Trivandrum: Bharat Joshi, British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, has said that post Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit), a plethora of opportunities would exist in the UK for the best brains from India.
“We want the best brains to come to Britain and the post Brexit scenario would open up opportunities for them. There is no need for any concern for Indians who are already there. We will continue to be outward looking and encourage the best of people, be it students or professionals to come. We will remain an advocate of free and open exchanges internationally”, said Bharat while addressing a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram.
The British Deputy High Commissioner is on a two day visit to Kerala, his third in the last five weeks highlighting the importance the High Commission is giving to Kerala. He met with Industries Minister, Shri E P Jayarajan. He will be attending the valedictory function of the Generation UK India programme.
During the media interaction, he spoke on UK’s priorities post Brexit and UK’s education sector focus in Kerala while stressing on Britain’s wide and deep relationship with Kerala. He also briefed the media elaborate on newly opened Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships, which will include over the next few months, ones on Cyber Security, Science and Innovation, Leadership, Financial Services and Journalism among others. Some of them are fully funded scholarships, the highest ever for a foreign country. He remarked that the response to such programmes was minimal from Kerala and urged the need for more students and professionals to apply for them.
Nirupa Fernandez, Assistant Director, British Council and Sijoy Thomas, Representative of the British Deputy High Commission in Kerala were present during the interaction. Sijoy mentioned about the different projects being undertaken by UK Companies in Kerala.
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