The Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships

For Doctoral Studies at St. John's College - University of Cambridge
The Programme-
Dr Manmonhan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, is a graduate and Honorary Fellow of St John's College. He is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the World Stage. In honour of Dr Singh St John's College is launching the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships. These awards will enable academically outstanding Indian students to come to St. John's College, University of Cambridge to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences. Applications in Aerospace Engineering, Marine Engineering and Energy Studies (both policy areas and technical areas, especially with practical applicability for India) will be of particular interest.

Eligibilty Criteria
The applicant should be:

* An Indian national with a valid Indian passport
* Below 35 years of age as on 31 January 20xx
* Holding a Master's (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised India university/ institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/ field
* Evidence of leadership qualities (to be assessed from personal statements e.g. extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area.)
* Keen to pursue a full time Doctoral Research degree from St. John's College , University of Cambridge commencing by September/October 2008
* Fluent in spoken and written English
* Able to fulfil any other admission criteria laid down by the university.

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