School in Avian Biology, Coimbatore

Greetings from Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History(SACON), Coimbatore, India.

We are glad to inform you that SACON is organizing, at its campus, an advanced training course in ornithology -School in Avian Biology, under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology's Science and Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB) during 26 December 2013 - 9 January 2014. This is the first in the series of schools that DST-SERB is planning to conduct in avian biology.

The School aims to train the participants in the fundamentals of avian biology and to provide them with exposure to current trends in ornithological research. The teaching faculty will include leading biologists and ecologists of the country drawn from different institutions. The course will comprise one Orientation Module and six Core Modules covering key areas of research in avian biology.

The programme is open to students of life/physical/environmental sciences, currently pursuing Ph.D. or Post-doc in India and young faculty members in their early research career. Applications from M.Sc. (final year) or M.Phil students showing exceptional interest in avian biology may also be considered. A maximum of 25 participants will be selected and will be provided TA (max. AC III train fare) and local hospitality. There is no registration / tuition fee.

The last date for submission of application forms is 24 October 2013. Please refer to for further information on the course and application procedures.


Call for papers-8th ARRCN, India


Greetings from the Organizing Committee of the 8th ARRCN India.
LAST DATE FOR RECEIVING ABSTRACTS : EXTENDED TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2013. We now have several nice papers highlighting Raptor Research from 13 countries.

These are listed on our website

Because of requests from several researchers round the globe, we have decided to extend the last date of accepting abstracts to 30 September 2013. This is to promote more papers and research for presentation in the conference.

For details about the paper submissions and forms please refer to the website stated above.

MB, MD, DNB, PhD, F.M.A.Sci.
Organizing Secretary
8th ARRCN, India



Budding ecologists Pallavi Ghaskadbi and Nikit Surve cleared the entrance exam to the prestigious Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. Hearty congratulations and best wishes for the interview.


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Fellowships are offered for field biology, ecology and conservation by this organization. Please visit:

Deadline for application: 15 April 2013.



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