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British scholarships

The Great Britain Scholarships – India 2015 and GREAT Scholarships Guide have been announced. Around 396 part scholarship awards worth 1.5 million pounds (approximately Rs 150 million) are on offer for courses ranging from engineering, law and business to art and design and biosciences. As many as 57 UK institutions across England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland are participating in this programme. Scholarships are tenable for September 2015 and January 2016 intakes. For more information contact Suchita Gokarn at suchita.gokarn@in.britishcouncil.org

MA, MSc in disaster management

The Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management functioning under Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumabi, offers MA and MSc in Disaster Management. It also offers an online certificate course on disaster management and a Diploma in Psychosocial Care and Support in Disaster Management. Those with diverse educational background can apply for this programme. Several MPhil/ Phd students also pursue their research in the subject through the centre. Visit www.jtcdm.tiss.edu for details.

PhD in Biotechnology

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvanantapuram is offering a PhD in biotechnology. They explore several topics like Pharmacogenetic markers, Immunogenetic markers, Microsatellite markers and Epigenetic markers for tracking fundamental issue in genetics of any complex disease in the population of any disease. Visit: www.rgcb.res.in to know more.

Study in UK partnership

Anglo Schools International Services (ASIS), which manages a Federation of top UK Boarding Schools, and SI-UK Education Council, the leading university recruiter operating in Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai, have decided to forge a new partnership providing free counselling and placement services for those wishing to study in Britain’s top educational institutions. The ASIS scholarship programme 

(www.angloschools.co.uk) for Indian pupils this year is worth Rs nine crore. First phase exams for entry to UK schools in September 2015, conducted across India by Pearson VUE, start mid November this year. Registrations are open now. SI-UK Education Council (www.studyin-uk.in) offers counselling on both UK university and school entry free of charge, from its offices in Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore.

Fashion styling, image designing

Pearl Academy has invited applications for undergraduate programme in Fashion Styling and Image Design, a four-year BA Honours Degree Programme. This programme has eight semesters. Eligibility: 10+2 pass in any discipline with minimum 50% marks. For enquiries, call 1800 103 3005 

Fundamentals of Heat Transfer

AICTE-sponsored short-term course in Heat Transfer in Chemically Reacting Systems is being organised by department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee. The course will help participants learn fundamentals related to various modes of heat transfer, such as conduction, convention and radiation in reacting flow as well as various applications and specific modeling issues related to the specific area. Eligibility: The course is open to teachers from AICTE recognised engineering colleges. The course is on sponsorship basis. The duration is from December 8 to 12. Download application form the website and post it to the institute. Last date for admission is October 20. Visit www.iitr.ac.in/centers/QIP/uploads/Course%20Brochure%20(1).pdf for details.

Information Management

National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources, New Delhi, is offering a short-term course in Information technology for information management. The course content focuses on Basics of IT, Introduction to Linux, Web page Designing, Open Source Library Automation Package, Barcode Technology, RFID, Open Source Digital Libraries Software and Dspace/ GSDL. Eligibility: R&D personnel, science communicators, library and information science professions/ students and middle and senior level managers. Duration is from October 27 to November 28 (five weeks). Visit www.niscair.res.in to know more.