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The India Observatory is a Centre to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society. Its role is to support, facilitate and promote vibrant intellectual engagement between the UK and India, and to participate in wider international inter-disciplinary research and programmes with partners in Asia and beyond. More about IO »|


Jairam Ramesh

Green Signals: Ensuring economic growth with ecological security|

Jairam Ramesh, formerly Indian Minister of State for Environment and Forests, launches his new book Green Signals: Ecology, growth and democracy in India at LSE on 13th March. Registration is required to attend.

Co-hosted with IGC| and Grantham|


LSE and Tata International Social Entrepreneurship Scheme (ISES)|

The ISES scheme offers LSE students the opportunity to undertake 8 week projects at the Tata Group in India. These projects have either a development, social enterprise, environmental, sustainable or CSR focus and involve a significant research element. Projects run over July and August 2015. Applications close close on 1st March 2015.

Economic Forum for India at LSE 2014

The Economic Forum for India at LSE (EFIL) 2015|

EFIL is an innovative, exciting and ambitious conference, presented by the LSE Student’s Union India Society, that covers a variety of contemporary themes relevant to India.

European and Indian flags

India-EU Roundtable - Strengthening Relations Between Europe and India: Which partnership for the Twenty First Century?|

This event, jointly organised by the LSE European Institute|, LSE India Observatory| and King’s College London India Institute|, discussed some aspects of India-EU relations involving academics and policy makers.

Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Growth, Policy and Institutions: Lessons from the Indian experience|

India has achieved remarkable progress over the last two decades, a process in which state institutions and reform has had a crucial role. Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of the Republic of India, reflected on the Indian growth experience to distil his key lessons for growth and development in this IGC Growth Week 2014| public lecture.



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  • LSE & Tata ISES
    Applications are now open for the Tata ISES scheme which offers LSE students the chance to undertake social entrepreneurship projects in India.
  • What makes the Tata empire tick?
    The Indian conglomerate has become a major presence in the UK economy and has a unique way of operating (The Independent 5 February 2015)
  • Maharashtra govt to buy London house where Ambedkar lived
    The Maharashtra government has approved a proposal to purchase the London house where Dr BR Ambedkar lived and convert it into an international memorial (India Today 3 February 2015)

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