Interactive platform

An engaging dialogue was organised by TERI Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre on “Nanobiotechnology for agriculture: from research to innovation” in New Delhi, where the zero draft policy for regulation of nanoproducts in agriculture was unveiled.

The conference provided an interactive platform to showcase technology snapshots, discussions and deliberations in focused thematic sessions to understand the innovation space and scope for nanobiotechnology interventions to address pressing issues in agriculture.

The conference aimed to develop a deeper understanding of advances in nanobiotechnology in relevant areas, encourage interaction within the research community for wider application and benefit society by innovating to achieve sustainability in agricultural practices in India.

Power packed fest

Loreto College, Kolkata celebrated the “175th year of Loreto in South-east Asia” recently, and organised the annual inter-collegiate fest Samagam on the theme, “Lumos: let there be light”. The three day long fest was inaugurated by the college principal Christine Coutinho.

Day one started with Damayanti Shield Debate. Competitions like century reflections, sur, click-a-flick, cosplay and treasure hunt was organised by various societies, in which colleges like Gokhale memorial Girls’, Jadavpur University, Scottish Church, Shri Shikshayatan and NIFT took part. “60 Seconds to Fame” organised by AICUF society was hosted and judged by Christopher Lobo and Kamran Khurshid of international fame.

On day two the political science society organised a street-play on social messages. There were other events like skip a beat, creative writing, tarang, Amal Ghatak quiz and improviso. In the final day there was a bunch of power-packed events like mock newsroom by media society where the verbal tussle was at its height.

Financial studies

Indian School of Business & Finance, an affiliate centre of University of London, invites students to apply for its three year undergraduate honours degree programmes in economics, economics and finance, accounting and finance, economics and management, business and management, and management and digital innovation.

Interested candidates must have a minimum best-of-four score (including English) of 70 per cent in their Class +2 board examinations in case of CBSE / ISC / State board. Candidates from IB / A-Level can apply on the basis of the predicted grades issued by their schools before final examinations. For candidates applying for economics or economics and finance, having mathematics in Class +2 is compulsory. For other programmes, mathematics up to Class X is mandatory. Scholarships are awarded every year, on the basis of merit and financial need. The deadline for first round is10 December and will be shortlisted for entrance test and personal interview. Application form can be downloaded from:

Golden opportunity

Newcastle University is offering 40 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarships for outstanding international applicants for full-time master’s studies. 38 of them will include 50 per cent while two will give 100 per cent tuition fee scholarships. Eligible candidates will be assessed according to evidence of academic ability, of commitment to studies and quality of application. Deadline for online application is 31 January 2018. For details contact: [email protected]