While the West has always been a destination for the Indian students for higher studies, in a reverse trend, Britain is now witnessing a mad rush among its students to know modern India and become part of the country's amazing growth story.
An Indian daily reported that over 6000 students from across British universities have applied to fill 400 spots under the first of its kind Generation UK programme - a project under which 25,000 British students will travel to India over the next five years to understand the country and enhance their chances of employability in global Indian business houses.
An additional 400 British students have applied for just 100 positions to teach across 60 Indian schools in India. Some of them are also getting internships to work in Delhi's ministry of skills development.
The overall batch of 500 that will leave for India at the end of June, will be placed across five Indian universities - Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad), Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), Delhi University, Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) and the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad). The programme starts with a Make in India initiative from July 1 and will see students spend two weeks in Mumbai, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Delhi learning what drives India's manufacturing economy such as rural textiles, handicrafts and new technologies.