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The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We work in over 100 countries worldwide to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people. We work in the arts, education, science, sport and governance and last year we reached over 128 million people.
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The British Council Launches New App LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime to Help Children Build Confidence in English Speaking

The British Council is launching the new LearnEnglish Kids: Playtime app this month to help children ages aged 6-11 build confidence in English speaking and improve spelling and understanding of vocabulary.
 
Primarily focused on improving listening skills, th... (more)
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The British Council Launches Exciting Initiatives at the Education UK Exhibition in Mumbai

- Announces GREAT Britain Scholarships – India 2015
- Announces Generation UK- India to bring 25,000 UK students to India
- Showcases the BLOODHOUND SSC (supersonic car) UK’s engineering marvel
 
Announced the GREAT Britain Scholarships &nd... (more)
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British Council IELTS Launches the 1001 Ways Mobile Application that Celebrates the Diversity of the English Language

The British Council today announced the launch of its 1001 Ways mobile app for Android devices.With short videos and a unique message—there are 1,001 ways to speak English—this fun and educational application gives users the chance to test their knowledge of international accent... (more)
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British Council: UK-Based Avant Garde Dance Tours India

The British Council is delighted to present The Black Album by Avant Garde Dance as part of Impulse 2, the season of the best of contemporary dance from the UK, and The Park’s New Festival 2014.
Avant Garde Dance is a London-based company pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and... (more)
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British Council Presents Folk Archive: A Vibrant, Visual Account of Contemporary Popular British Culture Debuts in India

The British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, brings to India Folk Archive, a vibrant, visual account of contemporary popular British culture by leading international artists Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane.
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UK Minister Announces the GREAT Britain Scholarships – India 2015 Worth Rs.150 Million and GREAT Scholarships Guide

Announced largest ever scholarship programme for India with over 750 scholarships awarded in the last two years
396 part scholarship awards available this year worth 1.5 million pounds (approx. 150 million rupees) for varied subject areas ranging from Engineering, Law and Busine... (more)
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Foreign University Graduates Have Better Technical Skills for Jobs, Says Survey of Indian and Foreign Employers

The British Council, UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, today launched the India Employability Survey 2014. This report probes the quality of talent pools expected by Indian industry in the next 3-5 years and in that context, assesses... (more)
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British Council is Marking 25 Years of IELTS

British Council is marking the 25th anniversary of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test in Surat, Vadodara and Ahmedabad this week. Gujarat is the first stop for British Council on its roadshow which will take in 20 cities around the country, running from this week... (more)
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Eight Indian Students Win British Council IELTS Scholarship Award 2014

Eight Indian students have been declared winners of the British Council IELTS Scholarship Award 2014 and will receive INR 300,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees for their undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate study abroad.
 
The British Council IELTS Scholarshi... (more)
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