IAH Delhi Fellowship in Neonatology 2011

Division of Neonatology, Apollo Centre for Advanced Pediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, has 2 positions for Fellow in Neonatology (1 year Fellowship programme of Neonatology Chapter Indian Academy of Pediatrics) commencing from 1 st January 2011.

Qualification Required for Fellowship in Neonatology at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi:

MD/DNB Pediatrics with one year experience as Register

Interested candidates may report to Medical Advisor, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Santa Vihar, New Delhi-76

Oral Aptitude Test will be held on 22nd Dec, 2010 at 10.00 a.m. Please bring your current CV and original certificates.

For further enquires contact: Dr. Anjali Kulkarni, Consultant Neonatologist & Academic, Coordinator Apollo Centre for Advanced Pediatrics.

Email: kulkarnianjali1@hotmail.com

GADVASU Ludhiana SRF notification 2011

Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Punjab invites applications for two temporary posts of Senior Research Fellow in the research project entitled, “Development of cost effective bacteriophage therapy for controlling Brucellosis in cattle and buffaloes” (RKVY, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India).

Emoluments for SRF at GADVASU:

For M.V.Sc. degree holder: Rs. 18,000 pm + 20% HRA (total=Rs. 21,600)

For M.Sc. degree holder: Rs. 16,000 pm+20 % HRA (total= Rs. 19,200)

Essential Qualifications and Eligibility Conditions for SRF at GADVASU

1. B.V.Sc & A.H degree or B.Sc degree in any relevant branch of Life Sciences/ Biological Sciences with at least second class.

2. M.V.Sc degree in Bacteriology / Virology / Immunology / Veterinary Microbiology / Veterinary Epidemiology / Veterinary Public Health / Veterinary Pathology / Animal Biotechnology (with research specialization in Bacteriology / Virology / Immunology) or M.Sc in relevant subjects like Animal Biotechnology / Microbiology / Zoology (with research specialization in Bacteriology / Virology / Immunology) with at least 65% marks or an OCPA of 6.50 out of 10 or equivalent.

The complete applications on plain paper (along with attested photocopies of date of birth certificate, degrees, mark sheets, experience certificates, reprints of publications and a recent passport size photograph) should reach the undersigned by 20th December, 2010 (10.00 AM). Advance copy of application can be sent to Dr. H. M. Saxena, Professor cum Head by e-mail (hmsaxena-at-yahoo.com). Candidates should bring the original certificates and appear for an interview on 20th December, 2010 at 11:30 AM in the office of the undersigned. No separate intimation for interview will be sent. No TA & DA will be paid for the interview.

For details visit: http://www.gadvasu.in/contact.asp

TOEFL Scholarship 2011

TOEFL Scholarship Program in India allows a study at the universities as follows.

# Three (3) $10,000 scholarships available: one to colleges/universities in the U.K., one to colleges/universities in the U.S. and one to colleges/universities in Canada

# Six (6) $5,000 scholarships available: one to colleges/universities in the U.K., one to colleges/universities in the U.S., one to colleges/universities in Canada and three to colleges/universities in any other location

Eligibility for TOEFL Scholarship

TOEFL  scholarships will be awarded to students in India who meet the following requirements:

* You must currently be living in India.

* You must begin undergraduate or graduate study in 2011 at a college/university listed in the TOEFL Destinations Directory (PDF).

* You must hold a grade point average (GPA) of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale or 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

* You must have a valid TOEFL score.

* You must return a completed application form with your TOEFL test scores, written essay and official transcript in a sealed envelope.

Scholarship award funds for students who will be studying abroad are applied to their tuition fees only after the student has registered with the institution and arrived on campus.

TOEFL Scholarship Application Deadline:April 15, 2011

For details visit: http://www.ets.org/toefl/scholarships/overview/india

TOEFL Scholarship Program in India allows a study at the university as follows.

# Three (3) $10,000 scholarships available: one to colleges/universities in the U.K., one to colleges/universities in the U.S. and one to colleges/universities in Canada

# Six (6) $5,000 scholarships available: one to colleges/universities in the U.K., one to colleges/universities in the U.S., one to colleges/universities in Canada and three to colleges/universities in any other location

Eligibility for TOEFL Scholarship

TOEFL® scholarships will be awarded to students in India who meet the following requirements:

* You must currently be living in India.

* You must begin undergraduate or graduate study in 2011 at a college/university listed in the TOEFL Destinations Directory (PDF).

* You must hold a grade point average (GPA) of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale or 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

* You must have a valid TOEFL score.

* You must return a completed application form with your TOEFL test scores, written essay and official transcript in a sealed envelope.

Scholarship award funds for students who will be studying abroad are applied to their tuition fees only after the student has registered with the institution and arrived on campus.

Scholarship Application Deadline:April 15, 2011

For details visit: http://www.ets.org/toefl/scholarships/overview/india


Post-Matric Scholarship 2011 for Students Belonging to the Minority Communities

The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their employability.

ELIGIBILITY

Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of whose parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs.2 lakh.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Unlike scholarship for SC and ST, there are a fixed number of scholarships for minorities is small and limited. Students from BPL families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order. The renewal applications would be fully exhausted before the new applications are considered.

DURATION

Scholarship will be provided for the entire course. However, maintenance allowance will be given for a period not exceeding 10 months only in an academic year.

Last date to submit application form: 31-12-2010

For details visit: http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/postmatric/sch_details0708.pdf

The Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship 2011-2012 for MBA

Reliance Industries Limited has generously created the Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowhip to support Indian nationals living in India with financial need in obtaining an MBA at Stanford.

Each year, Stanford may award up to five Fellowships:

* Fellows will receive full financial support for the two-year Stanford MBA Program and for all fees associated with applying and attending.

* Reliance and Stanford are dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in India who are committed to the country’s human and socio-economic progress.

* Within two years of completing their Stanford MBA studies, Reliance Dhirubhai Fellows are required to return to India for a period of at least two years employment in the public or private sector.

Submission of Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship application

The application includes, among other things:

* Educational history and scores: 10th board exams, 12th board exams, Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), and/or Common Admission Test (CAT) if available

* Awards and honors (academic or social)

* Employment history and aspirations

* Resume/curriculum vitae (C.V.)

* 250-word essay question

* Individual financial information

Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowship application available: 17 January 2011 – 1 June 2011

For details visit: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/financial_aid/reliance-p.html

Ministry of Culture SRF or JRF fellowships in culture 2011

Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, invites applications for SRF or JRF fellowships in the following areas of culture. It is a scheme for the award of fellowships to outstanding persons in the field of culture.

(a) Senior/Junior Fellowships in the Field of Performing, Literary and Plastic Arts

1. Performing Arts (Music/Dance/Theatre and Puppetry)

2. Literary Arts (Travelogue/History & Theory of Literature)

3. Plastic Arts (Graphics/Sculpture/Painting/Photography)

(b) Senior/Junior Fellowships in the New Areas related to Culture

In the ‘New Areas related to culture’, projects are sought in the following fields-

1. Indology

2. Epigraphy

3. Sociology of Culture

4. Cultural Economics

5. Structural and Engineering Aspects of Monuments

6. Numismatics

7. Scientific and Technical aspects of Conservation

8. Management aspects of Art and Heritage

9. Studies relating to application of Science and technology in areas related to culture and creativity.

The objective is to encourage analytical application of new research techniques, technological and management principles to contemporary issues in areas related to art and culture. General and theoretical macro-studies will not be considered. The proposal should be innovative and application oriented and preferably inter-disciplinary in nature.

Number of fellowships

The number of fellowships will be upto 400 each year. These are of two types, namely, senior and junior fellowship. The number of senior fellowships will be 200 of the value of Rs.20,000/- each per month for the artistes in the age group of above 40 years. The Number of junior fellowships will be 200 and these will be of the value of Rs.10,000/- each per month for the artistes in the age group of 25-40 years. Age will be reckoned as on 1st April of the year.

Publishing Grant

In addition, there could be a one time grant up to maximum of Rs. 20,000/- or 50% of the cost of the publication, whichever is less, for publication of selected Project documents. This will be restricted to 20% of the awardees.

Eligibility

Applicant for senior Fellowship should not be the recipient of pension from Ministry of Culture under the scheme for grant of financial assistance to artistes in indigent circumstances.

An applicant should not have availed of the same fellowship earlier. However an applicant who had been awarded a Junior Fellowship can apply for a Senior Fellowship, provided 5 years have elapsed after the closure of the earlier project.

Graduation is the minimum educational qualification.

Conditions

Applicants who are employed will have to apply through the proper channel.

Under the Senior and Junior Fellowships, the awardees will submit a six-monthly progress report. In cases where such reports are not received timely, the Ministry may withhold further releases of the Fellowship amount.

The selected candidates will have to undertake academic or application oriented research work on projects for which they have been awarded the Fellowship. They will complete their Projects within two years and submit the same to the Ministry. Extension of time by maximum three months will be permissible without any additional financial liability to the Government.

Review/Assessment of Performance

A mid-term review/assessment of performance in each case will be carried out after one year and further continuance of Fellowship will depend on such review/assessment.

Procedure for selection

1. Applications for award of Fellowship will be invited every year, through advertisement, in a prescribed format.

2. The application should be accompanied by a detailed project proposal on the subject.

3. If the applicants are employed in Central/State Government Departments/Institutions/Undertaking/University etc., they will have to take leave for a period of 2 years for the period of the Fellowship. They should submit their fellowship applications through the head of Department/Institution/ Undertaking/University etc. with the written assurance that in case the fellowship is sanctioned, the candidate will be granted leave for the duration of the Fellowship. The first instalment of the Fellowship will be released on production of proof of leave sanctioned, in addition to other conditions as applicable.

4. An Expert-Committee comprising experts in different fields will be constituted by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, which would in the first stage examine all applications and shortlist the most meritorious among them for eventual selection of the required number of Fellows in different fields/areas.

5. Short-listed Junior Fellowship candidates will be called for an interview/talk by the Expert Committee who will then select the most meritorious candidates upto the required number of Junior Fellowships in different fields/areas. No such interview/talk would be necessary in the case of Senior Fellowships.

Applications, duly completed in all respects, may be addressed to Section Officer (S&F), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, 2nd Floor (Back Side), NAI Annexe Building, Janpath, New Delhi-110001, with “Application for Junior Fellowship” or “Application for Senior Fellowship” clearly superscribed on the envelop, and sent only by Registered Post or Speed Post.

Last date to submit application form: 28th Feb 2011

For details visit: http://indiaculture.nic.in/indiaculture/fellowship_award.htm

Scholarships to Young Artists 2011 at Ministry of Culture

Ministry of Culture, Govt of  India offers schemes for Scholarships to Young Artists in Different Cultural Fields. This Scheme seeks to give assistance to young artists of outstanding promise for advanced training within India in the field of Indian Classical Music , Indian Classical Dance, Theatre, Visual art, Mime Folk , Traditional and Indigenous Arts and Light Classical Music.

Total Number of Scholarships 400

Subjects/ Fields in which Scholarships can be awarded

(1) Indian Classical Music

Classical Hindustani Music (Vocal and Instrumental ) Classical Carnatic Music (Vocal & Instrumental etc.)

(2)Indian Classical Dance/ Music

Bharatnatyam, Gaudiya Nritya, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Odissi Dance/ Music, Manipuri Dance/ Music, Thangta, Kathakali, Chhau Dance/ Music, Sattriya dance.

(3) Theatre

Any specialized aspect of theatre art, including acting , direction etc. but excluding playwriting and research.

(4) Visual Arts

Graphics, Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Pottery & Ceramics etc.

(5) Folk , Traditional and Indigenous Arts

Puppetry, Mime, Folk Theatre, Folk dances, Folk Songs, Folk Music etc.( An indicative list can be seen at para X-note)

(6) Light Classical Music

(a) Thumri, Dadra, Tappa,Qawali, Ghazal,

(b) Light Classical music based on Carnatic Style etc.

(c) Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti, Atulprasad

Duration and Term of Scholarship

The duration of scholarship will be two years.

The nature of training will be determined in each case after taking into consideration the previous training and background of the scholar. Normally, it will be in the nature of advance training under a Guru/ Master or in a recognized institution.

The Scholar will be required to rigorous training. Such a training will include minimum of three hours a day for practice alone apart from the time spent for acquiring knowledge of the theory of the subject/field concerned and also an appreciation of the related disciplines.

Each scholar will be paid Rs. 5000/- per month for a period of two years to cover his/ her living expenses on travelling, books, art material or other equipment and tuition or training charges, if any.

Conditions of Eligibility

(a) Candidates should be Indian Nationals;

(b) Candidates should have an adequate general education to pursue their training effectively;

(c) Candidates must give evidence of their desire to make the pursuit of their training effectively;

(d) As the scholarships are meant for advanced training and not for beginners, candidates must have already acquired a degree of proficiency in the chosen field.

(e) The candidate should have undergone a minimum of 5 years training with their Guru/Institutes. The Certificate to this effect in Part II of the Proforma duly signed by the present Guru / Institute and former Guru/ Institute (if any) should be submitted along with the application;

(f) Candidates should have an adequate knowledge in the connected arts/ disciplines.

(g) The candidate’s age should not be less than 18 years and not more than 25 years as on 1st April of the year in which the application is being made. Age relaxation is not permissible.

Documents to be submitted with application

Following documents are required to be submitted along with the Application in response to the advertisement:

(1) One attested copy of each degrees, diplomas and certificates, etc. if any, in support of statement made regarding education qualifications, experiences, etc. in the application. In no case should the original documents be attached.

(2) One attested copy of the Matriculation or equivalent certificate, if any, or other satisfactory evidence of age (other than horoscope).

(3) One passport size recently taken photograph, the candidate applying for dance should send, in addition, three photographs in costume in full form in actual different dancing poses.

(4) In the case of candidates applying for scholarships in the field of Painting, Sculpture and Applied Arts, they are required to send attested copies of photographs of the size original works alongwith their application duly attested by the Supervisor/Head of the Institution and incase of Music one audio cassette of the applicant’s recording should be attached with the application tightly with a tag. The minimum qualification for Visual Arts is Bachelor of Fine Arts or equivalent.

(5) Application duly completed should be forwarded to the Section Officer, S&F Section, Ministry of Culture, NAI Building Annexe, Second Floor, Janpath, New Delhi – 01 (incomplete application or application received after the prescribed date will not be considered.

(6) Separate application should be submitted for each field, if the candidate wants to apply for more than one field.

(7) As the scholarships are awarded for advanced training, the candidates should have undergone a minimum of 5 years training with their Guru/Institutes. The Certificates to this effect in Part II of the Proforma duly signed by the present Guru/ Institute (if any) should be submitted alongwith the application.

General

1. Candidates recommended as a result of preliminary selection will be required to appear for an interview /performance before an Expert Committee. The selection will be made purely on merit.

2. The Rules etc. above are subject to change at the discretion of the Government.

3. No enquiry will be entertained regarding the result of the selection of candidates for award of scholarships. However, candidates will be informed of the result after the final selection has been made.

4. No request for return of the application etc. will be entertained.

5. Results of the selection will be communicated to the selected candidates after the final selection.

6. Any changes in the address may be notified to this Ministry. While doing so the subject of training for which application was sent should invariably be given.

7. For any future correspondence, the candidate MUST give the following particulars:-

(a) Name of the Scheme. (b) Name of the candidate in block capital letters.(c) Subject/Field of training. (d) Registration Number, if communicated to the candidate.

Last date to submit application form: 31-12-2010.

For details visit: http://indiaculture.nic.in/indiaculture/youngwrks.htm

RCB Young Investigator Awards 2011 for scientists

Regional Centre for Biotechnology invites applications from young scientists having Ph.D. degree in any discipline of science and who are below the age of 35 years to work in the areas related (but not limited) to structural, systems, and chemical biology, biomaterials and nano science & technology, cellular and molecular biology, disease biology and drug discovery for RCB-Young Investigator Awards 2011. Those likely to complete their Ph D degree in the next 3 months are also eligible to apply.

RCB-Young Investigator Awards 2011 shall be initially for the duration of three years, which may be extended for two more years subject to satisfactory progress, based on a review by a committee of experts. The award carries a consolidated stipend of Rs. 40,000/-per month. The awardee shall not be entitled to draw any other fellowship or salary.

Interested candidates for RCB-Young Investigator Awards 2011 may submit their application by filling the application form available on our website (www.rcb.res.in). Copy of the application should be recieved by registered post to The Registrar, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, 180 Udyog Vihar Phase 1, Gurgaon-122016. Haryana, India so as to reach by 31st December 2010.

For details visit: http://www.rcb.res.in/advt_rcb_yi.html

Best India 2011 for biotechnology PG/PhD students

BEST-India (Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams) is aimed at encouraging young postgraduate and doctoral students in developing biotechnology entrepreneurship and exposing them to issues involved in commercialization of bio-science.

BEST is sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (www.dbtindia.nic.in), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and is administered by ABLE – India (www.ableindia.org)

Eligibility criteria for Best India 2011

Applicants must be students who are pursuing their masters (including 5 year integrated post graduate degree), doctoral degree, BE or B Tech courses or four year professional courses in the area of life sciences (bioscience/biotechnology and/or related subjects) from Indian Universities/Institutes.

The applicants should form a team of 5 students and nominate a team leader. The individual team members may or may not br from the same institute/University. One third of the team members can be from disciplines other than life sciences.

Each team will submit only one entry.

Core biotechnology disciplines under which Concept Notes will be invited include Agriculture, Aquaculture, Alternate Energy/Bio-energy, Bioinformatics, Biological Applications, Bioprocess Engineering, Environment, Food, Human Resource Development, Medical, Medical Diagnostics, Medical devices, Medical Therapeutics, Nanotechnlogy/Nanobiotechnology, and Vaccines.

The proposals for Best India 2011 could be either for product, service or an application.

The 3 Winning teams for Best India 2011 will be awarded Prize money of Rs.500, 000/-, Rs. 300,000/- and Rs. 200,000/ respectively.

Last date to submit application form for Best India 2011: 18-1-2011

For details visit: http://www.ableindia.in/best_2011/index.php

The SKP Scholarship 2011 (Pathak Scholarships) at Exeter College University of Oxford

Following a generous gift made by Mr Krishna Pathak , Exeter College is offering the SKP Scholarship for an Indian graduate student resident in India or Dubai who wishes to undertake a graduate degree at Exeter College, University of Oxford.

The Scholarship is tenable from 1 October 2011 for one year, renewable for a further two years, and will provide the full recommended living allowance of £13,590 per annum in addition to the Clarendon Award. The Scholarship is open to any student who:

• is an Indian citizen and resident in India or Dubai

• has undertaken an undergraduate degree at an Indian Institution of Higher Education

• wishes to read for a graduate degree (including Master’s courses by coursework or research, or a Doctoral research degree, but excluding Clinical Medicine, MBA and EMBA) at Exeter College, Oxford, in any subject which would lead to the economic development of India:

o all subjects in the Medical Sciences and Maths, Physical and Life Sciences Divisions, and also o all subjects in the Humanities Division: excluding Film Aesthetics and Medieval Studies, and also o from the Social Sciences Division: Economics, Environmental Studies, Education, Management Studies, Internet Studies, Politics and International Relations, Social Policy and Social Work only

• commits to remaining at Exeter College for the duration of his or her degree

• expresses a willingness to return to India following their degree for a minimum of two years

Applicants should apply to the University directly for a Clarendon Award, marking Exeter as their preferred College. If an applicant is successful in attaining a Clarendon Award and meets the above criteria, he or she will automatically be considered for a SKP Scholarship.

For information about how to apply for the Clarendon Award, please go to the University website or contact the University Graduate Admissions Office directly:

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JD Tel: +44 (0)1865 270059, Fax: +44 (0)1865 270049

Last date to submit application form: 7-01-2011

For details visit: http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/currentstudents/finance/scholasrships/

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