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(M.A./Sociology) from University of Delhi. Mr. Thomas hopes to pursue an MPhil in Modern British and European History.
(B.A., LL.B.(Hons.)) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Ms. Bhandari hopes to read for the Bachelor of Civil Laws degree.
(M.Sc./Geology & Climate Change, Isotopic Geochemistry, Marine Geology, Monsoon Climatology) from University of Pune. Ms. Kaushal hopes to pursue a DPhil in Earth Science.
(M.Sc./Chemistry) from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. Mr. Kumar hopes to pursue a DPhil in Chemistry.
(B.Tech./Mechanical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Mr. Dayal hopes to pursue an MSc by Research in Engineering Science.
Scholarship History & Founder
The Rhodes Scholarships owe their origin to the remarkable vision expressed in the Will of Cecil J. Rhodes. He dreamed of bettering the lot of humankind through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind...
Ranjit Bhatia OBE is a former Indian athlete who ran in the marathon and 5000 meters events at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. He retired as Reader in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
Ranjit Bhatia,
1957 & Jesus
Girish Karnad is a contemporary writer, playwright, actor and movie director. He is a recipient of the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary honour conferred in India, for his contributions to Kannada literature and for contributions to Kannada theater.
Girish Karnad,
1960 & Magdalen
Montek Singh Ahluwalia is a prominent economic policy-maker. He is Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India and has previously served as the first Director of the Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Montek Singh Ahluwalia,
1964 & Magdalen
Mahesh Rangarajan is a researcher, author and historian with a special interest in environmental history and colonial history of British India. He is also a political commentator and a psephologist and appears frequently on Indian television.
Mahesh Rangarajan,
Psephologist and Historian
1986 & Balliol
Sagarika Ghose is a journalist, author and television anchor. She has been a journalist in India since 1991 and has worked at the The Times of India, Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She is currently a senior editor and prime time anchor.
Sagarika Ghose,
1987 & Magdalen/St. Antony’s
Sanjeev Sanyal is an Indian economist, environmentalist and urbanist. He is Founder and President of the Sustainable Planet Institute. He is also one of Asia's leading financial economists and was Deutsch Bank's Chief Economist for the region till 2008.
Sanjeev Sanyal,
1992 & St. John’s
Roopa is a management consultant & a former world-class sports rifle shooter. She was awarded the Arjuna Award for her achievement in shooting. While at Oxford she earned an Oxford Blue for captaining the university shooting squad.
Roopa Unnikrishnan,
1995 & Balliol
Salil Oberoi is a cricketer who played first class cricket for Oxford. In 2005, Oberoi made 247 against Cambridge at Fenner’s in the Varsity Match. This was the highest score ever in a Varsity Match surpassing the previous record held by the Nawab of Pataudi Snr.
Salil Oberoi,
2004 & Merton
The Scholarship
Known as the "world's oldest and most prestigious international graduate scholarship", the Rhodes Scholarships are administered and awarded by the Rhodes Trust, which was established in 1902 under the terms and conditions of the will of Cecil John Rhodes, and funded by his estate.