Jubilee Scholars from India Visits No 10 Downing Street

The Jubilee Scholars and students spent almost an hour at the iconic building and were taken on a special tour arranged specially for them.

February 20, 2013 6:13 IST | India Infoline News Service

Sixty Indian Jubilee Scholars who were awarded the Jubilee Scholarships 2012-13 visited the No 10 Downing Street, the residence of the British Prime Minister David Cameron. 

The Jubilee Scholars and students spent almost an hour at the iconic building and were taken on a special tour arranged specially for them. Conrad Bird, the director of the GREAT Britain campaign conducted the tour taking the students through the historic rooms and public areas. 

The excited students learnt about British history, and how each Prime Minister gets his picture on the walls upon leaving office. The tour ended with a very special photograph outside the famous No10 door at Downing Street.

Chandra Sen Vikram who is studying for MSc & DIC, Biomedical Engineering at The Imperial College London said, “Whether it's academic or cultural, it has been an incredible experience so far in the UK. I found this place intellectually influential and very welcoming. I extend my heart felt gratitude towards the UK government and the British Council for their staggering support.”

Rob Lynes, Director of the British Council in India said, “The UK welcomes students from India for a truly international experience at its institutions. These scholarships are only offered to the very best students of management, manufacturing and science and technology. We are focusing resources on vital areas of prosperity and growth for the UK and India in an increasingly globalised world.”

The UK has a worldwide reputation for providing quality education to overseas students and the links that these high quality students have with the UK, as a result of studying here, will encourage them to work in an increasingly internationalised labour market. 

By creating and fostering new links between India and UK we strengthen the ties between our two countries. The UK wants to be a strong partner with India in education, research and innovation to collaborate on some of the big issues facing the world today and to foster talent and global leaders in both countries.

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