First Old Boy offered Erasmus Mundus Fellowship
Congratulations to Saksham Sharda who left the school in 2009 from Oberoi House. He studied English at (University of Delhi), and then an MA in English (2012-14) from the Faculty of Arts (University of Delhi).
This was what he says about the process: ‘In the second year of my MA (in 2013, that is) I applied for this fellowship. There was an interview and everything and I was nominated by the Canterbury-Prague-Porto-Berlin university-consortium interview committee in Jan 2014. The European Union’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) confirmed the nomination quite recently which did come as a surprise because I’m probably like the youngest person on their list (two of the other candidates are married!) and I never ever expected to win this at all (they take just 4 people in the entire world, and 2 from within the EU for this course…I mean I even kept a JNU MPhil-PhD in Cinema Studies offer as a back-up in case I got rejected by the EACEA). So it’s basically an European Joint Doctorate (EPJD) which will be awarded to me in 3 years by the EACEA and jointly by the Canterbury-Prague-Porto-Berlin University Consortium, and be fully-funded by their Erasmus MundusFellowship. During the course of this joint doctorate I will get a 6 month work placement either at Shakespeare’s Globe theater or any similar socio-culture institution in Prague. Finally the EACEA is paying for everything…insurance, tuition, travel-costs between Universities in Prague-Porto-Canterbury-Berlin, living-costs, potential “paternity leaves” and there’s even some “pension fund”.