13 December 2013
The Times of India, Calcutta, Friday 13.12.2013
UK institute aims to preserve Bengali
SOAS South Asia Institute will mark a renewal of the school's focus on Bengal and will strengthen its bond with this region with its new South Asia Institute. “You will be surprised at the wealth of research material pertaining to Bengal and Kolkata that is generated at SOAS annually” says Michael Hutt, director of the SOAS South Asia Institute.
Hindustan Times, Calcutta, Friday 13.12.2013
After King’s College, London SOAS to test India waters
Two years after King’s College of London opened its India Institute, another noted UK institute, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the London University are all set to launch their South Asia institute for the study of culture, society, politics, economics and language.
“The objective is to attract more students in studying issues relating to South Asia. We are looking forwards for various ranges of collaboration with local universities,” Michael Hutt, who will be heading the South Asia Institute, told HT during his visit to Kolkata.
The Telegraph, Calcutta, Friday 13.12.2013
SOAS in search of partners. Bid to forge research bond
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London is looking to collaborate with institutes in Calcutta in teaching and research. “I am interested in genuine collaboration in research. For instance, there are areas of research interest we share in film, media, history and heritage studies, and we could perhaps join forces in applying to a third party for research funding for projects,” Michael Hutt, director of the South Asia Institute said.