As approved by an empowered committee under the health department, around 2,500 seats for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) courses are expected to be added to medical institutes across India. According to the information from the Health Ministry, the committee has also approved setting up new colleges at various hospitals. The additional seats will come up at both new as well as existing government colleges.
Across the country the recent decision to raise the number of MBBS seats will be a boon to the scores of medical education aspirants. The total number of undergraduate (UG) medical seats fell by 1,170 during 2014-15. Medical Council of India (MCI) has approved proposals to raise the number of seats at existing medical colleges located in Amritsar and Patiala in Punjab as well as Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Madurai and Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. The committee has given its nod to expand the seat base in Bhopal, Gwalior, Haldwani, Indore, Kota, Rewa and Udaipur as well.
India projected to be the Largest Recipient of UK Govt's Student Scholarship
Minister counselor (political and press), British High Commission, Andrew Soper and British Council director (South India) Mei-kwei Barker were in Puducherry as they took part in a seminar on January 21 as a part of the Great Britain campaign to enlighten students, academicians and territorial officials on opportunities to pursue higher education in the UK. Soper said the UK government's funding (Chevening scholarships) for Indian students, which was 600,000 pounds (approximately Rs. 5 crore) in 2013-14, rose to 1.6 million pounds (approximately Rs. 15 crore) in 2014-15 and would touch 2.4 million pounds (approx Rs. 22.5 crore) by the end of 2015-16 financial year.
Chevening is the UK government's fully-funded scholarship for one year master's degree for bright graduates and for short-term programmes for outstanding mid-career professionals. Soper pointed out that the UK extended 750 scholarship programmes worth 1.51 million pounds (roughly Rs. 15 crore) for India in the last two years. The British government has started focusing on emerging economies in the world, including India, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico, to extend scholarships to bright students in an effort to invite them to pursue higher education in the UK.
The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge 2015
In teams of four, participants are challenged to make the company profitable by obtaining the highest ROI for The Fresh Connection, a virtual producer of fruit juices. The competition is designed for MBA or pre-final year students of Business Schools & Universities of Applied Sciences. Four participants are assigned as a new management team in realizing the highest possible Return on Investment and by managing the supply chain in The Fresh Connection APICS Global Student Challenge, winners stand a chance to win a free trip to Las Vegas and compete for a total of $ 5,000 in cash prizes.