A partnership between Leeds University Business School, Lancaster University Management School, The University of Manchester, The University of Bradford, The University of Derby and The University of Huddersfield.

Welcome to the BNUIF

This website aims to disseminate information related to the activities of the British Northern Universities India Forum (BNUIF), a research partnership between economists, social scientists and management experts at the University of Leeds, the University of Lancaster, the University of Manchester, the University of Bradford, the University of Derby and the University of Huddersfield. The principal objective of the Forum is to bring together academics working on India’s economic problems and policies and disseminate their research output through lectures, seminars and working papers.

BNUIF organises an annual conference in India, seminars on issues of relevance to India and the world economy as well as guest lectures and discussions in each of the four founding member universities. In addition it organises the Khusro Memorial Lecture, an annual event.

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Inaugural conference

The inaugural Conference of the British Northern Universities India Forum (BNUIF) was on February 8-9th 2008

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2nd Annual Conference

BNUIF's 2nd Annual Conference took place on the March 23-25th 2009

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3rd Annual Conference

The 3rd Annual Conference on India’s Services Sector was convened in Hyderabad

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4th Annual Conference

The conference, sponsored by the Lancaster India Society, was held on January 4 and 5, 2011 in Chennai

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5th Annual Conference

The 2012 conference was held at the Madras School of Economics , Chennai

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6th Annual Conference

The 6th annual BNUIF conference was held at the Connemera Taj Hotel, Chennai on January 2nd-3rd, 2015

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Khusro Memorial Lectures

The first Khusro memorial lecture was delivered by Dr Surjit Bhalla on the 20 of March 2009

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BNUIF organises a number of seminars

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Special Conference 2010

The conference on India’s financial sector was convened in Kozhikode, Kerala at the Indian Institute of Management

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7th Annual Conference

The 7th Annual Conference took place in Chengdu, China on the 18th and 19th July

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