The Mittal Institute engages in interdisciplinary research to advance and deepen the understanding of critical issues of South Asia and its relationship to the world. Our weekly newsletter highlights the work of the Institute and its affiliates.
There's still time to enter our Seed for Change competition, which awards up to $40k for student projects that could have a positive impact on economic, environmental, or societal issues in India or Pakistan.
If you are a scholar specializing in a humanities or social sciences area related to South Asia, the Babar Ali Fellowship and the Raghunathan Fellowship offered by The Mittal Institute both provide the opportunity to further your research and work with students in Cambridge, MA.
As part of the Building Bharat-Boston Biosciences (B4) Program, 25 students from India will meet in Bengaluru for a two-week immersion course about the field of Synthetic Biology. Through lectures and hands-on sessions, the students will learn about exciting new developments in the field and discover how to apply this knowledge to real-world engineering applications.
Professor Pawan Sinha, leader of the scientific foundation Project Prakash, recently met with members of The Mittal Institute's India office to discuss strategies that would help the foundation expand and continue its work to treat curably blind children and assess pediatric health in India. The Mittal Institute plans to assist Project Prakash in connecting with businesspeople and entrepreneurs to further its groundbreaking work.