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Welcome to the Center on Contemporary India!

Housed within the Institute for South Asia Studies(link is external), the Center on Contemporary India (CCI) serves as a hub for research and activities focused on the politics, economy, and society of India. Engaging campus actors across disciplines and ranks, from undergraduates through faculty, the CCI brings to Berkeley leading researchers and public actors engaged in work relevant to contemporary India.

Director's Note

My hope for the CCI is that it will emerge as a focal point for faculty and students at Berkeley with an interest in India. There is such a wealth of expertise on India and its contemporary affairs at Berkeley, spanning the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional schools. The creation of the Center gives us a new opportunity to come together, build inter-disciplinary bridges, and start new conversations about important topics of shared interest related to India.

Prof. Jennifer Bussell
Director, Center on Contemporary India