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With more than 50 professors with expertise on India, Georgetown is at the forefront of national scholarship on India. The India Initiative advanced interdisciplinary research on India and its role in world affairs through seminars, conferences, and a collaborative research seed grants program.

Faculty Spotlights

Scholars work in Khorana Program laboratory.

During the summer of 2017, Dr. Makarand (Mak) Paranjape, an associate professor of physics and a member of the India Initiative faculty committee, participated in the Khorana Program for Scholars, which fosters scientific exchange between India and the United States.

Sona Vasudevan

I spent the early years of my life in south India and completed part of my education in Chennai. I had the opportunity to work with several leading scientists who were also great educators, and they deeply influenced my views on teaching and research.

Sunil Madan

Georgetown's Steers Center for Global Real Estate was awarded a collaborative research seed grant by the India Initiative to conduct a study to quantify the impact and benefits of the Indian government's real estate investment trust legislation on economic and social development in India.