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The Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation is coordinating exchange between Bavaria and India since 2008. The BayIND is funded by the Free State of Bavaria and acts as a contact point for students, universities and companies from its two locations in Hof and Bangalore. 



Bavarian-Indian Centre for Business and University Cooperation


Managing Director


Manager University Relations

Dr. Mona

Project Manager Alumni Relations




Research Assistant

at Hof University

Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Tel. +49 (0) 9281 409 5102

Branch office

In May 2013, the BayIND Science Office started its activities in India. It is set-up in Bangalore, the capital city of the Bavarian partner state Karnataka. It serves as a competence and network centre and supports the university cooperation and marketing measures of Bavarian State Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences.

The Science Office acts as a contact and information centre for Indian students, PhD candidates and researchers.

  • Marketing for study and research in Bavaria
  • Individual guidance for studying in Bavaria
  • Networking with key institutions in the fields of science and higher education, politics, and business 
  • Support on the activities by Bavarian universities in India
  • Online seminars on different topics, e.g. preparation on studying & researching in Bavaria

Membership of "German Centre for Research and Innovation - New Delhi"

The German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New Delhi is a network of 20 German research organisations, universities, funding bodies, and research-based companies.

It is part of a global network of six Centres which is overseen by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and funded by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.


BayIND Science Office

Akshay Kshirsagar

Senior Manager


Admin Manager

c/o. INTEGRO Infotech & Consulting
S2, 2nd Floor, Gold Coin Building 1,
No. 34, Kensington Road, Ulsoor
Bangalore - 560 042

Tel.: +91 8123500566 


Board of Directors

  • Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Jürgen Lehmann (Chairman of the Board and President of Hof University of Applied Sciences) 
  • Volker Leinweber (Bavarian Business Association - vbw) 
  • Prof. Dr Mukundan Thelakkat (University of Bayreuth)
  • Prof. Dr h.c. Heinrich Köster (President of Technical University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim)
  • Prof. Dr Martin Ullrich (Nuremberg University of Music)





Advisory Board

  • Christoph Wild (Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Art)
  • Ministerialdirektor Dr Christian Barth (Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection)
  • Consul General Mohit Yadav (Consulate General of India, Munich)
  • Ministerialrat Armin Schwimmbeck (Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy)
  • District President Florian Luderschmid (Oberfrankenstiftung)
  • Josef Tost (Studentenwerk Oberfranken)

 Non-voting members of the Advisory Board:

  • Kira Gehrmann (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Dr. Annabelle Wolff (TOTH Amberg-Weiden - Technical University of Applied Sciences)