London School of Economics offers 50 new scholarships for Indian students

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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has said that it will offer 50 new scholarships for postgraduate Indian students. The announcement comes just days after Prime Minister David Cameron said that genuine Indian students are very welcome to the UK.

The LSE India Scholarships are aimed at helping students from India to study for a Master’s degree at LSE starting this year. The scholarship awards ranges from £3,000 to £32,000, depending on financial need, the educational institution said.

During his India visit Cameron said that the UK wants to attract “India’s brightest and best students”.

The scholarship scheme is open to all Indian students who hold an offer of a place on an LSE Master’s programme by 30 April 2013, LSE has said. 

“LSE has enjoyed a strong relationship with India for over a century,” said LSE’s director Professor Craig Calhoun.

“This has included welcoming thousands of Indian students to study at the School during this time. We want to ensure that LSE’s doors are open to all talented students, regardless of financial circumstances,” he added.

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The announcement was made as Calhoun is on a visit to India as part of Cameron’s delegation. The professor will seek to reiterate the prime minister’s message that Indian students are “incredibly welcome“ to study and work in the UK.

Alongside the 50 scholarship awards for Indian students, LSE has also collaborated with Mumbai’s TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) for a research project on gender equality in India.

"No country is more important than India as the LSE works to make social science truly global. No issue is more important than gender equality as we work to bring research-based knowledge to major social challenges. We are delighted to continue our partnership with TISS," Calhoun said.

LSE’s collaboration with TISS began in 2007 for various social research projects. 

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