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 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.
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.
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.
Cambridge is also developing multi-faceted partnerships with a small number of key institutions within in India, such as CMC Vellore, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi and Ashoka University.
The University has established a Section 8 company in India, the Cambridge India Research Foundation, which hosts workshops and other events, both academic and social.
University of Cambridge International Education has had examination centres in India since 1898, there are Cambridge Schools in all major cities and the Cambridge IGCSE is India's most popular international qualification. Thanks to the (growing) number of Indian students coming to Cambridge, there is also a large and active body of alumni.
Global Humanities is a multilateral, international initiative that grew out of Cambridge's School of Arts and Humanities, and now involves partners in Chile, China, Hong Kong, India and Lebanon. Its early work focuses on exploring approaches to global humanities, from institutional and international points of view. This will build towards a certificate in Global Humanities, joint teaching at postgraduate level, collaborative research, workshops and conferences, and faculty exchange between the partners. The coordinator for Global Humanities in the University's 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.