BANGALORE, August 17,2012 /PRNewswire/ --
TrinityCollege Dublin Announces Scholarships for Postgraduate Students in India
Details: Screening on 18th August 2012, 5.45pm
Venue: Bangalore PVR Classic. No.21-22, 3rd Floor, Forum Shopping Mall, near Madiwala Check Post, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560030.
Over 200 Bangalore school children along with their parents and teachers are expected to turn out to see a special screening of Yash Raj Films latest release, Ek Tha Tiger, in the Bangalore PVR Classic cinema tomorrow (August 18th). The special screening is hosted by Ireland's leading university, Trinity College Dublin, whose campus formed the backdrop for one of the films key locations along with the hit song, Banjaara. At the event, moviegoers will be 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 on its significance, Trinity College Dublin's Vice President for Global Relations said, "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. We at Trinity are constantly looking to attract people of excellent academic ability for our courses and Indian students have clearly demonstrated they can offer that. Your high educational standards, coupled with good language skills are a perfect fit."
As part of the visit Trinity College Dublin also 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 will continue its tour of India and plans to host a screening of Ek Tha Tiger in three other Indian cities (Chennai, Kolkata, and Delhi) this August where hundreds of Indian school children, their parents, teachers and alumni of the College are invited to see Trinity College Dublin's Bollywood debut.
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 [email protected] 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.
Media are welcome to attend the screenings. Please contact us in advance.
For media queries contact Olivia Waters, Trinity College Dublin at [email protected] or +91-981-005-7483 (in India)
For any additional queries about Trinity College Dublin, contact Trinity's Press Officer Caoimhe Ní Lochlainn, Press Officer at [email protected] or tel: +353-1-8962310 /+353-87-9958014.
Notes To The Editor:
- Details of screenings of Ek Tha Tiger this August in India. Press invited to attend screenings. Trinity College Dublin spokespeople will be available for interview at the event.
Please RSVP to [email protected]:
- Bangalore - August 18th at 5.45pm
Bangalore PVR. No.21-22, 3RD Floor, Forum Shopping Mall, Near Madiwala Check Post, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560030
- Chennai - August 20th
Chennai Escape. Escape, 3rd Floor, Express Avenue, Whites Road, Chennai - 600014. Time TBC.
- Kolkata - August 22nd at 5.45pm
Calcutta Inox Forum. Inox Forum Mall, 5th Floor, 10/3 Elgin Road Bhawanipur Kolkata 700020
- Delhi - August 23rd
Delhi PVR. PVR Saket, 1 community center, Saket, New Delhi. Time TBC.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, url: http://www.tcd.ie
Primary Media Contact: Olivia Waters, [email protected], 91-981-0057483
SOURCE Trinity College Dublin