Exeter's Representation in Bangalore
In 2011 the University of Exeter became the first British university to establish representation in Bangalore, the IT capital of India. At first sight the obvious choice might have been to establish our presence in the nation's capital, but in fact our decision to focus our attention on Bangalore made perfect sense. Exeter's network of extensive research partnerships in India are, in the main, to be found in Bangalore, home to a number of India's best and most prestigious universities. We calculated that a 'top down' approach of establishing a formal presence in India would only work with a 'bottom up' approach to existing faculty engagement.
Exeter's representation in India is operated through the 'Base Camp' scheme managed by Sannam S4 - a leading business development consultancy. Located in the central business district of Bangalore - M. G. Road - our operations are managed by Vivienne Fenandoe (Project Manager) who was formerly Area Manager for Karnataka and Pune at IDP Education India, together with Ashwin Duggi (Project Officer), who graduated with an MA in Economics for Business from Portsmouth University. The University's representation in Bangalore will help support further partnership development, foster research links, and support the University's alumni based in India.
Over the course of several years Exeter has developed strong research links with a number of India's most prestigious universities. Prominent partners in Bangalore include the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B), the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) and the National Law School of India University (NLSIU).