British Council invites applications for FameLab India

Hyderabad, Oct 3 (IANS) The British Council has invited applications from scientists, engineers, mathematicians and researchers for FameLab India 2017 — world’s largest science communication platform that it launched in India earlier this year.

The competition is aimed at presenting scientific concepts in an interesting and innovative manner to the non-science audience.

Open to applicants aged over 20-40 years as on June 1, 2016, the competition requires students to fill in an application form and submit a three-minute video of their “Science Talk” in a unique format, the British Council said in a statement on Monday.

The winner of the national FameLab competition will get an opportunity to represent India and compete with contestants from over 27 countries at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival in Britain in June 2017.

“In India, our key focus is in three areas: education and science, culture and promoting the English language. India is on the cusp of digital and technological revolution. Through FameLab, we would like to work with the next generation of young Indians to help them present useful science in an interesting and innovative manner,” said Alan Gemmell, British Council India Director.

“We want to create a platform that promotes a culture of science and improve people’s understanding of science and science related information,” he said.



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