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“It is best to work among the youth in whom lies our hope — patiently, steadily, and without noise”. – Swami Vivekananda

Every year August 12 is observed as International Youth Day. It is the day for addressing and creating awareness about the issues faced by youth worldwide. It is designated by United Nations focusing on 15 priority areas with some being Education and Employment, Youth and Conflict, Health, Drug Abuse, Juvenile delinquency. The theme for this year  is Youth Building Peace which aims to recognize the contributions of  youth to prevent and transform conflicts , support inclusion, social justice and maintain peace.

 

As part of youth development in India , State Bank of India has initiated a fellowship programme called SBI Youth of  India, in partnership with NGOs. In this, young people work with rural communities in areas like skill development, sanitation, education and e-governance across 9 states of the country presently.

 

There are 1.8 billion young people in the world  between the ages 15-29, according to the UN Report. And India becomes the country which has the world’s largest youth population with nearly 345 million young people that accounts 28% of the country’s population. Though having large youth population gives potential for economic and social progress, India still remains in the critical phase. This is proved  by India’s rank in Global Youth Development Index 2016 complied by Commonwealth Secretariat.

 

India  ranked 133rd  among 183 participating countries with neighboring countries SriLanka(31), Bhutan(69), Nepal(77). The report  highlights that youth development falls behind mainly in education, employment and health. Looking at the stats, unemployment rate stands at 5%. And 13.2% people belonging to the age group 18-29 did not manage to find jobs in 2015-2016 according  to the survey conducted by Labour Bureau. When it comes to health, more than 60% women between age groups 15-49 are anemic. Assam ranks the lowest in the Health Outcome Index. And Overall youth literacy rate stands at 89.95% between 15-24 age group.

 

India spends very less on youth development compared to its size of population.According to the RBI, expenditure on Education and Health  remains at 2.9 and  1.4 as a proportion of country’s GDP in 2016-2017 which is same as last year. In fact, there is no significant improvement on expenditure on both from fiscal years  2009-2010. All these reiterates the need to increase public spending on youth developmental issues to reap demographic dividend.

 

People tend to go for Education in conventional domains , example Engineering. When students in large number go for Engineering , they end up jobless or forced to settle with  IT jobs. This is due to the reason that India is more into service sector and no relevant jobs available in existing industries.Awareness about wide career courses and opportunities available should be created among Indian Youths. And government should  focus on job creation. These are also the reasons why we can find Indians migrating to foreign nations for Employment. It is known that those nations which employ Indians praise their potential and skills. What would happen if half of these population work and become entrepreneurs in India creating jobs rather waiting for government to do its part? Although this is gaining momentum in recent times, it still is not enough compared to having world’s largest youth population.

 

Social and Ethical Values are to be inculcated among the young people for they are the future of India. The sense of social responsibility is slowly but steadily creeping in the minds of Indian youth.They can be the tides of change, they can work towards eliminating crimes and social injustice and maintain peace.

 

Power of Youth is indubitable. They can achieve anything and everything they want. Protest in favour of  Jallikattu in TamilNadu  is simple example of what youth can do.If they are properly guided and provided with adequate resources and opportunities, they can contribute to the Economic Growth and can as well help realize the Vision of  Developed India.

The Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched a scheme, Tele-law service.

Tele-Law is aimed at facilitating delivery of legal advice through an expert panel of lawyers – stationed at the State Legal Services Authorities(SLSA).

The project would connect lawyers with clients through video conferencing facilities at Common Service Centre.  Additionally law school clinics, District legal service authorities, voluntary service providers and Non-government organisations working on legal aid and empowerment can also be connected through CSC’s anywhere and anytime in order to strengthen access to justice for the marginalised communities.

The project would be launched across 1800 panchayats in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,North Eastern states and Jammu and Kashmir.

A trained Para Legal Volunteer will be available in a CSC for ten days in a month under the scheme. This scheme comes as a continuation to the Access to Justice Project for Marginalised Persons which is being implemented by department of Justice and United Nation Development Programme.

PM Modi’s implementation of E-Governance which has a very significant role to play in the development of our country has made management much easier through various schemes such as PayGov, E-Tall, E-District, E-Sampak and so on.

Let’s look at the recent competitions​ which government have introduced for youngsters:

 

Indian Council of World Affairs(ICWA)  2017

ICWA essay writing competition is based on “Awareness Programme On Indian Foreign Policy”. In order to create awareness on IFP the government has initiated this competition for junior level students ( 15-18 years) and senior level students- under graduate and post graduate (18-25 years).

The writers will have an opportunity to think innovatively on various topics like what India’s foreign policy mean to young India, Conflict, Religion and so on.

Top three entries in both junior and senior category will be selected for cash prizes from ₹5000 to ₹25000.

The participants should be an enrolled student in a school or university from anywhere across India.

The participants can submit their essay in

https://www.mygov.in/task/icwa-essay-writing-competition-2017/

The last date of submission is 30 July 2017. 

These schemes and policies initiated by the government will add value to the relation between the government and the citizen. The transformation of the lazy government to the powerful government has changed the roots of the country.

Exploration is really the essence of human spirit. Gone are the days when youngsters were forced to apply themselves only to blackboard and chalk teaching techniques.

In a technologically-advanced era where Skype classes and smartphone notes rule the roost, the concepts of education and learning have undergone a sea change – show and tell, travelling to destinations related to the curriculum to see and learn,  have become popular trends in education.

Apart from the syllabus, there must be practical training. The emphasis in traditional schools must be  theoretical information, international curriculum, especially the American school system, focused on non-classroom, practical development which often means real-life projects and experience.

While students naturally respond with verve to such tours as they break the monotony of classroom teaching, teachers are duty bound and time bound to complete the syllabus. Teachers have realised that learning is more about personality development and not about learning by rote.

Personality : the word sounds so much familiar and when it is attempted to define, we often fall short of words!

For the best job opportunities, you neeed to be best to get the same.

One should start with taking a good look at themselves, analysing their traits,  their strengths and weaknesses. Bring positivity in your outlook. Have an opinion. Meet new people. Be courteous. Be yourself. Be confident.

Learning on the fly is increasingly gaining popularity. There should be some traits to collaborate with schools and colleges and cash in on opportunities to popularize experimental learning or education through travel.

The University of Lausanne offers the UNIL Master’s Scholarship Grants to international students wishing to pursue a Masters Degree at the University.

The UNIL Master’s Grants, offered to students with qualifications from foreign universities, aim to facilitate access to UNIL Master’s degrees. The University awards these Master’s grants on a competitive basis.

Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except:

  • Master of Medicine
  • Master of Arts in Sciences and Practices of Education
  • Master of Law from the Universities of Zurich and Lausanne
  • Master of Law in Criminal Sciences, judiciary mention
  • Master of Science in Traceology and Crime Analysis
  • All the MAS (3rd cycle programmes)

Amount and duration-

The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme results in suspension of the grant.

Deadline-

Applications must be submitted to the Social Affairs and Student Mobility Service (SASME) before 15 December 2016.

  • Anzisha Prize invites professional journalists to submit their published work on African youth entrepreneurship.
  • The work must be published either in print, broadcast or digital media.

    Eligibility for Anzisha Media Prize

  • Portfolio of work submitted must be published in popular media including T.V., Radio, Print, or digital media
  • Submitted work should go with entrepreneurship theme
  • Should have a good record in chosen media in reporting on youth entrepreneurship
  • Candidate must be an African national and work on Africa continent
  • Applicants should be within the ages 15- 30

Application Process

  • Relevance of the content and build awareness of youth entrepreneurship
  • Candidates must be professionals with a wide range of people accessing their work
  • Applicants should have a strong personal/ individual social media following as a professional with a point of view in youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Last date to Apply: 30 August, 2016

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The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation.

Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.

 

Application deadlines:

  • International journalists:  1, 2016
  • S. journalists (U.S. citizens): Jan. 31, 2017

 

Eligibility:

  • The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants. Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates who want to apply for the 2017-2018 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.

 

Contact:

For more information about the application process, contact Nieman Fellowship administrator Nicole Arias or call 617-495-2238.

For questions about the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship itself, contact Ann Marie Lipinski, NF ’90, curator of the Nieman Foundation; or Rebecca Tabasky, manager of community programs at the Berkman Klein Center.

 

Official site:

http://nieman.harvard.edu/fellowships/nieman-berkman-fellowship-in-journalism-innovation-2/

 

 

 

 

  • The Wimmel Research Fellowship 2016 will be granted as a part of collective en-devour between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung.
  •  The main objective of the Wimmel Research Fellowship is to promote interdisciplinary exchange in the context of science, economy and art.

     Wimmel Fellowship Eligibility

  • Artists from disciplines of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, design, literature and time-based media
  •  Proficiency in English is necessary, proficiency in German is beneficiary
  • Individuals of 35 years of age or older can apply if they have completed Degree within past 5 years
  • Currently enrolled university / college students are not allowed to apply
  • Its a residency fellowship daily presence in platform 12 is mandatory

     Benefits

  • The individual will get a monthly stipend of Euro 1,150(for the duration of 3 months)
  • A combined apartment studio, furnished with electricity, water and heat free of charge
  • A one time travelling expense is also incurred

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

The application is made online. Submitted material should include:

  • A concept text (max. 1 Din A4 page)
  • A motivation letter (max. 1 Din A4 page)
  • A short biography and informative portfolio or documentation on previous artistic work

All documents should be sent exclusively in PDF format via e-mail to: [email protected]

  Last Date to Apply: 1 September 2016

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  • The Princeton Society of Fellows invites application for 2017-2020 Fellowship competition.
  • Four 3yr Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded this year.
  • Applicants can choose for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching :
  • Open Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN)
  • Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM)
  • Fellowship in LGTB Studies
  • Fellowship Race and/or Ethnicity Studies

  Eligibility for Princeton University Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Only Ph.D degree holders can apply.
  • Candidates already holding the PhD degree at time of application i.e. must have received Ph.D degree  between January 1, 2015 and September 15, 2016.
  • Candidates who are ABD (All But Dissertation) at time of application
  • Degree holders from Princeton University are not allowed to apply
  • If applied once already , cannot be reapplied.
  • Priority will be give to who have received no more than one year of research-only funding past the Ph.D. degree.

Cost

  • The fellows will be given stipend of $84,500 of three year each
  • Further they will be given a shared office, personal computer, research fund $50,000
  • Also, they are given access to university grants, benefits and other resources

Application Procedure

  • Confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Society by three referees, or by a dossier service, on or before the postmark deadline.

    The following dossier items (single-sided) should be mailed by the candidate:

    1. Completed application form (print-out of online form)
    2. Cover letter
    3. Curriculum vitae
    4. For ABD (All But Dissertation) candidates only:  letter of “Progress to Degree” from either Department Chair or Director of Graduate Studies (see text below)
    5. Dissertation abstract
    6. Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article
    7. Research proposal
    8. Two course proposals

    In addition, confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed or mailed directly to the Society by three referees, or by a dossier service, on or before the postmark deadline.

    Mail the complete dossier by September 15, 2016 (postmark deadline) to:

    Princeton University
    Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
    Attention: Search Committee
    10 Joseph Henry House
    Princeton, New Jersey 08544

Last Date to Apply :September 15, 2016

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The Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from Australia, Brazil, China, France, India, Germany, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. From May to September of each year, top-ranked applicants participate in a 12-week research internship under the supervision of Canadian university faculty members in a variety of academic disciplines, from science, engineering and mathematics to the humanities and social sciences.

 

Deadline: The call for 2017 Globalink Research Internship student applications are now open. Apply by September 20, 2016, at 4 p.m. PDT for travel to Canada starting in May 2017.

 

Eligibility: Globalink Research Internships are open to students at accredited universities in the following partner countries:

Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia

Applicants for the 2017 cohort must:

  • Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or combined undergraduate/Master’s programs
  • Have a minimum of one semester and a maximum of three semesters remaining in their program.
  • Meet the grade requirements for their country of study:
    • Brazil: 8/10 and ENEM score of 600
    • China: 3.5/4
    • France: 12/20
    • Germany: 2.9/6
    • India: 8/10
    • Mexico: 80% (8.5/10 for students from SEP-funded universities and applicants in Mexico must apply to SEP by August 31, 2016. )
    • Saudi Arabia: 80%
    • Tunisia: 8/10
  • Be available to complete a 12-week internship, arriving in Canada between May 1 and June 30, 2017, and returning to their country of study between July 31 and September 30, 2017

 

Benefits:

  • A 12-week internship that increases your knowledge of and explores hands-on research in your field of study
  • Access to Canada’s unique research landscape: applied, dynamic and innovative
  • A rewarding experience combining academic research at a Canadian university campus, professional skills development workshops and social activities
  • A chance for you to explore your independence and gain international experience in a new country
  • The opportunity for you to connect with potential graduate supervisors should you be interested in returning to Canada for graduate studies with a Mitacs Globalink Graduate Fellowship

To apply visit :

https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship