PhD awards for In­dian students

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Education - HT Cor­re­spon­dent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­

NEW DELHI: Lon­don-based Coven­try Univer­sity has an­nounced the ‘Coven­try-In­dia Re­search Awards’ to sup­port young In­di­ans to study at the univer­sity.

These PhD schol­ar­ships are aimed at high achiev­ing In­dian grad­u­ates who are seek­ing a ca­reer in re­search. Mem­bers of Coven­try Univer­sity’s se­nior lead­er­ship team are vis­it­ing a range of in­sti­tu­tions across In­dia this month to es­tab­lish new re­search part­ner­ships and ex­tend op­por­tu­ni­ties for students.

A team of 10 se­nior aca­demics, led by Pro­fes­sor Richard Dash­wood, deputy vice-chan­cel­lor for re­search, and Dr David Pils­bury, deputy vice-chan­cel­lor for in­ter­na­tional de­vel­op­ment, will meet rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 38 or­gan­i­sa­tions in 13 cities across In­dia – in­clud­ing uni­ver­si­ties, com­pa­nies and govern­ment bod­ies.

The univer­sity is look­ing to ap­ply in­no­va­tive new ap­proaches to the de­vel­op­ment of joint re­search cen­tres, doc­toral train­ing cen­tres and PhD pro­grammes with In­dian uni­ver­si­ties.

The visit will also ex­plore new mod­els in the de­liv­ery of joint de­grees with In­dian uni­ver­si­ties and also stu­dent re­cruit­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Coven­try Univer­sity al­ready has sig­nif­i­cant part­ner­ships with in­sti­tu­tions in al­most 40 coun­tries around the world.

Among the in­sti­tu­tions vis­ited by the univer­sity rep­re­sen­ta­tives are Nirma Univer­sity and Na­tional In­sti­tute of De­sign in Ahmed­abad, Christ Univer­sity and In­sti­tute for So­cial and Eco­nomic Change in Ban­ga­lore, Jawa­har­lal Nehru Univer­sity, Cen­tre for Pol­icy Re­search, TERI Univer­sity, and Coun­cil for Sci­en­tific and In­dus­trial Re­search in Delhi.

Some of the Univer­sity cen­tres invit­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for PhD are the Cen­tre for Agroe­col­ogy, Wa­ter and Re­silience, Cen­tre for Ad­vances in Be­havioural Science, Cen­tre for the Built and Nat­u­ral En­vi­ron­ment.

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