The Inauguration Ceremony of CMU's Indian Studies Center

11 April 2019

International Relations Division

Chiang Mai University and the Faculty of Social Sciences, in collaboration with Embassy of Republic of India, Bangkok, Thailand  and the Consulate of India, Chiang Mai are very pleased to invite CMU staff and students to the inauguration ceremony of the “Indian Studies Center, Chiang Mai University (ISCCMU)” on April 24th, 2019, 08.30 – 16.00 hrs. at Sikkhalai Plaza, Faculty of Social Sciences.

On this auspicious occasion, CMU is honored to have special talks presented in the morning session by both the Ambassador of India to Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Suchitra Durai and the Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Mr. Akhilesh Mishra. In the afternoon session, speakers and representatives from several Thai and Indian universities/organizations will share their knowledge and visions on interesting topics related to Indian studies and Indian-Thai Relations.

The “Indian Studies Center, Chiang Mai University (ISCCMU)” has been established to play a pivotal role in defining the critical issues, generating the required knowledge, and developing information for strategic approaches to ensure a full understanding of India in socio-economic and cultural issues. As an interdisciplinary center with linkages with northern universities and international partnerships, it will establish priorities for academic activities on Indian issue and in the region. The center will also enhance the activities that link Indian community networks in Chiang Mai and the upper Northern region with other Indian communities in Southeast Asia, including participation in ASEAN events.