Pathways Summer Announcement 

Information, Internships
Summer Internships at FDA for undergrads and grad students.    Please apply directly through USAjobs or contact the individual noted in the email below: Lakesha Miner  On Tuesday, February 19 2019, the FDA Pathways Team will post a summer internship vacancy to USAJobs.  This temporary summer appointment has a not-to-exceed date of September 30, 2019.  Students may work full-time or part-time schedules. This is a developmental program offered during the summer months while interns complete their education. Please note that there will be significant interest in this job announcement.  Thus, this announcement will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on 02/25/2019  OR at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day that 120 complete applications have been received, whichever comes first.  Please encourage interested parties to complete their application on the first day this announcement…
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Financing Your Higher Studies in the U.S. — Feb 15, 2019

Education, Finance
Greetings from the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai! Are you wondering how to finance your higher education in the United States? Want to learn more about evaluating and managing finances, financial aid, and loans? The cost of living and studying varies across the United States. With the right amount of planning and research, pursuing a U.S. higher education can be made affordable. When looking into studying in the United States, evaluating your finances should be one of the first things to do. U.S. institutions offer a variety of programs with a wide array of tuition and fees. There are many opportunities to superbly plan for our education. Attend the free session that will give you an insight to better manage and fund your higher studies in the U.S. Session:   Financing Your Higher Studies…
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Apprentice Program was re-launched in 2016 in India

Education, Information
I would like to draw your attention to https://apprenticeshipindia.org/ The Government of India had also launched the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in August 2016, to promote the apprenticeship programme in India by introducing a package of financial incentive to establishments engaging in apprenticeship. This package is specially intended to support and promote apprenticeship in the MSME segment for enhancing its productivity and competitiveness as well capacity building. The financial benefit has two components: I. Reimbursement of 25% of prescribed stipend, subject to a maximum of INR 1,500 per month per apprentice ii. Reimbursement for cost of basic training, up to INR 7,500 per apprentice for a maximum period of 3 months/500 hours. I am keen to consolidate the views from startups/small businesses and help if anyone is getting benefitted.  Please…
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U.S. Consulate General announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) – last date of application Feb 20, 2019 I

Education, Finance
Hi, Please find below the links of Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) uploaded on grants.gov. Grants related queries may be addressed to MumbaiGrants@state.gov 1. M-NOFO-19-100: Conference “Opportunities for U.S.-Indian Higher Education STEM Collaboration” https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311482 2. M-NOFO-19-101: Debate Clubs to Foster Leadership Skills in Underprivileged Youth https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311483 3. M-NOFO-19-102: LGBT Pride Month Film Festival 2019 https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311496 4. M-NOFO-19-103: Promoting Diversity and Tolerance through Interfaith and Interclass Community Service Projects https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311484 5. M-NOFO-19-104: Travelling Film Festival on Women’s Safety and Empowerment https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311497 6. M-NOFO-19-105: U.S. Dance Troupe to Arts Festival in Tier-II City https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311498 7. M-NOFO-19-106: Inspiring Social Good through Theatre https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311499 8. M-NOFO-19-107: Disaster Management Studies Course https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311477 Regards, U.S. Consulate General Mumbai Public Affairs Section ********************************** U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai C-49, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex Bandra East Mumbai 400…
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Minority Education Loans – apply till year-end

Education, Finance
Mumbai Chairman of Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation Limited Haji Haider Azam said the deadline for filling up educational loan forms for minority students has been extended to December 31. Students of minority communities (Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Parsi and Jew) desiring to pursue professional and vocational courses like MBBS, MBA, BE etc) were asked to apply for educational loans trill November 30.  “Seeing the increasing demand from students and to facilitate more applications, we have extended the last date. Hopefully more students will take advantage of the loan’s scheme. The loan is for up to Rs 5 lakhs per student,”said Azam. Students are required to apply online at https://malms.maharashtra.gov.in
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ZFN collaborates with Alliance Française de Bombay

Events
Zoroastrian Faculty Network (ZFN) collaborates with Alliance Française de Bombay to bring you SciencesPo open day on 20 November 2018. ZFN Core Team Member Farrokh Rustomjee, CEO, R D Sethna Scholarships, will present the Financing Opportunities available. Date : 20 November 2018     Time :  6.00 pm Venue : Alliance Française de Bombay, Theosophy Hall, 40, New Marine Lines, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020 Contact : mumbai@india-campusfrance.org  
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IIM(A) PROF. Dinyar Pestonjee AWARDED

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Dr. D.M. Pestonjee, who served the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad for over two decades (1979-2001) as professor of Organizational Behavior, has recently received the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM)’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Pestonjee has had a very illustrious career. In November 2000 he was conferred the title of Honorary Professor of the Albert Schweitzer International University, Geneva (Switzerland). He was Dean, Faculty of Applied Management, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. Presently he’s GSPL Chair Professor at School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar. Professor Pestonjee has been active as a trainer and consultant with WHO, USAID, OXFAM and UNESCO. Courtesy: Jame
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Guidance on Shortlisting Universities for Studying in the U.S — Oct 12, 2018

Education, Events, ZFN - Zoroastrian Faculty Network
Plan on studying in the United States? Looking for guidance on shortlisting universities? Students are often confused when they realize the enormous choices they have when choosing a degree program in the U.S. It is virtually impossible to thoroughly research all of the 4500+ accredited higher education institutions in the United States. Fear not! We have a great session that will guide you on factors to consider when choosing a university to study in the U.S. Session:   Shortlisting Universities and Finding the Right-Fit for Studying in the U.S. Date:       Friday, October 12, 2018 Time:       2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Venue:     U.S. Consulate General, C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai Please note that this session is for both prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students. Registration is mandatory, and the program is free for participants. Students and…
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ZFN Webinar 2 – Financing for Higher Education for Indian Students – 24 June – 9am IST

Education, ZFN - Zoroastrian Faculty Network
Thanks to all those who participated in the above Webinar. Special thanks to Farrokh Mistree, L.A. Comp Chair, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, farrokh.Mistree@ou.edu Farrokh Rustomjee, Chief Executive, R. D. Sethna Scholarship Fund, Esplanade House, 29, Hazarimal Somani Marg, Fort, Mumbai-400001, Tel: 022-22077044; Email: office@rdsethnascholarships.org Website: www.rdsethnascholarships.org Neville Shroff, The Incorporated Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hongkong, Canton and Macao, hkzcfund@netvigator.com T J Ravishankar, J. N. Tata Endowment, Mulla House, 4thfloor, 51, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai-400001. Tel:022-66657643, Email:tjravishankar@tatatrusts.org M George - Vice President, Paras Education Foundation, 4th floor, Khetan Bhavan, J. Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020, Web: www.isloan.org  Tel: 022-22831637, Email: george@isloan.org  Mobile: 9830043381 who lucidly explained the details. All participants greatly benefited and expressed satisfaction at the takeaways from the session. At the peak, we had 33 participants and the presentations were smooth and ran without a glitch.…
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Financing for Higher Education for Indian Students

Education, ZFN - Zoroastrian Faculty Network
14th June, 2018 Zoroastrian Faculty Network (A joint initiative of WZCC & GWG) Financing for Higher Education for Indian Students  A Webinar on "Financing for Higher Education for Indian Students" (Restricted to first 20 registrants) brought to you by the Zoroastrian Faculty Network (ZFN) Objective: To guide students from India on the financing options available for higher education abroad and how to avail of them. Speakers : Farrokh Mistree, L. A. Comp Professor University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, will explain the objectives of ZFN guiding students interested in pursuing post graduate education abroad. Farrokh Rustomji, R. D. Sethna Scholarship Fund Neville Shroff, Zoroastrian Charity Funds of Hongkong, Canton and Macao T. J. Ravishankar, Tata Trusts M. George, Paras Educational Foundation. Each speaker to give actionable guidelines for students to take advantage of the resources at their disposal 30…
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