Bilateral cultural and humanitarian cooperation is based on the Treaty on Friendship and Cooperation between Ukraine and the Republic of India (signed on March 27, 1992); Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of India on Cooperation in Tourism Sphere (signed on August 12, 2003) and others.
Perspectives of further interaction in this area are discussed in the framework of the Intergovernmental Ukraine-India Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological, Industrial and Cultural Cooperation.
Among the positive examples of cooperation it should be mentioned traditional participation of Ukrainian delegations in the World Culture Festival, held annually in India.
In 2011 the Kyiv Academic Studio of Dramatic Art «Suzirya» participated in the XIII International Festival «National School of Drama’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav» to present the play «All about Love» based on the work of Ukrainian writer Oleksandr Oles`.
In 2012 the project "From Kyiv to Lviv – the Olympic way trough 6 continents" has been organized in New Delhi by Mr. Mykola Podrezan, Head of the Fund of Disabled People "IP-Fund". In December that year the Ukrainian side arranged in New Delhi the Art Exhibition of Mr. Volodymyr Kozar, Head of Ukrainian Roerich Society, named "From Carpathians to Himalayas”.
In 2013 Indian schoolchildren participated in the International Festival "Let's Change the World for the Better" at the International Children Center "Artek" (Crimea).
In March-April 2014 Indian participants attended the "March for Peace and Solidarity with Ukraine", organized by the Buddhist Nippondzan Mohodzi Order.
In 2013-2014 the Ukrainian dance studio “Amrita" performed programs of classical Indian dances.
Participation in international film festivals in India is very popular. In 2016 Ukrainian films were widely presented at the 14th International Film Festival in Pune (Maharashtra, January, 2016), 8th International Children's Film Festival in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh, April 7-15, 2016) and 5th Delhi international Film festival (December, 2016, New Delhi).
Being launched as early as in 1957, cooperation of the two countries on studying Indian specialists in Ukrainian universities remains nowadays one of the key areas of bilateral relations. In the 2015-2016 academic year 6147 citizens of India got higher education in Ukraine, mostly in the sphere of medicine.
More then 12 bilateral agreements on cooperation have been signed by Ukrainian and Indian universities, in particular between the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; the National Technical University of Zaporizhzhya and the Hyderabad Technical University; between the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine and the Foreign Service Institute of India; others.
Moreover, since 2007 the Center for Hindi and Indian culture has been functioning in Kyiv in the Institute of Philology, Taras Shevchenko National University, in 2013 the Karazin National University of Kharkiv launched the Ukrainian-Indian academic center, etc.