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UK to bring 400 more students under its scholarship program

The government of United Kingdom (UK) is planning to bring 400 more students under its scholarships program, in a bid to tackle the fall of Indian student numbers in the nation. According to UK government officials, the number of Indian students opting for the UK for higher studies has seen a fall in the last few years. One of the reasons is the common notion that UK is not welcoming to foreign students, which is untrue, the officials added. To wipe out that notion, the UK government is offering more scholarships to Indian students who pursue their studies in the nation. Other than...

Amity University joins hands with UK firm for student exchange

India’s reputed Amity University has joined hands with the United Kingdom (UK) based Global Education Management (GEM), in a bid to boost the skill-sets of students and promote different student exchange programs. These programs may be of six months duration, in various subjects related to business as well as hospitality. Under the partnership, vocational as well as practical training will be provided to Indian students in the UK and vice versa. According to officials of Amity University, GEM will arrange for visa, living expenses, etc. for the students. Moreover, the UK...

Canada varsity to offer merit-based scholarships to UG Indian students

The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada will offer merit-based scholarships to students from India who join the undergraduate (UG) degree programs at the varsity. UBC will allocate a quarter of a million dollars in non-public funds for the scholarships. The varsity will offer 11 outstanding international student awards, each for $10,000 as well as five international major entrance scholarships, each worth $28,000 or $7,000 per year for a period of four years, to students hailing from India with outstanding academic accomplishment. The initial awards will be tenable for...

Centre for Digital Media, Canada's webinar on MDM program tomorrow

If you are interested in finding out more about the Master of Digital Media program (MDM) from Centre for Digital Media (CDM) Vancouver, Canada then log in for a webinar on October 17. The CDM is home to world class, professional graduate programs in digital media, inspired by cutting-edge research and industry innovation. The CDM is located on Great Northern Way Campus and houses the MDM program. CDM is also home to industry studios and hosts a variety of industry and professional development events.  The MDM program is a 12-month, plus internship, full-time professional Master's...

UK to offer 396 scholarships worth Rs 15 crore to Indian students

The United Kingdom (UK) will be offering the highest number of Scholarships ever for Indian students worth Rs 15 crore under the GREAT Britain Scholarships - India 2015. The intake will comprise 396 new part Scholarships from 57 institutes all over UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) for various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses, including Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Law, Business, Art & Design, Biosciences, etc. In the past two years, UK offered more than 750 scholarships to Indian students. This move will further boost the existing...

UK education alumni awards soon for Indians from British institutes

The United Kingdom (UK) will soon launch the Education UK Alumni Awards for Indian alumni from UK institutes who have made a noteworthy contribution after their return to India. The award will be in the form of an all expenses-paid study visit to the UK, which will be related to their present profession. The measure is expected to rectify the decline of Indian student numbers to UK and boost business investment, as per reports. Another incentive on the cards will be the highest number ever of scholarships to be granted to Indian students under the GREAT Scholarships program. The 2015...

AP government to send 1,000 SC, ST students abroad for higher studies

The government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) is planning to send 1,000 students under the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories overseas to pursue their higher education. The initiative will be taken under the “AP Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi” scheme. According to sources, the government is expected to liberalize the rules to facilitate the process of sending selected students abroad for studies. At present, the scheme covers only postgraduate (PG) students. However, in the future, undergraduate (UG) as well as diploma students may also get the opportunity. The...

Mumbai top spender among Indian cities for education in US

Maharashtra capital Mumbai is the top-spending Indian city for education in the United States (US) , with Hyderabad at the second spot and Delhi at the third in the country. Students from across the world pursue their higher education in the US every year at very steep costs. From the year 2008 to 2012, there were around $3 billion Indian students studying in US, as per a report issued by the Brookings Institution. During the same period, Seoul of South Korea sent the highest number of 56,500 students to the US and spent the highest amount of $2.1 billion. Next in line were Beijing and...

TOEFL scholarships to be awarded to 10 meritorious Indian students

Ten meritorious students from India will be awarded the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scholarships, according to a recent announcement by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The scholarship is granted annually to Indian students with demonstrated academic records, outstanding English communication as well as leadership skills. They must also be adept at all-round extracurricular activities, especially community service. Candidates need to also possess innovative ideas as reflected in their essays. To qualify for the scholarship, candidates need a grade point average...

My robot is my friend. Pupils from Yakutia won the International Youth Robot Competition

Within three days, 18 pupils from Yakutia have created unique robots. Robot-coach, robot-bulldozer, robot-dog and robot-mower, created by students of Yakutia, have become one of the best at the International Youth Robot Competition IYRC, held from 1 to 3 August in the Republic of Korea. More than 200 children from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, China, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Thailand came to participate in these competitions in Daejeon. 18 pupils from Yakutsk, Verkhnevilyuysky, Megino-Kangalassky, Namsky, Nyurbinsky, Tattinsky and Khangalassky regions of Yakutia represented...

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