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Bangalore, India

June 19 – July 28, 2023


Modern agriculture is the most environmentally consequential activity that humans engage in. It has a profound impact on climate change, soil quality, water availability and risk of pandemics. However, agriculture itself is highly sensitive to climate change. This course covers the challenges of climate change, food availability and health in India. Traditional and novel solutions to carbon sequestration, and livestock practices that offer alternatives to the use of antibiotics will be discussed. Students will meet scientific and policy experts who will describe how India will have to adapt to tackle its 21st century challenges. Accommodation and classes will be held at the Indian Institute of Science. Excursions are planned to farming communities, organic processors, as well as to Unesco world heritage sites in ancient South India including Hampi, Lepakshi and Mahabalipuram.

Financial Information


Tuition: $3,500

Room and Board*: $450

Personal Expenses and Travel: $2,750

Total Seminar Cost: $6,700

  • Tuition: Instructional costs 
  • Room and Board: Housing and some meals at the Indian Institute of Science. (*The actual cost of room and board is subsidized for all students through the Global Seminars endowment) 
  • Personal Expenses and Travel: Airfare (estimated at $1,900) and airport ground transportation, meals not included in fee, laundry, essential toiletries, OTC medications, optional local cultural activities, optional entertainment, and local phone costs

Financial Aid

Students who receive term financial aid automatically receive funding from PIIRS toward the cost of a Global Seminar. Contact the seminar administrator for details on these awards.

Possibilities for additional financial support may be available through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE). Princeton subsidized Student Loans, available from the Office of Financial Aid, are also highly recommended. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawing from a PIIRS Global Seminar after accepting a place may incur a cancellation fee. Policy details can be found under the Withdrawal Policy tab. Read them carefully, noting, in particular, the important dates as well as academic and financial consequences.

This seminar is generously supported by the Swani Family Global Seminar Fund. PIIRS Global Seminars are also made possible in part by the generous contributions of alumni and friends and ongoing efforts of the Office of Development.