This Week's Top Stories
April 5, 2019
The day before the Mittal Institute's Annual India Symposium, the panelists met for a brainstorming workshop to discuss their upcoming sessions covering agricultural advancements, the life sciences, digital healthcare, and STEM education in India.
Louis Copplestone , a Harvard graduate student, recently traveled to northern Bangladesh to visit the ruins of a vast, 8th-century Buddhist monastery and explore its unique architecture.
"For every young voter of today and tomorrow, a good quality education could be the most empowering and liberating tool," says Sanjay Kumar in his latest article for The Times of India . In the upcoming elections, the deterioration of publicly funded educational institutions will be a big-ticket item.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, April 9, 4:30 PM
Join us for a lecture and demonstration by Mallika Sarabhai , famed activist, classical dancer, and actress from India. The discussion will be moderated by Homi Bhabha , Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.
Friday, April 12, 2:00 PM
Sarah Khan , Postgraduate Associate at the Yale MacMillan Center, has uncovered a large gender gap in voter registration and turnout in Pakistan, making for a heavily male-skewed electorate in all levels of Pakistani elections. Join us to learn what this means for the future of Pakistan.
Friday, April 12, 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
All over, democratic institutions are facing unprecedented challenges, including the rise of populism, the influence of social media, and extreme political posturing. What can different political systems learn from one another? 
Latest Announcements
Deadline to Apply: Monday, April 29, 2019
Harvard faculty who receive a Mittal Institute faculty grant can use it to unite scholars from different fields and regions whose research relates to South Asia, or they can build on pre-existing research or projects. The deadline to apply is less than a month away!
August 1–14, 2019
Deadline to Apply: Monday, May 6, 2019
The advent of exciting new technologies and analytical solutions in light microscopy is already driving new discoveries. In this workshop, students in India will learn about advancements in contemporary light microscopy through lectures and hands-on training in imaging modalities.