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Monday,
08 May 2017
6:46 AM
Garlanding of the Bust of Rabindranath Tagore
To commemorate the 156th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, on 8th May 2017, H. E. Mr. Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India garlanded the bust of Rabindranath Tag

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Thursday,
04 May 2017
4:34 AM
To Commemorate the 156 th Birth Anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore
Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies | University of Colombo & Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo cordially invite you for the Garlanding of the Bust of Rabindranath Tagore on Monday, 8th

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Thursday,
16 Feb 2017
11:48 AM
CCIS Monthly Forum by Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai
Dr. Lopamudra Maitra Bajpai, Cultural Specialist, SAARC Cultural Centre, Colombo conducted a monthly forum on “Exploring an Essence of Intangible Cultural Heritage from Kolkata”

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Monday,
28 Nov 2016
5:16 AM
Constitution Day of India – 2016
University Colombo and CCIS appreciate His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sinha’s Contribution To commemorate the Constitution Day of India  a lecture by Prof. Rohan Samarajiva was held on 25t

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Monday,
31 Oct 2016
9:34 AM
CCIS Monthly Forum by Mr. Tridivesh Singh Maini
Mr. Tridivesh Singh Maini, A New Delhi based Policy Analyst and Assistant Professor, the Jindal School of International Affairs, Sonepat, Haryana conducted a monthly forum on ” The Imp

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Thursday,
11 Aug 2016
7:51 AM
CCIS Guest Lecture by Dr Riaz Ahmad
Dr Riaz Ahmad, the Short-term Visiting Chair | CCIS conducted a guest lecture on “India after Independence: Politics and Political Parties” to the Final year undergraduates of th

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Monday,
08 Aug 2016
7:54 AM
International Seminar on “Revisiting Rabindranath Tagore’s Legacy”
The Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies (CCIS) of the University of Colombo in collaboration with the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC), Colombo organized the International Seminar on “R

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Monday,
11 Jul 2016
7:54 AM
CCIS Workshop by Prof Neil DeVotta
Professor Neil DeVotta, Associate Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest University, USA conducted a workshop on “Contemporary Politics of India” to the Final year undergrad

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Tuesday,
14 Jun 2016
5:54 AM
Delegation from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi
A delegation from the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi visited the Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies (CCIS) of the University of Colombo on 08th June 2016. The team inc

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Tuesday,
24 May 2016
5:19 AM
Delegation from Gandhi Peace Foundation ( National Youth Project), New Delhi
Dr. S.N. Subba Rao, the Founder Director of National Youth Project   (Gandhi Peace Foundation)  and his team from India together with Mr. Ravi Pratap Singh, Regional Director | Aide et Ac

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Monday,
09 May 2016
6:52 AM
Garlanding of the Bust of Rabindranath Tagore
To commemorate the 155th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, on 6th May 2016, H. E. Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India garlanded the bust of Rabindranath Tagore at the

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Thursday,
28 Apr 2016
10:00 AM
CCIS Guest Lecture by Professor Radha Chakravarty
CCIS Guest Lecture on “A Many Coloured World: Rabindranath Tagore and the Idea of Difference” by Professor Radha Chakravarty, Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation

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Tuesday,
15 Mar 2016
2:51 AM
CCIS Guest Lecture by Professor Wimal Dissanayake
A CCIS Guest Lecture on “Alternative Mappings: Three Indian Cultural Theorists” was conducted by Professor Wimal Dissanayake of Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawaii o

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Friday,
04 Mar 2016
7:09 AM
A High Level Delegation from ICCR visited University of Colombo
A High Level delegation from the Indian Centre for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi visited CCIS on 1st March 2016 at 12.00 pm. The team comprised of Ambassador Mrs.Veena Sikri  (Leader

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Tuesday,
01 Mar 2016
4:14 AM
Short-term Chair/CCIS
Currently the Visiting Professor to the Short term Chair at the CCIS, Dr Riaz Ahmad is an Indian academician, public intellectual and social activist with over 40 years of experience. He hol

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Friday,
12 Feb 2016
9:57 AM
Launch of the Volume “Anagarika Dharmapala and India – Sri Lanka Relations”
The Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies (CCIS) of the University of Colombo launched the volume titled Anagarika Dharmapala and India – Sri Lanka Relations edited by Prof. Sandagomi

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Tuesday,
01 Dec 2015
10:25 AM
Memorial Lecture – 126th Birth Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture on “Nehru and Buddhism: Approaches to Fundamental Human Problems” was delivered  by Professor Asanga Tilakaratne of the Pali & Buddhist Stu

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Friday,
30 Oct 2015
7:19 AM
HE Mr. Y.K. Sinha, attends the Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Research Symposium – 2015
His Excellency Mr. Y. K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India participated as the Chief Guest of the Inauguration Ceremony of the Annual Research Symposium of the University of Colombo whic

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Wednesday,
07 Oct 2015
6:06 AM
CCIS Guest Lecture – 146th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
A CCIS Guest Lecture on the “Leadership Traits of Mahatma Gandhi for Transformational Change was conducted by Mrs. Shobhana Radhakrishna, Chief Functionary of the ‘Gandhian Forum for Goo

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Monday,
28 Sep 2015
4:36 AM
HE Mr.Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India attends the 4th Advisory Board Meeting of CCIS
His Excellency Mr. Y.K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India participated in the 4th Advisory Board Meeting of the CCIS which was held on 23rd September 2015. The High Commissioner and the

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Monday,
03 Aug 2015
7:18 AM
Guest lecture on Prime Minister Hon. Narendra Modi’s Foreign Policy
“Mr. Arindam Bagchi/Deputy High Commissioner of India presented a  lecture on Prime Minister Hon. Narendra Modi’s Foreign Policy, to the Final year undergradguates of the depart

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Friday,
03 Jul 2015
9:51 AM
Guest Lecture on “The Strategies of Sinhala Literature for Superseding Indian Culture”
A CCIS Guest Lecture on “The Strategies of Sinhala Literature for Superseding Indian Culture -9th -16th Centuries was conducted by Professor Stephen Berkwitz , Head of the Department of Re

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Monday,
22 Jun 2015
4:44 AM
Monthly Forum on Tagore and Rabindra Music
Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies of the University of Colombo organized its Monthly Forum on Tagore and Rabindra Music on the 4th of June 2015 at the M. B. Ariyapala Auditorium, Depart

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Thursday,
21 May 2015
9:28 AM
Commemorate the 154th Birth Anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore
To commemorate the 154th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, H. E. Mr. Arindam Bagchi, Deputy High Commissioner of India, Colombo garland the bust of Tagore at the Main Library

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Thursday,
09 Apr 2015
10:24 AM
The Musician Dr. Ananda Gupta’s visit to the CCIS
Dr. Ananda Gupta and the group performed on the 27th March 2015 at the Launch of the Book One Hundred Years of Gitanjali. Dr. Ananda Gupta was born in UK and was brought up in Delhi and Calc

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Wednesday,
08 Apr 2015
9:56 AM
Launch of the Book “One Hundred Years of Gitanjali”
The Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies of the University of Colombo collaborating with the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo launched the Book One Hundred Years of Gitanjali edited by Dr.

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Thursday,
26 Mar 2015
4:31 AM
Forum on Higher Educational Research Opportunities in India
The Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies (CCIS) conducted a forum on higher educational research opportunities in India for the young lecturers (permanent/temporary) of the University of C

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Friday,
13 Mar 2015
3:10 AM
The ICCR India Chair Lecture on “Political Economy of the Regime Change in India and Sri Lanka”
A Guest Lecture on Political Economy of Regime Change in India and Sri Lanka by a renowned Indian Scholar Prof. Ashwani K. Sharma was held on the 9th March 2015 at 3.00 pm at the M. B. Ariya

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Thursday,
22 Jan 2015
4:51 AM
Challenges to the Access to Medicine in the Post-TRIPs Era
Guest Lecture A Guest Lecture on ‘Challenges to the Access to the Medicine in the Post-TRIPS Era’ by Professor T. Ramakrishna, IPR Chair Professor & Chairman, PG Council, National La

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Thursday,
22 Jan 2015
4:49 AM
The Sinhala Radio Opera and the Indian Cultural Imagination By Garret Field
This lecture is concerned with examining Indian literary and music-cultural influences on the gita nataka, or Sinhala radio opera. It focuses on the lives of Chandrarathna Manawasinghe and W
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