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.
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 and IIT Kharagpur launch new dual doctoral programme
A new India-UK dual-award PhD programme has launched that will build on existing research collaborations.
Indian women experience more COVID-related hardship than men
Research shows that women in India have suffered more than men during the pandemic due to pre-existing gender inequalities.
New areas at risk of drinking water arsenic exposure in India
An international team has highlighted the increased probability of high arsenic well waters in areas not routinely checked in India.
Partnership of Museums
Manchester Museum and the award-winning Partition Museum in Amritsar, India, are forming a five-year partnership.
Graphene yarns could be used to produce smart textiles
Manchester researchers have developed a new production process for graphene-based performance textiles.
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.