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Scholarships for professional courses

The North South Foundation provides scholarships to needy children who display academic excellence and need financial support to pursue their quest for knowledge in engineering, medicine, polytechnic, dental, nursing, B Sc (Agr), B Pharm, B V Sc, etc.

 Eligibility: Applicants should be amongst the top 10 per cent in 10th and 12th and CET/JET ranks in your state and their annual family income less than Rs. 65,000. Deadline: September 30. Visit: www.b4s.in/plus/NSF487
MA in disaster management

Annamalai University is offering an MA in Disaster Management. Modules include Natural Resource Management, Environmental Economic Analysis, Economics of Pollution, Financial Issues in Disaster Management, Rehabilitation Management of Disaster and Economics of Disaster Management. Visit: www.annamalaiuniversity.ac.in
Online courses

Pearl Academy has launched its online education initiative, Pearl Live offering e-Learning courses for working professionals, entrepreneurs and others interested in the creative industries who wish to enhance their skill-set and make a difference to their careers. To start with, Pearl Live is offering application based, 6 months and 9 months courses developed by Pearl Academy along with industry and international partners. For details www.pearllive.com
Assessment platform

To assist, practice and guide students to hone their skills in Mathematics and Science subjects, a free online formative assessment platform has been launched by MelonPrep. Targeted at school students from 6th to 12th standards, it is a practice platform for students studying in various boards like ICSE, IGCSE, CBSE, IB or  for those who aim to take up competitive exams like JEE, NEET, GRE, GMAT, CAT, SAT. Once logged onto www.melonprep.com, the assessment platform has over 100,000 questions in a range of topics and concepts covering all the major curriculum and syllabi.
Chemical research, education

A national conference On Emerging Areas in Chemical Education and Research and National Convention of Chemistry Teachers 2014 is being organised by the IIS University, Jaipur, in collaboration with the Association of Chemistry Teachers, Mumbai. The convention will provide an opportunity to chemists and chemistry educators to interact and discuss the contemporary issues of chemical education and research. For details: www.ncct2014. iisuniv.ac.in or www.iisuniv.ac.in
CBSE Resource persons

The Central Board of Secondary Education is involved in many activities like Assessment, Evaluation, Training, Research, Material development etc. he Board seeks support from individuals with a good command over language/s. The objective of the Board is to develop a database of Proficient language users. For enquiries: Sandeep Tandon, Section Officer at 011-23212603 or 011- 23234324
MSc, PhD in Coastal Disaster Management

The Department of Coastal Disaster Management of Pondicherry University offers an MSc and a PhD in the subject. The centre which is located in Port Blair has an Automatic weather Station, Differential Global Positioning System, Oceanographic Equipment, Microscope with Image analyser, Marine Magnetometer, Electrical Resistivity Imaging and a Seismograph. www.pondiuni.edu.in/department/department-coastal-disaster-management
Entrepreneurship programme

Assocom Institute of Bakery Technology and Management with campus at Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida , has announced the Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) in Artisan Bakery and Patisserie aimed at encouraging and enabling students to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice. With duration of 8 weeks, the programme aims to promote bakery technology entrepreneurship and help the student’s to create and launch new business ventures. For details, visit www.aibtm.in
Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University

Established in 1997 by former Prime Minister of India P V Narasimha Rao, the university in Nagpur, Maharashtra, offers a diploma, BA and MA in Yogashashtra. Some courses include Yoga Therapy, Traditional Classical Yoga Test, Western Psychology, Yoga Research and thesis. The university also offers postgraduate research activities through onsite research work for PhD degree and DLitt degree. Visit www.sanskrituni.net/university/introduction.htm to know more.
MA in English, Creative Writing

The Department of English and Drama at UK’s Loughborough University is offering one year full-time courses in MA in English and MA in Creative Writing. In the MA in English programme, students can choose from Modern and Contemporary, American, Victorian, Early-Modern Writing and Creative Writing. 

In MA in Creative Writing programme students can develop their own writing in an encouraging environment and also familiarise themselves with some aspects of publishing. For further information on both the MA programmes, contact Mrs Caroline Flynn-Ryan, Department of English and Drama or email C.J.Flynn-Ryan@lboro.ac.uk
TOEFL scholarships

Educational Testing Service (ETS) will award scholarships to exceptional students in India with proven their academic excellence. The scholarship program recognises TOEFL test takers in India who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate study in India or abroad.

 To be eligible for the TOEFL scholarship award, applicants must: be a resident of India,
 begin undergraduate or graduate study between August 2014 and December 2015 at a university or college listed in the TOEFL Destinations Directory (www.toeflgoanywhere.org), hold a grade-point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale, or a 3.0 grade-point average or higher on a 4-point scale and demonstrate English proficiency with valid TOEFL scores.