The Higher Education sector in Tamil Nadu (India) is moving at an accelerated pace to achieve the Government’s Vision 2023 that envisaged the growth of higher education as well as providing a world class education to the students across the state. Tamil Nadu Government’s Study Abroad Programme is one of the schemes developed to provide an opportunity for students to go to some of the world best universities in the United Kingdom.
The study abroad programme is a fully funded scheme of Tamilnadu State Government to support students from Government Colleges and Universities especially from the lower economic and social background from across Tamil Nadu to study one semester in the UK. Annually 25 postgraduate students in Physical, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Business, Computer Sciences, IT, Management from public funded state universities have studied one semester in UK Universities.
In addition, Tamil Nadu Government is also funding 5 faculty members to be in an UK University either doing a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme or faculty development programme or a short research project.
Scheme, facilitated by the British Council, is launched in the year 2014 and currently in it’s third year.
UK Universities to host students and faculty members for the year 2015-16 are:
Anglia Ruskin University
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Dundee
University of Wolverhampton
If you would like to know more about the programme, please write to IHE.India@in.britishcouncil.org