Sunday, May 8, 2011

Jamnagar Rajkot Students will attend Duke University in United States this year

90 students from the across the India have been selected to attend a semester at Duke University in US this year. Out of 90 pupils 15 are from Gujarat State Schools from various cities like Ahmedabad City, Rajkot City and Jamnagar City.

They will now participate in a 21 day initiation workshop at Infosys' Mysore campus from May 15.

Now want to tell in detail about this event,

This Talent Identification Programme identifies and nurtures students' natural talent, is a 30-year-old programme that came to India a couple of years ago.

Initially offered only to selected schools across the country, this year the competition was open to all; more than 1 lakh students participated. After rigorous selection process, 90 of them made the cut.

City based Educational Initiatives (EI) has joined hands with Duke University for the purpose as EI conducted ASSET scores will be valid for the selection process. The test is undertaken biannually to determine conceptual clarity and overall understanding.

"This year, around 90 students will attend this workshop. And those participating don't belong to just metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad, but also from smaller towns like Rajkot, Jamnagar , Nasik, Guwahati, Ajmer, Bernala, Dehradun, Siliguri and Mysore," said an EI official.

Students are offered topics such as environmental engineering, entrepreneurial leadership, Java for video games and forensic science.

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