The Cambridge Trust and the Science and Engineering Research Board of India have signed an agreement to create the scholarship for Indian students.
This is part of the many efforts being taken by the Indian Government to grow research capacity in science and technology, and increase the number of researchers with Ph.D in India.
The scholarship name called ‘Cambridge India Ramanujan Scholarship' for meritorious research students from India.
The new scholarship would be offered from the year 2015, and is named after Srinivasa Ramanujan, a mathematical genius who spent five years in Cambridge working with the leading mathematicians of his time
The students who are interested to pursue doctoral studies in the discipline like-science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the University of Cambridge can apply for this scholarship.
This scheme will allow a group of around 20 Ph.D students to undertake studies in Cambridge at any point of time.
The Cambridge Trust currently has 36 scholarship programmes for Indian applicants.