Manipal: “UK has a very strong relationship with India and Prime Minister Theresa May’s visit last year was to build on that relationship and make it stronger. Her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the trip to Bengaluru was to explore new avenues and expand international trade ties,” said British Deputy High Commissioner in Bengaluru, Dominic McAllister on his day-long visit to Manipal University on May 10, 2017.
He also met Manipal University’s senior officials including, Pro Chancellor, Dr. H.S. Ballal, Vice Chancellor, Dr. H Vinod Bhat to discuss avenues for further collaboration with UK universities and Catapult Centres. McAllister was told them about the new avenues for institutional partnership and funding available through the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKERI) program. He appreciated that there are existing partnerships between Manipal and institutes in Sheffield and Lancaster. He was hopeful of more such partnerships in the future.
The Chevening Fellowships are unique to India and aimed at mid-to-senior level professionals and provide an opportunity to expand their knowledge and expertise in their specific field of work. These are tailored, short courses (8-12 weeks) at a designated UK University.