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LSE and India

LSE has a long association with India going back almost to its foundation.

LSE is currently developing a strategy for a renewed engagement with India which has the following aims:

  1. Enhance and develop LSE's intellectual engagement with, and reputation in, India creating the basis for robust and well-funded academic research collaborations with key Indian higher education institutions;
  2. Through collaborative research create new intellectual connections that could form the basis for international programmes of research work and thus extend the School's ability to contribute to the debate on the relationship between social science research and the analysis of social, economic and political developments in India;
  3. Enhance LSE's profile in India in order to:
  1. defend and enhance the School's ability to recruit top quality students;
  2. create a positive environment for fundraising and alumni development;
  3. create a positive environment for corporate development and executive education and thereby generate additional revenue for the School.

LSE is working with its TRIUM partners to identify a partner in India to deliver one of the international modules of the TRIUM EMBA programme. It is also in discussion with St Stephens College, Delhi to explore the possibilities of developing with the External Programme a bridging programme for students graduating from Indian universities to make them eligible to apply for master's programmes in the UK and the USA.

A key objective to date in support of these aims has been to create an infrastructure at LSE and in India to:

  • support individual academic visits to these countries;
  • assist with contacts with universities and other institutions;
  • identify partner institutions in India through which collaborative research can be developed;
  • and to support recruitment and fundraising efforts locally, as well as the development of corporate links and executive education.

To this end an office is being established in India, managed by Partnership Programmes at the School.

10 November 2004