Road trip for aspiring social journalists
Youngsters who wish to help society but are not sure where to start can apply for a fellowship that entails a 30-day road trip to the hinterlands of India.
The Grassroutes programme funds youth in the age group of 18-25 years to discover and work with change-makers, do their bit and draw more youth into social action. Fellows would have to pay for their travel, but their board and lodging would be taken care of by the Grassroutes team. Applications are accepted in two phases — the first round of evaluations will start by Februaty 1 and selected fellows will be intimated by February 15; the second phase is in March, when candidates would be interviewed over the phone. The road trip is scheduled for the later half of May.
Grassroutes is a team founded by BITS alumni. For details, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.grassroutes.in/
Course in smart grids
MDI School of Energy Management has launched a 45-session smart grid course as a part of its PG diploma programme. This aims to train future managers in minimising energy loss at the time of distribution of power from grids.
The course, started in collaboration with Infosys and Areva, explores solutions to energy efficiency through information and communication technology. The first batch has already started. For the next batch, to start in July 2010, admissions are still open.
For details, visit www.mdi.ac.in.
IIHM Bangkok campus
The International Institute of Hotel Management has opened a Bangkok campus. The first batch begins on March 15 and admissions open on February 1. As IIHM has a partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, UK, students at the Bangkok campus will be awarded the degree from the UK institution. To get admission, applicants must have cleared Class XII.
Interviews will be held in Delhi, Kolkata and Goa. Visit www.iihm.ac.in.