Under SWAYAM or Study Webs of Active –Learning for Young Aspiring Minds programme of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, professors and faculties of centrally funded institutions like IITs, IIMs, central universities will offer online courses to citizens of India.

For more details:  https://swayam.gov.in/


PG Scholarship for professional Courses for SC & ST candidates for the year 2010‐ 2011

University Grants Commission invites applications for the award of 1000 PG Scholarships under
the scheme of PG Scholarship for professional Courses for SC & ST candidates for the year 2010‐
2011 to undertake postgraduate level studies in professional subjects like Engineering &
Technology, Management, Pharmacy etc. on regular basis only.

Follow the link: http://www.ugc.ac.in/notices/pg_professional_scholarship1011.pdf

Ten new scholarships for India’s top PhD candidates

Ten top scholars from India will be awarded AUD$90,000 each to study their PhDs at one of Victoria’s nine universities, starting in 2012, under the new Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships Program launched this week by the State Government of Victoria and the Australia India Institute.

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The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Early Career Fellowship

The Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance is an independent charity registered in India. The India Alliance provides funding opportunities for biomedical researchers at three key career stages.

Fellowships are available for outstanding researchers across the full spectrum of biomedical science, from fundamental molecular and cellular studies through to clinical and public health research.

For details please click here.

Master’s in Intellectual Property Law :Opportunities

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), School of Law , in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia has launched a first of its kind Master’s Programme in Intellectual Property Law (MIPL). A two year Master’s programme which is India’s only Master’s programme in Intellectual Property law, shall be delivered and managed by Rainmaker, India’s leading solutions provider to the Legal industry, through its proprietary online learning platform, eMentor.
MIPL programme has been designed by an Expert Committee conmprising of leading academicians from the IGNOU-School of Law panel and others such as Professor Kamal Puri from the QUT, who have established international reputations in the field. In addition, leading practitioners, such as Rodney Ryder, form part of the panel of experts contributing to the programme.
The programme is delivered completely online, and, is open to graduates from all streams. It has been designed to suit the learning needs of both legally qualified and “non-legal” professionals, and aims to provide an in-depth examination of both classical and contemporary areas of, and developments in, Intellectual Property law.
The MIPL programme is delivered using virtual-learning friendly components such as self-instructional text, audio-video materials, radio and television broadcasts, online counselling, video-conferencing, and other innovative internet-based learning techniques and systems.
The next batch of the programme commences on March 1,2010.
Registration shall continue till March 31,2010.
The programme fee is Rs.36,000/- which can be paid in two installments.
For more details ,please see here.
To download the programme brochure,click here.


The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites nominations for National Bioscience Awards for Career Development: 2009 to be given to scientists who are currently engaged in basic and applied research in biosciences & biotechnology including biological, agricultural, medical, and environmental sciences and have made outstanding contributions in research with potential for application/ product and technology development. Each Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/-  and a trophy alongwith a citation and a project research grant of Rs.9,00,000/-. The nominee must be a citizen of India including Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and should be below the age of 45 years on December 31, 2009.

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