National Institute of Advanced Studies


National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) is housed in a picturesque green campus in Bangalore where it serves as a forum to bring together individuals from diverse intellectual backgrounds. The philosophy underlying NIAS is given shape by its research teams, which are drawn from a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, humanities and arts. The Institute is unique in its integrated approach to the study of intersections between science and technology, philosophy, social issues and leadership.

From 2009-11 a joint research collaboration provided a supportive platform which brought together experts and students from the UK and India under a single umbrella in order to achieve a world-class research output. Subsequently the College of Humanities was awarded two UK India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) grants to develop split-site PhDs, in Archaeology and Drama. Details of the programmes can be found below.

MPhil/ PhD Drama             

MPhil/ PhD Archaeology