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France: Eiffel Scholarship Program application forms available online!

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Eiffel Scholarship Program

ISLAMABAD: Eiffel scholarship program – meant for Masters and Ph.D. students – application forms are now available online.

The Eiffel scholarship program is a tool developed and financed by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and designed to allow French higher education institutions attract the best foreign students in diploma courses at Masters’ and Doctorate/ Ph.D. level. The four major fields of studies covered by Eiffel scholarships are economics and management, engineering sciences and law/political sciences at Masters’ level; sciences in the broad sense, economics and management, and law/political sciences for the Doctorate/ Ph.D. level.

The scholarship program allows, for the masters’ part the financing of a diploma course at masters’ level, and lasts 12 to 36 months; for the PhD (“Doctorat”) the financing of a 10-months mobility as part of a joint supervision or a joint direction of thesis (preferably the 2nd year of the PhD).

The monthly stipend granted by the Eiffel scholarship program covers the cost of living but not tuition. Applications are put forward by the French host institutions, which agree to enroll the grantees in the program for which they are selected. This program is exclusively for foreign applicants. At Masters’ level, the applicant must be at most 30 years old at the date of the selection committee. At the Ph.D. level, the applicant must be at most 35 years old at the date of the selection committee.

Application files are from now available online with the deadline for receipt by Campus France on 11th of January 2019 and announcement of results in March 2019. The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs has granted Campus France with the supervision of the EIFFEL program. In 2017, 5 outstanding Pakistani students have been selected for the Eiffel scholarship. All information is available at www.campusfrance.org/fr/eiffel

For any queries contact: [email protected]

 

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Student groups clash in QAU

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ISLAMABAD: Two student groups clashed in Quaid e Azam University (QAU) here on Tuesday however, later due to efforts of the city administration the situation was brought under control.
According to official sources, Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent Police reached the site and controlled the situation.
In a tweet, the Deputy Commissioner said, “Negotiations are going on. It’s unfortunate to see that few mischief mongers have disturbed entire university.”

 

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KU receives 12,135 admission forms 

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KARACHI: The University of Karachi (KU) has received as many as 12,135 admission forms for 1,767 seats of various bachelor and master’s programmes, the KU Public Relations Office informed today. 
The admission would be given on entry-test-based-results and the National Testing Service (NTS) would conduct written test on December 2. Along with the aspiring candidates of bachelor and master’s programmes, Doctor of Pharmacy (both morning and evening programmes) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (morning programme), are scheduled to appear in the entry test.
The written test schedule would be uploaded on official websites of KU and NTS. The websites are www.uok.edu.pk and www.nts.org.pk respectively. The KU would also inform the candidates through Short Message Service (SMS) and electronic mail (email). The KU would upload the link of admit cards, which would be provided by the NTS so that candidates could get printouts of their cards. Meanwhile, the entry test of the department of visual studies would be conducted at the department of political sciences at 10 am, on November 25.

The Vice Chancellor, KU, Professor Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan expressed his gratitude that candidates did not face any kind of difficulty this year while submitting their online admission forms. “We are receiving positive feedback about the recently launched online admission system on the Campus.” He said that some sort of difficulties may occur whenever the new task is initiated but our topmost priority was to provide better and standard services to the candidates. “Due to this online admission system, the candidates were not bothered to stand in long queues.”  The KU VC believes that this system would further improve and more facilities would be provided to the candidates next year.

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My Bookshelf’ attracts people at NBF

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My Bookshelf' attracts people at NBF

ISLAMABAD: ‘My Bookshelf’ at National Book Foundation (NBF) has been attracting people who visit NBF for purchasing of books or obtaining Readers Club card.
‘My Bookshelf’ was established with the objective to promote book culture and reading habits among the people. According to an official of NBF on Monday, it contains books on history,  literature, autobiography, philosophy, Islamic studies, Pakistan studies, general knowledge, travelogue, novels, short stories, and translations etc.
He said the innovative scheme was initiated in 2014 by Managing Director  Inam-ul-Haq Javed with the objective to promote book reading in the society.
He said people take books of their choice from the shelf on daily basis, as it draws their attention with its unique theme.

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