Office of International Affairs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is a strategic link between the University and external stakeholders internationally across a variety of activities. OIA facilitates implementation of the internationalisation strategy of the University and its constituent community. International linkages are crucial for driving the agenda of:

  • Cutting edge globally benchmarked academic research
  • Student, faculty and staff outreach
  • A broader culture of diversity across the University.  

At the University, international collaborations are driven by schools, centres and domain-specific affinity groups as well as by various functions at the University Office. While it is expected that the ownership of the majority of the international activities will be at the school, centre, and affinity group levels, the OIA has been created to provide overall strategic support to all the international affairs of the University including visitors to the University from outside the country.


  • Improve and expand the internationalisation strategy of the University
  • Facilitate research, teaching and administrative collaborations with reputed institutions around the world
  • Facilitate Student, Faculty and Staff exchange internationally
  • Attract international students, faculty and staff to the University 
  • Develop Joint/Dual degree programmes with international partner institutions
  • Facilitate global accreditation and ranking related activities of the University

Types of International Activities that OIA facilitates:

  • Collaborations with International Institutions for
    • Joint Research Projects
    • Student, Faculty and Staff Exchange
    • Study Abroad Programmes (Faculty-led international immersions)
    • Joint Consultancy Projects
    • Joint Conferences and workshop
    • Joint teaching across global campuses
    • Dual/ Joint Degree Programmes
  • International Outreach for Student, Faculty and Staff Recruitment
  • Student Exchange and Study Abroad Programmes
  • Faculty and Staff Exchange
  • Conferences and Events with international linkages

Partners: Past and Present

Ahmedabad University collaborates with several leading international research universities for all-round academic development of the Undergraduate and Graduate students, as well as faculty and staff. These collaborations provide invaluable experience in cross-cultural teamwork and exposure to international experts to build global perspectives.

Our Centres are paving the way in this domain with several illustrious international partnerships. Stanford University’s Center for Design Research and VentureStudio have helped develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ahmedabad through coaching and designing of enterprise methodology. The eight-hundred-year-old University of Valladolid, Spain, and the seven-hundred-year-old University of Ferrara, Italy, are working closely with the Centre for Heritage Management to develop programmes and research activities in the area of heritage. 

At our Schools, our collaboration with the Olin College of Engineering, USA is accelerating project-based learning especially at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. This multiyear partnership saw faculty visits and participation in the advisory council of our engineering school. This year a major milestone was reached when a uniquely crafted international practicum was kicked-off under the sponsorship of industry partners. Under this collaborative practicum, our Engineering students teamed up with their peers in Harvey Mudd College, Claremont in California, to solve live engineering challenge projects.

A significant collaboration with one of the foremost institutions in the United States for higher education and research, University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management, was inked in the space of Executive Education, under which a Global Executive MBA Programme in Pharmaceutical Management was launched. Rennes School of Business, France has entered into a partnership with Amrut Mody School of Management for students’ exchange of BBA and Integrated MBA programmes. We are seeing an increase in momentum of international student mobility at Ahmedabad University. Several students benefited from studying at University of Applied Sciences in NYSA, Poland, Rennes School of Business in France, Valladolid University in Spain, etc. We are also increasing our base in UK and Africa leading to collaborations with SOAS University of London, University of Nairobi and Maasai Mara University. 

For more information on our partners, visit here.

Ahmedabad University students secure admissions to the world’s leading universities

The graduating classes of 2022 and 2023 of Ahmedabad University have brought immense pride to the institution by securing admissions at prestigious universities worldwide. Students representing the three schools—namely, the School of Arts and Sciences, the Amrut Mody School of Management, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences—have achieved admissions to top-tier institutions in North America, Europe, and Australia.

Students from the School of Arts and Sciences have earned placements at renowned institutions worldwide in graduate programmes in life sciences, psychology, computer science, and social and political sciences. Students were admitted to programmes at the Johns Hopkins University, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, University of Maryland at College Park, University of California at Davis and the University of Texas at Austin in the United States. Additionally, they have gained admission to leading institutions in Europe like the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Amrut Mody School of Management students have secured admissions at esteemed institutions in graduate programmes in finance, accounting, data sciences, business analytics, supply change management and allied fields of study. In the United States students have been admitted to programmes at several universities including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Boston University, George Washington University, and Babson College.

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They have also received offers from King's College London, the University of Edinburgh, University College London, and Warwick Business School in the UK, as well as Monash University, the University of New South Wales, and Macquarie University in Australia.

Students from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have been admitted to distinguished programmes in Computer Science, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics at institutions such as the University of Texas, A&M and Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Southern California, and Columbia University in the United States. They have also received admissions to the University of Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Imperial College London in the United Kingdom, and the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia in Canada.



Director, Office of International Affairs

With over 11 years of international education and public diplomacy experience, Anubhooti is a seasoned professional who holds a Master's degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India and graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. As the All-India Higher Education Policy Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, she played a pivotal role in shaping the US-India higher education bilateral relationship through flagship projects, earning her Embassy's Mission Honour Awards. Anubhooti led the launch of Coursera's inaugural online Indian degrees for global audiences. In her previous role at Lehigh University, she led efforts in India, advising the VP for International Affairs, promoting the university to Indian students and faculty, and forging academic partnerships with prestigious Indian institutions.

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