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Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2009

The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2009

For Doctoral Studies at St. John's College, University of Cambridge

The Programme

Dr Manmonhan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John’s College. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the World Stage. In honour of Dr Singh St John’s College, the University of Cambridge launched the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships in Delhi last year. These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John’s College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences.

Applications in Aerospace Engineering and Energy Studies will be of particular interest

Eligibilty Criteria

The applicant should be:

* An Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India
* Below 35 years of age as on 31 December 2008
* Not already had significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding.
* Should hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised India university/institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/field
* Evidence of leadership qualities (to be assessed from personal statements e.g. extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area.)
* Keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing by September/October 2009
* Fluent in spoken and written English
* Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the university.

Value of the Award

The scholarships are fully funded:

* Academic fees
* International airfare
* Monthly stipend to cover living expenses
* UK Visa

Application process

It is the responsibility of the applicants to identify a suitable Doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge, apply for a place for September/October 2009 and secure admission.

1. Identify a suitable doctoral programme and supervisor at the University of Cambridge.
2. Applicants to visit the Board of Graduate Studies (BoGs) website and make formal application to the University at the same time as to the Dr Man Mohan Singh Scholarships.
3. Applicants to select St John’s College as their first choice College on their BoGs application form.
4. Applicants to indicate on their BoGs form that they are applying for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, but also to complete the section applying for funding from the University.
5. Apply for the Scholarship on the prescribed format by 31 December 2008 and submit it to the British Council. Click here to download the application form (Word) and (Pdf)


• Only those applicants who get an offer of admission at St John’s College will be eligible for the award of the Scholarship.
• Candidates should NOT approach St John’s College directly at this stage.


Candidates for these scholarships are selected through a process of short listing from the applications received by the British Council, followed by personal interviews, which will be held in New Delhi .

Subsequent to the interviews the selection committee identifies the required number of candidates for the awards. The decision of the selection committee will be final. Selection results will be communicated within a month following the interview.

Post selection

Pre-departure briefings, UK visa and travel arrangements for the selected candidates will be co-ordinated by the British Council.

General Notes

* The British Council will acknowledge receipt of applications through the emails provided on the application form. For this purpose, applicants are requested to provide their latest email ids. However, the British Council will not be responsible for failure of on-line delivery.
* The British Council will further contact only the short-listed candidates inviting them for interviews. Applicants are requested not to contact the British Council office directly.
* Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in New Delhi in April 2009. Candidates will be expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Further information

For further information and clarification please contact:

Vishu Sharma
British Council
17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110001, India

Tel +91 (0)11 23711401 (extn. 272)
Fax +91 (0) 11 23710717
Direct tel: +91 (0)11 41497272

The deadline for submission is 31 December 2008

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Young Researcher Award - 2009

Founded 1932
Bombay House, Homi Mody Street
Mumbai 400 001.
Tel : 66658282 - Extn.7172
Fax : 91 - 022 – 22826092

Applications are invited for the

“Young Researcher Award - 2009”

This Scheme is instituted by the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (LTMT) to recognize and reward young Indian scientists with outstanding track record in biological sciences, a deep commitment to find innovative solutions to major problems related to human diseases and potential for high quality research. Applicants should have publications in well recognized peer reviewed journals of repute and contributed to knowledge generation that has created significant impact in the field of translational possibilities. The applicant should also highlight prestigious award(s) and other recognitions such as Award(s) of major academies / societies.

Application along with separate summary sheets (8 copies), duly forwarded by the host institute as per pro forma (attached), may be sent to :

The Secretary
Lady Tata Memorial Trust
Bombay House
24 Homi Mody Street, Fort
Mumbai 400 001.


The aim is to reward Young Researchers (< style="font-weight: bold;">SCOPE:

All areas of Life Sciences and Biotechnology related to human diseases will be covered by this Award.


i) The Award is open to Indian Nationals, residing in India, who are below the age of 40 years.

ii) The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree in any Biological Science or a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences, or an equivalent degree in Biotechnology related areas. The applicant must have at least 4 years’ professional experience in the specific area after obtaining the above degree.

iii) The candidate must have a regular position in a University / Organization / Institute and should be engaged in research and development. Applicants currently working abroad may apply provided that they have confirmed placement in an Institute in India. The awardee will be eligible for regular research grants through extramural and other research schemes of various S & T agencies of the Government of India.


The amount of the Award will be Rs.10,000/- per month in addition to regular salary from the host institute.

In addition, the Young Researcher will receive a contingency grant of Rs.5.00 lakhs per annum for meeting the expenses on consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred in connection with the implementation of research project under the Award.


The Institution where the candidate is working will provide the necessary infrastructure and administrative support for pursuing research under this Award. Applicants currently working abroad may apply provided they have confirmed placement in an Institute in India.


The duration of the Award will be initially for three years, extendable further by two years, on a review by the Experts’ Committee.


A demand draft of Rs.500/- being Processing Fee (non-refundable) has to be submitted, drawn in favour of the Lady Tata Memorial Trust, and enclosed in a sealed cover, and attached at the top of the original set of the application form.

Please note that :-

The candidate must submit the application strictly in conformity with the pattern given in the Pro-Forma. THE APPLICATION SHOULD BE FRESHLY COMPUTER-GENERATED OR TYPE-WRITTEN. HAND-WRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL BE REJECTED.

The candidate must forward the application through the Director of a recognised Research Institute or Laboratory where he proposes to work. The application must be accompanied by :

EIGHT SETS (original application + seven copies) of the application must be submitted. Please note that the application sets should only be corner-stapled and SHOULD NOT BE BOUND IN ANY OTHER MANNER. The application should be addressed to The Secretary, Lady Tata Memorial Trust, Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001, so as to reach him not later than 31st January 2009.

Please super-subscribe on the left hand top corner of your postal cover YRA-2009 as the code for your Award.

The selected applicants will be called for an interview in early March 2009 and based on personal interview, one young researcher will be announced in the third week of March 2009. The selected Researcher will be required to commence the Research effective 1st April 2009.

Applicants must comply with the above instructions strictly. An application will not be considered if the candidate fails to furnish the requisite information and supporting documents, certificates and letters. It may please be noted that testimonials, reprints and other papers received with the application will not be returned. Any canvassing, direct or indirect, will entail disqualification.

Click Here To Download Application Format

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The J.N. Tata Endowment Scholarships 2009-2010

for the Higher Education of Indians

“ lift up the best and most gifted…”

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the J. N. TATA ENDOWMENT LOAN SCHOLARSHIPS for the academic year 2009 –2010 for higher studies abroad in all disciplines and subjects. Selected scholars may also qualify for gift awards .


Applicants who are :

I) Indian nationals; and

II) (a) graduates of a recognised Indian university with a consistently good academic record; or

(b) students in the final year of the degree course; or

(c) mid-career professionals planning to go abroad for further research, specialization or training At the time of submitting the completed applications, candidates need not have the admission / offer letters from the universities to which they have applied for the academic year 2009-2010.


Prescribed application forms will be available from the Administrative Office of the Endowment at Mulla House, 51 M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001 from December 8, 2008 to February 16, 2009.

The application fee of Rs.100/- can be paid in cash or by a Money Order on which the full name and address is to be mentioned to enable the Endowment to send the form.

Completed application forms should reach the office of the Endowment not later than February 27, 2009.


After the initial screening of applications, candidates will be shortlisted for an interview in person by subject experts. The final selection will be made on the basis of the interview which will be held in Mumbai between March and June 2009.

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MGIMS PMT 2009 announced

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences

Admission Notice - MBBS Course for the academic year 2009-2010

MGIMS PMT 2009 announced

Applications are invited on prescribed form for admission to MBBS course starting from 1st July 2009. The candidates shall be selected as per their merit in the Entrance Examination to be held on 19th April 2009 at Nagpur, Delhi, Hyderabad & Mumbai. Those students who are going to appear in 10+2 Higher Secondary Board Examination in March / April 2009 are also eligible to appear in the competitive Entrance Examination.


The Prospectus and Application Form with syllabus, question papers of Gandhian thought for the last 5 years, with model question papers of Physics Chemistry and Biology can be had from the office of the Dean by remitting a sum of Rs.1050/- (Rs.1000 + Rs.50 as postal charges) only by Money order in favour of the Dean, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, District Wardha - 442102 or by paying Rs.1000/- in cash at the college counter. Candidates must write their full address in capital letters and phone number on the space for Communication and the space for sender's address on the money order form.

The Prospectus & Form will be available from 1st December 2008. The last date of receipt of filled up application with Entrance Examination fee of Rs. 1500/- is 27th February, 2009 and with an additional late fee of Rs.100/- is 12th March, 2009.


The candidate must attain 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission. The Candidate must have passed 12th standard examination under 10+2 system of Maharashtra State Higher Secondary Education Board or equivalent examination of any recognised Board or any Indian University with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology individually in each subject in one and the same attempt. The candidate must have obtained minimum 50% marks (40% in the case of SC/ ST/ VJ/ NT/ OBC) taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.


1. The fee structure in MGIMS is as applicable to the Govt. Medical Colleges in Maharashtra State. The Institute does not have any paid seats.

2. Please visit Institute website for updates

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