The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. Our doctoral candidates contribute to the understanding of the Earth system through the application, evaluation and development of a spectrum of Earth system models at different levels of complexity and at various spatial and temporal scales. Emphasizing the physical system, the School encompasses the broader field of Earth sciences, including economics and social sciences. The IMPRS-ESM strives to attract a diversity of talented women and men from all nationalities to research in the Earth system sciences.

The German House for Research and Innovation - DWIH New Delhi organised “DWIH Horizon:  Art Meets Science” exhibition in Kolkata from 10th to 15th March, 2015. The weeklong event included a Higher Education and Research Fair (10th & 11th March) as well as a Photo Exhibition (10th to 15th March) displaying a cultural highlight combined with ample first-hand information on research and innovation in Germany.

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) held its 5th Bi-Annual India Heads of Partner Group Meeting at IIT-Madras on 12th - 13th March 2015. The inauguration ceremony held on 12th afternoon at the IC and SR auditorium of IIT Madras was graced by Prof. Ramamurthi, Director, IIT-Madras; Mr. Achim Fabig, German Consul General in Chennai; Mr. Felix Kahle, Head of International Relations, MPG, Administrative Headquarters, Munich and Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Adviser and Head, International Cooperation (Bilateral), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. Prof. Dr. Laurent Gizon, Director, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany delivered a public lecture – Seismology of the Sun and Stars – at the opening ceremony which was attended by more than 300 students and faculty of IIT-Madras. The second lecture at the opening ceremony was delivered by Dr.

The German House for Research and Innovation (Deutsches Wissenschafts- und InnovationsHaus – DWIH New Delhi) organised the DWIH Horizon:  Art Meets Science exhibition at Alliance Française Pondichéry from 21st to 26th February. The weeklong event included a Higher Education and Research Fair (21st & 22nd February) as well as a Photo Exhibition (21st – 26th February) to capture the essence of Art and Science under one roof.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 to Saturday, November 21, 2015

"Sustainable Development: Mega trends of the 21st Century" will take place from November 19-21, 2015 in Goa.
The Kolleg is organised by Prof. Dr. Manohar V. Badiger.

His contact details are:
Prof. Dr. Manohar V. Badiger
CSIR National Chemical Laboratory
Polymer Science and Engineering Division
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road
Pune, Maharashtra 411008


Please note that the Kolleg is not a public event.

Applications are invited for a walk in interview/skype interview to be held on 6th April, 2015 for one post of Research Associate in a DST-MPG funded research project titled “Aminocatalytic New Asymmetric Transformations”.

Candidates are requested to come with a CV and with copies of relevant certificates and documents and report to Dr. Subhas Chandra Pan, Department of Chemistry, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati 781039(Email: at 10.00 AM on the date of the interview at the chemistry conference room. Alternatively they can send the Skype Id in advance via email to Dr. Pan. Candidates can email their CV before the interview.

The appointment will be on contract basis for one year.

Qualification and Experience:

PhD degree or candidates have submitted PhD thesis

Also, experience of working previously in organic chemistry laboratory is preferred.

International Helmholtz Research School of Biophysics and Soft Matter

You are a master’s student in #physics, #chemistry, #biology or a related subject and would like to work on a 10-week project together with one of our scientists?

Then apply for the guest student programme of the International Helmholtz Research School of #Biophysics and #SoftMatter.

Financial support that covers accommodation costs and living expenses is provided; a small number of travel grants is also available. Students that have applied or would like to apply for third-party funding and are interested in supervision are welcome to apply as well.

Date: 26 July - 2 October 2015

Locations: Jülich, Bonn, Cologne, and Düsseldorf

Admission deadline: 31 March 2015

Further information:

The European Research Council received over 3000 applications from 38 nations for the last call of which 10% were successful. Out of the 70 recipients of this prestigious grant in Germany this year, two are Max Planck Scientists - Dr. Gurumoorthy Krishnamoorthy and Dr. Ilona Grunwald Kadow, both from Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried.

Dr. Krishnamoorthy's lab will investigate the role of  gut micro-organisms in autoimmune disease of the central nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Kadow will explore how the internal states hunger, mating state and sickness change the perception and processing of sensory information








The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) promotes the study and research visits of Indian students to Germany, within the framework of the DAAD Program "A New Passage to India". The aim of the program is to initiate academic cooperation and develop intercultural competency on both sides. Funded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and administered by the University of Göttingen.

Indian students pursuing either Master or PhD degree in all disciplines (excluding medicine and engineering) from selected Indian partner universities of the University of Göttingen can apply for exchange scholarships for study or research at the University of Göttingen:

Key features of the scholarship programme are:

The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Department of Political and Social Sciences) at the Freie Universität Berlin, is offering an innovative continuing education Master's (M.A.) program in Visual and Media Anthropology.
The two-year, full-time Master's program comprises 120 ECTS. It is an advanced graduate degree program educating both researchers and media professionals (you need to proof one year job experience in a professional field).
The language of instruction is English. It is a web-based E-learning M.A. program with in-house workshops in blocks (2 weeks twice a year).

The program is highly international. Our students are coming from countries all over the world.

The application period for the program start in October 2015 is open NOW and will end on April 30th!

All those who want to learn more about the program are very welcome to visit the below mentioned website: