India Studies

About The Program
As a pre-eminent public university in this global city, University of Houston is committed to the study of world cultures, promotion of global commerece and enhancement of international understanding. India Studies program promotes teaching and scholarship focused on the history, politics, economics, language and culture of India.


Culture, Education, and Exploration

tiger•    Courses on languages, arts, culture, history, religion, and the economy
•    Support research on India’s diverse culture, history, languages and art
•    University and community conferences and seminars
•    Distinguished Lecture Series, Symposia,  Conferences and Workshops
•    Community outreach programs and partnerships
•    Scholarships
•    Student and Faculty Exchange Programs with universities in India
•    Study Tours to India
•    India Bee quiz contests to increase knowledge about India among students
•    Sponsorship of Artists to and from India

Current Status

Project Complete; UH India Studies is now funded by the University and the community at large.

In fall 2001, a Minor Certificate course in India Studies has been introduced in the Dept. of Comparative Cultural Studies. The certificate would be awarded to students who have completed a minimum number of courses in India Studies such as Sociology of India, Art and Cultures of India, Modern History of India and Hindi language etc. This honor would be cited on their certificate or degree, recognizing them as participants in the University of Houston’s India Studies program.

India Studies Why at the University of Houston

UH International Diversity
  • Students from over 100 countries
  • International Faculty
  • International Community
UH Institutional Commitment
  • Strong international academic programs
  • Excellent research facilities
  • Strong administrative support
Public University
  • Top-notch academic programs
  • Diverse Culture
  • Dynamic learning environment
  • Strong community ties
  • Affordable
  • Accessible
  • Equal learning Opportunities