Regional Director - South Asia
Based in Mumbai
There are several key contacts who lead, direct or manage our strategic activities in South Asia.
- Pankaj Pankaj, International Dean for South Asia
- Amrita Sadarangani, Regional Director (based in Mumbai)
- Kharishma Captain, Projects and Partnerships Manager (based in Mumbai)
- Harish Lokhun, Regional Manager, South Asia
- Bhagyashri Salunkhe, Administrator (based in Mumbai)
About the regional team
The team is led by Amrita Sadarangani. Amrita is located in Mumbai.
Kharishma Captain works with Amrita in the regional centre in Mumbai. Kharishma 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.
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
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 Southeast Asia, with a dedicated team of recruitment staff.
We have a dedicated area for entry requirements, which translates UK requirements into local qualifications.
We regularly meet with prospective students and partners in Asia. Here is an up-to-date list of our next trips:
The recruitment wiki includes reports and resources for staff who are interested in international recruitment activities.
Liaison with government agencies and other funding bodies to support partnerships such as the Centre for Brain Development & Repair, Bangalore.
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.
The University has around 12,000 alumni based in the Asia and Pacific region.
Find out more about the alumni network:
We have two prestigious cultural and area studies centres.
The Edinburgh India Institute encourages greater awareness of India in Scotland.
The Centre for South Asian Studies is dedicated to the study of South Asia.