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Inviting future leaders

ICICI Foundation is inviting applications for a leadership programme for youth from the ages of 21 to 28, called ICICI Fellows programme. Launched in 2009, the programme allows socially minded youth to spend spend two years working on grassroots development projects with NGOs in rural India. And yes, you get *paid* to do this. Anupama Pain is a Mumbaikar – ...

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Competition is the Key

The Education Minister has taken two major decisions this year. One is to shutdown 35 Engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh and the other is to allow foreign universities to set up campuses in India. Pooja Bhula shows you the common impact that both decisions will have. 500 of the 692 Engineering Colleges in Andhra Pradesh do not meet the standards ...

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An NGO for NGOs

iVolunteer is a unique NGO which provides volunteers to other NGOs. Prachi Parekh talks to Ruchika Beri about their India Youth Fellowship Programme What is iVolunteer all about? iVolunteer is an initiative of MITRA Technology Foundation and was founded in 2000 by Shalabh Sahai, Rahul Nainwal, Rahul Bakartaky who are graduates from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). They came ...

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AIESEC – Global Platform for Students

AIESEC offers a platform for Indian students to develop leadership skills and interact and learn from students across the world. Prachi asked Siddharth Suhas, President, AIESEC India a few questions for more information: What is AIESEC all about? AIESEC is about young people exploring and developing their leadership skills through the international platform of experiences that we provide. What are ...

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Globalisation in academic!

Janhavi Patil, lecturer at MIT International School of Broadcasting and Journalism in Pune, studies the Foreign Educational Institutions Bill Recently the Union Cabinet cleared the Foreign Educational Institutions (regulation of entry and operation) Bill, which will allow foreign universities to set up campuses in India. While everyone – from students to teachers to parents – seem to be welcoming this ...

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