The Sydney Scholars India Scholarship Programme was set-up to help the enterprising youth of India
Ava Khan and Adhip Tanwar are among the 14 recipients of the prestigious Sydney Scholars India Scholarship Programme, valued at up to $200,000 (INR 10,000,000) each.
The scholarship is one of the most generous scholarships offered to Indian students by an Australian University, valued at up to $500,000 (INR 24,500,000) a year, for ideas that ‘will bring a change to India’. This year a total of 14 students received this scholarship.
The Scholarship Programme consists of three types of scholarships to students from India to study at the University of Sydney:
“We were so impressed by the caliber and vision of the students from India who applied for the scholarships. They have demonstrated through their empathy, resilience, vision, and capability that they are the leaders of the future and we are proud to welcome them into our community and support them on their journey,” said Vice-Principal of External Relations at the University of Sydney, Tania Rhodes-Taylor, in a statement available on the university's website.
After being selected for the scholarship, Adhip Tanwar, from Noida in Delhi, told the university website, “My idea to bring change to India is an eLearning mobile and web application - 'TeachIndia' – that provides access and personalisation of education, reaching the most underprivileged sections of society and providing education in all of India's languages. My long-term goal is to build a successful organisation that leverages technology to eliminate literacy barriers in communities where class boundaries prevent people from accessing proper learning."
“My idea is to develop an e-health system to help provide quality healthcare for all Indians by improving the accuracy of patient diagnosis and care. What really drew me to the University of Sydney are its core values of inclusion, integrity, and discipline - beliefs I grew up with,” Ava Khan, from Pune, said.
Other Scholarship recipients:
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