Online study orientation for all prospective students
Are you interested in learning more about India? If you would like to know more about our Indology/South Asian Studies study program, visit us on Thursday, June 27, 2024, 2:15 p.m., via Zoom:

New B.A. Study Program

Our new BA major "Indology / South Asian Studies" is scheduled to start in the winter semester 2023/24! The pdf of the module handbook is available here: MBH. If you have any questions about the content or would like an English translation, please contact Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin  heike.oberlinspam

Welcome to the Website of the Department for Indology

Tübingen's Indology Department was founded in 1856 and today deals with the history, culture and languages of the Indian subcontinent. In addition to the emphasis on the languages Hindi and Sanskrit, Tübingen Indology is distinguished by its focus on southern India, especially the region of Kerala and the language Malayalam ("Gundert Chair"). By revealing the roots of today's thinking and behaviour, which often reach far back into the past, Indology makes a significant contribution to understanding the current political, social and economic situation.

As a "small subject" we offer an excellent learning atmosphere and are in active exchange with institutions in India and other subjects working on India in Tübingen such as Ethnology. In the field of International Economics, we have an agreement with the Department of Economics on a joint study programme.


Head of the Department (and Study Guidance)

Prof. Dr. Heike Oberlin
Nauklerstr. 35 (room 3.07) | 72074 Tuebingen
Contact: heike.oberlinspam


Shyamala Subramanian
Nauklerstr. 35 (room 3.06) | 72074 Tuebingen
Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-72675

Staff Members

The Staff Members are listed here.

»Gundert Chair« for Malayalam and Kerala Studies

Homepage of the »Gundert Chair«: click here.