UK Opens Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for 2015

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London:  The UK today launched the 2015 Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence Programme India for high-flying young professionals from diverse backgrounds who have displayed leadership talent.

The Chevening Gurukul Programme is the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office's flagship fellowship scheme for India.

Fourteen selected Gurukul Fellows from India will be offered an intensive, all expenses paid, 12-week residential course at King's College London.

The programme is designed to familiarise 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 programme range across segments such as 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; and Indo-UK Business and Trade Relations in the New Era.

Chevening Scholarships are a global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders, influencers and decision-makers.

Chevening Scholars are selected from thousands of applicants to study at universities across the UK.

The aim is for scholars to be exposed to British values, culture and diversity through the duration bespoke short-term programs as well as one-year Master's course to help them gain an understanding and appreciation of what it is like to live and study in Britain.


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