The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI), Harvard University, opened its new India headquarters in New Delhi.
Professor Mark Elliott, Harvard’s Vice Provost for International Affairs and prominent historian of China, inaugurated the headquarters at The Imperial Hotel, Janpath.
Harvard historian and Indian Member of Parliament Professor Sugata Bose, SAI Executive Director Meena Hewett and SAI India Country Director Dr. Sanjay Kumar were also present at the event.
The opening of the South Asia Institute’s India office shows the beginning of a new age of Harvard engagement with the region, allowing students and faculty to expand their research and gain very useful new insights and experience.
Mark Elliott, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University, said:
“Harvard is extremely pleased and proud to open this office in Delhi, the third Harvard office in the country, and the first in the capital. Harvard scholars have long held a strong interest in India’s past and present, and we are confident that the New Delhi office of the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute will help us to further develop our strengths in this area and ensure that Harvard remains among the very best Universities where the study of India may be pursued. In addition, we believe that our Delhi office will enable us to grow our collaborations with Indian academic and cultural institutions, contribute to the development of outstanding research across the sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities, and further strengthen our already close ties with numerous Harvard alumni who live in India and across South Asia.”