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Engagement with India is a strategic priority for the University. Our academics are involved in many key research projects with Indian partners, in areas as varied as sensor technology, multilingualism, antimicrobial resistance, inclusive education, agriculture, and resilience to earthquakes.

The large number of Cambridge alumni in India adds a vibrancy to all University interactions there.

Within Cambridge, the Centre of South Asian Studies acts as a resource and hub for scholars working on India, and houses a remarkable collection of archive materials – books, papers, maps, photographs, cinéfilms – covering a period of over 200 years and painting a unique picture of the Raj and the early decades of the post-colonial era. The Centre welcomes numerous visiting scholars and lecturers from India, who contribute to its broad intellectual life.

Scholarly exchange between Cambridge and India is supported by the Cambridge-Hamied Visiting Lecture Scheme, which provides financial support for scholars to work with colleagues at Cambridge or in Indian institutions in order to build new collaborations and help existing partnerships to grow.

The Centre for India and Global Business at the Cambridge Judge Business School provides a platform for research and engagement with partners in industry, academia and policy, focusing on India's current and future role in the global knowledge economy.

Our partnerships

Cambridge maintains close relationships with the British High Commission in India, the British Council, and the UK Science and Innovation Network, as well as with several central Indian ministries and the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser. Cambridge also has multi-faceted partnerships with a number of key institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Science, CMC Vellore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and Ashoka University. 

The University’s Section 8 company in India, the Cambridge India Research Foundation, enables tax-efficient giving to support Indian students and research activities within India, and hosts workshops and other events, both academic and social. 

Cambridge University Press and Assessment has a significant presence in India – 293 staff in eight offices around the country, plus large network of Cambridge International Schools and in-country publications The University enjoys membership of the UK-India Business Council, which hosts a wide range of events in both countries, covering research-related topics, academia-industry interaction, and informal exchange. 

Global Humanities

Global Humanities is a multilateral, international initiative that grew out of Cambridge's School of Arts and Humanities. It now involves partners in Chile, China, India, Lebanon and Turkey. Their work explores approaches to global humanities, from institutional and international points of view, and how to teach the humanities.  Current and future projects include academic exchange, publications, workshops and conferences, and joint teaching at postgraduate level. The contact for Global Humanities in our Strategic Partnerships Office is Maja Wallberg

Want to partner with Cambridge?

There are lots of different ways you can work with the University of Cambridge. Our Strategic Partnerships team is here to help you decide the best path for your organisation and connect you with the right people across the University. The coordinator for Indian partnerships is Hilary Perrott.