School in Avian
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
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
www.avianbiologyschool.org for further information on
the course and application procedures.