19 November 2011

Books for self improvement


1.      The Story Of My Experiments With Truth by  M K Gandhi
2.      The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
3.      The Journey Of My Life by Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu Garu
4.      Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhamsa Yogananda
5.      Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela
6.      For The Love Of India – The Life of Jamsetji N Tata by R M Lala
7.      Abraham Lincoln by Anne Sproule
8.      Influencing for Results by Gavin Kennedy (Random House)
9.      Communicate With Confidence by Dianna Booher (TMH)
10.  Great Speakers Are Not Born by George Kods (Pustak Mahal)
11.  Freedom at Midnight by Dominique Lapiere
12.  The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success by Deepak Chopra
13.  Wisdom Leadership by S K Chakraborthy
14.  Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley
15.  100 Best Parliamentary Speeches by Subhash C Kashyap
16.  Leadership by Rudolf W. Giuliani
17.  The Present by Spencer Johnson
18.  The Amazing Results Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
19.  Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne W Dyer
20.  Teach Yourself To Think by Edward Debono
21.  Daring to Dream by Anjali Hazarika
22.  The Be Happy Attitudes by Robert H Schuller
23.  Dig Your Well Before You Are Thirsty by Harvey Macay
24.  Character by Samuel Smiles
25.  The Road Less Traveled by Scot M Peck
26.  Practice What You Preach by David H. Maister
27.  In Search Of Your True Self by Walter R Staples
28.  The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
29.  What We Cannot Imagine We Cannot Create by C K Prahlad
30.  The Wealth Of Nations by Adam Smith
31.  Developing The Leader Within You by John C Maxwell
32.  Live to Win by Victor Kiam
33.  Prophets of New India Published by Penguin
34.  Knock Out Challenges by Macmillan
35.  The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru
36.  We, the People by Nani A Palkiwala
37.  The Monk Who Sold His Ferari by Robin S. Sharma
38.  You Can Have It All by Mary Kay
39.  How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
40.  Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
41.  The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management by Hyrum B. Smith
42.  Enthusiasm Makes the Difference by Norman Vincent Peale
43.  Every Street is Paved with Gold by Kim Woo Choong
44.  Ignited Minds by A P J Abdul Kalam
45.  India by V S Naipaul
46.  Unlimited Power by Anthony Robins
47.  Wise and Otherwise by Sudha Murthy
48.  I Dare by Kiran Bedi
49.  Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will by Noel Trichy
50.  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
51.  The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang
52.  The Science of Life by H G Well
53.  Walden by David Henry Thoreu
54.  The Path of Leadership by Montgomery
55.  The Goal by Eliyahu M Goldratt and Jeff Cox
56.  Leading Lesons from the Literature by Sampath P Singh
57.  The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier
58.  Culture Capsules- Art of Living by Dr I V Chalapati Rao
59.  Man the Unknown by Alexis Carrel
60.  Time Flies by Bill Cosby
61.  An Unknown Indian by Nirad C Chowdhury
62.  Living with Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama
63.  The Indian Epics Retold by R K Narayan
64.  Heroes and Hero Worship by Thomas Carlyle
65.  The Soul’s Guide by James Allen
66.  The Sprit to Serve by J W Marriott
67.  The Path to Power by Margaret Thatcher
68.  Sony-The Private Life by John Nathan
69.  Greetings, Carbon based Bipeds by Arthur C Clarke
70.  Critique of Judgment by Immanuel Kant
71.  The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
72.  The Borderless World by  Kenichi Ohmae
73.  The Utopia by Thomas More
74.  Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austin
75.  Culture and Anarchy by Mathew Arnold
76.  Oh, Life Relax Please! By Swami Sukhabodhananda
77.  You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor
78.  Creative Mind by Ernest S. Holmes
79.  Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
80.  The Power of Now – Eckhart Toole
81. Feel the Fear ... and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
82.  The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
83.  Do One Thing Different: Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life by Bill O'hanlon

17 November 2011

Summer Research Fellowships - 2012

(Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore,
in association with Dept. of Science and Technology and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi)
Fax: 080-22082980; Phone: 080-22082776 E-mail:


Minimum Academic requirements for applying : Students who have secured not less than 80% in Maths and Science subjects in their 10th and 12th or equivalent examinations and not less than first class in graduation and post graduation ( if applicable).

Students presently studying in I & II year of B.Sc, I, II & III year of B.E. / B.Tech.,I year of M.Sc and I - IV year of Integrated M.Sc can apply for Life Sciences and Mathematics.

Students presently studying in II year of B.Sc., II & III year of B.E. / B.Tech., I year of M.Sc., and II - IV year of Integrated M.Sc., can apply for Materials Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Atmospheric Sciences.

The students selected under this programme are placed with scientists at the Centre or elsewhere in India, for 2 months with a stipend of Rs. 6000/- p.m and travel support as per Govt, of India norms.

Detailed information and application form can be downloaded from Click Here or may be obtained by writing to the address mention below with a self-addressed envelope of 16x25 cms with stamp oi Rs. 10/-

The Assistant Coordinator
Summer Research Fellowship Programme
Jawaharlai Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064.

Last date for request for application form : 15th November 2011

Last date for downloading application form from website : 01 st December 2011

Last dates for receipt of completed application : 2nd December 2011



In association with Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, THE HINDU invites applications for Scholarship for technical training in JAPAN. The number of Scholarships will be three. The terms and conditions are as follows:

1. Candidates who must be Indian Citizens, schould not have completed 30 years of age on 31.03.2012 and should be in possession of the minimum Degree of B.E., or B.Sc.,(Engg.) or its equivalent from any recognised university. Candidates who have already had practical experience in the branches for which training is proposed to be given, will be given preference. Candidates with at least one year's professional experience need apply. Those who were interviewed with previous years for the Scholarships need not apply again.

2.The Scholarships are tenable in Japan for principally six months commencing about July 2012. Trainees may have general training in one of the following product fields of Hitachi Ltd., (Hitachi) for Example (1) Industrial, Transportation and Urban Development Systems (2) Informaion and Telecommunication Systems (3) Power Systesms being subject to the convenience of each of Hitachi's establishments. During the training, there will be special emphasis on environment-related and energy-saving technologies.

3. Trainees shall be, during their training,under the supervision and direction of Hitachi, which has full discretion on scope,mode,duration and place of establishment of their training.Training will not be available in the R&D activities of Hitachi.They will be subject to the rules and regulations and the discipline of the establishment to which they are posted.

4. Selected trainees will be provided with return Economy Class air passage.Arrangements will also be made for free Boarding and Lodging for trainees in Japan, and to defray all expenses for travelling in Japan which may be considered necessary for their training. In addition, each trainee will be paid a monthly fixed allowance to cover his personal expenses.

5. Parents or guardians of selected candidates shall guarantee their good conduct and shall undertake to pay for their repatriation should their conduct be found unsatisfactory by Hitachi Ltd., or any, public authority in Japan or in case the selected candidates desire to discontinue their studies in Japan for any reason whatsover during the period of their scholarships.

6. Applications should be made in duplicate in the forms available on payments of Rs.5/- from offices of The Hindu given below THE HINDU, 859 & 560 Anna Salai , Chennai - 600 002, or the Branch offices of THE HINDU.



The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched the RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme to generate interest in and awareness about the Indian banking sector and RBI. Under the Scheme, the RBI will select a maximum of 150 young scholars through a countrywide competitive examination and award scholarship. Selection test will focus on the role and functions of RBI and banks in India and will be held in English as well as in all major regional languages. Selected candidates will be required to work on projects in select offices of RBI for 2 to 3 months and will be paid a consolidated stipend of Rs. 7500/- per month during the duration of the project. RBI will assist outstation awardees in boarding and lodging. The awardees shall have no right/claim for an appointment in the RBI. Any candidate who had qualified and worked at RBI under the RBI Young Scholar Award Scheme in any of the previous years are not eligible to apply again.

All students, between 18 and 23 years of age, currently pursuing their undergraduate studies in any subject under any recognized university in India, are eligible to take the competitive examination. There is no application fee. The selection test will be held on January 29, 2012 at various centres across India. The results of the selection test will be announced in the first week of April 2012. Desirous candidates may submit applications only by the online mode. Last date for receipt of applications is December 16, 2011. Further details on the RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme are available on RBI Website under the link:


The Prime Minister Rural Development Fellowships (PMRDF)

The Prime Minister Rural Development Fellows is an excellent opportunity in the development sector that will provide exceptional growth potential.
PMRDFs will basically function as development facilitators, they will assist the Collector and his/her colleagues in each of the  AP districts and provide them with the necessary analysis of situations and how they should be handled.
The fellows would actively pursue a district programming approach following three key strategies given below:
  • Strengthen the district resource base for programming by finding ways of resourcing all the planned activities and rational budgeting.
  • Establish or strengthen systems by exploring alternative ways of delivering services to reach the most deprived communities.
  • Trigger processes which would support the changes that have been envisioned in this approach (e.g. village planning).
This would be complemented by a set of supportive actions such as building the capacity of district and block officials; triggering district-wide social mobilization processes particularly among the youth; achieve a ground swell of support and build strong relationships with the Panchayats.

To be Eligible:
  • Must be 25-30 years old
  • Must be a postgraduate in Social Science/ Science/ Management or a graduate in Law/ Engineering/ Medicine
  • Knowledge of Hindi and a local language used in an AP district is desirable.
  • Work experience is preferred
Key dates 2011
Last date for Submitting Applications: Dec 4th Shortlisted candidates will be announced: Dec 23rd

The Prime Minister Rural Development Fellowships (PMRDF)


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