Cabinet nod soon for Rs 75,000 scholarship for bright students: Minister

Cabinet nod soon for Rs 75,000 scholarship for bright students: Minister

The Cabinet will soon give its nod to a Rs. 75,000 monthly scholarship scheme for bright students in higher education institutes to arrest the brain drain and encourage innovation, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar today said. The scholarship, the Minister said, is meant for bright sparks at institutes like IITs and universities where required infrastructure is being provided under the Vishwajeet Project and Uchchatar Avishkar Yojana. “We are also starting a PM Scholarship. I have already signed the Cabinet note. That is under circulation. It will come to the Cabinet very…

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10 Mysuru students to get Huawei scholarships

10 Mysuru students to get Huawei scholarships

Huawei Technologies India, the Indian R and D Centre of Huawei, an ICT solutions provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with JSS Science and Technology University to provide Huawei Scholarships for Excellence to students of its engineering college. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, HTIPL advocates contribution to countries and communities in which it operates, promoting and encouraging education and research. Accordingly, the university nominated academically distinguished students for scholarship support from the company, a release stated here. The scholarship ₹50,000 each will be given annually to…

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UK’s Chevening scholarship programs opens applications

UK’s Chevening scholarship programs opens applications

BENGALURU: The application window for UK’s prestigious and fully-funded Chevening scholarship and fellowship programmes is now open. Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. The Chevening India programme is the largest in the world, offering up to 120-fully paid scholarships and fellowships this year. Some 2500 people make-up the body of Indian Chevening alumni. Speaking in Bengaluru on Friday, British Deputy High Commissioner in Bengaluru,…

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Applications for Lila Poonawalla Foundation scholarships now open

Applications for Lila Poonawalla Foundation scholarships now open

Representational image(HT PHOTO) Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF), on July 27, declared the commencement of 22nd year of their annual UG-PGscholarship and in this light, past LPF fellows share their experience. “I never thought of myself as an exceptional student. But, I was hardworking, and I feel that is something Lila Poonawalla Foundation tapped onto. With the confidence given by Lila ma’am, I am where  I wanted to be today,” said Dr Harshada Babrekar, one of the beneficiaries of the Lila Poonawalla Foundation Scholarship programme, who is now a research scholar at Savitribai Phule Pune University….

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To widen SC scholarship net, govt for raising income criteria

To widen SC scholarship net, govt for raising income criteria

IN A move that will make many more Scheduled Caste (SC) students eligible for government scholarships, the Centre proposes to raise the income eligibility criteria for such schemes. Under the ‘Top Class Education Scheme’, the Centre provides scholarships to SC students who are pursuing higher education at IITs, IIMs, NITs, commercial pilot training institutes, medical/ law/ media and other reputed institutes. According to the current eligibility criteria, their parents’ annual income shouldn’t exceed Rs 4.5 lakh. This figure is now proposed to be revised to Rs 6 lakh per annum….

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India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

India’s Schools Need the Light of Inner Discipline, Not the Militarisation of Consciousness

Recent reports of the Prime Minister’s Office advising the human resource development ministry to introduce elements of military school training and ‘patriotic’ sentiments in regular schools has left me disturbed. As a teacher with sustained engagement with critical pedagogy and life-affirming education, I feel that this is yet another effort at militarisation of consciousness and equating discipline with non-reflexive obedience. A debate on the merits of such a decision should not be limited to the government or its ideology; instead, it should be about the socio-philosophical and pedagogic enquiry into the dynamics…

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Thirteen Nationals Receive 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Award

Thirteen Nationals Receive 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Award

(SKNIS): Another 13 nationals will be added to the already 55 studying in the Republic of China (Taiwan), as they were named the recipients of the 2017 Taiwan Scholarship Awards, at a ceremony held at the Ocean Terrace Inn (OTI) on Wednesday, July 19. Eight individuals, namely, Javoni Isaac; Anesha Gonsalves; Bridgette Morton; Jonelle Irish; Peter Douglas; Saidah Smithen; Kyra Seaton; and Davielle France, received the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) scholarship, while five in the persons of Danielle Weekes; Francisco Novas; Gracelyn Hanley; Jazel Roland; and Javeim Blanchette…

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Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Scholarships Help Cancer Survivors Fund College Dreams

Cancer for College is one organization that offers scholarships to students who have overcome the disease. (KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ/ GETTY IMAGES) Students dealing with cancer – either battling the disease themselves or helping a family member cope with it – often face devastating financial consequences because of the significant expense of treatment. Couple that with the high cost of college, and higher education can become nearly unattainable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A number of organizations provide scholarships for students touched by cancer. Here are some college scholarship opportunities for students affected by…

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Delhi government launches ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme

Delhi government launches ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme

  Delhi government on Tuesday launched ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme in the national capital, with an aim to benefit the students from poor and moderate means of income group.(HT file) Delhi government on Tuesday launched ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme in the national capital, with an aim to benefit the students from poor and moderate means of income group. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while making the announcement in New Delhi, said the scholarship scheme would be a fee waiver scheme for the needy students who pursue higher studies…

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Lost Your IT Job? A Scholarship To Help You ‘Bounce Back’

Lost Your IT Job? A Scholarship To Help You ‘Bounce Back’

Indian IT sector is facing challenges on multiple fronts, from change in technological landscape to stricter work permit regime in many countries. There have been also been reports of mass layoffs by various companies, even though the industry has consistently denied the allegations. To help IT workers who have lost their job in recent times, online professional training company Simplilearn is offering “Bounce Back” scholarships. The programme aims to help IT professionals avail free access to relevant courses and training programmes and help reskill themselves. The scholarships which are available…

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