Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Deadline for applying in foreign universities under DFFT extended till Friday, all due to Internet issues

THE government has extended the deadline for the officers applying for long term and short term programmes under DFFT scheme during 2018-19 till Friday (February 9) apparently due to Internet problems. “…a large number of officers have not been able to apply due to net related issues”, a DoPT order issued on February 6 said. Those who are eligible for the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) scheme include IAS, Group ‘A’ officers belonging to Central Secretariat Service (CSS) etc., and then the IPS, Indian Forest Service (IFoS) and Group ‘A’ central civil service officers during the tenure of deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme, and the courses are conducted in top global universities including…
Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of California, Berkeley, Duke University — all in the USA, ANZSOG, Australia, London School of Economics, UK,  King's College, London, UK, LKY Singapore et al. 
An order issued on Tuesday said: “The last date for application for short term and long term programmes under DFFT was enhanced upto 19.01.2018 and the last date for finalization of applications by nodal officers was extended upto 06.02.2018. Keeping in view the fact that a large number of officers have not been able to apply due to net related issues, it has been decided to reopen the DFFT portal for the period from 06th to 09th Feb '18. The last date for finalization of application has also been extended to 15.02.2018”. 
The list of 2018-19 long-term courses and the universities are mentioned below:
1. University of California, Berkeley, USA
Course:  EMPA

2. Duke University, USA 
Course: MA in international development

3. King's College, London, UK
Course: MA in South Asia and global security; MSc in public policy and management

4. University college, London
Course: MPA in public administration and management

5. Australian National University
Course: Masters in public policy

6. LKY School of Public Policy, NUS
Course: Masters in public management, Masters in public administration

7. London School of Economics, UK
Course: MSc in public policy and administration

8. Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA
Course: EMPA

9. IDS, University of Sussex, UK
Course: MA in development studies

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