Right now, 40-50% of Indian post-graduate applicants who qualify for Oxford cannot take up their places due to financial or circumstantial constraints. As such, scholarships are a core aim of the OICSD because they have the potential to close this gap, enabling bright students to study in Oxford and empowering the next generation of Indian policy-makers and leaders.

We want to create brain gain for India, not brain drain – so to secure funding, all our scholars demonstrate a commitment to return to India and work towards leading change in their areas of expertise. Together, these brilliant scholars will be the leaders, thinkers and pioneers who will deliver lasting change for India and the world.

This year, the OICSD has grown to having 16 remarkable scholars pursuing research in diverse areas ranging from sanitation and hygiene to electric mobility in cities.

Current Scholars

Apoorva Kulkarni

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Apoorva Kulkarni

Divya Choudhary

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Divya Choudhary

Rahul Mohanty

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Rahul Mohanty

Pranahita Srinivas

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Pranahita Srinivas

Vandita Khanna

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Vandita Khanna

Aavika Dhanda

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Aavika Dhanda

Aradhana Vadekkethil

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Aradhana Vadekkethil

Deepa Kurup

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Deepa Kurup

Gauri Chandra

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Gauri Chandra

Gaurav Dubey

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Gaurav Dubey

Sanghamitra Mukherjee

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Sanghamitra Mukherjee

Shivani Malik

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Shivani Malik

Trisha Gopalakrishna

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Trisha Gopalakrishna

Vanshaj Ravi Jain

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Vanshaj Ravi Jain

Alumni Scholars

Growing larger by the year, our alumni network is the foundation of a research community addressing the most pressing questions facing India and sustainable development. Already, our alumni are working in the fields of law, governance, conservation and social development.

OICSD Alumni