The Education Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh will release 10th Class Advanced Supplementary Examinations results 2012 on 21st July 2012. The education minister Partha Sarathy will release the results in the morning of 21st July. The SSC Advanced Supplementary Results 2012 can be accessed from examresults.ap.nic.in ,
The SSC Board will only release aggregate Grades / Grade Points of the students. Candidates can obtain subject wise Grades from E-seva or AP Online Centers locates across the state of Andhra Pradesh. More than 2 lakhs students and their parents are eagerly waiting for SSC / 10th Advanced Supplementary results 2012.
Following image will give you an understanding of the Grades/ Grade Points. There are different Grade points for 1st and 2nd Languages, non language subjects and 2nd Language. Here is the brief of the Grady point average for 1st, 3rd and non language subjects:
1) 92 - 100 marks : A1 (Grade Point 10)
2) 83 - 91 marks: A2 (Grade Point 9)
3) 75 - 82 marks : B1 (Grade Point 8)
4) 67 - 74 marks: B2 (Grade Point 7)
5) 59 - 66 marks: C1 (Grade Point 6)
6) 51 - 58 marks: C2 (Grade Point 5)
7) 43 - 50 marks: D1 (Grade Point 4)
8) 35 - 42 marks: D2 (Grade Point 3)
9) 34 and below: E (No Grade Point)
See below table also for more details:
Andhra Pradesh SSC Grade Points Table
Read more: http://www.apcollegeadmissions.com/2012/07/ssc-advanced-supplementary-results-2012.html#ixzz21Bv1eScS
campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a
tragedy that at least temporarily brought the candidates together in
common purpose. "There are going to be other days for politics," a
somber President Barack Obama said.
The president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney rushed not only to
respond to the killings, but to distance themselves from a campaign
that has become increasingly petty and bitter. Mr Obama limited his
campaign appearance in Fort Myers to remarks of less than eight
minutes, devoted exclusively to the tragedy.
"It reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American
family," he said. He paused at one point to ask for a moment of prayer
that lasted 20 seconds. A baby could be heard crying during it.
read more at http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/batman-shooting-shakes-up-us-presidential-campaign-245819
lakh a year no longer need to file income tax returns, the Finance
Ministry said today.
The exemption from filing I-T returns is applicable only if 'the total
income of the employee does not exceed Rs. 5 lakh ... (and) the annual
interest earned from savings bank account is less than Rs. 10,000' for
assessment year 2012-13.
Filing I-T returns is, however, necessary to claim refunds.
The last date for filing tax returns is July 31.
There are about 85 lakh salaried persons in the country whose yearly
income, including earnings from other sources like bank deposits, does
not exceed Rs. 5 lakh.
The exemption will be permitted only if the assessee has received a
certificate of tax deduction in Form 16 from the employer. The
employees have to report income from interest on savings bank account
to the employer to become eligible for exemptions.
The company said on Friday it will await supportive market conditions
and easing of prevailing global uncertainties.
Management program run by the Institute from GATE
Qualified/Sponsored/Non-GATE Non-sponsored/Foreign National candidates
Eligibility: Qualifying examination is B.E./B.Tech in any branch of
Engineering, however the GATE subjects and number of seats for those
departments are as indicated below
Production Engineering, (GATE Subjects-Production and Industrial) (5
seats); Mechanical Engineering, (GATE Subjects-Mechanical Engineering)
(4 seats); Electrical Engineering (GATE Subject-Electrical) (1 seat);
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, (GATE
Subjects-Electronics and Communication) (1 seat); Instrumentation and
Control, (GATE Subjects-Instrumentation) (1 seat); Metallurgy, (GATE
Subjects-Metallurgical Engineering) (1 seat)
The on-line application procedure begins on 13th July, 2012
Visit website www.coep.org.in for details such as application form,
information brochure, eligibility criteria, fees, rules, regulations,
and other information
For queries, if any, contact 020-25507272, 25507000, 25507008
For problems with online application, contact 8149543354 or
020-25507099 or email@example.com
The online application process closes on 20th July, 2012, 05.00 p.m.
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CAT-2012 will be conducted from 11th October, 2012 to 06th November, 2012
Indian Institute of Management (IIMK), Kozhikode (IIMK) to coordinate CAT 2012
The test comprises two sections that are separately timed
Each of the sections will be 1 hour and 10 minutes (70 minutes)
There will be 30 questions in each section
(i) Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
(ii) Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning
Once a section ends, aspirants can no longer go back to it
Aspirants will be presented with the section on Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation first, followed by Verbal Ability and Logical ReasoningImportant Dates
Voucher sale: 30th July, 2012 to 17th September, 2012
Registration window: 30th July, 2012 to 19th September, 2012
Test dates: 11th October, 2012 to 06th November, 2012
Results: 09th January, 2013
read more http://www.successcds.net/mbaentranceexam/CAT/CAT-2010-Exam-Dates.html
Gitam School of Law (GSL), Visakhapatnam, an arm of GITAM University
has announced notification for the admission into Law courses for the
academic year 2012 - 13. Duration of course is 5 years Courses
available are Integrated B.B.A., LL.B, Integrated B.A., LL.B (5 years
each) and 3 years LL.B.
Eligibility Criteria: For 5 year integrated programs, applicants
should have minimum 50 percent marks in Intermediate or equivalent.
Age should be below 20 years as on 1st July, 2012. For three year LL.B
programs, candidates with minimum 50 percent marks in degree are
eligible. Age should be below 22 years as on 1st July, 2012.
Applicants should have qualified in CLAT - 2012 and LSAT - India.
Candidates without any rank in CLAT or LSAT may appear for GITAM Law
Admission Test (GLAT - 2012) to be conducted in the following centres,
Visakhapatnam, Bengalutu, Kolkatta, Tirupati, Chennai, Hyderabad,
Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Vijayawada.
Prescribed application forms are available on website www.gitam.edu. A
fee of Rs. 700/- should be paid in the form of DD drawn in favour of
GITAM School of Law payable at Visakhapatnam. Filled in application
forms along with relevent copies of certificates and DD should be sent
to the Director, School of Law, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam -
530045. Last date for submission of application is on 6th August,
Read more: http://www.apcollegeadmissions.com/2012/07/glat-for-gitam-law-admissions-2012-13.html#ixzz215hdvkCS
Eamcet 2012 counseling schedule has been announced on 19th July 2012.
The detailed notification for certificate verification, entry of web
options, seat allotments and certificates to be produced will be
released on 20th July 2012. The Engineering Counseling for EAMCET 2012
qualified candidates will start from 6th August 2012. We keep updating
you on details of certificate verification, web options entry and seat
allotment and second phase counseling. See more details below:
The EAMCET 2012 convener has announced on 19th July that the EAMCET
2012 counseling will commence from 6th of August. Counseling for
Medical stream is already under progress. Lakhs of students and
parents are waiting for Engineering Counseling schedule.
Certificate Verification and Entry of Web Options: Candidates have to
first attend for the certificate verification as per the schedule to
be released and displayed on the EAMCET 2012 website at
www.apeamcet.org or http://apeamcet.nic.in . Candidates have to enter
choices of college and branch. Seats will be alloted as per the dates
to be announced. Candidates have to report at the allotted college as
on the date mentioned on the allotment order.
Read more: http://www.apcollegeadmissions.com/2012/07/eamcet-engineering-counseling-schedule.html#ixzz215PyqoZ7
in post production phase. Now the latest news is that, Kamal Hassan is
planning to release movie on 24th August simultaneously in all the
three languages. Another interesting buzz is that, Kamal Haasan quoted
distribution rights of Tamil version for Rs.80cr, Hindi for Rs.55cr
and Telugu for Rs.25cr. However this is not confirmed officially.
This film is being produced at a cost of Rs 120 Crores. Kamal Hassan
is playing lead role. He is also directing and producing this film.
Pooja Kumar and Andrea Jermaiah are playing female lead roles in this
movie. Bollywood star Rahul Bose plays the main villain.
The lyrics for the other songs have been penned by Vairamuthu. Kamal
Hassan's younger daughter Akshara Hassan is working as an assistant
director in this film
JNVST 2012 for admission into various standards like 6th Class and 5th
Class for the current academic year.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Result 2012 for the Entrance Examination
will be announced in month of July August. Candidates need to enter
the admit card in order to access the JNVST Result from the link given
Institute has created one online noticeboard which regularly put the
latest updates regarding the application form, exam dates, admit card,
selection process and result.
All the examine who are waiting for the 5th Class and 6th Class
Results 2012 of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNVST) are informed to
come back here after some time. You can also post your comments and
suggestion over here.
At a time when sales of small cars has been on a decline, and SUVs and
MUVs are turning out to be the new crowd-pullers, the luxury car
segment is doing what it does best—race ahead.The competition between
the top three luxury car makers—BMW, Audi and Mercedes—has never been
this close, and the margin is only coming down with each passing
This has led to a slew of launches over the year, and the latest in
the list will be the BMW F30 series, the sixth generation of the famed
3 Series, which will be launched on July 27. The car was launched in
Europe last October.
The vehicle will compete with the Audi A4 and the Mercedes C-Class in
the Indian market.
read more at http://profit.ndtv.com/News/Article/as-luxury-war-heats-up-bmw-steps-on-the-gas-308035
that has an increased flight time of about 48 hours, an invention
which is expected to further strengthen the country's surveillance.
The Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), developed by aerospace
company Lockheed Martin, has been kept in the air for 48 hours using a
radical new laser power system during trials.
This increase in flight time represents an improvement of 2,400 per
cent and could eventually keep military spy drones in the sky forever,
the developers said. The small, silent UAS is already used by Special
Operations Forces since 2006 to perform intelligence, surveillance and
read more http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/us-develops-drone-that-can-stay-in-sky-for-48-hours-244753
germ cell cancer, was today named in India's 30-member list of
probables for the September-October World Twenty20 Championships in
Seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, 32, who has been on the
sidelines for a quite some time due to poor form, has also been
included in the squad.
A few promising youngsters such as all-rounder Mandeep Singh and
wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha and domestic veterans such as batsman
Ambati Rayudu were picked in the list announced by the BCCI secretary
Paceman Laxmipathy Balaji, who last played an international match in
2009, was also part of the provisional list which will be pruned to a
15-member squad at a later stage.
Yuvraj, who started practicing in Bangalore's National Cricket Academy
after undergoing chemotherapy in the United States earlier this year,
was targetting a return to international cricket with the World
residence Aashirwad in Mumbai. He was 69. He had been battling
prolonged illness for a long time and finally had to bow down to it.
The actor's condition had been deteriorating since April when he
stopped eating and had complained of weakness. He was admitted to
Lilavati Hospital twice in the past month.
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Union Bank of India, a Leading Listed Public Sector Bank with Head
Office in Mumbai and all India representation, invites Online
Applications, from qualified candidates for the following posts of
Specialist Officers. For some posts candidates should be Qualified in
the Common Written Examination conducted by IBPS and should be holding
a valid score card issued by IBPS:
Asst. General Manager (IT) : 01 post in Scale SMG-V
Credit Officers : 379 posts
Security Officer : 16 posts
Architect : 04 posts
Electrical Engineer : 04 posts
Civil Engineer : 06 posts
Asst. Manager (Technical) : 41 posts
Rural Development Officer : 100 posts
Personnel Officer : 09 posts
Rajbhasha Adhikari : 18 posts
Fire Officer : 01 post
Law Officer : 19 posts
Fee : Rs.100/- for General and OBC candidates (Rs.20/- for other
candidates candidates) to be deposited in any Union Bank of India
branch in India in cash by with the Application Fee Challan. Keep
counterfoil copy with your self in safe custody.
How to Apply: Apply Online at Union Bank of India website between
17/07/2012 and 31/07/2012.
Please visit http://www.unionbankofindia.co.in/abt_recruitmentaspx.aspx
for details and online submission of application
The results of the common entrance examination conducted for the
Language Pundits (LPCET) courses in Andhra Pradesh for the academic
year 2012-13 has been released. The LPCET 2012 results can be accessed
from http://lpcet2012.cgg.gov.in/lpcetResults397415800218.cet .
Candidates have to enter their hall ticket number to get the results.
Admission to Telugu, Hindi and Urdu Pundit courses for the academic
year 2012-13 will be through ranks secured in LPCET 2012 only. There
will be a centralized counseling for the qualified candidates.
Detailed counseling schedule will be announced soon by the
Those achieved qualifying marks in LPCET 2012 have to attend for the
counseling along with all the relevant certificates and prescribed
fee. Candidates with Language Pundits training qualification will be
eligible for the teachers recruitment in Language courses.
read more http://www.apcollegeadmissions.com/2012/07/lpcet-2012-results-and-counseling.html
business at worldwide box office in the first week of its release. The
most anticipated movie of the year has collected approximately Rs 52
crores nett at the worldwide Box Office in seven days.
This news is officially confirmed by executive of Suresh Productions
to a popular online news portal. As per him, the Telugu version has
collected Rs 27 crores nett which also include Rs 4 crores at
Karnataka box office. As Karnataka film chamber doesn't allow to
release dubbed version in Karnataka, Eega was released in Telugu all
over the state.
The performance of its Malayalam version 'Eecha' is not up to the mark
and collected approximately Rs 3 crores plus at the Kerala Box Office.
The Tamil version 'Naan Ee' has done good business and collected
approximately Rs 12 crores at the Tamil Nadu Box Office.
The movie was released in USA and UK, and has opened with good
response in both countries and collected nearly Rs 10 crores from its
Telugu and Tamil versions. With this the movie collected a nett of Rs
52 crore at World wide box office.
On the other hand, the makers of the film are releasing the movie in
20 more screens in USA.
Applications in the prescribed format are invited from eligible Indian
Nationals for filling up of following 113 various jobs in a special
drive for PWD candidates in West Central Railway, Jabalpur :
Junior Engineer, Technician, Signal Maintainer, Traffic Apprentice,
Pro ASM, Goods Guard, Sr. Clerk cum Typist, Jr. Account Assistant,
Pharmacist, Stenographer (Hindi), Commercial Clerk, Jr. Clerk cum
Typist, Ticket Collector, Jr. Telephone Operator, Dresser
How to Apply : Applications in the prescribed format complete in all
respects along with required enclosures should be sent by post to the
Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Gazetted), SRD-PH Cell, Personnel
Department, General Managers"s Office, West Central Railway, Jabalpur
- 482001, so as to reach on or before 14/08/2012 up to 18.00 hrs. For
candidates residing in Far-Flung areas and North-East, the closing
date for receipt of applications by post will be 21/08/2012 up to
M.Tech (Part Time Post Graduate) Programme Admission-2012
M Tech: Chemical Engineering (Plant Design), Food Technology (Food Processing Technology), Textile Technology (Apparel Technology)
Admission Procedure: Admission will be made on the basis of merit obtained in entrance test, followed by counseling, to be conducted by the University on the following date
Date of Exam: Entrance test is scheduled to be held on 11th August, 2012, 11.00 a.m.
Counseling of selected candidates will be conducted on 18th August, 2012
How to apply: Interested candidates may download the application form from the website
Last date of submission application form is: 30th July, 2012, upto 05.00 p.m.
Kurukshetra University (KU), Kurukshetra
Applications are invited for admission to M.Tech course in UIET, Kurukshetra University
The prospectus can be downloaded from the UIET website
For more details visit website www.uietkuk.org
Last date of receipt of application form is 31st July, 2012
Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi
Selection Procedures: Selection to the Ph.D programmes would be based on previous academic record, performance in a written test followed by an Interview
Entrance Test: The Ph.D entrance test will be held on 17th August, 2012, 09.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. at the Institute main building on the Institute's Campus at Mesra, Ranchi-835215 (except for those candidates who wish to join the Ph.D programme 2012 (MO 2012) at any of the Extension/International Centre, the venue for the test/interviews will be the same centre)
Date for Interviews: 17th August, 2012, from 02.00 p.m., at the concerned Department /Centre
Director Shankar - Vikram film goes on floors
It is said the first look of the movie will also be unveiled on Sunday. I, a romantic thriller, brings together Shankar, Vikram and producer Aascar V Ravichandran after the mega hit 'Anniyan'.
"The script work is over and writers Suba have done a great job. Shankar is happy with the writer duo since he was on the lookout for a right replacement after the demise of Sujatha," say sources.
Amy Jackson is the leading lady of I, which has music by A R Rahman. Amy plays an international model in this film. International technicians have been roped in for the movie, which has Suresh Gopi, Ramkumar and others in pivotal roles.
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HPSPP Recruitment 2012 - Principle, PGT, Librarian Apply Online
Name and Number of Posts.
Principle: 36 Posts
Post Graduate Teachers: 606 Posts
Librarian :36 Posts
Age Limit :
For Principle : Maximum 45 Years as on 31/07/2012
For Post Graduate Teachers : 21 - 40 Years as on 31/07/2012
For Librarian : 18 - 40 Years as on 31/07/2012
Educational Qualification : Please visit official notification : Here
Application Fee : Rs 320/- ( Rs 95 /- for SC/BC/EXSM/PHC ) in form of cash which must be deposited in State Bank of India under code/account number 30164102059.
How To apply : Eligible and interested candidates can apply online through official website of CDAC Mohali (www.recruitment.cdacmohali.in) on or before 31/07/2012.
Date of Publication: 10/07/2012
Last Date for Online Registration: 31/07/2012
Closing Date for Deposit of Fee: 01/08/2012
For more Details please visit : http://harprathmik.gov.in/pdf/Notice_11072012_1.pdf
- Semantic Analogy
- Symbolic/Number Analogy
- Figural Analogy,
- Semantic Classification,
- Symbolic/Number Classification,
- Figural Classification,
- Semantic Series,
- Number Series,
- Figural Series,
- Problem Solving,
- Word Building,
- Coding & de-coding,
- Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends,
- Space Orientation, Space Visualization,
- Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences,
- Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion,
- Indexing Address matching,
- Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification,
- Embedded Figures,
- Critical thinking,
- Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence
- Current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.
- India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.
- understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.
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- quiz on English
VAO Question Paper will come in 2 languages that of Tamil and English for 300 marks. The Total Village Administrative Officer Exam Qualifying marks are 90.
1. GENERAL SCIENCE Will Cover General appreciation and understanding of Science including matters of everyday observations and experience as may be expected of a well educated person who has not made any special study of any scientific discipline. The questions shall be from topics- in Physics, Chemistry and Biology viz.,. Scientific Laws, Scientific instruments, Inventions and Discoveries. Scientists and their contributions. Human Physiology, Diseases, their cause, cure and prevention, Diet-Balanced diet, human Genetics, Animals, Mammals and Birds, Environment and Ecology. Elements and Compounds. Acids, Bases and Salts and allied Subjects, Motion, Newtons Laws of Motion - Properties of Matter, Electricity, National Laboratories and other related topics.
2. HISTORY OF INDIA: Dates and events relating to indus Valley Civilisation, Vedic, Aryan and Sangam Age, Maurya Dynasty, Buddhism and Jainism, Guptas and Vardhanas, Pallavas, Cholas and Pandias, Sultanate and Mughal Period. Advent of European powers specially the British and other related topics.
3. GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA: Earth, Motions of Earth, Rotation and Revolution and their effects, Structure of Earth, Natural regions of India, Weather, Monsoon and Climate. Rainfall, Natural Calamities, Indian Towns and Places, Hill Stations, National parks, Major Ports, Crops and Minerals, Location of Major Industries, Forests and Wildlife, Population distribution in India and other related topics.
4. ECONOMICS AND COMMERCE: Agriculture, Major crops and crop pattern in India, Industrial Development, Major medium, small scale and cottage Industries of Tamil Nadu. Village and Rural Development in India. Housing, Drinking water and other developmental schemes - price policy, Inflation, population and unemployment problems, imports and exports.
5. INDIAN POLITY: Indian Consitution, Salient features, citizenship, elections, Parliament and State Legistature, Executive set up of States, Judiciary system, Local self Governments, Centre - State Relations, Language Policy, Foreign policy.
6. INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT: National freedom movement and attainment of independence - contribution of National Leaders like Bal Ganga Dhar Tilak, Gopalakrishna Gokhale, Dada Bhai Nauvroji Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and others - Role of Tamil Nadu in Freedom Movement, Bharathiyar, V.O.C, Subramaniya Siva, Rajaji and others.
7. CURRENT EVENTS: Latest development in Science and technology, political developments in India, New developments in Trade, Transport and communication, historical events. Fine arts like dance, drama, films, painting, major literary works Games and Sports, National, International awards, National and International organisations, Abbreviations, who is who, Books and Authors, General Terminology, India and its Neighbours, present day India and other related topics.
8. MENTAL ABILITY TESTS: These tests are ment to verify the candidate's capability to draw conclusions through, inductive or deductive reasoning from tables and charts. It will include elementary problems from school mathematics.
VAO General Tamil Syllabus Download
3. General English
2. Choose the correct 'Synonyms' for the underlined word from the options given
3. Choose the correct 'Antonyms' for the underlined word from the options given
4. Select the correct word (Prefix, Suffix)
5. Fill in the blanks with suitable Article.
6. Fill in the blanks with suitable preposition
7. Select the correct Question Tag
8. Select the correct Tense.
9. Select the correct Voice
10. Fill in the blanks (infinitive, Gerund, participle)
11. Identify the sentence pattern of the following sentence (Subject, Verb, Object ...)
12. Change the following:- (Verb into Noun, Noun into Verb, Adjective into Adverb)
13. Fill in the Blanks with correct 'Homophones'
14. Find out the Error (Articles, prepositions, Noun Verb Adjective, Adverb)
16. Select the correct Sentence
17. Find out the odd Words, (Verb, Noun, Adjective, Adverb)
18. Select the Correct Plural Forms
19. Identify the sentence (Simple, Compound, Complex Sentence)
20. Identify the correct Degree.
The examination for admission to D.Ed / TTC courses DIETCET 2012 has been completed. About 3,19,000 candidates were applied for the DIETCET 2012 examination. This is a huge number of candidates in the recent times. Key and answers along with complete question paper of DIETCET 2012 are available here (Key for SET - A, SET- B, SET-C and SET- D papers posted below in the image format. Check it). We shall post the key initially and can make the question paper available in a few hours from now. Here are details of DIETCET 2012 results and counseling schedule.
Meanwhile you can also check eenadupratibha.net and sakshieducation for the private key for DIETCET 2012. They will be helpful to check and compare our answers with the experts answers and can estimated your marks and ranks. After that you may need to wait for official key to be posted on dietcet.cgg.gov.in .
DIETCET 2012 has been completed across the state in 1359 examination centers. The results of DIETCET 2012 are likely to be announced in a few weeks. You can expect the results in the first week of August 2012 and Counseling Schedule also will be released at the time of announcement of results. There will be 2 or 3 phases of conseling for DIETCET 2012.
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Sunita Williams all set for second space sojourn
Indian-American Sunita Williams, a record-setting astronaut who lived and worked aboard the International Space Station for six months in 2006, is all set for her second space odyssey.
46-year-old Williams is scheduled to take off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8.40 am tomorrow (8.10 am ISI) with Flight Engineers Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA said.
The three crew members will join the Expedition 32 crew aboard the International Space Station when their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft docks to the orbiting complex on Tuesday.
According to NASA, Williams, a flight engineer, and her colleagues will be aboard the station during an exceptionally busy period that includes two spacewalks, the arrival of Japanese, US commercial and Russian resupply vehicles, and an increasingly faster pace of scientific research.
Williams, whose father hailed from Gujarat, was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in 1998. She was assigned to the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 14 and then joined Expedition 15. She holds the record of the longest spaceflight (195 days) for woman space travellers.
She received a master's degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1995.
In the space, Williams, who will become commander of Expedition 33, and her team of astronauts plan an orbital sporting event to mark the Summer Olympics in London.
Meanwhile, in orbit high above the Earth, Expedition 32 Flight Engineer Joe Acaba focused on cleaning the exhaust and intake ducts of the Starboard Crew Quarters yesterday to prepare them for the arrival of new crewmates, NASA said.
Acaba also swapped out batteries on the Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle School Students (EarthKAM) camera in the Window Observational Research Facility inside the Destiny laboratory.
EarthKAM is a student-operated photography experiment that allows middle school students to programme a digital camera aboard the station to photograph a variety of geographical targets for study in the classroom.