The University of Chicago opened a new academic centre in New Delhi on Saturday.

The centre will promote scholarship through three broad programmes — business, economics, law, and policy; science, energy, medicine, and public health; and culture, society, religion, and arts. The 17,000-sq-ft centre will provide space for seminars and conferences as well as faculty offices and study areas, the university release said. It will host Indian and South Asian students and scholars, serve as a base for UChicago students and faculty working in India and throughout the region, the statement added.

The university already has centres in Beijing (opened in 2010) and Paris (opened in 2004). The Delhi centre is a wholly owned foreign enterprise operating under the name of UChicago Centre in India Private Ltd. The centre will not grant degrees, it will offer only diplomas.

(This article was published on March 29, 2014)
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