The Hindu- Hitachi scholarships 2010 for Engineers

The Hindu, in association with Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, invites applications for scholarships for technical training in Japan. The number of scholarships will be three.

Terms and conditions

Candidates must be Indian Citizens, should not have completed 30 years of age on 31-03-2011 and should possess a minimum Degree of B.E., or B.Sc. (Engg.) or its equivalent from any recognized University. Candidates who have already had practical experience in the branches, for which training is proposed to be given, will be given preference. Candidates with at least one year’s professional experience need apply. Those who were interviewed in previous years for the Scholarships need not apply again.

The scholarships are tenable in Japan for principally six months commencing about July 2011. Trainees may have general training in one of the following product fields of Hitachi Ltd., (Hitachi) for example (1) Industrial Systems (2) Transportation Systems (3) Power Systems (4) Information and Telecommunication Systems, being subject to the convenience of each of Hitachi’s establishments. During the training, there will be special emphasis on environment-related and energy-saving technologies.

Trainees shall be during their training, under the supervision and direction of Hitachi, which has full discretion on scope, mode, duration and place of establishment of their training. Training will not be available in the R&D activities of Hitachi. They will be subject to the rules and regulations and the discipline of the establishment to which they are posted.

Selected trainees will be provided with return Economy Class air passage. Arrangements will also be made for free Boarding and Lodging for trainees in Japan and to defray all expenses for travelling in Japan which may be considered necessary for their training. In addition, each trainee will be paid a monthly fixed allowance to cover his personal expenses.

Parents or Guardians of selected candidates shall guarantee their good conduct and shall undertake to pay for their repatriation should their conduct be found unsatisfactory by Hitachi Ltd., or any public authority in Japan or in case the selected candidates desire to -discontinue their studies in Japan for any reason whatsoever during the period of their scholarship.

Applications should be made in duplicate in the forms available on payment of Rs.5/- from the variuos offices of THE HINDU.

Completed forms should reach

THE HINDU, 859 & 860,

Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002.

On the cover do mention  ”THE HINDU – HITACHITRAINING SCHEME”.

Last date to submit application: December 31, 2010.

Anna Centenary Research Fellowships 2011 for pursuing Ph.D

Anna University introduces research fellowships namely, “Anna Centenary Research Fellowships”. About 45 research fellowships will be awarded to Full-time research scholars every year admitted to Ph.D. programme on merit basis from January 2011 session onwards.

Each fellowship will carry a monthly stipend of Rs. 12,000/- and annual contingency grant of Rs.25,000/-. These research fellowships will be awarded for a maximum period of three years or till the submission of Thesis whichever is earlier.

Candidates who are interested to pursue Full-time research in various disciplines of Engineering, Technology, Architecture & Planning, Science & Humanities and Management Sciences in Anna University for availing these fellowships need to apply in a separate application form prescribed in the website www.annauniv.edu/research along with necessary enclosures. Those scholars who have already registered for Ph.D. programme in Anna University can also apply for this fellowship.

For details visit www.annauniv.edu/research