There are options for NE students

By Ranjan K Baruah

In our last edition we had published about paramedics or paramedical courses as a career option. Thanks for feedbacks from readers and I request them to keep sending feedbacks to improve this column.
The All India Institute of Speech and Hearing was established in the year 1965 as an autonomous institute fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare provides various courses like certificate course on Communication disorders, MSc (Audiology), Diploma in Hearing Aid and Earmould Technology (DHA and ET), MSc (Speech-Language Pathology), Diploma in Training Young (Deaf and Hearing) (DTY-DHH), Bachelor/Master in Special Education, etc. There are other courses apart from above mentioned courses.
RIPANS: The Regional Institute of Paramedical and Nursing Sciences (RIPANS) was established during 1994-95 under North Eastern Council (NEC) as an autonomous body with due approval of the concerned ministries of the Government of India to cater to the much needed paramedical, nursing and pharmacy personnel in the northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. The institute is situated on the outskirts of Aizawl in a secluded hilly slope of about 39.60 bighas. It was transferred to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare from NEC on April 1, 2007. It offers courses like BSc (MLT), Bachelor’s in Radiography and Imaging Technology (BRIT), Bachelor in Optometry (BOptom), B Pharm, MPharm, nursing etc.
Apart from this there is Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology (RIPSAT) in Agartala that offers courses like BPharm. We will publish more about career options related to optometry.


Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM (WISTEMM) 2019: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum jointly invite applications for the Indo-US Fellowship for Women in STEMM 2019 from female applicants pursuing/having a PhD degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Medicine. The 3-6 months long fellowship has an objective to provide opportunities to female researchers to harbour their potential and capabilities and improve them. The fellows have the opportunity to avail a monthly stipend of $3000 and other benefits. The scholarship is being provided by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF). Last date is June 17.

IDFC FIRST Bank MBA Scholarship 2019-21:
IDFC FIRST Bank is inviting Indian students pursuing MBA programmes in India to avail scholarships for their academic expenses. The scholarship programme is designed to encourage students who need financial assistance to pursue management studies at selected 150 B-schools in India. The scholarship is being provided by IDFC FIRST Bank which is a renowned financial institution that specialises in providing debt financing to consumers and MSMEs in India. Aspirants may apply on or before July 31.

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