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Certificate Programme on Frontiers of Development Research @ IFMR

A SIX-DAY FOUNDATION PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO ENHANCE YOUR RESEARCH COMPETENCIES

With the growing importance  of evidence in  the field of development, competency in research methods has emerged as a vital skill-set in the repertoire  of  professionals.  The  ‘Certificate  Programme  on  Frontiers of Development Research’  is  our endeavor to provide researchers and practitioners  rigorous  hands-on  training  in  research  methods  and techniques.  The  broad  objectives  of  the  programme  are  to  enrich participants’ understanding of contemporary development issues and build their capacity to address these issues through rigorous research.

November 28 – December 3, 2016
IFMR, SRI CITY CAMPUS, CHITTOOR

LAST DATE TO APPLY : NOVEMBER 10, 2016
For details, refer to the attached brochure or please write to fdr@ifmr .ac.in

ifmr_certificate_program_frontiers-of-development-research

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S.T.E.A.M. School

S.T.E.A.M. School
November 25 – December 4, 2016 | Mumbai
Deadline for Applications: November 8
9 Intensive Days, 36 Participants, 12 Rapid Prototyping Experts, 10 Mentors from India and France. 

 
About S.T.E.A.M. School
S.T.E.A.M. School is an Indo-French partnership programme driven at shaping tomorrow’s India. This programme offers 100% scholarships for the ideal candidates along with a certificate of completion. It is an initiative to encourage hands on education for social change.
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics. These areas of education are the primary focus of this programme. We will use them to look at global challenges with local perspective. There will be project based learning in designing, prototyping and testing techniques. Participants will choose from existing Urban Challenges driven by UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. This programme gives you a unique opportunity to indulge in creative learning through Design thinking, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Electronics / IoT and AR/VR.
We have designed the programme in such a way that if you wish to develop a product in the area of the given challenges, we will train you in the skills you need to build your prototype. This will enable you to solve real world problems through prototyping and learning. We will also provide you with support after the program if you wish to take your product development to the next level.

Project Themes

  • Health Care and Wellness: Prosthetics, Assistive Devices, Remote Healthcare and Diagnostics
  • Future of Media: Drones, AR/VR, Greening of Production & Filming Processes
  • Quality Education: Experiential Technologies, Gamification
  • Water Quality/Environment: Water Resources, Water Treatment
  • Smart City and Communities: Urban Mobility, Preventing Food Wastage, Air Pollution

Who Should Apply
Are you someone with the bent of mind for problem solving? Do you have the commitment to struggle with your problem till your Eureka moment? Do you have demonstrable work done in the development space to share with us? Are you able to learn and adapt to challenges? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ then this programme is for you. An ideal participant in this program would be either experienced or passionate about working in sectors related to the given challenges. It could also be someone who wants to work towards product development for social change. This programme will bring together people from various aspects of civil society. It will be an opportunity for you to collaborate with design and architecture graduates, social scientists and engineers among others.

STEAM School Application Form

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