The announcement was made during the launch of the 2016 UK-India year of education, research and innovation at the British Council in New Delhi.
The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills today launched the 20th Year of the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship Programme for Leadership and Excellence, the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s leading fellowship in India.
Sajid Javid said,
Gurukul alumni have an excellent record of becoming leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, business, media, civil society, science and technology, and academia. This is exactly what we hope to encourage in the future, helping build stronger, deeper relations between the UK and India.
The Chevening Gurukul fellowship brings 12 mid-career professionals with strong and demonstrable leadership qualities from diverse backgrounds to the UK for a fully-funded three month fellowship programme. Those selected work with the very best British academics, practitioners and leaders.
The online application window will be open from 21 December 2015 – 7 March 2016 and the programme will commence in September 2016.
Since 2014, the programme is held at King’s College in the UK. King’s India Institute has curated a stellar programme which 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 methods, ranging from seminars, role-playing scenarios, shadowing, and site visits.
The Chevening programme in India is the largest in the world, offering fully-funded UK education for 130 Indian students.
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