Germany beckons research students
Excellence on Tour 2013, the eight-day event in Hyderabad, will enable students to meet 14 members from the German House for Research and Innovation...
Excellence on Tour 2013, the eight-day event in Hyderabad, will enable students to meet 14 members from the German House for Research and Innovation to know the opportunities in that country Purnima Sriram "Excellence on Tour 2013," an initiative of the German government and German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH (Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus) New Delhi), will begin in Hyderabad today. Governor ESL Narasimhan will formally inaugurate the exhibition. As a part of the eight-day road show, all the 14 members of DWIH New Delhi will showcase the various research opportunities available in Germany and interact directly with the students through various DWIH lectures and sessions. One of the important sessions will be the "DWIH Info Session� Study & Research in Germany" seminar which is going to be organised by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to give information about German education and research, admission requirements, financial support, visa procedures, German language, Indo-German business relations & more. Michael Steiner, German Ambassador to India, said that the higher education, research and language are the doors to the globalised world. "On April 11 in Berlin, Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have paved the way for an ever-closer Indo-German academic and scientific partnership. In Hyderabad, the DWIH road show puts this partnership into practice. For an entire week, the students of Hyderabad have the unique chance to experience what the German academic and scientific landscape has on offer for young bright minds from India," he added. "There is a knowledge gap between the two countries and lots of stereotypes which doesn't match with the reality.Communication is necessary and this is an opportunity to know the reality and possibilities in our country," he said. Dr Goverdhan Mehta, Professor and National Researcher from University of Hyderabad, said that the focus is on every aspect of science and technology. "The subjects that we are now dealing with are non-conventional energy sciences, bio-technology, health & well being, pharmaceuticals, engineering sciences, humanity & social sciences, history and chemistry," he added. Zafar Javeed, Honorary Secretary, Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology, said that he feels honoured that their college has been chosen as the venue for the tour. "This initiative will offer opportunities to our students and researchers in the city to witness scientific discussions between Indian and German research communities.". Dr Torsten Fischer, Director, German Research Foundation (DFG), the official coordinator of DWIH New Delhi, said that Germany was looking forward for further collaborations in Indo-German projects and fellowships. "Whoever is active in research in Andhra Pradesh should not miss this opportunity. There are many opportunities in Masters too. In the upcoming days, we will also explain the students about the opening in master degree courses. UG students are also welcome and encouraged in our country," he said. The event is being organised with the support of AP government, Goethe-Zentrum and Sultan-ul-Uloom Education Society. KVs to introduce German as third language CH Saibaba Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Picket, Secunderabad, organised a programme on Thursday on how German language can be taught as third language from Classes VI-VIII in the Central Board of Secondary Education. Addressing a related event, Michael Steiner, German Ambassador to India, said it is a milestone project which aims at introducing German as foreign language in 1,090 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools across India. It is an opportunity for students to learn a new language, and make themselves ready for job opportunities across the globe. Students with good skills in German have plenty opportunities in Germany. In Delhi, 30 students of KV who opted for German language had won free visit to Berlin for a week. KVS Deputy Commissioner SM Saleem said, "Of 1,090 KV schools all over India, about 300 KVs started German as third language. We have decided to offer German as third language in all our 48 KV schools in Andhra Pradesh. Of 48 KV schools in Andhra Pradesh 17 schools in Hyderabad and Secunderabad are already offering Germany as third language.