International Conference on Indian Diaspora from North East and other parts of the Country: Comparative Journeys, Identity and Challenges of India Connect. It is being jointly organised by NERRRC, Miranda House, University of Delhi & Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives, India (ODI India) on 24-25 October 2024 via dual mode. Offline at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi and Online Via Zoom Platform.
Conference Announcements
International Conference on �India and its Diaspora Engagement: Comparative Global Practices� organized by Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives, (ODI) New Delhi in Collaboration with Dias
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on "New Indian Migrants' and 'Indentured Diaspora': Emerging opportunity for Indian Foreign Policy" 3-4 November, 2016 Venue: Rabindra Bharti Unversity, Kolkata
Interactive Lecture on "India and Indian Diaspora in East Africa: Past Experiences and Future Challenges by Dr. Gijsbert Oonk, Erasmus University, Holland 2 December 2015 at Conf. Hall 2 at IIC
International Conference organized by ODI on Indian Diaspora in Development of Home and Host Countries: A Comparative Perspective at Kadi University, Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, 10th-11th January, 2015
OD Conference at Columbia University on A Foot in Each World: South Asian Diaspora Communities in the United States and their Interactions with their Homeland October 17, 2014, 2.00–5.00pm Altschul Auditorium, International Affairs Building (SIPA)
International Conference on "Women in the Indian Diaspora" organised by ODI in collaboration with IIC and CAS-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 10-11 January 2014, at India International Centre, New Delhi
Conference on "Diaspora in India's Foreign Policy and National Security:A Comparative Perspective" on 6-7 November 2013 at New Delhi
International Conference on “India and its Diaspora: A Comparative Perspective” on 29-30 March 2013 at IIC
Books on Diaspora by ODI & its Members
Published in Collaboration with ODI
International conferences of ODI on Diasporas
Organised in India
Interaction and Talks organised by ODI
Collaborations with Academic Institutions



NERRRC, Miranda House, University of Delhi


North East Regional Research and Resource Centre is an undergraduate Research Centre at Miranda House, Delhi University. The project was awarded by the North Eastern Council Shillong, Government of India. This is the first of its kind UG multidisciplinary Research Centre set up in a Delhi University College. The aim is to foster research, innovation, and entrepreneurial initiatives amongst the youth especially women. The NERRRC creates a research and resource space focused on women - research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the North Eastern Region (NER) at Miranda House. It creates a research and resource space focused on women - research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the North Eastern Region (NER) at Miranda House.


Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives, New Delhi, India


Organization for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI) is a non-profit, non-governmental academic organisation registered in India with its head office in New Delhi ( It is working to understand the status and role of diasporic communities across the globe– both in domestic and international context. It maps outs the emerging roles, networks and operations of different Diasporic communities as a resource in the international civil society space as well as in the host and the home countries of Diasporas. ODI attempts to analyse Diasporas by comparing and contrasting their experiences across regions and time span to draw the possible road map of Indian Diaspora engagement. It has an international academic journal titled Diaspora Studies indexed in SCOPUS, Web of Science & UGC CARE having Scimago Qrtl-1 index in two subjects and published by Brill Publications, Netherlands. The Journal covers Diaspora studies with a focus on International Relations and other disciplines of social sciences and humanities.

Latest Publication
ODI Lecture Publication: Global India Dialogue Series
ODI Periodicals
A Refereed Journal, e-Newsletter, Lecture Papers
ODI Member Participation in Overseas Meets
ODI International Meetings in conjunction with Conferences
ODI International Meetings in India