Join us for the third annual

Penn India Research Symposium

Each year, Penn Global hosts an interdisciplinary symposium to highlight Penn faculty work in India and foster interdisciplinary dialogue among stakeholders across campus to inform Penn’s ongoing engagement in India. The main feature of the Symposium will be the presentation and discussion of India-related research at Penn. 

Call for Presentation Proposals

Register today to present your India-related work at the Symposium!

Research blitz presentations should last no more than 5 – 7 minutes and use no more than 3 PowerPoint slides. Presentations will be grouped into thematic panels to foster discussion and illuminate potential synergies across India-related research at Penn. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The presentation must focus on a Penn-based, faculty-driven research or engagement project. 
  • To present, you must be a Penn faculty or staff member, or presenting on behalf of a Penn faculty or staff member.

Registration has been extended to September 16, 2019. You will be notified by Penn Global if your presentation has been accepted for the Symposium. 

Register to present

Previous Symposia

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2017 Symposium

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2018 Symposium

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2017 Symposium

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2018 Symposium

Learn about Penn's engagement in and with India
Penn and India

The University of Pennsylvania has a longstanding history in India and strong engagement there through research and educational programs. Penn was one of the first American universities to teach Sanskrit in the 1880s and it established the first academic program dedicated to South Asian Studies in 1947, which was followed by the establishment of a Title VI resource center on South Asia in 1958. 

These early accomplishments were followed by other notable pioneering achievements in Penn’s more recent history, including the establishment of the first academic research center devoted to contemporary India (CASI) in 1992, and a counterpart organization in India (UPIASI) in 1997.  Van Pelt Library is also recognized for having one of the most extensive collections of resource materials on South Asia in the United States and Penn teaches a large number of Indian languages. 

Engagement with and research in/on India remains strong today, with more than 160 faculty members reporting over 270 faculty projects in or relating to India. Each School at Penn has some type of research project or activity underway with counterpart peers or institutions in India and Penn currently has ten active agreements with Indian institutions.

Learn More About Penn in India

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Center for the Advanced Study of India

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University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India

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South Asia Center

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Penn India Research and Engagement Fund

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Center for the Advanced Study of India

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University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India

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South Asia Center

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Penn India Research and Engagement Fund