n honour of India's 75th anniversary of independence, the United Kingdom will recognise 75 Indian students and graduates for their academic excellence, career success, and societal contributions.
The nominating procedure for India's 75 Achievers - the Achievers Honours — was opened during a ceremony in the UK Parliament. The National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU UK) and the British Council in India have teamed up to launch the project, which is part of a year-long cultural initiative called "India/UK Together Season of Culture."
One of the other partners in this project is the Department of International Trade of the UK government. "One of the UK's most significant exports is its higher education system, which enjoys a proud reputation. India is one of the five target markets in our international education strategy, which aims to steadily increasing education exports to £35 billion by 2030. According to Marcus Fysh, minister for exports, "the opening of today's event is a strong reminder of the long history of international interchange between our two countries, building bridges with the power of education and producing the next generation of great achievers.
The effort also comes at a crucial moment for the UK and India's Free Trade Agreement negotiations, which is anticipated to increase chances. Lord Karan Bilimoria, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students and president of the UK Council of International Student Affairs, and Virendra Sharma, MP for Ealing Southall and chair of the Indo-British All-Party Parliamentary Group, hosted the launch of the Achievers Honours. "The bridges being constructed are amazing. Even today, my 86-year-old mother in India stays in touch with her lifelong best friends from university in Birmingham, adds Bilimoria. The Indian Institute of Technology is expanding internationally, and Birmingham University is in contact with one of them. There is a very good likelihood that Birmingham University may eventually house an IIT campus. Can you picture student exchanges and research? explains Bilimoria.
The five categories are: Business & Entrepreneurship; Government, Politics, Law & Society; Education, Science & Innovation; Media & Journalism; and Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Sports. Current Indian students and alumni of British educational institutions are eligible to apply. The requirements are straightforward: You must be under 49 by August 2023 and have an Indian passport for the duration of your study year in the UK. Students and alumni may submit applications on their own behalf, and anyone may suggest their friends and relatives. An esteemed jury composed of representatives from numerous prestigious universities, including the University of Oxford, London School of Economics, Kings College London, Imperial College London, SOAS, and University of Reading, will rigorously select the nomination. A spectacular ceremony at the British High Commissioner's will announce the application process' findings.