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Jamia Millia Islamia to conduct sports trials from July 13 to 15

education Updated: Jul 06, 2011 10:38 IST

Jamia Millia Islamia to conduct sports trials from July 13 to 15
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will conduct sports selection trials in athletics, football, hockey and volleyball for boys from July 13 to 15 in two categories. Students in the age group 14 to 19 years who are beginners can apply directly. Those in the age group of 19 to 21 who have played at the state, national or international level can come with their certificates. All students must apply before July 13. The selected boys will get Rs 6,000 per annum as diet money and kit from the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Students will be trained by SAI coaches at JMI's extension centre. SAI has adopted JMI as an extension centre for sports such as athletics, football, hockey and volleyball. These schemes are being promoted by SAI with a view to promote sports at all levels, especially the junior level. Schools and colleges actively involved in sports, with adequate infrastructure, and a history of producing national and international sportspersons are eligible under this scheme. For further details contact the office of the advisor (sports), administrative block, Jamia Millia Islamia or call 011-26983602/26981717 Extn. 1266.

IGNOU students can now access study material online
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has introduced a system by which its students can access their lectures and notes online.

The system is called Remote Access to E-resources (RATE). It will enable IGNOU students to access their books, journals and other study material from anywhere. RATE has been made open to academics, faculty, regional centres, research and teaching assistants, researchers and to on-campus students at the initial level.

The university has also launched a course in food science and technology. The post graduate diploma programme will begin from July and is being offered by IGNOU's School of Agriculture. The course will provide knowledge and technical competencies to address the emerging issues of processing, product development, food safety, marketing, export and sustainable use of resources.

Twenty five students will be selected on merit for admission and will also go through one-month internship for hands-on training. This programme will train the students for jobs such as production and marketing executives in food production industries, food safety officers in government regulatory bodies and entrepreneurs in dairy, fruits and vegetables processing set-ups.

TOEFL Scholarship Programme to award students in India
Educational Testing Service (ETS) will announce the winners of the 2011 TOEFL Scholarship Programme in Mumbai on July 7.

The scholarship programme recognises academic excellence by Indian TOEFL test takers. The TOEFL Scholarship Programme will issue nine awards valued at approximately R 27 lakh (US$60,000). For more than 45 years, the TOEFL test has been the most widely-accepted English language assessment worldwide. The TOEFL test is currently recognised by more than 8,000 institutions around the world, including the UK, Canada, Australia and the US.

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