The British Council in South Asia has announced the launch of British Council IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Awards for the year 2015 which would mark the 25th Anniversary of IELTS. This year the IELTS would award 10 Indian students, and would help them in studying abroad by providing funds for the same.
The IELTS would give away a total of Rs. 3.9 million to students from the South Asian region as Education awards this year. There would be students from Bhutan and Nepal as well this year to compete for the awards.
Sarah Deverali, Director Examinations India & Customer Service South Asia, British Council said, “The British Council IELTS Awards aim to help Indian students pursue the opportunity of a higher education abroad, once they have taken the initial step of proving their English language ability with IELTS. As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for IELTS, we have increased the number of awards for Indian students from eight to ten, while for the wider SAARC region, we are now extending the awards to Nepal and Bhutan, where IELTS is also a key part of their journey to international study opportunities.”
Students from various financial and education backgrounds have won IELTS awards, and in the last five years there are 40 students who have gone to abroad for studies. They have chosen from the diverse range of subjects to carry their studies which include dramatics, law, engineering and many others in various countries around the world.