1.  Pursue your Career in Research with Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana

As the name suggests, young science enthusiasts are motivated under this programme. Students with exceptional brilliance, planning to pursue Basic Science programme (BSc, BS, BStat, BMath) or Integrated MSc, MS and build their career in research, are invited by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to apply for the scholarship and receive economic assistance under the same.

Last date to submit the application form is August 30, 2018. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates need to fulfil the mandated requirements:

Eligibility

               Class 11 students, who have scored a minimum of 75% in Maths and Science, are eligible for Stream SA, whereas for stream SX, class 12 students must score a minimum of 75% in the above-mentioned subjects.

               First years graduates, scoring at least 60% in Basic Science or Integrated MSc, MS in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology in class 12, are eligible for Stream SB.

               SC, ST, PWD candidates are relieved with 10% relaxation in marks.

Scholarship Reward

               Graduates, integrated first to third years students will receive monthly stipend of INR 5,000 and annual contingency of INR 20,000.

               MSC, integrated fourth to fifth years students, will receive monthly stipend of INR 7,000 and annual contingency grant of INR 28,000.

How to Apply

Interested students are requested to apply online.

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http://www.b4s.in/AC/KVP8

http://www.buddy4study.com/scholarship/kishore-vaigyanik-protsahan-yojana-kvpy-2018

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2. An Opportunity to Pedagogies to Gain Global Exposure with USIEF Fellowship

The program offers nine-month non-degree grant to candidates who are either in their early teaching career at college level or are professionals in English language, English or American Literature, American Studies, Linguistics, Comparative Literature and related fields. The candidates will be teaching Bengali, Hindi or Urdu at select U.S. campuses, beginning in August or September 2019.

Last date to submit the application form is August 31, 2018. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates need to fulfil the mandated requirements:

Eligibility

Candidates, who will be holding Master’s degree by June 2019, having good academic record with TOEFL score of minimum 213 (CBT), 79-80 (iBT) or 550 (PBT) and are able to demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism, are eligible.

Scholarship Reward

Selected candidates will be providedmonthly stipend, health insurance and travel support.

How to Apply

Applications are to be filled online.

Other Important Details

Following documents are to be sent along with the application form:

               Three confidential letters of reference

               Academic mark sheets/transcripts

               English language proficiency test scores (if any)

               Passport copy (if available)

About

The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between the nationals of India and the U.S. through the educational exchange of outstanding scholars, professionals and students.

Click Here to Know More

http://www.b4s.in/AC/FFL1

http://www.buddy4study.com/scholarship/fulbright-foreign-language-teaching-assistant-program-2019 

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1.  Pursue your Career in Research with Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana

As the name suggests, young science enthusiasts are motivated under this programme. Students with exceptional brilliance, planning to pursue Basic Science programme (BSc, BS, BStat, BMath) or Integrated MSc, MS and build their career in research, are invited by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to apply for the scholarship and receive economic assistance under the same.

Last date to submit the application form is August 30, 2018. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates need to fulfil the mandated requirements:

Eligibility

               Class 11 students, who have scored a minimum of 75% in Maths and Science, are eligible for Stream SA, whereas for stream SX, class 12 students must score a minimum of 75% in the above-mentioned subjects.

               First years graduates, scoring at least 60% in Basic Science or Integrated MSc, MS in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology in class 12, are eligible for Stream SB.

               SC, ST, PWD candidates are relieved with 10% relaxation in marks.

Scholarship Reward

               Graduates, integrated first to third years students will receive monthly stipend of INR 5,000 and annual contingency of INR 20,000.

               MSC, integrated fourth to fifth years students, will receive monthly stipend of INR 7,000 and annual contingency grant of INR 28,000.

How to Apply

Interested students are requested to apply online.

Click Here to Know More

http://www.b4s.in/AC/KVP8

http://www.buddy4study.com/scholarship/kishore-vaigyanik-protsahan-yojana-kvpy-2018

Courtesy: www.buddy4study.com / Call: 08448709545, 08527484563

 

2. An Opportunity to Pedagogies to Gain Global Exposure with USIEF Fellowship

The program offers nine-month non-degree grant to candidates who are either in their early teaching career at college level or are professionals in English language, English or American Literature, American Studies, Linguistics, Comparative Literature and related fields. The candidates will be teaching Bengali, Hindi or Urdu at select U.S. campuses, beginning in August or September 2019.

Last date to submit the application form is August 31, 2018. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates need to fulfil the mandated requirements:

Eligibility

Candidates, who will be holding Master’s degree by June 2019, having good academic record with TOEFL score of minimum 213 (CBT), 79-80 (iBT) or 550 (PBT) and are able to demonstrate maturity, dependability, integrity and professionalism, are eligible.

Scholarship Reward

Selected candidates will be providedmonthly stipend, health insurance and travel support.

How to Apply

Applications are to be filled online.

Other Important Details

Following documents are to be sent along with the application form:

               Three confidential letters of reference

               Academic mark sheets/transcripts

               English language proficiency test scores (if any)

               Passport copy (if available)

About

The United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) promotes mutual understanding between the nationals of India and the U.S. through the educational exchange of outstanding scholars, professionals and students.

Click Here to Know More

http://www.b4s.in/AC/FFL1

http://www.buddy4study.com/scholarship/fulbright-foreign-language-teaching-assistant-program-2019

Courtesy: www.buddy4study.com / Call: 08448709545, 08527484563

There is shock and disbelief today as India mourns a statesman!

There was shock and disbelief that day, when with a failed advertising campaign that portrayed India Shining, the last shining star in the Indian horizon was swept away in an election. Many felt a terrible sense of loss; here was a man who had shed his political robes and ruled as a statesman, had kept aside his beliefs and had fearlessly called a spade a spade, and yet the Indian electorate harshly moved him out of Race Course Road, and sent him on the road to oblivion.

And yet it is not into oblivion that he went, though, from that day of leaving his Prime Minister’s abode, and though he kept a dignified silence, it is not into nothingness that Atal Bihari Vajpayee went, he goes into the immortal hall of fame.

There was shock and disbelief that day when he left Race Course Road, as there is the same shock and disbelief today as earthly body will be consigned to fire: Flames may destroy his mortal remains but not the memory of the man.

The man will live on and will join the ranks of India’s greats; of Nehru and Gandhiji. He will always be remembered for his love for peace: Even though victorious in the Kargil war, he still rode triumphantly into Lahore in a bus from India and tried again and again to offer a hand of peace to his counterpart Musharraf then using the gun and the sword.

Not just peace outside the country, but within.

India was shining, and yet it was another kind of shining than what the advertising men thought of: A shine of togetherness, of fellowship, of people with beard, tilak, cross or turban feeling safe and secure with each other. It was a time when the country though ruled by a saffron party still felt their own colours remain intact.

There was shock and disbelief on Friday, as the nation saw his body being taken to Vijay Ghat, but I felt as the flames rose high, a figure with a loin cloth took him by the hand saying, “Come with me Atal, you continued doing for India, what I began!”

And together, one from Vijay Ghat and the other leading him from Rajghatthey walked hand in hand into the hall of fame where he forever will be India’s Shining Hero!

These are the men our leaders of today need to fashion their lives around;men who will be remembered much after the flames have died, men who take the long, arduous road of peace instead of the easy short cut of violence, through armsor rhetoric!

Long live the memory of a man who kept India Shining..! 

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Said India, “Thank you very much UAE, but we don’t want your money!”

It was not about ‘not needing’ your money, it was, not ‘wanting’ it.

Never mind that the centre had promised Kerala only 600 crores, while the UAE’s offer was 700 crores! Never mind that the death, destruction and devastation in the state needs a hundred times more! That millions are homeless and dying, that the state could face threats of epidemics, that cattle have been lost, crops destroyed, homes washed away.

But with steely eyes we turned and said, “No!”

Many years ago, while running my business, I employed a youngster who I found quite honest and upright. One day while visiting the site he was overseeing I noticed he wore a torn shirt. I saw he wore the same shirt the next day too, and told him it was important he wore clothes which even if they were old were not torn.

He wore another shirt the next day, equally frayed.

I went home, looked for some good shirts of mine, got them wrapped and left it at the site. The next day I heard he had left my company with a note, “I don’t want your charity!”

I saw him from my car a year later, his shirts even more the worse for wear, trying to sell a product as a door to door salesman, and being turned away because of his shabby attire.

And here’s another incident:

Once, I’d rescued a person from the evils of alcoholism, but continued helping him as he decided to get married and set up a home for himself. One day as we sat outside his tiny but happy home, he said, “Bob, I’ve got something for you,” and going in, he came out with a pair of old boots. I looked at the worn shoes and my heart missed a beat as I wondered how I could be seen in them, and what made my friend think I needed them. But just as I was about to refuse politely, came a new thought into my head, that it was important to be as gracious a receiver as a giver.

“You can’t be seen in those shoes!” said my children as I went the next week to same friend’s house. I wore them, and as my friend looked at the boots, he glanced up and whispered, “Thank you Bob!”

As I left him later and walked back to my car, sat in the back and waited for my driver to take me away I glanced back at my happy friend, then looked with tears in my eyes at the old shoes on my feet and realized I had nearly not earned those thanks, because of my false pride!

“We don’t want your money!” we cry, even as we hear thousands crying for help..! 

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Lynch is a bad word today, with mobs roaming the country lynching for the smallest reason and the Supreme Court asking to frame an anti-lynching law!

But there’s a choice, would you be a lyncher or lynchpin?

“Lynchpin?” you ask.

Journey with me to yonder village; you hear the rumble afar of ancient cart, and slowly bull and the cart it drags come into sight. The road is rough, the load heavy, and you wonder how crude wooden wheels are not coming apart, till you look closer and see the lynchpin, wedged in through the hub into the axle. The wheels can shake, the cart can totter, but the lynchpin sits grim and firm, holding all together.

The lynchpin holds no power of its own to move forward, nor strength to carry load, it’s just a fastener used to prevent the wheel from sliding off!

When India fought for Independence, Gandhiji often played a lynchpin role, binding different leaders with different ideologies together, making them fight for a common goal!

Another was Nelson Mandela of South Africa who fostered reconciliation twixt black and white across the nation!

Both were lynchpins! But look closely; they be pins, not mere cogs! A pin does an important job; it holds together! In describing key individuals, those who are central to the success of an enterprise, we often use words such as backbone, cornerstone, anchor, buttress and pillar, but here’s one more, a ‘lynchpin for the nation’ ‘the lynchpin of your family’! Could that be a way to describe what you are going to do from this moment?

In cricket this key person is often the wicket keeper, standing there behind the wickets, he encourages and motivates bowlers, fielders and sometimes a demoralized captain! Today you hear him clearly through the stump mike, quite often cheering his team to victory. The victory of eleven players made up of different men, from different communities, different castes, different creeds and religions, spurred on by a lynchpin behind the wickets!

Our country needs such lynchpins today, not lynchers!

You need not be the bull of the cart, nor the driver, nor the cart itself, but just a little ‘holding together’ pin!

Quiet peacemakers, bringing warring factions together! Calm minds moving beyond a conflict and seeing solutions! Firm men and women, not jostled by circumstances! Those are whom we need today!

Sssh! Do you hear the rumble of the village cart? Wheels tottering, load swaying? But behold the lynchpin, firmly fixed, unmoved, unaffected, untroubled just uniting!

Or do you want to join the violent mob and lynch with ropes, stones and words?

To be or not to be, lyncher or lynchpin, that should be your question..! 

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