DAAD News Update Nov 2019

India and Germany to give € 3.5 Million each for Partnerships in Higher Education

During the 5th Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations held in New Delhi on 1 November 2019, DAAD Vice President Dr Joybrato Mukherjee and UGC Chairman Dr Dhirendra Pal Singh committed to further strengthening the bilateral cooperation in the field of higher education by signing a new MoU.

This MoU covers the second phase of the programme “Indo-German Partnerships in Higher Education” (IGP) and will involve investments of Euros 3.5 million each by India and Germany.
In the first phase of the programme, spanning from 2016 to 2020, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University from the Indian side received the grant from the UGC while Freie Universitaet Berlin, RWTH Aachen, FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg, University of Potsdam, JMU Wuerzburg, Heidelberg University, Technical University Clausthal bagged the grant from DAAD.
Call for proposals: Due early December 2019

[Photo: Dr Katja Lasch (Director, DAAD Regional Office New Delhi), Anja Karliczek (Federal Minister of Education and Research), Dr Joybrato Mukherjee (Vice-President, DAAD), Dr Dhirendra Pal Singh (Chairman, UGC)]

Germany welcomes Record Number of Indian Students in 2018-19

Indian student numbers in Germany continue to be on the rise. The number of Indian students in Germany has almost doubled in the last five years.
The latest figures released by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany reveal the following:
- The number of Indian students in Germany has grown by 18.44% over the last year and stands at 20,810 (Winter Semester 2018-19).
- The total number of international students in Germany has grown by 5.3%. The rate of growth in the number of Indian students going to Germany is almost four times that of the global average.
- Indians form the 2nd largest group of international students enrolled at German universities (Bildungsausländer).
- Subject fields: Engineering: 70%, Mathematics and Natural Sciences: 12%, Law and Social Studies: 13%, Other: 5%
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DAAD Information Sessions in India

  • Bangalore: Masters and PhD in Germany
    14 Nov, 15:00 to 16:00 h at DAAD IC Bangalore, Prestige Towers, 9th Floor, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar
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  • Chennai: Bachelor Studies in Germany
    7 Nov, 16:00 to 17:00 h at Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, No.4, 5th St, Rutland Gate
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  • Kolkata: Research in Germany – Tailoring a Research Proposal
    20 Nov, 10:00 to 16:00 h
    Application Deadline: 5 Nov 2019
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  • New Delhi: Bachelor Studies in Germany
    18 Nov, 15:30 to 17:00 h at DAAD, DLTA Complex, R.K. Khanna Stadium, 1 Africa Avenue
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  • New Delhi: Master Studies in Germany
    at DAAD, DLTA Complex, R.K. Khanna Stadium, 1 Africa Avenue
    - 5 Nov, 15:30 to 17:00 h
    - 19 Nov, 15:30 to 17:00 h
  • Pune: Study and Research in Germany
    12 Nov, 10:30 to 12:00 h at DAAD IC Pune, 710 Nucleus Mall, 1 Church Road, Pune
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University Summer Courses for Foreign Students & Graduates (HSK)

Regular full-time students from India and Sri Lanka registered in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in any subject field, having atleast B1 level of German language proficiency (Language Certificates accepted: onSET-Deutsch, TestDaF, Goethe Institut - Nachweis, DSD, DSH, telc Deutsch, ÖSD-Zertifikat) may apply.
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Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2019

IGCS Winter School 2020

Apply for the next IGCS winter school titled "Sustainability in the Peri-cene: Human settlements, food, ecology and governance"!
The winter school addresses Master and PhD students from Germany and India. Topics such as sustainable development and land, urbanisation and the land-water-food-ecosystems nexus, and sustainable governance beyond cities will be covered. IIT Madras hosts the two-week-program from February 15 - 29, 2020.
More information in regards to topics and eligibility
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Application Deadline: 25 Nov 2019, 07:30 h CET

Call for applications from Namaste+ partner institutions to the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

The Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (UGOE) offers scholarships for incoming mobility for master degree students and PhD candidates from the Namaste+ partner Indian institutions for studying and research at the University of Göttingen during the winter term 2020/2021.
The scholarships are open to all academic areas.

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Application Deadline: 1 Dec 2019

DWIH Upcoming Events

The German Centre for Research and Innovation- DWIH New Delhi is organising several exciting events in New Delhi and Chennai in the coming weeks.

1. Science Circle Lecture: Combating the Challenge of Biotic and Abiotic Stress in Food Crops by Genomics Based Breeding
14 Nov, 17:00 h at the German Embassy, New Delhi 
The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Frank Ordon, President, Julius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Quedlinburg, Germany. With food security being one of the greatest challenges in a modern world hit by climate change, this talk will explore how adequate crop production can be ensured by using genomic tools to improve drought stress resistance and resistance to fungal and viral pathogens as well as insects (especially in wheat and barley). 
More information and registration
2. Workshop: e-Waste Management - Issues & Challenges
28-29 Nov at IIT Madras, Chennai
The two-day workshop will serve as a platform to industry, academia, research institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and policymakers to discuss the research, technologies, and policies required to manage e-waste and its larger climate and societal impact.
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Study in Germany at the intersection of Management and Technology

At RWTH Business School you can experience education made in Germany and sample the best of technology management and state-of-the-art engineering knowledge. Our programs have been carefully designed to equip ambitious professionals with the distinct set of skills needed to succeed in a digitized and globalized economy. Discover our international Master programs and become a true technology leader!
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Research Positions at German Institutions

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My Germany Experience

Sharayoo Jog 
Bachelors - Business Administration, Studienkolleg bei den Universitäten des Freistaates Bayern
I have just completed the Studienkolleg, a one-year preparatory course that will enable me to pursue my bachelor's degree in Germany. Studying in Germany has been an excellent experience. German universities and institutions function in an extremely well-organized manner. The facilities available to students through the negligible tuition fee are extraordinary. If you're working towards studying in Germany, I can assure you that it is worth it.

Sharad Chandra Mainali
Masters - Land Management & Tenure, TU Munich
After working in the sector of surveying for years, I realised the importance of Land Management and security of Land ownership for a person and a community. Luckily, I got the admission along with DAAD Scholarship for the study. My twenty months in Germany were precious and the time went too fast.  I studied in Munich and hence lived there. Along with the city, I like the Southern part of Germany and the mountains around. My studies and stay in Germany are, for sure, the most precious times of my life.

Sheri Jahan Chowdhury
Masters - Optics and Photonics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
I have recently graduated with the master’s degree in Optics and Photonics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). I was one of the Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP) scholarship holders there. KSOP gave me the chance to pave my path into the specialization I have always wanted. The awesome laboratory facilities and the cool lectures of renowned professors made all the struggles of academia worthwhile. 

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