Programs and Centers

South Asian Studies Program

The South Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to promoting the study of South Asia and its diasporic communities. It does so by supporting the teaching and research activities of South Asia-related faculty and students; organizing public talks, cultural events and an annual speaker’s series; furnishing awards and research fellowships for students studying South Asia; and developing financial resources to enhance understanding and awareness of this important world region. In the minor in South Asian Studies, students acquire expert knowledge on the culture, economy, history, literature, religion, and politics of the region. The minor draws from more than 70 South Asia-related courses taught at Rutgers and allows students to tailor their studies according to interest.