Four outstanding students from India have been awarded 2012 Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships to fund their undergraduate
studies at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships have been made possible thanks to generous funding from the parent of University of Cambridge International Examinations (Cambridge Assessment).
The Manmohan Singh
Undergraduate Scholarship programme was established in 2009 in honour of India's Prime Minister who graduated from the University of Cambridge with a First in Economics in the late 1950s, and who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate
by the University in 2006. The scholarships are awarded to students who have received an offer of a place at the University of Cambridge.
The scholarship programme will provide full funding, covering fees and
means-tested maintenance for undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge, and was launched to provide financial assistance to exceptional students in India who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to Cambridge.
The following award winners will begin their courses in October 2012:
* Miss Payoshaa Shah (Prabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College, Mumbai) who has been offered a scholarship to study Politics, Psychology
and Sociology at Newnham College
* Mr Devang Agrawal (Florets International School, Kanpur) who has been offered a scholarship to study Engineering at Queen's College
* Mr Gaurav Kumar (DPS International, New Delhi) who has
been offered a scholarship to study Engineering at Selwyn College
* Mr Mayukh Krtan Mukhopadhyay (Calcutta International School West Bengal) who has been offered a scholarship to study Economics at King's College
Gaurav Kumar, Recipient of Manmohan Singh Scholarship Undergraduate Programme from DPS International, Saket, New Delhi, said:
"I am elated and humbled at having been awarded the Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarship. I am very
grateful to the University of Cambridge International Examinations for providing me with this special opportunity to study at my dream institution. It really is a dream come true and I would like to thank everyone, especially my
parents, teachers and friends who stood by me throughout. I look forward to the challenge of living up to the faith bestowed on me."
Payoshaa Shah, Recipient of Manmohan Singh Scholarship Undergraduate Programme from
Prabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College, Mumbai said:
"I am thrilled to receive this wonderful opportunity to read Politics, Psychology and Sociology at one of the world's oldest and finest universities.My
parents, teachers and friends have been my source of strength throughout and I owe this achievement to their unwavering support. I hope to do justice to them and this award by diligently pursuing my goals in the future."
four places offered by the University of Cambridge are conditional on the students achieving specific grades.
The Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships are administered by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, a charity
established by the University of Cambridge, and were launched with gifts from Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild through the Eranda Foundation, and from the Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal-led company, Bharti Airtel (through
the Bharti Foundation). The fund is underpinned by substantial funding through Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University and the parent of University of Cambridge International Examinations.
Over 290 schools in
India offer Cambridge programmes and qualifications, including Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Levels. DPS International, Prabhavati Padamshi Soni International Junior College and Calcutta International School
are registered with University of Cambridge International Examinations.
We congratulate the students on their awards, and wish them every success.
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