India Studies
University of Houston
233 McElhinney Hall
Houston, TX 77204-5020

Dr. Anjali Kanojia
Assistant Director
233 McElhinney
Phone: (713) 743-3935

Landis Odoms,
Academic Advisor
Email: lodoms(at)
Phone: (713) 743-3783
252C McElhinney Hall

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As the preeminent public university in this global city, the University of Houston is committed to the study of world cultures, the promotion of global commerce, and the enhancement of international understanding. The India Studies minor promotes teaching and scholarship focused on the history, politics, economics, languages, religions, and cultures of India.


The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies is pleased to announce the Beatrice and Jesse Mladenka-Fowler Scholarship for full-time UH students.

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The Arts and Humanities Research Council’s International Placement Scheme (IPS) is an exciting scheme, offering funded, short, overseas research fellowships for Early Career Researchers and PhD students. Learn More