Britain has announced around 300 new scholarships worth over 1.5 million pounds during 2016-17 for Indian students opting for studies in Britain.
According to Sajid Javid, British Secretary of State for Business, Skills and Innovation, around 300 latest scholarships for the students from India would be given in the month of September 2016. Scholarships of worth 3000-5000 pounds would be offered to the students for admissions in over 40 universities in the UK.
According to IANS reports, he said his country was committed to supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of preparing young Indians for the 21st century. He announced the launch of '2016 UK-India Year of Education Research and Innovation (UKIERI)' campaign at the British Council. Javid announced an exchange programme for facilitating internship of British students in around 10 universities in India. "Graduates from the UK will come and teach in Indian schools for a certain period of time," he added.
The minister said the year-long UKIERI campaign would highlight the strength and mutual benefits of the bilateral relations across a range of digital technology-enabled education and training initiatives.
According to them, around 90% of the applicants who had opted for education in the UK had got the visa.