Eight Indian students have been declared as winners of the British Council IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Scholarship Award 2013 and will receive Rs 300,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees. Five winners will pursue full-time post-graduate programmes in the UK and three others will study in Australia, Canada and the US.
The British Council IELTS Scholarship Award was launched in the year 2010 with the objective of assisting Indian students intending to study in universities abroad. Over the last three years, 24 students have had the opportunity to study at top Universities overseas through this scholarship. The British Council IELTS Scholarship is also being awarded in three other Asian countries totalling '60,000 approximately.
This year, there has been an even spread of winners from across India. Janvi Thaker from Kolkata , Avrina Jos Joslin Thambi from Viluppuram, Gurjot Singh Garcha from Ludhiana, Jahnavi Milind Mirashi from Pune, Sadia Zafar from Navi Mumbai, Shraddha Kaur from Gurgaon, Pramita Roy from Kolkata and Gowri Rastogi from Bangalore.
Congratulating the award winning Indian scholars, Sarah Deverall, Director - Exams, British Council India, said, "I am delighted that such deserving young winners have been selected for our fourth annual British Council IELTS Scholarship Awards and would like to wish them every success in their studies. We are happy that our test scores are fast becoming the global benchmark in evaluating students' proficiency in English language."
IELTS, recognised as the world's leading international English language test, is designed to evaluate the ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation.