Columbia Global Centers promote and facilitate the collaborative and impactful engagement of Columbia University’s faculty, students, and alumni with the world to enhance understanding, address global challenges, and advance knowledge and its exchange.

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai was established in 2010 to serve as a research, education, and knowledge hub for promoting new and informed ways of addressing global challenges. The Center conducts innovative and inter-disciplinary research, designs educational opportunities for students and professionals, and disseminates research to wider publics in academia, government, civil society, and the private sector. By connecting the University’s world-class scholars and students with peers from the region, the Mumbai Center works to deepen knowledge that can transform society.

Recent News

December 04, 2018

Information Sessions for Prospective Students

As a hub for intellectual engagement and knowledge dissemination, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai regularly hosts local students and educators in its various programs and events. Recognizing a deep interest among Indian students to learn more about programs at Columbia University, the Center recently organized two information sessions for students, educators, counselors and parents. 


October 16, 2018

Aging in India

The elderly population in India is likely to reach around 300 million, according to a United Nations report, accounting for 20% of the total population of the country by 2050. In order to provide increased attention to the needs and challenges of aging, the Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai organized two events on October 8, 2018, that were led by Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, Associate Professor at the Mailman School of Public Health and Interim co-Director of the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center.

October 12, 2018

City Stars, Global Journeys

Can the culture and language of Indian cinema be successful across national boundaries?  What are the processes through which film celebrities in Mumbai become global stars? As a part of its Mumbai as a City of Knowledge initiative, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai addressed these questions through a public discussion with Aseem Chhabra, writer, journalist and alumnus of the School of Journalism at Columbia University, that was moderated by Dr. Ravina Aggarwal, Director of the Center. Mr.