Three Indian women who have won scholarships to study science and engineering in the UK hope to inspire other female students to follow in their footsteps.
The students will begin master’s degrees at Coventry University in September after being awarded British Council 70th Anniversary Scholarships.
They are among 100 women from India to receive the financial awards to mark the organisation’s 70th year in the country.
It’s the first British Council scholarship programme solely for women and covers tuition fees for a one-year Master’s course in science, technology, engineering and maths.
The programme supports Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promotion of development and opportunities for women in these fields.
Scholarship recipient Madhurya Manjunath Mamulpet, 21, from Bangalore, will study an MSc in Network Computing at Coventry University. She said:
Sugandha Singh, 24, from New Delhi, will study an MSc in Engineering Business Management, thanks to the scholarship. She said:
Pete French, deputy head of international development at Coventry University, said: