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education Updated: Mar 16, 2011 10:43 IST
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The National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2011, the all-India common entrance test for admission to management and allied programmes like BBA, BCA, MBA, MCA, PGDBM, hotel management etc has been scheduled for May 22, 2011. The sale of NAT forms will begin from March 28, 2011 till May 3, 2011. The test booklet will be available across the branches of Syndicate Bank and other prominent outlets on a cash payment of R650. The total cost shall include the cost of the form, test bulletin and examination fee.

Conducted by various higher education institutions, NAT facilitates admission for candidates at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels through NAT-UG (Under-graduate) and NAT-PG (Post-graduate) tests respectively. First held in 2005, NAT is conducted by SRDE’s Association of Higher Education Institutions (SAHEI), established under the aegis of Society for Research & Development in Education (SRDE), every year to facilitate a single window system for students seeking admission into non-science streams and professional programmes.

For the complete list of institutions that accept the score refer to the NAT bulletin or visit www.natindia.com

New Russian language course
Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) School of Foreign Languages plans to soon start a Russian language and culture programme in association with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, New Delhi.

This announcement was made in response to the UN declaration of February first week as “Know Your Neighbours”. On this occasion a short-term language programme was inaugurated by VN Rajashekharan Pillai, vice chancellor, IGNOU at the university campus. While inaugurating the programme, Prof Pillai said that the proposal to launch this programme shall be placed at the forthcoming academic council meeting of IGNOU as one of the items. Moreover, the Regional Centres of IGNOU may collaborate with the Russian Centre counterparts.

Prof. G. Chaudhuri, Director, School of Foreign Languages, IGNOU announced that this two months Russian anguage and Culture programme classes — twice a week on Fridays and Tuesdays — will be held on the campus.

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