A two-year study abroad in India will begin in September, starting with the launch of a six-week training program in a prestigious private university in Bengaluru, the country’s second city.
The programme, titled India Study Abroad (ISA), is being launched with the support of the International Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (ICSI) and the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
The first study in India began in 2016, when IITs in Bengalur were selected for a five-year program by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research (MOST) in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
India Study Abour will train 15 Indian scholars from across the country.
It will include an in-depth analysis of a wide range of subjects and will be administered in an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and international setting.
In addition to conducting the training, the ISA will also provide a host of support services to the participants.
Among the topics covered include Indian culture, history, history of science, history and science education, science literacy, technology, information technology, globalisation, international trade, global economic, global governance, international development, global environment, global security and global security challenges.
It will also look at emerging challenges and how India is responding to them.
“This is a very exciting project to have an institute like the IISc in India, with such an impressive track record, so it is a real honour to partner with them to make this study abroad program a reality,” said Dr Akshay Mishra, Head of Indian Studies at IST.
The institute will offer a full range of academic courses and research, including on issues of international policy, security, climate change, governance and governance issues, economics and economics in India.
The IST, the Indian government’s research arm, has a long track record of success in hosting large-scale study abroad programmes.
In 2013, it hosted a five year programme in Hyderabad and hosted a similar programme in Bengalu in 2014.
India Study, which is being coordinated by IST, will be the third such institute to launch a study abroad course in India after IIT Madras in Hyderabadi, which was established in 2015 and IST’s Indian Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Bengalurga, in 2019.