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A Unique Oxford-India Partnership

The OICSD advances research on the complex challenges and opportunities posed by sustainable development in the Indian subcontinent. The Centre’s work rests on three pillars. First, it aims to bring together different academic disciplines and approaches to address a core set of sustainable development challenges in India. Second, the Centre develops future leaders by providing fully-funded scholarships to talented Indian graduate students researching on the scientific, social, political, economic and legal dimensions of sustainability in the country. Third, it seeks to translate academic research into policy-relevant actions and impacts an engages with a broad audience in the UK and in India.

OICSD News and Events

16th October 2019

Somerville College awards inaugural Rakesh and Ritu Kapoor scholarship to Gauri Chandra

A new graduate scholarship at Somerville College, focusing on sanitation and health in India, has been named in honour of Rakesh Kapoor, former chief executive of Reckitt Benckiser (RB), and his wife Ritu.

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Jan Royall and Gopal Subramnium hold the certificate of his Fellowship together in the Principal's office
14th October 2019

Somerville College honours Gopal Subramanium with Foundation Fellowship

The distinguished jurist Gopal Subramanium, a former Solicitor General of India and a Senior Advocate of the country’s Supreme Court, has been elected a Foundation Fellow of Somerville College, University of Oxford.

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OICSD News and Events

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Sara Kalim, Director of Development

Dr Radhika Khosla, Research Director

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