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LSE announces new India postgraduate scholarships

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has announced 50 new scholarships for postgraduate Indian students.

The LSE India Scholarships will enable students from India to study for a Master’s degree at LSE starting in 2013. The awards will range from £3,000 to £32,000, depending on financial need, and are open to all Indian students who hold an offer of a place on an LSE Master’s programme by 30 April 2013. 

LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun said “LSE has enjoyed a strong relationship with India for over a century. 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, and are delighted to cement this relationship further by offering 50 scholarships, for graduate study, for students from India.”

The announcement is made as LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun tours India with British prime minister David Cameron as part of the largest delegation a British prime minister has ever taken anywhere in the world. Professor Calhoun will seek to reiterate the prime minister’s message that Indian students are “incredibly welcome“ to study and work in the UK.

The School has also announced a major collaborative research programme on gender equality in India with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai.

For more on the LSE India Scholarships and how to apply, click here



LSE and India
LSE’s ties with India started with the School’s foundation in 1895, with former LSE director Ralf Dahrendorf referring to the association between India and LSE as a story of soul mates. LSE enrols between 300 and 400 Indian students each year, with the majority of these students registered onto postgraduate programmes.

Many famous Indians have passed through LSE over the decades. The most prominent include Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, a founding father of the Indian constitution and a leader of the Dalit community in India, and ex-President KR Narayanan. Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen is an LSE Honorary Fellow and Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is an Honorary Fellow of the Asia Research Centre.

More on Professor Calhoun’s visit to India can be found on the LSE and India blog, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/indiaatlse/  

LSE and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences
For more on the new LSE-TISS programme announced today see LSE to launch major collaborative research programme on gender equality in India

19 February 2013