Scholarships for India

An agreement has been signed between the Science and Engineering Research Board of India and the Cambridge Trust to provide scholarships to outstanding research students from India to undertake doctoral studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the University of Cambridge: the first overseas partner to sign up to the Board’s initiative.

The programme is being undertaken in partnership with the Board as part of larger efforts by the Indian Government to grow research capacity in science and technology, and increase the number of researchers with PhDs in India. When fully implemented, the scheme will enable a cohort of some 20 PhD students to be undertaking studies in Cambridge at any one time.

The Cambridge Trust currently manages 36 scholarship programmes for which Indian applicants are eligible, and this new, landmark agreement to create the ‘Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship’ significantly enhances the eight programmes available exclusively for talented applicants from India.

An official ceremony to mark this important new initiative was held in New Delhi.  Helen Pennant, Director of the Trust, and Professor T.K. Chandrashekar, Secretary of the Science and Engineering Board, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and Dr. Nidhi Singal, one of the members of the Trust's board. 

The Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, formally announced the launch of the Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship.

Helen Pennant commented ‘The Cambridge Trust and the University greatly value their links with India, and this agreement will provide even more opportunity for exceptional students from India to experience Cambridge, thanks to the support from the Science and Engineering Research Board and the Government of India.’

Further details for potential applicants are available on the Trust’s website here.


Helen Pennant and Professor T.K. Chandrashekar

Helen Pennant and Professor T.K. Chandrashekar