Admission Alert

Admission Alert

Admission to Concordia College

Concordia College, New York, invites applications from Bengaluru students for admissions to graduation courses. Applications are invited till the first week of July 2011 for the September 2011 intake.

The institution offers UG programmes including courses in Biology (environmental/medical and pre-medical), Business, Education, English/ New Media Communication, International Management, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Health Studies, Social Sciences (psychology and sociology) and Social Work and Masters in Special Education.

Students with a distinction of 75% and above or a GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 in the qualifying courses and with meritorious grades in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) would meet the pre-requisites for admission into the college. Programme cost would be USD 29,000 per annum. Scholarships in the range USD 10,000-15,000 per year are provided on merit.

Through the Credit Transfer Program, the college gives Indian students the benefit of switching over from Indian institutions to continue their desired courses in the Concordia College-NY. Call 99169 50548 or browse and for details of the college.

MSc in Space Systems Engineering

The University of Southampton (UK) is inviting applications for its new course in MSc Space Systems Engineering. This new programme is suitable for Physics and Engineering graduates and will focus on the design of all the elements to make up a space mission. It will give scientists and engineers the essential expert knowledge and skills to enable them to compete for jobs in the fast-growing world of space engineering.

The course will provide knowledge and understanding of the space environment, spacecraft system and subsystem design and how the spacecraft industry functions. It will include the following core modules:

Spacecraft engineering design: Using case studies in each of the major mission types (communications, science, remote sensing and manned missions)

Spacecraft instrumentation: Assessing the requirements for spacecraft instrumentation and the different types of instruments flown on spacecraft

Spacecraft structural design: An overview of the issues that need to be addressed in the design of spacecraft structures and mechanisms and an appreciation. The course starts in October 2011 and the maximum number of students to be admitted is 20. It is a full-time one-year course and the fee for the 2011-12 session is £13,900. Candidates who wish to enrol for the course should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in engineering, mathematics or a science-based subject. Applications for the course will be accepted until the course begins. For further information on the application procedure visit:
Further enquiries can be sent to:

Strategic HR Leader course

The totus HR School, launched its Strategic HR Leader course in the Integrated Professional Development Program (IPDP) recently. The course is directed solely at existing HR professionals with a minimum of three years experience in the field of HR.
The focus of the school is to raise the quality and standards of existing HR practices in the country.

The Strategic HR Leader programme is an eight-month course designed to meet the unique needs of HR Leaders at a strategic level. The first such programme will commence from August 2011 in Bangalore and enrolments have already begun. The programme is targeted specifically at HR Heads with 12-20 years of experience in the field.

The totus HR School offers the IPDP series for HR practitioners across three career levels — Emerging HR Professional, Trusted HR Partner and Strategic HR Leader. Along with these, standalone, week-long programmes in specific areas for all HR practitioners will also be offered.

Young Life Scientists award

The deadline to enter the 2011 GE and Science Prize for Young Life Scientists is August 1,  2011.  Established in 1995, the prize recognises outstanding young scientists from around the world who have completed their PhDs in the area of molecular biology during 2010.

To be eligible for the prize, entrants must submit a 1,000-word essay which describes their doctoral thesis. The grand prize winner will have his or her essay published in Science and receive a prize of US$25,000.  

Prizes are also awarded each year to finalists in four geographic regions, each winner receiving US$5,000.  All winners will be invited to an award ceremony in December 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden to receive their prize and to meet with the current Nobel laureates.  
Full details on how to enter and information on past winners can be found at

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