What: The Oxford and Cambridge Ball When: 6 December 2014, 7pm - Midnight Where: Residence of the British High Commissioner, New Delhi
This ball was a charitable event. Our purpose was to raise funds for scholarships to assist Indian students who have secured admission at Oxford or Cambridge and are in need of financial assistance to pursue their studies there.
The British High Commissioner to India very graciously offered the spacious lawns of his residence in New Delhi to host the Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Ball. A fun evening with music and dancing, followed by dinner, this ball was reminiscent of the traditional May balls held at Oxford and Cambridge (given the unfavourable weather conditions in the summer months here, this ball is being held in December!). The guests included Oxford and Cambridge alumni, members of the diplomatic corps and other eminent personalities.
The universities of Oxford and Cambridge have been favoured destinations for Indian students for many years. However, in recent years, the increasing cost of a British university education and the greater competition for the few scholarships available has meant that fewer and fewer Indian students are able to take up places at Oxford and Cambridge. The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India has been offering a handful of scholarships every year, but these are dependent on the annual generosity of a few donors.
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Ball is one way to raise funds for our scholarships.