London: Britain's University of Warwick has announced 16 new scholarships for post-graduate Indian students as part of the country's efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation in the area of education and research.
The Coventry-based university announced the scholarships across a range of departments including law, politics, international studies, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Warwick Business School, Department of Economics and School of Life Sciences.
"It gives me great pleasure to announce this package of scholarships dedicated to Indian students. Warwick has long been a globally-connected university, but it has particularly nurtured its close ties with India," Professor Nigel Thrift, vice-chancellor and president of the University of Warwick, said.
He is among a number of academic leaders accompanying British Prime Minister David Cameron and minister for universities and science David Willetts on the high-profile visit to the country this week.
"Indian students contribute greatly to the life of the university, and through our partnerships with companies like Jaguar Land Rover and Tata we are actively engaging with Indian research talent," Thrift said.
"These scholarships will enable us to build on this and to allow even more outstanding Indian students to gain access to a world-class education at one of the UK's leading universities," he said.
The announcement comes a few weeks after the university invested an additional 700,000 pounds in its highly sought-after Chancellor's Scholarships for post-graduate research students and increased the duration of the scholarships to three and a half years.
Warwick Business School will offer three scholarships, to be known as the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, to Indian applicants.
One will be a full-fee scholarship for the Warwick MBA programme, and two will be full-fee scholarship for one of WBS' specialist Masters programmes.
The School of Law will offer two new scholarships for Indian students. These have been named in honour of the University of Warwick Emeritus Professor and former University of Delhi vice-chancellor Professor Upendra Baxi.
The Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) will offer a new scholarship to cover tuition fees, which is open across all of its MA programmes.
The School of Life Sciences is offering four new bursaries to part-cover fees on full-time taught Masters courses within the department.
The Department of Economics will offer a new scholarship for an Indian student wishing to study any taught one-year Economics Masters programme to cover tuition fees.
Four scholarships have also been dedicated solely to Indian students to study full-time taught Masters courses at WMG.
These will cover 50 per cent of the tuition fees for Indian students studying on a range of courses, including engineering, business management, manufacturing systems and logistics.
The International Office will also dedicate a scholarship to an Indian student, consisting of a tuition fee waiver for any taught Masters programme at the university.>