According to a release from India's Ministry of Science & Technology, Imperial College London, a renowned public research university in the United Kingdom, has declared GBP 400,000 in scholarships for Indian masters to continue their higher education at the university.
As per a statement from the college, as part of the 'Future Leaders Scholarship' programme, the college will offer financial assistance to 30 Indian students over the next three years, with female scholars from India receiving the 50% of the reserved GBP 400,000 scholarship fund.
While visiting Imperial to meet with professors and students to foster relationships with India, Union Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh made this public declaration.
Students enrolled in MSc programmes at Imperial College in London's faculties of medicine, natural sciences, engineering, and business school will be eligible for the Future Leaders Scholarship programme.
It is a genuine objective for Imperial to keep facilitating and supporting two-way mobility across India and the UK, as stated by Professor Peter Haynes, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) at Imperial when speaking about the newly launched scholarship programme.
Future Indian STEM-B leaders will benefit from Imperial's investment of approximately GBP 400,000 in scholarships, which the university is delighted to bring to light, said Haynes.
He further said that the university hopes to gradually welcome more Indian students in the foreseeable future. Over the course of the next three years, about the given investment, 30 merit-based scholarships will be offered to master's aspirants from India, with the inaugural application round beginning the following academic year of 2024.
The professor hoped that they would continue collaboration to capitalise on their achievements and that Imperial would lead the way in fostering UK-India collaborations in the decade to come.
Singh spoke with several of Imperial's Indian students and academics during his visit to the institution and urged them to maximise their potential. He also emphasised the lightning-fast scientific advancements being made in India, especially around several types of disciplines, and the continued growth of Indian entrepreneurs.
More than 1,200 research publications were co-authored by Imperial Academics in the previous five years with collaborators from an estimated 300 leading institutions in India. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Christian Medical College, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research are a few of the institutions that collaborated with Imperia on research. The university now enrols 700 Indian students, and there are currently over 3,000 alumni residing in India.
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