The first batch of scholars from India began their studies at Oxford in October 2013. Till date, the Centre has supported over 30 talented Indian students from diverse fields such as environmental science, health and law to develop academic and leadership skills.
The Centre provides funding for talented Indian graduate students who would not otherwise be able to take up their places at Oxford. As part of a rigorous selection process, all scholars demonstrate a commitment to return to India and work towards leading change in their areas of expertise.
This year, the OICSD has grown to having 19 remarkable scholars pursuing research in diverse areas ranging from sanitation and hygiene to electric mobility in cities. Our alumni network has also grown to dozen people, most of whom work in fields of law, governance, conservation and social development.
2014, DPhil in Water Science Policy Management; MPhil Water Science Policy Management - Indira Gandhi Scholar
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and the relevance of the student’s work to the Centre’s research agenda and ambitions – to build a community of researchers who will work on the most pressing questions of India and sustainable development.
In addition to their rigourous academic work, scholars attend research workshops and interdisciplinary seminars arranged by the Centre and have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. The OICSD senior fellows work with scholars throughout the course of their degrees to advance the inter-disciplinary nature and relevance of their research, and to guide their career trajectories upon graduation from Oxford.
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