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South Asian Studies has a distinguished history in the University of Cambridge stretching back to the nineteenth century. There are more than fifty current members of the University?s staff who specialise in teaching and researching on South Asia. Regular graduate seminars are held on South Asian topics in the Centre of South Asian Studies. The University has recently signed memoranda of agreement with institutions in India and has appointed new staff in South Asian Studies in the Faculties of History, English and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. There is a constant flow of academic visitors from the countries of South Asia. The M.Phil. in Modern South Asian Studies is a postgraduate course with a substantial research component, which runs for nine months covering the three terms (Michaelmas, Lent and Easter) and part of the summer research period of the Cambridge Academical Year. It is designed both for students who want to enhance their understanding of the social, cultural, political and economic history and present condition of South Asia and for those who want to go on to further primary research. It provides intensive research and language training for those who wish to go on to prepare a doctoral dissertation, but it is also a freestanding postgraduate degree course in its own right. The M.Phil. is associated for teaching purposes with the Faculty of History. But teaching and learning for the course also takes place in the Centre of South Asian Studies and the various humanities and social science Faculties and Departments.

South Asian Studies has a distinguished history in the University of Cambridge stretching back to the nineteenth century. There are more than fifty current members of the University?s staff who specialise in teaching and researching on South Asia. Regular graduate seminars are held on South Asian topics in the Centre of South Asian Studies. The University has recently signed memoranda of...

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