Welcome to the Cambridge University India Society
Cambridge University India Society was founded by India’s first Prime Minister, the great Jawaharlal Nehru, during his time at Trinity College. It was set up to facilitate greater understanding of Indian culture within Cambridge and serves as a non-profit dynamic, social platform for both Indian and non-Indian students alike.
We hope to raise awareness of cultural and political issues relating to India through our events such as academics talks, classes, film nights. We also host a variety of social events including club nights, formals, sports events, our annual garden party, and of course, our legendary Annual Ball.
We are open to all students, regardless of race or religion - all you need is an interest in all things Indian! From fascinating guest speakers, to exciting social events, we have something for everyone.
We host a wide variety of events every term, see some of them below
If you have any events ideas, get in touch with our Ents officers
- Come kick off May Week in style at Bahara, our annual garden party, full of festive summer vibes and amazing entertainment you don't want to miss out on! Featuring giant inflatables, Bollywood music, the finest Indian street food and much more to look forward to! Click to see our facebook page for more information.
- "Is the Cambridge term making you feel lonely? Need someone to wake up to in the morning to share your thepla and chai with? Have you realised that scrolling endlessly in the comments section of Subtle Curry Traits for that special someone is a futile task? Perhaps you just want a companion to sit in a blanket with to cry to Kal Ho Naa Ho? WELL LOOK NO FURTHER because CUIS's own Shaadi.com is here"
- The 2019-20 CUIS Committee invites all India Society members to the 2020 CU India Society Annual General Meeting, to be held at the Queens Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College, on Thursday 5th March from 6:30-8.45pm. Click to see our facebook page for details.
- The Cambridge University India Society is delighted to present its annual speaker’s event for 2020. This year’s focus will be on women’s rights in India and the wider world. Our accomplished speakers, Gate’s PhD Scholars Saloni Atal (Christ’s College) and Sandile Mtetwa (Peterhouse), will be delivering their talk based on their respective research on women in India and Zimbabwe. The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are funded directly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Click to see our facebook event for further details.
- Some delicious Chaat and some even better Chat – what's not to love? Join us for the last social of term and the penultimate event hosted by this year's CUIS committee! Come along to chat to the current committee over Chaat & other refreshments about applying for next year's CUIS committee and what their roles entail before the AGM and hustings! For those who aren't applying to the committee, pop over for a quick bite and a nice catch up!
- CUIS is proud to host the first Cambridge University International Poetry Symposium, in celebration of Republic Day! 🌏🖋💫 Join us for a series of talks and performances by 6 internationally acclaimed and awarded poets and academics from India, Russia and Poland.
And many more ...See All Events