In December 2015, the Centre for India- China Studies (CICS) was awarded a US$25,000 grant from the Embassy Grant on Academic Exchange of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India. The grant will fund two small projects. One is to facilitate JGU faculty members to undertake academic visits to China. The other is to organise a conference on Chinese education, policy or law development. The CICS will lead the implementation of the two projects with support from other JGU schools. The projects are expected to span from January to December 2016, and are intended to substantially strengthen academic exchange and collaborations between JGU and Chinese academia and think tanks. The CICS was established in October 2014 as a multi-disciplinary intellectual platform and resource hub for academia, practitioners and students who are interested in India and greater China including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The CICS is also committed to playing an active intellectual role on issues related to India- China collaborations and South – South cooperation at regional and international level. Within a short period of its establishment, the CICS has supported JGU in strengthening its existing partnerships with Chinese universities as well as extend its network to include NGOs and think-tanks in mainland China.