Trinity first Irish university to establish ‘desk’ in India

Posted on: 16 January 2006

Trinity College Dublin is to establish a ‘desk’ with a representative of the university in India later this year, it was announced by the Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin, TD in India today (Monday 16 January).

TCD will be the first Irish university to take this initiative. The College is participating the Trade Mission to India organised by Enterprise Ireland.

“Trinity hopes to build new bridges with modern India as we have complementary interests in scholarship, education and research. This initiative, which we will launch this summer, will see a formal point of presence from the University to provide an information point for prospective students, to establish and continue alumni linkage and to raise the profile of Trinity in India,” commented the Provost, Dr Hegarty.  

“Trinity has established 65 research PhD studentships, made available on a competitive basis, which facilitate students globally in attending and studying in the College. These awards provide full tuition costs and a stipend for the recipient. We hope to see increased applications for these awards from Indian students wishing to study in Ireland”.

During the trip, Trinity will sign two agreements for science cooperation between NCBS (National Centre for Biological Sciences), Bangalore and TATA Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.