New Achievers Honors to celebrate contribution of Indian students in UK

To celebrate the academic and commercial achievements of Indian students, a new set of India UK Achievers Honors has been launched in London. Indian students are also a source of strengthening the relations between the two sides.

The honors covering 75 high achievers were formally unveiled by the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK (NISAU UK) at the UK Parliament Complex on 12 October 2022, on the completion of 75 years of India’s independence, by the British Council in India. Done in partnership with

The UK Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) will select 75 winners after an ongoing nomination process over the next few weeks. DIT is one of the partners in this project.

UK Export Minister Marcus Fish said, “The UK higher education system has a proud reputation and is one of our most valuable exports.”

He also said, “Our International Education Strategy is committed to steadily increasing education exports to India to GBP 35 billion by 2030, with India as one of the five priority markets.”

The India UK Achievers Honors launch for international students was hosted by Lord Karan Billimoria, Co-Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). It was attended by Virendra Sharma, President of the UK Council of International Student Affairs, and veteran Labor MP and President Indo British APPG.

Lord Billimoria said, “Indian Institutes of Technology are now opening abroad and we are talking to one of them in Birmingham and there is a very good chance that we will have University of Birmingham There will be an IIT campus within Can you imagine the research and exchange of students”.

Virendra Sharma said, “Young students are the future leaders of the world, and they are the visionaries who will strengthen the ties between India and the UK.”

The honor comes when the two countries negotiate a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which makes it easy for Indian students to study in uk to do and pharmaceuticals and opportunities for fostering cooperation in areas such as the life sciences are expected to increase.

Lord Joe Johnson, former UK universities minister, said: “This campaign is incredibly timely and we take into account the huge benefits international students can bring to us. They bring not only economic and social benefits but also create international student friendships which we hope will lead to building ties of trade, commerce and diplomacy. who called for a two-way student exchange.

NISAU President Sanam Arora said, “In this 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and 10th anniversary of NISAU, we aim to celebrate the achievements of Indian students and alumni and encourage future generations of learners to contribute to nation building in India. Inspire us to use our global learning.”

Indian students and alumni of British educational institutions can nominate themselves and others online at under five categories. These five categories are Business and Entrepreneurship; Government, Politics, Law and Society; Education, and Innovation; Media and Journalism; And there are Arts, Culture, Entertainment and Sports. As per the entry criteria, the nominees should be below 49 years of age as on August 2023 and study in uk Must have Indian passport during the year of

anymore University of Oxford, London School of Economics, King’s College London, Imperial College London, SOAS UNIVERSITY And university of reading Nominees will go through a rigorous selection process by an eminent jury from several leading UK universities, including

The results of the application process will be revealed in a grand ceremony on 10 December at the British High Commissioner’s residence in New Delhi.

Vivienne Stern, CEO of University UK and member of the jury, said, “The 75 individuals we have selected will help us to convince people why international education is valuable and important and why we must fight to preserve it. ”

He also added, “I hope we will be able to use the wonderful stories that this initiative brings to us as individual human beings and the contributions they make.”

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