Study Trip to India

Between Societies – Diverse and Sustainable Development

Past decisions and actions have created tensions today about human rights and use of resources between various interest groups internationally today. But how does this impact diversity and how is diversity impacted in turn by the environment?

Changing toward a more effective solutions process that is humane and environmentally responsible is a big challenge.

The first step is to understand issues well enough to change assumptions, expectations and approaches that both cause the problems and can impede or lead to solutions.

During this unique 10-day course in India, we are taking an important step in this direction. This study trip gives you the experience about profoundly different cultural values, beliefs and actions – not only between countries as different as the EU versus India, but between the various interest groups within a country. You will discover this when interacting with students at our partner university and experts in various fields of specialisation.

They impact the issues and solutions when dealing with responsible sustainability management and this becomes especially evident when we visit some of India's poorest villages. And importantly, we will explore the question of how we need to work together, using each other’s’ strengths and resources, to achieve meaningful changes.

You will gain a deep understanding of the complexity, differences and challenges these two topics pose to the global community when we are confronted with key problems facing India today. 

Welcome to India


How to participate 

Participation in the study trip to India is possible by choosing the following cours from the contexual studies programme (the study trip takes place in the 3rd semester):

 Diversity and Sustainable Development: Focus - India: Obligatory participation.


 Annualy in February

Partner institutions

 Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH)

 Society for Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA)

Expected costs

 Programme costs: approx. EUR 1.050,00
This includes accommodation, food, programme and transport costs in India (on basis of double room occupancy, single room occupation will be possible at an extra charge).

 Other costs: aprox. EUR 800,00 (travel, visa, vaccination and insurance costs). Personal expenses are not included.



Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal 2
Susann Naumann
NGO project visit
Welcome at NGO
Radio station for village development
Self-supply project with chicken
Paper mill
Bio gas plant
Bio gas plant
Oil press
Cultural visit
Rural women's work
Arts and Crafts market
Gate of India
Gate of India
Cafeteria of the partner university


International Office

+43 5572 792 1201

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.