The British Council and Sahitya Akademi will hold a literary translation skill training workshop in Calcutta on September 6 and 7, and in Delhi on September 11 and 12 for aspiring translators below 35 years of age. The training will be led by Amanda Hopkinson, director, British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, the UK, and Pratik Kanjilal of The Little Magazine. The last date of application is today, that is, July 30. You can apply online at http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-projects-icd-literature.htm
Education service provider Career Launcher will conduct a mock CAT test series in major cities across India, between July 25 and August 2. The test is open even to those who arent students of Career Launcher.
Students can choose time slots (7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm) according to their convenience and take the test at computer labs in designated test centres.
For details, log on to www.careerlauncher. com.
The Institute of Logistics and Aviation Management (ILAM), New Delhi, is set to offer bachelors of business administration (BBA) and masters of business administration (MBA) programmes in logistics and supply chain management and aviation management. These are full-time, UGC-approved degree programmes that, the authorities hope, will ensure well-paid jobs. For details, visit www.ilam india.com.
The domestic logistics industry, which is estimated to generate business worth $125 billion in the next two years, would need over 4 lakh professionals in the senior management category in the next four to five years. Sectors that would require manpower in logistics are FMCG, retail, pharma, aviation, IT / ITES and others.
► National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) postgraduate fellowships
Last date: August 17
The Rs 8,000 per month fellowships are for two-year MS course in science communication
First class BE / BTech in mechanical, electrical, electronics, IT, telecommunications, computer, metallurgical, chemical or production engineering, or first class MSc in physics, chemistry, zoology, botany, biotechnology or environmental science
► Indian Council of Agricultural Research International Fellowships (ICAR-IFs)
Last date: July 31
ICAR-IFs are available for pursuing doctoral degree in agriculture and allied sciences in identified overseas universities / institutions.
Masters degree in agricultural and allied sciences
MAT September 2009
Last date: August 13
Students can choose between the paper-pencil test and the computer-based test
Graduates in any discipline or final-year students
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