OPTING FOR ACADEMIC GROWTH
Enroll yourself for a summer school programme to make the most of your vacations. By Mridu Rai
SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Symbiosis International University ( SIU) have initiated two educational programmes for the summer both of which will be conducted at SIU Lavale Campus in Pune. The two courses are the Symbiosis Pre- University Programme for students between the ages of 15 and 18 years and the Symbiosis Summer School for students and adults above 18 years of age. The Symbiosis Pre- University Programme includes academic skill development and career counselling whereby students will be taught critical skills of reading, writing, learning, time management and research and will be provided counselling on academic options, career prospects, aptitudes and abilities, and personal career priorities. Some of the academic modules include liberal arts, media, photography, economics, law and business. The Summer School, on the other hand, offers college students and working professionals an opportunity to explore a chosen area of interest in an academically rigorous environment, along with faculty and peers from India and abroad. Courses such as Family Business Dynamics, Legal Aspects of Business in India, Climate Change, Film Making and Dramatics will be taught by the faculty of SIU and partner universities.
An online Application procedure form needs to be submitted along with an essay on the given topic. The application fee is Rs 1,000 May 12th to 31st 2014 Course dates March 30 2014 Application Deadline symbiosissummerschool.in Website
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
Ranked among the top 20 universities in the world in the recent in the QS World University Rankings, Kings College London offers summer school programmes in Mumbai and in Delhi. For its Mumbai programme, this year King’s has introduced some interesting new courses like the Los Angeles to Hollywood: the US film Industry and its Global Impact taught by the faculty of film department at King’s. Other new courses for the Mumbai Summer School include BRICS and the Global Order, a course led by King’s Brazil Institute and which studies the BRICS countries in terms of their international relations and economies and the International Commercial Law offered by the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s. The Mumbai Summer School will be hosted at HR College of Commerce & Economics, Jai Hind College and Sophia College for Women. In Delhi, the Summer School will be conducted at Miranda House and Lady Shri Ram College. The courses offered in Delhi include Education and Neuroscience, Media, Gender and Culture, The Entrepreneur: Skills and Smart Thinking, The Global City: Key Urban Challenges ( and solutions) in the 21st century and International Rela-
tions: Theory and Practice among others. King’s has also initiated a winter school programme at Doon School, Dehradun from this year onwards.
Students can Application procedure apply at the King’s website, email at email@example.com or call the Think Education helpline in India at +91 97 6968 4423
Mumbai Summer School Course dates from 1 April to 25 April Delhi Summer School from 2 to 27 June For Mumbai Application Deadline Summer School February 28 2014 For Delhi Summer School April 30 2014 .kcl.ac.uk/kingscomestoyou Website
Known as one of the best universities in the world, Stanford University offers an eight week and a nine week summer school prgramme for international students. Spending eight weeks in the heart of Silicon Valley should be an experience of a lifetime especially for technology students. Standford Univesity provides more than 175 courses as part of this programme. These courses are offered by 35 departments within the schools of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences and Engineering. Adding a flexibility to the programme, students are allowed to pick their own schedule. While attending the summer school, students can stay at the university’s residence halls, which promises to be both a learning experience as well as a fun bonding time. With students from all over the globe attending the programme, there’s a unique opportunity to make friends from various different countries and learning about their cultures. While students at the summer school get to attend lecture sessions on a wide range of topics by renowned speakers, there are a lot of extra-curricular activities to look forward to. From taking trips in and around San Francisco, competing in a video game tournament and attending a prom in true American fashion the Stanford summer school has a lot to offer.
College Application procedure: scripts and TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Exam score need to be uploaded along with an essay on the website. Eight-week courses from Course dates June 21 to August 17 Nine- week courses from June 21 to August 23
May 16 2014 Application Deadline summer.stanford.edu Website
Amity University, Noida will host its eight summer school programme in May this year. The programme is open to students from class tenth to twelfth. Those who have passed the class twelve exams in 2013 are also eligible to apply. The summer school at Amity aims at preparing high school students for college and provides courses in the fields of management, science and technology, communication, hospitality, physical education and arts. Some of these courses include Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Forensic Science, Marketing and Sales, English Communication and Journalism, Photography, Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Architecture and Interior Design, Law, Hotel Management, Physical Education, Travel and Tourism. Students can also opt for foreign languages like German and French. These courses will be taught by the faculty at Amity. Students will be allowed to use the university’s labs, technologies and library facilities. The Summer School programme also looks at personality grooming and confidence building exercises. Amity also provides residential accommodation at its campus. Some of the schools who have previously participated in the Amity Summer School programme are Vasant Valley School, G D Goenka World School, Scottish High Sschool, Gurgaon, United World College, Singapore and Ysgol Friars, Wales.
Studentss need Application procedure to download the application form online. This form along with 5 passport size photos can be submitted in person or through post. May 26 to June 6 2014 Course dates March 2014 Application Deadline amity.edu/summerschool. Website
A class in session during last year’s King’s College Summer School at the University of Delhi