Oxford University has broad and deep links with the South and Central Asian regions spanning across teaching, research and collaboration. The University’s links with India are particularly strong, and are among the most enduring and varied of any British university, ranging from collaborations in cancer research and theoretical physics to student programmes such as a Moot Court and Oxford University Press, which in 2012 celebrated its centenary in India.
Established in 1912, Oxford University Press India has grown to be one of the largest publishers in the region, with a strong presence in India and the neighbouring countries, including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Headquartered in Delhi-NCR, it has regional offices in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. The Pakistan Branch of Oxford University Press (OUP) started operations in 1952. The head office of OUP Pakistan is in Karachi with regional offices in Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan, bookshop-offices in Peshawar and Faisalabad, and representative presences in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Rahim Yar Khan, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, and Quetta. OUP Pakistan’s publishing operations fall into four distinct areas: school texts and library, higher education, academic, and lexical and general reference.