We are a network of India Study Centres in Europe that collaborates with universities all over India and do research focusing on contemporary Indian issues.
The India Study Centres cover a wide range of academic disciplines.
The EAISC network has a rotating presidency and is active in a range of collaborative projects.
Currently the presidency is held by the University of Leiden (October 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015).
The objectives of the EAISC
The enhancement and promotion of Indo-European Academic Relations
The establishment of a European academic network serving that purpose
The achievement of synergy effects in research, teaching, administration, exchange of personnel, curricular planning and funding
The representation of common interests vis-à-vis the European Union
Specifically the cooperation with Indian Institutions of Higher Education focussing on European Studies.
On 21-22 November 2011 an international conference was held in New Delhi, organised by the EU-India Study Centres Programme (EISCP) and the European Commission.
During the conference, the European Association of India Study Centres (EAISC) was established. Dr Jakub Zajączkowski from the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw was elected first president of the EAISC.