University of Oxford offers a variety of programmes, curriculumn, and training to bring Indian and South Asian nationals to the university providing the unique Oxford experience. Apart from bringing prospective students and fellows, the university also encourage students to take courses, that has strong focus on Indian political, social and religious aspects. 

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Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme (CSASP) comprises various permanent academic members of staff, as well as teaching assistants, research associates and a permanent administrator. 

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. Along with courses, research conferences and talks are also conducted focussing social, economic and political scenes of India and South Asia. 

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MPhil in Classical Indian Religion is an intensive two part course focussing on learning rudiments of Sanskrit texts and reading religious sanskrit texts while writing supervised essays with topics concerning with Indian religion. 

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Undergraduate students taking PPE can choose to study Politics in South Asia which has a strong focus on Indian politics.

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A two year MPhil course in Developmental Studies from Oxford Department of International Development is offered focussing on internal conflicts, development discourse and the policy intervention with respect to developing countries. 

Apart from the designed core subjects, students are given a set of optional subjects which focusses on History, Politics and the Development post colonialism in India and South Asia in general. 


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