Study at the OCHS

Teaching Hindu Studies and Indian Languages is at the heart of our activities. Our scholars teach a vide selection of courses for the Faculty of Theology and Religion at Oxford University such as Hinduism: Sources and Formation, Modern Hinduism, Sanskrit, Pali, Further Studies papers, Feminist Approaches to Religion, and Nature of Religion as well as Indian Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University.  

Our scholars also supervise DPhil students from Oxford University as well as other Universities in the UK and abroad. 

We regularly host lectures, seminars and conferences which are open for interested students to participate in. For a list of upcoming lectures and event see here.  

Professor Richard Gombrich and visiting student Lisette Hededal



Tilak Parekh

“Thank you for all the opportunities to increase my exposure and broaden my horizons. Thank you for the bursaries and scholarships. The centre provided me access to so many wonderful books and smiling, intelligent, and helpful people. It can be overlooked in comparison to the other aspects, but the centre simply also serves as nice space to study and even warm my food in the microwave.”

Dr Ionut Moise
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Exeter

“Working with Gavin Flood gave me a stupendously large perspective on Indian traditions and world philosophy, for he relentlessly allowed me – as his doctorate student – to bloom my full creativity and research the very themes I was interested in.”