Everything India & Indian subcontinent at Oxford
IndOx celebrates everything India and Indian subcontinent at the University of Oxford. We aim to capture the breadth and depth of India and subcontinent related activities at the University and share with the world at large.
Join the IndOx Network
We are building a network of researchers both in the Indian subcontinent and at the University of Oxford, collaborating within their own disciplines and across them. We also run a wide-range of events, and provide other networking opportunities, helping to create connections across the University and beyond.
Oxford as a destination for undergraduates and graduates from the Indian subcontinent
The University of Oxford has longstanding connections with India, dating to 1579, when Father Thomas Stephens, from New College, was the first recorded Englishman to visit India. Ties have strengthened through time, with the creation of the Boden Chair in Sanskrit in 1832 and the arrival of Oxford’s first Indian students in 1871. The Indian branch of Oxford University Press, established in 1912, has a proud tradition of publishing its own distinguished scholarly list.
IndOx Funded Projects
Since 2019, with the support of Oxford's Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the Oxford Martin School, IndOx has funded a number of projects, research trips, visiting academics and cultural collaborations focussing on India and the subcontinent.
The Young Lives project of the Oxford Department of International Development is a long-term international study following and documenting the lives of 12,000 children over 15 years in 4 study countries (the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India alongside Ethiopia, Peru, and Vietnam). Investigating the drivers and impacts of child poverty, it aims to generate evidence to help policymakers design programmes that can break the poverty cycle. In 2007, Young Lives research helped develop the plan of action for children in Andhra Pradesh, setting out the state government’s vision for children’s well-being and development.
Global Jet Watch
Linking professional astronomers with schoolchildren around the world to carry out cutting edge research investigating the behaviour of astrophysical black holes. Observatories located in boarding schools in India, Chile, Australia and South Africa are equipped with research-grade instrumentation and bespoke spectrographs providing continuous monitoring of the black hole SS433, the first undertaking of its kind. In January 2017, a solar farm was connected to the observatory near Bangalore, India - it is now powered entirely independently of the local grid from a renewable source.