New Delhi: St. John's College, a leading college of the University of Cambridge, today released details of this year's prestigious 'Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships', the programme first launched at the Prime Minister's residence in Delhi last year.
The scholarship programme has been set up exclusively for Indian students and currently based in India for PhD and MPhil degrees at St John's College in areas such as science, technology and social sciences.
St John's College, where Dr Singh studied for a First in economics in the late 1950s, is seeking to award £35,000 scholarships to each PhD student for up to three years, with three scholarships already planned for the year 2009-10.
The scholarship would be based on merit through a special test, in order to ensure maximum effectiveness. Large organizations like Rolls-Royce India, BP Foundation and others have agreed to sponsor this scholarship.
This scholarship programme is administered by the British Council which has a proven track record in managing prestigious scholarships like the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan, British Chevening Scholarships and others.
A selection committee, comprising an appropriate nominee from each sponsor and a panel of academics and others selected by the college will be set up in India to make recommendations to the college regarding the profile of applicants.
This year too there are three scholarships on offer. Application will be open from 1st week of November and the closing date for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships is 31 December 2008.
For full details on the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2009-10 and how to apply please visit: www.britishcouncil.org.in/drmanmohansinghscholarships
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Vishu Sharma British Council Tel: +91 9873920295 e-mail: email@example.com
Tim Holt University of Cambridge Tel: +44 1223 332300 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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