There are almost 2,000 Oxford alumni based in India, represented by a network of five groups - in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Pune.
These groups hold meetings and events throughout the year including annual dinners, academic talks, professional & personal development events, and lunches for new students preparing to go to Oxford.
Oxford has an illustrious history of educating some of the most prominent Indian public figures including politicians, businesspeople, actors and novelists:
- Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India
- Indira Gandhi, India’s first woman Prime Minister
- Amitav Ghosh, award-winning novelist
- Soha Ali Khan, actress
- Chief Justice Mrs Sujata Vasant Manohar, former Judge of the Supreme Court of India
- Deepak Nayyar, member of the National Knowledge Commission
- Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, former captain of the Indian cricket team
- Mukund Rajan, Vice-President of Tata Sons Ltd.
- Vikram Seth, award-winning author
- Manmohan Singh, 14th Prime Minister of India
- Cornelia Sorabji, India’s first female lawyer
Green Templeton College has the largest number of Indian alumni - almost double that of Wolfson College which has the second most. Other colleges with significant alumni include Balliol, St Hugh's, St Catherine's, Exeter, and Somerville.