'Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships' in Cambridge Univ

`Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships` in Cambridge Univ New Delhi: A leading college of the Cambridge university, St John College on Saturday announced three prestigious 'Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships' for PhD students, each carrying 35,000 pounds for upto three years.

The programme, first launched at the Prime Minister?s residence in 2007, was set up exclusively for Indian students who are currently based in India and intends to support those who wish to pursue PhD and MPhil degrees at St John's in areas such as science and technology, economics and social sciences.

Singh studied economics at St John's college in the late 1950s.

Applications for the Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships, for the 2011-12 session, were invited from October 15 and the closing date is 31 December 2010, a British High Commission release said here.

Organizations like Rolls-Royce India, BP Foundation and others have agreed to sponsor this scholarship.