Manjula Rao

I am a Physicist by training, with some years of teaching and research experience in Astronomy and Neural Nets. My work at the British Council, where I have been for 19 years, includes development of strategic partnerships between Indian and UK institutions, management of scholarships and other exchange programmes for West India in Science and Technology, Environment, Governance and Social Justice and Education sectors.

I have also formulated and managed several development projects in education and health on behalf of the Overseas Development Administration (which is now the Department of International Development, UK).

My leisure activities include sports and watching movies.

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Saturday 1 November 2008, 5.15pm Café
Debating Matters Competition showcase debate on space travel

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