Guidelines on administering ICCR Chairs abroad:

ICCR, in consultation with Indian Missions abroad, establishes Chairs of Indian Studies (Political Science, Philosophy, History, Sociology& Economics) & Hindi, Sanskritin different foreign universities / institutes across the globe. Thepurpose of these Chairs, apart from familiarizing students about India its history and cultural Polity is to become a nucleus around which Indian Studies and Indian languages as given above to develop in academic institutions abroad. Indian faculties deputed to these Chairs not only teach courses on various aspects of India from Politics / Economy to Society & Culture, but through other academic activities like guidance research, conduct seminars other co-ordinations, publications, delivering public lectures generate scholarly interactions with the academics of that country as well as students and assist in disseminating information on India and in creating a better appreciation of various India related issues.The Council establishes Chairs based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Council and the host University/ Institution. Following are the guidelines for administering the Chairs:

  1. The Chairs are established Only in Indian Studies and Indian languages through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the foreign University.
  2. The chairs are deputed from the approved panels of ICCR consisting of experts in the respective subjects. In addition, the Council also deputes Chairs based on the suggestion of the host University.
  3. The Council seeks nominations from the interested candidates through an open advertisement in the leading newspapers for empanelment as ICCR Chairs.
  4. Maximum age to enrol in the panels of ICCR is 65 years, having a Ph.D. degree, 8-10 years of teaching experience, working in a central/state university.
  5. Chairs are deputed for a period as specified in MoU.