Andhra University has recognised the Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences at Sangivalasa as a research centre. With the recognition accorded to the ANITS, its faculty members were eligible to guide research students and students could be permitted to join the ANITS to pursue their Ph.D. degrees, its Principal V.S.R.K. Prasad informed on Saturday. Secretary of ANITS V. Thapovardhan and Prof. Prasad thanked the AU for recognising the institute as a research centre .
The scholarship award ceremony, held recently at the University of Sheffield, U.K., witnessed Indian students being awarded scholarships worth over 63 lakhs. Each year, the university lays out scholarships worth over £2 million for international students enrolling for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
This year, the university awarded four India Postgraduate Merit Scholarships worth £7000 each, won by Jenitta Sharon Thomas, Nivin Das, Anahita Kumar and Indranil Adhya. Chennai girl Jenitta Sharon Thomas and Nivin Das from Kochi are pursuing MSc (Engg) ceramic science and engineering and MSc Engineering Process Safety and Loss Prevention respectively, in the faculty of engineering.
Anahita Kumar from Pune is pursuing a Master’s in Management at the Triple Crown Accredited Management School.
West Bengal boy Indranil Adhya who has enrolled with the medical school for MSc in Molecular Medicine said, “Coming to the University of Sheffield was indeed a big opportunity for me. In addition, the course I am pursuing is extremely useful for those who want to enter the field of non-clinical research. I look forward to a PhD studentship right after my master’s at this very university.”
Bangalore girl Manali Naik made the country proud by winning one of the ten coveted International Baccalaureate Undergraduate Merit Scholarships worth £7000 each.
The University of Sheffield has also awarded two India Undergraduate Merit Scholarships worth £7000 each to Chennai boy Ashwanth Raju and Arjun Singh Arora from Kolkata. Ashwanth Raju has enrolled at the faculty of engineering for B(Engg) Systems and Control Engineering and Arjun Singh Arora is pursuing B(Engg) mechanical engineering. The university will be announcing the 2014 provision soon. After which full details can be found at http://www.shef.ac.uk/
international/countries/ asia/south-asia/india/ scholarships.
Neuro-Clinical Research Education Fellowship
Description: To create a pool of trained clinical researchers in the area of neuroscience to facilitate hypothesis-driven research designed to address important issues. Under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India.
Eligibility: D.M. /M.Ch or MD Psychiatry and interested in pursuing nNeuroscience research
Application: By Post, by email, through the institute
Prizes and rewards: Eleven fellowships of one-year duration. Stipend Rs.75,000 per month and Rs. 5 lakh for one year
Deadline: December 16.
Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Internships and Fellowship Programme
Description: To provide an opportunity to the best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world-class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions .
Eligibility: Pursuing PhD.or having PhD in Science, Engineering or Technology. For Internship: up to 32 years, For Fellowships: Up to 40.
Application: By email
Prizes and rewards: Student internship, 7; fellowships, 7 Duration: 3 to 12 months. Deadline; December 20
- PhD Fellowship Position at University of Lorraine in France, 2013 (phdland.com)
- TATA Innovation Fellowships for Indian Students in India (scholarshipworldwide.com)
- President’s Doctoral Scholarships for International Students at University of Manchester in UK, 2014 (phdland.com)
- Call for Applications: EGU Science Journalism Fellowships (scholarshipworldwide.com)
K. Pratap Reddy of the Department of Zoology, University College of Science, and Director, Directorate of Academic Audit, Osmania University, has been appointed Registrar of Osmania University. He replaces Prof. M.S.N. Reddy, who retired on Saturday.
Prof. Reddy holds a Ph.D from OU and specialises in neuroscience, fluoride toxicity and neurodegenerative diseases. He has guided 15 students for Ph.D and has done several projects including those from the UGC and the DBT. He also worked as Director of Admissions.
- OU website re-launched (local2globe.wordpress.com)