En­roll yourself for a sum­mer school pro­gramme to make the most of your va­ca­tions. By Mridu Rai

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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


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 in­dia-pro­grammes@kcl.ac.uk 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

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