For more than 150 years, the university has attracted scholars from India, with many of the country's leading figures - academics, industrialists, scientists and politicians - having benefited from a Cambridge education. Academics and students from India have helped shape the modern world and define its global connectivity.
In recent decades Cambridge has been fortunate to attract significant investment to strengthen its partnership with India. Notable examples include the Jawaharlal Nehru Professorship of Indian Business and Enterprise, the Manmohan Singh Scholarships, the Tata Steel Professorship of Metallurgy and the Cambridge Hamied Visiting Lecture Scheme. Indian institutions and Cambridge are becoming major partners in world-leading, cutting-edge research in areas of greatest importance to India's continued development in areas such as education, advanced manufacturing, nanotechnology, innovation, health and food security.