Global Research Initiatives

The Global Research Initiatives (GRI) of H.R. College is a collaborative enterprise in areas of mutual research interest between the college and institutions both in India and abroad. The objective of GRI is student exposure to international faculty, research projects by faculty and students in association with institutions abroad, fellowship opportunities for students and faculty, hosting of foreign fellows and promotion of cultural exchanges in mutual areas of interest.

Director: Dr. Paromita Chakrabarti, Associate Professor and Head, Department of English.


GRI’s national and international collaborations include: University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, Pasadena City College, CA, USA, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, COHAB Indian Diaspora Centre with University of Mumbai, Indo-Canadian Studies Centre (ICSC) with University of Mumbai, United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF), Mumbai and New Delhi.


The upcoming projects of GRI include hosting of Fulbright Scholars, collaborating on the Chara Oral History Project, writing for People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), collaborating with East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, joint research project with Department of English, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. GRI is also working on joint journal editorial work on journals from two Swedish universities: Södertörn University, Stockholm; and Umea University, Umea.

Global Research Initiatives 2021-2022

Extremely happy and proud to announce that under the aegis of GLOBAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES our very own T.Y.B.Com student ROYDON DSA has been selected for the inaugural Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative (Exchange) pilot program starting June 2022 at the UA and Alabama A&M University (Alabama A&M) and supported by the US Department of State.

He will be studying as an exchange student at the US for approximately 6 weeks and the goal of this Exchange Program is to inspire young leaders from the United States and India to work together to advance civil rights, social justice, and inclusion locally, nationally, and globally by exploring the history and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Exchange will seek to develop participants’ leadership skills and equip them with the tools and networks to support these endeavors.

Roydon Dsa is one of the 10 students from India and one of the two to secure a principal nomination from the Western region under the US Consulate category.

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Global Research Initiatives 2019-2020


GRI’s Annual Lecture Series is a much-awaited event of the year. In the past GRI has hosted several professors and research scholars from around the globe. This year in February 2020 GRI hosted two international faculty from Pasadena City College, CA, USA.

• Professor Brian Kennedy, Department of English, spoke on - What Is Sports Journalism in the Age of Simulation? How Twitter Changed Your Favorite Sport.

• Professor Shane Underwood, Department of English, spoke on - The Rhetoric of Immigration: Left, Right, and Receptive

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