Through the initiative of H.E.Mr. A.N.Ram, former Ambassador of India to Thailand, and Associate Professor Norant Setabutr Rector of Thammasat University, India Studies Centre was inaugurated by H.E. Mr.P.V. Narasimha Rao, then Prime Minister of India. during his historic visit to Thailand, on April 8th, 1993. An initial fund of 10 millions baht was raised by Indian businessmen in Thailand to be the capital form which interests may be drawn to run the Centre. Its main purpose is to promote the knowledge of Indian Studies, good understanding and co-operation between the Thais and Indians.
The chief objectives of the India Studies Centre are as follow:
       1. To promote reearch and studies on various aspects of India, such as Indian culture, history, economy, politics, philosophy and literature.    
        2. To provide forum for scholars of Indian Studies to exchange their knowledge and research as well as present their works to the public in form of lectures. pandel discussions, seminars, symposia and conferences.
          3. To publish research work, studies and academic papers in the form of books, journals and newsletters to promote the knowledge of Indian Studeis and to create better understanding between India and Thailand
          4. To encourage academic and cultural exchange among scholars and students of Indian Studies by establising academic linkages between Thammasat University and universities in Thailand and abroad.
          5. To co-operate and exchange publications with other centres and institution of similar nature and interest.
         6. To make the data collection on India related topics.



           The India Studies Centre is attached to Thammasat University. Its Office is on th 4th Floor of the former Library Building. The Centre is headed by the Director who administers with the assistance of the  Executive   Secretary and the policy is guided by the Executive Committees. 
                India Studies Centre
                Former Library Building, 4th Floor
                Thammasat University, Bangkok 10200
                Tel. 0-2613-3140,0-2613-3141
                Fax. 0-2613-3140
Committee Members of India Studies Centre
Permanent Honorary Adviser : H.E.Mr.A.N.Ram
(Forme Ambassador of India to Thailand
Honorary Advisers : Ambassador of India to Thailand
                                            : Associate Professor Noranit Setabutr
Presen Administrators
Director : Associate Professor Dr.Nongluksana Thepsawasdi
Secretary : Mr.Arun Chetty
Executive Committee
The Rector of Thammasat University
(Assoc. Prof.Dr. Naris Chaiyasoot) Chairman
The Vice Rector of Foreign Affairs Adviser
Mr.Komol Gambir Adviser
Mr.Montree Tirakothai Adviser
Dr.Karuna Kusalasai Adviser
Dr. Suchati Chuthasmit Adviser
Associate Prof. Dr.Nongluksana Thepsawasdi Director
Professor Srisurang Poolthupya Member
Mr. Shivnathrai Bajaj Member
Mr.Davinder S.Saluja Member
Mr.Hassa Ram Tanwani Member
Professor Dr. Kawee Tangsabutr Member
Assistant Professor Dr.Surat Metheekul Member
Associate Professor Saksri Boribarnbanpootket Member
Assistant Professor Dr. Chirapat Prapandvidya Member
Asst. Prof. Nophadol Chartprasert Member
Mr. Arun Chetty Member &Secretary