India at Oxford

The University of Oxford has longstanding connections with India, dating to 1579, when Father Thomas Stephens, from New College, was the first recorded Englishman to visit India.  

Ties have strengthened through time, with the creation of the Boden Chair in Sanskrit in 1832 and the arrival of Oxford’s first Indian students in 1871.  

Today, the University retains a strong India focus through its education provision, large contingent of Indian academics and students, as well as unparalleled Indian collections in the University's museums and libraries. 

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