Resourceful addresses in India for studying in United Kingdom

The British Council

The British Council is United Kingdom's international organisation for educational and cultural relations. It provides individuals and institutions with access to contemporary British ideas and expertise. In India, the council operates as a division of the British High Commission. India is the the largest British Council operation in the world, with four major offices in New Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai and Chennai and eight Biritish libraries thorughout the country.
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The Education Counseling Service of the British Council offers the following services free of cost:
  • Information: We have prospectuses of over 250 universities and colleges in Britain for reference
  • Take advantage of the latest technology: Go on a virtual campus tour or get specific information with a click of a button, all through our CD-ROM facility
  • Check out the campuses or accommodation facility at a British institution: We house over 100 videos of British universities or colleges
  • Want to probe deeper? We have more than 100 reference books on post-graduate, under-graduate, professional courses and scholarships. Some of these books are also on sale:
  • Study in Britain-Scholarship Guide (Rs 100 or Rs 150 by post) This book lists all the scholarships offered by the British Council and various British institutions. This book has been especially written for international students. A must for students contemplating admission in the UK.
  • Meet the right people: The council organises visits from representatives of UK institutions from time to time. A wonderful opportunity to hear from the horse's mouth.
  • The human touch: Trained counsellors to help you at every step
  • Every thing you wanted to know about British education: We organise regular group briefings where we give you information about studying in the UK as well as answer all the questions you might have.
  • If you are a self-funded or sponsored student, the British Council has a special facility for you.
  • Application processing for you free of cost. That means you fill our own British Council form, which is accepted by more than 250 British Institutions. You can apply to a maximum of six universities or colleges or courses at the under-graduate level and three at the post-graduate level.
  • Visa-facilitation services: A special visa facilitation service is available for students who apply through the council.
  • The council organises a pre-departure briefing every year to help adjust better to life as a student in Britain. You can meet and learn from the experiences of alumni of various UK institutions, dos and don'ts, travel tips, immigration rules and much more.
  • British Education Fairs twice a year, in November and February, where you can meet representatives of more than 40 British institutions.

Address for The British Council in different cities

New Delhi
Address: The British Council
17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 001
Phone: (011) 3711401
Fax: (011) 3354217
Calcutta
Address: The British Council
5, Shakespeare Sarani
Calcutta 700 071
Phone: (033) 2825946
Fax: (033) 2824804
Chennai
Address: The British Council
737, Anna Salai
Chennai 600 002
Phone: (044) 8525002, 8525432
Fax: (044) 8523234
Chandigarh
Address: The British Library
SCO 36-38,
Sector 8C, Madhya Marg,
Chandigarh 160 008
Phone: 91 (172) 546 540/546 541
Fax: 91 (172) 547 540
Mumbai
Address: The British Council
Mittal Tower, 'A' Wing,
Ist Floor, Nariman Point
Mumbai 400 021
Phone: (022) 2823560/30
Fax: (022) 2836081(ECS)
(022) 2852024: (general)
Bangalore
Address: The British Library
39, St. Mark's Road,
Bangalore 560 001
Phone: (080) 2240763, 2213485
Fax: (080) 2240767
Hyderabad
Address: The British Library
Sarovar Centre
5-9-22, Secretariat Road
Hyderabad 500 004
Phone: (040) 3230774
Fax: (040) 3298273
Ahmedabad
Address: The British Library
Bhai Kaka Bhavan,
Law Garden Road,
Ahmedabad 380 006
Phone: (079) 6464693
Fax: (079) 6469493
Thiruvananthapuram
Address: The British Library
YMCA Building,
Thiruvananthapuram 695 001
Phone: (0471) 330716
Fax: (0471) 330717
Lucknow
Address: The British Library
Mayfair Building,
Hazratganj,
Lucknow 220 6001
Phone: (0522) 222144
Fax: (0522) 222061
Bhopal
Address: The British Library
Guru Tegh Bahadur Complex,
Roshanpura Naka,
Bhopal 462 003
Phone: (0755) 553767
Fax: (0755) 570819
Patna
The British Library
BP Koirala Marg,
Patna 800 001
Phone: (0612) 224198
Fax: (0612) 220713

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