South Asia

The South Asia team supports the University’s strategic relationship with countries across the region.

Amrita Sadarangani

Amrita Sadarangani

Regional Director - South Asia

Based in Mumbai

Key contacts

There are several key contacts who lead, direct or manage our strategic activities in South Asia.

About the regional team

The team is led by Amrita Sadarangani. Amrita is located in Mumbai.

Arti Mishra works with Amrita in the regional centre in Mumbai. Arti is the Projects and Partnerships Manager.

Bhagyashri Salunkhe assists Amrita as the Administrator in the regional centre in Mumbai.

The Centre in Mumbai was established to develop and maintain links with universities, research institutions, government agencies, companies and cultural organisations.

Other work includes scholarship development, student internships and alumni engagement. Academic partnerships including student exchanges and joint degrees are a rapidly developing area.

Amrita works with the International Dean to devise an engagement plan for the Region, and collaborates with Harish Lokhun, Regional Manager, who leads on student recruitment. Harish is based in Edinburgh.

Our Regional Brief - South Asia

Facts and figures about our engagement with South Asia.

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Click here to read our regional brief for South Asia:


The South Asian Regional Centre is a Liaison Office as per Government of India guidelines.

South Asia Liaison Office
The University of Edinburgh

Work: (00 91) 22-61458116

Blog: Media Blog - India

5th floor Mafatlal House
H. T. Parekh Marg
Backbay Reclamation
Mumbai 400 020, India

Historic links with India

The University of Edinburgh’s engagement with India stretches from historic connections with the study of Indian botany, culture and religion by Edinburgh-qualified academics and laymen in the 18th century, to large numbers of India’s first overseas students gaining degrees at Edinburgh.

Our partnerships in India are based on high quality research and academic cooperation.


The University has relationships with India’s leading institutions including:

  • Indian Institutes of Technology
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences
  • Christian Medical College Vellore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Regional Centre assists in maintaining relationships, arranging lectures, workshops and symposia to facilitate research-led collaborations with these institutions.


We seek out the best students from countries across South Asia, with a dedicated team of recruitment staff.

Harish Lokhun, Regional Manager, leads recruitment in the region

We have a dedicated area for entry requirements, which translates UK requirements into local qualifications.

Entry requirements for Asian students (Undergraduate)

Entry requirements for Asian students (Postgraduate)

We regularly meet with prospective students and partners in Asia. Here is an up-to-date list of our next trips:

Our planned visits to South Asia

The recruitment wiki includes reports and resources for staff who are interested in international recruitment activities.

Recruitment wiki – Staff only

Research funding

Liaison with government agencies and other funding bodies to support partnerships such as the Centre for Brain Development & Repair, Bangalore.

Strategic engagement

Today’s global economic, environmental and development challenges require innovative solutions to increasingly complex and international problems. The focus of the University of Edinburgh’s engagement with South Asia is to develop multi-disciplinary and creative solutions via collaborative partnerships. The Centre is also fundraising and strengthening the engagement with the 1400 strong alumni network in India.

Alumni networks

The University has around 12,000 alumni based in the Asia and Pacific region.

Find out more about the alumni network:

University Centres

We have two prestigious cultural and area studies centres.

The Edinburgh India Institute encourages greater awareness of India in Scotland.

Edinburgh India Institute

The Centre for South Asian Studies is dedicated to the study of South Asia.

Centre for South Asian Studies