting him/her into the Ph.D. programme. The final date for submitting the brief will be announced along with the intimation for the interview.

Detailed Syllabus for common M.Phil-PhD Entrance Examination:
Real Analysis
Real number system, cluster points of sets, closed, open and compact sets, Bolzano-Weierstrass property,
Heine-Borel property. Sets of real vectors. Sequences and series, convergence. Real valued functions.
Limit, continuity and uniform continuity. Differentiability of univariate functions. Mean value theorems.
Extrema of functions. Riemann integrals. Improper integrals. Sequences and series of functions, uniform
convergence. Power series. term by term differentiation and integration,
Fields, sigma-fields and generators, semifields, Borel sigma-field on R and R^k. Monotone classes,
Measurable functions and properties, compositions; product sigma-fields, Borel sigma-field on Euclidean
Measures, finite, sigma-finite measures. Probability measures, properties. Independence of events, Borel Cantelli lemmas.
Extensions of measures, Lebesgue measure on R and R^k.
induced measures. Random variables, Distribution functions, measures in R and R^k. Probability distributions. Discrete and absolutely continuous distributions. probability densities.
Convergence in probability and almost sure.
Integration: simple, nonnegative, general measurable functions, integrability, MCT, DCT, Fatou's lemma.
Change of variables. Holder's and Minkowski's inequalities. Expectations, moments. Jensen's inequality.
Product measures. Fubini's theorem.
Independence of random variables. Sums, variances, covariances. Second Borel-Cantelli lemma.
Kolmogorov's 0-1 law. Weak and strong laws of large numbers. Kolmogorov's inequality.
Convergence in distribution. Integration of complex-valued functions, characteristic functions. Inversion
and Continuity theorems. Central Limit Theorems.
Lp-convergence of random variables. Connections between various modes of convergence (in distribution, in probability, L_p, almost sure).
Absolute continuity and singularity of measures. Radon-Nikodym theorem (statement).
Linear Algebra and Linear Programming
Vectors and Matrices: Vector spaces and subspaces, Linear dependence and independence, span, basis,
orthogonality and orthonormality,
Matrix algebra
Linear programming: Graphical Solution and Simplex Algorithm
Sampling Distributions
Non-central χ2
, t & F distributions – definitions and properties.Distribution of quadratic forms Cochran’s theorem.
Large Sample Theory
Scheffe's theorem, Slutsky's theorem. Asymptotic normality, multivariate CLTs, delta method. Glivenko Cantelli Lemma
Asymptotic distributions of sample moments and functions of moments, Asymptotic distributions of Order Statistics and Quantiles. Consistency and Asymptotic Efficiency of Estimators, Large sample properties of Maximum Likelihood estimators. Asymptotic distributions and properties of Likelihood ratio tests, Rao’s test and Wald’s tests in the simple hypothesis case.
Statistical Inference
Sufficiency & completeness, Notions of minimal sufficiency,bounded completeness and ancillarity, Exponential family.Point estimation : Bhattacharya system of lower bounds to variance of estimators.
Minimum variance unbiased estimators – Applications of Rao – Blackwell and Lehmann – Scheffe theorems.Testing of Hypothesis : nonrandomized and randomized tests, critical function, power function.
MP tests – Neyman – Pearson Lemma. UMP tests. Monotone Likelihood Ratio families. Generalized Neyman – Pearson Lemma. UMPU tests for one parameter families. Locally best tests. Similar tests. Neyman structure. UMPU tests for composite hypotheses.
Confidence sets: relation with hypothesis testing. Optimum parametric confidence intervals. Sequential
tests. Wald’s equation for ASN. SPRT and its properties – fundamental identity. O.C. and ASN.
Optimality of SPRT (under usual approximation).
Linear Models
Gauss Markov Model: Estimable function, error function, BLUE, Gauss Markov theorem. Correlated set up, least squares estimate with restriction on parameters.
Linear Set, General linear hypothesis –related sampling distributions, Multiple comparison techniques
due to Scheffe and Tukey.
Analysis of variance: Balanced classification, Fixed Effects Model, Random Effects Model and Mixed Effects Model; Inference on Variance components.
Regression analysis, Analysis of covariance.
Regression Analysis
Building a regression model: Transformations – Box-Cox model, Stepwise regression, Model selection (adjusted R2, cross validation and Mallow's Cp criteria, AIC and BIC), Multicollinearity.
Detection of outliers and influential observations: residuals and leverages, DFBETA, DFFIT and Cook’s Distance.
Checking for normality: Q-Q plots, Normal Probability plot, Shapiro-Wilks test.
Departures from the Gauss-Markov set-up: Heteroscedasticity and Autocorrelation – detection and remedies.
Longitudinal Data Analysis – introduction with motivation. Exploring longitudinal data. Linear models for longitudinal data –introduction, mean models, covariance models, mixed effects models. Predictions.
Types of data. Two-way classified data – Contingency Tables and associated distributions, Types of studies, Relative Risk and Odds Ratio and their properties. More-than-two-way classified data – partial
associations, marginal and conditional odds.
Generalized Linear Models: Introduction, Components of a GLM, Goodness of fit – deviance, Residuals,
Maximum likelihood estimation.
Binary data and Count data: ungrouped and grouped. Polytomous data.
Over dispersion, Quasi-likelihood.
Models with constant coefficient of variation, joint modeling of mean and variance, Generalized additive
Discrete longitudinal data - generalized linear marginal models, GEE for marginal models, Generalized linear subject specific models and transition models.
Design of Experiments
Block Designs: Connectedness, Orthogonality, Balance and Efficiency; Resolvable designs; Properties of
BIB designs, Designs derived from BIB designs.
 Intrablock analysis of BIB, Lattice and PBIB designs, Row column designs, Youden Square designs;
Recovery of inter-block information in BIB designs; Missing plot technique.
Construction of mutually orthogonal Latin Squares (MOLS); Construction of BIB designs through MOLS
and Bose’s fundamental method of differences.
Factorial designs: Analysis, confounding and balancing in symmetric factorials.
Sample Surveys
Probability sampling from a finite population – notions of sampling design, sampling scheme, inclusion probabilites, Horvitz-Thompson estimator of a population total. Basic sampling schemes – simple random
sampling with and without replacement, unequal probability sampling with and without replacement, systematic sampling. Related estimators of population total/mean, their variances and variance estimators
– mean per distinct unit in simple random with replacement sampling, Hansen-Hurwitz estimator in unequal probability sampling with replacement, Des Raj and Murthy’s estimator (for sample of size two) in unequal probability sampling without replacement.Stratified sampling – Allocation problem and construction of strata. Ratio, product, difference and regression estimators. Unbiased ratio estimators probability proportional to aggregate size sampling, Hartley – Ross estimator in simple random sampling.
sampling and sub-sampling of clusters. Two-stage sampling with equal/unequal number of second stage
units and simple random sampling without replacement / unequal probability sampling with replacement
at first stage, ratio estimation in two-stage sampling. Double sampling for stratification. Double sampling
ratio and regression estimators. Sampling on successive occasions.
Bayesian Analysis
Different priors and related posteriors
Estimation, testing and prediction for univariate normal distribution with known/unknown mean and/or
Hierarchical and Empirical Bayes under normal setup.
Prior and posterior analysis in generalized linear models
Decision Theory
Risk function, Admissibility of decision rules, Complete, essentially complete, minimal complete and minimal essentially complete classes. Essential completeness and completeness of class of rules based on
sufficient statistic and the class of nonrandomized rules for convex loss
Resampling Techniques
Empirical distribution function and its properties
Jackknife and Bootstrap procedures for estimating bias and standard error.
Consistency of the Jackknife variance estimate in an iid setup.
Bootstrap confidence intervals.
Stochastic Processes
Poisson process. Renewal Theory: renewal processes, renewal function, elementary renewal theorem,
applications, Blackwell's theorem and key renewal theorem (statements), applications, alternating renewal processes, applications to limiting excess and age.
Markov chains: time-homogeneity, one-step & multi-step transition probabilities, Chapman-Kolmogorov
equations, Markov times, strong Markov property, classification of states, stationary distributions,
periodicity, ergodicity, convergence, convergence rate. Examples: birth-and-death processes, branching
Jump-Markov processes: conservativeness, transition probabilities, holding times, embedded Markov
chain, Chapman-Kolmogorov equations, Kolmogorov backward and forward equations, stationary
distributions. Examples: pure birth, birth-and-death chains, Markovian queues.
Time Series Analysis
Stationary time series. Autocorrelation and partial autocorrelation functions. Correlogram. Box-Jenkins
Models – identification, estimation and diagnostic checking.
Volatility – ARCH, GARCH models.
Multivariate Analysis:
Multivariate normal distribution and its properties- marginal and conditional distributions. Random
sampling from a multivariate normal distribution- UMVUE and MLE of parameters, joint distribution of
sample mean vector and SS-SP matrix; Wishart distribution and its properties. Distribution of sample
correlation coefficients, partial and multiple correlation coefficients, partial regression coefficient and
intraclass correlation coefficient. Distributions of Hotelling’s T 2 and Mahalanobis’ D 2 statistics- their
applications in testing and confidence set construction. Multivariate linear model, MANOVA for one-way
and two-way classified data.
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Clustering: Hierarchical clustering for continuous and categorical data- different choices of proximity
measures, Agglomerative and divisive algorithms.K-means clustering- optimum choice of the number of clusters.
Classification and discrimination procedures: Discrimination between two known populations  

University of Calcutta

University of Calcutta

Admission Notice for M. Phil course for the session 2014-16

Applications are invited for two years M. Phil. Course in:

No.of seats: Bengali - 20, Sanskrit - 40, Pali - 10, Hindi - 15, Commerce - 15, Urdu - 12, Sociology - 15, Philosophy - 20, History – 20, Pol. Sc. - 20, Ancient Indian History & Culture - 15, South and South-East Asian Studies - 10, Education - 15, Women Studies - 15 and Library & Information Science – 15, English – 20.

Eligibility: Any candidate who has passed the M.A./M.Sc./M.Com. or equivalent Examination of this university with 55% marks in aggregate (S.C./S.T. with 50%marks)or With 60%marks in aggregate of any other recognized University. Students who are taking M.A./M.Sc./M.Com Part-II Examination and or Final Semester Examination in the abovementioned subjects may also apply provisionally and sit for the admission test but their Final admission would depend on passing the examination obtained the required marks mentioned above. Candidates who have qualified NET, SET or any equivalent national level examination are exempted from the admission test, but not from the interview. Students who have done M.A. in South & South-East Asian Studies and any Social Science subjects, can apply for admission to M.Phil. in South & South-East Asian Studies. Candidates of any stream of M.A., M.Sc., M.Com. and/or other P.G. degrees from any recognized university are eligible to apply for the course of Women’s Studies.

Form: The prescribed Application Form for Admission to M.Phil Courses for the session 2014‐16 and the Information Brochure can be downloaded from the official website of Calcutta University   Downloaded application forms  completed in all respects along with the proof of payment of Rs. 500/=  for General & Rs.250/‐ for SC/ST/PWD category by SBI Challan will be received in the office of the concerned Faculty.

Mode of Payment of Application for Offline System : Application fee may be deposited with the S.B.I.
Calcutta University Branch, College St. or with any other SBI Branch by paying the required additional
Bank Transaction fee. The Fees would be paid to C.U. Current A/c No.33952775663 (with SBI, CU Br.) under head “Calcutta University P.G. offline application”. Counter part of the Slip in original after Cash deposition or DD in favour of “Calcutta University payable at Kolkata” is to be attached with the application form.  

In each case of DD or Cash Deposition Receipt please write on the reverse of the same (a) Name of the
applicant (b) Mobile No. (c) Course(subject) applied for.

Reservation: for S.C. , S.T, OBC-A, OBC-B and Differently-Abled candidate will be made as per University/Govt. rules.
a) For SC/ST ‐ 22% and 6% respectively of the total seats of the concerned subject.
N.B.‐  SC/ST candidates should submit SC/ST certificate issued as per the West Bengal SC/ST (identification) Act 1994.

b) For Persons with Disability : reservation of 3% seats for PWD within each respective category (SC/ST, OBC‐A, OBC‐B/unreserved of the concerned subject.
N.B.‐  Persons with disability candidates having degree of 40% and above should submit a certificate issued by the relevant Govt. Hospital.

c) For OBC‐A/OBC‐B : Implementation of reservation shall take effect from the Academic Session 2014‐15 as per W.B.Govt. Rules in a phase‐wise manner as given in relevant G.O.s and decided by the C.U. Syndicate.

Submission of forms : Completed Application forms except for Education , Sociology, Library & Information Science and Women Studies will be received by the office of the Secretary, U.C.A.C, Collage street campus, Asutosh Building, Ground floor, Room No.3G between 11.a.m. and 3 p.m. on all working days mentioned above. Forms for Education, Sociology and Women’s Studies are to be submitted at the Alipur Campus, 1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata-700027. Forms for Library and Information Science are to be submitted to the concerned Department at Asutosh Building, 3rd floor within 25/09/2014 till 3.00 p.m.

Course Fees: Rs. 4000/- to be paid in case by the selected candidates at the time of admission (except Library & Information Science).

COURSE FEES for LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE: a) RS. 625/- per month for non sponsored students, b) Rs. 875/- per month for sponsored Indian students (mode of payment as per rule for a and b), c) US $ 1000/- or its equivalent for Foreign of NRI students (to be paid at the time of admission). [Admission fee: Rs. 500/-, Library fees Rs. 200/- extra]. Mode of payment of Course Fee has been notified in the Notice Board of the office, Department of Lib. & Inf. Science.

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