Apart from creating and enhancing the students' academic and social life in Oxford, Colleges also play a predominant role in initiating partnerships through their centres. These below mentioned colleges of the University have created successful partnerships with Indian centres and scholars.

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The Somerville India Centre for Sustainable Development, based at Somerville College, advances India’s sustainable development by bringing different academic disciplines and sectors together to carry out multidisciplinary research. Its scholarship programme is a key strand of this work, supporting talented Indian graduate students who would not otherwise be able to take up their places at Oxford. 


Somerville College India Centre for Sustainable Development


The South Asia Research Cluster at Wolfson has a strong association with the Contemporary South Asian Studies programme. It hosts a stream of international conferences, a contemporary South Asian film series, panels and round tables, book readings, debates and lectures from distinguished visiting scholars and figures in public life. From 2014 the college has hosted the Safraz Lecture on Pakistan, and an increasing range of activities from around the SARC region.


South Asia Research Cluster

The Asian Studies Centre based in St Antony's College, Oxford has a strong connection with Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, through which themetical topics of discussion and conferences take place. The Centre also works with other asian studies group within the University and hosts various topics of discussion and conferences every year. 

The aim of the centre is to support comparative research in Asia and regional themes, to encourage debate and discussion within St Antony's students and to the broader University students and academics. 

St Antony's College- Asian Studies Centre

St Cross College is the host of the CRISP (Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Fellowship) Programme, aimed at mid-career professionals with high potential in the fields of science, innovation and business from India and Sri Lanka. Programme participants become members of the College for the duration of the programme and enjoy alumni benefits upon completion. 


CRISP webpage

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