The University of Manchester's work with India
India is at the forefront of global industry. We're proud to work with India on a wide range of successful research collaborations.
At a glance
- 545 registered students from India
- 4,606 alumni living in India
- Gandhi visited Manchester on his way to visit mill workers in Lancashire in 1931
- The University’s Manchester Museum will be home to the North of England's first South Asia Gallery
Partnerships between Manchester and India connect world-leading research with local knowledge to drastically improve lives and take advantage of emerging opportunities.
One area of particular interest is the development of graphene composites and applications at the National Graphene Institute and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre.
We have a long history of welcoming the brightest students and best research talent to Manchester; the University has 100 Indian academic staff and one of the UK’s largest Indian student communities.
Proud to partner with India brochure
You can find out more about our innovative partnerships in our new brochure: Manchester worldwide: proud to partner with India (PDF document, 3.88MB)
Our research in Kolkata has helped lower mortality rates of childhood leukaemia patients.
Our partnership has identified high levels of arsenic in rice in West Bengal.
Professor Bina Agarwal researches the positive impact that female land ownership has on social status, poverty and welfare in developing countries.
Professor Hugh Coe, atmospheric scientist, tells us about his research into air pollution.
Arun Prakash Aranga Raju, Application Specialist, tells us why he chose to study at Manchester.
Manchester alumni named in India's top 75 young achievers
Four University of Manchester alumni have been honoured for their achievements as Indian citizens who have found success following academic careers in the UK.
Manchester-India relationship continues to gather momentum
Our university’s strong relationship with India has taken another step forward, with two high level delegations on campus in January.
Joint India-UK PhD programme launches
The University of Manchester and the Indian Institute of Science have announced the launch of a joint award PhD programme and Seed Fund.
Manchester offers funded scholarships for women in STEM
The University of Manchester is offering Indian master's students fully-funded scholarships for women in STEM.
Fresh ‘mixers’ in river pollution ‘cocktail’
Water quality in rivers is affected by underpinning ‘natural’ hydrogeological and biogeochemical processes in addition to human-caused stresses.
Sustainability through group farming
Our research shows how group farming initiatives can provide a sustainable livelihood in India.
Tackling groundwater arsenic in India
We're helping to understand, and find solutions to, groundwater arsenic and health inequalities.