Imperial launches its largest ever scholarship program for Indian scientists | Empire News

Imperial has launched its largest ever scholarship program to support Indian scientists.

The Future Leaders Scholarship Program will support 30 of India’s most talented graduate students over the next three years. In order to develop the full capacity of the next generation of scientific leaders, the foundation will support an equal number of male and female scientists. The program is Imperial’s most significant funding commitment to Indian students.

“The Future Leaders Scholarship will pave the way for India’s most talented students to deepen their studies and broaden their experience at one of the world’s best universities. Professor Peter Haynes Vice Provost (Education and Student Experience)

The new program will be officially launched at a British Council event in New Delhi, attended by Empire leaders, alumni and prospective students.

Professor Peter Haynes, Imperial’s Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience), said: “We are delighted to launch our largest ever scholarship program for Indian scholars, reaffirming our commitment to attracting the very best students from all backgrounds and helping them to thrive. .

“The Future Leaders Scholarship will pave the way for India’s most talented students to deepen their studies and broaden their experience at one of the world’s best universities.

The creation of the Future Leaders Scholarship Program was announced by India’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Jitendra Singh during his visit to the Imperial campus in April.

Indian Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh announced a new scholarship program during his visit to the college this year.

Alongside the new Future Leaders scholarship programme, Imperial has also signed a new partnership with the UK Government. Chevening Scholarship Programme an additional three post-graduate scholars from India will be funded over the next three years. The scholarship, which will cover all tuition and living expenses, will be awarded to students studying for a master’s degree in engineering, natural sciences, business and medical research.

Professor Haynes added: “Our long-standing partnership with the prestigious Chevening Scholarships program is a vital collaboration that helps open up opportunities for exceptional students from India.

“It’s great to see Imperial College London investing in young Indian talent, especially women in science.” Alex Ellis British High Commissioner in India

British High Commissioner to India Alex Ellis said: “It is great to see Imperial College London investing in young Indian talent, particularly women in science. The UK and India have a unique opportunity to work together to harness the power of science and technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

“Education is one of the main pillars of the living bridge connecting our countries. The UK’s largest Chevening program has been in India since 1983. with more than 3,700 researchers and collaborators, it issues the largest number of UK student visas to Indian nationals.

Alison Barrett MBE, Director of the British Council in India, said: “As one of the of the highest rank For institutions around the world, Imperial’s new scholarships have provided aspiring and talented young Indians with the opportunity to study in the UK and receive a world-class education.

“We are happy to share information about these scholarships with students at our cultural hub, New Delhi. We support students who want to build successful careers by connecting them with educational experts from the US. UK and to provide them with essential information about studying in the UK.

All students who have applied to study at Imperial and received an offer to study by 2024. on May 11, will be considered for the Future Leaders Scholarship. This year’s application deadline for the Imperial College London-Chevening Scholarship is 2023. November 7

Star students

Nanomaterials student Devina Gupta said she gained new connections, skills and experiences at Imperial

Imperial has a growing and thriving Indian student, graduate and research community. There are currently more than 800 Indian students living on the London campus, and more than 3,000 Indian alumni remain close friends at Imperial and provide advice and support to students. Past alumni include the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Imperial student Devina Gupta (MRes Nanomaterials) said: “As an Indian student at Imperial, my time here has been very transformative. I encourage women to consider STEM courses where their contributions can drive innovation and progress in today’s dynamic world. came to Imperial to become a better researcher and I leave with connections, skills and experiences that have opened up a world of possibilities for me.

Cyril George Thottumkal, one of Imperial’s Chevening Scholars, said: “I am excited about my future journey to pursue advanced materials for sustainable infrastructure as an MSc at Imperial. With a state-of-the-art advanced infrastructure materials laboratory and world-class research facilities, Imperial offers a unique opportunity to advance my career as an innovative researcher in sustainable building materials.

Long-term partners

Imperial College London is ranked sixth in the world’s top 10 universities in 2024 QS World University Rankings and eighth in 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings..

India has been one of Imperial’s closest international partners for decades, and current research partners include the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, IIT Kharagpur and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

Imperial scientists are working with academic and government partners in Chennai and Puducherry to understand the link between antibiotics and manufacturing waste. Imperial academics are also collaborating with various IITs on research into wastewater treatment, urban planning and manufacturing.

Learn more about the Future Leaders of India Scholarship

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