Code Name God by Dr Manilal Bhaumik

I usually like the articles which are written in news paper about popularizing science. Can’t miss the articles of few writers. One among them is the article appearing every Monday on Vijaya Karnataka written by H Sudheendra. He writes about one or the leading happenings, discoveries and personalities in science who are aiming and helping to make the life of the people happier. I much like this article for the simplicity with which Sudheendra writes the complex things to be understood easily by the common people and develop an interest towards science.

Couple of week’s back he wrote about Dr Manilal Bhaumik, a scientist who co-invented the LASIK technology that made the corrective eye surgery possible. Sudheendra wrote briefly about Dr Bhaumik’s life, his journey from Bengal to California in search of a livelihood, reaching heights of success through his hard work, having all the joy’s of life and during his helm of affairs at California he left everything to adapt Gandhian principles in life and about his book ‘Code Name God’. These things made me curious to know more about Dr Bhaumik. After reading the article I couldn’t stop ordering the book ‘Code Name God’ from one of the online book store and waited for its arrival.

Once you start reading the book you won’t feel like stopping till you reach the last page of book. Journey of Dr Bhaumik from mud of Bengal to California is really inspiring. Taking birth in a family of freedom fighters who devoted themselves fully into the cause of Indian freedom struggle following the great leader Mahatma Gandhi. Young Bhaumik had influence of Mahatma Gandhi at a very young age. He joined a village school and later went on passing M Sc in Physics from Calcutta University, where he had an influence with Dr Satyendranath Bose, a world famous scientist for his contribution of Bose-Einstein Statistics. Later joined IIT to pursue his Ph D and went USA for post doctoral studies at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). After studies at UCLA Dr Bhaumik joined Xerox and then to Northrop Corporation, where he was pioneer in the invention of LASIK technology.

The book takes you with journey from Science to Spirituality how the author struggled himself to get out of the pull of Black hole to build a beautiful life. Dr Bhaumik has written the book with a sense of ‘Nirvana’ explaining each and everything with joy and contentment nowhere with the egoism and boosting himself. As the book deals with Science and Spirituality, the joy in reading the book cannot be got by reading reviews on the book. So I suggest you to read this kind of a book at least once in life.
After finishing reading the book you can feel that the layer between the science and spirituality is masked and you will see a new outlook and supreme spirituality in science. Sidney Sheldon has rightly said ‘This book may change your life’.

BOOTMGR is compressed

BOOTMGR is compressed

Press ALT + Ctrl + Del to restart

If you are getting this message as soon as you switch on the computer or laptop configured with Windows 7 or Windows Vista then surely it’s a simple problem. You can rectify it easily following simple steps using Windows 7 or Windows Vista installation DVD

1) Insert the DVD and restart the system, give system boot using DVD drive or the system automatically prompts to the Installation wizard

2) In installation wizard select the language and then select repair the Operating System(not to proceed with installing fresh copy) on selecting repair new selection window will pop up

3) In the window select the drive in which Operating System was installed, just right click on the drive(Usually C drive), select Properties, again new selection screen will be opened

4) In the opened window just deselect compress selected folder and give OK.

After deselecting compress selected folder, just give cancel in the entire opened screen. Now remove the DVD and restart, your system just works fine…

The only problem because of which you got above message is you have selected the Save Disk Space Wizard to save Drive space, in which the BOOTMGR will be compressed not allowing Operating System to boot…

What next after PUC???

Hope all the students of Karnataka have done PUC (equivalent to +2 or 12th of CBSE and ICSE) exams very well. Now the million dollar question is what is next? Whether to take up engineering, medicine, basic science, commerce or arts?

I personally feel a student should carry forward with whatever passion or career dream he or she has. Perseverance and hard work are the keys which drives you to success!!!(As though these is no universal definition for success) Don’t have the feeling that if you don’t become a doctor or an engineer its end of your life. There are many opportunities to carry on and succeed. You may be astonishing to know that doctors and engineers are just 1% of people who are getting high salaries, so remaining 99% people who are earning more are not engineers and doctors…

As engineering and medicine are priorities in society for time being. We look at other aspects or opportunities for students of science, commerce and arts. Students after PUC can also look into dream of becoming scientist, economist, historian, artist, designer, educationist, statistician and the list goes on as there are endless opportunities…

Below are the some of the courses students can look into:

For Science: B Sc(Agriculture) – 4 years course, B Sc(PCM, PMS, BZC or any other combination), BCA(Bachelor of Computer Applications), BBM(Bachelor of Business Management), Diploma in Education(D Ed), B Pharma, BHM(Bachelor of Hotel Management), integrated LAW course of 5 years, courses in life sciences etc.,

For Commerce: B Com, BBM, BBA, Chartered Accountancy, integrated LAW course 5 years, BCA etc.,

For Arts: BA (Journalism, English, History or with any combination), D Ed, integrated LAW courses of 5 years etc.,

These are just the indicative courses apart from these there are also many courses which can cater your passions… So act wisely and choose the course rightly!!!

M Tech or M E without GATE or Non-GATE

Dream of large section of engineering graduates is to do higher studies in their specializations. In this blog particularly I will concentrate on those who want to do M. Tech. or M. E. without valid GATE score(Non-GATE) However students with valid GATE sore have an idea about where to apply for higher studies(may be in IITs, NITs, IIITs, Central Universitites etc.,)

For those without GATE score the biggest hurdle is where to join next for higher studies as almost all the universities or institutions ask for the valid GATE score. For these students, there are also opportunities but the candidates should be open minded to look at. There are numerous deemed universities which offer M Tech or M E but be careful as some of them are derecognized by UGC. So before applying to them have a look at UGC website which will have updated list of recognized deemed universities.

Apart from these three South Indian states namely Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu also conducts PGCET for admissions into their post graduate programs.

Karnataka: For admissions to Post Graduate courses in Karnataka affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University will be conducted and based on the ranking obtained in it, the candidates will be given admissions. Refer to the website of VTU for more information. University website link –

Andhra Pradesh: For admissions to Post graduate courses in Andhra Pradesh are done based on the ranking of PGECET which will be conducted in Andhra Pradesh. Refer to the following link for more details – or

Tamilnadu: For admissions to Post graduate courses in Tamilnadu are done on the raking of TANCET which will be conducted in Tamilnadu. The candidate can also submit the application by hand and get the hall ticket immediately after submission. Refer to the website for more details –