Four young Sri Lankan students arrived on the campus of Madras Christian College in August, part of a fast-moving relationship between United Board network institutions in India and schools in the war-torn Jaffna region of northern Sri Lanka. Three Indian colleges in the United Board’s network – Lady Doak College, Madras Christian College, and Women’s Christian College – have extended scholarships to students from Sri Lanka. Each college will host four students.
Members of the United Board’s South Asia Task Force, accompanied by a dynamic group of Indian higher education leaders, had traveled to Sri Lanka to better understand the country’s higher education landscape. The group exchanged ideas with local educators about ways to strengthen the skills of faculty and enrich the educational experience of students at a time of national and regional recovery. As these discussions unfolded, the leaders of Lady Doak College, Madras Christian College, and Women’s Christian College generously offered their scholarships.
The United Board extends its thanks to the three colleges for contributing these scholarships.