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Würzburg Academics and Students in India – Early 2015

IPS Master's Students and Faculty in India

At the beginning of 2015, a group of students of our Master’s programme "Political and Social Sciences" traveled to India to work on their Master research project. In February and March, Dr. Michael Becker and Dr. Matthias Gsänger from IPS also traveled to India; they deepened the existing research contacts between the Institute for Political Science and Sociology and Indian universities.

Die Würzburger Studierenden mit Dr. Sucharita Sengupta an der Jamia Millia Islamia (Islamische Universität) in Neu-DelhiIn early 2015, as part of their Master research project, a group of six Master students set out for India to illuminate the subject of civil society with regard to political theory. To gain an insight into the peculiarities of Indian civil society, the students conducted expert interviews with professors such as Neera Chandhoke from the University of Delhi. The group also had interviews with representatives of civil society, including representatives of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights or the National Foundation India, as well as with the foreign representatives of various political foundations (FES, HBS and KAS) and the representatives of political Think Tanks.

Am Taj MahalThe stay allowed Anna-Lena Franke, Dietbert Hahn, Stephan Moll, Alexander Rode, Julia Schmidt und Arne Stadtmüller to better understand Indian society  and go get a deep insight into Indian culture and the peculiarities of Indian civil society.

The trip to India was made possible  through the funding initiative A New Passage to India and is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Through the close cooperation of the University of Würzburg, the Institute of Political Science and Sociology, the Jawahrlal Nehru University in Delhi and DAAD, optimal working conditions were provided for the students.