The British Council has announced its largest-ever 370 scholarships program valued at nearly Rs.100 million favoring Indian students. "The scholarships shall be given for 260 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in 36 participating universities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland," says Rob Lynes, Director, British Council India.
British Counsel India will conduct an Education UK exhibition at Mumbai to guide and assist students to Britain for the semesters starting September 2014 and January 2015. The British Council has also launched the Great Career Guide which will help Indian students choose to study in Britain and learn about opportunities available in that country. After the Mumbai launch, the Education UK will travel to the major cities in the country like Bangalore, Kolkata and New Delhi. "We want India's brightest and best students to come and study at our universities. There are no limits on the numbers who can come and then stay on to work in Britain after studies," says Andrew Soper, counselor (Prosperity) with the British High Commission in New Delhi.
From the words of Rob Laynes, it is obvious that the British Counsel is aiming to empower aspiring Indian students to choose the right course in Britain with the great scholarships along with great career guides. This will trail by series of Education UK exhibitions in India to help the students to meet recruiters and international managers of leading British institutions. Since over a century, UK universities have attracted students from all over the world. Annually, around 400,000 foreign students study in UK and participation from India is nearly 30,000.