| LEARNING TO GIVE: Film director Imtiaz Ali addresses students at the XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur, during the Joy of Giving Week.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) recently announced the introduction of their Toefl ® India Scholar Programme. The Toefl ® India Scholar Programme includes three $10,000 scholarships for the UK, the US and Canada and four $5,000 scholarships to any of these three countries. Students taking admission to postgraduate programmes in 2010 are eligible.
The finalists for the scholarship programme will be chosen by an ETS expert panel on the basis of their Toefl scores, academic records, extracurricular activities, analytical skills and innovative ideas. An integral part of the application procedure is a 2,000-word essay. The winners will finally be chosen on the basis of personal interviews.
“Indian schools are filled with students who are brimming with potential, who can go far, if given the opportunity. We are delighted to be able to give these deserving students the opportunity to realise this immense potential,” says Philip Tabbiner, general manager, business development, Partnerships and Global for ETS. Information regarding the programme along with the application form is available at www.ets.org/toefl/india scholarships.
Wigan and Leigh College India, a professional education institution, has announced special scholarships for defence personnel, their spouses, children and ex-servicemen. The scholarships will be offered for professional courses in business economics, fashion technology, advertising and graphic design, visual communication and mass communication.
Aspirants must hold a graduate degree or its equivalent and Plus Two or equivalent qualification to apply for the scholarships in advanced programmes. Besides, an applicant must also clear the WLC college admission test and scholarship interview. For details, visit www.wlccollege.org, call 1800 102 4456 (toll free) or sms WLC to 57575.
The US Consulate in Calcutta and NSHM Institute of Media and Communication (NIMC) recently organised a workshop on documentary film making. The event, conducted by US documentary specialist Sandra J. Ruch, covered the gamut of documentary film making, from conceptualisation, editing and photography to funding, marketing, distribution and festival strategies.
Impressed by Gulley Cricket — a documentary by NIMC students — Ruch said, “I would give the film 10 out of 10 for the concept and story telling.” The US expert, who served as jury on leading documentary bodies, said that Indian documentaries have arrived on the international scene.
Minglebox.com, a campus and education network, has launched e-CAT Prep, an aggregation of preparation resources. The product, which is free of cost, covers the complete syllabus with refresher material for each lesson, followed by practice tests. There are also full-length mock CAT tests and previous years’ papers. The testing engine on e-CAT Prep closely simulates the actual CBT environment. In addition, e-CAT Prep has a CAT expert panel to share tips and tricks and provide suggestions and guidance for preparation through regular columns and practice tests.
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