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2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards

United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has announced the 2016 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Programe. It invites applications from full time Indian teachers teaching any subject at any level (primary, middle or secondary) at a school in India.

This programme is also open to primary and secondary level media specialists/librarians, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, special education coordinators, gifted and talented coordinators, and administrators who spend at least fifty percent of their time teaching or working directly with students. Teacher trainers are also eligible. Application deadline for Indian candidates is October 9, 2015.

For details visit: www.usief.org.in. Potential applicants from Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry can contact the USIEF Chennai office at: United States-India Educational Foundation, American Consulate Building, 220, Anna Salai, Chennai 600 006. Tel.: 044-28574275. Email: usiefchennai@usief.org.in

Social innovation challenge​ ​

University of Southampton launches the International Social Innovation Challenge in collaboration with OP Jindal Global University to run the first International Social Innovation Challenge, supported by British Council India. Under this partnership, the Social Impact Lab at the University of Southampton is sending 10 students to India from 22 to 31 August to take part in a social innovation programme that will bring real and sustainable change to tackle a pressing global issue. For more information, visit http://isic15.jsie.in

Diploma in Training and Development

The Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD) is conducting an 18-month correspondence programme ideal for HRD/ Training professionals. Eligibility: Graduates fron any field with a minimum of two years work experience. For details: www.istd.co.in

Training in wine production

CFTRI, Mysuru is conduting a training programme in wine production from November 30, 2015. The diploma is designed to provide expertise in technical, scientific and managerial areas of the industry. Eligibility: Knowledge of the subject and preferably a basic degree. For details: www.cftri.com

MD Anaesthesia

MES Academy of Medical Science, Kerala, offers an MD in Anaesthesia. The department offers expert pre-operative evaluation, post operative care, pain relief for chronic disease and painless labour. The department also provides advanced anaesthesiology services for vascular surgery, joint replacement, onco surgery, neuro surgery, uro surgery and plastic surgery. For more information, visit: mesams.com

Master’s in Diplomacy and trade

Monash University, Australia offers a Master’s programme in Diplomacy and Trade. The postgraduate course offers a combination of foreign affairs and international trade policy subjects, with a focus on international development issues. For more details, visit monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2643

Women Studies 

Panjab University, Punjab offers a Master’s degree in Women Studies. The course seeks to interrogate the entire system of socio-economic, political and cultural subordination of women as well as influence, reshape and recast dominant ideologies. Visit: www.cwsd.puchd.ac.in.
Data Science Camp

Aspiring Minds, a startup by alumni of MIT-HBS-IIT, is planning on holding a small data science camp for students of classes 6th -10th on September 6 in Bangalore. In this 5 hour hands-on sessions, the students will learn some basics of how to think about data and use it in their day-to-day activities. For enrolling, fill up the form at: www.tinyurl.com/datacamp. For queries write to priya.chaturvedi@aspiringminds.in

Undergraduate Programmes 

An Affiliate Centre of the University of London (UoL), Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), Delhi, invites students to apply for its 3-year full-time undergraduate degree programmes. It offers programmes in BSc Economics, BSc Economics & Finance, BSc Economics & Management, BSc Business & Management. To apply, visit: www.applytoisbf.com​

‘Innovation Jockeys’ Contest

Accenture, in partnership with Yahoo India, has launched the fourth season of #Innovation Jockeys: The Hunt for India’s most Innovative Minds. Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students across India are welcome to submit innovative ideas for using technology to transform India. This year’s contest, which will focus on disruptive technology innovations related to the themes ‘Cognitive Computing and Internet of Things’ and ‘Digital Application Marketplace.’

To participate in Innovation Jockeys: The Hunt for India’s most Innovative Minds, register on http://innovationjockeys.net/. The deadline for submitting entries is September 20, 2015. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 6, 2015 in Bangalore.

Fellowship Programme 2015

Azim Premji Foundation has announced its annual Fellowship Programme starting December 14, 2015. Applications for this programme are invited from people having 3 to 10 years of work experience, with a post-graduate or a professional degree in any discipline and the desire to contribute to quality and equity in education. The Fellowship carries a monthly stipend of Rs 27000.

The Programme aims to give a novel experience of the educational and social space to a broad range of people across sectors. Last date for submitting the application is September 15, 2015. (Email: fellowship@azimpremjifoundation.org). For details and application procedure: http://www.azimpremjifoundation.org/fellowship

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