UCL Global


UCL in South Asia

UCL’s activities across South Asia are cutting-edge and impactful, addressing complex societal issues including those within the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our work in the region is underpinned by equitable collaborative partnerships that support transformative education, training and innovative research.

Monica Lakhanpaul speaking
UCL’s reputation in South Asia is rising and our networks and connections are expanding, helped by our emphasis on high-quality research and underpinned by the Global Engagement Strategy. This will ensure that UCL positions itself as ‘partner of choice’ in India and beyond in South Asia.

Professor Monica Lakhanpaul
Pro-Vice-Provost (South Asia)


UCL community 

We're proud of our international and multi-cultural community which counts 713 students from South Asia currently studying at UCL and 4,612 UCL alumni in South Asia. Meet some of our students, alumni and academics through the slideshow above.

Research, partnerships and projects 

To support and promote activity, UCL has a South Asia regional network, a Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World and a dedicated Pro-Vice-Provost, who plays a strategic role as a catalyst for UCL’s engagement in the region. Check the slideshow for examples of how we're delivering impact.

UCL Regional Network for South Asia

UCL’s South Asia regional network facilitates cross-UCL connections and synergies between academic and professional services staff interested in collaborating with partners in the region.

Led by Professor Monica Lakhanpaul, Pro-Vice-Provost (South Asia), the network meets regularly throughout the year to discuss current and future activity. See below for how to get involved.


Current and future partners

Partnership enquiries

We are keen to develop partnerships and collaborations with universities and institutions in South Asia. If you are interested in exploring ways to work with UCL, contact our Network Senior Partnership Manager, Dr Amit Khandelwal.

Existing partners include:

Students and alumni 

Applying for a place at UCL

Check our pages for international students, which includes specific information by country.

Got a place at UCL

The International Student Support team will help you settle into life in the UK, London and at UCL. Also, check Students' Union UCL for a directory of clubs and societies.

UCL alumni

Benefit from connecting with fellow UCL alumni wherever you are in the world with UCL global alumni groups.

UCL staff and academics

UCL Regional Network for South Asia

The network is open to academic and professional services staff and postgraduate students from departments across UCL interested in the region. Join the regional network and get updates.

Information on funding

For UCL academics wanting to develop overseas collaborations, check GE funding opportunities from the Global Engagement team and global research funding from UCL Research. 

Sharing UCL regional expertise with the media

UCL academics interested in engaging with global media should register their details and any language skills on UCL’s media expert database.

News Stories

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What's On

Visit the UCL global events calendar.

Blogs and Case Studies

Check our blog for South Asia.

Check our global case studies.


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Visit 'India Voices'
UCL's Grand Challenge of Cultural Understanding worked on and supported a number of initiatives under the heading India Voices throughout 2017 and 2018. Through community engaged research, public and academic discourse and policy engagement, the aim of India Voices was to effect social impact.