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Newcastle Law School, U.K., is offering “Sir Mark Waller Postgraduate Law Scholarships” for some of its courses. LLM International Business Law, LLM Environmental Regulation and Sustainable Development and LLM International Legal Studies are the courses covered.

The quantum of scholarships ranges from a minimum of 2,500 pounds to full tuition fee waiver. Recent graduates, undergraduates completing their course before this coming September, those currently completing professional legal qualification courses and non-law graduates in a discipline related to law are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have an academic record commensurate with a 2:1 (Honours) degree award or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose medium of instruction is not English will be required to show adequate language proficiency for postgraduate study in Law. The last date for applying is February 28.

Indira Gandhi National Open University is organising a three-day International Conference on Literature and Marginality: Comparative Perspectives in African, American, Australian and Indian Dalit Literature” in the Capital starting February 20. The conference will be in Hindi and English and is aimed at providing a comparative platform of literary study among Dalit, African, Australian and American discourses.

The main function of the conference, however, will be to review literature on marginality. Scholarly contributions from every domain will be discussed. There will be a mixture of thematic and plenary sessions, panel discussions and presentation of papers. In the end, recommendations of the conference will be deliberated and drafted.

Students from Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College will be participating in NASA’s fourth annual Lunabotics Mining Competition -- a challenge given to young minds to build up a lunar excavator that can mine the soil of moon. The challenge is for students to design and build an excavator called a Lunabot that can mine and deposit a minimum of 10 kilograms of lunar stimulant within ten minutes.Kirori Mal College is returning for its second year in the competition and this year’s Lunabotics team consists of a mix of undergraduate students from the Physics stream. The Kirori Mal team is working on the hardware aspect of the project and has collaborated with the Cluster Innovation Centre for the software dimension.

PGDAV College of Delhi University just concluded its annual cultural festival, Aaghaz 2013, comprising music, dance, street play, debate, group discussion, poetry, rangoli , canvas painting, poster-making and band performances.

The theme of the festival was “100 years of Indian Cinema”. The chief guest was veteran actor Sushma Seth and the guest of honour was Anusha Rizvi, director and screenwriter of the film Peepli Live.

South Asian University’s Faculty of Social Sciences is holding a series of lectures from January to April. February is slated to be full with several lectures scheduled to be delivered by academics from India and abroad.

On February 13, a discussion on “Anthropological Imagination in South Asia” will be held. On February 20 there will be a panel discussion on “Mass Media in South Asia: Flagging Questions, Mooting Answers”. On February 27 there will be a discussion on “Reading Bourdieu Today: Understanding and Questions.”

Vijetha S.N

(EOM)


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