University of Auckland offers Ph.D Scholarships 2014

    University of Auckland offers MSA Charitable Trust Ph.D Scholarships 2014    


University of Auckland (UOA), New Zealand has invited applications from students pursuing their Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program for MSA charitable trust Ph.D scholarship for academic session 2014.

About MSA Charitable Trust –

Established in 2009, MSA Charitable trust Ph.D scholarships are funded by the MSA Charitable Trust. The main purpose of the scholarship is to fund postgraduate students who are admitted to the Ph.D program at The University of Auckland Business School to undertake research on a topic which is judged by the selection committee to have the potential to impact on New Zealand business and/or business development in a globalizing world.


Scholarship Details:

The scholarship offers up to $25,000 pa. Each scholarship will be awarded upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean of The University of Auckland Business School (or nominee), the director of The University of Auckland Business School PhD Programme (or nominee) and one other professor from a discipline different from that of the director of the PhD Programme.



  • The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time enrolment in a Ph.D degree at The University of Auckland Business School.
  • Payments will commence from the doctoral registration date or the date nominated by the Faculty and approved by the Scholarships sub-committee (whichever is the later date).
  • The scholarship is open to domestic and international students.

How to apply:

Important dates:

  • Last date to apply: July 1, 2014.

SIMC, Pune Scholarship 2014

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune has invited applications from eligible students for University Sports Board Scholarships 2014.


Number of Sports Scholarships – 5

Scholarship Details:

  • The payment of Scholarships will be made through the Symbiosis International University Sports Board through the Head of the Institute in which the awardee studies.
  • The value of this scholarship will be Rs 12,000 per annum (12 months) i.e. Rs 1000 per month.


  • In order to encourage participation and merit in different sports, the Sports Scholarship is awarded on the basis of sports performance in recognized competitions held between the previous two calendar years.
  • Both prospective/aspiring as well as bonafide students of Symbiosis International University (SIU) are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • A scholarship-holder is not allowed to accept a second sports scholarship from any other source.
  • She/he should also not be an inmate of sports hostel of SAI/State Govt.
  • The students for their proficiency in sports shall be eligible for the sports Scholarships, the merit of which shall be evaluated according to their level of participation in different games in different competitions as per rules for the academic year under consideration.

How to apply:

  • The sports person has to send their resume along with passport size photograph as per the format given in the website and also the family details.
  • The sports person will also be required to attach with the application form the photo copies of the press cuttings and the certificates, duly authenticated by their respective State Association or the Principal of their school/college.

Selection procedure:

  • Candidates are selected on performance and merit by a duly constituted Selection Committee
  • The decision of the Committee will be final and abiding and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

Important dates:

  • Last date to apply: June 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014.

Benefits of IT certification

   Being fully computer literate is always a bonus. IT Certification courses vary from fully specialization courses to short-term certificate courses.


Large IT companies such as Microsoft and IBM offer certifications to those who complete courses. Having these are valuable ways to boost skills among many other things. What’s even better is that there are usually different tiers of training and certifications. If you’re just starting to learn computer basics, you can enter a beginner’s course, there are also normally courses for intermediate and advance levels too.

Here are some of the great benefits of gaining an accreditation in IT

1. Experience

Having IT qualifications and other training shows experience in certain areas and gives current and future employer’s proof that you have extensive expertise in these areas.

2. Employability

This is an important factor to those wanting to study further. Certificates and proper qualifications do loads more than just solidify your skills or experience. They show your commitment to your career choice as well. If you’re willing to invest time and/or money into your career then it goes to show it’s something you want to do for a long time – employers appreciate seeing that sort of thing. 

3. More money

Certified professionals make more money. It’s a given that holding certain degrees or IT qualifications means that you are able to aim for higher placed roles within the industry, or you have the chance to progress faster. Meaning more money coming in to your pocket every month.

4. Flexibility

Most people will possess more than one IT qualification or certificate. These credentials look great on a CV, sharpen existing skills and also show flexibility. They can be used to branch out to work across multiple different industries or areas of their chosen industry. It’s important to give yourself a bit of an extra opportunity, in case you do decide you want to move to a different type of path. 

5. Constant development

Remember, technology is always changing and so starting out on training courses and gaining accreditations and qualifications will encourage you to want to learn more. With technology and equipment constantly changing you are able to continue to build on those skills and develop continuously.

IT training qualifications are available everywhere, and in so many different things. You can choose to specialize in one program if you want, you can also choose whether you want to do a one-to-one session or participate in group classes. You can also choose to carry out IT training online, meaning you can do it in your own time and at your own pace.


Career in Fashion Designing


We all find people with different interests around us. We find bookworms near us who are always seen with their head inside their books or somewhere there are athletes around us, some are found wearing a stethoscope  where as some as some find their heart in teaching students.

Looking at all this, Are you struck with the thought ‘where do I fit?’. During high school, were you found with books all the time or you were the one who always was first to participate in extra-curriculum activities or you were totally different. Your interest was in drawing, styles, trends and costumes? Well, this is the good news. Your interest in sketching clothes and accessories can become a stepping stone for your path towards a lucrative career in the styling industry.

A lot of people are under impression that Fashion Designing is only about drawing sketches and adding colors but in real it requires lot of hard work and commitment. If you are considering it to be a cakewalk, you need to rethink over your career choice.

Here are some guiding tips that will help you realize your dream of becoming a successful fashion designer.



1. Pick your Stream

Today garment business is not just about apparel and clothing as its horizons are going widen day by day. If you are sure about making a career in this industry but are confused about which path is right for you, then take a look at some of the key branches mentioned here:

  •  Fashion Designing
  • Accessory Designing
  • Apparel Designing
  • Fashion merchandising
  • Fashion marketing
  • Fashion journalism

Find your interest and follow your passion; the success will surely come your way.

2. Enroll in accredited Institute

 The first and most important thing for you is to get yourself enrolled in one of the top Fashion Designing institutions for brushing up and polishing your creative skills. The accredited apparel designing schools will offer you wide range of tutoring about the requirements of the industry. This type of complete professional assistance and practical knowledge will help you prepare yourself for the wonderful career in the world of fashion. It is a perfect platform for gaining exposure into different aspects of styling and designing industry.

3. Learn Fashion Principles and Market Trends

The whole curriculum begins with the fundamental principles of designing and nature of its industry. You will be made well-versed with the description of today’s fashion design markets, past style influences, top designers of all times and style conscious customers.Furthermore, knowledge on latest fashion trends, business tactics and market prepositions are also taught to the students.

4. Other relevant learning 

Apart from the above benefits, there is much more to learn when you are entering into the field of fashion designing. A certified course will teach you variety of methods that evolve within the industry and other several topics of relevance. Some of the topics covered are as follows:

  •  Inclusive design process
  •  How to design within budgetary limitations
  •  Use of textile fabrics
  •  The differences between woven fabrics, knit fabrics, etc
  •  Technical design and
  •  Flat sketching

5. Internship Opportunity 

Some reputed institutions provide their students potential internship opportunities with reputed companies for building outstanding networks. It is a good platform for keen learners to gain best professional exposure in a well-structured and organized environment.

Applications open for International Research Scholarship 2015

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Notification for application of International Research Scholarship 2015 at University of Leeds, UK.

Applications are invited by University of Leeds, UK for Leeds International Research Scholarships for students pursuing their Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) program at the University.

Scholarship Details:

Value of awards: Fees at the international rate and maintenance of £10,000 per annum.

Number of studentships available: Up to 9 available for study in any faculty at the University of Leeds.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must first submit a research degree study application form and all supporting documentation and be in receipt of a university banner ID number. Applications without a valid university banner ID number will be rejected.

These awards are only available to applicants who would be liable to pay academic fees at the full international rate.


Last date of Application– Monday, June 16, 2014.

All PG exams rescheduled at Osmania University


   All postgraduate examinations, including MBA and undergraduate BE/B.Tech examinations, of Osmania University and its constituent and affiliated colleges are rescheduled to be held from May 19 in view of the general elections.

Registrar of the university, Prof K Pratap Reddy, made an announcement to this effect on Monday. The revised time table will be put up on the university website, a release said.


Medical ethics becomes a part of MBBS course



 According to news, The Association of Health Universities of India will write to the Medical Council of India (MCI) to make professionalism and a code of ethics part of the MBBS course, which will be assessed through an exam.

Medical ethics though being taught to students of MBBS, there were no scale to access them. However, it becomes a good idea to add a course into the curriculum with can be accessed through exams.

The same happened to be one of the debated sessions earlier at the third conclave of vice-chancellors of health universities of India, hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS).

A faculty of MS Ramaiah Medical College, which runs a certificate programme on ethics for its interns, spoke of the need to introduce the programme for students and faculty. “We had done a survey on students some years ago. We realized they come to medical college with high ideals. But as years pass, their principles erode and towards the end, many are ready to compromise on their values,” said Dr Venkatesh D, director, medical education unit, MS Ramaiah Medical College.

MS Ramaiah has been running a certificate programme for interns for the past three years. The one-year programme has one module per month, followed by an assignment. Around 80% of students take up the programme.

The real scenario is different to classroom training. Even while some topics are taught in universities, not many (as in RGUHS) are assessed. Also, while most universities have lectures on ethics, little is interpreted in real terms.

The body aims to add the skills to the students. Batting for a uniform syllabus for ethics across the country, Dr Arun V Jamkar, chairman, Association of Health Universities of India said: “MCI has been mooting it. We want it to become a reality. We want students to be assessed on it along with their practical skills. Faculty should also be trained.”

To add such a course is the need of the hour. The universities will also bat for an ethics programme for faculty. “To have such a course is the need of the hour. Right now, we have an orientation programme on ethics. We need both students and trainers at these courses mandatorily. They need to be uniform across the country,” said Prof Amit Banerjee, vice-chancellor.

All universities seem to be taking the medical values course seriously. They will try to implement it as soon as possible.