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SMU-DE’s scholarships

Sikkim Manipal University-Distance Education (SMU-DE) is offering scholarships for the underprivileged through an initiative called Vidyadeep. The scholarship, in the field of distance education, will be offered to 1,500 meritorious students from low-income groups enrolled for SMU-DE programmes.

Scholarships are available for students pursuing IT, management, journalism and mass communication, fashion design, hospitality and tourism, biotechnology and bioinfo-rmatics. SMUDE offers up to 100% fee waiver for all semesters.

College to Job Symposium

SiliconIndia is organising the ‘College to Job Symposium’ for all fresh graduates and students in their final year of engineering or MCA on November 27, 2010 from 9 am to 5 pm at Nimhans Convention Centre, Bangalore. This symposium is designed to help students take an informed decision about their career.

Topics to be covered at the symposium include identifying a career path that interests you and how to start pursuing it, opportunities open to engineering graduates, staying motivated and pursuing your goals, and networking and self-promotion. For more details and free registration, visit: www.siliconindia.com/events

Henkel Innovation Challenge 2010

Henkel India Ltd has announced Henkel Innovation Challenge 2010, an international business game which centres on innovation, creativity, and business know-how. The game is targeted at students in B-schools from 14 countries across Europe and business graduates from the Asia Pacific region.

The challenge is to develop a concept for a product from the Henkel brand portfolio which will meet the needs of the people in the year 2050. The most innovative and viable idea would stand a chance to win a ticket around the world plus € 1,000 in travel vouchers. The competition has been divided into four levels for the Asia-Pacific entrants.

The first level of the competition begins with the submission phase, where students in teams of either 2 or 3 members should submit their project at the Henkel Innovation Challenge website by December 13, 2010. For more details, visit www.henkelchallenge.com.

Story writing workshop

The British Council is conducting a story writing workshop on November 27, 2010 from 10 am to 2 pm for children aged between 10 and 16 years at the British Library, Bangalore. At this workshop, some of the master short story writers’  techniques in character building, idea generation and plot creation would be used. For registrations, call: 080 22489220 or email: ashee.sharma@in.britishcouncil.org.

Seminar on careers

Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT) and TeamLease Services, are organising a series of career seminars conducted by professionals from across various industries for the benefit of job seekers and students. These seminars will have professionals talking about their personal career journey and will give insights to students on selecting and enabling their careers in those industries. For details, call: 1-800-2666 777.

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