Study various angles of contemporary India through this interdisciplinary four-week program. Discover Hyderabad, the culture capital of Andhra Pradesh, while exploring picturesque historical monuments, a burgeoning IT industry and everything in between. Situated on 2,300 acres of rolling hills on the outskirts of the city, University of Hyderabad is one of India's most attractive and well-equipped campuses.

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Course Description

The University of Hyderabad Study in India Program SIP emphasizes heritage, continuity and change in India. SIP offers an interdisciplinary program on contemporary India. Topics covered include democracy in India, Indian philosophy, popular culture in India, and economic and political systems. The program is worth five credits. Additionally, students have the option to enroll in a one-credit Hindi course, for a total of six credits.

Past courses offered by SIP include: Historical Diversity; Understanding Democracy in India; Indian Philosophy; India and its Environment; Popular Culture in India; Religion and Politics in India; Muslim Communities in India; Cinema in India; Gender Issues in Contemporary India; Islamic Culture in India; Gender and Health in India; Media in India.

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Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Asian Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 560

Special Application Instructions

Please consider the following requirements when filling out the online application:

  • Participant Profile: Required 
  • Host Request List: 
    • Placement: Select "Summer" 
    • Site: Select "ISEP Direct" 
    • Country: Select "India" 
    • Institution: Select "University of Hyderabad" 
    • Program Type: Select "Regular University Courses"
  • Course Request List: For Course Name, enter "Study in India Program" and click the disc icon
  • Language Proficiency: Are you planning to study at a host program where the primary language of instruction is different than your native language? Select "No." 
  • Personal Statement: Required 
  • Academic References: One required 

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