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About the King’s India Institute

The King's India Institute is a centre for global engagement with contemporary India. 

The Institute is committed to building India's human and intellectual capacities to address global issues on its own terms, foster long-range thinking on India's most essential dilemmas, and deepen international comprehension of the distinctive character of India's growth path and its challenges.

Research at the institute has been funded by the British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), European Commission, Leverhulme Trust, Max Weber Foundation and UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI).

Our people

The India Institute's Director is Avantha Professor Sunil Khilnani and its core faculty work on India from a number of disciplinary perspectives.

In addition, the Institute acts as a hub for a substantial number of academic staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students who work on India and the wider South Asian region based in departments across King’s including Defence Studies, War Studies, International Development, Law, History, Music, Nursing and Midwifery, English, and Political Economy.

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Executive education

Executive education

Executive education developed with partners in order to meet their specific educational needs.

Master's courses

Master’s courses

Find out about our Contemporary India MA and South Asia & Global Security MA.

PhD study

PhD study

Details about the Contemporary India Research MPhil/PhD at King's India Institute.

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In line with the university’s wider equality and diversity 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 committed to enhancing the work-life balance of all staff in relation to caring responsibilities and other issues affecting well-being.