ITANAGAR: British Council, India Director, Alan Gemmell Obe Thursday said the Council would give scholarship to 500 students from India for academic exchange programme in United Kingdom universities. The British Council will give scholarship to 500 Indian students for academic exchange programme in 44 UK universities this year, he said.
Obe said so far 105 women from India including six from North East have already availed scholarship from the council to study at university in UK. “We are hopeful that more students from Arunachal and other states of the north east will avail the scholarships being provided by the Council,” the director said. He said over the last few years there was significant increase in visa application by Indian students.
“This has clearly indicated that the students from India are more interested to study in UK universities,” he added. “The year 2018 marks 70 years of the British Council in India. Weve supported the ambitions of millions of young people through our work to train over one million teachers in government schools and by investing in thousands of scholarships and academic exchanges,” he said.