27 Sep 2018
British Council to give scholarship to 500 Indian students
Obe said so far 105 women from India, including six from North East, have already availed scholarship from the Council to study at a university in the UK.
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Indian students more interested to study in UK universities: Obe
"We are hopeful that more students from Arunachal and other states of the Northeast will avail the scholarships being provided by the Council," the Director said.
Obe said over the last few years there was a significant increase in visa applications by Indian students.
"This has clearly indicated that the students from India are more interested to study in UK universities," he added.
Council plans to organize conclave of NE Education Ministers
The London-based organization, which is getting into an agreement through MoU with North Eastern Council (NEC) next month, is planning to organize a conclave of North East Education Ministers in Delhi soon in partnership with NEC.
"The conclave will provide a platform for the Education Ministers of the region to discuss issues related to the education sector and to find out solutions," Obe said.
Council also promotes artists from North East
Obe said, in the last 10 years the Council has trained about 1mn teachers in India.
It has also been trying to promote North East artists and accordingly a music video was created featuring artists like Arunachal's Tashi Lama.
As part of 70 years' celebration, the Council has sponsored Nubya Garcia, a London-based saxophonist and composer, who will be performing at Ziro music festival.
70 years of British Council in India
"The year 2018 marks 70 years of British Council in India. We've 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," Obe said.