Who wrote a passage to India

There are around 15 scholarship places available for 2015.
Applications must be submitted between May 4 and 16, 2015.

Student mobility program of the departments for Ethnology and Indology of the Asia-Orient Institute of the University of Tübingen as part of the program line: A New Passage to India - Line 1: Study and research stays within the framework of university collaborations for the funding period 2015. (Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research / BMBF)


Short name of the project: Ethnological and Indological study and research stays in South and Central India

Partner institutionsn:

  • University of Sambalpur, Orissa
  • Pondichery Institute of Linguistics and Culture (PILC), Puducherry
  • Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • Calicut University, Kerala

This exchange program is aimed at Tübingen students of ethnology and indology, for B.A., M.A. and PhD levels, which should enable them to study and research at the partner institutions mentioned in Central and South India. Three of the partner institutions offer study and research stays that are closely linked to the main research areas and current projects in Tübingen. The fourth institution (PILC) in Puducherry is a pure research institute, which offers excellent supervision conditions for study research. The stays are in the B.A. and M.A. The study regulations of anthropology are integrated; it is intended that they form the basis for the final theses. Students of Indology can either travel to India during the semester break or in consultation with their respective major.

Experience reports 2013

In 2013, a total of eight German students took part in the exchange program: Merle Marei Lage, Sabrina Wunderlich and Maria Kümmerle at the Pondichery Institute of Linguistic and Culture, Puduchery. Anne Herms, Carl Schwartz and Gunilla Grün at the University of Sambalpur, Orissa and Alexander Koch at Calicut University, Kerala. Fjodor Vologodsky, who unfortunately could not be funded by the DAAD as a foreign student, was privately financed by the eight scholarship holders.

Pondichery Institute of Linguistic and Culture, Puduchery

University of Sambalpur, Orissa

Calicut University, Kerala

More reports look here.

Visit of the applicant Prof. Alex at Calicut University, Kerala, in January 2013:

PD Dr. Heike Oberlin and her project group in Kerala:

At the Sampalpur University in Odisha:

Language school in Puduchery at the Pondichery Institute of Linguistic and Culture in August 2013:

Meeting of the scholarship holders in Varkala, Kerala:

At the university in India:

Visit of the coordinator of the Indian side David Chakaravarthi in Tübingen in December 2013: