Important Dates
• Scholarship Application Deadline
        30 June 2016
10 July 2016
Scholarship Notification
15 August 2016
Online Registration,
Online Payment and
Money Transfer Deadline
12 October 2016
• Conference Dates
        19-21 October 2016



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