The India Platform (IP) is a consortium of European and Indian partners, which has its main office at Ghent University, Belgium. The team has more than 40 years of expertise in collaborating with partners in India. The vision of the platform, as well as its way of working, is based on decennia of research into the cultural differences between India and Europe, developed at the Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap (Ghent University). It is the research that allows the India Platform partners in Europe and India to collaborate with each other in a fruitful way, taking into account the specific opportunities and challenges that both regions are facing today.
To fully understand the IP vision, one needs to consult the Vision Note written by its director, Prof. Dr. S.N. Balagangadhara and the Annual Reports (see above under “publications”).