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Jamia Millia invites applications for its Ph.D. programmes

Jamia Millia Islamia has invited applications for admission to its Ph.D. programmes on offer in the various departments and centres of research and excellence.

The application forms, which can be downloaded from the website http://www.jmi.ac.in, should be completed and submitted along with required documents and a crossed demand draft for Rs.1,000 in favour of “Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia” to the respective departments and centres of the university on or before July 8.

Guidelines for admission, including eligibility criteria, schedule of admission and other relevant information, are available on the university website.

Anton Chekov's play Three Sisters was staged at Jawaharlal Nehru University in the Capital this past week. There have only been two previous attempts to produce this play on stage in India. The concept was provided by a student of JNU's School of Arts and Aesthetics.

The play is about the privileged class of Russia, their lives and aspirations and in many ways reflects the reality of present day Indian society. Instead of using a professional stage, the director chose the natural spaces of the JNU campus for the plot. Maximum use of natural spaces such as building corridors with pillars, pavements and the university's sprawling lawn allowed the actors to present the play in an attractive style. More than 400 viewers, including JNU professors, students and art-lovers saw the play.

Eurasian Foundation, a Delhi-based think tank, prepared and staged this play in association with Sehar, an amateur theatre group, consisting mostly of JNU students.

To encourage education beyond the campus, Lovely Professional University's Directorate of Open and Distance Learning has launched its distance education study programmes across the country.

A dynamic web portal, e-learning portal, prospectus, comprehensive study material and e-kiosks have been launched as part of the initiative.

During the first year, 30 study programmes of five disciplines are to be established.

Aligarh Muslim University's Residential Coaching Academy will conduct a national level entrance test on July 10 for admission to its Civil Services, judicial services and banking services coaching programme, especially for minorities, Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and women candidates for the 2011-12 session. The test will be conducted at AMU, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Kolkata, Lucknow and Srinagar. The last date for submission is June 25. Application forms can be obtained from the Academy or downloaded from www.rcaamu.com or http://www.amu.ac.in/rca.htm

The Asia Pacific Institute of Management has announced merit scholarships to encourage bright and meritorious students of the country to take up management education under its student exchange programme. The value of each scholarship is Rs.1 lakh.

— Urvashi Sarkar

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