A major Indian philanthropic group is offering a new scholarship to students.
The Sir Ratan Tata Trust is offering a £20,000 per annum scholarship to an Indian student pursuing a Masters in Development Studies at the University.
The scholarship aims to provide opportunities for young people to study and train in a set of academic disciplines with direct relevance to India’s future needs.
Preference will be given to students with demonstrated academic excellence who choose to study academic programmes not presently available in India.
Candidates must be Indian nationals and be admitted to the University for any academic course in the area of Development Studies, with special focus on Development Economics, Public Health or Science-Technology-Society Studies.
The closing date for application is June 20, 2011. For more details and to download an application form, go to:
The University has a long tradition of teaching and scholarship relating to India.
Former Edinburgh figures include William Robertson, who wrote one of the earliest European texts on Indian commerce and culture, and Victor Kiernan, known for his translations of the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Mohammed Iqbal.
The University is also home to the Centre for South Asian Studies, the principal academic unit in Scotland dedicated to the study of the region.
The Centre has links with the Scottish Parliament, non-governmental organisations and major educational and cultural groups in South Asia and Scotland.
The University was proud to honour its first Indian graduate in 1876.
Since then, we have welcomed and prepared hundreds of Indian students for successful careers in a variety of sectors.
This article was published on May 23, 2011