Kapil Dev Scholarship for aspiring hotel, business management candidates
UEI Global, an educational institute with 16 campuses across India offering bachelors’ and masters’ programmes in hotel and business management, is organising a free seminar on ‘How to become a champion in life’ for Class 12-pass students on June 25, 2011. Wisden Cricketer of the Century and former captain of the Indian cricket team, Kapil Dev, is going to address the participants. On the same day, UEI Global institute plans to conduct entrance exams for its R4 crore Kapil Dev scholarship programme for aspirants who aim to build a career in hotel and business management.
Time: 10am onwards
Venue: Magpie Tourist Complex, Sector 16-A, near Nehru Govt. College, Delhi-Mathura Road, Faridabad.
Phones: 0129- 44151515 / 4108927/28
£5m annual investment plans for UKIERI-2
British Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts has invited proposals for £5 million of annual funding for collaborations between the UK and India in the areas of skills development, innovation partnerships and education. This marks the launch of Phase 2 of the UK India Research and Education Initiative (UKIERI). About £5 million per year will be invested over the next five years by the British and Indian governments in a jointly-funded scheme.
Tata Consultancy Services has agreed to sponsor 30 ‘fellows’, where UK students will have the opportunity to work at Tata in India this summer before going back to share their experience in UK secondary schools.
Talking about UKIERI, David Willetts said, “UKIERI is already a success. In its first five years, it created some 500 new partnerships between schools, colleges, universities and research institutions in our countries. This collaboration has allowed us to share understanding of each other’s culture, and maximise the impact and success of research projects. This new phase is particularly exciting. As of this week we are inviting proposals for collaborations in the areas of building innovation partnerships, skills development and creating a new generation of education professionals. Phase 2 of UKIERI consists of four strands:
. Leadership: building leadership capacity in schools, colleges and universities.
. Innovation partnerships: enhancing the innovation capacity of further and higher education institutions.
. Skills development: enabling the UK skills sector to support India with its ambition to train 500 million people by 2022.
. Enhancing mobility: through the mutual recognition of learning and achievements.