Chevening Gurukul Scholarships now open

18 January 2013

Applications for the Chevening Gurukul Scholarships for Leadership and Excellence Programme 2013, offered to candidates from India, are now open.

The Chevening Gurukul Leadership Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s premium scholarship scheme for India. The selected candidates are offered an intense, all expenses paid, twelve-week residential course at the LSE.

The programme addresses the issues faced by leaders in all fields – ’how to lead more effectively’ – by analysing changing ideas and practices of leadership, and exploring the implications of globalisation for Indian leaders.

Arundhati Ghosh, a former Chevening Gurukul Scholar, said of the programme:

'I returned enriched with new ideas, stronger articulations, a bunch of friends forever, a fantastic social and professional network, and more than anything else a determined confidence in the person I am. It was not just about the promotion I got to become the Deputy Director at my organisation or the fact that I was one of the three city finalists for the 'Lead India Campaign', or that I got enough interesting job offers I could happily refuse, or that I discovered I could write, teach and deliver lectures and enjoyed all three, it was about the fact that I understood very deeply that life was a continuous process of learning and one must keep the questions coming and the curiosity alive.'

Applicants should read the eligibility criteria before applying.