ICCR Rabindranath Tagore Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies in the University of Valladolid
The Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the University of Valladolid agreed to cooperate in the establishment and functioning of the Rabindranath Tagore Chair of Contemporary Indian Studies and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on December 2018. It is the only ICCR Chair in Spain dedicated to the study of contemporary India.
Every year, a visiting professor from the Republic of India will stay at the University of Valladolid for one academic year and teach on Contemporary India. The purpose of the Chair is to promote activities connected to developing knowledge in the University of Valladolid on contemporary studies in India. It also aims to strengthening ICCR-UVa relationship through an institutional agreement between the two institutions and countries. The Chair’s outreach is to disseminate information about India among the students and the academic community, exchange of ideas on various academic disciplines, research in an interdisciplinary manner and engage in dialogue with the university and civil society.
The Chair would deliver lectures on various cultural aspects and would also identify areas in collaboration with the various Departments interested in the Indian studies.
The ICCR Chairs
Academic year 2019-2020. Prof. Sangeeta Thapliyal
Prof. Sangeeta Thapliyal is a Professor on South Asian Studies at the Centre for Inner Asian Studies, Jawaharhlal Nehru University. Her main area of research relate to India´s foreign policy; India´s relations with its neighbours; Himalayas and Trans-Himalayas with an emphasis on Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet; Regional Cooperation and issues related to infrastructure connectivity and water.