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Main areas of our work include the strengthening of partnerships between Indian scholars and academic institutions and the South Asia Institute as well as promoting collaboration between local German and Indian institutions. These goals are realized by a close cooperation with the following partners:

Delhi University (DU)

Delhi University is one of the leading modern composite universities of India. The long history of cooperation between the South Asia Institute and Delhi University resulted in a Memorandum of Understanding, signed on 13 January 2000. Since then, there exist four scholarships for students and academics to teach or do research in Heidelberg. For additional information, interested students should contact the International Relations Office of Heidelberg University.
Delhi University

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)

The IGNCA is a major resource center engaged in re-defining the arts in the larger context of culture and lifestyle. Since 19 November 2000, a Memorandum of Understanding exists between the South Asia Institute and the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Its main goals are the support of joint projects and seminars and also of research and academic exchange, especially in the field of humanities.
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

University Grants Commission (UGC)

The UGC administers the selection of the Indian candidates applying for the Research Fellowship of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Under this programme, one dinstinguished scholar from India can visit the South Asia Insititute for three months to pursue collaborative research in the disciplines offered by the South Asia Institute. The UGC advertises the scholarship once a year through its own channels.
University Grants Commission

Centre de Science Humaines (CSH)

Based in New Delhi, the CSH was created in 1989. It is part of the network of around 30 research institutes of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 1995, the Center’s research work is primarily oriented towards the study of issues concerning the contemporary dynamics of development in India and other South Asian Countries. The four major fields of interest are “Regional Dynamics in South Asia and International Relations”, “Political Dynamics, Institutional Set-up and Social Change”, “Economic Transition and Sustainable Development”, and “Urban Dynamics”. The good relations between the SAI and the CSH have led to the signing of an agreement of partnership for scientific exchange with effect from 1.1.2004. In this agreement the CSH offers to affiliate one PhD Student each year from the SAI to pursue research on topics relevant to the above mentioned fields of interest. Furthermore, the relations are strengthened through collaborative research carried out by the present Representative of the Branch Office in Delhi and members of the CSH in the field of Urban Dynamics.
Centre de Science Humaines

Max Müller Bhavan (MMB)

The Max Müller Bhavans in India function as German cultural centres (named "Goethe-Institut" in other countries). Since the foundation of the Branch Office in 1962, the cooperation with the Max Müller Bhavan in New Delhi has been very close. Many events such as conferences and lectures have been organized in a joint effort.
Max Müller Bhavan New Delhi

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD is an institution for the promotion of international academic exchanges. It acts as an intermediary for the implementation of foreign cultural and academic policy as well as for the educational co-operation with developing countries. The DAAD is also a national agency for the EU programmes. The New Delhi office, established in 1960, administers primarily DAAD-funded programmes and activities for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. It provides information about German universities and "Fachhochschulen" and distributes publications about study, research and fellowship opportunities in Germany to Indian nationals, and on Indian university study and research opportunities to Germans.
DAAD New Delhi

German Embassy

The Branch Office is mentioned under the cultural exchange agreement between India and Germany. With the Embassy being responsible for the German side of the agreement, the Branch Office maintains close ties with the German Embassy in Delhi.
German Embassy

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