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Wharton programme for high school students

Knowledge@Wharton High School (KWHS), part of the global Knowledge@Wharton network of online business journals at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is inviting applications from high school students for its upcoming 2016 summer programme, KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy.

The intensive academic programme will be held at Wharton in Philadelphia with three two-week sessions between May and July 2016. High school students aged 15-18 years are eligible to apply through BrainGain Magazine (www.braingainmag.com), a study-abroad online magazine that is collaborating with KWHS on this programme.

PG Diploma in Management

IMI New Delhi is reopening admissions to its course — Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). The last date to fill the form is January 25, 2016. The institute also announced admissions to its Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EXPGDM) 2016-17. The last date for the submission of filled-in forms is January 30. The classes will commence from the second week of May.

Advertising & Brand Management

The School of Art and Design at the UK-based Staffordshire University, is conducting a BA (Hons) Advertising and Brand Management programme. As part of the course, students get involved with leading advertising and design agencies in London, the North West, Midlands and Glasgow. The course duration is three years. The eligibility criteria is that students must have secured approximately 70% in Class 12.

Evidence of English language proficiency is also required, which could be IELTS and/or CBSE, ICSE and selected metro boards Class 12 English. The application deadline is February 15, 2016; students can apply via UCAS. The link for the course is: http://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/SSTK-00726.jsp For details, e-mail Arti.Mishra@staffs.ac.uk.

Cyber Security Centre

In view of the increasing rate of cyber crime in the country, IIT Kanpur is set to establish a ‘Cyber Security Centre’ in Bengaluru, along with Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS). According to IIT(K) Director, Professor Indranil Manna, IIT and KEONICS agreed to be strategic partners in this regard and official documents will be signed on January 31. From students to police officials, all can be trained in cyber security at the Bengaluru-based centre.

Professors from Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) and cyber experts will provide training at the centre. For this purpose, laboratories will be constructed in both the cities. The centre will be a first-of-its-kind where cyber security will be taught in depth.

JN Tata endowment awards

The JN Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship only at the beginning of the course to Indian nationals for full time postgraduate/PhD/postdoctoral studies abroad and in India, in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community. The amount to be awarded to each scholar by way of the loan scholarship is determined on the basis of the norms laid down for the purpose, and does not cover the full cost of studies.

Applicants should be Indian nationals who are graduates of a recognised Indian University, with a consistently good academic record and other achievements to their credit. Students in the final year of the degree course and those awaiting results are eligible to apply. Email jnte@tatatrusts.org or jntealumni@tatatrusts.org for details.

Certificate course in RTI Act

The Mumbai University will be offering a six-month PG certificate course in Right to Information (RTI) Act. The Department of Civics and Politics is formulating the course content and identifying the subjects in the curriculum. The university is targeting social activists, PIOs, journalists, bureaucrats and members of civil society to ensure more effective use of the RTI tool.

e-MDP Course in Digital Marketing

The Xavier School of Management in technical collaboration with Talentedge, one of India’s leading online interactive education companies is launching a Specialised Online Certificate Programme in Digital Marketing for professionals who are employed in marketing, advertising, branding, communications or sales domain. The registration for the course is open till  January 31, 2016. Applicants can register online through the link: http://sat.xlri.ac.in/emdp/emdp_reg.php?emdpid=E815.

Gandhi fellowship

The Gandhi Fellowship Programme is a two-year fellowship programme for talented youngsters from India’s top colleges. The programme is designed to provide youth with the opportunity for personal transformation through self-discovery and thereby, contribute to the causes surrounding them. It creates a legitimate space for young people to engage with social issues in a real manner and devote their energies to bring about school change through their tenure and effectively lead complex public systems in the future. Visit http://apply.gandhifellowship.org/ to know more.

Pancharatnam fellowships

A limited number of Pancharatnam Fellowships are available at the Raman Research Institute for young researchers with a demonstrated ability to conduct original and independent work.

This fellowship is for three years and is usually offered to applicants who have completed at least one postdoctoral period after their doctorate. Application files should all be attached to a single email message. These may be sent to director@rri.res.in.

Fellowships in liberal arts

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation has extended its support for education by setting up rigorous and challenging Postgraduate fellowships in liberal arts and sciences. It is to support students who are Indian nationals and who have received acceptances from universities abroad to pursue postgraduation in the field of liberal arts, (Masters, Postgraduate diploma/certificate or doctorate). It mainly includes fellowships for Humanities in India, the Sciences, scholarships for Social Sciences in India and Mathematics.

Applicants must have a first class degree or equivalent from a recognised Indian university. They must have secured admission in a foreign university of repute, on their own merit, for a course commencing from August or September 2016. They should be Indian citizens.

Candidates studying in the final year of their degree course or equivalent may also apply, provided they are able to submit their final year certificates before April 30, 2016. Visit: http://vsdf.org/ for more details.

CLAT to be held in May

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) will be held on May 8 from 3 pm to 5 pm in many centres across the country. Online application for CLAT 2016 opened on January 1 and closes on March 31. Detailed information along with e-brochures is available on www.clat.ac.in.

L&T Build-India scholarship

L&T Construction will sponsor fresh, deserving engineering graduates interested in pursuing an MTech in Construction Technology & Management in IIT (Madras/Delhi) and NIT (Surathkal/Trichy) and developing as Project Managers.

L&T Construction is part of the Larsen & Toubro conglomerate. The 24-month course will start from July 2016. Eligible candidates may apply online on the ‘Careers’ page of the website www.Lntecc.com.

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