The British Council will organise an education fair ‘Study UK: Discover You Exhibition’ at the Gateway Hotel in the city on November 23, inviting students from various fields aspiring to study in United Kingdom.
Around 25 renowned universities from the United Kingdom will take part in the programme further strengthening Indo-Britain bilateral relationship. As a part of the ‘Great Britain’ campaign, the British Council has announced the Great Britain Scholarships - India 2017.
UK has always been the first choice for students across India – especially for those from the Eastern part – for pursuing higher studies. The ‘Great Britain’ campaign is designed to promote the best of British education overseas so that students from this part of the country get an opportunity to study in premier institutions in UK.
The campaign will focus on the experiences, knowledge and confidence the students can gain from studying in UK or through distance learning, online provisions or other model. It will also highlight various aspects of higher education in the United Kingdom, its progressive and supportive teaching.
Around 198 scholarships have been announced for Indian students. The scholarships will cover a range of subjects; from management to social science, from engineering to resource efficient manufacturing and humanities.
Altogether, 40 universities from the island nation are expected to participate in the ‘Great Britain
Scholarship - India 2017. A total of 29 undergraduate and 169 post-graduate scholarships will be provided in engineering, law, art, design, management and other fields of study.
Visitors at the one-day exhibition will get an opportunity to directly talk to the representatives from nearly 26 top universities in UK and can get their questions answered on course choices, visas, applications, scholarships and other vital details.
It was learnt that in last decade itself, around 1.6lakh students have studied in UK.
Debanjan Chakrabarti, British Council East India said: “We are delighted to see that over 25 UK universities are visiting Kolkata and launching 198 scholarships with the British Council. Different universities will offer Indian students a world class education.”