One of the characters in the above title is a leading technical institution in India famous fro producing such prolific game-changers as Arvind Kejriwal and Ashok Khemka while the former is a branch of law that remains in news thanks to the the Indian healthcare industry in India that routinely churns out generics and helps the cause of cheap and affordable medical aid that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. So what’s the connection?
The connection is the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) a first of its kind School under the IIT umbrella that provides a Six-Semester, Three-Year Full-Time residential programme leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in Intellectual Property Law approved by the Bar Council of India.Curriculum of the Programme has been prepared based on the requirements of the Bar Council of India. In addition, several specialised courses in law and Intellectual Property Rights are also offered.
This Law School, which was established in the year 2006, has an academic collaboration with another venerated Law School, The George Washington University Law School, commonly referred to as GW Law. This is the oldest Law School in Washington DC and one of the most reputable world wide. The institute is also in the look-out for other such tie-ups, promising an enriching experience for future graduates from its hallowed corridors. This institute owes its existence to IIT Kharagpur’s famous Life Fellow-Vinod Gupta- who was also instrumental in setting up the first management school under the IIT aegis(Vinod Gupta School of Management). The Law School has had four batches passed out so far and placed in diverse organisations such as General Electric, Honeywell to Hero MotoCorp, Tata Consultancy Services etc. The law firms like Amarchand & Mangaldas, Anand and Anand have also not shied away from picking up the brightest of the lot. With the perfect blend of a distinguished faculty, a peer network that has the best brains of the country and an alumni network sprinkled generously among the best firms and organisations of India and globally, the Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law (RGSOIPL) is set to go places.
If your interest has been sufficiently kindled, let’s get down to brass tacks.
First Class Bachelors Degree in Engineering / Technology / Medicine or equivalent OR First Class Masters Degree in Science or Pharmacy or equivalent OR First Class MBA Degree with any of the above.
Admission will be a two-step process:
1) All India Entrance Examination/LSAT India/LSAT Global:
• All India Entrance test will be conducted simultaniously at the specified centres.
• Candidates who will be writing the LSAT-India 2014 are exempted from the above-mentioned All India written test. Such candidates will be shortlisted for the GD/PI on the basis of their percentile ranks in the LSAT-India 2014. The candidates must mention their LSAT-India Registration number clearly in the appropriate box in the On-Line Application Form for RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur. RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur will obtain LSAT-India scores directly from LSAT-India. More information on LSAT-India is available at www.pearsonvueindia.com/lsatindia.
• Candidates with valid LSAT scores (on the global LSAT exam) are also exempted from the All India written test. Such candidates must provide their Law School Admission Council (LSAC) account number in the appropriate box while completing the On-Line Application Form. RGSOIPL, IIT Kharagpur will obtain LSAT scores directly from the LSAC. The LSAC account number is the letter “L” followed by 8 digits. If you have forgotten your LSAC account number, please contact LSAC directly at 001.215.968.1393 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1.215.968.1393 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Support@LSAC.org
Qualified candidates from the entrance test, will be called for GD/PI. GD/PI will be conducted at IIT Extension Center, HC Block, Sector – III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700106.
The final list of qualified candidates based on written test and GD/PI will be made.
Application Forms 2014 (http://erp.iitkgp.ernet.in/LLBApplications/Login.jsp)-
The hard copy of the filled in online form must accompany a draft of Rs.1000/- for General / OBC category or Rs.500/- for SC/ST/PH category, as application fees, drawn in favour of “IIT Kharagpur ” payable at Kharagpur and should be sent to the Dean, Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law , Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302. Women candidates are exempted from payment of application fees. The cover should be clearly marked as LL.B. 2014 Admissions.
Availability of Application forms online
December 1, 2013
Last date to submit Online application forms
March 1, 2014
Last Date of Accepting Hard Copy
March 10, 2014
Date of entrance examination
April 13, 2014
May 10&11, 2014 at IIT Extension Center, HC Block, Sector – III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700106
General Instructions to candidates for LL.B 2014 admission-
• Examination time on 13th April, 2014: 11 AM to 1 PM.
• Interview 10th and 11th May, 2014 at 10 AM.
• Reporting to the center and interview venue: 1 hr. before the time specified above.
• At the time of entrance, candidates must carry hard copy of the admit card along with other identification documents such as university ID card/driving icense/passport/PAN Card/Aadhar card (Any two minimum).
• At the time of interview the candidate must carry photocopy of all certificates from 10th standard to qualifying degree along with recent passport size photograph and all original mark sheets for verification.
• Candidates belonging to the reserved/physically challenged categories must carry supporting document as proof.
• Any Electronic gadgets including mobiles, iPads/laptops are not allowed in the examination hall.
• Please refer to the Question paper pattern for necessary details regarding the written examination. In addition, note that there is no negative marking in the written test.
• In case of any difficulty you may call Mr. N.G.Pal at 03222-282237 or contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrance Examination Centres-
Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata and Bombay
Question Paper Pattern-
Basic Science(Chemistry, Physics, Life Science)
For details contact:
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law
Indian Institute of Technology
Phone: +91 – 3222 – 282237
FAX: +91 – 3222 – 282238
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a common written test for the admission processes of undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University established as under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide notification No.F.9.12/2001 U.3 of the Govt. of India. In the year 2002 there were 3 constituent institutes of SIU. Subsequently ten more Institutes of Symbiosis have been brought under the ambit of Symbiosis International University vide notification No.F.9.12/2006-U.3 (A).
It is a mandatory written test for the admission process for the undergraduate programmes of the following Symbiosis institutes namely:-
- Symbiosis Law School.[SLS] – Pune
- Symbiosis Law School.[SLS] – Noida
- Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research [SICSR]
- Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies[SCMS] – Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication [SIMC-UG]
- Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE]
- Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies[SCMS]-Noida
- Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]
However, SET is not mandatory for the Symbiosis institute of Technology (SIT), Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON) and Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts (SSLA).
Note: Candidates those who are applying to Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) and Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS),Symbiosis School of Nursing (SCON) and Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts (SSLA)should visit their websites for further details.
Candidate should note that SET is only the first step. Each Symbiosis institute has its independent selection process.
- SET-2014 has 5 different papers; namely, General, Design, Law, Engineering and Health Sciences.
- The test will be conducted in two sessions, morning and afternoon.
- A candidate may take more than one paper. However, he will have to choose one paper from morning session and one paper from afternoon session.
|Sessions and Time||Paper||Institutes|
9.30 am to 12.00 noon
|Law||Symbiosis Law School.[SLS] – Pune
Symbiosis Law School.[SLS] – Noida
|Design||Symbiosis Institute of Design [SID]|
2.30 pm to 5.00 pm
|General||Symbiosis Institute of Computers Studies and Research [SICSR]
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies[SCMS] – Pune
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication[SIMC-UG]
Symbiosis School of Economics [SSE]
Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies[SCMS]-Noida
Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts [SSLA]
|Engineering||Symbiosis Institute of Technology[SIT]|
|Health Sciences||Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences.[SIHS]
Symbiosis College of Nursing [SCON]
A candidate aspiring to pursue an undergraduate programme at Symbiosis should carefully follow the actions to be taken in 3 stages mentioned below:
Stage-1: SET Test
- Register online at www.set-test.org
- You may register for one paper in the morning; viz,Law or Design and one paper in the afternoon session;viz,Engineering, General or Health Sciences.
For Engineering and Health Sciences, if a candidate wishes to offer scores other than SET, he/she need not register for SET and apply directly to the concerned institute.
- You need to upload your latest scanned photograph at the time of registration.
- Follow the instructions for payment of test fee of Rs. 1500/- on the SET website. This includes charges for prospectus of the undergraduate programmes at Symbiosis International University.
- Print “admit card” directly from the SET website from April 21, 2014 onwards.
- Bring the admit card and a photo identity to the test centre. It will be authenticated during the Test.
(Candidates shall preserve the authenticated admit card till the admission processes of the desired Symbiosis institutes are over. If the admit card is lost, no duplicate admit card will be issued.)
- Appear for the test.
Stage-2: Apply online to the desired SIU’s constituent institutes.
- The SET website ( www.set-test.org ) allows a facility to directly apply online to an institute.
- Candidates may also apply from the institute’s website
- To apply for admission to an institute, a candidate must register for the relevant SET paper. For example, to apply to Symbiosis Law School, register for Law paper at SET.
Stage-3: Attend further selection process of the chosen institutes, if invited.
- Each institute has its own cut-off, as mentioned in the prospectus.
- The institutes will announce short listed candidates for attending further selection process.
- The individual institute as per their schedules will announce short listed candidates list & waiting list.
- For details of selection process and schedules, please refer to the website of respective institute(s).
- While adequate care is taken in ensuring that there are no mistakes in reading the answer sheet by the scanning machine, there is no provision of revaluation of the answer sheet of any candidate.
- The scores published by the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be final and shall not be subject to any appeal or revaluation.
- The SET score card will be available on the website for a period of one month from the date of declaration of results i.e. from May 19, 2014 to June 20, 2014.
- Those candidates paying through cash or DD, should ensure that,
- 1. Bank challan for cash payment, or
- 2. Demand Draft along with payment advice form for DD payment reaches
Symbiosis Test Secretariat by April 28, 2013 at the following address:-
Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist: Pune – 412115.
Symbiosis Test Secretariat will not be responsible for non-delivery or any delay on the part of Courier / Postal Services.
To complete registration process, a candidate is required to register online for SET Test at www.set-test.org and appear for the test. It is also mandatory to complete registration by filling up the on line application form of desired institute for desired programme before the closing date of application for the respective institute.
|Online registration closes||April 13, 2014|
|Payment closes on||April 16, 2014|
|SET Test||May 3, 2014|
|Symbiosis Entrance Test||Law/Design : 9.30 am to 12.00 noon|
/Health science: 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm
|SET Result||May 19, 2014|
Ever caught yourself dreaming about wearing a black coat and lapels, standing in a courtroom before a venerated judge and hundreds of spectators and arguing in the favour of a convict who has been wrongly incarcerated? Do you long for that sense of purpose in your life? Well, a career in law may just be the right path for you.
Putting the glamorous scenario described above aside, it requires a lot of hard work and patience to become a successful lawyer. One doesn’t immediately become capable enough to command that kind of attention and respect. The hard work can start just after your 12th standard or you could opt to delay it for after your graduation is done with. Though, the consensus is shifting towards the former with experts believing that a 17 or an 18 year old is better placed to applying of his/her energy and intellect to this esteemed profession, this opinion should not deter you from choosing to practise law after graduation.
The 5 year course, known as the BA LLB(for those of you who are curious, the full form is Bachelor of Arts, Legum Baccalaureus), or the three year one, is offered by many renowned colleges and universities like National Law School of India University, Bangalore, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Symbiosis Law School, Pune etc. And, as with all things that are coveted, you will have to sit for tests like CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) and obviously be the crème de la crème to get into the colleges outlined above.
Just as every professional course in the country has traditional branches that one can specialise in, law has it too. They are civil, criminal, corporate, taxation, labour and election law. But since change is the new constant, there are a lot of other fields that have opened up for those who seek something different. For example, one can look at Cyber Laws, Intellectual Property, and International Trade Laws. Cyber law is hot on the block right now with news like the alleged hacking of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited network by Chinese telecom maker Huawei raising questions about cyber security and the increasing need for stringent laws governing the World Wide Web.
You can look forward to various professions after a stint at a law school. You can set up your own practice after having done due diligence by visiting court proceedings in your final year. Many opine that to become a good lawyer, practical training in courts (if possible under a senior lawyer) is necessary to sharpen one’s spurs. What must be kept in mind is that you will have to register yourselves under the Bar Council of India (BCI) in order to litigate in India’s courts. For those of you who would like to be lawyers but picture themselves in a corporate environment with top notch firms as your clients, you can explore that as well with companies like Amarchand Mangaldas, Khaitan & Co, AZB & Partners hiring the right candidates who will go on to become the corporate litigators that one often hears about in boardroom battles.
Firms like AZB & Partners will offer a law graduate anywhere between 3 lakh to 14 lakh Rupees annually. However, if a court is your calling, as a fresh lawyer you can look at a maximum of 15,000 Rupees per month. Though as you gain acceptance, the rewards increase. Some well-established lawyers earn quite a fat package on a per appearance basis.
So do you have what it takes to be the next Ram Jethmalani/Zia Mody?
|NOTIFICATIONS OF DATES OF ENTRANCE TESTS FOR 10 + 2 STUDENTS|
|Institute||Program||Exam||Eligibility||Date of Exam||Date of Issue||Last Date of Issue||Last Date of Submission||Forms Available at|
|NLIU, NALSAR, WBNUJS, NLU, HNLU, GNLU, RMLNLU, RGNUL, CNLU, NUALS, NLSIU||LAW||CLAT||12th pass with atleast 50%||11.05.2014||01-01-2014||31/03/2014||31/01/2014||Online Registration by debit card, credit card and Bank Challan Rs.4000 &SC/ST 3500|
|IP UNIVERSITY||BBA||CET||12th pass with atleast 50%||24.05.2014||Date of Issue- 1st Week of Jan 2014.||Select Branches of Indian Bank By Cash Rs.1000 & Online Rs.1100|
|IP UNIVERSITY||BCA||CET||12th pass with atleast 50%||10.05.2014||Select Branches of Indian Bank By Cash Rs.1000 & Online Rs.1100|
|IP UNIVERSITY||Hotel Management||CET||12th pass with atleast 50%||31.05.2014||Select Branches of Indian Bank By Cash Rs.1000 & Online Rs.1100|
|IP UNIVERSITY||B.A. (LLB) / BBA (LLB)||CET||12th pass with atleast 50%||11.05.2014||Select Branches of Indian Bank By Cash Rs.1000 & Online Rs.1100|
|IP UNIVERSITY||BJMC||CET||12th pass with atleast 50%||17.05.2014||Select Branches of Indian Bank By Cash Rs.1000 & Online Rs.1100|
|St. Xavier’s College Mumbai||BMS/BBM||EE||12th pass with atleast 60%||Not Declared||April||May||May||The fee for the on-line application for an ST/SC candidate is Rs. 150/- and Rs. 450/- for all other candidates|
|NMIMS||BBA||CET||12th 60% with maths||May . 2014||Date of Issue- Last week of Feb 2014.||Registration fee Rs 1600|
|PUSA||Hotel Management||JEE||10 + 2||26.04.2014||05.12.2013||07.04.2014||07.04.2014||Bank of Baroda & Axis Bank By Cash Rs. 900 & SC/ST Rs. 450,|
|SYMBIOSIS||BBA/BCA||SET||12th pass with atleast 50%||May . 2014||Date of Issue – 1st week of Feb 2014||Axis Bank by Cash Rs. 1500|
|DELHI UNIVERSITY||BMS||DU||12th pass with atleast 60%||Online Registration starts in month of March 2014|
|BHARATI VIDYAPEETH UNIVERSITY||BBA & BCA||CET||12th pass with atleast 45%||01.06.2014||Not Declared||Online Registration by DD of Rs. 200,Ofline Brochure Rs 200|
|IIHM||Hotel Management||10+2||05-10-2014||01-10-2014||04-10-2014||04-10-2014||Rs 300 DD in favour of IIHM,Kolkata|
|OBEROI’s GROUP||Hotel Management||STEP||18 – 20 years & 12th pass||April / May||Feb||April||April||Website: www.oberoihotels.com/careers|
|WELCOM GROUP(MANIPAL)||Hotel Management||12th with 60%||April||21.03.2014||21.03.2014||Selected branches of SBI &ICICI Bank DD Rs 600 and Entrance Fee -1000|
|NLSU (DELHI)||LAW||AILET||12th pass with atleast 50%||04.05.2014||07.04.2014||07.04.2014||07.04.2014||Demand Draft of Rs.3000/- for General Candidates, Rs.1,000/- for SC/ST|
* SmartPrep will help you fill all the forms. (Manual and online) 9582646512
IBPS has come out with notification on 18 November 2013 for CWE for selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts, which is tentatively scheduled to be held in February 2014. Openings are available for the following positions.
- I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
- Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
- Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
- Law Officer (Scale I)
- HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
- Marketing Officer (Scale I)
- I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
- Law Officer (Scale II)
- Chartered Accountant (Scale II)
- Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II)
The Tentative Event Schedule is as follows:
|Online Registration||25 Nov 2013 to 14 Dec 2013|
|Payment of Application Fees Online||25 Nov 2013 to 16 Dec 2013|
|Download of Call letter for CWE||After 28 Jan 2014|
|Online CWE (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises||8 Feb 2014 / 9 Feb 2014|
|Sharing of result status of CWE||February-2014|
|Download of call letters for Interview||March-2014|
|Conduct of Interview||April-2014|
Age, Educational Qualifications & Post Qualification Work Experience (As on 01.11.2013):
For posts in Scale I: a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1983 and not later than 01.11.1993 (both dates inclusive)
For posts in Scale II: a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1978 and not later than 01.11.1993 (both dates inclusive)
|Post Code||Name of the Post||Age||Educational Qualifications(from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)||Post Qualification Minimum WorkExperience|
|01||I.T. Officer(Scale-I)||Min-20 Years Max-30 Years||a) 4 year Engineering degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & InstrumentationORb) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
|02||Agricultural Field Officer(Scale I)||Min-20 Years Max-30 Years||4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry|
|03||Rajbhasha Adhikari(Scale I)||Min-20 Years Max-30 Years||Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English asa subject at the degree (graduation) levelORPost graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.|
|04||Law Officer(Scale I)||Min-20 Years Max-30 Years||A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council|
|05||HR/Personnel Officer(Scale I)||Min-20 years Max-30 years||Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/Social Work / Labour Law.*|
|06||Marketing Officer(Scale I)||Min-20 years Max-30 years||Graduate and Full time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing *|
|07||I.T. Officer(Scale-II)||Min-20 Years Max-35 Years||4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications
Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
|2 years in IT field|
|08||Law Officer(Scale II)||Min-20 Years Max-35 Years||A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)||Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3 years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of Scheduled Commercial Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking and candidates should produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work experience from the Court/ Bar council/ organisation.|
|09||Chartered Accountant (Scale II)||Min-20 Years Max-35 Years||Passed final examination for Chartered Accountants|
|10||Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II)||Min-20 Years Max-35 Years||Graduate and CFA/ ICWA/ Full time MBA/ Full time PGDBM (Finance) *||2 years in the area of Credit Appraisal of big/ medium industrial projects in Scheduled Commercial Banks|
* In case of dual qualifications/ specialisations candidates have to necessarily produce proof at the time of interview as also at the time of recruitment that their major specialisation conforms to the requisite eligibility prescribed for the post
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in applying for the vacancy can apply online through IBPS website http://ibpsreg.sifyitest.com/cwesplnov13/#)
For further details, you can download the official notification. http://www.ibps.in/career_pdf/Draft_ad_Specialist_Officers_III.pdf)
**Note: All the above information has been furnished by Indian Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), through its notification Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment Of Specialist Officers In Participating Organisation dated 18 November 2013 on its website www.ibps.in.