The 9th edition of STUDY UK Alumni Awards took place in Kolkata on 4 March 2023. The programme was curated to make the evening fun as well as informative. With a focus on importance of sports in education, the programme started with the narration of an inspiring life journey by Padmashri Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to win a paralympic medal, Arjuna award and Khel Ratna awardee. The programme moved ahead with an interactive panel discussion on Role of Sports in Education in India with Deepa Malik, Saurav Ghoshal, world number 10 Squash player and Anirban Aditya, Educationist & Sportsperson.

With more than 200 guests, alumni, dignitaries and stakeholders including Peter Cook, Acting Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, the room was full of enthusiasm and energy. Cherry on the cake was the hilarious comedy sketch by comedian Anuvab Pal and a foot tapping performance by Bangla band Bhoomi. 

We moved ahead to the most awaited part of the evening, the announcement of alumni awards finalists and winners across all four categories- Business and Innovation, Culture and Creativity, Science and Sustainability and Social Action.


  • Science and Sustainability - Abhinav Sinha, a senior Scientist at the National Institute of Malaria Research and an alumnus of the University of Glasgow
  • Culture and Creativity - Puja Changoiwala, a published author and an alumnus of the University of Westminster
  • Social Action - Sugandha Yadav, a Supreme Court advocate in India and an alumnus of Durham University
  •  Business and Innovation - Saumya Singh, Co-founder of India's largest interactive entertainment company, WinZO and an alumnus of The University of Manchester

If you would like to apply for the awards, keep an eye out on our website and social media in coming months and tell us why you deserve to win! Winners also get a chance to compete globally in the UK.

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