The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced a new loans scheme for full-time and part-time master’s courses at English HEIs from 2016-17 entry. Eligible candidates can borrow up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs.
It was an honour to be selected the second Malangs Scholar and to become part of such a distinguished yet notorious group of South Asians. I feel grateful to have met them in Lahore, which served as a great induction to a familiar culture but in a new land.
2016 marks the second year of the Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme and Lahore School of Economics exchange programme.
Entries are sought for the 2016 Malangs South Asia Essay Prize. The winning entry will receive a £250 prize and an invitation to the award dinner.
The CSASP was delighted to welcome visiting academics from the University of Warsaw and the University of Economics in Wroclaw to Oxford in March.
CSASP students celebrated the end of Hilary Term and the submission of their latest assignments with a biryani evening on 14 March.
Divya Rosaline David, who graduated from the MSc in Contemporary India in 2015, has been working with two friends to provide education to the children of gravediggers in Bengaluru.
On Monday, 7 March, students of the MSc in Contemporary India engaged in vibrant discussion with Colonel Zulfiqar Ali Bhatty, Army and Air Advisor to the Pakistan High Commission in London.
On Friday 4 March, students on the MSc in Contemporary India had the opportunity to attend a fascinating lecture given by Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus, and to handle some of the objects held in the Ashmolean's South Asian collection.
The first ever cross-unit SIAS student party was held on Thursday May 8th at Bevington Road. Despite the torrential rain driving the whole event inside, it didn't manage to dampen spirits. We had an amazing turnout with great contributions from SIAS units.
Pradipti Jayaram (MSc Contemporary India 2011-12) has published an article in the Hindu's Business Line online newspaper concerning political parties in India.
The Oxford India Policy Blog is inviting articles on policy issues related to India, with a special focus on elections.
For more details and information on contributing to the blog, please visit their website.
Devkaran Bhatty was part of the Oxford Blues team who took on Cambridge in the annual varsity squash match earlier this year. Although the team were beaten by Cambridge, CSASP staff and students would like to congratuate Dev on receiving the Oxford Man of the Match award!
The ESRC has today published a press release entitled Informal Economy Missing from Climate Change Debate.
Staff and students within the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme will be cheering on MSc in Contemporary India student Devkaran Bhatty when he takes on Cambridge as part of the Oxford Blues annual varsity squash match next Saturday.
Tickets are on sale for the Oxford Forum for International Development, taking place at the Said Business School on the 21st-23rd February 2014.