The donation made by Ramboll will enable deserving students from disadvantaged communities in Serampore to receive a student grant so that they can pursue tertiary education in the fields of Theology, Arts, Science or Commerce at Serampore College.
“We hope that our donation will provide students with an avenue to realise their full potential and secure a better future for themselves,” says Richard Beard, Managing Director Middle East and Asia.
Serampore College was established in 1818 while the city of Serampore was a Danish trading post and continues to be an important historic institution that has been closely linked to Denmark. In 1827, Frederik VI gave Serampore College a royal charter with university rights, making Serampore College the third university of Denmark after Copenhagen and Kiel. Under the Danish association, it also became the first modern university in Asia and continues to attract students from all over India and neighbouring countries.
Previously run by a Danish Government Foundation, the Serampore scholarship programme is now managed by the Danish Embassy in India students studying Theology, Arts, Science and Commerce at Serampore College.