Campus roundup: British Council’s new scholarships for Indians

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SummaryBritish Council has announced the launch of the Great Scholarship and Great Career Guide

British Council has announced the launch of the Great Scholarship and Great Career Guide in New Delhi as a part of the ‘Great Britain’ campaign. While British Council is offering around 370 scholarships worth almost 1 million pounds, the Career Guide features articles about popular subjects that Indian students can choose to study in the UK, it also has information about opportunities available to students after study. Rob Lynes, director, British Council India, said: “We are committed to offering the best-in-class opportunities to Indian students who want to purse education in the UK and hope that the launch of the Great Scholarship and Great Career guide will be fruitful for students pursuing academic growth in the UK. The British Council is working with partners across government and education sectors in the ‘Great’ campaign, promoting the UK as a destination to study. As many as 36 UK institutions are participating in this and these scholarships will be tenable between September 2014 and January 2015.”

XLRI receives AICTE-CII National Award

XLRI-Xavier School of Management has been adjudged India’s best industry-linked institute in management. The institute recently won the AICTE-CII National Award, which was based on a survey done across AICTE-approved technical institutes of various streams. A total of 1,050 AICTE-approved institutes from engineering, management, pharmacy and architecture institutes, and from emerging engineering and management institutes, participated in it.

Amity University signs MoU for vocational skills

Amity University has signed an MoU with TAFE (Tertiary and Further Education), South Australia, and Heraud Education Trust, Melbourne, to promote vocational programmes in the country. It was signed by Gurinder Singh, additional vice-chancellor, Amity University; Baljeet Bhela, educational manager, TAFE South Australia, and Shruti Kant, COO, Heraud Education & Training India. The MoU aims to deliver skills development courses in the areas of automobile, retail, building & construction, banking & accounting and healthcare.

Research programme to tackle asteroid debris

Scientists will push the boundaries of studies on how to deflect asteroids and manipulate space debris, as the University of Strathclyde gets set to transform international space research. Led by Strathclyde, the Stardust programme—the first research-based training network of its kind—boasts of some of the world’s best experts in the field and aims to protect the planet and space assets. A training school, held at the University from November 18-22, is the first step for PG researchers in the Stardust initiative that will train scientists, engineers and policymakers.

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