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  • MAAC launches International Program in Visual Arts & Design (IPVAD)

    The IPVAD course aims to give students an international exposure and make them industry ready

    Bengaluru: Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), the leading educator in Animation and Visual Effects, launched the International Program in Visual Arts & Design (IPVAD) in the IT hub (Bengaluru) at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore at 3pm. Bangalore IPVAD will be offered at MAAC Malleshwaram, MAAC Jayanagar & MAAC Koramangala.

    The course was launched by Mr. Biren Ghose, President-ABAI, a non-profit association originally started by and for developing Karnatakaas Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics industry.

    With the correct blend of creative development modules and exposure to industry leading software for Digital Content Creation, this three year comprehensive program aims at placing their top performers on international platforms.

    Commenting on the increasingly important role played by Indian studios in the production of animation/VFX content, Biren Ghose, President- ABAI said, There has been an incredible increase in the number and quality of projects undertaken by local production studios. While the VFX, Animation and Gaming business is about INR 80 billion (KPMG-FICCI report 2015), it only occupies 8% of the global industry. The need of the hour is for associations like ABAI to work hand in hand with institutes like MAAC to develop programs and curriculums that significantly raise the standardss of local talent to accommodate for the rising levels of expectations from global studios. My best wishes and congratulations to the MAAC team for developing this program. I hope this will contribute the process of growing talent towards undertaking global standard projects..

    Shajan Samuel, Senior Vice-president of MAAC, emphasizing on the level of exposure this course would give to aspirants, he said, The learning objective of each semester in this course is assessed by an industry standard evaluation methodology to ensure that students have a complete understanding of concepts and technologies used in the production workflow of Digital Content Creation process..

    Aspirants will be thoroughly trained in Computer Graphics and creative skills required to excel in the field of Animation, VFX and Digital Design.

    About MAAC:

    Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) is Indiaas leading educator in high-end 3D Animation and Visual Effects. Founded in 2001 & a major brand of Aptech Ltd, MAAC has trained over 30000 students across the country. It has over 80 centers with cutting-edge infrastructure in over 40 cities.

    MAAC offers industry relevant Career courses on 3D Animation & Visual Effects. It offers Real-life training environment to the students backed by an excellent faculty, infrastructure, and the latest technical educational tools.

    MAACCs students are placed as Modeling Artists, Lighting Artist, Render Artist, Character Animator, Layout Artist , Digital Sculptor, Rigging Artist, FX Artist, Roto Artist, Match Mover, Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Compositors, Visualizes, Content Developers and Pre and Post Production executives in blue chip animation studios and entertainment companies like Prime Focus, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Crest Animation Studios, BIG Animation, Cornershop, EFX, Toonz Animation, DQ Entertainment, Paprikaas Animation Studios, NDTV, Studio 9, Redchillies.VFX, Vaibhav Studios, IBN7, Animax, Pixion and Tata Elxsi Ltd. to name a few.

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  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

    Admission Notice - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi: Admissions for the section July 2015

    Important Dates

    Admissions are open From
    7th May 2015
    Last date of submission of application for Certificate Programmes
    15th June 2015
    with late fee of Rs 300.
    30th June 2015
    Last date of submission of application for All Other Programmes
    17th August 2015
    with late fee of Rs 300.
    31st August 2015
    Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, announcs admission to the following Open & Distance Learning (ODP) Academiccycle commencing from July 2015.

    Master's Degree:
    MA (Philosophy), MA (Gandhi and Peace Studies), MA (Extension & Development Studies), MA (Education), MA Anthropology), MA (Gender & Development Studies) , Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Social Work (Counseling), MA (Distance Education), MA (Economics), MA (English), MA (Hindi), MA (History), MA (Political Science), MA (Psychology), MA (Public Admin.), MA (Rural Development), MA (Sociology), MA (Tourism Management), MA (Adult Education), MA (Women's & Gender Studies); MCom, Master of Computer Applications(MCA), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), MSc (Dietetics and Food Services Management); MSc (Counseling and Family Therapy), MA (Translation Studies)

    Bachelor's Degree:
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) (with major in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany and Zoology), Bachelor of Arts (BA) (with major in Hindi, English, Urdu, Economics, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Political Science, Sociology), Bachelor of Arts Tourism Studies, Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA), Bachelor of Library & Information Science (BLIS), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), BBA in Retailing (BBARL)

    Bachelor Preparatory Programme:
    Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) (preparing students for taking admission in IGNOUUs selected programmes)

    PG Diploma & Diploma
    PG Diploma in Library Automation and Networking, Analytical Chemistry, Audio Programme Production, Criminal Justice, Disaster Management, Educational Management and Administration, Educational Technology, Environment and Sustainable Development, Extension and Development Studies, Folklore and Culture Studies, Gandhi and Peace Studies, Higher Education, Information Security, Intellectual Property Rights, International Business Operation, Journalism and Mass Communication, Pharmaceutical Sales Management, Pre-Primary Education, Rural Development, School Leadership and Management, Social Work among the Tribal, Translation, Urban Planning and Development, Maternal and Child Health, Adult Education, Women and Gender Studies Counseling & Family Therapy, HIV Medicine, Plantation Management, Book Publishing, Food Safety and Quality Management, Applied Statistics

    Diploma in Aquaculture, BPO Finance and Accounting, Creative Writing in English, Early Childhood Care and Education, HIV and Family Education, Nutrition and Health Education, Panchayat Level Administration and Development, Para-legal Practice, Tourism Studies, Urdu, Women Empowerment and Development, Value Added Products from Fruits and Vegetables, Value Added Products from Cereals, Pulses and Oilseeds, Meat Technology, Dairy Technology, Watershed Management, Fish Products Technology

    Advanced Certificate, PG Certificate & Certificate Courses
    Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management, Information Security
    PG Certificate in Extension and Development Studies, Adult Education, Cyber Law, Patent Practice, Bangla-Hindi Translation, Malayalam-Hindi Translation, Agriculture Policy, Gandhi and Peace Studies, Information and Assistive Technologies for the Instructors of Visually Impaired, Geoinformatics

    Post Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine
    Certificate in Indigenous Art Practices, Visual Arts-Painting, Applied Arts, Performing Arts-Hindustani Music, Karnataka Music, Bharatanatyam, Theatre Arts, Arabic Language, Disaster Management, Environmental Studies, NGO Management, Business Skills, Teaching English, Functional English (basic level), Urdu Language, HIV and Family Education, Social Work and Criminal Justice System, Health Care Waste Management, Newborn and Infant Nurisng, Home Based Health Care, Community Radio, Tourism Studies, Food and Nutrition, Nutrition and Child Care, Rural Development, Sericulture, Organic Farming, Cooperative Law and Business Law, Anti Human Trafficking, International Humanitarian Law, Technology, Guidance, Laboratory Techniques, Value Education, Communication & IT Skills, Maternal & Child Health Nursing, Teaching of Primary School Mathematics, Competency in Power Distribution, Energy Technology Management, French Language

    Appreciation Course on Environment

    IGNOU also offers B.Com (A&F) and M.Com (F&T), B.Com (CA&A) and M.Com (BP&CG), B.Com (F&CA) and M.Com (MA&FS) in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

    How to apply

    Application form can be downloaded from the official website of IGNOU. Cost of prospectus from Regional Centre in person: Rs.200/-, or By post from the Registrar, Student Registration Division, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068. Application form can be obtained by sending a DD of Rs.250/- drawn in favour of IGNOU, New Delhi.

    More details can be obtained from the institute website.

    Contact Details
    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068

    Website :

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  • Chartered Financial Analyst Entrance Exam


    CFA Institute is a global association of investment professionals that traces its lineage back to the establishment of the Financial Analysts Federation (FAF) in 1947. Leadership of the FAF established an independent organization- the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA)- to administer the CFA credential program in 1959 and the ICFA administered the first CFA exams in 1963. Later, the FAF and the ICFA merged to become the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR). In 2004, AIMR changed its name to CFA Institute. With over 100,000 members, and regional societies around the world, CFA Institute is dedicated to developing and promoting the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry.

    Chartered Financial Analyst Entrance Examination Eligibility Criteria:

    Have a bachelor's (or equivalent) degree OR be in the final year of your bachelor's degree program at the time of registration OR have four years of qualified, professional work experience OR have a combination of work and College experience that totals at least four years (Note: Summer, part-time, and intern-ship positions do not qualify). If you initially enrollregister as a final year undergraduate student with a degree in progress, you may not register for the Level II exam until you have earned your degree, or obtained work experience that meets the programs entrance requirements. At the time your degree is awarded, you may update your account education information to certify that your degree has been received.

    Pattern for Chartered Financial Analyst Entrance Examination:

    The CFA Program includes a series of three exams that are offered in test centres around the world. These three exams: Level I, Level II, and Level III must be passed sequentially as one of the requirements for earning a CFA charter.

    Level of Exam Level I exams Level II exams Level III exams
    Question Pattern
    Multiple choice. Item set. Item set and Essay.
    No. of Question
    240 questions to be completed in a six-hour time frame.
    20 item sets-10 on the morning session of the exam and 10 on the afternoon session.
    Essay format in the morning, 10 item sets, in the afternoon.
    Level I multiple choice questions are crafted with each of the incorrect responses (distracters) carefully constructed to represent common mistakes in either calculation or logic.
    Item sets are sometimes called "mini-cases" Each item set on the CFA exam consists of a vignette (or case statement) and six multiple choice items (questions).
    The Level III essay exam in the morning session and has 1015 questions with multiple parts and a maximum score of 180 points. The points for each question and each question part are given in the exam.

    Contact Address:
    Tel: +1 (434) 951-5499.
    Fax: +1 (434) 951-5262

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  • Kerala Law Entrance Examination - KLEE


    Kerala Law Entrance Examination , for graduate and post-graduate courses in various government law colleges in Kerala, is conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram. The admission to the various courses . i.e the 5 year L.L.B course, 3 year L.L.B course and 2 year L.L.M course, is based on the rank of the candidate in the entrance examination. For being eligible to appear for the exams a candidate has to fulfill certain eligibility criteria as notified by the entrance commissioner from time to time.

    KLEE Conducted By

    conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Thiruvananthapuram.

    Eligibility For KLEE

    The qualification requirement for Kerala Law Entrance exam is different for Bachelors and Masters programs.

    • For Five-Year LLB Course: Intermediates in any streams or equivalent from Kerala State Board or any other recognized Board can apply for the test. They should have scored 40% marks in the 10+2 examination.
    • For Three-Year LLB Course: A pass in graduation from any discipline with 40% aggregate marks is the pre-requisite criterion to attend the test.
    • For Two-Year LLM Course: Applicants should have completed the 3-year or 5-year LLB course from a law institute, which is approved by the UGC and Bar Council of India so as to be eligible to apply for the test.

    Application Procedure for Kerala Law Entrance exam

    Applicants can contact the Office of Commissioner for Entrance Examinations for procuring application forms along with prospectus. They can also obtain the same from the law institutes within Kerala by paying the application fee. Otherwise, they can download the same from the CEE website, Appropriately filled in forms are required to be send to the CEE office prior to the last date. Applicants should also append necessary documents mentioned in the information brochure along with the forms.

    Application fees: Rs. 600/- for General Category and Rs. 300/- for SC/ST Category aspirants.

    Exam Pattern For KLEE

    Kerala Law Entrance Examination is usually conducted on the date and time as notified by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. The Examination usually consists of objective type questions and the time duration for the same is usually notified in the call letters sent to candidates. The candidates have to mark their responses in the OMR Answer sheet given to them using ball point pens or HB pencils.

    Syllabus For KLEE

    The LLB Entrance examination consists of objective type questions in General knowledge, English and Aptitude for Legal Studies. For LLM entrance, the questions are of the standard of LLB Examination with questions in Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law , Law of Crimes, Law of Contracts, Public International Law, Administrative Law, Law of property, Company Law, Interpretation of statues, Law of Torts

    Kerala Law Entrance Examination Dates

    Date of Entrance Examination-12 May,2013
    Issue of Application forms begins-last week of April
    Date of Entrance Examination Result-Aug-13

    Contact Details For KLEE

    The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
    Fifth Floor, Housing Board Buildings
    Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram-695 001.
    Phone : 0471- 2332120, 2338487.
    Fax: 0471-2337228.

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  • CA CPT Exam

    hartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, which is also known as CA CPT Exam, is an entry-level entrance test, conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), for admitting students to Chartered Accountancy course. The institute conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) every February, May, August and November at various cities across India. The aspirants can join the Chartered Accountancy course, after clearing CA CPT. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, which came into being through a Chartered Accountant Act, 1949, is a prominent institute in the field of Chartered Accountancy.


    The entrance test is conducted for the following course:
    • CA

    Eligibility for CA CPT Exam

    Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, which is also known as CA CPT Exam, is conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for admitting students to Chartered Accountancy course. The test is an entry level exam. The institute conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) four times a year, at various cities across India.
    The aspirants can join the Chartered Accountancy course after clearing CA CPT Exam. Given below are the eligibility criteria for chartered accountancy.
    • The students must have passed 10+2 examination or its equivalent, from any recognized Board.
    • Candidates, who have passed B.Com, M.Com, LLB, ICWA, CS or MBA at the first attempt, are also eligible to apply.
    • The candidates, who have appeared or appearing in final year of the qualifying examination, are also eligible to apply.
    • The students, who have registered for CPT Course with Board of Studies of ICAI on or before October 1, 2009, are also eligible to appear in the entrance test.


    Examination Pattern for CA CPT Exam

    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT Exam) four times a year. The institute conducts the entrance test, which is an entry level exam, for the admission of candidates into Chartered Accountancy program. The test is conducted at various cities all over India.
    Examination Pattern
    The institute conducts Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT Exam) in two modes: Paper Pencil Mode of Examination and Online Registration Mode of Examination. The general examination pattern of CA CPT Exam is given in the following lines.
    • Paper Pencil Mode of Examination is conducted in morning session and evening session with each carrying two parts.
    • For Online Registration Mode of Examination, the students have to fill an examination form Online and then, this examination is held at various centers across India.
    • The entrance test consists of objective type questions.
    • The medium of all the questions and instructions is English.
    • The question paper follows negative marking scheme, which means one fourth mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

    Syllabus for CA CPT Exam

    The admission seekers, who are looking for entrance in Chartered Accountancy course conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, have to appear in Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test, which is also known as CA CPT Exam. The exam is conducted as an entry level test in several cities all over India.
    The syllabus for Chartered Accountant Common Proficiency Test (CA CPT) comprises of basic knowledge in fundamental of Accounting, mercantile law, general economics and quantitative aptitude. Topics in each subject are given below.
    Theoretical Framework, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Accounting Process, Introduction to Company Accounts, Partnership Accounts, Accounting for Special Transactions, Preparation of Final Accounts for Sole Proprietors, Depreciation accounting, Inventories.
    Mercantile Law
    The Indian Contract Act, 1872, the Sale of Goods Act, 1930 and the India Partnership Act, 1932.
    General Economics
    Economic Reforms in India, Select Aspects of Indian Economy, Indian Economy A Profile, Price Determination in Different Markets, Theory of Production and Cost, Theory of Demand and Supply, Micro Economics.
    Quantitative Aptitude
    Sampling Theory, Theoretical Distributions, Probability and Expected Value by Mathematical Expectation, Correlation and Regression, Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion, Statistical description of data, Basic concepts of Differential and Integral Calculus, Limits and Continuity - Intuitive Approach, Sets, Functions and Relations, Sequence and Series Arithmetic and geometric progressions, Basic concepts of Permutations and Combinations, Simple and Compound Interest including annuity - Applications, Inequalities, Equations, Ratio and proportion, Indices, Logarithms.


    Contact Address

    Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
    ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7112,
    Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi - 110 002

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