Welcome to CeMIS

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) is dedicated to research and teaching about economic and political development in modern India. Established with the support of the Federal State of Lower Saxony in September 2009, the centre is part of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Economic Sciences.

The centre adopts an interdisciplinary approach to five major themes: Metamorphoses of the Political, Religion, Inequality and Diversity, Labour and Capital in Modern India, and Media and Public Spheres. The centre boasts five professors and more than 30 research fellows and PhD students from a range of academic disciplines including History, Political Science, Religious Science, Anthropology, and Development Economics. Projects are conducted individually or as part of academic networks.

CeMIS offers a German-language Bachelor of Arts major in "Moderne Indienstudien" and the international English-language Master of Arts in "Modern Indian Studies". Bachelor and Masters students from a number of disciplines also complete individual courses offered by CeMIS.

Through our research projects we have built-up a network with colleagues at outstanding research institutions at the University of Göttingen, on the Göttingen Campus, and on a national and international level. In addition, since 2010 the DAAD-Programme "A New Passage to India III" has enabled us to participate in academic exchange between India and Germany. Each year MA and PhD students from CeMIS go for their studies to Indian partner universities, and PhD students and visiting scholars from India are hosted at CeMIS.

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