CHENNAI: The British Council has awarded scholarships to eight students from India, each of whom will receive an amount of Rs 3,00,000 towards the cost of tuition fees to study overseas. The award winners will begin a full time postgraduate programme at any overseas university that uses IELTS as a part of its admission requirements.
Mike Nithavrianakis, the British Deputy High Commissioner for Southern India, and Sarah Deverall, Director-Examinations, British Council India, presented the awards. This year’s scholarship winners are: Dushyant Dar, Sayan Supratim Das, Namrata Sarmah, Shivangi Shah, Rajgopal Kannadiputhur Ramasubramaniam, Pallavi Laxmikanth, Apeksha Harsh, and Jharana Vipin Sheth.
Mike Nithavrianakis said, “The British Council IELTS Scholarship Award was launched in 2010 with the objective of assisting Indian students intending to study abroad. Keeping with its mission to promote the global sharing of knowledge and ideas, IELTS is the world’s leading English language test designed to evaluate ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation worldwide.”