A BSc final year student from the city Miss Surya Deepika has made it to the MS program in School of Forestry and wildlife sciences at university of Auburn, Alabama in the US.
The city lad will be pursuing her MS Programme under the guidance of well-known geneticist in the field of wildlife Dr Janna Willoughby. The two years of the study program at Auburn University will be without tuition fee for two years. In addition to the waiving off 15000 dollars annual tuition fee, she has been offered 1500 dollar per month Scholarship for two years. Together it is of worth Rs 50 lakh for two years.
Surya Deepika is a brilliant student and active wildlifer and birder. She is one among the top 5 students at the institute. Looking at her enthusiasm in wildlife she has been encouraged to apply for the MS program by her dean Dr A Jankiram Reddy Dean school forestry and wildlife biology facilitated her admission at the College of Forest and Research Institute (FCRI).
Speaking on the occasion, the dean said three more students are yet to get their admission but they are worried about the cost of education. “Hence FCRI is exploring the possible tie-up for the Government of Telangana abroad scholarship program for students who are being encouraged to apply for the University of British Columbia in Canada as well”, he said.
This apart, he said, the final year students are under regular guidance to face all PG entrance examinations conducted in the country with an intension to top everywhere. The exams include the Indian Council of Agricultural Research PG entrance exam, Indian Council Forestry Research and Education PG entrance exam and so on. Looking at the enthusiasm of students the ICFRE sanctioned centre for writing PG entrance exam at Hyderabad this year for the first time
There are 20 students among the first batch who are undergoing civil services coaching on day to day basis under the guidance of A Narasimha Reddy DCF and are waiting for the UPSC civil services examination dates.
In the Academic council meeting chaired by Chief Wildlife Warden and PCCF chief Smt. Shobha finalized the number of seat intake for post-graduation studies, fee structure, Academic curriculum, guide ships etc. Osmania University gave approval for the PG admissions at FCRI starting from 2020 the outside state members of Academic council and few of the members have participated in this online conference. The entire faculty members at FCRI, K Srinivas Deputy Director FCRI are all geared up to start the post-graduate studies at FCRI.
The dean FCRI Dr G Chandrashekar Reddy has informed that there will be an intake of 24 students. The discipline wise seats are as follows: