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Penelope Cruz enjoys the ‘Central’ admission plan off

luxuries of being pregnant Sridhar.Vivan IDEAS@WORK

dent could submit one application form with a list of preferred colleges
PAGE 35 f you are dreaming of a one-
and subject combinations. This sys-
tem would have benefited both the
stop-shop for PU applications students and the colleges by saving THE PLEASURES AND TRAVAILS OF START-UPS
and admissions, then forget it. time and money.
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While the students were rejoicing Initially, the system was to be
over the PU department’s move to implemented in Bangalore, Hubli,
bring admissions in various colleges Mangalore, Dharwad and Belgaum.
under one umbrella, the state gov-
ernment has given a decent burial
to the proposal.
However, private colleges had
dubbed it a “government interfer-
ence” citing Supreme Court orders.
Life is a surprise
Last week, the education depart-
ment officials asked their PU coun-
terparts to drop the proposal. Sources
in the education ministry said,
This is the second instance in a
year where government had can-
celled the centralised admission
buckling under pressure of manage-
package but ... DURGESH KUMAR Y
“There has been severe pressure from ments. In May this year, the CM had
the private college managements cancelled a higher education depart-
who are opposing it. Moreover, we ment proposal for centralised coun-
have told PU officials not to pursue selling for BCom, BA, B Sc, BCA,
the plan as the existing system is BBM, BHM and LLB courses. The
running smoothly.” Department of Collegiate Education
As per the proposal, colleges had announced of executing this in
were to be selected as nodal centres Bangalore and Shimoga on a pilot
for selling application forms. A stu- basis from this year.

The Times Group
Readers are recommended to make
The High Court of Karnataka will resume
appropriate enquiries and seek appropriate

advice before sending money, Incurring
any expenses , acting on medical or other
hearing the case of the five disqualified Varun has made it his business to make people happy
independent MLAs on Monday. A three-
advice or entering into any commitment in
relation to any advertisement published in
judge bench of Justice Mohan Shan-
The Times Group publications. The Times
Group does not vouch for the claims made ife is full of surprises, but sometimes they can
by the advertisers, The Printer, Publisher, thanagouder, Justice Abdul Nazir and be well planned. That is where OyeHappy
Justice A S Bopanna heard their plea
Editor. Owner and Officers of The Times
Group publications shall not be held liable comes in. We chat with co-founder Varun
magicbricks corn .
for any consequences, in the event the
claims made by the advertisers are
exaggerated, incorrect ,false , misleading or
against disqualification on November 2
and had issued notice to the Speaker.
Todi, who aims to put a smile on your face in
a happy sort of way.
A notice was also issued to Chief Minister
if the claims a’e not honoured by the
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experience and felt he surprises for special
Corporation Limited , Mumbai needed to do some- occasions.
thing more meaning- Founders: Varun Todi,
(A Govt . of Maharashtra
Maharas htra Undertaking)
Napean Sea Road ,, Near Priyad
Priyadarshini Park,, Mumbai - 400 03
arshini Park 036 .
MSRDC Tel.: 23686112,, Fax No.
Tel.: 022 -- 23686112 No. 022-23684943 While the rest of the film industry has set ful. Deciding to start Harshvardhan Khemani
November 15 as Oye Happy took him Founded in: June 2009
INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) the deadline for five seconds. Funding: Bootstrapped, and
The MSRDC invites sealed bids in the Item Rates form , from reputed contractors having Karnataka Film Convincing his par- investment from parents.
experience in execution of similar nature otworkforthe construction of following work. Chamber of Com- ents that it would
merce president work took him three
Description of work:- Construction of Service Road to Yashwantrao Chavan Basant Kumar months. After a two-year stint as a copywriter, I felt
Patil to resign,
Expressway from Chainage 91/660 to 94/180).
I was ready to start something on my own. I prob-
Estimated Cost :- Rs.16.49 Crores there is some ably gave my folks a big SURPRISE!
sliver of support
Time limit of completion of work:- 4 Months.
Bid Security:- Rs17 ,00 ,000/- (Rs. Seventeen Lakhs only) in the form for him. Some
of Demand Draft in favour of MSRDC (Ltd.) Mumbal producers, led If you’d like to surprise a family member, a
payable at Mumbal. by Ba Ma Harish, friend, or someone special, tell us. Whatever be the
will stage a

Bid Validity:- 90 days. occasion, we'll whip up extremely innovative and

demonstration in Basant Kumar Patil personalised ideas to take him or her by surprise -
Sale of Blank bid form:- From 08.11.2010 to 03.12.2010 on all working days at front of the Pro- from customised comic books and especially
ducers’ Association on Monday.
below mentioned address between 1000AM to 5.00 PM. recorded radio shows to private pani puri stalls.
Prebid Meeting :- On 20.11.2010 at 11 am. atthe office of the S.E MSRDC, Harish is claiming that big names like for-
Pune mer president of KFCC Jayamala will join GAMEPLAN
Cost of Blank bid form:- Rs.20,000/ - per set in the form of Demand Draft in favour the cause. But inside the KFCC, only one People today are too busy for the very reason
of MSRDC (Ltd .) Mumbai payable at Mumbai. distributor spoke in support of Patil while they stay busy - to be happy! Also, we Marwaris can
the rest of them put in their papers and

Submission of completed Bid:- Before 14.00 hrs. on 10.12.2010 at Office of the make money out of anything! Marketing relies
Superintending Engineer, Pune Camp Office, Ground demanded the same from him. mainly on word of mouth, but we are also visible
Floor, New Administrative Building, Opp. Council Hall, on Facebook and distribute pamphlets.

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Opening of Bid:- At 15.00 hrs.on 10.12.2010 if possible at MSRDC Camp

Office, Pune. There was this one time when we had gone to
The students of Indian Institute of Man-

Qualification Criteria:- Qualification of the prospective bidders shall be as surprise a school principal on Mother's Day.
mentioned in the bid documents. The price bids for agement-Bangalore will face their first Principals are usually strict, but this principal took
those bidders who fulfill the qualification criteria acid test on Monday when more than 100 less than a second to break down at the sight of the
mentioned in the bidding documents , shall be opened companies visit the campus to select the gift her daughter had ordered.
best brains for summer internships. This
and considered .
Note:- 1. Req uest for sending the tender form by postJco urier will not be entertained under year, 370-plus students will undergo the
any circumstances. summer placements. Introducing the idea of the product before the
2, MSRDC (Ltd.) reserves right to accept or reject any bid or all bids without Once selected, they get a chance to do product itself. The concept has largely been restrict-
assigning any reasons whatsoever. internship for eight to 10 weeks in ed to surprise parties or cakes at midnight. Breaking
companies during next year’s summer that assumption has been our biggest challenge.
Add ress for Correspondence:- holidays. Last year, more than 150
Office of the Superintending Engineer, companies came to the IIMB campus and REWARD: FAME, MONEY, THRILL?
Maharashtra State Road Development selected around 340 students in five days It's definitely the adrenaline rush. Besides, we’ve
Corporation Ltd. 1st Floor, Pune Camp Office , for summer internships. also become a medium for people to express what
New Administrative Building, Opp. Council Hall, Sd/- Many students, after completing their in- they generally do not, or cannot. The look of joy
Pune -411 001. Superintending Engineer, ternships, are being absorbed by the on their faces makes it worth it.
Phone : 020-26051710 Pune.
(Ltd.), Pune.
MSRDC (Ltd.), same companies.

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