Oxford University Society of India (OUS India)




Oxford University Society of India (OUS India) is the official Indian branch of the Oxford University Society (OUS), Oxford, registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 and presently having offices in New Delhi & Mumbai. The society organizes diverse year-round events across India, and enjoys an outstanding support from the Oxford community in India. More info about the society is available on their website.

Upcoming events include:

The Oxford-India Summit 2014: This flagship program aims to celebrate the longstanding and cherished links between Oxford and India, and to reinvigorate and strengthen those links. It will bring together leading public figures and thinkers in India and the United Kingdom to discuss significant business, legal and social issues in India. The panels will address the following various themes, including “Higher Judiciary Appointments in India” and “Environmental laws in India”.

The panels will feature some of India’s most renowned personalities, and the discussions will be moderated by eminent Oxford alums and media figures, Mr. Vikram Chandra (CEO, NDTV) and Mr. Arnab Goswami (Editor-in-Chief, Times Now). The summit will take place on 16th March, 2014 at the India International Centre in New Delhi, one of the country’s premier cultural institutions, and we anticipate an audience of about 300 attendees.

The Annual Oxford University India Moot Court Competition 2013-14: Enthusiasm for mooting unites Oxford and India. The University of Oxford has been closely involved in mooting in India, some of Oxford’s other moot competitions popular in India include the Oxford Media Law Moot; the Oxford Intellectual Property Law Moot Court, and the NUJS National Corporate Law Moot.

The competition focuses on Constitutional Law and the moot problem involves some of the greatest constitutional law judgments of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, and is designed to encourage intellectual discourse in wider society as well as to give law students an opportunity to exhibit and to improve their legal expertise and debating skills, and has received an astounding nationwide response with participation from over 300 teams representing more than 80 universities and colleges across the country, making it one of the largest academic competitions in the country in its very first year!

Over 50 teams from across the country will participate in the oral proceedings of the competition, and The Grand Final shall be held before members of the Indian judiciary and eminent legal scholars on March 16, 2014 in New Delhi. All members of the winning team shall be eligible to receive a scholarship to pursue post-graduate law studies at Oxford Law Faculty, and the winning team shall receive the opportunity to visit the University of Oxford.

The Oxford University India Research Paper Competition 2013-14: For the intensity, breadth, quality and impact of its research, the University of Oxford has few peers anywhere in the world and the university’s over-arching research objectives are to lead the international agenda across the University’s disciplinary spectrum and through interdisciplinary initiatives, and make significant contributions to society – regionally, nationally and internationally – through the fruits of our research.

The competition is designed to encourage intellectual discourse in wider society as well as to give Indian students an opportunity to exhibit their knowledge of contemporary business and social areas in India, and the 2013-14 competition seeks to address a variety of contemporary issues, ranging from privacy and state surveillance of individuals, to sporting fraud prevention and sports law reforms, to recent developments in corporate governance and social responsibility. Oxford faculty, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, students and alumni shall participate as judges, mentors and speakers in the competition and the accompanying programs, and the winners’ presentations shall take place in New Delhi on 14th March 2014 at the India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi.