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Spanish varsities partner Indian counterparts, offer scholarships

education Updated: Dec 15, 2010 09:18 IST

Spanish varsities partner Indian counterparts, offer scholarships
Spain’s Alliance 4 Universities (A-4U), a partnership between four leading Spanish public universities, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with six leading Indian educational institutions to collaborate on higher education and develop programmes, as well as for faculty exchange.

A-4U member institutes are going to offer undergraduate, graduate and PhD programmes in engineering, social sciences, arts, humanities, sciences, and information technology taught in English and/or Spanish.

Some of the Spanish institutions include Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Barcelona and Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid.

The Indian side was represented by Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur and Birla Institute of Management & Technology; Greater Noida, among others.

Taking the courses taught in Spanish will give students an edge, say A-4U officials, as this can open up placement opportunities in the huge Spanish-speaking global market. The fees for the courses is low as compared to institutes in the United Kingdom or the United States (the estimated fee for a 10-month course is about €8,600 or R5.13 lakh).

There would be scholarships for the students too. “We will offer scholarships and fee waivers worth over € 9 million in total for postgraduate study and research to non-EU student,” says professor Ana Ripoll Aracil, president, A-4U.

Nine TOEFL scholarships for US, UK and Canada
Three $10,000 scholarships and six $5,000 scholarships are available for Indian students to study at any of the 7,500 colleges/universities located in the UK, Canada and the United States listed in the TOEFL Destinations Directory.

To be eligible for a TOEFL scholarship, applicants must be residing in India, begin undergraduate or graduate study in 2011 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL Destinations Directory, hold a grade point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale, must have a valid TOEFL score and submit a completed application form with a written essay and official transcript by April 15, 2011. For details, visit http://www.

TAPMI sets up a new campus
TAPMI (TA Pai Management Institute), inaugurated its 42-acre campus which is equipped with state of the art facilities and has a built up area of over 1.2 lakh sq ft covering the residential facility for over 600 students and faculty.

The campus is Wi-Fi enabled and has a most modern computer centre. The campus library is open 24/7 and has 33,000 books, 285 journals and 17 online databases in addition to Harvard publications (HBS). The campus will be used for PGDM programmes in management and new programmes such as the two-year residential PGDM in Healthcare Management and e-Governance Program for executives (e-GPX).

First Published: Dec 14, 2010 10:31 IST