Alumna sponsors Indian scholarship scheme

Eliza Jones 7 November 2013

The Faculty of Law has announced the introduction of a new scholarship for LLM students from India, which is to be sponsored by an alumna of the University, Prathiba M. Singh.

It is hoped that the scholarship will enable Indian students to have the opportunity to benefit from a legal education at Cambridge and to subsequently make a positive contribution to the legal system in India through practicing in a similar way to Singh herself, who completed the LLM at the University in 1992.

Singh is now the managing partner of the Singh & Singh Law Firm in New Delhi. She has donated the scholarship as a way to give back what she gained from the University through studying for the LLM.

The scholarship is aimed at talented students from India who wish to study for the LLM at the Cambridge Law Faculty, have a strong interest in Intellectual Property Law and who intend to return to India to practise, following completion of the course.

The Director of the LLM, Professor Sarah Worthington, told The Cambridge Student: “The Law Faculty is delighted to announce the establishment of a new scholarship for students undertakingthe Cambridge LLM. The Prathiba M. Singh Cambridge Scholarship will enable talented Indian students to spend a year in Cambridge specialising in intellectual property law. Prathiba M. Singh, the donor, is… one of India’s leading IP litigators. She wants to assist young lawyers intent on pursuing a career in India to have a similar start.”