UChicago maintains deep relationships with peer institutions in the region and houses the world's leading centers for South Asian Studies, the South Asia Language Resource Center and the Committee on Southern Asia Studies.  The University is home to one of the world's great collections for the study of South Asia; there are over 700,000 volumes related to Southern Asia in the UChicago Libraries covering all languages and dialects to South Asia.

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi provides a welcoming space to connect for conferences, public lectures, and training programs through vigorous scholarly encounters that are a hallmark of UChicago. In-country programs like EPIC-India and the International Innovation Corps work with local partners to translate rigorous research into policy and practice to make an impact on people's lives.