In Briefs


FORE School of Management virtually inducts batch of 2020-22

The onset of novel coronavirus has led schools and colleges to make a shift to the digital medium. Joining the bandwagon, FORE School of Management, New Delhi, conducted its induction ceremony online to welcome the incoming batch of management students. The event was attended by students, faculties, staff and alumni. Over 400 students from different batches of the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (FMG-29th batch), Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Management (IMG-14th batch), Post Graduate Diploma — Financial Management (FM3rd batch) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Big Data Analytics (BDAnew batch) attended the online event.

Australia’s Deakin University announces 30% In-Country Bursary

Deakin University, Australia, has announced a ‘Deakin In-Country Bursary’ of 30% for students enrolling for studies online in ‘Trimester 3’ commencing in November 2020, and ‘Trimester 1’ commencing in February 2021. Based on the latest advice from the Australian government, on-campus classes are expected to commence in July 2021. When announcing the Bursary, Professor Iain Martin, vice chancellor of Deakin University said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the dreams and decisions of many Indian students who planned to study abroad this year. We understand the uncertainty, as well as the economic and safety concerns of students and parents. To help students reach their study goals during these challenging times, Deakin has introduced a 30% in-country bursary for all Indian students enrolling in studies prior to transferring on-campus when the situation improves”.

Loyalist College to start biosciences in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh

 In collaboration with North American Business (NAB) College, Canada’s Loyalist College has established campuses in Chandigarh, Punjab and Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India where first-year students can now start the hands-on in-person requirements of their biotechnology, chemical engineering technology, or environmental technician/technology diploma programmes from September. The Government of Canada is now allowing students outside Canada who have a study permit, or have been approved or applied for a study permit for a programme starting this Fall, but who cannot travel to Canada at this time due to travel restrictions, to remain eligible for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Programme (PGWPP). The PGWPP allows students who have graduated from eligible Canadian designated learning institutions, like Loyalist College, to obtain an open work permit to gain Canadian work experience.

IIM Sambalpur welcomes the batch of 2020 online

IIM Sambalpur welcomed its ‘MBA Class 2020-22’ and ‘PhD Class 2020’ through an online inauguration programme. The virtual session was attended by guests which included chief guest Guru Prasad Mohapatra, IAS, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) and guest of honour and keynote speaker, Prabhjeet Singh, president, Uber India & South Asia. The inaugural programme also witnessed a welcome address by Prof Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director, IIM Sambalpur. The MBA programme was introduced by Prof Atri Sengupta, chairman, PGP and the PhD programme of the institute was introduced by Prof Balamurugan Annamalai, chairman, PhD Programme.