This year is a special one for the DAAD as this is the first time that the interviews for its flagship scholarships are taking place online. These interviews will bring together experts from Germany and India on the selection committee, and candidates from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. So the office will be buzzing with action like every year during selection committee meetings – but it is going to be action across continents, across countries and across cities.

This venture required a lot of brainstorming, technical management, tech-checks and fine-tuning. It is the first time that the Regional Office New Delhi is organising such a technology-intensive enterprise in its 60-year existence in the sub-continent.

New challenges, new learnings, new solutions – and onwards we move!