Scholars from India and Bangladesh are currently studying for MSc courses in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE).

By Mr John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer), Published

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City, University of London has welcomed six scholars studying under the British Council Women in STEM programme.

Hailing from India and Bangladesh, Madhu Raut, Poorvika Singh Negi, Annu Mary Zecharias, Nusrat Ferdous, Samya Rahman, and Nowara Tamanna Meghla are enrolled on School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering (SMCSE) MSc courses associated with Energy Transition processes: MSc Artificial Intelligence; MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics; and MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management.

During an informal event on Thursday, 4th November 2021, SMCSE’s Associate Dean for Postgraduate Education and Satisfaction, Dr Tatyana Micic, welcomed the scholars and thanked them for their resilience and commitment in what were uncertain circumstances over summer before arrival in London, owing to the pandemic.

She said:

“We received a large number of applications and the six scholars were selected through a rigorous selection process. These young women will have an opportunity to study at City to enable their professional development and personal growth.”

Dr Micic also thanked City’s International Office for its support during the application and selection process. She confirmed that SMCSE bid for the 2022/23 round of funding from British Council was successful and that the School will invite applications for another round of Women in STEM British Council MSc scholarships.

SMCSE Dean, Professor Rajkumar Roy, also welcomed the scholars and encouraged them to seize the opportunity that scholarships offer to transform their future careers.

643964Others attending the event were MSc Programme Director, Dr Jafar Alzaili; SMCSE’s Associate Dean for International Partnerships, Dr Peter Popov; Ms Noomi Weinberg from the International Office; SMCSE’s Programme Office Manager, Ms Qin Zhan; and Mr David Mallo-Ferrer from the Programmes Office.

City’s new Women in STEM scholars received their undergraduate degrees from the University of Dhaka, University of Mumbai, Amity University Noida, Mahatma Gandhi University, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University and Bangladesh North-South University.