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British Library

British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued. It is a major research library, containing around 170 million items from many countries in numerous print and digital formats. A pilot project for a major digitisation initiative, ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’, was announced by the British Library in November 2015, with the support of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the Newton Fund. The pilot project will digitise 1,000 books in Bengali, amounting to 200,000 pages and will be carried out in partnership with Jadavpur University, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, and the Library at SOAS University of London, working with the National Library of India, the National Mission on Libraries, and other institutions in India.  The SSAI Director is a member of the project advisory board.

 British Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration (BPPI) Foundation  

British Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration (BPPI) Foundation
The British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration is a celebration of the success of the Bangladeshi community in the UK today. The list of 100 influential and inspirational British Bangladeshis was first published in January 2012 and celebrates the hard work and efforts of the pioneers, leaders and role models that are changing society’s perceptions of the community and helping shape Britain for the better with their ideas, example, talent and success.

    English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
The English and Foreign Languages University is an exclusive languages and humanities university headquartered in Hyderabad, with satellite campuses in Lucknow and Shillong. EFLU have a unique mandate of building teacher competency in language, literary and cultural pedagogies, and research. An MoU on academic and research cooperation was signed by SOAS and EFLU in June 2015.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

 

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, is organised into ten schools, which each contain several centres. Several Centres in these Schools have been declared by the UGC to be Centres of 'Excellence'. Under a student exchange agreement, the SSAI hosts PhD students from JNU as visiting scholars and JNU hosts students from the SSAI’s two-year Intensive South Asian Studies MA for one semester.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)  

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
The Lahore University of Management Sciences, established in March 1985, is a world class academic institution with a history of achievement. Supported by ten of the leading public and private sector corporations of Pakistan. LUMS is an independent, research orientated university and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom.

Martin Chautari, Kathmandu

Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
Martin Chautari (MC) is a research and policy institute based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Begun as an informal discussion group in Kathmandu in 1991, MC now focuses on research and policy on democracy, media and education, with cross-cutting themes of gender and social inclusion. Along with the continuing discussion series and publications, an open library and a rigorous mentoring programme for young researchers are in-built into MC’s work. MC’s primary objective is to strengthen the social contract between state and citizens by expanding and making inclusive the public sphere with informed dialogue, analytically rigorous research and viable policy choices.

Ministry of Minority Affairs, India

Ministry of Minority Affairs, India
The Ministry of Minority Affairs was carved out of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and created on 29th January, 2006 to ensure a more focused approach towards issues relating to the notified minority communities of India, namely Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Parsi and Jain communities. The mandate of the Ministry includes formulation of overall policy and planning, coordination, evaluation and review of the regulatory framework and development programmes for the benefit of the minority communities.

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR)

 

NALSAR, Hyderabad
The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) was established in 1998 by a Statute of the State of Andhra Pradesh. Since its inception, the University has been home to vital conversations on law and justice and is counted among the top law schools in India.

 

 

National Law University (NLUD), Delhi

National Law University, Dehli
National Law University, Delhi is a specialized law university and one of the most prestigious law schools in India, offering courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Recognised as one of the most reputable law schools in South Asia, NLUD prides itself in strong academic collaborations, dynamic faculty, interdisciplinary research projects, and consistently excellent performance in international moot court competitions. 

Presidency University

Presidency University
Founded in 1817, Presidency College (previously the Hindoo College, the College of the Bengal Presidency, and later in 1857 placed under the newly founded Caulcutta University,) was formally established in July 2010 as Presidency University and remains West Bengal’s pre-eminent centre of higher learning. Presidency University is a centre of teaching and research, particularly in the Humanities and Social and Basic Sciences. Under a student exchange agreement, the SSAI hosts PhD students from PU as visiting scholars and PU hosts students from the SSAI’s two-year Intensive South Asian Studies MA for one semester.

The South Asian Research and Resource Centre (SARRC)

The South Asian Research and Resource Centre (SARRC)
The SARRC is a recognized, non-partisan, non-profit and non-governmental organization which has pioneered resource and documentation services in the Pakistan non-profit sector. A unique repository containing a wealth of information on the history, politics and socioeconomic development which have been focal to the evolution of history and society of the region, the SARRC has acquired, catalogued, preserved and documented vital information including fact-sheets, unpublished material, manuscripts, policy papers and official reports of various Commissions and Committees. Almost all of the important newspapers, periodicals, books, reports and documents published during the last two centuries are preserved under one roof. An MoU to create student internships at the SARC was signed by the SSAI and the SARRC in October 2014.

 

Government of West Bengal

West Bengal Government
The West Bengal government is the supreme governing authority in the Indian State of West Bengal. An MoU to create Bishwa Bangla Scholarships was formalised between the SSAI and the West Bengal Government during a visit to London by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Smt Mamata Banerji in August 2015.

Kathmandu University

Within a period of 21 years, KU has built not only reasonable infrastructure, but also established a track record of academic excellence. At present, the University offers various undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs in science, engineering, medicine, management, education, arts, pharmacy, environment, music, human & natural resources, information technology and biotechnology, through School of Science, School of Management, School of Engineering, School of Medical Sciences, School of Education and School of Arts. In addition to 3695 students studying in its constituent campuses 7500 students are in its affiliated colleges.