Some 20 Bangladeshi students will receive Russian scholarships for higher education in nuclear engineering.
The scholarships will be provided under the quota of the Russian state nuclear power corporation Rosatom, according to Alexander Demin, Director of the Russian Center of Science and Culture in Dhaka.
According to a statement of Rosatom, the Bangladeshi students will study in some major universities, including National Research Nuclear University MEPhI in Moscow and in Obninsk branch of National Research Nuclear University “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute” (NRNU MEPhI).
The education program will mainly focus on the specialized field of ‘Nuclear Power Plants: Design, Operation and Engineering.’
“Tests in mathematics and physics, as well as interviews of the applicants were conducted in Dhaka in cooperation with Rosatom,” the statement mentioned.
Rosatom remained engaged in Bangladesh to implement the 2400 MW Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) as its contractor.
“Nearly 100 students were primarily selected for the selection test. Out of them, at least 20 students will be selected for bachelor and masters programs.” said Demin.
“Currently about 50 Bangladeshi students are studying in MEPhI. The first batch is graduating next year,” he added.
Demin further informed that this year over 60 students from Bangladesh will go to Russia for higher education in medicine, agriculture, journalism, fine arts and other fields.