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Chevening Gurukul scholarships are now open

We are pleased to announce that applications for the 2015 Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence Programme are now open until 6 February 2015.

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The Chevening Gurukul Programme is the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship fellowship scheme for India and it is aimed at mid-career and high-flying young professionals from diverse backgrounds who have already displayed exceptional leadership talent.

Fourteen selected Gurukul fellows will be offered an intensive, all expenses paid, twelve-week residential course at King’s College London. The programme familiarises India’s future leaders with best practice case-studies of leadership in the fields of government, innovation, health, and industry in the UK through a variety of standard and heterodox methods, ranging from seminars, role-playing scenarios, shadowing, and site visits.

Some of the themes included in the twelve-week programme are:

  • the challenge of sustainability: public policy and institutions in the 21st century

  • stages of democracy: devolving power and governance in the 21st century

  • from finance to Facebook: new economies of technology

  • regulating public life: new rights and judicial activism

  • culture matters: the place of the arts in society

  • science, technology, industry: the symbiotic relationship in practice

  • India-UK business and trade relations in the new era

Chevening scholarships are the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s flagship global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders, influencers and decision-makers.

Chevening scholars are carefully selected from thousands of applicants to study at universities across the UK. Scholars are exposed to British values, culture and diversity through the duration bespoke short term programs as well as one-year Master’s course which helps them gain an understanding and appreciation of what it is like to live and study in Britain.

Applications for Chevening scholarships must be submitted online on the Chevening scholarship website. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application.

Further details are available here.

Stuart Adam, Head
Press and Communications
British High Commission
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411,

Mail to:Sakthy.edamaruku

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Published 11 November 2014