S Jaishankar Launches PhD Fellowship Programme For ASEAN Students At IITs

S Jaishankar launches PhD fellowship programme For ASEAN Students At IITs   New Delhi: A massive fully-funded PhD fellowship programme at IITs for students from ASEAN countries was on Monday launched by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who hoped the platform will help in generating “new business ideas” and “exciting technological breakthroughs”. The programme billed as “the largest of its kind” will select 1,000 students in three phases. S Jaishankar inaugurated the programme at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan here and also launched a portal for receiving applications from students. The government…

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Travel broadens the mind, but can it alter the brain?

There are lots of opportunities for students to travel: be it to postpone your degree and travel the world after taking your A-levels; to take a placement abroad; or to spend your summer months volunteering. Reports show that over 20,000 UK students spend time abroad for a period of over three months each year. It’s hardly suprising so many students decide to spend time away from the UK: the benefits of travelling are well documented. You can make new friends, broaden your outlook and gain stories to tell. But that’s…

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I have a disability. When do I tell a prospective employer?

Earlier this year, I applied for a job. I didn’t get it. This was hardly unexpected; I only attained my PhD recently and I hadn’t really expected to be successful. I had, however, expected to get an interview – the Russell Group university I’d applied to is a “Two Ticks” employer. This means that they are positive about employing people with disabilities and are committed to offering interviews to them when the minimum requirements are met. I met the requirements and have a disability, which I had declared on the…

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