Colleges play a prominent role in shaping up students' academic and social lives during their stay in Oxford. Apart from divisions and departments, colleges also has initiated and maintained collaborations with India through various centres. 

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No clear current centre/network.  Has a number of Indian academics and historic links with India. The College provided financial support for readerships in Indian Law from 1878 and currently hosts the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures (Indian Studies).

No clear current centre/network.  Has a large number of Indian academics and strong historic links with India. Had been suggested as the best home for the original (now disbanded) Indian Institute.

Hosts the Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professorship, which is associated with the Social Sciences Division, launched on 3 June 2011. It honours Sanjaya Lall, who lectured at Oxford from 1965-2005, and was launched with a lecture by Nobel prize-winning economist Amartya Sen. It is currently held by Professor Kenneth Rogoff. Previous holders include Avinash Dixit, Abhijit Banerjee, Paul Krugman, Dani Rodrik, and Robert Wade. 


Global Health Policy Programme

Running between 2012-2017, this programme provided an academic forum to facilitate synergy in research and teaching in global health policies, within and beyond Oxford. The Global Health Policy Programme (GHPP) at Green Templeton College (GTC) encourages and supports researchers, especially doctoral students and junior researchers to undertake pilot research projects in the area of global health policy.

Two pilot projects funded by the seed grant of GHPP was presented in a conference in 2016 titled India: Maternal and Child Health and NCDs and Mental health.

  • Prayas: Position of mental health on the Indian health agenda: A comparative study- The purpose of this research (Prayas, which is a Sanskrit word for endeavour) is to investigate the current state of mental health care provision in two Indian states, Tamil Nadu and Bihar. This study used qualitative and quantitaive methods suggested by World Health organisation (WHO) to evaluate the awareness and the mental health care provision in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Bihar. The results were helped to determine the gap and the inconsistencies in providing mental health care facilities. 
  • Towards a continuum of healthcare interventions: integrating non-communicable disease prevention into maternal and neonatal care- This study involved the research team to collect data in the slums of Mumbai, evaluating population awareness to NCD risk, access to general and maternal healthcare, socio-economic circumstances, behavioural and nutritional patterns.

    This multi-dimensional data will be used to identify best practice schemes, performing cost-effectiveness analysis; pinpoint stakeholders in a hybrid model and verify feasibility of any proposed integrated schemes to Mumbai.



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