ARCH College student wins the Charpak Exchange Scholarship by French Embassy


Jaipur  : Akanksha Kumari, a 4th-year Jewellery Design student, from ARCH College of Design & Business, has won Charpak Exchange Scholarship 2022 by Campus France. Campus France is a government agency which is a part of the French Embassy in India that operates under the French Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The programme is designed for Indian students from all fields and streams of study, enrolled in an Indian institution at the Bachelors or Master’s degree level, who wish to undertake an exchange semester programme.

Talking about the student’s achievement, Prof. Benoy Thoompunkal, Director, International Research & Partnerships at the ARCH College, said “Akansha will be offered a monthly stipend of 700 Euros under the Charpak Exchange Program. The Scholarship enables her to participate in an exchange program with a 150-year-old French institution for Jewellery design, Ecole Boulle, in Paris, France. She will also be getting several benefits which include social security, Campus France fee waiver along with assistance in finding affordable student accommodation. In France, she will be learning about their cultures and designs. She is the second ARCH student to have been awarded this prestigious scholarship after Niveedhita Muthukumaran, who won it in 2019.”

Also, eight of ARCH students have received a Scholarship of Excellence ranging from 3000 to 4000 Pounds to study abroad at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), UK for the completion of their final degree year in Interior and Graphic Design. ARCH is the only Indian Higher Education Institution in Design that offers the 2+1 schema for the completion of a foreign degree in Design in a compact 3 years. The students also have the choice of continuing their study in the UK towards a 1 year Master’s, along with opportunities for experience building through internships, and further opportunities beyond that, into serious employment and earning for periods defined by the UK government.

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