May felicitates Indian women STEM Scholars
British Council, the United Kingdoms international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, has announced the second edition of its 70th Anniversary Scholarship programme for Indian Women pursuing masters in Science, Technology, Engineering and MathSTEM in theUnited Kingdom
British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, has announced the second edition of its 70th Anniversary Scholarship programmefor Indian Women pursuing master’s in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math(STEM) in theUnited Kingdom.
The announcement was made at a felicitation ceremony with prime minister Theresa May United Kingdom for the 104 Indian Women STEM scholars. The scholars are currently completing their Master’s in STEM education in 43 British Universities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Theresa May met with British Council’s the women scholars. The awardees also met United Kingdom parliamentarians and connected with key businesses and universities to explore potential work placements and internships.
Alan Gemmell, OBE, director India, British Council said, “The scholars’ visit is a reminder of the critical importance of the educational relationship between Britain and India and that the UK welcomed 18,000 students from across India last year. ”
More than 50% of the 104 scholars are from tier 2 and 3 Indian cities. Mounika Gurram, British Council scholarship winner from Hyderabad, pursuing Masters in Masters in Artificial Intelligence from The University of Edinburgh, said, “The past year has been one of the most fulfilling years of my life.
From finding out about the British Council STEM scholarships to meeting some of the most influential people across the world as a result of the scholarship; and pursuing a world-class Master’s degree in the United Kingdom, it has all been great. I aim to make the most of this opportunity and am very excited to learn that this opportunity has been extended to more Indian researchers.”
In the second year, the British Council and some of the world’s best universities located in the United Kingdomwill fund full tuition scholarships worth GBP 1 million, for 70 more Indian women to pursue the Master’s programme for the academic year 2019-20.
(All details will be available on the British Council website.)