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Most awards will be offered in association with specific colleges

Most awards will be offered in association with specific colleges

DFID Shared Scholarship Scheme
Usually three awards will be available. Most awards will be offered in association with specific colleges. The awards will cover university and college fees, maintenance, and return air travel.

Requirements: These awards are open to students from developing Common weaIth countries taking place in October 2007 to study for a taught masters degree in subjects related to the economic and social development of the students home country. Candidates must not be living or studying in a developed country, or be employed by a government department, national or local, or a parastatal organisation; they must certify that they would be otherwise unable to afford the cost of study in Britain, and that they will return to work or study in their home country as soon as their award ends. They should normally be under the age of 35 at the time the award begins.

To apply: Candidates must apply separately for admission to Oxford on a university application form as instructed under the subject entry.

Submission: March 16, 2007.

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Courses in multi-media

Source
THE HINDU

Date
2005-07-04

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The increase in intake capacity in engineering degree of some of the States from 1990-91 to 2003-04: Andhra Pradesh 8,070 to 66,205; Karnataka 19,452 to 40,920; Kerala 4,512 to 19,868; Madhya Pradesh 2,265 to 15,920; Maharashtra 20,425 to 47,450; Tamil Nadu 12,855 to 79,302; Uttar Pradesh 3,029 to 24,773; West Bengal 2,022 to 13,269; Delhi 1,290 to 3,800; Gujarat 2,780 to 10,325; Haryana 1,085 to 10,105; Jammu and Kashmir 480 to 970; Orissa 1,325 to 10,695; Punjab 1,508 to 10,701; and Rajasthan 1,629 to 10,785.

The total intake in all the States put together went up from 87,221 to 3,83,912.

The southern region consisting of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry has 1,47,457 intake capacity; next largest are in southwest (60,788) and west (48,190). The central, eastern, northern and north-western regions have almost equal intake capacity ranging between 27,914 and 38,326. Sixteen States have large intake capacities amounting to nearly 98 per cent of total intake capacity in the country.

The discipline-wise growth from 1990 to 2004 has been: electronics/electrical/computer/IT 39,635 to 2,57,207; mechanical/production from 22,354 to 50,908; civil from 13,546 to 15,280; chemical from 4,590 to 6,954; textiles 1,044 to 2,297.

In biotechnology, it shot up from 3,284 in 2002 to 5,360 in 2004. In metallurgy, the intake has come down from 815 to 707.

In 2002, out of a total intake of 3,83,912, the intake in computer and information technology was 1,20,046 (34 per cent), electrical and electronics discipline 1,14,539 (33 per cent), mechanical (10.5 per cent) and civil (four per cent).

Approximately 90 per cent of students actually admitted graduate in four years or later. Based on the sanctioned intake capacities for the previous years and the available data on graduate in subsequent years, it is estimated that about one lakh engineering graduates must have passed out in 2002 and that it would reach 2.5 lakhs by 2006.

The graduations of engineering students for some States for 2002 and 2003 are: Andhra Pradesh 14,216 and 18,366; Karnataka 16,576 and 17,308; Kerala 3,838 and 4,378; Madhya Pradesh 3,788 and 5,609; Maharashtra 26,758 and 28,420; Tamil Nadu 15,889 and 21,098; Delhi 1,245 and 1,831; Gujarat 3,807 and 4,715; Haryana 2,141 and 2,459; Orissa 3,227 and 4,646; Punjab 2,356 and 3090; Uttar Pradesh 8,359 and 10,044; and West Bengal 2,922 and 4,199.

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Achieving a Travel Education Without The Travel

Travel – the heart and soul of the hospitality industry – is missing from the agendas of thousands of industry professionals as they strive to further their careers in management, development, marketing and finance.

Travel, in fact, is often the very last thing on their minds.

Engrossed in coursework designed to prepare them to to move up in a hotel’s chain of command, these employees have been busy ordering up the academic equivalent of room service: Distance learning that delivers textbooks, videos, resource materials and whatever else they need directly to their door – or even to their desktop.

“This is a nice way to learn if you can’t get to a campus,” said Bob Davies, graduate program director at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, which is in the process of shelving and retooling its online coursework in the school’s Hospitality and Tourism program, which added distance learning a decade ago.

“Because the industry requires you to work unusual hours, attending a campus class just doesn’t work,” said Davies. “And there is some rigidity even with tech schools and universities that you have to be available.”

With distance learning, of course, students are very much available – as long as they can accomplish their tasks at their own convenience and their own location.

Though globe-trotters, national travelers and even regional tourists are a driving force in the hospitality industry, staying put to enhance knowledge about about this industry is by no means an anomaly. In many cases, it is has become an occupational necessity.

The American Hotel & Lodging Association recognized this back in 1953 with the founding of its Educational Institute, at the time a formative formal program for hospitality education.

“At that time, its purpose was to provide distance learning courses in the 1950s,” said Elizabeth Johnson, marketing manager. “Correspondence school was in its heyday back then. For people who could not afford college or could not take the time from their hotel job to get additional training to get ahead, the educational institute met that need. It was founded for that purpose at that time.”

Although hotel schools now exist at university campuses in Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island, Purdue University, Cornell University, the University of Houston and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, AH&LA’s institute still offers traditional correspondence-school style coursework in certificate and diploma programs for working professionals. (For more conventional graduate and undergraduate students in classrooom-based hospitality management programs at many of these two-year and four-year schools, the institute also provides an array of professionally authored textbooks.)

In recent years, the institute’s traditional mail-based curriculum has gotten plugged into the Internet, where working professionals have the same options as their mail-based counterparts, to learn – and later take their exams for certification – in a self-paced environment online. The institute has a more intense Hospitality Operations certification program, as well as two diploma programs – one in Hospitality Management and one in Food and Beverage Management. And next year the institute will launch a new specialization – Spa Management – also to be offered online.

More : hotelinteractive.com

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IIM salary offers on par with top B-schools in US

IIM salary offers on par with top B-schools in US

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) at Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Calcutta have truly come of age. They are now directly competing with their counterparts in the US in terms of work profile and salaries offered.

Investment banks are today offering higher positions even to IIM freshers for the first time. Whats more is that these graduates are being offered salaries in the range of Rs 1 crore per annum, which is in line with the salaries offered to a graduate from a top B-school in the US.

Deutsche Bank has been the first to break the tradition across the three IIMs by offering the associate position instead of an analyst position to freshers and graduates with some experience. Their salaries match those of the associates recruited from any US B-school.

More : economictimes.indiatimes.com

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Deyaar offers scholarship for AUD students

Deyaar offers scholarship for AUD students

The American University in Dubai (AUD) has announced a scholarship initiative from real estate developer, Deyaar.

Eligible scholars will be able to take advantage of this great opportunity to fund their studies without the pre-requisite of committing to work solely for Deyaar.

At Deyaar, we recognise the importance of developing talent, not just for our company, but for the good of society as a whole. Supporting the academic pursuits of UAE nationals to help enable them earn accreditation for their career development, and endorsing the nations Emiratization process, are the reasons behind this new initiative. We always aim at being the employer of choice, but we dont want to impose that limit on deserving talent, said Ali Sharif, human resources manager of Deyaar.

More : tradearabia.com

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US-based Target to hire from IIM-B

US-based Target to hire from IIM-B

Target, a US-based global retail chain, is interested in recruiting from IIM Bangalore this year. Target now joins international retailers like Tesco, Wal-Mart and others in scouting for talent in India. Target has shown a keen interest in coming for final placements this year. However, a date for their presentation is yet to be finalised, said IIM-B placement officer GK Nagraj.

Talks with Target were also been initiated last year by the institute. Target is an upscale discounter that provides merchandise at nearly 1,488 stores in 47 states in the US. Popularly known for its bulls eye logo, Target also has an online.

Targets move assumes significance with the retail sector slowly emerging as one of the hottest picks in B-school placements. With Indias organised retail industry beginning to open up, this sector is poised to attract much attention in placements going forward, analysts said.

More : economictimes.indiatimes.com

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Indian women top in Nobel prize list

Ninety-one women from India, figure in the list of 1,000 women who have been nominated globally for the Nobel Peace Prize-2005.

The number of nominees from India is the highest from any country and the figure shows the immense contribution of women towards peace, justice, human rights and sustainable livelihoods.Some of the nominees are Mahashweta Verma, Kiran Bedi, Sharda and Shanta (both social activists), Shahjahan and Ruth Manorama (women`s rights activist), Dilafroz Qazi, Abha Bhayya, Ajit Kaur (writer), Krishna Kumar, Maninder Meenu Sodhi, Veena Mzumdar, Shobha Barve, Shabnam Hashmi, Nandita Haksar, Sheila, Nirmala Deshpande, Anjali Gopalan, Aruna Roy, Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal, Teesta Setalvad, Vandana Shiva, Rashida Bi and Champa Devi Shukla.

The largest number of nominations-157, has gone from South Asia, including 29 from Pakistan, 16 from Bangladesh, 12 from Sri Lanka and 9 from Nepal. said Kamla Bhasin, South Asia project coordinator of 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize group, here on Wednesday while announcing the names of Indian nominees.

The names of nominees were announced at 20 places across the world. In South Asia there were 13 press conferences, including 8 in India where some of the nominees were also present. In Delhi, as many 15 nominees attended the meeting. The project of nominating women began in 2003 under the conviction that the commitment of women working for peace should be acknowledged and made publicly known. It began as a Swiss initiative, but has become a globally supported project. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is expected to announce the winner on October 14.
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Students and Professors thoughts about online classes

Students and Professors thoughts about online classes

Taking a class on campus as opposed to staying in a warm apartment and completing the class online crosses students minds every winter morning.

Although students have the option of staying warm at home, studying in pajamas, what many students dont know is they must pay extra for the online credits.

The Distance and Continuing Education Department offers online classes for students and the classes offered are based on what students need to take and what the individual departments are able to offer.

More : ndsuspectrum.com

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MBBS: CBSE candidates face uphill task

Source
THE HINDU

Date
2005-07-08

Information
The prospects of CBSE candidates in Tamil Nadu gaining admission to the MBBS course through counselling was raised by one participant at The Hindu EducationPlus Fair.

The student pointed out that from the analysis made by the panellists, it appeared that no Open Competition candidate from CBSE would be in a position to get an MBBS seat through counselling.

The forecast was that there was little chance of any candidate with less than 295 marks to get into the MBBS course. This meant that even with a centum in the entrance examination, the candidate would need a score of 195 in the Board, which was nearly impossible in the CBSE stream. In answer, Prof. P.V.Navaneethakrishnan, an expert on the panel said this situation was causing concern. If the Board marks were not considered, as in Andhra Pradesh, such a scenario would not apply to the CBSE candidates. However, not taking the qualifying examination into account created a different kind of aberration, as the students did not give much importance to the Board examination and put in all their effort only into the entrance examination. This produced poorly equipped students in a general sense.

For admission purposes, in Tamil Nadu, the weighting of scores was of the order of 200 for the Board examination and 100 for entrance. If this was modified to 100 for the Board and 100 for entrance, the disparity affecting CBSE candidates could be reduced.

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Distance Learning Provides New International Oracle/Hyperion Essbase Training Opportunities

-Harbinger Consulting Group (HCG), a leader in Oracles Hyperion Essbase training and consulting, recently added International Distance Learning to its list of training opportunities. The new HCG training model enables international participants to receive Hyperion Essbase instruction without leaving their desks.

The HCG University Education Staff can now deliver clear, consistent Hyperion instruction to companies with similar needs in more places around the world, said HCGs Director of Training, Craig Mesenbring. Over the years, our training staff has traveled worldwide to deliver onsite training. That experience has prepared HCG to easily manage the logistical and cultural challenges that occur with International Distance Learning.

Clients across the U.S. and around the world use HCGs Hyperion education solutions to meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated work force. Distance Learning provides the opportunity for companies with multiple locations to offer a coherent Hyperion education program for their staff, while significantly reducing travel costs.

More : /home.businesswire.com

Benefits Of A Distance Learning Degree

Getting a college degree can be one of the single most important things a person can do to help ensure a higher income and opened doors down the road. While it isnt a guarantee for success, it is a key factor in it for many. With this in mind, more and more, people are turning to distance learning degree programs to help them achieve this vital goal.

A distance learning degree program is nothing more than a regular college-level program, but without all the driving and sitting in class time. Instead, these programs operate using the Internet as their classrooms, giving students the freedom to work on their own schedules. This can present a fantastic opportunity for those who must work while they learn.

Distance learning degree programs tend to vary a bit from institution to institution. Some classes, too, can deliver very different requirements. In some online courses, for example, students will be expected to show up in class, an online chat room at set times on set days. In other cases, all correspondence with the professor is handled via e-mail, chat and telephone on a less stringent schedule. Either way, these classes and programs all add up to a degree at the end of the road.

More : pr-gb.com

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Commercial Pilots Licence training for students

Source
The Hindu, Chennai

Date
2006-07-10

Information
A Mumbai-based immigration-cum-education overseas consulting company, ERA Recruitants, has entered into a contract with Russias Sasovo Flying College of Civil Aviation to provide Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) training to students in India.

Addressing presspersons on the strategic partnership with a Russian Education Consulting company, PORU-S, to promote Russian education in India and South Asia, Raja Roy Choudhury, Managing Director of ERA Recruitants, said the 14-month comprehensive CPL training programme, subsidised by the Russian Government, would cost around Rs.13 lakh.

The cost covers language proficiency training, theory classes, ground tests/simulator training, flying on single and multiple engines for about 250 hours, complete documentation, visa processing, relocation support to students seeking education in Russia.

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New budget is not fully feasible for entry of best universities

A day after the Union Cabinet approved the ambitious bill to regulate the entry of foreign educational institutions in the country, a Planning Commission education consultant on Friday said it will not result in “best of the universities” entering India due to the “excessive” regulations that the law provides for.

“Nobody can deny that India is a big market for higher education, but with the existing framework only middle-level players will end up establishing their centres in the country,” B S Baswan, senior consultant (education), Planning Commission, told reporters on the sidelines of a talk here.

Baswan said many a reputed global institutions like Stanford and Yale had approached the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development in the past and had to go back disappointed due to lack of necessary framework.

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Shaheen scholarship to be awarded at ADC Convention

Shaheen scholarship to be awarded at ADC Convention

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is currently accepting applications for the 2007 Jack G. Shaheen Mass Communications Scholarship. Dr. Shaheen is the worlds foremost authority on media images of Arabs and the author of Reel Bad Arabs, Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture, Nuclear War Films, and The TV Arab.

The deadline for applications is April 12, 2007. Dr. Shaheen established this scholarship through ADC to recognize Arab-American students who excel in media studies. Recipients of the $1000 scholarship will be announced and presented at ADCs Annual Convention during the DC premiere of the groundbreaking documentary, Reel Bad Arabs.

On Friday, June 8, the ground breaking 50-minute documentary will be screened and then a question and answer session with Dr. Shaheen will follow and the scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be attending college in the 2007-08 academic year; must be majoring in mass communications, journalism, radio, television, and/or film; must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen of Arab heritage.

More : arabamericannews.com

Hartland chamber awards scholarship to HHS graduate

The Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce presented a $1,000 scholarship to Hartland High School senior Jennifer Pittel earlier this month. This is the 16th consecutive year the chamber has awarded the scholarship.

In selecting the winner of the Hartland Area Chamber Scholarship, the chamber looks for a high school senior who demonstrates leadership, has been a good student throughout his or her academic career, and who places a value on community service and personal growth, said Sharon Sutis, president of the HACC. Jennifer was particularly outstanding in all of these areas.

Pittel has been on the honor roll throughout elementary and middle school, has achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher all four years of high school, and was a member of the national honor society.

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President Calls For Linking Urdu To Employment

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday underlined the need to take Urdu beyond literature and poetry to enrich it with science and technology and link it to employment generation.

Delivering the first convocation address of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad National Urdu University here, Kalam asked the university to transform the Urdu-speaking youth into professionals fit for the knowledge society, and train and prepare them for the challenges of the job market.

He said one of the missions of the university should be to bring Urdu into the national front.

It can be done only by enriching the language with science subjects, providing quality literature, evolving teaching syllabus and teaching proficiency using the unique core competence of the language. Also, Urdu must be able to absorb words from other languages particularly scientific terms, said Kalam.

The aim of the faculty members should be to build character, human values, enhance the learning capacity of the students through technology and build the confidence among them that `we can do it`. The student should be made to feel that the language is not a barrier for their growth and development.

The educational system should emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and prepare students right from college to get oriented towards enterprises that would provide them creativity, freedom and ability to generate wealth, he said.

Kalam called upon banks to support young entrepreneurs so that they could earn by innovating products.

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USEFI is organising an information session to an undergraduate programme in the United States

USEFI is organising an information session to an undergraduate programme in the United States

USEFI SESSION
The United States Educational Foundation in India (USEFI) is organising an information session on How to select and apply to an undergraduate programme in the United States with representatives from Marquette University, on Monday, April 9, 2007. The session will begin at 2 30pm at USEFI, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi. For more information about Marquette University

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United Way helps Y camp scholarship program

The United Way of Norwalk & Wilton has supported the Wilton Family Y’s summer day camp scholarship program for many years through allocations and grants which help children in financial need attend camp each year. The Y program serves up to 500 boys and girls each week during the eight-week summer sessions.

United Way funding has been a critical part of the Y’s overall mission to remain open to everyone, regardless of financial limitations, said YMCA Executive Director, Bob McDowell. We never turn anyone away from Y programs, and in order to accomplish this, we rely on annual support from United Way of Norwalk & Wilton as well as the generosity of our individual donors. Without this support, it would not be possible for us to offer a camp experience to children in need of financial assistance. We are sincerely appreciative of the United Way’s responsiveness and involvement.

United Way and the Wilton Y have been community partners for many years, and we are so glad we continue to partner with them, said David Kennedy, president and CEO of United Way of Norwalk & Wilton. They are really helping to make Wilton a better community for all.

More : wiltonvillager.com

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GSIS approves scholarship program for SY

GSIS approves scholarship program for SY 2007-2008

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) through its President and General Manager Winston Garcia has approved the GSIS Scholarship Program (GSP) for School Year 2007-2008, GSIS Area Manager Dauphine Estrada, Jr. based here reported Wednesday.

Estrada in his report disclosed that the recipients of the scholarship grant shall be determined through a computer assisted raffle. The candidate can be nominated by all GSIS active members in good standing such as with updated premium payments and does not belong to delinquent government agencies, among others.

The winner-grantee is required to submit the nomination form that are distributed to government agencies, together with the other required documents of the scholar-designee, Estrada said.

More : pia.gov.ph

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India, Thailand Ink MoU On Education

India and Thailand today signed an agreement to enhance cooperation in the field of education and research, as Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh held talks with his visiting Thai counterpart Mr Thaksin Shinawatra. Human resources development minister Mr Arjun Singh and Thai foreign minister Mr Kantathi Suphamongkon signed the MoU on collaboration in the education field.

The areas of cooperation would cover organisation of joint research programmes and publications, exchange of research materials, teaching aids and academics, examining possibility of mutual recognition of educational qualifications and setting up of chairs on contemporary studies. The MoU also provides for setting up a joint working group to oversee the arrangement and would meet alternately in India and Thailand at least once biennially.

Earlier, Mr Shinawatra arrived on a day-long visit. Besides Dr Singh, he met Mr Arjun Singh and Mrs Sonia Gandhi.

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