Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, hosts a special reception for alumni and friends in New Delhi

On 30 August Sir Steve Smith, the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Exeter will welcome prospective, current and former students to a special celebratory event at the Imperial, New Delhi.

The event is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Exeter students and alumni as well as inspire the next generation who want to study at the University. The beautiful university campuses in the south-west of England are now home to staff from over 80 countries and students from over 130 countries who are all part of a growing global university with partnerships and alumni around the world. The University of Exeter is connected to over 125,000 alumni in over 183 countries supporting world-class education and research within the prestigious Russell Group.

The event at the end of August will highlight Exeter’s continuing commitment to support the brightest minds and talent in India and further develop a successful alumni network. The University wants to celebrate graduates such as Archit Garg (MSc International Management) who recently won the Nicholas Bull Award for the Exceptional Support of the Alumni Community.

“Associating with the University has been a wonderful learning experience for me. I enjoy liaising with local alumni, helping to arrange business and social events and answering the questions of prospective students.”

Archit Garg

Exeter graduates have achieved success in a wide range of careers from science, business and law to perhaps less traditional routes. Dr Tathagata Neogi (Archaeology) is the Co-founder of Heritage Walk Calcutta. The company was founded in 2017 and offers tours for locals and tourists to enable them to experience the city in a new way and connect with diverse local communities. It also offers skills workshops for adults and children. Durva Vahia, (MSc Paediatric Exercise and Health), has been making a big impact in India, coaching both women’s football and being the lead sports scientist for one of four elite boys youth academies in the country. Durva was recently named Mumbai Icon for her achievements in football coaching. Siddhartha Thyagarajan is working for Facebook and supports users of products in India, including Whatsapp, Messenger and Instagram.

The experience at Exeter was enriching not only in the academic sense but also culturally very rewarding.”  

Siddhartha Thyagarajan

The University of Exeter now has a strong presence in Delhi and Mumbai, with two full-time members of staff in both of these regions. The team regularly travels throughout India to meet with students who are interested in studying at Exeter. There are around a total of 200 Indian students who are currently studying at the University of Exeter, their programmes include: BA Business and Management, MSc International Management and PhD Law.

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