A group of 14 “The Chevening Rolls-Royce, Science, Innovation Leadership Programme (CRISP)” scholars from India, currently pursuing a 10-week course at Said Business School, University of Oxford visited the High Commission on May 11, 2016.
Introducing the group, Mr. Richard Briant, International Director of Said Business School said that the Indian scholars were contributing enthusiastically to the programme by sharing their observations and experience in their respective fields. He added that the CRISP programme has been working well since it was first announced during the visit of Prime Minister Cameron to India in 2010.
Deputy High Commissioner, Dr. Virander Paul briefed the scholars on the progressively strengthening multi-faceted cooperation between India and the United Kingdom, particularly focusing on the outcomes of the successful visit of the Prime Minister of India to the UK in November 2015. The scholars expressed interest in setting up a community of CRISP scholars in order to keep their engagement and networking alive with a view to actively contributing to India-UK relations in their specialised areas.