Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

University of Göttingen

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS) is dedicated to research and teaching about economic and political development in modern India. The centre was established with the support of the Federal State of Lower Saxony in September 2009. It 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 six professors and more than 25 research fellows and PhD students from a range of academic disciplines including History, Political Science, Religious Science, Anthropology, Economic Development, and Anthropology of Public Health. 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 papers offered by CeMIS.


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

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Europe : Germany
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Non French Institutions : University or university institute