CAT-2013 schedule announced,registration vouchers available online

For the first time,aspirants of the Common Admission Test (CAT) will be able to buy registration vouchers online.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:July 30, 2013 3:27 am

For the first time,aspirants of the Common Admission Test (CAT) will be able to buy registration vouchers online.

As per the official schedule,CAT-2013 aspirants can buy these vouchers online from the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) website between August 5 and September 24 besides purchasing them from designated private banks as per the usual practice.

According to the official notification,the CAT registration window will open on August 5 and close on September 26. The details about registration will be made available on CAT-2013 website on August 3 after 5 pm,read the notification.

The IIMs will conduct CAT-2013 during the 20-day testing window between October 16 and November 11. While the test is prerequisite for admissions to various management programmes of prestigious IIMs,CAT scores are also accepted by many reputed B-schools across the country. The list of non-IIM member institutes that have registered to avail CAT-2013 scores is available on the website.

Pune is one of the 40 locations where CAT-2013 will be held,including four new centres at Surat,Udaipur,Trivandrum and Vijayawada.

“Enabling online payment and setting up new centres will definitely help students. The dates for the test were announced earlier this year,which is another student-friendly move,” said officials of the Triumphant Institute of Management Education (TIME).

The pattern of the test is going to be the same as last year with two sections – Quantitative Ability /Data Interpretation and Verbal Ability/Logical Reasoning of 70 minutes each. Like last year and a year before,candidates cannot move between sections,read the notification. With addition of over 100 seats this year,the 13 IIMs have total intake capacity of around 3,335 seats this year.

More details are

available on http://www.cat2013.iimidr.ac.in

Army-RWITC matter to be tried in civil court

The civil court has issued an order that it has the jurisdiction to “entertain and decide the suit” pertaining to the Army-Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) matter. As reported by Newsline,the RWITC member advocate N K Bhog dragged the Army to the court challenging the MoUs signed by the latter with the club. The merits of the case aside,the Army lawyer Krishna Ratnaparkhi had been arguing that the civil court has no jurisdiction over the matter and that the case could be tried only in district court or High Court. The court’s order,however,has put an end to the issue. The merits of the case will now be argued in the months to come.

In its order,a copy of which is with Newsline,the court said,“The civil court has jurisdiction to entertain and decide the present suit.”

The Army lawyer had also argued that the RWITC member had no locus standi to question the MoUs that RWITC signed with the Army. The court,however,noted that “plaintiff (Bhog) is a permanent member of RWITC and have the voting right to regulate affairs of the club. Plaintiffs have legal and equal rights to challenge the MoUs. If the same are executed without the consent of the general body,they would cause hardship to the club.”

Bajaj row: Company to file reply by August 2

The Vishwa Kalyan Kamgar Sanghatana,the union of Bajaj Auto Limited’s (BAL) Chakan plant employees,filed their reply before the labour court of Judge NS Kole on Monday. This comes 34 days after they went on strike. Meanwhile,BAL lawyer Aditya Joshi said the company would file its reply on August 2.

Filing the reply on behalf of the union,advocate Arvind Shikarkhane asked the court to reconsider its earlier decision of continuing with the case without taking into account the written reply of the union. Justice Kole during the previous hearing had decided to continue with the case as the union had failed to file their statement.

In its statement,the union said they have been demanding shares of the company since January. “The management had said the decision to give shares to the employees would be discussed in the annual general body meeting of the company. However,the management made no efforts to discuss the matter with the shareholders. Therefore,the union had no option but to halt work at the plant,” read the statement.

Seeking a re-look on the jurisdiction of the labour court in the matter,the union said the industrial tribunal is the body which is vested with power to determine dispute under the Industrial Disputes Act,1974.

Charlie Squadron wins NDA Cross Country

As many as 1,700 cadets from 18 squadrons participated in the Cross Country organised at National Defence Academy on Sunday. Charlie Squadron won the coveted “Glider” with a total of 12.38 points. The top 21 cadets were given individual medals.

The race was flagged off by Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill,commandant,NDA. The Cross Country championship is considered to be the most competitive and prestigious event in the NDA calendar.

“All the cadets are put through their paces in preparation for the D-Day. The race is held over a distance of 12.5 Kms with criss crossing across the terrains of the sprawling Academy. The event demands and showcases the high mental and physical strengths of these future warriors,” said a release issued by the NDA.

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