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British Council offers scholarships, embarks on drive to woo students

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Jamshedpur: Students planning to pursue their studies in the United Kingdom (UK) can look forward for a series of scholarships and guidance to fulfill their desire.

British Council, UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, has announced the largest ever scholarship programme for India with around 370 scholarships worth close to £ one million.

As many as 36 UK institutions across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are participating in this programme.

It is in this connection, and as part of the ‘Great Britain’ campaign, the Council announced on Tuesday to conduct the ‘Great UK Education Seminar’ at Fortune Hotel Centre Point tomorrow.

Sujata Sen, Director, East India, British Council, said that the Great UK Education Seminars will be hosted by the British Council in Jamshedpur to cover various aspects of studying and living in the UK, student Visas, IELTS and an insightful session with alumni who will share their experiences of studying in the UK.

As part of the programme the British Council staff will also be visiting a few institutions in and around Jamshedpur to provide information to students about the educational opportunities available in the UK, which will help them in their professional development and also provide information about the various partnership opportunities that are mutually beneficial to both institutions in India and the UK.

“The UK is today one of the most preferred destinations among young Indians to obtain quality education in order to meet their career aspirations.

We plan to organise series of events to spread greater awareness among the students. British Council has also launched the Great Career Guide that features articles about popular subjects that Indian students choose to study in the UK and opportunities available after study,” she said addressing a press conference here.

She informed that the public seminar will be hosted at Hotel Fortune Park Centre Point, to help students receive information on undergraduate, postgraduate or research programmes in the UK and also give information to aspiring students and parents on student life and culture.

Students from 25 schools and other institutions are expected to participate.

Present on the occasion Indranil Ghosh, senior manager, Education (East India) British Council, Kolkata said the UK has been welcoming international students for over a century, with a global reputation for excellence in the field of education and skills.

The UK welcomes over 400,000 overseas students to their institutions annually, of which almost 30,000 are from India,” Sena said.

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