Study India Programme
The programme enables undergraduate students from UK universities and colleges to visit India for three weeks to gain experience of Indian culture, way of life, people, arts, politics, economy and language and it also provides opportunity to the UK undergraduate students to explore for further study or work in India. The SIP students also get an opportunity for a one-week work placement or internship with Indian companies during their visit. The UKIERI Study India programme started in 2009 and till date over 900 UK students have got a chance to travel to India and learn about new culture and enterprise skills.
The programme is intended to broaden participants’ horizons as well as to help to address the disparity in inbound / outbound student migration by increasing student mobility within the UK from the UK to India or elsewhere internationally or merely to have a greater understanding of life in a global economy to address inequality of access to opportunities in life.
While in India, the students will be living and working alongside their Indian counterparts, participating in workshops, working with a range of local, national & multinational companies and gaining a better understanding of a richly diverse country like India. The intention of the program is that students go back with a new perspective to life, having witnessed contrasts of wealth and affluence as well as poverty in India and further share their learnings with peers in their home country.
Also, the students work in groups called “Learning Groups” to enable learning in India and to help students reflect on their experience.
On their return to the UK, the students are expected to go into UK schools and disseminate their learning and experiences as ambassadors. The students will also engage online and network with other young people in the UK, to communicate the need to be Global Citizens.
Applications will be announced soon for the 2014 intake.
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