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education Updated: Apr 21, 2010 10:31 IST

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Eight universities to accept NAT scores
National Aptitude Test (NAT) 2010, the national level common entrance test for admission into courses in various streams — management and allied programmes like BBA, BCA, MBA, MCA, PGDBM, Hotel Management etc. — through which 55 higher education institutes, including eight universities, accept students, will be held on May 23, 2010 at 24 cities across the country.

NAT, first held in 2005, is conducted by SRDE’s Association of Higher Education Institutions (SAHEI) every year.

The eight universities, among the 55 institutions across the country conducting admissions to their professional courses through NAT scores, include the Himachal Pradesh University, EIILM University, Gujarat Vidyapeeth University, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University, Jaipur, Teertha- nker Mahavir University, Moradabad, Jagan Nath University, Jaipur and Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab.

The last day for sale of admission forms for NAT 2010 is May 3, 2010. The complete NAT form may be submitted till May 7, 2010 at Delhi. The NAT form and bulletin are also available at selected branches of Syndicate Bank across 47 cities besides some special sale counters. The form can also be downloaded from www.natindia.com

John Wright announces scholarship programme
John Wright, the brand ambassador of The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT), New Zealand, and former coach of the Indian national cricket team recently announced John Wright Scholarship @ SIT. The scholarship is an opportunity for Indian students to live, learn and work in New Zealand. Speaking on the launch occasion in the city, John Wright said, “With a wide portfolio of over 135 courses, the applicants will have the opportunity to pursue a course and career of their choice. The scholarship will provide the necessary pathway for a career-rich roadmap.”

Ken McDonald, International Marketing Manager, SIT said, “Our initiative of John Wright Scholarship is a special drive to support aspiring Indian students with full fee scholarship of an amount varying between NZ $ 14000 (Rs 4, 34,000) and NZ$ 18,000 (Rs 5,58,000) to cover the programme fees.

John Wright scholarships are available for the Postgraduate diploma in business enterprise, graduate diploma in sport and recreation, graduate diploma in environmental management, diploma in information technology, and ATTTO diploma in tourism management. A condition of getting the scholarship is to become involved in or become a club or regional representative of Southland cricket and other sports.

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