The Cambridge University has always been one of the dream
institutions for students from across the world. Getting admissions in it is
never easy since the students are required to score high grades and travel to
the UK for the interview. However, this isn’t the case now with the admission
staff of the University travelling to India in order to conduct interviews for
admissions to various courses.
The officials of the University have arrived in India under
the umbrella of UK – India Year of Culture celebrations. As many as three
former Indian Prime Ministers are alumni of this prestigious institute. These are
Manmohan Singh, Rajiv Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
The team is scheduled to visit many schools and meet up with
the students seeking admission in three cities, viz. Delhi, Mumbai and
Bengaluru. As per the University, "In
autumn, a team of academics will visit India to conduct admissions interviews,
so that applicants need not travel to the UK for that part of our application
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the vice Chancellor of the
University, is also in Delhi. He said, "Many
of India's leading figures, academics, scientists, industrialists and
politicians have enjoyed a Cambridge education. Together we have achieved great
things, and I know that by continuing to work together we will rise to even
greater heights. We believe that diversity of nationality, of background, and
of opinion is one of Cambridge's greatest strengths. We are a University that
is open to the world and must remain so."
Elaborating on the program for the visit, the University
stated that, "A series of profiles -
'This Cambridge-Indian Life' - will look at the people at the heart of the
relationship between Cambridge and India: Indian scholars and students who
study at Cambridge, Cambridge researchers working in collaborations based in
India, and notable Indian alumni from the university."