The British Deputy High Commission, Chandigarh, strengthened its Chevening Alumni network in the region with the Chevening alumni reception, which was held in Chandigarh recently.
Caroline Rowett, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh, welcomed the Chevening alumni and interacted with them. The reception was hosted by Chevening alumni Ruchika M. Khanna.
Making an Impact
“It was delightful to catch up with Chevening alumni who are making a big impact on the UK-India relationship. They relived their time in the UK and shared some colourful memories,” said Caroline Rowett.
“Chevening alumni strengthen UK-India relations and are strong supporters of our work in this region,” Rowett added.
The Chevening alumni from Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and New Delhi attended the reception.
A Great Community
The Chevening programme in India is the largest in the world, benefiting over 3,500 scholars and fellows since 1983.
Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals who can demonstrate that they have the commitment and skills required to create positive change and can show how a UK master’s degree will help them do that.
The scholarship offers full financial support for scholars to study for any eligible master’s degree at any UK university while also gaining access to a wide range of exclusive academic, professional, and cultural experiences.
Over 40% of the selected scholars from India in recent years have come from smaller towns and not metro cities. Significantly, 50% of the cohort are women.