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Maitreyee Singh Wins Inaugural MIS Undergraduate Paper Award
Maitreyee Singh Wins Inaugural MIS Undergraduate Paper Award

The Modern Indian Studies (MIS) Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is thrilled to announce Maitreyee Singh as the inaugural winner of the Modern Indian Studies Undergraduate Student Excellence Award! 
May 14, 2024

Save the Date! Jaipur Literature Festival - North Carolina
Save the Date! Jaipur Literature Festival - North Carolina

JLF-NC will take place September 27-28, 2024. Please save the date and watch for more information soon! 
May 14, 2024

Holi Celebration Brings Vibrancy to Chapel Hill
Holi Celebration Brings Vibrancy to Chapel Hill

Holi is an Indian festival marking the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. It is known for its vibrant colors, playful atmosphere, and the tradition of throwing colored powders and water at each other.
April 8, 2024

MIS Undergraduate Student Award
MIS Undergraduate Student Award

The MIS Undergraduate Student Excellence Award is intended to further research on modern India, broadly conceived, by recognizing the scholarship of undergraduate students. One award of $500 will be given annually for the best unpublished essay or research paper (10-20 pages) written by an undergraduate from any discipline on a topic relating to modern India. 
April 1, 2024

MIS Graduate Student Lunch and Learn Mixer
MIS Graduate Student Lunch and Learn Mixer

Come join the Modern India Studies Initiative as we host our first graduate student "Lunch and Learn" mixer on March 1, 2024, from 12 noon - 2pm on the 4th floor of FedEx Global Education Center.  Lunch will be served.
March 1, 2024

South Asia Program Junior Fellowship
South Asia Program Junior Fellowship

The Henry L. Stimson Center's South Asia Program welcomes applications from highly motivated graduating seniors or individuals who have completed their undergraduate or master's degree in the past year for its 2024-2025 cohort of Junior Fellows.
February 5, 2024

Mad in South Asia
Mad in South Asia

Mad in South Asia (MISA), is an ally and affiliate of Mad in America (a global mental health magazine that focuses on people’s own experience with mental health systems and publishes research, podcasts, articles, and resources from non-mainstream perspectives).
October 30, 2023

MIS Affiliate Highlight: Dr. Afroz Taj
MIS Affiliate Highlight: Dr. Afroz Taj

Afroz Taj is an associate professor in the department of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
October 4, 2023

Morrisville Library Collaboration
Morrisville Library Collaboration

Recently, the Morrisville Community Library reached out to the Modern Indian Studies (MIS) Initiative for help in developing their new Hindi Language book collection. With the help of MIS affiliate Afroz Taj, MIS supplied the library with a list of literature to include in their collection. You will find the list below:
October 3, 2023

MIS Statement of Solidarity
MIS Statement of Solidarity

From the desk of Prof. Meenu Tewari, faculty director of Modern Indian Studies at UNC and Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning
September 1, 2023

From Banking to PHD: Lakshita's Journey in Economic Research
From Banking to PHD: Lakshita's Journey in Economic Research

Lakshita Jain is an international student from Delhi, India. She came to study at UNC for her MS in Economics from 2017-2021, and she originally had done her MA in Economics at the Delhi School of Economics...
December 17, 2022

Extreme heat distorts human behavior
Extreme heat distorts human behavior

As temperatures rise, violence and aggression also go up while focus and productivity decline
August 18, 2021

Investing In Sustainable Business
Investing In Sustainable Business

The India Impact Challenge powered by Quantum Advisors, the latest challenge in the Center for Sustainable Enterprise’s Invest for the Future initiative, invited student teams...
June 23, 2021

Message from MIS: COVID Crisis in India
Message from MIS: COVID Crisis in India

As we begin to return to a new normal here in Chapel Hill with the rollout of vaccines and in-person commencement ceremonies, we cannot lose sight of the enormous strain...
May 19, 2021

US-India Relations Panel Discussion
US-India Relations Panel Discussion

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs (OVPGA), in collaboration with Carolina’s Modern Indian Studies initiative, hosted the panel discussion...
April 26, 2021

India's Deposit Insurance Scheme
India's Deposit Insurance Scheme

Risk-sensitive pricing can go hand-in-hand with the increase in the insured deposit coverage limits bringing India in line with its emerging market peers...
April 14, 2021

Safe Sanitation
Safe Sanitation

Imagine you’re a public health commissioner in Trichy, a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Your city has long been lauded as one of the cleanest in the state, particularly based on safe sanitation...
April 8, 2021

"Fire" (1996) Watch Party and Panel

Deepa Mehta's "Fire" (1996), the third film in the Ackland Film Forum’s Global Queer Cinema Series, will be screened on April 13, 2021, from 7:30-10:30 p.m, at a Zoom watch party and panel...
April 7, 2021

MIS Initiative Launches Website
MIS Initiative Launches Website

UNC Global is pleased to announce the launch of the new website for the Modern Indian Studies (MIS) initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...
March 23, 2021

Clean Water Project
Clean Water Project

In Spring 2020, the Healthy Hands Initiative (HHI), a student-led, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, identified numerous villages across Bokaro district in Jharkhand with alarmingly high rates of deadly waterborne illness...
March 15, 2021

Public or Private? The Future of Banking
Public or Private? The Future of Banking

While India warms to the idea of bank privatization, a public bank movement is in vogue in the U.S. Critical to both is getting the optimal mix of financial inclusion and lending...
March 9, 2021

Announcement: ‘US-India Relations’ Event
Announcement: ‘US-India Relations’ Event

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in collaboration with Carolina’s Modern Indian Studies Initiative, will host the panel discussion...
March 1, 2021

Mohit Bansal Receives Hettleman
Mohit Bansal Receives Hettleman

Mohit Bansal is the John R. & Louise S. Parker Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences and a recipient of the 2020 Hettleman Award...
October 16, 2020

Asian American Center
Asian American Center

Thursday, September 10th, was a big day for Asian Americans at Carolina. That was when the University’s largest ethnic community opened its long-awaited Asian American Center...
September 8, 2020

Course Transformation
Course Transformation

In an unprecedented academic year, with severe constraints on travel due to the global pandemic, several faculty members have taken a creative approach to offer international education opportunities that were initially...
August 7, 2020

Post-COVID Resiliency
Post-COVID Resiliency

Meenu Tewari is an associate professor of city and regional planning at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her teaching and research focuses on economic development with a particular interest in the implications of global competition...
June 19, 2020

India Rising
India Rising

Imagine this for your workday: fly from RDU to Newark, then board a plane to Mumbai, India. Attend a conference, give two presentations and then return to the airport. Fly back across the world...
March 26, 2020