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Northwestern and India

Northwestern and India

Hundreds of students from India study at Northwestern each year, and over a thousand alumni live in India. Learn more about our institutional relationships and activities in India below.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
American School of Bombay
  • Youth Enrichment Program > School of Education and Social Policy
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Indian School of Business

Units and Groups

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures offers an education in the languages, cultures, and literature of Asia. Students will acquire linguistic and transcultural competence in one or more regions of Asia and learn to better appreciate Asia as a dynamic site of international cultural relations.
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Asian Studies Graduate Cluster

Faculty in the Asian Studies Graduate Cluster (ASGC) offer comprehensive yet focused exposure to Asian cultures, histories, and societies, with an emphasis on transdisciplinary research and methodologies. The program trains students in advanced research and interdisciplinary studies across the humanities and social sciences.
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Student Groups

  • Indian Graduate Students and Scholars Association
  • Project RISHI
  • Indian Student Association
  • Nithya
  • Deeva
  • Northwestern Raas
  • Northwestern Bhangra Dance Team
  • Bhakti Yoga Society
  • Tufaan Entertainment
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Northwestern alumni are based in India.

The NU Club of India and the Kellogg Alumni Club of India offer social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in India. Other ways to get and stay connected can be found here.

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 This page features data and information from the 2022-2023 academic year and gets updated annually. The last update was made in October 2023. For questions or comments about the information listed here, please contact Janka Pieper, Senior Director of Communications and Intercultural Learning.