The Australia India Institute continues to build on the quantity, quality and diversity of its events program. These events include public lectures, seminars, roundtables, networking events and cultural exhibitions. Our audiences are diverse and include students, academics, researchers, diaspora and the general public.

AII Fellow's Series

The AII draws on the expertise and energy of its fellows who greatly enhance its capacity and ability to meet its goal of becoming the premier centre for research on contemporary India. Our fellows are eminent and distinguished experts in their fields, and have been chosen to represent the AII on the basis of their outstanding vision and leadership, and on the basis of their ongoing commitment and outstanding contributions to advancing Australia-India relations. Our Fellows’ Series will showcase their work and views on the bilateral relationship.

Melbourne India Researchers in Focus Group

Bringing established researchers, early career researchers, and graduate students from across disciplines, the Melbourne India Researchers in Focus Group aims to cultivate innovative ways to engage with research and support one another. Combining research and exploring the ideas behind academic projects such as doing fieldwork, writing a book, generating ideas for an article/chapter, or creative research outputs, this online discussion focuses on learning and growth.

Drop In Chai

The Drop in Chai event continues to be a popular fixture on the Institute’s event calendar. Held on the first Friday of every month during semester times, this informal networking session offers South Asia enthusiasts an opportunity to meet and discuss current developments in the Australia India relationship, as well as their own work in this space. These events will resume pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.

India Week

Once a year the Institute holds its annual India Week – a celebration of contemporary Indian culture, thought, politics and society. It aims to promote mutual understanding between Australia and India, increase engagement with Indian culture and strengthen people-to-people links between our two countries.

Read more about our India Week 2018India Week 2019, India Week 2020 and India Week 2021.