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Who we are

The mission of the King’s India Institute, established in 2011, is to serve as a world-leading centre for multi-disciplinary research, teaching and public engagement on contemporary India. We play a leading role in furthering understanding of India’s political, social and economic life, and its role as a global actor.

Drawing on our empirical research and through a range of events, outreach activities and partnerships, we contribute to public understanding of contemporary India. We are also dedicated to building partnerships and collaborations with academic and non-academic partners in India and internationally. 

We have a core group of academic staff, yet also serve as a hub for the growing community of scholars and students working on India across the social sciences, arts and humanities, and law at King’s. This includes our vibrant PhD community of over 20 students and our dedicated master’s-level modules on India as part of the MSc Global Affairs. These modules are also open to students across the faculties of Social Science & Public Policy and Arts & Humanities.  

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In line with the university’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion statement, the Institute is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all of our students, staff and visitors.

We aim to nurture a collegial, mutually supportive and committed culture among staff, students and visitors. We are committed to providing and promoting an environment in which all people can learn, work and interact freely without fear of discrimination, prejudice or harassment.

We are committed to creating and sustaining a diverse work and learning environment. All students and staff are treated equitably and are not accorded less favourable treatment because of age, marital/civil partnership status, sex, disability, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, family circumstances, religious or political beliefs and transgender status.

The Institute is also committed to enhancing the work-life balance of all staff in relation to caring responsibilities and other issues affecting well-being.