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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 | Team Avenues

Amrita sings mou with indian navy

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Navy for academic and research collaboration in the field of aerospace, anti-submarine warfare, cyber security, management, and medical research. The MoU would encompass collaborative research and development in all possible areas of mutual interest and strength, including M.Tech and PhD programmes for naval officers.

Speaking at the ocassion C Parameswaran, Director, Corporate and Industry Relations, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore said: “This is a historic moment. This is the first time that the Indian Navy has signed an MOU with a private university. Our scientists and researchers eagerly look forward to doing cutting-edge research with the officers to help strengthen the country’s defenses.”

IELTS changes

The Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK has announced changes to its English language proficiency requirements for overseas nurses and midwives wishing to work in the UK. Under the change, nurses and midwives wishing to work in the UK will still be required to achieve a minimum overall score of 7.0 in IELTS. However, a 6.5 score in the writing section of the test will be accepted alongside a 7.0 score in each of the Reading, Listening and Speaking sections of the test.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael King, Managing Director, BC Examinations and English Services India, Pvt Ltd said: “The British Council is committed to creating opportunities for people to succeed in India and across the world. We look forward to continue providing support and guidance to those nurses and midwifes looking to work in the UK.”

one-year programme

The Indian School of Public Policy invites applications for the first round of admissions for its flagship programme in Policy, Design and Management. Designed for aspiring public policy managers, practitioners and administrators, the programme will ground students in a strong policy foundation, and arm them with core skills in policy design, implementation, management and assessment. The last date to submit application (first round) is January 15, 2019.

The first session will commence from August 2019 at the programme campus in Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi.

Summer Internship Programme

Internshala, in collaboration with Aniket Singh, the author of 'Intern Abroad This Summer' series of books, has launched the "Aniket Singh Summer Internship Program". Through this program, students can avail once in a lifetime summer internship opportunities at three top academic institutes - University of Southampton, UK, IISc Bangalore, and IIT Gandhinagar with full scholarship of up to Rs 2 lakhs. Any engineering student, across disciplines, can apply to the internships from January 5-11, 2019.

Aniket Singh is an IIT Madras alumnus and is working at Apple Inc in California, US. He has been working towards making top research internships in the world more accessible for Indian students. He is also the author of Intern Abroad This Summer series, which outlines how to find and score top research internships in the world.

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CAT’S Call Predictor

Shiksha has launched one of the first ever IIM & non-IIM Call Predictor featuring 250-plus colleges across India at its portal for MBA aspirants. The CAT 2018 results are already out. There are about 1.5 lakh CAT takers, who will start filling application for the colleges based on their performance.

The newly launched tool will help students to shortlist which colleges they may get based on the CAT score and focus on the preparation for their qualitative round. There are numerous factors that influence the college selection. With the Call Predictor, candidates can take a quick decision.

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