Partnership with India is a strategic priority for the University. Cambridge academics are involved in many key research projects with Indian partners, in areas as varied as multilingualism, anti-microbial resistance in animals and people, inclusive education, agriculture, and resilience to earthquakes.
The University’s 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.
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, focussing on India's current and future role in the global knowledge economy.
Within India, one of Cambridge’s key partnerships is with the Indian Government’s Department of Biotechnology, covering globally leading research in chemical biology and therapeutics, crop sciences and food security.
The (growing) number of Indian students coming to Cambridge has created a large and active body of alumni in India.
University of Cambridge International Education has had examination centres in the sub-continent since 1898; the Cambridge IGCSE is India's most popular international qualification, and there are Cambridge Schools in all the major Indian cities.