LPU and the British Council have set this exchange up under Government of UK’s ambitious Generation UK-India Program which aims to strengthen relations between the two countries.
29 students from the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics (LSE) and 16 other prestigious universities of the United Kingdom are presently studying at Lovely Professional University under a short-term Exchange Program. LPU and the British Council have set this exchange up under Government of UK’s ambitious Generation UK-India Program which aims to strengthen relations between the two countries.
The UK students are here to learn about India’s role in International Relations. This is being taught to them through lectures, demonstrations, industry visits and excursions. There is, of course, a good bit of entertainment in the mix so the visitors don’t go back without a taste of Indian culture and hospitality.
The BritishHigh Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith, also interacted with the visiting students. He discussed with them the opportunities that could open up for India and UK through a sustained association. He expressed the hope that under the leadership of the new UK PM, Theresa May, relations between the two countries would grow stronger.
Talking about the UK students being here, LPU Chancellor Mr. Ashok Mittal said, “It is indeed heartening that students from so many top universities of UK are presently learning at our university. They appear to be enjoying our Indian learning environment which is at once satisfying and encouraging for our faculty members.”
One of the participating students, Grant Addison of the University of Cambridge shared, “I am happy that my university chose LPU for this two-week program. It has taught me so much about India’s growth and diversity. The special lectures on India’s relations with its neighbouring countries have been very edifying, and have broadened my understanding of India in the international perspective.”
Other participating UK Universities are King’s College London, University of Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Greenwich, York, Exeter, Aberdeen, Nottingham Trent University, Queen’s University Belfast, Swansea University, Aston University, Falmouth University, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Cardiff, and Aberystwyth University.