Marking the completion of 70 years of the British Council in India in 2018, they have decided to give scholarships to Indian students in 44 UK universities this year. 105 Indian women, including 6 from North East have already received and availed the scholarships to study in UK.
British Council, India Director, Alan Gemmell Obe added in a PTI report that “We are hopeful that more students from Arunachal and other states of the north east will avail the scholarships being provided by the Council.”
Their mission is to inspire people in Britain and India to build connections for the next 70-years. British Council is also getting into an agreement with North Eastern Council (NEC) to train teachers in English language in the region. They are planning to organise a conclave in New Delhi with North East education ministers soon. This will act as a platform for the ministers to address issues related to the education sector.