Gujarat University on Thursday February 13, 2020 held a campaign in Nairobi to promote education programmes in Indian Universities. The aim was to attract more than 1000 students willing to study in 16 universities in India.

Gujarat University is an institution of higher learning in India established in the year 1949 under the Gujarat University Act, it is the largest and oldest university. It boasts of well-equipped facilities and offers a firm foundation to produce holistic students that will make an outstanding contribution to the world economy.

In a program called “Linking up with Universities”, Gujarat University through its Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) H.A Pandya on Thursday February 13, 2020, held a forum at Crowne Hotel Nairobi to drum up popularity for its scholarship program for Kenyan students who wish to pursue  their Masters  studies in Gujarat. The program aims at providing financial assistance to needy students through scholarships.

The Vice Chancellor of The University of Nairobi, Prof. Stephen Kiama hailed the program and congratulated the Indian government for the noble idea while noting that it will help bridge the gap in post graduate studies due to financial challenges. In addition, it will help reduce youth unemployment through production of competent graduates capable of creating self-employment opportunities in our fast growing economy.

Mr. Darius Mogaka Ogutu, the Director of University Education at the Ministry of Education welcomed the team from Gujarat University and read a speech on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof. George Magoha. In his speech, he highlighted that India and Kenya have been great partners in matters Education and applauded the Indian Government for the over 400 scholarships it gives to Kenyan student annually. The Indian Government has also supported the Kenyan Government with a credit of USD 30 million to revive the RIVATEX Company in Eldoret and recently renovated the Mahatma Gandhi Graduate Library at the University of Nairobi at a cost of USD 1 million.

The Indian High Commissioner to Kenya, Rahul Chhabra urged the youth to take advantage of the opportunity to study at Gujarat University in India.

Vibharari Dave, the Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare Education in India indicated that India initiated the ‘Study in Gujarat program’ to offer affordable education to students. In her speech, she noted that “Gujarat is one of the fastest growing progressive States in India and gives high value education to students’.

The Gujarat University fair showcased great higher learning opportunities in India to educate Kenyan youth on the various courses being offered and give more information on available scholarship opportunities.

Students interested in the opportunities in Gujarat are encouraged to apply online through the Gujarat University website. Students qualify for the scholarships between 15-100% support varying from one course to another. The academic year starts in June 2020 and qualified students can apply online as from February 2020.