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Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

Recent News

U-M student travels from Sleepy St. Clair to Bustling New Delhi

With guidance from CSAS, and funding from a unique fellowship open to all U-M undergraduates, regardless of major or previous international experience, Alexandra Card designed her own volunteer project in India.

Remembering Kavita Datla

Kavita’s life and career were tragically cut short, but she had an incredible passion for the study of history that began to take shape at U-M and lasted through her final days.


The Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan is a national leader in promoting a deeper understanding of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. The center offers a range of area-related courses taught by outstanding faculty, a scholarly lecture series, conferences, study abroad fellowships, student colloquiums and opportunities to volunteer, sponsor and cosponsor a variety of events. CSAS is also a US Department of Education designated National Resource Center, funded to develop area studies education for this region of the world.

Be a Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, CSAS needs you—because the world needs Victors.