Three Mumbai students are among eight in the country to receive the British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scholarships this year. The scholarships, worth Rs 3 lakh each, were announced last week. They were launched two years ago to help students pursue postgraduate programmes at universities abroad.
Persis Mistry, 28, will head to the Central School of Speech and Drama in London for an MA in Applied Theatre, Kashyap Shah, 26, will be pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at the London School of Economics in London and Madhavi Nalluri will be doing a Masters in Law at the University of Cambridge.
“I’m a little apprehensive about returning to studying after a break, but I’m also looking forward to it,” said Mistry, who completed her BCom from HR College in 2005. “Having worked as a speech and drama teacher, I’ve always wanted to get a formal educational degree in the field of Applied Theatre.” Mistry plans to return after her course and continue teaching speech and drama to children.
Shah is also returning to studying after a break in 2006, when he finished his Bachelor of Management Studies from RA Podar College in Matunga. “I wanted to do something in policy and felt the need to get a formal education in this field,” said Shah, who will fund his studies through a mixture of scholarships and loans.