Student Volunteers From Ireland's Leading University, Trinity College Dublin Celebrate Ten Years of the Suas Educational Development Programme at a Special Screening of Ek Tha Tiger With Over 200 School Children in Kolkata
KOLKATA, India, August 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Trinity College Dublin Announces Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in India
Student volunteers from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland's leading university, celebrated ten years of the Suas Educational Development Programme in Kolkata today (August 22nd) with over 200 school children along with their parents and teachers who turned out to see a special screening of Yash Raj Films latest release, Ek Tha Tiger. The special screening was hosted by Trinity College Dublin, whose campus formed the backdrop for one of the films key locations along with the hit song, Banjaara. At the event movie goers were introduced to the range of educational opportunities available at Trinity College Dublin, one of Europe's leading universities and a world leader in many disciplines.
Speaking at the event, Trinity College Dublin's Vice President for Global Relations said: "Trinity College Dublin is committed to championing change and development in the delivery of education and these volunteers play a vital role in developing our academic impact on both the local and global stage. Trinity College Dublin's role in Ek Tha Tiger places our historic campus on the world stage. Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, Trinity is Ireland's most prestigious university, ranked 65th in the world by the QS World University Rankings. The university offers students a fantastic range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses where they can benefit from a multicultural student experience. This world class education and vibrant student experience equips students with the skills they need to become the leaders and decision makers of tomorrow, ensuring their success and mobility in an increasingly competitive world."
Trinity College Dublin student volunteer, Laura Cunningham, commented: "The generosity of spirit within Trinity and the student body is something that permeates the entire student experience. It was this goodwill that really cemented my decision to come to India and volunteer with Suas."
Suas Educational Development was originally founded in 2002 by students from Trinity College Dublin who believed that the best way of making a difference was through education. Each year since, the Volunteer Programme has given young students an opportunity to support the education of children in schools that serve some of the most marginalised communities in India. Acting as teaching assistants in local schools the volunteers have a valuable opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills, such as teamwork, leadership and planning, while learning from this intercultural experience. (See our video on the 2012 Indian volunteer programme at http://youtu.be/Omq_qdwuwCo)
Trinity College Dublin has strong links with India. As part of this visit the University presented Bollywood's most influential film maker and founder of Yash Raj Films, Yash Chopra, with an Honorary Professorship on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bollywood film. The university is currently touring India and also plans to host a screening of Ek Tha Tiger in Delhi this week where hundreds of Indian school children, their parents, teachers and alumni of the College are invited to see Trinity College Dublin's Bollywood debut. Successful screenings have already taken place in Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
The university has a long and proud history as an internationally focused university and has recently launched sixteen postgraduate scholarships for Indian students. The scholarships are being offered in any of the university's taught masters courses offered in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Health Sciences. Scholarships are valued at €3,000 each for one year. The university's Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is offering five scholarships in its taught postgraduate courses. The Faculty of Health Sciences is also offering five scholarships in its taught postgraduate courses and the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is offering four scholarships in its taught postgraduate courses. Additionally, two postgraduate research scholarships valued at €6,000 per year are being offered for three years for full-time study on a PhD programme. The scholarships can be for postgraduate research in any discipline of the faculty provided the supervision expertise is available. Individuals who are interested in applying for a scholarship at Trinity College Dublin should email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.tcd.ie/graduate_studies for further information. The university is also offering a number of undergraduate scholarships for eligible Indian students.
NOTES TO THE EDITOR:
- Details of remaining screenings of Ek Tha Tiger this August in India. Press invited to attend. TrinityCollegeDublin spokespeople will be available for interview at the event. Please RSVP to email@example.com:
- Kolkata - August 22nd at 5.45pm.
Calcutta Inox Forum. Inox Forum Mall, 5th Floor, 10/3 Elgin Road Bhawanipur Kolkata 700020.
- Delhi- August 23rd- Time TBC.
PVR Saket, 1 Community Center, Saket, New Delhi.
- About Trinity College Dublin:
Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, is situated in an historic campus at the heart of Ireland's capital city, Dublin. Many of its alumni have helped shape history and include two Nobel prize winners - Ernest Walton for physics and Samuel Beckett for literature.
Today, Trinity College Dublin offers a multicultural environment with 17,000 students from 122 countries of which 5,330 are postgraduate masters and doctorate students.
As a research-intensive university, it has international strengths in areas such as nanoscience, molecular medicine, engineering and the humanities.
The university features prominently in the recently published QS Subject Rankings 2012, with a top 50 ranking in four subjects and top 100 ranking in a further fourteen areas. The College's leading 50 subjects include English, Language & Literature in 14th place worldwide; 38th in History; 40th in Geography; and 45th globally in Politics & International Studies.
Trinity College Dublin is ranked in the QS top 100 universities in the world in each of fourteen other subjects: Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Computer Sciences & Information; Economics & Econometrics; Education; Electrical Engineering; Law; Mathematics; Medicine; Modern Languages; Philosophy; Physics & Astronomy; Psychology and Sociology.
3. Ek Tha Tiger Filming at Trinity College Dublin:
The filming of Ek Tha Tiger on Trinity College Dublin's historic campus can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/J0HSOkQotmw. The main song from Ek Tha Tiger, Banjarra, was mostly filmed in Trinity College Dublin's cobbled square.
4. Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
- Candidates must be Indian nationals and resident in India and eligible for overseas tuition fees (non EU).
- Candidates must demonstrate academic ability and performance. The scholarships will be competitively awarded based on the results in a relevant undergraduate degree.
- Candidates pursuing taught postgraduate courses are eligible for 14 scholarships in arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, science and health sciences.
- Candidates pursuing postgraduate research courses are eligible for two scholarships in engineering, mathematics and science.
5. Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, url:http://www.tcd.ie
6. About Suas Educational Development:
Suas Educational Development is a movement dedicated to supporting quality education in targeted under-resourced communities with programmes in Ireland, India and Kenya. In 2010, Suas improved the education of over 20,000 children from under resourced and marginalised communities through peer to peer mentoring and extracurricular learning initiatives, by improving resources and facilities, supporting teachers and building the management and learning capacity of its partners.
Trinity volunteers 2012: http://youtu.be/Omq_qdwuwCo
The Suas Volunteer Programme will be taking applications during October and November for the 2013 Programme next summer. More information on the Programme is available at http://www.suas.ie
Media are welcome to attend the screening. Please contact us in advance.
For media queries contact Olivia Waters, Trinity College Dublin at firstname.lastname@example.org or +91-9971803967 (India)
For any additional queries about Trinity College Dublin, contact Trinity's Press Officer Caoimhe Ní Lochlainn, Press Officer at email@example.com or tel: +353-1-8962310 /+353-87-9958014.
SOURCE Trinity College Dublin
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