The Brown India Fund

The Brown India Fund supports academic collaborations between the University and India and has provided the impetus to dedicate 2009-2010 as the Year of India at Brown.

The fund was established following a Brown delegation’s visit to India in 2004, sponsored by Rajesh Shah P’07’08, Hari Bhartia P’08, Lalit Modi P’02, Karan Paul ’92, and Shiv Khemka ’85. Ideas for collaborations were developed in meetings with academics, business leaders, government officials, and University graduates and parents. Through the generous support of Brown alumni and parents, the Brown India Fund was quickly established.

Activities supported by the Brown India Fund may include, but are not limited to:

  • student exchanges
  • student internships in Indian corporations
  • faculty exchanges and visiting faculty
  • practitioners-in-residence (for short- or long-term visiting diplomats, journalists, artists, business people, and others)
  • research projects
  • symposia and lectures on contemporary or historical topics
  • cultural exchanges
  • course offerings and faculty support
  • library acquisitions and cataloguing

Since that groundbreaking series of meetings in India in 2004, Brown delegations have continued to visit on a regular basis, as recently reported in the Indian press.

Learn more about the Brown India Fund and how you can help expand the opportunities to connect Brown with India – and bring India to Brown. Contact International Advancement Officer Vijay Chitnis '94 or phone (401) 863-3444.