Oxford Institutes New Law Scholarship For Indians

The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development (OICSD) in Somerville College, Oxford, has instituted a new scholarship for law students, named after late Ratanshaw Bomanjee Zaiwalla – one of the first Indians to qualify as an English solicitor in 1925.

The scholarship has been instituted by his son, Sarosh Zaiwalla, who is a senior London based lawyer. The first recipient of this scholarship is Shreya Prakash, a graduate from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. She is enrolled for the Bachelor of Civil Law course in NLSIU.

Zaiwalla said: “My aim to create the scholarship is to give opportunity for young Indians who wish to study law in a prestigious university like Oxford University but are unable to do so because of financial constraints”.

 “As the world becomes smaller and more global, I hope Shreya in some ways will contribute in placing an Indian footprint on the global international field”.

There are several Indian scholars studying in the college on scholarships and Shreya is one among them. The OICSD seeks to advance India’s sustainable development by bringing different academic disciplines and sectors together.

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