Introduction

Indian Chairs Abroad

ICCR, in consultation with Indian Missions abroad, establishes Chairs of Indian Studies (Political Science, Philosophy, History, Sociology& Economics) & Hindi, Sanskritin different foreign universities / institutes across the globe. Thepurpose of these Chairs, apart from familiarizing students about India its history and cultural Polity is to become a nucleus around which Indian Studies and Indian languages as given above to develop in academic institutions abroad. Indian faculties deputed to these Chairs not only teach courses on various aspects of India from Politics / Economy to Society & Culture, but through other academic activities like guidance research, conduct seminars other co-ordinations, publications, delivering public lectures generate scholarly interactions with the academics of that country as well as students and assist in disseminating information on India and in creating a better appreciation of various India related issues.The Council establishes Chairs based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Council and the host University/ Institution.

List of ICCR Operational Chairs

S. No. Country University/Institute & City Subject
1 Australia University of Wollongong, Wollongong Economics
2 Austria University of Vienna, Vienna Indian Studies
3 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan University of Language, Baku Hindi
4 Bangladesh Dhaka University, Dhaka Hindi
5 Bangladesh University of Dhaka, Dhaka Bengali Folk Dance
6 Bangladesh Dhaka University, Dhaka Urdu
7 Bulgaria Sofia University, Sofia Hindi
8 Cambodia Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University, Phnom Penh Sanskrit & Buddhist Studies
9 Croatia University of Zagreb, Zagreb Hindi
10 Croatia University of Zagreb, Zagreb Sanskrit
11 Denmark University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Indian Studies
12 Germany Rotating Chair Indian Studies
13 Germany Rotating Chair Indian Studies
14 Germany Rotating Chair Indian Studies
15 Germany Rotating Chair Indian Studies
16 Germany Rotating Chair Indian Studies
17 Germany Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover Indian Studies
18 Hong Kong The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Indian Studies
19 Iceland University of Iceland, Reykjavik Hindi
20 India Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Nelson Mandela Chair of African Studies
21 India (Bangabandhu  Chair of Bangladesh) University  of  Delhi, Delhi As per academic requirements of the University
22 Indonesia Udayana University, Bali Sanskrit Teacher
23 Ireland Dublin City University, Dublin Indian Studies
24 Jamaica University of West Indies, Kingston Indian Philosophy
25 Lebanon Lebanese American University, Beirut Economics
26 Mauritius Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka Hindi
27 Mauritius Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka Sanskrit
28 Morocco Mohd. V. University, Rabat Hindi
29 Morocco Mohd. V. University, Rabat Indian Studies (History)
30 Palestine Al-Quds University, Abu Dis Indian Studies
31 Papua New Guinea PNG university of technology, UnitechLae Indian studies (Economics)
32 Philippines University of Philippines, Manila Indian Studies
33 Poland Jagiellonian University, Krakow Indian Studies (History)
34 South Korea Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul Indian Studies
35 Spain University of Valladolid, Valladolid Indian Studies
36 Sri Lanka University of Kelaniya, Colombo Hindi
37 Switzerland University of Lausanne, Lausanne Hindi
38 Tajikistan Tajik National University, Dushanbe Hindi-cum-Urdu
39 Thailand Silpakorn University, Bangkok Sanskrit
40 Thailand Thammasat University, Bangkok Hindi
41 Thailand Silpakorn University, Bangkok Sanskrit
42 Turkey Ankara University, Ankara Hindi
43 Turkmenistan Turkmen National Institute of World Languages, Ashgabat Hindi
44 UAE New York  University in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Indian Studies
45 USA Rutgers State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Indian Studies
46 USA University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Indian Studies (Eco/History/ Philosophy)
47 Uzbekistan Samarkand State University , Samarkand Indian Studies
48 Uzbekistan University of World Economy, Tashkent Indian Studies
49 Uzbekistan Tashkent State University of Oriental Studies (TSUOS), Tashkent Indian Studies