What is the similarity between Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of Planning Commission, Sanjeev Sanyal, economist, Sagarika Ghose-Sardesai, journalist and Deepak Nayyar, former vice chancellor of Delhi University? Well, all of them have indisputably carved a niche in their respective fields, thanks to their unflinching determination, sincerity to work, incisive intelligence and, quite importantly, an Oxford degree, courtesy the Rhodes scholarship.
The coveted funding option has turned around the lives of many youngsters across the world. So would it do this year for five Indian youngsters in the age group of 19-25.
In order to be able to apply, a candidate must be an Indian, aged between 19 and 25 as on October 1, 2011. Those who are academically brilliant and have got first class degree in humanities, sciences, law, engineering, agriculture or medicine from an Indian University can apply. One can submit the application online at www.rhodesscholarships-india.com. Else, you can send your application to The Secretary, Rhodes Scholarships (India), International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi. Candidates who are in the final year of a degree course and have an exceptionally bright academic record may also apply.
Applicants are short listed for a preliminary, personal interview, held at four regional centres, including Mumbai (Pune), Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi. Candidates selected from these regional interviews are then called for the final interview in December.The scholar will become resident at Oxford in October, 2011. Do submit following documents along with the Rhodes application. To apply online, send the following scanned documents:
*(attested copy only, which will not be returned)
Vimal Chander Joshi