01 Dec

2 Delhi students among Rhodes scholars-elect

The  2015 Rhodes scholars has selected two students, Mayanka Mukherji, a final-year sociology student at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and Sonali Chowdhry, an alumnus of the University of Delhi’s Miranda House.The postgraduate award is for two to three years (depending on the academic route) of study at the University of Oxford.Mayanka Mukherjee has plans to  enrol for an MPhil in visual, material and museum anthropology at the Universi ty of Oxford and  Sonali Chowdhary is planning to study an MPhil in economics at the same institution.Other 2015 scholars-elect include Sanya Samtani, a final-year law student at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and  Mansi Sood, a final-year law student at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.Industrialist Kumar Man galam Birla presided over  the selection committee, which included Charles Conn, warden, Rhodes House and various former Indian Rhodes scholars.Five candidates from India are selected to join 78 other Rhodes scholars from around the world at Oxford every year.Instituted in 1902, the award includes all university and college fees, an annual stipend of about ?13,390, health insurance and travel expenses to the university before the start of the programme and a return ticket on completion.

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