Millennium alliance to promote social innovations

  At a time when entrepreneurship is acquiring momentum across the globe, Innovation is emerging as the prerequisite for establishing startup ventures. There are different types of innovations which include science, technology and social innovations. Social innovation plays a key role in global development. Social innovators address bottom of pyramid for a social cause. It can be related to education, health, water, sanitation, agriculture, food security, energy or climatic changes. Millennium alliance (MA) is an innovation partnership for global development. Federation of Indian chambers of commerce and industry ...
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Newton-Bhabha PhD Placements Programme

Kochi: On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the Ministry of Science and Technology, India, British Council- India and the Department of Science and Technology, India have invited applications for funding to support short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions. The programme will sponsor UK and Indian PhD students to spend a period of their study (3 to 6 months) in Indian and UK higher education institutions taking place between March 2015 and March 2016. The programme is envisaged to: Develop individual capacity through international training and development opportunities. Increase the ...
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Educational Loan

Government of India in consultation with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Indian Banker's Association (IBA) has framed a Comprehensive Educational Loan Scheme to ensure that no deserving student in the Country is deprived of higher education for want of finances. The new scheme covers all type of courses including professional courses in schools and colleges in India and abroad. The salient features of the scheme are as under: The scheme envisages loans up to Rs.7.5 lakh for studies in India and up to Rs. 15 lakh for studies abroad. For loans up to Rs. 4 lakh no collateral or margin is required and the interest rate is not to exceed the ...
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UKIERI Pre Bid Workshops (India)

UKIERI Pre Bid Workshops (India) UKIERI is organizing pre bid workshops to help potential applicants understand the application process for the current call announced under UKIERI. These workshops are aimed at individuals/institutions that are new to UKIERI. Therefore, priority will be given to newer institutions. The main aim of these workshops is to apprise the potential applicants with the application and evaluation process. The workshops are currently being planned in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai If you are interested in attending one of the workshops, please mail the registration form, latest by Thursday, 14th August 2014 to ...
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Depreciation of rupee affects cost of overseas education

Recent weakening of rupee over US dollar will likely to inflate overseas education costs. It will increase overseas education costs by 15-20 percent. This situation will affect students aspiring for education in United States, UK, European Union and Canada .The cost is steadily rising to a level that many students can’t afford. Getting overseas education can be very expensive now a days. According to the College Board, public colleges cost between $7,605 and $11,990 per year in tuition. Private nonprofit colleges average $27,293. The cost of college is going up at a faster rate than health insurance, personal income or the consumer ...
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