University of Calcutta conducts Queen Elizabeth Scholars in Kolkata


The University of Calcutta was established by an Act of the Legislative Council (Act No II of 1857) of the then British India. A supplementary Act empowering the University to confer some additional degrees was passed in 1860. Another Act was passed in 1884 by which the University was authorised to confer honorary Degree of Law.The University Act of 1904 empowered the University to make necessary arrangements for the instruction of students, and though most of the teaching continued to be imparted in the affiliated colleges, teaching in some of the higher branches began to be organised under the University management.The Calcutta University Act, 1951, which came into operation from March, 1954 brought about important changes in the constitution and character of the University. The Act provided for Postgraduate teaching in some of the affiliated colleges along with the University Colleges.


Be proficient in French and/or English language. exhibit excellent academic record and research abilities, and very good communication and leadership skills. cannot have applied for Canadian citizenship ands must agree to return to their home country; must sign a form to this effect as part of their acceptance of the award be registered or intend to register in an eligible program on a full time basis Age : be under 35 years of age at the time of application


In 2012, Canada celebrated the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth IIs accession to the Throne. To honour this milestone and with the extensive leadership provided by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, as well as with remarkable contributions from the Government of Canada, provincial governments, the private sector and individuals, this inspiring scholarship initiative was created: the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program. This program represents a unique opportunity to activate young global leaders across Canada and the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences. Students selected for the scholarship program will be named Queen Elizabeth Scholars and will engage with communities across the Commonwealth, learn about cultures and create projects and actions that impact the world and join a global community of Queen Elizabeth Scholars to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and collaborate on meaningful initiatives.


1. Develop global citizens through enriched academic, professional and cross-cultural experiences 2. Activate a new generation of enterprising leaders in Canada and around the Commonwealth through facilitating lasting local and global community engagement 3. Enhance collaborative capacity and deepen peer relationships among Queen Elizabeth Scholars to enrich the program experience and facilitate personal and professional growth. Doctoral degree in Biomedical Science (in partnership with University of Calcutta) QES scholarship recipients will receive the following benefits- . Full coverage of tuition Fees . Books, supplies and Research Equipment . Airfare to and from, after completion of the program, Canada (by shortest and most economical route) . Health Insurance . Monthly allowance of $1000 CAD . Ground Transportation Expenses . Visa Application Fees . French immersion and cultural activities at the �cole internationale de français Important Dates: The Dead Line for Application is 11th November 2016
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