Colleges, Centres and Programmes
There are a number of colleges, centres and programmes at the University of Oxford with a focus on, connections to, or specific interest in India and the subcontinent.
The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development (OICSD) at Somerville College advances research on the complex challenges and opportunities posed by sustainable development in India. The Centre’s work rests on three pillars. First, it aims to bring together different academic disciplines and approaches to address a core set of sustainable development challenges in India. Second, the Centre develops future leaders by providing fully-funded scholarships to talented Indian graduate students researching on the scientific, social, political, economic and legal dimensions of sustainability in the country. Third, it seeks to translate academic research into policy-relevant actions and impacts an engages with a broad audience in the UK, India, and beyond.
St Cross hosts Chevening Research, Science, and Innovation Leadership Fellowship (CRISP) which focuses on Innovation, Science policy and Leadership for mid-career professionals from India and Sri Lanka. The Gurukul programme on Leadership and Excellence, hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations, also has strong links with St Cross.
South Asia Cluster - 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 Sarfaz Lecture on Pakistan, and an increasing range of activities from around the SARC region.
CSASP administers the 12-month MSc in Modern South Asian Studies and 21-month MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies courses (both of which are run in conjunction with the Faculty of Oriental Studies). Students on each of these courses will have the opportunity to engage with and be taught by scholars from both the Humanities and Social Science Divisions.