Brandeis International Business School

The India Initiative cultivates new bonds between the United States and India, harnessing each country's distinctive strengths in academics, business, economics and politics to facilitate unique collaborations and foster cultural understanding.

Leadership Team

Reuben Auspitz 
Reuben Auspitz

Managing Member and Co-Founder,

Kathryn Graddy

Kathryn Graddy

Dean, Brandeis International Business School

Debarshi Nandy
Debarshi Nandy

Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance, Brandeis International Business School

Debarshi Nandy
Sanjay Sachdev

Chairman, ZyFin Holdings

Faculty & Research

Stephen Cecchetti

Stephen Cecchetti, Rosen Family Chair in International Finance in the International Business School, specializes in monetary policy, banking and financial regulation.

Cecchetti co-authored Banking the Masses: 2018 Edition, for which he continued his research on how universal access to financial services and encouraging their use promotes economic development around the globe.

Katy Graddy

In an article for Business World Magazine, Dean Kathryn Graddy discusses challenges and opportunities facing students from India. 


Academic Programs


S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)

Brandeis International Business School partners with the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai for a three-semester dual degree program. The program has a June intake for students pursuing MBA and MA degrees, and an expanded January intake that includes the MSF and MSBA programs. Read about the first cohort.

IIT Jodhpur logo

India Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur

Starting in Fall 2021 Brandeis International Business School launched a new partnership with the India Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur. Students in IIT Jodhpur’s new MBA Program will complete their first year at IIT Jodhpur, and then enroll at Brandeis International Business School for their second year in the MSF, MSBA, or MA programs. Five IIT Jodhpur students arrived on campus this fall. The students already are very engaged, with one recently elected International Business School Student Association President.

The International Business School also has a relationship with IIM Calcutta.

Past Events

Students celebrating Diwali

Sangam: Celebrating the Festival of Lights

On November 5, 2021, the India Initiative and Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship co-sponsored Sangam: Celebrating the Festival of Lights, with Indian food, decorations, traditional Indian dress, a beautiful student-designed sand mandala, and dancing. View photos.

Movie poster: aadhaar, 1 billion unique IDs.. 1 troubled soul!

Screening and Q&A with Suman Ghosh

In partnership with the Hassenfeld Immersion Program, the India Initiative hosted a film screening of "Aadhaar" followed by a Q&A with the director, Suman Ghosh. Ghosh is a National Award-winning Indian filmmaker who has made eight feature films and one documentary.

People speaking to each other at the event.

International A.I. Night

Experts discussed the rise of artificial intelligence in India, China and Israel, held office hours and networked with current students at the event, sponsored by the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship. View photos.

Two men fist bumping during the event.

Smart Fifty Competition

Sixteen startup companies with ties from Massachusetts to California presented their transformational ideas, designed to address India’s biggest socio-economic challenges. Read more.


For more information about the India Initiative, email