St. John's College of the University of Cambridge has announced the Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarships. The Scholarship programme has been set up exclusively for Indian students to study M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees in science, technology and social sciences.
The Indian Prime Minister on the occasion offered his gratitude to the University and said scholarships are important for making education available to all sections of society. He also added that the Indian government has paid special attention to increasing scholarships, especially for children and youth from the less privileged sections of society. He also expressed his hope that institutions and corporations would step forward to fund educational scholarships for students, both at home and abroad. Dr. Singh is a former student of the prestigious university.