The British Council has announced 60 new ‘Jubilee Scholarships' for Indian students for this year.

British Prime Minister David Cameron announced the scholarships on Saturday.

Scholars will get full funding

The scholars will receive full funding for a one-year Masters course in the U.K., starting September 2012.

Funded by the British Council and the U.K. government, the scholarships have been launched as part of the celebrations for HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

The aim is to enable exceptional talent from across India to come and study Masters course in business, administration, manufacturing, science or technology. It will be open to applicants from all over India, and aims to include students from every State.

It is anticipated that well over 1,000 applications will be made, with several rounds before the successful candidates are chosen.

‘Fitting way to mark Diamond Jubilee'

Rob Lynes, British Council's Director in India, said: “We're delighted that we're able to offer this opportunity for sixty Indian scholars to study in the U.K. A scholarship is a fitting way to mark the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee, as it is the creation of new opportunity — not just for the student, but for the host institution to benefit from Indian perspectives and ideas, for new friendships to be made and new links to be created and fostered between our two countries.”