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British Council Scholarship programme awarded 100 Indian women

British Council Scholarship programme awarded 100 Indian women

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The organisation will even train 30,000 teachers across India to improve their proficiency in the English language through the myEnglish online course.


British Council`s Scholarships marked the organization’s 70th anniversary in India. On this occasion, as many as 100 Indian women was awarded by the British Council. It is the organization’s largest investment (almost 18 crore) in a scholarship programme in India, according to a top official.

The UK-India Year of Culture saw many new concepts and digital ideas coming to life. The 71st year of British Council will witness a heightened focus on placing Indian women from different fields on the global map, as a step to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s shift to women-led development, said Alan Gemmell, Director, British Council India.

The programme, costing almost Rs 18 crore, is the organisation`s largest investment in a scholarship programme in India, he said. "We`re already inspired by them (the women) and by what we will do together. The scholarships, which are the first British Council scholarship programme solely for women, will cover tuition fees for a one-year master`s course in science, technology, engineering or mathematics during the 2018-19 academic year," Gemmell said.

The organisation will even train 30,000 teachers across India to improve their proficiency in the English language through the myEnglish online course. This apart, there will be a training programme to support 120 women in their ambitions to make it in the music industry. Participants will learn to DJ, sound engineer and venue manage and get to apply their skills at professional events across India.

British Council - partner to India`s knowledge ambitions - has been consciously working towards increasing the participation of women in science, across multiple phases of the education and career span. The year will also see new digital ideas and activations to augment its digital presence, enhancing relevance and engagement for the Indian millennial.

 


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